Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

I’ve had the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM for years, it is one of the sharpest lenses out there, and it shoots 1:1 macro. I shoot commercial product photography professionally, so the 100/2.8 macro was the lens with which I made probably more than 80% of my income from photography. I however only used [...]

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

85/1.2L II vs 24-70/2.8L The top reasons I chose Canon was because of insane L primes, out of all the lenses out there, the one I’d always wanted was the 85L, as it is arguably the best lens for portraits. The price of this lens has gone up over the years, especially after Canon introduced [...]

Panasonic LX3: also returned

I returned the Canon G11 and got the Panasonic LX3. Quick thoughts on the LX3: very small for a highend P&S AF, shutter, and operation lags were better, but still not as quick as my Fuji f50fd as expected, the lens on the LX3 was even better than that of the G11, and it’s also [...]

Canon PowerShot G11 initial impressions

I was pretty excited when Canon announced the Canon PowerShot G11. My SLR rig is too large, and I want a decent walk-around camera. The G11, from the specs, seems to fit the criterias for a DMD (decisive moment digital). You can tell the lens on the G11 is incredible from the samples at the [...]

Does your 5d Mark II overexpose when you’re not shooting full manual? Check your focusing screen setting.

I shoot M 95% of the times, gotta use that lightmeter whenever I can, you know. But when I shot Av in the last several months, the images were often bit overexposed. I would usually check the histogram and adjust and didn’t think much of it, but it bothered me that the exposure was a [...]

5D Mark II

Those who follow my Twitter and Flickr photostream probably already know that I got a new camera – the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Amazon link, B&H link). Before last Friday I had been shooting with a 20D, my first dSLR. I’ve had the 20D pretty much since it was released, and I was really [...]

Canon 5D Mark II noise performance at different ISOs

Found this photoset by ttstam from the Flickr 5D Mark II – group. The noise control at high ISOs on the 5D Mark II looks impressive from these images. You really have to go to Flickr and look at the full resolution versions to see the noise performance. He also included reference shots with the [...]

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Hands-on Preview at dpreview

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! 5DM2 is finally here, the price is right, it’s not perfect but it’s close. I think I’m gonna get one. 21 megapixel CMOS sensor (very similar to the sensor in the EOS-1Ds Mark III) Sensor dust reduction by vibration of filter ISO 100 – 6400 calibrated range, ISO 50 – 25600 [...]

Looks the 5D replacement will finally be here soon…

Even if it drops I’m most likely not gonna buy it any time soon. But I sure hope this thing is gonna beat the competition. That D700 is just really too damn good. Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch!