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EOS Bodies - For Video / Canon EOS C300 PL In Stock at B&H
« on: April 30, 2012, 05:05:40 PM »
Canon EOS C300 PL Mount
B&H has very limited stock of the new Canon EOS C300 video camera. It’s only available in PL mount for the moment. Priced to go at $15,999!

I did see a lot of them being used at NAB, not sure if they were loaners or people actually bought them.

Product Highlights

  • Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • PL Lens Mount to Accept Cinema Lenses
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • 1920 x 1080i60 & True 24p Recording
  • Rotating 4″, 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor

Canon EOS C300 PL at B&H $15,999 


Tamron EF 24-70 f/2.8 VC
Don’t want to wait for the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II? Don’t feel like spending $2200? Wanted some form of image stabilization, perhaps the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC is for you.

Quick MTF Review
Roger at Lensrentals.com also did a quick and dirty MTF comparison between the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC and the current Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L. The Tamron faired quite well.


Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC vs Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L (Higher numbers are better)

Roger also mentions the autofocus performance is pretty good on the Tamron, maybe not as quick as the Canon, but much faster than Tamron’s 70-200.

You can read the entire quick and dirty review at LensRentals.com here.

Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC at B&H for $1299


Pricewatch Deals / Canon PowerShot D20 in Stock @ B&H
« on: April 30, 2012, 01:41:09 PM »
Canon PowerShot D20
B&H has their first shipment of Canon PowerShot D20 waterproof cameras in stock. Definitely an ergonomic upgrade from the PowerShot D10.

Product Highlights

  • 12.1Mp High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Pure Color System LCD
  • 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • Waterproof and Shockproof
  • Temperature Resistant Down to 14 Degrees
  • GPS Tracker
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Intelligent IS
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor

Canon PowerShot D20 at B&H $349


Pricewatch Deals / New Rebates Starting April 29 Until June 2.
« on: April 29, 2012, 09:39:40 PM »

From Canon USA

Canon USA will be launching new rebates starting on April 29, 2012. They will run through until June 2, 2012. This rebate program is a “double up” program. Your rebate will double if you purchase a 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D or 60D. For example, if you buy a 5D Mark III and a 14 f/2.8L II, the actual rebate would be $320.00.

The prices shown are current prices, updated hourly. They won’t reflect the rebate until April 29th.

EF-S Zooms (Rebate Amount) B&H Price | Adorama Price | Amazon Price

EF Prime (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon

EF Zooms (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon

EF Macro (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon

EF Tilt Shift (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Teleconverters (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Speedlites (Rebate Amount) B&H | Adorama | Amazon


*UPDATE* The sale appears to be over.

From Adorama Adorama has a select few Canon products at discounted prices beyond the new rebate program. Act fast, these discounts won’t last long.

Canon EOS 7D @ Adorama $1199 

Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS Adorama is also selling the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS at a super discounted price of  $890.10.

Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS @ Adorama $890.10

Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS Adorama is selling the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS  at a super discounted price of $1299.

Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS @ Adorama $1299 (review)

Canon Speedlite 430EX II Adorama is selling the Canon Speedlite 430EX II at a discounted price of $249

Canon Speedlite 430EX II @ Adorama $249


Canon General / Canon Aims to Sell More Stuff.....
« on: April 29, 2012, 02:57:24 PM »

… of course they do

Canon is projecting selling 27% more DSLR cameras this year, to the tune of 9.2 million units. They’re also aiming for a 17% increase in compact camera sales, up to 22 million units.

With DSLR sales growth, lens sales should take a similar path upwards.

Said about their compact segment

“… we will further differentiate and enhance our lineup by launching new cameras offering the image qualities that approaches SLR cameras; furthering the improvement in design and qualities, and by incorporating features such as network, connectivity capabilities.”

Cue the mirrorless rumors.

Source: [SA] via [NL]


I'm starting to think the future of APS-C will be in mirrorless cameras and they're going to get phased out in the "prosumer" market.

A 7D Mark II doesn't feel like a guaranteed product to me. It still could be....

EOS Bodies / More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:13:52 PM »
More big sensor cameras
We reported a while ago that Canon would introduce a new “entry level”  full frame camera some time in 2012. With the recent Nikon D600 rumors, there has been a lot of chatter in the Canon world if they’d do the same thing. For the moment, the 5D Mark II is Canon’s entry level full frame camera.

No specs were given to me, but again I was told Canon is working on such a camera to be available before Christmas 2012 (or 2013 if recent history tells us anything).

… and the other?
I’ve received 2 other reports that Canon will possibly announce another full frame DSLR beyond the “entry level” in 2012, with availability moving into 2013. One would assume it would be a larger megapixel offering.

I have heard as many as 5 different sensors are in the wild and being tested,  and in various camera form factors.

CRs Take
It’s highly likely that both cameras will become real products. I do get the feeling Canon hasn’t committed to their immediate roadmap yet and there’s a lot of “wait and see what the market wants” going on. People would like to see the Cinema EOS brand trickle down into a more affordable product than the EOS-1D C, but I don’t see that happening until the 1D C actually starts to ship. I’ll leave the delay jokes up to you guys.


EOS Bodies - For Video / Magic Lantern on the 5D Mark III
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:00:38 PM »
It can be done!
The folks at Magic Lantern have shown the hack can be ported to the new 5D Mark III.

This is all very preliminary and I wouldn’t expect to see the software available for some time. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Source: [EOSHD] via [Magic Lantern]


Site Information / Re: Forum software (upgrade) wish-list
« on: April 27, 2012, 08:13:58 AM »
We are moving to vbulletin in the next 15-30 days.

Post Rating will be included.

Collapsing Threads will be included.

Not sure about your third suggestion, I'll look into it.

There will be a few hiccups with vBulletin, most notably everyone will have to reset their passwords. Some threads will also get bumped when imported and some posted images will disappear. We're working to make it as smooth as possible.

Tapatalk will be installed on the forum.

Not sure about a whiners section. :)

Categories for specific cameras, that may be required and I'll think about it. The issue is moving current topics to the new boards.


Software & Accessories / Adobe Releases Lightroom 4.1 RC2
« on: April 27, 2012, 08:02:56 AM »
Adobe Lightroom 4.1 RC2
Adobe has released a new release candidate for Lightroom 4.1. It has added support for the Canon 60Da, the 5D Mark III was added in RC1.

There are various other bug fixes, most notably bugs from RC1.

  • Lightroom 4 did not properly open external applications when using the “Edit In” functionality.
  • Point Curve adjustments made in Lightroom 3 have been restored.
  • Addressed performance issues in Lightroom 4, particularly when loading GPS track logs, using a secondary monitor, and the controls within the Develop module.
  • Ability to update DNG previews and metadata for more than 100 photos has been restored.
  • This update allows for improved viewing of subfolders and stacks in folders with a large number of photos.
  • It was possible that a layout of a saved book could be lost after quitting Lightroom 4.

You can download RC2 from Adobe Labs.


Software & Accessories / Re: Which CPL filter can you recommend me ?
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:25:35 AM »
Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizer is the best out there.



EOS Bodies / Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak Resolution (Canon USA)
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:09:23 PM »
To Users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Concerning the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, when the LCD panel illuminates in extremely dark environments, the displayed exposure value may change. Canon has concluded the investigation of this phenomenon, and this announcement informs you of our findings as described below.

Phenomenon In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. However, based on the results of extensive testing this change in exposure value will not noticeably affect the captured image.

Affected Product Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera *Products whose sixth digit in the serial number is 1 or 2 are affected. For example, “xxxxx1xxxxxx” or “xxxxx2xxxxxx” ([x] represents any optional number.)

Support Under almost all shooting conditions (including dark environments) this phenomenon will not affect your captured images. However, if you would like Canon to inspect your camera, we will provide this service free of charge upon request beginning in mid-May. Please contact Canon using the information below to request service.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 5D Mark III Firmware 1.1.2 Released
« on: April 23, 2012, 10:07:43 PM »
Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS-5D Mark III.

Affected Product EOS 5D Mark III

Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

1. Supports a new accessory, GPS receiver GP-E2. 2. Fixes a phenomenon where a pink cast may develop over the image when the shutter is completely pressed with the camera’s power turned off (by the auto power off setting). 3. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera operation stops after one shot when shooting in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. 4. Fixes a phenomenon where the Shooting Date/Time in the EXIF data of the image shows a later time than the actual shooting time. 5. Fixes the time zone for the Samoa Islands. 6. Corrects errors in the Finnish menu screen.

Firmware Version 1.1.2 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.7. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware. The new Firmware Version 1.1.2 can be downloaded by clicking here.

NOTE: Once on the “Drivers & Software” tab please choose operating system and version. Then expand the Firmware section and click on the firmware file name to access the details page.  Choose “I Agree – Begin Download” button to start the download.


Lenses / Lenses: 35L II & 85L III Next Up? [CR1]
« on: April 23, 2012, 03:26:41 PM »
“L” Primes Coming?
Received two bits of information about possible upcoming lenses from Canon. Apparently both the 35 f/1.4L and 85 f/1.2L II are slated to be updated. As with all things in regards to lenses from Canon, no one is quite sure when either could be announced. It was suggested the 35 f/1.4L II has been delayed on numerous occasions for  redesign and tweaking.

This is the first I have heard seriously about an 85L replacement, but anything that speeds up the AF of the lens would be very welcomed.

I believe we’ll have to see the new 500, 600 and 24-70′s shipping before we get another major “L” lens updated.


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