Cool hack by Ilya Titov: a keychain sized gadget that allows you to set a timelapse triggering scheme for your Canon DSLR.
All you need is a small game kit called Attiny Arcade, a small IR LED which will be used to send commands to the camera, and the necessay code to operate the remote. The software is open source and can be downloaded here.
I don’t think this was planned by Canon when they implemented Dual Pixel RAW. On the other hand, it’s a pretty good example of the potential of this technology. I am sure we will see more new applications of Dual Pixel RAW. As soon as the EOS 5D Mark IV starts to be widely used, such discoveries will pop up.
You can learn about making stereoscopic images with Dual Pixel RAW files in this thread. CR2 files are available for download so you can try it for yourself. Another discussion thread about stereoscopic images made with Dual Pixel RAW files is here.
AF Microadjustment has been a feature in mid-range and high-end Canon EOS D-SLRs for some time now. But there have been questions, and more than a little confusion, about the best process to test and perform these adjustments.
Canon Inc. engineers have provided a guidebook that shows the steps a typical camera owner can perform to indeed test his or her lenses, and determine whether adjustment is needed. And, it describes how to carry out the adjustment procedure. This guidebook applies to any Canon EOS digital SLR with built-in AF Microadjustment, and applies to all Canon EF and EF-S lenses. We hope it clarifies some points for our customers, and shows that the Microadjustment procedure doesn’t need to be a long, technical process.
The guide applies to all Canon DSLRs featuring AF microadjustment.
The Japanese maker of digital cameras and office equipment plans to begin selling its CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors within two years and has already assembled a team to launch the business.
The competition that Canon brings to the market could help raise the level of a technology whose use has expanded from taking photos to enabling machines to see the world around them.
And what is it for?
For starters, Canon has developed a new sensor able to capture fast-moving objects with little image distortion. With an increased memory for brightness, the new sensor outperforms rival devices in terms of capturing contrast, according to the company.
Canon says it could help autonomous cars see the road and identify pedestrians during high-speed night driving. In factory robots, it could improve the mechanical workers’ ability to perform quality checks or position parts. Other image sensor manufacturers are also pursuing automotive and industrial applications.