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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $2899
« on: October 06, 2014, 02:10:28 PM »

BigValueInc (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L for a $2899 (Reg $3799 after MIR) via ebay. This deal isn’t likely to last too long.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS kit $2899 (Reg $3799 after MIR)

*as always with ebay, these items are likely grey market and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty.



Another mention of a development announcement for a high megapixel pro body from Canon coming in 2014. There were no specifications given, or a date that this could happen.

CR’s Take

I’m still not convinced this isn’t a product of the previous posts on the topic being recycled, as well as Canon’s own mention of it. With all the hype surrounding the EOS 7D Mark II and the fact we won’t see the camera until November, I can’t see anything happening for a new DSLR before the EOS 7D Mark II comes to market.


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599
« on: October 03, 2014, 12:49:27 PM »

GetItDigital (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body once again for $2599 via ebay (Reg $3199 after MIR).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2599 (Reg $3199 after MIR)

*as always with ebay, these items are likely grey market and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty.


Pricewatch Deals / LensRentals.com Introduces Keeper
« on: October 02, 2014, 02:10:53 PM »

Saying goodbye can be the hardest part of any rental. With our new Keeper program, you can try it, then buy it!

Just rent an eligible item, and then we’ll give you a starting purchase price based on the age of the copy we send you. We’ll even give you a credit for a portion of the rental fees. Even better, you can handle the entire transaction with just a few clicks on our website (although we’d be more than happy to handle it over the phone if you are just dying to talk to one of our friendly customer service agents).


What equipment is eligible?

Almost all of our equipment is eligible. If it is impossible for us to get a quick replacement for a particular piece of gear, either because it is backordered or because our suppliers are slow to get us new copies, it may not be offered for sale. If you see a piece of equipment not offered for sale, just send us an email. In many cases, we just haven’t gotten around to updating the product to be eligible for sale.

Read more at LensRentals.com


EOS Bodies / Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:47:22 AM »

The next Rebel, apparently coming in Q2 of 2015 will be the first Canon DSLR to use a electronic viewfinder. The camera will also feature the 70D’s 20mp sensor that uses split pixel technology and also feature DIGIC 6 like most of the new cameras. This combination of technologies would raise the bar considerably as far as image quality goes in the Rebel line.

Source: [NL]



Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 70D Bundle at Adorama $799
« on: October 01, 2014, 03:48:17 PM »

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body – Special Promotional Bundle with printer

$799 after $350 Mail in Rebate

Bundle includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera Body

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer

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

  • Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack / Shoulder Bag, Black

  • Kodak 32GB Class 10 High Speed SDHC Card

Price in cart: $1,149 – $350 Mail in rebate = $799

Mail-in Rebate instructions: http://www.adorama.com/pdfs/rebates/Canon_Camera_MIR_claim_form_10_14.pdf

Free US Shipping.  Expires Tuesday 10/08



Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.14.41 Updater for Mac OS X & Windows

  • Supports images taken with EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot G7 X.

  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported

  • Windows Vista & Windows XP no longer supported

  • A function to delete the shooting data when executing [Convert and save] has been added

  • For EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF-M22mm f/2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the latest lens data can be used, of which Digital Lens Optimizer’s performance has been improved

  • Fixed a phenomenon that a file may not be converted and saved if specific character is used in the file name’s first character

  • Supports new lens (EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM)

Changes for EOS MOVIE Utility 1.2 for Mac OS X :

  • Newly supported EOS 7D Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 70D

  • Operability improved by changing layout of buttons

  • Marker supported

  • 200% enlargement supported

  • Still image cropping function enhanced

  • Playback of IN point-OUT point supported

  • “GPS” has been added to the shooting information items for cropped still image

  • Items added to the shooting information display

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.0.2 for Mac OS X & Windows

  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.14.20 Updater for Mac OS X & Windows

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II

  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported

  • Windows XP & Windows Vista no longer supported

Changes for EOS Utility 2.14.10 Updater for Mac OS X & Windows

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II

  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported

Changes for EOS Utility 3.0.1 for Mac OS X  & Windows

  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Download the updated Canon Software


EOS Bodies / No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 09:08:47 AM »

There’s been some talk about an EOS-1D X replacement some time in 2014, and it has been discussed even more with the apparent price drop on the camera through grey market retailers.

I have it from a good source that the EOS-1D X won’t be replaced in 2014, but should see an update in 2015. This is a pretty safe bet, especially judging by the EOS 7D Mark II features. That brand new 65 point AF system should be making its way to the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II within the next 12-18 months.


Lenses / Review: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS by Dustin Abbott
« on: September 29, 2014, 08:58:19 AM »

The extensive reviews of the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS continue to roll on. This time Dustin Abbot has posted his review of the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS.

This is another review that is quite glowing about the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS. It looks to be a good upgrade if you have an EF 17-40 f/4L and a great choice if you need a fill frame wide angle zoom don’t need the extra stop of light that the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II provides. I have yet to seriously shoot with the lens, but I hope to change that soon.

From Dustin’s Conclusion

“This lens is good…really, really good. It is so competent that you have to stretch to find criticisms. What is even more true is that this lens is going to serve hundreds of thousands of photographers around the world very, very well.”

Read the full review | EF 16-35 f/4L IS: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama



Tamron looks to be continuing their set of VC wide angle zoom lenses. This time with a 10-50mm f/3.5-5.6 VC fisheye lens for APS-C cameras. This would follow the very well received 15-30mm f/2.8 VC that was shown at Photokina this month in Germany.

