10 Things You Should Know About Mirrorless Cameras

first_imgThinking about getting a mirrorless camera? Here are 10 things you need to know.Mirrorless cameras have been increasing in popularity over the last few years and for good reason. They offer many benefits over traditional DSLRs…1. Mirrorless Cameras Aren’t Limited to Cropped SensorsEven though most popular mirrorless cameras are cropped, it is possible to have a full-frame mirrorless camera. For example, some cameras like the Lecia M9 and the Sony A7 are both full-frame and mirrorless. Having a full frame sensor is important because it allows you to get wide shots without having to use an expensive fish-eye lens or a speedbooster.2. Mirrorless Cameras are Small and LightweightBecause mirrorless cameras don’t have a mirrorbox mechanism, they tend to be smaller and lightweight. For example, the new Sony A7S is only a little over a pound – that’s half the weight of the Canon 5D Mark III. While it may not make a big difference on a professional shoot, if you do a lot of street photography a lighter camera can do wonders for your shoulders.3. Mirrorless Cameras Don’t Have MirrorsAn Example of a Mirrorless Shutter: Learn more about this process on our How Camera Shutters Work postDo you know what “mirrorless” means? In short, a mirrorless camera is different than a DSLR because it doesn’t use a mirrorbox to send the image to the viewfinder. Instead, when looking into the viewfinder on a mirrorless camera you are actually viewing a digital representation of the image as it passes through the sensor.4. Mirrorless Cameras have a Shorter Flange-Focal Distance than DSLRsA flange-focal distance is the distance from the end of the lens to the camera sensor. In a DSLR, the flange focal distance must be large enough to allow space for a mirror, but in a mirrorless camera you don’t have this issue.5. Speedboosters Make Mirrorless Cameras Much More Viable for Video ProductionPhoto via NoFilmSchoolIt’s no secret that most mirrorless cameras have cropped sensors. This is normally a problem because of the difficulty in capturing wide shots with a cropped sensor….that was until Speedboosters became prevalent. Speedboosters, like the ones created by Metabones, not only increase the incoming light of your lens, but they also make your overall image wider.6. Some Mirrorless Cameras Can Shoot 4K VideoMany of the most popular mirrorless cameras, like the Panasonic GH4, allow users to shoot in 4K. Gone are the days of mirrorless cameras being behind when it comes to resolution. Other mirrorless cameras, like the Sony A7S, can output 4K via HDMI. While it’s safe to say that the market isn’t quite ready to watch/broadcast videos at 4K resolution, having the ability to record 4K is a great way to insure your camera is future-proof and gives you more options in post.7. Mirrorless Cameras Can Take More than Just MFT LensesAlthough the large majority of mirrorless cameras natively have a micro four thirds lens mount, there are a number of mirrorless cameras that accept other types of camera mounts by default. These lens mounts range from the high-end Leica M mount to the consumer level Samsung NX Mount.8. Mirrorless Cameras Aren’t Just for AmateursYou definitely won’t have to look long to find an amateur mirrorless camera, but the same could be said about DSLR cameras. You might be surprised to hear that mirrorless cameras aren’t just entry or mid-level cameras, they can actually get pretty high-end. Luxury camera manufacturers like Leica have camera lines that are entirely mirrorless.9. Mirrorless EVF Viewfinders Give You In-Line Exposure Read-OutsIf you regularly shoot photography with a DSLR than you know that even with an exposure meter you can get results that are vastly different from what you expected when you clicked the shutter button. However, when you use a mirroless camera you are actually looking at a small video screen instead of an optical viewfinder. This can be better because it gives you an accurate image readout without having to take a picture and review how it looks.10. Mirrorless Cameras are SilentBecause mirrorless cameras don’t have a mirror box on the inside of the camera they don’t have to flip a mirror up when shooting a picture. For this reason, the operation of a mirrorless camera is quiet. This is a great feature if you shoot live events like weddings or ceremonies.last_img read more

India coach should be a good man-manager: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

