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PMA 2007




PMA 2007 Summary

There may not been a lot of exciting news at PMA 2007. You may also consider this as a good thing. here is why:

  • Digital SLRs are at a certain plateau with following features standard across many manufacturers
    • 10MP
    • Anti-shake or IS (image stabilization)
    • wide selection of lenses
    • Anti dust features
    • decent high ISO beyond 800
  • Most fine art printers now based on pigmented inks (Epson, HP, Canon)
    • Ok, having a choice not always makes your life simpler
  • Papers are still evolving (the new trend are the F-Type papers

PMA 2007 Highlights

  • Canon 1D Mk III (more info below)
    • See the Whole Picture with a Live View LCD
    • The EOS Integrated Cleaning System
    • The lens magnification factor is 1.3x
    • 10 frames per second
    • 30 RAW buffer
    • 3" LCD
    • 14 bit A/D converter (will see what this means for real world images)

      This may not what you need but Canon is clearly improving technology. All sports, wildlife, wedding and portrait photographers will like the new features. We are very optimistic that some/all of this technology will be present in the next 1DS Mk. III (would be logical name) and also the next 5D Mk. II.

  • Interesting new dust removal tool Dust-Aid
    • Our friend Jim Collum tested it and was quite impressed. Seems to deliver what they claim.
  • Some papers to watch
    • Innova Semi Matte and Smooth Gloss
    • Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl
    • Moab Colorado
    • Ilford Baryta


  • Canon 1D Mk III
      • "Canon, the worldwide market leader in digital cameras, celebrates the 20th anniversary of its top-selling EOS single lens reflex camera system by announcing the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR, the world's fastest digital SLR camera. At 10 frames per second, the 10.1 megapixel EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR ....The all-new 10.1 megapixel, APS-H size CMOS sensor which is designed and manufactured by Canon, is the most light-sensitive and innovative sensor that Canon has developed to date. It features a new microlens array and a more efficient pixel structure for ultra-low noise, resulting in exceptional image quality and an amazing ISO range of 100 to 3200 with extensions to ISO 50 and a highly usable ISO 6400. ...

        ....Scheduled for initial U.S. shipments in Spring, the estimated selling price of the EOS-1D Mark III Digital SLR will be similar to that of its predecessor, ..

        * See the Whole Picture with a Live View LCD
        * The EOS Integrated Cleaning System
        * The lens magnification factor is 1.3x

  • Fuji
    • S5
  • Olympus E-410 (preview at DPReview) and E-510 (more info at DPReview)
    • The 510 is the first Olympus DSLR to feature "sensor shift based Image Stabilization"
  • Nikon
    • D40x
  • Pentax 645 Digital (still in the far future but to be watched) & new lenses


  • Panasonic/Leica?
  • Pentax
  • Lensbabies 3G for Pentax and Mamiya 645


  • Canon 9500 (A3 printer with 10 pigmented inks), 24" printer with 12 pigmented inks
  • Kodak for consumers


  • Innova Semi Matte
  • Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl
  • Moab Colorado
  • Ilford Baryta



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