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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Penina Shabbos

 35mm L + Flash
There was yellow light in the room which ruined the pics a little.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Canon 35mm L Portraits

 The 35L has something special about it as far as resolution and overall IQ especially for portraits. These are all taken in natural light. The 35mm focal length on a crop is 56mm - which is more suited for body portraits of one person, or head shots of two or more people.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

More Samyang 85mm

 The Samyang 85 is VERY sharp even wide open. I placed up this group of shots to demonstrate the lenses abilities as far as shape and color. AWESOME if you asked me.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Its pouring technology!

Looks like we are in for many more flavors of cameras! Fuji Xpro, rumored canon EVIL, the G1X, and who knows what more. Panasonic, Fuji, Olympus, Nikon, and now Canon with the G1X are all spewing out cameras and systems - much faster then we can digest!
However, as far as I can tell, we can break the actual technological advances into a few simple categories, cutting through all the "fluff" of all these new cameras:

A) Auto focus speed and accuracy.
B) Having a high quality VF that can be used for MF with 100% coverage.
C) Substantial advancements on increasing IQ and the DR of digital sensors .
D) The ability to package all this in a smaller, lighter, body.

Its seems like each new camera we are seeing, is attempting to score on one or more of these points.

The Nikon 1 series cameras, for example, seem to have very high speed AF, never seen before in a P&S. The canon G1X has a larger sensor then ever found in a P&S - even larger then MFT.

For me, as a canon rebel user, I see no point in starting to invest in ANOTHER "system" which means sinking money into an interchangeable system like the fuji xpro. I already own a collection of canon lenses, and the IQ on the xpro will probably not blow away my 550d. Not to mention its huge price tag ! $1,600 !!

Besides, the new bodies like the Xpro, will quickly become obsolete as technology seems to be advancing very quickly. Sinking big bucks into a body and locking into a system, seems foolish to me. Digital "rot" is devastating. Digital bodies of 2-3 years ago have almost NO value. The "active" life span of a body today is probably less then 3 years before the new models are so much more advanced, you wind up upgrading.

Frankly I see no point in the entire MFT market. The bodies are slightly smaller then the DSLR's - but at the end of the day they are not pocket size, and you need a strap and carry case. Might as well then use a DSLR with many more lens options and a larger sensor.

The canon 550d is quite reasonably sized. I'm not sure I want even smaller, making it hard to grip.

I'm going to wait for the new rebel (probably imminent). Or maybe the 60d's successor (70d?).

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

R'nana and Yehudit

Tamron 17-50 at 35mm Natural Light,Auto WB, Color Tone -1, EV -1. Lighting, wb, and exposure are major factors in a good portrait.