Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ethereal Night Sky

Jürgen Lobert is the Field Trip Coordinator and Electronic Image Chair for the Boston Camera Club, and a fantastic night photographer who is available for education programs on the subject.

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Photographic items for sale

If interested, they can contact Vid contact at VicKrasenics2@aol.com, or see me at the club.

From: vickrasenics2
To: photographer67
Sent: Sat, Sep 27, 2014 9:53 pm
Subject: Photographic items for sell.

Hi Lisa,
Could you send out to the club that I will be selling a couple of photographic items because I am moving to Florida?
Since I will be on the road from November to March, I feel that this is a good time to sell my Epson Stylus Pro 2880 printer.  This way it will not be sitting idle for 5 months.  It has been working great and I have never had any issues with it, such as clogging.  Besides the inks that are already in the machine, I have 13 new ink cartridges of various colors to sell with it.  The printer was originally over $700.00.   The ink cartridges are new and were approx. $15.00 each.        I’m asking $295.00 for everything.  It does a great job of printing 13” x 19” on Epson & Ilford Matte, luster and Fine Art papers.
The other item I’m selling is my Spyder 3 Studio kit.  It is a complete color management system for calibrating your monitor and generating custom profiles for your printer.  It includes the Spyder 3 Colorimeter, Datacolor 1005 Spectrcolorimeter & base, Spyder3print spyderguide.  I have not used it much and it was over $400.00 new.  I’m asking $250.00 for the studio package.
If interested, they can contact me by email at VicKrasenics2@aol.com, or see me at the club.
As we get closer to moving next year, I will be putting other thing on the market.

Monday, September 29, 2014

10 Beginner Tips to Improve Your Photography

10 Beginner Tips to Improve Your Photography

"Here are 10 tips that I think will improve your photography. As with anything, there are rules in photography, but sometimes when you break them, you get unique and interesting photos. Keep this in mind as you read through these tips!" http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/10-beginner-tips-to-improve-your-photography/

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Choosing a Tripod

Choosing a Tripod

This is what Tom and I use, the Gitzo as our workhorse and the Mefoto for our travel.

11% off any Gitzo Tripod or Head - Usse coupon code: dBUdI

15% off  any MEFOTO TRIPOD - Use coupon code: 15MEFOTO

15% off any MeFOTO Walkabout Monopod Use coupon code: 15mefoto

10%  off any Acratech ball head Use coupon code: 9rU0O

15% off  any Kirk L-Bracket Use coupon code: uGzV8

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Look closely. Can you spot the fake?

Look closely. Can you spot the fake? Select the accessory you think is counterfeit.

Canon has posted this site on COUNTERFEIT Canon equipment that is being sold around the world. The site shows how to identify the real from the make believe


If you use counterfeit camera accessories – specifically counterfeit batteries and chargers – there's a real risk you might hurt yourself or damage your camera. The information on this site can help keep you and your equipment safe.

Friday, September 26, 2014

sale - on photo equipment that we use


Hunts has put together a sale on equipment that Tom and I use. If you are one of our workshop or class participants or one of our blog readers you can use the coupon codes to save on equipment. FYI, we do not receive any commission  if you order these items, and we only list items that we personally use. 

Contact Gary Farber 781-462-2374 to order or call the store if you have any questions. Hunts always works with you for your photographic needs.

