August 8, 2014
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Deals Alert: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM & Bower 35mm f/1.4

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG

2 good deals at B&H Photo.

August 8, 2014
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Canon UK Cashback Up To £100 On Selected Products

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Canon UK is offering up to £100 cash-back on selected products. Head over to Dealsrunner to get the links.

August 8, 2014
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Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810 (landscapes, portraits, sports, studio & night photography)

How does the new Nikon D810 compare to the 2 years old Canon EOS 5D Mark III? Watch the video by Tony Northrup to learn how the 2 cameras compare.

0:00 Introduction
2:40 Handheld Landscapes
4:30 Tripod Landscapes
6:00 Portraits
6:48 Face Metering
10:40 Sports/Action
12:07 Studio/Commercial
14:46 Night Photography
16:31 Summary

Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D810

August 8, 2014
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How Not To Do Camera Cleaning (aka: How To Destroy Your Camera In Few Steps)

Note: This is a fake tutorial – nothing shown in the video above is to replicate

Take the video above as humour or whatever you want to take it for, but in no case follow the instruction given in the video. It a perfect way to totally destroy your camera equipment. In the video a Canon EOS 5D Mark II is “cleaned” (= totally damaged).

Better to have a look at this cool accessory for removing sensor dust.

[via PetaPixel via No Film School via DIY Photography]

August 8, 2014
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Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D & 3 Years USA Warranty – $1,600

 $_12-8 Hot deal by Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay: the Canon EOS 6D and 3 years USA warranty on sale for $1,599.99.

Free shipping in US and limited quantity.

August 7, 2014
Posted in News

The History of Canon EF Lenses

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Canon Asia posted the first 2 parts of an article about the history of Canon’s EF lenses (I think there will be a third part).

How it started:

In March 1987, Canon released the “EOS 650”, the first Canon camera that was built in with a professional AF system. This also marked the birth of the EF lenses. I can still recall that prior to the launch of the EOS series, the biggest concern among Canon users was whether Canon would make changes to the existing FD mount standards. Until then, the FD mount adopted by Canon cameras before the EOS series had commanded tremendous support among both professional photographers and advanced amateurs. The view of the majority was that developing an AF system was unlikely to necessitate a change in the mount standards. However, contrary to the popular anticipation, Canon chose to break away from the traditional FD mount with the adoption of a brand new EF mount standard for its EOS series. This decision led to distress among users who possessed a large number of FD lenses, some of whom even saw it as an act of “betrayal”. Today, many years after its launch, it is almost impossible to find any user who would disagree that the decision made by Canon then was correct.

 

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