February 6, 2013
Posted in News

Update (it’s a deal) – Microscope Camera Adapter For Canon EOS SLR/DSLR

Microscope Camera Adapter For Canon EOS SLR/DSLR

Update: it turned out it is deal, retail price was $400!

Don’t know how many of you may need this, but it is not expensive and it may be fun to use, opening new creative photographic possibilities. Amazon has the AmScope Canon SLR/DSLR Camera Adapter for Microscopes for $89.90 (click here). It comes with 23.2mm, 30mm and C-mount adapters, it fits almost all kinds of microscopes including compound and stereo microscopes.

  • Compatible with Canon SLR/DSLR cameras
  • Magnification Power: 2X ; Material: metal ;
  • Canon cameras with this 2X adapter have a magnification powers between 12X and 15X depending on the CMOS sizes of the cameras
  • T-mount Connection Standard 23.2mm
  • Work on Monocular (Eye Tube), Binocular (Eye Tube) or Trinocular Photo/Video Port
  • Manufactured under ISO 9001 Quality Control Standard
  • Excellent Five (5) Year Factory Warranty

There is a video to watch on Amazon’s product page (scroll down to the reviews).Microscope Camera Adapter For Canon EOS SLR/DSLR

Microscope Camera Adapter For Canon EOS SLR/DSLR

Microscope Camera Adapter For Canon EOS SLR/DSLR

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February 6, 2013
Posted in patents

Canon Files Patent For 17-85mm F/4-5.6 Image Stabilized Lens

Canon Files Patent For 17-85mm

New Canon patent spotted by Egami (translated). This time the patent is about a 17-85mm f/4-5.6 lens with image stabilization. According to the patent, chromatic aberrations are reduced by anomalous partial dispersion, which, in turn, is obtained using synthetic resin and the inorganic oxide fine particles.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-25085
    • 2013.2.4 Release Date
    • Filing date 2011.7.21
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 4.70
    • 37.33 – - 82.48mm f = 17.55 focal length
    • Fno 3.98 -. 5.06 – 5.64
    • Half angle of view ω = 37.89 – 20.10 – 9.40 °
    • Image height 13.66mm
    • 134.85 – - 156.62mm 119.65 overall length of the lens
    • BF 37.59 – 52.48 – 62.64mm
    • 18 images in 11 groups lens configuration
    • 2 UD glass sheets
    • One two-sided aspherical
    • 5-group zoom negative positive negative
    • Inner Focus (Group 2)

[via Egami]


February 6, 2013
Posted in Deals

Get It While You Can: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

B&H has a limited stock of the recently announced Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM lens, sold for $499 (click here).

More: they also have good discounts on SanDisk memory cards, click here to check them out, it is a one day only deal.

February 5, 2013
Posted in Deals

Some Canon Rebates Extended, EOS 6D Still Same Price, New Deals For Sigma Lenses, Refurbished Canon Gear

Some Canon Rebates Extended

In this post I have a lot of links to deals concerning Canon gear, hope you find what you are looking for.

While the Canon rebates program officially ended on Saturday, 2/2/13, there are some rebates that have been extended, others seem to be still alive. With the exception of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, all other DSRLs that were part of the rebates program are still discounted. EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 60D, EOS 7D, and Rebel T4i/T3i/T3 rebates have been extended to February 16th.

Unfortunately the lens rebates appear to be definitely over. However, top rated eBay seller getitdigital (99.6 % positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM for $839.99 (click here).

Interestingly, the Canon EOS 6D, no longer part of any rebates program, is now sold for the same price as when the rebates were alive, that's $1899 (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) for the body only, and $2499 (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) for the 6D with the EF 24-105 f/4L IS lens. Please note that the final prices show up after having added the item to the cart. The EOS 5D Mark III's price sadly returned to $3149 for the body only (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay), making the EOS 6D even more attractive.

To check the newly available rebates on other Canon DSLRs and lenses bundles click here.

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There are some new rebates offered by B&H, all about Sigma lenses, the discounts are tangible and concrete ($150-$200).

