April 16, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Canon DSLR Bundles And Lens Rebates Program Starts Again (save up to $500, expires 4/27)

The Canon DSLR and lens bundles and lens rebates program started again at B&H. The savings for the DSLR and lens bundles go up to $500 (click here to see all offered bundles!! The Canon EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 60D and EOS 7D are part of the discount program. And there are lotsa lenses with instant savings up to $300 (click here). Not bad, isn’t it? Check out all lenses in the program clicking here. Or see the pics below.

Amazon is also offering a sort of rebates program. You save up to $300 on a purchase of a EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM with either a Canon EOS 7D, EOS 6D or EOS 60D. Click here to check the details and to learn how it works. The discount will be applied at checkout.

Canon Lens Rebates

Canon Lens Rebates

Canon Lens Rebates

Canon Lens Rebates

Canon Lens Rebates

April 15, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Deal: Adobe Photoshop CS6 $449 ($150 off)

Photoshop CS6

Adorama is running a special sale of Adobe Photoshop CS6. Instead of $599.95 when using coupon code S5698745 you will pay just $449 (click here). The deal is for the Windows version only. And lasts while supply last.

April 15, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Canon Rebel T5i W/ EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM In Stock And Ready To Ship

Rebel T5i

B&H has the Canon Rebel T5i / EOS 700D with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens in stock and ready to ship for $899 (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 1080p Video with Continuous AF
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 9-point All Cross-Type Autofocus
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
April 15, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body Only $1645, EOS 6D with 28-135mm IS And More Stuff $2100

EOS 6D

eBay seller bigvalueinc (>56000 ratings, 98.2% positive) has the Canon EOS 6D body only option on sale for $1,644.77 (click here). Limited quantity and free shipping.

Looking for a starter bundle? Top rated plus seller photovideo4less (>15000 ratings, 99.6% positive) has a Canon EOS 6D bundle with the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and more stuff for $2099 (click here). The following items come with the bundle:

  1. Canon EOS 6D 20.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)
  2. Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (Image Stabilizer) USM Autofocus Lens
  3. Bower Illuminator TTL Dedicated Flash for Canon Cameras
  4. Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card (TS16GSDHC10)
  5. Zeikos 72mm Multi-Coated UV Filter
  6. Vivitar Heavy Duty Lens Cap Holder for Nikon Canon Fuji Panasonic & Sony DSLR cameras
  7. Zeikos Flexible Leg Table top Tripod ZE-TR5A
  8. Zeikos ZE-CL3A 3 Piece Cleaning Kit
  9. Zeikos Screen Protectors (Clear) SG26
  10. Zeikos ZE-MC3A 3 Memory Card Wallet
EOS 6D

 

April 15, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D Size Comparison, ISO Noise Test And AF Speed Test

Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D

How small can you make a DSLR? Canon’s Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D compared to two mirrorless cameras – Image courtesy: dicahub.com

Korean site dicahub posted some interesting stuff about the world’s smallest DSLR, the Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D (price & specs).

First, a size comparison (translated) with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Panasonic DMC-GH2 (see image above and below). The Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D is definitely a tiny piece of gear, and it is a DSLR!

Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D

Even from this side the Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D looks remarkable small – Image courtesy: dicahub.com

They made also a ISO Noise test (translated). The high ISO performance of the Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D is very good. Scroll down to the end of the post to see the crops. All pics were shot with the EF-S 18-55mm IS STM (price & specs). More noise comparisons can be seen here and here.

Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D

ISO 3200 still looks very good on the Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D

Finally, a Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D auto-focus speed test:

Pre-order links:

Europe:

  • Germany (and Austria, Switzerland): Canon EOS 100D body only €649 (click here), and with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for €799 (click here)
  • France: Canon EOS 100D body only €649 (click here), and with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for €799 (click here)
  • Italy: Canon EOS 100D body only €649 (click here), and with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for €799 (click here)
  • UK: Canon EOS 100D with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens for £699 (click here)

USA:

More Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

April 15, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

EU Hot Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105 f/4L IS Eur 2.289

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Very good deal by top rated seller technikdirekt (78000 ratings, 99.9% positive) on eBay Germany: The Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the amazing EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens is on sale for just Eur 2289 (click here). Free shipping and limited quantity.

If you are looking for just the Canon EOS 5D Mark II body, then seller fotoexperte (84000 ratings, 100% positive) on eBay Germany may have the right deal for you: The Canon EOS 5D Mark II body is on sale for Eur 1715 (click here). Free shipping and limited quantity.

April 15, 2013
Posted in patents

Canon Patent For 400mm f/4 DO Lens

Canon Patent

Canon Patent

Egami (translated) spotted another patent filed by Canon. It is for a 400mm f/4 lens with diffractive optical elements (to reduce flare).

Patent description (machine translated):

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-64858
    • 2013.4.11 Release Date
    • Filing date 2011.9.16
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 392.12mm
    • Fno. 4.12
    • Half angle of ω = 3.16 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • 262.14mm length lens
    • BF 69.97mm
    • Two fluorite
  • Materials and anomalous partial dispersion DOE to use, reduce the chromatic aberration
  • Refractive power of the diffractive surface
    • Strong, but can reduce the chromatic aberration of the element itself, flare increases
    • The weaker, other optical element DOE play a role
  • Refractive optical unit
    • DOE anomalous partial dispersion and bonding materials
    • DOE aspherical surface on the opposite side of the
  • Vibration control
  • Inner Focus

[via Egami]

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