August 28, 2013
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Canon USM and STM Lenses Video Comparison (using the EOS 70D)

Canon’s STM lenses are aimed at videographers. The Stepper Motor (that’s the STM) promises quiet operation while shooting video. But how do the produced noise and the speed compare to Canon’s USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) lenses? That’s what YouTube user marconilanna tries to find out in the video above. In summary: STM lenses are definitely less noisy but a bid slower than the USM lenses. On the other hand being a bit slower allows STM lenses to refocus more smoothly. A Canon EOS 70D was used for the test.

[via PetaPixel]

August 28, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D in Stock at B&H and Amazon

B&H now has the Canon EOS 70D in stock. All kits available (click here). The Canon BG-E14 battery grip is also ready to ship (click here). Amazon is also shipping the EOS 70D via third party sellers – click here to see available kits.

To get an idea how awesome the EOS 70D is, and how innovative the Dual Pixel CMOS AF is have a look at the excellent review (in progress) at Camera Labs.

August 28, 2013
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Philip Bloom About the Relevance of DSLR and 4k Video (and where the Canon EOS-1D C fits in)

This is a presentation by Philip Bloom at the Broadcast Video Expo at Excel where he is talking for Canon about the relevance of DSRLs and where the Canon EOS-1D C fits in the whole story. He describes his presentation as follows:

Canon asked me to if I was interested in doing this talk back in December, they wanted the emphasis on the strengths of 1DC. The problem is I told them was I had not shot with the 1DC so it was impossible for me to talk about it in any way at all. They understood of course and said they would get me a 1DC to try when I got back to England.

So when back in England I got the 1DC to try and I filmed a review with it. In fact I loved it so much I ended up trading my 1DX in for a 1DC.

Before I agreed to talk for Canon at the show I had to know what sort of thing they wanted me to say. I also said I would do it only if I could be totally upfront about the cons not just the pros. They said absolutely otherwise they may as well just get one of their reps to do the talk. They wanted my independent, unbiased opinion. That was essential for me.

The video lasts 52 minutes. [via philipbloom.net]

The EOS-1D C on sale at B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it at Borrow Lenses.

 

EOS-1D C

August 27, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 70D Review (lots of AF test videos)

Camera Labs is working on the Canon EOS 70D review, it is in progress but comes with lots of information and AF test videos. They write:

Putting aside the new Dual Pixel AF system for a moment, the EOS 70D represents a fair upgrade over its predecessor. It offers a more capable 19-point AF system, faster continuous shooting, built-in Wifi, broader viewfinder coverage, a touch-screen, the choice of movie compression, deeper bracketing and AF micro-adjustment. Considering the minor refresh that became the EOS T5i / 700D, the EOS 70D represents a significant move forward by Canon. Indeed it brings the 70D close to what’s offered by the EOS 7D, surpassing it in some respects, and having us speculate what the company has up its sleeve for a possible successor in the semi-pro category.

[via CL]

EOS 70D

Adorama is  shipping the Canon EOS 70D - click here for kits and options.

Canon EOS 70D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

August 27, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lenses Spec Comparison

Interesting comparative review of three Canon 55-250mm lenses by dicahub (translated). The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS vs the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II vs the new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. The comparison is based on specs, never the less it gives a good overview about features. Head over to dicahub for the spec overview.

August 26, 2013
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Deals: Canon 5D3 with 24-105mm ($3299) and Today Only Discount on Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 Bundle ($79.99)

Cool deal on eBay by Top Rated Plus seller 6ave (99.3% positive ratings): Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for $3,299 (click here). Free shipping and  limited stock at this price.

Next, Adorama has a today only deal on Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 Bundle for Mac and Windows – instead of $129.99 you’ll pay just $79.99 (click here).

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