Canon Expo 2013 – 29 Nov-01 Dec 2013

Well folks, its coming to that time of year again when we all converge on the Sandton Convention centre to see what is the latest and greatest from the world’s most dominant camera manufacturer, Canon. As always, the show covers everything from Canon’s consumer imaging and printing products, right the way to business solutions.  It’s … Read moreCanon Expo 2013 – 29 Nov-01 Dec 2013

September 2013 PhotoComment Magazine

The September 2013 issue of PhotoComment Magazine is out now. As usual it is packed with tips, tutorials and great images from readers to professionals. You can get the magazine in print through a number of retailers, colleges and clubs as well as online or in app format for Apple and Android powered devices. INSIDE THIS … Read moreSeptember 2013 PhotoComment Magazine

News Round Up: More Photokina 2012 Announcements, Canon EOS 6D, Leica Range Refresh and more

The news continues to flow fast and furious out of Photokina 2012. Lets not waste time and jump right in.

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A slightly better kept secret than the Nikon D600, Canon’s new EOS 6D is also aimed as an affordable entry into full frame photography. Features include a 20.2mp sensor with a DIGIC 5+ image processor that allows you to shoot at 4.5fps, offers in camera HDR and 1080p video capture at 30fps. ISO range is from 100 to 102,400 when extended. The autofocus system is claimed to work in light levels as low as EV-3. It looks to be a fantastic machine and sports built in Wi-Fi.

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News Round Up: Sony Exmor RS, new Compacts from Canon and Nikon

There have been a couple of interesting news stories in the past two or three days. Sony have announced their new generation CMOS sensors to be used in mobile phones etc. Referred to as a “stacked CMOS” the new Exmor RS sensors will be able to perform better in low light than current Exmor R … Read moreNews Round Up: Sony Exmor RS, new Compacts from Canon and Nikon

May 2012 Photocomment Magazine

(Summary of this issue by site contributor “Married to the photographer”. Links below will open the digital edition of the magazine on the relevant page) The May 2012 Photocomment Magazine is out on the web and being delivered to stores today.  Mine was delivered to my pillow an hour ago and what a perfect excuse … Read moreMay 2012 Photocomment Magazine

First Impressions – Canon EOS 5D Mk III

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I admit that when the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was announced, I figured – for the price difference – one would be better off getting the older Mark II. On paper, sure there are some differences, but I doubt it would justify upgrading if you already have a Mark II. Then, last week, during a brief stop at Canon’s offices, I was given the Mark III to play with for a few minutes. I quickly realized that my thinking could be very wrong.

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News Round Up: Kodak Bankruptcy, New Sony Sensor,

There has been little bits of news all over the web in the past week or so. Some of it bigger than others. Like Kodak filing for bankruptcy. It is sad to see a company which was actually rather innovative – after all they practically invented digital photography – fall because it was too scared to cannibalise itself in a time where their film products ruled the roost. Sad thing is, they could have owned the digital market and still had a profitable film business it seems. Read on for more on this and other stories.

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CES 2012: Canon PowerShot G1X

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This is quite likely the camera everyone has wanted from Canon for many years while still being the camera few people expected. It is a G-series on steroids. It features a 14.3MP CMOS sensor that is just a tiny bit smaller than the 1.6x crop APS-C sensor they use in much or their DSLR range. It is not the changeable lens, mirrorless machine many were expecting. Question is thought, for most photographers that this will appeal to, does it really need changeable lenses? Read on for the press release from Canon SA.

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