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Cool trick for disabling AGC on the Canon 7D

Video by onelonedork. To see more check out his youtube channel here.

What he’s done is load a MP3 player with a 19k tone ( witch is basically inaudible ) and has it run the length of the video. The mixer is used to mix evenly one of the Left or right stereo channels with the other being his lapel mic. Scene the camera’s AGC will be the only one that can hear the 19k tone the other channel sound nice and clean as the camera adjusts the Automatic Gain Control to a set level. Nice.

Macro Extension Tube Kit from Fotodiox

Fotodiox eos macro extention tube kit canon 05MTS5EOS

Fotodiox eos macro extention tube kit


Recently I ordered a Macro Extension Kit from Fotodiox. The five piece Kit is made up of 3 extension rings and 2 mounts. This is an inexpensive kit that can greatly improve your existing Canon lens macro capability, but not with out some braw backs.
The main drawback, this kit is non powered. So IS and auto focus are out of the picture (pun intended). You do not have the ability to control your aperture with this kit as well. Also this kit will throw your camera off balance. It is awkward as a hand held accessory add-on. However, with a coast of $11, the price on this kit easily helps me ignore those detriments. So if you don’t mind the downsides of this kit and have a few bucks to spare. you will have an inexpensive attachment that will give you a 1:1.3 Macro true to life scale. Personally, I think it was 11 dollars well spent, even if it’s just used as a toy.

Macro of 28-135 canon

The Macro of my 28-135 canon lens. This was zoom in all the way at 135 and the lens was about as close as I could get, foot and a half away.

Macro image of stitch 28-135 canon with extension kit

Image taken from about one inch away at 135mm using the same 28-135 canon lens. This time the full kit was attached.

50D Canon Fotodiox eos macro extention tube kit Cat

This is what the kit looks like mounted on the camera. The Cats name is Ponyo and no, she would not move.

Canon 7D Video Sample With Slow Motion

Short video from 220volthu showing off the Canon 7D’s video capture capability. Even the slow motion is outstanding, check it out. Kind of makes you wonder just how long dedicated camcorders going to be around…

Pace Bend Park

A friend and I took a trip out to Pace Bend Park yesterday for some night fishing. Too bad the fish weren’t biting. Although I think there’s no such thing as a bad fishing trip, some fried catfish would have been nice tonight. At any rate, I turned out a few cool pictures of the view we had. I love Texas.

All HDR’s in this post used Photomatix and Aperture 3. EV was set to -2,0,2. All exposures were hand held, taken in Program mode on the Canon 40D with all settings auto. A 2 sec. self timer was used for the auto bracketing

Pace Bend Park Alternate Sunset HDR Photomatix

HDR Canon EFS Lens 10-22 Used at 10mm

Pace Bend Park at Sunset HDR Photomatix Pro

HDR Canon EFS Lens 10-22 Used at 10mm

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HDR Canon EFS Lens 28-135 used at 28

Pace Bend Park Texas Sunset

None HDR, ISO 400, 28mm, Shutter 250, f/11 Canon EFS 28-135 Lens Used