Maintenance notice

Dear Readers,

this was a weekend spent in maintenance and tweaking of the site. While most of the work was targeted to things that are going on behind the scenes (for instance: CanonWatch is now optimized for all major smart phones), I also introduced some new functionalities, like the box on the right column where you can register and login.

But there is another feature I built into CanonWatch, and that I hope you will enjoy and find useful. You can see the latest 20 pics shot with a  as they show up on Flickr, with a lot of information for each picture. The page (click here) can be accessed using the link in the “PicDroid”-box in the right column. As soon as the 5D Mark III will be available, I will make a similar page for this camera.

Thanks for your support!


Canon 5D Mark II price drops

UPDATE: the prices are now lower than originally indicated.

Mark II, not Mark III. :-)

Since the announcement of the 5D Mark III the previous incarnation is getting cheaper by every week. Here are some bargains on ebay (especially if you live in the US), all from top rated sellers.

More 5D Mark II bargains could be hidden behind .

Automatic 5D Mark II price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Check our eBay live-ticker below for possible 5D Mark II deals:

World-wide EOS 5D Mark II price check:

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Is Canon unsure about the G1 X’s Sensor Size?

I have to say that I am really happy to have readers that are curious and aware about what is going on. And I am glad that I am not the only one who sometimes has a glitch when writing about stuff. Ok, I want to tell you a funny story.

Lets first have a look to the following Canon ad that showed up in a newspaper:

Now let’s focus on a detail of the above ad:

It seems that Canon got the difference in size among the G1 X sensor and the 43 sensors a little wrong, or at least the proportions between the two types of sensor. You can easily see that the Canon G1 X sensor looks ways larger than the sensor of the 43s. But then, the always reliable DPreview published a graphic about sensor size comparison that suggest other proportions:

EDIT: they removed the MFT sensor size lines altogether and markeded the Nikon 1 lines as MFT (thanks to potz!)

Indeed, I think DPreview’s graphic gives a more realistic picture about the difference in size. What do you think about?
And, btw, if you want to know more about the Micro Four Thirds systems have a look on my friends homepage

EDIT: check our PicDroid (click here) for the latest pics shot with a G1X and uploaded to Flickr.

Canon G1 X price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Don’t forget to check our eBay live-ticker below for possible G1 X deals.


Adobe Camera Raw 6.7rc supports EOS 5D Mark III and G1 X

Good news for all of us who wondered how to open the RAW samples of the EOS 5D Mark III: download the Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 release candidate clicking here. Following Canon cameras are supported: