Black Friday deals: refurbished Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II at $85.67 (reg. $110)

Black Friday Deals: Refurbished Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II At $85.67 (reg. $110)

The Canon Direct Store has refurbished Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II (the Nifty-Fifty) on sale at $85.67. Compare at $110.

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Canon patent for 25-125mm f/2.8 lens for Super 35mm sensors (EOS Cinema)

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A new Canon patent for a 25-125mm f/2.8 lens for Canon’S EOS Cinema line. The patent refers to a Super 35mm sensor.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-176118
    • Published 2015.10.5
    • Filing date 2014.3.18
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 5.00
    • Focal length 25.00 125.00
    • F-number 2.90
    • Half angle (in degrees) 29.42 6.44
    • Image height 14.10
    • Overall length of the lens 446.92
    • BF 50.00

Canon wins Gold for cartridge recycling programme at Green Apple Awards

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Canon wins Gold for cartridge recycling programme at Green Apple Awards

London, UK, 18 November 2015 – Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, announced today that the company has won a Gold award for its toner cartridge recycling programme at the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2015.

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Black Friday Deals: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM – $849 (was $949, and more Sigma deals)

Black Friday Deals: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM – $849 (was $949, And More Sigma Deals)

Sigma announced Black Friday discounts on five of their lenses:


Canon Powershot SX610 HS deal – $189 (reg. $249, Amazon Gold Box Deal)

Canon Powershot SX610 HS Deal – $189 (reg. $249, Amazon Gold Box Deal)

Amazon’s Gold Box Deal today is the WiFi-enabled Canon Powershot SX610 HS, on sale at $189 for a short time. Compare at regular $249. Black, red and white color options available.

  • 18x Optical Zoom (25-450mm)
  • 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD with a screen resolution of 922,000 dots allows easy viewing even from a wide angle

Canon is suing well-known eBay sellers to stop grey import sales in the USA

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Photography Bay reports that Canon USA filed lawsuits against several well-known grey market retailers, among them Get It Digital and All New Shop. This appears to be an effort to stop these retailers from selling imported, and hence often significantly discounted, Canon DSLRs in the USA.

Both cases have been filed at the New York Eastern District Court, Canon U.S.A. Inc. v. Get It Digital LLC et al and Canon U.S.A. Inc. v. F & E Trading LLC et al, on October 20, 2015. Photography Bay claims to have copies of the complaints filed by Canon. According to Photography Bay, Canon sees the following possible harms for customers:

  • Using counterfeit serial numbers on gray market Canon products
  • Lack of enforceable warranties or inferior warranty coverage
  • Packaging that does not accurately describe the products contained therein
  • The inclusion of cheap photocopies of product operating manuals, as opposed to genuine manuals that accompany genuine Canon cameras
  • Power supplies and accessories that are counterfeit, manufactured by third partes and/or not compliant with applicable laws, regulations and certifications

The most worrying of the allegations listed above is the possibility of counterfeit serial numbers, and all what it might imply.

Please note: Some of the retailers Canon is suing have been featured here in the past. Given these news I can no longer recommend these retailers. However, in all these years I heard only one complaint from customers, and it was about being late with shipping.

To learn more about this story head over to Photography Bay