Pro-Quality Digital SLRs
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George Schaub Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

The Canon Digital Rebel series draws on a long tradition of Rebel cameras, going back to the 35mm SLR days, with cameras that were always companionable, easy to use, lightweight, and "simplified" for the general user. That simplification does not mean unsophisticated; to get simple to work there has to be lots of tech in the background. That was true with the Rebel...

George Schaub Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

The decisive moment could be described as the instant when photographer's instinct meets a picture and the shutter is released at the height of that honed perception. The digital decisive moment is now about 5 seconds long. If you happen to see more sports shots of the ball just coming off the bat, or the pass as it just begins to graze the fingertips of a tight end, you...

Joe Farace Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

Technical Specifications

Compatible Lenses: Canon EF, TS-E, and MP-E lenses (except EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.3x
Image Sensor: Single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels: Approx. 10.1 megapixels
Aspect...

Joe Farace Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

The big SLR news for pro shooters so far this year is Canon's launch of the EOS-1D Mark III D-SLR. It uses a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor measuring 28.1x18.7mm that's about the same size as sensors in the EOS-1D Mark II and Mark II N, but has more pixels than the Mark II's 8.2 megapixels and the same focal length conversion factor of 1.3x. The new 10.1-megapixel...

Joe Farace May 01, 2010 3 comments

The new 1D Mark IV is a step up the evolutionary ladder from EOS Erectus, going where all SLRs are heading these days—High-Definition (HD) video capture.

Video aside, in today’s D-SLR world a $5000 16-megapixel camera might not seem like such a big deal, especially when the 18-megapixel EOS 7D, also with video capture, sells for $1699. The 1D...

George Schaub May 01, 2005 0 comments

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About a year ago I called up a stock agency to whom I'd been submitting 35mm and 6x7 slides for years and told them I was considering sending digital files. "Oh, don't worry about that, we scan your slides for you," they kindly replied. No, I told them, I want to start submitting files made...

Joe Farace Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Twenty-one megapixels. Think about it. Once the exclusive domain of those Tiffany-priced medium format digital backs, that same kind of high-end resolution is now possible with a D-SLR, albeit an expensive one. While it has the same $7999 price as its 16.7-megapixel predecessor, Canon's 21-megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark III could hardly be called inexpensive, but to pros who need...

Joe Farace Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

The EXILIM Pro EX-F1 is the second Casio digital camera I've ever tested. I wrote about that first one, the QV-10, for a computer magazine back in 1995 and boy, things have really changed. The Pro EX-F1 marks a departure for the company from its line of stylish point-and-shoot digicams. Instead, it's a capable electronic viewfinder (EVF) digicam that delivers...

Joe Farace Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

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"Why not?"--Dayton Allen

Whenever I get a new digital camera from Fuji I run down to the family room and give it the "remote control...

Joe Farace Jun 01, 2006 0 comments

It was a typical night at PMA. After a short ride in a stretch limo to an undisclosed location, I sat on the floor enjoying puffer fish sashimi and chilled sake with Nikon's Yoshida Shoichiro. That night, the geishas attending us watched nervously as the CEO handed me a prototype of Nikon's 24-megapixel full-frame digital SLR. "This," he told me...

Joe Farace Mar 01, 2004 1 comments

Fashion photography is about control. It wouldn't be unusual for 12 people, in addition to the photographer, to be involved in a studio fashion shoot just to capture a single cover shot. On the runway it's different. You only have one opportunity to catch a photograph of a model...

Joe Farace Jan 11, 2013 Published: Dec 01, 2012 4 comments
Just when you thought the megapixel wars were over—or at least subsided—along comes the Nikon D800 with a whopping 36.3-megapixel (7360x4912) full-frame CMOS sensor. It’s wrapped up in a pro-quality magnesium alloy body that’s sealed and gasketed for dirt and moisture resistance. That rugged body weighs almost 2 lbs and when attached to the 24-120mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR II Nikkor lens (23.6 oz) that I tested, the package tips the scales at 3.46 lbs. It’s big.
George Schaub Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

In a long-awaited unveiling Olympus America has announced that their E-1 Digital SLR will be available in the fourth quarter of this year. The new E-1 is said to be a completely digital solution that is the first to be built without relying on what the company terms "a film/digital...

Joe Farace Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

Fuji's FinePix S100FS (Film Simulation) is an electronic viewfinder digicam that's designed to produce film-like images at the point of capture. How it does it is not all that different than a D-SLR set on Picture Styles or similar, but the S100FS does this with menu items with such magical names as Provia and Velvia, Fujifilm's renowned slide emulsions. Overlooked...

George Schaub Apr 01, 2007 0 comments

The fascination with infrared photography has been around for a long time. In olden days it required loading and unloading film in the dark and even keeping it safe in its canister prior to use, which these days can play havoc when taking it on planes as TSA officials have every right to open the canister for inspection. (Imagine explaining the need to keep the film in its...