lunes, agosto 20, 2007

Canon marca la diferencia

Que hoy por hoy Canon es el referente de la fotografía réflex digital poca gente lo pone en duda. Pero a partir de hoy ha dado un paso más allá.

Si en el segmento medio de este tipo de cámaras tenía un duro rival en la nikon d200 (más cara y mejor que la 30d y más barata e inferior a la 5d), el nuevo lanzamiento de la nueva 40d, que presumiblemente será más barata, provocará un boom en el mercado, llevándose en mi opinión a gran parte de los usuarios aficcionados exigentes y por qué no a un buen número de profesionales, bien como segundo cuerpo, o primero para aquellos que no puedan amortizar fácilmente algo superior.

Por lo pronto la nueva 40d será mi futura cámara. Después de mucho deliberar y casi decidido a lanzarme a por la 5d, el precio de la primera, acompañado de una más que notable mejora del actual modelo 30d, me han hecho cambiar de opinión. Si me decidía por una 5d era por llegar a tener más angular a la hora de entrar al agua, pero mi recién adquirido tokina 10-17 creo que cumplirá con mis necesidades actuales. Si en un futuro necesito un salto de calidad, siempre se podrá cambiar más adelante. Pero como aún me queda mucho por aprender, el precio de la 40d y del tokina me parece más razonable para mi.

Ya he reservado una en fotocentro para cuando lleguen, así que ansioso estoy de que lleguen finales de septiembre/principios de octubre, que será cuando comiencen a llegar.

Además he hablado con el fabricante de aquatech, y la combinación de la carcasa para una 30d (me figuro que no tardarán en sacar una para la 40d) junto a la cúpula correspondiente al canon 15mm fisheye, es válida para mi tokina a 10mm.

Creo que para estas navidades es posible que pueda pedirme una (depende de lo que me cuesten las revisiones del coche y que no surjan imprevistos). 1495$ (unos 1100€) la carcasa. 395$ (unos 300€) la cúpula, y otros tantos (395$) la pistola.

Mientras tanto probaré el tokina a 13mm en la ewa marine, que es la focal a partir de la cual no hay viñeteo.

Siguiendo con las novedades de Canon, se ha anunciado la 1Ds Mark III, una bestia de 21 Mpx que rondará los 8000€. Una verdadera burrada. Si esta marca ya no tenía competencia en este segmento, ahora puede decirse que hasta podría codearse con alguna cámara de formato medio. Pero bueno, el número de usuarios a la que va dirigida es muy reducido.

Por último se anuncia un nuevo objetivo, el canon 14mm f2.8 L II, que valdrá nada más y nada menos que unos 2000€. En fin, que esta aficción es una ruina,jajaja.

Os dejo unas fotucas y especificaciones.

1Ds Mark III
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Type
Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium
CF Card Type I and II, SD/SDHC Memory Card (1 slot each), and/or External media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Canon WFT-E2A transmitter), compatible with UDMA-compliant CF cards, and SDHC SD cards
Image Format
1.42 x 0.94 in./36.0 x 24.0mm (full-frame sensor)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF, TS-E, and MP-E lenses (except EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor*
1.0x
Image Sensor
Type
Full-frame, high-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels
Approx. 21.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 21.90 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording System
Recording Format
DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on two memory cards, and onto compatible external USB hard drives (via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2A)
Image Format
JPEG, JPEG+RAW, RAW (Canon CR2)
File Size


1. JPEG/Large: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)
2. JPEG/Medium 1: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,992 x 3,328)
3. JPEG/Medium 2: Approx. (TBA) MB (4,080 x 2,720)
4. JPEG/Small: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)
5. RAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (5,616 x 3,744)
6. sRAW: Approx. (TBA) MB (2,784 x 1,856)


Folders
Can be manually created by user, and freely selected for subsequent images.
File Numbering


