April 26, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Leaked And Is Available For Download

Image credit: EOSHD

Yeah, it happened: the EOS 5D Mark III firmware version 1.2.1 leaked and is now available for download here. Enjoy the uncompressed HDMI output and center focusing at f/8.

[via EOSHD]


April 26, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Rumor: Two New Canon EOS M Cameras Coming This Year?

Canon eos m

Two new EOS M system cameras in the coming months? That’s what a new rumor suggests. Canon may try to relaunch the EOS M system (price & specs) with two new cameras. One being the replacement for the actual EOS M, the other being a more pro-oriented camera, a higher end model with viewfinder and other accessories. There could also be three new lenses for the EOS M system.

But the best part of the rumor is this: the auto-focus on the new EOS M models is said to be “class leading”.

The EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens is now available for just $499 at Adorama (click here), B&H (click here), and Amazon (click here). Please note: the final price shows up when the item is added to the cart.

[via CR]


April 26, 2013
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Posted in Deals

More Deals On Selected Canon Gear (P&S, 50mm f/1.4, 6D, 5D3, T4i)


Adorama has a couple of good deals running. Check the list below:

  • Get a gift card up to $30 when buying on of these Canon Point&Shoot cameras (click here)
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM after discounts and 6% reward is yours for $292 (click here)
  • Canon EOS 6D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens and Canon PIXMA PRO-1 printer and Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss

     - final price after discounts and rewards $2609 (click here)

  • Canon EOS 6D  with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens the following items bundled for free (you must select the Buy Together and Save option and scroll to the correct package and add it to the cart) – final price after discounts and rewards is $2342.84 (click here):
    • Lexar 16GB Professional 400x SDHC UHS-I Memory Card for Cameras

    • Canon 100-EG Custom Gadget Bag

    • C

      anon Monopod 500, 5 Section Leg with Mini Ball Head, Height: 21.9″ to 64.5″ – Supports up to 8.5 lbs

    • Flashpoint Zoom Lever Gear Ring

    • Flashpoint Swivi HD DSLR LCD Universal Foldable Viewfinder Version II with 3.0X Magnification

    • Flashpoint VL-35, Camera & Video 35 LED Light with Bracket

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS after discounts and rewards is on sale for $3572 (click here)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i bundled with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II and Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle (Win/Mac) on sale for $657 (click here) - you must select the Buy Together and Save option and scroll to the correct package and add it to the cart

April 26, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update Sneak Preview

Jeremy from Atomos gives us a look at the highly anticipated firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs). The video was recorded at NAB 2013 and comes from oliviatech. The EOS 5D Mark III firmware update will most probably be released to the general public next week, April 30.

Canon 5D Mark III price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via nofilmschool]

April 26, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM First Impression By The Phoblographer

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC

Image credit: The Phoblographer

The Phoblographer got their hands on Sigma’s recently announced UFO (Unbelievable F-stop Object), the amazing 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM lens with a constant f/1.8 aperture over the whole zoom range. Moreover, the lens can be connected to Sigma’s USB dock to update firmware. The main points of The Phoblographer’s impression:

  • very good build quality
  • ease of use
  • speedy and accurate focusing
  • about image quality they write:
    • We weren’t allowed to put a card into the camera because this is a prototype lens, but the images that we saw weren’t so contrasty or punchy. It also seemed a bit soft wide open–and for that reason we’re going to blame that on it being a pre-production copy.

[via The Phoblographer]


April 25, 2013
Posted in News

Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Available For Pre-Order

Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm

Finally an affordable tilt-shift lens that does not compromise on quality. B&H has the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC available for pre-order at $999 (click here). The lens is expected to ship next week.

  • Wide-Angle Tilt-Shift Prime Lens
  • Full Frame/35mm Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5º
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Mount Rotation: 90º Left and Right

Product description:

The Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Lens for Canon from Rokinon is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. A tilt-shift lens allows the user to control perspective and correct convergence of lines within your frame, useful especially in architecture, landscape and product photography. The optical tilt mechanisms enable precise control of depth of field along with perspective control. It is compatible with both digital and film formats with an angle of view of 83.5º and on an APS-C size sensor has an angle of view of 56.9º and focal length equivalent of 38.4mm.

The tilt-shift function on the 24mm f/3.5 lens allows adjustment of the focal plane by an angle of +/-8.5º and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12mm. The tilt-shift section of the lens rotates left 90º (click-stop adjustment each 30º) and the lens mount can rotate left or right by 90º (click-stop adjustment each 30º).

The lens is comprised of 16 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical lenses and two Enhanced Dispersion (ED) lenses, which reduce aberrations and provide sharp details and accurate color separation. Multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coating on each lens element allow even light transmission, minimizing flares and ghosting.

24mm Full-Frame Prime Lens

Focal length equivalent when using lens on APS-C format camera is 38.4mm

Tilt/Shift functions allow for precise perspective and depth of field control

Aspherical and Enhanced Dispersion lens elements minimize aberrations for sharp resolution and accurate colors

UMC coating on lens elements provides even light transmission and minimizes reflections, flare and ghosting.