October 11, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Outperforms Conventional AF (dpreview)

dpreview added the AF test page to their work-in-progress review of the Canon EOS 70D. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF is up to expectation, it works so good that “the Dual Pixel AF system outperforms the conventional autofocus system – it’s more consistent, shot-to-shot and it’s more accurate, in terms of where it focuses“, according to dpreview. More after the break.

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October 11, 2013
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Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE (The Phoblographer)

Zeiss 135mm f/2

Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE
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The Phoblographer reviewed a piece of luxury lens, the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE. As other reviews, these one too underlines the outstanding optical properties of this high-end piece of glass. More after the break.

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October 10, 2013
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Bring Printed Images To Life: Canon USA PIXMA PRO City Senses Interactive Galleries

Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A. PIXMA PRO City Senses Interactive Galleries Help Bring Printed Images To Life

Canon Partners with Celebrities Norman Reedus, COMMON and Tyler Florence for Hometown Galleries in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 10, 2013 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recently brought the five senses to life with the PIXMA PRO City Senses gallery experience, a three-city gallery series aimed at encapsulating an emotion and moment-in-time through the power of printed images. Inspired by their hometown pride and love of photography, actor Norman Reedus (AMC’s The Walking Dead), multi-Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist and actor COMMON, and notable chef Tyler Florence, each hosted gallery exhibits in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, respectively. These exhibits featured images created by the celebrity hosts and two local professional photographers, which were then printed on the PIXMA PRO family of professional printers for display.

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October 10, 2013
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Uh-Oh: Canon EOS M Body Only for Just $250

Amazon has the Canon EOS M body only for just $249.99 (click here). That’s a steal. If you are looking for an EOS M kit the click here.

This deal was found via dealsrunner.

October 10, 2013
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SanDisk and Canon Deals Live at Adorama (refurb S100, EOS 70D w/ 18-55mm and Pro100 Printer, SanDisk Extreme SSD)

Adorama has some interesting deals going on:

  • Refurbished Canon PowerShot S100 (12MP, 5x Zoom, 24mm wide angle lens) for just $194 (click here), regular price is $429
  • Canon EOS 70D Digital kit with EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens and Canon Pro100 printer – it’s yours for $1185 (click here) after $400 mail-in rebate – all you have to do is to add the Canon Pro100 printer. Moreover, 4% rewards.
  • SanDisk Extreme II 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD), SATA 6 Gb/s Interface, Up to 550 MB/s Sequential Read, on sale for $199 (click here) instead of $229.95 – offer expires 10/13/2013
  • SanDisk Extreme II 480GB Solid State Drive (SSD), SATA 6 Gb/s Interface, Up to 545 MB/s Sequential Read, on sale for $359 (click here) instead of $459.95 – offer expires 10/13/2013

EOS 70D Sample Shots

October 10, 2013
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Canon Germany Starts Premium Photo-Book Service (HD Book)

Canon Germany today starts their premium photo-book service, called Canon HD Book. The books are printed on the professional production system DreamLabo 5000 which delivers first class quality obtained using the newest print-technology. This is a 7-Inkjet technology having 2400 dpi resolution. More information at hdbook.fotobook.de.

Canon Germany press release (click here for translation):

KREFELD, 10. Oktober 2013. Bereits im vergangenen Jahr angekündigt, gibt Canon heute den Start seines neuen Premium Fotobuch-Service, gesteuert über die Fotofachhandelsverbände Ringfoto und Europafoto, bekannt. Das neue HD book wird auf dem professionellen Fotodruck-Produktionssystem DreamLabo 5000 gedruckt und bietet dem Kunden Fotobücher in erstklassiger Canon Qualität mit höchsten Standards und neuester Drucktechnologie. Dank einzigartiger 7-Inkjet-Drucktechnik und Mikrodruck mit 2.400 dpi Auflösung erstrahlen Bilder in faszinierend leuchtenden HD-Farben. Die Kombination von Mikrodruck-Technik, neuen Farben und speziell beschichtetem Druckpapier garantiert höchste Bildqualität und extreme Langlebigkeit. Read the rest of this entry →
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