The Canon 6D was announced back in September, and is officially announced as of Dec 9th (according to Canon's official release) but I got my grubby little milts on one. I won't go into much of the specs of the actual camera, you can easily Google that, but I will touch on how it performs, on a professional use level. First off I'm coming off using a 5D MKii as my primary camera, and believe me, it was wonderful, so no real complaints with it, I was just in the market for something new, as my MKii was getting a bit work out. (shutter was starting to stick) So why did I go with the 6D over the MKiii?? The sensor is nearly the same, (20mp vs 22mp), and the LCD is the same (3" vs 3.2") Few reasons…
Announcing a discount that allows you to save while adding Canon's EF Cinema Prime lenses to your lens arsenal. When you purchase all three prime lenses, the CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F, you will instantly receive a $900 discount. These lightweight and compact lenses offer spectacular 4K-image quality and a full frame imaging circle - making them ideal for any number of applications. These lenses also feature consistent form factors and markings optimized for motion picture production, 11-blade aperture diaphragms for beautiful bokeh, fast f-stops and advanced Canon lens elements proven to deliver high-end optical performance.
TechgoonduCanon's 6D takes on the Nikon D600 with a lower price tagTechgoonduCanon and Nikon are officially going at each other again now that the EOS 6D full-frame DSLR has landed at your nearest camera store.
One thing was noted right away. Where the other Canon cameras tend to come apart in modules (you can take off the back, or take off the front, etc.) the 6D was a bit more interconnected. To get the back off required removing the sides and a bit of the bottom for example. A bit of a pain for the exploring types, but I would imagine it also gives more structural support...
Canon recently announced a firmware upgrade scheduled for release in April 2013 for the 5D MK III which should result in a significant improvement in both Image Quality (IQ) and work flow of their popular HDSLR camera.
One of the first lenses a DSLR video shooter usually purchases is the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. The main reason is price as the 50mm f/1.8 lens is around $200 less than its closest relative the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. However, do not let the low price fool you, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens (aka “Nifty Fifty”) is a solid performer, has great optics and provides excellent results for video. The main problem with the lens is the small focus ring. Not only is the focus ring very small, it is also tapers toward the front making it nearly impossible to attach any follow focus. Notice I said nearly impossible...
Having just received a Canon C100 I thought I’d post my first impressions. At this stage I haven’t started shooting with the camera so this is going to focus on the build and operation of the camera for now but I will be posting more about the results and workflow as time goes on. As a Canon C300 shooter a lot of this post will be comparisons to that camera but should prove useful none the less. I have to apologise for the low quality images below, I was far too excited to go and grab a proper camera so snapped away with the iPhone!
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Digital camera memory: Why only SD and CF matterDigital TrendsIf photography is in your blood, and you use a high-end point-and-shoot or DSLR to shoot action shots or HD video, you fall into this category.
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When I embraced the medium of photography, I felt that taking a picture that represented only what was within the frame of the lens wasn't expressing my personal and inner experience of the world around me.
planetMitch note: I've seen these "tiny world" photos before, but these are made differently and are very intriguing