Want To Play With An EOS C300? There Is An App For That!

Thinking about getting an EOS C300 but $15,999 do really not fit into your budget? Or maybe you just want to play around with the settings (or mess them up) to learn the EOS C300 before taking the decision to buy or not? There is an app for that! Canon provided a nice menu simulator for the C300 (click here). A pretty useful tools that lets you move through the menu(s) and select the various buttons on the device.

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[ebook] Free Adobe Lightroom3 eBook (German)

Another post for our German visitors. Publisher d-punkt is offering this book for free since a new edition covering LR4 will be available by the end of the month. Although the book covers the precedent release of LR, it remains useful. Lot of things (and work-flow steps) didn’t change from LR3 to LR4, hence the book is still a good introduction to LR. All aspects of the photographic work-flow are contemplated. Click here to download the book.

[via nachbelichtet]

[Rumor] EOS 1D-X Delayed Even Further?

The info comes from CR. Looks like the mysteries around the shipment date of Canon’s next professional flagship are entering a new round. After shipping has been delayed for eight (8) months. Among the possible causes the following have been discussed: […] blame being placed on battery approval in Japan, FCC approval in the United States, production issues with certain parts of the camera, serious firmware issues that had to be resolved […]. Canon doesn’t say a word about the reasons. A few days ago we reported that first production models of the EOS-1D X are shipped to selected professional photographers for Euro 2012 and the Summer Olympics. Now CR reports that the 1D-Xs shipped to these selected photographers are indeed pre-production models, not production ones. If this is true, then Canon may definitely have some serious issues to solve with the EOS 1D-X. The mystery continues…

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]

 

[Humor] The “2012 World Photo Games” – Do Some Sports With Your Gear


This is just a little & funny video that fakes some sort of “Photographic Olympics”. “photographic” not because the best existing gear is used to shot pics, but because the gear is used to do the game. So, while you are waiting for the Summer Olympics in London to start, you may fantasize on what you could/would/may/will do to your photographic gear next time a picture doesn’t come out as you wanted, or you missed the shot of your life. The video was made by Canada based seller The Camera Store, and – no! – no working gear was used in the video. :-) This is not the first video of the sort made by these guys. You can watch an older one below. Have fun, and a nice day (or night)!

 [via Rob Galbraith via IR]

[Pre-order] EOS 5D Mark III Available for Pre-Order at Amazon Germany

Hallo an Alle! Amazon Germany has the EOS 5D Mark III (body only) ready for pre-order for €3.299 (click here). No word about when it will ship. Click here for a review in German. More EOS 5D Mark III info in German: heise.de (click here), digitalkamera.de (click here), testberichte.de (click here).

World-wide order/pre-order options:

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[Patent] New Canon 44x (24-1060mm) Superzoom for Compact Cameras

 

Egami (Google translated) spotted another patent by Canon. This time it’s for a 44x (24-1060mm equivalent) superzoom for a compact camera. Egami suggests it will be featured on Canon’s Powershot SX series. This zoom will plausibly compete with the 42x zoom mounted on the Nikon Coolpix P510. The new Canon super-zoom features 13 elements in 10 groups, including two four-sided aspherical elements (see more specs below). A few excerpts: To compensate for aberration across the entire zoom range […] Canon seems to have constantly working on improving the performance using the fluorite. And more:

P510 employs a 1/2.3 type imaging element, the actual focal length is 4.3-180mm (24-1000mm converted). Canon’s patent will be equivalent to 24-1060mm and so rate 4.3-190mm, most will not change the zoom factor and feel of the P510. In the catalog specs, the difference between 42 times and 44 times might actually be important.

Patent summary:

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