Originally uploaded by gillespinault.
Shot with Ricoh Caplio GX100. 1/320s @ f/6.5; ISO 80 and flash. Read the review of the GX100 at DPReview.com.
[tags]photo of the day, photo, pic, shadows, lighting, composition, ricoh, caplio, gx100[/tags]
Originally uploaded by hawridger.
Here’s a shot I took with my Canon Rebel XT and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 at the NORBA Showdown at Sugar on Sunday, June 29, 2007. This is Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (aka, JHK) of Subaru-Gary Fisher) at the front of the pack. He went on to win this short track cross-country race with a killer final descent pass after Todd Wells attacked on the climb. If you’re interested, you can get the whole scoop on Velonews.
If you haven’t guessed already, I really dig cycling. So, give me a camera and a bike race and I’m in heaven. This is my second year spectating/shooting at the NORBA Showdown at Sugar. While I caught the pros this year, there was a lot more racing and wrecking going on last year when I attended on Saturday.
For me, cycling is a great spectator sport because of the access opportunities that you get. I generally can’t go up to guys at, say, a pro football game and shoot the breeze with them after a quarter. With cycling, be it road, mountain , downhill or whatever, I can usually get a pro rider to spare a few seconds to pose for some pictures or an autograph. Similarly, the course is extremely spectator/photographer-friendly. I’ve really got my choice of where to shoot from at most venues.
[tags]photos, cycling, mountain biking, jhk, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, gary fisher, subaru, climbing, canon, sigma, 70-200[/tags]
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.
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]
Somehow I missed this:
As of December 2006, Nikon had a 47% share of the Japanese DSLR market compared to Canon’s 35%.
[tags] nikon, canon, dslr, digital cameras, photography, market share[/tags]
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
Launch date: August 23rd””
Join in on the rumor mill with the usual suspects on DPReview.com.
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]
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]
Thomas Hawk gives some good pointers today on what to do when your memory card craps out on you. The end result? Your photos are not lost. You can get them back. Read on for how. . .
[tags]memory card, failure, crash, data, cf, sd, lost, erased, thomas hawk[/tags]
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.
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.
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.
[tags]canon, 40d, eos, nikon, d3, d3h, d3x, dslr, camera, digital, news, rumors, announcement, release, price[/tags]
I’m going to echo one of Thomas Hawk’s recent posts about Ontario photographer, Joey Lawrence.
[tags]photographers, thomas hawk, joey lawrence, blog, fine art[/tags]