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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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1519
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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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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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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Pricewatch Deals / 5D Mark III & BG-E11 Stock Update
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:26:21 PM »

Lots of 5D Mark III’s out there

B&H has notified us that they have the 5D Mark III back in stock.


From B&H

5D Mark III Body $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299 | BG-E11 Battery Grip $349


From Norman Camera

Norman camera has the Canon BG-E11 battery grip for the 5D Mark III in stock, as well as the camera.


5D Mark III Body $3499 | 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $4299 | BG-E11 Battery Grip $349


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM Availability
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:45:34 AM »
You're right, I'm a bit taken back by myself and a few others being told that they would have them in stock from Adorama themselves.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.3
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:59:27 PM »
New Firmware
Canon is issuing new firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on June 19, 2012. No new features have been added to the camera. I’m told that is is coming at a later date.

Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Supports the single focal length EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens that is to be released at the end of June, 2012.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which an image may become underexposed when using the Auto Lighting Optimizer for continuous Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) shooting.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the backlight of the LCD monitor may not turn off depending on the camera settings and timing.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s power may not turn on when a super-telephoto lens*1) is mounted to the camera with an extender*2).
  5. - EF 300mm F2.8L IS II USM / EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM
  6. - Extender EF 1.4X III / Extender EF 2X III
  7. Corrects mistakes in the Dutch, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish menu screens

Download Firmware 1.1.3 for the 5D Mark III at Canon USA

Thanks David

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Pricewatch Deals / Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM Availability
« on: June 18, 2012, 02:50:44 PM »
Lots of people wondering.
Wondering when you can get your hands on the new Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM?

We’re told Adorama is expecting these to be in stock today. I’ll update any other stock notices from other retailers as they roll in.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM $1199 at Adorama

Canon EOS Rebel T4i at Adorama in Stock

Bundle Kits

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