Luminous Landscape offers EOS D60 field report!|
(Friday, May 3, 2002 - 00:11 EDT)
Canon's much-desired update to the groundbreaking EOS D30 in the hands of capable photographer Michael Reichmann...
Michael Reichmann, the man behind the excellent Luminous Landscape website, has posted a great field report on Canon's EOS D60 digital camera detailing his opinions and experiences from using it in the field. As would be expected there's some beautiful example photos and plenty of insight - and it wouldn't be a Reichmann report without the obligatory comparison to film.
This time, Michael compares the D60 with not only 35mm film (as he did with the EOS D30), but also with 645 and 6 x 7 film. Here's a snippet of his feelings:
"When all of the factors are weighed in the balance the D60 really does give scanned 35mm film a run for the money in terms of image quality and convenience. Certainly the 1.6X magnification factor is a downside for many, limiting wide angle versatility. But with prices that are increasingly affordable for a wider segment of the market cameras like the D60 really do threaten 35mm SLRs on most fronts. There's a lot more, so do give the full article a read - then check out the comparison with film and a further article on butterfly photography with the D60. Great stuff!
As for medium format, if A3 or smaller prints are your norm, comparable quality is starting to get close. It isn't completely there yet, and photographers who make Super A3 and larger prints are still ahead of the game shooting medium format and scanning with a high quality film scanner. But next round - who knows?"