Canon 40D Leaked Photos . . . . Finally!

Everybody and their brother is reporting on these latest images that look like true studio shots of the Canon 40D that originated over at slrclub. They’re no longer up over there, but it looks like there’s a few million of these floating around on the web now.

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Keep up with the latest developments on the Canon 40D on this page!

[tags]canon, 40d, eos, dslr, news, rumors, release, august, 20, 23, 25, announcement, features, price[/tags]

Canon 40D, Nikon D3 and Nikon D300 Rumors version 3.0

Here’s some 4th-hand information that was originally in spanish:

“From the same Spanish reliable source (Rafa Irusta Blog site: En busca de la Luz) that did revealed the specs of the 400D and the MkIII before get the official announcement (and match them !!), here are the specs:

*No weather sealing*
1.6x – 10 MP Self cleaning sensor
3 inch LCD with LiveView
Formats JPG, RAW and sRAW
ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1/3
Shooting speed 6.25 fps
Buffer 75 JPG or 17 RAW

DIGIC3
Launch date: August 23rd””

Join in on the rumor mill with the usual suspects on DPReview.com.

Chasseur d’Images says readers will be reading about the Nikon D300 and Canon 40D side-by-side in September. (via -you guessed it- DPReview.com forums)

Is Canon really scheduled to make press releases on August 20th?

More word of a Nikon D3 release SOON:

This isn’t official but I’m pretty certain there’s a fair bit of truth in this: Today my husband spoke to his relative who works for Nikon and they’ve apparently been sent information regarding a new camera (Nikon D3 – somewhere in the range of 18-22 mega-pixels) & new lenses all of which will be announced on 25th August. I’m not certain if he mentioned a full-frame sensor or if it’s going to be a 1.1 crop (my attention span on the phone is pretty bad!) Whatever the case, I hope they stick to this date for the announcement & don’t put it off for too much longer…

Maybe I should plan for some vacation time from the factory – there’s gonna be a lot of blogging to do this month if these rumors are legit.

Come on Canon and Nikon . . . I’m running out of creative names for these posts.

[tags]canon, eos, 40d, nikon, d3, d3x, d3h, d300, dslr, rumor, release, announcement, august, features, digic, 3, iii[/tags]

Make People Look Thinner

Your subjects will appreciate you taking the time to read and put into practice these nine pointers from Sublime Light:

If you take enough photos of people, eventually you’ll photograph someone who is either a little heavier or thinks that they are. This is especially true for those of us in the U.S., where obesity rates are sky high. The good news for you is that there are a few tricks you can add to your bag to help make your subject look thinner. You’ll get the photo, your subject will be happy with it, and everyone wins.  (Read on for the specific pointers. . . .)

[tags]photography, portraits, howto, how to, diy, learn, fat, thin, thinner, skinny, digital, camera, lighting[/tags]

Nikon and Canon Reps Galore

As the summer goes on, it seems that more and more people have talked to a Nikon or Canon “rep” or perhaps someone else that they “know” in either company. Based on these conversations, several individuals around the web have “confirmed” that the next big thing from both manufacturers is coming . . . soon.

For instance, just yesterday in the Nikon forums over on flickr, spincycle gave his first-hand account of an encounter with a Nikon engineer:

in a conversation with a Nikon engineer at an event one week ago, I was told that there would be a new pro-level DSLR released ‘within a month or two’.

I asked him “D3?” “yes.”
I asked him “full frame?” “yes.”

Then he said: “in a couple months, Canon won’t even know what it them.”

Yes, it’s hearsay….but given the persistent info from the consistently reliable “jeff_c” on DPReview and the comments from this guy last week, I’d say that we’re about to see at least one pro camera with crop, full frame with crop mode or full frame, probably upward of 16-20mp, and a huge modular viewfinder.

I did NOT get the impression that we’d see a D3H right away, or that dramatically new sensor tech would be involved, although that may well be wrong.

