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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!

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Lenses / Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:00:12 PM »
More non-L primes coming
Expect to see a new EF 50 f/1.4 IS sometime in 2013. There have been variations of a replacement for the very old (1993) EF 50 f/1.4 and it sounds like a 1.4 IS variant is going to be the winner. We have also heard of an f/1.8 IS version existing. Don’t expect such a lens to be much less than the $800 that the EF 24 f/2.8 IS, EF 28 f/2.8 IS and EF 35 f/2 IS all approximately cost.

The EF 85 f/1.8 is also in the works with an IS version we’re told. I haven’t heard anything about the very good EF 100 f/2 getting a replacement.

Source: [NL]


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS 6D Rating by DXOMark
« on: December 12, 2012, 01:28:34 PM »
From DXOMark
DXO has released their impressions of the Canon EOS 6D pretty quickly. The camera receives a sensor score 82, which is on part with most of the Canon lineup.

From DXOMark
“The EOS 6D offers a well-balanced performance across all three testing metrics, doing enough to put it into 10th place overall on the sensor rankings. Given the price, this does offer very good value for money, matched only by the Nikon D600. It suggests that this new market segment could be a real hotbed of key models for the major manufacturers and is therefore one to watch carefully.”

CR’s Take
I just got my hands on an EOS 6D today, so I’m not yet a good person to ask as to whether or not the camera is a winner. I do like the size and weight, I’m all about trimming weight wherever I can in my kit. Give me a week or so, then you can start asking me your questions.

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




Full Retina Support

Adobe has updated Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6 with full Retina support.

From Adobe

“With this update, customers can see more detail in images, text, and in the Illustrator user interface when working on high-resolution displays, including the new Retina display available on MacBook Pro. The HiDPI feature in Illustrator is currently only available on Mac OS. It is expected to be available in the future on additional operating systems.”

The update should be available from Adobe via the updater.


Canon General / Determining the Age of a Canon Lens Based on Serial Number
« on: December 10, 2012, 04:49:24 PM »
From The Digital Picture
Bryan and Norbert over at TDP think they have deciphered the date codes built into Canon’s newish 10 digital serial numbers. Previous to July 2010, Canon put date codes on all lenses other than EF-S that let you know when the lens was manufactured.

From TDP

To age a Canon lens using the 10-digital serial number Canon lenses, we dissect the serial number as:


The DD is the key to the date of manufacture of the lens – the date code. The long, narrow Canon lens date code chart is shown on the right side of this page.

They have posted what they predict to be the future date codes for Canon lenses. Please keep in mind that this is a work in progress and may not yet be definitive.

See the date code chart at TDP


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon T4i w/18-55 IS from B&H for $599
« on: December 10, 2012, 04:40:08 PM »

From B&H Photo

B&H Photo is selling the Canon Rebel T4i kit for $150 off at $599

Canon Rebel T4i w/18-55 IS II for $599

Lenses / History Lesson: Canon FDn 1200 f/5.6L 1.4x Lens Images
« on: December 09, 2012, 12:14:33 AM »
Canon FDn 1200 f/5.6L 1.4x
We posted about the FDn 1200 f/5.6L 1.4x lens, which was the first Canon lens to have a built in teleconverter. I was having a hard time find a photograph of one, and apparently only 5 of these lenses were ever made and never went to production.

Thankfully, Phil from Australia scanned and sent us some images of said lens in action. These images are from the Easter Bike Races in Bathurst, Australia. Canon Australia had one ”on loan for a few years”, until EOS was launched in 1987 and these lenses became EF mount without the 1.4 teleconverter.

Thanks Phil

FDn 1200mm f/5.6L 1.4x | Click for Larger

FDn 1200mm f/5.6L 1.4x | Click for Larger

FDn 1200mm f/5.6L 1.4x | Click for Larger


Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: December 08, 2012, 12:46:47 PM »

Via eBay

BigValueInc is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2599 via eBay, quantity is limited. Free shipping within the USA.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599

Warranty Information

It has been asked a lot as to whether or not these cameras have a warranty that Canon will honour. The simple answer is yes, these cameras have a full one year Canon USA warranty. 

Canon FDn 1200mm f/5.6L
I made a post a few days ago about built-in teleconverters and said that the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x was the first Canon lens with the built-in 1.4x teleconverter technology. While it will be the first production lens to have the feature, Canon did in fact make 5 lenses back in 1984 for the Los Angeles Summer Games in the form of an FDn 1200mm f/5.6L that also had a 1.4x teleconverter built in. All 5 of these lenses were shipped back to Canon in Japan and converterted to EF mount. These lenses then became the legendary made to order EF 1200 f/5.6L without the built-in teleconverter.

If you’ve never heard about the super rare Canon EF 1200 f/5.6L, Bryan at TDP has a great article about his time with the lens. Read it here..

Thanks for the heads up Phil


Lenses / New Tilt-Shift Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:28:59 AM »
New 45mm & 90mm tilt-shift lenses
The 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses are slated for release sometime in 2013. They will get the fully adjustable movements that are seen in the 17L and 24L tilt-shifts. Both will receive bigger image circles as well as performance. No mention of whether or not they’d get the “L” treatment, but I would assume they will.

It’s also mentioned that a 5th lens with “special movements” would also be added to the lineup. What would it be? Perhaps some kind of unique new macro.

