Friday, December 30, 2011

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Photo Shoot and Review in NYC

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Mode: Auto

**Personal Note** I absolutely love this lens!! I highly recommend it, if you can afford it!

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens is an easy-to-use standard zoom lens that can cover a large zoom area ranging from 24mm wide-angle to 105mm portrait-length telephoto.

The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM incorporates Canon's highest standards of precision optics. The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, combining outstanding image performance and ultimate operability with dust and moisture resistant construction.

Canon's ring-type USM gives silent but quick AF, along with full-time manual focus. Moreover, with dust- and moisture-resistant construction, this is a durable yet sophisticated lens that meets the demands of advanced amateur photographers and professional photographers alike.

Image Stabilizer
Ideal for handheld work, IS Image Stabilizer allows use of shutter speeds up to 3-stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur.

Fixed Aperture
With no change in aperture over the full focal length range, photographers can set exposure at the widest aperture and zoom through to 105mm without slowing shutter speed.

Super UD and Aspherical Lens Elements
Constructed with one Super-UD glass element and three aspherical lenses, this lens minimizes chromatic aberration and distortion. The result is excellent picture quality, even at wide apertures.

Ring USM
Ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive responsive, near-silent high speed auto focus. Good holding torque stops the focusing lens group with precision without overshoot. Full time manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.

Super Spectra Coatings
Optimized Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting - more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true color balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.

Photo Shoot Images: 

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pentax Optio WG-1 Adventure Proof Digital Camera Photo Samples and Review in NYC

Pentax Optio WG-1 Adventure Proof Digital Camera Photo Shoot in the Concrete Jungle of NYC From H and B

Camera: Pentax Optio WG-1
Mode: Auto

Product Highlights

  • 720p HD Video & HDMI Connection
  • 14Mp Resolution
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • Pentax Zoom Lens
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Digital Shake Reduction
  • Water/Shock/Crush/Cold and Dust Proof
  • Digital Microscope Mode
You're looking for a tough camera? We'd like to introduce you to one who fits the bill: The Pentax Optio WG-1 Digital Camera. Not only does this snazzy little point and shoot take great 14Mp photos and 720/30p video, but it's built to last. How so? Consider the following: The WG-1 is waterproof to 33', shockproof - able to withstand drops of up to 5', crushproof - able to withstand weight of up to 100 kilogram-force, coldproof to negative 14°F, and dustproof. Impressed? We are. Drop it, kick it, take it out in the harsh elements or under the sea, all in the name of capturing moment, and the WG-1 will live to do it all again.
When it comes to the more basic aspects of the camera you'll benefit from a 2.7" LCD display, 5x optical zoom, and Digital Shake Reduction. The camera also features an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot. You can store your videos or still images to the compatible card of your choosing. The WG-1 also has an HDMI connection for direct viewing of your HD video on your HDTV. Additionally, the camera also boasts a Digital Microscope mode for macro shooting. The WG-1 is definitely more than the average point and shoot.
12th Generation
PENTAX's 12th rugged generation waterproof digital camera is adventure proof, and suitable for almost any environment
Waterproof to 33 feet is perfect for use when submerged
Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet
Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 100 KGF (kilogram-force)
Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14°F)
Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments
14Mp sensor offers plenty of image detail
Wide Angle 5x Internal Optical Zoom Lens
Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) provides flexible capture of subjects near or far
2.7" LCD Screen
Large 2.7 inch LCD features a wide angle 16:9 aspect ratio with anti-reflective coating.
Digital Microscope Mode
Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses 5 macro LEDs for perfect focus and smooth, even lighting
An HDMI port plays back beautiful, high def images and video on HDTVs
720p HD Video
Capture video in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second
Digital Shake Reduction
Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images

