Kendy Ty and the T2i – one guy doing amazing things with a 5 year old DSLR

A Drop In The Ocean:

Behind The Move:

Kendy Ty shoots with a Canon 550D / T2i and Sigma 30mm F1.4 (old version). The results are staggering considering the ‘low-fi’ performance of the gear. If ever there was a spur to get out and shoot something, this is it…

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Canon T2i 4K Hack – Is it real? UPDATE (No)

UPDATE

Though not yet 11pm EST on New Year’s Day, it appears the hack is a hoax. Nothing stacks up right now, according to Philip Bloom. This stuff about Canon offering the team $650,000 is nonsense. It’s bad that someone can abuse the trust of the community and string us along with some kind of fraud (the end-game of which we can only speculate as) but we shouldn’t loose too much sleep over it. Treat this one as a curious case of ‘too good to be true and we suspected as much from the start’, and let’s not read anything more into it than necessary and move on. That said, it will be interesting to get to the bottom of exactly what happened and find who is responsible so we can add them to some kind of global DSLR community ‘ignore list’.

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Reading between the lines. Canon 60D to become flagship video model?

Lots of rumours are hitting the net ahead of the expected ‘2 waves’ of announcements from Canon next month and in August. One of the cameras constantly mooted is a 60D.

But I see a problem with this and something profound has been missed.

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The death of full frame in video land?

As the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D3S show, full frame may be winning now – but do we really need it?

Rise of the compact High Sensitivity sensors

Recently I was comparing sample photos from the Canon G11 to the Panasonic GF1, I found that at ISO 3200 the G11 was almost matching the GF1 for resolution, detail, colour and noise simply through virtue of having a very sensitive imager and very intelligent noise control… from a sensor the size of a baby’s pinky finger.

Back in video land I rested easy… but then yesterday came episode 2 of the Great Zacuto Shootout (spoilers ahead)

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