Holy optical engineering Batman, the Olympus SP-570 UZ has got a 20x optical zoom (26-520mm equivalent on a 35mm camera) in a semi-compact package. For all the details, check out the press release below. [Read more…]
SECAUCUS, N.J. (January 22, 2008) – Panasonic today introduced its newest LUMIX digital camera, the DMC-LS80, which features advanced, yet easy-to-use settings that help even the entry-level digital photographer take great photos. Encased in a compact design and powered by AA batteries, the LS80 offers convenience and increased usability. With a newly developed LUMIX DC VARIO lens system, 3x optical zoom and 8.1-megapixel high resolution, the LS80 is feature-rich and user-friendly digital camera, all at an affordable price. [Read more…]
Rumored sample images appeared today in the forums. See this post on DPReview.com. Here are some thumbnails of the leaked samples, click on each image for the original file that I’ve mirrored for you (Careful though, it’s a 14.5 MP file):
Stay tuned to the latest info on the Pentax K20D on this page.
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. . . overall, unless you are a professional photographer needing massive file sizes or even swifter image capture, the Nikon D300 could well be all the DSLR you’ll ever need.
Get more reviews, news and resources for the Nikon D300 on this page.
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There will be no Canon 5D replacement at PMA. While this is still a rumor, it comes from a reliable source that has been spot on with Canon announcements in the past. He called the Canon 40D prior to its release and the Canon Rebel XTi prior to its release, along with a summary/suggestion of the specs. With that in mind, I think looking toward Photokina this fall for a 5D replacement will be our best hope. (Source)
That said, I still feel pretty good about banking on a replacement to the Canon Rebel XTi (the 450D) for PMA.
I will keep following the Canon 5D Mark II rumors until it is released; however, unless the tide turns the other way, don’t expect too many more updates in the next week or so on this camera. You can follow the latest Canon 5D Mark II rumors on this post, which I constantly update.
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In the same fashion as the prior post on the Pentax K20D and K200D, Let’s Go Digital has a spec page up for the Nikon D60, which is not fully completed, but indicates that the camera will be slotted with 10.2MP. If the Nikon D60 is news to you, check out this page.
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Does Let’s Go Digital have the scoop on the Pentax K20D and K200D specs? I don’t know, but they’ve got spec pages up that don’t have a public link-through yet. Here’s the important stuff:
- Resolution 15.10 Mpixel
- Maximum resolution 4672×3120
- Minimum resolution 1824×1216
- Sensor size 23.4×15.6mm
- Sensor type CMOS
- ISO ratings auto, 100 – 6400
- Sequence (fps) 3
- Video function No
- LCD size 2.7-inch
- LCD resolution (pixels) 230,000
- Weight 715g.
- Sizes (mm) 141.5x101x70
- Resolution 10.75 Mpixel
- Maximum resolution 3872×2592
- Minimum resolution 2400×1600
- Sensor size 23.5×15.7mm
- Sensor type CCD
- ISO ratings aut0, 100-1600
- Minimum shutter (sec) Bulb+30
- Maximum shutter (sec) 1/4000
- Sequence (fps) 2.8
- LCD size 2.7-inch
- LCD resolution (pixels) 230,000
- 4x AA
- Weight 630g.
- Sizes (mm) 133.5x95x74
Thanks to forum poster kukitos over at DP Review forums for the creative effort and find. Click the link for a description of the links on Let’s Go Digital. I’ve pulled them up myself and can tell you that they exist as of 7:30 a.m.
Follow the latest on the Pentax K20D and K200D on this post.
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The DIY Ringflash (as opposed to the $910 Bowens Ringflash) is really creating a stir on the internet nowadays. I’m officially on the band wagon now. I invested about $5.00 on a trip to Wal-Mart the other night for a disposable casserole pan, 1 yard of white fabric and a plastic measuring cup. After about an hour or so of tinkering around while my wife watched Flip That House, I had a pretty effective little ringflash. It was inspired by Tanya Shields’ cheap DIY ringflash that I read about on Strobist last week.
If you’ll click on the photos, you can see my notes that I placed on them via Flickr.
I can’t say that there’s really anything unique about my setup; however, here’s the details:
- (1) quart-sized utility cup
- (1) casserole disposable aluminum pan
- (1) small sheet of white fabric
- (1) roll of black tape
- (1) scrap of cardboard from an envelope from MyPhotopipe.com
- trace the bottom of the cup onto the pan
- cut a hole in the middle of the pan along your outline
- fit the cup in the hole an mark where to cut the bottom out
- cut the bottom of the cup out at your mark
- trace the end of your speedlight along the side of the pan
- cut along your traced outline
- wrap a piece of cardboard around the end of your speed light and secure it with tape (make sure you can get your flash in and out)
- insert your flash with cardboard into the cutout on the side of the pan
- secure the cardboard in the pan with tape
- spray paint the exterior of the cup with flat white paint (this helps bounce the light around)
- secure the cup (now a tube) into the pan with tape
- mark the fabric on the lip of the cup
- cut a hole in the fabric just smaller than the size of the cup’s opening
- secure the fabric on the inside of the cup’s opening with tape
- trim the fabric along the exterior of the pan (I also cut into the overlapped portions to keep it from bunching up when I tried to lay it down)
- lay fabric down along the edges and secure with tape
- insert your gear and go take some test shots
If you’re into this kind of stuff, consider these other DIY rightlight resources: