BIG WHITE GLASS FROM CANON. If you are Canon shooter and want to turn heads, reduce the weight of you wallet as well as the long glass you carry around. New versions of e f2.8 400mm and f4 600mm are out and about. Sales pitch here.
PANASONIC S SERIES of full frame cameras.
Panasonic have produced so very good 4/3 sensor mirrorless cameras over the years. They have been very strong in the video department, some would say leading the way. Now Panasonic have entered the full frame market with an L Mount camera. The mount jointly developed by Leica, Panasonic and Sigma. Check out the propaganda here.
FUJIFILM X-T30 a mid-range camera with many of its specifications borrowed from the X-T3. This body is of course cheaper, lighter and it has 4K video. There is a short review over at DPreview for those interested.
CANON EOS RP A stripped down version of the recently launched EOS R, lighter much cheaper. Currently, the most inexpensive full-frame mirrorless camera on the market still has the ageing 6D sensor and a set of not so impressive specifications, but it is Canon, and it is a cheaper way to get into full-frame. Again a brief review over at DPREVIEW
Learn a little more about our chief instructor, Ian McKenzie. That’s the old bloke above, we have a Q&A session with him. Just click on the picture.
The journey not the destination
Finally, we have a hard drive that promises to allow us to make file backups in the field without the need for a laptop or other device. About time.
The DJI Lacie Copilot is a 2TB hard drive with an SD card slot and the ability to download your precise images from card to hard drive in the field on the go. Apparently, that is referred to as BOSS (backup on-set solution) of course it is, we all knew that right.
If you happen to have your phone or tablet with you your are able to do all sorts of other wonderful things as well, plus it comes with a whole bunch of cables and a months subscription to Adobe’s CC collection. Expect the street price in Australia to $500-600.
All the advertising hype can be found at https://www.lacie.com/as/en/products/dji-copilot/ and a simple search of Google will get you a whole lot of in-depth reviews by people who make their living doing in-depth reviews of stuff they have probably never ever used.