Chris Gampat at the Phoblographer published another one of his great reviews. It’s a long term review of the EOS 5D Mark III. Other photographer have been involved. The review covers every aspect of the 5D3 you may be interested in (including video modes). Lot’s of samples are provided. The review has been done over the period of a couple of months. Additional contributing was done by photographers Thomas Campbell and Thursten Kent. A review that is definitely worth to be read if you are interested in the 5D Mark III.
At least the question Kai and the staff at DigitalRev are trying to answer. They took a Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro vs the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro approach. So, if you want to know what’s so special about L lenses, then this is the right video to watch.
Be aware that there is an August Lens Rebates program going on. You can get the mentioned lenses with some consistent discount. Check the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro at Adorama (refurbished here) and B&H, the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro at Adorama and B&H.
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Kai over at DigitalRev reviewed the EOS-1D X. Enjoy this 11:30 minutes video. Sample shots can be seen here. The EOS 1D-X is slowly getting in stock almost everywhere. Check the following shops: Amazon US (click here), DigitalRev (click here), Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here). The usual list price is $6,799.
Just to recall what a great cam the EOS 5D Mark II still is. The 5D2s (60 of them) were to shot 3D feature movie “ParaNorman”. Together with five camera teams and crews of animators and puppeteers they
have come together to help bring the new 3D feature film, “ParaNorman” to screens this Summer. The EOS 5D Mark II DSLR cameras captured frame-by-frame stop-motion animation of puppet “actors” in this new horror comedy about a small-town boy who speaks to ghosts and must battle an assortment of otherworldly creatures to save his town from doom.
Canon's press release:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Cameras Help Capture the Summer Animated Feature “ParaNorman” in 3D
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Proves Essential for Realistic Photography of Miniature Puppets and Sets, As Well As Sequential Image-Pairs Needed for 3D Animation
Two rumors surfaced during the last weekend. First one comes from CR and is about a >40MP DSLR. The interesting thing: the sources states that two prototypes of this high res cam were tested during the London Olympics. The camera housing is said to be that of the EOS-1D X. The camera should have a high framerate, despite its high res sensor, 8 fps have been mentioned. Finally, there are more, unspecified “new features and technology” that are tested with the prototypes.
Second one comes from NL. This rumor basically overlaps with another rumor CanonWatch was first to report. An EOS 7D Mark II could be around the corner, and may get announced later this year (Photokina?). This DSLR will be the new APS-C flagship in Canon’s line-up. The rumored specs:
- 24MP – an all new sensor with phase AF on chip and noticeably lower noise than the current 18MP.
- 1Dx/5D3 based AF system.
- 10 FPS.
- ISO 100-25600.
- High speed video, with still capture.
- Improved durability and sealing.
I got this rumor in the past, with slightly different naming. My source named a 70D to be the new APS-C flagship and a 7D Mk II as the entry level full-frame DSLR we all think Canon is working on. As I wrote before, I do not think that Canon’s entry level FF DSLR will be named 7D Mk2, but 6D. Last point: The EOS 7D has just seen a massive firmware update, isn’t that somewhat strange if Canon plans to release the second iteration of its popular APS-C flagship? On the other hand, the 7D was released three years ago, and hence due for an update.
Btw, the 7D got a concrete price drop in the last month. The EOS 7D can be found refurbished at Canon Store for $1,359, click here) and on eBay too, starting refurbished from $1,149 (click here), and new from ($1.230 (click here).
This is an easy to do hack and it is brought to us by the cool guys over at DIY Photography. They show how to make a fake lens hood that you’ll mount on the lens for the shown effect. They used an EF 50mm f/1.8 lens (the Nifty Fifty) for the hack. The cited lens is well known for its great performance, and for the affordable price it has. Ok, it’s made out of plastic, but it has much more to offer than someone may think. I own this “cheap” lens and I have to say that I was always happy with the performance (and the weight, it is very light).
Cool DIY project, and easy to do. Try it out!
[via DIY Photography]