Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM – $880 (compare at $1,050)

Authorised Canon dealer and Top Rated Plus eBay seller VideoPhoto4Less (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $879.95. Compare at $1,049. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

Canon EOS 70D specifications:

  • 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
  • 19 point cross-type AF System
  • Up to 7 fps shooting
  • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focus in live view and video
  • 3″ articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
  • Built-in flash with integrated speedlite transmitter and hot shoe
  • Intelligent viewfinder with electronic overlay
  • 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4/MOV)
  • Instant sharing and remote control with built-in Wi-Fi and EOS Remote app
  • GPS compatible (sold separately)
  • Full manual mode in video
  • Built-in stereo or external microphone terminal
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card

“Endless Gravity” is a jaw-dropping video made with Canon EOS 6D and 14 bit RAW using Magic Lantern

Our reader Alex shot this amazing video using a Canon EOS 6D. He says:

Can watch at these ocean creatures endlessly. It’s like a live cosmos, unbelievable smooth moves, eternity and meditation. No single VFX used, this is magical nature.


I shot this short film recently, trying to expand the video possibilities of Canon’s EOS 6D. This is far from being the recommended camera to shot video, but with this film I hope I prove it can do a good job.

It did! Alex used Magic Lantern, graded in Davinci Resolve, the music is by Astrupilot, and the poem is by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1869). Enjoy.

eos 6d

Canon EOS 6D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Canon News

Video above: Mini photo projects with Canon

A round-up of assorted Canon news.

Explore the world of Canon optics – Canon USA
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Sample Image Gallery – Amateur Photographer
Master your camera: Controlling autofocus on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – Amateur Photographer
Unleash the power of STM (Smooth Transition for Motion) – Canon USA
Canon EOS 750D Sample Image Gallery – Amateur Photographer
Fast, slick and double-quick : filming the Quant car with EOS C100 Mark II and EOS 70D – Canon Professional Network
Syncing time across multiple EOS camera bodies – Canon Digital Learning Center
Dear Canon and Nikon, I Have Some Suggestions – PetaPixel
Boniface Mwangi: activism, photography and making a difference – Canon Professional Network
Canon EOS 760D Sample Images – Photography Blog

Canon XC10 Footage – First Impressions and Review – Cinema5d


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM sample pics taken with EOS 5DS (Photography Blog)

Ef 50mm f/1.8 STM

Photography Blog posted a set of 42 sample photos shot with the new Canon Ef 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. They used their brand new EOS 5Ds to test shot the lens.

The new Nifty-Fifty is in stock and sells for $125 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | DigitalRev (ships world-wide). Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM availability check for your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay.

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM specifications (taken from Adorama’s product page):

  • Compact, Lightweight Fixed Focal Length Lens: ideal for everyday photos, and with a large f/1.8 aperture, a perfect lens for low-light photography and creative background blur.
  • 80mm effective focal-length: when attached to an APS-C camera optimal for portraits and photos of fast moving subjects such as children and pets.
  • A stepping motor (Gear-type STM): supports the Movie Servo AF function in providing smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Improved exterior design: includes new focus ring placement making it the most compact Canon 50mm lens.
  • Metal mount: helps provide stability and ruggedness.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings: help deliver outstanding color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades): helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds. h
  • Minimum focusing distance: of 14in (0.35m); maximum magnification of 0.21x

Canon Provides an “Assist” to Help Professional Photographers and Broadcasters Score High-Quality Images at Copa America Chile 2015


Canon press release:

Canon Provides an “Assist” to Help Professional Photographers and Broadcasters Score High-Quality Images at Copa America Chile 2015

Canon U.S.A. to be Official Supplier

MELVILLE N.Y., June 05, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Company will provide onsite service support to help professional photographers and broadcasters capture the iconic moments of Copa America Chile 2015. Canon’s professional onsite service support will include simple equipment repair, clean and check service and equipment loans to outfit professionals with the proper gear to capture the excitement on the field. Service and support will be available in the media centers in each of the nine stadia hosting matches in the tournament.

“Canon is thrilled to join the Latin America community once again in supporting the Copa America soccer tournament,” said Kenji Kobayashi, senior vice president, Canon U.S.A. Latin America Group. “This tournament is an excellent opportunity for Canon to strengthen our bond with our Latin American consumer and business markets. We are proud to provide onsite service and support to assist imaging professionals in sharing the action of the games with devoted fans across the world.”

The international soccer tournament will take place in Chile from June 11- July 4, 2015 in eight cities, with 12 countries participating, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

For more information and contact about Canon Professional Service (CPS) for Copa America 2015 visit


Canon U.S.A. Supports The Wildlife Conservation Society On The Renovation Of The Children’s Zoo At The Bronx Zoo


Canon press release:

Wildlife Gets A New Home: Canon U.S.A. Supports The Wildlife Conservation Society On The Renovation Of The Children’s Zoo At The Bronx Zoo

MELVILLE, N.Y., JUNE 4, 2015 – Through its 2015 sponsorship of WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), a science-based conservation organization that helps save wildlife and wild places worldwide, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce its support for the renovation of the Children’s Zoo, a three-acre exhibit for children and families located in the Bronx Zoo in New York. Canon joined the Children’s Zoo official reopening event on May 30 with local community members to help celebrate the completed renovation.