Xerox (NYSE: XRX) seems to have a problem with a healthy respect for photographers copyrights. Namely, if you are a student, they want yours.
Here’s the new ad for the Pentax K20D and K200D, which features their weather resistant qualities. Ned Bunnell, President of Pentax Imaging (USA), announced this new ad yesterday on his blog. You can get the full size .PDF from this post.
Read more about these Pentax DSLRs on Photography Bay’s Pentax K20D and K200D page.
Low-light performance was very good, with accurate colours in long exposures (up to 30 seconds) and no apparent noise in exposures up to ISO 800. Colour noise became evident at ISO 3200 but at a relatively low level, although some shadow detail was lost with this setting. Neither of the noise reduction processing settings produced visible image softening but they did provide an obvious reduction in both colour and pattern noise.
For the latest news and reviews of the A350, check out Photography Bay’s Sony A350 page.
Fortunately, a breakthrough allowed Canon to use a larger area on the sensor for each photosite, and the 40D employs the company’s excellent DIGIC III image processor, which does a much better job of handling noise. The practical upshot is that the 40D does achieve higher resolution without a noise penalty.
Get the latest news and reviews on Photography Bay’s Canon 40D page.
Canon retained its #1 spot in Europe for 2007. The increasing competition from Sony, Nikon and Pentax, which is good for all of us photographers, really tightened the group at the top of the food chain though. Will it be enough to dethrone Canon?
We’ll see, but Canon remains the king for now. [Read more…]
Unparalleled ISO performance, a 9 fps full resolution shooting rate, exceptional color and image quality, a superb monitor, robust construction, outstanding build quality and a full frame sensor offering wide angle and depth of field lens performance like a 35mm film camera are some of the attributes that makes Nikon’s latest pro model a must-have for serious Nikon shooters.
Get the latest news and reviews on Photography Bay’s Nikon D3 page.
Pictures from the D60 impress, with a lovely smooth tonality and crisp punchy colours. Contrast is generally good, while the Active D-Lighting quickly takes care of those that need a little help to achieve their best. Exposures are generally good, though occasionally the camera underexposes by a quarter to half a stop, especially if there’s a lot of brightness in the image such as a bright sky.
Get the latest news and reviews on Photography Bay’s Nikon D60 page.
The Pentax K20D is in stock and now shipping (as of 8:00 a.m. ET) from Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama. The K20D is priced at $1299 at all three vendors; however, you can get free shipping with Amazon. These are the only vendors that I shop at online. If you have a preferred place to order from, then it’s probably in stock there as well. However, I can personally recommend the buying experience from each of these trusted vendors.
To learn more about the K20D, check out Photography Bay’s Pentax K20D page.
Do you to add GPS to your DSLR and save some serious cash along the way? Consider Rick Wargo’s Nikon D200 DIY GPS unit.
I’ve had it for quite a while and love it: a new and improved of my original GPS design for my D200. This time it’s smaller, practical and easy; just mount it on the flash shoe, plug it in to the 10-pin connector and turn it on! Within no time at all GPS coordinates will be flowing into the camera.
Cool stuff Rick! Thanks for teaching the rest of us something useful.