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Check Out the Canon 5D MKIII Bible

Repost from PASM Workshop

Too lazy to read the manual or finding the manual a bit to dull or not enough when it comes to explanations for different functions, wishing there’s more examples to demonstrate the new features, well, this book might just be for you.

The Canon 5D Mark III Experience – The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an e book user’s guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated, powerful, and highly customizable camera. Most importantly, it explains not only how but also when and why to use the features, settings, and controls in your photography.

For Experienced Photographers to get up and running with the 5D Mark III:
For experienced photographers coming to the 5D Mk III from the 5DII, 7D, 60D,etc., this guide explains the new and advanced features in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities, including the sophisticated new 61 Point Autofocus System and all its Modes, Area Modes, Menu options and AF Case Presets. Plus it explains the new camera controls, the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposures features, introduces the new video capabilities, and guides you through all the 5D MK III Menu and Custom Function items in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs.

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Canon 5D Mark III Mk 3 HDR shooting mode Experience Canon 5D Mark III Mk 3 comparative playback side by side image review
Example images from Canon 5D Mark III Experience:
Metering Modes, Autofocus Area Modes, HDR Shooting Mode, Comparative Playback.

You can preview Canon 5D Mark III Experience at the following link. The preview shows the Table of Contents and Introduction, sample 5D Mark III Menu Settings pages, Custom Functions pages, Camera Controls pages, and sample text pages from the PDF version:

click to Preview Canon 5D Mark III Experience ……. more after the jump

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April 15, 2012 Posted by | Camera, Canon, eBooks | , , , | Leave a comment

Canon 5DMKIII and Nikon D800 Duel Out Video – Warning: Adult Content

Warning: Parental Guidance. Violence and nude.

The best comparison video made to-date in my opinion, funny as hell. A must watch video this Easter. Biased? a bit.. find out yourself.

Source – Crisislab via PASM Workshop

April 7, 2012 Posted by | Camera, Canon, DSLR, HDSLR, Nikon, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Philip Bloom’s Video Review of the Canon EOS 5D MKIII

Repost from PASM Workshop

Canon 5Dmk3 video review from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Philip Bloom reviewed the latest Canon 5D MKIII and did a video (embedded above) review on it as well. The review can be found on his blog, link here, and he will continue to update it as he gets more familiar with the camera. Check out and see what the master has to say.

March 31, 2012 Posted by | Camera, Canon, DSLR, Review, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canon 5D MKII & 5D MKIII ISO12,800 Comparison Video

Check out this video where Saika compared a night shot video using both Canon 5D MKII and Canon 5D MKIII shooting at ISO12,800.  Wow, sure looks impressive under that high ISO.

Source – Saika via PASM Workshop

EOS 5D Mark III ISO 12800 MOVIE from SAIKA on Vimeo.

March 12, 2012 Posted by | Canon, DSLR, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Canon Boy Meets Nikon Girl

Source – JoeyLawrence

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Camera, Canon, DSLR, Nikon, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Street Price Update – Nokia N97, Canon S90, Canon G11

Local Hong Kong street price for the following gadgets as requested from users.

Nokia N97 – HK$4,270 (US$548) from http://astglobalshop.com

Canon PowerShot S90 – HK$3,180 (US$408) from AV Life (tel: 25093398)

Canon PowerShot G11 – HK$3,930 (US$504) from www.vivaphoto.com

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Camera, Canon, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, Mobile Phone, Nokia | , | Leave a comment

Canon Photo Marathon – 18 October 2009 – Register Now

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Click pic for more information, registration start at noon tomorrow, hurry up, only 300 slots.

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, Canon, Event, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , | 1 Comment

DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone and iPod – Nikon Version Released

Image from onOne Software

Image from onOne Software

Following the success with the Canon version of the DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone or iPod Touch, onOne Software released its latest version for Nikon users. The latest version features -

  • Remotely fire your Canon EOS or Nikon DSLR camera
    with your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Remotely control the camera settings like
    shutter-speed, aperture, white-balance and more
  • View images saved on the camera from your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Look through your camera’s viewfinder remotely
  • Great for remote-firing at weddings, sporting events, for kids, and for self-portraits

There are currently two versions out, the Professional version (US$19.99) and the Lite version (US$1.99).  The Lite version only support the basic functions such as connecting to host computer, firing the camera, seeing post-view image, checking battery status and image remaining.  For another US$18, you’ll get all those fancy functions such as being able to adjust shutter speed, ISO, white-balance, exposure compensation, auto exposure bracketing, burst mode and more.

