One of the new features on the recently announced Canon EOS 5D Mk III that intrigues me the most is the "silent shutter" feature. I shoot dance (mostly ballet) professionally during live performances. My Nikon D700 has served me reasonably well, but the shutter noise sounds like .38 pistol being fired, especially in smaller venues. I have been banned (or nearly so) from a couple of venues until I replace my camera with something quieter!
So here comes Canon announcing a "silent shutter" with the 5D Mk III. "Great," I think to myself, "it sounds good (no pun intended), but how quiet is it?"
As you all know, the submission period for our first ever contest has concluded. Now it's time to vote! The process is very simple, just go to the album and click on the photos that you like then press 'Like' to cast your vote. The voting will go on for two weeks and will end on April 6th, 2012. At the end of that period we will announce the winners of the contest.
The prizes for this contest are:
2nd and 3rd Place: $100 Adorama Gift Cards
Do you know what this lens is? Do you have an idea? No cheating! (I know, I gave it away in the title)
You should probably be able to tell from the clean machining and the simplicity of the lines that this is a Carl Zeiss lens. And as fans of ultrawide can tell you, having Zeiss pop out a 15mm lens is good news!! And it's not a wimpy f/4 lens, it's a bona fide f/2.8!
This lens should present some really interesting changes to super wide angle photography, with anticipated lower degrees of distortion than other lenses in this class, leading to what Zeiss calls "naturally proportioned photographs." Since distortion is a big turnoff for some 'togs, this ought to be fun!
More after the jump! Read on!
Canon has been busy this spring pumping out some impressive new cameras, and now for the absolute pro (or discerning am with a mattress full of savings) Canon has revamped the 1D line, the biggest and baddest HDSLRs they offer, has been redesigned and it's available for preorder now at Adorama!
Sony has pre-released the A57, a top of the line SLT, and it is dressed to impress. From the SLT technology to the AVCHD video capability and more, there's a lot to look forward to. To whet your appetite while you wait for the April 20 release date, check out some of these specs and talking points.