November 8, 2013
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Posted in Deals

Canon Deals for the Weekend (60D, EOS M, 6D, 7D, T5i/700D, EF 24-105mm, S100, Sandisk Memory)

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A bunch of selected Canon deals for your weekend shopping pleasure. Be also sure to check the weekly deals at the Canon Direct Store. You get $10 off  $100, $25 off $250, $50 off $500 of your purchase. Discounts on lenses and Speedlites can be checked here. Finally, the Canon store offers $200 discount on selected DSLRs.

B&H has various discounted EOS 60D kits on sale.  You are going to save $200, get $51 worth of free accessories, and 4% reward.

Adorama has refurbished EOS 60D bodies for just $579 (click here), and refurbished Powershot S100 for $189 (click here). They also have discounted SanDisk Memory Cards starting from $29.95 (click here).

Amazon has once more a very good price for the EOS M kit with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens ($319).

Digitalrev has a two week promotion, you get $20 off $500 discount for your purchases (valid for all currencies). DigitalRev prices are comprehensive of all taxes and customs for Europe and Asia customers, US visits have to check during check-out since it depends by the state. Free shipping. The offered Canon gear:

Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EOS 7D body only on sale for $1048 (click here). New item, free shipping.

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November 8, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Update – Canon Teaser For New Camera To Be Announced in November (looks like a DSLR)

Canon Teaser

Update:  Dicahub made a size comparison between the EOS 100D/SL1 and the EOS 700D/T5i (with EF 40mm), and it looks the hidden camera could be an EOS 100D/Rebel SL1. But there is a big but: the mount release button appears to have a different shape compared to 100D/SL1. All following pictures are courtesy of

So, this is hot. Dicahub (translated) spotted a teaser by Canon Korea that points to a camera announcement in November. The teaser says: November 2013, Canon will start from the white world. Coming Soon.

There was a recent rumour that suggested the EOS M2 could be announced in November. However, the silhouette that can be recognised in the image looks more like the shape of a DSLR. The question is what it refers to, and what the white world means. A white Rebel SL1/EOS 100D (price & specs) or maybe a Rebel SL2/EOS 110D that is coming? Rumors have word that some of the Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D video commercials ended with a sort of question suggesting that there was more to come (Did you know this is the end?). Couldn’t find such a commercial so far. Anyone?

It is definitely hard to guess what the hidden shape is. As far as I can say, this could also be a new high end Canon DSLR. Below is a darkened version of the teaser pic. The hidden shape is better lined out, more can be recognised.

Canon Teaser

Does definitely not look like a mirrorless camera. What is Canon going to unveil soon? Below a crop and magnification of the placement of the model plate.

Canon Teaser

Appears to be a bit to small for an EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 plate.  The guessing is started. At least we will not have to wait too long to know what surprise Canon is going to unveil. :-)

[via Dicahub]

November 7, 2013
Posted in News

New Canon Photo Software Released (DPP 3.13.45, EOS Utility 2.13.25, and 5 more)

Canon released a set of updates for their photo software. You have  first to select your operating system to download the updates, these:

  • Digital Photo Professional 3.13.45
  • EOS Utility 2.13.25
  • ImageBrowser EX 1.1.0
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 28.2A
  • EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro 1.5
  • Picture Style Editor 1.12.2
  • PhotoStitch 3.2.6

DPP 3.13.45 brings these specific features:

  • Supports images taken with EOS 70D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D, PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120
  • Supports new lens (EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X, EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM)
  • The accuracy of the white balance in M-RAW and S-RAW images has been improved

[via TDP]

November 7, 2013
Posted in Tips

Canon Professional Network Lightroom 5 Tutorial: Local Adjustements (pt. 4)

Lightroom 5 Tutorial

Canon Professional Network published part 4/5 of their ongoing Lightroom 5 tutorials: Local Adjustments.

In Part 4 of this series Richard Curtis looks at all of the local adjustment options in Lightroom and, in a special video, he reveals how to edit elements of your pictures using local adjustments.

