Canon has posted and updated version of the EOS movie plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing application. The updated plug-in works with the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D according to the Canon information, and I wonder if the old ‘workarounds’ will let the plug-in also work …

This morning Canon Inc. has posted it’s first quarter results with a clear indication of the effect of the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11th March 2011 being shown in the figures. In several parts of the report there are figures with and without the ‘earthquake effect’ shown. Most clear is the 21.2 billion yen …

With the launch of each new EOS DSLR Canon updates the suite of software that supports it’s cameras. Usually the changes are incremental, typically adding support for the new camera and any new features it may have. Good thing is that the new software is also freely available for download by Canon users so they …

It’s often written that you can use hard lights for strong masculine subjects, this post shows some examples of just that and the effect of combining some subtle fill lights with the harder main lights. Starting off with a single hard light and a black background. It was necessary to position the light a little …

Four Canon products have received awards from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) this year. The TIPA jury comprises editors from leading European photography titles who meet annually to discuss and review the latest products in several categories. Having recently studied the new EOS 600D in depth to deliver training on the EOS 600D for …

For me the answer to this question is a certain no, and here’s my reasoning: The ‘man in Japan’ most certainly didn’t factor in the inexpensive bit of glass you are planning to add to his optical engineering masterpiece. You might think that protecting a lens front element from scratches is good, and it is. …

Why use the back button for AF? Sports and action photographers often use back button auto focus in conjunction with SERVO AF to give them the ability to stop AF switching to a new subject if something comes in to the frame between the photographer and their subject. For example if you are tracking a …

Just recently I’ve had the chance to evaluate an interesting new media from Tecco, the Iridium Silver Gloss ISG250 is a 250gsm glossy paper with a surface that looks a little like the iridescent smooth surface you find inside oyster shells. The paper is part of Tecco’s photographers selection and they claim it is a …