Thursday, 29 April 2010

Night Shot at Gloucester Docks

I am so in love with my new camera and lens! I had a GMG Social Media Masterclass tonight out at Gloucester Docs, so I took my new camera along with me. After class I ventured out to the docs for a few night shots. I took this image with my new Canon 5D II and 24-70mm 2.8 L lens on a tripod. 3.2 second exposure at f9 with an ISO of 3200 <--that's not a typo! This is practically straight out of the camera. I reduced the size to post on the web and I ran a slight high pass filter over it, which really doesn't show on this small image. Clicking on image should open it up for a bit larger view.
I'm so amazed at the quality of images I get with this camera lens combo. :-D

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Quick Test of Canon 5D II, Canon 30D & Olympus E3

I did a quick test today comparing the three cameras. It's a cloudy dull day sadly, but I gave it a go anyway. I set all the cameras on AWB, 200 ISO, F9 on the AV setting at 70mm on a tripod...letting the camera do the rest. I zoomed in to 100% on each image and cropped 800 x 600 pixels. Because of the different sensor sizes the images won't be exactly the same. I have done no post processing to any of the images, these crops are from the raw images.

First up the Olympus E3 with the 50-200mm 2.8-3.5 lens set at 70mm. (note: properties says 72mm)

Next is the Canon 30D with the 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS lens at 70mm:

Last is the Canon 5D II with 24-70mm 2.8 L lens at 70mm:

In hindsight I probably should have done the maths and shot these all at the same focal length. Might do next time, but I did want to see the difference the different size sensors had as well.

First thing I noticed is that there is a big difference in size with the E3, as expected with a 4/3rds sensor. Next thing I noticed is that the clarity with the 5D II and 24-70 lens was much clearer and quite a bit more detail than the others.

More test to come.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

New Baby!

My new baby has arrived!
This is soooo exciting! Let's open the box!
Well it's definitely packed well. Thanks Dave @ LCE Canon Pro shop in Lincoln! :-D
I also a couple extras.
oohhh sexy, I love how the memory card matches the camera box. :-D Let's look in the big box now!
What I see first is my new lens! YaY! Can't wait to try it out. My friend and business partner Damon has this lens and it's supper fast and supper sharp. :-D
All my new toys! Let's open them! :-D
Camera box first...
Quick, charge that battery!!! Excuse me a minute while I go plug it in. ......
OK, now the lens... Ohhh what's that on top?

oohhh it's a lens case! Cool. :-D
YaY! My new toys! Can't wait for battery to get charged! I want to play!
New baby with lens... Battery still charging. Guess I'd better get some work done while I wait. Maybe it will be fully charged by lunch time. :-D