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February 18, 2014
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Canon Dominates World Press Photo Award

This is a pretty interesting infographic made by the people at hastalosmegapixeles. The graphic shows a breakdown of the cameras used for the World Press Photo 2014 awards, won by Canon photographer John Stanmeyer. Canon dominates.

58% of the cameras used are Canon cameras, 28% are Nikon cameras. Canon is prominent with the Canon EOS-1D X (8%), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (7%), and even with the relatively old Canon EOS 5D Mark II (7%). No surprise here: Canon rules the professional photographers world.

Nice to see that an entry-level camera, the Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D, is also part of the game (1%). The original article (translated) claims that 86% of the winners used Canon gear, but I can not see it in the info graphic. Finally, there is still people using film (2%), and mirrorless cameras do not appear to play any role (3%), but some are using compact cameras (2%).

[via The Phoblographer]

EOS-1D X Firmware
January 10, 2014
Posted in Reviews, Tips

Installing And Using Magic Lantern Raw On the 5d Mark 2 – A Complete Video Tutorial

If you’re scared by the idea of installing a firmware hack like Magic Lantern on your Canon EOS 5D Mark II (or on other supported Canon DSLRs) then this 25 minutes video is for you.

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May 13, 2013
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Records 24P RAW Video (thanks to Magic Lantern)

The skilled hackers at Magic Lantern discovered another hidden feature that can be activated on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs).

At first they announced that they found a way to output RAW CineDNG on the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs). But it was not possible to record more than 12 fps at 1080p because of buffering issues. Later they announced that there is a way to record almost 1080p at 24fps (which can be cropped to 2.35:1 aspect ratio) as long as you are using a 1000x memory card.

This a major breakthrough for the ML team.There is a substantial difference between RAW video mode and regular H.264: more dynamic range and resolution at first instance.

Check the videos. The video above is RAW output, the video below was recorded in H.264 ALL-I with Cinestyle profile.

[via nofilmschool]

April 27, 2013
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2K Raw DNG Possible On Canon EOS 5D Mark II And Mark III

The skilled hackers at Magic Lantern just discovered that 2k raw DNG output on both the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III is possible. For the time being it is not possible to record video, but it is expected that 24fps will be possible.

The idea is to intercept the DNG stream and to save frame sequences to the memory card. The ML team says the output can be used for single frames without shutter actuation. That’s great for timelapse photography:

No mirror flip or shutter curtain movement. This is a big deal for time lapsers who sometimes shoot 1000 or more shots in 1 sitting. This can significantly extend the life of their cameras. Also bodes well for RAW video in the future.

This looks to be a true breakthrough for the ML team. The information came from their Facebook page.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via EOSHD and nofilmschool]

April 9, 2013
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EU Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm For Eur 2289, And 5D Mark III Body For Eur 2799

EOS 5D Mark II

Good deal by top rated seller technikdirekt (>77000 ratings, 99.9% positive) on eBay Germany: The Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for Eur 2.289 (click here). Free shipping and limited supply.

Next, top rated seller fotoexperte (>83000 ratings, 100% positive) has Canon EOS 5D Mark III bodies on sale for Eur 2799 (click here). Free shipping and limited supply.

EOS 5D Mark III Freezing 
March 28, 2013
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[Video] Canon EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 7D, Rebel T3i, EOS 600D, EOS 5D Mark II Review

Big, and long (53 minutes) video review of the Canon EOS 6D (price & specs), EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs), EOS 7D (price & specs), Rebel T3i/EOS 600D (price & specs), EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs) by Tony Northrup. Should answer all your questions :-)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
* Natural Light Portraits: 1:30
* Studio Portraits: 8:45
* Sports: 12:00
* Wildlife: 19:45
* Night: 24:30
* Lab Image Quality: 33:35
* Wi-Fi: 40:15
* Video Moire: 43:55
* Video Rolling Shutter: 45:00
* Summary: 48:18

Canon EOS 6D price check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay, or rent it here.
Canon EOS 7D price check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay, or rent it here
Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay, or rent it here
Canon EOS 5D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay, or rent it here
Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D price check:: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay, or rent it here

 

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