If you’re new to the world of digital photography, I am so certain that you can tell that I have been getting a lot of questions like “What is a “digital” camera?” I am definitely not a fan of the term “digital,” but I am also not a fan of the “digital” cameras that are out there for purchase.
I am not a fan of digital cameras because I use them all of the time, but I am a fan of digital photography, so I can’t wait for the day when I can buy digital cameras and not worry about them.
When I was a young photography student, I was a huge fan of the Pentax K-8100, but the K-5100 was just too much of a pain to lug around. Even after I got the K-5100, I still had to carry it around for my photography classes. I wanted so badly to buy one of the new high-end cameras that had the interchangeable lenses, but I was so afraid to buy one, so I just did not.
For the last three years, I have been using my Canon 5D Mark II with an old Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens that is not a prime lens. It is a semi-pro lens and has a f/2.8 aperture. I have tried to use these new Canon cameras, and they have been so much more comfortable and useful.
I feel these new cameras are not for you if you do not have the budget. I am a very happy photographer, but I cannot afford to buy a prime Canon camera. If you have money, go with Sony’s A7R II with the 35mm-equivalent sensor, a Sony 24-105mm f/2.8 lens, and the Sony A7R III with the 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
I am happy to hear that you are using such a good camera now. You are going to really love this lens. I have used Canon’s 24-70mm lens and all of these cameras, and I can honestly say that I am very happy with them.
I am also sorry that you are not using the Canon 35mm-equivalent sensor and lens. I had a lot of fun shooting with one of my cameras, the Canon Rebel XTi. But the 35mm-equivalent sensor was not the same as the Canon 35mm-equivalent sensor. The Canon A7R II and A7R III are still my favorite cameras. I cannot make the same claim about the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
These lenses are very good, but they are not the equivalent of a Canon 24-70mm lens. The Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens is great, but it is not the equivalent of a Canon 35mm-equivalent lens. It is very close, but by no means better. I had a great time shooting with my Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens in very sharp detail. But when I did this, I was shooting in RAW.
RAW images are not the same as JPEG images. They are the same in the sense that the image data is saved as an uncompressed image. You are not losing any of the data. JPEG image data is stored as compressed JPEG data, or “JPEG compression”, which allows the data to be compressed more and more as the file size increases. Raw image data is stored in the uncompressed format of the camera sensor. As you can imagine, this is a big deal.
RAW images are actually not the same as JPEG images. RAW files are uncompressed. JPEG files are compressed. RAW files are not compressed, they are stored uncompressed. The only difference is in the compression algorithm used. JPEGs use LZW compression, which is pretty efficient, but if you have a lot of large images it may not be the best choice for compression. RAW images don’t use compression. RAW files are uncompressed. JPEGs don’t use compression.