Jaw-dropping light paintings made with 24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II cameras

Jaw-dropping Light Paintings Made With 24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Cameras

Photographer Patrick Rochon used 24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II cameras mounted on a custom build rig and connected to four computers to create the spectacular light paintings you can see in the video below.

The Phoblographer posted an interview with Patrick Rochon where he talks about the idea, and the technical challenges that had to be managed. The project was realised in Thailand.

Breaking: Nikon will soon announce a rebranded Canon EOS 80D

EOS 80D

This is breaking news!

The Canon EOS 80D is such a incredibly powerful camera that Nikon decided there is no point in trying to make something better. They decided to rebrand it, and to sell it as “Nikon EOS 80D”. The news leaked first on a Hong Kong newspaper.

This move comes after Nikon, in what appears to be a desperate attempt to look good, used a Fuji camera to advertise their products.

We are waiting for more news to come soon…

Sigma patent for 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens

sigma patent

I usually do not feature patents by other companies but this time I think it is worth to make an exception. A patent filed by Sigma (No. 2016-38502) was spotted and it points to a lens a lot of photographers are hoping Sigma will bring to market soon, it’s a 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens.

Such a lens, given it comes with Canon mount (which is very likely) would compete with Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. If it comes with the outstanding quality and performance we have seen on other recent Sigma lenses, and if it has a competitive price, then it may well cause some distress at Canon.

[via Egami]

Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS “not L” lens coming in Summer 2016? [CW2]

Canon EF 200-600mm F/4.5-5.6 IS “not L” Lens Coming In Summer 2016? [CW2]

A rumor about a possible Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens appeared on the web. The lens is said to be not an “L” lens, and to have an indicative price of $1,700. A “budget lens”, so to say.

The EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS would compete with Sigma’s and Tamron’s super-zoom offerings. Moreover, an external dedicated teleconverter may also be announced. A patent for an optical formula referring to a 200-600mm lens was spotted last year.

Take it with a grain of salt.

[via Canon Rumors]