Canon Hong Kong officially lower 1D C price to $7000?

Above: the Canon 1D C (foreground) and the new compressed raw shooting KineMINI 4K which I intend to compare it to this week, thanks to HDVideoShop in Berlin

Is this a sign of things to come? The 1D C is currently sold for $12,000 in the US, however Canon in Hong Kong have just lowered the list price, according to one Canon rep to “put it in-line with the Sony FS700”. Converted to US dollars the Hong Kong street price now works out at just $7000.

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How good is the cheap Hong Kong Fader ND?

View – With / without – view the full 1080p grabs at Flickr

Buy – View current Fader NDs on eBay, shipping internationally

Thanks to a request from a friend Alex Kanakis I’ve decided to revisit the Fader ND by Light Craft Workshop / HL Optics, the much cheaper Hong Kong alternative to the Singh Ray Vari-ND filter (view at B&H Photo Video here)

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Canon 5D Mark II on the set of world’s first 3D porn film

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Today DSLR News Shooter reports on the latest adult entertainment industry goings on!

(No… I didn’t expect it either)

AFP man and British DSLR shooter Ed Jones ended up on a porn shoot with his trusty 5D Mark II and a Sony wireless mic or two. It was a professional assignment.

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For a Minute Then I Lost Myself – GH1 Short

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Full screen it here – http://www.vimeo.com/11349060

On location in – Hong Kong

Music by – Radiohead, Karma Police

Equipment – Panasonic GH1, anamorphic LA7200 adapter + 10-22mm EF Canon, Super Comat F1.9 c-mount, kit lens (14-140mm), Zeiss 85MM F1.4, Canon 35mm F2 SSC FD

Check out the Wiki on Radiohead’s song for a good read. This is one of my favourite songs of all time.

Look… I’d like nothing better than to go to a beautiful old-world place, clear my head of all other thoughts, and write, photograph or plot something – I’d love to sit on a beach in Spain, or travel to a mountain top.

Unfortunately Hong Kong was not the place to do it!!

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