More Sigma Primes
We’re told that Sigma is working on a 135 f/2 DG OS Art series prime lens for release some time in 2014. Possibly around Photokina in September.
The source goes on to say that Sigma is going to be very aggressive next year and announce a lot of high performance glass.
The same source also says that Sigma may have a surprise camera announcement. There are a few details to be worked out, but there’s a possibility of a big DSLR announcement.
via BigValueInc & ebay
BigValueInc (99.2% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2689, and the EF 24-105 f/4L IS white box for $672. Both have limited quantities once again.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2689 | Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $672
Bryan over at The-Digital-Picture has posted two articles about the buying experience with BigValueInc. You can read them here and here.
If you ever have an issue with any transaction that’s posted on this web site, please let me know. I can usually get a resolution that will make the buyer happy.
You can see other current deals on our Holiday Buying Deals page.
Lots of Canon deals at Amazon
Amazon is having a one day sale on Canon gear. Most notably, the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $1699 after Canon’s $300 mail-in rebate.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at Amazon $1699 | Canon Deals at Amazon
If you prefer, B&H Photo has matched the deal at Amazon on the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. This deal gives $300 off instantly, with another $300 via mail-in rebate with Canon.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at B&H Photo $1699
CP+ 2014 Camera & Photo Imaging Show
We’re told that Canon could possibly announce and show two new lenses at the CP+ 2014 show in Tokyo, Japan. The show runs from February 13, 2014 until February 16, 2014.
They will not be Cinema EOS lenses. New lenses for videographers will be held for NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, along with some new Cinema EOS camera(s).
It’s speculated that one lens will be an “L” and the other a consumer non-L prime. As with all lens announcements, things are very loose and rarely have a media event attached to them.
There is also a possibility of a development announcement on a camera body we’re told.
Hope to hear more soon…
Via Amazon & B&H Photo
Amazon and B&H Photo are selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1499. The item has to be added to cart at both retailers to see the updated price. There are $150 worth of goodies included with the B&H Photo deal.
Canon EOS 6D Body $1499 Amazon | B&H Photo
A pro APS-C camera possible?
Earlier today we posted that there would be no Canon EOS 7D Mark II, we also have noticed this has appeared in a few other places on the web.
This got me thinking today whether or not it was possible that Canon would abandon this segment of the APS-C camera lineup. I came to the conclusion that they will not. It would simple not be a smart decision, however there could still be some truth to the “no 7D Mark II” statements passed around today.
What I do think is a possibility is that the camera will not be called the 7D Mark II, and be called something else. We have previously been told that a successor would have new and innovative video features. Perhaps we’re going to see something along the lines of an EOS 7D C? Canon is fully behind Cinema EOS and will continue to develop that product line.
The other possibility is perhaps Canon just doesn’t like the “7D” name and will simply rename it.
I, and others think Nikon will be releasing a replacement to the D300s and it only makes sense that Canon would do the same and replace the 7D. It’s possible that Canon is waiting for Nikon to play their hand first.
I’m looking forward to finding out what Canon has planned in 2014…..
Canon’s mini DSLR the EOS Rebel SL1 is currently $460 with the new EF-S 18-55 IS STM lens. It’s definitely a great camera for that price. It was launched at $799 earlier this year.
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 w/18-55 IS STM Kit $460 via Amazon
No EOS 7D Mark II?
We received an odd bit of information in regards to the future of the EOS 7D.
We were plainly told “No 7D II – a friend”.
This goes against what Canon itself has said and what we’ve heard for a long while. It is possible that plans have changed, as lots of products get started and never actually reach market.
Does Canon feel there’s no future in the APS-C segment? Has the production costs of full frame sensors come down enough to do away with APS-C at the $1500 price point? Is the EOS 70D all you need as an APS-C shooter?
What is apparent is that both Nikon and Canon appear to have abandoned the “prosumer” DSLR segment. The D7100 and the 70D are both very capable cameras. However, they don’t scream “pro” in feature sets or build quality.
I’m sure we’ll hear more soon….
HANDEVISION — December 12, 2013
A mutual passion for photography and the art of image capture between two companies’ owner has led two special firms, Shanghai Transvision and German IB/E Optics, to collaborate on an industry-shaking new innovation. By merging Geman high-quality engineering standards with Chinese cost-effective production infrastructure, the new camera lens brand Handevision (“Han” means China in Mandarin and “De” is the word for Germany).
After many months of collaboration between engineering and production teams, final quality control assessments have concluded and the IBELUX 40mm f0.85 high-speed lens, the fastest lens in the world, is nearly ready for release. Available for sale by February, 2014, this lens will be available for Sony NEX, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3 digital mirrorless camera mounts (MSRP is $2,080 USD).
While risky to start our launch with this ground-breaking high-speed lens, we hope to gain the attention and confidence of photographers around the world with our expanding new lenses. Our mission is to manufacture high-grade lenses of metallic construction with a clean, aesthetic finish. As a new player in the lens market, we believe we can expand our new brand internationally as our engineers, uninhibited by production costs nor by material restrictions, will be free to work creatively in seeking optimal image quality and artistic design.
We are currently working on our next project, the wide-angle IBEGON lens. With Sony releasing the new full-frame mirrorless A7/A7R camera, we have designed a high-speed telephoto APO mirror lens called the IBECAT, named for its sharp image capture, its lightweight construction and fast glass. Additional lenses are in development for full frame mirrorless cameras, including a tilt-shift lens and a compact fixed focal length lens.
We are focusing our efforts at expanding our line of full-frame mirrorless and DSLR detachable lenses in 2014 and are constantly developing ways to satisfy demand of professional photographers for faster, sharper lenses.
Read the full press release