B&H has some good BF/CM deals that are still alive:
- CANON EF 16-35MM F/2.8L II for $1349 after having added the item to the cart and a $200 mail-in rebate
- Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens and PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet Printer for $799 after instant and mail-in rebates
- HOT: CANON EF 70-200MM F/2.8L IS II for $1899 after checkout and $300 mail-in rebate – that’s $600 savings on this excellent lens!
- SIGMA 70-200MM F/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for $1099, $300 saving
- CANON PIXMA MG6320 WIRELESS COLOR ALL-IN-ONE INKJET PHOTO PRINTER (BLUE) for just $49 with Free SquareTrade Protection Plan
Finally, the SIGMA 24-105MM F/4 DG OS HSM is in stock for $899
The announcement of the Canon EOS M2 last night created a bit of confusion. Nothing leaked until the day before, and: only Canon Japan and Canon China made the announcement. No word came from Canon USA or one of the Canon’s EU branches. As for now a lot suggests that Canon may introduce the EOS M2 for Asia only, or at least wait for CES 2014 to make it available for the rest of the world.
That Canon could make the EOS M2 available only for Asia is more plausible than you may think at first glance, it’s an option to take in account. Mirrorless cameras sell pretty good in Asia (the EOS M did too), much better than in Europe or the US, so it could be possible that Canon decides to sell the EOS M2 only in Asia. Remember that the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM lens is still not available for the US (but can be ordered at DigitalRev). The 11-22mm is the most interesting lens among those (3 lenses) that are available, in my opinion.
Even if Canon didn’t built in the awesome Dual Pixel AF first seen on the Canon EOS 70D, the Canon EOS M2 promises to double AF speed compared to the EOS M with the firmware update. The short video above (by YouTube user kakakucommagazine) gives a first idea about how the EOS M2’s AF works. And, hey!, this is a small sized camera!
The EOS M is on sale for $299 at B&H.
No, they did not use the new EOS M2
Canon press release:
Canon’s Cinema EOS System contributes to video capture of comet ISON from space
TOKYO, Japan, December 2, 2013—Canon Inc. announced today that an ultra-high-sensitivity 4K camera was used to successfully capture video of the comet ISON from the International Space Station at approximately 7:08 p.m. JST on November 23, 2013. Canon technology contributed to this world’s-first achievement as video production equipment from Canon’s Cinema EOS System was used to record the astronomical phenomenon.
EOS C500 PL
CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L SP
CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP
Discovered in September 2012, ISON was unique in that, among the many large comets that have passed through the solar system in recent years, none had traveled so close to the sun. Accordingly, expectations were high that the “sungrazing” ISON would provide earthbound stargazers with a rare performance that would not likely be repeated anytime soon. After the video was shot, however, the comet is believed to have largely broken up and evaporated, meaning that it will no longer be visible in the night sky.