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Lenses / Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS to Be Discontinued in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 17, 2012, 05:17:03 PM »
Time’s up
The Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L non-IS is set to be discontinued officially some time in 2013. As much as I think there is still a market for this lens with sports & wedding photographers with pro bodies with great high ISO performance, there’s no information saying Canon will do a version II of this lens.

In case you were wondering, the EF 70-200 f/4L is remaining current with no plans for a discontinuation.

Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L non-IS at B&H $1299


Pricewatch Deals / Holiday Lensbaby Deals
« on: December 17, 2012, 05:09:51 PM »


Lensbaby currently has holiday deals happening until December 31, 2012.  There are various mail in rebates on the pro effects kit, creative effects kit and other dual lens kits.

You can visit their web store by clicking the image below. The mail in rebates are only good for US and Canadian residents.




Visit the Lensbaby Web Store


Canon General / New Photographer Profile - Wayne Simpson
« on: December 17, 2012, 12:37:26 PM »

Introducing Wayne Simpson

After a long hiatus, we are continuing our photographer profiles here at Canon Rumors. They’ve been popular and very well received in the past, don’t ask me why I stopped doing them. These will be coming at a more regular pace from here on in.

It’s always great to meet working photographers and help give them some exposure. We talk lots about a gear, which is a lot of fun. However, it’s good to see what people are doing with the stuff.

Wayne is a working wedding and nature photographer based in Calgary, Alberta presently. He’ll be moving to Ontario, Canada in the coming months, my neck of the woods as a matter of fact. Please check out his profile and some of his work.

Read the Wayne Simpson Profile


Canon General / Canon L Lens Deals at B&H Photo
« on: December 17, 2012, 09:56:09 AM »

From B&H Photo

Below are some “in cart” deals at B&H Photo. You must add the product to your cart to see the price.


 The Deals at B&H Photo

B&H just launched these prices today and I’m not sure how long they will last.


Pricewatch Deals / EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 Kit Deal on eBay UK for £2499
« on: December 17, 2012, 09:17:01 AM »

From eBay UK

I’m told this is a great deal in the UK for an EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS kit at £2499. A few people have bought from these guys and give a glowing review.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS Kit for £2499

Thanks Richard

New Canon 50 f/1.2
A new patent has surfaced that shows a new design for an EF 50 f/1.2 lens. The current 50L has somewhat of a mixed reputation due to some focus shift.

Also shown is potentially a 50 f/2 for a full frame mirrorless camera as it mentions a 22mm back focus distance. Keith at [NL] is reading the patent that way, and that interpretation looks plausible. If anyone is better at reading and interpreting the patent than we are, please let us know.

  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 51.70mm
    • Fno. 1.25
    • Half angle of view ω = 22.71 °
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • 105.65mm length lens
    • BF 40.00mm
    • Nine 6 groups lens configuration
    • One one aspherical surface
    • Maximum effective diameter 45.16mm
  • Example 4
    • Focal length f = 50.00mm
    • Fno. 2.06
    • Half angle of 23.40mm
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • Length 72.62mm lens
    • BF 28.86mm
    • Eight four group lens configuration
    • No aspherical
    • Maximum effective diameter 33.34mm

Source: [EG] via [NL]


Lenses / 2013 - The Year for 400mm Lenses? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2012, 10:45:51 AM »
400mm Everywhere!
I have received various bits of info over the last few months about Canon’s plans in the 400mm range. There is lots of desire for a new 400 f/5.6L and 100-400, and both may finally be getting an update. It feels like the 100-400 has been in the update cycle forever, but judging by how many of these things Canon sells, I can see why they’ve been in no rush to have it replaced.

Below are lenses that are apparently in prototype form and are on tap to be announced in 2013.

  • EF 400 f/5.6L IS (Highly desired)
  • EF 400 f/4L IS (Not DO)
  • EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS (Not push-pull & patents exists)
  • EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x (Long known about)

There seems to be a theme developing with Canon offering more options in the same focal length range. Best guess pricing will also have a pretty wide range, from a $2000 400 f/5.6L IS up to the $11,000 EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x.


Pricewatch Deals / EF 85 f/1.2L II & EF 135 f/2L Deals at Amazon
« on: December 16, 2012, 10:07:49 AM »
From Amazon
Amazon has a couple of deals on popular Canon L primes.


Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 Shipped
« on: December 16, 2012, 08:54:03 AM »
From BigValueInc
Again, Big Value Inc is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2599 including shipping within the United States.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2599 via eBay (Save $400)

About Big Value Inc Sales
We have received word that some people are getting grey market cameras from previous sales. While I have known grey market cameras to still be covered under warranty, I can’t guarantee that to be the case for everyone. Canon Rumors has never received a single complaint about Big Value Inc, however I think it’s still important to share this information.

From Get It Digital
You can also get the 5D Mark III body from Getitdigital via eBay for $2799. These folks have near perfect feedback.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2799 via eBay (Save $200)


Pricewatch Deals / EOS 5D Mark II & Pixma Pro-100 Bundle at Norman Camera
« on: December 15, 2012, 12:22:39 PM »

From Norman Camera

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body

  • Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer

  • 50 sheet box of 13×19 Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster.

