Updating the Canon EOS-M

Posted on 06.09.13 in the category Hardware

According CanonRumors an updated compact EOS-M will be announced shortly by Canon.

According to their sources, this new version of M-EOS will be a slight upgrade offered at a competitive price current model. Canon will also offer more colors than the current model.

A greater telephoto zoom range will also be provided along with the launch of this new version.

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Announcement of the Canon EOS 70D

Posted on 03.07.13 in the category Hardware

Canon has announced the upcoming release of the Canon EOS 70D, upgrade its high-end DSLR to the general public. Three years after the 60D, it loads the latest innovations from Canon already on the latest autofocus and a "double-pixel" promising to improve the video experience.

New AF system optimized for video

Canon EOS 70D introduces a new "Dual AF CMOS Pixel" sensor, APS-C and covering 20 Mpixels but with 40 million photodiodes. Each microlens to the surface of the sensor is thus associated with two photodiodes which are used to make a focus by the phase detection of substantially all of the sensor.

method would meet the pump effect in the video focus when the focus detection by the phase could not be continuous. Canon promises "a precise and reactive fluid autofocus," video as covered by the screen with this new device.

During the optical sight, however, the CMOS sensor is obscured and a dedicated autofocus sensor takes over, with 19-point cross (ie detecting the details on both the vertical and horizontal axis).

Touchscreen and Wi-Fi

Associated chip processing DIGIC 5 + already present on professional SLR, the 20 megapixel photo sensor at a rate up to 7 frames per second and shoots in Full HD 1080p at 24, 25 or 30 frames / s or 720p at 50 or 60 frames / s. Sensitivity runs natively from 100 to 12,800 ISO, and can be pushed to 25,600 ISO.

articulated 3-inch screen is multitouch as the 700D, the dial mode and the arrangement of the main buttons also from this case. The device also features Wi-Fi as all future Canon models for the transfer and takeover distance.

Canon camera EOS 70D will be launched towards the end of August in France at a suggested retail price of € 1,100 naked € 1,250 with the EF-S 18-55 mm f / 3.5 -5.6 IS STM or € 1,450 with EF-S 18-135 mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS STM and is placed in direct competition with the Nikon D7100 sold naked around € 1,150.

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€100 cashback on Nikon D600 and other reductions

Posted on 03.06.13 in the category Hints And Tips

Nikon launches its promotion was like Canon and offers a 30 € up to 100 € on their range of compact cameras and SLR cameras from 31 May 2013 until 31 July 2013.

To qualify for refund, just follow the steps described on the website of the offer:

Up to 300 Euros cashback by Canon

Posted on 25.05.13 in the category Hints And Tips

For the purchase an EOS, an optical or Canon flash eligible for the offer, at participating retailers between May 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013, Canon will reimburse up to 300 € TTC .

As every year Canon cleaned up its inventory by offering rebates from 50 to 300 Euros on a selection of SLR cameras, lenses and accessories for. Here are some examples of good business:

Model Reduction
Speedlite 430 EX II € 50.00
Optical EF-S 18-135mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS € 50.00
Optical EF 40mm f / 2.8 STM € 50.00
Reflex EOS 700D Body Only € 50.00
Reflex EOS 700D + EF-S 18-135mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS STM € 50.00
Reflex EOS 700D + EF-S 18-55mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS STM € 50.00
Reflex EOS 700D + EF-S 18-55mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS STM + EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5, 6 IS II € 50.00
Reflex EOS 700D + 300EG bag + 8GB SD Card € 70.00
Optical EF-S 18-200mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS € 70.00
Optical EF 70-300mm f / 4,5-5,6 IS USM € 70.00
Optical EF-S 60mm f / 2.8 Macro USM € 70.00
SLR EOS 60D + EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5, 6 IS USM € 80.00
SLR EOS 60D + EF-S 18-55mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS II € 80.00
SLR EOS 60D Body Only € 80.00
Speedlite 600 EX-RT € 100.00
Optical EF 100mm f / 2.8 Macro USM L € 100.00
Optical EF-S 10-22mm f / 3.5-4.5 USM € 100.00
Optical EF-S 17-55mm f / 2.8 IS USM € 100.00
Optical EF 17-40mm f / 4,0 USM L € 100.00
SLR EOS 7D + EF 70-300mm f/4-5, 6 IS USM L € 100.00
SLR EOS 7D + EF-S 15-85mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS USM € 100.00
SLR EOS 7D Body Only € 100.00
EOS 700D + EF-S 18-135mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS STM + EF 40mm f / 2.8 STM € 100.00
EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS € 130.00
SLR EOS 60D + EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5, 6 IS USM + EF 70-300mm f/4-5, 6 IS USM € 150.00
SLR EOS 60D + EF-S 18-200mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS € 150.00
SLR EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS € 150.00
SLR EOS 7D + EF-S 15-85mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS USM + EF 70-300mm f/4-5, 6 IS USM 170 € 00
SLR EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS + EF 40mm f / 2.8 STM € 180.00
Optical EF 8-15mm f / 4,0 L USM Fisheye € 200.00
Optical EF 16-35mm f / 2.8 L USM II € 200.00
SLR EOS 7D + EF-S 17-55mm f / 2.8 IS USM € 200.00
SLR EOS 7D + EF 17-40mm f / 4,0 USM L € 200.00
Optical EF 24-70mm f / 2.8 L USM II € 300.00
Optical EF 70-200mm f / 2,8 L IS USM II € 300.00

