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- The Photographs That Inspired Norman Rockwell’s Paintings –> read it here
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- “A year with the Canon C300″ –> read it here
- Top Five Camera Hacks Of 2012 –> read it here
- A Beginner’s Primer on Post-Processing Photos in Lightroom 4 –> read it here
- Shooting “Hansa” on EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs) –> read it here
Canon Rumors had a chance to have a look inside an EOS-1D C, but no pictures were allowed to be taken.
They write that the differences (internally) are minimal, mainly visible by the heat sink that is used to dissipate the heat produced by the camera because of the 4k circuitry.
The real interesting thing is that the EOS-1D X has tokens of the EOS-1D C firmware and that features are locked by software switches. But hackers be warned: Canon will throw tons of lawyers to anyone who dares to manipulate an EOS-1 body at the software level (read: modify, extend, hack the firmware). Will this stop all the skilled hackers out there? Maybe it does.
Finally, the astronomic price of the EOS-1D C ($11.999). The answer is: limited production. By no way comparable to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs), the EOS 7D (price & specs) or the Rebel T4i/650D (price & specs). Moreover, the software that’s featured in the cam had its share of costs.
12MP, tilting touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, an 8X-optical-zoom lens, 3.09 x 2.37 x 1.15 inches… Canon’s latest fun toy wasn’t expected. Let’s see some of the first hands-ons that showed up on the net. The PowerShot N, which will cost $299 and be available soon, can be pre-ordered at the following links (along with all the other Canon gear that was announced at CES 2013, click on shopname): B&H | Adorama.
Techradar: They found good: Easy to use, One-touch Wi-Fi, Small size, Good sensor, Responsive touch-control. Not so good: Slightly awkward to hold, Little manual control, Restricted LCD movement. More:
The PowerShot N is all about creating images quickly and easily, so naturally all the exposure modes are automatic. Program mode provided the most control, with aspects such as exposure compensation and white balance being adjustable. Alternatively, there are some creative shooting options with filter effect such as Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome.
This little box of a 12-megapixel camera also doesn’t have a traditional shutter button or zoom control. Instead, you trigger the shutter by pressing a ring around the lens, and you operate the zoom lens by rocking a second lens-ring control back and forth with your finger. You can also focus and take a photo by tapping the camera’s 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, which is definitely responsive
It’s an interesting idea, and perhaps something that will genuinely appeal to the left-handers out there, but we found the camera to be quite uncomfortable to use, and we didn’t really warm to the strange design even after a lengthy play.
Canon USA PowerShot N page
Finally, a video by Whatdigitalcamera:
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM $499 (click here)
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM $3599 (click here)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
- Fast Constant Maximum Aperture
- Optical Stabilizer
- Hyper Sonic AF Motor
- Dust- and Splash-Proof Construction
- FLD and SLD Lens Elements
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Canon EOS-1D C $11999 (click here)
The 60D deal is really good, and eBay Power Seller bigvalueinc has always been reliable. However, their positive rating has gone down to 98.2% in the last months. They sell the Canon EOS 60D body for $584.99 (click here). Canon USA warranty, limited stock.
Top Rated Plus seller photovideo4less (99.6% positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 6D with the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and more accessories for $2179 (click here). Also a good deal!
The Mark II is now boasts a faster and more importantly, more accurate autofocus compared to the Mark I. The AF snaps almost instantaneously and there were no back-focus issues that I felt plagued my Mark I. Photojournalists, wedding photographers, and event photographers, will benefit tremendously from the near-instant and accurate AF speed.
Quoting from the conclusion:
The new 24-70mm Mark II is such big improvement over the Mark I that I now shoot over 25% of my portrait and engagement session images with this lens. I have come to prefer it to the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L whenever I do not need the extra wide angle. There are even times, and it is crazy that I am saying this, I preferred it to the Canon 50mm f/1.2L because the bokeh was good enough and gave me the extra flexibility in zoom.
The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L Mark II gets a rating of 5 out of 5.
[via SLR Lounge]