Northern Lights pictured using a 5D Mark II

This is a beautiful time-lapse video showing northern lights (Aurora Borealis) made using a EOS 5D Mark II. There is a lot of discussion going on about gear, about new gear, and there is no one among us who never thought that better gear would make her or him a better photographer. We all know this is not true, but I bet we all have had this idea. Hence, it is always good to see what awesome stuff you can produce with a camera that is not the newest gear. The following setting and lenses were used:

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Canon Rumors Round-Up (T4i/650D, new AF, entry level FF, 7D Mark II)

canonrumors once more is saying that the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D will be announced by Canon very soon. Nothing new on the specs front, but a new auto-focus system is named. Could this be in relation with the Canon AF patent I reported about?? I was the only one to report about this patent. Now rumors say that the T4i/650D will sport a new AF system for video. However, based on what I understood from the patent, it would make perfectly sense for video recording. The T4i/650D is also said to have a touchscreen. I am very curious. Read more after the break.

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PowerShot D20 Digital Camera in stock at B&H – Limited Quantity

The water and shock-proof PowerShot D20 (with GPS!) is in stock at B&H at limited quantity for $349 (click here). Core specs:

  • 12.1Mp High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Pure Color System LCD
  • 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • Waterproof and Shockproof
  • Temperature Resistant Down to 14 Degrees
  • GPS Tracker
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Intelligent IS
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens in Stock at B&H – Limited Quantity

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Canon mount is in stock again at B&H, for $1,299 (click here).

  • Wide-Angle 24-70mm Full-Frame Zoom Lens
  • Built-In Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive for Silent AF
  • LD, Aspherical Elements for Sharp Images
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Compact (3.5×4.6″) & Lightweight (29oz)
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Memory Card Deal at Adorama – Just for 24 Hours (+ an EOS 7D kit deal too)

UPDATE: EOS 7D deal is over, price for the memory cards raised slightly.

The EOS 7D kit bundles two 4GB CF Memory Cards (total of 8GB), a spare Canon LP-E6 Battery, a slinger Camera Bag, Visible Dust EZ Sensor Cleaning Kit, Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac ($599.00 Retail Value) for just $1,278.33 (click here).

The memory card deal starts today Monday 4/30 at 10:30 EST and runs for 24 hours, until Tuesday 5/1 at 10:30 EST. So, just for one day. Good deal if you need more memory storage for your camera. The following memory cards are offered: