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Canon General / Canon USA Repair Service Update
« on: November 02, 2012, 12:34:18 PM »
Hurricane Sandy Update for Jamesburg, New Jersey Repair Facility
Thank you for being a valued Canon Professional Services member. Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Canon USA repair facility in Jamesburg, New Jersey is currently without power and is closed.

If you recently sent a product to the Jamesburg facility and wish to check on the repair status, please enter your Canon Repair Number and ZIP Code into the designated fields at the following Canon USA web site address: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer?pageKeyCode=checkRepairStatus

Recovery operations are underway and we have been informed by the local utility servicing the Jamesburg facility that power should be restored by November 7. However, due to storm-related delays, normal operations and repair turnaround are not expected to resume until November 16. Until that time, please direct any new repair requests to one of the Canon Repair Facilities below:

1. Newport News, Virginia Canon Factory Service Center 12022 Canon Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606 (Mail-In Service Only)

2. Irvine, California Canon Factory Service Center 15955 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92618 (Mail-In and Walk-In Service)

When sending in your equipment for repair please ensure the box is marked as CPS Pro Rush Repair to expedite the request.

Assistance is also available to CPS members 24×7 via the CPS Member Hot Line at 1-877-CPS-8122 (1-877-277-8122).

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to return to normal operations in New Jersey as soon as possible.

Thank you, Canon Professional Services (CPS) Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Contact Information for Inquiries CPS Toll free; 1-877-CPS-8122 24 hours 7 days/per week

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Canon General / Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 07:11:11 AM »
Things just got a bit more pricey
Canon is starting the enforcement of their MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) pricing rules today. Some camera bodies and lenses will see an immediate increase in their base price. Below are a few examples of the price increases, not including the current rebate program that expires on November 24, 2012.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III $3,499.00 from $3,149.00 Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS $4299.00 from $3949.00

Canon EOS 5D Mark II $2,199.00 from $2,099.00 Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS  $2,999 from $2,899.00

Canon EOS 7D $1,499.00 from $1,457.00 Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit $1,899.00 from $1,699.00

There are a lot more examples through the Canon lineup. It’s going to be quite important to take advantage of rebate programs, as retailers are going to be unable to give their own deals via web sites. We may also see a lot more bundle deals coming down the pipe to add value to a purchase. Use our Pricewatch pages, and if you see a lower price somewhere, you should probably jump on it immediately, as it may not last long.

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Lenses / EF-M 55mm f/1.3 Coming in 2013? [CR1]
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:42:41 PM »

Announcement on March 26, 2013?

I was recently told that a new 55mm f/1.3 lens would be announced on March 26, 2013. This is the first time I have ever seen an announcement date called this far off. Although, I tend to believe something is probably going to happen in March of 2013. I find it odd that Canon won’t be doing the announced firmware for the 5D Mark III until April 2013, I’m not sure if that’s tied to other new products coming.


As for the lens, it wasn’t specified if it was EF or EF-M mount, I have just assumed it would be EF-M. For arguments sake, that would give an approximate field of view of 90mm f/1.3. A nice portrait lens for the new system.


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EOS-M / Canon EOS-M First Impression Review
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:52:00 PM »

From LensRentals.com

Roger at LensRentals.com did what Roger always does. Tells you like it is without the nonsense. For the most part the review is pretty positive about Canon’s first foray in the mirrorless segment, especially when it comes to image quality. All is not rosey though, as the autofocus appears to be the achilles heel of this camera. Everyone seems to be hoping Canon can improve it with firmware updates, which I imagine they are focusing on.


They did throw in an EOS-M paired with SigZilla for good measure.


Roger’s Conclusion…… So Who is Going to Like It?


Oddly enough, I do. I’m all about image quality above all other things. This camera gives me great, great image quality in an amazingly small package. It had me at 870 line pairs / image height.


Will it replace an OM-D or SLR for my everyday shooting? Absolutly not; its AF is too slow and there aren’t many native lenses yet. But will I tuck it in my wife’s purse when we go to holiday parties, and take it on trips for snapshots? Sure. Sometimes those kind of shots are great and with this image quality I could easily make a large print if I wanted to………


Read the full article at LensRentals.com


image of Kenny & SigZilla from lensrentals.com


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2928
« on: October 31, 2012, 11:38:33 AM »

From eBay

GetItDigital has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2928 via eBay, they will ship worldwide.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2928


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EOS Bodies / Official DXOMark Sensor Score for the EOS-1D X
« on: October 31, 2012, 10:14:24 AM »
Official Numbers are in
For the people that like the numbers game, DXOMark has released their official score for the Canon EOS-1D X.

