November 13, 2013
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Posted in Rumors

The White Kiss is a Rebel SL1/EOS 100D (with white EF 40mm f/2.8 lens)

White Kiss

So, next murmuring about the upcoming white Canon DSLR (see here too).

According to digicame-info (translated) it will be a white version of the Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D in EU, Kiss X7 in Japan). The fancy news: there will be a white version of the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens (makes sense). The specs (machine translated):

  • Painted white high quality with reduced gloss.
  • Specs are the same as the current Kiss X7 [Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D].
  • Kit lens EF40mm F2.8 STM and F3.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S18-55mm.
  • F2.8 STM EF40mm to become the white of the same color and body.

No new Rebel before X-Mas, but an X-Mas-white Rebel instead. :-)

November 13, 2013
Posted in News

France and Germany: Win a Canon EOS 6D in 2 Exclusive Competitions (Canon Professional Network)


This concerns photographers form Germany and France.

You can win an EOS 6D by participating to a photo competition backed by Canon Professional Network. Entries from photographers in Germany and France are selected by iStockphoto, a royalty-free online photo resource. Julia Holmes, PR Manager of iStockphoto, says:

The iStock competition is a fun and engaging initiative calling photographers to upload submissions according to the country themes. The event is exclusively sponsored by Canon with select media partners in both countries. The competition is aimed at both professionals and amateurs with a microstock focus, and some of the submissions will go into the iStock catalogue upon discussions between photographer and iStock.

The rules:

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November 13, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DI VC Sample Images


The Tamron 150-600mm has just been announced, a set of 6 sample pics (all shot in Yellowstone) showed up on the net: see them here.

[via dicahub]

November 13, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon Rumor: New EOS 7D Mark II Tidbits (new AF system)

Canon rumor

The Canon EOS 7D

Not big news to be honest, just another confirmation that the EOS 7D Mark II is set to be announced around Summer 2014, or “in the first half” of 2014. The 7D II is said to be a “pro-oriented” APS-C DSLR – that’s quite straightforward since the EOS 70D covers most (if not all) aspects a semi-pro or enthusiasts photog needs. The new sensor we reported gets also confirmed. According to my sources Canon is prototyping two kinds of sensors, a 20MP and a 24MP, both will have Dual Pixel AF. The only real news is this: the EOS 7D Mark II could feature a new variation of auto-focus system, an AF system it will share with an upcoming, new EOS-1 body. Finally. the EOS 7D Mark II is said to come with WiFi, GPS and the largest LCD screen seen so far on a Canon DSLR.

[via CR]


November 13, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Supports Relief Efforts in Philippines Following Typhoon Haiyan

Canon USA press release:

TOKYO, November 12, 2013—On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, struck the central Philippines, causing massive damage and loss of life.

We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this catastrophe and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.

The Canon Group is aiding in the relief efforts for victims of the typhoon with a donation totaling 10 million yen (approximately US$102,000). The company is currently considering to which humanitarian aid organization the donation will be made.

November 12, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens – $720

EF 24-105mm

Top rated plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens on offer for $720 (click here). It’s a new item in its original box, free shipping. Please note the sellers statement:

  •  This lens is 100% brand new.
  • These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.