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Exploring Metering Modes

Digital-Photo-School are based in Australia, this article is by a guest contributor to their site called Andrew S Gibson, he lives just down the road from us here in Oxfordshire UK, weird the way the world is so interconnected, great too.

This article is a pretty full explanation of the different metering modes available on your camera and how and when to use them.

This is the third in a series of four articles about exposure by Andrew S Gibson – author of Understanding Exposure: Perfect Exposure on your EOS camera. You can read the first lesson, which explored the reasons for using program, aperture priority and shutter priority modes, here, and the second lesson, which explained why your camera’s meter gets exposure wrong, here.”

Canon EOS 1D MkIV Review

An in depth review of the Canon flagship camera by Bob Atkins and Theano Nikitas

The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is the latest in Canon’s 1D series DSLRs. The 1D series is unique in its use of an APS-H format sensor (28.1×18.7mm). The sensor is larger than APS-C and so can yield higher image quality, but is smaller than full frame, which means that the file size is smaller and the reflex mirror can be smaller and lighter and so the camera can operate at higher speeds (10 frames per sec). The high speed operation of the 1D series cameras has made them the first choice for many sports and action photographers. Like other 1D and 1Ds series cameras, the EOS 1D MkIV has an integrated grip with a second set of controls for vertical shooting, a high capacity battery pack, high strength construction and the body is weather-sealed for operation outdoors in the rain.….more

1D MkIV Major Features

 

  • New 16.1 Megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor
  • 10 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Up to 121 large JPEG images in a single burst
  • New 45-point wide area AF with 39 cross-type sensors with f/2.8 sensitivity
  • New upgraded AF system designed for high speed tracking of moving subjects
  • High-speed Dual “DIGIC 4” processors for fast operation and high image quality
  • 12,800 high ISO expandable up to 102,400
  • Full HD movie recording at 30, 25 and 24 frames per second (fps)
  • 3.0″ Clear View II LCD with Live View mode
  • Durable dust and water resistant body with 76 rubber seals
  • 1/8000s shutter with 300,000 cycle rating and 1/300s sync

 

On Test: Canon EOS 60D, the mid-range camera

Canon’s latest digital SLR fits neatly between the 550D and the higher-priced 7D in the EOS range. David Kilpatrick finds out how the 60D fares against them…….more from the BJP

Canon EOS 1100D – new entry level DSLR

It seems that Canon update their range every year and now there is a new entry level DSLR.

Advanced, compact and affordable: your first steps into the world of DSLR photography, made simple with Canon EOS 1100D.

Features

A full review from the excellent DP Review site here

Expect prices to be about £500 which means that remaining stocks of the slightly dated but still functional 1000D will be below £350 which is a bargain.

Canon 600D first review

Canon move ever onward, the new 600D is ready for release in March, here is the first review by the very well respected DP review site and there is more from the official Canon site here. It has new features such as the articulated monitor now a standard for new cameras and a whopping 18 megapixels, that will eat up your memory.

Ever since Canon introduced its original ‘Digital Rebel‘ back in August 2003 – famously the first ‘affordable’ digital SLR – the company has continually developed and refined its entry-level line with ever-more-frequent releases, adding in more and more features in the process. So true to form, almost precisely a year to the day after the launch of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D comes the next model, predictably named the Rebel T3i / EOS 600D. As usual the 550D remains in Canon’s range at a lower price point, with the newly-announced EOS 1100D slotting in beneath it to round off the company’s offerings to entry-level SLR users.

The new kid on the block can most succinctly be described as a 550D with an articulated screen, that also incorporates many of the beginner-friendly features we first saw on the more enthusiast-orientated EOS 60D. Perhaps most notable of these is ‘Basic+’, a simple, results-orientated approach to image adjustments in the scene-based’ exposure modes that allows the user to change the look of their images and control background blur without needing to know anything technical about how this all works. The 600D also gains multi-aspect ratio shooting plus the 60D’s ‘Creative Filters’, a range of effects than can be applied to images after shooting, including toy camera, fisheye and fake-miniature looks. Additionally it can now wirelessly control off-camera flashes, including the Speedlite 320EX and 270EX II announced alongside it.

Photography Competition – “Winter”

This is your chance to win a fantastic Canon 550D SLR camera & other prizes with a total value exceeding £1000, showcase your best images and enter now !

* 1st Prize: Canon 550D SLR (inc 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit), Hama Rexton 150 Camera Bag & x2 8GB Hama High Speed Gold SDHC Cards
* 2nd Prize: Hama Rexton 140 Camera Bag & Hama Traveller Compact Pro Tripod – 163cm
* 3rd Prize: Hama Profil Duo III Tripod – 150cm

The theme for our first photography competition this year is: “Winter”
Closing date for entries is 30th March 2011, the winner will be announced shortly afterwards.