Cool Website Found!

I was turned on to Photofunia today by a flickr friend of mine. On this site you can take a portrait and have it transformed into various different styles. So many cool things you can have done to your photo. The only downside is that they are small and not printable in any usefull size.

Here are the ones I did today.

Jacob Sidewalk.

Jacob Sketch

Mikayla Sidewalk

Mikayla Sketch

Chris.

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Cool Website Found!

I was turned on to Photofunia today by a flickr friend of mine. On this site you can take a portrait and have it transformed into various different styles. So many cool things you can have done to your photo. The only downside is that they are small and not printable in any usefull size.

Here are the ones I did today.

Jacob Sidewalk.

Jacob Sketch

Mikayla Sidewalk

Mikayla Sketch

Chris.

Canon 50D Hands On Review

I have it! The 50D. Now to review it. This may take more than one post but I’ll get started.

I’ve only had it a few days and have been quite busy so I have not done too much with it yet. But here goes.

This camera is bigger than the Rebel line. Heavier and much more solidly built. Metal instead of plastic. It feels very good in the hand. I won’t need a battery grip on this one.

I have the 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM kit lens. It’s sharper than the 18-55 on the Rebel. The image stabilization is very quite. I hardly hear it in a quite room. It works well too. I can get 1/10 of a second shutter speed and it looks good!

The ISO performance was much better than my XTI. The XTI goes to ISO 1600 and that’s not the best of quality. On the 50D ISO 1600 looks like ISO 400 on the XTI. Nice. ISO 3200 is the highest on the regular scale giving a nice workable result. On H1 and H2 you get ISO 6400, which is very noisy, and ISO 12800. Forget about ISO12800. Yuck is all I’m going to say. I do like the ability to adjust ISO in 1/3 stops. That’s new for me. I really like that.

Here are some photos from the last few days.

IMG_0071
250mm, F/5.6 for 1/13 seconds, ISO 1600.
This is my first high ISO shot. Not a really high ISO for this camera but on my XTI this would have been bad. It’s not too bad at all. All I did for this in post was to work with the noise.

IMG_0135 50D 10262008-4
85mm, F/8 for 1/125 seconds, ISO 100.
This one turned out great. I expected it to as the settings are low. What got me though is that when viewing in full size, you can see the edges and angles on the grains of sand!
IMG_0140 50D 10262008
22mm, f/8 for 1/250 seconds, ISO 100.
This one of Jacob shows nice color, sharpness, exposure was nice. For just grabbing an aperture and snapping away, it worked out really nice.

I’ll get to more of the features as I use the camera more. Just felt I had to say something.

Chris.

Dreams For A New Camera – The Canon 50D!!

Hello Everyone.

Today I have decided on the next camera I’m going to get. Canon’s replacement to the 40D is coming soon. The 50D. Oh, man, did it make me drool. 15.1 megapixels to start with. All the 40D features and more. You know what, I’ll just put the link right here – click me for the camera details – there ya go.

I will be puting away all my dimes and nickles for this one. There isn’t even any pricing for it yet but I’m guessing around $2000.00 canadian for it. That’s just a guess though. I’ll see how I’m doing next summer or fall and decide then. But, oh baby, that’s the one. Not just for the MPs but all those high end features. My little rebel xti is getting boring.

Chris.