December 5, 2013
Posted in Deals

More Excellent Canon Deals (6D, 5D3, 70D, 24-70mm f/2.8, 16-35mm, 85mm, 70-200mm, and some more)

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Canon Deals

There are still plenty of very good Canon deals that are alive.

Cameras and kits:

  • HOT: B&H has the Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM and a 16GB memory card, the PIXMA Pro-100 printer with paper and a camera bag is on sale for $1249 (click here) after a $400 mail-in rebate.
  • HOT: B&H has the Canon EOS 6D (body only) bundled with $145 of accessories for the steal-price of $1507 (click here). Final price shows up after checkout – compare to $1899
  • HOT: B&H has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM for $1259 (click here) after checkout and mail-in rebate – compare to $1619
  • Adorama has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L Image Stabilized Lens and the PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer for $3347 (click here) after checkout and mail-in rebate. You have to click “Buy Together and Save” and then add the Pixma Pro100 printer.
  • Amazon has the EOS 6D for $1,507 (click here), with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS for $2048 (click here).
  • Adorama has the Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 IS Digital Camera, 16 Megapixel, 8x Optical Zoom, Smart AUTO, 720p HD Video for $89 (click here), price shows up when item in cart. Other color options: pink (click here) and blue (click here).

Lenses:

  • Adorama has the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for $669 (click here) after $300 mail-in rebate
  • Adorama has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM for $1349 (click here) after checkout and mail-in rebate.
  • HOT: Adorama has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II for $1699 (click here) after checkout and mail-in rebate.
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Autofocus Lens discounted to $1799 (B&H | Adorama) after checkout and $200 mail-in rebate – compare to $2199
  • HOT: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens discounted to $999 (B&H | Adorama) after checkout and mail-in rebate – compare to $1399

Printers:

Various:

  • Amazon has SanDisk Extreme 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter discounted to $100.96 (click here)
December 5, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Get 35% Off On All Rocky Nook Books

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Good news for everybody! Rocky Nook Books offers a 35% discount on ALL their books! Use code CANONWATCH to get the discount! So start to look out for a good book and gift for X-mas. You will save 35%:

But there is much more! The offer expires December 31.

December 5, 2013
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Canon EOS M2 Might Well Come to the US and EU (Update)

EOS M2

Canon EOS M2 with EF-M 22mm f/2

The announcement of the Canon EOS M2 created a bit of confusion: only Canon Japan and Canon China made the announcement and now it is unclear if the EOS M2 will be sold in Europe and the US. There are some signs that it may not, but nothing is sure so far.

It appears that all answers given to the question “will the EOS M2 be announced in the US?” start with “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S” – the highlight is on “at this time”. I asked some of my sources and was told that so far nothing suggests Canon will not announce and therefore sell the EOS M2 in the US and in Europe. One source pointed to CES in Las Vegas (January 2014) for the announcement. So, for the time being I would not say that the EOS M2 is for Asia only. What I can say is that it appears that the announcement of the EOS M2 came as a surprise also for some Canon reps: it looks as if even some Canon people in the EU and US were surprised by the announcement.

Similar information are showing up also on other sites. The Phoblographer asked Canon directly and they got the same answer: “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S”. C|net asked Canon spokeswoman Ellen Heydt and once again the same answer: “At this time, we have no plans to announce in the U.S” – sounds all a bit synchronized, doesn’t it? Finally, Engadget backs the possibility that the EOS M2 will be announced at CES 2014. So, as you can see nothing is definitive here. The EOS M2 may well be announced and sold in the EU and in the US.

Update (source: eos-m.net): Amateur Photographer states:

A future launch in the UK has not been ruled out. A Canon UK spokesman told Amateur Photographer: ‘Currently, it is not planned to range the EOS M2 in Europe.’ However, he added: ‘Distribution and demand will be constantly reviewed and the situation may change in the future.’

The same statement is reported also by techradar.

We have to wait to see what happens. However, don’t forget that Canon never announced (and is not selling) the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM lens in the US (but can be ordered at DigitalRev). The 11-22mm is a lens every EOS M owner would want to own, so not selling it in the US means something. For the time being the 11-22mm isn’t even available on Amazon Canada.

The EOS M is available at a killer price: $299 at B&H (sorry: no longer). The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan.

Stay tuned, more to come.

December 5, 2013
Posted in News

Canon Demonstrates Creative Application Of Latest Graphic Art Printers

Canon USA press release:

Canon Demonstrates Creative Application Of Latest Graphic Art Printers At Art Miami And Context 2013 Fairs

Collaborating with Photographer Robert Farber, Canon to Demonstrate Artistic Capabilities of Large Format and Photo Inkjet Printer Lineups

MELVILLE, N.Y., December 3, 2013 – First-time sponsor of Art Miami, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its range of printing solutions for the fine arts industry at CONTEXT December 3 – 8 at the Midtown Miami complex. One of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States, Art Miami showcases the best available artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with 125 of the world’s most respected galleries. Additionally, Art Miami’s sister fair CONTEXT is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career, cutting-edge artists.

At the Canon booth #E13, award-winning photographer Robert Farber will showcase a collage of his most impressive images and share insights and personal experiences for working with the output devices. Show attendees can interact with Canon’s latest artistic printing solutions – including the imagePROGRAF iPF6450 printer, which features enhanced color management capabilities and the PIXMA PRO-1 printer – a powerful, high-quality professional inkjet printer that produces stunning color prints and dynamic black-and-white images.

“As photographers, we look to tell a story or convey a message through the power of an image,” said photographer Robert Farber. “Canon’s imagePROGRAF and PIXMA PRO printers help showcase this story by delivering high-quality, archival imaging capabilities and creative applications that can enhance moments we’ve captured through our lens. I’m looking forward to engaging with other professionals at Art Miami to hear some of their latest inspirations and discuss the potential that lies with Canon’s fine art printers.”

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December 4, 2013
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Official Canon EOS M2 Video (AF comparison with EOS M), Pre-Order Possible in JP

Canon’s new mirrorless camera , the EOS M2 has been announced a few days ago.

Found this video (YouTube user kOrBeN DaLlOz) and it looks like an official Canon Japan product video. It is mostly about the auto-focus of the EOS M2, and there are AF performance comparisons with the EOS M.

The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan. The EOS M is on sale for $299 (click here).

EOS M2

December 4, 2013
Posted in Deals

Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 Still Available for $9.99 a Month (for everyone)

Adobe Photoshop CC

It was set to expire on December 2 but has been extended to December 8Anyone now can get Photoshop and Lightroom via Creative Cloud for $9.99/month. 4 days left.

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

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