Friday Deals: EOS 5D Mark III $1949, EOS 6D $1099, EOS 70D $699, EOS 7D $849, EOS 7D Mark II $1399

Friday Deals: EOS 5D Mark III $1949, EOS 6D $1099, EOS 70D $699, EOS 7D $849, EOS 7D Mark II $1399

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)

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Sigma 24 f/1.4 Art & 150-600 Contemporary Lens Due to Ship in March

Sigma 24 f/1.4 Art & 150-600 Contemporary Lens Due to Ship in March

Sigma has updated their ship schedule for the the 24mm f/1.4 Art lens for Canon and the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS contemporary lens for Canon. Both of these lenses should begin shipping some time in March.

From Sigma

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($849) for Canon EF mount are scheduled to start shipping towards the middle of March.

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary ($1089) for Canon EF mount are scheduled to start shipping towards the middle to end of March.

via: [TDP] & [Sigma]

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Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Professional nature photography Kevin Ebi took some time to write an interesting review of the brand new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II.

Here is a summary of some of Kevin’s thoughts.

  • The Mark II doesn’t zoom quite as far. The extreme telephoto end of the new 100-400 is a little more than 2% shorter than the Mark I.
  • There is not a huge difference in image quality at the center of the two generation of lenses, but at the corners, there is less distortion in the Mark II. Sharpness is improved, but it’s not a mind-blowing improvement. (A lot of people on your forums ask how it compares to a 70-200 Mark II with a doubler; it provides a readily visible improvement over that setup.)
  • The 100-400 II does suffer a bit from the “onion rings” phenomenon, but I don’t think it ruins any images. In fact, it’s no worse than the 600mm f/4 IS. The weather conditions that allowed me to photograph the phenomenon evaporated fast, so I couldn’t compare it to the Mark I.
  • A minimum focusing distance of 3 feet/1 meter may seem overkill for a lens primarily used for wildlife, but it has opened new creative possibilities for me. For birds that you are able to get close to — either through opportunity or through remote rigs — it lets you capture sharp subjects with stunningly beautifully backgrounds.

Read the full review | Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II $2199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Canon Cinema EOS C700x Rumor a Fake

Canon Cinema EOS C700x Rumor a Fake

A rumor showing a Canon Cinema EOS C700x starting popping up around the web and in our inbox yesterday. We have confirmed our initial suspicions that this is a fake.

The camera in the image is the C500 PL mount with some “work” done to fit the larger 34mm sensor and a longer base to fit the “X”, which in itself makes no sense. We’re also told that most PL lenses wouldn’t work with a 34mm wide sensor.

We have confirmed that the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C500 Mark II will be coming to NAB 2015 in April. We have not heard of any other “Cinema EOS” branded products coming for the show, but that could change.

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NAB 2015: Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Confirmed

NAB 2015: Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Confirmed

We’ve been told for a while now that we’d be seeing a 4K Cinema EOS C300 Mark II at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas this coming April. We can now also confirm we’ll also get to see a new Cinema EOS C500 Mark II at the show.

We weren’t told any specifications for the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.

More to come…

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Patent: Multi Layer AF Sensor

Patent: Multi Layer AF Sensor

Another autofocus related patent has appeared from Canon. This time in the form of a foveon style multilayer AF sensor.

Patent Publication No. 2015-37217

  • Published 2015.2.23
  • Filing date 2013.8.12

Canon patent

  • AF sensor
  • In the depth direction, I comprises a first layer, the second layer, the photoelectric conversion portion of the third layer
  • The second layer is for monitoring, detecting the amount of light that is received in real-time, to control the accumulation time
  • The third layer in a bright environment, the dark environment so that the use of the first layer, sensitivity can be switched
  • Furthermore, in a dark environment is used by adding the first and third layers

Source: [Egami]

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