A comment came into the blog recently asking about using the EPL-1 as a backup to a Canon 40D. What’s so interesting about this is that no professionals have ever asked me advice on using the camera as a backup of any sort. So with that, let’s explore some small cameras for professional photographers.
During the course of time that I’ve been a photographer, I’ve blogged about the 50mm lens and just how incredibly useful it is. Overtime though, the 85mm F1.8 for Canon has steadily become my go to lens for many situations. Not only is it sharp, delivers wonderful color and very useful, but it gives a different perspective on the things you photograph.
Father’s Day is coming up soon and you’re probably still searching around for a great gift for Dad. If your father is a photographer or loves to take pictures, here are some things to get him without breaking the bank.
Reader letters have been coming in en masse asking which Canon DSLR cameras to get. Many people want to go with two 5D Mk II’s but also like the 7D. After some judging of needs, I usually convince readers that the 5D MK II and 7D compliment each other very well and that instead you should probably get one of each.
Recently, myself and Geek.com editor Sal Cangeloso were invited to the Leica Boutique opening at Willoughbee’s in NYC. There I got to have hands-on time with the S2, but this time with a flash and a 75mm lens attached to it. Additionally, the new 35mm F1.4 lens was fondled on the M9.
The problem that many users complain about with the Canon 5D Mk II is the autofocus abilities in low-light. These users claim it to be very poor and the clamors have forced Canon to revamp the focusing system as is seen in the 1D Mk IV and 7D. The other night here in New York City, there was a giant Lightsaber battle in Christie Park, put on by NewMindSpace. The situation called for extremely low light, extremely fast-moving subjects, and a dead flash that could not assist with focusing. So how did it hold up?
The Canon G11 review is over. As is standard with point-and-shoots on this website, less time is spent with them than higher end cameras. However, that doesn’t mean that the G11 is terrible. Not at all. In fact, it’s really quite a lovely camera that I may be picking up for myself.
Remember that event I shot with the Leica M9 and 35mm F2.5 Summarit and then how I stated that it was easiest for me to just convert the files to black and white because of the high ISO? Well I was bored one night and felt like editing some photos in Lightroom 3 Beta to hone my editing skills. The files from that event were chosen and edited. Originally, I had stated that the M9 files are not as versatile as the Canon 5D Mk II’s. While that statement still stands, the files are versatile enough to the point where some editing was able to save them to be published in color. The gallery and findings are after the jump.
There are a couple of cameras that the G11 is in very tight competition with. Two of those are the Panasonic LX-3/Leica D-LUX 4, the Olympus EPL-1. After spending large amounts of time with each of those cameras, certain conclusions can be drawn about which one is, “the best.”
The Canon G11 has helped me in my new personal project to hone my skills better: composition by color. The design and feel of the camera helps with this greatly. It tested it upon a visit to the Museum of New York to really see how I could turn everyday normal things into something that makes interesting photos.