February 26, 2014
Posted in Deals

Kit Deal: Canon Rebel SL1, 2 Lenses, Pro-100 Photo Printer, 32GB Memory Card, Bag, and more – $749


Canon Rebel SL1

Adorama has a Canon Rebel SL1 kit on sale for $749 after mail-in rebate and instant discount (compare to over $1350). That’s a great price for a bundle that includes:

  • Canon Rebel SL1
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III lens
  • Sony 32GB memory card
  • Lowepro bag
  • Canon PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer
  • 50 sheets Canon photo paper

The Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D in Europe) is the world’s smallest DSLR.

February 26, 2014
Posted in News

Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Cards Can Be Pre-Ordered (world’s fastest SD cards)

Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC

B&H Photo has the new Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC memory cards available for pre-order, claimed to be the world’s fastest memory cards. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB can be pre-ordered. Shipping is expected for April 10.

Specs and description after the break.

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February 26, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Rokinon 16mm f/2 – $299

Rokinon 16mm Another Rokinon deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller bestpriceoptics (99.8% positive ratings): the Rokinon 16mm f/2  Lens on sale for $299.Free shipping in the US.

Compare to over $400 elsewhere.

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February 26, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Ultra Wide Cine Lens – $319

Rokinon 14mm Top Rated Plus eBay seller bestpriceoptics (99.8% positive ratings) has the Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Ultra Wide Cine Lens on sale for $319.

Free shipping in the US.

Product information after the break.

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February 26, 2014
Posted in News

Canon EOS C100 Firmware Update and Dual Pixel AF Update

Dual Pixel Auto-Focus

Canon EOS C100: Adorama | B&H

It is now possible to update the Canon EOS C100 with the innovative Dual Pixel Auto-Focus, the AF technology Canon first featured on the Canon EOS 70D. In addition, the Canon EOS C100 gets a firmware update for the following issue:

A Continuous Recording function has been added allowing for nonstop recording. At the same time the camera creates IN and OUT points in the footage every time the START/STOP button is pressed.

Click here to get more information about the firmware update and here to download it.

The biggest news is that Canon is now ready to update the EOS C100 with their new Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus. Canon will perform this feature upgrade at a cost of $500, and requires that EOS C100 cameras be sent to an accredited Canon service center.

Canon press release:

Thank you for using Canon products.

EOS C100 Feature Upgrade offering enhanced autofocusing capability is now available.

Now available from Canon is a feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that will offer an autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. The upgrade provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) Function for all Canon EF autofocus Lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. These critical focusing capabilities are designed to help reduce out of focus video while providing for smooth focus transitions and assist users when operating with small crews.
Learn more about the EOS C100 Feature Upgrade by visiting the dedicated webpage on the Canon USA website.

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February 26, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Take Care Of Your Photo Equipment In The Cold

Photo Equipment In The Cold

Canon EOS 70D & EF-S 18-135mm IS STM – Shot at 18mm (ISO 200, 1/1000, f/11) during a hiking trip in the Alps (out of the camera, no post-processing)

The Canon Digital Learning Center published an article about how to take care of your photo gear when it is cold.

If you take a camera into a cold environment, the first thing you might notice is that battery life begins to drop. By 32 ˚F (0 ˚C), you might only lose 10% of the battery’s potential, but if it grows colder then it starts to become more noticeable. The first step to combat this is to keep your spare batteries inside your clothing, as close to your body as possible. In moderately cold conditions, this will be more than enough to keep the batteries within a normal operating range. It might be tempting to keep smaller point-and-shoot cameras inside your layers as well, but even in cold temperatures, we sweat when exerting energy like when you’re walking through deep snow or skiing. This sweating will cause condensation on your lens and potentially inside your camera, so it’s best to keep smaller cameras in a backpack or outer pocket.

You may also be interested in this CDLC article about how to set white balance to photograph snow.

[via CDLC]

February 25, 2014
Posted in News

Nikon Released The D4S, What Is Canon Doing?

As anticipated, Nikon today released their new flagship, the Nikon D4S.  The D4S has a new sensor (16.2MP), a new CPU (EXPEED), and can be pushed up to a mind-boggling ISO 409,600.

And Canon? Rumor has it that Canon may announce a new DSLR in March 2014, but it could either be the EOS 7D replacement, or something bigger. I was told that Canon will announce a new high-end DSLR in 2014, and that this camera will not replace the EOS-1D X (price & specs) or the EOS-1D C (B&H | Adorama) but rather be a new DSLR in the line-up.

Stay tuned.