October 9, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 70D w/ 18-55mm IS STM – $1150

EOS 70D

This is the first Canon EOS 70D eBay deal I feature here. It’s a new seller, beststopdeals (43651 ratings, 98.5% positive), and they have on sale the EOS 70D kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $1149 (click here). The seller clearly states: This item is 100% brand new. USA product sealed in original box & includes full USA warranty.

October 9, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Pixma MG2220 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer for Just $25

Pixma MG2220

Adorama is selling the Canon Pixma MG2220 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer for just $24.99 (click here). Features description after the break.

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October 9, 2013
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Another Hint That the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Could Have a New Sensor

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

 

We were first to report this possibility back in August, saying that Canon was prototyping various sensors for the EOS 7D Mark II (including a 24MP sensor), now a new rumor surfaced that has word the Canon EOS 7D Mark II could indeed have a different sensor than the 20MP sensor of the Canon EOS 70D (most speculation were suggesting Canon could reuse the same sensor). Unfortunately there is not much more new to report yet. The announcement for 2014 got another confirmation, that the EOS 7D Mark II will be more “pro-video-oriented” has also been confirmed (though no one really knows how the 7D2 will beat the excellently featured EOS 70D). According to my sources, Canon’s plans are to push a 24MP sensor into the EOS 7D Mark II, but everything depends by the noise/high ISO performance, which is top priority for Canon

As you can see, everything is still very obscure. There will be an EOS 7D Mark II, it will come in 2014, and it has to be more feature rich than the EOS 70D (but how?).

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October 8, 2013
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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS Review (photozone)

EF 35mm f/2 IS

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS
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photozone reviewed the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS lens (price & specs). The review covers technical detail as well as posting sample pics.

In the conclusion they write:

Once more Canon delivered a a high performance lens with only a few weaknesses. The center performance is very good at max. aperture and excellent to downright superb at medium aperture settings. The borders are somewhat low in contrast at f/2 but very sharp when stopped down a bit. Lateral CAs are next to non-existent and distortions are pretty much irrelevant as well. The vignetting is nothing special though so you have to live with a high light fall-off at f/2. Canon was able to fix the bokeh issue that plagued the old EF 35mm f/2 – especially the critical background blur is very smooth now and better than most lenses in this focal length class. You will be able to spot some bokeh fringing in critical scenes when shooting fully open but that’s a typical behavior for such a fast lens anyway.

There is more to read, obviously. If you are on the fence for this high performing lens then be sure to check the review.

October 8, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Product Advisory: Canon LP-E6 Battery May Not Charge

This happened to me once with the battery supplied with the EOS 70D. I didn’t figure out why the battery wasn’t charged. Nothing bad, if you have the issue just follow the instructions below.

Canon advisory:

Affected Product
Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack when used with the Canon LC-E6 Charger
(Compatible with Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS 7D, EOS 70D,
EOS 60D, EOS 60Da)

Symptom
In rare cases, the orange lamp on the Canon Battery Charger LC-E6 will blink rapidly at regular intervals when the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 is inserted. In such cases, charging the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 in the Canon Battery Charger LC-E6 is not possible.

Battery Condition
Charge Lamp
Color
Indicator
Standby for charge
Orange
Blinks once per second
Communication error
Blinks rapidly
0 – 49%
Blinks once per second
50 – 74%
Blinks twice per second
75% or higher
Blinks three times per second
Fully charged
Green
Lights up

This symptom may occur when a Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 has been discharged due to being unused for a prolonged period of time, such as when it is first purchased.
If this occurs, please follow the procedure below.

Procedure

  1. Plug the Canon Battery Charger LC-E6, with the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 inserted, into a power outlet.
  2. Wait for 20 seconds.
    If during this time the orange lamp blinks once per second, please continue to charge the battery until the green lamp lights up, which indicates a full charge. At this point, the battery is ready for normal use, and there is no need to follow the remaining steps.
    If during this time the orange lamp blinks rapidly, please move on to Step 3 of this procedure.
  3. If the orange lamp blinks rapidly, remove the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 from the Canon Battery Charger LC-E6.
  4. Wait for 10 seconds.
  5. Reinsert the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 into the Canon Battery Charger LC-E6.
  6. The Canon Battery Charger LC-E6’s orange lamp should begin to flash slowly (once per second) and charging will begin.
    Please note: If the orange lamp blinks rapidly again, please repeat steps 3-5 above. If, after a third attempt, the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 does not charge, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for assistance.
  7. Charge the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 until the green lamp on the Canon Battery Charger LC-E6 illuminates, signifying that the Canon Battery Pack LP-E6 is fully charged.

Use of non-genuine Canon Battery Packs 
The situation may also occur when attempts are made to charge non-genuine Canon Battery Packs in the Canon Battery Charger LC-E6. However, the procedure provided above does not apply to the use of non-genuine Canon products.

Support
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register your Canon Products. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when future firmware updates become available for download.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support
October 7, 2013
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Canon Rebel T3 w/ 18-55mm IS II Lens – $320

Canon Rebel T3

Looking for an entry level Canon DSLR? Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T3 with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens for $319.99 (click here), USA model, original packaging, free shipping.

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