Canon EOS 1D X Hands On Report

Canon EOS-1D X

Last Tuesday I got up close and personal with the new Canon EOS 1D X HDSLR and Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer, at the Canon Pro Solutions Show 2011. Continue reading “Canon EOS 1D X Hands On Report”


Vote For Thomas Dolby 'The Toadlickers' in The Webby Awards

Voting in the Webby Awards closes at midnight on 28 April, so if you haven’t already voted, now is a good time! But don’t take my word for it… here’s what Hitler has to say… Continue reading “Vote!”

Focus on Imaging 2011

Last week, the UK’s biggest still photography expo, Focus on Imaging, took place at the NEC in Birmingham. In between meals with major manufacturers, I managed to find time to circumnavigate the event floor, play with some gear and have a few interesting conversations.

The star of the show was, without doubt, the Fuji X100, which is both smaller and lighter than I had anticipated. Furthermore its EVF, whilst not perfect, is perfectly useable and seems to work well in conjunction with its optical viewfinder. Fuji were surprised by the sheer number of people with DSLRs saying they want one as a second camera. They were also surprised that the three most requested features (for a future version) were interchangeable lenses, 1080p video and an articulated monitor…which they seem to have heard loud and clear…  Continue reading “Focus on Imaging 2011”

HDDSLR: Moving From Still to Video with Vincent Laforet

Last weekend HDSLR guru, Vincent Laforet, held a weekend long workshop in Seattle, that was hosted (and streamed live on the net) by Creative Live. Since it was Laforet’s short film, ‘Reverie‘ that opened my eyes (and those of several million others) to the possibilities of the Canon 5DmkII, I was fascinated to watch as he took a small group of aspiring filmmakers on a journey through the shooting, editing and completion of a short documentary and onto scripted drama with professional actors, using HDSLRs.  Continue reading “HDDSLR: Moving From Still to Video with Vincent Laforet”