Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Photography Soup (Sept 18)

Around the Internets

  • A big thank you to Scott Kelby for his nice words and for mentioning this blog on his Photoshop Insider blog. If the name sounds familiar, look at your photography bookshelf, you probably have one of his books, dvd tutorials or magazines!
  • One of the first reviews of the Fuji F50 at the Laughing Squid blog. They must have gotten their blog name from the same place I got mine :-)
  • The news are streaming at the Imaging Insider. Some of the recent news: The Sandisk CEO scandal, Olympus's tiny ad, Micron's 64 new USA patents, an early look at PMA 2008, Best Buy's dollars and sense results, a David Seymour exhibit, techniques, podcasts, reviews, and many more! And thanks to the Imaging Insider for their continued coverage and support and their nice words as well!
  • Also thanks to the DSLreports forums for mentioning this blog!
  • Moose Peterson on the Nikon D3
  • 6mpixel.org stirs the pot with their latest post on why more megapixels is not necessarily better.
  • Cameraholics will love these, Jeff Keller at dcresource created a digital camera Hall of Fame! They also updated their Buyers Guide, which reminds me I have to finish my Christmas in September Buyers Guide!
  • Canon G9 reactions are posted at RAWsumer
  • The Canon S5 IS and the ST-E2 Speedlight transmitter at the Imaging Insider.
  • Technique Tuesdays are back at David Ziser's Digital Pro Talk blog! David shares his techniques with the rest of us!


    Overheard in the dpreview forums
  • Another installment of Nikon vs Canon focusing on ...insecurities
  • A thought provoking question, is dynamic range the new albatross? (Albatross pictures not included)
  • From albatross to moose, a discussion on Moose Petersen's comments on the Nikon D3
  • Okay Nikon D3, you won the press release wars with the Canons, but can you beat film?
  • Expect first hand Sony A700 reviews soon, this user is waiting at the doorstep!
  • Abby Joseph Cohen on Pentax? Not quite, but the Tokyo branch of Goldman Sachs talks Pentax. News forum discussion of this.
  • Help with JPEGing
  • Live View vs Optical Viewfinders, who wins the future?
  • Discussion on 16 gigabyte memory cards. That's one way to keep up with the megapixel wars :)
  • Is L glass El Magico?
  • DSLR fighting words
  • Nikon D40 or Canon Digital Rebel when the light is low
  • The Fuji F50fd reviews continue to come in, and the results are not unexpected. Discussion of a Norwegian review at dinside.no and an F50fd vs F31fd comparison by Japanese site dcwatch. One interesting thing from the DCwatch review is that they were told by a Fuji engineer that if there's enough demand it may be possible to put the 6mp magic sensor in a F50fd body.
  • Speaking of the Fuji 6mp magic sensor, not everyone is singing its praises. Some people think the "magic" is because of aggressive noise reduction. While they do not dispute that it has an advantage over the competition, they do not think the difference is that dramatic when factoring in the impact and side effects of NR. Another forum user has a suggestion that could make more people happy
  • And a Fuji F31fd vs F47fd. The F47fd is a 9mp version of the Fuji F40fd and the F45fd is a blue version of the F40fd. As the Fuji model name world turns :)
  • An unofficial update on the Sigma DP-1. My sources tell me that the camera disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle and the Illuminati liked it so much, they won't let Sigma release it to the masses ;-)
  • Day 2 for this forum user with the Panasonic Fz18. And what are the Fz18 issues because no camera is perfect! More FZ18 shots!
  • Whoever called the TZ3 a "fun zoom" was absolutely right!
  • Rayovac hybrid batteries are discussed by Canonites.
  • Canon SD870 first impressions
  • A picture is worth a thousand debates!
  • Pentax users discuss the upcoming K-mount version of the Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2 lens.
  • Will Pentax join the full frame party?
  • Not tribbles, but TRINEs is the talk by the Olympians
  • Leica users do monochrome
  • The Nikon rumor of a high-end flagship and a digital rangefinder continues to get some traction
  • Another interview wiht a Nikon vampire from Japan (at dcwatch.com). The rangefinder discussion is also picked up in this thread
  • How about a Nikon D200 vs D300 debate?
  • What does double mean?
  • 1D Mk III first impressions
  • And last but not least, the Canon 40D party continues as the camera continues to ship to more and more users. Wall to wall coverage in the Canon 40D/30D/etc forum at dpreview. Dozens of threads already in existence and new ones surface every few minutes. Lots of Buzz on this camera!


    This Noisy Blog
  • Only two days left to vote in our poll deciding what new feature you want me to post before the end of the month! Currently The Charts are leading the way! Thankfully I won't have to review the Yellow Pages :-)
  • Meanwhile in our Most Exciting DSLR poll, the Nikon D3 has a slim lead over the Olympus E3 which has a very slim lead over the Nikon D300. The upcoming mid-range Pentax is next, followed by the Canon 40D and 1Ds Mark III.
  • You may have noticed a new experimental feature called The Cloud in the left column using a new Amazon widget. It needs a few hours before it adapts. Let me know if you like it or not! Thanks!
  • I just added the Rayovac hybrid batteries to the Rechargeable Batteries Listing.

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