Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II deal – $1,399 (reg. $1,799, and EOS 5D3 at $1,899 still live)

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

Top Rated Plus seller AllNewShop on eBay (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens on sale at $1,399. Great price for a highly regarded lens. Compare at $1,799. Free shipping. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

The same seller also has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,899. Compare to $2,499. Free shipping.

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Canon Lenses Dominate The Sidelines As The New EOS-1D X Mark II Makes Its Debut At The Big Game

Canon Lenses Dominate The Sidelines As The New EOS-1D X Mark II Makes Its Debut At The Big Game

Canon press release:

Canon Lenses Dominate The Sidelines As The New EOS-1D X Mark II Makes Its Debut At The Big Game

MELVILLE, N.Y. – On February 7th, the top sports photographers from across the country gathered in the San Francisco Bay Area to cover the Big Game between the teams from Carolina and Denver. With more than 70 percent* of the photographers in the San Francisco stadium using Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, Canon’s iconic white lenses filled the sidelines from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.“Seeing such a large number of the country’s most talented sports photographers choosing Canon equipment to photograph the country’s biggest sporting event of the year is always such a humbling honor for Canon. Their iconic images of the game will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come, and this drives Canon to ensure both our products and support live up to the requirements and expectations of our loyal customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Veteran sports photographers and Canon Explorers of Light Peter Read Miller and Damian Strohmeyer were on the sidelines using the brand-new EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera, the first public use of the camera in the U.S. since being announced to the public on February 1. “The EOS-1D X Mark II is a marked improvement in file quality, and the performance was huge at higher ISO,” said Strohmeyer. “This camera is a big step up!”

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Canon Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm IS STM, Inkjet printer, 32GB card, and more – $449 (after MIR, B&H)

Rebel SL1

B&H Photo has many Canon Rebel SL1 bundles on offer, the most notable being the following bundle:

The above Rebel SL1 bundle is on sale at $449 after instant rebates and a $350 mail-in rebate (info).

More Rebel SL1 bundles listed here. Canon Rebel SL1 kit description after the break.

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Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF lens price drop, $299 (was $399)

Rokinon 50mm F/1.4 AS IF Lens Price Drop, $299 (was $399)

The excellent Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF price dropped to $299 at Amazon and B&H Photo. It was $399. Excellent deal for those looking for a fast 50mm lens.

  • High performance, fast F1.4 aperture, “standard” 50mm prime lens with Full Frame Sensor Coverage
  • Specialized Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) improves light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare
  • Internal Focusing design (IF) provides non rotating 77mm filter threads and close focusing to 17.7 Inches
  • Hybrid Aspherical and Aspherical lens elements control aberrations for clear and color-accurate images
  • Equipped with an 8 Blade Circular Diaphragm for pleasing Bokeh and a large rubberized focusing ring for quiet and silky smooth control of focus

Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF

Canon patent for EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for APS-C sensors

ef-s 18-100mm

A patent does neither mean that a company is actively working on the described product, nor it is a warranty we’ll ever see the described product. However, here is another patent for a STM lens for APS-C DSLRs filed by Canon.

The patent refers to a EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens,. 18-100mm is a sonewhat unusual focal range, even more if you consider that Canon has the excellent EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on offer.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-1224
    • Published 2016.1.7
    • Filing date 2014.6.11
  • Example
    • Focal length 18.59 47.22 94.99
    • F-number 3.60 4.92 5.88
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.31 16.14 8.18
    • Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
    • The total lens length 137.78 158.04 178.30
    • BF 35.39 52.79 64.61
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