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General digital photography hardware.
- 2010-Jun-20: Firmware hacks are starting to appear for the Panasonic GH1 and GF1.  
- 2010-Jun-08: Slashdot discusses hacking Canon point-and-shoot cameras, there is now software (called CHDK) that can do this without having to re-flash the camera allowing for safe experimentation. There is now a project to improve the firmware of the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR. There is now a book called The Canon Camera Hackers Manual (ISBN: 9781933952581) for those who would like to read about this.  
- 2010-May-08: A remote shutter control with time lapse and bulb functions that will work with the old Minolta A2 and other similar cameras and a wireless trigger device. 
- 2010-May-08: A review of a wireless radio shutter release from Yungnuo that sounds quite good and is priced around $30. 
- 2010-Apr-26: The Bièvres International Photo Fair looks like an interesting event to attend if you are near Paris in early June. 
- 2010-Feb-24: Pixel makes a number of remote control devices for DSLRs, including the LV-WI Wireless Live View Remote Control which allows you to compose the photograph on the remote display. They also have some timer/remote control devices and have an interchangeable connection system so you can change the connector cable to suit your camera. 
- 2009-Dec-24: The Vivicap is another white-balance filter device, this one takes the place of a conventional lens cap so you can have it with you all the time. 
- 2009-Nov-06: The LumaLoop is another approach to the camera strap, this one is somewhat similar to modern rifle slings. 
- 2009-Oct-27: The PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 is a small (flash memory stick sized) GPS tagging unit. Now at $69 one wonders how much longer we must wait until GPS tagging is a built in function for all new cameras. 
- 2009-Oct-13: Beauty dishes, flash diffusers for glamor photography. 
- 2009-Aug-20: Phottix makes various remote control accessories for digital cameras, including one that will transmit the image for remote viewing and a remote switch with interval and self-timer functions. 
- 2009-Aug-08: A three-point camera hand strap from Brando, which even includes wrist support. 
- 2009-Aug-06: Novoflex is making a range of micro four thirds lens adapters that will allow you to mount lenses from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Minolta, Contax and even Leica on one of the new micro four thirds cameras like the Panasonic G1 or Olympus PEN. 
- 2009-Aug-06: Sony's Party-shot IPT-DS1 is a automatic pan-and-tilt stand that turns a DSC-WX1 or DSC-TX1 camera into a snap-happy robot. Discussed here on Engadget. 
- 2009-Aug-05: In August 2009 Nikon announced the Coolpix S1000pj, a rather standard compact digicam with one major twist: it has a built in projector, capable of throwing whatever you've shot up onto a convenient surface at up to a 40 inch size. The days of the slide show are back! In all honesty I would prefer a small projector that could play photos from flash cards or a USB drive without needing a computer, but the Nikon is certainly very portable and cool. 
- 2009-Jul-16: A DIY video camera stabilizer (steadycam) mount, this one includes a gimbal in the hand grip to further reduce unwanted sway. I wonder when someone is going to put a couple of spinning discs on these to further stabilize things. 
- 2009-Jul-01: The VholdR ContourHD wearable HD camcorder gets tried by Engadget, with sample videos. 
- 2009-Jun-25: The muvi micro DV camcorder is a small video camera that records to micro SD cards at 640x480 resolution for those who want to record while cycling or skiing etc. From the comments this is a rebranding of an existing camera. 
- 2009-May-29: The GigaPan Epic is a motorized mount for taking panoramic photos, this provides an automatic pan, tilt and shoot function. Engadget takes one for a spin. 
- 2009-May-28: The Spider Camera Holster is a belt clip plus a attachment bolt for your camera's tripod hole, this allows the camera to be easily attached and removed from your belt. It's not a bad idea, I have an old SLR case (designed for an SLR with a short zoom or telephoto) that I often wear on my waist, this allows me to simply drop the camera into it when I'm done and pull it out quickly. It is also pretty comfortable to wear for hours at a time. 
- 2009-May-22: Engadget discusses portable photo storage and backup solutions. Though in these days of 2GB memory cards for $10 it is rather hard to make a good case for a separate device, why not just buy a few memory cards? If you are shooting HiDef video or want to view photos in the field then your best bet is probably a small laptop computer. 
- 2009-Mar-29: The ProDisk 3-in-1 is a compact tool that provides a white balance filter (which you place in front of a lens to make a custom white balance reading) and a grey card and color swatch to place in a scene for testing later. 
