We’re told all of these deals are likely to end by the close of business today, if we hear otherwise, we’ll update this post.
The following deals with redemption codes are from BigValueInc (99% approval) & GetItDigital (99.5% approval) via ebay.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III $1949 (Reg $2799 after $300 mail-in rebate)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1949.
Canon EOS 6D $1099 (Reg $1499 after $300 mail-in rebate)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1099.
Canon EOS 70D Body $699 (Reg $1099)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $699.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1399 (Reg $1799) via GetItDigital (99.5% approval)
Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1399.
*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.
Canon USA authorized retailer B&H Photo is also clearing out the Canon EOS 7D camera bodies. Even after all these years, its still a great camera. The deal on the EOS 7D runs until February 28, 2015.
Canon EOS 7D Body $849 (Reg $1499)
Canon EOS 7D w/28-135 IS $949 (Reg $1699)
I’m still waiting for my Canon EF 11-24 f/4L to arrive here in snowy Canada, but Keith at Northlight received his and has posted a few real world sample images and some examples of sharpness and how wide 11mm really is. The difference between 14mm and 11mm is pretty substantial as you’ll see. The example showing the corner sharpness is also impressive.
Be sure to post your examples in the forum if you have received your lens already.
See the samples at Northlight
Feeling the pressure from authorized resellers has probably forced Canon USA to significantly lower MAP (minimum advertised price) prices on the EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D. Both of those cameras have dropped a lot in price probably due to currency fluctuations. Beyond the price drops, Canon has also switched the mail-in rebate to an instant rebate and added the EOS 7D Mark II to that. Are these reductions enough to get people away from grey market cameras out there? I’m not sure.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
A new PowerShot G17 will be coming some time before July we’re told. The exact announcement date isn’t currently known. It definitely looks like the G17 is going to going upmarket. We received similar specs back in March of 2014.
Canon PowerShot G17 Specs:
- Ultra bright lens
- 24 – 168mm 7x Zoom
- Super UD Lens
- DIGIC 6+
- Large 1″ Sensor
- All Magnesium Body
LensVid.com has posted their yearly infographic showing the state of the photographic industry last year. They use the data from the CIPA statistics that were recently released.
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Here are a few key points (from LensVid):
- Camera manufacturing/sales (all types) went down in 2014 by 31% (in 2013 we looked at close to a 40% drop).
- Lenses manufacturing/sales (for DSLR/mirrorless cameras) went down in 2014 by 12% (in 2013 it went down by %20).
- Japan is still a huge photography market (13% of all cameras and 14% of all lenses sell in Japan which has less than 2% of the world’s population), however the rest of Asia is the only place which seems to gain any momentum in 2014.
- Mirrorless cameras (despite all the hype) are still just 7% of the entire camera market (up from a mere 5% in 2013).
- Compact cameras are a dying breed – going down from a 108 million units in 2010 to only 29 million in 2014 (and this number is likely to go down even further in 2015).
- Predicting the future of the camera market proved challenging in the past – IDC (the American market research, analysis and advisory firm) failed to predict what will happen to the mirrorless camera market. In 2012 they concluded that in 2014 we will see no less than 13 million mirrorless cameras sold worldwide. Only 3 million mirrorless cameras were actually sold…
Read more at LensVid.com
Here’s a feature I didn’t know existed on the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L, maybe I’m the only one that didn’t know, this is from the lens manual. The EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF 8-15 f/4L fisheye and a few others also have this feature, does anyone actually use it?