November 26, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Review (the ultimate wildlife lens)

EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x

Snow goose in flight, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA. Canon EOS 7D, EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4X@ 400mm (credits: Richard Bernabe, image used with permission)

Richard Bernabe, an internationally renowned landscape, wildlife, and travel photographer, published a review the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens, a professional “toy” that sells for ridiculous $12,000 (Amazon | Adorama | B&H). He used an EOS 7D and an EOS 5D Mark III for his shootings.

About the auto-focus he writes:

The 200-400mm f/4L offers lightening-quick, smooth, and incredibly accurate auto-focus capabilities for Canon EOS cameras. The lens focuses so fast and so effortlessly, that you literally cannot see it happening in the viewfinder

The lens is “pretty damned sharp – both with the extender and without” and “is impervious to almost any weather Mother Nature can throw at you“. From the conclusion:

Is the lens “worth” it? Who the hell knows? It will be worth it to some photographers and certainly not worth it to others. As a professional nature and wildlife photographer, it’s the lens I’ve waiting on for a long time. It’s the ultimate wildlife lens, period. But I already knew that two years ago before I ever got my hands on it. The only question was whether Canon delivered a clunker or hit a home run with the finished product. It appears to be the latter.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x price check: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x

Image credit: Canon

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November 26, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Watermark Your Photos The Easy Way with This Free Application (Windows/Canon only)


A new little free application - ImageArtist, developed by Michael Lee - to watermark your photos with your name (or any other copyright information). The application is for Windows only, and works only with photos taken with Canon cameras:

ImageArtist automatically extracts the owner’s name from an image’s metadata and losslessly (ImageArtist employs a lossless JPEG algorithm for no image degradation!) stamps it, along with the year, onto an image copy.  An owner’s name is entered into Canon cameras via EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX, or ImageBrowser EX.

No installation is required. An easy way to quickly put a stamp on your pics.

November 25, 2013
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Canon Lens Discounts at B&H (10-22mm, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8)

Canon Lens Discounts Canon Lens Discounts Canon Lens Discounts

New discounts on Canon lenses at B&H:






November 25, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Canada Starts CPS Program for Students


From Canon Canada:

Canon’s Student CPS Program is designed to offer an unrivaled level of sales and service support for studying Photographers, Videographers, and New Media Artists. By becoming a member of Student CPS, you will be eligible for a host of real world benefits designed to help and assist post-secondary Visual Arts, Fine Arts, and Applied Arts students in mastering their craft and achieving their career aspirations. Membership benefits include:

  • Access to student-specific pricing discounts on a selection of professional products – view list in Program Details

  • Membership-exclusive promotions, discounts and contests

  • Subsidized incoming overnight shipping charges ($10) on eligible product. These charges will be added to the repair service charge. Return shipping is free for warranty repairs and a flat $10 fee will be charged for return shipping of out of warranty service.

  • Expedited service turnaround target of 6 days

  • 20% discount for repair parts and labour for eligible productsLearn more by visitng our program details page and then apply for membership via the Application link.

November 25, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Deals: Refurbished EOS 6D for $1400, and Refurbished 60D, RebelT5i/700D, Rokinon 8mm


The hottest deal here is possibly this one: Refurbished Canon EOS 6Ds on sale at B&H for just $1399.99 (click here).

Then we have…:

  • Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D body only for $1,689.99 (click here). New item, USA model, USA warranty.
  • Adoramacamera on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has refurbished Canon EOS 60D body only on sale for $559.99 (click here). Refurbished by Canon with 1 year warranty. Free shipping.
  • Again Adoramacamera on eBay, they have the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 manual focus lens for $335 (click here)
  • Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D with EF-S18-55mm IS STM lens for $649.99 (click here). New item in original box, free shipping.
  • buydig on eBay (99.4% positive ratings) has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye lens for just $199.99 (click here). New item, USA warranty, free shipping

Rokinon 8mm


November 25, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Does Canon’s Dual Pixel AF Need a New CPU to Show All Of Its Power?

Dual Pixel AF

Canon’s Dual Pixel AF was introduced with the awesome Canon EOS 70D. It was clear since the beginning that this innovative technology would be featured on various, future Canon DSLRs.

Now, a new rumor suggests that Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology needs a new, more powerful processor to be fully exploited – maybe a Digic 6. This is especially true if the Dual Pixel AF is set to work with larger sensors and/or high end video production. That means we will see Dual Pixel AF unleash all of its magic with the next generations of Canon’s Cine EOS Cxxx series, and in the next high end DSLRs (which should be announced next year).

The rumor sounds plausible. Moreover, that Canon is looking to the EOS Cine line-up for their Dual Pixel AF technology appears to be granted: Canon just announced a hardware upgrade for the EOS C100 that brings Dual Pixel AF (see here too for an interview about the Cine line-up and Dual Pixel AF)

[via NL]


November 25, 2013
Posted in Deals

Triple Goldbox Deals on Amazon Europe (EOS M, 100D, G15)

Powershot G15Canon Deal

There are 3 Amazon Gold Box deals that are going live in the next hours.