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Digital Photo November 2014

Digital Photo explores the exciting world of digital photography and technology. Every issue features the latest news, step-by-step instructions, evaluations of the latest equipment, photography tips from the pros and more.

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In last year’s Buyer’s Guide, we noted the surge in popularity of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, and this year, that trend has continued. As of this writing, in the time since last year’s guide went to press, 21 new mirrorless models have been introduced (with more rumored to arrive in the next few weeks), while only 11 new DSLRs have debuted. For many enthusiasts, and even pros, the compact bodies and lenses made possible by mirrorless technology are compelling a shift to these smaller systems. And, as mirrorless tech has improved, the trade-offs have diminished. For example, if one wanted the benefits of a full-frame imaging sensor, a DSLR was the only option until Sony unveiled the a7 and a7R full-frame mirrorless cameras. Another trade-off was speed. Contrast-detection AF used by mirrorless…

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entry-level dslrs

CANON EOS REBEL T5 Canon’s EOS Rebel T5 is the newest entry-level model in the EOS DSLR lineup, and improves on its T3 predecessor in a number of ways, including a 50% increase in pixel count, a more powerful processor, a bigger LCD and higher-res video. The faster T5 can shoot RAW as well as JPEGs at 3 fps (in bursts of up to 6 RAWs or 69 highest-quality JPEGs). It shares its predecessor’s eye-level pentamirror viewfinder (which shows 95% of the actual image area), but the T5 has a larger, higher-resolution LCD monitor (3 inches vs. 2.7 inches). Video capabilities include 1080p full HD capture at 30, 25 or 24 fps (the T3 was limited to 720p HD at 30 or 25 fps). Estimated Street Price: $549 (with 18-55mm IS II lens). NIKON…

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advanced dslrs

CANON EOS 7D MARK II The long-awaited replacement for Canon’s popular EOS 7D is finally here. The EOS 7D Mark II features a 20.2-megapixel APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (similar to the EOS 70D) for live view and video, and an all-new, 65-point (all cross-type, the center point functional at ƒ/8) phase-detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. Dual DIGIC 6 processors deliver 10 fps shooting and a normal ISO range from 1000-12,800 (expandable to 51,200). Video features include both 1080 and 720 at 60p, with continuous AF. Files (still and video) can be stored on CompactFlash (UDMA 7-compatible) or SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) media. With the APS-C sensor (and its 1.6x focal-length factor), the 7D Mark II can use all EOS lenses, EF and EF-S, which currently range from an 8-15mm fish-eye and…

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pro dslrs

NIKON Df A full-frame DSLR with a retro attitude, the Df features a design reminiscent of Nikon’s classic film SLRs. Simple control dials for everything from shutter speed, EV and ISO to drive and exposure modes allow you to set these without even switching on the camera. Old school! But inside the compact magnesium-alloy body is current high tech: the 16.2-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor from the flagship D4, 2016-pixel 3D Matrix Metering and scene-recognition system, a versatile 39-point AF system with 3D Tracking and Auto Area AF, in-camera HDR, two- and five-frame auto-bracketing and more. EXPEED 3 processing optimizes image quality, provides quick startup and 5.5 fps shooting, and ISOs up to 204,800. In keeping with the back-to-basics theme, there’s no video. Estimated Street Price: $2,999 (with 50mm Special Edition kit lens). SONY ALPHA…

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FUJIFILM X-A1 Fujifilm’s X-A1 is the entry-level model in the X-series lineup, sharing the compact dimensions of the recent X-M1, but with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that uses a conventional Bayer RGB filter rather than the unique Fujifilm X-Trans sensor in the other X-series cameras. While the top-end X-Pro1 and X-E1 have built-in eye-level viewfinders, the X-A1 doesn’t, and that’s part of why it’s so compact. A big 3-inch LCD screen tilts for easy composition. The X-A1 can shoot up to 5.6 fps, and you can do multiple exposures, using the first image as a guide for positioning. Video capabilities include 1080p at 30 fps and stereo sound via built-in microphone. Estimated Street Price: $599 (with XC16-50mm OIS zoom). PENTAX 645Z By far, the least costly way to get Sony’s first medium-format CMOS sensor,…

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sunshine for a cloudy day

Bad things happen to even the most talented and prepared photographers. If you’re not careful, you can find yourself in a difficult financial position. Having a key piece of gear break down at a bad time, discovering that your images are being used without your consent or a classic case of Bridezilla can result in significant financial setbacks. Professional Photographers of America protects your business when you need it most. No one becomes a professional photographer to pore over copyright law or insurance policies, yet these less inspiring aspects of the job are necessary for maintaining a profitable business. Luckily, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) exists to do those things for you. PPA is the world’s largest nonprofit photography association. Its mission is to create a vibrant community of successful professional…