May 31, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Could The New EOS-1D C Firmware Turn an EOS-1D X In An EOS-1D C?

EOS-1D C Firmware EOS-1D C Firmware

A few days ago Canon announced a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C, which, among other fixes, brings 25fps at 4k. The firmware is not available by download, instead you have to take your EOS-1D C to an authorized Canon service center in order to get it on your camera. This is unusual.

The Phoblographer reports about users that are suggesting Canon doesn’t want the firmware to get in the hands of EOS-1D X owners. Why? Because the hardware of both cams is nearly (if not totally) the same and the EOS-1D C firmware could turn an EOS-1D X in an EOS-1D C, a higher end gear with a much heftier price tag ($11,999 vs the $6700 of the EOS-1D X). Btw, the EOS-1D X also got a firmware update in the last days.

The Phoblographer is currently investigating the issue with Canon.

The EOS-1D C is sold for $11,999 at the following shops: B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it here.
anon EOS -1D X price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

May 31, 2013
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Posted in Reviews

Canon C100 vs EOS 7D Video Comparison

How do the Canon C100 and the Canon EOS 7D compare? It’s a $5500 (C100) vs $1300 (7D) affair and they have different sensors, but it is interesting to see where the differences are. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM was used on both cameras.

Canon C100 with a $1000 discount at: Adorama and B&H
Canon EOS 7D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via planet5d]

May 31, 2013
Posted in Deals

Photo Deals: Lightroom 4, EOS 60D, EF-M 22mm, PIXMA iX6520, MacBook Pro 13″, Sigma USB Dock, PowerShot SX500

Photo Deals

Sigma USB Dock for Canon Lenses

A quick round-up of Canon and other photo-related deals, all on sale at B&H and Adorama.

May 30, 2013
Posted in News

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens In Stock And Ready To Ship (and review)

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8

The image stabilized Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM is in stock at B&H for $3,599 (click here). The lens gets good reviews, for instance at ephotozine were they write:

Although the performance of this lens isn’t of the same absolute brilliance of the Nikon and Canon fixed super-telephoto lenses, it isn’t all that far behind. Add in the flexibility afforded by the zoom and it still makes a compelling alternative to the camera manufacturer’s own fast telephoto glass.

They point out the good sharpness, low chromatic aberration, high build quality, fast AF. Excellent value for the money.

May 30, 2013
Posted in Reviews

More Videos Taken With Canon EOS 50D And Magic Lantern RAW Hack (and comparison with 5D Mark II)

How cool is it to get RAW video output from a 5 year old camera that was never thought to be a video camera? Pretty much cool in my opinion. Kudos to the skilled Magic Lantern hackers for their Magic Lantern RAW hack.

There is more video footage shot with the modified 50D that showed up. Check the videos above and below. It also means that the hardware of the EOS 50D has always been able to shot video. There is a discussion going on about the Magic Lantern RAW hack in the Magic Lantern forum.

This could be the right time to get an EOS 50D on eBay, before the price will raise because of the newly discovered possibilities.

[via nofilmschool and motionvfx]


May 30, 2013
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US Deal: Canon Rebel T5i w/ 18-55mm IS STM – $745 (coupon code)

Rebel T5i

Rakuten has the Canon Rebel T5i (EOS 700D in EU, Kiss X7i in JP) with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for just $744.95 (click here). That’s $150 off the price of other online sellers. To get the full discount you have to use the coupon code on the product page. I found this deal via

Product description:

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and speed.
  • High speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture the action.
  • 9-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision cross-type f/2.8 center point) for exceptional autofocus performance when shooting with the viewfinder and Hybrid CMOS AF increases autofocus speed when shooting photos and movies in Live View.
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded movie shooting options.
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors.
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode delivers expertly optimized photos and offers improved scene detection for amazing results when shooting at night.
  • Expand your creativity with advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters that can be displayed in real time during Live View shooting.
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction provides outstanding noise reduction while preserving precious detail at high ISO speeds.
  • Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards.
  • Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.