How to Shoot Time Lapse Sequences on the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R

Canon 5Ds

The past two releases of Canon professional DSLRs show that Canon has finally come around to the notion that its customers who pay thousands of dollars for a camera think an intervalometer should be built-in. The Canon 7D Mark II along with the 5DS and 5DS R cameras are the first Canon DSLRs to offer a built-in intervalometer. With these new models, it is now possible to shoot interval images for time lapse sequences without the need for the overpriced Canon TC-80N3.

Note, however, that shooting still images with the built-in intervalometer is different than shooting in Time-lapse movie mode on the 5DS and 5DS R. [Read more…]

 

Get a Sneak Peek of an Early Prototype of Adobe’s Mobile Retouching

In this video, Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows off some serious retouching capabilities of Adobe’s mobile photo retouching on the iPad. He doesn’t name the app but these features will probably show up in a future iteration of a Photoshop mobile app.

I have always been a little clumsy making fine edits with my fingers on the iPad. I have tried using a stylus with varied degrees of success. I don’t think I’m alone in these challenges either. Today, I just don’t know how serious this feature can be taken. It could be one of those handy features used occasionally that is nice to have, but not essential.

Then again, it may turn out to be an app/feature that hits just in time for the rumored iPad Pro. The more horsepower Apple continues to put into the iPad, the more closely the spec sheet approaches Wacom’s Cintiq tablets. And, if that happens, Wacom’s products may become even more niche solutions than they already are.

Adobe apps have to become much more robust on iOS and Android before that happens and this teaser shows that Adobe is well on its way to doing just that.

ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD Monitor for $259 – Deal Zone

ikan VH7i-E6 7-inch HDMI LCD Monitor

B&H has the ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD monitor for $259 (reg. $399) as its Deal Zone deal for today only.

ikan VH7i-E6 7″ HDMI LCD Monitor Key Features

  • 1280 x 800 High Definition Screen
  • NTSC/PAL/SECAM Auto Detect
  • IPS Screen with 178° Viewing Angle
  • HDMI In/Out
  • 400 cd/m² Brightness/800:1 Contrast
  • DSLR Scaling / Peaking / False Color
  • Flexible Power Options
  • Accepts Canon LP-E6 Type Batteries
  • Includes Ball Mount & Sun Hood Clip

Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Now Shipping

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM

B&H has the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens in stock and now shipping for $125. In case you missed the announcement earlier this month, this is the new “nifty fifty.” Check it out here at B&H Photo.

My card was just charged for my pre-order of the lens. So, hopefully, I’ll have mine in hand in a couple days to pass along results and impressions.