Canon 5D Mark III: What We Know and Think We Know

Canon 5D Mark III Press Invite

Above is a supposed to be one of the press invites for the 5D Mark III due out at midnight Thursday night. (via CR)

Something is coming Thursday night at midnight EST.  Of course, I’ll have full details up as soon as I know something official.  We may even get some leaks ahead of time (usually the case).

What we’re expecting is the Canon 5D Mark III – a 22MP full frame DSLR that captures 1080p video with the same codec we see in the 1D X (edit-friendly ALL-I and the more compressed IPB). [Read more…]

Light and Lighting – New Book from Syl Arena

Light and Lighting

Light and Lighting is an upcoming book from Syl Arena. His last book, Speedliter’s Handbook, is awesome and takes the cake in terms of Canon Speedlite instruction.  It’s the book that should come with every Speedlite sold – or, at least the book that anyone who wants to learn how to properly use a Speedlite with their Canon camera.

Syl takes a more basic and brand-agnostic approach with Light and Lighting, as he notes below.

As part of Peachpit’s From Snapshots to Great Shots series, it will present fundamental concepts about light and various techniques of photographic lighting at a level accessible to novice shooters.

Syl is a great photographer and author.  Expect this to be a real gem for getting your lighting feet underneath you.  Light and Lighting is due out in June of this year and is available for pre-order from Amazon now.

[via Speedliting.com]

Canon Lens, Speedlite & DSLR Rebates Ending Soon

Canon 70-200mm Instant Rebate Deals

Just a little over a week left in the Canon Instant Rebate program for Lenses and Speedlites, as well as the DSLR combo rebates.  Both of these were previously extended through January until February 4, 2012.

Details on specific products and combos via the links below.

Canon Lens & Speedlite Instant Rebates

DSLR Combo Rebates