For more information (and there are tons), visit onOne Software’s product page.

Source – onOne Software’s product page

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Canon, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, Nikon, Photography | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rumored Canon G11 Specs

Image from Gizmodo

Image from Gizmodo

According to Gizmodo, the following is the rumored disappointing specs of the Canon G11, gee, who needs that swivel LCD screen, gimme some meat, LOL -

Effective: 10.4MP[downgrade?], Recorded: 10.0MP
1/1.7″ CCD
RAW, JPEG, QuickTime
Image Stabilization
6.1-30.5mm f/2.8-4.5 (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)
Optical: 5x, Digital: 5x
Normal: 1.6″ (50cm) – infinity
Macro: 0.4? (1cm) – 1.6″ (50cm)
Integrated Mount for the LA-DC58K Lens Adapter
ISO 80-3200
Evaluative, Center Weighted, Spot
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Effective Flash Range: 1.6″ (50cm) – 23? (7m)
SD/SDHC
Still Images per GB: RAW: 67
JPEG: High Res: 374 – Low Res: 7,684
Video: 640 x 480 @ 30fps, 320 x 240 @ 30fps [no 720p?]
Viewfinder Coverage: 77%
2.8? LCD Vari-Angle
USB 2.0, Dedicated A/V Out, mini-HDMI (Type C)
Windows XP, Vista
Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
12.5 oz (355g)
NB-7L Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

Source – Gizmodo

August 19, 2009 Posted by | Camera, Canon, News Related | , , , | Leave a comment

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 and High Speed Sync

Once again, Mark Wallace over at SnapFactory got yet another great tutorial vid on PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 and high speed sync. So far, Pocket Wizard only have the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 out for the Canon (HK availability soon). Nikon will be shipping later this Fall and still no words on Sony.

August 10, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Canon, Photography, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

My Gears – Nikon Porter Bag for My Panasonic Lumix LX3 & Canon Powershot G10

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The Nikon Porter Bag

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With the Panasonic LX3

With the Canon G10

With the Canon G10

June 4, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Canon, My Gears, Nikon | , , , , | 1 Comment

My Gears – Canon G10 & Canon Speedlite 270EX

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Had the Canon G10 for a week now and just picked up the Canon Speedlite 270EX two days ago. Comparing it with my Panasonic Lumix LX3, the Canon G10 shoot some real nice pics at ISO80, but above that, it simply is no match with the Lumix LX3. Still love the dedicated aspect change button on the Lumix LX3 but all in all the dials on the Canon G10 is much more easier for access and the size fits a guy with large palms far better. As for the Canon Speedlite 270EX, it’s compact, light-weight and great with the bounce. But mind you, there is no button apart from the on/off switch and lock key. All settings are set via the camera menu system.

May 29, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Camera, Canon, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears | , , , | 3 Comments

Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i DSLR Announced

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 25 March 2009: Canon announces the new 15.1MP EOS 500D which offers photographers an outstanding combination of features. Following the launch of the first Canon EOS camera to shoot movies – the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008 – Canon now brings Full High Definition (HD) video capability to consumers in a compact and lightweight DSLR.

The new EOS 500D features a 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor – ideal for large detailed prints or enormous cropping possibilities. For shooting in near-dark conditions, the EOS 500D offers a high ISO sensitivity up to 3200 which is expandable to 12800, giving photographers the power to shoot in the dimmest light conditions. Outstanding noise reduction is made possible by Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor.

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March 25, 2009 Posted by | Camera, Canon, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos | , , | 1 Comment

Canon Rebel 500D Announcing Next Week?

Image from Photography Bay

Image from Photography Bay

According to Photography Bay and MacNN, a possible upgrade to the Canon 450D might pop up next week at one of the Canon event. Rumored specifications includes -

  • 15-megapixel sensor with a DIGIC IV processor;
  • supporting ISO levels up to 12800;
  • LCD with 900K resolution; and
  • 1080p video recording???

Guess we’ll wait and find out.

Source – MacNN, Photography Bay

March 21, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, Camera, Canon, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos | , , | Leave a comment

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