May 27, 2013
Posted in News

Transform A Canon EOS 50D In A Powerful Video Camera With Magic Lantern RAW Hack

Canon EOS 50D raw video test – ISO 12.800 (H2) from Julian Huijbregts on Vimeo.

I have extensively reported about the Magic Lantern RAW Hack for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. You should know that you can have RAW video output also on the 5 year old Canon EOS 50D. As most of you probably know, the EOS 50D was the last semiprofessional DSLR in the xxD series. The EOS 60D that followed was more “Rebel inspired” than the 50D and the 40D.

The video above is amazing. You may also want to check sample images here. Will the Canon EOS 50D get a new life with the hack? First of all, check the price here on eBay.

The Canon EOS 50D is still kicking, read here why.

[via EOSHD]

Magic Lantern RAW Hack


May 27, 2013
Posted in News

Mitakon Lens Turbo For Canon FD Lenses And Sony NEX (Speed Booster Clone)

Mitakon Lens Turbo

It was a matter of time before someone would replicate Metabones’ idea and make it cheaper. Mitakon is now selling their first Lens Turbo Adapter with a 0.72x focal reduction (i.e. you get full-frame on a crop sensor). There is a Lens Turbo for Canon FD lenses and Sony’s NEX cameras. It works exactly like the Speed Booster adapter from Metabones at a fraction of the price. So, if you have some old glorious FD-mount lenses laying around and own a Sony NEX this is for you. There are Lens Turbo auctions here on eBay. The official press release can be read at Mitakon’s website.

If you want o automatically get notified when new Lens Turbo will be on sale on eBay just create a Slidoo account and save this search.

[via 43rumors]

May 27, 2013
Posted in News

Humor: Photography Is Hard Work


Yeah, photography is hard work! Try to carry all those Canon lenses :-)

[fotocolagem via Canon Malaysia on Facebook]

May 27, 2013
Posted in Reviews

35mm Comparison: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG vs Canon 35mm f/2 IS vs Canon 35mm f/1.4 L

35mm Comparison

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG
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If you happen to love 35mm lenses this review is for you. The Phoblographer compared the Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG, the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS and the Canon 35mm f1.4 L lenses (using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

35mm Comparison

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS
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While the EF 35mm f/2 IS is the fastest focusing lens, the Sigma 35mm gets high appraisal (as in other reviews), not least for the build quality. Check the sample images for image quality. In the conclusion they write:

In our tests, we found Sigma’s lens to be best for what it is worth. Not only does it exhibit excellent image quality, but it also focuses fast enough and has a metal exterior. However, we have to say that the 35mm f2 IS seems like a better buy than the 35mm f1.4 L at the moment. The added value of IS plus a smaller package really make this lens worth the money. Where the 35mm f1.4 L takes the lead though is in bokeh rendering. It really is quite marvelous–especially when photographing a couple at a wedding.

[via The Phoblographer]

35mm Comparison

Canon 35mm f1.4 L
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May 26, 2013
Posted in News

Canon On Flickr Android App – Filter Flickr Pics By Canon EOS DSLRs

Canon On Flickr

Simple but useful free app for your Android smartphone or tablet. With Canon on Flickr (click here to see it on Google Play) you can search and filter pictures on Flickr by selecting the Canon EOS camera of your choice.


Canon on Flickr is an Android app, targeted at Canon EOS camera users.
Because all cameras and lens yield a very different picture quality at different apertures, ISO speeds or focal lengths, all these Exif parameters can be viewed to help you learn to take good photos.

+ Filter Flickr photos by selecting different Canon EOS camera model.
+ Sort results by relevance,interestingness or date.
+ View detailed Exif info. like ISO speeds, aperture, shutter speed etc..
+ Zoom in / out of picture.
+ search on photo tags (keywords).

[via appszoom]

May 26, 2013
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Update – New Canon Rebates On Selected DSLRs And Kits (5D3, 7D, 6D)

Canon Rebates

Update: Amazon, B&H and Adorama are offering rebates on Canon gear listed below.

New rebates on EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D and EOS 7D DSLRs and kits. Good thing, and good that the price jump of the EOS 5D Mark III didn’t last long. In the case you missed it, check what you can do with your EOS 5D Mark III when using the latest Magic Lantern hack.

The discounts will run through June 22. See the list below for savings and orders:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III body – discount $200 – $3299 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens – discount $200 - $3899 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 7D body – discount $200 - $1299 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-135mm IS lens- discount $200 - $1599 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF 28-135mm IS lens – discount $200 - $1499 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 6D body $1899 - discount $100 – $1899 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon
  • Canon EOS 6D EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens - discount $200 – $2399 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon

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