- 2009-Mar-17: Eye-Fi,
this is an SD card with an integrated WiFi interface that you will be
able to put into a lot of digicams to allow them to upload their photos
by a WiFi connection, it will also work with a CompactFlash adapter to
allow it to be used in a lot of the D-SLR cameras. Engadget writes (Oct'07) that the Eye-Fi is now shipping and will include 2GB of storage. Engadget takes a first look at it here, and finds that this is a case of a tempting tech tool that doesn't really solve any problem we are interested in. Reviewed here on dpreview.com, they have a pretty good write up on how it is configured and used, along with its somewhat disappointing speed of about 10-15 seconds per photograph. The other problem with this is that you need to attach the card to a computer in order to enter access point information, so unless you have brought a computer along you can't just walk into a Starbucks and have it upload your photos when traveling. Perhaps they could provide a small keyboard device to allow you to do this while on a trip, but even then you might just be better off buying a couple of blank 4GB SD cards or bringing along a mini laptop like the ASUS Eee PC. One user of this card has written some Python software to take the place of the standard Eye-Fi server (also here on Engadget), this could be the start of making this card more useful.
- 2009-Mar-13: An inexpensive wireless (radio) flash trigger device: YHDC-B. 
- 2009-Feb-23: Two new for 2009 compact cameras from Samsung, the HZ15W and TL320 feature zoom lens designs that go as wide as a 24mm lens (for the old 35mm format). This is pretty significant as most compacts only go to 35mm with the occasional exception like the Panasonic travel zoom designs going to 28mm. 
- 2009-Feb-17: The ControlTL remote flash controller from PocketWizard is a radio transmitter and receiver pair that takes the hot shoe signals from the camera and links them to a flash. Since this appears to be a bidirectional link it allows all the flash's functions to work, even when the flash is away from the camera. Looks like versions for Nikon and Canon hotshoes will be available. 
- 2009-Feb-05: The LumiQuest Quick Bounce is a diffusing head for a regular bounce flash that allows a bounce effect to be obtained in rooms with high ceilings. 
The ProKit Flash Accessory Pack contains a number of reflector and diffuser attachments for external flash units. 
- 2009-Jan-17: The Ray Flash Adapter is a ring light style adapter that will fit a number of SLR external flash units.
- 2008-Nov-14: A report on the Nikon D3 with some nice examples of low-light performance. 
- 2008-Nov-14: The RED DSLR is going to be the most versatile and probably most expensive SLR camera system in the world. Will this shake up the rest of the market? This article includes some discussion of the various sensors (including a comparative size illustration) that will be available from RED and notes that the high end units will be capable of up to 13 stops of dynamic range - which is much more than the competition. 
- 2008-Nov-02: In Aug'08 Olympus and Panasonic announced the Micro FourThirds lens system. The objective of this is to bring the larger 4/3rds sensor size and interchangeable lenses into a small (perhaps point and shoot sized) body by eliminating the optical view finder and mirror box. Since the sensor remains the same size existing 4/3rds lenses will be able to be used on these new cameras by an extension tube style adapter. This design will also result in a reduction in size of the lenses, since the rear optics can be much closer to the sensor. About a month later Samsung announced plans for a similar system called Samsung Hybrid based on the larger APS-C sized sensor. I wonder when Canon or Nikon will try the same thing, perhaps introducing a sensor that is smaller than APS-C (yet larger than the typical digicam sensor to reduce noise), this way they can introduce a new line of smaller lenses to sell to a new consumer group. This way your initial $200 digicam purchase gradually builds to $1000 as you buy a few lenses and, when you replace the camera in a few years, you stick with the same company because of the set of lenses you now own.
The Panasonic Lumix G1 (also here on PhotographyBLOG) will be the first of the micro 4/3rds cameras, it will have a flip out 3 inch display (it looks like it is fully articulated and can be turned face in to protect it, yeay! this was a feature I really loved on my Canon G1) with a 460K pixel resolution (which still might not be enough for manual focusing). It has a very high 1.44 million pixel resolution viewfinder (so that might be enough to do manual focusing on, but I found that the 900K pixel view finder on the Minolta A2 was not enough for this so I am expecting this will will not be enough, however Panasonic is using a different technology which effectively stacks the RGB pixels so it might be a much sharper display than the traditional pixel count implies.). It got HDMI output too, so you can inflict painful hours of slide shows on your friends and relatives. Digital Photography Review has a preview of it here.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 started shipping at the end of Oct'08 (actually a little ahead of schedule) and the first full review of a production model is here. 
