I think these are the very first sample pictures shot with an Elicar V-HQ 300-600 f/4.1-5.7 lens that are around. The Elicar V-HQ 300-600mm has the particular feature of a minimum focusing distance of 21 inches/0.55mm – that is not common on a 300-600mm zoom lens and offers some interesting possibilities for macro photography. A prototype of the lens was presented at Photokina 2012, the final version should soon be released.
Lens specs after the break.
CPN press release:
Canon has announced the details of its biggest-ever presence at IBC, the leading global trade show for media and broadcast professionals to be held at the RAI exhibition and convention centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 13-17 September 2013.
Canon has been an exhibitor at IBC for more than 30 years, and 2013 will see the company’s largest stand to date. Covering a full 432m2, the stand will be a clear demonstration of the company’s ongoing and expanding commitment to the broadcast industry and will display Canon’s complete range of world-class products, including more than 75 lenses, as well as Full HD and 4K camera solutions.
Read the whole story at Canon Professional Network.
B&H Photo announced a contest for the best videos portraying the use of technology or gear in an unintended way. The first prize winner will receive a Canon EOS 6D or a Nikon D600. Submit an original video about using gear or technology in an unintended way, and you may the winner! Submissions end 9/1.
We are obsessed with our gadgets these days. We are using them all the time for an ever increasing variety of reasons. But sometimes we have no idea how to use these gadgets, and in many cases we end up using them the wrong way!
We thought it would be fun to see what kind of crazy, weird, funny and clever videos you can create in which some of our favorite devices and gadgets are used in a way that they were never intended to be used.
Second prize is a Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) or a Sony NEX-5R, third prize is a Canon Powershot S110, or a Nikon Coolpix P330. To enter the contest click here.
Submissions: August 1st to September 1st, 11:59 PM EST
The top ten will be chosen by the social media team and/or celebrity judges.
Voting: September 2nd to 10th, 11:59 PM EST
Winners announced September 10th through social media channels
Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T4i/EOS 650D with a spare battery and a no-name 16GB memory card on sale for $599.99 (click here). Direct import item, same as USA model, 1 year warranty. Limited stock at this price. Compare at $749.
Another good deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.2% positive ratings): Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) with the EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $539.99 (click here). New item, original box, free shipping, very limited stock at this price. Compare at $749
The amazing Magic Lantern Dual ISO hack that gets you 14 stops of dynamic range made its first appearance on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Thinks looked not so good as far as it concerned porting the hack on other Canon gear. Now ML developer A1ex made a significant breakthrough to port the hack on theEOS 5D Mark II) and EOS 6D. Yes, we will see the Dual ISO hack on these cameras. For those who want to see the code have a look here. However, as exciting this news are, keep in mind that everything is in an early development stage.
Topaz’ latest addition to their products is Topaz Restyle, a plug-in that allows you to create photography effects and looks that you might otherwise get after long work with PhotoShop.
There are plenty of tools that help you achieve a specific look in your photos. But Topaz ReStyle is different – it gets you results that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. So next time you’re staring at an image after making some minor adjustments and it’s just not quite there, try using ReStyle to jump-start your creativity.
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Topaz Restyle has an introductory price of $29.99 (click here) using coupon code restyleit, instead of $59.99. The offer expires 8/31.