Still Live: Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM deal – $650 (refurbished, Canon Store)

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This very good Canon Direct Store’s deal is still live: refurbished Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens kits on sale at $649.99. Compare at $999.

I always recommend to check Canon’s refurbished gear listings for deals:

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II build like a tank where it counts (LensRentals teardown)

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4 II Build Like A Tank Where It Counts (LensRentals Teardown)

Roger Cicala of LensRentals tore down Canon’s new EF 35mm f/1.4 II lens.

[…] we’re impressed with the Canon 35mm f/1.4 Mk II. The weather resistance appears better than most weather resistant lenses. […] The mechanical construction is beyond impressive. This lens is massively over-engineered compared to any other prime we’ve ever disassembled. It’s built like a tank where it counts; on the inside. Moving parts are huge and robust. Six big screws are used in locations where 3 smalls screws are common in other lenses. Heavy roller bearings move the focusing group, it doesn’t slide on little nylon collars. Read the review (and see the many pics of the teardown)…

All this engineering wizardry comes with a price. The EF 35mm f/1.4 II is not a budget lens, selling at $1,799. But then, I guess this is part of the “you get what you pay for” category. The EF 35mm f/1.4 II features Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, an optical technology developed by Canon that corrects chromatic aberrations at an extremely high level.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA. Key features:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Subwavelength and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Testing the Canon Rebel T6i in Alaska (video)

DPReview posted this 12 minutes video on YouTube.

In this field test [DPReview] follow photographer Kiliii Fish to the Arctic, to the tiny fishing village of Barrow Alaska. Using the Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i – Canon’s 24MP entry-level DSLR – he’s in Barrow to document how the indigenous population is adapting to the changing environment up here in the far North.

Canon Rebel T6i: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA. Key features:

  • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 19-Pt. Cross-Type AF, Hybrid CMOS AF III
  • Expanded ISO 25600, 5 fps Shooting
  • 7560-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • EOS Scene Analysis
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

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[via DIY Photography via Kiliii Fish]