first_imgGurpreet Singh Sandhu wants the Indian football team coach to be a good man-manager above all, as he feels that will push them to do well as a unit.”As a player, I would want someone who helps us become better players and is a good man manager. Man management is very important for a head coach of any team,” Gurpreet told IANS in an interview on the sidelines of the Red Bull Neymar Jrs Five 5v5 football tournament.India’s No.1 goalkeeper Gurpreet is a Red Bull Athlete and is in town to witness the national finals.”We have senior and junior players and he needs to make sure that everyone is happy. Someone who knows the strengths and weaknesses and can push us to play better football. We know we can play better football,” Gurpreet said.Since Stephen Constantine resigned as head coach following India’s exit from the Asian Cup, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has received more than 250 applications for the job with big names such as Raymond Domenech, former manager of the French national team and former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson also throwing their hat into the ring.After further scrutinising, eight to 10 coaches could be interviewed through long-distance calls and finally, a couple of them may be called to Delhi for personal interviews.Constantine not only helped India play the Asian Cup after a hiatus of eight years in his second stint as India coach, but also oversaw a period of resurgence in Indian football where Sunil Chhetri and Co. broke into the top 100 in FIFA rankings last year.advertisementBut his stay was sullied with rumours of senior players being unhappy with him and even asking for his removal doing the rounds.Not wanting to delve into those issues, Gurpreet said Constantine did a good job with them, and now the team needs someone who can carry forward the legacy.”He did a good job by taking us to the Asian Cup. We now need someone who can push us to play better football,” said Gurpreet who is the first Indian to play in the Europa League for Norwegian club Stabaek FC.”We need to make sure that we have a procedure where we learn and play football as the coach wants us to play,” the 27-year- old added.Gurpreet, who lifted the Indian Super League title with Bengaluru FC this year, also pitched for one league with relegation and promotion being the key, saying I-League clubs wanting to shut shop due to negligence is unfortunate and the issue should be addressed immediately.”It doesn’t matter whatever you call the league. We should have a league where you have more than 10 teams and relegation promotion. Which is the main league and all is secondary. As a player, the way forward is having relegation and promotion in a league,” he said.The Super Cup, which FC Goa won, was marred by many clubs pulling out of the competition. The likes of Minerva Punjab FC and Neroca FC have also wanted to shut shop due to the step-motherly treatment meted out to I-League clubs.”Why have a situation where clubs are thinking of shutting shop? We need to understand why is this happening. If things need to be sorted then it should be sorted. The problem gets resolved by addressing it,” said Gurpreet.India will be taking part in the Kings Cup in June ahead of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers scheduled to kick-off in September. Gurpreet said the aim is to remain consistent as it’s the hardest thing to do.”The most difficult thing is to be consistent. I want to maintain that both for my club and national team.”On the Red Bull Neymar Jrs Five, Gurpreet said: “I am very happy to be part of this. They are always very enthusiastic about sports.”The 2019 World Champions will have the experience of a lifetime, with the chance to play against Neymar Jr himself in Brazil and meeting him again in Paris.Also Read | Indian or foreigner, profile of coach counts: Bhaichung Bhutialast_img read more

Great Barrier Reef Masters Games

first_imgThe first Great Barrier Reef Masters Games will be held in Cairns from Thursday, 8 August until Sunday, 11 August 2013 and will feature Touch Football on the program. There is a standard fee for entries which ends on Wednesday, 12 June and an additional fee of $20 for entries after this date. Further information about Touch Football at the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games can be seen here. Attached is a Fact Sheet which contains further information.For more inforamtion about the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games, please visit www.mastersgames.com.au. Related Filesfact_sheet_-_touch_football-pdfRelated LinksMasters Gameslast_img

10 months agoNorwich midfielder Jarvis: Maddison class for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich midfielder Jarvis: Maddison class for Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Matt Jarvis is delighted for James Maddison over his impact at Leicester City.Maddison left Norwich for Leicester last summer.Jarvis told The Sun: “I messaged him saying congratulations it’s fully deserved and he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing at the weekend.“I can’t see him not playing for England. If he continues to improve and do what he’s done then he definitely will.“He’s scoring goals, he’s making goals. I saw a stat about him, Eden Hazard and Wilfried Zaha being among the most-fouled players.“He’s always on the ball, getting things going for his team. He’s class.” last_img read more

8 days agoLaLiga seek to move date for Barcelona v Real Madrid

first_imgLaLiga seek to move date for Barcelona v Real Madridby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe LaLiga has requested that the RFEF’s Competition Committee change next weekend’s Clasico to the Bernabeu from Camp Nou. LaLiga feel that the game should not be played in Barcelona due to the political unrest in Catalonia following the prison sentences handed to nine politicians and civil leaders.AS reports Spain’s Sports Council, as part of the government, is also against the game going ahead at Camp Nou on October 26: “As events are developing we consider that, in the same way as La Liga and the RFEF, for security reasons, it’s not reasonable to play this game as is planned.” Now it’s up to the Competition Committee to make a final decision after hearing arguments from both clubs. Barça are happy for the game to go ahead, while Real Madrid would like it postponed and played at a later date – and not moved to the Bernabeu. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Georgia 5-Star Wide Receiver Target Kyle Davis Is Very Excited About His Newest Bulldogs Twitter Follower

first_imgGeorgia wide receiver target Kyle Davis tweets about his newest Twitter follower Todd Gurley.Georgia Kyle DavisKyle Davis, a five-star wide receiver ranked the No. 1 player at his position in the 2016 class, has yet to make his college decision. Georgia seems to be in good shape, though. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound prospect out of Lawrenceville, Ga., recently got a new Twitter follower. That follower is a former Georgia Bulldog. And Davis is extremely excited about it. my heart just dropped pic.twitter.com/35tmAjrlDV— KD (@KDSZN) August 4, 2015If Davis gets that excited over getting followed by Todd Gurley, you’d think he’s probably going to end up playing for the star running back’s school. Most recruiting analysts believe Davis will end up at Georgia.last_img

