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Canon General / Canon is rumoured to buy Axis.
« on: February 10, 2015, 03:09:00 AM »
This came as a news flash just minutes ago from a newspaper: Canon Inc. plans to buy Axis Communications.
Axis is a maker of various surveillance camera systems.

Update: A brief comment from Axis homepage ->
The press release ->

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
« on: February 06, 2015, 01:41:04 AM »
Wasn't sure about the most appropriate place to post this, but I hope this will do for now.
Here are a two shots (and some cropped parts) taken with the new EF 11-24 mm f/4L attached to a pre-production 5Ds R. I'm not going to translate the article by Magnus Fröderberg, because I'm sure you just want to look at the photos.

Shots were taken two days ago in London. ->

3 could perhaps be a wise idea to clean out all those posts in order to stop them from showing up on the front page on the site. Right now they're given a free advertising column showing all those goodies.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / The structure of a CR2 file
« on: November 16, 2014, 05:43:56 AM »
First, I may have placed this in a thread / topic in which it don't belong. Feel free to inform me or move it (if you have such powers). Was the best I could figure out for now, and no search returned anything showing the same or similar content.

For those who want to waste a few hours, or if you just need to know all and everything about what can be found inside a typical CR2 file and which structure it has, then you might enjoy some information found here ->
It is presented as a work in progress, so take it for what it is.

There should be some "But I knew that already", a few "Oh, that's interesting", and perhaps even a "Bah, who cares".

Theater, Concert and Event / The Joy Formidable - Malmoe 2013
« on: November 13, 2014, 07:41:40 AM »
A few shots of The Joy Formidable when they played in Malmoe last year at the Malmöfestivalen.
Ritzy Bryan - lead vocals, guitars (a lot of them, she almost changed to a different one at every song)
Rhydian Davies - bass
Matt Thomas - drums

Also on stage was Ritzy's mascot.

Lighting / Sekonic C-700(R)
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:57:31 AM »
I've just read a short press-release/article about the Sekonic Spectromaster C-700. (The R-version has built in radio transmitter by Pocket Wizard for remote firing of flashes.)
Is this as new as it seem to me, or have I not paid enough attention to light meters?
Never heard of light meters before that actually show how the light frequencies are distributed. Useful even outside of studio environments?

Fairly new piece of text by Bob DiNatale ->

Tags: Exposure, ETTR, Metering, M.A.P., Noise

Canon General / Latest report: Results for 3rd quarter 2014
« on: October 27, 2014, 05:18:56 AM »
More can be found here ->
Straight to the PDF with the nitty-gritty details ->

Operating profit down 20.7%, but at least they are still making profit.

  I'm not smart enough to drill through the data and look for anomalies in the R&D costs, and lithography related numbers to find out if they are about to make a major change in their manufacturing of sensors. Perhaps someone else have such abilities? I don't even know how far ahead such costs would show up in the reports, or how well hidden they would be among all the numbers...

Third Party Manufacturers / A set of new Leica lenses for the Leica M.
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:58:22 PM »
For a quick glance on what they look like ->
If you like to read it in your favourite language, Swedish, there are a few lines about each of them. ->

The lenses are:
1) Leica Summarit-M 35 mm f/2,4 Asph
2) Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f/2,4
3) Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f/2,4
4) Leica Summarit-M 90 mm f/2,4
5) Leica Summilux-M 35 mm f/1,4 Asph
6) Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0,95 Asph

Lighting / Interesting article and videos from fstoppers
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:39:03 AM »
I might have a gene or two dedicated to sadism, but this was both educational, and fun. There are explaining videos, as well as photo and video from the project.

The Stun Gun Photoshoot - by Patrick Hall -->

Theater, Concert and Event / Playing For Change
« on: August 30, 2014, 07:32:24 PM »
A shot of Grandpa Elliott from tonight's concert with Playing For Change. (I've got some 470 more, with gritty noise and all, so you might expect to see a few more later on.)

Lighting / Your experience of Metz flashes.
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:26:15 PM »
It took me years to buy my first dSLR, and I suspect that it will take me another bunch of years until I buy my first serious flash.
I had my first experience with a Metz "hammerhead" on a Nikon F-something back in the mid 80's, and it had a colour consistency like no other flash and it was extremely reliable. Does anyone of you have any recent experience with Metz? Quirks and oddities? Hardly known flaws and so on...

I was out on a trip yesterday, and was standing in/at a waterfall and decided my 400/5.6L was not the proper lens to have on. Found a solid stone and made the camera balance on the lens hood, backed it up with my backpack and my leg. It didn't take more than a few seconds before the camera decided it wanted to try close-ups of some of the stones and the water - all on its own...

Lets just say that I didn't let it lay there for all that many seconds. I'm slow, but my reactions were triggered by the bouncing sound against the rock and I, probably, had my fingers on the body as soon as my expensive package stopped skidding in the mud.

Apart from brushing off all visible and easily removable sand/mud and water drops from the body and lens, what should I look out for now?

I did shoot a few frames with another lens soon afterwards, and the body seemed ok (I haven't taken the card out of the camera yet or tried downloading anything). When I got home I figured the best thing to do was to just have everything dry up, so that I can clean it properly and inspect it in a day or so.

What I have noticed is that there are scratches on the body and some colour is missing in those scratches, some finer sand particles are in between the metal and plastic on the hotshoe and near the flash. The 400/5.6L have a clearly visible dent almost as wide as a finger and it's a millimeter or two deep. The lens hood can be slid over it, and it locks (almost) as before, some wiggling and odd sound can be heard while doing so. It feels like I can do a full twist of the focus ring, and no extra noises could be heard, nor did I feel that it was stiffer to move than usual. I haven't had the nerve to try and rattle the lens - far too afraid it will make noises that equals repairs that I can't afford.

I just found out yesterday that there's, at least, one new lens to have optimisation data in the DLO (Digital Lens Optimizer). This information is for those that use Canon's Digital Photo Professional to process their photos.

The lens I found data for is the EF 400/5.6L.

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