February 27, 2014
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Sony A7 (Digitalrev)

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DigitalRev‘s Kai is comparing the mirrorless full-frame Sony A7 (price & specs) to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs), Canon’s professional full-frame DSLR. Can the two compete? Can a mirrorless cam, even if FF, really compete with a professional grade DSLR (that has also access to Canon’s impressing line-up of lenses)?

I would always opt for the EOS 5D Mark III.

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February 27, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Shot A Unique Wedding Film With Canon Gear

The Canon Digital Learning Center published a video with wedding cinematographer Joe Simon about how to shot an unique wedding film with Canon EOS equipment.

Join wedding cinematographer, Joe Simon, as he shares his views and techniques for shooting a stylistic wedding video using Canon’s Cinema EOS and HDSLR cameras. Joe also discusses his experiences using the new Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade available for the EOS C100, and how it has improved his shots by opening up the potential for more dynamic camera movement and focus effects.

In this video you will also learn:
  • One-shot AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • Continuous AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • AF Lock and unlock functionalities, and how to take advantage of them
  • Joe’s approach to camera setup for filming the ceremony and first dance
  • Which camera support systems Joe uses for weddings, and why

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February 26, 2014
Posted in Deals

Kit Deal: Canon Rebel SL1, 2 Lenses, Pro-100 Photo Printer, 32GB Memory Card, Bag, and more – $749

Canon Rebel SL1

Adorama has a Canon Rebel SL1 kit on sale for $749 after mail-in rebate and instant discount (compare to over $1350). That’s a great price for a bundle that includes:

  • Canon Rebel SL1
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III lens
  • Sony 32GB memory card
  • Lowepro bag
  • Canon PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer
  • 50 sheets Canon photo paper

The Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D in Europe) is the world’s smallest DSLR.

February 26, 2014
Posted in News

Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Cards Can Be Pre-Ordered (world’s fastest SD cards)

Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC

B&H Photo has the new Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC memory cards available for pre-order, claimed to be the world’s fastest memory cards. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB can be pre-ordered. Shipping is expected for April 10.

Specs and description after the break.

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February 26, 2014
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Deal: Rokinon 16mm f/2 – $299

Rokinon 16mm Another Rokinon deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller bestpriceoptics (99.8% positive ratings): the Rokinon 16mm f/2  Lens on sale for $299.Free shipping in the US.

Compare to over $400 elsewhere.

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February 26, 2014
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Deal: Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Ultra Wide Cine Lens – $319

Rokinon 14mm Top Rated Plus eBay seller bestpriceoptics (99.8% positive ratings) has the Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Ultra Wide Cine Lens on sale for $319.

Free shipping in the US.

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February 26, 2014
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Canon EOS C100 Firmware Update and Dual Pixel AF Update

Dual Pixel Auto-Focus

Canon EOS C100: Adorama | B&H

It is now possible to update the Canon EOS C100 with the innovative Dual Pixel Auto-Focus, the AF technology Canon first featured on the Canon EOS 70D. In addition, the Canon EOS C100 gets a firmware update for the following issue:

A Continuous Recording function has been added allowing for nonstop recording. At the same time the camera creates IN and OUT points in the footage every time the START/STOP button is pressed.

Click here to get more information about the firmware update and here to download it.

The biggest news is that Canon is now ready to update the EOS C100 with their new Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus. Canon will perform this feature upgrade at a cost of $500, and requires that EOS C100 cameras be sent to an accredited Canon service center.

Canon press release:

Thank you for using Canon products.

EOS C100 Feature Upgrade offering enhanced autofocusing capability is now available.

Details
Now available from Canon is a feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that will offer an autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. The upgrade provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) Function for all Canon EF autofocus Lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. These critical focusing capabilities are designed to help reduce out of focus video while providing for smooth focus transitions and assist users when operating with small crews.
Learn more about the EOS C100 Feature Upgrade by visiting the dedicated webpage on the Canon USA website.

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