Multiple "Gallery" samples posted from Canon EOS-1Ds|
(Wednesday, October 2, 2002 - 16:55 EDT)
This camera was one of the *hot* announcements at Photokina last week, and I've now managed to get a fairly good assortment of sample photos posted from it, shot by my friend and practicing pro Gibbs Frazeur and myself.
These are from a prototype camera, so the usual caveats apply, but *man*, is that a lot of resolution! We're almost at the point where the ISO-12233 resolution target I use in the test studio is running out of steam. This baby gets close to the 2000 lines/picture height limit of that target!
I've posted a number of random outdoor shots, a studio portrait shot, and a couple of samples of my standardized test images, including the "Davebox" target (with included MacBeth chart) at ISOs from 100 to 1250, and a sample of the aforementioned resolution target. The oudoor portraits really need their color balance shifted somewhat from where it ended up when I shot it with the camera's "Auto" setting, but the copy of the File Viewer Utility Canon sent me apparently has a bug in it that prevented me from manipulating any of the RAW-format files I shot to change the color. I'll try to get a fresh copy from Canon shortly, and play with the color balance as mentioned.
In the meantime though, check out the resolution on this thing, it's flat-out amazing. (The standard "far-field" shot of the house shows amazing detail in the branches and pine needles above the house, but my favorite is the shot Gibbs snapped of the spiderweb with the dew on it - You can see the individual strands of spider's silk very plainly!) Check it out!