Canon patent for built-in flash with bounce only functionality

canon patent

Hope I got it right. Canon patent for a buit-in flash that can operate as a bounce flash without popping-out the flash. If you just need the bounce effect, there is no need to pop-out the flash, you just have to rotate the light bulb.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-166789
    • Published 2015.9.24
    • Filing date 2014.3.4
  • Canon patents
    • Rotatable light-emitting part
[via Egami]

A new, entry-level EOS M body coming in October? [CW2]

A New, Entry-level EOS M Body Coming In October? [CW2]

This comes pretty as a surprise. Latest murmurings have it that Canon may announce a new EOS M body in October, an entry-level camera positioned below the EOS M3 (our review) and selling for $200 less.

While this is not entirely implausible, it’s a somewhat odd rumor. The EOS M3 was introduced to the European and Asian market in Spring 2015, and was just announced to the US market a few months ago. It would be an unusual move by Canon to announce another EOS M mirrorless camera in such a short time. However, anything is possible. So far there are no specs, and honestly I do not know what to think about this rumor.

[via Canon Rumors]

4K Time-Lapse: Container Ship Traveling From Vietnam to China (plus loading process, EOS 5D Mark III)

It’s time for a new time-lapse video. The impressing video above was made by Toby Smith, and shows the trip of container ship Gunhilde Maersk from Ho-Chi Minh, Vietnam to Ningbo, China. The time-lapse video was produced shooting 78,500 pictures with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with an EF 17mm tilt-shift lens mounted. The EOS 5D Mark III was mounted in a solar powered, special housing that can withstand harsh marine weather conditions.

[via Laughing Squid via Twisted Sifter]