Canon EOS 80D review (ephotozine)

Canon EOS 80D Review (ephotozine)

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

ephotozine posted their Canon EOS 80D review. The EOS 80D is getting pretty good press out there. From the conclusion:

Live view focus and shutter response has been improved and there is now almost no difference between shooting through the optical viewfinder and rear screen in terms of speed and camera responsiveness. With new auto white balance options, you can choose whether you want warm results or more accurate white results, which is excellent for product shots, and it’s great that you have the choice of both, without having to set white balance manually, or correct images later, which could save someone hours of additional work. There are also new options regarding image sharpness, and with the new 24 megapixel sensor you can get sharp, detailed images straight from the camera, with lower levels of noise than the 70D. Read the review…

The Canon EOS 80D user manual can be downloaded (click here). Good if you want to have a closer look to the EOS 80D’s features.

A somewhat different time-lapse of New York City

A Somewhat Different Time-lapse Of New York City

I featured a work of Israeli  artist, director and animator Ynon Lan before (see here), so I am happy he contacted me to share another of his time-lapse works.

What you can watch in the video below is not just another time-lapse video of NYC, there is an artistic touch in it that makes it different. It combines stills photography, collage and stop motion, and was made from hundreds of still photos Ynon Lan took in the streets of New York. In his own words:

small fleeting moments captured in the camera lens are looped over and over, the small details that often go unnoticed unfold and become a thing to admire

The photos were taken in different areas all around NYC, “street photography” style, no tripod and only natural lighting.

And do you know what is the best part of it all? Ynon Lan didn’t use fancy and expensive equipment. He used a Canon EOS 550D with the legendary Nifty-Fifty, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, and the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Kudos Ynon!

The song “If and When” is performed by Amana Melome.

[via Ynon Lan]

Canon EF 1000mm F5.6 DO lens coming, filed patent suggests [CW3]

ef 1000mmm F5.6

Among all the patents filed by Canon, this may be one that actually could hit the market (in my opinion). The patent refers to an EF 1000mm F5.6 DO (Diffractive Optics) lens. Would be perfect for the upcoming Olympic Games :-) Who knows…maybe Canon is already field-testing this lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-102852
    • Published 2016.6.2
    • Filing date 2014.11.27
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 1.00
    • Focal length 950.00
    • F-number 5.80
    • Angle of view 1.30
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 485.94
    • BF 0.40
  • Canon patent
    • Positive and negative Shibomake
    • Diffractive optical element (first group)
    • Inner focus (the second group)
[via Egami]

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Printer deal – $49 (and more cool stuff, B&H Photo)

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Printer Deal – $49 (and More Cool Stuff, B&H Photo)

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 at a glance:

  • 4800 x 2400 dpi
  • Print 8 x 10″ in 51 Seconds
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPrint, PictBridge
  • Print Sizes up to 13 x 19″
  • 8 Ink Cartridges Including 3 Monochrome
  • CD, DVD, Blu-ray Printing
  • Print Studio Pro for Photoshop, DPP

B&H Photo has the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer on sale for just $49, using coupon code BHOPTIC16 at checkout, and after mail-in rebate (info). The printer comes with Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss (13 x 19″, 50 Sheets) photo paper.

There is more discounted gear at B&H Photo:

Canon 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens becomes a Hockey Puck, and gets smashed

It happened during the Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks. It’s a Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens that dropped on the rink while the game was going on. A few short clips of the accident made it on Twitter.

Guess stuff like this gets filed under s**t happens.

Canon 15mm f/2.8 fisheye

[via PetaPixel]