June 5, 2014
Posted in Rumors

The Canon EOS 7D Replacement In Use At FIFA 2014 – True Or Not?

FIFA 2014

Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

It’s making the rounds that the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) is in use by selected photographers at FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. We reported it first, and others also got this information.

For the sake of good reporting, I have to say that while I got some more bits about the 7D replacement being in use at FIFA 2014, I also got some mails from (supposed) Canon press photographers that were saying it is not true, that no 7D replacement is undergoing final tests in Brazil, that no selected photographers are using it.

Hard to say what to believe and what not. The replacement for the EOS 7D, i.e. Canon’s next APS-C flagship, is expected to be announced for Photokina. It’s now 5 years since the EOS 7D was announced, a long time and a replacement is due.

To see all rumors about the EOS 7D replacement click here.

Stay tuned.


June 5, 2014
Posted in News

Handevision 40mm f/0.85 For Canon EOS M In Stock In Germany (world’s fastest lens for mirrorless systems)


The world’s fastest lens with native EOS M mount is in stock.

The Handevision 40mm f/0,85 for Canon EOS M systems is in stock at eBay Germany for €1.799. Head  over to Deals Runner for the links. Image samples can be found at handevision.de/en/impressions/.

According to Handevision press release (Handevision.de) the lens will soon start to ship world-wide.

To see previous coverage of the Handevision 40mm click here.

June 5, 2014
Posted in Tips

New Canon EOS C100 Tutorial Videos: Post-Production and Auto-Focus & Auto-Iris

CanonUSA on YouTube posted 2 new videos of the Canon EOS C100 Tutorial series.

The first video (above) is about post-production:

Learn about EOS C100 post production workflow, including ingesting footage from the SD card using Canon’s Data Import Utility and opening/viewing files in Adobe’s Premiere Pro (CS6) and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

The second video (below) is about continuous auto-focus and auto-iris in the new firmware update for the C100.

June 5, 2014
Posted in News

Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light In Stock And Ready To Ship


The Canon MR-14EX II Macro Ring Light is in stock and ready to ship for $549 (B&H Photo | Adorama).

Specifications and product description after the break.

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June 4, 2014
Posted in News

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM In Stock (and a review)

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Both B&H Photo and Adorama have the new Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM in stock and ready to ship for $299 (Adorama | B&H Photo). Adorama also has the lens with some basic accessories (UV filter, cleaning Kit, cap leash), and still for $299 (click here).

Camerastuffreview reviewed the EF-S 10-18mm IS STM lens and found it to deliver a lot of bang for the money. Very good image quality, light weighted, image stabilisation and a silent stepper motor for AF – and all for a reasonable price. In the conclusion they write:

Canon has surprised many with the introduction of the Canon 10-18 mm. This wide-angle zoom for starting photographers will also appeal to many amateur photographers. It is a perfect complement to the 18-55 mm kit lens: compact, light, equipped with good image stabilization and very attractively priced. Just as with much more expensive wide-angle lenses, there is, especially at the shortest focal length, visible chromatic aberration, vignetting and distortion. These lens properties are easy to correct. At the time of the test, there were no lens profiles available, but after the next update of EOS Utility, Lightroom or Photoshop, that will be easy to correct with software. The image quality – even without lens corrections –  is very good, compared to much more expensive wide angle lenses. The Canon 10-18mm offers a lot of value for money.

The review comes with samples and obviously there is much more for you to read.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM price check for you country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Specifications and product description after the break.

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June 4, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer – $99 (Amazon)


Amazon has the  Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer on sale for just $99 (instead of $199). Good deal.

  • PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) lets you print directly from Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Flickr, Dropbox
  • 3.5″ Touchscreen LCD and Intelligent Touch System – only the buttons you need illuminate
  • Compatible with Individual/Combo CLI-251 XL Ink Tanks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Black) & PGI-250 XL Pigment Black Ink Tanks. Only Replace The Inks That Run Out!
  • AirPrint: Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone?, iPad?, or iPod touch?- no drivers needed!
  • Superior 9600 x 2400 dpi photo resolution and gray ink. Load plain and photo paper right into of the printer at the same time!