Monday, October 1, 2007

Photography Soup (Monday October 1st, 2007)

Around the Internets

  • Eat this blog! And this too!
  • This just in! E-photographia.com has just posted their preliminary preproduction Nikon D3 and D300 review! This is based on their hands-on experience with preproduction cameras. This just in!
  • Lots of updates at the Imaging Insider, including the mythical dreamland Canon EOS-0 posted by Master Chong, an interview with the Adobe CEO, another RAW vs JPEG debate, things get ...lonely at BBC, a single lens wedding, a Fuji Big Job HD-3W reviews, press releases, camera and software reviews, how to tips, exhibits, tutorials, and lots more.
  • Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider has publishes some of his Reader's favorite blogs.
  • Digital Photo Pro is compiling a list of Photoshop tutorial sites.
  • A wave of sensor news at Image Sensors World where Toshiba starts production of super-small cameras, Micron is preparing for an spinoff, SiliconFile develops 1.75um pixel technology, and lots more!
  • OK1000 discusses the new Pentax compatibility list posted by Mark Roberts.
  • NikonWatch.com dissects an EN-EL4 battery. Don't try this at home unless you know what you are doing. But if you need more batteries, you can get more here.
  • E-Photographia.com goes in the Lab and checks DSLR shutter speed accuracy.
  • Panorama Journal, a swiss website, has posted Nikon D3 samples! The website is in german.
  • Pop Photo takes a look at the revitalized Canon vs Nikon rivalry at the professional level.
  • And how about discovering a new photoblog?


