While everyone was busy having fun at the tweetup, I was stuck writing you this posting about just how awesome the Spyder Lenscal is and uploading videos to a server. So here, while you weren’t at Photo Plus Expo 2010, I was able to check out the product and saw just how off one of my lenses was.
Pentax is showing off production samples of the 645D and K-5. I was able to get a brief hands on with the products and samples images. Hands-on review will be coming but here are the samples.
When Canon finally came out and announced the 7D SV, photographers with special niche needs looked at it with interest. We were able to get photos of the menu shortly after that and here at Photo Plus Expo 2010 we got personal fondling time with the camera. Chuck Westfall and other PR reps gave me a quick tour.
In my meeting with Olympus, I got to get my hands very quickly on a special edition infrared EP1 that will be sold as a special set. Here are a couple of quick samples. We’ve requested a review unit, and it will be coming soon.
An overcast day in midtown let me put the S95’s mid-level sensitivity and high-speed shooting through its paces. The camera performs much better under clouds than under the sun. The less intense and more neutral lighting lets the S95 metering more accurately and produce a better exposure produce a more accurate exposure.
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The Canon S95Field Review is currently in the process of being published, but RAW Photo support through Adobe Lightroom has only recently happened. In the rest of the Field Review, you will read about Will Greenwald being frustrated with the RAW image samples not being supported and therefore shooting JPEGS. The reason why is because he wrote the review about a week ago from my writing this posting. Why can’t he update it? Will has left The Phoblographer to join the ranks of PCMag.com. As such, here are some before editing and after editing samples of the Canon S95’s raw images.
After an afternoon of shooting the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, Times Square, and Bryant Park, I discovered some of the most notable issues with the S95’s picture quality: extensive halos and noise. If you do any shooting outside or near fluorescent light sources, you’ll see purple and green fringes along contrasting lines between light and dark objects. If you shoot above ISO 100, you’ll notice significant grain, especially in darker, gray objects.
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