  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM for $399 (click here), that's a $150 rebate,
  • Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM for $349 (click here), $150 discount,
  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for $289 (click here), $200 bucks discount. This offer expires 2/28/13!

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Adorama is also offering some concrete savings, for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM, and for two Canon EF-S lenses:

Some Canon Rebates Extended

EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2799.21

Finally, there are still lots of refurbished DSLRs in the Canon Direct Store:

Click here to see all refurbished lenses in the Canon Store, among them the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM for $1,759.20 (click here).

Some Canon Rebates Extended

EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM for $1,759.20

Some Canon Rebates Extended

Refurbished EOS 7D body for $1279.20


February 5, 2013
Posted in News

Are You In London During Fashion Week? (you may win an EOS-M w/18-55mm)

Are You In London During Fashion Week

If you happen to be in London during the upcoming London Fashion Week (from February, 15th, at Somerset House in London) you have the chance to win an Canon EOS M (price & specs) mirrorless camera with an EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and a Canon SpeedLite 90EX flash. Canon is also giving away 25 pairs of tickets for the Fashion Week.

So, what do you have to do? Shot yourself in your favorite street style and email the picture to CanonFashion@experience-worldwide.com.

The makers of stylescrapbook.com will select the winners. These are the conditions:

The competition is only open for people present in London during Fashion Week as Canon are not covering any transport costs.

Please click HERE for the Terms and Conditions + more details about the competition.
The winners will be announced on The Canon UK Facebook page on Tuesday 12th of February and the competition closes on Friday 8th of February.

Don’t miss your opportunity!

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February 5, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon PowerShot S110 Review (best bet for enthusiast photographers)

Canon PowerShot S110 core specs:

  • 12.1MP Resolution 1/1.7″ CMOS Sensor
  • 24-120mm UA Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • 5x Optical Zoom, f/2.0-5.9 Aperture
  • 3.0″ PureColor Touch Screen LCD Display
  • HS SYSTEM Technology, High Speed AF
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor, Intelligent IS
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • High-Speed Burst HQ, Manual Control Ring
  • ISO 12800, Multi-Aspect Ratio RAW
  • Smart AUTO, Movie Digest & Wi-Fi

Cameralab’s review of the PowerShot S110 (price & specs), successor of the highly popular PowerShot S100 (price & specs). Foremost: while the S100 had built-in GPS, the S110 comes with built-in WiFi connectivity, and no more GPS. I can’t say if Canon did this for commercial reasons or because of engineering issues. It is not a big issue since you can always geo-tag your pics by connecting to your smart-phone. The other big difference to its successor is the introduction of a touch-screen 3″ display, a welcome addition for all those who are used to smart-phones and similar devices. If the touch interface is as smart and well workingas on the Canon EOS M (price & specs) then Canon did it right. In the same way as on the EOS M, the touch-screen can be used for focusing and subsequent shutter release.

In the conclusion they write:

[...] the PowerShot S110 remains the smallest camera with advanced features like a bright lens, RAW files and manual controls, and the only one with a built-in motorised lens cap. The competition from Panasonic and Olympus meanwhile continues to travel in a different direction, offering brighter lenses, hotshoes and accessory ports, but in a less compact form factor with lens caps. Sony’s RX100 comes closest physically and packs in a bigger sensor too, but again lacks the motorised lens cover and some of the S110′s other features. While you may think having a manual lens cap isn’t a big deal, it does make a camera larger and delays the time to first shot; certanly when shooting with the S110 alongside any of the aforementioned rivals, it’s been noticeably quicker to action and that can mean the difference between capturing or missing a brief opportunity, and that’s worth taking into consideration.

[...] the PowerShot S110 remains the best bet for enthusiast photographers seeking the rare combination of advanced control in a truly compact connected camera. Had Canon made a better job of the connectivity features it would have been Highly Recommended, as it is the PowerShot S110 comes Recommended; if you value genuine take-anywhere portability over the bright lens, hot shoe and accessory optons of larger models it’s hard to beat.

Comprehensive review with sample pictures, noise comparison, and image quality tests.

Canon PowerShot S110 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay
Canon PowerShot S100 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via cameralabs]

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