Join Canon USA Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he gives an overview of the ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera. He goes over camera features and also shows a live demo showing the low light capability of the camera.
Product Overview The Manfrotto MVT535HH Aluminum Single Leg Section Hi Hat Table Tripod is the perfect solution for those looking for a simple yet sturdy solution for Ground level shooting, Slider support, Table tripod application (heavy cameras). It features a Single Section for maximum compactness and a 75-60mm half bowl for quick leveling. The leg angle selector allows users to adjust operating height as needed. Its aluminum casting components make it a sturdy and reliable solution. It also includes the MVA060T adapter which converts the 75mm into a 60mm half bowl.
Wireless remote capture and live show Use tablet instead of the small viewfinder. Camfi can use Android and iOS devices to be your viewfinder. It can stream live view from the camera to your devices wirelessly.
Saves you from awkward pose Using mobile devices as viewfinder, you can easily shoot the exciting view without having to use those very awkward poses.
Self Portrait Instead of requesting others help you to take pictures, you can connect the CamFi device to your camera, and use your mobile viewfinder to find the memorable moment, then capture it by yourself.
Powerful time-lapse Most DSLR cameras only provide the countdown shooting. CamFi provides a more advanced timer feature which gives you flexibility to set shooting time interval and photo count.
Show photos as they are taken You can use an LCD TV to show your photos as they are taken. You can check the details of your work instantly. This will also give your client better experience in photo shooting.
Android TV stick supported CamFi application can be installed on a small Android TV stick or Android TV box. Now you can use TV set to be your viewfinder and photo player.
Transmitting raw files faster with SmartView Raw files are always large. It can take tens of seconds to transfer a raw file via WiFi. With the SmartView feature, it only takes 5 seconds to view a raw file.
Print the photos as they are taken With the windows client software of CamFi, you can print the photos instantly after they are captured.
Share & Download Share your moments with friends. When you take photos, you can download them to your mobile phones from your DLSR camera via CamFi, and share them to your social network instantly.
Download original photo and edit raw files CamFi supports to download the original raw format photo files. You can use your favorite editor to process the raw file on your tablet easily.
Want to know more about the CamFi Wireless Camera Controller? Check out the Cam-Fi.com website.
February 22, 2016, Commack, New York - Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016), the world's firs fast-aperture lens with VC (Vibration Compensation). Tamron's acclaimed VC makes it possible to take handheld photographs in dim light or at night. The 85mm SP lens uses LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements in the optical design to minimize color fringing and to achieve sharp and clear image quality with high-fidelity color. It also achieves attractive bokeh that draws attention to the image foreground subject. In addition, Moisture-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of moisture, and a highly durable Fluorine Coating has been applied to the top element surface to prevent condensation and repel smudge-causing substances. This new lens joins the 35mm F/1.8, 45mm F/1.8 and 90mm Macro in a lineup of SP series prime lenses that has been expanding since 2015.
The lens will be on sale on March 24th in Canon and Nikon at $749.00.
Note from Sean: I'm not generally a big fan of film/camera simulation plug-ins, but every now and then the plug-ins can help you craft a specific type of look that would be very difficult (or simply very time-consuming) to create otherwise. For example, I created the photo below with a similar product, Google NIK's Analog Efex Pro 2:
I don't usually create images that feature such obvious post-processing, but... at times I think it's not only appropriate, but warranted for specific needs (and creating such images can be fun if nothing else). The fact that DxO FilmPack 5 can work as a standalone application or as a plug-in is a nice bonus.
With a Canon EOS 80D in my hands, the first task is to setup the camera for my use.
Following are the 32 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box 80D ready for use.
Open the box, find the battery and charger and plug it in. If you have another charged LP-E6/LP-E6N battery available, you can continue to the battery-required steps without a wait.
While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box.
This is also a good time to grip the camera, taking in the new-camera grippyness that is right up there with new car smell.
and install the latest Canon EOS Solution Disk software on your computer to get support for the latest camera(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, Photostitch and Lens Registration Utility are the options
I manually include in the install.
Attach the neck strap.
Insert the battery (after charging completes).
Power the camera on.
The date and time setup screen will show at startup the first time. Use the Rear Control dial and the Set button to update this information.
Insert a memory card (don't forget to format the card via the tools menu option before taking pictures).
Set the camera's mode to one other than fully auto (the GreenSquare A+ mode only provides a small subset of available menu options), C1, C2 or C3 (Custom modes do not retain settings for use in other modes).
Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the cameras as follows:
Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use top dial to set RAW to "RAW" and Rear Control dial to set JPEG to "–"
Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image review: 4 sec.
Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Beep: Disable
Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Release without card: Disable/off
Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Lens aberration correction: All disabled (though I suggest leaving CA correction enabled for most uses – all can be applied in DPP)
Shooting Menu, Tab 2: ISO Speed Settings: ISO Speed range: 100-H(25600), Auto ISO Speed range: 100-6400
Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Off
Shooting Menu, Tab 2: White balance: AWB-W (Auto: White priority)
Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness Strength set to "1"
(Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram on the back of the camera that most-accurately shows me blown highlights and blocked shadows on the camera LCD.
I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Long exposure noise reduction: I usually have this option set to "Auto", but my choice varies for the situation.
Shooting Menu, Tab 3: High ISO speed noise reduction: Off (noise reduction is destructive to images details – I prefer to add NR sparingly in post)
Shooting Menu, Tab 5: Grid display: 3x3
Playback Menu, Tab 3: Highlight alert: Enable (flash portions of images that are overexposed)
Playback Menu, Tab 3: Playback grid: 3x3
Playback Menu, Tab 3: Histogram disp: RGB (I want to monitor all three color channels for blown or blocked pixels)
Tools Menu, Tab 1: Auto rotate: On/Computer only (this provides the largest playback image size on the camera LCD)
Custom Functions: C.Fn II:Autofocus: AI servo 1st image priority: Focus
Custom Functions: C.Fn II:Autofocus: AI servo 2nd image priority: Focus
Custom Functions: C.Fn II:Autofocus: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Pt only
My Menu: Add the first tab; Register the following options for Tab 1: Long exposure noise reduction, Mirror lockup, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring what time it is), Sensor cleaning, Expo.comp./AEB (back up near the top of the list)
I of course make other menu and setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot – including shooting in RAW-only format.
While my setup works great for me, your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
If you can't remember your own menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a good idea.
Anytime your camera goes in for a service visit, the camera will be returned in a reset-to-factory state (unless you request otherwise).
Your list will insure that you do not miss an important setting when putting the camera back into service.
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"Knowing the rules and then being able to break them,” describes Monica Stevenson’s approach to her photography and creative direction. Curiosity in the concept and passion for her subjects, whether it be horses, the movement of water or the “poof” of powder informs her work and, in this video, we are treated to an insightful chat with her and delightful behind-the-scenes moments of her image creation.
Note from Sean: The sample picture showing a high heeled shoe – created from the random formation of paint thrown in front of the camera – is absolutely captivating. Check out the 1:23 mark to see for yourself.