CanonUSA on YouTube posted 3 videos about firmware 2.0 for the Canon EOS-1D X. The first video above is about setting up the firmware, below the videos about AI servo controls and AF point management and exposure options.
There is also a long and detailed article at Canon Digital Learning Center about the firmware.
Just a pic to show you what amazing things you can do with the Canon EOS 70D and the awesome Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lens. The both together make a fantastic kit. I am still working on a review of the Sigma, so stay tuned despite my laziness.
I shot the pic using the EOS 70D’s Dual Pixel AF. I get better results when using Dual Pixel AF with apertures below f/2.8. Possibly my Sigma sample has a back- or front-focusing issue. Not a real problem since Canon’s Dual Pixel AF copes very well with such issues. In other words: you have not to worry about back-focusing as long as you use Dual Pixel AF, it always gets it right. The pic was shot at night time, no flash, just an f/2 aperture at ISO 400 – not bad, isn’t it?
If you are backpacking in India and start from Delhi I recommend the Cottage Ganga Inn (no, I am not getting money for writing this). It’s a small hotel in the Paharganj district in New Delhi (the main backpacker hub in Delhi). An inexpensive hotel, clean, safe, and with a very helpful staff. Highly recommended. I am travelling with a lot of gear and had no problems letting my stuff in the room.
Have a great day wherever you are
The Canon In Action Tour is a brand-new educational roadshow designed to unleash your creativity. It will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to create the images you’ve always dreamed of. As usual there is a dedicated site.
Canon press release:
Educational Roadshow Helps Photographers and Filmmaking Enthusiasts Build Their Skills and Unleash Their Creativity
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 29, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has kicked off its Canon In Action Tour, an educational roadshow ideal for advanced amateur DSLR users and filmmaking enthusiasts. The tour includes live-learning seminars and workshops in several major U.S. cities now through November 23, 2014.
Tour attendees will have the opportunity to take part in an in-depth Imaging Essentials Saturday seminar, and/or intensive Sunday training workshops for a nominal fee. The classes are taught by renowned professional image makers Jack Reznicki, Jim DiVitale and Amina Moreau. Reznicki and DiVitale are full-time professional photographers and members of Canon’s acclaimed Explorers of Light program, and Moreau is the co-founder of the Emmy® award-winning Stillmotion production company.
Each Saturday seminar covers still-imaging topics ranging from lens selection and composition, to understanding histograms and flash photography with Canon’s versatile Speedlite system. Throughout the seminar, video recording topics and techniques will be incorporated, simultaneously introducing DSLR video to traditional still-image shooters, and providing insights for EOS photographers who have already begun to include video in their imaging.
Learn how to set up and record an uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 signal via HDMI to the AJA Ki Pro Mini and Atomos Ninja 2 external recorders — including the lockable HDMI feature, setting up timecode form the camera, and basic recorder settings.
The Canon EOS C100 just recently got the Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, a milestone technology that only Canon could deliver. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology is featured also on the amazing EOS 70D, so you don’t have to break your bank to use this amazing technology.
You may also be interested to learn what Philip Bloom thinks about the Dual Pixel AF on the C100.