The numbers don’t look too bad, though they don’t tell the whole story about the EOS-1D X. I think it’s currently the best DSLR as a whole currently on the market, unless you want the big resolution of the D800.

Read the complete review at DXOMark

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Norman Camera

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From Norman Camera

The fine folks at Norman Camera have a small quantity of the Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II & Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II in stock and ready to ship.


Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II at Norman Camera $10,499


Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II at Norman Camera $12,999


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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:18:01 PM »

A new zoom

A new EF 24-70 f/4L IS is on the horizon. It appears something was lost in translation in regards to yesterday’s rumor.  While a prototype of the 2.8 version in IS form exists, the f/4L version is what will be coming to market.


No announcement date is known. Remember we reported on the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake 4 months before it was announced. I do not have a solid announcement date, so it could be a while off.


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Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS-M in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: October 29, 2012, 04:41:28 PM »

From Norman Camera

Norman Camera has the Canon EOS-M w/EF-M 22mm kit in stock and ready to ship.The quantities are limited, so act fast.


Canon EOS-M w/22mm STM for $799


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Seems to be a software bug, we have removed the offending software for now.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 11:03:49 AM »

Thinks that make you go…..

I have received two separate communications in regards to an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS  being in the wild in prototype form. We knew this prototype has existed for quite some time, however we figured the concept was dead with the release of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. Canon would bring this lens to market alongside the non-IS version. Canon already does this with the 70-200 f/2.8s & 70-200 f/4s, so it’s possible they bring it to the standard zooms as well.


It’s a bit early to talk about pricing strategy, but the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II will drop in price over the next 12 months, as you can see by the recent big drops to the EOS 5D Mark III.


This is from a new source, take this with a grain of salt. I’m intrigued as I do know the IS version exists.


The timelines for future lenses seem to all be going into 2013, more on that later.


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Canon General / Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 11:20:02 AM »

Profits & Revenue Down

Canon’s Q3, 2012 results have been announced and the news is horrible. Canon only had revenue of $10.3 billion and an operating profit of $908 million.


What’s at fault? Well, according to Canon: “negative impact of economic deterioration” in China and Europe. As always, the yen was blamed as well.


The fact that DSLR sales fell may have played a role, as well as the printer business and business-to-business numbers falling.


Are things going to get better in Q4? Not likely, so they may not make a billion dollars a quarter until 2013 when the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x is on the market at $10,000 a pop.


Source: [EG]


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Third Party Manufacturers / Patent: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3
« on: October 25, 2012, 07:43:00 PM »

A new Supertelephoto Zoom?

This is definitely a lens that Tamron would make. If you need length and you’re on a budget, this could be a one of a kind option if and when it comes to market.


Patent Publication No. 2012-208434



  • Release Date 2012.10.25

  • Filing date 2011.3.30


Example 1



  • Focal length f = 152.3068-582.0002mm

  • FNo. = 5.12-6.45

  • 2ω = 16.30-4.23 ° angle of view

  • 18 sheets 13 groups lens configuration

  • 5-group configuration of positive and negative positive negative

  • Inner Focus (the fourth group focus group)

  • Stabilizer (front group of the fifth group of anti-vibration group)

  • Reduce the size of the group of anti-vibration and focus group

  • To shorten the focal length of the front group of the fifth group, reduce the amount of movement of the time the anti-vibration

  • Joining the front group lens and the fifth group, when the spherical aberration correction of the anti-vibration, axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification


Source: [EG]


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Pricewatch Deals / EF 24-70 f/2.8L II in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:10:32 PM »

Quantities are limited

Norman Camera has received limited stock of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II.


EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at Norman Camera $2299 


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Pricewatch Deals / The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:42:33 PM »

Price Drops!

B&H has dropped the price on the EOS 5D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark III.


EOS 5D Mark II Body – $1699 (Down from $1799) at B&H


EOS 5D Mark III Body – $2994 (Down from $3459) at B&H


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