Canon 7D Mark II: The Longed-Awaited Successor to a Classic DSLR Is Here

Oh my god, it's finally here. The Canon 7D Mark II, probably the most anticipated, rumored, speculated-about camera in years, is ready to make its debut. It's been five years since the original 7D hit shelves in 2009, so you better believe the expectations are high for the Mark II to be the messiah of mid-range DSLRs. » 9/15/14 8:20am 9/15/14 8:20am

Ask a Pro: How to Shoot an Awesome Music Video on a Rollercoaster…

How do you shoot a music video on a legendary Coney Island roller coaster? If you've got the budget, you could rent the ride for $6000 per day—double director Jeremy Johnstone's budget for the entire video shoot. » 9/09/11 11:30am 9/09/11 11:30am

Watch 30 Timelapsed Mornings of Glorious Chicago Sunrises

If it's been years since you've been awake early enough to watch a sunrise. If you're a time-lapse nature junkie. If you know how beautiful the sun-kissed Chicago skyline can be. Doubly so if you don't. These are the first few reasons why watching Craig Shimala's Good Morning Chicago should be mandatory. There are… » 7/08/11 12:00am 7/08/11 12:00am

The Art and Craft of Letterpress

Fonts. Kerning. Color. Words. By themselves each choice might sound like a chore, but Letterpress, a very short appreciation by Naomie Ross, celebrates the subtle beauty and craftsmanship of printing on an intimate scale. [Naomie Ross via NotCot] » 5/17/11 9:00pm 5/17/11 9:00pm

The Beauty of Surfing at 1000fps

How do you make surfing on Oahu's North Shore an even more stunning balance of grace and power? YouTuber Devin Graham did it by capturing boards and bodies in motion at 1000fps with an 800mm lens on a Canon 7D. Can someone go back in time and reshoot Point Break like this? Please? [The High Definite] » 3/24/11 3:20pm 3/24/11 3:20pm

Get Comfortable For This Mesmerizing Skyscraper Light Show

It takes a lot of effort to map the entire side of a structure as large and complex as Manhattan's IAC building. Turns out, though, it's entirely worth it. At least when the end result is as beautiful as this. » 10/11/10 8:40pm 10/11/10 8:40pm

Shooting 1,000fps Video With a Canon 7D

The Canon 7D can shoot 720p HD video at 60fps, but an After Effects plug-in called Twixtor lets you slow that footage down—way down—to 1,000fps. Paired with the right (relatively slow-moving) subject matter, it looks phenomenal. [Kottke] » 9/14/10 8:00pm 9/14/10 8:00pm

Throwdown: Canon 7D Versus Barbie Video Girl

In this corner: the Canon 7D, one of our absolute favorite DSLR cameras. In the opposite corner, wearing the hot pink, zebra-accented hoodie: Barbie Video Girl (aka To Catch a Predator Barbie). Time for the tale of the tape! » 8/10/10 7:00pm 8/10/10 7:00pm

DSLR-Equipped R/C Helicopter Captures HD Video From the Skies

Well, this is sweet. It's a remote-controlled helicopter with a Canon 7D strapped on board, allowing creator Eric Austin to capture some downright-badass pics and video. I want one, badly. [DIY Photography via Make] » 4/26/10 6:40pm 4/26/10 6:40pm

Canon 7D Loaded With $6 DIY Follow Focus

In film and video, if you want to rack focus, a "follow focus" makes the job a lot easier. Attaching to the focus ring, a follow focus can be as simple as a stick or as complicated as a gearbox. » 1/22/10 11:00am 1/22/10 11:00am

The Gear We Used At CES

New gadgets are the stars of CES, but there was a ton of gear behind the scenes that was instrumental to our coverage of the event. Here's what kept us alive in Vegas. » 1/13/10 5:40pm 1/13/10 5:40pm

Light Writing Proposal Created With Two Canon 7Ds, a Spotlight and a…

Well now, this certainly puts my fiance's restaurant proposal to shame. Boy Derick proposed to girl Emily using a spotlight, DSLR and three nights, creating a spectacular light writing proposal. » 1/05/10 1:40pm 1/05/10 1:40pm

A Voyeuristic Peek Outside Skywalker Ranch

You should watch this video for two reasons. One, it's gorgeous, filmed on the Canon 5D/7D dSLRs at 1080p. Two, it gives you a peek outside George Lucas' famed workshop, like a more romantic, landscape-focused version of Cribs. [PhilipBloom/Planet5D] » 12/12/09 10:00am 12/12/09 10:00am

The First Movie Shot on a Canon 7D? It's About Zombies, Of Course!

Click to viewBoy have zombies made a comeback lately, right along with teenage vampires. Regardless, indie zombie flick Dead Season is the self-proclaimed first film shooting on the $1700 Canon 7D. (Warning, gore ahead.) » 11/12/09 11:20am 11/12/09 11:20am

Canon 7D's Continuous Mode May Retain Ghost Images From Previous Shot

In continuous mode, Canon's 7D DSLR sometimes carries over ghost images from the previous shot, which sounds kinda cool but probably isn't cool at all to serious photogs. Canon should offer a fix via firmware upgrade soon. [Cameratown via Crunchgear] » 10/27/09 7:39pm 10/27/09 7:39pm

Video: Extreme Hang Gliding with the Nikon D300s

This isn't the first time Nikon has teamed up with sports photographers to showcase the D300s' new 720p video capabilities, but this footage of the world's top hang glider surfing Australia's mysterious "Morning Glory" wave-cloud phenomenon, is just as spectacular. » 10/19/09 11:25am 10/19/09 11:25am

Supposed Canon EOS 7D Poster and Lenses Turn Up Online

CanonRumors has what they claim are pictures of posters and lenses for the yet-to-be-confirmed Canon EOS 7D. Not much new information can be gleaned from the poster, but at least the lenses look nice. » 8/28/09 6:21pm 8/28/09 6:21pm