It was rumored, now it is official. Starting November 2013 the basic EOS 5D Mark III kit will be shipped with the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens and no longer with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. There are (unconfirmed) rumors that Canon may discontinue the 24-105mm , which also gives a meaning to the recently announced Sigma 24-105mm DG OS lens. I am curious to learn if the old 5D3 kits (with the 24-105mm) will see consistent discounts.
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- High ISO shots are quite usable, even above ISO 6400
- [...] the 70D’s Dual Pixel AF offers the most impressive Movie and Live View autofocus we’ve seen from a true SLR.
- With a solid build, good grip, and balanced feel, the 70D has controls well-arrayed for quick access
- [...] it appears [image quality has] improved, with a lower noise floor and lower noise overall than the 60D, and good image quality in both bright and low light.
- Video quality is very good, made better primarily by the 70D’s Dual Pixel AF. Combined with either of the new STM kit lenses, autofocus is smooth, quiet and accurate most of the time.
- [...] crafted for the enthusiast photographer than its predecessor, the Canon EOS 70D is an excellent blend of control and quality in a tight, reasonably affordable package. Anyone looking for better autofocus in video mode need look no further, as the 70D’s Dual Pixel AF offers the most advanced phase-detect autofocus on the market
- Overall, the Canon EOS 70D exceeded our expectations in the autofocus department, and satisfied our needs as a quality enthusiast camera for a wide variety of shooting situations.
The game changing feature of the 70D is the Dual Pixel AF, dpreview has two pages dedicated to this feature. dpreview gave the 70D an overall score of 83% and their Gold Award.
B&H has refurbished Canon EOS 7D on sale for $919.95. Not bad for a still outstanding DSLR.
Adorama, on the other hand, offers instant rebates and/or mail-in rebates on various EOS 70D kits – click here to see them all. Instant rebates go up to $300, mail-in rebates up to $400. These rebates expire October 31st at midnight.
And it is still Adorama that has a cool EOS 6D bundle for $1573. The bundle includes: SanDisk 16GB Class 10 memory card, a spare battery, Manfrotto 394 Aluminum 4 Section Photo-Movie Monopod, and a camera bag – all for $1573. Please note that the price shows up after checkout.
It appears that Sigma will enjoy us with more lenses based on their new technology. Various lenses that will be part of the “Sport” line-up may be announced. The rumor fits with the rumored list of next Sigma lenses we posted aome time ago.
The rumor has word that Sigma will announce first a 300mm f/2.8 OS and a 400mm f/2.8 OS lens. These lenses may be undergone field-testing during the Winter Olympic Games. The other lenses Sigma is said to work on are a 500mm and a 800mm lens.