June 9, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Yet Another Review Of The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (Video)


The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is on the best way to become a best seller. Very good performance at a more than affordable price. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM sells for $299 and is in stock at Adorama and B&H Photo. Kudos to Canon for making such a good lens and for selling it at that price.

German photographer Michael Schmidt posted a video review of the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM. The lens was tested on a Canon EOS 70DMichael Schmidt writes:

- makes optically nice & sharp pictures
- great wide-angle look 
- great & silent Auto-focus works smooth in Video-mode
- good Images stabilizer (IS)
- good close focus range … almost macro feel to it
- works good for taking stills
- good price (around 270 EUR in Germany and $299 in the US)

- manual focus ring is small and has no hard stops or markings on it so its a bit hard to manually focus
- non-constant aperture 
- built quality is not the best / its not exactly weather sealed 
- does not come with a Lens Hood

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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June 8, 2014
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Posted in Rumors

Canon EOS 7D “Temporarily Sold Out” In The Netherlands

Canon Announcement

The glorious Canon EOS 7D – No longer available from distributors?

A few days ago it made the round that the Canon EOS 7D reached the “end of life” status – which, as you may guess, makes us all hope Canon will soon announce the 7D replacement.

Via Facebook (thanks Han) I was told that a big retailer in the Netherlands is listing the EOS 7D as “temporarily sold out”. Another sign that Canon’s next APS-C flagship is on its way?

Stay tuned

June 7, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal: Canon Rebel T5 w/ 18-55mm IS II – $400 (USA model & warranty)

 Canon Rebel T5 Hot Deal!Top Rated Plus seller beststopdeals (98.6% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS Rebel T5 with the EF-S 18-55 IS II lens on sale for just $399.99.

USA model & warranty. Will not last long

June 7, 2014
Posted in Tips
June 7, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Announcement In August?

Canon Announcement

The glorious Canon EOS 7D – No longer available from distributors?

NL reports that in Germany there are “several Canon Pro dealer events scheduled in July covering announcements in August” – whatever it means the first thing we all think about is the announcement of the replacement for the EOS 7D. While the rumor is pretty vague, this is to some degree plausible, and could point in the direction of a Canon announcement in  late summer.

More interesting is what CR reports, that the EOS 7D has reached an “end of life” status in June. That means the 7D will no longer be available from distributors. If true this may definitely point to an announcement soon.

So will Canon’s next APS-C flagship eventually be announced? And when? While Photokina 2014 in September seems to be the perfect stage for such an announcement, an announcement in August is also possible, though so far anything points to Photokina 2014. There are also reports that the EOS 7D replacement is tested by selected photographers at FIFA 2014.

Stay tuned…

June 6, 2014
Posted in News

100 Million EF Lenses – And Canon Ambassadors Name Their Favourites

100 Million EF Lenses

Just recently Canon reached another milestone: 100 million produced EF lenses.

On CPN, some of the Canon Ambassadors name their favourite lenses, depending by the type of photography they embrace.

In April 2014 Canon announced it had reached the historic production landmark of 100 million EF-series interchangeable lenses manufactured since the launch of its iconic EOS SLR System in March 1987. For decades Canon has been a leader in innovative lens technologies, including the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) and a Multi-Layer Diffractive Optical (DO) Element. To help to celebrate the lens landmark CPN spoke to the Canon Ambassadors about their favourite ever EF lens, their favourite image taken with that lens and their recommended lenses for their genres of photography.

Read the story at CPN –>

June 6, 2014
Posted in Deals

Just Until Tomorrow (6/7) – Save 40% On Sandisk Memory Cards

Sandisk Memory Cards

This deal expires tomorrow, June 7th at midnight EST.

Save 40% on Sandisk memory cards – click here to see all cards on offer.