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Canon has announced the EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM, the world’s first fisheye zoom lens to offer both ‘circular’ and ‘full frame’ images.

dpreview.com

It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models.

canon.com

All is said. This is one I’d be happy to get in my bag.


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As mentioned in an earlier post,  the 3rd Hong Kong Photo Equipment Flea Market took place this week-end.

First of all, and seemingly like everything else in Hong Kong, the market starting at 10am was desert at 10.15am. Only one stall was set and few guys errand through the alleys.

I took the little time waiting to visit one of the exhibitions organized by the HKPF: “Klack and 7Fei”, 2 New HK Photo magazines, both founded by photographers. It was not very interesting, yet my favorite pieces there was the work of Oscar Wong. I did not get (most of) the rest.More info here.

Anyway, back to the fleas.

By 10.45am, a good crowd was wandering in the hall and some nice pieces were finally out.

About 15 to 20 passionates showcased their stuff and one thing was immediately noticeable: the large majority of sellers were pro shops (listings at the bottom of this post)!

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It has been years since I started bitching about my DSLR, the Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D). Released by Canon early 2005 and bought late October 2006, I hate its tiny screen, the poor ISO performance, the inaccessibility of some functions, its built quality, etc., etc. 3 years old and a mere 10’000 pictures later, it was time to switch.

The 50D did not completely fulfill all my wishes, notably the Wireless flash triggering and the viewfinder. A year later, the solution finally appeared, and yesterday it arrived, under the form of a brand new Canon EOS 7D (thanks to my wife :))

The Canon 7D

The Canon 7D with the 135mm f/2 attached

Rather than going in details and prepare a full review (I do not have the expertise for it anyway), I simply list here what I love, like, dislike and hate about this new body.

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For a nice birthday gift that made a truly and awesome birthday gift. In my opinion, and as lucky owner of this glass, the above title says it all. But if you still need to find out more on what the Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM is capable of (I won’t call it a review, it’d be biased), keep on reading.

The *Magic Prime* (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2009)

The *Magic Prime* (Vietnam, 2009)

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