Because they can, SquareTrade recently created some content where they dropped a Canon T5i and Nikon D5200 in the rain and on the NYC concrete in front of B&H Photo Video’s store in NYC. But don’t worry! They destroyed perfectly good cameras all in the name of science!
The experiment was done to figure out which would suffer less damage in a fall. And at first it seems like Nikon really took the lead. However, the Canon T5i seemed to have just suffered a slight concussion.
It’s worth it to check out the video. But after you do, we encourage you to go hug your camera.
Digital Trends has a piece on the codenamed Nokia Lumia EOS cameraphone. EOS is quite a known name in the camera industry as it is for the DSLR lineup of Canon’s cameras. The codename of the new Lumia has us extremely curious right now. The phone is supposed to have a 41MP camera, 4.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 1280 x 768 resolution, and could have a polycarbonate plastic chassis. But beyond this, there may be a Xenon flash and a new Nokia Pro Camera app. If so, hopefully it will allow full manual control over the exposure–which is something many photographers have wanted for a while.
With all of this said though, Nokia’s camera technology may be wonderful but many users still complain about the overall quality of their phones. Windows Mobile (which operates the Lumia phones) is also an excellent platform but the apps that photographers want and need these days just aren’t on the OS yet.
As it is though, Canon already has the Powershot N which is meant to be an answer to smartphones.
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We’re doing this series twice this week because we missed last week. Sorry folks! Anyway, there are some photos that are a heck of a lot more clever than we ever thought. Then when we find out how they were done, we say to ourselves, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Upon searching for the word, “Strobist” on 500px, I came across Stéphane Pironon’s “Weightlessness.” The image looked so simple but I couldn’t totally figure out how it was done. He did this photo when he was a member of the Strobi team, Stéphane is quite a photographer himself and has some excellent fashion work along with other photographs.
Yongnuo has released the YN-622N transceivers for Nikon–which are designed to be the most affordable triggers with full TTL integration that you can get. They’re available at nearly half the price of PocketWizard Plus X triggers, have full TTL integration, and can do other tricks like high speed sync. Other features include 7 different channels of communication and a range of 100 meter.
These triggers have been available for Canon for a while, and many users still say that for the price point, they’re not too shabby. The Yongnuo brand triggers are often pretty well made for the price, reliable, and intuitive in their interface. And when you consider the feature-set, they’re really tough to turn down.
Recently, Phottix announced their brand new Mitros flash. Targeted as a competitor to the Canon 600-EX, it cannot take on the company’s RT version of the flash. However, it comes at a more affordable price and it also is just as feature packed and perhaps even better built in some ways.
We were floored by the company’s Odin TTL triggers for speedlites, and were anxious to try this new flash. Believe us when we say that we were sad to see it go.
Canon previously announced their 200-400mm f4 L IS USM lens a while back, but it was then delayed for unknown reasons. Today, the company is re-announcing the lens with a 1.4x teleconverter built in–therefore extending its reach to 280–560mm (f/5.6) with what they’re saying is, “A flick of a switch.” They’re also touting that this will help with ensuring that dust doesn’t get into the camera’s electronics.
The EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X incorporates one fluorite and four UD lens elements, a 9-blade circular aperture, features inner focusing, ring USM, a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms. Plus it has a Power Focus mode that makes focus shifts quieter while filming.
Canon is also promising up to four stop of Image stabilization with either standard, panning, and during exposure only.
Want it? Get ready to drop $11,799 for this bad boy when it hits retailers soon.