November 12, 2013
Posted in News

Humor: An Alternative Approach to Speed Dating


Speed Dating

Just for fun… ;-)

[via Photography Week on Facebook]

November 11, 2013
Posted in Deals

Update – Deal: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – $2199 (no: $1899)

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

Update: B&H has the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at an even better price: $1899 (click here) after a $300 mail-in rebate. Be aware that the final price shows up after having added the item to the cart.

Good deal by authorised Canon dealer buydig (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay: the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens for $2199 (click here). New item, USA warranty. Limited stock at this price. Note: The price shows up after having added the item to the cart.

Below you can see a hands-on video by DigitalRev.

November 11, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Are You Ready For The White Kiss? (Canon Japan Teaser)

White Kiss

This is a screenshot, click to see the video.

After the teaser published by Canon Korea a few days ago, now we have another teaser video by Canon Japan on Facebook. This time there is no silhouette of a camera a body, just a short video titled “White Kiss Debut”. I think the odds are clear now: Canon is going to release a white Rebel DSLR (The Rebel line-up is called “Kiss” in japan). It is still unclear if it will be a new Rebel or just a white version of an existing model. I think the latter is more probable.

In the meantime our friends over at dicahub did another comparison with the original teaser image published by Canon Korea. The shape looks definitely like a Rebel SL1/EOS 100D (price & specs). Only the position of the “Canon” mark and the lens position differ slightly, but that could depend by the shooting angle.

Image courtesy:

I guess there will soon be a white Rebel SL1/EOS 100D :-)

[via digicame-info]

November 11, 2013
Posted in patents

Canon Patent For Next Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus (the 70D is not the end of the story)

Dual Pixel CMOS

The Canon EOS 70D is not the end of the story.

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that looks to be the next step in Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus technology. The patent appears to refer to a more sensitive Dual Pixel AF.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-228692
    • Publication date 2013.11.7
    • Filing date 2012.3.29
  • Canon patent
    • Image plane phase difference AF
    • I have a high sensitivity light-receiving unit low sensitivity and the light receiving unit
November 10, 2013
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Deal: Canon EOS 7D ($919), EOS 6D ($1649), SL1/100D ($484) – Update


Update: Another very good deal showed up on eBay: Top Rated Plus seller peach_photo (99.6 % positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens for $484 (click here). New item in original box, USA warranty. Regular price is $679!

Top Rated Plus eBay seller adoramacamera (99.8% positive ratings) has refurbished Canon EOS 7D bodies for $919 (click here). Refurbished by Canon, 1 year warranty. It is the same well known Adorama, selling on ebay.

B&H has the Canon EOS 6D discounted to $1649 (click here). Be aware that the price shows up after having added the item to the cart.

November 9, 2013
Posted in Tips

Canon Quick Tips: Learn from Canon’s Technical Advisors

Canon Quick Tips

The Canon Digital Learning Center has a set of tutorial videos for you to watch and learn.

Each video will feature a Canon Technical Advisor offering a helpful imaging tip, sharing a unique product insight, or explaining a key technology. New videos will be added regularly, so check back to keep expanding your Canon knowledge base.

These video tutorials are available:

Waveform Monitor   
Learn how to properly expose a scene with this built-in tool and how it applies to Canon Log.
Radio-Based Wireless Flash This technology uses radio signals for the camera to communicate with up to 15 Speedlites.
Double Slot and Relay Recording Cinema EOS recording methods are discussed in this video.
Radio Wireless Group Mode Learn how to control several groups of Speedlites on-camera.
Custom Pictures Use presets or customized settings to aesthetically modify your image in-camera.
Evaluative Metering See how this metering system analyzes light between picture area and subject and adjusts exposure accordingly.
Assignable Buttons Learn how to assign external menu function buttons for your Canon EOS C100, C300 or C500.
Black Balance Find out the importance of adjusting black balance and how it affects your RGB images.
Peaking See how peaking can be a useful tool when helping to adjust focus on images.
GPS with EOS Cameras Discover the features and benefits of using GPS within the EOS system.
Properly Holding a Digital SLR Camera Learn the proper techniques for holding a Digital SLR camera to create steadier and sharper pictures.
Exposure Modes and Flash Learn how the Canon EOS SLR flash works in various exposure modes for different results in the finished image.
November 8, 2013
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Canon Deals for the Weekend (60D, EOS M, 6D, 7D, T5i/700D, EF 24-105mm, S100, Sandisk Memory)

Canon DealsCanon Deals

A bunch of selected Canon deals for your weekend shopping pleasure. Be also sure to check the weekly deals at the Canon Direct Store. You get $10 off  $100, $25 off $250, $50 off $500 of your purchase. Discounts on lenses and Speedlites can be checked here. Finally, the Canon store offers $200 discount on selected DSLRs.

B&H has various discounted EOS 60D kits on sale.  You are going to save $200, get $51 worth of free accessories, and 4% reward.

Adorama has refurbished EOS 60D bodies for just $579 (click here), and refurbished Powershot S100 for $189 (click here). They also have discounted SanDisk Memory Cards starting from $29.95 (click here).

Amazon has once more a very good price for the EOS M kit with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens ($319).

Digitalrev has a two week promotion, you get $20 off $500 discount for your purchases (valid for all currencies). DigitalRev prices are comprehensive of all taxes and customs for Europe and Asia customers, US visits have to check during check-out since it depends by the state. Free shipping. The offered Canon gear:

Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EOS 7D body only on sale for $1048 (click here). New item, free shipping.

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