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Archive:  September, 2009

The Launch of the Olympus ‘Pen’ EP-1

September 29th, In Events, Reviews, by , 3 Comments

Olympus recently announced the launch of their latest innovation – the ‘Pen EP-1′. It is an interchangeable lens digital camera that compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard announced in August 2008. It is marketed as not quite an SLR and not quite a compact – something in between. The Olympus Pen EP-1 comes [...]

GOLD DIWA AWARD FOR NIKON D5000

September 23rd, In Reviews, by , 2 Comments

If you have taken a look at our recent review and video of this versatile camera, then you would not be surprise to find out that it has been awarded DIWA GOLD! An organisation of related experts at DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association) spend time putting various image capturing devices through some very high pressure, [...]

SAcamera Hosts Lighting Workshop in Cape Town

September 22nd, In Events, by , Comment

On Saturday 19 September 2009 SAcamera hosted a lighting masterclass for the lovely folks of the Cape Town Photographic Society. We did this in conjunction with the agents for Elinchrom in South Africa. The masterclass was presented on Portraiture and the Semi-Nude. It was a masteclass for serious amateurs aimed at introducing them to studio [...]

The Canon Powershot S90

September 22nd, In Reviews, by , Comment

This little 10 megapixel compact camera packs a big punch for its size. Boasting a 3.8 optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm), DIGIC 4, ISO of 80-3200, an F2.0-4.9 stabilized lens, a dual anti noise system and among other things they have squeezed a 3 inch LCD II in as well! The Anti Noise system works [...]

Canon 15-85mm lens

September 14th, In Reviews, by , Comment

The Canon 15-85mm lens is perfect as an all round lens to pop into your camera when you are doing a general ‘walk around’ somewhere and don’t want to be swapping lenses all the time. It weighs in at 575 grams and has a minimum focus distance of 0.35 meters and a maximum magnification of [...]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

September 9th, In Reviews, by , 4 Comments

The Panasonic Lumix FZ38 (also known as the FZ35) makes its grand entrance as a lightweight, rugged and solid feeling 12 megapixel camera with a 2.7 inch LCD (230,000 dots). A key feature of this digital camera is its ability to ‘super-zoom’ with its wide angle 18x zoom lens and the upgraded Power O.I.S (Optical [...]

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

September 7th, In Reviews, by , Comment

This is a brilliant lens both for a user starting out in Macro photography and a seasoned photographer. It is a Sturdy hold at 600g with a 58mm filter. USM (Ultrasonic Motor) enables the Canon EF Macro lens to focus incredibly fast, accurately and deliciously quietly. A few users that I have chatted with have [...]

Canon Releases the EOS 7D

September 2nd, In Reviews, by , 5 Comments

The latest Super Model of the camera world. Canon has just released its Canon EOS 7D. The light weight, curvaceous magnesium alloy body with buttons and switches in all the right places just can’t help but grab your attention and I haven’t even mentioned the 3 inch LCD yet. The LCD has very creatively been [...]

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