December 27, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon Rumor: New EF 400mm IS on the Way?

Canon Rumor

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

It appears that stocks for the EF 400mm f/5.6L USM are getting low in some regions, and promptly there is a rumor suggesting a new EF 400mm f/5.6 with image stabilisation may be on its way. There had previous rumours that 2014 could be a “year of the lenses” for Canon, with lot of glass set to come. We haven’t heard anything about a possible successor of the EF 400mm, but then: the EF 400mm was released in 1993 so a makeover has some plausibility. As usual take it with a grain of salt and keep in mind that only time will tell.

[via NL]

December 26, 2013
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Posted in Deals

Canon Deal: Rebel SL1 – $369 (Amazon US)

Canon Deal

Amazon is again listing the Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D (body only) at $369 (click here). Price shows up after having added the item to the cart. The SL1 is listed as out of stock, but you can order it now and then get it delivered for the price you paid. This is an exceptionally good price for a DSLR that normally sells at least at $450.

December 26, 2013
Posted in News

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC Available For Pre-Order (ships Jan 2014)

Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC

B&H has the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD available for pre-order for $1069. The lens is set to ship January 17, 2014.

  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Mechanism
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Removable Tripod Mount
  • Includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio

Product description after the break.

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December 25, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Deal: EOS 60D – $530


EOS 60D Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 60D on sale for just $529.99 (click here).  New item in original box, free shipping. Won’t last long (5 hours left?).Note: The Canon EOS 60D Body may come in a kit box. The Canon EOS 60D Body for sale is 100% Brand New, Never Used. The lens has been removed from the kit box and sold on a separate listing.


December 25, 2013
Posted in News

Happy Holidays from Canon Watch


Dear readers, sources, friends and critics: I wish you all Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings or Merry Christmas or whatever you are celebrating.

Wherever you are have a nice day and enjoy yourselves.

Thank you !

December 24, 2013
Posted in Reviews, Tips

Tutorial: Shooting Video with your Canon EOS Rebel Camera (3 parts)

Published on CanonUSA‘s YouTube channel, a three part video tutorial about how to best shoot video with your Canon EOS Rebel Camera.

Part 1 (above):

In this 1st video, you’ll learn what you need to get started with some basic filming and gear tips, including an overview of Canon STM lenses that are optimized for smooth, quiet focus during video recording.

Part 2 (below):

In the 2nd video [...] we’ll cover more advanced features and settings for video capture going beyond basic, automatic settings. You’ll also learn some tips about how to take advantage of these settings for even better video results.


Part 3 (below):

In the 3rd and final video of this 3-part series, you’ll learn how simple it is to perform basic editing using Canon ImageBrowser EX software. Once your masterpiece is complete, you’ll learn some simple ways to share your video with family and friends.

[via TDP]

December 24, 2013
Posted in News

New Canon Photo Software Available (DPP 3.13.51, EOS Utility 2.13.40, and more)

DPP 3.13.51

Update: this has been posted before :-)

New versions of Digital Photo Professional (3.13.51),  EOS Utility (2.13.40) and other Canon software is available for download.

Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.13.51 Updater for Mac OS X :

  • Addition of Digital Lens Optimizer applicable lenses.
  • A phenomenon in which font settings are sometimes not reflected on print contact sheets has been fixed.

Changes for EOS Utility 2.13.40 Updater for Mac OS X :

  • A function has been added to allow the loading of just protected images into the PC.