Gisteq Flashmate LED Video Light. - $10 off Use coupon code: 9wz7b

11% off any Gitzo Tripod or Head - Usse coupon code: dBUdI

15% off  any MEFOTO TRIPOD - Use coupon code: 15MEFOTO

15% off any MeFOTO Walkabout Monopod Use coupon code: 15mefoto

10%  off any Acratech ball head Use coupon code: 9rU0O

15% off  any Kirk L-Bracket Use coupon code: uGzV8

15% off Phottix 3-Ring Extension Tube (Nikon or Canon mount) Use coupon code: 0WbmX

15% off  Promaster Auto Extension Tube Set (Nikon or Canon mount) 
Use coupon code: FuMoT

10% off Kenko Macro Extension Tube Set (Nikon or Canon mount) Use coupon code: UWBMr

10% off any Tiffen Variable Neutral Density ND Filter Use coupon code: tmqFq

15% off  Tamrac ZipShot Mini Ultra-Light Tripod Use coupon code: TX622

10% off Wimberley Plamp 2 Articulating Arm Use coupon code: 311gx

10% off Thompson Photographic FMS Field Macro Support Clamp Use coupon code: Z2rVH

20% off any Promaster reflectors 12", 22", 32" or 41" Use coupon code: DX7eo

$8.99 off PROMASTER SystemPro Lite Tent with 3 Backdrops Use coupon code: dgveC

20% off Promaster LS-4 Professional Light Stand Use coupon code: qmOwW

20% off Promaster LS-2 Professional Light Stand Use coupon code: qmOwW
https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?productid=9252&mfg=Promaster&show=yes&s p=qmOwW 

20% off Promaster LS-3 Professional Light Stand Use coupon code: qmOwW

WB Hunt Co., Inc.
Gary Farber digitalguygary@wbhunt.com
100 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
Ph:781-462-2374  f:781-662-6524


Fall is the best time to plant peonies!

What better wya to photograph peonies than to plant some in your own yard and have a short free field trip Fall is the best time to plant peonies!


pink hiwian coral


Cricket Hill Garden 670 Walnut Hill Rd. Thomaston, CT 06787
 (860) 283-1042 www.treepeony.com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

photograph OLD CARS!! DAY and NIGHT

photograph OLD CARS!! DAY and NIGHT

Come and photograph old cars at all day and come back at NIGHT 
9/27 8-4 and 6:30-9:30 $200 
9/27 8-4 $150 or 9/27 6:30-9:30 $150
9/28 $100 ADK Fall Foliage, Barns, Water, Pond, etc.  
Come and photograph old cars at NIGHT. 
and this one 
and this one 
and this one
The owner usually closes at noon on Saturday but is letting our group stay and light paint and capture some clouds and/or stars 
Tom and I will assist with exposures and compositions. You are welcome to shoot right with us and/or roam around on your own. We don't want to hover, but always feel free to ask questions, have us check histograms/compositions, etc. After lunch we will also challenge you to try something different (a macro lens, rust, texture, multiple exposure, zoom blur, etc.)
The precise location (~4 hours from Hamden in upstate NY) will be announced to paid participants, but email us if you need more details for length of trip from your location.  
We will email you with hotel suggestions after you RSVP if you want to arrive Friday night (we are) or stay Saturday night (we are).  We usually hold an image review after dinner for those staying over but not this time as we will be photographing!
We are combining this with photo ops on Sunday, Sign up here if you want to shoot on Sunday with us. 
Please note that all of our workshops require the participants sign a liability waiver. Download it here; then print, read and sign it. Some venues may also require a location liability waiver. 
See some of photos below and some here 

Photoshop seminar on Layers and Masks

Photoshop seminar on Layers and Masks

Join us Thursday Sept 25th at 7pm for a Photoshop seminar on Layers and Masks with Lisa Cuchara. This is a free event for paid Shooters Gallery photography group members.
Non members $5 donation to the Salem Gardner Lake Vol fire house.

Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551605111729918/ or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551605111729918/

7 Tips For Great Digital Photographs

"Before you can begin to share photo memories with family and friends, you need to take great digital shots that are razor-sharp and crystal-clear. After all, there’s nothing quite so frustrating as when your photos of memorable events, like a graduation, wedding, or a vacation, turn out blurry or fuzzy or just plain dull. The good news is great photos can really be a snap — if you keep in mind a few important tips. I guarantee that in no time you’ll create photo stories and share photo memories like a real pro!"