- 2008-Sep-18: Using a Nintendo DS to control a Canon DSLR.  
- 2008-Sep-16: Casio is adding the EX-FH20 (also here on Engadget) to complement their EX-F1 high-speed camera. The new model will have a wider zoom range and reduced size and weight. 
- 2008-Aug-14: The COlorRight is another "filter-type" aid for custom white balance. 
- 2008-Aug-13: The LED8 macro ring light from Marumi positions eight LEDs around the lens of a compact camera for better macro illumination. 
- 2008-Jul-21: The Photo Safe II from Digital Foci can download photos from flash cards to a hard drive in the field. The full press release is here. Of course with current flash prices being roughly $10/GB the typical consumer probably does not need this for still photography, but if you are shooting with a HiDef flash-based video camera this device might still be quite useful. 
- 2008-Jun-06: The ATC5K and ATC3K action cameras from Oregon Scientific are waterproof, hands-free miniature digital video cameras designed for action sports. These record directly to SD cards. 
- 2008-Apr-28: The WR-100 radio controlled shutter release, at about $100 its not too outrageously priced, but really, isn't it time in this age of Bluetooth and WiFi cameras started including built-in radio-based remote control systems? Heck, with a WiFi based system one would have the bandwidth to even support a remote-view capability allowing one to look through the view finder from a display on the remote control. 
- 2008-Apr-08: The Ray Flash Ring Flash Adapter attaches to a regular flash unit (currently only supports the Canon 580EX and Nikon SB800 units) to convert it into a ring flash. At $299 its not a cheap accessory - and the question is why is this so expensive when all it is is a light guide (it contains no electronics and all the light is produced by the flash it is attached to). It should also be possible to do this sort of thing with other source flash units. 
- 2008-Feb-28: A project to build your own geotagger for a Nikon D200, this is based on a SiRF Star III GPS module. This is a seemingly simple project because the Nikon's firmware already includes the ability to read GPS NMEA formatted data from the camera's external interface port and embed it into the EXIF data area of the photos.  
- 2008-Feb-24: This article proposes a new automatic focusing mode setting be added to digital cameras which would put the lens in hyperfocal distance mode. When active the camera would not auto focus on elements of the scene, rather it would check its current f-stop and focal length and then adjust the focus setting so that infinity is always just in focus (at one end of the depth of field). This means that the distance to the nearest point of focus will vary (getting shorter) as the f-stop gets bigger and the focal length gets shorter (lens gets wider). This ability is most useful for the wide to short telephoto ranges, but can also be used to good effect on distant telephoto shots where you are "shooting through" obstructions (such as a wire fence, some foreground branches or the bars in a cage at the zoo) which you do not want to attract the focus. This mode can also be used to improve focus speed, since it only depends on the current aperture and focal lengths, which can be measured directly.
An additional feature that could be used with this would be for the camera's normal autofocus system to pick its typical targets and identify those of them that will be in the hyperfocus zone with circle outlines and those of them that will be out of focus (because they are too close) with X's. This way the photographer can see if the hyperfocus coverage includes the significant features, and if not he can either increase the f-stop, reduce the zoom or switch over to one of the conventional modes.
Another variation on this is for you to enter the maximum and minimum focus distances and then allow the camera to control the f-stop to meet your requirements as you zoom the lens. In this mode the camera would control the exposure by adjusting the shutter speed. The point of this is for fast point and shoot candid work (say high school year book photography) as it eliminates the shutter lag due to focusing. 
- 2008-Feb-08: Panasonic is working on a sensor that will facilitate high dynamic range (HDR) photography, they do this by getting the sensor to take a sequence of three photographs with three greatly different exposure times and then combining the data. They have been able to expand the dynamic range from 60dB to 140dB with this technique, note that dB scales are logarithmic so this is not a simple factor of 2.3 increase, with each 3dB the linear range is doubled (i.e. an f-stop or factor of 2 change in shutter speed) so that's an exposure range increase of 26 f-stops (or changing from , with this you could probably set up a manual shutter speed and f-stop indoors and then go outside into sunlight and shoot without changing anything and still get a usable photograph. If you hold your f-stop fixed this range is equivalent to changing your shutter speed from 1/8000th of a second to over 8000 seconds. Of course their test sensor is only 177x144 pixels, but there's no reason this sort of technique could not be applied to a modern sensor pretty soon. 
