Friday, October 19, 2007

Photography Soup (Friday October 19)

Around the Internets

  • According to, Fuji has issued a small firmware update for the Fuji S8000fd to fix a couple of issues. It is firmware version 1.01. They also inform us that the new Canon EF-S 55-250 F4-5.6 IS lens will be released one month later than planned in Japan. Now you can expect it in late November.
  • The fix is in! The fix for the Canon 1D Mark III that is. More at the Imaging Insider.
  • Lyra technologies has read the tea leaves and they see more megapixels. Now that's a shocker :)
  • The PhotoPlus Expo is happening as we speak this week in NYC, and a number of companies are issuing press releases on a variety of products and subjects. Check them all out at the Imaging Insider.
  • Fellow blogger and Pentax VP of marketing and such, Ned Bunnell has been promoted to boss of Pentax Imaging USA. Discussion in the forums. Also if you head over to his blog you will find some shots taken with the new Pentax 18-250 DA lens
  • From the interesting world of Blog Rush widgets we found this interesting story: The musical group The White Stripes have branded their own limited edition Lomographic film cameras. Now you have to make these cameras sing :) Also from BlogRush, we found a picture of a house shaped like a toilet.
  • Steve's Digicams has posted their review of the Sony A700. The link takes you to the conclusion page. Don't read if you don't want to be spoiled ;-) If you are a fan of the Sony A700, you can pre-order it now at Amazon, B&H Photo, and

    Olympus E3 Sample pictures and hands-on previews
  • Let's disect an Olympus E3 ISO 800 picture sample.
  • Photography Review got their hands-on the E3 as well. And an ISO 200 image!
  • E3 samples discussion from the Chinese site
  • If you missed IR's preview, it's still there!
  • A user opinion on the E3 samples so far.

    Olympus E3 mania
  • If you missed any of our previous Olympus E3 coverage, you can catch up. Beware though, it is very long!
  • Amid all the E3 excitement and drama, it takes a Vulcan to ask the logical questions.
  • Good news for Amazon shoppers, the Olympus E3 is available for pre-ordering again.
  • One user is analyzing the design of the E3. Move over pixel-peepers, here come the design-peepers :)
  • Would you get the E3 without the promising 12-60 SWD lens?
  • ThinkCamera discusses the E3.
  • This forum users has was at the PhotoPlus Expo and is sharing his E3 experience with us. And another forum user did that too here.
  • The E3 is also discussed at the Mangia Photo blog.
  • What of the E3 and legacy lenses?
  • Compare the E3 vs the L10 sensors.
  • Nikon users discuss the E3.
  • This forum user is convinced on Zuiko primes.
  • If you are in the UK, the Digital Depot will be having a hands-on the E3 event on October 27. Can you touch it and not buy it?
  • More E3 thoughts and rumblings.
  • One interesting question, how would the 35-100 f2.0 perform on the various Olympus bodies in terms of auto focusing?
  • One user thinks the E3 is too expensive.
  • Remember the forum contest on guessing the E3 specs? Well, now that the E3 has been revealed, we have a winner!.
  • The E3 has an additional benefit? Weight loss?
  • If you want to be among the first in line waiting for the E3, you can pre-order it at

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