DAY 20: Imitation

DAY 20: Imitation

DAY 20: Imitation

Children love to imitate their parents and the wider world around them, as they learn vital lessons about the rich tapestry of life…

Whenever we are out and a fire engine races by, on it’s way to a fire or another emergency, you can guarantee that when we get home our little three and a half year old will get his own toy fire engine out from the toy box and recreate the scene he has witnessed outside.

Similarly when Mummy is hoovering or dusting around the home, our Son has to get involved with his own housework in imitation of Mummy. When Mummy is cooking he stands there right by her side insisting that he be allowed to make something for the oven too.

Today’s image demonstrates that imitation is copying or reflecting things others do and is inspired by the way our little boy likes to get out his camera whenever I’m taking photographs. He has watched me setting my camera equipment up so many times since he was born back in 2004, so now he has a toy camera out it comes and he snaps happily away when I’m taking images.

He imitates me in so many ways including always putting his wrist through the camera strap, looks through the viewfinder when getting ready to take an image, makes sure the cover is over the lens after taking images and afterwards carefully reviews the images he has taken. He has even set up a pretend computer in his bedroom to imitate manipulating the images afterwards.

We look forward to seeing his real images, when he gets a proper camera, and I have no doubt I’ll be imitating his photographic skill.

Note: image taken with a Canon 5D mounted on a Manfrotto 055CB Professional Tripod – subject located in very large light tent lit by two Canon 580EX flashes. On the surface this may look like a very simple image, but in fact it was a very complicated set-up and proved frustrating to get exactly as I wanted it. As always I aim for simplicity but achieving such simplicity is far from simple.

This image is part of the The Things Children Play With 30 day challenge gallery.

Copyright © 2008 f2 Photography

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Posted by F-2 on 2007-05-04 16:52:46

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All Tangled Up…

All Tangled Up...

The wiring situation at the back of my computer… mainly thanks to all the external harddrives. I could also do with doing a bit of dusting I guess.

Glasgow, Thursday 8th February 2007.

Posted by Crimson Glow Photography on 2007-04-08 21:18:16

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NEW 5D mark III

NEW 5D mark III

JUST RELEASED !!!!!!!

22 Megapixel
6 FPS
All new improved 61 pt AF
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"Level" display

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Description
Canon EOS 5D Mark III With it’s supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the Canon 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the Canon EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography.

Advanced professional-level highdefinition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon’s advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode-all of which that help make the Canon EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.
Features
Newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100 25600 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) for shooting frombright to dim light and next generation DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.
New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points with f/4.0 lens support and 5 dual diagonal AF points (sensitive to f/2.8).
iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and colorinformation for optimizing exposure and image quality.
EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 60p (59.94) / 50p) with 4 GB automatic file partitioning (continuous recording time 30 minutes), selectable "All i-frame" or IPB compressions, embedded timecode, manual audio level control while recording
Outstanding shooting performance: up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting using a UDMACF card.
Magnesium-alloy body with shutter durability tested up to 150,000 cycles, enhanced dust-and-weather resistance, and updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system for improved vibration-based dust removal.
Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display with approximately 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 34.1°, and 0.71x magnification.
3.2-inch Clear View II LCD monitor, 170° viewing angle, 1,040,000-dot VGA, reflection resistance with multi coating and high-transparency materials for bright and clear viewing.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure modes expand creative possibilities.
Improved handling with the addition of new customizable controls, enhanced recording options with Dual Card Slots for CF and SD cards, Dual Axis Electronic Level, and compatibility with optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter and GPS Receiver.

