Archive for category Equipment
Just what I’ve been waiting for, a good quality high iso sample image from the new Canon 5DMkIII. This ‘setup’ wedding photo was sourced via Canon’s Japanese site and shot with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 as a JPG file at 1/80 sec @ f/7.1. With this sample in mind I’m REALLY looking forward to getting my hands on a couple of these!
Like to full high resolution JPG image here – [link]
A couple of issues though – unless there is a major shift in pricing I really think that the rumoured AUS$490 for the battery grip is simply way too expensive. And don’t get me started on the price of the WFT-E7 wireless file transmitter!
What I would like to see on a future body.
- Built-in Wifi with a FTP and mail server. Along with this I’d like to see the camera link with an iOS/Android app to allow settings, custom functions and things like FTP server settings and emails be created and edited on your phone or tablet. The camera would use a Wifi hotspot as the method of transmission. An SMA antenna connector in with the camera ports would be a possible option to allow stronger signal tx and rx?
- A ‘tag to transmit’ feature that allows immediate transmission of ‘tagged’ images direct from the camera.
- Complex time lapse controls built into the firmware. It really can’t be that difficult can it? I’d like to see start time, interval, number of pictures, which days of the week as options.
- 720P at 120fps movie mode. I’m actually only writing that because I hear so many people wanting it – I can’t really see myself using it however I can see where it would be really great!
Had a bit of spare time to muck around today while shooting a football training session so I thought I’d hook my 5D MkII (with a 16-35) to my monopod with a magic arm to give you an idea of the field of view difference between a 16mm lens on a full frame camera compared to a 400mm lens on a 1.3x crop DSLR (equivalent to 520mm on a full frame camera).
It’s not that exciting but hopefully it’s better than a poke in the eye! Feel free to check it out in HD by hitting this link or watch the embedded video below.
Just stumbled over this great timelapse by US photographer Peter Belanger and thought I’d give you a look. It shows Peter shooting an iPhone Macworld cover on a view camera with a Phase One digital back. Not only is this a great idea of the effort and skill that goes into something that seems like it would be simple but it is also a fantastic and well thought out timelapse showing from start to finish of the production of a magazine cover. Enjoy more of Peter’s great work at his blog here
Recently I wrote a column for a magazine about my personal transition from film to digital 11 years ago. In that column I mentioned that the invention of digital photography was the biggest change in the industry since Louis Daguerre’s ‘Daguerreotype’ amazed people in 1835.
Well, only a couple of days after writing this column I spotted the “Giroux Daguerréotype” up for auction at an Austrian auction house.
This camera was designed by Daguerre and his brother-in-law and sold in limited numbers from 1839. To add to the value it features Daguerre’s signature and is in stunning condition.
If you have the time take the opportunity to learn a bit more about Louis Daguerre, one of the ‘fathers’ of photography. It really is fascinating reading (did you know that the first know picture of Abraham Lincoln was a daguerrotype?)
Just stumbled across this rap video on the web. Pretty good for a laugh (if you’ve got a weird sense of humour!) Lyrics below
This is a story from not long ago
about a boy and a girl who fell in love like whoa
but there was a problem I didn’t count on
the fact I was a Canon and she was a Nikon
The photo community was too far gone
they couldnt appreciate what we had goin’ on
we had similar features, made similar pictures
we really weren’t that different but they still couldn’t see
I auto focused on her sexy body
buttons to push didn’t know where to get started
I never thought I’d fall for a D200
but she was so hot, she was all that I wanted
My 1DS mark III
felt more complete
when we were together she said my shots were so unique
But soon you’ll see
we could never be
like Romeo and Juliette
our families disagreed
Ohh Ahh Polish my lens girl
oooahh polish my lens girl
ohh-ahh polish my lens girl
dont leave a thumb print on that lense girl
The two sides always at war
all across the message boards
Dpchallenge what the fuck yo
they could never let go
of the hate no thats for ‘sho
the Nikon gang whooped my ass and made me go
The 70-200 in my pants wouldnt fit inside her Nikon body
made me wear a UV-filter, which I’m against, but shes my shawtay
Mount her on my tripod and screw her on and off and on again
make her take my picture and say I’m the best thats ever been
Cause I’m a Canon gangsta and your a Nikon shawtay
I wanna take a picture of that rockin bootay
We couldnt keep the act up we just had to face the facts
but hey look on the bright side at least we’re not a Pentax