The price after $300 mail in rebate is $1799. You have to add to cart to see the sale price.

EOS 5D Mark II & Pixma Pro-100 Bundle at Norman Camera


Lenses / Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« on: December 14, 2012, 07:07:11 AM »
Roger and Aaron at have tested the resolution on a small batch of the new Canon EF 35 f/2 IS lens.

The lens performed better than the EF 35 f/2 that it was replacing, especially noticeable in the corners. While center resolution remains about the same. They compared the lens against the original EF 35 f/2, the EF 35 f/1.4L,  and Sigma 35 f/1.4.

Battle of 35mm Lenses - Higher Numbers are Better

Battle of 35mm Lenses – Higher Numbers are Better

The real winner here appears to be the Sigma 35 f/1.4. Canon is going to have to make their sharpest wide angle prime ever to outdo the Sigma. It just happens that Norman Camera has the Sigma 35 f/1.4 in stock for $899.’s conclusion I’m afraid this is a rather dull and boring post that doesn’t tell you anything you probably hadn’t already assumed. If you like to shoot 35mm and need Image Stabilization for the type of shooting you do, this will be a very nice lens and worth the money. Otherwise, you’re probably better off with something else.

Read the entire article

Canon EF 35 f/2 IS $849 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Sigma 35 f/1.4 for $899 at Norman Camera


Lenses / Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:33:47 PM »
A New Canon Ultrawide Zoom
This lens comes up every now and then as something that will be added to the Canon lineup. A couple of patents that have referenced this optical formula are out there, which tells us it’s something that is on the minds of the R&D team at Canon.

I was told today that the lens is in the pipeline and will be coming in 2013 if there are no more delays with lens production. I was told to expect availability to be in late 2013, but the announcement date was unknown at this time. It makes perfect sense that this sort of lens would be announced with the imminent large megapixel camera that Canon will unveil in 2013.

There were a few lenses that were to be announced in 2012 that will be pushed into 2013. A lot had to do with production delays with the new supertelephotos as well as the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II.


Pricewatch Deals / Sigma EF 24-70 & EF 50-500 Deals at B&H Photo
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:21:30 PM »

From B&H

Here are a couple very good Sigma deals currently at B&H Photo. To see the sale price, the item must be added to your cart. 

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon $694 (Regular $899)

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon $1299 (Regular $1659)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.2
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:15:06 PM »
FAQ: EOS 6D Latest Firmware Update [Version 1.1.2 - Added 13 December 2012]
Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following fix.

Fixes a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras from being played back on YouTube.

Helpful Information

Firmware version 1.1.2 may present some Video Snapshot limitations. Please review the two scenarios and the workaround provided below.

  1. EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.0.9: If a video snapshot captured when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9 is combined with a video snapshot created by a camera which was running firmware 1.1.2, the resulting video snapshot album will be corrupted.
  2. EOS 6D running Firmware Version 1.1.2: If you try to add a video snapshot from a camera running firmware 1.1.2 to the video snapshot album created when the camera was running firmware 1.0.9, a warning message “Cannot select this movie” will appear and the video snapshot cannot be added to the album.

Please follow the following workaround to help addresses the two scenarios described above.

  1. Shoot a video snapshot and create a video snapshot album.
  2. Import the captured video snapshot album to your computer.
  3. Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
  4. Select the video snapshot album, and select [Edit Movie] in the [Edit] tab.
  5. MovieEdit Task will start.
  6. Select [Add Image] and select video snapshot album to add the movie snapshot.
  7. Select [Save] and [Save image type], and then click [Save].

Firmware Version 1.1.2 is for cameras with firmware version 1.0.9. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions for downloading thoroughly before you download the firmware. Links to the firmware are below.

Solution :

Firmware: The firmware is available for Windows and Mac.

Canon EOS 6D for $2099 at B&H Photo | Amazon | Norman | Adorama

Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS for $2699 ($200 off) at B&H Photo | Amazon | Norman | Adorama


Pricewatch Deals / 12 Days of Christmas at Gura Gear
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:08:36 AM »

From Gura Gear

Here is the deal: For the next 12 days we will be giving away incredible prizes from a ton of awesome brands. At the end of the 12 days we will draw a winner from all entries to win the grand prize of a Bataflae 18L, Tembo 8-0, Water Bottle, Et Cetera 1L Case and an Et Cetera 0.75L pouch.

Enter every day’s giveaway to put your name in more and increase your chances! Each giveaway opens at midnight (EST) and is live until 8pm (EST). Winners will be announced by the following day.

Today’s giveaway is a Really Right Stuff MTX Multi-Tool valued at $50.

There are multiple ways to enter below. Complete all of the options to increase your chances. Good luck!

When you’re done make sure to come back tomorrow and enter to win the next prize: The Compact HoodLoupe 3.2 from Hoodman!

Visit Gura Gear


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