    Overheard in the dpreview forums (ODF)
  • Bear performs urban gymnastics
  • Are Bayer sensors limited to 12 megapixels?
  • Elton John's seized picture continues to be a topic of discussion. And Chelsea's picture gets some spin too.
  • Who do you think is the most beautiful camera?
  • Master Chong is not the only one visiting Dreamland, there's a Panasonic dreamland camera as well.
  • Turn around Pentax, turn around!
  • The dpreview forums hit a milestone, 20 million posts!
  • Discussion on dpreview's new studio and offices. Thank you Amazon!
  • Yet another discussion on RAW.
  • Religious holidays and photo retailers
  • Photography vs Photoshop, a debate.
  • Confession time! Who uses JPEGs?
  • The Samsung Pro815 continues to get some traction.
  • Waiting for the miracle! Oops, I mean, waiting for the Sigma DP1. One forum user has spotted a listing of it in a magazine ad, but those could be simply trying to cache (not cash) new releases since magazines have to print weeks and weeks ahead of time.
  • Another healthy discussion on the Sigma SD14, powered by Foveon.
  • RAW times and the Ricoh GX100 are discussed.
  • What's stopping you from getting a Panasonic FZ18? And how about a face-off with the Canon S5 IS?
  • Tons of shorter discussions on the Panasonic FZ18 in the Panasonic Talk forum.
  • Some pictures from the FZ50: Brazilian Birds! (link opens seven pictures)
  • The extend of the Leica involvement in the FZ18 is debated dramatically.
  • A resource for Panasonic TZ3 users.
  • The FZ18 chases a cat!
  • The Fuji F31fd goes to Manchester. United or City?
  • F50fd vs F31fd in pictures. And another comparison disucssion.
  • Speaking of the F31fd, it is available refurbished from Fuji (Fujifilmmall.com) for $220.
  • ISO 1600 pictures from the Fuji F30.
  • And some pictures from the Fuji S8000fd.
  • We know the Fuji F31fd leads the way among compacts in terms of noise. Who are the next closest cameras?
  • A Canon G9 review and discussion from the perspective of a G7 and D-Lux 3 user.
  • The CHDK firmware hack discussions continue.
  • Face-off: Canon S5 IS vs Panasonic Fz8 vs Olympus SP-550uz.
  • Some G7 vs G9 pictorial comparisons.
  • AAA members check with your local Circuit City! You may be eligible for a 10% off discount!.
  • Black and white G9 pics from Tokyo.
  • Bound to get hot: P&S shooters are not professional!
  • Help me decide! Panasonica FZ18 or Canon S5 IS? And another one, Canon SD870 IS or Panasonic FX33?
  • What of an ND filter on the G9?
  • From the Pentax world, whose interested in the upcoming DA 18-250 instead of the upcoming tele primes?
  • Wait, what DA 18-250 am I talking about? Just announced by Pentax. Discussion of the announcement here
  • A very helpful tutorial post for Pentax users, using the K100D Super with manual lenses, a step by step pictorial guide. A great job by Sean Nelson in putting this together!
  • What of the Pentax 645D?
  • Choosing a P-TTL flash among five contestants. Sounds like a good idea reality tv show?
  • The thread that unofficially broke the news of the 18-250.
  • Okay time for a quick break from technobabble with lots of pictures from the Sunday Bird. And how about some cats?. Meow!
  • This forum users is right on the spot with this thread: Olympus E3 dance of 7 veils.
  • Discussion on dynamic range.
  • Preparing for the big Olympus announcement day (October 16-17).
  • Experienced shared on using OM lenses with the E500 and E510.
  • Is the E5xx series a dead end? *GASP!*
  • Discussion on "developing" Sony A700 RAW files.
  • ISO 1600 face-off, A100 vs A700.
  • Waiting for Sony Minolta 35mm full frame.
  • A picture break, burning man pictures with the Alpha A100. And some birds in flight.
  • One week with the A700.
  • Speaking on a potential full frame Sony A900.
  • Discussion of IR's A700 samples continues.
  • A lot more discussion on the A700 in the Sony SLR Talk forum.
  • Sony A700 presentation in Holland.
  • Drama! Is the 1D Mark III a lemon?
  • Canon users are feeling the Nikon D3 pain. And some psychology.
  • Discussion on RG's latest firmware update update.
  • Canon users dissect Nikon D3 high ISO pictures.
  • How about a Canon 5D vs Nikon D3 comparison?
  • Debate on 40D's sex appeal.
  • The 40D is ready for some football.
  • A Sony user sneaks into Canon territory and asks "Any reason not to buy the Sony A700?">
  • The 1Ds Mark III has already been forgotten?
  • A popular discussion topic on the 40D is the highlight priority mode.
  • The first impression of a user switching from D200 to 40D continue.
  • And that's good segway as we move over to Nikonsville. Will the D300 be noisier than the D200?
  • Nikon D200 users, will you upgrade?
  • Meanwhile the D300 meets the Temple of Doom, and then takes on the 40D on AF.
  • Discussion of D300 samples, or the lack thereof.
  • And a D2X vs D300 comparison.
  • And we saved the best for last, now some Nikon D3 discussions, starting with creative users dressing up the D3 in superheroes shells. This is yet another sign of Beatle-mania caused by the D3! Meanwhile the D3 in a Ferrari outfit was so popular, a second thread has been created.
  • The ISO 6400 hockey shots are analyzed.
  • Since the D3 has clean ISO 6400, how are you going to use it? (other than pixel peeping and bragging of course :)
  • More discussions on some of the previously released D3 samples.
  • Some are asking how the D3 would behave noise-wise when used in DX mode. A very good question/topic!
  • Canadian users take issue with Nikon's pricing.
  • And if we have nice ISO 6400, is the sky the limit?
  • Discussion of D3 samples from Panorama Journal.
  • On RGB sharpening (wow a non-D3 discussion?)
  • And how about some future speculation? How sure can we be of a future Nikon D3X?
  • But not everyone is singing the praises of the D3/D300, some people want hard, conclusive evidence first!
  • This user thinks his Nikon D1H is so good he doesn't need the D3.
  • And this concludes this marathon edition of the ODF segment (Overhead in the Dpreview Forums).


    This Noisy Blog
  • Only days left to vote in our most exciting new DSLR poll. After the last round of impressive high ISO sample pictures, the Nikon D3 has pulled ahead of the competition. For the #2 spot, the Nikon D300 and the Olympus E-P1/E3 are going neck and neck. Meanwhile at the #4 spot, the mythical Canon 5D Mark II has pulled ahead of the mythical Pentax K1D or K12D. The Canon 40D holds the #6 spot, and the Panasonic L10 the #7 spot. After that we have the mythical Sony flagship, the mythical Pentax 645D, the mythical Nikon D200s or D200x. Rounding out the options are the Canon 1Ds Mark III and the Sony A700 in a tie at the bottom of the list.


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