Want to do a photowalk at CERN? You can, and you can capture all the behind-the-scenes stuff!

Want to shoot in a super cool place? Get ready for the 2015 Global Physics Photowalk organised by CERN and seven other important physics laboratory. Deadline for applications is noon on 6 September.

They say Sony cameras are allowed despite cronical overheating 😉

Cameras at the ready! CERN is teaming up with seven other large physics laboratories for an international photo competition, the 2015 Global Physics Photowalk. On 25 and 26 September, photographers from around the world will be given the opportunity to take photographs behind the scenes at these prestigious laboratories.

At CERN, twenty photographers will be given the chance to take part in the competition, which will take place on 25 September. For the occasion, CERN will be opening the doors to three of its facilities: the new Linac 4 accelerator, which will shortly start supplying beams to the Large Hadron Collider; CERN’s main workshop, where state-of-the-art technologies can be seen in use; and ISOLDE, which supplies beams to around fifty experiments each year. The photographers will also have the opportunity to take shots of everyday life on the CERN campus.

The best photos will be chosen by a local jury and exhibited in 2016. Each laboratory will also choose three photos to be entered for the international competition, which will run until the end of the year. In this case, the winning photos will be selected by a jury and a public vote. They will be exhibited in Asia, Europe and North America and will also be featured in the CERN Courier and Symmetry.

The competition is open to all photographers. For more information and to enter, please go to the CERN Photowalk page.

The deadline for applications is noon on 6 September.

[via CERN]

Panasonic tries to poke fun on Canon EOS M3, gets facts wrong

Panasonic Tries To Poke Fun On Canon EOS M3, Gets Facts Wrong

Obviously scared by Canon’s EOS M3 announcement for the USA, Panasonic is trying to discredit Canon the same way as their fan sites do.

Unfortunately for Panasonic, they got it wrong. There are four native lenses for the EOS M system, not three. Not that four lenses would make a big difference. It’s still an ecosystem that’s not tempting. However, it is also true that you can use the EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter. The adapter works petty good. In my experience, AF speed on the EOS M3 with adapter and STM lenses is barely distinguishable from AF on native lenses.

Moreover, we had a rumor suggesting that Canon will release a score of EF-M lenses in 2016. Guess there are many things that are scaring Panasonic :-) It’s in any case sad to see that a big company like Panasonic feels the need to discredit another company. Only 23 lenses, Panasonic? I can use over 70 on my M3 (with adapter).

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Yongnuo released YN622C II wireless TTL flash trigger ($85)

Yongnuo Released YN622C II Wireless TTL Flash Trigger ($85)

Pretty silently, Chinese company Yongnuo released the Yongnuo YN622C II wireless TTL flash trigger. The YN622C II has a micro-USB port for firmware updates. The Yongnuo YN622C II is available on eBay for around $85, and is compatible with all Canon EXII series flashes.

  • Quick lock design
  • Supports USB firmware upgrade
  • Supports “622” communication mode,”560-RX” communication mode
  • Compatible flash mode: E-TTL (II)/ Manual/Multi
  • Compatible Shutter sync: 1st curtain, 2nd curtain, high speed sync (HSS/FP), Max 1/8000s sync speed
  • Control remote flash using camera’s flash control menu screen (Remote Control Mode)
  • Support E-TTL/Manual/Multi flash mode mix using (Mix Control Mode)
  • Flash on hot-shoe of transmitter supports ETTL
  • Support Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC)
  • Support Flash Exposure Bracketing (FEB)
  • Support Flash Exposure Lock (FEL)
  • Support modeling Flash
  • Support E-TTL group ratio (ALL/ A:B/ A:B C)
  • Support Manual/Multi group (ALL/ A:B/ A:B:C)
  • Support flash zooming (auto, manual)
  • Support AF assist beam emitter(AF Lamp)
  • Support PC port triggering strobe flashes and support 1st, 2nd curtain/HSS (Super Sync)
  • Support LCD Live view triggering
  • Support high-speed continuous shooting trigger
  • Settings saved automatically
  • Compatible with ALL YongNuo/Canon EXII series flashes
  • Support single-contact of camera & flash triggering (max sync speed is 1/250s)
[via Photo Rumors via Lighting Rumours]

Win one of 50 pairs of Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets with Canon

Rugby world cup 2015

Get closer to the action at Rugby World Cup 2015 with Canon

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 27th August 2015: As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. Lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to attend a Rugby World Cup 2015 match held at one of 13 venues around England and Wales.

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Canon Professional Services at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships in NY



  • August 31, 2015 – September 13, 2015


  • Photographer’s Lounge
  • Media Center in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
    Flushing Meadows Corona Park Rd
    Flushing, New York 11368

Canon Professional Services will be on site at the Tennis Center providing support for photographers covering the 2015 US Open. All photographers must hold valid credentials issued by the event’s organizers in order to gain entry.

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