October 12, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Developer’s Interview

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Canon Asia posted a four part interview with the developers of Canon’s latest APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II. Also, don’t miss the short clip above, it shows the EOS 7D Mark II in various dissection animations.

An excerpt:

Q: Does the body have a dust- and moisture-resistant structure?

A: Yes, the body is designed with considerations given to its dust- and moisture-resistance. In response to feedback on the design of the EOS 7D, dust- and moisture-resistance is about four times stronger on the EOS 7D Mark II, with enhancements made to many parts of the body, including the strap mount and battery compartment cover.

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Image © Canon

Image above:

  • A: Shutter Charge Motor Unit
  • B: Bounce Prevention Mechanism for Sub Mirror
  • C: Main Mirror
  • D: Mass Damper for Sub Mirror
  • E: Bounce Prevention Mechanism for Main Mirror
  • F: Drive Lever Unit for Main Mirror
  • G: Mirror Drive Motor Unit
Image © Canon

Image © Canon

In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699). The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered also in the USA. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will ship on a first come first served basis:

World-wide pre-order links after the break Read the rest of this entry →

October 12, 2014
Posted in News

Reminders: Readers Photo Contest, EOS 5D3 Bundle Deals, Refurbished Lenses Deals

 

A few reminders.

First and foremost, take your chance and show us what you are able to do with your Canon camera by taking part of our readers photo contest.  How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) If you want like and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked photos will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch (starting October 19)

 

Next, have a look at some killer deals on refurbished Canon lenses. These lenses are sold by Canon itself and some of them got nice price drops.

 

Finally, Adorama has 3 EOS 5D Mark III bundles on sale.

 

Oh, and stay tuned for a Canon announcement that could happen soon.

 

October 12, 2014
Posted in Deals, News

Clearance Canon Powershot Camera Sale (starting at $45, Canon Store)

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The Canon Store has a clearance sale on Powershot cameras. Prices get from $44.99 to $119.99. Grab one before they’re gone.

October 11, 2014
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How To Make A Tilt-Shift Lens From A Broken Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

Do you have a broken Canon Nifty-Fifty (EF 50mm f/1.8) lying around and maybe want a tilt-shift lens for cheap?

Photographer Witono Halim bought a broken Nifty-Fifty and transformed it in a tilt-shift lens. While the result doesn’t exactly look beautiful it works surprisingly well. The video below gives an idea of the kind of footage you can get.

[via Witono’s Freestyle via ExposureGuide via PetaPixel]

EF 50mm f/1.8

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

October 11, 2014
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything

 

A round-up of interesting stuff not necessarily Canon related


Brilliant Photoshop Tutorial On How To Turn Day To Night – fstoppers

 

Is An Underwater DSLR Housing Worth the Expense? – Photography Bay

This is Why I Won’t Give You My RAW Files – The Phoblographer

How to Eliminate Camera Shake Without Stabilization – The Phoblographer

How The 2014 Ryder Cup was shot! Top photographers reveal the stories behind their favourite pictures – Canon Professional Network

Free Download! Magic Lantern Shooter Cheat Sheet – Magic Lantern Shooter

Canon Lenses On The Panasonic GH4, Using The Metabones Speedbooster Adapter – fstoppers

Site Uses Your Webcam, Facial Recognition and CGI to Show You What You’ll Look Like in 20 Years – PetaPixel

piccure+ Software Promises to Give Your $300 Lens the Magic of a $3,000 Lens – PetaPixel

Photographer Uses Photoshop and Neuroscience to Find Your ‘Ideal’ Self-Image – PetaPixel

Capture One Pro 8 Unveiled; Features Apple Aperture Migrate Option – Photography Bay

Photographer Hacks Together a Leica M4 and Canon xT Into a Digital ‘Frankencamera’ – PetaPixel

Humorous Tutorial Explains Why You Suck at Using Clone Stamp and Manual Cloning in Photoshop – PetaPixel

The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary May not be Released Before Early 2015 – Sigma Rumors

October 11, 2014
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Canon Video Clip Dissects The Canon EOS 7D Mark II (update 2: we found it again)

Update: Thanks to reader Frenky who found the video on Canon Japan’s marketing channel

Edit: I don not know why but the video turned to private. It’s a pity. At least I made a screenshot (below)

This short clip by CanonUSA on YouTube showcases the new EOS 7D Mark II. The animations and dissections on how the 7D Mark II is build and assembled are cool.

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World-wide pre-order links after the break. Read the rest of this entry →

October 10, 2014
Posted in News

More “Canon See Impossible” Drawbacks

Uh, I do not want to write about this. It’s friday and I need a rest. Canon’s “See Impossible” campaign gets defeated once  more (after all the sarcasm that raised).

First watch the short video above, then head over to PetaPixel to get the background, they got the news and no one will mediate you the idea and tell you the issue better. I am too tired today. If you want let me know in the comment section. For me it is a “no comment” thing :-/

Well, I give you a spoiler: It appears that Canon took inspiration for the video from a real director, who uses Sony gear.

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