A Bit of Everything (Canon News and other stuff)

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Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Master your Canon: Photographing a wedding with your Canon DSLR – Amateur Photographer

77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything – TechRadar

Photographing People & Pets for the Advanced Amateur or Aspiring Pet Photographer – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon XC10 Firmware Update – Improved AF Test – NewsShooter

The Canon 1DX mkII 4K video DSLR reviewed by Jon Roemer – NewsShooter

Field Test: Bird Photography with the Canon 7D II and 300mm f/2.8 II – PetaPixel

Meyer-Optik Will Make Rare, Special Edition Gold-Plated Trioplan 100mm – PetaPixel

7 Reasons Why I’m Still a Nikon DSLR User, by Thom Hogan (editors note: the article discusses the benefits of DSLR over mirrorless cameras. What is said perfectly applies also to Canon gear) – PetaPixel

Canon EOS 80D Review – Fenchel & Janisch


Below: How to use manual selection of Auto-Focus points part 1 & part 2


Below: Canon Explorers of Light – Sam Abell

Canon EOS 7D Mark II deal – $1,149 (reg. $1,499)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Deal – $1,149 (reg. $1,499)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II at a glance:

  • 10fps full resolution continuous shooting with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 65-point all cross-type AF system with iTR, AI Servo AF III, AF Configuration tool and AF area selection lever.
  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-16,000 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 25,600 (H1) and 51,200 (H2).
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with flicker detection.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay, customisable information display and electronic level.
  • Full HD 50p (PAL) 60p (NTSC) fps with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (at 30p) with manual adjustment of AF speed and tracking sensitivity.
  • MP4 encoding for quick and easy sharing and file transfer.
  • Uncompressed (4:2:2) HDMI output with sound.
  • Improved weather resistance.
  • CF and SD dual memory card slots.
  • GPS with in-built digital compass.
  • Peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration, real-time distortion correction during live view shooting.
  • Multiple exposure mode.
  • ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 200,000 shutter cycle life.
  • Interchangeable focusing screens.
  • Exposure compensation +/- 5 stops.
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter.

Top Rated Plus seller Electronics Valley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II on sale at $1,149. Compare at $1,499. Free shipping the US. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year seller warranty.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Companion App released (iOS and Android, and it’s free)

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Canon released a companion app for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The app is free and can be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II companion app at a glance:

Learn to shoot your best photography yet with the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Companion app for smartphone. Our comprehensive Canon camera app will provide you with the best photography tips and tricks.

Discover our 7D Mark II Hints & Tips section; Check out our photography tutorials and practice techniques that will help you improve your DSLR photography. In our EOS app you’ll find basic photography tips but also hints for more advanced users”

Master the Autofocus system, learn how to use the 7D Mark II creative features and shoot instinctively by customizing the digital slr camera to your needs

Experiment with different photography techniques when using the flash to enhance your images by following our photography tutorials and guides

Download the Canon 7d Mark II manual or read the FAQ section to get to know all Canon 7d MII specs and settings

More about the EOS 7D Mark II companion app at Canon UK.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM deal – $1,499 (reg. 1,849, open box)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II With EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Deal – $1,499 (reg. 1,849, Open Box)

Adorama has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens on sale for just $1,499. Compare at $1,849 after $300 MIR. This is an “open box” deal. Full 1 year Canon USA warranty.

More open box deals at Adorama:

Nikon D500 vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II – how do they compare? (video)

Nikon D500 Vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II – How Do They Compare? (video)

Tony Northrup on YouTube posted a 23 minutes video about how the new Nikon D500 compares to Canon’s APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II.

Nikon’s D500 has some impressing specs, beside having 4K on board:

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 2,539k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 51200, Extend to ISO 1640000
  • 10 fps Shooting for Up to 200 Frames
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • In-Camera Time Lapse, Up to 9999 Frames

Until the announcement of the Nikon D500 Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II had no real competitors, now it looks like Canon has some stuff to catch up here. Video below…