October 22, 2013
Posted in News

A Bit of Everything


The remains of the day…

October 22, 2013
Posted in Deals

Warning: Canon EOS M w/ 22mm STM & 18-55mm IS STM & SpeedLite 90EX – $390



Another Canon killer deal, probably the best I have seen so far for an EOS M kit.

Top Rated Plus eBay seller Bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS M with both the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM and EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lenses and the SpeedLite 90EX for ridicolous $389.99. New item in original box. That’s the best EOS M deal I have seen so farAll color option available. Please note what the seller says:

This camera may be an imported model. It is completely identical to the USA model and is produced by the same factories. This product comes set in English as a standard, with USA connections, and English manuals. Imported models do not carry a USA manufacturer warranty card. Your purchase is covered by a BigValueInc store warranty which covers you for 1 Year. Please view below in our terms and conditions for details.

The seller doesn’t have a stellar rating but eBay regularly feature them in the Daily Deals section. Hurry up, this deal wont keep the price for long (usually they raise it after a few hours).


October 22, 2013
Posted in Deals

Warning: Canon EOS 6D w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS for $2000


Another killer deal on eBay, featured in today’s Daily Deals.

Seller beststopdeals (98.4% positive ratings) has the EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for just $1999.99. New USA model, free shipping in the US. Hurry up as such offers usually won’t last long.

Btw, there is another super deal that still alive. Top Rated Plus eBay seller Bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the EOS 5D Mark III for $2550. USA model in original box. That’s at least $550 off compared to other sellers. bigvalueinc’s note: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body may come in a kit box. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for sale is 100% Brand New, Never Used. Lens has been removed from Kit box and sold on a separate auction. The seller doesn’t have a stellar rating but eBay regulary feature them in the Daily Deals section.

October 22, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon Will Not Join The Retro Style For Their Cameras


A lot of brands have embraced the retro look for their cameras (especially if mirrorless). Some comments suggest that Canon will not go that way.

Instead, Canon will put focus and attention on lenses in the next years, since lenses are better suited to build a “brand stickiness”, that is: keep customers on their side (Canon’s side).

[via NL]

October 22, 2013
Posted in News

New Canon EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C Firmware Brings Improved Controls and Creative Freedom

EOS-1D C FirmwareEOS-1D C Firmware

Update: more information in this CPN article.

Canon announced the scheduled availability for firmware updates for both the EOS-1D C and EOS-1D X. It appears Canon is actively listening to their customers, at least to the pros. There are huge improvements set to come.

The EOS-1D C firmware is scheduled to be available in November 2013, the EOS-1D X firmware in January 2014. There are huge improvements and fixes especially for the EOS-1D X (more details in the press release text), such as:

  • AF Performance with Moving Subjects
  • Enhanced AI Servo AF Performance in Low Light Conditions
  • Improved Acceleration/Deceleration Tracking Parameters
  • Selection of Initial AF Point While Shooting in 61-Point Auto Selection AF
  • AF Point Switching According to Camera Orientation
  • Expanded Minimum Shutter Speed in Auto ISO
  • Exposure Compensation in Auto ISO with Manual Mode Set
  • Toggling Between Alternate Camera Settings
  • Same Exposure for New Aperture in Manual Mod
  • Display Protected Images Only

Changes in the EOS-1D C firmware update:

  • EF Lens Communication
  • Audio Recording (line input!!)

Canon USA press release:

Canon Firmware Upgrades For The EOS-1D X And EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cameras Deliver Improved Creative Control And Convenience

Firmware Version 2 for the EOS-1D X is Based on Extensive User Input and Provides More Efficient Autofocus Performance in Low Light, Custom Controls, and Improved User-Programmed Functionality

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 22, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces improvements in the functionality and convenient operation of the EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera and the EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera through new firmware scheduled to be available starting in January 2014 and November 2013, respectively. Firmware enhancements for the EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera are designed to provide photographers with greater creative freedom and speed, especially in sectors such as sports, wedding, nature/wildlife, and journalism, which often contain rapidly changing action, sometimes in low-light environments. Service enhancements for the EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera improve lens performance, lens status display, metadata storage, and audio recording.

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October 22, 2013
Posted in News

Sigma Safari Experience at Photo Plus Expo in NYC

Sigma Safari Experience

Sigma presents the event as follows:

Join us in person or via live webcast for #SigmaSafari, a hands-on shooting experience starring professional models dramatically transformed into safari animals. Photograph these captivating models, test driving some of our newest Sigma Global Vision products.

Sigma press release:

Sigma Corporation of America Brings Sigma Safari Experience to PhotoPlus Expo 2013

Manufacturer offers hands-on photography demos, streams live video tutorials from show floor

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2013 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, will kick off the Sigma Safari Experience on Thursday, October 24, the first day of PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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October 21, 2013
Posted in Tips

How You Find Out The Shutter Count of Your Canon Camera (video)

Another helpful video by Dave Dugdale of Learning DSLR Video. There is an application (only for Windows) you can download for free at ShutterActuations.com. These Canon DSLRs are supported: 1000D,1100D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 7D ,5DMKII, 5DMKIII, 1DMKIV, 1DX