- 2008-Feb-07: The Lightscoop is an attachment for bouncing or tinting your popup on-camera flash. It is a mirror that is positioned in front of your flash to cause the light to be bounced off the ceiling. 
- 2008-Jan-31: Sony's GPS-CS1KASP device (picture on Engadget) can log GPS coordinates every 15 seconds for geo-tagging purposes.  
- 2008-Jan-28: The tabletop monopod from Sharpics mounts your camera on a small boom that is clamped to the working table for stability - probably somewhat easier to work with than a tripod when taking closeups of small objects (such as for EBay). 
- 2008-Jan-12: I came across this How to Build a Panoramic Tripod Head article after recently having seen a demo of a professional (I think from Manfrotto) pano head given by a friend of mine. This do it yourself model catches the essence of the professional design and should cost a lot less than the $400 for the real thing. The one thing it is missing is a way to adjust for the position of the len's nodal point by changing the length of the "arm", according to my friend one of the key things to getting professional panos is to get the nodal point of the lens centered on the axis of rotation - unfortunately the nodal position changes with the lens (and on a zoom lens it changes with the focal length) so it can be quite tricky to get this right. However, its supposed to be worth the pain. One approach for the wood mount would be to set up a couple of camera mount points for predetermined focal lengths.  
- 2008-Jan-08: Dot Line Corp makes a white balance lens cap that is reasonably priced. BHPhoto carries them. 
- 2008-Jan-08: ExpoDisc
a prismatic filter that is good for determining white balance, a review
of it with some convincing sample photos is here,
perhaps the most amazing of these test images is of a pub at
night under street light illumination. Here is the manufacturer's page on the ExpoDisc. They have added a lens cap style version called the ExpoCap which is opaque rather than prismatic.
- 2008-Jan-04: Pharos will be producing a geotagging GPS package for use in digital photography. 
- 2008-Jan-04: Camera Labs takes a look at the ASUS Eee PC and finds that it could be a good choice for a photographer to use (in conjunction with an external hard drive) to work on and backup photos in the field.  
- 2008-Jan-02: Liquid Image has built a digicam into a snorkel mask - well as its only rated to a 15 foot depth they can't really call it a scuba mask. 
- 2008-Jan-01: A DIY time lapse intervalometer for triggering the shutter on your digicam. 
- 2007-Dec-27: The GPS Photo Finder from ATP is a geotagging device, you insert your memory card into this device's flash reader and it will then update all the photos it can find with GPS coordinate information. 
- Wein makes slave
flash triggers and other things of interest to the photographer.
The Hama Panorama
Kit, this is a specialized tripod head adapter plate that adds a
spirit level and a an index wheel to your tripod. The index wheel
allows you to more accurately turn the camera in even steps for each
frame of the panorama. 
Colour balancing can be aided by shooting a reference
target, such as a grey card, from Perfect-Pixs.
camera base is intended to be a useful alternative to a convention
DIGIC-II based cameras have had their firmware hacked to enable a
number of hidden features, including a RAW mode.
One professional photographer's idea of what would make a great compact camera.
This is an interesting specification here are some thoughts about it:
- he calls for an APS-C sized sensor, which would be a very
good thing from the noise perspective (but this will make the lens
larger so he accepts a smaller zoom range). The resulting zoom
range of 28-70mm is useful for much photography (especially landscape
type work) but the 70mm end is going to be too short to appeal to a lot
of people. I have found that with the 28-210mm range of my Minolta A2 I
rarely need more zoom, and in the times I do I'm looking at something
so far away that I'd probably need a 500 or 1000mm lens to get a decent
photo anyway. Back in the late 70s and 80s when I did 35mm film
photography I typically found 135mm adequate and considered the 200mm
telephoto "exotic". The Minolta A2's lens is about the same
physical size as may 35mm camera's 50mm lens, largely because of the
film-size issue, the A2 has a smaller sensor that APS-C (but its larger
than somthing like the Canon G series), and I'm sure today that a
sensor of this size could be made with low noise up to at least
- I don't see much need for additional screw in optics (i.e
a 2x converter) as they tend to be so bulky (as big as this camera!) that
you're not going to be carrying them with you - it is better to make
the basic lens a bit bigger to get a bit more zoom range (using a
folded optical path you probably could fit a 28-150 or even 200 lens
with a bigger sensor in a pocket size camera).
