Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II deal – $1,649 (reg. $2,099)

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II Deal – $1,649 (reg. $2,099)

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at a glance:

  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the amazing Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens on sale at $1,649. Compare at $2,099 after all possible discounts. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import item with 1 year warranty by US seller.

Canon EOS 80D review (Camera Labs)

Canon EOS 80D Review (Camera Labs)

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi awith NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Camera Labs posted their exhaustive Canon EOS 80D review. And it is another very positive review. Canon appears to have hit the spot with the EOS 80D, a perfect all-rounder that’s impossible not to like.

From the conclusion:

The EOS 80D makes a number of key improvements over its predecessor, but its core appeal remains unchanged: the speed and confidence of a traditional mid-range DSLR coupled with one of the best movie and live view autofocus systems on the market. This gives you the choice of uncompromised shooting whether you’re using the optical viewfinder or the fully-articulated touch-screen. The earlier EOS 70D really did give you the best of both Worlds and now the EOS 80D enhances it further.

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Beyond the sensor, the other major upgrade concerns the AF system which enjoys a decent jump from the 19-point system of the EOS 70D to a new 45-point system here. All points remain cross-type, but now 27 of them will work at f8, allowing you to autofocus with slower lenses or those combined with teleconverters. The new AF system also works in much lower light levels than before, down to -3EV compared to -0.5EV on the 70D.

There is not one single review that I saw that isn’t positive about the 80D. I have to say that I am highly tempted to upgrade from my Canon EOS 70D. See all our EOS 80D coverage here.

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[via Camera Labs]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DxOMarked, best sensor in Canon’s range

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DxOMarked, Best Sensor In Canon’s Range

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

DxOMark put the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II on their benchmark. This new full-frame sensor developed by Canon got an overall DxOMark score of 88 points, making it the best-performing sensor in Canon’s offering.

DxOMark writes:

This is a well-deserved result for Canon, and this versatile sensor should prove attractive to a wide range of photographers, including those that work in multiple disciplines. The wide dynamic range at low ISOs should appeal to all photographers, but especially those using it for landscapes, and the low noise at high ISOs will also appeal to action and sports photographers. Although the new model is aimed primarily at that market, the increase in pixel count over its predecessor now matches that of the earlier EOS-1Ds Mk III, a model that’s still highly regarded for editorial and commercial work. It is not too much of a stretch to view the new EOS-1D X Mk II as the natural successor to that camera, and its wide range of capabilities, including DCI 4K video, make it look highly tempting. Sure, it would have been great to see a higher pixel count, but overall, the sensor performance offers photographers the versatility to tackle a wide range of assignments with just one camera.

The Canon EOS 80D, Canon’s best performing APS-C sensor (according to DxOMark), achieves a score of 79.

All our EOS-1D X Mark II coverage.

[via DxOMark]

It’s over tomorrow: Exclusive Deal for our Readers, get Projects 4 Complete Edition at $98 (reg. $644)

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I am very happy to offer this exclusive deal to our readers. Get the Franzis Projects 4 Complete Edition at just $98 instead of $644, that’s a 85% saving! The offer expires June 30, and we have a limited number of licenses at this price.

The software bundle includes:

  • HDR projects 4
  • DENOISE projects
  • SHARPEN projects professional
  • FOCUS projects 3 professional
  • COLOR projects 4
  • BLACK&WHITE projects 4

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Canon Professional Technology and Support Center Relocating To Burbank, California

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Canon press release:

Canon Professional Technology & Support Center Relocating To Burbank, Calif.

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 28, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center currently located at 6060 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif., will be relocating to 3400 West Olive Ave., Burbank, Calif.

In this new central location, Canon will greatly enhance its already award-winning service and support to further assist the growing number of professional filmmakers and broadcast production clients in Southern California. The Burbank facility will also serve as a hub for product training, educational events, expedited repairs and hands-on technical support for Canon’s business partners, rental houses and professional clients.

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