A Bit of Everything (Steve McCurry, EOS M5, 16-35mm, Magic Lantern)

Above: Travelling with Steve McCurry In Burma (Myanmar), by ALESSANDRO MOGGI

Steve McCurry at work in Burma ( Myanmar Birmania ), the American photographer travel in this colorful country, the lens of the Italian photographer Alessandro Moggi tell this journey trough the landscape and faces of this incredible place.


Canon EOS 80D vs EOS M5 image quality ISO performance comparison (please note: the page is not in English) – mertgundogdu

Canon EOS M5: A great mirrorless camera from Canon? A comparison with µ43 and APS-C DSLR (EOS 7D2) – De.Light Photo

Magic Lantern Breakthrough Lets You Shoot Lossless 14-bit DNGs In-Camera – PetaPixel

Photographing at Such Great Heights: A Guide to Rock Climbing Photography – Canon Digital Learning Center

This article will detail practical lessons learned in the vertical pursuit of rock climbing photography. Special attention will be paid to the task of carrying a DSLR around in the mountains and up on the rock wall.

Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM Image Gallery – Dustin Abbott

Updating a classic: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM lens review – DPReview

The updated Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III USM offers a pretty incredible performance upgrade from its predecessor. All of the major issues that plagued the previous iteration of the lens including coma and lateral CA, and particularly sharpness both wide open and stopped down, have been addressed. Lateral chromatic aberration was a major issue in the previous version of this lens, to the extent that it reduced sharpness. The new lens dramatically corrects these sharpness and CA issues, especially at 16mm.

Mirrorless vs DSLR cameras: 10 key differences – TechRadar

Embarrassing threesome – Mini reviews of the Panasonic FZ2500, Sony RX100 V and Canon EOS M5 – EOSHD

Real world review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – The Phoblographer

150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras – Wired

Seeing In The Dark: Hands On With The Canon ME20F-SH – HDVideoPro


Below: Talent Feature – Anders Lönnfeldt’s Inspiring Art Shot on Canon 1D X Mark II – Cinema5D

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II press text leaked ahead of announcement

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Press Text Leaked Ahead Of Announcement

Canon posted and then removed the press text for the Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II, and for other gear. The press release was removed but you can still see it via Google cache.

Canon press release:

Canon Proclaims “Visionaries Welcome” at the 2017 CES Show

Canon Announces PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera, PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit and Updated VIXIA HF-R Series Camcorders

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 3, 2016 – At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, January 5-8, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to debut its Visionaries Welcome” themed booth (Booth #16206 in the Central Hall), demonstrating the Company’s continued path of innovation and helping others “See Impossible.” Canon is also announcing a host of new travel-friendly imaging products. Included in this announcement is the slim and lightweight, carry-anywhere PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit, ideal for the vlogger on-the-go, and three updated models to the line of family-friendly VIXIA HF R-series personal camcorders.

“Beyond product introductions, this year we’re taking things at CES to a new level, declaring ‘Visionaries Welcome’ – inviting potential companies to learn what can be possible by incorporating Canon technologies and innovations into their designs,” said Eliott Peck, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and chairman & CEO, Canon Information Technology Services, Inc. “We are always looking to bring to market products designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. Whether someone is looking for the latest and greatest in a compact premium camera to document precious family moments or taking the plunge into vlogging with a creative, professional look, we have the right solution for them.”

Canon Proclaims “Visionaries Welcome”

The Canon booth at CES 2017 will look quite different this year – designed to invite future-thinkers; visitors will learn about a broader vision of what is possible with Canon innovations. On display will be products developed by current Canon customers such as Solidiphy, FoxTales, StyleShoots and Card Isle, that incorporate Canon technology and innovation to create products that are not just commercially successful but also cultivate a larger vision of what is possible when integrating Canon products. Offering our depth of 80 years of experience and leadership, a reputation for world-class U.S.-based customer service and support, and R&D capabilities, Canon is looking to expand collaborations with manufacturing companies as well as entrepreneurs to deliver visionary ideas and solutions well into the future.

Also on display will be Canon’s current imaging products across the EOS, PowerShot, VIXIA, PIXMA, imagePROGRAF and imageCLASS product lines.

PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera

For those looking to make a step up to a premium point-and-shoot camera, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II features a 1.0- inch 20.2 Megapixel sensor and packs a lot of punch in a very small package. It also features the latest image processor, DIGIC 7, providing users with improved subject tracking and scene detection, and more. For added social network-sharing convenience the PowerShot G9 X Mark II is the first Canon PowerShot digital camera equipped with Bluetooth®1 Smart for easy pairing with a compatible smartphone or tablet. Photographers of all skill levels looking for more “pro-like” features will appreciate the in-camera RAW conversion feature and improved Time-Lapse Movie Mode to help capture images at preset intervals and combine them to create a short movie clip.

PowerShot G9 X Mark II Camera Features include:

  • 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel2 High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®3 and NFC4 and Bluetooth®1 Smart capability
  • Bright f/2.0 (W) – f/4.9 (T), 3x Optical Zoom Lens (28-84mm)
  • 3.0” Touch Panel LCD
  • Full HD, Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Movie video functions
  • Continuous shooting speeds of up to 8.2 fps (In JPEG and RAW)

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera is scheduled to be available February 2017 for an estimated retail price of $529.99.

PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit 

For those up-and-coming filmmakers, social influencers and vloggers, Canon is excited to announce a compact, mobile and on-the-go solution for their social sharing needs — the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit. The kit includes the PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera with an additional back-up battery, a Manfrotto PIXI tripod, and a 32GB San Disk SD card.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit is available for pre-order at the Canon Online Store (shop.usa.canon.com) and is scheduled to start shipping in February 2017 for an estimated retail price of $749.99.

VIXIA HF R82, R80 and R800 Personal Camcorders 

Updated for 2017, these three new VIXIA HF R-Series personal camcorders ideal for families who want to document life’s precious moments. Each model is equipped with a 57x Advanced Zoom, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer, a 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Canon Image Sensor, DIGIC DV4 Image Processor, and a 3.0-inch capacitive touch panel LCD. The VIXIA HF R82 camcorder offers 32GB of internal storage for recording up to 12 hours of video and the VIXIA HF R80 camcorder offers 16GB of internal storage for recording up to 6 hours of video. All of the VIXIA HF R-Series camcorders allow for recording to a removable SD card. New features for these 2017 models include Flexible Slow and Fast motion recording, backlight correction when in Highlight Priority mode and support for the Canon Camera Connect App 3.

VIXIA HF R82, R80 and HF R800 Features include:

  • MP4 1080p/60p Recording
  • Lightweight, portable body
  • High-capacity BP-727 battery pack
  • HF R82 and HF R80 feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFCcapability
  • Live Streaming feature
  • Zoom Framing Assist setting
  • File Lock Function
  • Built-in Down conversion
  • Compatible with optional Camera Pan Table CT-V1

The VIXIA HF R82, VIXIA HF R80, and VIXIA HF R800 camcorders are scheduled to be available in February 2017 for estimated retail prices of $449.99, $399.99, and $299.99, respectively.

To learn more about the “Visionaries Welcome” message and Canon digital imaging products please visit Canon at 2017 CES Show at Booth #16206 in the Central Hall for a first-hand look at Canon’s latest products and new business initiatives. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSAimaging. Use #CanonCES to join the conversation.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L deal – $1,149 (reg. $1,349)

Canon EF 50mm F/1.2L Deal – $1,149 (reg. $1,349)

At a glance:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2-16
  • Aspherical Lens Element
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 18″
  • Depth of Field Scale and Infrared Index
  • Tight Seal Structure Resists Moisture
  • 72mm Filter Thread Diameter

Amazon has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens on sale at $1,149. Compare at $1,349. Free shipping. Thanks Lawrence for the tip!

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Canon EOS M5 lab sample pictures (and comparison tool)

Canon EOS M5 Lab Sample Pictures (and Comparison Tool)

Canon EOS M5: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Imaging Resource posted their set of test pictures shot with the new Canon EOS M5. All ISO settings are present. Moreover, you can use IR’s comparometer to compare pictures taken with the EOS M5 to pictures of other cameras.

Another marvellous time-lapse of New York

eos 550dLet’s start the new year with this post. This is the fourth time I feature a work by photographer and artist Ynon Lan (1 | 2 | 3). He has his very own way to make artistic time-lapse videos, and he does it without fancy or expensive gear. Still NYC #2 is his latest work.

Says Ynon:

Time, trains and buildings get tangled up in this short experimental stop motion film.
The film is comprised of over 600 photos and videos shot at different areas all around New York City.

All ambient sounds and sound effects were recorded on location. Ynon used a Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i and most of the time a EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

[via Ynon Lan]