Jim Harbaugh Tweets Out List Of His 5 Favorite Drake Songs

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh and Drake have been linked together in the past. His son, Jay, re-created Drake’s “Views from the 6” cover to have a Michigan theme, and today Harbaugh thanked the Canadian rapper for name-dropping Michigan in a recent SNL sketch. Now, the Michigan head coach has taken things one step further, tweeting out his list of his top-five favorite Drake songs. He even included a rhyme in the beginning of the tweet.I’m not a fake, here’s my Top 5 from @Drake: 1. Energy 2. Jumpman 3. Started From the Bottom 4. Hold On, We’re Going Home 5. Hotline Bling— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 30, 2016If you think about it, these songs make perfect sense. Harbaugh certainly has a lot of energy, and Michigan is about to be sponsored by Jordan (hence, Jumpman).Harbaugh also has a reputation for building up programs and franchises (Stanford, the 49ers) from the “bottom” and he went “home” to come coach at his alma mater. Why is “Hotline Bling” on the list? We’re not sure, but we really want someone to photoshop Harbaugh onto Drake for the dance scenes in that video. Someone on the internet should be able to oblige our request.last_img read more

Alberta premier makes case for turn off taps bill to BC business

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – Premier Rachel Notley told business leaders from B.C. that legislation which could curtail oil flows to the west coast is about the long-term health of the entire country.Notley says her government doesn’t want to impose hardship on B.C. businesses and families but says Alberta also must safeguard its interests.About 100 business leaders from B.C., including representatives from the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, flew over the Rockies to join 200 colleagues from the Edmonton and Calgary chambers to hear Notley speak in Edmonton. Val Litwin, with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, says turning down the taps would not be received well in his province but says the legislation is focusing attention and spurring debate on the Trans Mountain pipeline.Strong show of support from BC leaders at #ableg today. Everyone here is united and knows support for @TransMtn is growing daily. Let’s @KeepCanWorking. #cdnpoli #FederationFlight #BuildKM #ConfidenceInCanada @BoardofTrade @bcchamberofcom pic.twitter.com/aWiEdrU6ne— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) May 17, 2018Notley’s government passed legislation this week that would allow it to intervene in the energy sector to reduce oil and natural gas exports to B.C. and elsewhere.The B.C. government has been fighting the expansion of the Trans Mountain line and Alberta’s legislation, if implemented, could lead to gasoline price spikes and other higher fuel fees in B.C.The Trans Mountain expansion, which has been approved by Ottawa, would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the B.C. coast.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Encana says cost cutting includes 15 job reduction after Newfield acquisition

first_imgCALGARY, AB – The CEO of Encana Corp. says it cut its total workforce by 15 per cent and reduced its ranks of executives by 35 per cent in just over a week after closing its deal to buy U.S. rival Newfield Exploration Co. in mid-February.The move has put Calgary-based Encana, which reports its results in U.S. dollars, on track to realize its vowed annual savings of $250 million from the acquisition, CEO Doug Suttles said on a conference call on Thursday.“Eight days _once again, eight days _ after closing, we completed reorganizing the combined company,” he said. It said it will focus 75 per cent of its 2019 capital budget of $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion on those three plays.Encana reported a fourth-quarter profit of US$1.03 billion or $1.08 per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $229 million or 24 cents per share in the last three months of 2017.Operating earnings for the quarter amounted to $305 million or 32 cents per share, up from an operating profit of $114 million or 12 cents per share a year earlier.Revenue for the quarter was $2.38 billion, up from $1.21 billion. “In total, we reduced the executive and senior management roles by 35 per cent and total positions by 15. The senior team of the combined company today is smaller than Encana’s senior team was before the merger.”The company hasn’t said how many employees were laid off, but in U.S. regulatory filings early last year, Newfield reported having 1,010 employees, almost all in the U.S., while Encana had 1,160 staff in Canada and 950 in the U.S.A 15 per cent cut would represent a total of about 470 lost jobs. It’s unclear how many jobs were cut in Canada.Suttles said employee cost reductions account for half of the savings _ the other half will come by cutting at least $1 million from the cost of each future unconventional well drilled into the Anadarko basin of Oklahoma, formerly owned by Newfield.When announced in November, Encana said the deal was worth about $5.5 billion in shares, but its stock has since fallen by more than 20 per cent. It also adopted $2.2 billion of Newfield debt.Encana has adjusted its exploration priorities in the wake of the Newfield acquisition to focus on three basins _ the Anadarko, the Montney of Western Canada, and the Permian of West Texas and New Mexico _ because they produce more valuable petroleum liquids and less natural gas than its other prospects.center_img Total production in the fourth quarter of 2018 was 403,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 335,200 a year ago.Encana shares rose by as much as six per cent in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday as analyst reports indicated its fourth-quarter results were largely in line with expectations.last_img read more