Posts Categorized: gear & tech

Canon EOS-1D X Hands On Preview

- gear & tech, photo news

Canon has just announced its new EOS-1D X flagship professional digital SLR camera. This new camera supersedes the APS-H sensor size EOS-1D Mark IV and the full-frame 35mm EOS-1Ds Mark III.  For having used the 1D X, I can say that this new camera is sure to be a big hit among professional photographers who… Read more »

New Professional Lenses From Canon

- gear & tech, photo news

Professional photographers, please ready your wallets. Canon has just announced a plethora of new optics: the world's widest fisheye zoom lens (EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM), a new telephoto zoom lens (EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM), two super telephoto lenses (EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM and EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM) and two new… Read more »

Image Deblurring from Microsoft Research

- gear & tech

Four Microsoft Research scientists presented an image deblurring algorithm at the 2010 SIGGRAPH, an annual computer graphics symposium. Their algorithm uses a combination of gyroscopes and accelerometers which detect the velocity and angular motion of the camera at the time of exposure. The method is completely automatic and gives an insight into what may become a… Read more »

Drum Scanning Photographic Film

- gear & tech

To use my drum scanning service, (35mm, medium format, large format) and museum-quality printing service, please contact me. During the “pre-digital” years, like many photographers, I’ve shot a large number of negatives and slides. For a long time, all that film lay dormant, stored in sleeves, until I got a Minolta Scan Dual IV many years… Read more »

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Review

- gear & tech, photo news

Can Canon lay the ghosts of the 1D Mark III to rest? The EOS-1D Mark IV is the latest incarnation of Canon’s EOS-1 series of digital SLRs, used by legions of  professional photographers worldwide. This new camera incorporates HD video-recording and an incredible 50 to 102400 ISO range. But it’s the Mark IV’s fully redesigned auto focus… Read more »

More Wellington Images With The Mamiya Super 23

- gear & tech

It seems spring is almost here and with it, a series of sunny, cloudless days. I took advantage of the beautiful light and went to the top of Mt Victoria to shoot a few more images of Wellington with the Mamiya Super 23 camera.  First and third images are shot on Agfa Optima 200, the… Read more »