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Make Gorgeous Photographs on Cloudy Days

Make Gorgeous Photographs on Cloudy Days

When you look out the window in the morning and see a gray, cloudy sky, you might be tempted to pull the blankets right back over your eyes, thinking there’s nothing beautiful to photograph on such a dreary day. But, if you know what to look for and a few techniques to make the best of things, you can make beautiful photographs on cloudy days and even in the ugliest weather.
Read the article and see the photos here: Make Gorgeous Photographs on Cloudy Days

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stars over Yellowstone Falls

This post is from PictureCorrect.com. I love that the photographer dragged the Alien Bees to the site, would have been easier to take two photographs and composite them but he did it all in one shot.

Interesting Photo of the Day: Stars over Yellowstone Falls

Today’s interesting photo is the perfect combination of amazing landscape and stunning nightscape. Photographer Royce Bair captured this truly surreal shot of the Milky Way over Yellowstone Falls:

Baird shot this 15 second exposure with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 24mm f/1.4 lens.
At first glance, one might think that this is some sort of composite shot, with Yellowstone Falls and the Milky Way shot separately. That is not the case. Bair used an AlienBees B1600 setup with a Long Throw Reflector (28º) and a Vagabond Mini Lithium power unit to light paint the canyon and waterfall while exposing the starscape above. Bair says that the planning, calculations, and building of lighting equipment for the shot took almost two months.

Go to full article: Interesting Photo of the Day: Stars over Yellowstone Falls

Monday, September 22, 2014

CAP Announces 2014 Edition of the Tops in Connecticut Competition

CAP Announces 2014 Edition of the Tops in Connecticut Competition

The Connecticut Association of Photographers is pleased to announced the 2014 edition of Tops in Photography, a photography competition for individuals. This competition is open to all photographers resident in Connecticut as well as members of Connecticut camera clubs. The photographs will be juried by three qualified judges. We plan to select approximately 100 images which will be organized into the Tops in Connecticut 2014 program to be shown at the Annual CAP Dinner planed for Saturday, April 18, 2015.

  • Deadline for entering: Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Entry fee for up to 6 digital images: $8.00
  • Judging: Saturday afternoon, November 15, 2014, at the Whitney Center in Hamden, CT
  • Awards: eleven awards will be selected including a Best in Show award, awards for best in a selection of different categories, and three judge's choice awards
Click to download a copy of the complete rules and an entry form.
If you have additional questions please e-mail them to CAPinCT.Photo@yahoo.com.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

40% off all French Kiss Textures Sept 20-23

I love, love, love French Kiss Textures and even more so when they are on sale :-)

40% off all French Kiss Textures Sept 20-23

The sale starts next week!!
Mark Your Calendars
Next Saturday
September 20th
Fall Sale
Everything 40% Off
Through September 23

Saturday, September 20, 2014

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM - The Portable Super Telephoto Lens

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM - The Portable Super Telephoto Lens
Super telephoto lenses are essential whether on a safari or the sidelines to bring the image in tight on a subject, but they often are not the lightest lenses to carry around. Canon's new compact and lightweight EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens will help lighten the load of professional and advanced amateur photographers. At only 4.6 lbs., it is roughly half the weight of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. The new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens features newly developed gapless dual-layered diffractive optical (DO) elements that help improve optical performance while maintaining virtually the same size and weight as its predecessor. The DO element in the new lens is optimally positioned deeper within the optical formula than in the original EF 400mm DO lens to help reduce flare around backlit subjects. Other optical improvements include the use of a large-diameter ground and polished aspherical element and a UD glass element that work together with the DO elements for thorough correction of spherical, chromatic and other optical aberrations. Canon's original SWC (Sub Wavelength Structure) lens coating is also used internally to help improve resistance to flare. Fluorine coating is applied to the front and rear lens elements to repel dust and make lens cleaning easy. A nine blade curved diaphragm is also incorporated to help produce smooth, natural-looking bokeh in areas outside the depth of field surrounding the main subject.

