In2white is a 365-Gigapixel Panorama of Mont Blanc, shot with a Canon EOS 70D

Italian photographer Filippo Blengini contacted us to share an amazing project he led and contributed to realise. In2white, the project’s name, produced the largest panoramic photo ever made.

The team led by Filippo Blengini spent 2 weeks on 3.500 meters (around 11.500 ft) to shot 70,000 photos of the Mont Blanc (Europe’s highest mountain), for a total of 35 hours (most of the time at -10 degree Celsius). The 365 gigapixel, high resolution photo can be viewed (and zoomed in) here. Can you spot the climbers?

The project was realised in 2014. The team then spent around 2 months for post-processing the 46 terabytes of footage they have shot. You may wonder what gear they used: a Canon EOS 70D, a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 II IS, and a Canon Extender 2X III.

Filippo and his team mates describe the concept:

How to celebrate Her Majesty the Mont Blanc? We just wished to represent it as it shows to our eyes : major beauty, astonishing magnitude, pure elation.

We were brave, crazy and ambitious enough to think about a gigapanoramic picture, to seize every single detail of the mountain. We are Filippo and Alessandra, passionate of mountain, beauty and photography: here’s our concept, our tribute to the Mont Blanc.

But we were not alone in this challenge: we built a Team of dreamers and passionates from all over the World, that shared with enthusiasm our same vision and embraced our project.

Below you can watch a short video about the making of the 365-Gigapixel panorama photo.

[via Filippo Blengini via In2white]

From the Canon EOS 5D Mark III to Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R, all the differences


Canon DLC article about the differences between the EOS 5D Mark III and Canon’s new, 50MP EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R. This is for all those that are thinking about switching from the EOS 5D Mark III to the EOS 5DS/5DS R.

Current EOS 5D Mark III shooters, who may be considering moving to the new high-resolution EOS 5DS (or the EOS 5DS R, which removes the effect of low-pass filtration), may wonder if anything changed on these new cameras because the new models look practically identical to the proven Mark III camera. Rest assured, there are some new rewards waiting to greet 5D Mark III owners who step up to the new cameras.

The article covers what changes most for EOS 5D Mark III users who are switching to the EOS 5DS/5DS R. Read the article at CDLC –>

Want to have a look at the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R features? The user manuals for the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R can be downloaded at Canon Europe. Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order:

More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R after the break.

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Exploring the Canon EOS 5DS with fashion photographer Quentin Caffier

Fashion photographer and Canon Explorer Quentin Caffier is on fashion photography’s fast track. His recent shoot with a pre-production Canon EOS 5DS has convinced him that he needs every one of those 50.6 megapixels. More EOS 5DS coverage.

The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R manuals are available in all languages (click here). Good to have a closer look to the EOS 5DS and 5DS R’s features. Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order:

[via Canon Europe]

Canon Rebel T6s overview and training/tutorial video

Tony Northrup posted an overview and tutorial video about the new Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s. It lasts over an hour so expect to learn everything you may want to know about the Rebel T6s. Btw, have you heard about the Rebel T6 sensor issue?

Table of contents:

  • 0:27 Lens, Battery, Memory Card
  • 2:09 Ports
  • 3:51 Taking a Picture
  • 4:43 Reviewing a Picture
  • 5:51 Aperture Priority
  • 8:25 Shutter Priority
  • 10:47 Manual Mode
  • 11:47 Bulb Mode
  • 15:22 Shutter Modes
  • 18:55 Focusing Modes
  • 21:07 Focus Points
  • 24:06 Manual Focus
  • 25:24 Metering Modes
  • 28:16 Changing ISO
  • 30:04 Exposure Compensation
  • 32:50 Bracketing & C.Fn I 5
  • 35:45 Flash & Flash Compensation
  • 37:57 White Balance
  • 41:14 Diopter
  • 42:30 Live View
  • 45:23 Video
  • 50:16 Formatting a Memory Card
  • 51:23 Recommended Settings
  • 51:35 Disabling the Beep
  • 52: 11 Shooting Raw
  • 54:16 Back-button Focus (C.Fn 10)
  • 56:07 My Menu
  • 57:30 Lens Suggestions
  • 1:01:58 Flash Suggestion
  • 1:02:35 Tripod Suggestion

The new Rebels are available:


Canon Rebel T6s price and availability check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

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Canon EOS 750/760D (Rebel T6i/T6s) vs Nikon D5500 Head-to-Head comparison (video)

You may like his style or you may not, but the video reviews made by DigitalRev’s Kai are pretty informational. Watch Kai review the new Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i and EOS 760D/Rebel T6s and compare them to Nikon’s D5500. Enjoy.

Canon Rebel T6i (kits starting from $899) – Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon Rebel T6s (kits starting from $1,099) – Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama