Astounding Passion Project! Abraham Joffe’s ‘Ghosts of the Arctic’ is a Must See

Every time I get an email from Abraham Joffe, I open it immediately because I know I'm going to be impressed and his latest project ‘Ghosts of the Arctic' is an absolute must see. Normally, I post the video at the top, but I think you really should know the background before you watch as it makes it just that much more impressive. And frankly I'm not sure I could bear the kinds of temperatures they experienced in shooting this!

Photographer Joshua Holko: “The product of more than two years of planning Ghosts of the Arctic was filmed exclusively in the

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Discover the Canon C200 in Burbank

Discover the Canon C200 in Burbank Mark August 22 in your calendar, and confirm your presence. An event organized by the Digital Cinema Society will reveal products from Canon, but also from many other names in the industry. The invitation is clear: join the Digital Cinema Society to see the latest Canon camera, the C200, featuring in-camera 4K RAW recording capability, and the latest cameras from Canon, at Canon’s new technical service and support center in Burbank. August 22, from 7 until 9 PM, there will be a lot of activity at Canon’s new facility, built from the ground up to support cinema and photography professionals. Continue reading "Discover the Canon C200 in Burbank"

Canon 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is a Big Disappointment

The first dynamic range tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II DSLR are trickling onto the Web, and one thing seems to be clear: the results are very disappointing for Canon fans. In fact, Canon appears to have taken a step backwards. Camera tester William J. Claff of Photons to Photos published its Dynamic Range vs ISO chart for the 6D Mark II. Here’s the camera compared to other Canon DSLRs: As you can see, the 6D Mark II has a dynamic range that’s similar to the original 6D, slightly better at higher ISOs but worse at lower ISOs.
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Canon 6D Mark II Dynamic Range is a Big Disappointment

The first dynamic range tests of the new Canon 6D Mark II DSLR are trickling onto the Web, and one thing seems to be clear: the results are very disappointing for Canon fans. In fact, Canon appears to have taken a step backwards. Camera tester William J. Claff of Photons to Photos published its Dynamic Range vs ISO chart for the 6D Mark II. Here’s the camera compared to other Canon DSLRs: As you can see, the 6D Mark II has a dynamic range that’s similar to the original 6D, slightly better at higher ISOs but worse at lower ISOs.
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iClone 7: unmatched in the industry

iClone 7: unmatched in the industry It’s a tour de force that is unmatched in the industry, says Jeff Jasper, Oscar-winning team member/FX Supervisor Interstellar, referring to iClone 7, available for Windows from Reallusion, from $199.00. After months of preparation,  Reallusion releases iClone 7, the biggest update ever in the iClone real-time 3D evolution. This giant leap empowers iClone users with the latest PBR/GI visuals, unlimited creation for 3D characters, professional animation for morph and curve editing, real camera system, as well as several significant technology integrations with industry leaders. iClone 7 is now a virtual production platform with community inclusive tools and massive aggregation
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
iClone 7: unmatched in the industry
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Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn Mentors 5 Ambitious Shooters And You

Bruce Dorn (Canon Explorer of Light) has created a series of 6 videos for Canon on the ‘creative abilities' of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
My latest Canon video series, “Brucie Interrupted” is now online!! Yay!!! vimeo.com/channels/1270642 Watch and follow along as I interrupt my busy schedule to mentor five ambitious shooters. Join us as we explore and exploit a small sampling of the creative capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. As you'll see, I'm a very busy man with lotsa important stuff to do but I always have time to teach. We had a blast! If
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Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS and Three More Lenses On The Way, Report Says

It looks like image stabilization is coming to the world of Canon’s 85mm lenses for the first time. Canon will reportedly be announcing a new 85mm f/1.4L IS lens and three other lenses in late August 2017. Canon Rumors reports that new 85mm was among a collection of not-yet-announced Canon equipment that was submitted for certification over in Japan. While specs and pricing are not yet known for this 85mm f/1.4L IS, what’s known is that it will not be a direct replacement for the Canon 85mm f/1.2 II, which will continue to be produced and
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DSLR Sales Down – Nobody Is Buying Stand Alone Cameras Any More!

dslr sales downDSLR sales were down in 2016 – but before you put on your “see mirrorless is taking over the world” hat, mirrorless sales were down too (tho they were less down than DSLR sales)! Yesterday, I was thinking about the new Light L16 I've been telling you about (and have a new site covering this incredible new technology called lightRumors) and they're about to start shipping the first production cameras this Friday, and I've been thinking a lot about the future of cameras. And so when I found this video by Mark over at The Photo/Video Show, it really hit home. People
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Canon’s new Support Center in Burbank

Canon's new Support Center in Burbank Evolving from what began at Canon’s original Hollywood facility, the new state-of-the-art Canon Burbank becomes dedicated location for studios, post-production facilities, suppliers and professional organizations. Continuing its support of professional clients in the filmmaking and still imaging communities, Canon officially opened its doors to its newest Professional Technology & Support Center in Burbank, Calif. The new state-of-the-art Canon Burbank facility provides these customers with enhanced technical environments and accessible service and support. Canon Burbank is poised to support Canon’s clients’ productivity through a dynamic mix of product evaluation and testing, product & workflow training, industry events and expedited repairs. Every
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Torture Test: See the Moment a Canon DSLR Shutter Dies

