New tele-zoom are in view

Amateurs of sports photography and wildlife photography are generally well aware that the Holy Grail of lenses seems to be a (relatively) light tele-zoom lens of 100-400mm range and an aperture under f/5.6. This set of features allows a lot of versatility (tele range with the ability to quickly and easily change the frame) and… Read More

Canon at the Olympic Games

The current rumour is that top hats from Canon Japan are currently travelling to China to support the imminent launch of one or two new SLR cameras for the brand. It would be the replacement for the Canon EOS 5D (the most repeated name is now Canon EOS 7D, but who knows) and the successor… Read More

Price of the Full Frame SLR

With the arrival of several Full Frame SLRs on the market, people start wondering what they should buy or what they should wait. Actually, we can expect to see very real price differences, so I thought it would be good to make a summary for us: SLR Price(body only) Comment Canon EOS 5D <$1900<1600€ On… Read More

The other Full Frames

After the thunder of the Nikon D700 launch (which lasted several days), it is interesting to see that the Internet users are actually rushing for information about the other offers of digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras in Full Frame format forecasted for the enxt few months: Nikon D3x because Nikon is not yet out… Read More

Why go Full Frame?

With all this talk about existing Full-Frame photo cameras (Canon EOS 5D, Nikon D3) and about possibly upcoming new ones (Sony Alpha 900, Canon EOS 5D Mk II or some other similar name, etc.) many photographers happy with their existing digital equipment are wondering: “What’s all the fuss about?” And it’s a good question to… Read More

2007: 131 million photo cameras

According to IDC, the sales of photo cameras progressed by 24% in 2007 to 131 million cameras. The global market is in the hands of several companies: Canon: 24.5 millions (18%) Sony: 20.9 millions (16%) Kodak: 12.6 millions (10%) Samsung: 11.7 millions (9%) Nikon: 11.4 mililons (8.4%) Olympus: 11.3 mililons (8.3%) For the SLR market… Read More