Calling for photographers:
I'm adding photographs for every camera, lens and accessory listed. Since I actually own "only" 6 or 7 lenses myself, I will need some support with this task. If you like this page and the idea behind, feel free to take good quality pictures of your lenses and send them in.
- All pictures should show the item on a plain white background (or at least a grayscale one).
- Use a lens between 50mm and 105mm with apertures not smaller than f/8, ideally something between f/11 and f/16 for maximum depth of field at best sharpness.
- Set the focus on the most relevant imprint (that is for example in the case of the EOS 350D the "350D", not the "Canon").
- Use a tripod for maximum sharpness.
- Use soft lighting to eliminate hard shadows on and around the object. Try to prevent reflections of your lights on the object.
- Do not mix lenses
or cameras with accessories not being originally delivered and designed for, even if it does
Additional guidelines for ...
|... lenses: The pictures should show
the lens with as many as possible original accessories, full front ring imprint and each of the side
|| views containing features or imprints (if possible and relevant
the pictures should show a 360° view of the lens' barrel).
|... cameras: The pictures should
show the front, the top and the back views of the body (no lens attached).
|... flashlights: The pictures should
show the front and the back views.
|... accessories: The picture should show the view of the accessory, that identifies the model.
|Try to show as many features in as few pictures as possible (i.e. zoom extension, focus extension ...). For special features extra shots might be taken.
Picture formats: Pictures can be sent in RAW, JPG (highest grade please) or other common formats and should meet a minimum
size of 1200 x 800 pixels wide/panorama format (= please avoid high/portrait format at all). Important: If you do the post-processing, do not
sharpen, since I may resize the pictures to fit my design, and sharpening
has to be done after resizing (at best even don't cut, scale or resize at all).
Permission to use your photos: Along with your pictures please send a declaration like this:
I hereby declare, that I am the creator and copyright holder of all transmitted pictures. Gregor Pabst, author of Canon EOS Technoclopedia, is allowed to edit the pictures for and to use the pictures on the aforementioned website.
See some example shots below.
"Pending" means, someone is already after it. To see what's missing, simply refer to the main lists.