Just give me a good zoom lens, thanks

Greetings from Osttirol! My wife and I have been vacationing in Austria for the past week. It's a gorgeous place to visit and, needless to say, I took tons of photos here. I've been carrying my Canon 5D and my lenses with me everywhere, and let me tell you, I've been sorely in need of … Continue reading Just give me a good zoom lens, thanks

DSLRs and video to converge

On September 24, 2007, I published my review of the Olympus E-510 DSLR, one of the first prosumer cameras on the market to feature Live View (TTL video preview, directly off the same CMOS sensor used for photographs). Unless people were to jump to conclusions, I wanted to make it clear that it won't let … Continue reading DSLRs and video to converge

What I did in 2007

I made a concerted effort to write consistently and with substance in 2007. Product reviews are one of the foundational pieces of my site. I enjoy doing them, and people seem to enjoy reading them. I thought I'd highlight the most important ones from 2007 below. Camera reviews (in chronological order) The thing to keep … Continue reading What I did in 2007

Camera preview: Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR

This past Thursday, Canon announced their newest DSLR, the Canon EOS Rebel XSi. This camera ups the ante for every entry-level DSLR out there and introduces a host of important new features. In a nutshell, Canon has integrated features from its more expensive DSLRs, like the DIGIC III processing engine and better AF, it has … Continue reading Camera preview: Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR

Camera review: Kodak EasyShare v610 Dual Lens

I have owned the Kodak EasyShare v610 Dual Lens digital camera for the past year and a half, and I've meant to write about it for some time. This will be a nostalgic review, since the camera is no longer being made. Last weekend, I put together an 8-minute video review, and also took some … Continue reading Camera review: Kodak EasyShare v610 Dual Lens

The Olympus E-3 Launch Party

Back on August 15, I wrote about the "new E-1", the Pro DSLR from Olympus that would replace the existing E-1. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the launch party for that new DSLR, officially called the E-3, on October 16. The party was held at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, and … Continue reading The Olympus E-3 Launch Party

Lens comparison: EF 24-70mm f/2.8L Zoom vs EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Zoom

Have you ever wondered how the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L and EF 24-105mm f/4L zoom lenses would do if compared side by side? Which one would come out as the winner in real-world use? Here's my answer to that question. First, some recommended reading: Lens review: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens review: Canon EF 24-105mm … Continue reading Lens comparison: EF 24-70mm f/2.8L Zoom vs EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Zoom