Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

LunarMist

I can't believe I'm a
Joined
Feb 1, 2003
Messages
15,268
Location
USA
So I have an a6000 and looking for an external charger. Is the BCQM1 the best option if I want fastest charge times (FW50 batteries) and not too concerned about charger size?

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-BCQM1-Compact-Battery-Charger/dp/B00FX48OO2

I see some third party options like Nitecore which has a very cheap dual battery USB powered charger but reports are it usually taps out below 90% state of charge.

Thanks.
The Nitecore USB battery chargers, especially the QC wide dual charger, do some strange things with the battery reset point. In some cases the battery does not charge completely and in others is does, but the chip reads less.

The dual sided Nitecore chargers only charge one at a time, alternating as the display alternates. I tend to have one of those on the carry-on and one Canon OEM in each piece of checked luggage.

I have some generic USB dual charger for Sony, but it is not fast. In general I'm not a fan of fast charging. Ideally you will have plenty of batteries. Any OEM charger should be fine of course.
 

LunarMist

I can't believe I'm a
Joined
Feb 1, 2003
Messages
15,268
Location
USA
Whiny, cheap gits are always complaining about something as if they are entitled.
 

snowhiker

Storage Freak Apprentice
Joined
Jul 5, 2007
Messages
1,537
Nikon's leaked Z mount lens roadmap for 2020/2011.

By the end of 2021 Nikon will have a full set of standard f/1.8 primes: 20, 24, 28, 35, 50, 85, 105 and 135mm. Along with one-stop faster: 35, 50 and 85mm f/1.2 primes; and "trinity f/2.8 zooms" 14-24, 24-70, 70-200mm.

Nikon and Canon will keep their super-tele F and EF mounts for now as the adapters work good enough. Then 5-8 years from now phase those out as well.

With shrinking camera market share I'm wondering if the D850, D750, or D500 will receive one more DSLR update or will their next update my mirrorless. Canon did ship the 90D so maybe Nikon will ship one more DSLR besides the D6. I'd guess a D760 with the D5/850/500 AF/AE module, CFex card slots and dream, 36MP @ 10 fps. :)

High speed, sports/action/wildlife, are the only types of photography now that are truly lacking on mirrorless. 3-5 years from now global shutters and faster on-sensor autofocus points and better electronic viewfinders finally take the place of DSLRs.

Still kicking myself for not picking up a D500 12-18 months ago when they had huge sales+free grip.
 

LunarMist

I can't believe I'm a
Joined
Feb 1, 2003
Messages
15,268
Location
USA
Both Sony and Canon are disappointing people today on the MILC front.
S*ny is doubling down on disappointment. The a9 II is massively underwhelming. It basically contains the same sensor as the a9 with some minor updates. Nikon would add an S to the name suffix or Canon an N. S*ny has the nerve to use II. Now there is still that giant gap between 24 and 61 MP. :mad:
 

snowhiker

Storage Freak Apprentice
Joined
Jul 5, 2007
Messages
1,537
File this in the I'll believe it when I see it category: https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-r5-specifications/

Canon is way too innovation stingy to drop that. Someone is trolling us.
Yeah saw troll post.

8K30. 4K120. LOL. Aren't 8k cameras like $10k+
12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic @ 45MP. Dream come true.
7-8 stops of stabilization w/ IBIS+IS. Isn't 6 stops like the theoretical max?

Now if said dream camera costs MORE than a 1DX3, a lot more, say $9500, then those specs are less crazy. But the mid $3k range that the 5D aims for? Not likely.

If the 8K spec is just a time lapse function like the Nikon D850 and not actual 8K video we take a huge step back toward reality.

Canon should actually deliver this dream camera. It would totally blow people away and be a huge positive market disruption for Canon and get a lot of new people to buy into the Canon RF mount.
 

Stereodude

Not really a
Joined
Jan 22, 2002
Messages
10,724
Location
Michigan
Canon should actually deliver this dream camera. It would totally blow people away and be a huge positive market disruption for Canon and get a lot of new people to buy into the Canon RF mount.
They can pull another 5D II, disrupt the entire market, and then coast on that momentum for another decade. 🤣
 

Stereodude

Not really a
Joined
Jan 22, 2002
Messages
10,724
Location
Michigan
Yeah saw troll post.

8K30. 4K120. LOL. Aren't 8k cameras like $10k+
12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic @ 45MP. Dream come true.
7-8 stops of stabilization w/ IBIS+IS. Isn't 6 stops like the theoretical max?
I'm still firmly in the I'll believe it when I see it camp given how stingy Canon has been in the past decade, but it's probably true. All signs so far point to it being true except for the seemingly incredible nature of the specs.
 

snowhiker

Storage Freak Apprentice
Joined
Jul 5, 2007
Messages
1,537
I'm just having trouble wrapping my head around 8K video and a mid $3k price point. If the price is $5-6k+ or it is 8k TIMELAPSE instead of 8k30p video then the rumor seems a lot less crazy.

Canon seems to be on a marketing roll lately. The 1DX3 actual upgrades; AF module, AF-selection joystick and video features are generating a lot of buzz. Now these R5 spec rumors. If true? Wow! Canon killing it marketing-wise.

Nikon better have something special inside the D6. If these Canon R5 specs are true ALL the buzz and conversation will be focused on Canon's 1DX3 and R5 and not the D780 overpriced snooze-fest/disappointment or D6 w/gps as the only upgrade.

I may have to turn in my Nikon fanboi membership card and jump to team Canon. ;)
 

snowhiker

Storage Freak Apprentice
Joined
Jul 5, 2007
Messages
1,537

Stereodude

Not really a
Joined
Jan 22, 2002
Messages
10,724
Location
Michigan
There is still plenty of room for them to Canon it up... Like no AF, using a less than 32MP section of the sensor to generate the upsampled "8K" output, only 8-bit, shooting MJPEG, etc. However, it would be a little weird to come out with a camera with a revolutionary feature list (when you didn't have to) only to cripple all of the revolutionary features to the point of them being largely useless to anyone who really cares about them.
 
Top