Specifications
Exposure SimulationPossible
TypeDigital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording MediaCF Card Type I and II
Compatible with UDMA CF cards
SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards
Image Sensor Size36.0mm x 24.0mm (35mm Full-frame)
Compatible LensesCanon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S Lenses)
Lens MountCanon EF mount
Image Sensor TypeHigh-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
PixelsEffective pixels: Approx. 22.3 megapixels
Total PixelsTotal pixels: Approx. 23.4 megapixels
Aspect Ratio3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Pixel Unit6.25 m square
Color Filter SystemRGB primary color filters
Low-pass FilterFixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust Deletion feature (1)Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass.
Self-cleaning executed automatically when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible.
Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.
Dust Deletion Feature (2)Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
Dust Deletion Feature (3)Manual cleaning
Recording FormatDesign Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Image TypeStill Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)
Simultaneous RecordingThe image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings.
File Size(1) Large: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
(2) Medium: Approx. 9.80 Megapixels (3840 x 2560)
(3) S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920)
(4) S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 22.10 Megapixels (5760 x 3840)
(7) M-RAW: Approx. 10.50 Megapixels (3960 x 2640)
(8) S-RAW: Approx. 5.50 Megapixels (2880 x 1920) Exact file sizes depend the subject, ISO speed, Picture style et
File NumberingThe following three types of file numbers can be set:
(1) Continuous numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Backup RecordingEnabled with WFT-E4A attached
File NumberingConsecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
Color SpacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture StyleAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Auto White BalanceAuto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature CompensationBlue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
* Corrected in reference to the current WB mode’s color temperature
Color Temperature Info TransmissionProvided
Viewfinder TypeEye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder CoverageApprox. 100% vertically and horizontally (At approx. 21mm eyepoint)
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Viewfinder EyepointApprox. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenFixed
Viewfinder MirrorQuick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60,
Viewfinder InformationAF information (AF point, focus confirmation, AF status indicator)
Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning)
Flash information (Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)
Image information (Highlight tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), card information)
Battery check
Composition information
Warning symbol
Depth-of-Field PreviewEnabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus TypeTTL Secondary image registration, phase detection
AF Points61-point AF (up to 41 cross-type points)
AF Working RangeEV -2 – 18 (at 73°F/23°C and ISO 100)
Focusing ModesAuto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection1. Single-point AF (Manual selection)
2. Auto selection 61-Point AF
3. Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
4. AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left, and right)
5. AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
6. Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
Selected AF Point DisplayDisplayed in viewfinder with transparent LCD and on LCD panel
AF-assist Beam(1) Enable
With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite, AF-assist beam is emitted automatically when necessary.
(2) Disable
(3) IR AF assist beam only
* No AF-assist beam with flash bursts.
AF Area and AF Point SelectionAF area used in horizontal/vertical (grip up or down) shooting and the manually-selected AF point position can be set separately
Metering RangeEV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control(1) Scene Intelligent Auto
(2) Program AE (shiftable)
(3) Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
(4) Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
(5) Manual exposure
* The metering mode can be specified with a Custom Function.
(6) Bulb
(7) E-TTL II autoflash program AE
* Evaluative metering, Averaged metering
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)
ISO speed expansion possible to ISO 50, 51200, and 102400.
For [Highlight tone priority], the settable ISO speed range will be 200-25600.
ISO speed safety shift possible with Custom Function.
Exposure CompensationManual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock(1) Auto AE lock
In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock
With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.
Shutter TypeVertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter speed’s control range can be set with a Custom Function.
Shutter ReleaseSoft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.059 sec.
2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.2 sec
Compatible FlashE-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal LengthProvided
Flash Exposure Compensation±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE LockProvided
External Flash SettingsThe camera can set the following with Speedlite 600EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II, or 270EX:
(1) External flash control
(2) Flash Custom Function setting
Drive ModesSingle, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Silent Single Shooting and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
Continuous Shooting SpeedHigh-speed: Maximum approx. 6.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Maximum approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Maximum approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Maximum BurstJPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 65 shots (approx. 16270 shots)
RAW: Approx. 13 shots (approx. 18 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 7 shots (approx. 7 shots
Shooting ModesStill photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing(1) Autofocus (One-Shot AF) – Live mode (One-point, contrast AF. Switching to another AF point possible.)- Face detection Live mode (Face detection, contrast AF. Face selectable.) – Quick mode (61-point, phase-difference AF, same as normal shooting.)
(2) Manual focus
Metering ModesReal-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering RangeReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor:
Metering range: EV 0 – EV 20 (At 73°F/23°C, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
AE lock possible
The active metering time can be changed.
Grid DisplayThree grid display provided
Silent ShootingProvided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor TypeTFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size3.2 in.
Monitor DotsApprox. 1.04 million dots
Monitor CoverageApprox. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Brightness AdjustmentAuto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor
* Adjustable to one of three levels: Darker, Standard, Brighter
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
Interface Languages25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, 15/15 Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Tilt Display – On LCD MonitorElectronic level indicates up to 360° roll and ±10° pitch in 1° increments.
Tilt Display – In ViewfinderThe AF point display is used to indicate up to ±6° horizontal tilt and ±4° vertical tilt in 1° increments (During vertical shooting, up to ±1 ° horizontal tilt and ±6° vertical tilt).
Video – File FormatMPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Variable (averaged) bit rate
Video – File SizeRecording Sizes: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480
Video – Frame Rates[1920 x 1080]: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps – [1280 x 720]: 60 fps / 50 fps – [640 x 480]: 30 fps / 25 fps
Video – ISO RangeP, Av, and Bulb: Automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800, expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 25600) – A+ and Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800, – M: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – 12800), ISO 100 – 12800 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 16000/20000/25600)
Video – FocusingSame as focusing with Live View shooting
video – Exposure Control(1) Program AE for movie shooting (2) Manual exposure
Video – Exposure CompensationUp to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Display FormatSingle image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), two-image comparative display, slide show (all images/selected by date/folder), star rating
Highlight AlertWith single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink
Quick Control FunctionThe following functions can be set: Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, AF point selection (including AF area selection modes), Picture Style, White Balance, WB Correction, metering mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, recording function switching, image-recording quality, AF mode, drive mode, and Custom Controls (camera controls/buttons customization).
Image ProtectionErase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card
Image EraseErase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images
Compatible PrintersPictBridge-compatible printers
Printable ImagesRAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
Custom Functions13 Custom Functions settable with the camera
Camera User SettingsCurrent camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial (Automatic registration update is possible)
My Menu RegistrationUp to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
USB TerminalFor personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Audio/Video OUT Terminal(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Extension System TerminalFor connection to WFT-E7A (WFT) and GP-E2 (GPS)
Gigabit-EthernetThe RJ-45 jack is not built-in and is only available via the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A
BatteryOne Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
Battery CheckAutomatic battery check when the power switch is turned on: Displayed in 6 levels:
Power SavingPower turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes) of non-operation elapses.
Startup TimeApprox. 0.1 sec
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 6.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 in. (152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4 mm)
WeightApprox. 33.5 oz. / 950g (Based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 30.3 oz./ 860g (Body only)

