October 19, 2013
Posted in Tips

Use An Old Headphone To Make A Tilt-Shift Lens (DIY)

Image courtesy: diyphotography.net

Looking for a weekend project? Having some old headphones in your closet? This is a cool and easy project for you.

What you need:

  • The ear pads from a headphone
  • Adhesive (a minimum of scotch tape or even better a contact cement or super glue)
  • Optional: piece of chipboard (back of notepad), black spray paint, dry erase marker, rear lens cover, body cap

Follow the instructions at diyphotography.

October 18, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2999 or Euro 2664


DigitalRev sells the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body only for $2999/€2664. Euro price is computed for Germany, other EU countries my vary slightly on the price. For EU delivering the price is comprehensive of taxes and customs, for the US it depends by the state. Free shipping.

October 18, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF is is Terrific and Unrivaled (Gizmodo)

Gizmodo reviewed Canon’s latest foray in the APS-C market segment, the Canon EOS 70D. The EOS 70D has many of the best features of other Canon DSLRs,  WiFi from the EOS 6D (price & specs), AF from the 7D(price & specs), the superb touchscreen of the Rebel T5i/700D (price & specs) and EOS M(price & specs), and others. This is a common practice of Canon: a new model resembles all the best features of other Canon DSLRs, and adds one innovative or at least new feature to the set. The EOS 70D’s absolutely innovative feature is the Dual Pixel AF, described by the reviewer as “terrific and unrivaled”.

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October 17, 2013
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Posted in News

Canon USA Partners With Ron Howard’s New Film RUSH

Want to win a Canon EOS 70D kit?

Canon will launch RUSH: The Photo Contest, a two-week photography challenge on Canon’s Facebook page, now live. Playing off the speed of the film, the user-generated photo contest asks participants to complete ten various photo-based challenges within specific time parameters (e.g., “You have one hour to shoot for the theme: Dedication. Go. Long Live the Rush.”) Each photo challenge winner will win a $250 online store credit to be used at the Canon Online Store, and Ron Howard will select one Grand Prize Winner to receive a Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Camera Kit. Please see www.bit.ly/18iuwtA for the Official Rules. The contest will live on www.Facebook.com/CanonUSA.

A set of Canon cameras was used to shot the speed scenes of the film, among them the Canon EOS C300 (B&H | Adorama). and EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs).

Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A., Partners With RUSH, The New Film From Two-Time Academy Award® Winner Ron Howard

Canon Launches RUSH: The Photo Contest, a Photography Challenge with Time Parameters

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 17, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has expanded its relationship with two-time Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard for his recently released film from Universal Pictures, RUSH, which builds upon the imaginative ways that Canon products are used in Hollywood. RUSH hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York City on September 20, and it arrived across the country on September 27.

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October 17, 2013
Posted in Deals

Yet Another Crazy Canon EOS 6D Deal – $1575 plus Accessories

EOS 6D Deal

Is this the Sony effect? :)

Another very good Canon EOS 6D deal, limited time offer. B&H has the 6d with $145 worth of accessories (and 4% reward) for mere $1575 (click here). Note that the final price shows up after checkout. The accessories are:

  • SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1
  • Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag
  • Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum MonopodWatson
  • LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
October 17, 2013
Posted in Deals

WOW: Canon EOS 6D for $1500

Canon Deals

I tell you: this won’t last long. Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EOS 6D body only on sale for just $1499.99 (click here). New item in original box, free shipping. Limited quantity.