Canon Tag

Now here's a funny one. All you digital photographers out there pay attention because we are going to talk about chemistry. For you.You thought you got away from it when you purchased your digital camera, didn't you? You figured you could throw away the developing tank and the thermometer and never have to worry about printing again. And then you got tired of just seeing the pictures on the back of the camera and started putting them onto the computer. And then you bought a printer...

I cannot speak for the rest of the staff - who may be at their several homes lying down with cold cloths over their faces, but I feel fine this morning. New Years Eve swept over the house and nothing seems to have been dislodged.Writing the weblog column has been a great deal of fun this last year - assisted not a little in the last two months by the fact that it could be banged out with no telephones shrilling in the ear and a better studio for photos. That latter point is still in the process of improvement - I think that all studios evolve as time goes on. The Little Studio has taken a new turn with the business of product illustration. All those old technical books on studio stuff are now fertile ground.You'll see a post a day in the coming year - the experiment of morning and afternoon posting was interesting but if the stream of new products slows too much you can tun out of novelties. Of course there is never a dull moment...

Sounds like a valet service at a fancy restaurant, doesn't it? Well, you have to do the hard work with this one, but it will be worth it.Carrying a heavy camera on a neck strap is fine, if you look like He-Man or The Incredible Hulk. They have the necks for DSLRs with battery packs and long zoom lenses. In fact carrying these all day is what turns the Hulk green...

We send out lots of goods each week. We receive lots of goods each week. Some of these are cameras and lenses that need to be repaired and some of them have been repaired. The common factor that runs through all of this is making sure that the repairs and goods remain repaired and good. Here's some suggestions that may help.The manufacturers of cameras and lenses have it pretty well taped down by now when it comes to packaging their gear for transport. They put a devil of a lot of work and precision into their products and they want those products to get to your hands in fine shape. By and large they succeed. Oh, we have still had large cardboard boxes arrive from wholesalers with rents in the outer surface and in an extremely small number of cases damage to the contents. Here again the packaging of the individual units nearly always saves the gear. Any disputes are settled smartly between the couriers, the wholesale houses, and our stock controller.So -  that gets the camera to you in...

I see there is a new rack of pre-recorded DVD's in the shop. The DVD's have some useful home training courses that may well assist newer digital users - as well as confirm the suspicions of more experienced shooters.There's quite a bundle of them - I'm not sure if they are all going to be applicable to everyone but there should be something there for most tastes. You'll find them behind the counter near the Cokin filter wall. Check out these:1. Learn How Yo Use Your Compact Camera - simple step by step videos.2. Learn How To Use Your SLR Camera - settings and exposure explained.3. Learn Photoshop Elements Quickly and Easily - my favourite program. You're soaking in it now.4. The Ultimate Compact Camera Course - 2-disc set - concentrates on people, travel, and landscape.5. Photoshop Techniques For SLR Photographers -3-disc set - things you really need to know about the king of editing programs.6. The Ultimate Real Estate Photography Course - 3-disc set - things you really need to know about real estate photography. Meet the emotional needs...

Okay. You're reading this. That headline got you. I knew it would. Read on and see what the connection is.Note: if you are going to be all awkward about the drunk bit, substitute barley water and improving tracts if you wish - the Gary Fong advice still applies.The Gary Fong Lightsphere is a device that has undergone a number of development changes. Early versions were made in two grades; clear and cloudy - and you had to pick the exact model to fit your speed light. Our shop had to stock about eight of them to service all customers. It was a beeping night- mare to get the right diffuser to the right customer.Things have changed. Gary saw the light ( ! ) and got his factory mates to make a universal diffuser that not only fit all comers but was made in flexible plastic to fold down upon itself. It could be used for a whole new range of speed lights.The basic idea of the Lightsphere is to fire the blast of flash light vertically into a roughly spherical...

You and I might be entirely different tourists - you might think sleeping in a hoochie every night surrounded by wild animals and incipient disease is just peachy - I will look for the greatest comfort my money can buy. Me and four-star hotels is friends.With our travel pictures we might be at different poles - you with a giant DSLR and enormous lenses taking 55 megabyte RAW images of steaming landscapes and me with a hand-sized tourist camera taking hot rod shots.Well today's camera won't be for you - you need the Canon EOS 5Ds or EOS 5DsR and some "L" class glass. Good luck hauling them up the montain. I'm going to charge up the battery on the Canon PowerShot G5X and head for the show. What do I get for my money? I get a 1" CMOS sensor - and a swivelling rear screen and a proper electronic view finder. I get an f:1.8-2,8 lens with a 4.2X zoom range. It starts out at the 35mm equivalent point of view of a 24mm lens, so it is quite...

Canon have a unique sort of marketing deal around this time of year - they do double cash-backs. When you purchase a product over a certain price you get a stated amount of cash back from them.  If you purchase another Canon product at the same time, you end up getting a double cash back. Our chaps at the sales conter will let you know the exact details but have a look at some of the special prices that Camera Electronic are doing for the 8th Day of Christmas Specials and look at what can be coming back to you:Canon EOS 5D MkIII, 5Ds, and 5DsR bodies with an 11-24mm f:4L USM wide angle zoom lens - the Landscape Bundlew/5DMkIII - RRP $ 8898  Special price $ 6499  After $ 500 Double Cashback $ 5999w/s5Ds - RRP $ 10198  Special price $ 7999  After $ 500 Double Cashback $ 7499w/5DsR - RRP $ 10598  Special price $ 8299  After $ 500 Double Csahback $ 7899Canon EOS 5dMkIII, 5Ds, and 5DsR bodies plus a 50mm f:1.4 lens - The Nifty Fifty...

In another of my weblog columns* I vowed to go out to every camera shop in Australia to look for a better strap than the one I got with my camera. I have sawed my neck half off with a heavy zoom lens and need something soothing while the glue dries on the vertebrae.This may be a candidate. The Peak Design people started out a few years ago with innovative camera holders that let you park you equipment on a belt instead of a strap - though you could sometimes combine the two ideas by latching the things onto backpack straps. They still make these sorts of camera docks but have also branched out into more conventional straps. Or are they all that conventional...

This piece of sexy equipment from Camera Electronic needs an eighties soundtrack and purple satin sheets. Okay, we got the sheets, but you'll have to add the music in your heads.It's a flash bracket. A very flash bracket. Perhaps the most high-tech OOT flash bracket that you will ever see in your life. It is a tribute to high-grade aluminium, the wonders of CAD CAM, and a childhood studying H.R. Giger machines. It is not steam punk but it may be Techno punk...