May 5, 2014
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Hot Deal: Canon Powershot G15 – $299 (B&H Photo)

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Canon Powershot G15 Excellent deal by authorised Canon reseller B&H Photo: the Powershot G15 on sale for $299 (instead of $449).
May 5, 2014
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US Jury Finds Canon EOS 1DS III, EOS 5D Mark II and Vixia Camcorders Infringe Patent Filed By Intellectual Ventures

Intellectual Ventures

A few days ago a US jury found that some of Canon’s digital cameras violate valid image-sensor patents owned by patent-licensing company Intellectual Ventures. The Jury held that the EOS 1DS Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II and Vixia Camcorders infringe 2 patents filed by Intellectual Ventures. So far Canon didn’t release any comment. The text below mentions also another company (Xilinx) Intellectual Ventures has settled a lawsuit against.

Reports Reuters:

[…] a U.S. jury on Friday found that Canon Inc violated two Intellectual Ventures patents over digital imaging technology. Damages will be decided at a later proceeding.

In a statement, Intellectual Ventures chief litigation counsel Melissa Finocchio said the company was pleased with the Canon verdict. An IV spokeswoman declined to comment on the Xilinx settlement. 

Representatives for […] Canon could not immediately be reached for comment

[…]

In the Canon lawsuit, also in a Delaware federal court, the jury on Friday upheld the validity of IV’s patents and found patent infringement, according to court filings. IV will now proceed to a second trial against Canon next week on two additional patents.

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[via law360]

May 4, 2014
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Still Live: Adobe Lightroom 5 for $78 (Amazon US)

Adobe Lightroom 5 This good deal is stil alive

Amazon US has Adobe Lightroom 5 (boxed or downloaded) for just $80 $78 (click here).

Mac and Windows version available.

Compare to regular $149. Will not last long…

May 4, 2014
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Hot Deal: Refurbished Canon EOS 6D w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS + Lightroom 5 – $1,900

Canon EOS 6D

Super hot deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings): refurbished Canon EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens and Adobe Lightroom 5 on sale for ridiculous $1,899.99. The kit is refurbished by Canon and comes with 1 year warranty. Free shipping in the US.

May 4, 2014
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Canon Puts An Effort Towards International Standardization Of HEVC Range Extensions

 

Canon press release:

Canon contributes to international standardization of HEVC range extensions

TOKYO, May 1, 2014—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company, through its technological capabilities, contributed to the standardization, completed on April 4, 2014, of range extensions for the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard by the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC).

The JCT-VC, established in 2010 by the ISO1/IEC2 Moving Picture Experts Group and ITU3 Video Coding Experts Group, completed in January 2013 the HEVC standard for video data compression, which makes possible the efficient transmission and storage of high-definition resolution video such as 4K and 8K. Following this achievement, efforts to standardize the HEVC range extensions led to the official approval of ISO/IEC FDIS (Final Draft International Standard) 23008-2 2nd Edition High Efficiency Video Coding on April 4, 2014.

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May 3, 2014
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Canon Deals: Canon EOS 7D ($825), Speedlite 600EX-RT ($499)

EOS 7D Excellent deal!Top Rated Plus eBay seller redtagcamera (100% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 7D on sale for $825.Compare to $1299.
Speedlite 600EX-RT Amazon has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT on sale for $499. Compare to $550.
May 3, 2014
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A Bit Of Everything (Russar+ lens, 1200D & G1X II Samples, Photo Popularity Algorithm, and More)

Lomography introduced the new Russar+ lens:

Presenting the New Russar+ super wide angle lens! Designed by Lomography and manufactured in Russia by Zenit, the Russar+ (L39/M) is a rebirth of the groundbreaking 1958 Russar MR-2. The Russar+ is compatible with L39/M mount analogue cameras and digital mirrorless cameras and tons of other cameras using adapter mounts. Made from quality Russian glass, the Russar+ is perfect for street shooting, landscapes and architectural photos, as well as those up-close-and-personal portrait shots. Get ready for sharp super wide angle shots filled with vibrant colors and tons of Russian character.

Lomography Talks About the Future of Their Art Lenses – The Phoblographer

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Canon EOS 1D X Camera Menu Full Walkthrough Review – Chris Voss on Youtube

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What makes an image popular? – Scientific paper by MIT researcher and a demo to test the algorithm.

Hundreds of thousands of photographs are uploaded to the internet every minute through various social networking and photo sharing platforms. While some images get millions of views, others are completely ignored. Even from the same users, di erent photographs receive di erent number of views. This begs the question: What makes a photograph popular? Can we predict the number of views a photograph will receive even before it is uploaded? These are some of the questions we address in this work. We investigate two key components of an image that a ect its popularity, namely the image content and social context. Using a dataset of about 2.3 million images from Flickr, we demonstrate that we can reliably predict the normalized view count of images with a rank correlation of 0.81 using both image content and social cues. In this paper, we show the importance of image cues such as color, gradients, deep learning features and the set of objects present, as well as the importance of various social cues such as number of friends or number of photos uploaded that lead to high or low popularity of images.

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Canon EOS 1200D sample pictures – ephotozine

Canon Powershot G1X Mark II sample pics – ephotozine

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Fashion photography with Canon Master Georges Antoni – Canon Australia

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Canon C100 with Dual Pixel AF Upgrade Review (on a Steadicam) – Onyx Cinema

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Getty Images makes 35 million images free to use – British Journal of Photography

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