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 Wednesday, May 9, 2012
From Canon USA:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras of Choice for Stunts and Action Work on Set of “Marvel’s The Avengers”
1920 x 1080 HD Recording And 24p Frame Rate
Enable Gripping Point-Of-View Shots for Theatrical Filmmaking
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 9, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR cameras have been used on the set of Marvel’s latest movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” to capture thrilling point-of-view (POV) action shots that can be seamlessly intercut with footage from the film’s principal 35mm and digital cinematography cameras to heighten the film’s visual impact. “Marvel’s The Avengers” shows an epic confrontation between nightmarish super villains attacking the Earth and the super-heroic team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film is the latest and most extraordinary Marvel Studios Super Hero movie to date.
With intense action and visual effects captured by the Canon cameras, “Marvel’s The Avengers” required close-quarter action work with unrepeatable stunts. “The 5D Mark II and the 7D digital SLR cameras produce excellent, cinema-worthy images. They are great for shooting additional angles that give film editors more options for creating powerfully immersive and kaleidoscopic views of action scenes,” explained the film’s cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey.
On the set of “Marvel’s The Avengers,” McGarvey and his crew used five Canon 5D Mark II cameras and two 7D models. Using multiple cameras limited the need to re-shoot complex action scenes, and the affordability and compact size of the cameras enabled the crew to obtain ample coverage by strategically angling them from various vantage points throughout the set. “The cameras’ small size was a major advantage to us. We were able to place them in tight locations that were really close to the big stunts, which would be too risky to do with bigger cameras that would require an operator and two assistants,” McGarvey said. He was able to slide one of the Canon cameras into a sewer grating, while placing another under a pile of debris for a key shot of a car hurtling toward the lens, flipping through the air on fire.
“We are thrilled that the EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR cameras were called to action on the set of ‘Marvel’s The Avengers.’ We designed these cameras with versatility and flexibility in mind, and their ability to record beautiful 1920 x 1080 HD video, coupled with their compact size, make them an ideal fit for filmmakers looking to capture tight action shots,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Compact, lightweight, and compatible with Canon’s wide selection of EF Series lenses, the Canon
5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras are equipped with large Canon CMOS sensors and Canon DIGIC 4 image processors that enable them to record exceptional full 1920 x 1080 HD video at the user-selectable frame rate of 24p (23.976 fps), which is the standard for today’s high-end filmmaking. Additionally, the cameras’ low-light capabilities were of major importance on the set of “Marvel’s the Avengers,” as many of the film’s scenes were shot at night.
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Categories: Canon USA News, HDSLR
Post Date: 5/9/2012 10:50:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through May 23rd, use coupon code PXGD1010 (PXGD1010L for leather) to save 35% on 10x10" Photo Books at AdoramaPix.
Post Date: 5/9/2012 10:34:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 5/9/2012 10:03:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 8, 2012
BuyDig has the Sandisk Extreme 32GB 60MB/s CompactFlash Memory Card for $79.99 shipped. (thanks Kirill)
Post Date: 5/8/2012 1:34:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lens vignetting, distortion and measurement results have been added to the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Review page.
Flare testing is on hold pending a clear sky.
Post Date: 5/8/2012 9:32:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sample images have been added to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review.
As usual, some of the images have tips included.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/8/2012 8:47:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Head over to to see their new site. Looks great.
Post Date: 5/8/2012 9:30:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Firmware Update A 1.12, B 1.10 is now available for the Nikon 1 V1 (USA | Europe) and Nikon 1 J1 (USA | Europe).
Modifications enabled: "An issue that caused some frames to be duplicated in slow-motion movies recorded at a Frame rate setting of 1200 fps has been resolved."
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Post Date: 5/8/2012 9:46:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 7, 2012
Great deal: eBay (via Beach Camera) has the following Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit for only $4,229.00 shipped:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera 24-105mm Lens Kit
Sandisk Extreme 32 GB 60 MB/s CompactFlash Memory Card
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag - DP5500
Plus, "You'll earn $84.58 in eBay Bucks."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/7/2012 8:51:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama is having 1-Day SanDisk memory card sales all week. All cards feature free shipping.
