Deal: Hdrsoft Photomatix Pro 6.0 (Download) – $49 (reg. $99, today only, Mac & Win)

  • December 13, 2017
  • Deals
Deal: Hdrsoft Photomatix Pro 6.0 (Download) – $49 (reg. $99, Today Only, Mac & Win)

Hdrsoft Photomatix Pro 6.0 at a glance:

  • High Dynamic Range Image Processing
  • Automatic Bracketed Exposure Compositing
  • Tone Balancer HDR Rendering
  • Interactive Brush Tool, Blending Modes
  • Straightening and Perspective Controls
  • Preset and Customizable Output Styles
  • Batch Processing of HDR Images
  • HDR Output from a Single Raw File
  • Standalone App, Plug-In for Lightroom
  • For Mac and Windows Operating Systems

B&H Photo has Hdrsoft Photomatix Pro 6.0 software (download version) on sale at $49. Compare at $99. Today only.


Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (check the refurbished listings at Canon Store whenever you have time for it, the best deals hide there).

Amazon US Holiday Season Deals    –    B&H Photo Holiday Season deals    –    Adorama Holiday SeasonDeals    –    Canon Store Holiday Deals

Amazon EU and Amazon US holiday deals pages are up and running: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for the holidays are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for for the holidays are listed here.

Shooting the Aurora Borealis with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and 6D Mark II (and pushing ISO to the limits)

aurora borealis

Astronomy and night sky photographer Phil Hart made two beautiful clips of the Aurora Borealis in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The results are beautiful and have a touch of magic.

To shot both Aurora Borealis clips, Phil Hart used a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (price & specs) and an EOS 6D Mark II (price & specs) and fast Sigma ART lenses. With the EOS 5D Mark IV he  captured 1080p video at the camera’s maximum 32000 ISO setting. 4K video on the EOS 5D Mark IV didn’t work out well for Phil: the combination of the 1.7x crop factor and significant reduction in maximum allowable ISO speed were the bottlenecks. He used the EOS 6D Mark II to shoot 4K time-lapse video.

First, have a look at the mesmerising clips below.

Phil Hart tells the story of both clips on his site, with many details on his workflow.

[via PetaPixel]

Canon patent shows a better way to review multiple shots

canon patentHere is a Canon patent (United States Patent 9843731) which might show how you may review multiple shots on your Canon camera in the future.

Multiple shots are sequences of photos produced by continuous shooting or bracketed shooting. Usually, sequence of pictures obtained by such “shooting instructions” (that’s patent language) are reviewed in a sequential form (although with some variations). Canon want’s to offer a better experience.

According to the patent literature, there a two ways photos can be displayed for review:

(a) sequentially displaying each image of the generated set of images in a single image display form on a display unit, wherein in the single image display form each image of the generated set of images is switched from one to another, and then, (b) displaying the generated set of images in a multi-image display form, wherein in the multi-image display form each image of the generated set of images are displayed on a same screen of the display unit without displaying any live view image and any image shot in response to any shooting instruction other than the single shooting instruction, wherein each image of the generated set of images displayed in the single image display form is displayed in a larger size on the display unit than each image of the generated set of images displayed in the multi-image display form.

If I got it right, and having a look to the patent illustrations, this means that you’ll see a bunch of photo on your camera display, that you can navigate this photo set though a touch sensitive interface, and the magnify any photo from the set. Have a look at the images below.

Any idea/suggestion/correction is welcome.

Macphun Aurora HDR and Luminar 2018 holiday savings (and additional discount for Canon Watch readers)

  • December 12, 2017
  • Deals
Macphun Aurora HDR And Luminar 2018 Holiday Savings (and Additional Discount For Canon Watch Readers)

Starting today until December 31, 2017, Macphun is offering a great deal on both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018. In addition to these holidays discounts, Canon Watch readers get an additional $10 discount with code WATCH. Macphun Aurora HDR has been awarded Mac App of the Year 2017, and both offers come with bonus items.

LUMINAR 2018 DEAL

Get Luminar 2018 here

  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade at the special holiday price of $49 ($39 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • New users get Luminar 2018 for $69 ($59 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • A collection of bonus items is included with every purchase of Luminar 2018:
    • The Shootkit ebook
    • Preset pack: 20 Festive Texture Presets
    • 500+ Sky overlays for Sky replacement
    • Video tutorial “How to replace Sky in Luminar”
    • Capture: Adventures in Photography” ebook by Simon & Lisa Thomas, the world’s foremost adventure motorcyclists

AURORA HDR 2018 DEAL

Get Aurora HDR 2018 here.

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at the special holiday price of $39 ($29 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $79 ($69 with coupon code “WATCH“)
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase:
    • Deep Dive video tutorial from Trey Ratcliff
    • “How to create realistic HDR images” Ebook
    • 2 Preset Packs – 40 presets! Preset Pack 1 – Winter Vibes. Preset Pack 2 – Wonderland

CamRanger Wireless Transmitter deal – $199 (reg. $299.99, today only)

  • December 12, 2017
  • Deals
CamRanger Wireless Transmitter Deal – $199 (reg. $299.99, Today Only)

CamRanger Wireless Transmitter at a glance:

  • Control DSLR Remotely via iOS Device
  • Photo/ Video Capture, Live View, HDR
  • Intervalometer, Bulb, Focus Stacking
  • Control Shutter Speed, Aperture, WB, ISO
  • Metering, Drive/Shooting Mode, and More
  • Creates Ad Hoc Wi-Fi Network
  • Effective Range: 150′
  • Works with iOS 4.3, Android 3.2 or Later
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • USB Charging & Ethernet Cables Included

B&H Photo has the CamRanger Wireless Transmitter (for select Canon DSLRs) on sale at $199.99. Compare at $299.99. Today only, free shipping. For the list of compatible Canon cameras see here.


Amazon US Holiday Season Deals    –    B&H Photo Holiday Season deals    –    Adorama Holiday SeasonDeals    –    Canon Store Holiday Deals

Amazon EU and Amazon US holiday deals pages are up and running: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for the holidays are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for for the holidays are listed here.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III sample pictures (DPReview)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Sample Pictures (DPReview)

PowerShot G1 X Mark III at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3x Zoom Lens, 24-72mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Built-In Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Image Stabilizer
  • ISO 25600, 9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction

DPReview added more sample photos shot with the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III (specifications, and price in your country) to their sample gallery.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
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Germany: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photographie, Canon Deutschland
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United Kingdom: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA