29 Sep 2007

Canon EOS 40D and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.2

Posted by khk

A lot of new stuff in the last four weeks: I did receive my Canon EOS 40D ahead of schedule: Amazon.com promised me an estimated shipping date of 9/24, the camera did however arrive on 9/6. That was a nice surprise. I knew that my Lightroom 1.1 would not support the new 40D RAW format, so I shot RAW+JPEG. That, and the much larger RAW files and the fact that it’s so easy to just keep the finger on the shutter and take 6 pictures per second until the buffer that holds 16 RAW images is full caused me quite a scare: I filled up my 2GB memory card in no time… I guess 2GB just does not cut it anymore 🙂

Adobe also surprised me by releasing Lightroom 1.2 about a week after I received my camera on 9/13 – I was expecting at least a month until I would have RAW support in Lightroom.

The  default settings for the 40D are much better than any of the defaults I’ve seen from Lightroom before. The pictures are beautiful, and of course the additional resolution is great. The camera is “just another Canon”, so getting used to it was no big deal. The biggest problem I had with it was (as usual) to get the strap on the camera 🙂

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2 Responses to “Canon EOS 40D and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.2”

  1. You could try sRAW mode to capture more images, but what do you give up with sRAW?

    When do we get to see the pictures from the 40D?



  2. I would give up resolution… and more important, the format is not (yet) supported in Adobe Lightroom.



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