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21Jun Helpful Tip for Canon EOS T4i Charger


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Ok, so I have the new Canon EOS T4i, and what always bugs me about these LP-E8 chargers is the long cord that’s messy to pack up. A while back Kay shared this tip with the Canon T2i chargers, and it still applies to the Canon T3i and Canon T4i. If you had just a [...]

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08Jun Vello mini LCD Hood Sunshade


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If you’re trying to prevent glare on the screen, you could use an LCD viewfinder. Of course it makes it harder to see the screen from certain angles without having your eye placed directly into the Loupe. In these situations, maybe a simple sunshade or LCD hood would be a better choice.
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15Sep Varavon Loupe EX-Solo ViewFinders Nikon / Canon / GH2


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Varavon’s latest product is a flip up style ViewFinder called the EX-Solo with models available for all the popular Nikon, Canon 5D / 7D / T2i / 60D, and even small Panasonic GH2 cameras. The ViewFinder attaches using the Tripod base adapter (no sticky frame here), and still provides an access port if you want [...]

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10Jul Canon 15% Off Refurbished Cameras, Lenses, Flashes


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I purchased a Refurbished Canon DSLR a little while back, and was very happy with the overall experience. Thanks to a tip from Scott, i’m not sure how long this was going on, but Canon’s got 15% off Refurbished DSLRs. 5D Mark II sold out, Canon 1D Mark IV sold out, but a Canon 7D [...]

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06Jul Lexar follows Buy Two and Save Deal


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Earlier I posted some big savings that SanDisk was offering of it’s Compact Flash media and SDHC cards. You can find that article here: http://cheesycam.com/sandisk-media-huge-deals/. Lexar is now offering a Buy Two and save type deal on many of their media cards, so if Transcend wasn’t good enough, Sandisk doesn’t meet your needs, then Lexar [...]

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20Jun Sandisk SDHC Class 10 Media Cards


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Some people swear by shooting only cards that are 8GB in capacity Max. I shoot with 32GB cards, call me a Danger Seeker. Some people shoot only Sandisk media. I personally shoot with the Transcend Class 10 or 400x Media Cards.
Regardless of anyone’s rhyme or reason you can grab a Sandisk 8GB SDHC Class 10 [...]

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16May Proaim’s New BasePlate for ViewFinder


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The Proaim DSLR View Finder is nothing new, and personally I would prefer the VF Prime or Seagull VF, but Proaim looks to have a ‘one-up’ on the competition. This morning I was turned onto a recent BasePlate addition to Proaim’s View Finder [Thanks Greg]. Looks like they’re the next in line to follow in [...]

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15May Canon 60D / T3i LCD View Finders


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Swing out LCD’s are great for odd shooting positions, but posed some problems for DSLR LCD View Finders. The Canon 60D and T3i fall into this category. The solution is to use a frame that mounts under the camera body, but the pricing has been out of reach. Or has it?

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21Mar More ML – Magic Lantern Updates


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ML – Magic Lantern has been an ongoing software mod for the Canon 5D Mark II & now Canon T2i / 550D. Here’s a video from Vimeo member Moira O’Brien showing off some of the latest mods some DSLRs lacked in it’s release. Lots of cool tools thrown in that not even Canon’s latest T3i [...]

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11Mar Canon Refurbished Discounts


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A brand new Canon 5D Mark II will still run you about $2500 dollars retail on any website. A used Canon 5D Mark II Body over on eBay will still run you over $2100 dollars and that’s not knowing it’s true condition. Canon right now is running some specials on their Refurbished Equipment website with [...]

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08Mar Letus Hawk VF on Canon T3i / 600D


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Canon T3i / 600D shown with Letus Hawk VF LCD View Finder
Letus created a Hawk VF (View Finder) for the 3:2 aspect DSLR LCD’s like the T2i. It so happened to fit on the Canon 60D and fits pretty nicely on the Canon T3i as well. There’s a base plate that is mounted to the [...]

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28Feb Old T2i Grip is Compatible with new Canon T3i


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17Feb Magic Lantern Updated Firmware Review


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I get so many comments about Magic Lantern, and the lack of posts on here. I figured the whole world already knows about it and every DSLR blog is talking about it too, so why be redundant? Ok fine, here’s one for you, so you can stop asking me to post something.Vimeo member Dave Knop [...]

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07Feb Canon 600D / T3i & 1100D / T3 Announced


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As if there isn’t enough cameras in Canon’s lineup, they recently just announced the T3i or 600D. Looks very close to the Canon 60D sticking with the Vari-angle LCD screen and i’m sure taking in a few other similarities. Some new tricks with in camera processing of photos and videos, upgrades to EOS utilities and [...]

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25Jan View finder T2i, 60D, 5D Mark II, 7D, Nikon


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New LCD View Finder for Canon T2i, 5D Mark II, 7D and other 3″ LCD’s
Ok, I received this earlier in the mailbox but got caught up in a long shoot today. I’ll get back in the studio tomorrow to shoot some photos comparing it with other viewfinders, but I wanted to at least point [...]

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10Jan 3:2 LCD View Finder for Canon T2i


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Finding a decent 3:2 LCD View Finder still seems to be on everyone’s list. I’ve been getting a few emails from Glenn today and he seems to have tracked one down from Meike. Now Meike was the one who released the LCDVF clone model a while back which everyone was pretty much satisfied with. They [...]

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