The new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens features Canon's Optical Image Stabilization with up to four shutter speed steps of correction**. In addition there are three IS modes - standard, panning and during exposure only - that help to provide superb results in a variety of shooting situations. For greater convenience, the Image Stabilizer does not have to be disabled when shooting with a tripod. Four programmable buttons on the front of the lens allow photographers to customize lens and camera operation to fit their unique shooting style, or simply pause autofocus (AF) adjustment at any point to hold focus on a subject in a busy scene. Even in AF mode, full-time manual focus can be employed at any time. The lens also features a Power Focus mode for smooth focus "pulls" ideal for filmmaking. For those mobile shooters and documentarians truly "on-the-go", the lens is also highly resistant to dust and water for durability and reliability when shooting in even the harshest conditions.

Friday, September 19, 2014

HDR: How to Shoot and Process High Dynamic Range

HDR: How to Shoot and Process High Dynamic Range

Lisa Cuchara offering a class on HDR as part of a nationwide educational event by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Sign up here: http://www.ppa.com/edu/content.cfm?ItemNumber=5589#ct01

Hamden, CT—Many people have an interest in photography, but how many actually have the skills and knowledge to become a professional? On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Lisa Cuchara of BREA Photos in Hamden will be sharing her expertise as a professional photographer, helping you learn how to shoot and prcoess HDR (High dynamic range). Sign up here: http://www.ppa.com/edu/content.cfm?ItemNumber=5589#ct01

Lisa Cuchara's class, HDR, is part of a nationwide educational event by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Called Super 1 Day, these classes occur during a two-week period and have been a huge success each year. Known for individual and focused attention, Super 1 Day features educational classes on diverse topics around the country, hosted by professional photographers.

Step into the world of HDR and discover the techniques you need to create incredible images! Lisa starts with some basics in camera set-up and what you need to capture the highlights and shadows of a scene. Discuss what you need, in-camera, and learn how to tone map and process high dynamic range images. You’ll explore both stylized and natural post processing, as well as selective HDR. This is your chance to get  in-depth with HDR and unlock its potential!

Discover more about Lisa Cuchara's Super 1 Day class at ppa.com/super1day.

Lisa Cuchara, PhD, MNEC, is very passionate about photography, both behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She and her husband teach photography a variety of image capture and post-processing workshops and seminars, in the classroom and in the field. They have been photographing professionally for over 15 years and have their own Photography Studio in Hamden, CT.  Find out more about them, their classes and workshops and view their photographs here: www.BREAphotos.com

Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a worldwide association, exists to assist more than 26,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic, and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history. For more information, visit ppa.com/super1day.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

40% off all French Kiss Textures Sept 20-23

I love, love, love French Kiss Textures and even more so when they are on sale :-)

40% off all French Kiss Textures Sept 20-23

The sale starts next week!!
Mark Your Calendars
Next Saturday
September 20th
Fall Sale
Everything 40% Off
Through September 23


PPANE NEWS Gerry Ghionis How to Wow Tour

PPANE NEWS Gerry Ghionis How to Wow Tour

HOW to WOW Tour with Gerry Ghionis
Thursday September 25, 2014
Peabody, MA

PPANE Members Save $20 promo code: HTWPPANE

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

photograph at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum (NJ)

Come photograph at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum (NJ)
Sept 20th HDR and Macro at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum (NJ)
    • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/171512862/
    • This Farmstead museum is chock full of things: kitchen, a general store, farm equipment, a barber shop, dentist and doctor paraphernalia, you name it. It has all of the details for macro and is perfect for HDR. We will meet at 9am and we have the entire place to ourselves, with tripods, for six and a half hours (previous sessions were only 3.5 hours). You are not registered for this event until we receive your payment. We will have the entire place to ourselves (no public), with tripods!