There is a video to watch, and the following topics are covered (also in text form):

  • Graduated Filter
  • Operating the Graduated Filter
  • Cloning and Healing
  • Operating the Clone/Heal Tool
  • Adjustment Brush
  • Adjustment Brush: add depth to foreground shadows
  • Adjustment Brush: change the colour of a person’s jacket
  • Adjustment Brush: change the brightness of whites in eyes
  • Crop Tool
  • Radial Filter
  • Red-Eye Reduction Tool

Lightroom 5 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

November 7, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Enters Monitor Market With 4K Reference Display

Reference Display

Well, this came as a surprise. Canon’s foray into the display market with a 30-inch reference display specifically designed for colour grading and high quality 4K video production. One more step to confirm Canon’s commitment to videography.

Reinforcing Canon’s continued commitment to the broadcast and cinema industries, the new DP-V3010, together with Canon’s Cinema EOS System, offers a first-class input-to-output solution for 4K digital cinema and wider video production workflows.

With a technical specification designed to provide repeatable, accurate output, the DP-V3010 is optimised for use in scenarios such as colour grading, where overall image quality and consistency are of paramount importance. Its ability to natively display high resolution 4K images and a range of colour options means that the DP-V3010 is also well suited for use on-set or on location, and for other digital imaging tasks including CGI work, Computer Aided Design and 3D animation.

For more information see CPN’s article about the display. The specifications:

Display Unit
Panel Type Panel Type IPS (In-plane switching) LCD Panel
Screen Size 30 inches (76.1cm)
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Resolution 4096 x 2560 (10.5 Megapixels)
Active Display Area Approx. 25.4 x 15.9 inches (645.1 x 403.2mm)
Pixel Pitch 157.5 ?m
Panel Driver 1024 gradations (10-bit for each RGB color)
Image Quality Brightness (Standard) 48 cd/m2 (DCI), 100 cd/m2
Viewing Angle (Up, Down, Left, Right) 89° (Contrast ratio 10:1 or higher)
Surface Treatment Low-reflection glare
General Backlight Type RGB LED (direct down type)
Power Rated Voltage: 100 – 240V AC
Rated Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption At maximum load (including change in brightness through aging): Approx. 370 W
At factory shipment: Approx. 130 W
Environmental Conditions Operating Temperature and humidity:
41 – 95°F (5-35°C), 20 – 80% RH (no condensation) [Recommended: 59 - 86°F (15-30°C)]
Pressure: 700 – 1060 hPa
Storage /
Temperature and humidity:
-4 – 104°F (-20 – 40°C), 10 – 85% RH (no condensation);
105 – 140°F (41 – 60°C), 10 – 40% RH (no condensation)
Pressure: 700 – 1060 hPa
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 27.9 x 18.7 x 7.4 in. / 708 x 474 x 189mm
Weight Approx. 52.8 lb. / 24kg
Mounting Hole Pitch VESA Standard 200 x 200mm (7.9 x 7.9 in.)
Interface Input 3G/HD-SDI 8 (2 systems) BNC (75Ω) receptacle terminals
DisplayPort 4 (1 system, version 1.1a compliant)
Output 3G/HD-SDI 8 (2 pass-thru systems)
Control USB 1 (revision 2.0 compliant High Speed mode compatible) USB A receptacle port
LAN 1 RJ-45 terminal
Supplied Accessories Display Controller, AC Power Cord, Compact Power Adapter, AC Cable, Tip Prevention Fitting, LAN Cable, Rack Mount Bracket, Rack Mount Bracket Screw, Hex Key, Instruction Manual, Instruction Manual Disc

Canon USA press release after the break.

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November 7, 2013
Posted in News

Tamron Announces 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC Superzoom (Update)


Update: thanks to reader Steve, here is last year’s patent for the lens.

We thought it was an already amazing 150-500mm lens but Tamron surprised us with a even broader zoom range: 150-600mm, and it has image stabilization (VC).

Cutting-edge eBAND Coating*¹ and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior imaging performance, while the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation)*² system broadens users’ horizons in achieving sharper handheld photographs.

Specifications and press release after the break.

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November 6, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Deal: EOS 5D Mark III – $2865

Canon Deal

Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.5% positive ratings) has another pretty good deal: EOS 5D Mark III for $2864.99. Free shipping and limited quantity at this price.