eBay seller electronicsvalley (17000 rating, 97.6% positive feedback) has the Canon Rebel T5i with the new EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $799.99 (click here). That’s $100 off the regular price. Free shipping.
The $11,799 priced Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens will soon hit stores. First batches should be delivered before the end of May, the rest will follow in the first weeks of June. However, at the beginning there will be limited stock in any case for this lens, most probably only pre-orders will be shipped.
To see the specification sheet click here.
Moreover, there are discounts going on on refurbished Canon DSLRs and lenses (from 15% to 50%). Too see all refurbished Canon DSLR on sale at the Canon store click here, to see all refurbished lenses on sale click here.
This is definitely an interesting lens that offers value for the money. The image stabilized Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens (price & specs), with a price tag of $1,299, got a very good review by dpreview. They write:
Overall, we’re extremely impressed with the Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 VC. It demonstrates that it’s entirely possible to add an effective image stabilization system to a lens of this type without a significant drop in quality elsewhere. The optics are excellent, the autofocus fast, silent and accurate, and the build quality very good indeed.
Overall the Tamron comes so close to the much more expensive non-stabilized Canon and Nikon lenses, both optically and operationally, that it’s difficult to see why most enthusiast photographers might choose to buy them instead.
Be sure to check out the samples gallery.
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD price check:
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Convenient Tele-Macro Focal Length
Life-Size (1:1) Magnification
Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
Optical Image Stabilization (IS)
Compatible with all Canon EOS Cameras
Product description (taken from Adorama’s produce page)
Canon’s newest “L” series lens is its first mid-telephoto macro lens to include Canon’s sophisticated Image Stabilization. With the highest quality optics available, combined with near-silent Ultrasonic focusing and life-size close-up capabilities without an adapter, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is simply unrivalled.
The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro and portraits, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 100mm F/2.8L is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 100mm F/2.8L: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong construction to mention just a few.
Canon USA press release:
New Facebook Application Showcases Full HD Movie Print Technology to Turn Videos and Stills into High-Quality, Personalized Comic Strips
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 23, 2013 – Starring in a comic strip isn't just for superheroes anymore. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of Canon PIXMA Comix, an interactive new application found on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page, that empowers fans to create fun, personalized photo comic strips to print and share with friends or share socially. Highlighting the Full HD Movie Print technology found in My Image Garden software, this application brings users' adventures to life.
Whether it's video of a friend surfing a giant wave, photos of a baby's first steps, or photos and video from the annual summer barbeque, Canon PIXMA Comix allows users to utilize up to six images to create a personalized comic strip. The images can be uploaded from photo albums or as stills pulled from an uploaded video stored on your computer or Facebook page. With creative options including comic strip templates, photo filters including fish-eye, toy camera and poster effects, various font styles, and the ability to select comic-style speech and sound effect bubbles where text can be added, the application provides the platform to create unique, personalized comics. After creating a comic, users will have the opportunity to print the final product to display and enjoy, or post and share within their social network.
“The Canon PIXMA Comix application enables photo and video enthusiasts to easily apply comic book styling to their images, and share their story,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “We always strive to enhance the Canon consumer experience, and with this application, it's easy to get creative with a home printer by printing personalized comic strips to enjoy for years to come.”
Canon's Full HD Movie Print technology allows users to select and print individual frames of a video, so every special moment – captured via camcorder or digital camera – can be enjoyed as an individual image.
For those who opt to print their comic through the application, Canon is offering a special promotion, which will be available through the Canon Direct Store.*
Rebel T5i / EOS 700D
Techradar published a comprehensive review of the Canon Rebel T5i / EOS 700D. While this is an interesting “entry-level” DSLR, honestly I did expect more from Canon. Don’t get me wrong: the Rebel T5i / EOS 700D is a well performing camera, but the differences compared to its predecessor are really minimal. BTW, did you know that the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D was removed from the line-up while the Rebel T3i/EOS 600D is still on sale?
Rebel T5i / EOS 700D core specs (taken from B&H’s product page):
- STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
- 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
- ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
- Full HD 1080p Video with Continuous AF
- 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
- 9-point All Cross-Type Autofocus
- Multi Shot Noise Reduction
- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
In the conclusion techradar writes:
What we have in the shape of the Canon EOS 700D is basically an incremental upgrade from the Canon EOS 650D. It makes sense that the company has decided to keep the Canon EOS 600D in the lineup but removed the 650D altogether, since the two cameras are very similar.
Existing users of the Canon EOS 650D shouldn’t feel too put out by the fact that the camera has already been replaced, since the key internal factors, most notably the sensor and the processor, remain exactly the same.
One interesting factor here, though, is the new kit lens, which [...] is an STM lens. This should mean that the camera and lens combination offers enhanced performance when in Live View and Movie mode when compared to the previous standard kit lens. Of course, you could always buy the new lens separately if you’re already a Canon EOS 650D owner.