1. Continuous numbering
2. Auto reset
3. Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)


Color Space
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output
White Balance
Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, five Custom WB settings (1-5), user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K), five Personal White Balance PC-1 to PC-5
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor
Personal White Balance
White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images, Up to +/- 3 levels in 1-step increments
White balance shift: blue/amber bias and/or magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels; manually set by user
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism
Coverage
Approx. 100% horizontally and vertically
Magnification
0.76x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 20mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 37:63)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light, point selection mode, registration), Exposure (metering mode, spot metering area, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure level), Image (JPEG recording, RAW recording, shots remaining, maximum burst, white balance correction, memory card information), Battery check
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function
Eyepiece Shutter
Built-in
Autofocus
Type
TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
45-point (19 high-precision cross-type AF points plus 26 Assist AF points)
AF Working Range
EV -1 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection; Manual selection: 19 AF points, or only inner 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-1), or outer 9 AF points (C.Fn III-9-2)
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and on LCD panel
AF-assist Beam
None. Emitted by EX-series Speedlite or optional ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
63-zone TTL full aperture metering

1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2. Partial metering (approx. 8.5% of viewfinder)
3. Spot metering (approx. 2.4% of viewfinder)
* Center spot metering
* AF point-linked spot metering (C.Fn. I-7-1)
* Multi-spot metering (max. 8 spot metering entries)
4. Center-weighted average metering


Metering Range
EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, E-TTL II program AE (Evaluative flash metering, Averaged flash metering), Manual, Bulb
ISO Speed Range
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 50 and 3200 (via C.Fn I-3)

* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Compensation (user-set): up to +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
Auto Bracketing (AEB): 3 shots, up to +/- 3 stops, in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments, in all exposure modes. Sequence can be changed via C.Fn I-5
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes
Shutter
Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-, 1/2- or 1-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec. (with EOS dedicated external Speedlites; 1/250 maximum with other shoe-mount flashes, and 1/60th-1/250th with studio strobes*)

* maximum sync speed with studio strobes will depend upon flash characteristics and connection method; testing is encouraged to verify fastest possible sync speed with specific studio flash equipment
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay
Remote Control
Canon N3 type terminal
External Speedlite
EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites
E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
PC Terminal
Provided; accepts third-party flash units with sync line voltages up to 250V maximum
Drive System
Drive Modes
Single, silent, high-speed continuous (approx. 5 fps), low-speed continuous (approx. 3 fps), 10- or 2-sec. self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 5 fps (at a shutter speed of 1/(TBA) sec. or faster in all recording modes)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting
JPEG: approx. 45 frames
RAW: approx. 15 frames
RAW+JPEG: approx. (TBA) frames (Large/Fine)
LCD Monitor
Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size
3.0 in., diagonal
Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Control
7 levels provided
Playback
Image Display Format
Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, AF point, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Brightness or RGB Histogram, Auto rotate, Rotate
Live View Function: view image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-16-1
Highlight Alert
In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Protection
Single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection
Erase
Single image, all images in a folder, all images in the memory card or check-marked images can be erased or unprotected.
Direct Printing from the Camera
Possible with compatible PictBridge-enabled printers
Compatible Printers
CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200U, included with camera kit)
Settings
Print quantity, style (image, paper size, paper type, printing effects, layout), trimming, tilt correction
New Features
Dust Delete Feature
Via built-in microphone at rear of camera body; activated by pressing recording button on camera. Sound file attached to image file on memory card
Picture Style
WAV
Recording Time
Max. 30 sec. per recording
Menus
Menu Categories


1. Shooting
2. Playback
3. Setup
4. Custom function/My Menu


LCD Monitor Language
18 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Power Source
Battery
One dedicated lithium-ion battery pack LP-E4 AC power can be supplied via the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 (included)
Number of Shots
At 73°F/23°C: Approx. (TBA)
At 32°F/0°C: Approx. (TBA)
The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E4 is used
Battery Check
Automatic, displayed in six levels. Precise readout of percentage remaining, shots taken since last charge, calibration recommended, and approx. remaining battery life are displayed with Battery Info menu setting.
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.
Back-up Battery
One CR2025 lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.1 x 6.3 x 3.1 in./156 x 159.6 x 79.9mm
Weight
42.5 oz./1,205g
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature Range
32-113°F/0-45°C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less