Photograph at the old Catskill Game Farm

Photograph at the old Catskill Game Farm

Photograph at the old Catskill Game Farm (a historic a zoo in Catskill, New York) 
Sept 21 2014 (10:30-3). Email me or sign up here 

Monday, September 15, 2014

classes and photo tours

Contact: BREAphotos@comcast.net for more information
Email us if you do not want to sign up with Meetup and we can arrange alternative payment. 

  • Sept 20th HDR and Macro at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum (NJ)
    • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/171512862/
    • This Farmstead museum is chock full of things: kitchen, a general store, farm equipment, a barber shop, dentist and doctor paraphernalia, you name it. It has all of the details for macro and is perfect for HDR. We will meet at 9am and we have the entire place to ourselves, with tripods, for six and a half hours (previous sessions were only 3.5 hours). You are not registered for this event until we receive your payment. We will have the entire place to ourselves (no public), with tripods!
  • Sept 21st Photograph at the old Catskill Game Farm 
    • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/204060482/
    • Catskill Game Farm was a zoo in Catskill, New York, U.S.A.. It closed permanently on Columbus Day 2006 after 73 years of operation. The Game Farm is still closed today." but we will be able to walk the grounds, go into the cages, walk into the Giraffe house, the Rhino house, Kodak film selling yellow stores, see the mini-golf - great place for a photo shoot, a snapshot into the past of this historic landmark. 
  • Oct 21st Night photography and light painting at the Trolley Museum 
    • We have the place all to ourselves, small group (as usual). (Branford CT)
    • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/198441382/
    • Photograph inside the closed Victory Theatre in Holyoke (MA)
      • http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/events/206172142/
      • "The Victory Theatre (in stone on building, spelled "re") is a theater in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was built in 1920 by the Goldstein Brothers Amusement Company. The architecture is in the Art Deco style and is considered the last of its type between Boston and Albany. The theater closed in 1979 and has sat derelict since then. However the Holyoke City Council, owners of the theater, have agreed to hand ownership of the theater to the non-profit Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. The group hopes to restore and open the theater to performances in 2016."
    We have also been holding a bunch of one-on-one photo tours and post-processing workshops. Contact us if you are interested. breaphotos@comcast.net

    Other upcoming workshops and classes
    • HDR, HDR capture, and how to set up your camera to take HDR images
    • HDR processing 
    • Textures and how to apply them
    • ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) post processing 
    • Layers and Masks
    • Get a new headshot 
    • HiJinx
    • Posing
    • Taking better family photographs
    • Taking better Holiday photographs
    • Night Holiday Lights Hubbard Park CT
    • Night Holiday Lights Longwood Gardens PA
    • HiJinx - setups galore (2015)
    • Post Processing Intensive Weekend (2015)
    • HDR and Light Painting at Carrie Steel Furnace (2015)
    • HDR at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (2015)
    • HDR and Macro at the Waterside Woolen Mill (2015)
    You can see what we are offering here: http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/ Sign up today (free) to get notified of new workshops are they are posted... 

    • Textures Workshop (flower setups, photograph textures, learn texture post-processing)
    • Night photography 
      • at Sleepy Hollow and Woodlawn Cemeteries
      • at Longwood Gardens
      • at Trolley Museum
      • at local parks, beaches and piers
    • HDR (and Macro) at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum (with tripods)
    • Morovian Tile Factory (with tripods)
    • HDR  (with tripods) at Grand Central Terminal
    • HDR and Architecture inside at Gillette Castle (with tripods)
    • HDR and Architecture at the various theaters (Warner, Palace, Bushnell, Landsdowne Theater, Victory, Sterling Opera House, etc.) (with tripods)
    • Models and Architecture at the Morovian Tile Factor
    • Models at Grand Central Terminal 
    • Photo Hi-Jinx (photo setup) Workshop
    • Macro Workshops at various locations
    • Classes on using your Camera, Exposure, Manual, HDR photography, etc.
    • Classes on post-processing (emphasis on layers and masks) 
    • Classes on post-processing using plugins in Photoshop and Lightroom
    • Classes on post-processing using Lightroom (emphasis on the Library & Develop modules)
    • Project Nights -- come and work on a HDR or other photography project. We all have lots of images in our computer, these project nights are designed to get your photographs processed and for you to learn a particular post-processing skill you want to learn.

