Canon 5D Mark II mashup: K-24 aerial recon lens


We’ve featured the handywork of Jason Bognacki before when he combined his Canon 5D Mark II with a 1919 Piccolette Contessa-Nettel camera. Since then he’s done another Canon mashup; this time it’s a Canon 5D Mark II with a 7-inch f/2.5 Kodak Aero-Ektar lens attached to it removed from a K-24 aerial recon camera. These lenses were built by Kodak for aerial reconnaissance photography and most were made during World War II. There is even some dispute that these lenses are radioactive as they contain Thorium. Holy smokes.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III review

Canon DSLRs: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review

It’s here: the long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III review. Our testing team has put the Canon 5D Mark III through rigorous challenges, both in the lab and out in the field. You can read all about these full scientific results over on our sister site, TechRadar. However, if you want some of the key points from the full test and the final verdict on the Canon 5D Mark III, here is what our head of testing had to say…

Nikon D4 beats Canon DSLRs, D3x, D700 in lab test

Nikon D4 beats D3x, D700, Canon DSLRs in lab test

Our testing team has the Nikon D4 in for testing and has found that the D4 beats the Nikon D3x, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Nikon D700 and Canon EOS 5D Mark II in our signal to noise ratio when shooting JPEGS.

Our lab includes a specially designed chart which is shot in carefully controlled conditions, with the resulting images analysed using DXO Analyser software.
Our team tests for both signal to noise ratio – which indicates how clean an image will be, and dynamic range.

Though the Nikon D4 came tops when shooting JPEGs, with raw images the Nikon D4 beats everything aside from the Canon EOS 5D Mark II between ISO 1600 and 6400. Right up at ISO 6400, it is also beaten by the Nikon D700.

Canon EOS 7D video review

We give you a detailed rundown of the camera’s new features and improved controls. The Canon 7D, launched in 2009, sits firmly between the Canon 50D and the Canon 5D Mark II, between the pro and amateur range, but which one should you go for? At first, the 7D would seem to have more in… Continue reading