July 6, 2013
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything (EOS M, Lightroom 5, Canon DSLRs, Various)

Canon EOS M new firmware. from Banff Photography on Vimeo.

Canon EOS M kits available at incredible prices: EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens for $299 (Amazon |B&H). Canon EOS M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens for $349 (B&H | Amazon)

Adobe Lightroom 5
  • Review: Adobe Lightroom 5 (Mac version) – Read it here
  • Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop – Read it here 
  • Working With The New Radial Filter Tool In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 – Read it here
  • Quick Tip For Lightroom 5 Users – Smart Previews – Read it here
  • Lightroom Video – LR5′s New Radial Filter – Read it here
  • Lightroom Presets for Radial Filter | Lightroom Killer Tips – Read it here
  • 5 Lightroom Organizing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them – Read it here

Canon DSLR

  • Best Canon DSLR: 8 reviewed and rated – Read it here
  • Best lenses for you Canon EOS 700D (price & specs): Part III – Super zooms wide-angles and telephoto lenses – Read it here
  • Best lenses for your Canon EOS 700D: Standard zooms, primes, and moderate telephoto lenses – Read it here
  • Canon T5i First Shots: Does this mid-level DSLR produce the same image quality as the Rebel T4i? – Read it here
  • Best lenses for your Canon EOS 100D (price & specs): Wide Angles, Standards and Telephotos – Read it here
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs) raw video crop mode performance – Read it here
  • Canon C500 Slow Motion Test – Read it here


  • Canon EOS-M Firmware Update 2.0.2 Autofocus Speed – Read it here
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM review – Read it here
  • The Phoblographer’s 5 Recommended Lenses for DSLR Street Photography – read it here
  • 10 common wildlife photography mistakes we’re all guilty of (and how to fix them) – Read it here
  • Camera sales history from 2011 till today. Mirrorless hype is over. DSLR rules. – Read it here
  • Tim Smith From Canon at Cine Gear 2013 – Read it here
  • Review: Eye-Fi Mobi SDHC Card (16 GB) – Read it here
  • Building A “Dry Ice Light” With eBay Parts For $36 – Read it here
  • A Complete HDR Workflow – Read it here
July 5, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 5D Mark III and PIXMA PRO-100, Photo Paper ($2899), Same Kit With EOS 6D and 24-105 f/4L ($1999)

Cool kits on sale. B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the PIXMA Pro-100 printer and photo paper, and a SanDisk 64GB memory card for $2899 (click here), after a $400 mail-in rebate.

The other kit is the EOS 6D with the 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens, the PIXMA Pro-100, photo paper and a 16GB memory card for $1999 (click here) after a $400 mail-in rebate.

July 5, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM in Stock Again at Amazon US ($299)


Amazon US has the EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens in stock again for the incredible price of $299 (click here). Get it while you can! The other seller that is giving away the EOS M at ridiculous prices is B&H:

Adorama, on the other hand, lists the EOS M as discontinued. To see how much the firmware update improved AF performance click here.


July 4, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm, PIXMA PRO-100, Photo Paper for $1999 (after mail-in rebate)

Adorama has the Canon 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L lens, PIXMA PRO-100 Printer and Canon Photo paper for $1999 (click here) after $400 mail-in rebate for the printer. To get the kit for $1999 proceed as follows: You must add the printer with the Buy together and save button. It is the last option in the scroll down list.

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July 4, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Discounts at B&H Expire July 6th (DSLR and lens kits, lenses and Speedlites)

B&H’s discounts on selected Canon gear will expire on July 6th. Click here to see all discounted DSLR and lens kits, and here to the discounted lenses and Speedlites.

Check also these incredible Canon EOS M deals:

More discounts on Tamron and Sigma lenses:

Canon Discounts

July 4, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS-1D X on Sale for $5940

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eBay seller 6ave (10330 ratings, 99.5% positivr) has the Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $5,939.99 (click here). As bonus items you get two 32GB memory cards and a camera case. Forget the two no-name memory cards (not suited for a DSLR like the EOS-1D X), and go for the camera. Regular price is $6800.

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July 4, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D First Independent Auto-Focus Test Videos

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Canon EOS 70D body only - $1199 - Amazon | Adorama | B&H | DigitalRev
Canon EOS 70D with 18-55mm lens - $1349 - Amazon | Adorama | B&H | DigitalRev
Canon EOS 70D with 18-135mm lens - $1549 - Amazon | Adorama | B&H | DigitalRev

Polish site Optyzcne (translated, source: FA) published (along with their review) what I think are the first non Canon produced, real world tests of the Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus system of the new Canon EOS 70D. They used the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and Canon EF 100mm f 2.8L Macro IS USM lenses with different settings (see titles of the videos).

So far I have to say that I am fairly impressed with the high ISO performance of the EOS 70D sensor, see the crop I extracted from a ISO 3200 sample pic. The EOS 70D is the new leader of the pack in Canon’s APS-C line-up. That poses an interesting question: does a successor of the EOS 7D still have a reason to exist? In other terms: what features must the 7D Mark II have to top the EOS 70D? And what about the EOS 8D that showed up as a placeholder on Russian online seller fotoplus.su? More to follow.

Canon 70D + 18-135mm Single AF

Canon 70D + 18-135mm Servo AF

Canon 70D + EF 100mm F2.8L IS Single AF

Canon 70D + EF 100mm F2.8L IS Servo AF