Thursday, December 6, 2007

Photography Soup (Thursday December 6, 2007)

In today's episode we take a spin around the photo-blogo-sphere, spotlight another Noisy Reader, and announce the next spotlight feature once the Reader Spotlight is completed.

Noisy Reader Spotlight
Today's featured reader is Eric from Photography Bay. Photography Bay has lots of useful information, and does a great job of tracking various DSLR rumors. They are also celebrating their one year anniversary!. Some of the many interesting stories there: 7 alternatives to Flickr, Canon 5D Mark II rumor round-up, a review of the Canon BG E2N battery grip and lots more. If you don't want to miss any of their updates, be sure to subscribe to Photography Bay's RSS feed.

For a list of all the readers, or to add your own gallery or blog to the list, visit the 1001 Noisy Readers List.

Around the Photo-Blogo-Sphere: Equipment

  • dpreview et al inform us that Olympus adds wireless flash functionality via the 3.1 firmware upgrade to the Olympus SP-560. Speaking of dpreview, if you missed it, be sure to check out their Fuji F50fd review along with some early reactions from the Fuji talk dpreview forum.
  • Pentax fans this is for you! Pentax world blog OK 1000 has published their 2007 Holiday Gift Guide. I expect each one of my readers to buy me something from that list ;-)
  • Amin of Amin's Photoblog previews the Ricoh GRD II preview at Let's Go Digital. For those who speed-read, here is a road-bump: This is a preview, not a review :)

  • Spoiler Alert: The different in size of the pictures above reveal the conclusions of the tests below ;-)
  • David Ziser of Digital Pro Talk compares and contrasts high ISO pictures from the Nikon D3 and Canon 1Ds Mark III. David puts the images through the Noise Ninja grinder and shares his findings with the rest of us.
  • Speaking of the above, here are the Imaging Resource first production sample pictures from the Canon 1Ds Mark III, and the Nikon D3.
  • Speaking of the 1Ds Mark III, Amin's photoblog spotlights Phil Holland's 1Ds Mark III review.
  • Ricoh comments and coverage by BlogCatalog bloggers.
  • The Fuji S800fd gets a review double-feature, within days both dpreview and Imaging Resource gave it a full review.
  • Imaging Resource reviews the Sanyo Eneloop batteries. As always, we won't be spoiling the findings of their review. Be sure to check it out! For an extensive list of re-chargeable AA NiMH batteries that retain their charge over time, check our battery special which includes Eneloops, Sony's Cycle Energy, Hybrios, Duracell and more.

    Around the Photo-Blogo-Sphere: Photography, Etc
  • David Ziser's Digital Pro Talk blog shares midnight madness lessons learned, has a link to story about under-charging for your photos, and as always some very nice images! David also spotlight's an article by Shane Pearlman, eight practices of a long term freelancer.
  • Check for new stories submitted to Mixx's Photography category.
  • Strobist tackles ultra-hard light.
  • dpreview and others inform us of availability of Adobe Camera Raw 4.3.1.
  • Digital Photography School has a guest-post on picking a theme to inspire your photography.

    Discover new and upcoming websites and blogs
  • Maria's Photo covers the latest news in photography. There you will find a short interview with Joh Huck discussing his Breakfast project.
  • Daily Photo Tips has photo tips, but also presents this controversial quote from Ken Rockwell.
  • SLR-D is a new blog from Malaysia covering some of the latest camera and lenses items of interest.

    This Noisy Blog
  • Once the Noisy Reader Spotlight is completed, we will begin spotlighting the local camera shops listed in our Support your Local Camera Shop initiative. If you have a local camera shop and you want to be added to the list, just let me know!

    Bargain Hunter's Corner
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mmf/2.8G ED Lens goes for $1800 at J&R World.
  • Nikon Coolpix S200 $155 at J&R World
  • Panasonic TZ3 for $250 at J&R World.

    Photography Soup Status
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