The latest rumors suggest that we could see the Canon 70D officially announced and replacing the 2.5 year old 60D in July 2013.
The 70D is supposedly in the final stages of testing and units are in the hands of some of Canon’s Explorers of Light. Additionally, Canon is rumored to be in the process of shooting commercials and ad campaigns for the 70D at various locations.
If you see one in the wild, send some photos our way.
Previously rumored specs point to an 18MP sensor and more robust build than the 60D. [click to continue…]
Nikon has released firmware updates for the Nikon D300, D300s, D700 and P7700.
The firmware updates for the D300, D300s and D700 add support for the new Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens.
The firmware update for the Nikon Coolpix P7700 includes the following improvements:
When shooting with shooting mode set to M (manual) with Flash, and the ISO sensitivity set to Auto, ISO 80-200, ISO 80-400, or ISO 80-800, ISO sensitivity was sometimes not locked at ISO 80 and a different ISO sensitivity was sometimes applied. This issue has been resolved.
You can download the firmware updates here at Nikon’s website.
Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi just cranked out another solid timelapse video of Paris. As you may have seen in Part I and Part II, Akpovi produces an incredible sense of motion in his timelapse work.
He uses a variety of gear to accomplish these shots:
Akpovi accomplishes those surreal camera movements not with a large dolly, jib or mechanized slider, but with a simple tripod and some camera shake reduction in post processing. You can get a glimpse of this technique in an earlier behind-the-scenes video below.
You can see more of Akpovi’s work here on his Vimeo account.
B&H has the Bower 24mm f/1.4 lens for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Olympus mounts for $499 (reg. $699) through May 31. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Canon Rebel T3 with 18-55mm IS II kit lens for $429 (reg. $499). The deal also includes a camera bag and a 16GB SanDisk Class 10 SDHC card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon USA has the 5D Mark II refurbished for $1,495. Check it out here at Canon USA.