Canon Fires Back (IP EP-160)

Question of the Week:

Hey all. I remember on a podcast from the almost distant past about lightning photography. You mention a gizmo that is triggered by lightning, yet also can be programmed to do a bazillion other functions. Any ideas what it was?

Main Topic:

Canon 1Dx Mark II announced and is available for pre order here


Newly developed 20.2 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor;

Continuous shooting speeds of up-to-14 frames per second (fps) with Auto Exposure (AE) and predictive

AF for viewfinder shooting and up to 16 fps1 in Live View mode;

Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors that transfer image data at extremely high speed for extended bursts during continuous shooting – up-to-170 consecutive RAW images at 14 fps. When shooting JPEG images you’re only limited by memory card capacity 2;

Capable of shooting 4K 60P and Full HD 120P video with Dual Pixel CMOS AF;

Enhanced wireless functionality (with the optional accessory Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8) that supports the new high-speed IEEE 802.11ac standard and the  ability to easily transfer photos and videos to compatible smartphones using Canon’s Camera Connect app*;

Digital Lens Optimizer to help correct aberrations in-camera (a feature that previously required post-processing on an external computer);

Improved 61-point viewfinder AF with expanded coverage and all AF-points selectable and supported to a maximum aperture of f/8;

Improved AI Servo III+ predictive AF algorithm for better accuracy;

Continuous red illumination of all AF points within the camera’s Intelligent Viewfinder II.

Compatibility with both CF and CFast memory cards for optimal performance and versatility.

Read more: https://www.canonrumors.com/official-press-release-canon-eos-1d-x-mark-ii/#ixzz3zAMDvvFZ

Nick’s 5 min rant

Nick – To flash or not to flash at basketball games….

adding flash created a nice dramatic look, but perhaps not worth the hassle, or practical for shooting for newspapers

Doodads of the Week!


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