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*UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds

*UPDATE* B&H Replaces The Camera for free.
It turns out that B&H Photo sent Kurtis a new camera on the house.

Sorry Kurtis
I don’t like to be entertained by other peoples mishaps, however I think this is a public service announcement in some ways.

There is a nice lead up to the death of a 5D Mark II. Mother nature is fun.

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Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea

Canon Rebel 1000D Lost at Sea

The tale of a camera lost at sea.
The above Canon EOS 1000D was lost at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada for over a year.

Turns out it was found by a diver named Markus Thompson, who brought it back to the top. He discovered the SD card still worked and he was able to view the photos.

What now? Well Markus took to Google+ and ended up finding the owner of the camera!

Thompson took to Google+, posting the story and a few identifying details he was able to dig up from the photos. Within a day, the hive mind was able to track down and contact the owner, a firefighter in British Columbia. We’re not saying you should be thankful for Google+, but the actual people who use it sure seem like good folks.

Source: [The Verge]

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Live Coverage of the Announcement

Two Red Dot Cameras?
People are commenting on the red dot on the C300 image below, but it also appears on the EOS DSLR camera in the image. No idea what’s up with that for the moment.

ISO Performance #3
A Sam Nicholson film is showing, and the noise from the previous film isn’t showing in this one.

ISO Performance #2
The 2nd short film they’re showing is noticeably noisier.

Breathtaking ISO Performance
Filmmakers and the audience are commenting about how clean, sharp and beautiful the example short films are. The lowlight performance may be revolutionary.

Canon EOS C300
It looks like 3 new compact primes and 2 zoom lenses. Can be mounted on the new Cinema EOS camera as well as Canon EOS DSLRs. 


 


 

 

14:44 I’m told (@GoForJared) the new camera is called the EOS C 300, and not the previously reported EOS 300C.

Live from Hollywood
A few places on the web will be doing some live blogging of the event in Hollywood.

Mitch @ Planet5D is there.
http://blog.planet5d.com/liveblog/

Engadget will also be there.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/03/the-canon-hollywood-event-liveblog/

I will be continually updating a post here as new information and imagery comes about.

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I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X

I’ve never talked this much in my life.
I sat down briefly with James Beltz at PhotoTips.biz and talked a bit about the EOS-1D X. I learned some stuff from him about the camera and tried to sound all technical and stuff. I’l like to discuss the camera again once I’ve actually used one.

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Lens Mug Winner

Lens Mug Winner

Winner!
Jessie has won the Canon Lens Mug with his suggestions about the next features needed for the EOS line.

Congratulations and enjoy the mug.

If you didn’t win, you can still buy one from Photojojo, they’re reasonably priced and have a lot of other cool gizmos.

The winning list, it’s a long one!

Feature 1: Shutter correction. Let’s face the facts, when you take a picture, you’ve already missed the shot. Shutter correction adds a random timer to trigger the shutter 5-200 seconds later, ensuring your mistake can still turn into the perfect shot.

Feature 2: Auto pan. Henceforth, when shooting in “Program Auto” mode, DSLR’s will also make framing, panning and tilting decisions FOR you! No need for critical thinking. After all, technology will always be more intelligent than the artist.

Feature 3: HSL randomizer. Who said a good picture or video needs to reflect accurate hue, saturation and lightness? With HSL randomizer, your DSLR will pick random numbers for each control, so you’ll be left saying, “Wow, that’s definitely not what this looks like in real life! Oh, well!”

Feature 4: Melt-free. Ever really wanted a brilliant shot inside a volcano? With the soon-to-be-released “melt free” coating technology, the possibilities have become realities. Simply throw your new DSLR into the depths! Coupled with auto-retreival, your DSLR will self-levitate and return to you when it’s done snapping away!

Feature 5: Image replace. Sometimes the picture you take just doesn’t look quite right. Image replace scours the web to find a better image than the shot you just took, downloads it, and overwrites it on your camera’s 50TB thumbdrive for your convenience.

Feature 6: Happy sounds. Not happy with your shot? Encouraging voices and applause sound effects are now built in, so get ready to laugh and smile, you wonderful shooter, you!

Feature 7: Variable sensor size. Now, control depth of field without having to play with those annoying aperture wheels.

Feature 8: Auto delete. Did you forget to delete a shot you took earlier? Auto delete will delete shots FOR you. Plus, auto format wipes your data based on intelligent algorithms, so you can stay out of your menus and save valuable time.

Feature 9: Push-to-Facebook. Social networking has evolved, and now, camera technology has caught up. Every shot you take is now auto-posted directly to Facebook, thanks to our partnership with Verizon Wireless’ 8G Network.

Feature 10: Gum dispenser.


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Canon Lens Mug – Giveaway

Canon Lens Mug – Giveaway

Free Lens Mug!
The folks at Photojojo has sent Canon Rumors a 70-200 f/4L IS mug to give away.

How do I win?
It’s simple, Photojojo is fun bunch of people, so something fun in return is in order.

Post in the forum which fun, unique, crazy, wacky feature should become a reality in future Canon DSLRs. Post pictures, sketches, words, whatever.

I’ll select the winner on Friday.

Visit Photojojo for more fun photo products

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Holga Giveaway Winner

Holga Giveaway Winner

Winner!
“Guru” has won the Holga giveaway.

Holga is also giving a discount to every other Canon Rumors reader if you order from their store by August 12, 2011. Check the forum post for the coupon code and information.

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Why Do You Need 250 60D’s?

“Creative lab” Party has released a music video for the band androp that required the use of 250 Canon 60Ds wired together. The effect is a wild and creative strobe show.

I wish they had clicked my “buy a 60D here” link.

Inspired by the song’s lyrics, “not to make it a memory,” Party created the video using 250 Canon still cameras; their flashes were controlled via a potent DIY cocktail of arduino, openFrameworks, and Flash. The effect is a “light animation” produced with no CGI at all.

Source: Fastcompany

Thanks Raed

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Lets Play Chess

Lets Play Chess

I hear Canon won.
A couple of gents at LensRentals.com got bored during their move to new digs and decided to play some chess!

Canon won the game with a Fischer like performance.

I know what you’re thinking. Can you rent this chess set? The answer is yes!

For $7654.75 you can rent this chess for a 4 days, this will include the damage insurance for when you knock your king over after a terrible loss.

What about buying it? Sure can! $151,202.17 you can buy the pieces necessary to do this at home. As LensRentals.com mentions, buy now before the new Canon supertelephotos hit the market. The price will skyrocket. To entice you even more, they’ll throw in a free t-shirt!

Read More: Blog Post | Rental Post

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From the Land of Crazy! [CR0]

New Sunday Feature
Every Sunday I am going to post the craziest “rumor” I’m sent from the previous week for your enjoyment.

I will say about crazy rumors, there was one rumor I was told about that I dismissed. I thought it was loony, and that was the 8-15 f/4L. I was never told fisheye and didn’t think fisheye.

Spec List!
The person writing in stressed this wasn’t the 5D Mark III and to expect an announcement in the next few weeks.

  • - New small body FF
  • - Pro AF (45 point same as Eos 1D MKIV)
  • - 16.7 MP
  • - 6 FPS (booster with extra batterygrip up to 9fps)
  • - ISO 100-12800 (L50 / H102400)
  • - Single CF slot
  • - Video as Eos 7D
  • - Msrp $ 4,399

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