The Human Rig Shot: Canon EOS 5D Mark II on Rollerblades

Watch photographer Matthew Jones doing what he calls a Human Rig shot. He used a six years old EOS 5D Mark II because “in the case we fall on the ground […] we don’t have to worry about any fancy gear getting broken”, Jones says. He’s following a Triumph Scrambler 900, sometimes surfing around the bike by hanging on a rope. And he doesn’t even wear a helmet. Crazy action speeding down the road on rollerblades while shooting with a full-frame DSLR.

The video above is a behind the scene video. You can see the spectacular photos that Jones shot here on PetaPixel, and you can read Jones talking about the experience at Fstoppers. For more of Jones’ work have a look at his portfolio.

[via PetaPixel via Fstoppers] EOS 5D Mark II 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs EOS 5D Mark III vs EOS 6D Video

In this video by DigitalRev, Lok C compares the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II to the full-frame EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D. Want to know if the 7D Mark II is the right camera for you, or if you should better go for the EOS 5D3 or 6D? Find your answers in the video. DigitalRev’s Kai had a look on the 7D Mark II.

The AF-system of the (full-frame) EOS-1D X is the best you can get on an APS-C camera, you get 10fps, and an amazing high ISO performance. Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here.

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CW Readers Most Liked Photos of last Week

Andre Yabiku‎ – sunset at Basilica di San Pietro – Vatican – Shot with 6D + 24-105 f4L

Here is the round-up of the most liked reader pics of the week. Thanks all for your great pics. NOTE: if you posted your photo late in the week it will be evaluated next week. Nothing gets lost :-)

How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked pictures will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch

Show us what you can do with a Canon camera!

Valentin Popa‎ – Snow owl hunting in the afternoon sun  – 1/2500, f 3.2 , 300mm –



Aki Zenji‎ – Sunset, 70D+Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM — at Yongsan Army Base.


Sean Morris‎ – Deer in the Mist. Taken one early misty morning. I loved how the sunlight gave everything a orange haze. Taken with my Cannon 550d.


Jonas Hedberg‎ – From my trip on Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles: Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Shoot with EOS 6D and EF 24-105/4L IS USM


Ron Meyer‎ – Pharoah Sanders at 2013 Iowa City Jazz Festival. Canon 7D, 70-200 mm f/2.8II.

Canon EOS C100 Mark II Available for Pre-Order

EOS C100 Mark II

The new Canon EOS C1o0 Mark II Cine camera is available for pre-order at B&H Photo and Adorama. Price is $5,499.


  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor + EF Mount
  • 1920x1080p 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98
  • Built-In Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware
  • AVCHD + MP4 Recording
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • HDMI Output with Timecode & Canon Log
  • ISO 320 to 102,400
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz WiFi Capability

Product description after the break 

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Flash Deal: Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Bag – $49.95 (compare to $114.95, B&H)

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B&H Photo has a flash sale going on: the Crumpler 6 Million Dollar camera bag on sale for $49.95 instead of $114.95. This is a limited time offer!

  • Holds Standard DSLR, Lenses, Accessories
  • Water-Resistant, 900-Denier Nylon
  • Brushed Padded Nylon Interior
  • Adjustable Internal Dividers
  • Silent Touch Fasteners
  • Internal Zippered Mesh Accessory Pocket
  • Shoulder Strap/Anti-Slip Pad/Soft Handle
  • Side Stuff Pockets/Side Accessory Loops
  • Strong Dual Buckled Front Flap
  • Laminated Internal Base Holds Bag Shape