‘Adrift’ Timelapse is Mesmerizing View of the Fog of the San Francisco Bay Area

This gorgeous timelapse film was created from footage captured over the course of 2 years around the San Francisco Bay area. Simon Christen spent many mornings on the Marin Headlands capturing scene by scene of what he calls “a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.”

He shot these images with the Canon 7D and Canon 4oD in raw format with exposures generally occurring every 2-10 seconds. Exposure was set in manual mode. On the last shot with the fog engulfing the camera, both the he and camera got pretty well soaked due to all of the moisture from the dense fog.

He uses a sturdy Really Right Stuff tripods for keeping the shots steady and, when necessary, uses software stabilization in After Effects to smooth out some shots.

You can view more of Simon’s work here on his website.

[via John Nack]


Canon Spring Rebates 2008

Canon has announced its new rebate plan for EOS bodies, lenses and accessories, which goes into effect today, May 18, 2008.  The rebates will run until July 19, 2008.  Below is a rundown of the Canon gear to which the rebates apply.

These rebates are instant – no pesky forms to fill out or UPC codes to clip from boxes.  This means that the price shows up instantly in your cart on Amazon, B&H Photo or Adorama, when you purchase them during the rebate period.

Canon DSLR Rebates – One Week Left

Remember the Canon DSLR rebates I told you about back in February? You’ve only got a week left to take advantage of them. They expire April 19.

Purchase a new Canon PIXMA MP970, Pro9000, or Pro9500 Photo Printer and a Canon EOS 1D Mark III, EOS 1Ds Mark III, EOS 40D, or EOS 5D from Amazon.com, Adorama or B&H Photo between February 3, 2008 and April 19, 2008. The rebate is $200.

Additionally, the Canon PIXMA MP970 is available for $240 $275 at Amazon with a $100 rebate = grand total of $140 $175. Industrious purchasers might decide to sell them for about $200 and recapture the purchase price, along with the $200 rebate for their new Canon DSLR body and come out way ahead. . . . I’m just sayin’.

Amazon Links

B&H Links


Canon EOS 40D Firmware Update Version 1.0.8

Canon has updated the firmware for the Canon EOS 40D to version 1.0.8.  The firmware update is available for download here.

This firmware update (Version 1.0.8) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which Image Stabilization operation emits a sound when certain buttons are pressed, with the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens attached to the camera.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Image Stabilization operation emits a sound from the lens when IS lenses are attached to the camera.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a part of the image looks unnatural when reviewed on the LCD.
  4. Corrects errors in the Spanish and Norwegian menu screens.

The Version 1.0.8 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.5.  You can read further details and instructions on how to install the firmware on the download page.