Archive for August, 2009

Saturday, August 29th 2009

Canon 7D – Now We're Talking

It seems like the Canon EOS 7D is pretty close to matching every item on my next camera wishlist.

  • 100% Viewfinder coverage – yes.
  • Dust reduction – I should hope so!
  • Front/back focus correction – well, the 50D had this already.
  • High resolution screen – yes.
  • Well-developed live view – hmm, we’ll have to see about that one.
  • HDMI out – of course it has this.
  • 7 or 9 shot bracketing – one of few questionmarks.
  • Auto ISO – this is a given nowadays.
  • RAW in Auto mode – the 50 D has this so …
  • sRAW at around 10-12 MP – probably?
  • Automatic correction of vignetting and chromatic aberration – we don’t know yet.
  • Built in wireless flash control – yes, according to the rumour.

Sadly (but not surprisingly) it will be quite expensive. Even if it is less than SEK 20 000 or $2000 it will still take me a while to save up my pocket money …

Wednesday, August 19th 2009

Summer photos from Jämtland

I’m finally back from a long and great summer holiday. I’ve had close to seven weeks off work. One week was spent in Jämtland with Jenny’s mum, visiting the places she grew up.

Jämtland turned out to be quite a pretty place. We did a few hikes, two of which took us to the tops of some mountains. (1100-1200 meters high, so nothing very extreme.)

Here are some of the photos from our Jämtland visit:

23971 - 2009-07-27 kl 14.47

24004-24006 - HDR

Sunne kyrkoruin.(Triple exposure, handheld HDR.)

24115 - 2009-07-28 kl 13.07

View of lake Storsjön from mountain Drommen.

24372-24374 - HDR

Pool of water near the top of Österfjället. It looks smaller than it really is. Can you spot my brother-in-law? (Triple exposure HDR, using my Gorillapod.)

24359-24361 - HDR

1200 meters above sea level. Apparently you’re supposed to bring a rock from the bottom of the mountain to put on top of this stone … thing. (Used my Gorillapod for this one too.)

24154 - 2009-07-28 kl 13.49

No shortage of trees in Jämtland. I took this photo as part of the panorama below:

24154-24160 - Panorama

24189 - 2009-07-28 kl 15.02

While the tops of the mountains were very bare, they could be quite green and lush further down.

24306 - 2009-07-29 kl 17.44

We went fishing one day and caught a small brown trout in this small forest lake.

24381-24383 - HDR

This was also on Österfjället … these photos seem to have ended up a bit jumbled.

24615-24620 - Panorama

This was … somewhere. No idea. Five vertical shots stitched together using Autostitch.