Posted by preview_rob on 2012-03-02 06:48:13

Tagged: , Canon , 5D , MarkIII , NEW , MkIII , Mk3 , Mark3 , EOS

Abracadabra, your data is gone

Abracadabra, your data is gone

Taken for Macro Mondays, this week’s theme: Abracadabra

Another drive bites the dust… This one was only 4 years old, pretty much to the day. It’s failure was near instant and recovery didn’t look like much of a reality. Thankfully, it was only my Time Machine backup disk, but still… I have a 250GB LaCie drive that is nearing 7 years old and it is still spinning (nothing important kept on it, obviously)

If your computer or main hard drive(s) were to fail today, would you be prepared?

Posted by Louis Abate on 2010-10-18 02:17:21

Tagged: , 100mm f/2.8 , 430EXII , 5D , Canon , Fail , Hard Drive , Macro , Macro Mondays , Seagate , Strobist , 500GB , POS , 3.5 , Inch , Computer , Drive , Cactus , V4 , Garbage , Was never a good drive and would spin down every 5 minutes , The .Macro. Group

New Canon 5D Mark II, $2,700, 21.1 Megapixels, Full Frame Sensor, Anti Dust Technology, Shoots HD Video

New Canon 5D Mark II, $2,700, 21.1 Megapixels, Full Frame Sensor, Anti Dust Technology, Shoots HD Video

Well what a pleasant surprise this morning. Pre-photokina Canon has released the details on the much anticipated update to it’s popular 5D camera (yes, the very same 5D that I love and shoot with every single day).

The new camera will sell for an estimated price of $2,700. It will have a full frame 21.1-megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and an expanded ISO sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600. It will shoot at 3.9 frames per second (a disappointment to some who were hoping for a faster camera). Canon says that the new camera will be available at the end of November (just in time for Christmas grandma!).

It will also shoot 16:9 full 1080 HD video. The maximum length for videos on the new camera will be 4 GB per clip or 30 minutes, whichever comes first. The new camera will also have an input terminal for external microphones in addition to it’s built in sound.

Other features of the new camera include live view shooting and the ability to keep the shutter open in live view mode for quieter shooting (which Canon oddly says will be helpful to "law enforcement" in it’s press release). I can’t wait to see the follow up advertising campaign on this one, "Real cops shoot with Canon!"

It also includes a much needed dust cleaning system — dust on the full frame sensor was the biggest problem with the original 5D in my opinion.

Like it’s predecessor 5D model the new 5D will not have built in flash.

Apparently there is also a new grip (which looks massive) that will be available as an add on accessory for the 5D which will allow you to transmit images wirelessly to your computer or an FTP server. It’s said to include GPS which I would assume would mean that with this accessory you will likely be able to auto geotag your photos.

So will Thomas Hawk be buying one of these bad boys as soon as he can possibly get his hands on one in November? Hell yes! No doubt.

Even if you can’t or don’t want to spend $2,700 on a camera body though this is great news because the original 5D is sure to drop in price substantially and that is still one of the finest digital SLRs out to shoot with. If you want to pick up an old 5D cheap I’d be scouring eBay for a used one come November.

