It is the weekend and as often as we can, we like to wrap up some of the week’s events etc in a Friday post. Before we dive into news and cool things from the web, I must share with you what happened last night.
Let us start this weeks round up with the biggest news of the day, Canon’s announcement of the long awaited EOS-5D Mk III. The new camera boasts many improvements over the Mark II version including a more robust build, 6 frames per second and a 22.3mp sensor which utilizes the gapless micro lens technology that is on the EOS-1Dx and should make for improved low light performance. Also on the improvement list is the autofocus system which is the 61-point system found in the EOS1-Dx.
This week has been a little quiet on the website this week. Apologies for that, but it has been worth it as the March issue of PhotoComment Magazine is out on regional delivery at this very moment and subscribers, your copies are on a postal truck today as well. We are working to have the magazine ready a week in advance every month so everyone gets the magazines by the first of each month. Read on for a catch up on some interesting things happening across the web.
This post is just a round up of some of the cool, interesting stories, videos and news we have found on the web or were just to swamped to cover as individual articles during the week. The March issue of PhotoComment is also being wrapped up to go to print next week. Hope you have a great weekend.
Can a lens’ performance improve if you just change it’s cosmetic appearance? Perhaps not, but it sure can look more impressive. Check out how you can change your standard 18-55mm Canon lens into an L-series fashion copy.
Inside this Web Pick. Take a tour of B&H in New York using Google Street View. A short documentary about Kodachrome and Bruce Dale shares his story about shooting for National Geographic over the past 30 years.
Some of you may recall some time back that we used to have a Website of the Week feature. As time went on we focused on other areas and gradually the feature phased out. Today I want to try a new feature and get your feedback on it. Some ideas on what to call it would also be good. For the time being I am going to call it “Web Picks” and it will serve as a post to share with you some of our favourite stories on the web. Feel free in the comments to link to other great stories you may have found and want to share.
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Have you ever looked over pictures from you past and wished you could go back there? Wished you could pass a message on to those in the picture who may have passed one? Dear Photograph is a website that shares images from the past shot in the same place they were taken but now in … Read morePhoto Website: Dear Photograph
It has been some time since we picked a website, truth be told, its not that there aren’t great sites out there but its been difficult to keep on top of what was a weekly feature. That said, we will still share great sites as we dive into them and one such site is Improve … Read morePhoto Website Pick: Improve Photography
There are several websites that I subscribe to in my Google Reader and which I have shared before, like PetaPixel and The Phoblographer. Another such site is The Online Photographer. With news, great images and opinion images its a great read.