This journal documents my experiences with a Canon 50D, my first DSLR camera, purchased on Oct. 16, 2008. The camera was end-of-lined by Canon in July 2010 and there are rumours of the 60D.

Pairing M4/3 cameras and Leica Lenses


Sun Aug 01 23:18:31 2010

Popular Science article takes a cursory examination of using Leica lenses on M4/3 cameras and concludes that there are no advantages to using them unless you already own one or more Leica lenses. The Leica lenses are designed for full-frame cameras and so cut much of the light reaching the M4/3 sensor. It is more cost-effective using M4/3 lenses and they yield better results.

Friday Foto: Coneflower (Rudbeckia, Black-eyed Susan)


Fri Aug 06 12:14:50 2010

From Friday Foto

After 2 years photographing flowers with the 50mm/1.4 lens, I have recently switched to the 24mm/1.4L; I have had to adjust my compositions to accomodate the wider field of view.

These are the first photos of flowers with the 24mm. This week, a wide shot; next week a medium shot and the following week, a bit closer shot of these golden coneflowers, which are native to North America.

Portfolio: Martin Brent


Sat Aug 07 11:35:03 2010

Martin Brent is a commercial and editorial photographer.

Friday Foto: Coneflower (Rudbeckia) 2


Fri Aug 13 13:08:12 2010

From Friday Foto

This week, part 2 of the 24mm lens series-- a medium shot of the Rudbeckia coneflowers. This was shot at f/2. The pinkish flower in the bottom right is another species of the coneflower, Echinacea Purpurea.

Canon S95


Thu Aug 19 14:05:16 2010

Canon announced the Powershot S95 camera, in addition to the G12 and a couple of other point-and-shoot cameras.

Interesting features include the in-camera HDR, ersatz tilt-shift mode and Hybrid IS in macro mode. It also records up to one half-hour of 720p video.

Friday Foto: Rudbeckia 3


Fri Aug 20 12:26:08 2010

FromFriday Foto

Friday Foto: Enjoying a Good Book


Thu Aug 26 15:15:40 2010

From Friday Foto: Downtown

This is actually a composite of two nearly identical photographs but with different depth-of-fields— the tree (right-hand-side) from one photograph and the subject and background from another (left hand-side). The EXIF in the photograph is correct for one of the two photographs.

luis fernandes / / Aug 2010 Canon 50D Journal