details can be found on the following form: Conditions of Offer Canon

More information on the Canon website: Canon Cashback 2013

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Confirmation of Canon EOS 700D and 100D

Posted on 22.03.12 in the category Hardware

Canon has confirmed the rumors yesterday by announcing the upcoming availability of the Canon EOS 100D Canon EOS 700D and for which recent rumors on the web. A new format SLR innovative ultra compact and an update of Canon's consumer DSLR.

Canon EOS 100D is the barely bigger than a bridge size as the Canon PowerShot SX50. Modernizing the design of certain components of the traditional SLR sake of compactness normally reserved for compact and mobile, Canon has been able to combine a sensor and an optical viewfinder SLR in a housing 25% smaller than EOS 650D.

Canon EOS 100D

Specifications that have leaked Best Buy are thus confirmed and therefore we find a variant of the 18 megapixel CMOS sensor for improved focus. The phase detection sensors now cover 80% of the sensor surface. It works on a range sensitivity from 100 to 12,800 and even 25,600 ISO in expanded mode, up to 4 i photograph / s and films in Full HD at 25 frames / s mono. The 3-inch screen with a million pixels capacitive touchscreen is still adjustable but for the sake of compactness.

The Canon EOS 100D

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D is the when him a slight update of public housing including 650D brings a new coating of the case which could pose problems of aging on the 650D, a new rotary control knob, and is now supplied as standard with the objectives of the STM range that offer better performance focus in video mode. Given the enrichment of the Canon range, it is probably difficult to provide a cheap and efficient housing to compete (like the Nikon D7100) without cannibalizing other brands like its big brother 60D/70D.

Canon EOS EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D on will be available with the new Canon EF-S 18-55 mm f / 3,5-5,6 IS STM France end of April for a suggested retail price of 900 euros.

The Canon EOS 700D

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The Canon EOS-b leaked by mistake?

Posted on 19.03.13 in the category Hardware

The latest rumors current at about Canon made the announcement next state a version of an ultra-compact housing that Reflex inaugurate a variation in the Canon range. Rumor has perhaps to be confirmed by the publication (by mistake?) On the website of Best Buy product page for a Canon EOS-b (sheet which was later withdrawn).

So here's what would be the specifications of the Canon EOS-b according to Best Buy:

  • APS-C CMOS sensor of 18 megapixels.
  • Screen 3 "LCD with a resolution of 1 megapixel.
  • Cadence shooting 4 frames per second.
  • Sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 12 800 (25 600 extended).
  • Optical viewfinder coverage of 95%.
  • Built-in flash.
  • Integrated optical stabilizer.
  • HD video mode.

Price announced pre-order of 800 USD is expensive, still the concept of having a very compact DSLR - data sheet mentions dimensions H x W x D 11.7 x 9.1 x 6.8 cm and weighs 371 grams - combining a compact size with pleasure and flexibility of a reflex camera is interesting and we will needto see the actual performance of this new camera to get a better idea.

According to Canon Rumors, an announcement will probably be 21 or March 22 at an event organized in the Czech Republic. One of these cameras may be the EOS 100D, while the name of the other APN is unknown, it could be the Canon EOS 70D or Canon EOS 700D.

For those who are interested here is the summary of the specifications on the website of Best Buy before they are removed:

18.0-megapixel CMOS APS-C sensor
Along with a DIGIC 5 image processor captures vibrant high-resolution images up to 5184 x 3456 pixels.

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S zoom lens
For intricate picture detail.

