June 5, 2013
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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Available For Rent At Borrow Lenses

 EF 200-400mm
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x

Want to try out Canon’s new super-telephoto-zoom but can’t afford to pay the price of a small car (>$11.000)? You can rent the lens at Borrow Lenses (click here). Better to hurry up since you have to reserve the lens.

I featured a couple of reviews of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x:

Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller had the opportunity to test the lens at the London Olympics 2012 (source: pixsylated). He says:

So, how does the lens perform? The copy I had was fantastic. I’m not an empirical tester—I just shot the lens daily at the London Olympics for 16 days on my EOS-1D X bodies, almost always wide open and usually under challenging lighting conditions. I think without the extender the sharpness is a match for any Canon prime telephoto and with the extender the performance is as good or better than any prime lens plus extender combination I have ever used. The auto-focus speed on the 1D X body is on a par with the latest Series II lenses. The image-stabilization allowed me to make a sharp photo of the Queen during the opening ceremonies at a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second at 560mm on a monopod.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x can be purchased/pre-ordered at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

June 5, 2013
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Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) Review (ephotozine)

Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
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Specifications:

  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point AF System
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8 lb
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

ephotozine reviewed the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D in EU), the world’s smallest DSLR. They liked:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent colour
  • Excellent noise performance
  • Very good build quality and design
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Q-button gives quick access
  • Smallest DSLR available
  • Great touchscreen
  • Improved live view focus speeds

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 kit with 18-55mm EF-S IS STM and EF-S 55-250mm IS II lenses is $950 (click here) on Amazon ($148 off) for a limited time.

June 5, 2013
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review (Imaging Resource)

PowerShot SX50

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Imaging resource reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. The cam features a whooping 50x zoom, equivalent to 24-1200mm, and Canon’s Intelligent IS optical image stabilization technology. The reviewer

was extremely happy with the quality of the 12-megapixel images I took with the Canon SX50 HS, especially those I captured at ISO 400 and below. For the most part, the photos — even at full 50x zoom — were pretty sharp and dynamic.

In the conclusion they write:

In most ways the Canon SX50 HS proved to be the long-reaching camera I had longed to use for capturing images of Spring Training baseball. And I strongly suspect it would be as perfect for shooting daytime travel, street, architecture, landscape and wildlife photography as it was for capturing the sights and action of a sunny ballgame.

It was also an equally impressive travel companion in terms of its size, simplicity to use and shooting flexibility. [...] The Canon SX50 HS proved to have ample image quality and advanced features to make it a great second or travel camera for serious shooters, and plenty of flexibility to make it a great primary camera for beginning and casual photographers.

The review comes with many sample shots, test charts etc. Specifications (taken from Adorama’s product page):

  • World’s first 50x Optical Zoom (24-1200mm) and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer delivers magnificent images whether you are up close or far away
  • 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with a DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM for improved low-light performance up to ISO 6400 and enhanced image quality
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed and High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames while maintaining superb image quality
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
  • Bright 2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD with 461,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles, plus an Electronic Viewfinder
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations and the Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW+JPEG for the ultimate creative control
  • Built-in hot shoe allows compatibility with optional Speedlite flashes for additional lighting options
June 4, 2013
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Sigma USB Dock In Stock – Rokinon 8mm and Canon EF-M 22mm Discounted

New arrivals and discounts at B&H

Sigma USB dock for Canon is stock – $59 (click here)

Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens $40 off – $229 (click here)

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • For APS-C Size Image Formats
  • Rounded Image When Used With Full Frame
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

 

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM was $249, now it is $216.64 (click here)

  • Compatible with EOS M Mirrorless Camera
  • Moderate Wide-Angle Lens
  • Bright f/2 Lens Aperture
  • Exceptional Low-Light Performance
  • One Aspheric Lens Element
  • Built-In Stepping Motor
  • Smooth & Continuous AF
  • Seven Blade Circular Aperture
  • Short Minimum Focusing Distance of 5.9″

 

June 4, 2013
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Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Review And Super Deal ($299), and EOS 6D ($1638), and 24-105 f/4L IS ($725)

pixma pro-10

dpreview reviewed Canon’s PIXMA PRO-10 printer and gave it a Gold Award. They liked:

  • Excellent print quality, both in color and B&W
  • Chroma optimizer reduces gloss differential, bronzing
  • Metamerism is minimal
  • Solid feel and high quality construction
  • Strong support from Canon for third party papers
  • Profiling software included
  • Wi-fi connectivity in addition to USB & Ethernet

Super deal at Adorama: The WiFi-enabled Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer is on sale just $299 (click here) after $200 instant rebate and $200 mail-in rebate. Limited stock so hurry up! Free shipping and free photo paper.

And there is more!!

Top rated eBay seller getitdigital (42127, 99.6% positive) has the Canon EOS 6D body only on sale for $1,637.99 (click here) and they have the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for $724.99 (click here).; That’s more than $420 off the regular price.

Even more deals. On Amazon, for limited time only, save $148 on select Canon EOS Rebel T5i and SL1 SLR Camera bundles on Amazon.com.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) with 18-55mm EF-S IS STM Lens and EF-S 55-250mm IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens – $1,050 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) with 18-55mm EF-S IS STM Lens and EF-S 55-250mm IS II – $950 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T51 (EOS 700D) with 18-135mm EF-S IS STM Lens and EF-S 55-250mm IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens – $1,249 (click here)

Top rated eBay seller vstarsales (13721 ratings, 99.7% positive) has the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower 35mm T1.5 Wide Angle Cine Lens with de-clicked aperture for $479.95 (click here). Compare at $549. A lens cleaning pen and kit are included.

June 4, 2013
Posted in Deals

Save Up To $125 On Refurbished Canon Gear (Canon Direct Store)

Refurbished Canon Gear

The Canon Direct Store started a rebate program on refurbished gear. The pic above tells all. The discounts run through June 8th.

And there is more: using the promo code DAD613 Canon gives you free ground shipping and handling on all orders. The promo code expires June 6th.

Refurbished Canon Gear

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