TheSlanted Lens: Does Sensor Size REALLY Matter? Camera Sensor Size Comparison – Part Two

The Slanted Lens writes:

In this Camera Sensor Size Comparison we compare the Fujifilm GFX 100 Medium Format, Sony a7r IV Full Frame, Canon EOS R Full Frame, Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C Format and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Format cameras. We take a look at equivalency and also compare them in daylight and low light. Are larger megapixels cleaner in low light? How does the grain compare? How does ISO affect the images? And how are details maintained in overexposed and underexposed images.
Take a look and let us know your thoughts!

Olympus E-1 – Is 5MP DSLR From 2003 Good Enough For Today?

Robin Wong:

With all the rage of new cameras capable of shooting 8K videos, ridiculously high Megapixels, even smartphones these days have 100MP cameras, I thought it was time to revisit where it all started for Olympus – their first ever Digital SLR E-1. This is a 17 years old camera (released in 2003) and has only 5MP image sensor, though that is a Kodak CCD image sensor that was well-praised for its incredibly beautiful color rendering. A dinosaur DSLR with only 5MP, 3 AF points and barebones function/features, can the Olympus E-1 survive in 2020? I brought the E-1 out for a full day shutter therapy session and here in this video I share my experience and many, many fresh images from my street photography session! For those of you who prefer to read – here is an accompanying blog article:…

f0.7 – Ultrafast Lenses – Legends, budget options, modding, and testing

Media Division writes:

In this crazy experiment we push the limits of lens speed by modding a camera to fit a massive Zeiss Biotar f0.73 lens. Along the way, we are going to take you to the dark side of the moon the realm of the legendary Zeiss Planar f0.7 lens and explain how it helped Staley Kubrick to shot Barry Lyndon in candlelight. We are going to go to the basics to explore the possibilities and to expose the limitations of ultrafast lenses. We look into the possibilities that you have to shoot ultrafast yourself, and what budget options there are. Here we test the Kipon Ibelux 40mm f0.85, the SLR Magic 25mm T0.95… and we boost a Vintage Canon FD f1.2 below f1. We compare shooting ultrafast lenses with shooting at high ISO and of course… using both in combination. Special thanks to Lyndon Gaul and the Marmalade for partnering with us.

The truth about the new Canon EOS-R5-R6: Top photo cameras but unreliable video cameras

That Canon EOS-R5 and R6 overheating controversy may be slowly coming to a rest. We have both good and bad news:

The good:

Canon made the impossible become truth and they genuinely match the Sony cameras in terms of pure Image Quality. These are their best Photo Cameras ever made!

The Bad:

Dpreview tested the overheating issue and indeed found it crippling. The overheating clock is essentially running from the moment you turn the camera on. So even if you only check the menu or prepare the camera for the shooting or take some pictures this will eat up your video recording limit! DP says:

Not only does this make R5 a poor fit for many professional video shoots, it also means that you can’t depend on the cameras when shooting video alongside stills at, say, a wedding, which is a situation that the EOS R5 clearly is intended for. The cameras’ specs are rather over-ambitious.

I guess everybody now understand that if you are primarily a photo shooter you will be fine with those cameras. If you shoot video you better look elsewhere.