Phantom Flex at a Kids’ Water Balloon Fight Makes for Some Epic Slow Motion

Check about Brad Kremer‘s video above featuring lots of summer fun with the neighborhood kids.  As Brad puts it:

So what do you when you have a day off and a $300k camera package sitting at your house? Invite all of the neighborhood kids and throw a water balloon party of course! Duh!

As summer coms to an end and Autumn begins, kids go back to school and dream of warm days filled with laughter and joy. This short film is a reflection of that dream. Shot with a Phantom Flex it captures the magic of the moment. With frame rates of up to 2564 fps at 1080p we see every detail, every smile and every sparkle in the kids eyes. And that is where the magic lies. Within the hopes and dreams of our children.

[via PetaPixel]

Canon Instant Rebates Expire Today

Canon DSLR Instant Rebates

If you’ve been holding out on the Canon Instant Rebates deals this fall, they expire today.

That includes the Canon 5D Mark II, 7D, 60D and all the lens and speedlite rebates (see banner below).  You can find the deals at both Amazon and B&H Photo. [Read more...]

New ‘Act of Valor’ Trailer Polishes the 5D’s Resume

Act of Valor

I just talked about ‘Like Crazy’ a couple of days ago, which was shot on the Canon 7D and is out in theaters now.  And now, Relativity Media, which picked up ‘Act of Valor‘ for a cool $13M earlier this year, just released the second trailer for the film.  As you may already know, Act of Valor was shot primarily with the Canon 5D Mark II and a combination of Zeiss and Panavision lenses – with Shane Hurlbut, ASC serving as DP on the film.

I have embedded the trailer below.  (Sorry, but autoplay is forced on for the trailer embed.) [Read more...]

Deal Alert: Canon 5D Mark II + 24-105mm f/4L Lens [Update: It's Gone]

5D Mark II on Amazon

I wouldn’t expect his deal to last too long, but Amazon has the 5D Mark II with a 24-105mm f/4L lens for $2749.

This is substantially lower that this kit normally runs (usually in the $3200 or higher range).  The lens alone goes for over $1000, which would put the value of the 5D Mark II body in the $1700 range.  Again, I don’t expect this to last long.

[Update: And it's gone. Hope you got one...]