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 Thursday, June 01, 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

Canon has posted a Service Notice Regarding the vertical image quality of the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens. "This phenomenon affects all EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM lenses with a "0" or "1" in the third digit of the (8 digit) serial number. Products that have a third digit of "2" or higher in their serial number are not affected."

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

As many of us look forward to attending celebrations that involve fireworks in the next week or two, it would be timely to review the Fireworks Photography Tips page.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

PCPhoto Magazine has posted an interview with Canon's Chuck Westfall discussing the future.

Adobe has purchased Pixmantec/RAW Shooter with the intent of incorporating the technology into their new Lightroom product. Interesting, as Adobe already has a RAW converter in Photoshop. Here are some answers to FAQs on Pixmantec's site.

Monday, June 26, 2006

ISO 12233 sample crops have been added to the ...

Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens Review

As the 135 is compatible with Canon's extenders, the crop examples include with-extender samples. The review text itself received a minor makeover as well.

 
For those waiting for the Sigma reviews and for those I promised a Sigma 70-200 review this week ... My third attempt to find a Sigma 70-200 DG lens that focuses properly was unsuccessful. To keep things moving, I decided to evaluate the lens using manual focus only. As it turns out, the lens also has an image quality problem in the upper right portion of the frame rendering the ISO Crops (and everything else I shoot) quite blurred. Preliminary results indicate that this is a nice lens but obviously I am running into some quality control problems. Unfortunately, this has cost me a lot of time with no results to show for it. I want the reviews to be accurate, so I will once again delay this review until Sigma fixes the lens.

 
Reminder: The Canon USA rebates end in a few weeks. If you are in the market for a Canon EOS 5D or a Canon EOS 350D, now is the time to act.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

ISO 12233 sample crops have been added to the ...

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Review

I have updated the ISO 12233 Chart Help page to include a full ISO 12233 Chart diagram.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I have revised the ...

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Review

Of note is the addition of the ISO 12233 Chart results to this review. These are the first chart results I have added that include extenders - both the Canon 1.4x and 2x extenders. Here are three direct links to comparisons you might find interesting ...

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L vs. Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS Lens
200mm vs. 280mm (notice enlarged top image due to 1.4x barrel distortion)
200mm vs. 400mm (with 2x)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Some sample photos are now online for the ...

Sigma 24-70mm EX DG Lens

Additional sample photos have been added for various lenses including ...

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L Lens
Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS Lens

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Canon has updated the Digital Photo Pro tutorials at The Canon Digital Learning Center to include the new-for-version-2 features (Tone Curve, Noise Reduction & EOS Utility).

Friday, June 9, 2006

ISO 12233 sample crops have been added to the ...

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Review

This is a really sharp lens - performance from edge to edge is excellent even wide open.

Monday, June 5, 2006

Vignetting results and size comparison photos have been added to the ...

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review

Friday, June 2, 2006

Sample photos are now online for the ...

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EOS 30D DSLR (primarily the same pictures)
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens (soccer pictures added)

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Post Date: 6/1/2006 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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