October 25, 2013
Posted in News

Another Great Lens for an Affordable Price – Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS Price Unveiled ($899)


Sigma 24-105mm f/4


Eventually Sigma announced the price of its recently announced 24-105mm f/4 DG OS lens (“Art” line-up) to the world: $899. And it is once more (after the 18-35mm f/1.8) a price for the masses, for a lens that hopefully will deliver the same awesome properties of the 18-35mm f/1.8 (price & specs). The 24-105mm is interesting also because there are (non confirmed) rumours floating around saying that Canon may discontinue the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (price & specs). The Sigma has image stabilisation, the Canon not.

More information, details, pics and specs after the break.

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October 25, 2013
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Posted in Patents

Are These Canon Lens Patents For The EOS M System?


35mm f/1.4


50mm f/1.4


50mm f/1.8

Egami (translated) spotted Canon patents for three lenses that could been thought for the EOS M mirrorless system, a 5omm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4. Egami’s analysis of the patents suggests this interpretation, i.e. that these lenses are made for an APS-C mirrorless system. Sound exciting, having such primes for the EOS M would at least allow us to think that Canon is committed to their mirrorless system. More details and specs after the break.

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October 24, 2013
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Posted in Deals

May We have Your Attention: Another Bunch of Excellent Canon Deals (Hot 6D Deal, 70D)

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Uh, it’s deals time since a few days. May this be the Sony full-frame mirrorless effect? Fact is, Canon’s full-frame gear is consistently discounted since some days. And I am not talking just about eBay deals. The major, authorized Canon dealers are as well discounting the 5D3 and 6D.

Let us start with authorised Canon reseller B&H. They have some pretty interesting deals live (in addition to these 5D3 deals), all come with the accessories displayed in the pics above and get a MIR rebate.

  • This is hot: Canon EOS 6D body only and SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory CardCanon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag,Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod, and aWatson LP-E6 extra Battery for $1573 (click here). No mail-in rebate, just $1573 that show up after check-out.
  • Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens and PIXMA Pro-100, photo paper , and SanDisk 16GB Extreme Class 10 – $1999 (click here) after a $400 mail-in rebate (final price shows up after checkout)

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens and PIXMA Pro-100, photo paper , and SanDisk 16GB Extreme Class 10 – $1249 (click here) after a $300 mail-in rebate (final price shows up after check-out)

Not bad, eh? These are good times to get a Canon full-frame DSLR, or the awesome EOS 70D with Dual Pixel AF. I bought my 70D w/ 18-135mm for shy of $1200 with no printer, memory card and bag.

Have a great day or evening or morning wherever you are!

October 24, 2013
Posted in News

Canon and Ron Howard Launch Project Imaginat10n – 10 Films Inspired By User Photographs

Canon USA press release:

Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Launch “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival On Yahoo Showcasing Ten Films Inspired By User Submitted Photographs

“A Ron Howard Presentation” Features Ten Short Films Directed by Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Georgina Chapman, James Murphy, Biz Stone and the Five Winning Consumer Directors of the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Contest

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 24, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, are officially launching the “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival, which will kick off with the global premiere of ten short films at Lincoln Center in New York City today. Following the premiere, screenings will be held in Los Angeles, CA hosted by Bryce Dallas Howard, the first graduating director of Canon’s Project Imagin8ion as well as in Brooklyn, NY hosted by James Murphy, a celebrity director for Project Imaginat10n. Yahoo Screen will continue celebrating the Film Festival from October 25, 2013 through the end of the year where consumers can view each of the 10 films.

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October 24, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon Deal: Rebel T3i w/ 18-55mm IS II – $435

Canon Deal

Top Rated Plus eBay seller Bigvalueinc (98.2% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T3i with the EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens for $435. New item in original box, free shipping. Compare to $559 on Amazon. The seller doesn’t have a stellar rating but eBay regularly feature them in the Daily Deals section. Hurry up, this deal wont keep the price for long (usually they raise it after a few hours).

For more hot deals that appear to be still live check this post.

October 24, 2013
Posted in Deals

Want A Full-Frame Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Huge Discount (and Canon 50mm and 35mm L lenses)?


Authorized Canon dealer B&H has two hot EOS 5D Mark III bundles on offer, both bring concrete savings thru instant rebate (shows up after checkout) and mail-in rebate ($400). I think that the body only kit (the 2nd) is actually the best price by an authorized dealer. The bundles are:

B&H also has some pretty good deals going on for two popular Canon lenses (price shows up after checkout):

October 24, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Possible Image of the EF 100-400mm II Leaked

EF 100-400mm II

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Hard to say if it is the real thing. It doesn’t look like any other Canon lens. The image showed up on Peter Norvig’s G+ profile. He writes:

For Canon fans, you might find this exciting.  A photographer was using this lens. I assert that the black stripes of the focus and zoom rings are the wrong width and placement to be either the 70-200 or the 100-400; therefore I speculate this is a prototype of the long-rumored 100-400 II.

Any ideas…?

[via CR]