A question on the blog last week came from someone who’d watched our show at Focus on Imaging photography show in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago. They were asking which WiFi transmitter works with which EOS model, so to make it simple below is a list giving you the full list:
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Yesterday we had the pleasure of a meeting with Guffe Funck the inventor and creator of the Swedish Chameleon DSLR rigs. We have featured Swedish Chameleon a couple of times now on the site, firstly here at Focus on Imaging and then also at BVE, but this was our first chance to discuss the rigs and thinking in detail with Guffe.
Canon today has thrown us a bit of a curve ball. For the first time since the launch of the EOS system in 1987, they have launched a new lens mount. Don’t fear though, this doesn’t signal the end of the EF mount. Rather it heralds the beginning of a new line of camera for Canon, something other manufacturers have been doing for a while, but which Canon has been taking it’s time over – a Compact System Camera or CSC. This is basically a DSLR without the viewfinder, shrunk to fit the size of a compact camera, while still keeping interchangeable lenses. Read more
One of the great things about technology is that it continually gets smaller and smaller. It’s as true with computers as it is with cameras and the accessories that go with them.
Take for example memory cards. Not that long ago, we were storing images in mini-hard drives that plugged into cameras. These shrunk a bit and became micro-drives using a type II CF card slot – basically a larger Type I CF slot to accommodate the extra size of a microdrive. The CF type I slot gave us the now ubiquitous CF cards that are still in use today (and you will find that cameras like the EOS 7D actually still have a CF type II slot – so you could use a microdrive if you wanted to!) However, there has been a bit of a change in recent times – SD cards have made a mark, appearing as they do in many consumer and professional cameras alike. These are smaller and in actual fact better sealed against the elements. However, not everyone likes them. So it will be interesting to see what becomes of the microSD standard.
This has so far been confined to consumer electronics, most notably mobile phones and tablets, but with SanDisk launching the an Extreme Pro range of micro SD cards, with capacities of 32GB in a card barely bigger than your little finger nail, it could be interesting times.Like the SD cards, these are waterproof, drop proof, x-ray proof and temperature proof so there is no fear of them losing data, however much it seems that a smaller card is more vulnerable!
Canon have already jumped on to microSD for a couple of compact cameras – the IXUS 500HS being one such model – but as yet no DSLR has made the switch. What are your views? Would you be willing to switch to microSD in a DSLR if it came along, or would you prefer to stick with the CF format we know and love?
A short video tip for you today…
It may seem like one of the simplest things to do with your camera – fitting the strap to it. It is probably one of the first as well. However, there are several ways you can accomplish it and all are a little different. Over the years, I’ve tried several different methods and have come to the conclusion that this is the neatest and most secure way.
The advantage of this method is that it leave no tail to get caught on things and also makes a very secure friction lock on the plastic buckle.
What do you think, is it worth the effort or do you have a different way that you think is better?