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Lenses / Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:29:40 PM »
From LensRentals.com
Roger Cicala at LensRentals.com has put the two new Canon primes through a resolution test and compared them to other lenses in the Canon lineup.

A lot of people are still a bit confused by these two lenses, however their size and decent performance may find a place in the market.

MTF 50 Resolution Test

Conclusion

The bottom line is these are both nice, sharp lenses. Certainly sharper than the current 24-70 f/2.8 L zoom (we’ll have to see if they’re sharper than the 24-70 Mk II) and better than the 24mm and 28mm lenses that they – well, I guess replace. Although I have trouble considering a lens a replacement when the price has jumped 200% to 300%.

Read the full review

Preorder from B&H: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS $849.95 | Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS $799.95

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1412
EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:28:22 PM »
The prosumer market up next?
Now that Canon has addressed the “professional” space with the 5D Mark III, 1D X & 1D C (Yes, I know some want the big megapixel camera), it could be time to turn our attention to the “prosumer” space. We keep hearing bits of information about what’s planned for the segment in the coming months.

The 70D
The latest I have heard, and spoken about before, is that we’ll see the 70D move up the line. It’ll be specced close to the current 7D, however with a new higher megapixel APS-C sensor.

The 7D X
The rumor that won’t go away is that the APS-H sensor will return to the Canon lineup and fit between the 70D and 5D Mark III. Is it really possible? Maybe. I don’t think Canon needs more APS-C cameras beyond the Rebel, a 70D and possibly a mirrorless entry.

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Pricewatch Deals / 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »

Crazy Kit Deal from Adorama

Adorama has pieced together a crazy 5D Mark III starter kit. All the items are regularly $8450, but can be had for $6699.95 after discounts and rebates. Add it to cart to see all the savings.



  • Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body

  • Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM AF Lens

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

  • Canon Backpack 200EG

  • Mini SoftBox Diffuser

  • 4 AA NiMH Batteries/Charger

  • Tiffen 77mm Filter Kit

  • Canon Pixma Pro9000 MII Printer


5D Mark III Kit at Adorama $6699.95


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1414
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Review
« on: June 27, 2012, 08:40:05 AM »
A first review
Martin Bailey, a Tokyo based photographer has posted a pretty extensive review of the Canon EOS-1D X. You can read or listen to his podcast as he talks about his initial impressions of Canon’s new flagship.

From the review

OK, so these are the main points that I’ve come across so far. I can live with the resolution for the frame-rate and high ISO performance trade-off . I was expecting a larger leap forward in the AI Servo tracking performance, but I’m very happy with the accuracy of the AI Servo focusing when it locks on. For my cormorant tests I was working in very high contrast conditions, and with flowing water in the background, which has always been very tricky. Considering this, it performed OK, though I had hoped for a little more.

Read The Full Review

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1415
EOS Bodies - For Stills / The 5D Mark III & SD Memory Cards
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:59:26 AM »
From Jeff Cable
Photographer Jeff Cable has posted an article on his blog about some of the speed limititations associated with using SD cards in the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

From Jeff

Well…after some testing I have determined that, if you care at all about high speed shooting or clearing you buffer quickly, YOU DO NOT want to put a card in the SD slot. Why? Because, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Canon decided to build the 5D Mark III with one very fast CF slot which supports the newer UDMA7 protocol and a standard SD card slot which does NOT support the high speed standard (called UHS – for Ultra High Speed).

Read More

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Unboxing
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:54:20 AM »
Lots in England
There seems to be a few Canon EOS-1D X’s popping up in the UK. A few lucky owners have emailed us to let us know.

One such person did an unboxing video of the camera. I had nothing to do with the orientation of the camera.

Canon EOS-1D X Unboxing


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Lenses / Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: June 25, 2012, 07:53:34 AM »

More information

Now that the EF 24-70 f/2.8L has been redone, the most requested lens to be replaced with a new version is the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS.  A few patents exist for a new 100-400, you can see them here and here.


The lens isn’t for an immediate announcement, as we’re told they may be waiting for Nikon to announce the much needed replacement to their 80-400.


We’re told 2 designs currently exist for the lens, and at least one of them has a zoom ring instead of the polarizing “push/pull”. The lens is also said to be weather sealed, slightly faster starting at f/4, a bit heavier than the current version and has the latest and greatest IS system.


