June 6, 2013
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June 5, 2013
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Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens Available For Pre-Order (will ship July 8)

Samyang 16mm

Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
pre-order at B&H (click here)

B&H has the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS lens available for pre-order for $449 (click here).

  • Canon EF-S Mount Lens
  • For DSLRs with APS-C Sized Image Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
  • 25.6mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • One Extra-low Dispersion Element
  • UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus
June 5, 2013
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Canon EF-M 11-22mm IS STM Image Leaked, Announcement Soon (next EOS M coming?)

Canon EF-M 11-22mm

Digicame-info (translated) posted a leaked image of the EF-M 11-22mm IS STM lens for the EOS M system. The image comes from a trusted source.

The lens is very compact. For the time being it is not clear if the lens will extend or not. Word is about a “lens storage mechanism”. The lens could be announced very soon.

As far as I know the announcement of the next EOS M system shouldn’t be that far away.

Cool EOS M + EF-M 18-55mm IS STM deal here at eBay (via dealsrunner.com)

June 5, 2013
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Photo Bargains: Sigma 17-50mm, Bower 35mm, Rokinon 8mm, PowerShot A2300, Rebel T4i, Sandisk Memory, Kuuvik Capture

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A quick reminder that all Canon Watch readers can get a 20% off the price of Kuuvik Capture tethering software with coupon code canonwatch.com, click here for instructions. Need a professional photo printer? Check a super PIXMA PRO-10 deal here.

There is a rebate program going on at the Canon Direct Store.

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM is $100 off – $569 (click here)

  • For Canon DSLRs with APS-C Size Sensors
  • 4 Stops of Anti-Shake (OS) Compensation
  • Aperture of f/2.8 throughout Zoom Range
  • Accepts 77mm Filters
  • Ultra Compact (Only 3.6″, 91.8mm Long)
  • Multi-Layered Lens Coating
  • Excellent Correction for Aberrations
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor for Quiet/Fast AF
  • Close Focusing Distance of 11″ (28cm)
  • Weighs Only 19.9 oz (565 g)

Bower 35mm f/1.4 is $70 off – $379 (click here)

  • Fast f/1.4 Maximum Aperture
  • Aspherical Glass for Image Quality
  • High Refractive Optical Glass
  • Multi Coating for Reduced Flare
  • Smooth Manual Focusing
  • 8 Aperture Blades for Refined Bokeh
  • Minimum Focusing Distance – 1.0' (30cm)
  • Filter Size – 77mm

Canon PowerShot A2300 (red) on sale for just $99 (click here)

  • 16MP Image Resolution
  • 1/2.3″ CCD Image Sensor
  • 5x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom
  • 28-140mm Equivalent Lens
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • 100 – 1600 ISO Sensitivity
  • Smart AUTO Scenes & iFrame Video Format

Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is $150 off – $749 (click here)

  • STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD Movie Mode with Continuous AF
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens

Finally, save up to 27% on Sandisk memory cards (click here). For those who are looking for it: the Sigma USB dock for Canon is in stock at $59 (click here).

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June 5, 2013
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DxO Optics Pro 8.2 Released – Support For Canon Rebel Sl1/EOS 100D Added

DxO released DxO Optics Pro 8.2, the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) is now supported.

Demo versions for Mac and Windows available at the link above. They also released DxO FilmPack 4, a film simulation software.

June 5, 2013
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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x Available For Rent At Borrow Lenses

 EF 200-400mm
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x

Want to try out Canon’s new super-telephoto-zoom but can’t afford to pay the price of a small car (>$11.000)? You can rent the lens at Borrow Lenses (click here). Better to hurry up since you have to reserve the lens.

I featured a couple of reviews of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x:

Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller had the opportunity to test the lens at the London Olympics 2012 (source: pixsylated). He says:

So, how does the lens perform? The copy I had was fantastic. I’m not an empirical tester—I just shot the lens daily at the London Olympics for 16 days on my EOS-1D X bodies, almost always wide open and usually under challenging lighting conditions. I think without the extender the sharpness is a match for any Canon prime telephoto and with the extender the performance is as good or better than any prime lens plus extender combination I have ever used. The auto-focus speed on the 1D X body is on a par with the latest Series II lenses. The image-stabilization allowed me to make a sharp photo of the Queen during the opening ceremonies at a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second at 560mm on a monopod.

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x can be purchased/pre-ordered at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

June 5, 2013
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Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) Review (ephotozine)

Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Specifications:

  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
  • 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point AF System
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8 lb
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

ephotozine reviewed the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D in EU), the world’s smallest DSLR. They liked:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent colour
  • Excellent noise performance
  • Very good build quality and design
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Q-button gives quick access
  • Smallest DSLR available
  • Great touchscreen
  • Improved live view focus speeds

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 kit with 18-55mm EF-S IS STM and EF-S 55-250mm IS II lenses is $950 (click here) on Amazon ($148 off) for a limited time.

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