Along with the 5D Canon also announced an updated version of their popular 24mm f/1.4 lens. The new EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens. I have the current 24mm L lens and love it. I’d imagine the new one will be even better.

You can read the entire Canon press release on the new 5D here.

Additional coverage:

Techmeme
Engadget
Wired
I4U News
electronista
Gizmodo
1001 Noisy Cameras
Fred Miranda
photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00QsOj
Crave
Canon DSLR User Group on Flickr

Unfortunately no coverage on the new camera yet from the "We Say No to Video" Group on Flickr 😉

Posted by Thomas Hawk on 2008-09-17 13:30:18

Tagged: , Canon , 5D , Canon 5D , camera

Old Lamp

Old Lamp

20131024-2295

En ineens, plotsklaps, heb ik een nieuwe plugin op mijn computer zitten.
Niet besteld, niet gevraagd, onaangekondigd zag ik bij NIK filters de "Analog Efec Pro" staan. Een filterset om nieuwe foto’s een vintage-look te geven. Scratches en dust en dat soort stuff.
Moet er nog eens goed naar kijken, zag heel veel mogelijkheden om van een nieuwe foto een echte oude te maken.

Posted by Pieter Musterd on 2013-10-31 19:58:00

Tagged: , analog efex pro , plugin , NIK , lamp , vintage , pieter musterd , musterd , canon 5D mark II , 5D , nederland , pays-bas , the netherlands , Niederlande , NL

Hot Cocoa Love

Hot Cocoa Love

Pret is one of the things I missed most from England. Swedish Meatball wraps, amazing hot chocolate and cappuccinos with cocoa powder stars dusted on top… Love! 😀

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Posted by i eaт sтars on 2010-10-06 22:57:52

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New Canon 5D Mark II, $2,700, 21.1 Megapixels, Full Frame Sensor, Anti Dust Technology, Shoots HD Video

New Canon 5D Mark II, $2,700, 21.1 Megapixels, Full Frame Sensor, Anti Dust Technology, Shoots HD Video

Well what a pleasant surprise this morning. Pre-photokina Canon has released the details on the much anticipated update to it’s popular 5D camera (yes, the very same 5D that I love and shoot with every single day).

The new camera will sell for an estimated price of $2,700. It will have a full frame 21.1-megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and an expanded ISO sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600. It will shoot at 3.9 frames per second (a disappointment to some who were hoping for a faster camera). Canon says that the new camera will be available at the end of November (just in time for Christmas grandma!).

It will also shoot 16:9 full 1080 HD video. The maximum length for videos on the new camera will be 4 GB per clip or 30 minutes, whichever comes first. The new camera will also have an input terminal for external microphones in addition to it’s built in sound.

Other features of the new camera include live view shooting and the ability to keep the shutter open in live view mode for quieter shooting (which Canon oddly says will be helpful to "law enforcement" in it’s press release). I can’t wait to see the follow up advertising campaign on this one, "Real cops shoot with Canon!"

It also includes a much needed dust cleaning system — dust on the full frame sensor was the biggest problem with the original 5D in my opinion.

Like it’s predecessor 5D model the new 5D will not have built in flash.

Apparently there is also a new grip (which looks massive) that will be available as an add on accessory for the 5D which will allow you to transmit images wirelessly to your computer or an FTP server. It’s said to include GPS which I would assume would mean that with this accessory you will likely be able to auto geotag your photos.

So will Thomas Hawk be buying one of these bad boys as soon as he can possibly get his hands on one in November? Hell yes! No doubt.

Even if you can’t or don’t want to spend $2,700 on a camera body though this is great news because the original 5D is sure to drop in price substantially and that is still one of the finest digital SLRs out to shoot with. If you want to pick up an old 5D cheap I’d be scouring eBay for a used one come November.

Along with the 5D Canon also announced an updated version of their popular 24mm f/1.4 lens. The new EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens. I have the current 24mm L lens and love it. I’d imagine the new one will be even better.

You can read the entire Canon press release on the new 5D here.

Additional coverage:

Techmeme
Engadget
Wired
I4U News
electronista
Gizmodo
1001 Noisy Cameras
Fred Miranda
photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00QsOj
Crave
Canon DSLR User Group on Flickr

Unfortunately no coverage on the new camera yet from the "We Say No to Video" Group on Flickr 😉

Posted by Thomas Hawk on 2008-09-17 13:30:26

Tagged: , Canon , 5D , Canon 5D , camera , fav10 , 10 , fav20 , fav25