40d
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Type
Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium
CF Card Type I and II and external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)
Image Format
0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor*
1.6x
Image Sensor
Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels
Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording System
Recording Format
DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on a memory card.
Image Format
JPEG, RAW (Canon CR2)
File Size


1. JPEG/Large: Approx. 3.5MB (3,888 x 2,592)
2. JPEG/Medium: Approx. 2.1MB (2,816 x 1,880)
3. JPEG/Small: Approx. 1.2MB (1,936 x 1,288)
4. RAW: Approx. 12.4MB (3,888 x 2,592)
5. sRAW: Approx. 7.1MB (1,936 x 1,288)


Folders
Automatically created by camera; can be user-created with "Manual Reset" file naming setting
File Numbering


1. Continuous numbering
2. Auto reset
3. Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)


Color Space
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output
White Balance
Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K)
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor
Personal White Balance
White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images written to CF card for each firing of shutter; Up to +/- 3 levels in 1-step increments
White balance shift: blue/amber bias and/or magenta/green bias +/- up to 9 levels; manually set by user
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism
Coverage
Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
Magnification
0.95x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 22mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image (monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function
Eyepiece Shutter
None
Autofocus
Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
9 cross-type AF points, including center AF point; fully functional with f/5.6 or faster lenses

Additional high-precision, diagonal cross-type sensor at Center AF point, used with lenses f/2.8 or faster
AF Working Range
EV -0.5 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed red illumination in viewfinder; also visible on top or rear LCD panel when AF point select button is pressed
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full aperture metering

1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2. Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
3. Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
4. Center-weighted average metering


Metering Range
EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200

* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Compensation (user-set): +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes
Shutter
Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay
Remote Control
Canon N3 type terminal
Built-in Flash
Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
Flash Metering System
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments;

Can be set on EOS 40D body or with most EX-series speedlites
LCD Monitor
Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size
3.0 in.
Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Control
7 levels provided
Playback
Image Display Format
Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate
Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-7-1
Highlight Alert
In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Protection
Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection
Erase
Single image, select images, all images in a CF card or unprotected images
Direct Printing from the Camera
Enabled with the Print/Share button
Compatible Printers
CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200U, included with camera kit)
Settings
Print quantity, style (image, paper size, paper type, printing effects, layout), trimming, tilt correction (compatibility varies, depending upon printer in use)
Menus
Menu Categories


1. Shooting
2. Playback
3. Setup
4. Custom function/My Menu


LCD Monitor Language
18 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Power Source
Battery
One dedicated Battery Pack BP-511A
AC power can be supplied via the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2
Number of Shots
Normal shooting, at 73°F/23°C:
No flash: approx. 1100 images
50% flash use: approx. 800 images

at 32°F/0°C:
No flash: approx. 950 images
50% flash use: approx. 700 images

(tests comply with CIPA industry test standards)

The above figures apply when one fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used
Battery Check
Automatic
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.
Back-up Battery
One CR2016 coin-type lithium battery. Battery life approx. 5 years
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Weight
26.1 oz./740g
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less

2 comentarios:

guille dijo...

pues si, definitivamente Canon marca la diferencia...una vez mas gracias por la info y ya nos contaras cuando te llegue, la verdad que tiene una pinta cojonuda...y la 30d ya es una gran camara!!!

mdaf dijo...

Caliente!! que eres un caliente!!
Sabía yo que no llegabas a navidades sin cámara nueva, y mira tú por donde, en septiembre estrenas, jajaja

Creo que has elegido bien, es la mejor opción que tienes ahora, sin tener que dejarte un dineral. Eso si, lo de la carcasa me sigue pareciendo una pasada...

Y chaval, no me gusta la guerra de marcas, pero eso de que la Nikon D200 es mejor que la Canon 30D... depende del uso que le des, ya sabes, ISO UP!! :-D Y en condiciones "normales" son poco más o menos...

Lo de las "mark" es otro mundo tio, si alguna vez puedo hacerme con una, ese día será grande... jejeje

Nos vemos el sábado ¿no? Tengo que bautizar ese tokina para que saques buenas fotos, jajaja

;-)