Likewise, Seaside Photographer recently got the lowdown on the Canon 40D from a Canon rep:

I spoke to the Canon rep, when he was visiting my local camera shop, the other day… he told me that the 40D is due to come out in the next month, using the same sensor as the XTi and the Mark III… and the price of the 30D will be dropping $200.00 … I’m seriously considering the 40D…. more fps and other advantages..

Do people really get this info from “reps”? Do reps really “know” what’s going on? Anybody else out there seen or heard from a rep that has the scoop? Let us know; comment below.

You can find the latest and greatest on the Nikon D3 here and the Canon 40D here.

[tags]canon, 40d, eos, nikon, d3, d3h, d3x, dslr, camera, digital, news, rumors, announcement, release, price[/tags]

The Photography of Joey Lawrence

I’m going to echo one of Thomas Hawk’s recent posts about Ontario photographer, Joey Lawrence.

You can visit Joey’s site here. His blog is here (where I found out about the YouTube video above). He’s now in my Favorite Photographers links as well as my Blogroll.

[tags]photographers, thomas hawk, joey lawrence, blog, fine art[/tags]

New Sigma HSM lenses for Nikon (17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM and 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC Macro HSM)

New HSM lenses for Nikon (17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM and 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC Macro HSM)

HSM has now been added to the Nikon mount 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM and 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO HSM, allowing autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (inculding the D40 and D40x).

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM for Nikon and 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO HSM for Nikon.

Large aperture standard zoom lens designed specially for digital SLR cameras.

17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM for Nikon

The HSM system has been incorporated into this large aperture standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras. This lens is capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D40x) and has a minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”) and maximum magnification of 1:2.3 enabling close-up photography. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and Aspherical lens allows a compact construction and high optical performance.

Large aperture zoom lens designed specially for use with digital SLR cameras with a minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”).

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18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO HSM for Nikon

The HSM systme has been incorporated into this large aperture standard zoom 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO. This lens is capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras ( inculding the D40 and D40x). Aspherical lens, SLD lens and ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) provide high picture quality throughout the entire zoom range. Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Layer Coating and lens power layout provide high picture quality throughout the entire zoom range.

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Sigma 18-50mm and 55-200mm HSM Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

PRESS RELEASE:

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of new HSM lenses for Nikon. The Incorporation of the HSM enables these lenses to autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D40x)

18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC HSM for Nikon

18-50mm f3.5-5.6 DC HSM

The HSM is incorporated into the compact standard zoom lens 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC giving this lens the capability to auto focus with all Nikon DSLR cameras(including the D40 and D40x). An aspherical lens and Super Multi Layer Coatings are used to achieve excellent lens performance and High image quality throughout the entire zoom range.

*Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
SPECIFICATIONS
*Lens Construction:8 Elements 8 Groups *Angle of View:76.5-31.7 degrees *Number of Diagram Blades:7 Blades *Minimum Aperture (W):F22 *Minimum Focusing Distance:25cm (9.8″) *Maximum Magnification:1:3.5 *Filter Size:58mm *Lens Hood:Bayonet Type *Dimensions:69.6mm(2.7″) x 60mm(2.4″) *Weight:250g (8.8 oz) *Barcode No.0085126-551551

55-200mm F4-5.6 DC HSM for Nikon

55-200mm F4-5.6 DC HSM

This compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC incorporates the HSM system, making it capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras(including the D40 and D40x). This compact telephoto zoom lens is suitable for field work. Super Multi Layer Coating and lens power layout provide high picture quality throughout the entire zoom range.

*Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
THE SPECIFICATIONS
*Lens Construction:12 Elements 9 Groups *Angle of View:28.9-8.1 degrees *Number of Diagram Blades:8 Blades *Minimum Aperture (W):F22 *Minimum Focusing Distance:110cm (43.3″) *Maximum Magnification:1:4.5 *Filter Size:55mm *Lens Hood:Bayonet Type *Dimensions:71mm(2.8″) x 84.6mm(3.3″) *Weight:310g (10.9 oz) *Barcode No.0085126-685553

[tags]nikon, dslr, d40, d40x, sigma, hsm, af, autofocus[/tags]