Get 4.5 GB storage for free on Dropbox

If you have a Dropbox account you can easily get 4.5 GB of extra storage. You just have to test the auto photo import feature. The first import gives you 500MB of extra space, each successive 500MB you upload will give you additional 500MB.

The importer allows you to upload your pictures automatically to Dropbox when you connect your memory card, or phone or camera to your computer. The tool can be downloaded clicking here.

Not bad! And for free….

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Canon 5D Mk II vs Sony NEX 5N – Guess the cam looking at the pics

This is a very interesting post by our friend Chris Gampat from thephoblographer.com.

He went to a concert with both cams and shot some pics (click here to read the post). Have a look at the images and guess which cam was used to shot the pics. Chris writes:

Recently at a concert in Brooklyn, I took the Sony NEX 5n and 50mm f1.8 along for a ride. Since I needed my 5D Mk II and 85mm f1.8 that day as well, they just happened to be on me at the time. During the concert, I got curious about their performance against one another and shot the following two photos. Can you discern which is which?

Both images were shot from approximately the same area and I tried to capture essentially the same scene. They were exposed with the same settings and focused on the same spot (ISO 800, 1/100th at f2.) Amazingly, the NEX 5n’s LCD showed me a much better image than the 5D Mk II’s LCD showed me. When brought into Lightroom 4 though, the truth came out: the images looked remarkably similar.

Well I did! Not easy as you may think.
:-)

Images have not been edited or post-processed, except for having been reduced in size.

Canon 5D Mk II: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA 85mm f/1.8 USM: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

 

Canon G1 X still life lab images at different ISO settings

Imaging Resource has published a preview of the Canon G1 X (click here), and some very interesting test shots done in a lab setting (click here). RAW and JPG files are available. For each ISO setting three shots are available, each with a different noise reduction level. IMHO the images with high ISO settings are anything but bad. Check it for yourself: these are the direct links to the images with noise reduction level 2:

ISO 100 JPG (click here) – ISO 100 RAW (click here)
ISO 200 JPG (click here) – ISO 200 RAW (click here)
ISO 400 JPG (click here) – ISO 400 RAW (click here)
ISO 800 JPG (click here) – ISO 800 RAW (click here)
ISO 1600 JPG (click here) – ISO 1600 RAW (click here) 
ISO 3200 JPG (click here) ISO 3200 RAW (click here)
ISO 6400 JPG (click here) – ISO 6400 RAW (click here)
ISO 12800 JPG (click here) – ISO 12800 RAW (click here)

For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here).
Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

 

 

 

 

Great coupon deals for the Canon 7D

We have been notified by Adorama about some very interesting 7D deals. Use the coupon code S1234567 and be aware that the offer expires on February, 15. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Canon 7D body (click here) – Coupon Price $1299.00

Canon 7D with EF-S 18-135mm/3.5-5.6 IS (click here) – Coupon Price $1579.00   

Canon 7D with EF 28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens (click here) – Coupon Price $1469.00

[CWR3] Possible Canon G1 X release date on February, 15

We just got this rumor and wanted to share it with you. According to our source the much awaited Canon G1 X should go on sale in the USA on February, 15.

Check the following links to pre-order the G1 X:

Readers outside the US should start to check the following links: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA [CW1]  – 0-19% probability to be true

[CW2]  – 20-39% probability to be true

[CW3]  – 40-59% probability to be true

[CW4]  – 60-79% probability to be true

[CW5]  – 80-100% probability to be true