Elizabeth Pratt and Brian Matsumoto, our Midwest Canon reps, came to the office with bags of toys and industry gab yesterday. Since the photo expo in NYC was just last week, I felt super VIP looking at the style spread with all the bells and whistles right in our studio. Photography is taking an exhilarating turn. All models now shooting HD video for one. This could be overwhelming and intimidating but change or die. For me, the story is the most important thing. Now, straight from the hip, we call tell a story in whatever medium fits the moment.
Canon 1D Mark IV. 16.1 Megapixel camera, ISO range of 50-102,400 (yeah). Shot coworker sitting in a chair in the dark and the image was kind of beautiful. Get on a waiting list. $4,995
The Canon 5D Mark II. These are getting used a lot in motion picture now I guess b/c they are considered disposable by DP's. Set it up inside a burning boat hit the "explode" button and go pry the chip out. No big deal.
The new version of the 100mm vibe resistant macro. Yum. This images was shot with a fun little 35 mm fixed tilt shift lens Brian brought in for kicks.
Brian shows us the video capabilities of the 5D Mark II. Still with the tilt shift here. Fun but you need some time to set up the curved focal plane. Not a shoot from the hip thing but entertaining and prob good for architecture with the 90mm version.
Thanks Brian and Elizabeth! We love the new toys!