Canon EOS 7D Mark II Video Review

Faymusmedia on Youtube posted a 44 minutes long video review about Canon’s new APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II.

The review is more of the “real-world” sort and not a laboratory test, with a comprehensive introduction to the highlights and new features of the 7D Mark II. The reviewer walks around the streets of New York and shots what you would shot outside a test lab. The EOS 7D Mark II was tested with the amazing Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM. I think the 7D Mark II and the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 are a fantastic bundle. Given the excellent high ISO performance of the 7D Mark II and the bright aperture of the Sigma, who needs full-frame?

The EOS 7D Mark II is the unbeaten champion in the APS-C world when it comes to stuff like weather sealing, a highly advanced AF, and industry leading high ISO performance.

More about the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Set to be Replaced Soon?

EF 35mm f/4L

Edit: corrected typo in post title.

Canon Rumors says:

We’re told that that Canon will replace their 35mm f/1.4L following the announcement and shipping of the upcoming EF 11-24mm f/4L, which has been rumoured since August. We’re told that an announcement date hasn’t been set, however the lens could appear as early as Q1 of 2015, or fall into the second quarter of next year.

According to the given rating, the rumour comes from a source that was reliable in the past.

CW’s take: agree with the rating of the rumour. Alone the number of patents for a 35mm f/4 lens filed by Canon in the last two years make it plausible (patents: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4). It’s also a long time since the EF 35mm f/1.4L was released in 2001.

[via CR]

Canon Pro Network Publishes Part 3 of Lightroom & Photoshop CC Workflow Tutorial (RAW filter)

Lightroom & Photoshop CC Workflow

Canon Professional Network posted part 3 of their ongoing tutorial series about Lightroom & Photoshop CC workflow. The third part is all about RAW filters. Previous episodes: part 1 (smart objects), part 2 (composite images).

Adobe now offers a Creative Cloud Photography bundle that includes Lightroom editing software and Photoshop CC for photographers who want to organise, edit, enhance and share their images via desktop or their mobile devices – this package currently comes bundled with Canon’s EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs. In a four-part CPN series of articles and video tutorials Richard Curtis (a Principal Solutions Consultant in Digital Imaging for Adobe UK) will examine the workflow between Lightroom software and Photoshop CC to give you a good understanding of the benefits of working with both in tandem. In Part 2 of this series Richard Curtis focuses on the advanced use of Smart Objects for creating composite images within the Lightroom and Photoshop CC workflow and, in a special video, he explains how to create such composite images. Please click on the play button in the window above to watch the video.

Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop CC costs $9.99 per month.

Canon Cinema EOS Gear used to Capture “The Last Patrol”, a Documentary About the Consequences of War

Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol was captures using Canon Cinema EOS products. The documentary premiered October 23, 2014, and takes part in the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

Whether fighting or documenting the realities on the ground as a journalist, how does the context of war transform a person’s identity? What happens to that identity when soldiers return home? Sebastian Junger, war journalist and author of The Perfect Storm, explores these questions on a soul-searching journey with three comrades-in-arms. Junger, joined by Brendan O’Bryne and Dave Roels, protagonists of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Restrepo, and combat journalist Guillermo Cervera walk along railroad tracks from Washington, D.C. to Pennsylvania. They move with a purposeful invisibility designed to echo the isolation felt by many who return from war. The men live outdoors and discuss the transition from soldier to civilian. With the backdrop of a varied United States revealed by the path of the tracks—ghettos and wealthy suburbs, heavy industry and farm country—the juxtaposition of scenery and conversations uncover diverse and conflicting American perceptions of war and what it means for veterans to come home.

Canon’s press release:

Canon Cinema EOS Products Capture Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 14, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Award®-Nominated director Sebastian Junger (Restrepo, Korengal) and cinematographer Rudy Valdez chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses for their new documentary The Last Patrol, the third installment of Junger’s trilogy of war documentaries. The pair of filmmakers relied on the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema camera to capture The Last Patrol, which premiered on HBO on November 10, 2014 and is currently airing on HBO.

The Last Patrol follows Junger, photojournalist Guillermo Cervera, and combat veterans Brendan O’Byrne and Dave Roels as they hike the 300-mile stretch of railroad lines from Washington, D.C. to New York City – a trek Junger originally planned with his close friend and acclaimed war photographer Tim Hetherington before Hetherington was killed in 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war. The goal of the journey was to get to know America again after a decade of war and discuss why combat is so incredibly hard to give up. Because hiking along the tracks is illegal, they moved with a purposeful invisibility designed to echo the isolation felt by many who return from war.


Interview with Sebastian Junger

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