Fathers Day Special Sale on refurbished gear at Canon Store


The Canon Direct Store has many discounts on refurbished DSLRsrefurbished lenses, refurbished Speedlites, and refurbished Powershot cameras. Some notable deals:

The discount program expires 6/21, but I guess the EOS 6D, 5D Mark III, and other hot deals won’t last until tomorrow.

Canon News

Video above: Mini photo projects with Canon

A round-up of assorted Canon news.

Explore the world of Canon optics – Canon USA
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Sample Image Gallery – Amateur Photographer
Master your camera: Controlling autofocus on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – Amateur Photographer
Unleash the power of STM (Smooth Transition for Motion) – Canon USA
Canon EOS 750D Sample Image Gallery – Amateur Photographer
Fast, slick and double-quick : filming the Quant car with EOS C100 Mark II and EOS 70D – Canon Professional Network
Syncing time across multiple EOS camera bodies – Canon Digital Learning Center
Dear Canon and Nikon, I Have Some Suggestions – PetaPixel
Boniface Mwangi: activism, photography and making a difference – Canon Professional Network
Canon EOS 760D Sample Images – Photography Blog

Canon XC10 Footage – First Impressions and Review – Cinema5d


Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II out in the wild, to be announced within next 6 months [CW3]

EF 35mm f/1.4L II

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II rumors surfaced. The replacement for the EF 35mm f/1.4L could be announced within the next 6 months. The new EF 35mm f/1.4L II is said to feature the latest coating technologies developed by Canon. Being an “L” lens it will obviously be weather sealed.

A smaller filter thread is also rumored, and the EF 35mm f/1.4L II may be a bit longer and bigger than its predecessor. According to the rumor, first samples are undergoing testing by select photographers. No announcement date is suggested. I guess the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II will be announced in Fall 2015.

[via CR]

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM sample pics taken with EOS 5DS (Photography Blog)

Ef 50mm f/1.8 STM

Photography Blog posted a set of 42 sample photos shot with the new Canon Ef 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. They used their brand new EOS 5Ds to test shot the lens.

The new Nifty-Fifty is in stock and sells for $125 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | DigitalRev (ships world-wide). Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM availability check for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA.

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM specifications (taken from Adorama’s product page):

  • Compact, Lightweight Fixed Focal Length Lens: ideal for everyday photos, and with a large f/1.8 aperture, a perfect lens for low-light photography and creative background blur.
  • 80mm effective focal-length: when attached to an APS-C camera optimal for portraits and photos of fast moving subjects such as children and pets.
  • A stepping motor (Gear-type STM): supports the Movie Servo AF function in providing smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Improved exterior design: includes new focus ring placement making it the most compact Canon 50mm lens.
  • Metal mount: helps provide stability and ruggedness.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings: help deliver outstanding color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades): helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds. h
  • Minimum focusing distance: of 14in (0.35m); maximum magnification of 0.21x