Canon EOS 20D Review
The EOS 20D is provided with three software CD-ROMs containing (Windows & Mac versions):
- CD 1: Canon EOS Solution Disk 8.0
- EOS Viewer Utility 1.1
- EOS Capture 1.1
- PhotoStitch 3.1
- Canon Camera WIA Driver *w
- CD 2: Canon Digital Photo Professional 1.1
- CD 3: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
*w Windows only
Canon EOS Viewer Utility (220.127.116.11)
After starting EOS Viewer Utility the main window is displayed, it is divided into four panes; Folder list (top left), Bookmark (bottom left), Thumbnail display (center), Histogram / Information / Notes (right). Additionally the Tool Palette Window may also be displayed which allows you to make RAW adjustments in thumbnail or single view modes (see below).
Thumbnail index view
Thumbnails shown can be from your computer (or network) or connected camera. Double click on a single image to open the single image view window (see below). Images can be organized or manipulated individually or as a group (by selecting more than one image). Icons along the toolbar allow you to rotate, check / uncheck, protect / unprotect, modify IPTC data and erase images (among other functions). Select a single / multiple RAW images, right click and select 'Convert and save in file...' to display the save dialog.
Single image view
The single image view window enables a large view of the chosen image and can be manipulated on its own, this includes RAW adjustments provided by the Tool Palette window (see below). You can change the magnification level and pan around the image. Select the 'Save File' icon or right click and select 'Convert and save in file...' to display the save dialog.
Tool Palette Window (RAW adjustment)
Press CTRL+T or select 'Tool Palette' from the View menu to display the RAW adjustment tool palette. This window allows for adjustment of RAW parameters for RAW images. This small floating window can be used in both the main window thumbnail view (with one or more RAW images selected) or in single image view. Settings applied to an image are memorized by EOS Viewer Utility. You can also copy and paste settings between RAW images.
|Example of as-shot RAW settings (inherited from camera settings at time of exposure), these are indicated by bold and italic text.||Here we have made several adjustments: digital exposure compensation, white balance, contrast, saturation and color space.|
RAW adjustments which can be applied from the Tool Palette:
|Digital Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0 EV in 0.1 EV steps|
|White balance||Auto, Presets, Kelvin, White Point|
|White balance fine tuning||Blue - Amber & Green - Magenta|
|Contrast||Low, Mid Low, Standard, Mid High, High|
|Color mode||Standard, B/W|
|Color saturation||Low, Mid Low, Standard, Mid High, High|
|Color tone||-2, -1, 0, +1, +2|
|B/W filter||None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green|
|B/W toning||None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Sharpness||Low, Mid Low, Standard, Mid High, High|
Select EOS Capture from the Option menu to launch the EOS Capture remote control application which allows you to control camera settings and trigger exposures on a tethered camera. Images are saved to the local hard disk (and optionally also the storage card). Settings are adjusted by clicking on the setting on the display panel and pressing the left or right adjustment arrows. Additionally you can also execute 'Timer Shooting' (time lapse) which can be configured to take an exposure at specific intervals.
|EOS Capture immediately after startup displaying current camera settings. Click on the camera icon to take a shot.||Click on any of the 'adjustable' settings (such as aperture, white balance, ISO etc.) and use the left / right arrows to change.|
With the camera attached to the computer you can select the Camera Settings option, this displays various items of information including the camera Body ID, Firmware version, Battery status. It also allows you to set the owner's name, date & time and also format the CF card.
|Well Hello There by evancj|
from My Best Photo of the Week
|Normally Amsterdam by Rudolph Arnstein|
from Your City - Biking
|laboratory glass by bombelpl|
|57 BelAir Chevorlet by TexasGal|
from Car Shows 2018
Parent company Longsys has announced that Lexar will be back "in full production" and shipping globally this fall.
Owners of V-mount Hasselblad lenses will now be able to use their modern and historic glass on the front of the Hasselblad X1D. The XV adapter hinted at late last year has now been officially announced and will cost €199 / $249 / £179.
Scottish whisky producer Macallen has teamed up with photographic cooperative Magnum Photos to create a single malt whisky in collaboration with Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth.
The photography competition seeks "pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide."
Nikon has posted another teaser video for its upcoming full-frame mirrorless system featuring some classic Nikkor lenses. Perhaps the most notable thing about the video is the lens that's shown first...
Following the CES 2017 announcement of its revival, Kodak Alaris has started shipping test rolls of its new Ektachrome to photographers for beta testing.
Take an inside look at the work that goes into testing Nikon cameras from drops, dust, water and debris. There were definitely cameras harmed in the making of this video.
In a press release issued this morning, Sony announced it has sold more full-frame cameras than any other brand in the US over the past six months, measured both by units sold and by value.
Yuneec has introduced the Mantis Q, a consumer drone with an integrated 4K camera, electronic image stabilization and voice control.
The new 3 Legged Thing Patti is a compact tripod that doesn't break the bank.
Alex and Kathryn are photographers, friends and Tokyo residents who love exploring Japan's hidden cultural treasures. They each brought a Canon EOS M50 on a recent trip starting in bustling Tokyo and ending in the peaceful riverside town of Gujo Hachiman.
The triple-camera in Samsung's 2019 Galaxy S10 smartphone is expected to use three sensors with varying pixel counts.
Net SE, the parent company behind the likes of Oprema Jena, Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee and A. Schacht products has filed for bankruptcy and removed itself from the German stock exchange.
Canon's latest 70-200mm F4L comes with a five stops of image stabilization, a new coat of paint and impressive sharpness. We've been shooting with our copy for several weeks now - see how it stacks up in our sample gallery.
Special 4K and 6K Photo modes may be one of the most under-appreciated features on recent cameras. In this week's episode, Chris and Jordan take a closer look at these modes and explain why – and when – you'll be glad to have them on your camera.
Ten years ago this month Panasonic and Olympus announced a new concept called Micro Four Thirds. We're now on the brink of full-frame mirrorless from at least one major player, so perhaps it's a good time to take a look back at where it all started – and how far we've come.
Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography breaks down five 'hacks' for organizing your camera equipment.
The City of Redding has published a series of aerial images showing the devastation caused by the ongoing Carr Fire in Shasta County, California.
Sigma full-frame Art lenses are finally available in Sony E-mount. Here's how the 85mm F1.4 Art looks on an a7R III and a7 III.
Sigma is now shipping the FE versions of its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM, 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO, and 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lenses that were announced in February.
We got some quick hands-on time with Samsung's newest, biggest Galaxy smartphone at the company's launch event. Here are the most noteworthy camera features we uncovered.
Leica has released the Elpro 52, a close-up lens adapter that works 3with more than 20 Leica M and TL lenses.
Nikon has released yet another teaser video for its full-frame mirrorless camera set to be announced August 23rd.
At a high-profile launch event in New York, Samsung took the wraps off its next Note device. The Galaxy Note 9 borrows the S9+'s 12MP dual-aperture dual-cam, with OIS in both cameras and an emphasis on AI-enhanced shooting modes.
One of the most keenly-awaited lenses for a while, the new Pentax D FA* 50mm F1.4 is finally here, and we've been using it for a few days. In this article, we're updating our initial impressions on the basis of our recent shooting with the K-1 II.
AirSelfie2 boasts longer flight times, a higher resolution camera and more built-in memory than its predecessor.
In 2016, Samsung launched a prohibitively expensive 4TB SSD. This week it revealed that it has started mass producing a less expensive variant.
At max speed, the Epson FastFoto FF-680W can scan a photo every second at 300dpi.