June 10, 2014
Posted in News

25 Years Since The First Canon EOS-1 Camera


Canon commemorates 25 years since launch of flagship-model EOS-1 series SLR cameras.

Canon press release:

TOKYO, June 10, 2014—Canon Inc. today commemorated the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the flagship-model lineup of the Company’s EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras, which debuted in 1989.

In 1987, Canon launched EOS, the world’s first AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex camera to employ a fully electronic mount system, using electrical signals to control such functions as autofocusing and aperture adjustment. Two years later, in 1989, the Company introduced the top-of-the-line professional-model EOS-1. Created to satisfy the advanced demands of professional photographers, the camera marked the inaugural model of Canon’s EOS-1 series. Based on the EOS concept of delivering automated performance in accordance with the will of the user, the EOS-1 featured cutting-edge technologies, class-leading levels of performance, high durability, robustness and reliability.

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June 10, 2014
Posted in Deals

Hot Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,560

 Canon EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller allnewshop (99.5% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for just $2,559.99.

Free shipping in the US and limited quantity.

June 9, 2014
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New Mentions Of EOS 7D’s “End of Life” Status, August Announcement More Likely


The glorious Canon EOS 7D (announced August 2009) appears to have reached “end of life” status

I got more bits (thanks #1) about retailers in Europe getting notified that the Canon EOS 7D has reached an “end of life” status. And I have been told (thanks #2) that in such cases “normally within a month or two a replacement [is] announced“. That doesn’t mean there is a written rule stating that any time a Canon camera reaches end of life status there will automatically be a replacement within 2 months. It happens normally.

Always more hints are pointing to an announcement in August 2014. Previous rumors suggested an announcement in September for Photokina 2014. Is Canon going to announce something so big that they want to announce and introduce it in August for later showcasing it at Photokina 2014? Just my 2 cents.

Something is going to happen. Let’s hope to get soon some leaks about specs. For the time there is a rumored specs list, but I would take it with a big pinch of salt.

Canon EOS 7D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

June 9, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Yet Another Review Of The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (Video)

The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is on the best way to become a best seller. Very good performance at a more than affordable price. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM sells for $299 and is in stock at Adorama and B&H Photo. Kudos to Canon for making such a good lens and for selling it at that price.

German photographer Michael Schmidt posted a video review of the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM. The lens was tested on a Canon EOS 70DMichael Schmidt writes:

- makes optically nice & sharp pictures
- great wide-angle look 
- great & silent Auto-focus works smooth in Video-mode
- good Images stabilizer (IS)
- good close focus range … almost macro feel to it
- works good for taking stills
- good price (around 270 EUR in Germany and $299 in the US)

- manual focus ring is small and has no hard stops or markings on it so its a bit hard to manually focus
- non-constant aperture 
- built quality is not the best / its not exactly weather sealed 
- does not come with a Lens Hood

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

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June 8, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D “Temporarily Sold Out” In The Netherlands

Canon Announcement

The glorious Canon EOS 7D – No longer available from distributors?

A few days ago it made the round that the Canon EOS 7D reached the “end of life” status – which, as you may guess, makes us all hope Canon will soon announce the 7D replacement.

Via Facebook (thanks Han) I was told that a big retailer in the Netherlands is listing the EOS 7D as “temporarily sold out”. Another sign that Canon’s next APS-C flagship is on its way?

Stay tuned