B&H has crazy great Adobe deal going on, and expiring tomorrow August 31st. You can have Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Lightroom 4 bundled together for just $389.90. Both Windows (click here) and Mac (click here) versions are available. This is a bargain, consider that Photoshop CS6 alone usually comes for around $700.
Quick survey articulated in 10 steps about how to achieve a great water drop picture using a Canon DSLR. The article is concise and leads you through the tricks needed to produce an amazing water drop photo. Flash, lenses, timing and focus issues are covered (and more topics). Free your creativity!
Time ago I wrote about the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III capability to produce multiple exposure pictures. This is a cool thing, if you have a DSLR that supports it. For the rest of us…there is an app. Jokes beside, Jan Shim found out that you can obtain the same results simply using Canon’s DPP (which is bundled with every Canon DSLR). DPP handles RAW and JPG files, and is a very powerful post processing tool. To create multiple exposure pictures you have to use the Compositing Tool (DPP’s Tools menu). If you check Jan’s post you’ll see how easy this can be accomplished with DPP. Btw, DPP features also an HDR tool. Anyone tried it out?
Super quick post to inform you that B&H will start shipping the EOS 1D-X by tomorrow, August 30th. Click here to order. $6.799. Limited quantity.
After comparing the new version to the previous one, I would have to say that it’s noticeably faster to grab focus, especially when working with moving subjects as I was. The IS is much more powerful as well. Before even looking at Canon’s lens specs, I noticed a change to the IS performance. Canon claims there is a 4-stop advantage from IS-ON to IS-OFF, which is double the advantage over the older version. There are three IS modes: 1 is for shooting stationary subjects, 2 is for panning in one direction, and 3 is for tracking moving subjects.
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM has a price tag of $10.500. Amazon has one (1) in stock (click here, also for product specifications). You can pre-order the lens at Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here)
- EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM:
- Redesigned Fluorite Optics
- Less Chromatic Aberration
- Magnesium/Titanium for Lighter Weight
- 3 IS Modes for 4-Stop Advantage
- Smooth Focus Change for Video
- Redesigned, Intuitive Buttons/Switches
[via Richard Bernabe]