The DSLR Is Still King

While mirrorless cameras offer advantages such as a small form factor and versatility, the optical viewfinders, high-speed frame rates and powerful processors of top-end DSLRs keep them on the throne
Text & Photography By David Schloss
Mirrorless camera manufacturers like Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony are in an arms' race with the more traditional DSLR manufacturers—mainly, Canon and Nikon—a race that's fueling an incredible rush of technological development and innovative product design. There's a buzz and an excitement in the camera industry that has been absent…

Shooting With Sony's "Disruptive" a7R II

The latest camera in Sony’s mirrorless lineup is positioned to take down the kings of the DSLR world. We put it through its paces to see if it lives up to the hype.
Text & Photography By David Schloss
Sony's new a7R II is a shot across the bow of Canon and Nikon. Spend anytime with Sony's engineers, and you'll hear them describe their new system with the term "disruptive." Based around a new Sony-designed sensor, the a7R II is a clear sign that Sony has their competitors in…

Full-Frame Roundup

For most pros, the full-frame format is the tool of choice for the bulk of their work. The range of what’s available has grown, and we break down some of the new options.
By DPP Mag
A few years ago, it looked like the major camera manufacturers were on the verge of all but completely eliminating full-frame products. That has changed, and today there are more full-frame options available than ever before. For pros, especially fashion-oriented pros, a full-frame DSLR is the tool of choice. Here's…

Here Comes The Resolution

Wedding work is ideally suited for the highest-res cameras. Which one is best for your work?
By The Editors
Back in the film era, medium-format cameras were the hot choice for wedding photographers because their larger negatives could deliver much better image quality than 35mm SLRs (35mm originally was known as "miniature format"). But, as digital took over, so did the "full-frame" 35mm DSLR for pro wedding photography. DSLRs…

Moving To Motion

Key gear to take your movie work from static to dynamic
By DPP Mag
Most professional photographers make their first forays into motion by leveraging their still photography equipment. Everything, from the motion-capable DSLR to the usual collection of lenses to the tripod and head, was ported from still capture to motion capture. Any prolonged work in shooting motion requires some additional gear. Continuous…

Monochrome Capture

Dedicated black-and-white digital cameras can deliver better and sharper images for those who don’t have a need for color
By DPP Mag
There are three basic ways to produce a monochrome (black-and-white) image with a digital camera: Shoot it that way using your camera's monochrome mode; convert a color image to monochrome using your RAW converter, Photoshop or specialized monochrome software; or shoot with a monochrome digital camera. Using your camera's monochrome…
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