June 22, 2013
Posted in News

Deal: Canon EF-M Lens Adapter for EF/EF-S – $70

Canon EF-M Lens Adapter

eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter on sale for just $69.99 (click here). Free shipping. Good bargain. Check also the videos that compare the actual auto-focus performance with the upcoming firmware 2.0.2 for the EOS M (available June, 27).

June 21, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon EOS M Firmware Update Available On June, 27


If I got it right, Canon JP just announced that the firmware update for the Canon EOS M will be available for download on June, 27, 2013

[via dslcamera]


June 20, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Review (fstoppers)

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
US: Adorama | B&H | DigitalRev
Germany: hifishop24


over at fstoppers reviewed the latest addition to Sigma’s “ART” line-up, the awesome Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens, the world’s first zoom lens for APS-C DSLRs that has a constant f/1.8 over the zoom range. And at a really competitive price, $799/€999. They used a Canon EOS 60D for the test. Some excerpts from Jaron’s review:

  • [...] this lens is beautiful [...] a gorgeous blend of metal and rubber with only a few plastic parts
  • [...] the autofocus works [...] very well in daylight. It’s fast and, generally speaking, very accurate
  • At night, the lens is a bit less accurate, but it correctly focused (in nearly pure darkness) ten out of thirteen times
  • Chromatic aberration is extremely well controlled in this lens
  • Flaring is decently controlled at most apertures
  • [...] sharp at all focal lengths and apertures
  • For Sigma’s first run at a previously never before seen lens concept, this is a rousing success.
  • This is so far Sigma’s best APS-C only lens, and it’s the best by leaps and bounds

The following images have been shot using f/7.1, the first at 18mm and the second at 35mm. Click the pics to see them larger.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM – Test sample: 18mm, f/7.1 (image credit: fstoppers)

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM – Test sample: 35mm, f/7.1 (image credit: fstoppers)

[via fstoppers]

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8

June 20, 2013
Posted in Deals

One Day Sale: Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS 50% Off with Accessories ($165, Canon Store)

PowerShot ELPH 530 HSPowerShot ELPH 530 HS

The Canon Direct Store has a One Day Sale promotion going on: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is 50% off regular price, plus there are valuable accessories:

  • Refurbished PSC-55 Camera Case
  • 8GB Micro SD Card Class 4
  • Metal Neck Strap 1

The kit is on sale today only for $164.99 (click here), instead of $329.99. Please note: the camera is not refurbished. Both black and white color options are available.

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June 20, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Canon Rumor: New EF 14-24 f/2.8L Lens and Replacement for EF 16-35 and EF 17-40 Before End 2013

Canon Rumor

A new Canon rumor concerning a new L lens and a possible replacement for both the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II and the very popular EF 17-40mm f/4L IS lenses surfaced. The new lens is said to be a 14-24 f/2.8L lens. The replacement lens is said to be an EF 16-50 f/4L IS lens.

[via CR]