Archive for: Fun Stuff

Win a Canon EOS 6D (Or Other Brand Body) Plus Other Prizes!

Lens Rentals in the US is running a contest to win one of either a Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D600, Sony NEX-7 or Olympus OM-D. Just sign up for the contest below, and take advantage of the options to enter more than once.

The really good news on this one? It’s not USA only, no matter where you are on earth, you can enter. The contest runs until April 15, 2013.


Visit the Contest Page to Enter


Things That are Cool: Dodge & Burn Photography T-Shirts

Things That are Cool: Dodge & Burn Photography T-Shirts

Dodge & Burn Photography Tees
It’s Friday, time to have a bit of fun after all the serious rumor stuff.

A few weeks ago a little start-up in New York City called Dodge & Burn contacted me to find out whether or not I wanted to check out their line of photography inspired T-Shirts. Being a guy that likes to wear clothes, I gave them an enthusiastic “yes!” They gave me the option to choose any shirt I desired, I just had to go with the lust worthy “Fast Shooter” shirt showing the amazing Canon 7 and 50mm f/0.95.

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My shirt showed up today, and while they didn’t improve my photography, it definitely made me look a lot better shooting.

You can check out Dodge & Burn and all their T-shirts at the links below, follow them on Twitter too!

Dodge & Burn Web Site | Dodge & Burn Twitter

A bit more information
The T-Shirts are made by American Apparel in the United States and also printed in the USA. One happy customer (thanks Brad) let us know they have held up excellent after months of use and washing.


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]



Sunday News: Canon Rebates End April 4, Lens Mugs & More

Sunday News
Not much happens on the weekend, so I’ll just post some random stuff every Sunday.

A friendly reminder
The fine folks at Adorama have reminded Canon Rumors that rebates end April 3, 2010.

Both Adorama and B&H are closed this week, so today is the last day you can order from either store.

Shop Adorama

Shop B&H

Lens Mug
I’m not sure what’s going on with the lens mugs coming from My understanding is Canon Canada has already sold their entire run of mugs. However, someone from China is selling them directly.

I’m not sure if this is a scam, or if they’re manufacturing and selling unofficial products. Chinese laws in this area are pretty lax so it’s possible the facility is just going to make more then Canon ordered. The 24-105 mug that is out there isn’t an official Canon product as far as I’m aware. The wrong font used for “EF” on the box is a bit of a giveaway.

The mugs from this seller also appear on ebay. The seller of the 24-105 mugs appears to be giving positive feedback to the 70-200 mug person.

Confused? Me too! I just wanted to pass this information on. I’m still waiting on an official response from Canon Canada.

Workshop Contest.
A friend, Ethan Meleg will be leading a 3 day workshop in the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. Yours truly will be assisting on the fun filled weekend. Mostly I’ll be carrying Ethan’s bags of Oreos.

You can enter to win a spot through Canadian Geographic, or you can buy a spot!

This area of Canada is truly a site to behold for nature photographers.

The contest closes April 2, 2010.

Canon Mode Dial MacBook Sticker

Gary has sent us a little project he finished. A mode dial sticker for your laptop! Very cool.

You can buy one here:

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Lens Mug Arrived!

So I have finally received 1 lens mug. This one will remain in the possession of Canon Rumors Guy.

I will not know how many more I can acquire before at least the middle of April. I promise I will be doing a lens mug giveaway sometime!

These things are so hard to acquire without paying $100 or more.

Fun Fact
This mug is the exact one that created the frenzy! I bought this mug from Josh. So I think this lens mug is extra special!

Canon Canada eStore
Canada Canada’s eStore still has them available for free when your purchase at least $200 worth of stuff.