Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body, EOS 6D Body & Kit

Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body, EOS 6D Body & Kit

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2559 (Reg $3399) via ebay. This price has been bouncing around all day, so I’m not sure how long it’s going to last.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559 (Reg $3399)

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1599 (Reg $1899) via ebay.

Canon EOS 6D Body $1599 (Reg $1899)

BigValueInc (99.3% approval) has the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kit for $1899 (Reg $2499)

Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1899 (Reg $2499)

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Another Canon Medium Format Mention

Another Canon Medium Format Mention

Photography Bay has posted that one of their sources has said Canon will announce something that has to do with a “bigger sensor than 35mm” for Photokina.

I’m not sure we’ll see a product, but it’s possible we see a technology demo or a development announcement.

There’s a fair bit of medium format talk going on with all the manufacturers, but we still don’t seem to have the smoking gun.

Source: [PB]

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A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]

A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]

*UPDATE*
We’ve been told that the omission of the wifi in the 7D replacement is due to how the body is designed. The durable full metal body would make wifi transmission unreliable at best. The camera will also not have a touch screen like the EOS 70D, as Canon has opted for a much more durable solution covering the LCD.

Original Post
There hasn’t been a lot in the way of full specifications for the replacement to the EOS 7D that we expect to be announced in September of this year. We’ve heard it will come around September 5, depending where you are on the planet.

A good source tells us that the new camera will have EOS-1 build quality, which we expected. The camera will be specced extremely well, but will be missing one feature. It won’t have built-in wifi. This tells me it’ll be a higher megapixel camera (24mp+?) and shoot at a very high frame rate.

More to come….

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Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]

Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]

We’ve been told that a Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L lens will be coming, although we weren’t told when. Pricing for the new lens will be around $2800 USD.

The same source says to expect price drops on select Canon L lenses around September 1, 2014.

More to come…

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PocketWizard MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 Now Compatible With More Canon Cameras

PocketWizard MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 Now Compatible With More Canon Cameras

PocketWizard has added more TTL support for the Canon camera lineup when using the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.

The PocketWizard Utility also enables you to configure your settings in the ControlTL firmware found on the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.

August 5, 2014: Full compatibility for the Canon 1D X*, 6D*, 70D, T5i / 700D, T4i* / 650D, T5 / 1200D and SL1 / 100D.  * Now with TTL compatibility

Download the firmware | PocketWizard MiniTT1 | PocketWizard FlexTT5

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Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?

Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?

A new report suggests Canon is sending out questionnaires to “key users” which includes some questions about medium format. Most of the questions were gear towards image quality, usage scenarios and lens requirements. Most of the questionnaire was still about DSLRs and video, and that the “MF stuff was new”.

Rumors are running rampant that Nikon will launch a medium format body using the 50mp sensor that everyone else is using, and we’ve heard the same about Sony entering the field. Canon has been looking at the feasibility for years, and have said they want to enter more “professional” markets due to the declining consumer market.

Source: [NL]

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Shane Hurlbut Launches Shane’s Inner Circle

From Shane Hurlbut - Many of you have requested that I create more – more in depth tests, more theory, more gear reviews, more answers and solutions for on-set problems, more access to the thought process behind my decisions, more immediacy and more direct access to me.

We are listening to your requests!

So, I ask you a question…

Are you passionate about filmmaking? You know that I am. I have been committed to sharing my on-set experiences on the HurlBlog for over five years because I wish there had been something like this when I was first starting out. I feel a responsibility as a successful filmmaker to give back and share the practical knowledge that no one seems willing to talk about.

During the time I have been sharing my experiences on this blog, you have been very supportive and have inspired me to do more – to keep writing about new on-set learning and to keep trailblazing with gear.

