August 1, 2013
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New Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder Available for Pre-Order

Above: Canon Europe Vixia/Legria commercial.

Canon’s new diminutive camcorder, the Vixia Mini Camcorder is available for pre-order at B&H for $299 (click here). Black and white color options. The Vixia Mini was announced yesterday. Specs after the break.

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August 1, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Deals of the Day: EOS M Kit, Rebel T4i (650D), EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II, Pixma MG2220 Photo Printer, Rebel T3i (600D), EF 24-105mm f/4L IS

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Amazon US still has the Canon EOS M kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $349 (click here). The kit is ranked first on Amazon US Compact System Camera best sellers. Not surprising given this price.

Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.4% positive ratings) has the EF 24-105 f/4L IS lens on sale for $714.99 (click here). Bonus items: UV filter and camera and lens cleaning kit. Free shipping, limited quantity at this price.

Same seller 6ave also has the Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8 L II $1556.59 (click here)

Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) body only on sale for $411.12 (click here). Free shipping, USA model and warranty.

Same seller getitidigital has a great Rebel T4i with EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens deal, on sale for just $659.99 (click here). Free shipping, imported item, 1 year warranty.

eBay seller tigerdirect (98.5% positive ratings) has the Canon PIXMA MG2220 Photo All-In-One Printer $39.99 (click here).

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August 1, 2013
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Rumor: First Picture Of Sigma 24-70mm f/2 Lens Leaked

Sigma 24-70mm f/2

Take it with a grain of salt: I can’t say if this pic is authentic. It appears that the first picture of Sigma’s rumored 24-70mm f/2 DG OS HSM lens for full-frame DSLRs may have leaked on the web. I reported yesterday that Sigma is supposed to make a full-frame lens that is as innovative as the company’s 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for APS-C sensors, that’ s a lens with constant f/2 and a zoom range 24-70mm. If the picture above is real, then the announcement shouldn’t be too far away. Kudos Sigma for another revolutionary lens!

[fotospekter via megapixel]

August 1, 2013
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More Canon EOS 70D Test Footage (AF test, video quality test, sample pics)

BBC’s Johnnie Behiri (source: lensvid) had a chance to play around with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS 70D. While he was pretty impressed with the innovative Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus of the 70D, he was less impressed with its image quality. According to Behiri the image seems to be on the soft side, noisy with moire and aliasing artifacts. However, he also stresses that used a pre-production model of the 70d, things can (and hopefully) will change when the 70D goes into production and will (presumably) have another firmware on board. The video below is the image quality test.

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Canon EOS 70D

Next, we have two videos (source: imaging-resource) that definitely show how well Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF performs in real life (spoiler: very impressing). The videos come from the Japanese site Nikkei Trendy, and show the performance of the EOS 70D’s AF combined with face recognition: the child in the video is tracked while he is running.

More AF test, this time for stills, come from Japanese site Kakaku Magazine.

Finally, for another round of test sample pics, check optyczne.pl.

August 1, 2013
Posted in News

Sigma Announces (Paid) Lens Conversion Service and Extends Warranty to Four Years

Lens Conversion Service

Now it is official. Sigma announced its new and revolutionary lens mount conversion service for any of their recent “Global Vision” lenses. They will charge from $80 to $250, depending by the lens. The following lenses are included in the service:

Lens Conversion Service

More information here, there is also a FAQ here, service policy details are here. At the same time Sigma announced they will give a four year warranty on all new products.

Sigma’s press release:

Sigma Corporation’s New Mount Conversion Service Enables Lens Use across Camera Systems

Manufacturer announces first-ever mount change option, as well as universal, four-year warranty for all products

RONKONKOMA, N.Y.–Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lensescameras and flashes, today announced a revolutionary new, fee-based service that will enable the company’s Global Vision lens owners to change their lens mounts for use on different camera systems.

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July 31, 2013
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Discounted Canon Kits: Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D), Rebel T5i (EOS 700D), EOS 60D, EOS 7D

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Adorama has a set of Canon DSLR kits with savings up to $500 for 60D kits (click here), up to $200 for Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) kits (click here), up to $300 for EOS 7D kits (click here), and up to $200 for SL1 kits (click here) . Some examples:

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS and 55-250mm IS II Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Bag – $200 instant rebate – final price $899 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm IS Lens – Bundle – with 75-300mm Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Case – $150 instant rebate – final price $849 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm IS & 55-250mm IS II Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Bag – $200 instant rebate – final price $1199 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i  with 18-55mm IS & 55-250mm IS II Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Bag – $200 instant rebate – final price $999 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS & EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens – $300 instant rebate – final price $2149 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM AF Lens – $300 instant rebate – final price $1849 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D body only – $200 instant rebate – final price $699 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D with EFS 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – $200 instant rebate – final price $999 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D with EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – $500 instant rebate – final price $1049 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens & EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – $500 instant rebate – final price $1349 (click here)

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