December 11, 2013
Posted in News

Yongnuo YN-E3-RT In Stock (first ever third party trigger for Canon RT technology)


Yongnuo YN-E3-RTYongnuo YN-E3-RT

Back in October Yongnuo announced the first ever third party trigger (and a SpeedLite) that is fully compatible with Canon’s 2.4ghz TTL radio triggering “RT” technology. The trigger is the YN-E3-RT and it is now in stock at the YongNuoStore for $145.99.

The YN-E3-RT trigger attaches to your Canon via the flash hotshoe, it allows to control and set all compatible devices (for the time being the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and the upcoming Yongnuo YN600EX-RT). The YN-E3-RT has a pretty cool feature: you can upload firmware updates via an USB port. At least potentially that could mean the Youngnuo can get new features via update.

December 11, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS Review (lemondedelaphoto)

Sigma 24-105mm f/4

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM
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French site lemondedelaphoto (translated) reviewed the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens, Sigma’s latest addition to the “Art” line-up (in stock at B&H for $899). Please note that the links to the pages of the review are not working when translating with Google (at least not for me).

Optical quality measures are better than Canon’s equivalent, the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS (price & specs). The reviewer outlines the very good build quality, and auto-focus performance. They observed vignetting at 24mm and distortion (though figures appear to be better than on the Canon 24-105mm). Final rating is 8.4/10. The conclusion is here.


December 11, 2013
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Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 70D Price Drop – Now $950 (and more Canon deals)

EOS 70D Price Drop

The Canon EOS 70D dropped to $950 at all major retailers, click on the shop name: Amazon | Adorama (+4% reward) | B&H (+2% reward). Excellent price for an excellent camera.

More deals that went live in the last hours:

Newegg has the Canon EOS M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens for just $279.

EOS 70D Price Drop EOS 70D Price Drop

December 11, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update Released (ver. 2.0.5)

EOS 7D Firmware Update

Canon EOS 7D
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Canon released a firmware update for the EOS 7D, it’s available for download here.

Canon’s press release:

Firmware Version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the Canon EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A.

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December 10, 2013
Posted in Deals

Warning: Canon EOS M w/ 18-55mm IS STM – $279 (updated)


Update: according to user comments the code is not working, and hence the price is $279. Still a very good price.

Newegg has the Canon EOS M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens for ridiculous $251.99. Price is $279, then use coupon code MASTERPASS to get the final price. This is the lowest price ever seen in the US!

[via dealsrunner]

December 10, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Rumor: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Prototypes Out In The Wild?

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L I

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

Source: CR

A long rumored lens appears to be undergoing field tests by selected photographers, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II. The announcement could occur in the first half of 2014. The rumor states the successor of the Canon EF 35mm f 1.4L USM (price & specs) is a bit wider and has slightly less weight. Also, at least one of the elements should have a new kind of coating. Filter thread is said to be 77mm. There have been patents in the past that are pointing to this new lens. It appears this lens will definitely be announced in 2014.

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L is currently on sale for $1179 at B&H. The final price after having added the item to the cart and a $150 mail-in rebate.

December 10, 2013
Posted in News

Mirrorless Camera Sales Growing in Asia and EU, Not In The USA

Source: Personal-View

As you see Asian countries are rapidly switching to Mirrorless cameras. Europe’s mirrorless market is also slowly growing. But it’s in North America where MILCs still not break the DSLR sales. Hard to guess what the reasons are.

Not surprising that Canon announced their new EOS M2 only in Asia (at least for the time being).

Mirrorless Camera Sales

CIPA data of cameras shipped by Japanese companies (October 2013)

[via 43rumors]