June 4, 2013
Posted in Deals

Germany Deals: Canon EOS 1100D w/ 18-55mm (€299), EOS 650D w/ 18-55mm (€639)

Germany Deals

I am glad to offer two deals to the many readers from Germany.

Top rated eBay seller d-living (250598 ratings, 99.9% positive) has the Canon EOS 1100D (color: brown) with the EF-S 18-55mm kit lens for €299 (click here).

Next, top rated eBay seller photo-porst-memmingen(35080 ratings, 100% positive) has the Canon EOS 650D with the 18-55mm IS kit lens for €639 (click here), €60 off the Amazon.de price.

Found both deals at dealsrunner.com.

Germany Deals
June 4, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Review (PetaPixel)

 EF 200-400mm f/4L

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x
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Product description (from B&H’s product page)

  • High-Performance Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Aperture Range f/4-32
  • Built-in 1.4x Extender
  • Three-Mode Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ring USM Autofocus & Internal Focusing System
  • Power Focus Mode for Smooth Focus Shift
  • One Fluorite and Four UD Lens Elements
  • Fluorine Front & Rear Lens Coating
  • Highly Resistant to Dust and Water

PetaPixel reviewed Canon’s new super-telezoom monster that costs like a small car, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x. Lots of sample images, also to test the built-in 1.4x extender. Some excerpts from the review:

  • The image quality of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L is, in a word, excellent. Even when shot wide-open at f/4 or f/5.6, the contrast and sharpness of the lens is very good.
  • Autofocus is very fast and decisive, even on the EOS 5D Mk IIIbody
  • “Sharpness” is the middle name of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L.
  • [...] the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens is very sharp, very fast with autofocus and very versatile in terms of focal length.
  • Crisp, tack sharp and contrasty, the photos are what [you] would never have expected from a super telephoto zoom with an extender.
  • [...] Canon priced the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens at exactly what it is worth.
Ef 200-400mm f/4L

Three stabilizer modes (image courtesy: PetaPIxel)

EF 200-400mm f/4L

The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x has “Power Focus”, good for videography (image courtesy: PetaPixel)

[via PetaPixel]

June 4, 2013
Posted in News

New Canon Research Laboratory In Massachutes

Canon USA press release:

Canon Establishes its New Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA., June 3, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce a new location for the Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The research laboratory is approximately 13,600 square feet and will be the home of skilled employees dedicated to developing biomedical optical imaging and medical robotics technologies with the ultimate goal of bringing to market medical devices for a variety of applications. The areas the technology will address include detection of cardiovascular disease, brain-functional imaging, robotics-assisted surgery and miniature endoscopy. Canon U.S.A. is working in conjunction with its parent company, Canon Inc., on this endeavor.

“We are so proud to be opening a state-of-the-art location in Cambridge, Massachusetts,” said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. “This new research laboratory will be a symbol of Canon’s dedication to the research and development of innovative technologies that help solve clinical challenges facing healthcare communities.”

The mailing address will be: 210 Broadway, Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139.

June 3, 2013
Posted in Deals, Reviews

Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Wide Angle Cine Lens Review And Deal – $480

Rokinon 35mm T1.5

Top rated eBay seller vstarsales (13721 ratings, 99.7% positive) has the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower 35mm T1.5 Wide Angle Cine Lens with de-clicked aperture for $479.95 (click here). Compare at $549. A lens cleaning pen and kit are included.

The Phoblographer reviewed the Rokinon 35mm T1.5:

If you are looking for an affordable option for a cine-like lens, this is a one to  consider. You have a sturdy build for the barrel, nice color, although in my use, this depends on what profile you use.Aesthetically this lens is handsome. I do really wish that if you are going to give me a wide open T stop of 1.5 that it would be just a little bit sharper.

June 3, 2013
Posted in Deals

Today Only: Save Up To 37% On Selected Sandisk Memory Cards

Sandisk Memory Cards

One day only – i.e. TODAY June 3th – discounts on selected Sandisk memory cards at B&H. Click here to see all Sandisk cards that get a discount.