Canon 1D Mk IV to be announced October 20?

Canon Rumors is reporting that the anticipated Canon 1D Mark IV (1D Mk IV) will be announced October 20, 2009. The source, says the blog post, is very reliable. The new Canon Digital SLR will have and APS-H (1.3x crop) sensor, and extremely high maximum ISO – somewhere in the neighborhood of ISO 102,400. And…

DVD Review: Real World HDR

HDR photography or High Dynamic Range¬† is all the rage. Three files, five, seven, all at different exposures, are combined to form a super-detailed image. Making an HDR image can be a frustrating process. Photomatix is the industry-standard HDR application, but it can be confusing to a recent HDR convert. Tone-mapping? Micro-smoothing? Sbould I use…