Here is your SanDisk memory card deal planner for the week:
SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro 90MB/s Compact Flash Memory Card - Sale Price $74.95
SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro 90MB/s Compact Flash Memory Card - Sale Price $139.95
SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro 90MB/s Compact Flash Memory Card - Sale Price $329.95
SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO 100MB/s Compact Flash Memory Card - Sale Price $599.95
SanDisk 16GB Extreme PRO 95MB/s SDHC Memory Card - Sale Price $49.95
SanDisk 32GB Extreme PRO 95MB/s SDHC Memory Card - Sale Price $77.95
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO 95MB/s SDXC Memory Card - Sale Price $144.95
SanDisk 16GB Extreme 60MB/s Compact Flash Memory Card - Sale Price $52.95
SanDisk 32GB Extreme 60MB/s Compact Flash Memory Card - Sale Price $87.95
SanDisk 64GB Extreme 60MB/s Compact Flash Memory Card - Sale Price $174.95
SanDisk 16GB Extreme 30MB/s SDHC Memory Card - Sale Price $18.95
SanDisk 32GB Extreme 45MB/s SDHC Memory Card - Sale Price $38.95
SanDisk 128GB Extreme 45MB/s SDXC UHS-I Memory Card - Sale Price $144.95
SanDisk 16GB Ultra 30MB/s SDHC UHS-I Memory Card - Sale Price $16.95
SanDisk 32GB Ultra 30MB/s SDHC UHS-I Memory Card - Sale Price $25.95
SanDisk 64GB Ultra 30MB/s SDHC UHS-I Memory Card - Sale Price $46.95
Post Date: 5/7/2012 12:56:17 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The latest inventory refresh is up on the Canon Store site. Among many lenses available is the Canon EF 2x III Extender for $399.99 (sells for $464.00 new after rebate). Both version II extenders are available as well.
The Apple iPad 2 16GB in White or Black is featured as an eBay Deal of the Day - only $359.00 shipped and "You'll earn $7.18 in eBay Bucks". I'm not familiar with seller "go4computers".
Post Date: 5/7/2012 11:22:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit is featured as a Deal of the Day at eBay via Beach Camera (reliable).
The price is normal street price with free shipping, though you may "earn $85.98 in eBay Bucks".
Ships "On or before Fri. May. 11". The lens is a great choice for the 5D III and a great bargain in the kit - you should have no trouble selling it if you do not need/want it.
More Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLRs are available at eBay.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/7/2012 11:11:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has Tiffen Dfx Essentials Digital Filter Software (37 filters with hundreds of presets, Full Version, for Win/Mac) on sale for $10.95 shipped (reg $39.95).
Post Date: 5/7/2012 9:33:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
The Multi-Platform Campaign Launches May 7, 2012, as an Extension of “Project Imagin8ion,” The First User-Generated Photo Contest in History to Inspire a Hollywood Film
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has created a new partnership with two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard for year two of the brand campaign, “Long Live Imagination.” The partnership, launching May 7, 2012 with a digital campaign, comes on the heels of Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A.’s highly successful “Project Imagin8ion,” the first user-generated photo contest in history to ultimately inspire a Hollywood short film.
For year two of “Long Live Imagination,” a new television commercial will debut on May 14, 2012 and will showcase the eight winning photographs of “Project Imagin8ion,” teasing “Ron’s Next Project.” Viewers will also be encouraged to visit, the updated online hub featuring a personal message from Ron Howard taken from the set of his current film project, Rush. The print campaign will launch on May 28, 2012 and details of the new consumer contest will be revealed in summer 2012.
In May of 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. invited photographers of all levels to submit their most imaginative photographs based on a series of movie themes for an unprecedented user-generated contest, “Project Imagin8ion.” The contest entry categories represented eight distinct story-telling elements – like setting, character and goal – that would ultimately shape the film.
After receiving nearly 100,000 submissions, Ron Howard selected eight winning photographs to inspire his next production which was directed by his daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard. “When you find me,” was shot using Canon cameras including the new Cinema EOS System and DSLR cameras and lenses. After the world premiere in November 2011, the film screened at Sundance, South by Southwest and Tribeca film festivals. It was also shown in theaters across the country including the hometowns of the eight local winners. The 30-minute film will make its exclusive television debut – commercial free – on IFC on Monday, May 21 at 8PM, ET/PT.
“I loved the concept behind ‘Project Imagin8ion,’ a very pure experiment that showcased the power of still images on narrative story-telling,” said Ron Howard. “I’m excited about what’s on the horizon as I partner with Canon for year two of this fantastic creative adventure.”
“The success of the ‘Project Imagin8ion’ campaign was unprecedented and we are thrilled to align once again with Ron Howard for the next iteration of this journey,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Grey New York, Canon’s agency partner for over thirty years, is developing the creative and digital elements of the multi-phase campaign. Alliance, the activation and public relations division of Grey, is managing the partnership with Ron Howard as well as the promotional, event and public relations efforts.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 5/7/2012 9:21:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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