Archive for September, 2005

Canon 17-40 F/4L VS Canon 24-105 f/4L IS VS Canon 24-70 F/2.8L Photo Samples

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

WSlam has just posted his comparison shots from Canon 17-40mm F/4L, Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L and the new Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS at his website. Here’s his comment about the test:

“Due to poor weather here in Hong Kong, I had to take these indoor. The camera (EOS20D) was mounted on a tripod. White Balance was obtained from a grey card and applied during RAW conversion. All photos were shot in RAW, connverted into unsharpened JPG then resized and sharpened in PhotoShop CS2 (Smart Sharpen 80, 0.8, Lens Blur). Everything was done in batch, so all the files received the same ‘treatment’. Full Size (zipped) are unsharpened. Focus point is on the dog’s right eye (the one on the left).”


Sigma 28-105mm F2.8-4 DG

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Sigma 28-105mm

A large aperture standard zoom lens that covers wide-angle to telephoto and is ideal for full-frame digital SLR cameras

* New and most effective coating used for minimizing flare and ghost.
* This standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 28mm to 105mm and allows a large aperture of F2.8 at the 28mm focal length.
* The use of aspherical lens reduces various aberrations and improves optical performance.


Download Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro firmware v2.18

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

The firmware (Ver.2.16 to Ver.2.18 ) update incorporates the following issues.
* Updates for the setting of the sharpness for JPEG images on the PC control mode.

The firmware (Ver.2.12 to Ver.2.16 ) update incorporates the following issues.
* Updates for compatibility of Nikon flash units.
* Updates for custom white balance function and exposure control function on the PC control mode.

Download Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro firmware v2.18
Don’t forget to read their Licence Agreement here

Canon 10-22mm VS Sigma 10-20mm Sample Photos

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Canon 10-22mm vs Sigma 10-20mm

Some sample shots from Canon 10-22mm and Sigma 10-20mm with 100% crop have just been posted by Dougal in Canada.

Here’s what Dougal says about his test:

“My test limits the Canon to 20mm and F-stops identical to those of the Sigma. For simplicity I’ll only provide wide open (obviously the Canon is stepped down a little) results.

I used two scenes for each of the two focal lengths. Draw what ever conclusions you wish…

All images were processed in CaptureOne with no sharpening and Identical exposure and white balance settings. ISO setting for all shots was ISO100, F4 (10mm) shots were shot at 1/800s and F5.6 (20mm) shots at 1/400s. A cable release was also use to operate the shutter.”


Canon Pixma iP8500 VS Epson Stylus Photo R800 VS HP Photosmart 8250

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Canon Pixma iP8500

Canon Pixma iP8500

The PIXMA™ iP8500 Photo Printer features the Canon 8-color ChromaPLUS ink system for richer, more true-to-life color reproduction that will satisfy even the most demanding photographer. Its addition of red and green ink tanks expands the color spectrum to a level achieved only by professional printers and the difference is vividly clear. Plus, Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a high-performance print head with an amazing 6,144 nozzles, ejecting precise, consistent droplets as small as 2 picoliters. The result? Richer images with improved brilliancy rivaling that of positive film. Your images will come to life as never before.


Astronomy Photo Gallery by Reim58

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Really amazing photographs of Deep Sky Objects..
Must see if you are into Astrophotography


Lexar Professional LockTight CompactFlash

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Photographers working in highly sensitive and vulnerable areas who require added security can leverage the LockTight system for card level security designed to limit unauthorized access to data and material stored on the card.


New 7.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor from Samsung

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Samsung made a announcement today about their new 7.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that, they claim, will offer the same quality as CCD sensors while using less power which will lead to longer battery life. Samsung claims that their new CMOS sensor will operate at a power level of less than 10 percent of a comparable CCD sensor, making it very suitable for use in cameraphones and small digital cameras

Recently, we have increasing number of digital camera manufacturers are moving over to CMOS sensors from the more conventional CCD chips as the technology continues to improve, but CMOS sensors are more prone to picking up electronic noise than CCDs

Download Free FaceFilter 1.0.2903.2 Software

Monday, September 19th, 2005

FaceFilter enables you to enhance, repair, and adjust facial images. Simple but powerful adjustment lets you control all aspects of your subject’s facial image, providing just the enhancement your picture needs, from a subtle to a full makeover. This program is great for professional photo labs and home users alike. Import your image, apply a template from the library to alter the expression, change the position and size of facial features, or adjust the face width and proportion. To customize further you can manually adjust 10 selectable facial regions. Adjustment includes moving, rotating, and resizing individual features.

Version 1.0.2903.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


Face Filter

Publisher: Reallusion
System Requirements:
CPU: Pentium II 350 MHz (Pentium II 500 MHz or Higher Recommended)
Memory: 64 MB RAM (128 MB or Higher Recommended)
HDD Space: 300 MB Hard Disk (or Higher Recommended)
Display Resolution: High Color(16-bit) or True Color (32-bit)
OS: Windows XP/ME/2000/98/NT
File size: 6.71MB

Download FaceFilter 1.0.2903.2 now

Download Free Picajet FX Photo Software

Monday, September 19th, 2005 has just released their Picajet FX photo software. The software offers direct import from your camera, image sharing via e-mail or Web gallery, automatic photo enhancement, personal ratings and categories, as well as printing features. The photo organizer allows you to view your images by rating, keyword, date, or timeline and you can categorize your images by simple drag and drop.