    Contact                                          BREAphotos@comcast.net for more information.
    Website:                                        http://www.BREAphotos.com
    Classes and workshops:           http://www.meetup.com/Image-Enhancement/

    NEW - The Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

    Fuel Your Creative Passion With The Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

    New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price

    MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of "EOS firsts" such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon's first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera's impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band's encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon's innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.

    "With more processing power than any other EOS camera available today, the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II camera has everything serious photographers have come to expect from Canon's DSLRs and more," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "And, recognizing that for some, creative expression may expand beyond still photography, we continue to support these creative passions by offering new and innovative Full HD video capabilities, such as second generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in the EOS 7D Mark II camera as well."

    Outstanding Performance
    Within the camera's durable magnesium alloy body resides a newly developed 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, safeguarded by enhanced dust and weather resistance to protect the camera. Ideal for shooting in challenging lighting conditions ranging from indoor sports to dimly lit weddings, the camera features a standard ISO range of 100-16000 for both still and video (expandable to ISO 51,600). A new 65-point* All Cross-Type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the center point helps deliver sharp focus for still photos even in extreme low-light conditions on subjects with limited visible detail. The EOS 7D Mark II camera also features an enhanced version of Canon's EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF, originally introduced with the EOS-1D X DSLR camera, enabling the camera to recognize subjects based on face and color detection utilizing the new AE system, and can track subjects using all 65 AF points.

    The camera's improved EOS Scene Detection system features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor for enhanced precision. The wide-area 65-point AF array combined with EOS iTR and adjustable high-speed continuous burst shooting up to 10 fps enables the easy tracking and capturing of fast moving subjects virtually anywhere in the frame such as birds in flight or running backs eluding a tackle. A new and innovative AF Area Selection Lever nestled around the multi-controller on the back of the camera makes it easier than ever for photographers to switch between the seven supplied AF Point Selection modes without removing their eye from the viewfinder.

    At 10 fps, the camera's buffer capacity can consecutively capture up to 31 RAW images or 1,090 Large Fine JPEGsi. Built to last, the camera also features a shutter durability rating up to 200,000 cycles, approximately thirty three percent more than the original EOS 7D camera. A newly developed mirror mechanism uses motorized control to help reduce impact and enhance camera performance during high-speed continuous shooting. In addition to adjustable high- and low-speed continuous shooting modes, single-frame shooting and two self-timer settings, the EOS 7D Mark II camera also features silent drive modes for single frame and continuous shooting. The silent settings support discreet camera operation in quiet locations.

    The EOS 7D Mark II camera's advanced AE system can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools. When enabled, this system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous shooting.

    Innovative AF Technology
    The EOS 7D Mark II camera features the next generation of Canon's exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology, originally introduced with the EOS 70D DSLR camera. New DAF features include user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF Speedii and Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity. Additionally, overall focusing speed, face detection performance, and performance in low light and with low-contrast subjects have been improved over previous Canon models. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs proprietary Canon sensor technology in which effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-detection focus measurement simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance in both video and Live View still imaging modes.

    With Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and customizable Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving subjects over approximately eighty of the image area measured horizontally and vertically. DAF focusing modes include Face Detection with Tracking, FlexiZone Multi with 31 AF zones, and FlexiZone Single that allows users to position a focusing frame on the camera's LCD screen. Canon's DAF supports over 100iii models of Canon EF lenses (including many earlier models), providing a wide array of options for photographers to explore.

