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May 27, 2012

Opinion Soup: future of cameras theme, lots of gear talk, thinking books, etc

Time for a new edition of the Opinion Soup, a roundup of recent potentially interesting photo-related opinions from the photoblogosphere. If you missed any past installments, fear not, they are all waiting for you in the Opinion Soup archives. Unlike Hulu, you can check all the previous episodes, not just the last five ;-)

Gear - General
+ the future of digital cameras at Mansurovs
+ the Next Camera part #2 and part #3 at Blob Beebe (part #1 if you missed it last week)
+ modular cameras at Chase Jarvis
+ DSLR grows up or old? at PhotoXels
+ In defense of DSLRs (kind of) at What Blog Is This?
+ the appeal of a cheap full frame camera at CNet Australia
+ on the heresy of multi-brandism (paraphrased title) at Visual Science Lab

Gear - brand-specific
+ what the buyer wants (Sony related) at Photo Club Alpha
+ what's in the pipeline for Canon by Bob Atkins
+ why I am buying a second GH2 instead of an OM-D E-M5 at Visual Science Lab
+ on shooting portraits with the Pen 70mm f2 (the old Pen, not E-Pen) at Visual Science Lab
+ on Leicas at Quesabesde (computer-translated)
+ Is the X-Pro1 for you? by Petteri Prime Junta
+ Canon 5DMk3 vs Nikon D800 image quality (Dxomark edition) by The Fake Chuck

Creativity, Inspiration, Etc
+ The myth of perfection at Visual Science Lab
+ street photography with the iPhone by Eric Kim
+ color or black and white at Ming Thein

DIY + .edu
+ five books that will drive you to think by Ctein at TOP
+ one light studio by Thomas Park on dpreview
+ shooting better basketball photos at Pop Photo
+ Diffusion in the Digital Age #2 at Hurlbut Visuals
+ Wordpress basics for photographers at Lightning Essentials

Photo Sharing
+ on Facebook, Instagram, photo sharing by Photocritic upon Pixiq
+ top five social websites for photographers at Professional Photographer magazine
+ five best photography apps for the Apple iDevices at Canon 5D Tips

Business & Legal
+ do you always own the copyright to your photos at ephotozine
+ making it big without a big investment at Photolovecat
+ unusual and dramatic copyright situation via Petapixel

Etc, Etc, Etc
+ on rumors and leaks by @popphoto
+ five green uses for your old camera at Digital Camera Review
+ five things photographers gripe about that drives me crazy at Imaging Resource

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