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Gura Gear Contest Winner Announcement & Coupon Code

Gura Gear Contest Winner Announcement & Coupon Code

Congratulations to Andrew B on winning the Gura Gear Uinta giveaway contest, you have been notified by email!

For the next 48 hours, Gura Gear is offering 10% off of all their goodies for the next 48 hours. Use the coupon code “CRUMORS10″ without the quotes at checkout.

I highly recommend everything Bataflae as well as the Uinta. My favourite Gura Gear accessories are the Et Cetera cases, I never leave home without them.

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Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway

Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with Gura Gear again for a giveaway, this time for the very cool Gura Gear Uinta module bag system ($400 value). This is the bag I will be using on my upcoming trip to Namibia. As with all things Gura Gear, the product is made of the finest and most durable materials.

About the Uinta
The Uinta spans the gap between urban and adventure lifestyles. Whether you need a technical day pack for photo/video gear, or a reliable adventure pack that accommodates a single DSLR and living essentials, Uinta adapts with specially-designed modules to fit your needs. Easily access gear through any of the multiple access points and rest assured it is always protected behind tested CORDURA® and custom weatherproof ripstop X-Pac®.

Available modules allow for pro sized DSLR gear and come with fully customizable dividers. Carrying just the gear you need is easy and accessible.

You can enter below, and Gura Gear will select the winner and ship you the bag directly.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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ViewBug Photo Contest Winner for November

Canon Rumors & ViewBug Photo Contest for November
Did the readers of Canon Rumors enjoy these photo contests that went on in October and November? Please give us your feedback on the forum or via email.

Congratulations to Dan Fish on winning the contest!

November 2013 Winning Entry

  • Link:
  • Photographer: Dan Fish
  • Photo title: Inside The Falls
  • Judge selecting winner: Jennifer Lynne
  • Words on photo by judge: “It is an absolutely breathtaking photo and everything about it is perfect. The composition is mesmerizing and the tones, and richness of the colors are gorgeous. It is a stunning image.” 
Inside the Falls - By Dan Fish

Inside the Falls – By Dan Fish

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Gura Gear Giveaway!

Gura Gear Giveaway!

Gura Gear swag
I’m giving away a bunch of Gura Gear products this week!

You can enter on Facebook or on our forum, below is the basic rundown of what we’re looking for.

What are we giving away?

  • Chobe Bag (I love mine)
  • Et Cetera Cases
  • Tembo Cases
  • Sabi Stabilizers
  • Anansi Stabilizers
  • Gura Gear T-Shirts
  • Gura Gear Steel Water Bottle

See everything at

How to enter?

  • Reply to a thread on the forum or Facebook with a picture of your gear.
  • In that picture there must be a post-it note, a piece of paper, anything that says “Canon Rumors Gura Gear Giveaway”.
  • From the above items, pick the 3 you’d most like to receive!

Enter on our forum | Enter on Facebook



Photo Contest Winner Announcement

We have a winner!
The Canon Rumors and ViewBug sponsored photo contest announced back in October has reached the end and we have a winner!

Link: Contrast in Black & White Photo Contest
Photographer: John Covin
Photo title: Red Cliff Lodge Horses
Judge selecting winner: Richard Brown
Words on photo by judge: “I usually don’t go for these type images however the composition here is stunning and well executed, great capture of the action.”

The winning image, and a very good one.

Contrast in Black & White Photo Contest Winner!

Contrast in Black & White Photo Contest Winner! | Click for Larger

Congratulations John!



Ikan Giveaway on Canon Rumors

Ikan Giveaway!
Ikan generously sent me the rig I’m giving away to do a review for them. Needless to say, I never did the review. Apologies to Ikan for that! However, I had no business reviewing a DSLR video accessory, I really had no idea what I was doing with it. So the next best thing is to give it away to someone who will use it to its full capabilities!

It’s a social media like and follow giveaway, the more you do, the more you’re entered. This will run until  Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 11:59PM EST. If you’re not into Twitter or Facebook, you’ll have to wait for the next giveaway at the end of the summer.

I will ship this to just about anywhere on the planet.

What’s being given away?

  • Ikan Flyweight DSLR Rig ELE-FLWDSLR
  • Ikan Geared Follow Focus ELE-FGK
  • Retail value of about $850 USD!

Visit Ikan and enter using the widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Contest Winners Announcement

Contest Winner!
We’ve been at it for a few months. We’ve seen a lot of great photography, however there can only be one grand prize winner. Without further ado, below are the top 3 entrants in the inaugural Canon Rumors Lens Giveaway Contest!

Third Place: Prize – 500px 1 Year Membership

chaselindberg – Abstract Category

3rd Place | Abstract Category

2nd Place: Prize – Gura Gear Kiboko 22L Backpack

lmks0001 – Action & Sports Category

2nd Place | Action & Sport Category

1st Place – Grand Prize Winner: A choice between the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS or Canon EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye

efroten – Black & White Category

1st Place | Black & White Category

Congrats to all the winners. You will be notified via the forum messaging system.

Congratulations to everyone that entered the contest, it surpassed all expecations. We’ll have  another photo contest in March, this one will be a little unique.



Contest Category Winners Selected!

Contest Category Winners Selected!

Down to the final 13
The 2nd round of selections in the Lens Giveaway Contest has finished.

Congratulations to all the category winners.

See the winners here

Each category winner will now be judged against each other to select the top 3 photographs from the contest.

How were the category winners selected?

A panel of 4 judges:

  • A high end wedding photographer
  • Technical photography wizard
  • Mixed Medium Photographer
  • Yours Truly
  • Each judge ranked each category 1st through 10th.
  • A 1st place showing was worth 10pts, a 2nd place showing was worth 9pts, and so on.
  • If there was a tie, the first tiebreaker was highest position on the 4 lists. The 2nd tie breaker was the lowest an image appeared on a list.

The next round will use 10 judges to select the winner and the two runners-up.

Added Prize – Landscape Category Winner
The folks at Gura Gear have donated a Gura Gear Kiboko 22L to the winner of the Landscape category. Congratulations zedarean!

I’m working on prizes for the other categories, this came about after the contest was already judged.



How To Win a 5D Mark II Just By Opening a Box

How To Win a 5D Mark II Just By Opening a Box

From B&H
B&H is running an exciting video contest! We want our fans and customers to capture a short video of a B&H package being unboxed and then share it with their friends. And of course, enter the contest for the chance to win a Canon 5D Markll.

Capture a short video of a B&H package being unboxed and enter to win a DSLR camera or a Shoot & Share Camcorder. Keep it simple! Any video capture device welcome.

Official B&H Unboxing Contest Page


I used to think unboxing videos were kind of boring, not anymore. I’m sure a few boxes will be opened in the next week or so.



All Finalists Selected From Each Category

All Finalists Selected From Each Category

Congratulations to everyone
All the finalists for the Lens Giveaway Contest have now been selected. There was some great stuff posted. I thank each and every person that participated. Talking about the gear is fun, using it moreso, or at least it should be.

You can view them all here.

What next?
I now have a panel of judges that are going to rank each image in each category 1 through 10.  Each ranking will have a point value and that will select the best image in each category.

Once that is done, then a separate panel of judges will rank the images 1 through 13 and the same point system will be used. We’ll then announce the winner.

Unsure, everyone has a tight schedule around the holidays. I will let you know when I know.