- I agree with the need for standard screw-in filters, I
often make good use of a polarizing filter.
- I find his specification of only having a live-view LCD
and no optical view finder built in refreshing, he's missing two points
though, first you need the view finder to be articulated, both so you
can look down when shooting waist level and so you can look up at the
camera for an overhead shot; the second point is for you to be able to
do manual focusing the Minolta A2 shows you need at least a 900K pixel
resolution (and even then that's often not enough).
- The internal buffer should hold 10 shots in RAW, and in
motor drive mode it should pre-capture some frames (i.e. once the focus
is locked it should capture frames even before you finish pressing the
button) and save a number of these at the start of each sequence.
- The battery pack should be standard AA size (not another
custom lithium pack that needs a custom charger), using two NiMH cells
normally and regular AA cells if you get caught in a tight spot, I
wouldn't mind only getting 200-300 shots out of a single pair of NiMH
cells as they are so cheap you can always carry a few sets with you to
do something big.
aerial photography using a four-rotor helicoptor platform
The quikpod is a
little extension arm that allows you to hold a camera higher (or around
a corner) and includes a small mirror so you can see roughly what the
camera sees, mentioned here
How to build a cable
shutter release for a Pentax DSLR, with additional reference to a
tutorial for doing this on a Canon DSLR.
CBL Professional White
photographs will be easier with some new camera-mounted GPS units,
including this one which also
senses the direction the camera is pointed in.
Making a cheap tilt-shift lens
mount out of a plunger
Build your own pin
hole camera, a PDF guide and template for this.
In Jan 2006 Sony announced a new
CMOS sensor that they claim will increase the pixel count without
reducing image quality
In Jan 2006 Konica
Minolta appears to be exiting the camera business.
A homebrew camera
stabilizer made out of a steering wheel
DesignTechnica reviews colour
you choose a prosumer digicam or a DSLR for your next camera?
Why it does not make economic
sense to print your own photos using an ink jet.
view finder adapter for digicams that do not have an adjustable LCD
How to make
a $5000 pin hole camera. While obviously a "just for the fun of it"
article, it also includes a good example of what can be achieved in
post processing to improve sharpness.
Make your own resolution
M-Rock makes camera
GPSPassion's Guide to
WBT-201 GPS datalogger would make a nice GPS phototagging device,
its very small and apparently has quite a good receiver.
PhotoTracker is a low-tech solution to the GPS photo tagging
problem, this relies on its clock being in sync with your camera's
clock and then you use some software they provide to merge their GPS
tag data back into your photographs.
photos with GPS coordinates.
coding may given lenses much more depth of field some day. Of
course the reverse is sometimes more desirable - giving the
photographer a means to reduce the depth of field to blur out
The new (Sept 2004) Creative PortableMediaCenter
does not currently have the ability to act as a photo storage device
(it can only show them), but given the way its built it might well be
possible to add this capability, and it might not be long before
Creative realizes that they should add this capability to their hardware
testing flash memory cards
cap tripod, this is an adapter that allows you to attach your
camera to the top of a bottle. Of course you could just make your own, here's how.
Fuji is making an underwater
case for their FinePix F710 zoom (which is a 16x9 aspect ratio
How about 20 or 25MPixels? Phase One makes digital backs
medium format cameras a lot of pros use, this
article looks at the latest to come to market (June'04) and
includes an interesting cost/benefit analysis that shows how even a
$30K piece of equipment could appeal to a pro on the basis of cost
An article that looks at slave
flashes and how to trigger them
hahnel makes batteries,
chargers and other accessories
Rob Galbraith's compact
flash performance database
review of the Canon Digital Rebel (300D) which has some nice sample
photos, including macro work.
A review of four
compact digital cameras which picks the Minolta Dimage Xg as
producing the best pictures
from Epson (due out in Summer 2004) looks like it could be a very good,
and user friendly printing "appliance" for 4x6in prints. With a
combined media+ink cost of about US$0.29 per print it may also be very
MagneFlash, a diffuse source portable flash unit, apparently good
for macro work as well. In July 2004 a larger version of this became
available, reviewed here
at Steve's Digicams
Sony makes a cute little (2-3 inch) "table top" tripod,
but the neat thing is that it looks like you just attach it to your
camera, and when not using it you just flip up the legs and from then
on its hardly noticeable (in fact it may act as a handy griping surface).
