Canon’s M-i1 Mini Projector Can Beam Your Camera’s Photos Wirelessly

Canon has launched a new mini projector, the Mini Projector M-i1, that can be used to project photos and video wirelessly without needing a computer. It measures only 105mm x 105mm x 22mm and weighs just 235 grams, but it’s able to project 1080p Full HD video over up to 3 meters, producing an 84-inch screen. The minimum distance for projection is 0.5 meters, which will produce a 14-inch screen. The brightness of the screen is 701lm, and this is done using an LED light which is expected to last for around 10,000 hours of operation. The projector
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Canon MM100-WS: a module camera for IBC 2017

Canon MM100-WS: a new module camera for IBC 2017 The new compact module camera from Canon follows the logic of previous models, being able to capture images in low-light environments with as little as 1 lux of illumination. The introduction of the Canon MM100-WS represents  a new direction for Canon, although the model integrates the family of multi-purpose cameras previous launched by the company. Now, to the ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH Canon adds this model, which is compact and modular, meaning it is designed to be used in narrow spaces besides being the core of what seems to be a new modular system. Canon does not provide much information about Continue reading "Canon MM100-WS: a module camera for IBC 2017"

Dear Canon, What Happened To Your Innovation?

Dear Canon, You and I have had a very, very long friendship that has lasted many years and many, many generations of cameras. Ever since my first camera purchase, you have been my brand of choice. I still have my original Canon IXUS 40 and multiple generations of full frame and APS-C SLRs going back as far as the 450D, which was released in March 2008. I own more Canon lenses than I know what to do with including many “L” series lenses which I firmly believe are the best lenses on the market. I have recommended your cameras and
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Canon DP-V2411: new 4K reference display

Canon DP-V2411: new 4K reference display The new 24-inch reference display from Canon features stable high luminance and 12G-SDI terminals, ideal for use on-set in broadcasting vans, and in-studio needs. The line up of Canon’s reference displays continues to grow, with yet a new reference, the DP-V2411 4K HDR reference display, which provides users with detailed and precise color reproduction as well as high resolution, high contrast and high luminance, allowing for accurate review and confirmation of 4K and HDR video content. Highlighting Canon’s proprietary display image processor, LED direct backlight system design and an In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD screen, the DP-V2411 display reaches peak luminance
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Art Of The Shot: “Menashe” Cinematographer Yoni Brook

In this version of Art of the Shot, I had the opportunity to talk to “Menashe” cinematographer Yoni Brook. Brook is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an Independent Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer for “Vally of Saints” the feature film shot under military curfew in Kashmir. Premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, “Vally of Saints” won the Audience Award and Alfred P. Sloan Award. As a documentary director, Brook’s films have premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, True/False Film Festival, and International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Brook started as a photojournalist at the
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Canon launches 3 new 4K UHD video camcorders

Canon launches 3 new 4K UHD video camcorders Three lightweight and compact video camcorders that feature 4K/60p video recording and share many features arrive to expand Canon’s line up for videographers on the move. Canon’s new models look very similar on the outside, and that should not come as a surprise, as they also share many of the inner parts that make them interesting.  In fact, all three models feature a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5mm–382.5mm), to support 4K recording, alongside a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing platform, to produce, according to Canon, “stunning
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Canon launches 3 new 4K UHD video camcorders
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Canon launches 3 new 4K UHD video camcorders

Canon launches 3 new 4K UHD video camcorders Three lightweight and compact video camcorders that feature 4K/60p video recording and share many features arrive to expand Canon’s line up for videographers on the move. Canon’s new models look very similar on the outside, and that should not come as a surprise, as they also share many of the inner parts that make them interesting.  In fact, all three models feature a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5mm–382.5mm), to support 4K recording, alongside a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing platform, to produce, according to Canon, “stunning
Canon launches 3 new 4K UHD video camcorders
Canon launches 3 new 4K UHD video camcorders
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Comparing Canon and Sony Full Frame Cameras That Cost Under $2,000

Photographers now have a number of options for full-frame camera bodies that can be had for less than $2,000, but how do they stack up? This video from The Slanted Lens compares three of them: the Sony a7 II, the Canon 6D Mark II, and a used Canon 5D Mark III. They’re all brilliant cameras, but which comes out on top in terms of quality? The Sony is the cheapest at around $1,500 new, the Canon 6D II is $2,000, and the 5D III can be found at around $1,800 used (or $2,300 new). These cameras differ significantly
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Canon Opening a New Camera Factory in Japan Heavy on Automation

Canon is planning to open a new camera factory in Japan by 2019 in an effort to move more of its production “back home,” but this time it will be relying more on automation to lower the cost of domestic operations. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that the camera giant acquire 300,000 square meters of land in southern Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture as early as later this month to serve as the site of the new digital camera factory (estimated to cost about $181 million). It was in 2010 that Canon last opened a factory in Japan, but this time round there
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Sony a9 vs. Canon 1D X II vs. Nikon D5: A Flagship Camera Shootout

The flagship cameras from Sony, Canon, and Nikon — the a9, 1D X II, and D5 — are all brilliant pieces of kit, but which is right for you? This 45-minute shootout from Michael Andrews (aka Michael The Maven) objectively compares the three cameras in great detail.