DSLRs generally have life expectancies based on how many “actuations” (i.e. openings and closings) their shutters can handle before they die and need to be replaced. To see what happens when a DSLR “dies” in this way, ContinueCrushingTech decided to torture test a Canon 7D Mark II with non-stop shooting until the shutter fails. Warning: Spoilers of the test are below. ContinueCrushingTech had a broken 7D Mark II that needed to be sent to Canon for part replacements anyway, so the camera was a perfect guinea pig for seeing the results of shutter failure.
The Canon 7D Mark
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Photographer Travels the Globe to Capture ‘The World in Faces’

Alexander Khimushin is a Queensland, Australia-based photographer who has been on the road for 9 years. During that span, he visited 84 countries. 10 months out of a year he’s on the road shooting photos in remote places. He’s currently working on a series titled “The World in Faces.” “The World in Faces is a project that I started in 2014,” Khimushin tells PetaPixel. “I was writing a story for My Planet TV, a Russian TV channel when I was looking for some pictures of landscapes. I saw there were many portraits from the different places I had visited.
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Two Camera Updates from Canon – The Canon EOS 6D Mark II and the Canon Rebel SL2

Canon just announced 2 updates that many people will want to pick up – the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and the Canon Rebel SL2 (more on that in another post) The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a very nice upgrade from the prior model and is the FIRST Canon Full Frame DSLR with an articulating screen! That's huge news. I think the only other full frame camera on the market with a ‘flippy' screen is the Sony A99 II (note the Pentax K-1 and the Nikon D750 have articulating screens, but they only move a little – they don't
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Canon 6D Mark II Unveiled: A Cheaper Full-Frame DSLR for Enthusiasts

After weeks of rumors and leaks, Canon has just officially announced the new 6D Mark II. It’s a new full frame DSLR offered at a relatively affordable price point.
Canon says the new camera “is ideal for budding photographers looking to take their creative DSLR photography skills to the next level by shooting with a Full-frame CMOS sensor DSLR camera to capture beautiful high-quality portraits and striking landscapes, even in low-light situations.” The 6D line is designed to bridge the gap between Canon’s crop sensor DSLRs and its higher-end professional full frame DSLRs. At the core of the
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ShutterCount is Back for Canon DSLRs

Canon cameras are notoriously difficult to get accurate shutter actuation values from. A couple of years ago, the popular application ShutterCount was able to do this, but an internal change made by Canon HQ rendered it useless on newer cameras. But fear not, ShutterCount 3.0 has arrived with a fix. When the Canon 5DS R was released, Canon changed something in the cameras that stopped ShutterCount from being able to read the number of actuations successfully. In response, ShutterCount developer Laszlo Pusztai purchased three Canon 1200D DSLRs and spent two years on revealing the accurate shutter count again. After
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Canon’s Cinema RAW Light: more than a codec

Canon’s Cinema RAW Light: more than a codec The CFast 2.0 card inside the EOS C200 pairs with the new Cinema RAW Light format to allow capturing footage internally. An interesting solution, but one requiring a different approach to post-processing. Since Canon introduced its new format, Cinema RAW Light, with the EOS C200, multiple questions have been raised about the format, and whether it is a viable path or a dead end. From the ironic “all we needed was a new format” to the inquiring “we want to know more”, the reactions are diverse. We’ve had an idea of what is possible to achieve with Cinema
Canon’s Cinema RAW Light: more than a codec
Canon’s Cinema RAW Light: more than a codec
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Canon Shutter Counts are BACK! The ShutterCount App Team Found The Counts for Newer Canon Cameras!

ShutterCount app resultsSeveral times over the past 8 years I've reported on the ShutterCount app and the earlier apps that were available to be able to see the number of shutter actuations our cameras have taken. These counts are very important for folks who want to sell their gear or just keep updated on how much they've used their cameras. But, with the release of the Canon EOS 5Ds R, Canon changed the way the shutter counts were stored and all the tools were suddenly ineffective in helping out Canon owners and potential buyers. Cut forward to today when the Shutter Count app team
ShutterCount app results
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Tamron 18-400mm: the all-in-one zoom

Tamron 18-400mm: the all-in-one zoom Designed for APS-C DSLRs, this 18-400mm zoom becomes a 640mm on a Canon APS-C body and offers something unique: close focus at 0.45 m, and a magnification of 0.34x. A zoom that extends from wide-angle to long telephoto is always a compromise, but that didn’t stop Tamron from taking it to extremes with a 18-400mm that, despite any technological discussion, is the answer to the dreams of all those people who want to carry a single lens and be able to photograph both close and distant subjects. Now they can! Pixel peepers and those for whom photography is
Tamron 18-400mm: the all-in-one zoom
Tamron 18-400mm: the all-in-one zoom
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This is the Canon 6D Mark II

We’re about a week away from when Canon will reportedly announce the new 6D Mark II DSLR (June 29), but today we’re finally getting a first look at the camera itself. Behold: this is the 6D Mark II, as seen in leaked photos. The photos were published by Japanese camera rumor site Nokishita Camera. They show what rumors have been saying for a while now, including the fact that Canon is introducing the first fully-articulating LCD touchscreen on a full-frame DSLR. The 3-inch screen can be seen in this photo of the camera’s back side: For comparison, here’s what the
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