Archive for the ‘Fun Stuff’ Category
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia
I’ve been busy the last few days travelling and sleeping. The 24 hour journey from Toronto to Hanoi was completed yesterday, and we spent most of the day shooting and eating in the old quarter of Hanoi.
The shooting condition in Hanoi have been less than ideal, a lot of fog and rain. We still ended up getting a few good shots on day one, and we’re hoping to do better on day two.
The Gear | Gura Gear Chobe, Gura Gear Bataflae 18L, MEC Duffle
I’m going to be travelling Northern Vietnam between Hanoi, Cat Ba and Halong Bay. Then we’ll head to Luang Prabang in Laos and will spend time there, as well as Luang Namtha, Nam Ha and Vientiane. From there, we’ll be heading south to Siem Reap and visiting Angkor Wat. We have some other days we have filled yet, so I’m sure we’ll end up somewhere else that’s pretty cool.
I am going to have some help posting to Canon Rumors over the next 3 weeks, posts may not come the time of day you’re used to.
Giveaway is now closed to entries
The giveaway is now closed and the winners have been selected.
Grand Prize Winner
Accessory Pack Winners
Please check your inboxes on the forum and on twitter to claim your prizes.
Gura Gear Giveaway!
If you’ve followed Canon Rumors for a while now, you probably realize that I am a rabid Gura Gear fan. I could be called a camera bag dork, I just love their stuff that much. They are my Louis Vuitton, and a lot cheaper and more functional! I’ve taken my Kiboko all over the planet and it works the same as when it was new, I don’t think you can get a better travel backpack then what Gura Gear produces.
Gura Gear has recently been launching a wide array of new products. Most notably the Bataflae line. New 18L, 26L and 32L bags. I recently purchased (nope, they didnt give them to me) the Bataflae 18L and 32L.
So I thought we could give away some Gura Gear products, I know whoever wins them will love them. We will have 4 prize packs of Gura Gear accesories and one Bataflae 18L & accessory pack to give away as a grand prize.
Grand Prize Package
2nd Prize Package (4 to give away)
How to win
The contest is now closed.
We will be picking the winners on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
Gura Gear Giveaway Prizes | Click for Larger
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Dodge & Burn Camera T-Shirts
We wrote about Dodge & Burn t-shirts about 5 months ago, and the response was extremely positive from folks that bought some t-shirts. Since that time the company has added new t-shirts and have kept the same great quality. All t-shirts are USA made American Apparel and the printing on them has held up flawlessly in the 5 months that I’ve had one.
Stay tuned in the New Year, there will be a Canon Rumors influenced T-Shirt, that I have absolutely no part in designing… which is good. It’s going to be cool though!
When I was in Kenya, we had an incident at Lake Nakuru with a baboon entering our vehicle and scaring the you-know-what out of me. He was sitting on my 5D Mark II, but he didn’t eat it. Instead, he stole our cookies and snacks and bolted. If you know my friend and travel companion Ethan Meleg, you’d know taking his cookies is about the worst thing you can do to him.
FYI: Don’t leave car doors open at Lake Nakuru.
The brave Baboon that stole our cookies – Lake Nakuru, Kenya | Click for Larger
Lion eating a 5D Mark II & 16-35 f/2.8L II
It turns out Ed Hetherington had the same sort of thing happen and sacrificed his Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF 16-35 f/2.8L II for some fun photographs. The good and bad news? The lens lived, but the camera is touch and go.
I brought a remote control and a small stand to Zimbabwe so that I could capture some animal images from a unique “on the ground perspective”. I used the setup for some images of elephants and African wild dogs and most animals ignored the camera after or at most gave it a quick glance.
Photo by Ed Hetherington – Lion eating 5D Mark II & 16-35 – Click for Larger
Then the fun begins for Ed, check out the rest of the images and full story below.
Read the entire story on Ed’s Facebook page
Via [PP] from [EH]
Cool stuff Friday – Customization is fun!
I’d really like my 40mm Pancake to look like a real pancake. Maybe these folks will be able to hook us up soon. PimpYourCam.com initially started a little while ago showing off some customized Nikon gear, they wanted to let us know they do Canon as well.
Photography is twice as much fun with PimpYourCam.com!
Nice 70-200! – Click for larger
“The team works with selected specialist retailers where the product will be available worldwide from the end of July 2012. The customer can then order their selected design directly in the camera shop when they buy a new camera. It is also possible to add a design to existing photographic equipment.
The customer can choose the design they would like from the selection provided on the PimpYourCam.com internet site. The Pimp-configurator allows a lot of different styles and colors. It is also possible to add an individual design (for example a company logo). The PimpYourCam.com team will fulfill all possible camera design requests!”