Monday, September 24, 2007

Review: Canon Eye Extender EP-EX15

I had high hopes for the Canon Eye Extender EP-EX15. I used it on my Canon 5D for a few months but ended up removing it. It can be used on other cameras such as the Digital Rebel, 20D, 30D, or 40D. The EP-EX15 reduces viewfinder magnification by 30% with two small plastic lenses extending the eyepiece 5/8" from the camera body. This is useful for eyeglass wearers and people with large noses from touching the LCD on the camera body with their nose. It also reduces condensation or fogging.

I found the tunnel vision effect not very useful but for some people the extension would be very handy. Over time little skin particles will find themselves between the two lenses of the EP-EX15. It is a simple procedure to remove the two small screws, a piece of plastic, piece of metal and the two lenses to clean them. Be sure to remember the order everything came apart.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Hasselblad

Hasselblad just anounced the new H3D II, a new integrated medium format digital camera system available immediately. The new camera features a 3" LCD, lower noise with a CCD heatsink, Ultra-Focus and an optional GPS unit that places GPS coordinates in image EXIF information. The camera is available now in 22, 31 and 39MP models. If ultimate image quality is needed then this looks like the camera to have. I'd love to get my hands on a unit to review.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Extending Aperture 1.5 Online Seminar

Apple has an online seminar on extending Aperture. The 32 minute video looks at Applescript, Automator, export plug-ins and iLife intrgration.