Tag Archives: SLR

State of the DxOMark (camera nerdiness)

I updated my overview chart with available high-end cameras. See http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Database for detailed benchmark results for specific cameras. As usual, there is a lot of interesting information in such an overview: Assuming you care about low light and high dynamic … Continue reading

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DxOMark Camera Sensor article (v2.0 and v2.0.1)

I have been working on an update to my original DxOMark article. That update has just been published on Luminous Landscape, a well-known photography site operated by the Canadian landscape photographer and publicist Michael Reichmann. A slightly newer version of … Continue reading

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Magic Lantern for the Canon 5D Mark II

What is Magic Lantern? If you own a Canon 600D, a Canon 60D, Canon 5D Mark II, or certain of their predecessors, you might be interested to hear that you can extend the capabilities of your camera for free (although … Continue reading

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DxOMark Sensor for benchmarking cameras

DxOMark provides raw benchmark information for camera bodies (DxOMark Sensor). Although DxO Labs is a commercial organization, it provides its benchmark results for free because DxO needs to measure the data anyway (e.g. for their raw converter) and because it uses the DxOMark site to increase brand awareness. The measurements and graphs are incidentally not in the public domain, but can be redistributed under certain conditions. Continue reading

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Canon 5D2 – black dot plague and its cures

The Canon 5D Mark 2 had a high profile defect which caused small black dots to show up (under some circumstances) to the right of every bright spot. This was fixed by a firmware upgrade. Continue reading

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Using DX lenses on an FX camera

What happens if you use a lens designed for a 15×22 mm sensor on a full-frame camera? Continue reading

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Pixel-peeping: Canon 10D ↔ Canon 5D2

Test setup I took the pictures below with a five-year old 6 Mpixel Canon 10D and a brand new 21 Mpixel Canon 5D Mark II. Both images were made using a 24-105 f/4L standard lens. Both images are shown here … Continue reading

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