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Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mk 1 – Review

This weekend I broke my usual line of purchases by buying the Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mk 1 lens.  What’s so different about this lens?  A couple of things, actually. For starters, the Canon 50mm is a prime lens.  The battle has long raged over prime vs. zoom lenses, photogs going all out to prove that […]

Canon 28-135mm IS – Review

The term “kit lens” is used to cover all manner of sins. In some cases, such as the infamous Canon 18-55mm kit lens, the sins are very real – that lens has a reputation for being a real dog. But in other cases, the kit lens can pull a few surprises. Several models of the […]

Canon EOS 7D – Review: Part 3b

I headed out this morning to do some sunrise shooting but was thwarted by an overcast sky and cold winds, and ended up coming home with only about a dozen shots.  The day cleared, however, and I was back out this evening at twilight for a spectacular evening.  While I was out, I made sure […]

Canon EOS 7D – Review: Part 3

For the final part in my series of reviews on the Canon EOS 7D, I’ll present the evidence that speaks loudest of all – sample images at a full range of ISO settings, in full-stop increments.  Each of the following images was taken with the Canon 7D + 28-135mm, IS deactivated, f/5.6, tripod mounted.  All […]

Shameless Exploitation Against the Common Good

While reviewing the new Canon 7D, I was thinking about a few points regarding files and software. Now that I’ve had time to formulate them more, I think it’s worth talking about this in more detail. Since I’m a Canon shooter, part of this is a bit Canon-centric; Nikon may have the same issue, but […]

Canon EOS 7D – Review: Part 2

Last time I talked about the physical features of the new 7D. This time I’m going to talk about some of its more advanced features, edging towards the final review, which will feature full sample images and conclusions. One of the things that excited me most about the 7D was the built-in flash commander mode. […]

Early images with the Canon 7D

Saturday was a cold, wet day in Northeastern PA, but I still managed to get in some test shots with the new Canon 7D. These were really the first shots I’d been able to take, excluding the few in my apartment that came after I unpacked the camera. There’s certainly nothing scientific about these photos […]

Canon EOS 7D – Review, Part 1

The new Canon 7D is finally in my hands, courtesy of J&R Electronics. And I couldn’t be happier. There are a lot of areas I want to review, and as I continue shooting with the camera, I’m sure that I’ll find even more to say. So I’m going to break it all down into sections. […]

Canon is gonna' own me…

With Canon’s release of new models over the past month, it is definitely upgrade season. And this autumn, Canon is going to own me. Like so many photographers – and, I suppose, guys in general – I like gear. I especially like new, improved gear. And since I have the patience of a small woodland […]

Rumors – Canon 60D

It’s common knowledge that a new Canon xxD series camera is due out within the next year, replacing the 50D, which itself seems to have failed to gather the reception Canon was hoping for.  There was a lot of grumbling about the 50D as photographers started using it and realized its weaknesses – or better […]

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