Below are some still images and a video I shot with the Canon MP-E65mm macro lens, an amazing lens that covers the 1-5x macro magnification range. All are shot of one piece of obsidian, a natural volcanic glass.
Yesterday I received a Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x Macro lens for review. This is an unusual lens, in that it focuses from 1x magnification to 5x magnification to a full frame sensor. This is a manual focus lens that does not focus to infinity. It is exclusively for macro. To start the testing process I grabbed […]
I’ve been using the new Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 card reader for image transfer. It is a multi-card reader because you can access multiple cards simultaneously and you can do card to card transfers. Being USB 3.0 the transfers are fast (depending on the memory card) and very reliable. I’ve had no issues at all with […]
Printings In Motion is the force behind Spreengs, greeting cards with a built-in screen that you can download a video to by using USB from any computer. While Spreengs is their retail operation, Printings In Motion have their own website and deal with companies to produce customised products, such as interactive brochures and more. I […]
Over the weekend I upgraded our home WiFi network to the recently released Netgear R6300 WiFi Router. This router supports all protocols up to the new 802.11ac standard. Plus it features simultaneous band technology and gives greater speed when using the older n and g standards. It supports GigaBit Ethernet for the four wired ports. […]
Here I present the initial test results of shooting infrared with a Sony a77 dSLR camera, using a Hoya R72 IR filter. The Sony is a nice camera for shooting IR, with the tilting screen. Leaving the camera in Program mode it gave an exposure of 20 seconds, f5.6 and 100ISO in a part cloudy […]
I’ve had a Sony a77 dSLR for a few days for some testing. Yesterday was the first chance I had to get out with the camera and here are some of the first shots I have taken with the camera. Early impressions are positive. I didn’t think I’d like the electronic viewfinder but I have […]
Eileen Fritsch has posted a nice article about the production of Digital ImageMaker international as a magazine over on the Great Output blog. Great Output is an excellent blog on printing and related topics to do with imaging and art. Definitely worth a read.
Epson have a lot of the headspace of printers for photographers, and so any new photo printer from them gets noticed. Here we review the R3000, an A3+ nine-colour printer. The R3000 prints up to 13″x19″ on sheet or 13″ x 129″ (that’s 3.2m long) on roll media, making it great for panorama photographers. It […]