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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Canon New EOS 1D X

Canon has announced the latest professional DSLR to its lineup, revealing the Canon EOS-1D X.

The full frame, 18.1 megapixel Canon 1D X boasts dual DIGIC 5+ processors, which Canon claims offer three times faster performance than standard DIGIC 5. Canon says the EOS-1D X's dual processors enable full-resolution continuous shooting up to 12fps with 14-bit A/D conversion and full camera operation, which it claims is the fastest of any DSLR on the market.Other Canon EOS-1D X specs include a 61-point AF with 41 cross-type sensors, including five dual cross -type points, as well as a new 100,000-pixel RGB metering sensor which is linked to the AF system and powered by its own dedicated DIGIC 4 processor. Canon says this allows the EOS-1D X to detect faces and colour to ensure correct exposure levels and improved AF tracking in challenging situations.

What's more, a super high-speed mode extends the shooting speed to 14fps (JPEG format only), while a new shutter and mirror mechanism works to reduce shutter lag and mirror bounce, Canon claims.

Low light photographers will also enjoy the EOS-1D X's wide ISO range, which runs from ISO 100 to 51,200, and is extendable up to ISO 204,800.

The Canon 1D X also offers full HD video recording, promising longer recording options that automatically create a new file once the 4GB limit has been reached.
The Canon EOS-1D X records movies from the full-frame sensor giving users access to the full range of manual settings to control exposure, focus and frame rate (1920 x 1080: 30 (29.97), 25, 24 (23.976) frames per second, 1280 x 720: 60 (59.94), 50 fps, 640 x 480: 30 (29.97), 25 fps). The Canon 1D X also displays sound levels on the LCD screen, which users can make adjustments to.
Retaining the classic Canon EOS design, the Canon 1D X supersedes the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV in the hierarchy of Canon DSLRs.
The Canon EOS-1D X price was not available at the time of writing.
Launched alongside the EOS-1D X is a new, compact WiFi transmitter, the Canon WFT-E6, designed for transferring images when a wired connection isn’t available.
Supporting the 802.11n WiFi standard and offering Bluetooth support for connectivity to external GPS devices, Canon claims the WFT-E6 offers secure transfer of images and video to an FTP server, or the ability to display content on a compatible screen over a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) connection.
The Canon EOS-1D X will also be compatible with a new GPS receiver – the GP-E1. Enabling users to add location information to EXIF data and geographically track the progress of travelling shoot, the GP-E1 is particularly useful for wildlife or location-based photographers who may need to record the location of a scene for future reference.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wheelchair Dance Portraits



Diane & Robert
Diane and Robert



Matt & Elaine
Matt and Elaine


Portraits taken after a wheelchair dance workshop at Nyemchek's Dance Centre in Pearl River New York. October 2, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm PenReady

A you may or may not know, Olympus Camera had been handing out 1000 new PEN cameras as part of their Pen Ready Project. I'm lucky #896 and here is my camera. Its an Olympus Pen E-PM1 and as soon as I have some semblance of understanding about it's operation I will be posting photos.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

An Open Letter To Canon

Shot on a Canon EOS 60D with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Monday, August 8, 2011

California Video

A Day in California from Ryan Killackey on Vimeo.
Ryan and his wife worked on this project on and off for over a year and a half. It is composed of over 10,000 photos shot in California with a Canon Rebel XS, 50mm (nifty), 18-55mm kit lens, 50-250mm.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Think Tank is having a SALE!

The guys at Think Tank Photo just sent me an email that they've marked down the price on some of their favorite products. Here's the deal:

Think Tank Photo's Modular set.

The Modular Set components for sale individually are the Belly Dancer Harness, All the Other Stuff, Bum Bag, LARGE Lens Drop In, Lens Changer 75 Pop Down, Lens Changer 25, Lens Changer 35, Lens Changer 50, Lens Drop In, Lightning Fast, Modular Pouch, RU Thirsty, Speed Changer, Chimp Cage, Trim Changer, and Whip It Out.

The Skin Set.
The Skin Set components for sale individually are the Skin 50, Skin 75 Pop Down, Skin Chimp Cage, Skin Double Wide, and Skin Strobe.

To get 'em while they last just click on the links below the images!

Monday, July 25, 2011

How to Build a Cyclorama Wall in your Studio

A cyclorama is a corner-less, seem-less studio to shoot in. In this video Ashley gets the job done right!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Through the Hasselblad viewfinder

Hasselblad 500 C/MHasselblad through viewfinderHasselblad Rocks!Through The Viewfinderttv of the animalsAlmost done
The Swedish and The SpanishSouter Lighthouseit all clickeda camera historyHis viewfinder shone brightlyWhen i fall in love...
The viewfinder of the Hasselblad1/125th@f16a meeting of masterpiecesground levelhasselblad-ass

Via Flickr:
A gallery of shots looking down into the viewfinder of a Hasselblad camera.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


BBQ, originally uploaded by Mark Kalan.

Happy July 4th!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Franceso Quinn 2006

FQuinn©MKalan2007_1.e, originally uploaded by Mark Kalan.
I shot this portrait of the late actor Franceso Quinn back in '06 for an article about him titled "To Live and Ride in LA." Francesco is a motorcycle and bicycle devotee.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bicycle Sculpture in Brooklyn

Bicycle Sculpture in Brooklyn, originally uploaded by Mark Kalan.
This photo is now appearing in the London-based bicycling blog Velorution.
Thanks guys!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

NEW Sigma 200-500mm Zoom available with Canon mount and in GREEN!

Sigma's Mondo F 2.8 200 - 500mm Zoom in green.
Now available at B&H Photo for the remarkably low price of $25,999.00. Click here to buy one.

Details from Sigma:

The APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG is the world’s first Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens that offers a fast aperture of F2.8 at 500mm focal length. It covers the widely used 200 to 500mm focal length range, and maintains its fast F2.8 aperture over the entire zoom range. Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and produce a high level of optical performance throughout the entire zoom range.

Shooting distance and focal length can be viewed on the lens' LCD panel, which is an additional convenience for the photographer.

A filter can be inserted towards the rear of the lens, and a circular polarizing filter can be used with its ingenious rotation mechanism.

A dedicated APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG II is supplied as a standard accessory with the APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG.

Its exclusive design minimises image degradation usually associated with teleconverters. When this dedicated teleconverter is used with the APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG lens, it becomes a large aperture 400-1000mm F5.6 AF Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hasselblad Event in Utah.

A very mellow video about a Hasselblad invite-only event in Utah. Its worth sticking it out to the end for the gag.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

B & H Lists New Hasselblad 200Mpix Multi-Shot Camera on Website

Well it has finally arrived at retail! B& H announced that they have new Hasselblad H4D-40 Multi-Shot 200mpx camera in stock!
The camera uses 6 exposures to make one 200 mega-pixel image.

Built on the reliable H4D chasis.

I'd really like one but the truth is that I'd be happy enough to just own a 35mm HC lens for my H4D-40.

The Hasselblad H4D-200MS is all yours for five bucks under forty-four large! Now, let me take a break to clean the drool off my keyboard then I'll be able to write something about it.