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Diary of a cameraman at the last shuttle launch

Gordon Laing is the editor of CameraLabs.com, where an extended version of this story originally appeared. The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on its final mission was an awesome sight. I’ve seen many launches on TV – most with a tear in my eye – but this was my first in person, and it didn’t disappoint. Indeed, it was quite …
Gordon Laing, 11 Jul 2011

Olympus E-500/EVOLT E-500 8mp digital SLR

The E-500, announced in September 2005, was the third E-series digital SLR from Olympus; the fourth, the E-330, was announced in January 2006. The E-500 offers eight megapixel resolution and employs a 'FourThirds' mount which can accommodate an increasing range of lenses... Olympus e-500 digital slr camera Unlike the older E …
Gordon Laing, 06 Mar 2006

Panasonic DMC-FZ30

Panasonic's DMC-FZ30 is an eight-megapixel all-in-one 'bridge' camera with a powerful 12x optical zoom lens and SLR-like styling. Like other long-zoom bridge cameras, Panasonic's aiming the FZ30 at buyers of budget digital SLRs, with key advantages including LCD-based composition using a flip-out screen, movie mode and of course …
Gordon Laing, 08 Feb 2006
Fujifilm S9500 digital camera

Fujifilm FinePix S9500 Zoom nine-megapixel camera

Fujifilm's FinePix S9500 Zoom is a nine megapixel all-in-one 'bridge' camera with a long 10.7x optical zoom lens and SLR-like styling. With its design and features, Fujifilm is clearly targeting buyers of budget digital SLRs, quoting LCD-based composition, a tilting monitor, movie mode and no concerns over dust getting on the …
Gordon Laing, 30 Jan 2006
Nikon D200 digital SLR body

Nikon D200 digital SLR body

Nikon's D200 is the successor to the D100 launched way back in the Summer of 2002. Back then the D100 went up against Canon's EOS-D60, a model which Canon has since replaced twice, with a third successor expected to be announced by March. Yes, it's sure been a long time coming, but at least Nikon's pulled out all the stops for …
Gordon Laing, 25 Jan 2006