July 31, 2013
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Discounted Canon Kits: Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D), Rebel T5i (EOS 700D), EOS 60D, EOS 7D

Discounted Canon Kits

Adorama has a set of Canon DSLR kits with savings up to $500 for 60D kits (click here), up to $200 for Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) kits (click here), up to $300 for EOS 7D kits (click here), and up to $200 for SL1 kits (click here) . Some examples:

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS and 55-250mm IS II Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Bag – $200 instant rebate – final price $899 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm IS Lens – Bundle – with 75-300mm Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Case – $150 instant rebate – final price $849 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm IS & 55-250mm IS II Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Bag – $200 instant rebate – final price $1199 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i  with 18-55mm IS & 55-250mm IS II Lens, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera Bag – $200 instant rebate – final price $999 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS & EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Lens – $300 instant rebate – final price $2149 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 7D with EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM AF Lens – $300 instant rebate – final price $1849 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D body only – $200 instant rebate – final price $699 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D with EFS 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens – $200 instant rebate – final price $999 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D with EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – $500 instant rebate – final price $1049 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens & EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – $500 instant rebate – final price $1349 (click here)

Discounted Canon Kits

July 31, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Rumor: Canon Going To Launch A Cloud-Based Photo Sharing Service On August 21?

Canon Rumor

Yesterday Photography Bay broke the news with an announcement Canon will make on August 21. Initial speculations considered the possible announcement of the successor of the Canon EOS M. However, I have been told that the announcement has nothing to do with new cameras. Instead, most probably Canon will announce a cloud-based photo sharing service. I have been told (thanks) that Project1709 will go out of the beta test status and will be made available to the general public (it is currently by invitation only). So folks, no new gear in August.

July 31, 2013
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Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Review – First Impression

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Review

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
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Please note: I am not a professional lens reviewer/tester. In this post I write about my first impressions with the lens, in the next days (I am very busy these days) I will post test series shot at all apertures, so anyone can check image quality and other issues. Stay tuned.

When Canon announced the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM last month I was surprised: rumors were suggesting primes and zooms for the EOS M, a ultra wide angle lens wasn’t expected. And I was happy since I love wide angle lenses. Luckily I was able to get a production copy of the third lens Canon made for the EOS M system. It is since then the lens I use more often on my EOS M, it is the funniest, but not the cheapest. The EF-M 11-22mm has a price tag of around €400 in Europe. If you follow Canon Watch you probably know that the EF-M 11-22mm will not be sold in the US (for the time being). If you live in the US your best bet to get this lens is DigitalRev. More after the break.

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July 31, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Announces New VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder

Note: this is what Canon Germany was teasing.

Canon USA press release:

The New VIXIA mini Compact Personal Camcorder Features an Ultra Wide-Angle Lens, Full HD Video, Vari-Angle LCD Monitor and Slim Ultra-Compact Body with Built-in Stand, and Allows for Convenient Hands-Free Shooting with built-in Wi-Fi
Melville, N.Y., July 31, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder. The creatively designed VIXIA mini personal camcorder allows shooters to easily record their hobbies, special interests and memorable moments hands-free, and then share those videos and images on their favorite social networking sites or their own blogs via built-in Wi-Fi or via the free Canon Movie Uploader app*.

The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder features an ultra wide-angle Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens (160 degree movies / 170 degree photos) allowing a user to shoot from unique and creative perspectives while including their surroundings to make their videos and images more interesting. By utilizing the Wide Mode users can give the viewer a full view of their surroundings and then switch to Close-Up Mode to provide emphasis on a particular subject. While in Close-up Mode, users can record a centered 1920 x 1440 resolution image with little distortion. They can also quickly toggle from one shooting mode to the other, or switch back and forth between video and image mode, by touching the camcorder’s innovatively designed 2.7-inch capacitive-tilt touch panel LCD display. Attached to the camera by two parallel hinges, the Vari-Angle LCD monitor allows for various shooting styles, including low-angle shooting, normal and high-angle-shooting and self-shooting.

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July 31, 2013
Posted in Rumors

More on Sigma’s Lens Mount Conversion Service

Yesterday I reported that Sigma announced something revolutionary, they touted it as “change your mind? – change your [?]“. It turned out that Sigma will start a service to change the mount type of your Sigma lens so you can easily switch system (brand) of your camera without having to sell your old Sigma lenses and buy new ones. Good move by Sigma. They are making outstanding lenses since some time and it makes sense offering such a service to customers. The service is said to be free. The video above shows that it isn’t a too difficult operation to change the mount type of the lens.

Today there are new information about the lens conversion service. The information comes from a slrclub user. All Sigma lenses with 10 contacts can be easily modified to get another mount type, except for Nikon/Pentax version of Sigma lenses. For Nikon/Pentax versions, the aperture will be controlled mechanically after the conversion. There shouldn’t be such issues with Canon/Sony/Other versions of Sigma lenses. Tomorrow we will know more, since Sigma will officially announce the service on August 1st. The service will start from 9/2.

[slrclub via dicahub]

Lens Mount Conversion

July 31, 2013
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything

 

  • Amazing Timelapse Showing The Amount Of Work Invested In Restorating A Damaged Photo – diyphotography
  • Need to Bounce Some Light? Here’s an Inexpensive DIY Reflector Solution – nofilmschool
  • Canon EF to MFT Speed Booster coming in August. – 43rumors
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 (price & specs) zoom will ship in September only (in Europe) – sonyalpharumors
  • EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Learning About the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens (Amazon | Adorama | B&H) with Internal 1.4x Extender on Tower Island/Prince Philips Steps – birdsasart-blog
  • Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 vs Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II (price & specs)ronmartblog
  • Canon Global Camera Sales Drop 19% Over Last Year, While Total Sales Revenue Rises – The Phoblographer
  • Panasonic Rumored to Work On Canon 70D-Like Sensor With Integrated Phase-Detection AF – 43rumors
  • Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On – The Phoblographer
  • Canon Can’t, Unfortunately – seekingalpha
  • Shooting Extreme Documentary Series ‘Vice’ with the Canon C300 – creativeplanetnetwork
July 30, 2013
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Lens Discounts: Tokina II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon 35mm f/1.4

B&H has discounts going on for the following lenses:

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 has a $60 instant rebate and a $40 mail-in rebate, final price is $599 (click here) - expires 8/31

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle US UMC has a $50 mail in rebate, final price is $389.95 (click here) – expires 8/1

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