December 12, 2013
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Zeiss Will Launch New Otus 85mm f/1.4 Lens

Otus 85mm f/1.4

The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4

Source: mirrorlessrumors

Hot news! After having launched what possibly is the best prime lens on this planet of ours, the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4, Zeiss will launch a new Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens in 2014. The 55mm f/1.4 was just the first lens in a new family of lenses. Price should be around $4000. When asked, Zeiss answered:

Otus 85mm f/1.4

According to DxOMark, the Otus 55mm f/1.4 is a “peerless prime”.

Otus 85mm f/1.4

December 12, 2013
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Canon EOS M2 Set To Be Released Just In Few Asian Countries

EOS M2

The announcement of the Canon EOS M2 generated some confusion. Only Canon Japan and Canon China made the announcement. No word came from Canon USA or one of the Canon’s EU branches. As for now a lot suggests that Canon may introduce the EOS M2 for Asia only, or at least wait for CES 2014 to make it available for the rest of the world.

But it appears that Canon doesn’t have plans to release the EOS M2 in all of Asia either. According to exposure-magazine Canon will not introduce the EOS M2 in Indonesia and in the rest of South and South-East Asia. Quoting Sintra Wong, Canon Division Manager, PT Datascrip Indonesia, “there is no plan until today for EOS M2 to be distributed in South and Southeast Asia region, inclunding Indonesia“. Mr. Sintra Wong says: “Not every Canon products are distributed globally. It is based on product strategy and market demand”. If it depends by the demand there is a possibility to see the EOS M2 in EU and USA too.

The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan. The EOS M, on the other hand, can be had for a bargain: $279 at newegg with the 18-55mm IS STM lens.

December 11, 2013
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Yongnuo YN-E3-RT In Stock (first ever third party trigger for Canon RT technology)

Yongnuo YN-E3-RTYongnuo YN-E3-RT

Back in October Yongnuo announced the first ever third party trigger (and a SpeedLite) that is fully compatible with Canon’s 2.4ghz TTL radio triggering “RT” technology. The trigger is the YN-E3-RT and it is now in stock at the YongNuoStore for $145.99.

The YN-E3-RT trigger attaches to your Canon via the flash hotshoe, it allows to control and set all compatible devices (for the time being the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and the upcoming Yongnuo YN600EX-RT). The YN-E3-RT has a pretty cool feature: you can upload firmware updates via an USB port. At least potentially that could mean the Youngnuo can get new features via update.

December 11, 2013
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Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS Review (lemondedelaphoto)

Sigma 24-105mm f/4

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM
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French site lemondedelaphoto (translated) reviewed the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens, Sigma’s latest addition to the “Art” line-up (in stock at B&H for $899). Please note that the links to the pages of the review are not working when translating with Google (at least not for me).

Optical quality measures are better than Canon’s equivalent, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS (price & specs). The reviewer outlines the very good build quality, and auto-focus performance. They observed vignetting at 24mm and distortion (though figures appear to be better than on the Canon 24-105mm). Final rating is 8.4/10. The conclusion is here.

 

December 11, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Price Drop – Now $950 (and more Canon deals)

EOS 70D Price Drop

The Canon EOS 70D dropped to $950 at all major retailers, click on the shop name: Amazon | Adorama (+4% reward) | B&H (+2% reward). Excellent price for an excellent camera.

More deals that went live in the last hours:

Newegg has the Canon EOS M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens for just $279.

EOS 70D Price Drop EOS 70D Price Drop

December 11, 2013
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Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update Released (ver. 2.0.5)

EOS 7D Firmware Update

Canon EOS 7D
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Canon released a firmware update for the EOS 7D, it’s available for download here.

Canon’s press release:

Firmware Version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the Canon EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A.

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December 10, 2013
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Warning: Canon EOS M w/ 18-55mm IS STM – $279 (updated)

EOS M

Update: according to user comments the code is not working, and hence the price is $279. Still a very good price.

Newegg has the Canon EOS M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens for ridiculous $251.99. Price is $279, then use coupon code MASTERPASS to get the final price. This is the lowest price ever seen in the US!

[via dealsrunner]

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