Archive for October, 2005

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM – Review by The Digital Picture

The Digital Picture reviewed Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM and commented:

” The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens’ color and contrast are excellent. The rectangular baffle (above) over the rear of the lens is purposed to increase contrast and reduce flare/ghosting. CA (Chromatic Aberration) is well controlled with some CA visible at 24mm in very harsh contrast situations – mostly at full-frame edges.

Eight circular aperture blades provide excellent quality defocused image quality (bokeh – foreground/background blur). While f/4 in this focal length range is not the best at creating diffusely blurred backgrounds, close subjects at 105mm can have pleasingly defocused backgrounds.

Canon’s latest generation Image Stabilizer (IS) provides an additional 3-stops of handholdability in the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens. This is definitely my favorite feature of the 24-105 L. The 24-105 L’s IS is very quiet and very well behaved (does not jump when starting, …). IS does not stop subject motion blur, but it is excellent for stopping camera shake. IS allows use of narrower aperture settings to increase DOF (Depth of Field) in handheld shots with non-moving subjects (landscapes, sculptures, art …). IS allows use of longer shutter speeds to create motion blurs – such as moving water. “

IR Photography with Nikon D70

Do you have Nikon D70(s) ?
Do you want to take those surreal photos with your camera and an Infra Red filter just like the image below ?

IR Photography with Nikon D70

Then this IR Photography with Nikon D70 tutorial is a must read for you…

DSLR Tutorial Website by Canon

Canon has launched a new website for DSLR photographers to learn to use their DSLR camera. The website has five parts covering almost everything about the very basic of digital photography.

Canon Photography Site

1. About the DSLR Camera
2. Ways to Shoot
3. Quick and Easy Great Shot
4. Using Camera Features
5. Printing Photos

You will need a flash plugin installed to be able to access the website

Mobile Postcard Service by Kodak

Kodak has just launched a Mobile Service Postcard Application where users can send their photos taken with the cameraphone and make them into postcards which then can be sent to any address in the US.

Postcards can be sent on the Verizon Wireless network using the Motorola V710, V260, V265, V276; Kyocera KX2; and the Audiovox CDM-8940.

Via: WirelessWeek

Tuscan Landscapes Gallery by Michele Berti

This gallery is simply breathtaking and it’s surely inspiring. The colors are brilliant with superb compositioning.. Highy Recommended.

Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX Test with Nikon D2H

Sample photos of Sigma 10-20mm with Nikon D2H have just been posted at Pbase Gallery:

- Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX @ 20mm, 1/80s, f/5.6 (original size)
- Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX @ 10mm, 1/250s, f/8 (original size)
- Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX @ 10mm, 1/160s, f/6 (original size)
- Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX @ 20mm, 1/80s, f/10 (original size)

See Through Lens Filter

Kaya Special Optics, Inc. is introducing a newly developed product called the “Infrared See-Through Filter PF. PF is a special optical device that helps to visually penetrate an object’s surface in order to view whatever lies below. The manufacturers claim that the Infrared See-Through Filter PF can’t totally penetrate all surfaces but it can provide a high degree of “see-through”.


Here’s how it works…

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Visions of Science 2005 Award Winners

Vision of Science has announced its 2005 competition winners.

Visions of Science itself is a photographic awards scheme organised by Novartis Pharmaceuticals to encourage ongoing discussion about science.

Here’s the 1st prize winner shot by Jim Greenfield which was photographed at a depth of 10 metres off Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, in 2003 with Nikon F90x, 105mm macro lens, and two flashguns

vision_science winner
Shrimp cleaning the teeth of a lizard fish

Check out other winners here

Download Free Google Picasa

Google Picasa is a photo software for any digital photographers to find, edit, and share all the pictures on PC. Some great features including:

Find the pictures you forgot you had.
Picasa organises your entire collection while you watch, scanning the images on your computer and automatically sorting them by date.


Password-protect collections.
Have photos you want to keep to yourself? You can add passwords to any of your Picasa collections (this does not affect which pictures you and others can see on your computer’s hard drive).

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Discount Online Printing from Photoworks

Photoworks, an online printing service based in Seatle – WA, has just announced their new discount prices on 4×6 and 3.5×5 digital prints for a low price of 15 cents apiece through December 31st.

What you need to do is enter this coupon code at checkout C375-38-5103-31


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