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5D Mark II Body Price Drop at B&H

5D Mark II Body Price Drop at B&H

Price Drop!
The still popular 5D Mark II has been priced dropped at B&H. It’s gone from $2199 to $2079.

5D Mark II Body at B&H for $2079 

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Lower Price Full Frame Camera [CR1]

Lower Price Full Frame Camera [CR1]

For Photokina?
Another mention of a new and less expensive full frame camera from Canon for Photokina. We reported this a few times before here and here.

Specs mentioned include:

  • 21mp
  • Less weather sealing
  • lesser AF system than the 5D3

CRs Take
While I don’t doubt a less expensive full frame camera in Canon’s future, I think most specs currently floating around will be of the wish-list variety. I would expect the camera to have the same 22mp sensor that is found in the 5D Mark III. After that , you can start knocking off about $1500 in “features” from the 5D3 to make the new camera.

Source: [CW]

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Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers

Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers

So they’re probably good enough for you!
Canon USA sent out a press release  talking about how the 5D Mark II & 7D were used to film stunt sequences on the somewhat popular Avengers movie that just came out.

With intense action and visual effects captured by the Canon cameras, “Marvel’s The Avengers” required close-quarter action work with unrepeatable stunts. “The 5D Mark II and the 7D digital SLR cameras produce excellent, cinema-worthy images. They are great for shooting additional angles that give film editors more options for creating powerfully immersive and kaleidoscopic views of action scenes,” explained the film’s cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey.

You can read the whole press release here.

Thanks James

Double up rebates on the: Canon EOS 5D Mark II & Canon EOS 7D

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*UPDATED* 5D Mark III Issue with EF 200 f/2L IS Official Canon Response

*UPDATED* 5D Mark III Issue with EF 200 f/2L IS Official Canon Response

*UPDATE* Canon’s Official Response
Canon USA has issued an official response to the 5D III IS noise issue:

“We have acknowledged that when using the camera with specific lenses, there is an abnormal noise during IS operation when the shutter button is pressed halfway (or remains pressed halfway), and we are now considering the countermeasures. We will let you know about the countermeasures as soon as they are finalized”

The two affected lenses are the Canon EF 200mm f/2.0 L IS USM Lens and the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens.

Note that image quality is not affected by the abnormality. Also note that this noise does not occur during Live View including during video capture.

The Bugs
No camera these days is going to launch issue free, and a very noticeable one has shown up with the 5D Mark III is used in combination with the EF 200 f/2L IS. The issue being an odd and rather loud noise from the what seems to be the image stabilizer. I have noticed this first hand while using the combination in AI Servo mode.

Others have noticed it, and there’s a thread on the FredMiranda forums about it.

I have tested multiple 5D Mark III bodies with the following lenses. I also tested multiple 1D Mark IVs with them as well.

  • 300 f/2.8L IS
  • 300 f/2.8L IS II
  • 400 f/2.8L IS
  • 400 f/2.8L IS II
  • 400 f/4 DO IS
  • 500 f/4L IS
  • 600 f/4L IS
  • 800 f/5.6L IS (this came out the same time as the 200 f/2L IS)

Conclusion
I could only obviously reproduce the issue with the EF 200 f/2L IS on the 5D Mark III bodies, there was zero issue with the 1D Mark IV.  I have two EF 800 f/5.6L IS lenses, and initially I didn’t notice the noise, but it is slightly there once I took the lenses out of the office. It sounds a bit louder on the 5D Mark III than on the 1D Mark IV although the 200mm is definitely louder. I could be hearing things on the 800.

I have noticed images aren’t quite as sharp with the EF 200 f/2L IS on the 5D Mark III, I imagine it has something to do with the IS issues in AI Servo mode.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Officially Drops in Price

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Officially Drops in Price

5D Mark II For Less
The 5D Mark II has officially dropped in price in the United States. The official price drop is $300, bringing the body down to an MSRP of $2199. The kit price with the EF 24-105 f/4L IS has dropped to $2999.