Source: [NL]


Contests / CLOSED: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 05:47:29 PM »

Giveaway is now closed to entries

The giveaway is now closed and the winners have been selected.

Grand Prize Winner

  • aerowing

Accessory Pack Winners

  • juro294

  • rpt

  • J_P

  • @Mike80F

Please check your inboxes on the forum and on twitter to claim your prizes.

Gura Gear Giveaway!

If you’ve followed Canon Rumors for a while now, you probably realize that I am a rabid Gura Gear fan. I could be called a camera bag dork, I just love their stuff that much. They are my Louis Vuitton, and a lot cheaper and more functional! I’ve taken my Kiboko all over the planet and it works the same as when it was new, I don’t think you can get a better travel backpack then what Gura Gear produces.

Gura Gear has recently been launching a wide array of new products. Most notably the Bataflae line. New 18L, 26L and 32L bags. I recently purchased (nope, they didnt give them to me) the Bataflae 18L and 32L.

So I thought we could give away some Gura Gear products, I know whoever wins them will love them. We will have 4 prize packs of Gura Gear accesories and one Bataflae 18L & accessory pack to give away as a grand prize.

Grand Prize Package

2nd Prize Package (4 to give away)

How to win

The contest is now closed.

We will be picking the winners on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. 

Gura Gear Giveaway Prizes | Click for Larger

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Lenses / EF 800 f/5.6L IS II & Other Big Lenses
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:53:21 AM »
Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS II
More mentions of a new 800mm lens  hitting the Canon lineup in the next 12 months. I’m told Canon is not to be outdone by Nikon and their upcoming lightweight 800 f/5.6 VR. A new “6 stop” IS system is also being tested in prototype EF 800 f/5.6L IS II lenses, but may not be . The weight of Canon’s next 800 will be less than the current EF 600 f/4L IS II, which is the way it was with the current 800 and the previous 600.

There are other suggestions that the supertelephoto lineup could become more crowded with zooms, and new 400mm primes. With the production and development issues of the current set of new “big whites”, a timetable for such lenses is nearly impossible to nail down.

Built-in Converters
The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x with the built-in 1.4 teleconverter is not the only lens planned to have the technology. It will definately be the first, and may be the only one for a while, but the concept is being tested with other zooms as well as prime lenses.

One possible configuration mentioned is a lens similar to the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS. With Canon’s weight saving materials, the viability of a hand holdable 300 f/2.8 zoom has improved.

While there’s nothing imminent outside of the much talked about EF 200-400 f/4L IS, it looks like the 1.4 built-in teleconverter could become a broad feature in Canon’s lens lineup.


EOS Bodies - For Video / Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:18:10 AM »
From Canon USA:
Thank you for using Canon products.

We have identified a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras from being played back on YouTube.

Affected Product
EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera


  • While we continue to investigate this phenomenon, please follow the instructions outlined below to upload Canon EOS 6D movie files to YouTube. After our investigation is complete, we will make an update to this announcement.
  • Download the movie file(s) from the EOS 6D camera to your computer.
  • Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
  • After selecting the movie file(s) to be uploaded, select [Edit Movies] in the [Edit] tab from the menu bar of ImageBrowser EX.
  • “MovieEdit Task” will start. Save the movie using the [Save] menu on the screen.
  • Upload the saved movie to YouTube.


Pricewatch Deals / New Tamron 70-200 VC in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: December 05, 2012, 01:44:49 PM »

From B&H Photo

The apparently very good Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC lens is now in stock at B&H Photo, quantities are limited.

Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC for $1499 at B&H Photo


Dodge & Burn Camera T-Shirts

We wrote about Dodge & Burn t-shirts about 5 months ago, and the response was extremely positive from folks that bought some t-shirts.  Since that time the company has added new t-shirts and have kept the same great quality. All t-shirts are USA made American Apparel and the printing on them has held up flawlessly in the 5 months that I’ve had one.

Stay tuned in the New Year, there will be a Canon Rumors influenced T-Shirt, that I have absolutely no part in designing… which is good. It’s going to be cool though!

The Story of Dodge & Burn

Dodge and Burn was created out of a passion for analogue photography and classic cameras. The sculpted mechanical beauty of vintage cameras, the legendary photographers who used them, and the iconic images they created are the things that fuel the Dodge and Burn brand.

We’re neck-deep into the digital age and more people than ever are taking photos. I believe that regardless of whether you use your iPhone or an old Leica screw mount camera to capture your decisive moment, you are part of the history of photography. Dodge and Burn is here to remind you of this.

Each of the cameras illustrated on our tees is a classic. From the elegant and precise Leica rangefinders of the 1950s to the rugged war-zone-tested Nikon’s of the 1970s, these shirts pay homage to some of the best cameras ever made.

Toy Drive!

Dodge & Burn and Canon Rumors have teamed up for a December toy drive.

What are the details?

  • 8% of every sale from now until December 16, 2012 will go directly to the toy drive fund.

  • Canon Rumors will match dollar for dollar whatever is raised through purchases.

  • Money will not be donated, we’ll actually go out, buy toys and donate them.

  • I have a large pickup truck, so we have lots of space to fill with toys.

  • Dodge & Burn will ship to most countries on earth, so everyone can be involved!

In order to get credit for the money raised, you must use the link below to visit Dodge & Burn to potentially make a purchase.

Visit Dodge & Burn


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