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Lenses / Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon
« on: Today at 04:31:46 PM »

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.



From DustinAbbot.net

“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.”


Read the full review | Sample Image Gallery | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART at B&H Photo


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lrbfsale


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).


The Details



  • 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


Visit LensRentals.com


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Lenses / Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Fro
« on: Today at 09:16:39 AM »

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.”


You can check out a preview here


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Pricewatch Deals / EOS 7D Mark II Body In Stock at B&H Photo
« on: November 24, 2014, 01:20:06 PM »

B&H Photo has informed us that they have the Canon EOS 7D Mark II body only in stock and ready to ship.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799 at B&H Photo


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EOS Bodies / Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:43:22 AM »

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.


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Pricewatch Deals / Black Friday & Cyber Monday Week Coverage
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:41:17 PM »

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.


Our Black Friday Coverage Page


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Exclusive Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Savings
« on: November 21, 2014, 02:21:42 PM »
Adorama is offering an exclusive coupon code for Canon Rumors readers this weekend. You can save $100 off of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens. This offer runs from now until 9AM EST on Monday.

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.

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Lenses / DPReview: EOS 7D Mark II Shooting Experience
« on: November 21, 2014, 06:32:40 AM »

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.


From DPReview

“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.”


Read the full articleEOS 7D Mark II: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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Software & Accessories / Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Now Available
« on: November 19, 2014, 06:19:14 AM »

Lightroom 5.7 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.


Release Notes


Features


Updates to Synced Collections:



  • Synced collections now show a more prominent share button at the top of the Toolbar.  This allows you to quickly share your synced collection with friends, family, and clients using Lightroom web (http://lightroom.adobe.com).

  • Comments and likes left on Lightroom web now sync to the Lightroom desktop catalog.  Comments and Likes will be shown in the “Comment” panel for synced collections.

  • Images with comments and likes will display a badge indicating that there are comments and a colored badge to indicate that there are unread comments.


Integrated a utility to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom:



  • Previously available as a separate and downloadable plug-in, this utility has now been integrated into Lightroom 5.7


New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.7



  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X

  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS



New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.7





























MountName
Canon EFZeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE
Canon EFSIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Canon EFSIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Canon EFTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.7



  • The crop overlay displayed an intermediate step when progressing through images in the filmstrip with overlay displayed.

  • The lens profile for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 would not auto-select when using Lens Profile Corrections.

  • ICC profiles resulted in incorrectly clipped shadows and blacks in Lightroom.  Note that this is related to the issue identified here and only occurs on Mac OSX 10.9 and later

  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.

  • Fixed bug that prevented the Filter Brush cursor from displaying while changing brush size when the Graduated and Radial Filter overlay is turned off.

  • Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.

  • (http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_5_icc_profiles_clipped_shadows_under_osx)

  • Context menu (right click on PC or control+click on Mac) was disabled for images contained in Lightroom mobile collections.

  • Fixed issue that prevented Lightroom 5 from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries.

  • Cover images set by Lightroom mobile were sometimes incorrectly reset by Lightroom desktop.

  • Sync with Lightroom mobile sometimes stalled when asset is added to same album on both LrM and LrD and later deleted

  • Resolved issue that caused Lightroom to crash when creating a Print and saving it to a mounted DVD directly inside Lightroom.

  • Publishing images to Behance using the Behance Publish Service has been restored.


Download Links:


Lightroom 5.7:


Mac – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5852


Win – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5853


 



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EOS Bodies / Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5
« on: November 18, 2014, 04:00:24 AM »

Is Canon working on a replacement to the very good EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5? By the looks of this patent they are. I’d expect any replacement to have STM and maybe a bit better build quality, though the current one is about as reliable as they come.


Example 3 (Google Translated)



  • Zoom ratio 2.07

  • Focal length 11.61-15.50-24.07mm

  • Fno. 3.63-3.96-4.69

  • Half angle ω = 49.64-41.38-29.58 °

  • Image height Y = 13.66mm

  • Overall length of the lens 133.0-129.1-133.3mm

  • BF 3.26mm

  • Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom

  • Inner focus (Lf part of the first group)


Source: [EG]


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Third Party Manufacturers / New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 09:09:29 PM »

A reported roadmap for Sigma has shown up over at SigmaRumors.com. They’re told that Sigma’s 24mm f/1.4 ART lens has been delayed until Q1 of 2015. This has been a rumoured lens for quite some time.


Also mentioned are a 14-24mm f/4 Art which makes a lot of sense. Also mentioned is a 16-20mm f/2, which seems a bit constrained on the zoom range, why not just make a 16mm f/2?


Source: [SR]


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EOS Bodies / A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 08:05:25 AM »

We’ve been told that Canon has given word to various divisions around the globe that they will address the EOS M in December of this year. Apparently demo units have been recalled by Canon at customer centres in a couple of countries that aren’t in Asia, which suggests a truly global replacement of the EOS M.


December seems like an odd time for an announcement for an EOS M replacement. If it does in fact happen, I wouldn’t expect shipments to start until the new year.


More to come…


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
« on: November 15, 2014, 11:14:35 AM »

deals-all-year (99.9% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2499 (Reg $3199 after $200 MIR) via ebay.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2499 (Reg $3199 after $200 MIR)


*It looks like deals-all-year is offering a 1 year parts and labor warranty, as this is a grey market item. A grey market item can sometimes also be covered by a Canon USA warranty.


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Lenses / EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:03:51 AM »

We’re told that that Canon will replace their 35mm f/1.4L following the announcement and shipping of the upcoming EF 11-24mm f/4L, which has been rumoured since August. We’re told that an announcement date hasn’t been set, however the lens could appear as early as Q1 of 2015, or fall into the second quarter of next year.


This lens has been rumoured for replacement since the EF 24mm f/1.4L II was announced back in 2008. There have been a lot of patents for such a lens, but nothing has come to fruition.


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B&H Photo has informed us that preorders of the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake and EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (in stock) have started shipping.


EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM $149 at B&H Photo | EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $599 at B&H Photo


If you haven’t yet preordered the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, it is in stock at the Canon Store.


EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM $149 at Canon Store


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