Tag: Equipment

Large sensor compacts

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Now that my personal list of cameras is settling down to the Sony Nex 7 (updating soon) and Fuji X-E1, I’m wondering about a true compact camera with a very wide angle Lense. A perfect camera for low light and high performance but potentially simpler and smaller. Here are some choices. All of these can…

Canon 5d2 settings

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I keep forgetting settings but for my canon 5d2, I shoot in raw to get the extra two stops of dynamic range. This means that automatic light optimization I leave off since it doesn’t affect raw highlight tone priority shoots at a lower iso by on stop and then brightens digitally. So an iso 200…

Upcoming cameras

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My canon 5d2 died today. Sad. Too much rain during a shoot. Reminds me that I have to figure out weather protection for cameras. Still it has served loyally. Hopefully a simple repair. But means the urgency to get a backup camera has never been bigger. So onto figuring what I can buy given product…

Camera buying guide (updated)

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Well it is getting close to buying a camera with the goal of getting to 90% of the image quality of a 5d2 while being ultralight and shooting In continuous AF for HD video. Here are the choices in order…along with the limitations. We need to study the else availability of lenses. All of these…

Canon EOS M review and analysis of Camera platforms.

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Canon EOS M review: was Canon’s first mirrorless ILC worth the four-year wait? — Engadget. Well, the EOS M is a long time in coming and a long way late. I’m somewhat sad that the latest Canon release (6D, 5D3) have been relatively lackluster compared with all the exciting things happening. Here’s a review summary…

Canon 5D II

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OMG, hat tip to “John”:http://www.theludwigs.com, there is hope for humanity, on April 22nd, “dpreview.com”:http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=27125455&changemode=1 and some “additional specs”:http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/03/12/canon-5d-mark-ii-rumors-are-swirling-swirling/ reports that there will be a new Canon 5D, the specs are amazing. Drool, drool for those of us with Canons who are feeling bad with the incredible D300 that they have over in Nikon world: *…

Digital SLR Recommendations

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I’m biased. While, the small handheld cameras are nice, for really great image quality, you do need a nice dSLR because of lense quality. Right now, the leaders are Nikon, Canon and Sony is coming on strong. All have shipped new cameras at the entry level now with the Canon EOS 450D. “Cameralabs”:http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_450D_Digital_Rebel_XSi/verdict.shtml has a…

Another Sigma Review

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I’m so torn as to whether or not getting the Sigma 18-200 OS makes sense. Photozine.de reports it is soft at 35mm, but pretty good at 18, 50 and 200mm. The Pophoto.com review shows that it has better image quality at 200mm than the much acclaimed Nikon 18-200mm. Rick at “Fredmiranda.com”:http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic2/547490 reports the same thing,…

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