These photos were taken to get portfolio class photos
from a beautiful scene at the Merced Canyon. The test of the different
cameras is merely a side effect of this activity. Of course we would
not have taken four cameras if this would not be our business as reviewers
We used four cameras with the following lenses.
The lenses were not an arbitrary choice:
- Canon 1Ds + 70-200 f/2.8 IS
(full frame 35mm)
One of our favorite combinations. Camera and lens are state of
- Canon 300D + 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS
(45 - 216 35mm equivalent)
If you buy a 300D you most likely not spend tons of money on top
lenses. This lens is in combination with the 300D ideal for travel.
It lacks clearly in the wide angle range but not a problem for
our style of work. The wide angle range can be covered by the kit
- Nikon D70 + DX AF-S 18-70 f/3.5-f/4.5 G
(27 - 105 35mm equivalent)
This combination is also great for travel. The medium wide angle
is well covered while it is a bit short in the tele range.
- Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 built in lens (28-200 35mm equivalent)
The scene we photographed at the Merced Canyon was shot
after the sun set behind the canyon walls. We used of course tripods
for all photos.
Processing: All images were shot in raw, processed with Adobe ACR
2.2 and finally sharpened with Simple
Sharpening. Image quality is always the result of camera
sensor, lens, camera image processing and the raw converter used.
lager, low compressed crops can be found here.
Note: Images are © B+U Steinmueller and may
only be used for your personal inspection. They may not be published
without our written permission. Please
understand that for copyright reasons the full sized images are