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CANON EOS. THE DARK SIDE SHEDS A LIGHT.

CANON is affectionately referred to by its competitors as ‘The Dark Side’—exactly why this is so remains a mystery. Or Maybe Canon uses deeper blacks in their body colour or  maybe it’s the weapon of choice for a Pro Jedi, a master of the dark side of the force? Or maybe not at all—considering the overwhelming number of white lenses on the Canon, there should be no doubt who the master of light is (sigh! so many optics so little cash). Whatever the reason, the war between the two biggest stars in the photography industry wages on!

Today, at the Canon Pro Seminar jointly organised by Canon and their Brunei distributor, Interhouse Company walked us through a number of key differentiators, instilling better understanding of the EOS advantage and taking the mystery out of high end DSLR photography!

TWO REASONS WHY


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CANON IS NUMBER ONE!

Mr Teoh P.K., Sales Manager, PRO Representative of Canon (M) shared his wisdom, experience, tips and his personal photo archives from his many journeys abroad.


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Canon DSLR owners all over the world are keeping a watchful eye on the possible announcement of the EOS 5D successor after much speculation of its imminent release the week. If you thought the this cryptic Japanese magazine was about to unveil the 5D successor, you thought wrong and from my source, it isn’t going to happen anytime soon either. Those dying for a 5D Full Frame upgrade, keep your fingers crossed.


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Roland Poon, Senior Manager of Consumer Imaging & Information Products Division gave us a live demo of the WTF-E2A Wireless Transmitter mounted on the 1Ds MKIII flagship. The new device is a far cry from the bulk of the first model.


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THE DARK SIDE certainly have its side effects. EOS quality so breathless A seasoned and recently WPJA-accredited wedding professional, Jason’s recent switch to the EOS system with the full frame 5D obviously left him more than impressed—he was stunned in awe at the quality of the EOS system as we’ve have been for a long time! Guys, let us welcome him into our humble abode 🙂


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Here’s the cool surprise I hadn’t expected to see and touch—the magnesium alloy skeleton of the EOS 1 series that many of us have only seen on Canon websites and brochures. Wonder if you had all the money in the world could you order one in titanium. Surely if DELL computer made a custom Ti chassis of their Inspiron laptop for the movie THE ITALIAN JOB, a Ti EOS isn’t unthinkable.


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Jason doing the “air guitar” thing with the 1Ds Mark III skeleton. We know he’s hooked! 😉


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Jason framing a model on his EOS 5D and 50mm f/1.4 lens by the pool of Sheraton Hotel at the end of workshop.


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Somewhere, sometime during course of the workshop, an associate David Cheok caught me RED handed. More photos of the event on David Cheok Photography.  


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The 1DS MkIII was officially launched last year at the grand venue of the Berkshire Hall at the Jerudong Polo Club—EOS TRULY. A CANON SHOWCASE. A camera that packs this much punch in the hands of International acclaimed AGWPJA wedding photographer such as good friend Stephen Loh of Lyrical Moments produces magical results. If camera specs do not take your breath away, I’m certain his work will. Check out the Lyrical Moments blog for updates!

For more Canon links, take a look at my TECH page.

15 thoughts on “CANON EOS. THE DARK SIDE SHEDS A LIGHT.

  1. The EOS 1Ds MkIII is just sooooooo good and a joy to “play” with. We’re still learning the ropes on how to get the best out of it though, maybe your kind self could give us some lessons on how to? 🙂

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  2. I’ve given up the only 1-series I ever owned, the 1DMKII. So it’s been a while since I last used one. I would consider switching to a 1DMKIII if someday Canon insists that I shoot with one but as long my gear is self-financed, I’m sticking to the more user friendly 5D.

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  3. hii!!!
    So i bought my camera.. its actually been a week or so.
    And i uploaded a few pictures..
    I was just wondering, if you have the time, to comment on them? They arent as good as yours, working on ways to improve my photo taking skills:) ..
    thanks!
    nice pictures by the way! 🙂

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  4. If the big white lens doesn’t attract attention, that flashy red strap will surely do the job! Think they’ll make me a carbon fiber skeleton? Maybe I should get rich before I ponder custom made cameras, lol.

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  5. Thumbs up for your 5D, especially with the red Canon Strap.

    Yeah it’s more red than RED BULL! It’s also a safety device now in that if I ever gotten lost in a sea of photogs during an event, it’s easier to spot me. I like the look of your camera with the 50mm f/1.4 and hood. Very serious looking combo that reminds me of photogs in the days of 35mm film when 50mm used to be standard lens.

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  6. I was just wondering, if you have the time, to comment on them?

    Blonko91, it would help if you included a link to your gallery 🙂

    If the big white lens doesn’t attract attention, that flashy red strap will surely do the job! Think they’ll make me a carbon fiber skeleton?

    White lenses have in recent years assimilated themselves so well in society that, I think people have gotten so used to it although they continue to provide a visual cue of the Canon EOS L mark. Perhaps some day we’ll see more (really) white lenses in the market from Sony. Red strap for now, not yet as common.

    CARBON FIBRE (CF), I know where you’re coming from. Back in the days of motorsports, the only carbon fibre I owned was an air induction box made entirely of the material. The whole idea of CF air box was not only its appeal and place in the business but that it’s a poor conductor of heat and we wanted the air that gets sucked into the air cleaner as cool as possible. So the entire CF air box acted also as an insulator while at the same time looked really cool.

    I honestly don’t think CF is a practical idea for a camera chasis and is certainly not as strong as magnesium alloy or titanium that gives you the extra protection against hard knocks or drops. But yeah, when you’re loaded and are in a position to command a custom CF body, be sure to throw one in for me.

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  7. Hey Jan,

    Just a few things to say. Thanks for the compliment, the AGWPJA win was really unexpected (yes, three out of four shots were created using the 1Ds mark 3, except the one that got first placing, which was shot with a 5D)

    The Canon 1Ds mark III is a great camera, but it isn’t exactly perfect either. Few of us who owns this cam had to calibrate EVERY SINGLE EF Mount lens to get the images tack sharp (+10 on the 85 1.2, +6 on the 35 1.4, for eg).

    Like all 1 series-so-called-top-of-the-line cams from Canon, there’s a lot customisation and settings that you have to DIY to tailor it to you – Unlike the good’ol EOS 5D that I’m still using alongside with the 1Ds III, don’t expect these 1 series cams to produce cracking results straight off the box.

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  8. wah.. so many me and myself in your post this time. Well! apart from taking photos.. you can see that i enjoy being photographed too.

    Gosh, not the shot with my mouth opened.. i dun even understand why i did that.. 😦

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  9. Yeah it’s more red than RED BULL! It’s also a safety device now in that if I ever gotten lost in a sea of photogs during an event, it’s easier to spot me. I like the look of your camera with the 50mm f/1.4 and hood. Very serious looking combo that reminds me of photogs in the days of 35mm film when 50mm used to be standard lens.

    I think I wanna get one of those red strap too, for my humble 40D. I like my 50mm f/1.4 with hood of course due to its function for walkaround-lens and portrait shot. Much lighter also. hehehe.

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