January 24, 2014
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Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D – $640 (update, no longer live)



Update 2: the deal is over

Update: not sure if the deal is still live. The offer shows up with $639.99 on eBay’s daily deals page, but if from there you go the product page the price now shows $899 – sorry guys.

  eBay seller 6ave (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D on sale for $639.99. Free shipping in the US


January 24, 2014
Posted in News

Canon DLC Publishes Cinema EOS White Papers

The Canon Digital Learning Center published 4 new Cinema EOS white papers. The new papers are:

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Design Strategies
The newer generation of Cinema EOS lenses came from multiple optical design resources within Canon, such as ourEF Lens and Broadcast Lens designs.

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Image Sharpness
A design goal with the Cinema zoom lenses was to achieve an overall optical performance that would equate with the best of contemporary prime lenses over their respective focal lengths.

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Color Reproduction
The new generation of Canon Cinema lenses paid high attention to optimizing color reproduction of the lens-camera system, such as how it reproduces skin tones of various ethnicities.

NEW: Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens: Contrast
Achieving a high contrast ratio is universally sought by cinematographers and is always a central design goal for the optical designers.

You have to scroll down and click on the Additional Resources links to download the Cinema EOS white papers


January 23, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1471


  eBay seller allnewshop (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1471.40USA model and Canon USA warranty. I think shipping is free in the US.
January 23, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Review (ephotozine)


The eBand coating delivers good results when shooting against the light – 1/320, f/7.1, 500mm, ISO 320

All pics used with permission.

ephotozine reviewed the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, Tamron latest image-stabilized ultra-zoom. Tamron made a lens that sells for $1069 and offers a lot of bang for the money. Good sharpness, a great telephoto range, and accurate and quick auto-focus are among the highlights of the Tamron 150-600mm (Adorama | B&H Photo), a lens that’s getting one positive review after the other. More details and sample pic after the break.

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January 22, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon PowerShot S110 w/ 8GB and Leather Case – $189


icas110bk-2 Adorama has the Canon Powershot S110 with an 8GB memory card and a Canon leather case on sale for $189 (price shows up at checkout). Compare to $279
January 22, 2014
Posted in News

Magic Lantern Increases Canon EOS 5D Mark III Dynamic Range By 1/2 Stop (up to 15 stops)

Magic Lantern

Another breakthrough by the Magic Lantern team. 1/2 stop more dynamic range on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – 15 stops of DR are now possible on the 5D3! The image above, posted by a1ex on Twitter shows the increase at different ISO settings.

The EOS 5D Mark III will soon get what ML calls a “sensor update”. Not much is known so far, everything is in a very early development stage, but a sensor update via firmware sounds very cool. The trick was to figured out the digic registers that have to do with ISO.

User Marsu42 of Canon Rumors‘ forum did some tests and writes:

This means that for example on 5d3, iso 800 with ML has more dynamic range than iso 100 with Canon :-> … and at high iso you’re getting 7% more dr which is nothing to sneeze at, esp. since it builds upon Canon’s advantage vs. Nikon: d800@6400 = ~8.3 & 5d3@6400 = ~9.4 ev making good ol’ Canon the superior sensor for low light high contrast shooting, esp. the newer 6d.

This new feature will soon show up as nightly build. Caution is advised: this is software at an early development stage, use the necessary attention and do not try it if you are not sure what you are doing.

[via CR and P5D]