Gizmodo reviewed Canon’s latest foray in the APS-C market segment, the Canon EOS 70D. The EOS 70D has many of the best features of other Canon DSLRs, WiFi from the EOS 6D (price & specs), AF from the 7D(price & specs), the superb touchscreen of the Rebel T5i/700D (price & specs) and EOS M(price & specs), and others. This is a common practice of Canon: a new model resembles all the best features of other Canon DSLRs, and adds one innovative or at least new feature to the set. The EOS 70D’s absolutely innovative feature is the Dual Pixel AF, described by the reviewer as “terrific and unrivaled”.
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Canon will launch RUSH: The Photo Contest, a two-week photography challenge on Canon’s Facebook page, now live. Playing off the speed of the film, the user-generated photo contest asks participants to complete ten various photo-based challenges within specific time parameters (e.g., “You have one hour to shoot for the theme: Dedication. Go. Long Live the Rush.”) Each photo challenge winner will win a $250 online store credit to be used at the Canon Online Store, and Ron Howard will select one Grand Prize Winner to receive a Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Camera Kit. Please see www.bit.ly/18iuwtA for the Official Rules. The contest will live on www.Facebook.com/CanonUSA.
Canon USA press release:
Canon U.S.A., Partners With RUSH, The New Film From Two-Time Academy Award® Winner Ron Howard
Canon Launches RUSH: The Photo Contest, a Photography Challenge with Time Parameters
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 17, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has expanded its relationship with two-time Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard for his recently released film from Universal Pictures, RUSH, which builds upon the imaginative ways that Canon products are used in Hollywood. RUSH hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York City on September 20, and it arrived across the country on September 27.
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Another very good Canon EOS 6D deal, limited time offer. B&H has the 6d with $145 worth of accessories (and 4% reward) for mere $1575 (click here). Note that the final price shows up after checkout. The accessories are:
- SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1
- Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag
- Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum MonopodWatson
- LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
I tell you: this won’t last long. Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EOS 6D body only on sale for just $1499.99 (click here). New item in original box, free shipping. Limited quantity.
Lots of selected deals for you.
Let’s start with Adorama. They have the amazing Canon EOS 70D with both the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II IS lenses for just $1198 (click here) after a $450 mail-in rebate. To get this price click “buy together and save” and add the printer.
Adorama also a Canon EOS-5D Mark III videographer bundle on sale. The kit sells for $4299 (click here) after a mail-in rebate (be aware that the final price shows up after checkout), and contains: the EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens, and then:
- Flashpoint DSLR Shoulder Rig II with Rails & Quick Release System
- Flashpoint VT2500B 3-Pod Video Tripod w/2-way Fluid Head & QR Plate
- Swivi HD DSLR LCD Universal Foldable Viewfinder Version II
- compact Pro Matte Box for 15mm rod follow focus Rig 5D3 DV 4×4 rotatable filter
- Flashpoint Follow Focus Pro II with Clip On System
- Flashpoint Z-Shape Connector for Standard 15mm Rods
- Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer
- Canon 13″ x 19″ Photo Paper Pro Luster, 50 Sheets
Lot of stuff to start your videographer career, not bad at $4299 (click here)
Next, a bunch of eBay deals:
- mobile_tone (98.7% positive ratings) has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM for $789 – new item in original box, 1 year seller warranty
- bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS for $947.81 – new item in original box, free shipping
- bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for $659.99 – new item in original box, free shipping
- redtagcamera (100% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D body only for $1,699 – USA model
A rumor about new “L” grade Canon tilt-shift lenses surfaced. It has word that there will be an “L” lens to replace the TS-E 45mm f/2.8. There is more: the TS-E 90mm f/2.8 will be replaced with a TS-E 135mm f/2.8L. Moreover, it appears that Canon is designing a new tilt-shift mechanism for this kind of lenses. It does not appear that the TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II will be replaced.