A lot of us mouthy photo bloggers have our opinions about what the camera of the future should be, or what features we’d like to see in our dream cameras. Since I haven’t posted anything like that yet, I figured it was time to waste everyone’s time and make my own insignificant addition to this already saturated topic. Nondestructive Readout One thing we’ve seen with all these modern cameras is a definite transition away from CCD technologies towards the CMOS sensor. [...]
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Since the last post on this a lot has happened: Nikon announced the D700 (beating Canon to the punch on the full frame updates) and it is pretty darn nice for $3000 SLRs now shoot video (in HD!) thanks to the Nikon D90 Canon announced two new cameras… but neither are full frame Rumors have changed on the new full frame model The 5D Mark II/3D/6D/7D will now most likely have a DIGIC IV processor since the just annonuced 50D has this new electronic brain. [...]
Continue reading The mid-range full frame war – where are we now?
Nikon has again pushed the boundaries of what features an SLR can and should have by adding HD movie recording capabilities (up to 1280×720 at 24fps) to an SLR. This successor to the D80 sits in between Canon’s XSi, 40D and 50D in some ways, but as mentioned offers up one feature none of them can match in any capacity. The D90 will sell for $1000 or $1300 with the newly announced 18-105 VR kit lens. [...]
Continue reading Your SLR is now a camcorder
Yesterday I finally walked the length of the abandoned subway in Rochester from the west end all the way to the exit under Dinosaur BBQ. It was a pretty warm day but other than the dusty and sometimes smelly air, the subway was cooler and more comfortable than walking along above the streets. From the west entrance to the east entrance the subway is over a mile long, and runs under Broad Street for a good deal of the distance but also passes under the Gannett building and the Library. [...]
Continue reading Walking the abandoned Rochester subway (photo gallery)
In a truly Nikon-esque move, seemingly concrete (yeah right) information on the 50D has appeared on the world wide interwebs. Supposed specs include 15.1 megapixels, a high res VGA LCD screen, ISO up to 12,800 and a DIGIC IV processor. It actually all sounds rather impressive so hopefully it’s a sign of good things for a 5D Mark II (although I still hope that comes in a fancier body). [...]
Continue reading Canon learned a Nikon trick (it’s real now and the specs were spot on)
Yes, I already posted about the WordPress update to 2.6.1 but then I deleted something by accident and had to restore the database. Oops. The only thing really lost in the process was a post I was editing. It can be rewritten and thankfully nothing important was lost! [...]
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I’m in the market for a new laptop, and while this won’t be it (too big, too expensive) it certainly is impressive enough, unique enough and photo related enough to be worth mentioning here. I am pretty sure my next laptop will be a ThinkPad, just like I have now, however I’m looking for something in the 14″ size. There is no way I want to lug around a 17″ beast, no matter who makes it or how good it is. This thing is sporting some nice specs. [...]
Continue reading Lenovo crams everything in to ThinkPad W700 laptop
Olympus seems to have been the primary supporter of the 4/3 system since it was announced. They have offered a full line of cameras and lenses which take advantage of the specification. However the system has always failed to come through in my opinion on what was one of the early promises: cheaper glass. For example, Olympus offers a 300mm f/2.8 which on their system is over $5000 but there is no 600mm f/2.8 available for regular . That’s quite impressive then! [...]
Continue reading Olympasonic to confuse 4/3 system buyers