[Rumor] More Hints For Canon Launching Mirrorless Cameras and T4i/650D In June

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We are getting closer to two important announcements by Canon, both expected for June. CR reports news about a well specced Interchangable Lens Camera and a couple of lenses that, so the rumor, will be launched soon. No news about the mount it will have. Another, contrasting, rumor that’s reported suggests that Canon will not announce a high level mirrorless cam, but that there are plans looking in this direction. Finally, the other announcement we are expecting in June regards the next iteration of the xxxD series, everything suggests the T4i/650D, along with some lenses.

CanonWatch also got various hints about a mirrorless camera to be announced in June (here and here).

[via CR]

Check the live-ticker below for possible Rebel T3i/EOS 600D deals.

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[Video&Humor] 50 Photography Tips In Few Minutes

 

Kai at digitalrev produced a little and funny video with 50 photography tips presented in a speedy way. The video lasts less than 15 minutes. However, if you’re too lazy to watch the entire video, or if you are in hurry, the tips are listed below (thanks to user blufox4900 on Reddit).

 

  1. UV filters are a waste of time
  2. Lens hoods aren’t a necessity
  3. If you’re not using the hood, put it away
  4. Don’t treat your DSLR like it’s your baby
  5. Stop hating on others
  6. Get cheap lens caps
  7. Pack light
  8. Use a zoom for convenience
  9. Prime will make you think more
  10. The 35mm is the most practical one lens setup (on the 1.5 crop)
  11. The 50mm looks better
  12. Better cameras don’t make better photos
  13. Know how your camera works before you go out to shoot
  14. Always be ready for the shot
  15. P-mode isn’t just for beginners
  16. Bump the ISO if needed
  17. Auto ISO is your best friend
  18. Rely on the Rule of Thirds
  19. Take lots of shots
  20. Don’t take photos of any old sh*t
  21. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” — Robert Capa
  22. Contemplate your shot
  23. The best equipment doesn’t help if you’re not standing in the right spot
  24. Sharpness is overrated
  25. Concept is king
  26. Don’t look like a wrongun (i.e. a creep)
  27. Don’t drink and shoot
  28. Shoot when you’re full of energy
  29. Sometimes it feels great to wake up really early and shoot
  30. Think about what light you want
  31. Emulate the style of the greats to get started
  32. …but don’t keep doing it
  33. Photography is as much a reflection of the person taking the photo
  34. Shoot to please no one apart from yourself
  35. Discreet or direct — it isn’t all that important
  36. Setting themes keeps you focused
  37. Change things every once in a while to keep things fresh
  38. Everyone has creative blocks
  39. Be critical of yourself
  40. “Seeing is not enough, you have to feel what you photograph” — Andre Kertesz
  41. You need to be there with the camera
  42. The relationship is about you and the subject, not you and the camera
  43. Stop chimping
  44. Be brutal when it comes to deleting awful photos
  45. Show only your best work
  46. Changing photos to B&W doesn’t make an uninteresting shot interesting
  47. Look at other people’s work
  48. Post your work online, let others critique your work
  49. There is no easy way
  50. ???
[via petapixel]

 

[Rumor] Latest EOS 1D-X Tidbits

The latest news about the EOS 1D-X shipping delay comes from canonrumors (click here for the previous update):

For the most part, most things were confirmed. The current cameras out there are not production models and will be returned to Canon when the production cameras hit the marketplace.

A few did mention that the end of June beginning of July is still the target date, but the quantity will be very small. I’m told a few sports photographers will be allocated the 1D X first. Retail availability in July was mentioned as being “optimistic”. August or September may be the months when big stock numbers hit the marketplace.

For the time being the EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), Amazon US (click here).

[via CR]

[Software] Tamron Lenses App Available For iOS and Android

The app is named “Tamron Lenses & How To” and it covers lots of issues, beside being a Tamron products reference. Available for both the iOs and the Android platform, the app comes for free. Useful if you need a quick information about your Tamron Lens while on the road. The app features videos and articles which focus on particular situations and/or settings. The app can be downloaded from iTunes (click here) and Google Play (click here).

[via photographyblog]

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[Deal Update – Back in Stock] Refurbished EOS 5D Mark II Available At Canon Store for $1,759.20 (Hurry Up!)

UPDATE #2: The EOS 5D Mark II is back in stock at the same price (click here). Act quickly!

Update: Unfortunately the deal is over, as quick as expected. To see more refurbished Canon DSLRs sold in the Canon Store click here.

This deal will not last long, hence act quickly. The Canon Store has refurbished EOS 5D Mark II bodies in stock for $1,759.20 (click here).

[via photographybay]

[iOS] Snapseed (Nik Software) Photo-editing App Went Free

My favorite photo editing app (Snapseed, click here, $3 $5 usually) on the iPad (click here) went free today. No word about how long it will stay free (act quickly!). The app is made by Nik Software, well known for their professional Photoshop plug-ins (Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro, just to name some). The technology used in their desktop products has been implemented in the iOS app, first of all the patented U-point technology. I tried a lot of different photo editing apps on the iPad and this one is my very favorite. It’s intuitive to use yet powerful thanks to the U-point technology, which makes a real difference. Various filters are also provided. And it has a great black&white mode. It’s a professional tool imo. Best of all: RAW format is supported (and TIFF and clearly JPG). The usual sharing options (FB, Twitter, Instagram etc) are available. If you have an iDevice you really should try out this app. You won’t regret it. Works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with at least iOS 4.2.

UPDATE (snapseed still free): for a review of snapseed by DPreview click here. They write: In terms of sheer versatility, Snapseed is one of the best photography apps that I’ve used on any mobile platform, and treads the line between professional and amateur-focussed functionality very well.

[via heise.de]

World-wide iPad3 price check:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy