December 11, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Price Drop – Now $950 (and more Canon deals)

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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.

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December 11, 2013
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Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update Released (ver. 2.0.5)

EOS 7D Firmware Update

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

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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!

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December 10, 2013
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Rumor: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Prototypes Out In The Wild?

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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)

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December 10, 2013
Posted in Deals

Adobe Photoshop Photography Program at $9.99 Extended Again (until 12/31)

Adobe Photoshop Photography Program

As noted by reader Ron, the real expiration date of this special offer has always been December 31st. Now Adobe announced it officially.

The offer expires December 31Anyone now can get Photoshop and Lightroom via Creative Cloud for $9.99/month. This is your opportunity to step into Adobe’s Photoshop Photography Program for 9.99 a month (12-month commitment).

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom 5
  • 20GB of online storage
  • Behance ProSite
  • Access to training resources on Creative Cloud Learn
  • Ongoing updates and upgrades
December 10, 2013
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Canon EOS M vs 5D Mark III – Can The EOS M Hold Up?

Spoiler: it can (in good light) :-)

I like these kind of comparison, and learningcameras made one I was waiting for: Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs) vs Canon EOS M (price & specs). Even better: you can download the original and full resolution RAW and JPEG files of the images shown in the video-review. The reviewer writes:

Can a $400 camera take as good a picture as a $4000 pro shooter? Do you really need to be investing in extremely high end gear to get top end image quality? And do you really need the weight, size, and risk of a pro camera to deliver uncompromising results? We answer those questions by taking the $4000 Canon 5D Mark III and the $400 Canon EOS M to shoot some $400,000 cars.

As you can see, in good light the results are much less diverging than you may think. These are obviously different pieces of gear that do not play in the same league, but in real life settings the image quality difference is a small one. It’s just about IQ in good shooting situation, not about low light performance or other features as AF. Consider also the small size of the EOS M compared to the bulky 5D Mark III.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
Canon EOS M Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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