February 22, 2014
Posted in News

Adobe Camera RAW 8.4 Release Candidate Available For Download


 Camera RAW 8.4

Adobe posted the release candidate for Camera RAW 8.4 to the public, download it here.

The new version supports the following Canon gear, or lenses for Canon mount:

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM
  • Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZE
February 21, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon Rebel T5i Bundles On Sale At B&H Photo (and other bargains)

B&H Photo has a bunch of Canon Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) kits on sale. Savings go up to $150, all items ship free in the US and get 2% rewards.

They also have the excellent EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens (with a $151 savings) on sale for $1548, again free shipping and 2% rewards.

B&H Photo also has a set of Canon DSLR & lens bundles that come at a discounted price, check them out here.

February 21, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Another Canon EOS 7D Replacement Rumor

EOS 7D Replacement

I think the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) replacement is one of Canon’s the best kept secret ever. After a lot of contradicting rumors (here & here, not to mention Panasonic’s underspeced leak), a new rumor surfaced, again suggesting a possible announcement in March (as reported before).

EOS 7D successor in March 2014? Could be, but also not. Truth is that no one really knows what is going to happen. There will be a new APS-C flagship, sure thing, but so far no really reliable specs or features have leaked. Rumor has it that it could be a high-end DSLR with a hybrid viewfinder.

Stay tuned.

[via CR]

February 21, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2829


EOS 5D Mark III Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,828.99.USA model and warranty. Free shipping and limited quantity.
February 21, 2014
Posted in News, Reviews

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens Hands-On At CP+ (and some new tidbits)

The video by YouTube user PhotoNewsReviews shows a brief hands-on with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens at CP+.

You probably know that Sigma aims at the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 with the with the 50mm f/1.4 Art lens, no less. Certainly a bold claim, but given Sigma’s recently released, awesome lenses, this is a claim we should take seriously. The Sigma 18-35m f/1.8 Art (see coverage here) and the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (see coverage here) are good examples of recent, excellent lenses made by Sigma.

The new tidbit we have is the weight of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4: 815 g/28.7 oz. That’s a bit less than the Zeiss 55mm (Canon mount: 1,030 g/36.3 oz) and way heavier than other 50mm f/1.4 lenses. Not a light-weighted lens, but also a sophisticated lens form an optical point of view.

A few weeks ago there was a leak on an Australian retailer, showing the (suggested) price for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens: AU$ 1,499, about US$ 1,345.

[via Sigma Rumors]

Sigma 50mm f/1.4


February 20, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Three New Pixma Pro Photo Printers On The Horizon?

New Pixma Pro

Canon Pixma Pro-100.

Rumor has it that Canon may soon announce new Pixma Pro printers, as replacement for the Pixma Pro-1, Pixma Pro-10 and the Pixma Pro-100. No specs or features unfortunately.

The Pixma Pro-100 is often bundled with Canon DSLRs in a convenient kit, as this one: EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, a 32GB Sandisk memory card, and the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 photo printer (and photo paper), all on sale for $2099 at B&H Photo after a $400 mail-in rebate.

The Pixma Pro-100 has been nominated “printer of the year“.

[via CR]

February 20, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 7D – $839 (refurbished, Adorama)


Adorama is selling refurbished Canon EOS 7D bodies on eBay.

The EOS 7D is on sale for $839. Refurbished by Canon, 1 year warranty.

Good deal.