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 cameraย  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…ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ “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.

Lightroom Camera Calibration (Canon)

I read a great tip from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips website which says that you can now download and use your camera profiles (Picture styles in Canon and different Color modes from Nikon).

Using Canon Picture Styles
Using Canon Picture Styles

Wow it really works even the profiles are in beta. You gotta try it!

FYI you need camera RAW 4.4 to be able to use it.

Download it here

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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Gadget lustsss.. 2nd quarter 2008

Im having a gadget lust this past few weeks..

This is also the premiere post for the Gadget Lust category, its accompanied with the Why? I think i need / want it.

Heres the links to these lovely gadgets..

Canon G9

Why? – Handy, rangefinder look, 12mp, RAW, for casual snaps

Apple iPod Touch

Why? – My son gonna love watching superman here, good for quickie folio presentaion (cover flow baby!), music to keep me on the mood

Nokia E51i

Why? – Me needs a 2nd phone, HSDPA speeds, modem for my MBP, WIFI, slim

Photos by their respective brands and website