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From B&H
B&H has started shipping 5D Mark III’s to customers today. No word on the quantity they have received or how long the preorder list still is. No word from Amazon or Adorama on stock or shipping.

5D Mark III at B&H (Body | Kit) Amazon (Body | Kit), Adorama (Body | Kit)



Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Rebates Starting April 29 Until June 2.
« on: May 01, 2012, 08:54:40 AM »
does anyone know if the rebate holds if you buy two lenses and one body?

B&H told me there is no limit on quantity. Their web site shows the discounts with multiple lenses.



It seems the glitch has been corrected by Adorama and it no longer calculates the same way for me. 

Save more than you thought?

I’ve been told and shown that Adorama is actually tripling rebates when you buy a qualifying camera body with a qualifying lens.

For Example (When Bought Together)

Total: $5248

Stay with me know, here are the discounts that have been applied to the above order.

The Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II regular price is $2199, when you search it on the site it is listed at $150 off at $2049. When you bundle it with the 5D Mark III Adorama takes another $300 off. So the savings on the Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II is $450 when the rebate program is actually for $300 off of $2199.

Thanks Jeremy (View POTN Thread)

Lens rebate list & updated prices


Lenses / Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« on: April 30, 2012, 07:51:53 PM »
Canon 800 f/5.6L IS for $7500.

EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 5D Mark III Landing This Week?
« on: April 30, 2012, 05:48:27 PM »

From a major retailer

I was told just a moment ago that new shipments of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III are expected at retailers this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday.

As soon as they’re in stock, I’ll let you know.


EOS Bodies / Canon Rebel T4i [CR2]
« on: April 30, 2012, 05:12:27 PM »
Canon Rebel T4i coming soon
I’m told the announcement for the Rebel T4i will happen very soon. There may have been multiple delays in announcing it while Canon deals with production of already announced products.

The megapixel count will not match the 24mp of the new Nikon D3200 I am told. It will have DIGIC V, new video features and a few ergonomic changes. Still waiting on the definitive specs.

From a different source, we’ve been told there may be a new autofocus technology when shooting video, as well as a touchscreen.


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 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 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.


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