Lens: Pentax zoom lens; Focus system: Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus Manual focus: Yes Macro focus: Yes, Macro and Super Macro available Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way Focus range Normal: 1.64' to infinity, Macro: 0.33 to 1.97', Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98' (at mid-zoom, set automatically); Power source: Rechargeable li-ion battery D-LI92, Recordable images: approximately 260 playback time: approximately 280 min Movie recording time: approximately 120 min Audio recording time: approximately 350 min AC adapter available: Yes (optional); Weight without battery or removable memory: 5.0 oz (WG-1); Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic with aluminum accents; Weather resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 33', JIS Class 6 dustproof shock resistant: Yes, shockproof to 5'; Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese; ISO Auto: 80-1600 auto range adjustable, Digital SR 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M), Manual: 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M); Shutter speed: 1/5000 to 1/4 seconds (up to 4 seconds in Night Scene mode); Drive modes: Mode selection: One Shot, self timer, continuous, burst (5M or 4M), remote control, interval, auto bracket continuous FPS: approx 0.68 FPS, Burst TBD FPS for TBD frames (5M or 4M), TBD FPS for TBD frames at ISO 3200-6400 (5M or 4M) Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s) Remote control: Yes (infrared, optional)

Capture Modes
Mode selection: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide (5M), Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M), Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Report (1280 x 960), Green, Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button) Green simplified mode available: Yes Face detection available: Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3 faces pre-registered) P/A/S/M/B: P Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode) Digital filters (capture): Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome) Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction)

Playback Modes
Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, Original Frame (5M or 4M), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Faze Zooming Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable Digital filters (playback): B/W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide

Photo Shoot Images:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Google+ as a Photography Platform

Using Google+ For Photography

The Google+ hub is still slowly rising among internet enthusiasts and social media fanatics, however, within the photography community, word is spreading quickly and photographers have found a new professional playground to post their visual art that not only makes it easy to fill their own news feed with inspirational photos but also to promote and to showcase their talent in an attractive and accessible way. 

While exploring the new G+ platform, I simply typed "photography" in the G+ search engine and found a stream of G+ profiles featuring stunning photography and interesting articles including photography tips and the latest electronic gadgets. 

So using my personal G+ profile, I circled some of the photography profiles I thought were interesting, here are a few examples of the type of photography on G+ including links to their G+ profiles...

 This is a photo taken by Victoria llina from the G+ page, "Digital Photography" 

 Photo taken by Kevin McNeal from the G+ page, "Nature Photography"

Photo taken by George Wheelhouse on the G+ page, "Photography"

You can use your personal G+ profile to showcase your photography or you have the option of creating a G+ page linked up to your G+ profile to display it. Either way you choose, it is a remarkable tool for quickly and easily posting your photos and sharing them with the world.

Recently, I created a page for H and B Digital through our main Gmail account and unfortunately, Google  only makes it possible for pages to circle other pages but not personal profiles when using it through the G+ page (but it does keep spammers away), so that's why I'm hoping people will circle our H and B Digital Google+ page by adding it through our website or by checking out this blog post and adding it here.

Also, as a fellow photography lover, you can also add my personal profile to your circles if you are interested in seeing more of my photography or sharing your photography with me.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Lens Photo Review and Sample Images

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Lens Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B

Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH2
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II
Mode: iA (Intelligent Auto)
Mount Adapter: Panasonic DMW-MA1

The Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II Zoom Lens is part of the High Grade Series, and this II version has been upgraded with several improvements. The lens is a portable, high-quality Digital Zuiko wide-angle zoom that provides edge-to-edge sharpness and superb color reproduction.
This II version has improved magnification, with up to 1:2 (half life-size) magnification possible. It now uses a 7-bladed circular aperture mechanism, which produces more attractive background defocus points. It also integrates with the "High-speed imager AF" system included in recent Four Thirds DSLRs.
The fast f2.8/3.5 aperture makes it ideal for low-light situations while rendering a bright viewfinder image in the camera for easy focus and composition.

Product Highlights

  • Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto
  • High Grade Series
  • Dust & Splash Proof Construction
  • "High-Speed Imager AF" Compatible
Photo Shoot Images:



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