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Third Party Manufacturers / Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:40:11 PM »

We posted back in the fall that Sigma had halted production indefinitely of the relatively new 24-105 f/4 DG OS lens. We’re now told that the lens is in fact discontinued and production has been halted forever.

There was no word as to why it was discontinued, I can only assume the market for a 24-105 on the Canon side is extremely saturated and that the Sigma wasn’t a big enough leap forward in terms of optical quality to purchase over the “kit” lens from Canon. There’s also a possibility the cost of production was too high to keep the price competitive.

We’re still waiting on an official release about this from Sigma.




From Adobe:

We are hard at work on the next major release of Lightroom, and wanted to share some information on operating system requirements in order to give everyone time to prepare for the release.

In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, or a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Focusing our work on more modern operating systems and architectures allows us to spend more time adding functionality requested by users, including additional advanced imaging features and improving general application performance.

If you are on Mac OS X 10.7, or a 32 bit version of Windows, you will continue to be able to install and run Lightroom 5 and use Lightroom mobile. However, you will not be able to install Lightroom 6 until you upgrade to a supported operating system.

If you are currently running Mac OS X 10.7, Apple offers a free upgrade (here) to a more current operating system. For Windows users, Microsoft has a how-to reference (here) to help you determine whether you are running a 32 or 64 bit version of Windows.

Source: [Lightroom Journal] via [TDP]


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 6D Bundles from Adorama
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:09:30 PM »

Adorama has informed us of some bundle deals on the Canon EOS 6D. Like the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III this week, this 6D  pricing has come down to about the lowest levels I have yet to see. You do have to jump through the mail-in rebate hoop with an authorized dealer, but those are pretty quick to arrive.

Canon EOS 6D Body Bundle

•    Canon Canon EOS 6D 20.2 Megapixel Digital Camera

•    Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer

•    Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets

$1249.00 after mail in rebate

Canon EOS 6D w/EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Bundle

•    Canon EOS-6D Digital SLR Camera Kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens

•    Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer

•    Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets

$1,749 after mail in rebate




RØDELink represents the next generation of digital wireless systems. Using a series II 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption, it is able to constantly monitor and hop between frequencies to maintain the strongest possible signal level at a range of up to 100 metres (over 100 yards). The RØDELink Filmmaker Kit provides everything you need to start shooting video wirelessly, including a receiver, transmitter and broadcast-grade lavalier microphone. The receiver (RX-CAM) features an OLED display with information on level, battery status (receiver and transmitter), mute and channel selection. The unit can be mounted on a standard camera shoe mount, 3/8″ thread or belt-clip, and for added versatility the shoe mount can be located in one of two positions. The lightweight transmitter (TX-BELT) can be fitted to a belt or clothing and features a locking thread to ensure the microphone connection is as secure as possible. RØDE’s omnidirectional Lavalier microphone is included in the kit to provide the highest possible audio reproduction quality.

  • Series II, 2.4GHz digital transmission

  • 128-bit encryption

  • Up to 100 metres range

  • OLED display (on receiver)

  • One button pairing

  • Three level gain control

  • AA battery or USB powered

  • Includes RØDE’s broadcast Lavalier microphone

There’s more coverage on these new products at: Planet5D | RØDE

Preorder the new products from B&H Photo


Pricewatch Deals / Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2149
« on: January 21, 2015, 12:05:26 PM »

The price of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III continues to head south, and is now at the lowest levels I have ever seen it. AllNewShop (99.5% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2149 (Reg $2799 after $300 mail-in rebate).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2149 (Reg $2799 after MIR)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.


EOS Bodies / Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:47:23 AM »

A spec list we were given has the upper end Rebel split into two different cameras, a 750D and a 760D. The North American naming was not given for the cameras. We expect an announcement for a new Rebel(s) to come in the next  few weeks.

The biggest thing I notice in this specification list is the 24.2mp image sensor. It has been assumed by most that any new Rebel would have the 20.2mp sensor from the EOS 70D.

Canon Rebel 750D/760D Specifications

  • Full HD movies, MP4 format, HDR movie, automatic shooting modes (EOS 750D )

  • 24.2MP sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 6 image processor

  • ISO 100-12,800 range

  • Flicker Detection technology

  • Five frames per second continuous shooting mode

  • 19 cross-type AF point system

  • Hybrid CMOS AF III

  • Rear Quick Control Dial (EOS 760D )

  • Creative movie modes (EOS 760D )

  • Wi-Fi and NFC

This information comes from an unknown source and I’m hoping for some clarification on the model split if it is indeed true. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of difference between the 2 models. Please notice the [CR1] rating on this post, and treat it accordingly.


Reviews / Review - Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art
« on: January 20, 2015, 09:53:16 AM »


After the report that the Canon EOS-1D C had officially dropped in price in Hong Kong, we’ve been asked a few times if the same is going to happen in North America and Europe.

