Monday, September 17, 2007

Photography Soup (Sept 17): New Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 for Nikon and Pentax

Wild prediction of the day
Inspired by the recent dpreview forum post on two new Nikon FX DSLRs, I am starting a new segment, where I will be making random and/or obnoxious predictions. Today's prediction is worthy of a Rebel, a Digital Rebel: At Photokina 2010, Canon will announce a 12 megapixel 35mm full frame Digital Rebel.


Around the Internets

  • More SPH than any other photography and imaging website at the Imaging Insider. (SPH = stories per hour). There you will get a fish-eye view of the imaging world. Some of the recent stories: tips, how-tos, new product announcements, camera reviews, awards, flashes and baby eyes, the Getty images kerfuffle, war photography, tutorials and a lot more. Also meet the guest editor at II for this week, Andrew Darlow of the Imaging Buffet.
  • A user review of the Canon G9 has been posted at the Dream Time Images blog. The review includes side-by-side images with the Canon 5D! Check it out!
  • Wanna take a tour of the Nikon Sendei facility without spending a penny? Take the plant tour with e-photographia.com!
  • The Stock Photo blog discusses the announcement of a Nikon Digital Rangefinder at PMA 2008.
  • The Zeiss Distagon T* 2/28 has been announced for the Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. Details in the dpreview News forum by news-savvy forum user "tweedle".
  • CNet looks at niche cameras and niche designs
  • A user review of the Fuji Finepix F50 (sold as F50SE (special edition) early through Best Buy) is posted at Laughing Squid!. You can check their real world sample pictures at Flickr. Details and links in their review.
  • A in-forum mini review of the Fuji F50fd


    Overheard in the dpreview forums
  • Peep! Peep! That's the sound pixel peepers make when they pixel peep. And here is some pixel peep bait (Pentax DA* 16-50 f2.8 lens)
  • Canon vs Nikon, a noise face-off
  • Why are Sony lenses sooooo expensive?
  • This user is sold on the Canon 40D. This one too. This Mac user is having 40D installation questions. 40D vs 20D noise comparisons. And some concerns.
  • Okay, now time for a picture break, first some wildlife and then some birds, and then some portraits, and some cityscapes
  • Break over, back to gearisms, how many of you observed lens creep with the Nikkor 18-200 VR lens? This lens was found by the Pop Photo Lab tests to have the highest stop advantage in their IS tests (3-4 stops).
  • Kodak users discuss the P-series and the lack of advanced Kodak cameras
  • Another round of CMOS vs CCD
  • Paintshop Pro X2 discussion
  • Speaking of which, suggestions for the best inexpensive editor
  • Shoot performing arts without a DSLR? What do you use?
  • Is photography art or technobabble?
  • Favorite Canon DSLR mode
  • More on full frame
  • Allan Tannembaum discussion
  • Another recurring topic, are DSLRs as good as 35mm film?
  • Another, megapixel wars
  • Compare and contrast the Samsung NV11 and NV20 with the Canon G7, here
  • Is the Ricoh GX100 a cult camera?
  • Here's a blast from the past, the Kowa TD-1. Now that's a big lens!
  • Sony A700 pre-order support group (as in sit in a cyber circle and discuss support group, not technical support). The A700 is indeed available for pre-ordering
  • Discussion on Photoscala's A700 preview
  • And what of the Sony flagship? Will it be 24 megapixels? And will these be used in a 5D killer DSLR from Nikon?. Keep in mind that the forum user in the last thread is a reliable source of industry information, so it's not wild rumor/speculation/wishfulthinking.
  • And where will Sony be DSLR-wise in five years?
  • Another Ken Rockwell discussion
  • Looking for DSLR sensor perfection
  • How would you spend one thousand dollars?
  • Will the next Pentax mid-range DSLR compete with the Nikon D300?
  • The Pentax lens penalty?
  • Discussion of the ephotozine comparison of the Pentax K100D Super, Nikon D40, Oly E500, Sony A100 vs the Canon Digital Rebel 400D XTi
  • First shots with the Pentax 16-50 DA STAR (*)
  • Waiting for a Shiguma SD14 review
  • Panasonic FZ50 vs Sony R1
  • Panasonic FZ50 disappointment
  • Panasonic FZ18 sample photos and Fuji S8000fd sample images
  • Discussions of the first Fuji Finepix F50fd reviews, from digicam-experts.de, and another one at Laughing Squid
  • The New Yorker meets the Leicas
  • Vista meet CompactFlash
  • Speculation and expectations on Canon EOS 5d Mark II
  • 5D vs 40D
  • Your sharpest photo ever!
  • On pet photography
  • E-Photographia.com's tour of the Nikon Sendei plant is discussed
  • This user suggests ordering locally
  • What if you put the Nikon D3 in a Ferrari body?
  • Thoughts on Nikon's NX. To quickly sort of the Xs: NX = software, DX = 1.5x DSLRs, FX = 35mm FF DSLRs
  • Nikonians think that Canon has competition
  • Is the Nikon D2H a viable option?
  • Beef with 35mm FF DSLRs
  • And some blasphemy? When will the 35mm format die?
  • Will Nikon produce an F7 film DSLR?
  • Nikon Coolpix D300 and D3 noise comparisons (just kidding on the Coolpix). Would you get the D3 or the D300?
  • How about a Nikon D200 vs Canon 40D comparison
  • And another farewell thread, this one Goodbye Nikon!
  • Revisited: Versace on Nikon D3
  • And a Powershot face-off: Canon A650is vs A620
  • On Canon G9 ergonomics. And a G9 concern
  • And last but not least, the big rumor bruhaha about two new Nikon full frame cameras, a high-end flagship and a digital rangefinder

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