August 3, 2013
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Rumor: No Canon EOS 7D Mark II Before Summer 2014


Another rumor suggesting what we all were starting to think: Canon will not announce yet release the Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2013. Canon Rumors writes that the successor of the Canon EOS 7D is scheduled for the second half of 2014. The EOS 7D II is said to feature the same 20MP sensor of the Canon EOS 70D (with Dual Pixel CMOS AF), a GPS unit but no WiFi. However, it appears that Canon is still deciding about the spec of the 7D II, and that they will first see how successful the 70D will be. Good point, since the 70D has all it needs to be a best seller. Finally, there should be an entr-level DSLR too in the first half 2014. No news about the fabled high resolution DSLR.

Good to know that we could soon have Magic Lantern’s RAW hack on the EOS 7D :)

Canon EOS 7D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

August 3, 2013
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Magic Lantern RAW Video Coming to the Canon EOS 7D

Magic Lantern RAW

Good news. Magic Lantern Lantern developer A1ex made a first, important break-through to bring RAW video on the Canon EOS 7D. The raw image buffers have been identified. The difficulties lay in the dual-CPU architecture of the EOS 7D. This is just a first step, though a promising one. Read more about at EOSHD.


August 3, 2013
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Samyang 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 Cinema Lens Announced

Samyang 16mm V-DSLR T2.2

Samyang announced the 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 ED AS UMC CS, a cinema lens for DSLRs with an APS-C sensor. Press release after the break.

[via PB]

Press release:

Samyang 16mm lens now available in cinema version

Following the launch of the 16mm photo lens announced earlier this year, Samyang have just released information about the addition of the 16mm V-DSLR T2.2 ED AS UMC CS for cinema. The model will have a maximum aperture of T2.2 and the remaining optical parameters similar to the photo version.

This new lens will be available from September.

The new Samyang 16mm V-DSLR is a wide-angle, bright lens for cameras equipped with an APS-C sensor. Its optics comprise of 13 elements arranged in 11 groups, including an ED lens element, aspherical element and hybrid-aspherical lens element. Like all other Samyang models, all lens elements are covered with anti-reflection UMC coatings to ensure good light transmission. In the video version the indexes are arranged in parallel with optical axis of the lens to facilitate reading on the focus and aperture scale.

Suggested retail price £449.99 including VAT

The lens will be released in the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Sony E, Canon M, Fujifilm X and Olympus MFT.

All Samyang lenses are covered by a 3 year guarantee.

Samyang offers a range of 6 affordable cine lenses from 8mm through to 85mm.

For further details please contact Intro2020 on 01628 674411 or visit the Samyang website at:

August 2, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens – $545

Rebel SL1

Top rated plus eBay seller bigvalueinc has a great Canon Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for just $545 (click here). Free shipping.

August 2, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon PowerShot A2400 – $73

Adorama on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon PowerShot A2400 Digital Camera (16.0 MP, 5x zoom) on sale for $72.99 (click here). Compare at $94-$100.

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August 2, 2013
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything


  • Camera shipments continue to fall – dpreview
  • Adobe announces ACR 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 release candidates – dpreview
  • Load Your Canon with Presets and Nail Your Favorite Settings in Seconds – photo.tutsplus
  • Canon Live Learning: It’s an Oregon Workshop Thing – Canon Digital Learning Center
  • Canon PowerShot N is a pint-size powerhouse – macworld
  • The Chinese Have Come Up With a Combined Wireless Flash Trigger and IR Camera Remote – The Phoblographer
  • Light that Fire: A Guide to Finding Photo Inspiration at the Library – photojojo
  • Why I Couldn’t Care Less What DxoMark Says About My Lens Or Yours – photofocus


  • Rescuing a Photo with Lightroom – photofocus
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens II. Quick Video Test – 

  • Settimio + Sarah’s Wedding Trailer – Luxembourg. Filmed on canon C100 + 1dc, director Aldo Ricci –
August 2, 2013
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Magic Lantern’s Progress and How It Works – Video

This is 42 minutes video that introduces you to how Magic Lantern works, what it does on your camera, what the origins of the project are, and how the ML team progresses with new innovations (think RAW hack). The presentation was given by Georg Hofstetter and Michael Zöller back in May at the Open Source 2013 LinuxTag event. The The video is presented as follows:

Magic Lantern is a Free Software add-on for Canon EOS DSLR cameras, that offers increased functionality aimed mainly at DSLR enthusiasts and power users. It is very similar to CHDK for Canon compact cameras and it runs alongside Canon’s own firmware, by hooking into the startup process.

This talk presents a live demonstration of Magic Lantern, showing some of its unique unctionalities and covers the hardware and software internals of Canon’s camera operating system DryOS. It also shows that programming your DSLR is quite similar to programming any embedded ARM device in plain C. Finally, since Magic Lantern is not endorsed by Canon in any way, we also present some legal aspects that every firmware modder should be aware of.

[via nofilmschool]