July 10, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Possible Specifications Leaked

EOS 7D Mark II

Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

A first list of possible specs of the rumored EOS 7D Mark II surfaced on the web. The EOS 7D Mark II is expected to be announced in early 2014. The specification list confirms the 24MP sensor I reported yesterday.

  • 24.1mp APS-C Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC V
  • 10fps
  • Dual Memory Card Slots (Unknown configuration)
  • 61 AF Points
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Build quality like 5D3
  • GPS & Wifi
  • $2199 ($500 more than the 7D at launch)
  • ISO Performance to get close to the 5D3
  • “Lots of video features”

The feature list above separates the EOS 7D Mark II from the also feature-rich Canon EOS 70D. Speccing up the 7D Mark II is a step Canon will have to go if they want to establish the 7D Mark II as the new APS-C flagship over the EOS 70D.

[via photographybay]

July 10, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 70D User Manual Available For Download (EOS 70D with and without WiFi)

The Canon EOS 70D user manual can be downloaded from this link. As you can see from the cover above there will also be an EOS 70D version without WiFi functionality.

Canon EOS 70D pre-order links:

[via NL]


July 10, 2013
Posted in Deals

Amazon Gold Box Deal: Canon PowerShot A2300 – $59 (reg. $139)

PowerShot A2300

Amazon US has the Canon PowerShot A2300 as today’s Gold Box Deal. The red PowerShot A2300 is on sale for $59 (click here), instead of $139.

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July 10, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens Review (ephotozine)

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-S and M mount: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

  • For DSLRs with APS-C Sized Image Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
  • 25.6mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • One Extra-low Dispersion Element
  • UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus

ephotozine published the first review of the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens. This lens may also be branded Rokinon, Bower, Walimex, and a with few more names. The Samyang 16mm is an all manual lens (no electronic coupling with camera) that has an interesting price tag of $479, and is available for both Canon EF-S and M mounts. Build quality and optical performance usually is very good on this lenses. In the conclusion they write:

Those looking for wide aperture lenses for the APS-C or smaller format camera need not continue looking at full frame lenses, that generally cost and weigh more now this lens is available. Although some photographers may find manual focusing off putting, spending a little time practising and getting used to how the lens behaves will pay dividends in the long run. This is especially true when considering how little this lens costs for what you get.

They liked the sharpness and build quality of the lens. The review comes with test charts and sample pics.

July 10, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 70D Master Shooting Guide: Learn Everything About the 70D Using an Interactive Guide


Canon Japan published (in English) an interactive guide to the Canon EOS 70D, called EOS 70D Master Shooting Guide. The guide is divided in three main sections: 1) Select Shooting Genre, 2) Select Shooting Style and 3) Select Function. Each of these sections contains more subsections and deliver a lot of information about how to to things with the EOS 70D. The brand new, innovative Dual Pixel CMOS Af is also covered.

Canon EOS 70D pre-order links:

EOS 70D specs:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Move Servo AF
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
  • ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode

July 9, 2013
Posted in Deals

More Great Savings On Selectect Canon Lenses (70-200, 16-35, 24-70)

Some good Canon lens deals at B&H, worth to be taken note:

Moreover, the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens is in stock for $479 (click here).