A little over a month ago, Canon announced its 10th anniversary celebration of the EOS 5D Series. Canon has now released a new video further celebrating the Series. [Read more…]
On August 22 this year, the original Canon EOS 5D will turn 10 years old. Leading up to the official 10-year anniversary date, Canon has kicked off a bit of an anniversary celebration of the Canon 5D line.
At the time it was announced, Canon slotted the original 5D 12.8MP full frame camera in between its prosumer EOS 20D model (at 8.2MP) and the high-end professional EOS 1Ds Mark II (16.7MP). [Read more…]
Just when we thought the Magic Lantern madness couldn’t get any crazier, they go and enable raw video capture on the 5-year-old Canon 50D. By taking advantage of the 50D’s ability to push out a video feed from the sensor for live view, the Magic Lantern crew dug further to apply what they’ve learned from recent 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II experiments to draw raw video out of the 50D. [Read more…]
Previously, LockCircle released the LockPort HDMI port savers, which proved successful and led to the logical development of a port saver for USB ports on HDSLRs. LockPort HDMI was eventually developed and released for Nikon D600 and D800 HDSLRs, so I would expect a LockPort USB model to be in the works for those cameras as well.
LockPort USB is available for $139 direct from LockCircle. More details here on LockCircle’s website.
Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi just cranked out another solid timelapse video of Paris. As you may have seen in Part I and Part II, Akpovi produces an incredible sense of motion in his timelapse work.
He uses a variety of gear to accomplish these shots:
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
- Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye
- Samyang 14mm f/2.8
- Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD
- Filters: ND2 to ND400
Akpovi accomplishes those surreal camera movements not with a large dolly, jib or mechanized slider, but with a simple tripod and some camera shake reduction in post processing. You can get a glimpse of this technique in an earlier behind-the-scenes video below.
You can see more of Akpovi’s work here on his Vimeo account.
The Magic Lantern crew just made a breakthrough of 24p raw video on the 5D Mark III. The earlier catch was that there was a limitation on the resolution that left the 5D Mark III raw video capture just short of the full 1080p mark.
Not so fast though…
Just hours after the initial revelation, Magic Lantern revealed that it’s possible to hit the holy grail of 14-bit raw video at 1920×1080 resolution and 24p with a 1000x CF card. [Read more…]
The Canon 6D is a 20MP full frame camera that steps up in performance from the 5D Mark II, but still offers a lower entry price than what the 5D Mark II did at its debut. For now, Canon’s full frame line-up will consist of (in order of sophistication and price) the 5D Mark II, 6D and 5D Mark III.
The 6D should offer improved dynamic range and low-light noise control thanks to larger pixels and improved processing over the 5D Mark II. Additionally, the 6D steps up to 4.5 fps frame rate over the 5D Mark II at 3.9 fps. Another kudos goes to the locking mode dial on the 6D – a small, but great, addition. [Read more…]
Canon is serving up a $400 instant rebate on the Canon 5D Mark II, which is likely being pushed aside now that the Canon 6D has landed. This puts the Canon 5D Mark II body at $1799 shipped and the 5D Mark II + 24-105mm f/4L kit lens at $2499 shipped.