Month: January 2017

Common Digital Sensor Sizes and Crop Factors

I was recently writing about the Fujifilm GFX System sensor size and crop factor, and I thought I’d create this resource to compare the most common digital sensor sizes and resulting crop factors on the current market. Visual Digital Sensor Size Comparison On the left side of the diagram you’ll also see the crop factor of the sensor as compared to a full frame 35mm sensor. This is useful for calculating equivalent field of views for lenses on different sensor formats. For example, a 23mm lens on a medium format camera with a crop sensor (crop factor 0.79), would...

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Fujifilm GFX Crop Factor and GF Lens 35mm Full Frame Equivalent Focal Lengths

The new mirrorless medium format Fujifilm GFX system has really shaken the camera industry lately, and judging by the initial responses from photographers I know, this is a format and camera system that’s going to be around for some time. There’s never been a more affordable way to get into digital medium format photography before, and whilst Pentax paved the way over recent years with the Pentax645Z, the new Fujifilm GFX system undercuts its price significantly, whilst also delivering a set of specifications that makes the Pentax camera look quite ancient.  I believe Fujifilm has a real winner on...

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Check Out My MindShift Gear Ultimate Adventure Combo!

I worked hard last year to update my Shutter Muse gear guide. Something new that I added is a few “kits”, which combine products from the various different categories, to create a kit for a specific purpose. One of these kits is my Ultimate Adventure Combo. This collection of products has been my go-to camera bag kit for the past year or more. There will always be some specialist scenarios that call for a slightly different carrying solution, but this Ultimate Adventure Combo is designed to deal with the majority of the photography that I do. It’s perfect for...

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Tamrac Anvil Super 25 Super Telephoto Backpack Review

I’ve had the Tamrac Anvil Super 25 in my office for a few months now, and I’ve taken it on a couple of wildlife photography trips here in Canada, packed with my Canon 200-400 f/4 L IS attached to a Canon 5D Mark IV. That’s exactly the kind of setup that this bag is designed for; A super telephoto lens and a camera. In my experience, there’s two scenarios where a bag like this is a useful piece of kit. Firstly, when you’re shooting a sports event and your super telephoto lens doesn’t fit into your regular roller bag...

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Epic Photography Trip Around Iceland’s Ring Road

This past October, I spent a little over a week in Iceland and was completely blown away by the photographic possibilities. That’s not to say my expectations were low going in. Like many, Iceland has been on my proverbial bucket list for some time, complete with mental snapshots of dancing aurora and volcanic landscapes. I’d just never really made it a priority to visit, as it lingered perpetually on the “some day” list thanks to its remoteness and the never-ending list of places to explore in my own backyard here in the Yukon. But when my better half got...

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Luminar Keyboard Shortcut Guide

I’ve just started testing out the impressive new Luminar editing software from Mac developers, Macphun. There’s a good reason why Apple have picked these guys for the Best of the Mac App Store for 5 years in a row! Luminar has a lot of powerful features, and allows layer-based editing which is something sorely lacking in Adobe Lightroom. On top of that, Luminar doesn’t require a subscription like the Adobe apps. Whenever I learn new software I always like to collate all of the keyboard shortcuts so that I can begin to work on a nice fast workflow. Editing...

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