Get notified when the new Sigma lenses are available for pre-order


The four new lenses Sigma released last week are on many people’s wishlist. For the time being we do not know the price nor when shipping will start. All we know is that Sigma will disclose the prices by the end of March. These new, exciting lenses have been announced:

  • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art – World’s first F1.8, ultra-wide, full-frame prime lens designed for high resolution cameras; ideal for shooting architecture, astrophotography, documentary and landscapes.
  • 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art – Formidable telephoto prime with high-speed aperture; ideal for shooting weddings, concerts, events and studio/location portraiture.
  • 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art – Fast, constant-aperture zoom workhorse upgraded to the exacting standards of the high performance Sigma Art series.
  • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary – Highly versatile, lightweight and compact super zoom touting strong IQ and image stabilization.

However, you can get notified as soon as the new Sigma lenses can be pre-ordered. Both B&H Photo and Adorama have such a notification system. Just head over and enter your email to get notified.

Canon EOS 80D with 18-135mm IS USM deal – $1169 (reg. $1499)

Canon EOS 80D With 18-135mm IS USM Deal – $1169 (reg. $1499)

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Pretty good deal at Amazon US. Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-135mm IS nanoUSM lens at $1,168.95. Compare at $1499.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Sensor cleaning how to guide by Canon

Sensor cleaning

Nice tutorial guide about how to do sensor cleaning by Canon Professional Network, and how to avoid the necessity for sensor cleaning.

Dust is a problem with all digital single-lens reflex cameras. It can enter the camera whenever you change the lens. This dust often finds its way to the glass filter that covers the digital sensor.

The sensor is made up of millions of light-sensitive elements, each around 6 to 8μm square. It does not need a very large piece of dust or dirt to cover one or more of these elements, or pixels. If a pixel is obscured, it does not receive much light and so that portion of the image will record as grey. These grey areas are most noticeable in light-toned areas of the photograph.

Read the guide here

Understanding Canon Picture Styles and how to get the most out of Picture Style editor

Understanding Canon Picture Styles And How To Get The Most Out Of Picture Style Editor

Canon Picture Styles are set in your Canon camera and are useful to get the desired photo look out of the box. You get this by tweaking color and other settings. Picture Styles are available from Canon, a default set is already available on any Canon DSLR. Additional Picture Styles can be downloaded from Canon. A quick guide on settings and customization is also available.

So what are Canon Picture Styles about?

Canon Picture Styles are preset yet adjustable parameters that determine how your EOS DSLR will process and ren- der its images. Picture Styles are applied to JPEG (still) and MOV (video) les during exposure. They are perma- nent to the extent that the rendering is “baked in” and cannot be completely undone.
Picture Styles can also be applied to RAW les, either during or after exposure.

For RAW les the Picture Style affects only how images are rendered on the camera’s LED display. The closer the Picture Style is to your intended rendering, the more accurate your image preview will be. For example, if you intend to convert RAW images to black and white, the Monochrome Picture Style will provide a preview of the image in black and white while retaining all original color information in the RAW le. (Monochrome JPEG or MOV images can not be reconverted back to color.)

You can apply Picture Styles to RAW files by using Canon’ Digital Photo Professional (tutorial about DPP)

While you can immediately use the Picture Styles set in your Canon DSLR, getting to make your own Picture Style can be a bit intimidating. For those who prefer learn stuff by watching tutorial videos, Canon USA has a set of videos about Canon Picture Styles, and about how to use the Canon Picture Style Editor to get your own, customized setting. It’s the closest thing to film emulations you can get on a Canon DSLR.

Start with the video below, an introduction to Picture Styles.

Interested in more? Then click on the “read more” button below to watch all the videos.

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Canon EOS M3 bundle deal – $599 (18-55mm, EF-M adapter, 16GB card, tripod, bag)

Canon EOS M3 Bundle Deal – $599 (18-55mm, EF-M Adapter, 16GB Card, Tripod, Bag)

Canon EOS M3 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • Full Manual Control

Looking for a Canon EOS M3 starter kit? Look no further. Amazon US has the Canon EOS M3 bundled with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens, the EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter, a 16GB memory card, tripod and bag on sale at $599. Not bad for the kit (and thanks for the tip).

My Canon EOS M3 review

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama.