February 17, 2014
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World Press Photo of the Year 2013 Shot By Canon Photographer John Stanmeyer

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World Press Photo of the Year 2013

The World Press Photo of the Year 2013 award was given to Canon photographer John Stanmeyer.

The picture shows a group of impoverished African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia – a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won first prize in the Contemporary Issues category of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest, and was shot for National Geographic.

In addition to the $10,000 price, sponsor Canon will donate an EOS Digital SLR camera and lens kit to John Stanmeyer. Canon’s press release can be read here.

As last year. there is a controversy that characterizes the contest: A conflict of interest between the winner Stanmeyer and the chair of this year’s jury.

[via Canon Europe]

February 17, 2014
Posted in Deals

Super Deal: Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $1900

 

EOS 6D That’s a steal!Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for the ridiculous price of $1899.99. Compare to regular $2499.

Free shipping in the US.

February 17, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Pictures of the new Ibelux and Ibegon lenses For EOS-M Mount.

Ibelux

Mirrorlessrumors reader “Zetton” sent in these pictures of the new Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 and Ibegon 12mm f/2.8 lenses. To date, the Ibelux is the fastest lens for native mirrorless system cameras, and will ship in March for $2,000. The Ibegon will have a price around $600, launch date is unknown yet.

The lenses will be available for the Canon EOS M mount (and for Fuji X, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds systems).

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[via mirrorlessrumors]

February 17, 2014
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Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $695

 Canon EF 24-105mm Top Rated Plus seller getitidigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the highly popular Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens on sale for $694.90.Free shipping and limited quantity.

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February 17, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS M w/ 18-55mm IS STM – $305

 

Canon EOS M Rakuten (seller: 6ave) has the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $304.99.Very good price for the kit.
February 17, 2014
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New Tokina AT-X PRO 24–70mm f/2.8 SD (IF) FX Lens Was On Show at CP+

Tokina AT-X PRO 24–70mm

Image courtesy: Optyczne

Another competitor is entering the 24-70mm game for full-frame DSLRs. The Tokina AT-X PRO 24–70 mm f/2.8 SD (IF) FX was seen on display at CP+. The lens is rumored to be announced at Photokina later this year.

It’s getting crowded in the 24-70mm offerings. Besides Canon’s own EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (price & specs) and EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM (price & specs), there are also the Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 VC (price & specs) and the also rumored Sigma 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM (expected to be announced during 2014) not to mention the highly popular Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (price & specs) and the new, outstanding Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM (price & specs), which is defined as the new reference standard for professionals by DxOMark.

[Optyczne via Photo Rumors]

February 17, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD Review by DxOMark

Tamron 150-600mm

DxOMark tested the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, Tamron latest image-stabilized ultra-zoom. Tamron made a lens that sells for $1069 (Adorama | B&H Photo) and offers a lot of bang for the money. Good sharpness, a great telephoto range, and accurate and quick auto-focus are among the highlights of this lens.

DxOMark reviewed the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs) and an EOS 7D (price & specs). In the conclusion they write:

If Tamron built this lens to outperform the Sigma offering then they succeeded with full frame cameras. The gain in performance over their rival’s offering is less noticeable on the APS-C cameras. Despite that, the image quality is a slight improvement over the Sigma. Given the longer range and similar price, it’s a pretty impressive achievement.

The Tamron even outperforms the pricier Canon lens on the full frame Canon EOS 5D Mk III though it’s less convincing when compared with the Canon EOS 7D. There’s likely too little in it to switch but for first-time buyers the new Tamron is attractive proposition.

The Tamron SP 150-600mm was compared to other lenses:

  • Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD vs. Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM vs. Canon EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS mounted on a Canon EOS 7D – click here
  •  Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD vs. Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM vs. Canon EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS mounted Canon EOS 5D Mk III – click here

Tamron SP 150-600mm

via DxOMark]

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