End of Year Clearance Sale at Canon Direct Store (up to 66% off)


You are still in time to get the perfect gift for X-Mas.

The Canon Direct Store has 66% off on select products (click here). You get a $9 flat rate on overnight shipping and handling when entering code RUDOLPH at checkout.

Be sure to check also the Canon Direct Store‘s refurbished DSLRsPowershot cameras, and lenses.

More links to holiday deals. Note: most retailers offer free overnight or expedited shipping.

Adorama offers free overnight shipping, click the banner below.


This Week Canon Watch Readers Photo Selection

Arsi Ikonen‎ – Brown bear with 7D + 70-200 mm F2.8 L. I like that lens!

How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked pictures will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch

Show us what you can do with a Canon camera!

NOTE: if you post your photo late in the week it will be evaluated the week after. Nothing gets lost :-)

Aki Zenji‎ – Silent Night, EOS 70D+EF-S10-22mm — at Yongsan Army Base.


Dominick Chiuchiolo‎ – One of my first shots with the 7DMKII and 70-200 f2.8 IS II. Long Island, NY Swans. Tres Amigos


Matthew J. Taylor‎ – Working with Canons 85mm f/1.2 prime, this was shot in my garage, the first time i put the 85mm on my 60D. Makes me wish i could afford a full frame canon… — with Sharlem Nina.


Diego Eidelman‎ – Rose wine on a summer day, 5D Mk III + 100mm macro f/2.8L IS, f/5, 1/100″, ISO 4000


Terrell Woods‎ – The coming of the storm in SoCal


Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Review (Photozone)

EF 100-400mm

Photozone.de posted their review of the brand new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. And it is a very positive one.

From the conclusion:

The king is dead, long live the king! Seems as if Canon wanted to show the new mirrorless kids who is still the boss around. The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS was already good but the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS II is even better. Canon managed to improve the image sharpness substantially (mostly in the lower range). The image center is now dead sharp and the borders and corners are easily very good at mainstream settings. The very low amount of CAs (at and beyond 200mm) is highly impressive. The vignetting remains rather typical for a lens in this class, so you will be able to spot some light falloff at fully open aperture (300/400mm). Image distortions are well controlled. The quality of the bokeh is good although the best prime lenses continue to have an edge here. Bokeh fringing is not an issue due to the relatively small max. aperture.

Photozone’s review comes with test charts and sample pictures. The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USML IS II is shipping since last week, and can be ordered at B&H Photo and Adorama. Price is $2,199.

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

See if the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USML IS II is available in your country: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Canon Masters, Ambassadors and Explorers: Their Favourite Images of 2014

Canon Masters

From Canon Pro Network:

At CPN we asked the Canon Masters, Ambassadors and Explorers if they would share their favourite image of 2014 with us. Some were travelling and never got the chance to send their work to meet our deadline. But many others did and we have great pleasure in presenting their favourite images of 2014.

See all photos at Canon Professional Network.

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports (Canon mount) Sample Pics

Sigma 150-600mm

Photography Blog posted a set of 60 full size sample photos shot with the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens. An EOS 5D Mark III was used with the Sigma.

The Sigma is not a budget lens, this professional optic for sports and action sells for $1,999. Pre-orders of the Sigma 150-600mm are possible at B&H Photo and Adorama.

  • Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  • Two FLD and Three SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  • Lens Hood & Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Sigma 150-600mm

See if the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens is available in your country: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba