Posts Tagged ‘canon7d’

Can Your DSLR Nail Focus on a Flying Dragonfly? The Canon 7D Mark II Can

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We’ve seen one video demonstration of the Canon 7D Mark II’s impressive AutoFocus system, and we’ve heard the amazing specs, but it’s a picture of a dragonfly that really drove home the point, for us, of how good this system is at locking focus on a moving subject. Read more…

The Canon 7D Mark II is Finally Here, Boasts Powerful AF System and 10fps Burst Shooting

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The Canon 7D Mark II, quite possibly the most anticipated and definitely the most speculated-about camera of 2014, is finally here! After months of rumors capped off by photo and spec leaks the past few days, we finally get to see what Canon has in store for its long-awaited followup to the 5-year-old APS-C flagship. Read more…

Rumor: The Next Evolution of Dual Pixel AF to Make Its Debut in the 7D Mark II

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If you’ve been following the torrent of rumors surrounding the upcoming Canon 7D replacement, you know that one of the major pieces of info floating around is that the Mark II will sport ‘revolutionary’ sensor technology.

What that is, however, is still a mystery — for most of us, anyway. Read more…

Beautifully-Crafted Crystal SLRs Will Catch the Light, They Just Can’t Capture It

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If you wanna show off your photo nerdiness in the classiest way possible (without buying a $25K limited edition Leica, that is) we might have just the thing for you. Created by Fotodiox, these crystal cameras — available in the shape of a Nikon D90 or a Canon 7D — are sure to class up any photographer’s bookshelf or den. Read more…

Rumor: Canon 7D Mark II Announcement at Photokina, Prototypes at FIFA World Cup

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Almost five years in the making, the followup to Canon’s 7D still hasn’t become more than a rumor, making many wonder if a Mark II (or any new APS-C flagship) will ever arrive. Well, according to Canon Watch, the answer to that question is yes. And the answer to the following question ‘when?’ is Photokina, with some potential appearances at this year’s FIFA World Cup. Read more…

Canon’s 7D Mark II Reportedly Delayed Due to Dual-Pixel Sensor Manufacturing Issues

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Released back in September of 2009, the Canon 7D is long overdue for a much-anticipated refresh. The problem is, up until just recently various sources have published conflicting reports that seem to get us no closer to knowing what this camera will actually look like.

However, yesterday, Northlight Images reported some interesting news that seems to make sense and go along with some of the more plausible rumors about the impending camera. Read more…

Magic Lantern Brings Brick Breaker-Style Video Game to the Canon 7D

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Lest you think that smartphones have the mobile gaming market all but wrapped up, the folks at Magic Lantern have decided to shake things up a little bit. In the spirit of the old Kodak DSLR that came equipped with Pong, ML’s pravdomil has added the ability to play a stripped down version of the old 1980s brick breaker-style game “Arkanoid” on the Canon 7D. Read more…

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 Comparison Puts Magic Lantern’s Dual ISO Hack to the Test

Yesterday, we shared the groundbreaking news that Magic Lantern’s a1ex had managed to squeeze 3 more stops of dynamic range out of Canon’s 5D Mark III and 7D by using a new feature dubbed Dual ISO. Today, we have a comparison that shows what RAW video shot on the 5D Mark III looks like taken both with and without the Dual ISO feature enabled. Read more…

New Magic Lantern Improvement Adds 3 Stops of Dynamic Range to 5DIII and 7D

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All of the updates coming out of Magic Lantern’s camp recently have been RAW video related. And while there has been news enough on that front to keep us excited, we were happy to see something new coming from the ML team today.

Dubbed Dual ISO, Magic Lantern’s Alex (a1ex) has unlocked three full stops of dynamic range that the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D sensors couldn’t previously take advantage of. That brings total dynamic range to about 14 stops. Read more…