3" color TFT-LCD touch-screen display
With approximately 1,040,000 dots offers a clear view and easy navigation.

HD movie mode
Along with Movie Servo AF, a built-in monaural microphone and Video Snapshot with editing capabilities lets you shoot detailed video clips.

Burst shooting mode
Captures up to 4 fps for fast-action shots.

ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600)
Enables shooting in a variety of lighting conditions.

9-point AF system
Features a high-precision, dual-cross f/2.8 center point that ensures ideal image capture when shooting through the viewfinder. Hybrid CMOS AF II offers a widened focusing area for enhanced speed and accuracy.

Optical viewfinder
With 95% coverage and approximately 0.87x magnification helps you frame your shot.

Built-in flash
With auto, flash on, flash off and slow sync modes helps create optimal lighting conditions. Red-eye reduction ensures natural-looking eyes in portraits.

Optical image stabilizer
With the included lens reduces image blur caused by camera shake for crisp pictures.

White balance controls
Include auto, preset (daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash) and custom white balance correction and bracketing, so you can achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.

Scene modes
Include special scene modes (kids, food, candlelight, night portrait, handheld night scene, HDR backlight control) and more. Scene Intelligent Auto mode optimizes photos and provides enhanced scene detection when shooting at night.

Advanced imaging features
Include Effect Shot mode, background simulation and advanced creative filters, which can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting.

Face detection technology
Allows you to take high-quality pictures of family and friends.

Multicard slot supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC
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Site improvements in shambles

Posted on 09.03.13 in the category Freemages

Here is a summary of recent improvements that have been implemented on Freemages recent weeks. These are not visual changes that have been implemented on the site in recent weeks but a more optimized code pages and the web server that should give you a better user experience settings.

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Best Photoshop shortcuts

Posted on 25.02.13 in the category Photo Editing And Photoshop

Work faster and more efficiently with Adobe Photoshop using the keyboard shortcuts that you facilitate common tasks. The following shortcuts are functional at least for versions Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6 and later for Windows and Mac OS X.

5 essential shortcuts and little known

quick zoom Quick Zoom. To quickly zoom in on a particular area of an image, hold down the Ctrl + Spacebar (or Command + Space sour Mac OS X) and draw a selection rectangle on area you want to zoom. When you release the mouse button will zoom in on the fact trimmed. To zoom in turn, made Ctrl + Alt + Space and click (Command + Alt + Space and click on Mac OS X).
preview mode Preview Mode. To hide the toolbars and menu and have only the image on the screen to see the result of editing clearly, make the following successive combinations: Tab hide toolbars and menus, Ctrl + 0 (Command + 0 Mac OS X) to adjust the zoom of the image to the size of your screen and F to cycle a gray or black. To cancel this display mode just repeat the same key combinations (Tab and F).
transform layer Control your transformation. To transform a layer, either resizing or rotation, Ctrl + T (Command + T on Mac OS X) is your ally. Then to maintain proportions when resizing, hold down the Shift key. Shift also allows you to make 24 rotations in increments of 15 degrees. The Alt key allows you to take it the anchor point as a reference for scaling or rotation.
save web Register Quickly. To save your image under a different name, Ctrl + Shift + S (Command + Shift + S on Mac OS X) lets you directly access the window choose a new file name. Similarly, Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S (Command + Alt + Shift + S on Mac OS X) lets you save your image in a format optimized for web to control the color and size of the file corresponding image.
zoom and unzoom Zoom in and zoom out. To quickly zoom in on your image, hold down the Ctrl + Space key (Command + Space on Mac OS X) and click on the image. Similarly, Alt + Space allows you to quickly zoom out by clicking on the image.

Other shortcut commands image editing

Ctrl- Ctrl-
Order Shortcut
Marquee M
Lasso L
Cropping C
Corrector J
Buffer S
gum E
Raindrop R
Path Selection A
Plume P
Annotations N
Main H
Default Colors D
Moving V
Wand W
Brush B
History Brush Y
Gradient G
Density O
text T
Forms U
Pipette I
magnifier Z
Inversion color X
Slices K
Show Grid "
larger image Ctrl-+
Reduce image Ctrl -
display screen size $

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New mobile site !

Posted on 19.02.13 in the category Freemages

The aging interface of the mobile version of Freemages u003ca href=""u003e u003c/ au003e is a party to the trash and it's a whole new version

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The macro at 50mm inverted

Posted on 14.02.13 in the category Photo Technique

No need to invest in expensive specialized aim to introduce you to the macro !

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