As technology evolves, artistic change is inevitable. I constantly challenge myself to talk about, think about, and write about new ideas. The intent is to elevate your knowledge base and creative ingenuity. We all must continue to challenge ourselves to achieve, to push beyond what we consider our comfort zone. I have built my career on achieving artistic mastery and I want to provide you with a technical foundation and creative perspective for doing the same thing. After months of design and planning, I have created Shane’s Inner Circle.

Shane’s Inner Circle is a monthly membership club designed to be intimate, interactive, and share extreme attention to detail for those of you who desire to take your filmmaking and storytelling to the next level. Many of you have voiced how my virtual mentorship has changed your life and that our current informational posts have helped shape you as a storyteller. This club is my commitment to help advance filmmaking knowledge globally. I think of it as being able to share the “Keys to My Castle.”

Check out Shane’s Inner Circle

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LensRentals.com Tests, and Then Takes Apart the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS

LensRentals.com Tests, and Then Takes Apart the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS

LensRentals.com has put the new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS through IMATEST against Canon’s other wide angle zoom lenses. As expected, it has come out on top when compared to the EF 17-40 f/4L  and the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II.

“I set a high bar for new Canon lenses. I expect them to be excellent and generally their recent releases have been. Since this was a wide-angle zoom, though, my expectations were lowered a bit. Canon has always struggled with wide-angle zooms. The 17-40 is a good, not great lens. The 16-35 f/2.8 II is better than the Mk I replaced, but I’d consider it, at best, adequate considering its price.

The 16-35 f/4 IS changes that. It’s a superb optic — as good as anything else available. Of course, a lot of people want an f/2.8 zoom. But for many, like me, f/4 with IS is just fine for wide-angle shooting.”

Once they were done reviewing the EF 16-35 f/4L IS, they decided to take one apart. The LensRentals.com teardowns are a lot of fun, but also give us an idea of how durable the lens is going to be in real world use.

“Now that I’ve seen the insides I’m very optimistic that this lens will be less likely to deteriorate optically over time, and will be more easily corrected when it does. We won’t know for sure until we’ve got a year’s experience with it, of course, but from a design and assembly standpoint it looks really, really good.”

Read the review | Read the teardown | Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS at B&H Photo

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Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service

Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service

*UPDATE*
We’ve re-opened with a few procedural changes. We will implement these changes on an order-by-order basis.

Original Story
This story pretty much only affects Canadian customers of Lens Rentals Canada, though it has started to make its way around the web.

I own Lens Rentals Canada and have been dealing with the theft of our items while they’ve been in transit with Canada Post. We have only been telling our customers about the issue and had a splash screen on our web site explaining we weren’t taking any new orders. We are doing our absolute best to honour reservations already in queue. We never released this information to the media. However it hit Reddit, and well… that was that. It’s all over the place now.

I did a little interview with CBC here in Canada, although there’s not much I know about the situation at hand. We do hope to have a resolution one way or another in the coming week or so.

There have only been a few instances where I’ve crossed over LRC and Canon Rumors, but I figured I’d answer to the emails I have been receiving from readers that know I wear both hats. I thank all of our customers for their kind words and support, it has been a stressful few weeks for everyone at Lens Rentals Canada and we’ll do our best to do what’s right for you.

Read more about Lens Rentals Canada at CBC

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Friday Deals: EF 24-105 f/4L IS & EOS 7D Body

Friday Deals: EF 24-105 f/4L IS & EOS 7D Body

Below are some deals on ebay for Canon gear.

First up is the “white box” version of the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS zoom lens. It can be had for $639.

Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS (White Box) $639 (Reg $1199) via deals-all-year (99.8% approval)

The second is the soon-to-be replaced Canon EOS 7D camera body. This still makes a great backup camera, or a durable and capable camera for new photographers.

Canon EOS 7D Body $749 (Reg $999 after $500 discount) via BigValueInc (99.3% approval)

If ebay deals aren’t your thing, you can still get the Canon EOS 7D body from B&H Photo, Amazon and Adorama for $999 with an instant savings of $500.

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