The “Amazing Worlds Within Our World” – Jaw Dropping Macro Photography Using a Rebel T3i and Reversed Kit Lens

Do you need expensive gear to make astonishing photos? As artist Pyanek shows, you do not.

To create the impressing macro shots of everyday objects you see in the video above, he used a Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D with reverse mounted kit lens, a kit that sells for around $500. Using an adapter you can mount a lens “the wrong way”, i.e. flip it around backwards. An inexpensive way to shot extreme macro photography. Such an adapter sells for less than $10 on eBay. You have to make all settings by yourself since there is no connection with the camera. Not the usual way to use your lens but one that delivers fun and awesome photos.

Pyanek used Helicon Focus for focus stacking, and Lightroom 5 for editing. He also composed the music in the video. You can follow him on Facebook and YouTube.

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Canon Deals on eBay (5D3, 6D, 70D, T5i more…)

Some good deals by a reputable, Top Rated Plus seller on eBay, getitdigital (99.5% positive ratings):

Note: These are likely grey market items.

More select Canon deals on eBay are listed here.

Refurbished Canon DSLRs Discounted at Canon Direct Store


The Canon Direct Store has filled up their inventory. To see all refurbished DSLRs click here, a selection:

Be also sure to check the refurbished lens listing, and the refurbished Powershot cameras. The PowerShot SX50 HS is on sale for $199.99 (compare to $386.99)

Loads of New Canon Gear To Be Announced Next Week?

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According to Canon Rumors, next week Canon will announce a lot of new gear. It appears the embargo and NDAs will expire February 6 2015.

This is what Canon  may soon announce:

  • The two high megapixel cameras, with and without an AA filter. Resolution is said to be 53mp
  • The EOS Rebel T6i/750D.
  • EF 11-24 f/4L
  • EOS M3 Camera
  • Various PowerShot cameras

Lot of stuff for an announcement. What do you think?

[via Canon Rumors]

(CW2) No Canon High Megapixel DSLR for CP+, Coming March 2015?

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I have been told (thanks) that there will not be an announcement of any high resolution Canon DSLR for CP+.

The source states that both high megapixel DSLRs (yes, two are rumored) could be announced in March 2015. Canon’s high resolution DSLR was also rumored to be announced in Summer 2015. Hard to say how reliable the rumor of a March announcement is. The only thing we can be pretty sure to be true, is that Canon is indeed working on a high resolution cameras, as stated by Canon themselves.

New source, so salt required. Stay tuned…

About our rumour ratings:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

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