This lens could also be considered the IS replacement for the EF 400 f/5.6L, especially if it’s better optically. I’m sure this point may not be what a lot of people wanted to read.


No mention of a timeframe for an announcement. I suspect it’ll be after the 200-400.


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EOS Bodies / Announcement Day July 23, 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 22, 2012, 07:24:05 AM »
First mention
We received the first mention of the next Canon product announcement date. I’m told the date is pretty solid, but as always, Canon can move things around at the last minute.

It’s expected we’ll see a new mirrorless system announced as well as a few lenses. We probably won’t see new full sized EOS cameras or PowerShots announced until August or September.

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1419
Lenses / Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Quick Review
« on: June 21, 2012, 03:42:11 PM »

From Roger at LensRentals.com

As Roger does, he received the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens and had to immediately put it through the paces.


Roger did some computer aided tests to check the sharpness at MTF 50 and compared it with other higher end Canon zoom lenses, and it turns out the little pancake outperformed them in some areas.


Roger’s Conclusion


Overall, though, I’m extremely impressed. I’d be impressed if a lens this size and price was just decent, but this one is excellent. I might as well go ahead and get in trouble with the business manager: if you think you want this lens, just go ahead and buy it. At this price, unless some of the more thorough reviewers find something I missed on this quick overview, you can’t go wrong.


Read the entire review at LensRentals.com here.


Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM $199 B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Norman Camera


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Pricewatch Deals / Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock at B&H
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:42:02 AM »
Ready to ship
B&H has met the preorder demand and is shipping the new Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

I’m eager to find out how much we raised for the Big Life Foundation, we should know soon.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM at B&H $199

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Hitting Retailers
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:07:45 AM »
Looking good!
The EOS-1D X is showing up in small numbers in Singapore. I have also heard it will appear in more stores in Asia this week. I have yet to hear anything about USA, Europe or Canada stock allocation.

Below are a couple of shots from a some lucky person.

Preorder the Canon EOS-1D X at B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Source: Images from ClubSNAP thanks Adam

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Pricewatch Deals / Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:05:16 AM »
Pancake fun
Canon’s little EF  40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is now showing in stock in North America. Norman Camera has lots in stock and ready to ship today.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM at Norman Camera for $199

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1423
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS 60D & 60Da Firmware Updates
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:03:29 AM »
For the Canon EOS 60D & 60Da


Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera’s serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. *1)
  2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

*1) If the camera’s serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected by the phenomenon listed in 1. above.

This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D, and does not affect the EOS 60Da. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware.

To obtain the serial number correctly in the shooting information of images that are already captured using the old firmware, we are preparing updates for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser applications.

Once the software updates are ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.

Canon EOS 60D Download at Canon USA | Canon EOS 60Da Download at Canon USA 

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Pricewatch Deals / Sandisk Memory Card Sale - Today Only at B&H
« on: June 19, 2012, 04:03:17 PM »
Sandisk Sale at B&H
B&H Photo is having another one day SanDisk memory card sale. It ends tonight at 11:59PM EST (GMT -5).

Visit B&H for SanDisk Specials

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EOS Bodies / Canon's Mirrorless Entry
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:45:33 PM »
Just a little bit of information out there
There isn’t a lot of technical information floating around about Canon’s mirrorless entry.

We’re getting more and more information that the announcement will be coming sometime in the next 30 days, but no solid date has been nailed down. Original estimates pegged an announcement in June, however Canon announcements move around pretty frequently.

Some technical stuff
We’ve heard only little bits of info about the mirrorless camera. The most notable is mentions that it will use the same sized sensor as the G1 X, and maybe even the exact same sensor. There has been no mention of the mount for the camera, that’s probably the biggest question surrounding it.

We’ve been told it will be launched with 3 lenses, which tells me we’re looking at a new mount. I don’t doubt there will be some way to make the camera compatible with at least EF lenses, and maybe EF-S as well.

It’s also been mentioned on more than one occassion, that this initial mirrorless announcement will be the “consumer” level camera and there are plans for “prosumer” and “professional” models.

I do expect  more to come out in the coming weeks.

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