Books about photography are expensive, usually. The Huffington Post put together a select list of 10 free ebooks about street photography.
- Explore Flickr by Thomas Leuthard – it’s not just about Flickr, and there are more free ebooks by the same author
- Collecting Souls by Thomas Leuthard – The author talks about technique, philosophy, and his approach to street photography
- Going Candid by Thomas Leuthard
- Street Faces by Thomas Leuthard
- Street Photography An eBook by Alex Coghe – Japanese school, edgy, rough, gritty, and nasty photography
- Street Photography by Alex Coghe – no, it’s not the same book as above
- The Street Collective Volume One by Various Photographers – advice, tips, and photographs from some masters in street photograhy
- Street Photography by Daniel Hoffmann – no gear talk here but a lot about photography
- Street Photography for the Purist by Chris Weeks – 160 pages for your learning pleasure
- The Street Photography Bible by Michael Ernest Sweet – the author lays ay out his approach to working the streets with a camera
Canon released a new firmware for the C300:
Firmware Version 126.96.36.199.00 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Supports exFAT file system of CF cards over 128 GB, which decreases the waiting time required for accessing the card before being able to record footage.
2. Simplifies the process when fine-tuning the preset White Balance values.
Firmware Version 188.8.131.52.00 is only for EOS C300 cameras with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied. If the EOS C300 camera does not have Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00.
Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00 is for Cinema EOS C300 cameras running firmware version 18.104.22.168.00. If the camera’s firmware is already version 22.214.171.124.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
In the conclusion they write:
On paper, the Canon EOS 7D Mk II looks to be a solid choice for sports and action photographers, but its sensor performance is somewhat behind the best in class, at least at low ISOs. Relatively high noise, less discriminating color, and below-average DR at base ISO all continue to hold back Canon sensors against rivals, but that’s not the case at higher sensitivities. In fact, when light levels fall, the Canon EOS 7D Mk II performs competitively, even surpassing rivals slightly. If Canon could only address performance at base and low ISO, the EOS 7D Mk II would make a thoroughly convincing all-round choice, but in this category the Sony A77 II looks to be the more compelling option.
Well, we had more enthusiastic reviews about Canon’s new APS-C flagship (1 | 2 | 3). As often, real life performance and experiences differ from lab figures. For the DxOMark’s findings have a look at the review.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is shipping in the US:
- 7D Mark II 18-135mm IS STM KIT – $2,149 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
- 7D Mark II body only – $1,799 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
The video below by CanonAsia is not related to DxOMark.
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