Tag: Throwback

Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ

Even in 2000, the Olympus C-2100UZ’s 2MP sensor was a bit behind the times. Plenty of other cameras offered 3MP sensors, but what the C-2100UZ lacked in resolution it sought to make up with a huge (at the time) 10x stabilized zoom. That 38-380mm equiv. F2.8-3.5 lens was matched with a full slate of manual exposure controls, […]

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Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L

Photo by Daniel Dionne This week the Sigma ‘Art’ line gained a lens many had been clamoring for: a 24-70mm F2.8 zoom, which nowadays seems a required lens for many professional shooters. This week we go back to where it started: the original Canon 24-70mm F2.8L. Look across all camera systems and you’ll find that they […]

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Throwback Thursday: Minolta’s prosumer DiMAGE 7

PMA 2001 was a pretty exciting show for new cameras. It saw the release of the Nikon D1X and D1H, the Fujifilm S1 Pro, Kodak mc3 camera/MP3 player (a camera so bad that I couldn’t complete my review) and the impressive Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S75. Along with those was probably the biggest vaporware product of all-time: the Silicon Film […]

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Throwback Thursday: doing the twist with the Nikon Coolpix 950

Few cameras in the early days of consumer digital photography are as legendary as the Nikon Coolpix 950. This graphic pulled from the DPReview archives says it all: In case you’re wondering, the answer was ‘yes’. It earned a ‘Highly Recommended’ award, with site founder Phil Askey calling it an ‘important camera at an important […]

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Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100

The X100 wasn’t the first compact camera to include a truly large sensor: Sigma gets the credit for that, but it was the first to get enough right to really grab the attention of photographers. We’d been asking manufacturers to build a small camera with a big sensor for a number of years, so you […]

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Throwback Thursday: the Panasonic GH1 – mirrorless video arrives

Last week at CES Panasonic officially unveiled its newest flagship model, the DC-GH5, a video/stills hybrid camera that looks to be an indie filmmaker’s dream. To see just how far we’ve come, for this week’s TBT we decided to take a look back at where it all began: the Panasonic DMC-GH1. The GH1 was announced way back […]

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Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera

If you want to see a truly rare camera, look no further than the Olympus ‘Camedia’ C-211 Zoom Digital Printing Camera. The big feature of the C-211 Zoom ($ 800 at launch) is immediately obvious – it’s a camera and photo printer in one. Even if you found a C-211 in a thrift shop you probably couldn’t […]

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