Canon EOS 5D Mark III killer deal – $1,999.99 (compare at $2,499


Top Rated Plus seller Electronicsvalley on eBay (99% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $1,999.99. A killer price, compared to regular $2,499. Please note: this is an import item, comes with 1-Year Warranty by the seller. Free shipping in the US. More Canon deals on eBay.

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Canon EOS 6D deal – $1,194 (or big 6D bundle for $1,399)


Top Rated Plus eBay seller GetItDigital has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,194.20. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this is likely a grey import item. More Canon deals on eBay.

This is a pretty good price for the EOS 6D. However, you can take advantage of a recent Canon promotion and recent instant rebates, and get the EOS 6D for $1,399 bundled with 1-Year memberships to Adobe Creative Cloud and Kelby Online Training (expires 10/3/15), plus

  • SanDisk 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
  • Watson LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

For more details about this bundle head over to B&H Photo.

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How to Film Films with Filmmaking with Ryan Connolly (and Canon, 4 videos)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted a four episodes series titled “How to Film Films with Filmmaking with Ryan Connolly”. The first episode (video above) is about choosing the right camera for your job.

The other three episodes are about Pre-production & Shot Composition (episode 2), Lighting (ep. 3), and Sound (ep. 4), all on show below. Enjoy!


Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens DxOMarked

Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens DxOMarked

DxOMark published their test results for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. From the conclusion:

As the replacement for the original model, Canon have improved just about everything they can from operation through to optical quality. However it’s the performance at the long-end that’s crucial and while Canon have made advances most of the gains are in the outer field where users of Canon’s crop bodies aren’t so likely to benefit. Sure the chromatic aberration is lower and sharpness at the edges is better than the old model but users aren’t going to see any improvement in the center.

The new model is also up against a capable and more accessibly priced rival in the form of the Tamron 150-600mm though it’s larger still and somewhat disappointing at 600mm. For all that, the Canon is an attractive option and a strong choice for the long term. Read DxOMark’s review.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA


Canon patent for EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens


Canon filed a patent for an EF 600mm f/4 DO IS lens, i.e. a lens with diffractive optical elements.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-11171
    • Published 2015.1.19
    • Filing date 2013.6.28
  • Example 2
    • Focal length 588.30mm
    • Fno. 4.12
    • Angle of view 2.11 °
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • The total lens length 397.80mm
    • BF 2.02mm
    • Positive ShiboTadashi
    • Inner focus
    • Vibration control
[via Egami]