Camera preview: Canon PowerShot G11

On August 19, Canon announced the launch of the new flagship PowerShot digital camera, the G11. Having shot extensively with a G10 this summer, I'm ambivalent about upgrading to the G11. For one thing, I welcome the better low light capabilities. While the G10 showed some noise when shooting in low light, it was acceptable … Continue reading Camera preview: Canon PowerShot G11

Canon 5D Mark II soft focus due to camera or lens?

I reviewed the new 5D Mark II back in October of 2008, and my decision back then was to wait until they've worked out the bugs. It looks like I did the right thing. I've been hearing quite a bit lately about focus issues with the camera. It looks like it can't focus properly. It's … Continue reading Canon 5D Mark II soft focus due to camera or lens?

Lens preview: EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Prime

Canon chose to announce the availability of a new wide-angle lens along with the EOS-1Ds Mark III. It's the new EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM prime, which upgrades the existing EF 14mm f/2.8L USM. The lens will feature the same correction for rectilinear distortion, but with improved dust and water resistance, a round aperture for … Continue reading Lens preview: EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Prime

Camera preview: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III DSLR

On the same day that it released information about the upcoming EOS 40D DSLR, Canon dropped a bombshell. The much-expected 1Ds Mark III is ready, and will begin shipping in November. We all knew it was coming, but what we didn't expect was the medium format-like resolution: a whopping 21.1 megapixels! Here are the specs … Continue reading Camera preview: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III DSLR