Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Time Lapse

 Interesting artical on time lapse with the Canon 7D Mk II from CPN and George Lepp

Winter Clouds Over the Oregon Cascades 2 from George Lepp on Vimeo.


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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hand Held Landscapes

Nikon D800E,  AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 G II ED, f/7.1 at 195 mm 1/500 sec
Oak tree and flowers outside Gilroy, Ca.

Hand held landscapes can be achieved by using fast shutter speeds and good camera technique to ensure sharp images. Always shoot as fast as possible, open up the aperture as needed to maintain a fast shutter speed, hold your breath and brace the camera or your body against a solid object, use image stabilization.

Whats a fast enough shutter speed? I would try to stay above 1/250 sec, but faster is better, once you drop below that threshold its time to get out the tripod. I would not raise the ISO unless you have no choice, but its always better to get a shot than not.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

EF 11-24 f/4

The new EF 11-24 f/4 

  • World’s widest angle ultra-wide zoom with 11-24mm focal length.
  • f/4 fixed aperture, high-performance standard zoom L-series lens.
  • Uses four aspherical lens elements (including the world’s largest diameter ground aspherical lens within a photographic lens) and UD and Super UD lens elements, ensuring the highest image quality.
  • Canon unique SWC and new ASC anti-reflective coatings.
  • Fluorine coating on the lens surfaces to prevent dirt sticking to lens elements.
  • Silent, fast autofocus using a ring type USM.
  • A nine-blade circular aperture creates beautiful out-of-focus highlights.
  • Full-time manual focusing.
  • Minimum focusing distance 0.28m (at 24mm zoom position).
  • Highly resistant to dust and water allowing shooting in the harshest conditions.
About lens copy variation here

buy it here at B and H, the best place to by camera equipment

Lee filter system for the EF 11-24 here

See Bryans full review at the Digital Picture here

CPN here
    DPreview here


    Canon EOS M3, Europe only?

    Hoping this is a worthy camera and much better focus than Canons last offering. Also that they actually sell it here in the US.

    • 24.2 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor
    • Premium image quality using DIGIC 6 Processor
    • Selectable ISO range of 100-12,800 with expansion to 25,600
    • Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing system with 49 AF points
    • Focusing assist with Manual Focus Peaking and AF+MF
    • Large, tilt-type 3.0in (1040k) 3:2 ClearView II touchscreen with sRGB colour reproduction
    • High quality Full HD 1920x1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with full exposure control
    • Built-in WiFi with NFC support
    • Fully compatible with Canon Speedlite System and advanced levels of controls
    • Premium body construction and handling with stainless steel chassis and all aluminium exterior
    CPN here

    DPreview here

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    Canon 5DS and 5DSR

    Canon 5DSR
    Update: rumors have it that the noise and DR are in fact better at base ISO with the cost of high ISO noise, if this is the case the new camera may be designed specifically for low ISO shooting, which makes total sense. This does present a problem for people that shoot on both ends of the ISO scale, you will now need two cameras, one for low ISO 50mp studio/landscape shots and one for everything else.

    Can you say 50mp? Well Canon can, this should be an interesting press release, the big one here is the EF 11-24 f/4 lens, but I'm very interested to see what this new camera can do, it needs to have better shadow recovery and higher dynamic range to get my interest, especially at the rumored price of $3900.

    New info at Canon Asia here

    DPReview test samples here
    • EOS 5DS: 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1:12,800) sensitivity range.
    • EOS 5DS R: 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with low-pass cancellation filter and ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1:12,800) sensitivity range.
    • Dual DIGIC 6 processors for outstanding image processing speed and camera responsiveness.
    • 5 frames per second (fps) with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
    • 61-point wide area AF with 41 cross-type sensors with iTR, AI Servo AF III and AF Configuration tool.
    • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
    • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay.
    • 1.3x, 1.6x and 1:1 ratio crop modes with masked viewfinder display.
    • Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce mirror vibration blur.
    • Fine Detail Picture Style.
    • CF + SD (UHS I) dual memory card slots.
    • Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Lens Correction in-camera.
    • Multiple Exposure and HDR mode.
    • Customisable Quick Control screen.
    • Built-in timer functionality – bulb timer and interval shooting timer.
    • Time-lapse Movie function.
    • Super Speed USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
    • 150,000 shutter cycle life.
    • Compatible with most EOS 5D Mark III accessories (note: for WFT-E7 new USB cables required and firmware needs to be updated).
    Purchase 5DS here at B and H

    Purchase 5DS R here at B and H

    The 5DS manual is here

    Always the best place for review info is The Digital Picture: review in process

    Northlight here

    Imaging resource here

    CPN here, in the studio here

    CPN interview with Mr. Tsunemasa Ohara here
    DPreview preview here


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