July 13, 2013
Posted in Deals

Top Canon EOS 6D Deal Still Alive ($1500)

EOS 6D Deal

The hot deal by Top Rated eBay seller bigvalueinc is still live: The Canon EOS 6D body only for just $1499.99 (click here). Free shipping, limited supply at this price.

July 13, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel CMOS AF Explained by CPN (Video)

The Canon Professional Network has an article with video dedicated to the Canon EOS 70D‘s new Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus. They write:

The EOS 70D has been designed for photographers who are keen to explore and expand their shooting possibilities. It is equipped with a range of Canon technologies that make it possible to capture a wide variety of scenes and subjects in outstanding quality. Central to this ability is world-first, Canon-engineered Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Please click on the image above for a short film explaining the technology and benefits and read on for a detailed account of how this system works..

The following shops accept pre-orders for the Canon EOS 70D:

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July 13, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Magic Lantern Raw on the Canon EOS 50D Review (EOSHD)

Andrew Reid from EOSHD posted a comprehensive review with lots of tech talk and details about how the Magic Lantern RAW hack performs on the since long discontinued Canon EOS 50D (here on eBay). The EOS 50D was never thought to shot video, although someone discovered it has a microphone socket.

If you are into this things, if you want to recycle your old 50D and start shot some video, then this review is for you. The hack is still under development, but it already works fine. Quoting EOSHD:


  • Best of the APS-C Canons for raw video
  • 14bit uncompressed raw video at up to 30fps
  • Good flexibility in terms of resolutions and aspect ratios
  • Useful crop mode with extremely high image quality
  • Good dynamic range and low light performance
  • Superb build quality and extensive manual control
  • Extremely cheap on the used market and relatively common
  • Well suited to anamorphic lenses
  • Bonus H.264 1920x1080p recording mode


  • 5D Mark III is superior
  • Full sensor mode resolution limited to 1584 x 1058
  • Requires anamorphic lens to get the best of the full sensor mode
  • Moire and aliasing unless using 1:1 crop mode
  • Although a cheap camera body, requires expensive CF cards
  • Poor LCD visibility in strong sunlight
  • No articulated screen as found on newer Canon DSLRs
  • Glitchy exposure in crop mode, currently
  • Currently some disturbing bugs such as incorrect black levels and magenta tints

Magic Lantern RAW Hack

July 12, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS M Kit with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Back In Stock at Amazon, Price Still a Steal ($349)

The Canon EOS M kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens is in stock at Amazon for ridiculous $349 (click here). The other seller that has both kits still on sale is B&H. Unfortunately the kit with the EF-M 22mm is no longer on sale for $299.

Adorama, on the other hand, lists the EOS M as discontinued, B&H lists the white EOS M kit with EF-M 22mm as discontinued. It appears that US based shops are emptying stocks.

July 12, 2013
Posted in Deals

Super Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body Only – $1500

EOS 6d

Top deal by eBay seller bigvalueinc: The Canon EOS 6D for just $1499.99 (click here). Free shipping, limited supply at this price. Canon EOS 6D specs:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls
  • 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Extended ISO Range of 50-102400
  • Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
July 12, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D Interview With Canon South Africa

Roger Machin from Canon South Africa talks about the new Canon EOS 70D and what exactly Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus means.

EOS 70D specs:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Move Servo AF
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
  • ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode

The following shops accept pre-orders for the Canon EOS 70D:

Or check if the EOS 70D is available in your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay


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