Archive for December, 2005

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Firmware Update V1.02 for Casio EX-Z750

The new firmware version 1.02 for the Exilim Zoom EX-Z750 is now available at Casio Website. The firmware will add old photo scene “Revive Shot” to snapshot BEST SHOT scenes.

Casio exz750

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Nikon D200 – Preview at Let’s Go Digital

Dennis Hissink has written a preview of Nikon D200 and writes

“Operating the Nikon D200 is like having a smaller version of the Nikon D2X in your hands. The total operation of the D200 is inherited from the already famous Nikon D2x D-SLR. It is not only the look and feel of the body that makes you think “I am a PRO..”, entering the D200′s menu is giving you access to more than 40 custom settings. It took me quite some time to go through each setting, one after another. Compared to the Nikon D100 it is not just a simple follow-up, it is a complete evolutionary new generation that is presented by the Nikon D200. The large 2.5-inch LCD display offers a high resolution and is giving a perfect view on the images you have shot. The new display provides an ultra-wide 170° viewing angle from all directions. I had to try that out in the sun and yes also in sunny weather this LCD is rich in detail. Captured images can be blown up to 400%. This is handy and perfect for making sure that the captured moment is indeed the moment you wanted to hold onto forever. The magnifying function is perfect for checking the fine details.”

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II VS 50mm F/1.4 VS 50mm F/1.0L

Charles Kozierok has posted an interesting thread at FredMiranda comparing the Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II with Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM and Canon EF 50mm F/1.0 L

Crop comparison, near the center-bottom

Canon 50mm test_cropcomparison

Bokeh comparison

Canon 50mm Bokeh test_cropcomparison
Please click on the images above to enlarge

He writes:

“#1. The 50/1.8 II has much more DOF than the other two lenses at the same aperture. This probably helps with its reputation as being very sharp for its size and cost. Overall it held up VERY well compared to its more expensive brethren.

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