Deal Alert: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kits with Free Tascam DR-70D Recorder (Adorama)


Adorama is putting lots of good deals online as of late. Here is another one that takes advantage of the recent price drops on select Canon DSLRs. Adorama is offering 5D Mark III kits bundled with a free Tascam DR-70D recorder and with more accessories. The Tascam DR-70D usually sells for $300.

  • EOS 5D Mark III body with Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card – on sale for $2,799 after MIR
  • EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, Tascam DR-70D 4 channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card – on sale for $3,399 after MIR

  • EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens, Tascam DR-70D 4 channel audio recorder, SC35 3.5mm Stereo Output Cable, 4 Pack AA Batteries, 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card, 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card – on sale for $3,549 after MIR

More deals on our Holiday Deals 2014 page.


Canon’s High Megapixel DSLR Eventually Coming in 2015?

Canon's High Megapixel Canon Rumor

Canon Rumors got another mention about the since long fabled high megapixel Canon DSLR. This time they rate the rumor as coming from a trusted source and with a high degree of reliability:

We have confirmed that a high megapixel camera is coming from Canon in 2015 and it will be around 50mp. The camera will not be an EOS-1 style body, so don’t expect the price to be above $4000.

A high megapixel camera from Canon is a long running rumor and it is not the first time it is rated as being almost sure to be true. We will see what’s coming. I’ve to say that I am somewhat sceptical on all these high megapixel rumors.

No mention this time if the sensor will be made by Sony. Stay tuned…

Killer Deal Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer and More Accessories – $2,450


B&H Photo has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III bundled with Canon’s PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, 50 sheets of Canon photo paper, Sandisk 32GB memory card, Canon camera bag, and a spare battery, all on sale for $2,449.

A killer price, and by an authorised Canon dealer. The checkout price is $3,099, then you apply $650 mail-in rebate (instructions) = $2,449. Kit description after the break.

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New Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.1.50) Adds Support For More Canon DSLRs

Digital Photo Professional

Canon DPP 4.x

Canon released Digital Photo Professional 4.1.50. The software now officially supports also the following Canon DSLRs

  • EOS-1D Mark IV
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 700D
  • EOS 100D

You can download DPP 4.1.50 for free here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.1.50 from the software options to download.

Canon Pro Network press release:

Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, which now supports – in addition to its current range of full-frame DSLRs – the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 700D and EOS 100D…

Launched in September 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 was Canon’s first sweeping change to its popular RAW processing software since its original launch. The latest version of DPP – version 4.1.50 – is a response to feedback from owners of older full-frame and APS-C cameras who are looking for the very latest RAW workflow solution.

Additionally, DPP 4.1.50 supports the recently launched EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses, the profiles for which are now available for use with the Lens Correction function.

Commenting on the update, Mike Owen, European Professional Imaging Communications Manager, Professional Imaging Department, Canon Europe, said: “DPP 4.0 has proved incredibly popular with our customers and this latest update further extends its appeal to a wider range of users, such as those using the highly successful EOS 5D Mark II. Canon remains firmly committed to offering a complete range of products to photographers and increasingly its software solutions are playing a vital role in delivering the ultimate in image quality from capture to output.”


  • Faster, real-time adjustments.
  • Improved RAW file workflow.
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces.
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
  • Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts.
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
  • Improved shadow recovery function.
  • Support for movie playback.
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
  • Better integration with EOS Utility.

How To Process Canon RAW Files to Match the Dynamic Range of Sony Sensors

Process Canon RAW

Thanks Albert

Roger Clark posted an interesting, technical yet easy to follow guide on how to process Canon RAW files to obtain a dynamic range that matches Sony or Nikon sensors.

Clark writes:

Canon raw data typically have an offset of 2048 in the 14-bit data range in the raw file, with a maximum of around 15,000. That means the offset is about 15% of the data range. In other words, the offset is less than 3 stops down from maximum signal! Managing this offset is critical to showing the full dynamic range of the sensor. Many examples shown on the internet fail to manage this offset properly and conclude that Canon has poor dynamic range. Further, as raw processing proceeds in the RGB data, the relative offsets can be changed, leaving ugly color casts in shadows at the low end of the intensity range.

Don’t get scared by the tech stuff in the quote. The article explains why RAW image data coming from a Canon sensor has more dynamic range than most people think, and how to properly process the RAW files to maximise the dynamic range.

Clark’s article is a step by step guide to the proper processing of Canon RAW files using Adobe Camera Raw 8.7 for first settings and then Photoshop’s shadow/highlight and levels tools to fully exploit the RAW file’s dynamic range. Canon EOS 6D RAW files are used as example in the article, and there are screenshots of the process.

You can follow the discussion about this topic going to DPReview’s forum.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II Tutorial & User Guide Video

FroKnowsPhoto posted a nice video that’s an EOS 7D Mark II tutorial and guide in one. The video lasts 30 minutes and is a very good introduction to the game changing EOS 7D Mark II and to its features and settings. And it is a starters guide for those who just got their brand new 7D2. Enjoy!

The video is another good insight to what the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II means and can do for professional photographers, especially for those who are into sport, wildlife, and generally fast action photography. And as I said many times before: the EOS 7D Mark II is a game changer, in any sense. What Canon makes are not fancy gadgets but well-made, professional tools for those who care to have a thought-out camera for their job. And should the 7D Mark II be too much for you, then have a look at the not-less-impressing EOS 70D, Canon’s well-made all-round DSLR (with a much more affordable price). The 7D Mark II is Canon’s new APS-C flagship but the EOS 70D is no slough though, coming with many advanced features.

The EOS 7D Mark II’s AF-system is the best you can get on an APS-C camera, add 10fps, an amazing high ISO performance, and all the other professional features. Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

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