ISO 12233 chart, flare, distortion and vignetting test results along with measurements & specifications have been added to the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
Note that the Canon EOS M
shares the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D
imaging system. This includes the slightly sharper images output at our standard ISO 12233 test sharpness setting of "1" (with the Neutral Picture Style). The difference in sharpness is about the equivalence of a +1 sharpness setting.
As you have already guessed, I'm trying to decide if the EOS-M-tested lenses should be processed at Sharpness = 0 to be more equally represented with the rest of the lens tests - or if the standard setting should be adhered to.
All that said, I think that the Canon EF-M 18-55 is the lens that most people wanting a compact EOS M setup should be considering right now.
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: Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging workflow North White Plains, NY – December 4, 2012
– X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of December 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers.
Three free webinars this month are sure to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
“X-Rite is dedicated to teaching photographers and videographers how to effectively take control of their color management and digital imaging workflows,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “This month’s webinars will focus on professional color management applications for video as well as still photography and are designed to provide the expert advice and education that imaging professionals and enthusiasts need.” December Webinar Schedule Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
As more and more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.
When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene.
This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.
To register for this webinar at 10:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/353699538
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/790441482 Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:00 PM EST and 7:00 PM EST Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!
The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.
From monitor and projector to printer and camera, the ColorMunki family provides choices and solutions for any photographer’s needs. All options are small and portable for travel.
This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.
To register for this webinar at 3:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646822754
To register for this webinar at 7:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779781170 Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST Raw Color Power - The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport is a powerful “capture to edit” color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when combined with Adobe® Imaging solutions users can gain even greater benefits.
Imagine a near-effortless color workflow. Imagine having multiple cameras - even different models, shooting the same event or scene and color matching. Imagine significantly reducing image processing time.
Host Joe Brady will show step by step how to bring digital photography color to a new level. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click and maintain color control and consistency.
To register for this webinar at 11:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827810818
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/656185274
For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com
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is sponsoring a free webinar entitled "Choosing a Paper Surface for Your Inkjet Prints
" on Dec 6 at 1pm EST.
The paper you choose for your fine art photography can have a dramatic effect on the appearance and impact of your image. When you carefully select your paper, you will soon find that the art of printmaking becomes an important part of your creative process. Hosted by Joe Brady, this presentation will focus on the properties and considerations that go into selecting a paper that will enhance the presentation of your photography.
The paper’s weight, brightness and surface texture all have an effect on the appearance of color and tone on finished prints. Perhaps not as obvious, the final presentation of the print, be it framed, mounted, laminated, etc. should also play a big part in your paper choices.
Joe will discuss what is available, which qualities to consider when choosing a paper and his own experiences in printing that have renewed his interest in creating finished prints.
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