One Lens, One Camera – Amy Lyne’s “Butterfly Project” (5D2 & 24-70mm f/2.8)

The Canon Professional Network posted an interview with photojournalist Amy Lyne.

Photojournalist Amy Lyne recently embarked on a personal project that took her away from the world’s more precarious trouble spots and into the world of the New York City Ballet, where she documented the graceful moves of a ballerina with one lens, one camera and one single-minded vision. CPN Editor David Corfield finds out more about her ‘Butterfly Black’ project.

For her project Amy Lyne used an EOS 5D Mark II with an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. One lens, one camera. About her work she says:

My main focus is documentary photography and for the past couple of years I have also been working with different dancers on personal projects, most recently with Gina Pazcoguin on a piece called ‘Butterfly Black’. It’s a bit of a departure from the work I normally do. As a documentary photographer, I always try to be as invisible as possible; observing, waiting to capture a moment. I never ask someone to do something again or differently for fear of compromising the integrity of the “scene”, as it is someone’s real life. With a subject like dance, on the other hand, I don’t have to think about the consequences of my actions from a humanitarian or journalistic standpoint. Here the photographs are pure imagery, so I am free to shoot with abandon. It is really exciting to collaborate with dancers and watch things take form as a co-creator

Read the story at CPN –>

Butterfly Project
Screenshot from the video

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Save up to 25% on Refurbished Canon DSLRs (T5i, SL1, T3, 70D, 7D, T5, Canon Store)

Refurbished Canon DSLR

The Canon Direct Store still has a discounts up to 25% on refurbished DSLRs. Unfortunately there is not much left in stock.

Deal Alert: Canon PowerShot SX170 IS & 1 Year Service Plan (drops and spills) – $99

Adorama has a very good deal online. Get the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS (red) and a 1 year service plan against spills and drops for just $99 (click here). You have to add the camera to the bundle (you’ll find it in the “Buy Together and Save” option). Compare to $149 for the camera alone.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS specs:

  • Canon’s powerful 16x Optical Zoom and 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer helps reduce camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.
  • 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver enhanced image quality.
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  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations to help ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video.
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  • Large 3.0″ LCD offers easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows for a more ergonomic design that makesthe camera more comfortable to hold.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Starts Shipping December 12 (B&H)

EF 100-400mm

Thanks Doug!

B&H updated their page for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II, it now says the lens will begin shipping on December 12th. The lens was announced in November 2014 and sells for $2,199.

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm