May 25, 2014
Posted in Deals

Killer Deal: Canon EOS 6D ($1,289), w/ 24-105mm ($1,868)


Thanks Albert!

Super hot deal at Abe’s of Main!

The Canon EOS 6D is on sale for ridiculous $1,289 for the body only option, the EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens is on sale for $1,868. These are very good deals, and this are grey imports. Official Canon gear from another country. Nothing illegal.

May 25, 2014
Posted in News, Reviews

Crop Factor Issue – Tony Northrup Answers To Critics

Days ago I posted a video by Tony Northrup about crop factor and how some companies are (supposedly) misleading their customers when it comes to crop factor, ISO and aperture, and about how these interact one with the others.

Well, the post started a sometimes overheated discussion with lots of comments. Now Mr. Northrup posted a new video where he answers to critics and adds some corrections to his previous video.

What do you think about this issue?

May 24, 2014
Posted in Deals
May 24, 2014
Posted in Deals
May 24, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,844

 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,844.20.

Free shipping and limited quantity.

May 24, 2014
Posted in Deals, News

Canon Professional Network Europe Starts Promotion Page (and offers €1000 cashback to start)

Canon Professional Network Europe

Canon Professional Network Europe started a page where they “occasionally post details of superb new promotions”. You can save big money when you buy a Canon EOS-1D X or EOS 5D Mark III and add selected lenses.

It works as follows:

  1. Buy either the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X DSLRs by 30 June 2014 and register by 31 July 2014.
  2. Buy any qualifying lens by 30 September 2014 and register it by 31 October 2014 to claim your cashback.

You can choose to buy either one or two of the professional lenses, with up to €1000 cashback available on a combination of selected lenses (up to a maximum of two).

NOTE: to get access to the effective promotion pages click here, then scroll down until you find the links to various Canon country promotional websites. On these sites you will find all details of the cashback promotion (including the applicable products), how it works and the full terms and conditions of the promotion.

For your convenience, I put the links to Europe’s Canon country promotional websites here: Canon France – Canon Germany – Canon Italy – Canon Netherlands – Canon Spain – Canon Portugal – Canon Sweden – Canon Finland – Canon Norway – Canon Denmark – Canon Hungary – Canon Slovakia – Canon Poland – Canon Czech Republic – Canon Estonia – Canon Latvia – Canon Lithuania – Canon Austria – Canon Switzerland – Canon Belgium – Canon Luxembourg

May 24, 2014
Posted in Patents

Canon Patent For 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens


100-400mm f/4.5-5.6

Egami (translated) spotted a patent for a 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens with diffractive optical elements. We saw other patents for a 100-400mm in the past. The patent refers also to a 70-300mm  f/4.5-5.6 lens.

Is this the patent for the replacement for the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS? Don’t think so, since the patent refers to a lens without IS. Just recently a rather weak rumor surfaced suggesting that the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS replacement could be the next “L” lens Canon is going to announce, the latest rumor in a long series for this lens that hopefully will be seen one day.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-89385
    • Publication date 2014.5.15
    • Filing date 2012.10.31
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 3.78
    • Focal length f = 103.00-200.00-388.94mm
    • Fno. 4.63-5.24-5.83
    • Half angle ω = 11.86-6.17-3.18 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 228.82-273.58-303.10mm total length
    • BF 69.48-90.93-105.73mm
  • Example 6
    • Zoom ratio 4.00
    • Focal length f = 72.50-135.00-289.99mm
    • Fno. 4.44-5.04-5.85
    • Half angle ω = 16.62-9.10-4.27 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 143.91-177.69-203.15mm total length
    • BF 39.10-39.10-39.10mm

[via Egami]