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March 12, 2015
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Come and See. Climb to the very top of the world’s tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai with Vadim Makhorov & Vitaliy Raskalov of ontheroofs.com. Armed with the Canon EOS 60D & EOS 5D Mark II, these City Climbers capture amazing footage and stills (Canon Europe)

A round-up of various news…

Interviews with upcoming Canon photographers:

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  • A Photographer’s Review of the Canon 11-24mm f/4L – PetaPixel
  • Canon EF 11-24mm F/4 vs. Nikon 14-24mm F/2.8 – LensRentals
  • “Photography is all about great glass”: inside the EF100-400mm – CPN Article
  • Complete Renewal of Mirrorless Model for Pro-level Users (EOS M3) – Canon Asia article
  • Ikelite Announces Housing for Canon T6i – Dive Photo Guide
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Sample Image Gallery – Amateur Photographer
  • New and Improved? Let’s compare the Canon EOS C100 Mark II vs … – Planet 5D Blog
  • Canon designs recognized with iF Design Awards for 21st consecutive year, Océ PlotWave 500 wins top honors – Canon press release
  • FOCUS ON: EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II – Canon Digital Learning Center article
  • Hands on with the Canon 100-400 IS Mark II – Living Wilderness Blog
  • Canon Powershot SX710 HS Review – ephotozine
  • Opinion: Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously? – DPReview
  • Canon to buy video surveillance leader Axis for $2.8 billion – MSN
  • Canon PowerShot N Transformed Into a Waist-Level Rolleiflex-style Camera – PetaPixel
  • Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM lens review: a nice, budget alternative to popular L-series version – Imaging Resource

Sigma:

Various stuff

  • Turn your DSLR Camera into a Wildlife Camera Trap – Digital Photography School
  • 3 DETAILED REASONS WHY IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO SWITCH TO A FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS SYSTEM – ILoveHatePhotography
  • What I learned being stuck at home: self portraits – part 1 (using an EOS 70D) – ILoveHatePhotography
  • Prediction: The Age of the Standalone Still Camera is Coming to an End for all but PROS – Vincent Laforet

The never-ending crop debate, news by Tony Northrup

March 10, 2015
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‘Speed it up’ says Canon’s Masaya Maeda (CP+ interview)

The folks at DPReview posted an interview with Canon, taken at the last CP+ show in Yokohama. They interviewed Mr. Masaya Maeda, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon. An excerpt (emphasis mine):

Question: Canon offered a maximum pixel count of ~22MP for seven years before the launch of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Why did it take that long to increase resolution?

Answer: I wasn’t actually aware that it had been seven years! The biggest reason it took this long to get to 50MP is the targets we set for pixel-level quality. Every year we sit down with photojournalists, and listen to their demands – what they need to do their job – and the biggest demand was that even if pixel count increased, actual pixel-level image quality would not decrease.

Obviously at the same time as we were seeing demand for increased pixel-level quality we were also being asked for increased pixel-count. The reason the time finally came for us to release the EOS 5DS and 5DS R this year was that we found a means of satisfying the demand for increased pixel count without sacrificing quality. It took us that long to reach this level.

I like this part of the interview. When pointed to the criticism that Canon is somewhat slow when it comes to innovation, Mr Maeda answered:

Personally, I think we’re slow as well. Every day I’m saying ‘speed up, make it faster!’. One of our themes now as a company is upon developing a new technology, to shorten the time between development and when that technology is introduced into a product. We need to shorten that time. That’s our goal.

Keep it rolling Canon! Read the interview at DPReview –>

March 10, 2015
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More Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Technical Articles

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Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R:

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

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March 9, 2015
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Amazing Time-Lapse Video that took 2 Years to make gives a quick Taste of Austria

This amazing short time-lapse video giving you a taste of Austria took two years, 600 sequences, and 5 terabytes of photos to make. It’s produced by FilmSpektakel, an Austrian time-lapse making team made of two persons, Thomas Pöcksteiner and Peter Jablonowski. To make the video a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, two EOS 6Ds, a Rebel T3i/EOS 600D, and a bunch of lenses  -Canon 24-105mm, Tamron 150-600, 24-70mm, and 28-300mm – were used.

[via PetaPixel]

March 9, 2015
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Canon EOS M3 User Guide available for Download

The user guide for Canon’s new EOS M3 camera is online and can be downloaded.

Various Amazon EU sites have the Canon EOS M3 with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens available for pre-order: Amazon Italy, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK. You can also pre-order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US taxes depend by the state.

Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews:

[via eos-m.net]

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