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 😉

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 camera  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…  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 😀 “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? 😉

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Yeah PRO 9500 fine art printer baby!

“Di ako nakatiis!” I couldnt resist the temptation so I bought the monstrous Canon Pixma PRO 9500 fine art printer. This was one of my gear wishlist (gadget lusts) this 2008 see post “Do i need this or not?” 

I bought two, one for home and one for studio :D…..

nahhhhh… the one at the bottom is for my friend Anthony Marquez, a serious hobbyist who is also into travel and landscape photography.


Have look on the humungous box.


Will have some test prints today… Im pretty excited with the upcoming venture with this printer. I might offer fine art printing services.

At last I now have a total control of my fine art printing!