New Camera’s from Canon & Nikon

Posted in Photography at 0:08 by Borniet

Both Canon and Nikon have announced 2 new digital SLR camera’s this week. Let’s take a look at them.


EOS 1Ds MarkIII:

- 21 Megapixel FullFrame (35mm) CMOS sensor

- continous-shots at 5 fps with a max of 56 frames

- two “DIGIC III” processors

- Highlight Tone Priority

- autofocussystem with 19 ‘cross type’ sensors and 26 AF assistpoints

- integrated EOS Cleaning System

- ISO 100-1600 (expandable to L:50 H:3200)

- 3,0” 230K pixel LCD-screen with Live View Mode

- from the ground up redesigned viewer for wider and brighter image.

Estimated price: € 8999.00

EOS 40D:

- 10,1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

- continous-shots at 6,5 bps, with a max of 75 JPEG frames

- new AF system with 9 ‘cross-type’ sensors

- DIGIC III processor

- 3,0” LCD with Live View Mode

- integrated EOS Cleaning System
Estimated price body € 1549.00


- FX-format 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
(23.9 x 36mm)
- 51 point autofocussystem
- 9 fps

- 14-bits analogue-to-digital-conversion

- 3 inch VGA LCD-screen with liveview

- Function for wireless networks


- DX-format 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor
  (23,6 x 15,8mm)

- 51 point autofocussystem

- 6 fps

- 3 inch VGA LCD-screen with liveview

- selfcleaning sensor

Seems like Nikon did decide to jump on the Full Frame wagon, and go on a chase after Canon!

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The Sartorialist

Posted in Photography at 23:37 by Borniet

The Sartorialist, a blog started by an ex-design-clothing seller, who felt that there was a disconnect between what he was selling in the showroom and what he was seeing really cool people wear on the streets.

After 9/11 he closed his showroom, and started focussing more on photography, yet, he didn’t want to become the standard everyday fashion photographer. He tries to shoot people on the street the way desingers look at people. In a way, his aim is to close the gap between real-life people and designers.

Definately go out and take a look at his blog:


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Photoshop Tutorial on using borders

Posted in Photography at 9:35 by Borniet

A short, comprehensive tutorial on using borders in Photoshop.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Creating reusable borders

Posted in Photography at 9:23 by Borniet

A short, comprehensive tutorial on how you can easily create reusable borders for your photo’s in photoshop. This was you can easily add some extras to your photo’s.

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Trash the dress wedding shoot in Ostend

Posted in Photography at 9:13 by Borniet

Trash the dress wedding shoot in Ostend, Belgium, with Peggy and Pieter. Some great pics!

Peggy and Pieter Trash The Dress

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Pixmantec taken over by Adobe

Posted in Photography at 14:48 by Borniet

Pixmantec announced today that their raw technology will be included in the next Adobe product named Lightroom. All of the Pixmantec people will become Adobe employees, and the development of RawShooter Premium will be stopped.

Users that bought their RawShooter Premium before July 12 2006 will get a free upgrade to Adobe Lightroom version 1.0 when that will be released.

RawShooter Essentials will most probably be discontinued.

This is a real pity, since RawShooter was elected by many photography websites and magazine to the best Raw conversion software available. And the extra fact that it was available for free was a big plus. No wonder they had the most users of all products.

Now the search can start for a decent and not too expensive replacement for RawShooter.

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And another session today…

Posted in Photography at 21:36 by Borniet

Frog up close

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As promised: The frogs

Posted in Photography at 9:52 by Borniet

Frog in water
Frogs mating in water

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Posted in Photography at 14:29 by Borniet

Sun is shining brightly… with every now and then a shower of rain in between (more now than then, but ok, this IS Belgium after all).
The park next to the office I work in is looking very attractive now, with all the deep green trees, and the carefully placed ponds with bridges over them.
This morning I decided to bring my camera, to shoot some pictures , if possible, for the stock agency I work with (www.photographersdirect.com), and now I am glad that I did. I wait until the sun is shining very brightly, and then take the camera (an EOS 10D from Canon), and go outside.
As soon as I get out of the office, I hear the frogs calling out. I assume that this calling out is to eachother, in order to find a mating partner, and that they are not calling out to me, since as soon as they spot me somewhere (due to the showers, I am almost alone in the park) near, they are all silent, or dive in the water.
I try sneaking up on them, which works eventually, and the sight is beautiful. Tens and tens of frogs, lying in the water, on the lilyleaves, everywhere, blowing up their cheeks to call out for someone to make love to.

I managed to get some of them on my memorycard. Hope they turn out right, which is a big question mark, due to the slow shutterspeed I had to use. I will take a look at them this evening, and hopefully be able to post one to the readers here (if any) tomorrow.
I really hope they turn out ok, because they already cost me a new polarizationfilter… So…
Tip: Always screw on your polarizationfilter tightly before bending over a pond… The damn things come of faster then you’d expect!
Tip 2: If you already had an experience like this one: learn from it, don’t do as I did, I already lost my previous polarizationfilter in a river in Turkey :-)

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