Oct 30, 2009

My New Boyfriend

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!


  1. Oh yeah... have a close freind who shoots with the MK II and it takes every ounce of energy I have not to club him over the head with my 40D and steal it!
    Sexy stuff!

    So are you going to be using one of these beauties, or just lusting after them like me?

  2. Ha. I have a 5D and I'm not super stoked about it. It does the job. If I were going to jump, I'd do a 1D but since the Mark IV is the first HD capable 1D series, I may wait for them to work out any kinks. I'm a film shooter at heart so the #1 thing I struggle for with all digital bodies is that one have a removable viewfinder. I'd like to see them come out with a version with at least a thin flip screen so you can shoot from the hip. For me, that works best for doc stuff.