From Amazon

From B&H

From Adorama (This deal will not begin until around 2PM EST GMT -5)
Adorama is running a 24 hour promotion to celebrate the price drop and bundling a bunch of items with a purchase of the 5D Mark II.

  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit,- USA Warranty
  • 8GB CF Memory Card
  • Spare Canon LP-E6 Battery
  • Slinger Camera Bag
  • Flashpoint Professional Battery Grip
  • FREE: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac a $599.00 Retail Value

The bundle is priced at $2199 for the next 24 hours (beginning at 2PM EST GMT-5).

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5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.2 Update (Not too exciting)

5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.2 Update (Not too exciting)

From Canon Malaysia
Firmware Version 2.1.2 incorporates the following change.

1. Optimizes the camera’s performance when using certain UDMA 7-compatible CF cards released in February 2012 or later.

The Version 2.1.2 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.1.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.1.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Download Here (Win & OSX)

thanks @eviltweets

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DSLR & Lens Bundle Rebates End Soon

DSLR & Lens Bundle Rebates End Soon

Canon Rebates Ending
The 5D Mark II, 7D, 60D and T3i lens bundle rebate program ends next week on March 3, 2012. There are lots of good deals when paired with a lens.

 

Visit B&H for all the information

5D2 Price Drops?
We have heard that the 5D Mark II will receive an MSRP price drop on March 4, 2012 in the United States of $2199 for the body and $2999 for the 24-105 f/4L IS kit. Actual street price will probably be lower.

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Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012

Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012

Pay less!
The 5D Mark II will see price drops starting on March 4, 2012.

Waiting to get confirmation of what the drop will be, but it may get back down to the Christmas pricing of $1999.

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5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]

5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]

aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!
Tons of information coming in about possibly the most anticipated camera of 2012 (sorry Nikon).

Announcement date of February 28, 2012?
I have received lots of emails saying that’ll be the announcement date. I cannot confirm it to 100% certainty, so for now it’s just a guess.

Specs?
All the same specs are coming in. 22mp, 61pt af, 6.9fps. It could definitely take the spot of the 7D, if the previous rumor is true.

Shipping?
Late March or early April is the mentioned ship times for the camera. If this is true, there should be real solid leaks coming soon.

Where’s my megapixels?
A lot of people are wondering why 22mp is it, especially after Nikon announced their 36mp D800 last week. Canon’s Masaya Maeda had some interesting things to say about a large megapixel body.

…Regarding how Canon responds to the competition from Nikon’s D800 and the concern of the successor of 5D Mark II, Maeda indicates that although he cannot leak information about un-announced product, the way Canon develops new product is to satisfy the needs of professional photographers. For instance, the introduction of EOS-1D X is to satisfy professional photographers to photoshoot sports events like the Olympics, in terms of their requirement of high FPS and high image quality under high ISO settings. If Canon thinks the market wants the high resolution models such as the 30+ MP of Nikon’s D800, they can easily develop such products…

The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.

I still want a 5D2!
There has also been a few suggestions that the 5D Mark II could remain current, even after a perceived replacement is announced.

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Canon 5D Mark II $1999 Deal at B&H Still Going.

Canon 5D Mark II $1999 Deal at B&H Still Going.

From B&H
B&H is still selling the 5D Mark II body only for $1999 via the link below.

Included with the body is a bundle of products.

  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card
  • Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag
  • Red Giant B&H Video Production Software Bundle
  • $719.85 total value

5D Mark II Body Only Bundle @ B&H for $1999

 

Can I get it before Christmas?
Below are the shipping cutoff times to get your goods by Friday, December 23, 2011. (Domestic USA)

UPS Ground Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm EST
FedEx Saver Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm EST
Express Mail Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6:00pm EST
UPS 3 day Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm EST
2 Day Shipping (UPS, FedEx Only)* Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:00pm EST
Next-Day Shipping (UPS, FedEx Only)* Thursday Dec.22, 4:00pm EST

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