Hot Deal: eBay
(via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body
) available for $1,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate. Note:
This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. Update:
Use coupon code CLC10OFF
to take an additional $50.00 off
for a final price of $1,949.00.
(via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
) available for $277.40 with free shipping. Compare at $549.00. Note:
This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
results from the EOS 7D Mark II
have been added to the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens review
Probably the most notable difference between the 7D II and the 1Ds Mark III is the crop sensor camera's reduced vignetting as a result of utilizing the center-most part of the image circle. Otherwise, image quality is impressively close wide open
between the two bodies.
The world awaits the comparison between this lens and the just-announced Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
. This comparison will be a top priority once Sigma's newest "Art" lens lands in our hands. B&H
has the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
While trees that are full of leaves are quite attractive, they can block the view of many homes and buildings. As the cold weather sets in and deciduous trees lose their leaves, buildings typically blocked by foliage can be seen in their entirety. Use this time to capture views of buildings otherwise unobtainable when greenery dominates the frame.
Be sure to take advantage of winter breaks and other periods of desolation to avoid distracting elements in your architecture photos. The shot at the top of this post was taken at a local university during the school's winter break. Otherwise, cars and pedestrians would likely been in the frame when photographing the massive library. The shot below was taken on a Sunday morning when all the pictured and surrounding businesses were closed.
If snow is blanketing the ground, then buildings (or various man-made structures) can provide an excellent subject for your imagery. Snow can make rather mundane, uninspiring places look interesting. Take full advantage of freshly fallen snow by setting out early before the blank canvas has been disturbed by those having snowball fights or making snowmen.
And if the frigid conditions make outdoor photography less ideal for you, try photographing architectural interiors in the comfort of climate control. Personally, I like photographing interiors just after sunset so that the cool ambient light outside the windows is prominent.
Wide angle, ultra-wide angle and tilt-shift lenses will be your best bets when photographing architecture. All of the shots in this post (aside from the panorama) were taken with the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift lens
and a B+W circular polarizer
. The panorama was captured using the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens
and my 360-degree panoramic setup
In short, use the winter months to get a fresh, clean look at architecture – inside and out!
(via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
) available for $1,149.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate. Note:
The 6D deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this camera may be a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty
only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
From the George Lepp for the Canon Professional Network
"We’ve had the ability to capture time-lapse images with Canon EOS cameras for some time. What was needed was an interval timer to attach to the camera to fire it at a regulated interval. This interval could be as short as 1 second to as long as days. To do this, you needed to purchase an interval timer (intervolameter) and carry it with you. Canon’s answer for advanced DSLRs is the TC-80N3 Timer/Remote Controller. It has several functions beyond being an interval timer and is usually found in my camera bag. But there have been numerous times that I’ve been out photographing and didn’t have all my tools with me, including the TC-80N3, and I was out of luck when it came to time-lapses.
The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II has the interval timer built into the camera. Access the 4th Red Menu on the camera’s LCD and follow the procedure below. You will have the option of setting the number of captures from 1 to 99 or set to “Unlimited.” The time between each exposure can be set from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds."
See the entire article on the Canon Professional Network
carries the Canon EOS 7D Mark II