Canon 5D MII or i-Phone as prime camera?


The best is the the one you have.
While some rumors talk about a mysterious Canon 3D, I was attracted by an article of Amateurphotographer. It is reported that, in Afghanistan, war photographers use i-Phone more often than cameras.
Not only in Afghanistan, but all over in the world, the best camera is the one you have with you, therefore, almost always the prime camera is the mobile phone.
Interesting to see that most of the photos on Flickr are from mobile phones.
As reported on Geek: the leader is i-Phone, followed by Nikon D90, third Canon 5D MII, fourth Canon EOS 450D/R XSi and fifth Canon EOS 500D/RT1i.
Everyone, even the most experienced photographers take photos with their phone, it’s more practical, and always at hand.
That’s why also the most professional market is so interested in finding solutions increasingly small and compact.
Amateurphotographer
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Breaking News: Laser damages DSRL Cameras

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ldh8nUs7pVE
It’s true, laser beams, like those of the sun, could damage DSRL Cameras, but, as always, we have to use common sense.
It’s not a surprise that you cannot point more then a while the camera to direct sun as you cannot do it with your eyes, this could produce irreversible damage to your eyesight.
The same concept can be applied to DSRL cameras and extended to laser beams. They could heat up the camera’s sensor.
Therefore, It’s reasonable to take precautions not to let laser beam enter directly in your camera lens and this should be done with “any” Camera.
With proper care (eye safety is first), it doesn’t mean that you can’t photograph the sun or laser beams, and fortunately, there is no need to preserve your Camera in a bunker!

An article about this: “Laser effects on cameras and camcorders“.

First rule: enjoy your Camera!
Canon 5D Mk II: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon T3i/600D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Review and Comparison


Many sites have today published tests and comparisons.
Here the list of the most interesting:

Review Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D (with 18-55mm IS II lens) on Cnet

Olympus EP3 vs Canon 5D Mk II vs 7D on Thephoblographer

Pentax K-r comparison with Canon T3i/600D on DigitalCameraInfo

Check out price and availability of Canon T3i/600D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon 5D Mk II: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Canon 7D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Olympus EP3: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA Pentax K-r: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Canon UK & Pro Solutions 2011


Canon UK announced its Pro Solutions 2011.
It will take place on 25 and 26 October 2011 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
“Aimed at Professional image makers, Pro Solutions is the must attend event for the industry. Visitors will be able to enjoy a hands on experience with Canon’s range of products from input through to output, with the main focus being on our professional products and solutions and how they can help professionals maximise their creativity and support their business. Pro DSLR’s and L-series lenses, Professional camcorders. Large format and A3 Inkjet printing as well as broadcast lenses, inspirational seminars, live demonstrations and much more will be on show, as well as the opportunity to purchase products and accessories from selected retailers.

Entrance to the show will be free for all those who pre-register online. Highlights from 2010’s show and a registration form for 2011 can be found at: Canon UK

Macaque steals 5D Mark II and becomes a photographer

Incredible but true!
It has happened in an Indonesian national park.
A macaque grabbed a camera equipment of David J. Slater and captivated by the reflection in the lens, started snapping himself.
Slate had a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 40D with which he shoots wildlife.
The macaque shot a couple hundred pictures by the time that Slater was able to recover the equipment. While many of the shots were out of focus, the majority of the pictures showed the monkeys showing off their teeth as it’s likely the first time they had seen their reflections. Slater said that the group of monkeys was initially frightened by the clicking sounds of the camera, but they all eventually returned to check out the gear.” Digitaltrends

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iPhone becomes a DSRL


Photojojo released an SRL Mount for iPhone which gives you the possibility to use your Canon EOS or Nikon SRL lenses on your iPhone. What to say? It is an eccentric invention for many iPhone fans who want to take photos more pretentious. In reality the result seems more a flashy and heavy iPhone “application”.
See Photojojo.