Black Friday Deals: Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 with 18-55mm IS II at $199.99 (Canon Store, reg. $440)

Black Friday Deals: Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 With 18-55mm IS II At $199.99 (Canon Store, Reg. $440)

The Canon Direct Store has a Black Friday deal on refurbished Canon Rebel T5 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens. The kit is on sale at $199.99 (instead of $439.99). Use code HUSH4-1Z6J2JU at check-out. More deals on refurbished Canon gear:

Rebel T5 overview after the break.

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Canon EOS 70D bundle deal, PRO-100 photo printer, 16GB, bag, more stuff – $997

Canon EOS 70D Bundle Deal, PRO-100 Photo Printer, 16GB, Bag, More Stuff – $997

Pretty good Canon EOS 70D deal by authorised Canon dealer B&H Photo. The bundle includes:

  • EOS 70D body
  • PIXMA Pro-100 printer
  • Spare battery
  • Canon paper
  • Camera bag
  • 16GB memory card

The bundle is on sale at $997 after $350 mail-in rebate (info). If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates, then this may be the deal for you. The price is hard to beat.

eos 70d

There is also a similarly bundled Canon Rebel T5i deal with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens on sale at $857 after mail-in rebate. Or you may aim higher and get another rich bundle deal on the Canon EOS-1D X, on sale at $4,249.

Meet the Miggo Splat, a small, lightweight and flexible tiny tripod (and it’s just $25)

You all know Joby Gorillapods, the clever and flexible mini tripods that can be attached or mounted on all sort of stuff. The Miggo Splat puts the idea a step further. The Miggo Splat is very small yet capable to get a 1.2kg DSLR mounted on. The really cool thing on this tiny tripod appear to be the legs, a concept that’s different from Gorillapods. These legs not only seem to be more sturdy, but also to adapt better to branches or wherever it happens you may fix your camera. Might be a good option for travel, and it’s just $24.99!

  • Load Capacity: 2.6 lb
  • Max Height: 5.1″
  • Weight: 3.9 oz
  • Bendable Non-Slip Legs
  • 1/4″-20 Mount

The folks at LensVid reviewed the Miggo Splat and posted their thoughts, they say:

After playing with the Splat for a few weeks we can say that its a really cool little accessory that we think any photographer will appreciate. Its flexible, easy to use, very versatile and extremely portable. No less important – its really inexpensive, making it a really cool impulse buy or gift.

Is the Splat a complete replacement for something like the heavy duty GorillaPod (like the GorillaPod Focus), probably not – the legs are simply not long enough and the camera can’t be positioned high enough – however if you just need to place a pretty heavy camera on a stable mini tripod and quickly change angles, the Splat is an awesome solution for 1/4 of the price. Read the review…

For an overview watch the video above. The Miggo Splat tripod can be pre-ordered for $24.99 at B&H Photo.

midge splat

Canon commemorates production of 80 millionth EOS-series interchangeable-lens camera

Canon Commemorates Production Of 80 Millionth EOS-series Interchangeable-lens Camera

Another big achievement for Canon: 80 million EOS SLRs, DSLRs and MILCs produced since 1987. Kudos Canon! Press text (German):

Canon commemorates production of 80 millionth EOS-series interchangeable-lens camera

TOKYO, November 18, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the achievement of a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the Company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 80-million mark on November 10, 2015. The 80-millionth EOS camera produced was an EOS 5DS R, which boasts the world’s highest pixel count in its class.1

Production of Canon EOS SLR cameras began in 1987 at Canon Inc.’s Fukushima Plant (now Fukushima Canon Inc.), later moving to such production bases as Oita Canon Inc. and Canon Inc., Taiwan. Production rapidly increased following the spread of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s and the Company is now commemorating a new milestone: the production of its 80-millionth EOS camera.

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Adobe release Lightroom 6.3/Lightroom CC 2015.3, new Canon cams and lot of lenses added

Adobe Release Lightroom 6.3/Lightroom CC 2015.3, New Canon Cams And Lot Of Lenses Added

Adobe released Lightroom 6.3/Lightroom CC 2015.3. Support for the latest Canon cameras has been added, as well as for a big set of Canon pro lenses and third party lenses for Canon mount (list after the break). You can download the update though the built-in function, or make a direct download:  Windows | Mac.

Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 are now available on  The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.  This release also restores the Import experience available prior to Lightroom 6.2.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3

  • Canon EOS M10
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X
  • Fujifilm X-T1 IR
  • Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • Sony RX1R II (DSC RX1RM2)

New Tethered Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.3 / 6.3

  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS T6i / 750D
  • Canon EOS T6s / 760D

List of added lenses after the break.

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Canon announce new Irista, faster and smarter organised photo sharing


Canon updated Irista, the company’s photo sharing and cloud service. There’s a sneak peek of the new version here. And some answers to questions here.

From the Irista team:

We’ve had lots of feedback about irista, and later this month we’ll bring some big improvements:

Adding new photos to irista will be much quicker.

Zooming through time will be more fun, with our simpler design.

Better organised
Duplicate photos you add will be automatically removed and your photos will always be displayed by the date taken.

Free up space on your phone by automatically saving all your phone’s photos to irista with our iOS and Android apps.

Easily create and share collections with friends, whether they use irista or not.

If you have any questions or suggestions, just reply to this email.

Have a great day!

The irista team