July 24, 2013
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything (and a hands-on video with the EF 1200mm f/5.6L)

Video above: Hands on with the Canon EF 1200 f/5.6L Lens

Canon press releases:

  • Canon U.S.A Celebrates Official Grand Opening of its Canon Americas Headquarters with Chairman and CEO of Canon Inc. and Local Officials – Canon USA
  • New PIXMA All-In-One Printers from Canon U.S.A. Provide High-Quality Output to Encourage Creativity -  Canon USA
  • Canon U.S.A. Adds Apple AirPrint Compatibility to Newest PIXMA Wireless All-In-One Printer – Canon USA
  • Canon U.S.A. Brings Images to Life with Interactive Solutions at SIGGRAPH Conference – Canon USA
  • Canon U.S.A. Services Local Community With Customer Service Center – Canon USA

Reviews:

Video above: Kickass Bokeh Glass – Sigma 35mm f1.4 Review

Various:

  • Canon Auctions Five Phantom of the Opera themed Canon PowerShot Ns – superadrianme
  • Lenstag: A New Layer of Security For Your Camera Gear and an Interview with Creator Trevor Sehrer – The Phoblographer
  • Canon plans to expand, possibly in NYS – newsday
  • Hahnemühle teams up with Canon in the “Try My Photo” program. Have you ever wondered what your image will look like printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag or Hahnemühle William Turner? Now you can get a free print through Canon’s “Try My Photo” program from select Canon PIXMA PRO printers – photoghraphyblog
  • The Photographer’s Fascination With Being “NEW” (Developing Your Own Style) – photofocus

Video above: Magic Lantern RAW Dual ISO (100 and 400) hack v ISO 100 RAW

July 23, 2013
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Deal: Canon EOS 60D w/ Pixma Pro-100, Photo Paper – $530 (after $400 MIR)

EOS 60D

 

eBay seller buydig (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 60D with Pixma PRO-100 printer and photo paper on sale for $529.99 (click here) after a $400 mail-in rebate. Limited stock, free shipping.

July 23, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon Rumor: Does Canon’s 75MP DSLR Have A Non Bayer Multilayer Sensor?

75MP

That’s what the latest Canon big megapixel rumor suggests, that the rumored 75MP are a ‘total usable photosite’ count and refers to a non Bayer multilayer sensor. Some time ago I reported a Canon patent that refers to such a sensor (this patent). Previous cover of the rumor here.

[via NL]

July 23, 2013
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Deal: Canon PowerShot S100 ($265)

PowerShot S100

eBay seller thedigitalguy (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon PowerShot S100 on sale for $264.99 (click here). The S100 has a 12MP sensor, a 5x zoom, image stabilization, and built-in GPS. Free shipping. Regular price is around $300. Product description after the break

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July 23, 2013
Posted in News

Your DSLR May Soon Act As A Light Field Camera with KaleidoCamera

German researchers of the Saarland University presented a paper describing an accessory that transforms your DSLR in a Lytro-like, refocusable light field camera. This opens new perspectives for multi-spectral and high-dynamic range photography. The prototype will be presented at the Siggraph conference and exhibition in Anaheim, California. The prototype, named KaleidoCamera, is an accessory that fits between the lens and the camera body, and has a beam splitter that enables the camera to record various differently filtered images. Those images are then available for further processing. The paper abstract:

We propose a non-permanent add-on that enables plenoptic imaging with standard cameras which we refer to as KaleidoCamera. Our design is based on a physical copying mechanism that multiplies a sensor image into a number of identical copies that still carry the plenoptic information of interest. Via different optical filters, we can then recover the desired information. A minor modification of the design also allows for aperture subsampling and, hence, light-field imaging. As the filters in our design are exchangeable, a reconfiguration for different imaging purposes is possible. We show in a prototype setup that high dynamic range, multispectral, polarization, and light-field imaging can be achieved with our design.

The paper A Reconfigurable Camera Add-On for High Dynamic Range, Multispectral, Polarization, and Light-Field Imaging is available for download.

KaleidoCamera

Exemplary applications of the camera add-on: Top Row: Multispectral imaging: unprocessed output (left), a spectral stack of images after processing (middle), a neutral image relit with a flat spectrum (right). Middle Row: High Dynamic Range Imaging: unprocessed output (left), a simulated exposure sweep of contrast ratio 100 : 1 (middle), a tone-mapped version of the HDR image (right). Bottom Row: Light-field imaging: unprocessed output (left), virtual refocusing on foreground (middle) and background (right).

[Max Planck Institut via MLZphoto via Photographyblog]

July 23, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Magic Lantern RAW Workflow Video Tutorial (and a beautiful video made with EOS 5D3)

Neumannfilms posted a video tutorial about how to use the Magic Lantern hack to get raw video from a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. You can download the RAW file, the H.264 comparison shot, and the raw2dng.exe file here. A tutorial on how to install Magic Lantern can be found here. They say:

The quality is really amazing in this raw video. I would compare it to shooting 1080p moving cr2 files which is the file type that you get with doing raw photography in the Canon cameras. So just having this option in the Canon 5D Mark III and other Canon cameras is just huge. Even if you’re only going to use it twice a year to shoot greenscreen work, having the option in the camera instantly bumps up its worth at least a few thousand dollars.

Neumannfilms produced the video below, Summer in Oregon, which shows what you can do with the Magic Lantern RAW hack.

[cinescopophilia via creativeplanetnetwork]

July 23, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D vs EOS 7D Feature Comparison (video)

Since Canon so far does not allow to use sample images shot with the Canon EOS 70D, the video above (by What Digital Camera) compares the EOS 70D with the Canon EOS 7D discussing the features of both cameras. The user manual for the EOS 70D is available for download. Check also the latest independent EOS 70D Dual Pixel CMOS AF test.

Canon EOS 70D pre-orders: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

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