We’re told that something on pricing will happen on February 1, 2015 in the United States, there was no word from elsewhere around the globe. We weren’t told what the drop in price would be, but to “hold off buying a 1D-C until at least February 1, 2015″.


Lenses / The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:03:05 PM »
Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L

Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L

I finally own the Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L lens. It’s a lens I have wanted for a long time, but I had a hard time justifying the investment required to own a lens that is less than perfect. It’s not the sharpest, it doesn’t autofocus all that quickly and Canon no longer services it, yet I still wanted to own one because it’s so unique and produces a wonderful image in the right circumstances.

This lens was introduced in 1989 and has since gone up significantly in value. You can see these lens retail for more than $4000 on the used market.


“An ultra-fast standard lens with the largest aperture for SLR lenses in the world at the time. Two large-diameter ground and polished glass aspherical lens elements (3rd & 8th) provide high-contrast with low-flare image quality even at maximum aperture. Curvature of field is minimized through use of four high-refraction glass elements. Spherical aberration and curvature of field at close focusing distance are minimized by floating mechanism. A ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) achieves silent, high-speed AF and full-time manual focusing.” Read more at the Canon Museum

This is a lens that still gets talked about a lot. Likely because it’s so unique and there’s something about that nice and clean f/1.0 number and the dreamy bokeh it produces. I am going to try and do a review of the lens for fun, but it will require me actually getting good images with it. No brick walls or cats (I don’t have cat)!


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 19, 2015, 03:52:41 PM »

AllNewShop (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X body for $4199 (Reg $5999 after MIR). I have never seen this camera priced so low.

Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199 (Reg $5999 after MIR)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.


Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $2749
« on: January 15, 2015, 03:07:21 PM »

BigValueInc (99% approval) has a great deal on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS kit. They have it priced at $2749 (Reg $3399 after MIR). which is the cheapest I have ever seen this kit.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $2749 (Reg $3399 after MIR)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.



From Canon USA: 

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our customers of the details of the phenomenon described below, as well as of the actions Canon is taking to address this phenomenon. Because we value the trust our customers have placed in us, we are dedicated to delivering industry-leading service and support for our products. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced.


In rare instances, it is possible that units of the Potentially Affected Products listed below may exhibit the following operation errors, depending on usage conditions, due to insufficient contact between the camera’s battery terminal and the battery, even when the battery has sufficient power remaining.

  • The message “Charge the battery” appears immediately.

  • The power sometimes does not turn on.

  • The power turns off during use.

Potentially Affected Product

Please confirm whether your camera may be a Potentially Affected Product by checking the sixth digit from the left in the serial number which is located on the bottom of the camera body.

Read the full advisory and see if your camera is affected.


Lenses / New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 09:54:45 AM »

We’ve received confirmation that the camera that has appeared in a recent Canon leak is indeed the next Rebel and we should see the announcement sometime before CP+ in February. No specifications for the camera were given.

We’ve also received confirmation that select retailers have been told about the EF 11-24 f/4L and that the price tag is in the area of $3000 USD ($2899 in USA, $3099 in Canada was mentioned), something we reported a long time ago. We weren’t given an announcement date for this lens, but we shouldn’t be waiting too much longer.

Yes, at this price, the lens must have remarkable optical performance.


EOS Bodies - For Video / Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 14, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »

It looks like Canon Hong Kong has dropped the price of the Canon EOS-1D C down to what coverts to $7000USD. Will we see this sort of price decrease in Europe or North America? Only time will tell.


“According to EOSHD forum member Fabuloux, whose local dealer now sells the 1D C for HKD 54,000 ($7000 US dollars) the low price is a result of Canon lowering the official list price to $61,999 HK dollars. Sure enough you can view the new price on the official Canon Hong Kong website here.  That is now MUCH closer to the RRP in Hong Kong of the plain old 1D X, which sells for $44,000 ($5700 US dollars).”

The Canon EOS-1D C currently lists for $11,999 at B&H Photo.

Source: [EOSHD] | Canon EOS-1D C at B&H Photo

thanks Fred


EOS Bodies / Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: January 14, 2015, 10:15:20 AM »

Gordon Laing of CameraLabs has completed his extensive review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. As with most of the reviews I’ve seen , he has come away very impressed with the current king of the APS-C DSLR. The autofocus, build quality, image quality and features make it a very attractive camera at its price point.

From CameraLabs

“Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II becomes one of the toughest, fastest and most confident DSLRs for sports and action photography. If you always wanted the flagship 1Dx but couldn’t afford it or accommodate the size and weight, the 7D Mark II will give you most of its handling performance in a smaller, lighter and much cheaper package. Indeed it’ll also throw-in AF in lower light, effective focusing for movies and a built-in GPS receiver. Sure it can’t compete with full-frame cleanliness in low light, but the field reduction applied by the APSC sensor is actually preferred by many sports and wildlife photographers.”

Read the full review | EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Amazon


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