Even more pixels: Dresden

We have seen many, but today’s world record is a 26-gigapixel panoramic image of Dresden, Germany. I did not write 26-megapixel. It’s 1000 times what you’d expect from a better-than-high-end digital SLR photo camera. This impressive photo is made of 1,665 individual shots captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II photo camera armed with… Read More

Best shorts

Link love Those are the best links I found recently. I could not write a full post about them, but they are worth visiting: Box.net launches a web-based free word processor (via Download Squad) Histoface: How to hide an image in the histogram of another image Safer Code – Secure Coding In C \ C++… Read More

Sony, Nikon, now what?

After the launch events of this Summer and this Fall (before and during the Köln Photokina), there are two brands leaving important questions open. This is Sony and Nikon. While the two near-friends had us used to seeing them working together around the Sony digital photo sensors, we discovered two very divergent/different announces about 35mm… Read More

Nikon D90, video visit

Digital Rev prepared a video presentation of the new Nikon low-to-middle-range digital SLR camera: Nikon D90. Link to YouTube Here you can see the video recording feature in operation. And a lot of the other fancy features too (fish eye effect!) Note: Video recording is not only a feature for the stratospherically-priced Canon EOS 5D… Read More

Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II

After some interesting comments seen about the age of the current EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS tele-zoom from Canon (for example, in the recent test done by Chasseur d’Images), there is now an active rumour about the arrival of a real replacement. The Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II would no longer be a push-pull design… Read More

Pre-Photokina calendar (photo news)

What can be forecasted of the most important (in my eyes 🙂 ) announces expected before the Photokina fair in Koln. 18 September Nikon lenses: AF-S 50mm/1.4 G – AF-S 85mm/1.4 G – AF-S 70-200mm/2,8 VRII.Nikon new SLR : D800 or D900 (24.6MP Full Frame dSLR camera, with Sony-designed sensor), or Nikon new pro SLR:… Read More

New EOS specs?

According to French electronic magazine EOS Numérique, the next Canon EOS dSLR camera will have the following specs. 24 mega-pixel 24X36/Full Frame CMOS sensor DIGIC IV processor LiveView Video Mode Integrated Cleaning System Full compatibility with Canon EF and EX-series Speedlites Magnesium alloy body New battery, new grip Price: 2600€ Official announcement: 17/09/2008 It seems… Read More

Sony top glass: 70-400mm f/4-5.6 & Carl Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8

Among today’s Sony announces (to go with the new Alpha 900) we find a couple of nice pro lenses that were expected (according to the recent leaks): Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6, to finally offer a great tele-zoom Carl Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8, to have the wide-angle zoom lens that could drive sales of the Sony Alpha 900… Read More