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The Complete Photography Bundle 2017 Extended Until 8PM EST Tonight

The Complete Photography Bundle 2017 Extended Until 8PM EST Tonight

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2017 | Deals on Gear

This is the LAST chance to get the Complete Photography Bundle 2017, and the last time we’ll post about it.

Can I be honest?
The way web sites earn revenue has changed drastically over the last couple of years, and the 5DayDeal Photography Bundle has been a great engine to directly support Canon Rumors, as well as the content providers, charities and you, the consumers.

5DayDeal has extended The Complete Photography Bundle 2017 sale an extra 5 hours and it will end forever at 8PM EST today!

For those that have purchased the bundle, I sincerely thank you, you’ve really helped Canon Rumors Family, it costs money to eat and to keep a web site onlineand this sale is so important to us.

If you have not yet purchased the bundle, please take a few more moments to consider a purchase, you’ll be getting great content and will be entered into exclusive giveaways from Canon Rumors. This sale is valued at over $2500 in content and software for only $117.

These prizes include:

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Body courtesy of Midwest Photo
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Camera
  • Macphun Aurora HDR 2018 Software
  • $25 Gift Certificates from Lensrentals.com
  • And one more BONUS prize that we’ll announce at the end of the sale.
  • As well as bonus content from Glenn Bartley in the form of ebooks!

It’s ok if you don’t purchase the bundle!
I thank you for being part of the Canon Rumors community and paying attention to all of the rumors and gossip about Canon camera gear that I ramble on about. I hope the rest of 2017 is great to you and yours.

Here’s to a great 2018!

Sincerely,
Craig
Founder/Editor canonrumors.com

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Canon U.S.A. Expands Explorers of Light Program with the Addition of Two Esteemed Photographers

Canon U.S.A. Expands Explorers of Light Program with the Addition of Two Esteemed Photographers

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2017 | Canon Business General

Company Welcomes Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd into its Revered Program

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the addition of photographers Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd to its renowned Explorers of Light program. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon’s program, expanding its wide range of talented professionals that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. Both Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, October 26-28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. In addition, Barbara will be a member of a keynote panel at the Expo on Thursday, Oct 26 and will be presenting at the Canon booth on both Thursday, October 26 and Saturday, October 28th. At the Canon booth, she will share her work and experience of shooting with the EOS M5 camera as well as capturing emotional images of conflicts and tragedies. For a full schedule of PhotoPlus Expo events in the Canon booth, please visit usa.canon.com/photoplus2017.

Barbara Davidson is a three-time Pulitzer Prize™ and Emmy-award™ winning photojournalist best known for her work on victims of gang abuse in Los Angeles. As a long-time photographer at the Los Angeles Times, Barbara spent much of the past decade photographing women and children trapped in a culture of poverty and guns. “I am excited to be a part of this great program and look forward to sharing my years of experience with Canon users all over the world,” said Davidson.

Terrell Lloyd is known for his experience shooting professional and college sports. He is currently employed by the San Francisco 49ers as their full-time lead team photographer and managing all of the organization’s photography services. Over the past 25 years, Lloyd has diversified his business by photographing a multitude of events. “Being an Explorer of Light gives me the opportunity to help educate and inspire the next generation of image creators,” said Lloyd.

“Canon’s Explorer of Light program has enabled us to connect with and showcase the works of many amazing professional photographers and we are so pleased to welcome Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd into this exclusive family,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It’s a privilege to have our Explorers of Light share their photographic passions and technical expertise with eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts to further inspire them to reach their creative potential.”

Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon’s Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields, and have garnered awards and accolades for their work. These individuals work with Canon extensively as representatives, ambassadors, educators, and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and personal appearances throughout the United States.

For more information about the Explorers of Light program, visit: usa.canon.com/canonexplorersoflight.

A New Adobe Lightroom Will be Announced Today

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2017 | Third Party Software

Update: Macrumors says “Adobe Turns Lightroom CC Into a New Cloud Photography Service”, Read more here.

Photo Rumors first reported that a new version of Adobe Lightroom would be announced during Adobe Max, which starts today. Judging by the teaser above, we should be seeing the new version announced very shortly.

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Google Hides a Custom Built Image Processor in the Pixel 2. They Call it Pixel Visual Core

Google Hides a Custom Built Image Processor in the Pixel 2. They Call it Pixel Visual Core

By Canon Rumors | October 17, 2017 | Industry News

Today Google announced something they omitted from the October 4th announcements of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Apparently both smartphones come equipped with a purpose built image processor that is currently waiting for software updates from Google to activate the processor. Google also plans to open up the processor to third party camera apps.

Google calls this processor the Pixel Visual Core.

From the Verge:

it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer products. You can think of it as a very scaled-down and simplified, purpose-built version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, Samsung’s Exynos, or Apple’s A series chips. The purpose in this case? Accelerating the HDR+ camera magic that makes Pixel photos so uniquely superior to everything else on the mobile market. Google plans to use the Pixel Visual Core to make image processing on its smartphones much smoother and faster, but not only that, the Mountain View also plans to use it to open up HDR+ to third-party camera apps. Read the full story

I love cool surprises and this definitely qualifies as a good one.

Google Pixel 2 Sample Image Gallery

Google Pixel 2 Sample Image Gallery

By Canon Rumors | October 17, 2017 | Industry News

DPReview has posted a sample gallery of real world images from the Google Pixel 2, keep in mind that the Pixel 2 XL has the same internal camera components. I mostly wanted to see how the portrait mode worked, and on a couple of images, I think it does a nice job. It looks like it won’t be the most reliable feature, but hopefully software updates will improve the feature over time.

Noise performance looks to be what one would expect with such a small sensor and color rendition is going to be hit or miss for people, as that generally comes down to personal preference.

You view the gallery here.

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