Gadget lustssss.. 4th quarter

Its October 1 start of 4th quarter of 2008. Its a holiday today Eid’l fitr and was browsing and editing my image files I also have to finish some gear reviews. Ok this is an overload inside my head and my physical prowess so im taking a break posting this gadget lustssss.

I posted earlier this year my gadget lustssss..

Did I surpassed my 2nd quarter gadget lustsss?

Lets see..

Still got no Canon G9Β  – good!

Still got no ipod touch – good!

I skipped the e51 but got an e71 instead πŸ˜‰

wow 2 over 1.. thats really something hahahah!

Now lets talk about my 4th quarter gadget lustssss!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 50D


Apple iMac

Hensel portable studio strobes (photo not the exact model πŸ˜€ )

Well these are the things I need to keep up with my profession, problem now is budgeting. I already pre-ordered the EOS 5D Mark II & EOS 50D. I need to replace my WinPC desktop at my studio (winPC is just so problematic but i have no choice for the meantime). I also need a portable durable battery powered strobes, so i was thingking of the Hensel system.

Big problem is budgeting for these items… I need more shooooooooootssss…

Photos by their respective companies except the 50D

Sample Photos from the EOS 50D

Im having problems uploading the full sized jpegs here. I uploaded them to my Flickr instead, so head-on to this link Canon EOS 50D Sample Photos for more shots and see the original sized jpegs.

BTW for updates see my post at PiPho πŸ˜‰

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that this is a pre-production unit so what you will see here may differ on the production units.

The first EOS 50D in the Philippines!

Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. lend me their pre-production unit of their soon to be released EOS 50D yesterday. This cameraΒ  has a 15.1MP sensor and comes with a new tech called “gapless microlens” or “gapless microlenses over each pixel to reduce noise”. This camera is really interesting…Β  I also asked if i can borrow their EF 300 2.8 L IS to test drive it this weekend and yes it came with the bazooka . I was shooting food yesterday and didnt really enjoyed it much since I need to concentrate on the shoot and used my 5D instead cause i need to shoot RAW and there is no way I can convert 50D’s RAW at this time. Im really excited to play this two very nice combo over the weekend.

First impressions:

  • The LCD looks stunning. This is far the best LCD I’ve seen from Canon’s EOS lineup.
  • Auto ISO – Yeah the Auto ISO that should have been in the 40D
  • Flexible settings with high noise ISO and light optimizer
  • Impressive AF
  • CA mode – Interesting

Thats it for now since i really need to take time and have a good relationship with the camera πŸ˜€ “geeking with the toy”

Look for more updates that Il be posting at

Special thanks to John Chua for giving me the first dibs to try out this new camera.

New Canon EOS 50D

Rumors were true that there is EOS 50D model, the successor of the EOS 40D that was announced at about 12 months ago.

Quick specs:

  • 15.1 Megapixels CMOS sensor (APS-C 1.6x FOV)
  • 6.3fps
  • 3.0″ VGA LCD (yes in hi-res)
  • DIGIC IV Processor
  • Picture Styles
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • Expanded ISO up to 12,800
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer

At $1,399 available October. Probably it will land in the Philippines 2nd week of October.

Exciting! I really like the improved specs. Here we go again? Do I need to upgrade my 30D or not? πŸ˜‰

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