‘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 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.

Canon 40D Rumor Update

Nothing solid on the Canon 40D lately. However, this was found in the forums on April 2nd:

OK, I just called my Boston Camera Man to find out what he has heard on this. He talked to the Canon Rep last week, who confirmed that Canon is the most Closed Mouth Company on new stuff coming out. The rep “hinted” that a new 10mp model should be coming out “soon”.

Now to get all you Daddy Big Bucks drooling, he also hinted that Canon has tested a 20mp model.

Credibility? Eh. I think we can all speculate this info ourselves. I’ll let you know when something more solid develops. Question for the day: How much more can the Canon 30D price drop? That’s all for now.