Random Pick: Canon Extension Tube EF25 II

Looking into some Macro Photography with your Canon DSLR Cameras? You should consider getting an extension tube just like Canon Extension Tube EF25 II.

Canon Extension Tube EF25 II

I’ve got this Canon Extension Tube EF25 II yesterday. I’ll be using it a bit more if I want to write something more in-depth about it.

Quick Take: Canon EOS Rebel SL1

I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries on Canon EOS Rebel SL1 and finally got a chance to get one in my hands.

  • It is really light
  • It is significantly smaller
  • The touch screen is nice

Paired with Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM LensCanon EOS Rebel SL1 is one easily carried Digital SLR Camera.

It seems that we’ll be getting one here at the office pretty soon.

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 page at Canon USA

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens

I’d like to personally blame Marco Arment for making me buy a Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens.

Canon EF 40mm f2.8 STM Lens

Taken with Canon EOS 60D and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens.

Image is edited using Pixelmator 2.2 instead of the usual Photoshop.

Pixelmator 2.2 is available at Mac App Store.

P.S. Business Insider can bite Bender’s shiny metal ass for editorializing Marco’s post.

Apple updates iPhoto and Java for OS X

Apple updates iPhoto 9.4.3 and Java for OS X (Java for OS X 2013-003 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 15).


In addition to that Apple also updates:


Working with what you have.

I was called into a small photo shoot session today. Right before the session started, someone suggested that “behind the scene” video would be a great idea. Unfortunately no one brought a real video cameras other than their phones and point-and-shoot cameras. Well, if no one counted the Digital SLR’s.

I ended up using my Canon EOS 60D to shoot the video while someone else took the pictures.

You have to work with what you have.

Noted and added to the calendar.

Magic Lantern Xmas Edition firmware is available here. It is available for 60D, 50D, 600D (T3i), 550D (T2i) and 500D (T1i).

Team Magic Lantern is bringing HDR video recording on select Canon DSLRs. This Magic Lantern firmware will be available for Canon 550D (T2i), 600D (T3i), and 60D DSLRs starting 2011-12-22 at 22:12 GMT. For my fellow Pacific Timers, that’s 1412 hours or 02:12 PM. Magic Lantern firmware can be downloaded here.

I have a Canon EOS 60D that I can install the firmware on.