Reluctance to change falling away

When video as a feature in DSLRs was first announced I hated the idea! My first camera to have it, the Nikon D300s, was terrible! The frame rate was rubbish and the definition and quality was shocking!

This has soon given away with my latest camera and I feel amazed by the prospect of a high definition, interchangeable lens platform that doesn’t cost the earth! 

These thoughts were reinvigorated with the introduction of wifi in cameras. A gimmick used to drive sale to a buyer base that is increasingly technologically equipped!

Again these thoughts have changed, largely with the huge advancement in Adobes Lightroom mobile app to be compatible with RAW files.  The ability to extract a full size, full frame RAW file, edit it and publish it within a couple of minutes of capturing it. No laptop needed. Is amazing! 

The original files still have their value and there are still a lot of limitations on what can be done with images. The wifi connectivity also still has its limits. Such as being unable to extract videos from the camera, unable to initiate video recording and even unable to alter camera settings from the mobile app.

Progress nonetheless, and progress I am starting to embrace! 

Published by andrewphayward

Photographer and Photography teacher from the south of England. Pursuer of the arts of Deadpan and Documentary Photography with a particular interest in the anthropology of non-place. ***All my views are my own and don't reflect those of the institution I work for***

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