Though the Olympus PEN E-P2has been available for quite some time now, we’ve finally got our hands on it for review. As an Olympus user, the purpose of this field review will be to provide readers with a different perspective on the camera based upon being an Olympus shooter, as I have an E-510. So, …
Canon showed off at its expo two new zoom lenses that are as different as night and day. On one side, the 70-300mm F4-5.6 L IS zoom lens offers a range of high-powered telephoto reach with a seemingly excellent image stabilization system. On the other side, the 8-15mm F4 L fisheye zoom lens offers a wide to really-super-ultra-wide angle, accomplishing some impressive optical gymnastics in the process. I spent some time with both lenses, and I was impressed (and at one point, amazed) by what I saw.
Today at Canon Expo 2010, I got hands-on time with the new 400mm F/2.8 L IS USM II and 300mm F/2.8 L IS USM II. Though we weren’t allowed to put cards into the cameras, the image quality and features of the lenses will make them the envy of every photographer out there that would require these focal lengths.
This posting is literally just a huge dump of photos from Canon EXPO. Check them out after the jump.
Samsung just announced the HMX-T10, a new HD-capable camcorder. It’s small, smooth, stylish, and sports a slightly slanted lens that Samsung claims lets users “enjoy their recording experience without any discomfort to their arm or wrist.” It can record 1920 x 1080 video at 60 interpolated frames per second and features a 10X optical zoom lens, an SD/SDHC card slot, and a 2.7-inch touchscreen. It will retail for $299 when it ships late this month. Read the full press release after the jump.
Though it is surely not a new camera, the Panasonic GF-1has finally arrived on my doorstep for review. This review should’ve taken place a year ago when I was still at Photography Bay, but complications in shipping prevented it from happening. Now that the camera is finally in my hands, let’s drive deep in! Right before doing that though, I’d like all users interested in reading this posting to also please check out my posting at Digital Camera Review about how to use these cameras like a pro.
Today, Sony announced two new MP4 camcorders, the MHS-TS20 and MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch cameras. Both can capture 1920×1080 HD MP4 video and 12.8 MP on 8GB or 4BG of internal memory respectively. The included software enables users to easily upload videos and photos to all of the popular sites; Facebook, flickr, and Youtube, among others. The TS20 and TS10 are available for $200 and $180 respectively. Press release is after the jump.
Both the Canon S95 and the Panasonic LX-5 are available for purchase now at Amazon and readers may perhaps be confused as to which one to get. Though we do not have image quality comparisons to show (and we’ve only handled the S95) we can compare and contrast specs.
Today, Zeiss announced their new 35mm F/1.4 Distagon lens for Canon and Nikon mounts. The new lens features a minimum aperture of f/16, 11 elements in 9 groups, and a focusing range of approximately one foot to infinity. Press release is after the jump.
Even the best photographer could never use Jedi Mind tricks on light. A photographer that cannot deal with the absence of light is lost. That’s why we have tools to help us. The Gary Fong Pufferis a great tool. If all else fails, or if you need a more compact flash diffuser, it is there. The light that comes from your pop up flash can be strong, but with proper use the Gary Fong Puffer, somewhat supple light can be made.