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andy (at) andycam.no
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Most of my pictures are photographed in RAW and adjusted with RAW Shooter or AfterShot Pro. Then sharpened, cropped and resized in Paint Shop Pro.
My camera gear:
Canon EF 17-40mm F4L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 40mm F2.8 STM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash
Earlier lenses (some of the pictures on this page was shot with..):
Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm F4.5-5.6
Canon EF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 75-300mm III F4-5.6 USM
Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM
My digital camera history:
Canon EOS 5D mark II - 2011 -> (current)
Seems like I have done it again and bought myself a new camera... I upgraded to Mark II not because of any big improvements, but for the many small improvements over the MK I. The MK II does really impressive images with high ISO in low light environments (e.g. indoors). It also has a 25% faster buffer for consecutive pictures over the MK I (which made me decide to sell the 30D). And not to mention the 21.1 megapixel images over MK I's 12.8M, which is handy if making really large posters or cropping images. The large and much improved display on the back to check images is also a very welcome improvement as well as the live view function and automatic sensor cleaning. One thing I have always wanted was for the camera to display the ISO speed in the display at all times and the 5D Mark II finally does that! I have ruined countless images still using the ISO setting from a previous session. And the 1080p film is a nice feature too. Last, but not least - the improved weather seal is also a nice new feature for someone living in Bergen.
Canon EOS-M - 2013 -> (current)
For travel purposes, without loosing too much image quality (then I just wont use it!), I purchased this as it has really big potential with my existing gear. It is kind of fun that I can actually use the small pocket cam with ALL my existing gear! Even if I dont! I found that the bundled 22mm and 18-55mm lenses are very good. I have already been seriously impressed by the 22mm.
Canon EOS 5D - 2008 -> 2011
Now that the 5D mk II has been announced, lots of people are selling their 5D classics. So I went out to get one for the nice IQ that comes with it. Differences from the 30D are mainly a full frame true 35mm image sensor, which is supposed to capture images with more detail, less noise and better colours and contrasts. This camera was made for static subjects, so I'll be keeping the 30D for 60% extra zoom using the same lenses and the fast continuous buffer it offers, making it better for action photography. Apart from the 5D not having an internal flash or preprogrammed scenes on the exposure mode dial, the camera itself looks exactly the same as the 30D.
Canon EOS 30D - 2007 -> 2011
Wasnt really planning on upgrading to the 30D, but a friend was selling his and asked if I'd be interested. And it got very tempting! Anyway, long story short - here it is. Just got it so only a couple of test pictures yet. Only difference between the 20D and the 30D is slightly larger LED-display, light spot-metering, 1/3 stops for ISO settings and larger buffer for consecutive pictures. After purchasing the 5D, this is mainly used for extra zoom (because of the crop factor) and vacation pictures...
Canon Ixus 850 IS - 2007 -> (expired)
Got a nice deal for this camera where I work and accepted it because of its handy
size, big LCD screen and the fact that it's got Image Stabilizer for low light
environement. Not had a much time to use it myself yet, but a couple of test images by the gf. See link below.
Canon EOS 20D - 2006 -> 2007
The next step into the dSLR world. I was very happy with my 300D and
when the right offer was there, I upgraded to this 20D. Really a great step
forward in functions. Feels more 'grown up' than the 300D and some of the things that annoyed me with the 300D is
right this time around. Also the image quality was a step up, even though I didnt expect a big difference.
Canon Powershot A95 - 2005 -> 2007
A camera I used for travelling as it was a bit smaller than the 300D. And it actually
takes good pictures as well. I mostly chose this camera because of the handy size
(it could have been a bit smaller, though!) and the fact that it can use the same CF cards as my 300D camera.
Canon EOS 300D - Digital Rebel - 2004 -> 2006
First step into the SLR world. The difference in picture quality is amazing!
Definately worth the money and I can play a lot with it to get extra cool images.
I liked this camera very much and it revolutionized my photography!
Fujifilm Finepix S5000 - 2004 -> 2004
I replaced my S304 with this camera. I was even more pleased with the s304 (than the 2800z) and when
I got a good offer on this S5000, I decided to get it. This camera has even more
manual settings than the S304 and is a much more amature-semi-pro camera. One can
really play with shutter speeds and ISO levels and stuff like that.
Fujifilm Finepix S304Z - 2002 -> 2004
I was really pleased with the 2800Z so the new 3mpix S304Z was an easy choice.
It wasnt that much better than the 2800z on image quality, but it had more
manual settings which I was looking for.
Fujifilm Finepix 2800Z - 2002 -> 2002
I bought the Fujifilm 2800Z camera in April 2002 after reading several
tests and looking at a lot of sample images. A friend had a Fujifilm
digicam and I was always exited about the nice colours and sharp images
his cameras produced. When I bought this camera, it really didn't turn
me down. With 2mpix it also produced good images on print 10x15 cm.
Olympus Camedia C-830L - 2000 -> 2002
When I bought this camera I thought it was excellent! But it proved to have great
problems with contrasts if the sun was not quite right. Indoors pictures was
nice, though. Images on print was not very detailed and some looked 'digital'. I mostly took pictures
with this for web use and that worked ok.
Canon Powershot 350 - 1998 -> 2000
My first digicam! When I first bought it I thought it was good enough. At the
time I bought it it was not the worst deal I guess. But the images were not
very good at all. Even a cheap mobile phone takes better pictures these days.
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