The Canon FTb SLR: My new camera (from 1971)

Wish you could afford one of those amazing full-frame mirrorless cameras with a fast, juicy lens? You know what I’m talking about. Yeah. The Sony a7R III. Compact, easy to transport. Big, lush sensor. Creamy glass. Quick operation. Improved battery life. That’s the dream, right?

But… It’s expensive. Too pricy for you and me. Right? Maybe not.

On a recent episode of the Accidental Tech Podcast, co-host Marco Arment was talking about the Sony a7R III he had recently purchased, and was rightfully gushing about its performance and the beautiful images it made. He went on to explain how this kind of camera is prohibitively expensive. Continue reading The Canon FTb SLR: My new camera (from 1971)

Headphone Recommendation for Marco Arment

Lately I’ve become one of the 600,000 monthly visitors to Marco Arment’s blog: If you’re not familiar, he’s a 30-year-old dude who lives in Westchester NY, he was a cofounder of Tumblr, and he’s the sole force behind the popular iOS app Instapaper. Marco publishes an interesting mix of content that blends John Gruber’s Daring Fireball with posts about gear. It’s similar to my own blog in some ways, however, I recently found a post of his that illuminates a stark difference in opinion.

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