October 14, 2013
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Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye for $199

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Rokinon 8mm f/3.5

Good deal for  the Rokinon (aka Samyang aka Bower) 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens. eBay seller buydig (99.4% positive ratings) has the (manual focusing) Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 for $199 (click here), instead of the regular $289. New item, USA warranty, free shipping, and limited quantity. Product description after the break.

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October 14, 2013
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For Limited Time Only: Canon EOS 70D w/ 18-135mm IS STM – €1,274/$1,469

EOS 70D

It will last for another 22 hours, one of the “limited time only” sales by DigitalRev. This are not earthshaking discounts but still discounts that make a difference. So, on the fence for a EOS 70D kit with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens? DigitalRev has it for the next hours for €1,273.80/$1,469 (click here). Please note that the check-out price may vary depending where you are located. I computed the price for a typical country in Europe (Germany) and for the US. Moreover, be aware that, at least if you are located in Europe or Asia, there are no additional taxes or custom duties to pay – the price is comprehensive of it all. If you are located in the US please check since taxes varies by the State you are living.

Want to learn more about the amazing Dual Pixel Auto-Focus of the EOS 70D? According to photographic authority dpreview it outperforms conventional AF.

October 14, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Another Rumor Says: No New Canon Gear in 2013

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That’s not breaking new, just one more confirmation about what already has been reported: there will not be more Canon announcement this year, everything is postponed to 2014. As said, not really a surprise. There was (is) some hope that Canon would announce the successor of the Canon EOS M (price & specs) before X-Mas (we got such rumors), but for the time being it appears they will not. Makes somewhat sense, Canon has the Canon EOS 70D to exploit for the X-Mas sales. The rumor comes from a usually well informed source. That’s it. We will see.

Take it with a grain of salt (as usual). The EOS M2 has already been leaked (as a model designation) in DPP’s documentation, so we can assume it is real, and there are hints that the EOS M2 could be on its way. However, if Canon wants the EOS M2 to be ready for X-Mas the announcement should happen sooner than later.

October 14, 2013
Posted in News

Printed Pictures Are Pretty Cool (Canon says)

That’s what Canon, Common and The Walking Dead want us to remind.

In a campaign where Canon is promoting their new PIXMA Pro printer, they are touring the US with with celebrity guests/hobbyist photographers Common, Chef Tyler Florence, and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead). The purpose of the campaign is to remind us that photography is more than the everyday instagram feed of food and cat pics. The  main theme was “the five senses”.

Read more at mediabistro.

October 13, 2013
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Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG Images Leaked

Sigma 24-105mm

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It appears that first images of the rumored Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG have been leaked. The lens is said to have 19 elements in 14 groups, a 82mm filter, should weight 885 grams. The lens could be announced within the next 6 weeks.

[via CR]

October 12, 2013
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2575

EOS 5D Mark III

Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc(98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for just $2575 (click here). New item in original box, free shipping. Limited quantity at this price.

October 12, 2013
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Canon Patent: 35mm f/1.4 Lens – Successor of The EF 35mm f/1.4L On Its Way?

Canon Patent

This could be the patent for the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that’s related to a 35mm f/1.4 lens that appears to refer to the successor of the Canon EF 35mm f 1.4L USM (price & specs) lens (released in 1998). Not the first patent for a 35mm lens, and there was a rumor that Canon was field-testing a EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. More after the break.

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