July 12, 2013
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Super Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body Only – $1500

EOS 6d

Top deal by eBay seller bigvalueinc: The Canon EOS 6D for just $1499.99 (click here). Free shipping, limited supply at this price. Canon EOS 6D specs:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls
  • 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Extended ISO Range of 50-102400
  • Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
July 12, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Interview With Canon South Africa

Roger Machin from Canon South Africa talks about the new Canon EOS 70D and what exactly Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus means.

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

The following shops accept pre-orders for the Canon EOS 70D:

Or check if the EOS 70D is available in your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

EOS 70D

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July 12, 2013
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Canon Patent: More Pancake By Canon (45mm, 40mm, 35mm, 28mm, all f/2.8)

Canon Patent

45mm f/2.8

Canon Patent

35mm f/2.8

Canon Patent

40mm f/2.8

Canon Patent

28mm f/2.8

Japanese site Egami (translated) spotted new patents filed by Canon. All are for f/2.8 pancake lenses: 45mm, 40mm, 35mm, 28mm. Canon has two pancake lenses in their line-up: the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM and the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-137411
    • Publication date 2013.7.11
    • Filing date 2011.12.28
  • Example
    embodiment
    Focal length Fno. Half angle Configuration length Total length BF
    One 45.00 2.80 25.68 20.00 57.99 37.99
    Two 39.00 2.80 29.02 23.50 62.50 39.00
    Three 35.00 2.80 31.72 25.00 63.01 38.01
    Four 28.00 2.80 37.69 27.00 65.00 38.00

    Image height = 21.64mm

  • Canon patent
    • The longer the focus back a Gaussian type, field curvature occurs
    • 2-group configuration positive positive, Gauss type

Perfomance:

Canon Patent

45mm

Canon Patent

35mm

40mm

28mm

July 12, 2013
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens Review (ephotozine)

EF-S 55-250mm

Canon EF-S 55-250mm 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
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ephotozine reviewed the Canon EF-S 55-250mm 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, an inexpensive (it’s usually less than $300), lightweight and popular zoom lens with a 4 stop image stabiliser. In the conclusion they write:

For a budget lens, this optic performs pretty well, striking a good balance between build, image quality and price. The light weight of the lens makes this lens no hassle to keep stowed in a camera bag for when it’s needed and the four stop image stabiliser will help users to make the most of the telephoto reach on offer. Although this is a basic lens, it will still win over many fans due to its ability to deliver sharp images.

The review comes with test charts and sample pictures.

EF-S 55-250mm

July 11, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS C500 and EOS C300 Discounted Up To $3000

EOS C300

Canon EOS C300

 

Canon EOS C300:

  • Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • PL Lens Mount to Accept Cinema Lenses
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • 1920 x 1080i60 & True 24p Recording
  • Rotating 4″, 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor

B&H has concrete discounts on the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C500 Cinema cameras, for both the EF and PL mount versions.

Canon EOS C500:

  • 4K RAW (4096 x 2160) Output
  • EF Lens Mount for Broad Compatibility
  • 8.8 Mp Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • Also Puts Out 2K, Quad HD & Full HD
  • 2x 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 50 Mb/s Proxy HD Recording to CF Card
  • 10-Bit 4K RAW at Up to 60p
  • 10-Bit 4K Half RAW at Up to 120p
  • 12-Bit 2K 4:4:4 Signal at Up to 60p
  • Canon Log Gamma

 

 

 

C500 Menu Simulator

Canon EOS C500

July 11, 2013
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Not To Be Sold In The USA: Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens

 EF-M 11-22mm

Thanks Adam. According to the moderator of the Canon USA forum, the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens will not ship and be sold in the US:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. We can certainly understand the confusion surrounding this release! Unfortunately, this specific lens will not be sold or serviced by Canon USA.

Why that? DigitalRev (price depends by check-out location) ships international.

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July 11, 2013
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Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens in Stock at Amazon Germany

 EF-M 11-22mm

Amazon Germany has the new Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens for the EOS M system in stock and ready to ship for €399 (click here). I am puzzled by the fact that Amazon US still is not even offering a pre-order option. And why the hell does the lens cost €50 more in France than in Germany? Looks like the EF-M 11-22mm will start to ship in Europe first. Other seller that accept pre-order, or may have the EF-M 11-22mm in stock and ready to ship:

Canon EOS M price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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