September 11, 2013
Posted in News

Humor: Ironic Posters get the Point About Photography (most of the time)

Check this posters at Shoppe Designs (lots of posters, they can be printed). Ironic posters that get the humor about what happens in photography and what people may tell you.

[via Demilked via fstoppers]

September 11, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $660

Canon EF 24-105mm

Pretty good deal by eBay seller bigvalueinc: get the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS workhorse lens for $659.99 (click here). Free shipping. The lens will soon be discontinued by Canon, read a related rumor about an upcoming Sigma 24-105mm lens here. Please note what the seller says:

  • This lens is 100% brand new.
  • These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.
September 9, 2013
Posted in News, Rumors

All Possible Sigma Lenses for 2014

35mm Comparison

Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG
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Photorumors compiled a list of the lenses that Sigma could possibly announce in 2014. Take everything with a grain of salt, though there will be new Sigma lenses next year. The list:

  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM
  • Sigma 300mm f/2.8 OS
  • Sigma 400mm f/2.8 OS
  • Sigma 500mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 600mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG OS
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG
  • a new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens is also a possibility

Would be great if Sigma can deliver more outstanding lenses like the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM (price & specs). Let’s hope and wait. In the meantime you could like to read about the interview with the engineer that designed the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/1.4 lenses.

Moreover, German site Valuetech reports a rumor related to an upcoming Sig,a 24-105mm OS lens. This is a very interesting rumour. Since Canon will stop the production of the highly popular Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (price & specs) lens, it makes sense for Sigma to step in. Valuetech writes:

We’ve been told that lens manufacturer Sigma is close to announce a 24-105mm f/4 lens for fullframe DSLRs (the announcement could been expected some time in 2013), which might be a good replacement for the EoL Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS. Right now it’s not for sure if we’ll see an optical image stabilizer (OS) in it as well as if it will become a C-, A- or S-series lens regarding to Sigmas very own nomenclature.

September 9, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Deal: Canon EOS 5d Mark III for $2,550


Great deal by eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.2% positive ratings): Canon EOS 5D Mark III body only for $2,549.99 (click here). Free shipping, brand new, original box. Limited supply at this price.

September 7, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Weekend Deals: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8, EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm, EF 24-70mm

A bunch of Canon (and Canon related) deals oneBay.

Seller mobile-tone (98.8% positive ratings) has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for $1051.10(click here).

t-dimension3 (99% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $3,021.89.

6ave has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens with three filters and a lens cleaning kit on sale for $750.57 (click here).

6ave again has the Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8 II L for $2,052.40.

All sellers offer free shipping and more options you should check.

September 7, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D Full Video Review (LearningCameras)

The video above is a 22 minutes review and test of the Canon EOS 70D by LearningCameras. It is a pretty good introduction to all the features of the EOS 70D.

I am still on travel in the US, so again I apologise for not posting as usual. However, got my EOS 70D today and even if I did not yet have time to try it out as I would like I am very satisfied with the first impression. Canon brought back to the XxD line a lot of features they took away when they released the EOS 60D three years ago (AF micro-adjustement, just to mention one). The things I like most so far: electronic level in the view-finder, AD micro-adjustement, solid build (though not as rugged as the 40D and 50D), flip screen, 19 points AF, WiFi, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF. I think Canon did also a great j0b with the positioning of all the controls and buttons: everything appears well positioned and designed. The touch screen works fine (if you want to use it, I do not).

The EOS 70D is for sure the most innovative camera Canon made since years, a truly well designed piece of gear. I am not into videography but I am sure videographers will love the EOS 70D.

Canon EOS 70D
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