Vincent Pang Photography

Freelance Photographer in Malaysia for Wedding, Portrait, Events, Products, Fine Art and any photography related services

Canon - Destined Evolution unveiled ! Canon EOS 5D MKII

Ya it is finally out, the long a wait Canon 5D Mark II

Key Specifications:
-New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
-New Full HD 1080 resolution movie recording
-3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
-High performance DiG!C 4 processor providing superb image quality
-Maximum 310 large JPEG images in a single burst with a UDMA card
-3.0” VGA (920k dots) Clear View LCD
-ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
-9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points

Pricing & Availability:
-The EOS 5D Mark II (body only) is available from end of November 2008 priced at £2299.99 / €2999.99 RRP inc. VAT.
-The EOS 5D Mark II, EF 24-105mm f4.0L IS USM kit is available from end of November 2008 priced at £3049.99 / €3999.99 RRP inc. VAT.

Quoted from Canon

Please click here to view sample photos taken with the new Canon 5D MK II

Back to basic in Photography - Shutter speed

Something i read sometime ago which is very useful for people who just got into photography. The one most common question is why my shots are blur? wat shutter speed to use?

It's pretty simple, basic rules is 1/x shutter speed, in which x = focal length.

Example:

u using a 18-55mm lens, when shooting at 55mm you will need 1/55 s. However, due to the crop factor in digital body, we need to multiply with the crop factor. so instead of 1/55 s it becomes 1/88 s which is around 1/80s.

A simple chart for you all

Focal Length (mm) Effective Focal length  (mm) Shutter  (s)
 18  28.8  1/30
 24  38.4  1/40
 28  44.8  1/50
 50  80  1/80
 55  88  1/80
 70  112  1/120
 90  144  1/160
 100  160  1/160
 200  320  1/320
 300  480  1/500