A selection of the
less expensive Canon lenses, which may be of interest to those us
purchase one of the Canon digital SLRs, especially the new EOS 300D or
the year-old EOS 10D
How to gut
a Rio Carbon to extract it's 5GB microdrive for use in a digital
now up to 4GB - they have product compatibility tables here
The IBM Micro Drive (1GB) is reviewed
here and compared to conventional flash memory cards, where it
shows up as being a bit slower on reads but one of the fastest on writes.
Que! 007 portable CD burner, also has a PCMCIA slot that can be
used to copy the contents of various flash media cards onto CDs. From this
announcement it looks like this can be done without attaching the burner to a host
computer - which would make this a very useful tool for the traveling digital
photographer (20 May 02).
micro optical drive is nearing the market place, this will have 250
to 500MB of storage for US$5-10.
The new (March 2002) Canon
S9000 printer sounds like it might be a strong competitor to the
Epson large format printers that have ruled this area of the market place for
the last 4 years.
Reader-18 is a USB attached device that reads all formats of CF and
Some reviews of multi-format flash media readers, the BUSlink
handles CF, SmartMedia, MMC and memory stick (using 4 slots), while the
unit does the same with 2 slots.
This is a review
of rechargeable batteries of different brands, the GP units (which I
have been using for several years) come in a close 3rd place, I've also
used the RadioShack cells for a few months and they seem to behave
has lots of different batteries
makes adapters to hook various digital cameras up to telescopes (including
where there is more info here)
Olympus also makes a B28 (0.8x)
wide converter lens with a 49mm screw mount that can be used on a Canon
G1 with a LensMate adapter.
on add on lenses with information on the B-300. This site has
a few examples of the B 300
in use on a G1.
from Raynox. Now (Aug'02) they have a wider
variety of lenses to choose from (including a 1.8x telephoto and a
The EagleEye 5x
can be combined with the Olympus B300 1.7x teleconverter
In 2004 Canon introduced the PIXMA
iP8500 printer, this is sort of a small format version of their
i9900, it uses the same 8 colour ink and print head, prints very fast
and has a built in page duplexer.
The Canon i9900 large format photo printer gets reviewed here.
This is a great printer, if you feed in an 8M pixel image you can get a
full-bleed 13" x 19" print out of it in about 6 minutes - at that size
there is still no visable pixelization or other artifacting. If you use
a magnifing glass you might be able to pick out a little bit of white
edging that is introduced by the JPEG compression process (so if you
use a RAW image this should even be eliminated). But who's going to
look at a 13x19 print with a magnifing glass?
Photo S900 also appears to be a good contender in the photo
printing arena. It has high resolution, speed and a 6-colour ink system with
individually replacable tanks. Supplies for it are not as readily available (in
Western Canada) as the Epson and HP printers. The sample print that Canon
supplied to the dealer where I saw it was far more detailled than anything my
Epson Stylus PhotoEX could do. The lower-end but newer Canon
i850 looks like it might be a good alternative to the S900 for all
but the most high-end user (even thoug it only uses a 4-colour ink
system), it also includes a USB2.0 interface. The Canon i965 printer is reviewed
here, this is the
European version of the i960, but it has a CDR printing tray which the i960 does
Z65N looks like it might be a nice printer, high resolution and
speed and a built-in ethernet interface. Can't find any reviews of it just
yet (20 May 02).
In the summer of 2002 Epson started shipping their Stylus
Photo 2200 which Steve's
Digicams has given a very positive review of.
inkjet printers, the
890 and StylusPhoto
1280 (reviewed here)
which offer some of the best printing you can get. They can all do
borderless prints on regular media (no perforated tear-off strips needed), the
only real difference between the 780 and the 890 is that the 780 cannot
handle roll paper, the 1280 is the only one that can handle large format
paper. The I
Love Epson site has some information on new printers (probably in
made flash and ring light solutions
The Lens FAQ
has some useful information
CKC Power has
and accessories, plus some comparison photos taken through
Tiffen for filters
and addon lenses, their new MegaPlus
series includes a 2x and 0.75x lens pair.
Getting the spacing right can have an strong
influence on image sharpness when using a add-on converter lens.
This Gary's Parries article talks about this with the Raynox 6600 0.66x
wide converter used with the Canon A95.
adapter for the G1 and some other cameras
- The Canon PowerShot
G1 is what I finally chose for my first digi-cam, here
is my Canon G1 page.