DIY: Foldable softbox


We have previously discussed a DIY softbox project but this one uses a simple, yet ingenious idea, to make them foldable and the end product sure looks professional

Canon EF 70-200 F/4 IS L hits the market

The NEW Canon EF 70-200 F/4 IS L announced at photokina and armed with the latest generation of Canon IS that can achieve 4 stop Image Stabilization finally hits the market with a street price of $1249 USD.

8GB Compact Flash Card for $140

Just a quick note, newegg is selling a pqi 8GB compact flash card for $134.99 and $4.99 shipping, I have not tried this card, but with a 100x writing speed looks pretty nice for its price. It also ships with a Compact Flash water resistant wallet.

Amazing high speed photography

Here some amazing high speed photos I have found in various places on the web and/or emails, needless to say that I didn’t take any of these nor hold any of their copyrights. I am just posting them for the pleasure of my eyes and, hopefuly, yours.

Distance scale on the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 MKII


The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII Lens is probabely one of the sharpest lenses available and for less than $80 it is really hard to beat quality/price combo.

However the two most critisized aspect of the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKIINew generation over the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKIOld generation are its built quality, plastic mount v/s metal mount, and that the MKII’s lack of focusing distance scales.

Although there is not much we can do about the built quality of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII, but we sure can make our own distance scales for it.