“Endless Gravity” is a jaw-dropping video made with Canon EOS 6D and 14 bit RAW using Magic Lantern

Our reader Alex shot this amazing video using a Canon EOS 6D. He says:

Can watch at these ocean creatures endlessly. It’s like a live cosmos, unbelievable smooth moves, eternity and meditation. No single VFX used, this is magical nature.

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I shot this short film recently, trying to expand the video possibilities of Canon’s EOS 6D. This is far from being the recommended camera to shot video, but with this film I hope I prove it can do a good job.

It did! Alex used Magic Lantern, graded in Davinci Resolve, the music is by Astrupilot, and the poem is by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1869). Enjoy.

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Canon EOS 5DS sample pictures shot with Sigma 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm Art lenses

Our friends over at Photography Blog posted a gallery of 93 JPG and 20 raw photos taken with a Canon EOS 5DS production model, and Sigma’s 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, and 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lenses.

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EOS 5DS specifications:

  • 50.6 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • ISO 100-6400; 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 150,000-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • User-Selectable Shutter Release Time Lag
  • Anti-Flicker Compensation

Canon EOS 70D bundle with PIXMA PRO-100 and more accessories – $789 (after MIR)

Adorama has a special Canon EOS 70D bundle on sale for $789 after $250 mail-in rebate (instructions here). The bundle includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D 20MP Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets
  • Corel Digital Organization Creativity Suite Pro Edition  (Corel PaintShop Pro X7,  Corel AfterShot Pro 2, Nuance OnmiPage 18, FileCenterStandard 7)

Canon EOS 70D specs after the break.

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Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD teardown

What do you do if you get back a couple of Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lenses with jammed zoom rings? You disassembly them, right? At least this is what Roger Cicala of Lensrentals does.

He writes:

[…] we found that the Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 is a well built lens, but certainly not very modular in construction. Where a modular lens, such as the newer Canon lenses, separates easily into three sub-assemblies, the Tamron came apart in lots of separate pieces as shown in the picture below. And we hadn’t done anything like a complete disassembly. None of the optical elements or helicoids had been touched yet and the front barrel was still on.

Getting in and out of it is not complicated or difficult, but it’s definitely more tedious than a modular design. How does this affect you? Not at all. Tamron has a really good service department, consistently ranking high on our list. Their techs probably wish the lens was more modular (I know we do) but they’ll be able to fix it just fine.

Want to learn more? Head over to Lensrentals for pictures and description of the full disassembly process.

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Fathers Day Special Sale on refurbished gear at Canon Store

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The Canon Direct Store has many discounts on refurbished DSLRsrefurbished lenses, refurbished Speedlites, and refurbished Powershot cameras. Some notable deals:

The discount program expires 6/21, but I guess the EOS 6D, 5D Mark III, and other hot deals won’t last until tomorrow.