Canon Publishes Advisory Regarding Lithium Batteries Used With Speedlites

Speedlites

Canon press release:

Details

AA Lithium batteries cannot be used with any Speedlite or Macrolite products and compact battery packs including those listed below because certain AA lithium batteries, in rare cases, may become extremely hot during usage in such products.

Canon Products

Speedlite 220EX
Speedlite 270EX
Speedlite 270EX II
Speedlite 320EX
Speedlite 380EX
Speedlite 420EX
Speedlite 430EX
Speedlite 430EX II
Speedlite 540EZ
Speedlite 550EX
Speedlite 580EX
Speedlite 580EX II
Speedlite 600EX
Speedlite 600EX-RT
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Compact Battery Pack CP-E2
Compact Battery Pack CP-E3
Compact Battery Pack CP-E4

Support

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Lens for EOS M is $500 Off (selling for $1,400 now)

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

B&H Photo has the world’s fastest lens for mirrorless cameras, the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85, on sale for $1,399 after $500 instant discount! That’s a killer price for a lens that usually sells for around $2000. This lens is for the EOS M system.

  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/0.85 to f/22
  • 64mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • For APS-C Image Sensors
  • Concave Front Lens Element
  • 250° Manual Focus Throw
  • Ten-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Metal Lens Barrel & Integrated Lens Hood
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.5′
  • Filter Thread: 67mm

Product description after the break 

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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC Lens Officialy Announced

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Tamron officially announced specs and release date of the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens (model A012).

The lens will be released December 25, suggested price is ¥140,000 (approx. $1,200). You can read the machine translated press release here. Just a few days ago a dutch site leaked a price of $1,499.

[via Digicame-Info]
Model name A012
Focal distance

15-30mm

Brightness F / 2.8
Angle of view (diagonal angle of view) 110 degrees 32 minutes to 71 degrees 35 minutes <35mm-format full-size single-lens reflex camera when using>
85 degrees 52 minutes to 49 degrees 54 minutes equivalent digital single-lens reflex camera when using>
Lens constitution

13 group 18 sheets

Shortest shooting distance

0.28m (entire zoom range)

Maximum magnification

1: 5 (f = 30mm when: minimum focusing distance 0.28m)

Filter Not wearing
Greatest dimension Φ98.4mm
Length
145mm (for Canon), 142.5mm (for Nikon)
Mass 1,100g (for Canon, for Nikon)
Aperture blades Nine (circular aperture ※ 6))
Minimum aperture F / 22
Standard accessory Cover type lens cap, rear cap
Hood Integrated hood (flower type, zoom interlocked)
Corresponding mount Canon for / for Nikon / for Sony

Yongnuo Cloned Another Canon 50mm Lens (the Nifty-Fifty)

Yongnuo

After having cloned the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, Yongnuo did the same game with the EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens (the Nifty-Fifty), one of Canon’s best selling budget lenses.

The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 lens looks very similar to Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 II. It’s already available on Amazon and eBay for less than half the original’s price, which is $125 on Amazon. You can get the EF 50mm f/1.8 II replica for around $50. Too early to say if the Yongnuo can hold up to the original.

  • Angle Range: Diagonal 46° /Vertical 27° /Level 40°
  • Lens structure:5 groups 6 slices
  • Minimum aperture: f/22 /Filter diameter/Number of available:52mm/1
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.45 meter
  • Maximum magnification and field of view:0.15×160×240mm (when located to 0.45 meter)

The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 lens

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Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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[via Photo Rumors via PetaPixel]

Deal Alert: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kits with Free Tascam DR-70D Recorder (Adorama)

EOS 5D Mark III

Adorama is putting lots of good deals online as of late. Here is another one that takes advantage of the recent price drops on select Canon DSLRs. Adorama is offering 5D Mark III kits bundled with a free Tascam DR-70D recorder and with more accessories. The Tascam DR-70D usually sells for $300.

  • EOS 5D Mark III body with Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card – on sale for $2,799 after MIR
  • EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, Tascam DR-70D 4 channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card – on sale for $3,399 after MIR

  • EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens, Tascam DR-70D 4 channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card – on sale for $3,549 after MIR

More deals on our Holiday Deals 2014 page.

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