Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS deal – $799 (reg. $999)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS Deal – $799 (reg. $999)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens on sale for $799. Compare at $999. Plus, you receive $31.96 in Adorama Rewards. Expires 12/12

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM key features:

  • L-Series standard zoom lens delivers superb image quality in a compact, lightweight design.
  • 2 aspheric and 2 UD lens elements for high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Full macro shooting mode with up to 0.7x magnification, easily accessible with aone touch switch at the extreme telephoto end.
  • Image stabilization effective up to 4 shutter speed stops and Hybrid IS compensates for both angular and shift types of camera shake for macro shooting.
  • Resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh and rigorous conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Inner focusing and ring USM for silent, fast autofocusing.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.25 ft. / 0.38m across the entire zoom range (excluding macro).

Canon Introduces Its First 4K Projector, The REALiS 4K500ST Pro AV LCOS


The new Canon REALiS 4K500ST has a suggested list price of $54,990 and is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers by April 2016. Press release:

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Its First 4K Projector, The REALiS 4K500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector Delivering Up To 5000 Lumens And A Compact Size With Advanced Features Ideal For Creating Immersive Experiences

Various Markets and Applications for the Canon 4K500ST include Simulation and Training, Museums and Galleries, Industrial Design and Higher Education

MELVILLE, N.Y., — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today unveiled its REALiS 4K500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector which delivers 4K resolution of 4096 x 2400, up to 5000 lumens* and Canon’s LCOS Technology with AISYS-enhancement for brilliant, high-brightness and detailed image reproduction. The REALiS 4K500ST also offers a Genuine Canon 4K lens and a robust collection of advanced professional setting features, including Marginal Focus which helps ensure content projected on the peripheral portions of domed surfaces remains in focus.

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Off Brand: Nikon acquired Samsung, plans a new high-tech mirrorless camera?

Off Brand: Nikon Acquired Samsung, Plans A New High-tech Mirrorless Camera?

Our friends at Mirrorless Rumors broke the news with a pretty odd rumor. Nikon bought Samsung NX technology. This may be made public in January 2016, possibly at CES.

Nikon will use Samsung NX resources to launch a new professional mirrorless system. The “resources” are sensor and video tech, and CPU manufacturing. Mirrorless Rumor’s sources suggest Nikon’s priority is to become a serious competitor to Sony on the mirrorless market. Nikon will also start a strong partnership with Samsung. Samsung will keep developing and selling sensors to Nikon.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]


Benchmarkportal Certifies Canon a Center Of Excellence For Seventh Consecutive Year

Benchmarkportal Certifies Canon USA A Center Of Excellence For Seventh Consecutive Year

Company Continues Tradition of Securing Top Honors in Customer Service and Support Industry

MELVILLE, N.Y. — At the heart of a successful business is dedication to customer service and support. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that for the seventh consecutive year its Technical Support Center has earned the “Center of Excellence” certification by BenchmarkPortal, one of the most prestigious certifications in the customer service and support industry.

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Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 VC review (very sharp images, Camera Labs)

Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 VC Review (very Sharp Images, Camera Labs)

Camera Labs reviewed the new, image-stabilised Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD. This is a pretty interesting prime lens that comes with an affordable price tag ($599) and promises to deliver bang for the bucks. From the conclusion (emphasis mine)

The new Tamron 45/1.8 VC is a very versatile and interesting lens: It offers a fast f/1.8 aperture combined with image-stabilization that is good for two stops in my tests. Both allow the lens to hold out longer in dimly lit situations. It produces very sharp images with very little coma right into the corner of a full-frame sensor. And it’s relatively small and light. But it does not produce the same Bokeh as a 50/1.4 or 55/1.4 lens and it has color aberrations which show up although not as prominent as with Tamron’s 35/1.8 VC. But with a sharpness / resolution that it is better than any other lens in this comparison apart from the Zeiss Otus the Tamron 45/1.8 VC clearly earns a Highly Recommended. Regarding this performance the price of the new Tamron seems OK. And I’m really looking forward for Tamron to design a 85mm f1.8 VC lens! Read the review…

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Amazon Adorama B&H Photo – for sample pics click here. Key features:

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One LD Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • USD AF Motor, Full-Time Manual Focus
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio

Canon Powershot G5 X review (Photography Blog)

Canon Powershot G5 X Review (Photography Blog)

Photography Blog tested Canon’s new pocket-sized, 1 inch sensor Powershot camera, the Canon PowerShot G5 X.

The Canon PowerShot G5 X is an excellent compact camera for enthusiast photographers, offering a very good built-in viewfinder, a fast lens, a wealth of options for shooting both stills and video, excellent image quality, speedy auto-focusing, intuitive and configurable handling, and solid construction. The 4.2x zoom lens may limit its appeal somewhat, as will the lack of 4K video recording, but for us, the new G5 X is the best-balanced model out of the G3 X, G5 X and G9 X range. Read the review…

The Canon Powershot G5 X sells for $749 (it”s actually $50 off regular price): Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA. Key features:

  • 20.2MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Multi-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 & 5.9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Manual Control Dials, Star Shooting Mode