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Ilford announce Galerie Duo

Inkjet paper maker, Ilford, has announced a new Smooth Lustre Duo 280gsm double-sided resin coated paper. Read the press release for the full details.
Press release:

New ILFORD GALERIE Smooth Lustre Duo available now

The latest media in the GALERIE range offers double-sided printing for dual possibilities!


Marly, Switzerland, October 26, 2009 – ILFORD is pleased to announce the latest media in the GALERIE range, Smooth Lustre Duo 280gsm, which has just been launched. Innovative and exciting, the double-sided premium RC media is the ideal choice for tailor made wedding albums, portfolios and premium quality invitations and flyers while a cutting-edge optical coating gives a traditional photo quality look to printed images.

The already dynamic GALERIE range is designed to provide the most demanding professional photographers with the high-end media they require to showcase their most important work. The ILFORD research and development team designs state-of-the-art inkjet media resulting in s…

Canon PowerShot G9 ISO samples

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Here are the ISO samples from the Canon PowerShot G9, taken under the same lighting conditions, to compare with the shots I posted yesterday from the G11. Although the image size is larger (the G9 is 12MP whereas the G11 is 10MP), I've tried to crop to include the same elements in the photos; the images were then saved for the web (at 600pixels wide) and sharpened in CS4.

John Freeman announces new tours

Namibia wildlife, copyright John Freeman
Press release:

Professional photographer, John Freeman, has announced the launch of John Freeman Photours, a comprehensive range of educational photographic tours and workshops that offer the chance to benefit from the knowledge and success he has gained during his 40 year career. John Freeman is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed photographers and an award winning author with over two million copies of his books sold worldwide. Today he shoots for global brands including The Royal Collection, Konami, the Pearson Group, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Harper-Collins.

Starting in January 2010, John Freeman Photours will offer photographers of all levels unique, educational photographic tours in the UK and abroad. A diverse range of London-based studio workshops will also be available from January 2010 for those wanting to discover more about the professional approach to studio working methods.

Jaisalmer, copyright John Freeman

Canon PowerShot G11 noise examples

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Each of the above out-of-camera Large/Fine JPEGs were taken with a production quality G11 and are displayed at 100-percent actual pixels, saved and sharpened for the web using Photoshop CS4. I may have to supply smaller crops, judging by the slight differences above.
Update: I've added samples from the PowerShot G9 here, for comparison.



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Canon PowerShot G11 vs G9

Canon PowerShot G9 v the new G11
You'll also notice a difference in the textured finish of the top-plate; it's plastic on the G11

Canon PowerShot G9 (left) v G11 (right). The G11 is taller and considerably deeper, thanks to the vari-angle screen.

Notice the smaller size of the rear command dial on the G11 (left); it's more fiddly in use.
I thought I would upload a quick series of shots showing the size comparison of the Canon PowerShot G11 against our own G9 (which we used for the unboxing video, in the previous post).

My first impressions are favorable, even though the vari-angle screen makes the G11 slightly larger than the G9 (and likely the G10, though I don't have one to hand).

One point I would like to share immediately is that I was a little shocked to see the rear of the G11 appears to be made of plastic, like the Nikon P5000/6000 series. That's a real shame, as both the G9 and G10 were the most rugged feeling compacts on the market.
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Canon PowerShot G11 Unboxing

Stay tuned for some ISO comparisons from a production quality G11. They should be posted later in the day.


Update; my thanks to the guys at 1001 Noisy Cameras for help spreading the love.




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Leica launches micro-site for impending S2 DSLR

Leica has launched a new micro-site for the up-coming S2, a 37.5-megapixel behemoth, in anticipation of its official release sometime this month. Follow the link here for more information and to register for a timely newsletter.



Vision: The Essential Event for Photographers

Press release from The British Journal of Photography magazine;

6th October, 2009
The British Journal of Photography's essential annual event, Vision, celebrates its 11th successful year when it returns on 27th November 2009. Vision is Europe’s only event dedicated to aspiring professionals and early career pro photographers. This year Vision is delighted to have renowned photographer Martin Parr as its key speaker.

This unique and exciting one-day event features a packed programme of talks, demos, seminars and all-important portfolio reviews. Conveniently located at the Business Design Centre in the heart of London, Vision provides inspiration, information and essential ideas to help aspiring professionals and early career photographers get their careers moving.

Many of the industry’s leading manufacturers will be there to showcase the latest products and services, providing a unique opportunity to meet key innovators all together under one roof.

With an emphasis on creative cutting …

Sigma announces DP1s

Sigma has announced an update to the APS-C format DP1, in the form of the DP1s. As expected, it adopts some of the changes to the control set, such as the Quick Set function, found on the recently introduced DP2, and improved metering with back-lit subjects.

Sigma press release

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma DP1s compact digital camera featuring a 14 megapixel (2,652 x 1,768x 3 layers) FOVEON X3 direct image sensor.

The new Sigma DP1s is an improved version of the DP1 which was introduced to market in March 2008. It is now possible to allocate the QS (Quick Set) function, which has been adopted by the DP2 and SD14 DSLR, to the digital zoom buttons of the DP1s. This provides faster and more convenient operation of the camera.

The DP1s is enhanced further by improved performance when shooting backlit subjects, aiding the cameras characteristics of superb resolution and richly graduated tones with a natural, three-dimensional feel.

There are many dedicated access…

Sony Develops High Frame Rate Single Lens 3D Camera Technology

High Frame Rate Single lens 3D (prototype) camera captures natural and smooth, high quality 3D images at 240fps

Sony press release:


Sony Corporation today announced the development of a single lens 3D camera technology capable of recording natural and smooth 3D images of even fast-moving subject matter such as sports, at 240fps (frames per second). This technology combines a newly developed optical system for single lens 3D camera which captures the left and right images simultaneously, together with existing high frame rate (HFR) recording technology to realize 240fps 3D filming. Sony will demonstrate a prototype model incorporating this technology at “CEATEC JAPAN 2009”, to be held at Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba city, Japan, from October 6th.

Sony Corporation today announced the development of a single lens 3D camera technology capable of recording natural and smooth 3D images of even fast-moving subject matter such as sports, at 240fps (frames per second). This techno…