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2 new Canon tilt/shift lenses

Posted February 19, 2009 in Product News

Canon launched two new tilt/shift lenses today: TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II A superb refinement to a true Canon classic, the new TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II offers enhanced functionality and image quality in its most popular tilt-shift focal length. Designed with UD glass to minimize and compensate for chromatic aberrations and specially coated aspherical elements for [...]

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DIY Canon SLR remote timer

Posted January 26, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Extra Geeky

Check out Rob‘s DIY 555-based remote timer for Canon SLRs! He says: Canon makes a SLR camera remote timer that sells for a couple hundred dollars. Using inspiration from various web sites I built one for myself using about $15 worth of parts from RadioShack. First, it is a simple wired camera remote control. Just [...]

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Lens manufacturing videos

Posted May 16, 2007 in Extra Geeky

  Also check out Canon’s lens manufacturing video. It’s worth watching both as they use different processes.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM new lens review at The Digital Picture

Posted December 29, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

Now the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens enters the market. Being a prime Canon L Series Lens, the Canon 50 f/1.2 far exceeds all existing Canon 50mm lenses in nearly all aspects – including three negative ones: size, weight and price. Since Canon already has a 50mm f/1.4 lens, they would not release [...]

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holgamods now offer Canon EOS pinhole body caps

Posted July 26, 2006 in Pinhole + Product News

The ever-awesome holgamods.com now offer a pinhole body cap for Canon EOS cameras. This is a pinhole set into a standard body cap, which allows you to use it just like any other lens. At $19.95 US, it’s quite reasonably priced, especially as compared to Finnney’s $49.95! More info and buy at holgamods.com

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DIY light activated shutter release for Canon DSLR cameras

Posted June 30, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Jessica Bussert writes: I came up with this idea after reading a previous Make post about another Canon project… I went out and bought a photoresistor and a relay, and after a few minutes with the soldiering iron, I had built myself a light activated shutter release. I then rigged up the following "studio", and [...]

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Canon PROGRAPH iPF5000 printer review at The Luminous Landscape

Posted June 22, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

Michael Reichmann at The Luminous Landscape has just posted a review of Canon’s new iPF5000 inkjet printer. This is of partcicluar interest because Epson has been the only game in town for fine art photographic printing until this March, when Canon and HP both announced their own offerings at this years PMA trade show. Now [...]

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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens review at CameraLabs

Posted June 20, 2006 in Kit/Equipment

The lens performed well across its range, particularly in terms of corner sharpness at wide angle, while essentially matching our EF 85mm f1.8 prime in terms of resolving power. We were also impressed with the Image Stabilisation which allowed us to handhold at much slower shutter speeds than normal. Compared to lenses designed for bodies [...]

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How to make a cable release and serial port cable for the Canon Digital Rebel & Rebel XT

Posted June 12, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

"How to make an (electrical) cable release for the Canon Digital Rebel and how to trip the camera’s shutter with your computer’s serial port. Applicable also to some other Canons (e.g., Digital Rebel XT)." Read instructions at Covington Innovations Via MAKE Blog

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Holga lens for Canon EOS cameras from Holgamods

Posted May 31, 2006 in Product News

Randy from Holgamods continues to kick ass: he’s now selling a Holga lens mounted on a body cap for use on Canon EOS cameras (Rebel XT, 20D, 30D, etc.). US $34.95, order here. I’ve ordered cameras from Holgamods before and recommend him strongly. If you want a Holga and don’t want to modify it yourself, [...]

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