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These 3 deals on ebay are good until 11:59PM ET on November 27, 2014 or until stock has been depleted, whichever comes first. This is probably the least expensive I have seen the 5D Mark III body and the T5i kits brand new with large stock levels.
- Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $599 (Reg $1199) via Adorama (99.6% approval)
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2399 (Reg $3199 after MIR) via BigValueInc (99.2% approval)
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2399 (Reg $3199 after MIR) via AllNewShop (99.4% approval)
- Canon EOS Rebel T5i w/18-55 IS STM $499 (Reg $649) via Blutek (99.3% approval)
B&H Photo has deals on Sandisk and Lexar Memory Cards
- Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Microphone $99 (Reg $199)
We’re told by a Canon Rumors reader that Sigma has stated that production of the 24-105 f/4 DG OS ART series lens is on indefinite hold for all mounts.
Unfortunately, production of the 24-105mm has been halted in all mounts. It was originally supposed to be released for Sony this month, but now production is on an indefinite hold. I will save your e-mail address and get back to you when we know more.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great day!
Sigma Corp of America
We hope to hear why production has been put on hold in the coming hours.
PhotographyBlog has posted a lot of sample images from the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.
“Ahead of our full review, here are 51 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens, mounted on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a moderately wide pancake prime lens for DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, offering a 35mm equivalent focal range of 38.4mm. A gallery of 51 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens”
GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X for $4699 via ebay (Reg $5999 after $800 MIR).
At time of writing this, we’re told this is the least expensive we’ll see the EOS-1D X this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.
Canon EOS-1D X Body $4699 (Reg $5999 after MIR)
Here’s a fun one, howabout a body cap that cleans the contacts in the camera every time you put it on and take it off? Mix that with a backcap that does the same and that should eliminate those pesky contact errors.
Patent Publication No. 2014-219568
- Published 2014.11.20
- Filing date 2013.5.8
- Body cap with a cleaning member for rubbing the contact
Dustin Abbott has completed a very in-depth review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens for Canon. There’s a written review, a video review as well as a sample gallery for you to check out. I agree with most of what Dustin says about the lens, especially the part where this lens is leaps and bounds better than the 50mm lens it replaces. I tend to use the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART more often than the Canon 50mm f/1.2L, as I find the AF inconsistencies from the Sigma are far easier to deal with than the focus shifting of the Canon 50mm f/1.2L.
“All in all, Sigma has made a major breakthrough in creating a large aperture prime with world class optics that is in a price range that most professional and many amateur photographers can afford. While the stated “target” is the Zeiss Otus, there will actually be fairly few photographers that are cross-shopping these two lenses. The Otus is still the optical king and enjoys a certain cache that Sigma can’t touch. But the Sigma is a far more practical lens for most photographers, as most photographers need autofocus for their work. The inconsistency in the AF performance is a concern, but the truth of the matter is that there are a variety of focus concerns with other 50mm lenses, too. The AF in the 50mm ART is snappy and (most of the time) accurate. I have already used the lens in professional settings and have been mostly pleased with the results. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it professionally in the future. This is an excellent lens that sets a new benchmark for autofocusing 50mm lenses.”
It’s time for our 5th annual Black Friday Sale! The sale begins at 8:30 AM CT on Wednesday. At our sister site, LensAuthority.com, we’ll be giving you 10% off all used equipment. We’ll also be having special deals throughout the sale, so keep your eyes peeled on the Special Deals section and be sure to follow LensAuthority on Facebook and Twitter to get announcements of any special deals during the sale period.
Over at Lensrentals.com, we’re giving you are best discounts of the entire year! Place an order for any arrival date before April 1st, 2015, and get 25% off using the promo code BLACKFRIDAY. Been longing to try a certain lens? This is the perfect time to take it for a test drive (and don’t forget about our Keeper program when you fall in love with it).
- 25% off any rental placed at Lensrentals.com using the code BLACKFRIDAY
- Order must be placed between 8:30 AM CT on 11/26/14 and 11:59 PM CT on 12/1/14
- Eligible for any rental with an arrival date before 4/1/15
- Limit – 2 rental orders per person
- Not combinable with any other promotions or coupons
Jared Polin has posted his review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It is a 35 minute real world video review. The review pretty much covers everything you’d want it to, he even had the opportunity to shoot an NHL game with the camera, which is a perfect setting for it.
Jared has also completed his educational video The Complete FroKnowsPhoto 6-Hour Guide to DSLR Video, which is currently half price. “Now you can learn the fast track system used by a world class photographer and videographer to shoot, direct, and produce any type of video with a DSLR, regardless of your current skill level.”
The world continues to wait for Canon to jump back into the resolution race, and it looks like they will be in 2015 (though we have previously said they would in 2014). A few new mentions of a 50mp camera coming in the first half of 2015 to which there will be 2 variants. One with a low pass filter, and another without. I’m not sure Canon would get into 2 SKUs for one camera body, though they have done it for astronomy camera purposes. The camera will not be an EOS-1 style camera and would be a new camera above the 5D line. You’re free to call it the “3D”, but I’ve never been a fan of that name simply because it could be confusing to consumers.
Things are getting a little bit muddled with 5D Mark IV talk and Cinema EOS talk (lots of 4K products coming) and I suspect things are getting pretty fragmented. We currently have nothing reliable to report as far as a 5D Mark III replacement is concerned. I also have nothing to report about an EOS-1D X Mark II, which is something that is sure to be addressed over the next 12 months.
I suspect we’re going to see a new Rebel in the first quarter of 2015, and that will probably be Canon’s next DSLR. The EOS M should come before the Rebel and it could be as soon as December.
We have added a “Black Friday Coverage” to the menu at the top of the site. We will be posting all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals that appear and that we’re told about. I expect a lot of aggressive pricing near the end of the week.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon $849 (After $100 instant savings)
You must use the coupon code CRSWEEKEND at checkout and will only work from the above link. This offer is for US residents only.
DPReview has added their “shooting experience” to their first impression review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. As I have found, the camera has some ergonomic upgrades over the original EOS 7D.
“As an owner of the original EOS 7D, I was excited to try the Mark II edition of what has, for me, been a robust and reliable tool. The original 7D was a solidly built camera; mine has suffered through more incidents of dropped packs, collisions with rocks, and general abuse than I care to admit publicly. Admittedly, as a five year old model it’s getting bit long in the tooth, but I still don’t hesitate to pull it out for the right project.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II feels just as solid as the original, if not more so. The first time you pick it up you realize this is a camera that’s been designed to get used, and get used a lot. I felt no qualms about taking it anywhere, and throughout my use it endured bumps, bangs, and a few rather wet moments (courtesy of our Seattle rain) with aplomb.”