Table of Contents

Here’s a breakdown of the sections found in the video: 01:04 – Intro
05:30 – Sports Shooting
16:05 – Low Light Focusing
16:45 – Video Focusing
18:06 – Dynamic Range
22:27 – High Portrait ISO
23:48 – Moire Test
24:12 – Thermal Test
24:53 – Rolling Shutter
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Canon Macro lenses get Tilt and Shift

Canon Macro lenses get Tilt & Shift The new Canon EF lenses support a variety of photography applications including architecture, portrait, food and landscape, while the new flash will seduce macro shooters after more complex lighting solutions. It’s a good end for the Summer months if you’re a Canon DSLR shooter. The five new products introduced confirm the company continues behind its DSLR system, and not just keeping products updated. The new macro tilt-shift lenses are a somehow surprising introduction – if you forget the rumors that for months pointed to them – and a demonstration that there is still room for expanding creative frontiers. “Creating a
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Canon Macro lenses get Tilt & Shift
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Canon Unveils a Macro Twin-Flash and 3 Macro Tilt-Shift Lenses

Fresh from Canon, this morning the popular camera manufacturer has unveiled a new macro twin-flash system, as well as its first macro tilt-shift lenses — and there’s three of them.

Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash

The macro twin-flash, known as the Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash, will “further enhance a photographer’s ability to shoot macro photos,” and is a compact flash system that will “inherit the ease of use and operability of Canon’s latest Speedlite EX series flashes.” The aim of such a flash is to evenly light a subject close to the lens, with flashes from either
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Canon M100: A Mirrorless Camera for Those Graduating from Smartphones

Canon just announced a new mirrorless camera today, the EOS M100. The camera is designed to be “an excellent choice for those looking to step up from smartphone photography,” Canon says. The M100 may not beat other mirrorless cameras on the market… but it may beat the smartphone you use. “Canon’s newest EOS M-Series offering helps expand creativity while providing the ability to capture photos that simply cannot be matched by smartphone photography,” says Canon. Inside the M100 is a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor backed by a DIGIC 7 image processor. It has a maximum ISO of 25600 and
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Canon Unveils the 85mm f/1.4L IS, Its First 85mm with Stabilization

Canon has just officially announced its new 85mm f/1.4L IS lens. It’s Canon’s first ever 85mm lens to offer image stabilization. The new lens complements Canon’s 85mm lineup rather than replace the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II. It’s still a top-of-the-line professional L lens, but instead of a wider f/1.2 aperture, you get four stops of stabilization and f/1.4. On a Canon APS-C crop sensor camera, this 85mm offers a 136mm equivalent focal length. Size-wise, this lens is longer than the 85mm f/1.2 (4.1″/10.4cm versus 3.3″/8.38cm) but lighter (2.09lbs/949.7g
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Canon EOS 80D gets a FilmConvert profile

Canon EOS 80D gets a FilmConvert profile FilmConvert continues to develop and distribute camera profiles for different models and brands, and the EOS 80D gets its profile this Summer. After the Sony a6500 and Canon 5D mkIV, it is time for the EOS 80D to get a much expected camera profile. FilmConvert says that “the Canon 80D has been a highly requested camera from our users, due to its versatility for still photographers moving into video” and so they prepared this profile, launched in time so you can end yous Summer days testying it, in time for the first Fall video captures. The camera, which was very Continue reading "Canon EOS 80D gets a FilmConvert profile"

Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Leaked With 3 New Tilt-Shift Macro Lenses

A new 85mm lens from Canon has been rumored since early 2017, and today we have our first look at it thanks to a photo and spec leak. This is the upcoming Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS. The Japanese site Nokishita Camera published the leak and reports that the Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS will feature a 9-blade circular aperture, Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for reducing flaring and ghosting, Fluorine coating for repelling dust/grease/water/dirt, 14 elements in 10 groups (with one aspherical lens), a minimum focusing distance of 85cm (~2.8ft), a 77mm filter diameter, dimensions of 88.6×105.
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Your guide to capture the Great American Eclipse

Your guide to capture the total solar eclipse Photographing an eclipse is an exciting idea, but don’t stop there. Modern cameras offer accessible ways to create video or time-lapses, so why stop at single photographs? This is your guide to try new techniques during a total eclipse. It’s an exciting experience to capture images of a solar eclipse, but remember to FOLLOW THE SAFETY RULES so as not to spoil the moment. Yes, you do have to protect your eyes, but you also need to protect your camera’s sensor, which can be damaged if exposed directly to the bright light from the Sun. The information needed to safely
Your guide to capture the total solar eclipse
Your guide to capture the total solar eclipse
Your guide to capture the total solar eclipse
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Yongnuo YN686EX-RT, a lithium-ion flash for Canon

Yongnuo YN686EX-RT, a lithium-ion flash for Canon The Yongnuo  YN686EX-RT flash is compatible with Canon’s RT- series of flashes, but contrary to Canon’s units uses a lithium-ion battery said to be faster and offer 750 full-power flashes from a single charge. When lithium batteries became a common thing in the market, some photographers managed to fry their flashes, because they picked a set of AA lithium batteries and used them with the flash. They recycled faster, yes, but were prone to problems, one of them being that they get very hot. They can be used, but if you’re shooting at a fast rate, they will overheat and
Yongnuo YN686EX-RT, a lithium-ion flash for Canon
Yongnuo YN686EX-RT, a lithium-ion flash for Canon
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Shooting Portraits of the Same Model with 3 Vintage Lenses

Photographer Mathieu Stern recently put 3 vintage lenses to the test in a portrait shootout at 4 different locations. The 5-minute video above compares the Soligor 21mm f/3.8, Canon FD S.S.C. 50mm f/1.4, and Helios 103 53mm f/1.8 with a tilt adapter. Stern effectively shows how these vintage primes can produce quality images for a fraction of the cost of modern lenses.

Soligor 21mm f/3.8

Shots from the Soligor showed distortion at 21mm, but with great detail in the foliage:
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Canon FD S.S.C. 50mm
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