Fun at Canon Image Square

On Saturday a friend of mine and I met up downtown for a street photography mission. We started walking up 8th Avenue shooting random photos of people walking by and interesting things we saw. As we were walking along something very interesting caught my eye, it was the Canon Image Square. I had heard about this place and had been meaning to go check it out. It looks like Canon only camera store, but they don’t sell anything! They got every lens and camera Canon makes and you can try them all out! They also have a little studio space you can rent out.

One of the fun things they have is all these little mini world scenes set up for you to test out the cameras and lenses. At first I was just using my own Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 & 28mm 1.8, but then I decided to give their 8-15mm Fisheye a go, WHOA! What fun little lens. Once I got that on I was burning around shooting up a storm as fast as I could since I knew my friend wanted to get back to the streets. I think we’ll head back again when we got more time, because I could spend hours in that place and I’m sure I will! haha. Anyhow, if you live in or around Calgary and your interested in photography this place is a MUST! It’s atΒ 545 8th Avenue SW in the city. If you make it there I hope you had as much fun as I did! πŸ˜‰

1 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous lenses - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/160th – f/8 – ISO 3200

2 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous studio lighting softbox octobox - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/50th – f/7.1 – ISO 3200

3 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini world landscape - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 2000

4 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini world landscape plane train - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 2000

5 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini city YYC buildings model - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 28mm 1.8 ~ Settings: 1/80th – f/8 – ISO 2000

6 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini city yyc tower buildings fisheye - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 2000

7 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous mini city model car buildings fisheye - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/80th – f/8 – ISO 2000

8 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous saddledome bow river rodeo grounds - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/125th – f/8 – ISO 2000

9 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous fisheye L dudes selfie photographers fun smile - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/50th – f/8 – ISO 2000

10 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous min room - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/50th – f/8 – ISO 2000

11 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous lenses min rock concert fans guitar rock band - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 8-15mm Fisheye @15mm ~ Settings: 1/30th – f/7.1 – ISO 2000

12 Canon Image Square Calgary Alberta Canada - Rob Moses Photography - Famous lens 70-200mm 5D mark iii cameras - PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.4 ~ Settings: 1/100th – f/8 – ISO 3200

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

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20 Comments

  1. 1. What lighting did they have? I noticed high ISO but no colour cast.
    2. Will they also lend you a body if you don’t have a Canon camera?
    3. Wish I had one of these nearer to me (PEI)
    4. Thanks for sharing…very informative.

    Reply

    1. 1. They just had track lighting through out, maybe a little bit brighter than the average store. The 5D mark iii is great with high ISO.
      2. If you look at pictures 5-6-8 & the last one you see they have some cameras set up. You can use those, but they are attached on little wires, so you can’t walk around the store with them.
      3. Hope you get one!
      4. No problem, thanks for visiting my blog ;).

      Reply

  2. What a fantastic idea from Canon and what better way to get you interested in buying new glass than to let you see how great their lens’ are so your creative mind just explodes with possibilities. Thanks for sharing…now if only Nikon would rip this idea off in my area πŸ™‚

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