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New Full-Frame Camera & Ultra Wide-angle Lens!

I have been using my Canon EOS-1D Mark IV for about 3 years now (sports-oriented camera), but I have to admit that, in some situations, I missed the full frame sensor I used to have on my Canon EOS-5D Mark II.
A few weeks ago, I finally decided to offer myself the Canon EOS-1D X, to combine performance in one Full-Frame Sports Camera.

J’ai utilisé mon Canon EOS-1D Mark IV environ 3 ans maintenant (appareil orienté sport), mais je dois avouer que le plein format de mon ancien Canon EOS-5D Mark II, m’a manqué pour certaines prises de vues.
Il y a quelques semaines, j’ai finalement décidé de m’offrir le Canon EOS-1D X, afin de combiner les performances en un appareil Full-Frame Sportif.

Canon EOS-1D X


Canon EOS-1D X

I’m also adding an ultra wide angle lens to my kit, the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM.
The widest wide angle lens I’ve used until now, was the Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4L.
Combined with my Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, it actually allowed me to shoot at an equivalent to 22-52mm on a full-frame body.
On the 1D X, the 14mm will be perfect for wide landscape, architecture both interior and exterior, ultra-tight spaces.

Je viens compléter également ma gamme d’objectifs par un ultra grand-angle, le Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM.
L’objectif grand-angle le plus large que je possédais jusqu’a présent était le Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4L.
Combiné avec mon Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, il me permettait en réalité des prises de vue équivalente à un 22-52mm sur un appareil plein format.
Sur le 1D X, le 14mm sera parfait pour les paysages larges, architecture à la fois intérieur et extérieur, les espaces ultra petit.


Canon EF 14mm f:2.8L II USM

Canon EF 14mm f:2.8L II USM

Camera Gear Upgrade

I’ve just received some new gear from GoPro!
2 new GoPros Hero 3+ Black Edition and a few mounts and accessories.
Thank you GoPro for your support!

Je viens juste de recevoir du nouveau matériel de chez GoPro!
2 nouvelles GoPros Hero 3+ Black Edition plus quelques systèmes de fixation et autres accessoires.
Merci à GoPro pour leur soutien!


GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro 3 Black Edition

New addition to the toys, I finally received my new GoPro 3 Black Edition! Just have to wait for the Micro SD now, as I totally forgot to order one!

The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second!



GoPro 3 Black Edition

Garibaldi Provincial Park & the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens

I went for a 2 days hike a few days ago in Garibaldi Provincial Park, and brought my recently purchased Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens with me. This lens provides 180° circular fisheye images on full-frame EOS models. In other words, a full 360 degree field of vision in the middle of the frame!

I wanted to share with you a few shots I took with this absolutely amazing lens!
This lens is razor sharp even wide open! I couldn’t get the full circular shot as I am using a Canon 1D Mark IV APS-H sized sensor (1.3x crop factor).

Canon EF 8-15mm
Canon EF 8-15mm
Garibaldi Provincial Park - Panorama Ridge - Canon EF 8-15mm - 8mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 8mm



I could even manage to get Garibaldi lake and Black Tusk on the same shotGaribaldi Provincial Park - Panorama Ridge - Canon EF 8-15mm - 8mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 8mm


Garibaldi Provincial Park - Panorama Ridge - Canon EF 8-15mm - 12mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 12mm


Garibaldi Provincial Park - Helm Creek Campground - Canon EF 8-15mm - 12mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 12mm



I didn’t use the 8-15 lens for the following shots, I just wanted to share those photos with you as Garibaldi Provincial Park is one of the most beautiful hike I have done in the area!

Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park - Black Tusk
Garibaldi Provincial Park - Black Tusk
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Induro Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set

I’ve just received my new Hi-Hat Tripod today, I already own the CM34 Carbon 8X Monopod from Induro and found out that they were making that Hi-Hat Tripod.
It won’t be my main tripod but I always wanted to have a “more compact” option to carry with me when I’m shooting MTB or Ski videos. You can use the Induro Hi-Hat for both photography and video production and it is supporting a 100 kg load, each leg features a two section extension and three steps of variable angle adjustment. I’ve mounted a Manfrotto 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mini Head on it.


*Update (Tuesday August 14th, 2012): I used it for the first time yesterday afternoon to get some footage of Jerome Clementz riding his Mountain Bike around Squamish (Full Nelson) and I loved using it. I can tell for sure that this tripod is robust, easy to carry and really quick to set up! I’ve found the pivoting foot with rubber grip really stable and helpful in some situation!


*Update (Monday, July 08th, 2014): Link of the video “Let Me Ride“.

Christophe Hassel Induro Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set
Induro Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set
Induro Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set
Induro Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set
Induro Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set
Induro Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set

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