Tag Archives: mirrorless cameras

The Image Doctors #208

Global Shutter? The Sony A9 III

This week, Sony introduced the A9 III with 120fps raw shooting and a “Global shutter.” We’ll talk about what this technology is, and how it different from other types of electronic shutters.

The Image Doctors #185

OM System Micro 4/3 Cameras

This week, we’re talking about Jason’s decision to purchase an OM System (formerly Olympus) OM-1 kit. We’ll discuss the rationale for such a kit, as well as its pros and cons.

The Image Doctors #176

A timeless classic: Nikon’s 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor

Today’s mirrorless cameras make it really easy to use older, manual focus lenses. The ability to use focus peaking and zoom using the electronic viewfinder can give new life to older lens designs that may have been challenging to use with traditional DSLRs. This week, we take a look at an absolute classic, the Nikon 105mm f/2.5 manual focus lens.

First impressions of the Nikon 17-28mm f/2.8 Z Nikkor lens

We got our hands on a production copy of the newest Nikon Z super-wide zoom, the 17-28mm f/2.8 Nikkor Z. This lens, manufactured by Tamron in a partnership with Nikon, is well-balanced, delivers excellent sharpness, and is less than half the price of Nikon’s other f/2.8 super-wide lens, the 14-24mm f/2.8S. We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of this lens as compared to the other offerings in Nikon’s Z lens lineup. Thank you to B&H Photo for loaning us this lens!

The Nikon 105mm f/2.5 P-C Nikkor mounted to a Nikon Z9 via the FTZ II lens mount adapter.

The Image Doctors #175

New products from Nikon, Olympus, and Canon; Budget portrait lenses

This week, we got a raft of product announcements:

We then took to answer a listener question about using manual focus portrait (and other) lenses on mirrorless cameras via a mount adapter. There are quite a few very good manual focus lenses that are inexpensive, and perform very well on today’s mirrorless cameras, especially if you use focus peaking to assist with focus.

The Image Doctors #166

A look at the new Fujifilm X-T5

This week, we’re taking a look at Fujifilm system cameras. The new X-T5 is the newest member of Fuji’s X-trans APS-C sensor bodies, and offers some retro controls and styling. We’ll compare it with the Fujifilm X-H2 series cameras, which have control layouts more in line with mirrorless cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sony.

Check prices on Fujifilm mirrorless system cameras here