Tamron 10-50 f/3.5-5.6 VC Fisheye

Tamron 10-50 f/3.5-5.6 VC Fisheye

Patent Publication No. 2014-178388 (Google Translated)

  • Published Date 2014.9.25

  • Filing date 2013.3.13

Example 1

  • Focal length f = 10.302-21.15-47.803mm

  • Fno. 3.53-5.05-5.62

  • Half angle ω = 90.00-39.00-17.00 °

  • Maximum image height Y = 14.200mm

  • (L131 part of the third group) anti-vibration

  • Inner Focus (L134 part of the third group)

Source: [EG]


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: September 28, 2014, 11:59:37 AM »

GetItDigital (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X camera body for $4799 (Reg $6799) via ebay.

Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799 (Reg $6799)

*as always with ebay, these items are likely grey market and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty.



Canon and Stella McCartney have announced an exclusive collaboration unveiling the limited edition Linda camera bag. Named after Stella’s mother and specially designed for the Canon EOS 100D White, the Linda camera bag combines fashion and technology with creativity and style.

Functional without compromising on style and true to Stella McCartney’s vegetarian philosophy, the Linda camera bag is completely cruelty free, crafted with an innovative Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative which uses natural vegetable oil coating that is less harmful to the environment. The stylish box shaped bag in a colour combination of matte neutral tones and metallic finish has been custom designed to house the Canon EOS 100D White, the world’s smallest DSLR camera. The chic EOS 100D is the perfect camera for those looking to explore the world of photography, whatever their skill level.

The camera bag also doubles as a sophisticated everyday handbag featuring an adjustable strap to be worn either over the shoulder or as a handheld tote.

A limited run of 1,000 bags will be produced and will only be available as a special package with the EOS 100D White. Within the UK, the package will be available from Harrods and Selfridges for £1,200.

The Canon & Stella McCartney collaboration.

The Canon & Stella McCartney collaboration.

The special design collaboration between Canon and Stella McCartney was presented last night at the launch of the the 2014 London Stella McCartney Green Carpet Collection during London Fashion Week at a certified sustainable event co-hosted by Livia Firth, Natalie Massenet, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour. The limited edition camera bag was presented alongside the designer’s exclusive sustainable evening capsule collection.

Stella McCartney is best known for her creativity, sense of style, innovation, and modern and ethical approach to fashion – making the brand a natural partner for Canon, which shares a mutual commitment to responsible and sustainable business.

Stella McCartney said, “Growing up with a mother and a sister who are photographers, I have fond memories of them pulling out cameras from their bags snapping and capturing moments. It was a no brainer to create a bag for this brilliant Canon camera, because it was really exciting to design something fashionable and stylish that encourages people to take photographs.”

Susie Donaldson, Marketing Director at Canon UK and Ireland said, “Photography and fashion have always gone hand-in-hand, with beautiful, evocative imagery at the heart of Fashion Week. For almost a decade, Canon has played an integral role in capturing the beauty, design, style and excitement of Fashion Weeks across Europe. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Stella McCartney, one of the most talent and admired designers, and extremely proud to be able to launch this striking piece at London Fashion Week.”

Pricing and availability

The Linda camera bag, complete with EOS 100D White will be available from Harrods and Selfridges on from early November 2014 for £1,200.

For more information please visit: www.canon.co.uk/stellamccartney

Seen on [DPR]


EOS Bodies / EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 27, 2014, 07:26:28 PM »

Fotoblogia.pl has posted some sample images from the upcoming Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The images at ISO 3200 look pretty awesome to me, especially for APS-C. There’s not a lot of great imagery out there from the EOS 7D Mark II yet, so we should see even better results when the real world stuff comes out.

The initial reception to this camera based on specs was pretty tepid, which I didn’t understand. However, as the sample images and hands-on accounts have come out, there seems to be a pretty big shift to genuine excitement for the camera. I personally can’t wait to shoot some hockey with this camera come November.

View Sample Images

Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Camera Canada


Lenses / Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L
« on: September 27, 2014, 07:03:04 PM »

Graham Clark has completed a shootout between the latest Canon ultra wide angle zoom, the EF 16-35 f/4L IS and the always dependable and very popular EF 17-40 f/4L.

There are tons of RAW files and video to whet your appetite if you happen to be undecided between the two lenses, or if you’re not sure you want to “upgrade” your EF 17-40 f/4L. I found this to be about the most thorough review and comparison between the two lenses, as well as showcasing the EF 16-35 f/4L IS.

Graham says in his conclusions

“The inclusion of Image Stabilization, incredible corner sharpness and bar-none the best CA performance on corners I’ve ever seen put the Canon 16-35 F4 IS at the top of a very short list of must-get Ultra-Wide Angle Zooms. If you’re a Canon or Sony landscape and/or a travel photographer in the market for a ultra-wide angle zoom, and/or you’re looking to upgrade whatever you currently have, this is the one to get.”

Read the full shootout at GrahamClarkPhoto.com

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EF 17-40 f/4L $839: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama


EOS Bodies / Patent: Improved Cooling for DSLRs
« on: September 27, 2014, 06:53:08 PM »

Canon has filed a patent that uses more of the camera as a heatsink to cool the electronics and most likely the sensor. I think this would be especially useful for video applications. 4K perhaps?

Patent Publication No. 2014-171141 (Google Translated)

  • Published Date 2014.9.18

  • Filing date 2013.3.5


Canon patents

  • An electric path for heat imaging devices , electric heating member group, member boric mount ring portion (heat sink) heat to low thermal conductivity of the resin, and the order of the mount ring

Source: [EG]


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