Archive for the ‘1D X’ Category

Nov
15
2014

Happy 6th Birthday planet5D! A historical look at the DSLR Video Revolution

planetMitch note: This is great DSLR Video history written by Hugh - I'll have a post on Monday with more details about the planet5D history... Cue up the opening seconds of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: “It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the…
Aug
7
2014

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by Canon. We’re enthralled with Sony and Panasonic and Blackmagic…Fuji, Nikon, Pentax… but then: hey, wait…
Apr
21
2014

“Silent Storms” elicits incredible emotion from Northern Lights

I found this short on Saturday and just had to share it - and I also had to contact Ole C. Salomonsen, the video's creator, because I have questions about the Northern Lights - mainly because I've never been able to experience them myself, I've…
Oct
29
2013

Canon to release Firmware Upgrades for the EOS-1D X AND EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cameras

Canon has just announced updates to the Canon EOS 1D C and the Canon EOS-1D X via firmware changes - bringing updates to existing features as well as adding new ones. This is all good! Canon says the Canon EOS-1D X updates bring: more efficient…
Oct
21
2013

Canon Shutter Count? Get accurate shutter actuations from ShutterCount App

One of the oldest questions around the DSLR market has always been "how many shutter actuations does my camera have?" In fact, one of the most popular posts in the past was this planet5D article "Canon EOS 5D Mark II shutter count actuation utility" Well…
Sep
12
2013

Photographing Le Tour de France

Our good friends at LensProToGo sent us this a few weeks ago and we're finally getting it published! We told you that they were publishing some great stuff on their new blog, and this is just one sample. There's more to this story and many…
Mar
12
2013

ARRI Alexa to Sony HVR: What cameras did 2013 Sundance Filmmakers Use?

Some people (camera geeks like me) are often wanting to know what camera or lens a movie or scene was shot on... and come to find out the Indiewire folks also decided to collect that info for films shown at Sundance this year. The good…
Nov
25
2012

Watch! Cheetah running at 1200fps in ultra-slow-mo – shot with phantom

An amazing video you have to watch! This is Tommy-T the Cheetah running at top speed and is filmed at 1200fps with a phantom camera speeding along side by the National Geographic team. There's a behind-the-scenes video as well which really puts it all into…
Nov
20
2012

daily planet5D 44 – Blogger’s rant – 1Dx and 1Dc are not the same

A bit of a rant about blogging vs real journalists and getting the facts right. The example here is where it was reported that the Canon EOS-1D X is virtually the same body as the Canon EOS 1D C, except for a firmware difference allowing…
Oct
19
2012

Are the Canon EOS 1D C and the Canon EOS-1D X physically the same?

It has been widely reported (and we think incorrectly so) that the Canon EOS-1D X and the Canon EOS 1D C are physically the same camera and only separated by a difference in firmware - implying that Canon is charging about $7000 for the additional…