Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III coming 2016? [CW3]

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III Coming 2016? [CW3]

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III may come next year, latest rumor suggests. The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III announcement is rumored to go along with the announcement of a new Canon professional full-frame DSLR, the EOS-1D X Mark II or EOS 5D Mark IV are candidates. So far, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II replacement is rumored to have the following features:

  • slightly longer
  • bit heavier
  • 82mm filter
  • improvements on weather-sealing and optics
  • new lens hood
  • likely no image stabilisation
[via Canon Rumors]

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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundle deals, with Pro-100 photo printer, bag, more – starting $2,149

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bundle Deals, With Pro-100 Photo Printer, Bag, More – Starting $2,149

Authorised Canon dealer B&H Photo has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III promoted as special bundle deal. You get $350 mail-in rebate (info). The bundle includes:

  • EOS 5D Mark III body
  • PIXMA Pro-100 printer
  • Spare battery
  • Canon paper
  • Camera bag
  • 32GB memory card

The bundle is on sale at $2,149 after $350 mail-in rebate. The same offer applies also to two bundles with lenses:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, PIXMA Pro-100, and the rest of the bonus items listed above, on sale at $2749 after $350 MIR
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens, PIXMA Pro-100, and the rest of the bonus items listed above, on sale at $2899 after $350 MIR

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II reviewed by LensRentals

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4 II Reviewed By LensRentals

The folks at LensRentals posted a brief review of the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II, a new Canon prime featuring Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics. They write:

The greatest (and only) shortfall I found with the new Canon 35mm f/1.4L II came in the price of the lens. At $1,799 new, the Canon 35mm f/1.4 II is a staggering $300 more than its now dated predecessor, and double the price of the Sigma Art series lens – a strong competitor to the Canon 35L II. So is it worth the massive price difference?  If you’re a loyalist to Canon, then yes – the Mark II version is a considerable upgrade to the original, and well worth the price difference between the two. However, if you’re willing to venture over to Sigma, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art series lens is still the best buy for the money. At $799 [editors note: it’s actually $899] retail price, the Sigma 35mm Art series will put you right in between the two Canon lenses, and at a considerably lower price than both of them. Read the review…

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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