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.
It took a while, but Justin completed his review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art series lens. This isn’t a usual focal length for him, so there was some challenged when using it on jobs. He much prefers the 35mm focal length.
He did come away impressed with the lens, like most reviewers out there.
Reviews here at Canon Rumors have slowed down while we work on a new web site, we hope to increase the pace at which they come in the spring.
“I wasn’t sure how I felt about this lens after I sent it back. I didn’t have it long enough and I didn’t really push the lens against its competitors. I tried to use it on every job I had for a few busy weeks, and I used it. I actually used it. I hardly ever use my Canon 50mm f/1.4, as there’s something about the resulting photos that don’t blow me away. I keep it in my kit because it’s relatively inexpensive and not really worth selling. While my general feeling is that the Canon 50mm f/1.2L isn’t worth four times as much as the Canon 50 f/1.4, the Sigma is definitely worth the two and a half times price difference.” Read the full review
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama
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″.
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)!
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.