How much better are cameras and printers getting?
Future modular camera
Are the reasons to upgrade your camera kit getting less and less?
I’m very lucky to have a job that I enjoy, as a professional photographer, and via the articles I write here, having the opportunity to try out new equipment and software.
When does a new bit of equipment become worth buying?
New toys are nice, but… it’s about time I listened to some of my own advice I give to people who write in and ask ‘should I upgrade my camera’…
I hope this note about some of my own considerations is of help to those [...]
More testing of our GigaPan Epic Pro
I’ve been out with the GigaPan head again, looking for ways to use it for large prints.
The black and white shot is one of the squares on New Walk in Leicester, dating from the 1860′s
De Montfort Square, Leicester – Statue of Sir Robert Hall. Click [...]
The Gigabyte Christmas card
A quick trip into Leicester City centre with the Gigapan.
This shot is taken from one made up of 56 individual exposures, using a 90mm lens (TS-E90)
The composite image is around about 1.6 GigaBytes and would make a full resolution print about 2 metres by 3 metres.
Clock tower [...]
Panoramic photography with the GigaPan Epic Pro
We’ve just got a GigaPan Epic Pro for some of our high resolution panoramic photography.
I’m hoping to have a more detailed review when work allows, but in the mean time I’ll post a few shorter updates here on the blog.
Here’s what I’ve used for some time [...]
More luminous trees
Canon UK recently lent me an Infrared converted EOS 5D mark 2.
I’ve taken quite a few different shots with it and have a longer article with many more images and examples of just how different the infrared world looks.
Article Link: IR photography with a converted 5Dmk2
The conversion is [...]
How the image circle (180 FOV) fits different sensors at different focal lengths
I’ve just finished writing up a review of Canon’s new EF8-15mm F4 L lens
It’s a fisheye lens that on a full frame camera goes from a ~180 degree field of view from corner to corner at 15mm to a 180 [...]
Some more explorations of using the Canon 60D
I had to walk into town to see someone at lunchtime and thought I’d take the 60D with me.
Whilst I’ve been trying it out with the 18-55 IS kit lens, I have to say that the lens is probably the weakest part of the setup. It’s [...]
What use is the 60 D flip out screen?
Like many SLR users I’d been a bit skeptical about the usefulness of the swivel out screen on the Canon EOS 60D.
Yes, it seemed a bit of a consumer gimmick…
This is part of our series of short articles/notes about using the Canon [...]
First steps in using the Canon EOS 60D. We’re testing the 60D and will have a series of review articles. This covers setting up the camera for the first time and some of the adjustments and settings required. A good solidly built camera, with clear viewfinder and a good swivel LCD [...]