The “Amazing Worlds Within Our World” – Jaw Dropping Macro Photography Using a Rebel T3i and Reversed Kit Lens

Do you need expensive gear to make astonishing photos? As artist Pyanek shows, you do not.

To create the impressing macro shots of everyday objects you see in the video above, he used a Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D with reverse mounted kit lens, a kit that sells for around $500. Using an adapter you can mount a lens “the wrong way”, i.e. flip it around backwards. An inexpensive way to shot extreme macro photography. Such an adapter sells for less than $10 on eBay. You have to make all settings by yourself since there is no connection with the camera. Not the usual way to use your lens but one that delivers fun and awesome photos.

Pyanek used Helicon Focus for focus stacking, and Lightroom 5 for editing. He also composed the music in the video. You can follow him on Facebook and YouTube.

[via Twisted Sifter]

Canon Rebel T3i Most Used on Flickr And Among Best Selling DSLR On Amazon

Rebel T3i

The Phoblographer did some research and found that the good old Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D (released in 2011) is the most used dedicated camera on Flickr, and it is the best selling DSLR on Amazon US (edit: it was until a few days ago, today it’s ranked 2nd).


The T3i/600D sports an 18MP sensor, a 9 point AF system, shots 3.7 fps, records 1080p HD video, has an articulated screen, and goes up to ISO 12800. The T3i/600D is an excellent option for those who want to start using a serious DSLR without breaking the bank. The T3i/600D with the 18-55mm IS lens currently sells for $549 on Amazon US. Want to see what the T3i/600D delivers? Have a look on Flickr.

Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D price check: Amazon | DigitalRev | [via The Phoblographer]

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 600D and More Deals


Ok, let’s start with this: Amazon US is selling the EOS 5D Mark III with bonus items for $2999 (click here) – with bonus items: spare battery and 32GB memory card.

Different Canon deals are live on eBay. Please note that eBay sellers often start with a lower price and later raise it. That’s to say that the prices shown below may change.

  • Well known eBay seller getitdigital (99.5% positive ratings) has the 5D Mark III for $2,896.30 (click here). USA model, USA warranty, free shipping, limited stock at this price.
  • Top Rated Plus seller bigvalueinc has the 5D Mark III for $2,896.30 (click here). Free shipping, new item in original box. Limited stock at this price.
  • eBay selle 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D for $1,643.42 (click here). Bonus items: 2x spare battery, charger, 32GB memory card, bag. Free shipping, limited stock at this price. See pic above.
  • getitidigital (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i for $423.23 (click here). USA model, USA warranty, free shipping, limited stock at this price.

But there is more! The Canon Direct Store has refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III bodies for $2719.20 (click here). You get an USB stick shaped like a mini 5D3 🙂 They also have refurbished EOS 6Ds in stock. More Canon Direct Store refurbished gear here.

Finally: still on the fence for the excellent Canon EOS M? There are good EOS M kit deals on Amazon US.


[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 🙂

* 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 | DigitalRev |, or rent it here.
Canon EOS 7D price check Amazon | DigitalRev |, or rent it here
Canon EOS 5D Mark III price check: Amazon | DigitalRev |, or rent it here
Canon EOS 5D Mark II price check: Amazon | DigitalRev |, or rent it here
Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D price check:: Amazon | DigitalRev |, or rent it here


Save Up To $400 On Selected Canon DSLR And Lens Bundles (Again: EOS 60D and 7D cleared out)

Save Up To $400 On Selected Canon DSLR And Lens Bundles

I think there is no doubt that Canon is clearing out EOS 60D and EOS 7D stocks. Here is another rebates action with concrete savings on selected Canon DSLR and lens bundles. Among these (click on the name to access the rebates page): the EOS 5D Mark II, the EOS 60D, the EOS 7D, the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D, the Rebel T3i/EOS 600D and the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D. The biggest savings are on EOS 5D Mark II bundles.


Deal: Rich Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D Kit With Two Lenses And More Stuff For $799

The Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D kit with the 18-55mm and 55-250mm IS has gone down to $799 at most sellers. But top rated seller beachcamera on eBay is selling the kit ($799) with some additional stuff like a bag, an extra battery, an UV filter, a 16GB memory card, a memory card reader and a full sized tripod. A great starter kit. You get the following items:

Limited quantity. It will last as long as supply lasts.