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Is Canon On To Something Here? The Elusive Fun Factor

Canon EOS RP and RF 35mm ƒ/1.8 IS lens.Photo courtesy Canon Ireland. In the previous post I asked my old friend Josh Hawkins (former camera store manager, longtime photojournalist) how he likes his new Canon EOS RP (at $1,299 the lowest-priced full-frame camera ever) and this morning he answered: "I’m really enjoying it. I’m used to using Canon in live view a lot. Focus at ƒ/1.4 is much better in live view, so it’s a really small step for me to use it all the time. I’m a much more flippant ph...
Tags: Photography, Microsoft, New, Cameras, Olympus, Charles, Nikon, Cuba, Mercedes, Canon, Havana, Pentax, Charles Harbutt, Peter, Ricoh, Michael Johnston


Canon 85mm f/1.2 RF

Canon's new everybody-else-killer lens Canon has a long history of balls-to-the-wall, take-no-prisoners lens specs. Even way back in the days of FL lenses (starting in 1964), much less FDs (starting in 1971), Canon distinguished itself from staid, conservative Nikon by offering big, fast lenses with go-for-it specs. Now, with the new RF mount, Canon's no doubt gleeful lens designers are pouncing on the new mount's generous possibilities with abandon. They're also being freed from the no. 2 le...
Tags: Photography, Nikon, Canon, Lenses, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Josh Hawkins, Marcin Wuu, Peter Gilbert, Huw Morgan, Chrysler Barracuda


Question

...Formed any opinions about the new Canon EOS RP yet? Any reaction to the news? I'll be posting a bit about it (and some other new "stuff") later in the day. Mike Original contents copyright 2019 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Here’s the situation (To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.) Featured Comments from: Julian: "I dunno. I f...
Tags: Photography, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Michael Johnston, Josh, Michael C Johnston, Geoff Wittig, Julian, Josh Hawkins, Jeremy Stein, EOS R, Canon R, Canon EOS RP, EOS RP


That Was Nice

Well, that was nice. The previous piece got quite a bit of attention from around the Web (just like the old days, before advertising took over and made people reluctant to link to other sites), and traffic reached a four-month high point. I had to go back to June to find a day with more visitors than yesterday. And I want to thank everyone for their reactions—I'll be sure in consider peoples' responses and additional information in the final chapter. (The post was about half the chapter. The oth...
Tags: Photography, Followups, Hasselblad, Blog Notes, Hipstamatic, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Bill Mitchell, Cartier Bresson, Cambridge Massachusetts, Deardorff, Amazon US, Josh Hawkins, Kodak Instamatic, Amazon Canada


Pedro-Callejon comparisons in full-swing as former finds the net during Chelsea vs Arsenal

Large numbers of those taking in the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal this evening have taken to Twitter to discuss the role of Pedro under Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea vs Arsenal The two sides are currently locked in action in a London derby at Stamford Bridge, with both sides having come into proceedings on the back of contrasting opening day fortunes. Chelsea opened their campaign with an impressive 3-0 victory away to Huddersfield, whereas Arsenal fell to a disappointing 2-0 hom...
Tags: London, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Arsenal, Huddersfield, Stamford Bridge, Petr Cech, Napoli, Pedro, Willian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Maurizio Sarri, Logan, Alvaro Morata


How To Become a Professional Photographer

I heard a great joke the other day: "I got a Ph.D. in philosophy. Which means I'm really smart. And also that I'm really not very smart." I wonder if you could say something similar about pro photography these days. Being a professional photographer means you're really skilled and smart...and, also, it may not be a very smart thing to be. It's a tough profession, one that requires a multitude of competencies, wide-ranging expertise, and more energy than most ordinary people possess. Also very go...
Tags: Photography, Michael Johnston, Photography Businesses, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Josh Hawkins, Gordon Lewis, Lake Woebegone, Amazon Canada, Ken Bennett, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Dave Polaschek


Sony A6500 vs. Fuji X-T2

I got this note from Bob Travaglione: Dear Mike, I have been putting off deciding on which camera to order and commit to a system. I have not seen your long promised review "Sony a6500 vs. Fuji X-T2: since your discussion on lenses available for these cameras. The prices are low right now and I want to click on your B&H link soon to buy one of them. Oops, and sorry. All I can do at this point is give you my impressions and conclusions—not a full review, but it will probably serve as my input int...
Tags: Photography, Atlanta, New, Cameras, Sony, Panasonic, Bob, EC, Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Lake, Camera Reviews, Leica, Zeiss, Michael Johnston


Liverpool fans thrilled at one player starting against Maribor

Starting Liverpool fans were thrilled after seeing the starting XI Jurgen Klopp had chosen to face Maribor in the Champions League, with the Reds having hammered the minnows last time out. Now, it seems that Klopp has put his faith in one man – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who the fans and media have mocked relentlessly since his move from Arsenal. While some of the fans were pleased to see him given a chance, there were others who simply could not understand it and then those who decided to mock h...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Liverpool, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Lfc, Reds, Maribor, Henderson, Chamberlain, Oxlade Chamberlain, Liam, Josh Hawkins, Milner, Salah


Avocados from Mexico Avo Secrets

Avocados From Mexico’s Super Bowl 2017, “Avo Secrets”, focuses on the well kept secret that avocados contribute predominantly good fats like mono and polyunsaturated fat, and so are now deemed healthy. The Avo Secrets commercial opens with members of a top secret society standing in a dark marble hall, surrounded by tall stone arches. The society leader is troubled, as we (the rest of humankind) have figured out that Avocados From Mexico have good fat – a precious secret the society is supposed ...
Tags: Commercials, Mexico, Advertising, Kyle, Havas Media, Josh Hawkins, Ketchum, U S Food Drug Administration, APM, Jon Lovitz, The Mill, Ralph Laucella, Mackenzie Cutler, O Positive, GSD, Ellen Kuras


What's the Most Expensive Camera You've Ever Bought?

A comment from Josh Hawkins today brought this up. Josh is now a dad and living in Las Vegas, but back when I lived in Oak Park, Illinois, he was the manager of Oak Park Camera, which in those years was a lovely old-time camera store more or less around the corner from where I lived. Josh mentioned that he might go look at a Leica M-Monochrom at CES, the International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center and several other locations in Las Vegas (halfway ov...
Tags: UK, China, US, Kodak, Old, New, Cameras, Delta, Sony, Las Vegas, Nikon, World Trade Center, Lotus, Richard, Canon, Jack Lemmon