Canon Takes Flight At The 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Canon U.S.A. Takes Flight At The 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

Celebrating the Beginning of a Three-year Sponsorship, the Company Launched the Canon See Impossible Balloon into the Gorgeous New Mexico Sky during the Opening Mass Ascension

NEW YORK, October 6, 2015 – As the Presenting Sponsor and Official Imaging Company of the 44th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, led the spectacularly colorful, world-renowned primary mass ascension of the world’s premiere balloon event with the first official flight of the Canon See Impossible Balloon.

On Saturday October 3, 2015, in Albuquerque New Mexico, the Canon See Impossible Balloon led more than 500 colorful hot air and gas balloons operated by pilots from more than 22 countries around the world to take flight in unity. From the event grounds to the vast New Mexico sky, Canon’s presence at and in support of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta encourages and empowers attendees from all over the world to capture and print these once in a lifetime moments using tools that authentically represent the fiesta’s vibrant glow.

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“Timeless Dreams”, a layer-lapse of the American Southwest

The 2.5 minutes video above was made by photographer Julian Tryba. It’s a “layer-lapse” of the American Southwest. What’s a layer-lapse? Multiple time-lapses sequences of the exact same scene are shot over different times of the day. Portions of the footage are then mixed together into the same frame.

The footage was shot while driving 3,000 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. The used gear: Canon EOS 1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 7D.

[via Julian Tryba via PetaPixel]

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2 now available (and Camera Raw 9.2 too)


Adobe released an update for Lightroom CC. New lens profiles have been added, even for FD lenses (see after the break). Use the Help-> Check for Updates menu item or the Creative Cloud application to install this desktop update. Again, this update is not available for Lightroom standalone version. A new version of Camera Raw (ver. 9.2) is also available for download.

Release Notes

New Features – Lightroom desktop

Dehaze as a Local Adjustment*

We added Dehaze as a global adjustment in the Lightroom CC 2015.1 release and are excited to see the widespread interest in the feature.  We wanted to extend the functionality, and I’m happy to announce that you can now apply Dehaze as a Local Adjustment.  This means that you can use Dehaze with the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter and Local Adjustment Brush.

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Canon patent for mount adapter with tilt-shift functionality

canon patent

Canon patent for a mount adapter with built-in tilt-shift functionality. This is not the first patent by Canon for such a technology.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-172745
    • Published 2015.10.1
    • Filing date 2014.2.20
  • Canon patents
    • Mount adapter with a tilt
    • Tilt and shift
    • Lens of long flange back
    • Short flange back of the body
    • Wide image circle lens
    • Narrow of the image circle body
[via Egami]

Impressing Canon ME20F-SH footage shot in absolute darkness (Canon ISO 4.5M camera)

on Vimeo posted footage shot with Canon’s ISO 4.5 Million camera, the Canon ME20F-SH. As with previous footage (see here too), the results are truly impressing. Be sure to have a look at mark 4:10 (shot in absolute darkness) and at 5:18 (infrared).

Below is a video with an interview with Canon about the ME20F-SH.

Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal – $1,899 ($2,499 with 24-105mm f/4L IS)

Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Deal – $1,899 ($2,499 With 24-105mm F/4L IS)

Seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at the lowest price ever seen, $1,899. Compare at $2,499. They also have the 5D3 as kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens at $2,499 (select the option from the drop-down menu). Free shipping in the US. Pleas note: this is likely a grey import item.