August 29, 2013
Posted in Rumors

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
Posted in Deals

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

canon deal

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
Posted in News

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 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
Posted in News

A Bit of Everything

Canon C300 EOS Demonstration – Overview & Setup

Various Canon news:

August 28, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon USM and STM Lenses Video Comparison (using the EOS 70D)

Canon’s STM lenses are aimed at videographers. The Stepper Motor (that’s the STM) promises quiet operation while shooting video. But how do the produced noise and the speed compare to Canon’s USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) lenses? That’s what YouTube user marconilanna tries to find out in the video above. In summary: STM lenses are definitely less noisy but a bid slower than the USM lenses. On the other hand being a bit slower allows STM lenses to refocus more smoothly. A Canon EOS 70D was used for the test.

[via PetaPixel]

August 28, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 70D in Stock at B&H and Amazon

B&H now has the Canon EOS 70D in stock. All kits available (click here). The Canon BG-E14 battery grip is also ready to ship (click here). Amazon is also shipping the EOS 70D via third party sellers – click here to see available kits.

To get an idea how awesome the EOS 70D is, and how innovative the Dual Pixel CMOS AF is have a look at the excellent review (in progress) at Camera Labs.

August 28, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Philip Bloom About the Relevance of DSLR and 4k Video (and where the Canon EOS-1D C fits in)

This is a presentation by Philip Bloom at the Broadcast Video Expo at Excel where he is talking for Canon about the relevance of DSRLs and where the Canon EOS-1D C fits in the whole story. He describes his presentation as follows:

Canon asked me to if I was interested in doing this talk back in December, they wanted the emphasis on the strengths of 1DC. The problem is I told them was I had not shot with the 1DC so it was impossible for me to talk about it in any way at all. They understood of course and said they would get me a 1DC to try when I got back to England.

So when back in England I got the 1DC to try and I filmed a review with it. In fact I loved it so much I ended up trading my 1DX in for a 1DC.

Before I agreed to talk for Canon at the show I had to know what sort of thing they wanted me to say. I also said I would do it only if I could be totally upfront about the cons not just the pros. They said absolutely otherwise they may as well just get one of their reps to do the talk. They wanted my independent, unbiased opinion. That was essential for me.

The video lasts 52 minutes. [via]

The EOS-1D C on sale at B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it at Borrow Lenses.