October 14, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Another Rumor Says: No New Canon Gear in 2013

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That’s not breaking new, just one more confirmation about what already has been reported: there will not be more Canon announcement this year, everything is postponed to 2014. As said, not really a surprise. There was (is) some hope that Canon would announce the successor of the Canon EOS M (price & specs) before X-Mas (we got such rumors), but for the time being it appears they will not. Makes somewhat sense, Canon has the Canon EOS 70D to exploit for the X-Mas sales. The rumor comes from a usually well informed source. That’s it. We will see.

Take it with a grain of salt (as usual). The EOS M2 has already been leaked (as a model designation) in DPP’s documentation, so we can assume it is real, and there are hints that the EOS M2 could be on its way. However, if Canon wants the EOS M2 to be ready for X-Mas the announcement should happen sooner than later.

October 14, 2013
Posted in News

Printed Pictures Are Pretty Cool (Canon says)

That’s what Canon, Common and The Walking Dead want us to remind.

In a campaign where Canon is promoting their new PIXMA Pro printer, they are touring the US with with celebrity guests/hobbyist photographers Common, Chef Tyler Florence, and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead). The purpose of the campaign is to remind us that photography is more than the everyday instagram feed of food and cat pics. The  main theme was “the five senses”.

Read more at mediabistro.

October 13, 2013
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Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG Images Leaked

Sigma 24-105mm

Image via canonrumors.com

It appears that first images of the rumored Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG have been leaked. The lens is said to have 19 elements in 14 groups, a 82mm filter, should weight 885 grams. The lens could be announced within the next 6 weeks.

[via CR]

October 12, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2575

EOS 5D Mark III

Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc(98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for just $2575 (click here). New item in original box, free shipping. Limited quantity at this price.

October 12, 2013
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Canon Patent: 35mm f/1.4 Lens – Successor of The EF 35mm f/1.4L On Its Way?

Canon Patent

This could be the patent for the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that’s related to a 35mm f/1.4 lens that appears to refer to the successor of the Canon EF 35mm f 1.4L USM (price & specs) lens (released in 1998). Not the first patent for a 35mm lens, and there was a rumor that Canon was field-testing a EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. More after the break.

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October 11, 2013
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Looking for a Canon EOS 7D Deal?

EOS 7D Deal

It’s weird that the Canon EOS 7D doesn’t see more deals now that the EOS 70D has hit shelves. There is little that the EOS 7D could outperform on the Canon EOS 70D, feature wise. Still the EOS 7D is better build and probably better weather sealed, has 8fps vs the 7fps of the EOS 70D, more controls, more customisation possibilities. The 7D and the 70D are so close that it’s hard to recommend the former over the latter. Even if the 7D still is a competitive, professional DSLR, the EOS 70D has a innovative sensor, the highly praised Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, and 2MP more resolution.

However, the EOS 7D with the EF-S 18-135mm IS lens is usually sold for $1799, so I thought someone might be interested to know that Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitidigital (99.5% positive ratings) has the 7D kit with the 18-135mm for $1,325.52 (click here). USA model & warranty, free shipping.

October 11, 2013
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Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Outperforms Conventional AF (dpreview)

dpreview added the AF test page to their work-in-progress review of the Canon EOS 70D. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF is up to expectation, it works so good that “the Dual Pixel AF system outperforms the conventional autofocus system – it’s more consistent, shot-to-shot and it’s more accurate, in terms of where it focuses“, according to dpreview. More after the break.

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