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Deals: A Few Canon Camera & Lens Deals From ebay & Camera Canada

Deals: A Few Canon Camera & Lens Deals From ebay & Camera Canada

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1596 (Reg $1799), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2894 (Reg $3399) and the Canon EOS-1D X for $5679 (Reg $6799) via ebay.

For lenses, GetItDigital is selling the very good and versatile Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS for the great price of $899 (Reg $1399). If that’s not the mid range zoom you want, they’re also selling the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS for $682 (Reg $1099).

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Camera Canada is selling super telephoto lenses at a big discount over their US counterparts and ship to the USA. These items 100% qualify for USA warranty. I buy most of my gear in Canada from these guys. They’re great to deal with. The current currency difference between Canada and the USA should help offset the price of shipping. Camera Canada ships Canada Post/USPS to the USA and so far that has avoided any customs or duties for US customers.

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DXO Mark Tests the EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II

DXO Mark Tests the EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II

…. and they’re pretty good.
DXO Mark has tested the Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II and the EF 600 f/4L IS II and found them to be good. :) The 600 appears to be a tad bit sharper than the 500, which is a reversal from the previous version of the lenses. As has always been, these two lenses are not as sharp as the EF 300 f/2.8L IS II or the EF 400 f/2.8L IS II.

Image quality isn’t the most important thing in regards to these lenses. The remarkable job that Canon has done improving usability cannot go unnoticed. The new 600 and 400 are shining examples of the best of what Canon has to offer and they’re unmatched in the industry (I’ve used both the Nikon versions and they don’t compare in this regard).

Says DXOMark…
“Both of these lenses offer exceptional performance that far exceeds anything else available in a Canon mount. They are also built to last, with fantastic build quality. If you’re looking for the best, these should be at the top of your list. The only things to keep in mind is that they are both heavy lenses – though much lighter than their predecessors and not unduly heavy for a lens of this focal length and aperture – and they are also expensive, but the best usually is.”

Read the full review

Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II | Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II at B&H Photo

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Is the EF 800 f/5.6L IS Due for Replacement? [CR2]

Is the EF 800 f/5.6L IS Due for Replacement? [CR2]

Replacement of the big one?
I have been told on a few occasions that a replacement of the EF 800 f/5.6L IS is coming. An announcement could come as early as late Q1/Q2 of 2013. The new lens would incorporate Canon’s new weight saving technology.

Nikon has an 800 f/5.6 VR coming down the pipeline, and I spoked with someone that had a chance to handle the lens in London during the Olympics. He mentioned that the lens barely felt heavier than the new Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II which weighs in at a hair over 7lbs. If true, that would be pretty great, as the current Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS weighs in at 9.9lbs.

Another sign that a new 800 may be on the way is the lens hood ET-155 has been discontinued by Canon. This hood was also used on the Canon EF 400 f/2.8L IS, and that lens has since been replaced. I know of the discontinuation as I have had one backordered from Canon for nearly 6 months. B&H Photo just informed me today that the lens hood is no longer available. Canon still lists the ET-155 as the lens hood for the 800. I will try the ET-155WII, which comes with the new EF 400 f/2.8L IS II and see if it fits.

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Canon EF 500 f/4 L IS II in Stock at B&H Photo

From B&H
The new Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II is finally in stock at B&H Photo.

Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II at B&H Photo $10,499

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Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II in Stock at Norman Camera

From Norman Camera
The fine folks at Norman Camera have a small quantity of the Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II & Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II in stock and ready to ship.

Canon EF 500 f/4L IS II at Norman Camera $10,499

Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II at Norman Camera $12,999

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