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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I gave one to a great friend and my partner at Lens Rentals Canada, so there’s one up for grabs.
When I told my fiancee (28 days until the day) that I had another to give away on Canon Rumors, she lashed out in a tirade about how she deserved the mug more than all of you. She then muttered something about Nikon.
So, we’ll let the poll decide. I will say, whenever I see some for sale, I will buy them to give away.