Posts Tagged ‘canon’

How to Spot a Fake Canon Flash… And How I Learned the Hard Way

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One of the two Canon Speedlite flashes above is fake. Can you tell which one?

About a month ago I walked into the Canon Quick Repair Centre in Shanghai. I had a minor problem with a Canon 580 EX II: the high-speed sync refused to work.
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Video: Comparing Canon’s USM and STM Lenses Using the 70D’s Dual Pixel AF

As Canon has begun focusing more adamantly on making its DSLRs capable video capture machines, the company has had to adjust its glass to match. The new Dual Pixel AF on the 70D is a great improvement (check out these videos if you doubt that) but if you’re planning on shooting video using the autofocus, you’ll probably get to the point where you have to choose between buying a USM lens and an STM lens.

When that time comes, the video above by YouTube user marconilanna should make that choice a little easier by showing you the differences — in both noise and speed — between one of Canon’s STM lenses and a few older USMs. Read more…

Canon Revamps Point-and-Shoot Lineup, Unveils New PowerShot G16

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Last night was packed full of announcements from Canon, as the Japanese company saw fit to announce four new point-and-shoots (including a new flagship), update the PowerShot N and release a new lens in one fell swoop. Read more…

Rumor: Canon Hopes to Launch a Digital Medium Format System in 2014

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Last week, we reported on a rumor that Canon has been investing heavily in a major European medium format camera manufacturer. Some believe the company to be Phase One.

Now, murmurings of Canon’s involvement in the medium format space are heating up. The latest word is that Canon may be planning to launch a digital medium format system of its own by the end of 2014.
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Review: Can the Canon EF-M 11-22mm Revive the EOS M System?

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The third EF-M lens – finally! The Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is an important lens for Canon. Since the launch of the EOS M, Canon has been trying to quell the dissatisfaction of consumers who lament about the lens selection, which until recently has been limited to the EF-M 18-55mm and EF-M 22mm.
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Fresh Rumors Suggest Canon is Looking at Jumping Into Medium Format

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The idea that Canon would take the leap into medium format has been tossed around as both rumor and joke. Last August, we were told to expect a Canon Medium Format DSLR at Photokina — obviously that rumor didn’t pan out. Eight months later, photographer Krik Tuck made an April Fools announcement along the same lines.

It’s unclear how serious the company itself is about the possibility, but we now have a fresh rumor that is yet again pointing towards the same outcome. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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First Magic Lantern Canon 7D RAW Video Sample is Impressive

A couple of days ago, to the delight of many a 7D user, we heard that Magic Lantern was working on bringing RAW video goodness to the semi-pro model. And now, only four days later to be exact, we have our first RAW video sample shot with the aging prosumer camera. Read more…

Video Game Uses 18-DSLR Rig to Create Head Scans of Athletes

Over the past week, we’ve had the opportunity to share stories that showed both the intersection of camera technology and sports, as well as camera technology and 3D modeling for video games. The video above has a little bit of both. Read more…

Canon Brings Back the Pocket Camcorder with the WiFi-Enabled Vixia Mini

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Canon has just very quietly released a new product that harkens back to the days of the Flip video camera. Like those camcorders, the brand new VIXIA mini is a pocket-sized video camera that gives you a higher-quality option when it comes to recording your daily life in full HD. Read more…

Video Clips Highlight the Tracking Speed of the Canon 70D’s Dual Pixel AF

Canon made a bit of a splash when it released the 70D, touting lightning fast live view and movie mode auto focus that would put the previous system to shame. The tech is called “Dual Pixel,” and now we have a few clips that show you just how fast the system works while filming in movie mode. Read more…