The more I use the Canon 70D to shoot video with full-time AF, the more impressed I am with what Canon has done with its Dual Pixel AF technology. I recently took the 70D in to my CrossFit box for an evening to capture some photos and decided to try some video with it as well.
I basically treated the 70D more like a camcorder instead of how I would normally handle a HDSLR. As it turns out, the 70D does quite well and holds focus about like you would expect a camcorder to. I used the 70D paired with the 18-135mm STM kit lens (the STM focus is for real). Shot with manual exposure and full-time AF.
Watch the short video below. [click to continue…]
DxO Labs has updated DxO Optics Pro 8 to version 8.3.2, which adds support for Canon 70D and Sony RX1R files. Additionally, DxO Optics Pro 8.3.2 adds several new DxO Optics Modules for 445 new camera/lens combinations in its library.
This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for all photographers who acquired a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012.
Find out more about DxO Optics Pro 8 on the DxO Labs website.
Adobe has released a version 5.2 update for Lightroom 5, which adds the following new features: [click to continue…]
Canon has instant rebates available on DSLR and lens bundles up to $500 off with several different bodies to choose from, including the 70D. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
I expect Adobe to drop the full version of Lightroom 5.2 any day now. It’s been a full month since the Lightroom 5.2 release candidate was made available and preliminary support for the 70D was included.
Those of you looking to work on your Canon 70D raw files can do so with the release candidate. Or, if you have Aperture 3, Apple has already made full support for the 70D available in it.
I just got my hands on the Canon 70D and wanted to share a few thoughts about the new camera. This will be short and sweet as it really is a “brief hands-on” look at it. [click to continue…]