March 11, 2013
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A Bit Of Everything

March 9, 2013
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Canon EOS 6D Video Review And Comparison With 5D2, 7D And 60D

A Canon EOS 6D (price & specs) review and comparison with Canon EOS 5D Mark II (price & specs) and Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) and Canon EOS 60D (price & specs) video from Orange Wedding Films.

The sections in the video:

00:00 - 06:22 Intro
06:23 - 7:06 30 minute recording time
7:06 - 10:40 Menu items
10:41 - 17:23 Working with an external HDMI monitor
17:24 - 20:04 Moire Test 1 + 2
20:04 - 20:28 - sample clips
20:28 - 23:29 - Low Light with ISO Comparison
23:30 - End – my personal likes and dislikes

Some deals about mentioned DSLRs:

  • The EOS 6D body only option is now down to $1789 (Adorama | B&HAmazon)
  • The EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens is $2329 (Adorama | B&HAmazon) – B&H bundles the kit with these additional bonus items:  Lexar 16GB SDHC Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card and a Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag
  • Adorama has refurbished EOS 7Ds for $979 (click here).
March 8, 2013
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Rich Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit On Sale At Adorama

EOS 5D Mark III

Adorama has a rich Canon EOS 5D Mark III kit on sale. No lenses but a lot of accessories (free shipping & USA warranty). For $4,549.50 (click here) you get:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III body
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Shoe Mount Flash, USA Warranty
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • SanDisk SDCFX032GA61 32GB Extreme 60mb/sec CompactFlash
  • Canon 100-EG Custom Gadget Bag
  • Flashpoint LP-E6 Replacement Battery for Canon
  • Flashpoint BGe11 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III
  • Mack 3 Year Extended Warranty, for Digital Camera & Basic Lens up to $6000
  • Flashpoint Glass Screen Protector f/Canon 5D Mark 3
  • Adorama Wireless Radio Remote Release for Canon EOS
  • Adobe Dual Software Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10
  • Canon 13″ x 19″ Photo Paper Pro Luster, 50 Sheets
Not bad. :-)
March 8, 2013
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A Bit Of Everything

March 8, 2013
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Patent For New Canon 14mm f/2.8 With Improved Surface Coating

Canon 14mm f/2.8

Canon 14mm f/2.8

Egami (translated) found a patent filed by Canon for a 14mm f/2.8 lens with a new anti-reflective coating, Subwavelength Structure Coating. This method optimizes the refractive index and allows for a thinner anti-reflective film.

Appears as if Canon is working on a successor of the EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM lens (price & specs).

Patent specification (machine translated):

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-47780
    • 2013.3.7 Release Date
    • Filing date 2011.7.26
  • Example
    • F = 14.3mm focal length
    • Half angle ω = 56.6 °
    • Fno. 2.89
    • 14 images in 10 groups lens configuration
  • Canon patent
    • Antireflection film which is excellent in productivity and reflectance characteristics
    • The refractive index of the substrate (original surface of the lens) is 1.65 to 2.20
    • Consists of three layers, the ratio of the refractive index change with a three-layer
    • The third layer
      • Average roughness of less than 400nm pitch structure
      • By continuously varying the ratio of the space-filling structure uneven, changing the refractive index
      • After drying, the film is immersed in hot water and applied to the second layer solution (containing aluminum oxide) by spin coating, plate-like crystals deposited on the surface
    • If spin coating of the wet process, excellent in productivity can be realized a uniform thickness
    • Little change in the characteristics even if there is variation in thickness

 

March 7, 2013
Posted in Deals

Good Times To Buy An EOS 6D, and other Canon Gear

EOS 6D

If you are not willing to wait to see how much up-market the upcoming EOS 70D will be, or to wait Fall for the EOS 7D Mark II, if you need or simply want a full-frame sensor DSLR, then these are good times for you price-conscious folks. The Canon EOS 6D got cheaper, and there are good kits around. The well performing EOS M with the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens or the Ef-M 22mm f/2 STM is also available with discounts. Then we have a 7D and a T4i deal. Be aware that most of the prices in the list below show up after having added the item to the cart.

  • The EOS 6D body only option is now down to $1789 (Adorama | B&H| Amazon)
  • The EOS 6D with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens is $2329 (Adorama | B&H| Amazon) – B&H bundles the kit with these additional bonus items:  Lexar 16GB SDHC Professional 400x Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card and a Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag
  • The EOS M with the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is $733.36 at Amazon and $749 at B&H and Adorama
  • The EOS M with the Ef-M 22mm f/2 STM is $675 at Amazon and B&H and Adorama
  • The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens is sold for $245 at B&H
  • Adorama has refurbished EOS 7Ds for $979 (click here)
  • Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) kit with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and a 16 GB memory card for $799 at B&H
EOS 6D 
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