Deal: Canon EOS 7D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, and lots of accessories for $2,599.96

This is a great deal by Adorama starting today, April 5 at 8pm EST. Use coupon code S0401201. The offer expires 4/30/2012, but usually these kits sold out pretty quick. If you are seriously looking for a good EOS 7D deal this may be your opportunity – click here to check this Canon deal. The $2,999.96 $2,599.96 (after having applied the coupon code) kit comes with an EF 24-105 F/4L IS USM lens, and much more. The full kit includes:

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Hacked EOS 5D Mark III: New footage!

WARNING: Don’t modify your camera without the necessary technical knowledge. Opening the camera voids warranty and may irreparably damage it.

We reported about this hack by James Miller a few days ago. James Miller opened his brand new EOS 5D Mark III and removed the Optical Low-Pass Filter (aka Anti-Aliasing filter) from the sensor. It seems that the filter is really blurring the image, since the pics shot without the filter are much more detailed.

Now, Miller published new material shot with his hacked EOS 5D Mark III. Removing the OLPF makes a visible difference, while moire seems not to be worsened at all and aliasing is under control. See and judge for yourself…

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EOS 5D Mark III video-review by Philip Bloom

I highly recommend this 19 minutes video-review of the EOS 5D Mark III by filmmaker and director Philip Bloom. There is also an accompanying  written review on his site. Well, he is not entirely satisfied by the EOS 5D Mark III (spoiler: resolution!). While it seems assessed that the EOS 5D Mark III improved sensibly regarding to moire, aliasing, and that sound recording (and workflow, for film-makers) is now much better than before, the big question everyone is raising is resolution. The EOS 5D Mark III with is conservative approach has “only” 22MP. P. Bloom writes:

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Want to master the EOS 5D Mark III/1D X AF system? Get the AF settings guidebook!

 

This is for all of us who want to shot (and focus) like a pro. The new Auto-Focus System on the 5D Mark III and 1D X is a complex and sophisticated beast. To harness all of its power you have to know how it works, and how to set and configure it for your purposes. Canon’s Digital Learning Center published a series of technical articles about the advanced Auto-Focus system featured on the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 1D X.

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