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François Vendiol: ‘Looking on the Brighter Side of Life’

In the 80’s, 5-year-old Francois was having fun taking pictures of animals and other subjects around his home with his Father’s Polaroid camera. His early memories are filled with images of adventures, including those of Africa where he visited with his parents. In the ancient French city of Nimes, Francois experienced an exotic, imaginative and unusual time growing up. As ...

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How to Eliminate Shadows from your Daytime Portraits

Using pop-up flash in the daytime.

When you take portraits on a bright and sunny day, you may notice that at times harsh shadows are cast on persons’ faces causing at times severe underexposure. Yet at the same time the background is well exposed. What is happening is that your camera has automatically adjusted its exposure settings for the background and not the foreground of which ...

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The EOS M, Canon’s first mirrorless camera

Canon finally announced (on July 23, 2012) the anxiously awaited EOS M – its first mirrorless camera. With an 18MP APS-C sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor, this new camera is truly a hybrid, combining elements of an EOS DSLR squeezed into a compactly sized (Point-and-Shoot) camera largely operated via its touch screen LCD. Future EOS M Users may be ...

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Canon cameras and gear in 2012

Biggest inventions for Canon cameras in 2012 In March of 2012, Canon U.S.A. Inc. celebrated its 25th anniversary of the launch of its first EOS SLR – the EOS 650 along with the introduction of three interchangeable EF lenses. Furthermore, in April of this year, six Canon DSLR products received the “Best Product 2012” awards in Europe from the Technical ...

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From Canon EOS 5D ’till Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon Inc.’s introduction of the EOS 5D in 2005 truly met its marketing claims of giving a revolutionary digital camera experience. This full frame DSLR sought to gain a market share among photo hobbyists, and with the subsequent releases of the Mark II and III models, it certainly has. Looking at all three versions of the Canon EOS 5D, it ...

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Canon EOS 7D firmware version 2.0.X upgrade


Canon USA, Inc. has announced a firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D that improves functionality and increases flexibility of use. Updated features from this firmware upgrade offers: a faster burst rate, more in-camera post processing features, better photo sorting options, more ISO settings and greater control of audio settings. Faster burst rate and in-camera post processing Shooting in RAW ...

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Canon EOS 1D X – tracking sensitivity and high ISO samples

Slaven Bilic Euro 2012

From our short time using the amazing Canon EOS 1D X, we have been testing its features (including tracking sensitivity) and image quality (including how well it performs when set to high ISO values). A feature that we really like about the Canon 1D X is its multi-controller which enables a user to instantly magnify a frame of up to ...

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Canon EOS-1D X EURO 2012 – Sample shots

A few days ago, we got the chance to use a brand new Canon EOS-1D X with the new Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM II and Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS USM II lenses to shot at EURO 2012 soccer matches. We are familiar with using the Canon 7D for sports photography — which is great — but the 1D X is ...

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