Tag: Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The DSLR-A900, Sony’s first full-frame camera

Prior to September 2008, the only options for owners of Konica Minolta Alpha-mount lenses were APS-C DSLRs like Sony’s DSLR-A700 (Sony acquired KM’s camera business in 2006). Then came the DSLR-A900, Sony’s first full-frame DSLR, which had an expansive feature set for the relatively low price of $ 3000. The A900, whose large magnesium alloy body could practically drive […]

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Throwback Thursday: Entering the DSLR world with the Canon EOS 10D

A few months ago I wrote a short article about the Canon EOS D30. The D30 was a groundbreaking camera in its day, being the first ‘affordable’ DSLR and the first to feature a large-format CMOS sensor. Yes, its autofocus system was woeful, and the LCD display on the back was about as useful as […]

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Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70

In 2004 I had to make the same grueling decision as many fellow photographers: Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) or Nikon D70 – which one was to become my first digital SLR? The Canon, which had been launched in August 2003 was the first true consumer-level DSLR and had been on my wish list for a few […]

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Throwback Thursday: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Multi-Aspect Master

Back in 2008 there weren’t a whole lot of enthusiast compacts. The two models which got the most attention were the Canon PowerShot G10 and Nikon Coolpix P6000. At that time, the ‘Megapixel race’ was really getting going, with the G10 and P6000 having 14.7MP and 13.5MP sensors, respectively (the LX2 was still at 10MP). All three of the aforementioned […]

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Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras

What was your first camera? For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I asked fellow DPReview staffers to write a few paragraphs about their first cameras, film and digital. I’ll go first. Jeff Keller Unlike most of my colleagues, I wasn’t a huge film photographer. I recall owning one of those flat 110 cameras, followed by a standard-issue clamshell compact, which […]

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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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