Originally uploaded by Stevekin.
Captured with a Canon Powershot A630.
You heard me. Check it out:
At the last Photo Marketing Association industry conference, we offered a glimpse of what’s cooking in the Sony D-SLR kitchen. Here are a few of those highlights:
· We have developed two camera prototypes targeting amateur enthusiasts and professional users.
· Both prototypes feature:
o High overall picture quality due to the development of a new image sensor;
o A Bionz image processing engine; and
o Sony’s Super Steady Shot image stabilization inside the cameras.
· Eight interchangeable lenses were also unveiled which feature:
o Large aperture standard zoom
o Telephoto zoom
o Large aperture wide angle zoom ?
o Super telephoto zoom
o Super telephoto fixed
o Telephoto fixed
o Wide angle fixed
o Large aperture wide angle fixed
Be on the lookout for more specific Alpha product announcements later in the year.
By the way, you can post your comments too . . . for now. Be nice.
[tags]sony, alpha, dslr, new, pro, amateur, prosumer, digital, camera, news[/tags]
Well, it looks like the Canon 40D is finally halfway official. It appeared on the CIPA Pictbridge certification list as reported by Engadget and everyone else, their brother and their cousin‘s uncle. You might even find a 40D discussion in the DPReview.com forums. Well Canon, we’re waiting…
[tags]canon, 40d, eos, dslr, digital, camera, rumor, cipa, certification, pictbridge, news[/tags]
Yet another example of Photoshop retouching working magic on some otherwise average photos.
A practical lesson on license management and copyright of your photos.
Check out 8 Microstock Websites and What the #&!! is Microstock Anyway. While you’re at it, get some insight into iStockphoto.com by Rich Legg.
Photosynth looks like an awesome new tool. Chalk one up for Microsoft acquisitions.
[tags]photoshop, licensing, management, copyright, microstock, stock, photography, photosynth, microsoft[/tags]
GOLDEN, CO. (July 11, 2007)…PENTAX Imaging Company has announced two new lightweight, affordable compact digital camera models – the PENTAX Optio M40 and the PENTAX Optio E40.
With 8.0 megapixels, the PENTAX Optio M40 features an ultra-slim, sophisticated metallic body offering a 3X optical zoom and a large and easily viewable LCD monitor. The user-friendly Optio M40 also features Face Recognition and digital Shake Reduction.
The PENTAX Optio E40 is an affordable, entry-level compact digital camera also featuring Face Recognition technology and Digital Shake Reduction functions for high-resolution photography. This entry-level model accepts widely available AA batteries and is designed for simple and intuitive operation so that even beginners can enjoy photography effortlessly.
Priced at US $199.95, the PENTAX Optio M40 will ship in August 2007. The PENTAX Optio E40 will ship in September 2007 for US $149.95. [Read more…]
Originally uploaded by carpe icthus.
This popped up on a recent “strobist” search on flickr. I’m constantly surprised by the ingenuity of the strobist clan.
Notes from the photographer:
I had to shoot a giant gala tonight — close to 500 people. I knew most of the action would be happening in a place with very little light and a ceiling far too high to allow bounce flash. Furthermore, whatever ambient light there was would be VERY warm, about 2500K. And all I had was my no-frills SB-600.
So I went all McGuyver. I took the back of a reporter’s notebook (which would provide nice, warm bounce light to match the ambient), cut it down and fastened it to my flash with a sturdy rubber band. This is basically an industrial-strength, warm-light version of the old index card trick.
But I wanted a broad flash that would cover the frame, so I needed the top to fan out. I ran down to the coffee shop and got a few wooden coffee stirrers. I cut them to match the notebook and fastened them to each end with clips.
It looks silly, but worked marvelously.
[tags]diy, howto, flash, photography, strobist, nikon, sb-600[/tags]
A rather thorough article on imminent launch of one of the new Sony Alpha cameras can be read over at Photoclub Alpha:
THE appearance of press-release resolution (14Mb) images of the new Alpha – un-named but thought to be the Alpha 200 or 300 because of the product code earlier assigned to shots of prototypes at PMA – combines with reports on various forums from European Sony executives visiting Japan to suggest that the launch announcement for the new model and a range of full-frame lenses is imminent. Read more . . . .
[tags]sony, alpha, a100, a10, a1, dslr, lens, lineup, launch, news, rumors, release, announcement[/tags]
Originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs.
Shot with Nikon D2xs; 2s; f/5.3; 17mm focal length; ISO 100; Photoshop CS3.