August 31, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Reviews Round-Up

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Now that the Canon EOS 70D started shipping more and more reviews based on production models show up.

Techradar praises the excellent image quality, the broad control over image settings, the touch screen, and more. In the long verdict hey write:

Although you need to take care in high-contrast conditions, in many situations the 63-zone Evaluative metering system does a great job, delivering a perfectly exposed subject. The camera’s images also have natural colours with pleasant saturation and contrast, but as ever, if it’s not to your taste you can tweak the camera’s settings to deliver what you want.

New sample photos shot with an EOS 70D have been published at ephotozine.

A hands-on at photography bay, they write:

[...] the advances in the standard phase detection AF when using the optical viewfinder are most welcomed. The 70D’s viewfinder with all those additional AF points feels like a 5D Mark III Jr.[...] for right now it all looks very promising.

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More sample pics at Imaging Resource, they call the EOS 70D a “groundbreaking DSLR”.

planet5d looks at the 70D from the videographers point of view (see also video on top).

Finally, two videos by learning cameras (thanks Sally). Have a good day and thanks for your understanding if I am not posting as usual. I am travelling the US and there is simply too much to see and do :) Currently I am in Montana. Have a great day.

August 31, 2013
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Canon Deals: EOS M ($350), EOS 6D ($1777), Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ($799)

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A bunch of good deals on eBay.

Seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens for $349.99 (click here). All color options available, free shipping.

Seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D body only on sale for $1777 (click here). USA warranty, free shipping.

Finally, 47st.photo (99.1% positive ratings) has the amazing SIgma 35mm f/1.4 on sale for $799 (click here). Free shipping, USA warranty.

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August 30, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D DxOmarked

The Canon EOS 70D got DxOmarked (click here for the results), and achieved the best score for a Canon APS-C sensor: 68. That’s 2 points more than the EOS 60D and the EOS 7D, still less than other DSLR. Keep in mind that these are pure engineerical measures, they do not say much about real life performance.

 

August 29, 2013
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Rumor: New Canon L Lenses in September

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens, one of Canon’s most regarded lenses

Take it with a grain of salt, I didn’t hear about this. A new rumour that surfaced on the web suggests Canon may announce some new “L”-grade lenses in late september. No mention about the focal range or other information about the lenses. That’s all :)

[via CR]

August 29, 2013
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Canon Deal of the Day: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS for $710

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Great deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings): Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for just $709.99 (click here). Free shipping. Please note what the seller writes:

  • This lens is 100% brand new.
  • These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.
August 29, 2013
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Canon Digital Learning Starts Weekly Blog

The Canon Digital Learning blog now features weekly articles with educational infos, tips & tricks, and everything that may help enthusiast Canon shooters.

Canon press release:

THE CANON DIGITAL LEARNING CENTER ENHANCES WEEKLY BLOG TO DELIVER EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY ADVICE

The Canon Digital Learning Center Blog now features regularly updated educational information, tips for imaging enthusiasts and news on Canon products

Created for imaging enthusiasts and professionals eager to learn new techniques and get expert advice on a variety of topics, the revamped Canon Digital Learning Center (CDLC) Blog offers the insights they seek.

Expert contributors such as Explorers of Light, and Canon Technical Specialists and Advisors, show what the CDLC has to offer firsthand via weekly blog posts.  Recent topics include field reports from Canon Live Learning events, protecting camera gear from summer elements, dissecting an EOS C500 Steadicam rig, and a little-known LP-E6 battery management trick.

August 29, 2013
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A Bit of Everything

Canon C300 EOS Demonstration – Overview & Setup

Various Canon news:

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