Canon rebates and instant savings expiring January 2, maybe

Canon Rebates And Instant Savings Expiring January 2, Maybe

I have been notified that the Canon rebates that are still live may expire on January 2, 2016. I add a “maybe”. In the last year I got more than a fair share of such notifications, and the day after the rebates were expected to end, the rebates were renewed. It’s up to you how to deal with it.

Never the less, the rebates we are talking about are not to underestimate since there are some pretty good deals among them. Here are the links to B&H Photo’s landing pages:

Similar bundle deals are available also at Adorama and Amazon

There are still many holidays deals waiting for you


Adorama still has a lot of holidays deals online. Click here to see them all.

I always recommend to check the Canon Store’s refurbished gear listings:

How to shoot sharp photos, explained by Canon Professional Network


Are you unhappy because your pictures turn out not to be as sharp as they should, or you want? There are many possible reasons that can lead to an unsharp photo. The Canon Professional Network posted an article with ten tips for getting really sharp photos.

It’s pretty much the most amazing thing in the world when you look at the back of your camera and you see the incredible image you have captured. Perfect light, perfect moment, perfect expression. You get it home and and upload it onto your computer only to discover that it’s out of focus. Wompwomp. In the early days of learning about photography, I struggled with getting sharp images. In this article, you’ll learn my tips for getting sharp images. Read the article…

I guess anyone made the experience described above.

Canon suggests “think first, shoot later” (video)

Neat video by Canon Australia. The nice thing here is that Canon doesn’t push you to shoot at everything with your camera. Instead, they suggest you put your camera down and start thinking about what you want to frame.

The most important tool for any photographer is the mind. To prove this we invited 6 photographers to a cemetery to capture “eternal life” in a single image…without a camera.
‘Mindframe’ is one of six experiments from The Lab, designed to shift creative thinking behind the lens. Want to be part of future The Lab experiments? Register your interest here:

Canon PowerShot G5 X review (DPReview)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Review (DPReview)

DPReview posted their exhaustive review about the new Canon PowerShot G5 X, featuring a large 1 inch sensor.

From the conclusion:

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is a stylish, well-built enthusiast compact that in most situations is a pleasure to use. We especially enjoyed its longer-than-average lens, large electronic viewfinder, fully articulating touchscreen LCD, built-in Auto ND filter and numerous customizable control dials. While not best-in-class, Canon’s Wi-Fi implementation is still very good. The G5 X produces photos and Full HD videos that are comparable to its peers (read: the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 series) in most situations. Read the review…

Canon PowerShot G5 X core specs:

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Multi-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Dials, Star Shooting Mode

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Canon Patent for CN-E 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens (super 35mm, Cinema EOS)

CN-E 70-200mm f/2.8

Canon filed a patent for a CN-E 70-200mm f/2.8 Cinema lens for super 35mm sensors, i.e. for Canon’s Cinema EOS products. If this patent hits the market it will be a T2.8 lens. However, a patent does not necessarily mean such a lens will hit the market any time soon. New Canon Cinema EOS products are expected for NAB 2016.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-230449
    • Published 2015.12.21
    • Filing date 2014.6.6
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.86
    • Focal length 70.00 118.30 200.00
    • F-number 2.80 2.80 2.80
    • Half angle (in degrees) 12.52 7.49 4.45
    • Image height 15.55 15.55 15.55
    • Overall length of the lens 277.01 277.01 277.01
    • BF 44.72 44.72 44.72
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