Only One Day left: Zack Arias & Co offering Photography Training & Tools for just $127 (reg. $3,300) – With Charity!

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The 5 day deal is back… and it’s even better than the one of last year! You can get a photography bundle worth of $3,300 for just $127!

If you are intersted, I invite you to purchase the bundle via thedigitaltrekker here, since 100% of the affialiate earnings will go to the charity project On Field Media Project (OFMP), where Matt helps NGO’s around the world to tell their story through photography.

Or go directly to the bundle offer, using thedigitaltrekker’s afffiliate code: https://5daydeal.com/?ref=77

Introduction to The On Field Media Project from On Field Media Project on Vimeo.

Our Canon EOS M3 review: a powerhouse with shortcomings (and we have an EOS M forum!)

Our Canon EOS M3 Review: A Powerhouse With Shortcomings (and We Have An EOS M Forum!)

The Canon EOS M3 is the company’s third mirrorless camera. And it is Canon’s first serious mirrorless camera, with many features and functions that will appeal to the enthusiasts. So, how does the EOS M3 perform and is it right for you?

It seems Canon listened to their customers while developing the EOS M3. Unlike the original EOS M, the M3 gained additional controls, a large grip, and has a 3-inch touchscreen that tilts up (180 degrees) and down (45 degrees). The EOS M3 features a new 24MP APS-C sensor, 49-points Hybrid CMOS III AF system, DIGIC 6 processor, Full 1080p HD video at 24/25/30 fps, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), a two-level axis, WiFi and NFC connectivity, 4.2 fps, a built-in flash, 14 bit RAW, and a flash hot-shoe that can be used to mount an EVF. The EOS M3 is a powerhouse with shortcomings. Bear with me for the review after the break. I also start We Shoot EOS M, a forum dedicated to all EOS M shooters, and available to other Canon shooters too.

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Zeiss Milvus lenses first impression and test footage

News Shooter had a brief hands-on with the new Zeiss Milvus lenses. They say:

The materials used and the damping on the focus ring felt very like the Otus range of lenses, and each Milvus has a very solid feel. The 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4 are completely new optical designs and are said to be very close to the performance of the flagship Otus lenses.

The new Zeiss Milvus lenses can be pre-ordered:

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Some fun to start the week with: Canon set to acquire Sigma? [CW1]

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Let’s start the week with another wishmor (wishful rumor), or whatever you want to name it. Just got this in my inbox:

Canon is interested in acquiring Sigma and has made two offers. Its first offer at 7x Sigma’s net value was rejected by Sigma but Canon quickly hit again with a 2nd offer of unknown valuation. There are long talks between the two companies. No idea what will happen with Sigma’s products if the buyout goes forward.

No comment 🙂

I told you: Canon’s 120MP DSLR could be announced before 2018

I Told You: Canon’s 120MP DSLR Could Be Announced Before 2018

A few days ago I was speculating when we might see Canon’s 120MP sensor go into production. My bet was 2017, more likely 2018.

It appears my thoughts are backed up by Canon itself. A recent rumor, quoting “a couple of people at Canon“, suggests that “the 120mp DSLR concept that was shown this week at Canon EXPO is at least 2 years away“.

Even without having a couple of people at Canon, it is pretty safe to assume that Canon will release a production model with the new full-frame 120MP sensor very soon, i.e. in the next 2-3 years. The prototype shown at Canon Expo 2015 in NYC is in a very advanced stadium of development.

[via CR]