Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Canon News


The new season of NBC's Saturday Night Live (USA) opened not only with an a new cast, but with a new look for the opening title sequence. The entire opening montage was shot using the EOS 5D Mark II and the new EOS 7D digital SLR cameras. The concept behind the opening sequence was portraiture as the director and crew looked to capture "living" portraits of the city, the cast and the unique characters that make up the New York City nightlife.

The crew wanted to capture the city nightlife in as natural a look and setting as possible. This meant minimal additional lighting, and making those on-camera feel comfortable to act naturally. Their solution was the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras, with their amazing low-light performance, small form factor, and amazing depth-of-field, which enabled the crew to shoot in predominantly ambient light without big lighting gear. The crew also found it easy to covertly shoot around the city without drawing a crowd.
More on the NBC shoot here:

NBC Saturday Night Shoot

*From EOS Magazine


Canon has release the new Canon EOS 1D Mark IV that is capable of shooting a full 10 FPS with a greatly improved auto focus system. The Canon White Paper on the new EOS 1D Mark IV is available for download. The 123-page document takes a detailed look at the new features of the camera, giving an insight into the technology used. There is also an overview of compatible Canon accessories and software.

Check out a great Canon 1D Mark IV Review here at Canon Professional Network:

*EOS Magazine is an excellent British Publication that is worth paying shipping for. Great quality Magazine with great Canon specific in-depth articles. Check them out at:

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