    Expanding Creativity
    The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera provides a wealth of creative controls building on the features and functions of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X professional digital cameras. The new camera's AI Servo AF III autofocusing algorithm is similar to that of the EOS-1D X camera in that tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching) can be easily customized for specific shooting situations, using the same type of AF Configuration Menu. This capability makes it easy for EOS 7D Mark II camera users to match AI Servo AF settings when used together with EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III cameras, while also providing a high level of performance at an affordable price point.

    The EOS 7D Mark II camera also offers the same level of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure (ME) functionality that was originally featured in the EOS 5D Mark III camera. The HDR mode includes five HDR shooting functions and allows users to save all source images in addition to the composited HDR image. Similarly, Multiple Exposure mode provides four compositing methods and also allows users to save individual source images.

    Photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer, also EOS DSLR firsts, to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long- exposure images. These features are ideal for recording fireworks, star trails, sunrises and more.

    In addition to optional settings for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction, found in other current high-end EOS models, the EOS 7D Mark II camera, for the first time, adds Distortion Correction that operates with most EF and EF-S lenses to improve image quality even further while recording video and in-camera JPEGs. The My Menu feature has also been improved with the ability to store more user-selected settings in five additional tabs.

    A new and improved Intelligent Viewfinder provides approximately one hundred percent field of view, while adding the ability to superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings data such as dual-mode electronic level display, grid, exposure mode, white balance mode and AF mode. A bright, three-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) on the back of the camera displays information and menus clearly even in bright sunlight. The EOS 7D Mark II camera is compatible with interchangeable focusing screens including the standard Eh-A as well as the optional Eh-S Super Precision Matte for use during manual focusing with large aperture lenses.

    A built-in GPSiv Receiver provides a digital compass and can record location information including longitude, latitude, elevation, camera direction and universal coordinated time (UTC) as EXIF data for geotagging both images and movie files in real time. The built-in pop-up flash is convenient for many applications and can also act as an optical controller with compatible off-camera EX-series Speedlites for enhanced pro-quality lighting effects.

    The EOS 7D Mark II camera features dual card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. Data transfer speeds from the camera to a personal computer are enhanced with the addition of a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.

    Stunning Movie Capability
    The EOS 7D Mark II camera offers users the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD or 720p HD video up to 60p enabling slow-motion capture at full resolution in either ALL-I or IPB codecs with optional embedded time code, exceeding the specifications of other current EOS cameras. Users can also choose between .MOV and .MP4 recording formats for maximum flexibility. The EOS 7D Mark II camera's mini HDMI port can be used to record uncompressed Full HD video to external recorders.

    Canon's Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, such as the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, significantly reduce focus motor noise, letting the EOS 7D Mark II camera's built-in microphone capture clear audio of the scene being shot without picking up unwanted noise from the lens. The EOS 7 D Mark II camera also features a stereo microphone port and outputs stereo audio via the camera's mini-HDMI port. The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is equipped with a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, as well as a silent control feature that allows users to adjust audio levels during recordings. Other built-in ports include a PC socket for external flash units and an N3 socket for dedicated Canon wired remote control accessoriesv. A cable protector is provided to maximize safety when using the USB 3.0 and mini-HDMI ports.

    The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in November 2014 for an estimated retail price of $1,799.00 for the body only and $2,149.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. It will utilize a new LP-E6N lithium ion battery pack with increased storage capacity. The LP-E6N is fully compatible with the LC-E6 battery charger, which will be supplied as a standard item in all EOS 7D Mark II body only and zoom lens kits. Also scheduled to be available are the new optional Battery Grip BG-E16 and optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A Version 2, with shipping dates and estimated retail pricing to be announced at a later date. Both the EOS 7D Mark II camera and Battery Grip BG-E16 are backwards-compatible to the current LP-E6 lithium ion battery pack.

    For more information about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full list of product specifications and compatible lenses, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos.

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