July 17, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon EOS HD Video How To: Using Filters and Tripod Systems

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More tutorials by CanonUSA on Youtube. About the video above:

Explore the features and functions of video production with Canon’s EOS HD SLR cameras in these educational tutorials, shot on location and hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield with special guest instructors. In this video you’ll learn how to use filters to enhance color in EOS HD video production.

About the video below:

Explore the features and functions of video production with Canon’s EOS HD SLR cameras in these educational tutorials, shot on location and hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield with special guest instructors. In this video you’ll learn what tripod options there are in EOS HD video production.

July 15, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Moves Up In Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands Ranking

Global Green Brands Ranking

Canon Europe press release:

Canon moves up in Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands ranking
London, 14 July 2014 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has risen to 26th place on the latest Interbrand Best Global Green Brands list, up from 30th place in 2013. The Interbrand report highlights Canon’s implementation of sustainable practices in 2012, including reducing CO2 emissions over entire product life cycles by nearly three times the company’s target, and collecting 310,000 tons of used toner cartridges globally since 1990, consequently reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 450,000 tons and avoiding the need for 201,000 tons of new resources.
The annual Interbrand Best Global Green Brands report is based on consumer research designed to examine the gap that exists between a brand’s environmental performance and consumers’ perceptions of that performance. In Canon’s case, that perception has improved considerably and the Gap Score has narrowed to +3.8 from +6.56 in 2013.Susan Stuart, Sustainability Director, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Our commitment to sustainability helps us add value to customers in meeting their own business and sustainability goals. It connects us to society by enabling people to capture, document and record the world around them.”“Sustainability is a strategic imperative for Canon which is embedded deeply within our culture, as well as in our strategy and how we do business. Our approach is based on the Canon corporate philosophy of Kyosei, a Japanese word that means living and working together for the common good.”

Only companies featured on Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands list are considered for the Best Global Green Brands report. To become one of the top 50 Best Global Green Brands, organisations must perform well in terms of both sustainability performance and consumers’ perception of it.

July 15, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1,529

   

Top Rated Plus seller 6ave (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,528.81.

Free shipping and limited quantity.

July 14, 2014
Posted in Deals

Still Live: Canon EOS M w/ 18-55 IS STM – $250

Canon EOS M

This super hot deal is still live!

6ave on eBay (99.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens for the bargain price of $249. Black, red and white color options available. A not-to-miss opportunity.

Don’t believe to all the bad press the EOS M got (often written by reviewers who didn’t barely test it). If you want to know what a powerhouse the EOS M is, then have a look at this review (to which I totally agree).

July 14, 2014
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Free Adobe Lightroom 5 Book “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”

Adobe Lightroom 5 Book

The folks at Photofocus made a new book about Adobe Lightroom 5 (published 24 Jun, 2014), and are giving it away for free until August, 1st.

The new book is called “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”. It is 236 pages long and you’ll find practical advice and expert tips. The book has interactive slideshows, resizable photos, and embedded video (only the iBook version).

Are you looking to make your photos great?  Join the gurus from Photofocus as they share practical advice on how to develop fantastic images with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  This comprehensive guide is written by five top experts (with more than 75 books between them).  They’ll help you explore the full features of Lightroom’s Develop module and show you hidden secrets and time-saving techniques.

You can download the book via iTunes store (650MB), or read it on Scribd. Head over to Photofocus for download and instructions.

Adobe Lightroom 5 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

July 14, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Replacement Will Push Dual Pixel AF To New Levels

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Whatever Canon is going to announce on September 5th (the most likely announcement date) it will be something groundbreaking. Most rumor sites, CW included, think there will be an entirely new sensor technology that is coming. Recent patents filed by Canon point to Foveon-like sensors (3 patents in a row), one patent refers to a 5-layer sensor.

Details about the sensor technology Canon is supposed to announce are by now in the realm of pure speculation, no serious specs have leaked so far. However, I have been told (thanks) that the EOS 7D replacement will not just feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, it will push its capabilities to new boundaries. We had a patent that points in this direction, i.e. to the next evolutive step of the Dual Pixel AF technology. It is also pretty plausible that Dual Pixel AF will show all its power with a new generation of CPUs. This fits with the rumors stating that the EOS 7D replacement will feature very advanced functionalities for videography, since Dual Pixel AF delivers a lot for videographers.

This rumor sounds very credible to me. Dual Pixel AF is a major milestone in Canon’s technological sensor evolution. And Dual Pixel AF is for sure not relegated to the more affordable Canon DSLRs (as the EOS 70D, where it was first implemented): Canon didn’t waste time in offering it also on the professional-graded EOS C100 and C300 (where it was already implemented on the sensor but had to be unlocked via firmware). Dual Pixel AF is a technology we will see in many future Canon cameras, and hopefully eventually also on a serious mirrorless camera.

Note that I prefer to use the definition “EOS 7D replacement” instead of “EOS 7D Mark II”. For the time being there are no hints it will be the next iteration of the 7D, pertinent rumors surfaced in the past.

Stay tuned, there will be more and more leaks in the next weeks.

 

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