- Tone Curve Lightroom Tutorial –> read it here
- Photoshop Fail. Harper’s Bazaar Photoshop Looks Rather Bizarre –> read it here
- 88 Secrets of Photoshop — Add Detail in Camera Raw –> read it here
- Beware the Internet When It Comes to Your Personal Photos –> read it here
- Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/55: “the best fast 50mm ever” –> read it here
- Canon EOS M (specs&price) review at PcPro –> read it here
- Part 2: Fuji X-E1 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III comparison (with 14mm and 35mm lenses) –> read it here
- Creating Multiple Exposures With The Canon EOS 5D Mark III (specs&price) –> read it here
- A Basic Introduction to Choosing Camera Lenses –> read it here
- These Snowflake Macro Shots Were Done with a Canon Powershot –> read it here
- Watch this crazy inside-the-mouth footage as lion tries to eat GoPro camera –> read it here
- Zeiss’s New 55mm f1.4 Receives Some Serious Hype –> read it here
- Canon UK will meet Peter Jones to discuss the Dragons’ Den stars plans for Jessops following the buyout of the brand –> read it here
- EU clears Canon to buy Belgium’s IRIS –> read it here
Yes we do, we really like such good deals when they come from a reliable seller. Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (39235 ratings, 99.6% positive) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on sale for $840 (click here). That’s around $200 less than usual, even with the Canon Rebates going on. As free bonus items you get an UV filter and a lens cap keeper. Free shipping and USA warranty.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM core specs:
- 24-105mm standard zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon EOS SLR cameras
- 1 Super UD glass element and 3 aspherical lenses minimize chromatic aberration and distortion
- Ring-type USM system delivers silent but quick autofocus (AF); full-time manual focus
- Image Stabilizer technology steadies camera shake at up to 3 stops; weighs 23.6 ounces
- Dust- and moisture-resistant; measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long; 1-year warranty
Image Stabilizer - Ideal for handheld work, IS Image Stabilizer allows use of shutter speeds up to 3-stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur.
Fixed Aperture – With no change in aperture over the full focal length range, photographers can set exposure at the widest aperture and zoom through to 105mm without slowing shutter speed.
Super UD and Aspherical Lens Elements - Constructed with one Super-UD glass element and three aspherical lenses, this lens minimizes chromatic aberration and distortion. The result is excellent picture quality, even at wide apertures.
Ring USM - Ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive responsive, near-silent high speed auto focus. Good holding torque stops the focusing lens group with precision without overshoot. Full time manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.
Super Spectra Coatings – Optimized Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting – more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true color balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.
Weight: 1.5 lb (670 g)
Length: 4.2″ (107mm)
Filter Size: 77mm
F/Stop Range: 4-22
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.48′ (0.45 m)
Angle of View: 84 – 23° (full-frame cameras)
Maximum Diameter: 3.3″ (83.5mm)
This showed up on pentaxforums. Japanese photographic magazine Nippon Camera Magazine published a graph with supposed Canon camera names and announcement dates. These are
- Canon EOS 70D in March
- Canon EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i/EOS 700D) in June
- Canon EOS Me (next mirrorless camera) in July
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II in September
- Canon EOS 3D (the mighty big megapixel DSLR) in October
What do you think?
Today we have some cool stuff from Adorama. Adorama has an instant discount program for the Canon EOS C300 going on. Instead of $15999, the C300 is on sale for $13,999 (click here). The offer is for both the EF (click here) and PL (click here) mount versions.
Before I forget it: Adorama started a best shot contest. The price is an EOS 6D (or a camera of another brand).
