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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 / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:16:32 PM »
The possibility of a review aside, are you going to actually use it, or did you buy it as a collector's item?

No disrespect intended, just curious.

We'll see, if the review goes well, I'll use the lens. If I find I don't like the results, then it'll be a collectors thing.

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


Lenses / Canon EF Lens Technology Video
« on: January 14, 2015, 10:09:52 AM »

If you enjoy being a geek about glass, this video should be right up your alley.


Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Art Wolfe Edition Giveaway
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:35:17 PM »
Fear not, we'll do a non social media giveaway next week. I'm just waiting to hear back from a vendor on a prize. :)

I really should do more of these.

Pricewatch Deals / Canon eStore PowerShot Sale
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:33:47 PM »

Canon has reduced select PowerShot cameras by as much as $130 via their eStore including the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120 and PowerShot G7 X.

Visit the Canon eStore


Contests / Gura Gear Uinta Art Wolfe Edition Giveaway
« on: January 13, 2015, 02:31:30 PM »

Our friends at Gura Gear wanted us to give away the new Art Wolfe edition of the Gura Gear Uinta along with any two modules you wanted. The value of this prize will be around $400 USD.

From Gura Gear

“We’re pleased to introduce the Art Wolfe Limited Edition Uinta adventure pack! 

We built the new edition with time-tested taupe CORDURA® accents and custom weatherproof ripstop X-Pac®. And of course, each bag has Art Wolfe’s signature subtly embroidered on the lower front portion. The Art Wolfe Limited Edition pack is now available for pre-order and will ship December 2014.”

Gura Gear Uinta - Art Wolfe Edition

Gura Gear Uinta – Art Wolfe Edition

How to win

  1. Follow @canonrumorsguy on Twitter and/or follow Canon Rumors on Facebook (one entry per).

  2. Follow @guragear on Twitter

  3. Retweet (Twitter) or share (Facebook) this post (an extra entry if you do both)

  4. The winner will be selected at random on Monday, January 19, 2015

  5. This contest is international. (We won’t ship to conflict zones)

  6. Gura Gear Uinta Product Page

  7. If you’re not a social media person, I have a small giveaway coming that will follow this one.


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