June 4, 2013
Posted in Deals, Reviews

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

June 4, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Review (Imaging Resource)

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

Specifications (from B&H’s product page)

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Macro Capabilities
  • Compact and Lightweight TSC Construction
  • FLD, SLD, and Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The Imaging Resource reviewed Sigma’s latest addition to their “Contemporary” line-up, the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM. Some excerpts:

  • The Sigma 17-70mm “C” is surprisingly sharp, especially when compared to its predecessor
  • Chromatic aberration is handled quite well outside of the extremes in the focal ranges capable of the lens (23-50mm), but at the 17mm and 70mm ends we note some considerable chromatic aberration
  • Corner shading is only a problem in two cases: when the lens is used at 17mm, or when the lens is used at any other focal length and at its widest aperture
  • [...] the lens was able to focus between infinity, close-focus and back to infinity in around one second
  • 0.34x magnification [for macro]
  • With the new “Contemporary” 17-70mm ƒ/2.8-4 OS HSM “C”, Sigma’s created a smart and stylish upgrade to its kit-lens alternative. There’s a good recipe for sales here: make it look awesome, and don’t jack up the price too much.


June 4, 2013
Posted in Deals

Germany Deals: Canon EOS 1100D w/ 18-55mm (€299), EOS 650D w/ 18-55mm (€639)

Germany Deals

I am glad to offer two deals to the many readers from Germany.

Top rated eBay seller d-living (250598 ratings, 99.9% positive) has the Canon EOS 1100D (color: brown) with the EF-S 18-55mm kit lens for €299 (click here).

Next, top rated eBay seller photo-porst-memmingen(35080 ratings, 100% positive) has the Canon EOS 650D with the 18-55mm IS kit lens for €639 (click here), €60 off the Amazon.de price.

Found both deals at dealsrunner.com.

Germany Deals
June 4, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Review (PetaPixel)

 EF 200-400mm f/4L

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x
Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Product description (from B&H’s product page)

  • High-Performance Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Aperture Range f/4-32
  • Built-in 1.4x Extender
  • Three-Mode Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ring USM Autofocus & Internal Focusing System
  • Power Focus Mode for Smooth Focus Shift
  • One Fluorite and Four UD Lens Elements
  • Fluorine Front & Rear Lens Coating
  • Highly Resistant to Dust and Water

PetaPixel reviewed Canon’s new super-telezoom monster that costs like a small car, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x. Lots of sample images, also to test the built-in 1.4x extender. Some excerpts from the review:

  • The image quality of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L is, in a word, excellent. Even when shot wide-open at f/4 or f/5.6, the contrast and sharpness of the lens is very good.
  • Autofocus is very fast and decisive, even on the EOS 5D Mk IIIbody
  • “Sharpness” is the middle name of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L.
  • [...] the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens is very sharp, very fast with autofocus and very versatile in terms of focal length.
  • Crisp, tack sharp and contrasty, the photos are what [you] would never have expected from a super telephoto zoom with an extender.
  • [...] Canon priced the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens at exactly what it is worth.
Ef 200-400mm f/4L

Three stabilizer modes (image courtesy: PetaPIxel)

EF 200-400mm f/4L

The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x has “Power Focus”, good for videography (image courtesy: PetaPixel)

[via PetaPixel]

June 4, 2013
Posted in News

New Canon Research Laboratory In Massachutes

Canon USA press release:

Canon Establishes its New Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA., June 3, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce a new location for the Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The research laboratory is approximately 13,600 square feet and will be the home of skilled employees dedicated to developing biomedical optical imaging and medical robotics technologies with the ultimate goal of bringing to market medical devices for a variety of applications. The areas the technology will address include detection of cardiovascular disease, brain-functional imaging, robotics-assisted surgery and miniature endoscopy. Canon U.S.A. is working in conjunction with its parent company, Canon Inc., on this endeavor.

“We are so proud to be opening a state-of-the-art location in Cambridge, Massachusetts,” said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. “This new research laboratory will be a symbol of Canon’s dedication to the research and development of innovative technologies that help solve clinical challenges facing healthcare communities.”

The mailing address will be: 210 Broadway, Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139.