Adorama also has the instant rebates program going on on selected Canon lenses and Speedlites (click here to see all items on sale). For instance:
- The great great Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens for $149 (click here) instead of $199
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM (review) is sold for $2099 (click here) instead of $2299
- Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle Lens is sold for $2199 (click here) instead of $2,359
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens is sold for $1549 (click here) instead of $1,699
- Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens with Case and Lens Hood is sold for $739 (click here) instead of $839
- Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens for $1,599 (click here) instead of $1,759
- Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide Angle Lens for $699 (click here) instead of $849
- Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for $649 (click here) instead of $799
- Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens for $1329 (click here) instead of $1,479
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Ultra-Fast Standard AutoFocus Lens for $1439 (click here) instead of $1,619
- Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for $1399 (click here) instead of $1,599
- Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L USM Wide Fisheye Zoom Lens – Diagonal Angle of View 180 – for $1349 (click here) instead of $1,499
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens for $1999 (click here) instead of $2,199
- and much more!
Finally, if you have some old Canon body you want to get rid off, and if you are looking forward to get a Sony camera (you do? shame on you!), then Adorama has the right deal. For a limited time (until March 3rd), they offer a trade in-trade up special promotion when you trade in an old and even non-working camera to credit towards a new Sony RX1 and Sony RX100 (the credit applies right on the invoice). How does it work? Order a Sony RX1 (do it here) or a Sony RX100 (do it here) and email email@example.com to let Adorama know so that they can apply the trade in discount. The trade in credit is not fixed to a given amount, it depends, but in any case it is consistent enough to make it worth. For instance, when trading in a PowerShot SD1000 (even a broken one) to purchase the Sony RX100 (would cost $648) you will receive around $80 as credit for the purchase, effectively paying $568. The whole operation is quick and effortless. But do you really want to give away your Canon camera, even if it is not working?
Canon Rumors posted what could be the first list of leaked Canon EOS 7D Mark II specs. Announcement is expected at the end of summer 2013. The specifications are impressive:
- 24.1mp APS-C Sensor
- Dual DIGIC V
- Dual Memory Card Slots
- 61 AF Points
- 3.2″ LCD
- Build quality like 5D3
- GPS & Wifi
- ISO Performance to get close to the 5D3
- “Lots of video features”
Apparently there are up to three prototypes out in the wild and undergoing testing. The published specs may belong to one of the three prototypes. A new kind of APS-C sensor is said to be featured on the EOS 7D Mark II, with a resolution of 24MP. But the sensor specs may change since Canon could be testing different sensor before deciding which one to feature on the EOS 7D Mark III.
If the specs are what we will get, and if Canon manages to deliver what the specs promise, then the EOS 7D Mark II will be a real winner camera.
Adorama started a best shot contest, you can win a Canon EOS 6D (or Nikon D600) as final price.
It is easy to take part to the contest, these are the rules:
We are constantly impressed by the photographic talents of our customers, so we’re asking you to show us your best shot of 2012. Everyone is welcomed to participate and no purchase is necessary. Simply post your image to the AdoramaPix Facebook wall and send a high resolution image to firstname.lastname@example.org. So what are you waiting for? Your talent could win you a pro DSLR.
Entries are due by March 17th, 2013. Contest details are available on our blog.
*PS: All submissions should be posted to the AdoramaPix Facebook page or emailed to email@example.com. If you’re not on Facebook just email us your image and say that in your email. We will post the image on our wall with your credits.
Canon's press release:
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 18, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the new address of its new Americas headquarters. One Canon Park, located in Melville, New York will consolidate nearly 1,400 Canon employees into one central location. Nearly half of all Canon U.S.A. employees have relocated to the Melville headquarters while the remaining employees will complete the move in March. The new headquarters will serve all North and South American countries and will be one of Canon's three worldwide headquarters, with the other two located in London and Japan.
“We are so proud to be moving to our brand new, state-of-the-art headquarters at One Canon Park,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. “One Canon Park will be a symbol of not only our dedication to our employees, but also our dedication to the Long Island community we have called home since 1971.”
Remaining on Long Island was always a top priority for the company to help retain the highly skilled and dedicated workforce. One Canon Park is a 700,000 square-foot facility and is located approximately 16 miles east of the current headquarters in Lake Success, New York.
The mailing address will be: One Canon Park, Melville, NY 11747.