December 10, 2012
Posted in patents, Rumors

New patent describes a super compact OVF (for small DSLR or mirrorless?)

The latest patent spotted by Egami (translation here) describes a Canon developed Optical Viewfinder with 100% field of view. The special thing about that patent is that the viewfinder is a lot smaller than current finders. It sounds like a perfect solution for a new super small Canon DSLR or a future Mirrorless camera with Optical or Hybrid viewfinder. Otherwise…why do it that small?

December 9, 2012
Posted in Rumors

New T/S lens rumor.

Northlight images reports: “I’m told [thanks] that the two remaining TS-E lenses are slated for replacement next year (TS-E45 and TS-E90 both from 1991), with the fully adjustable movements seen in the TS-E17 and TS-E24, along with bigger image circles and improved performance.

December 8, 2012
Posted in Deals

5D markIII for $2,599!

Santa Claus os offering a nice deal today! You can grab the 5DmarkIII for 2,599 at BestBuy on eBay (Click here).

December 8, 2012
Posted in News

Canon’s New WiFi Printer

After having released the EOS 6D, Canon's first DSLR that sports WiFi connecticity, the company announced two new PIXMA printers that can communicate directly with the EOS 6D. The new printers are MG5420 ($150) and the MG6320 ($200). No release date so far, but shouldn't take long.

[Photography Bay via PetaPixel]


December 7, 2012
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Posted in Deals

Cool Rebel T4i/EOS 650D Bundles On Sale With Concrete Savings (and T3i bargains)

B&H has a concrete saving on the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D bundled with the EF-S 18-135mm IS and EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lenses. The final price when added to the cart is $899 (click here).

Want more gear? The the next bundle may the right for you. In addition to the lenses of the bundle above, after having added to the cart click buy together for the Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens and save even more bucks. Final price for this kit is $999 (click here)

Want to spend less. Then check the offer for a Rebel T3i/EOS 600D with a 16 GB memory card for $499 (click here). Final price shows up after adding to the cart.

Finally, there is a $140 instant saving on the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM lens, which is yours for $349 (click here)


December 7, 2012
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Posted in Reviews

Zeiss Distagon T* f/2.8 21mm ZE Lens Reviewed By The Phoblographer

The Pholographer reviewed Zeiss Distagon T* f/2.8 21mm ZE, a lens with outstanding optical properties, anda great lens for street photographers. The price tag? Well it’s a hefty $1843, but then: it’s a Zeiss glass, you pay and get a glass that’s among the best. An EOS 5D Mark II[/shoplink. Was used for testing. They describe the lens as «luxurious, sharp, and clinical». There are many sample images to check. From the conclusion:

Zeiss’s 21mm f2.8 is quite an excellent lens, but with that said we’re not sure who exactly this lens would be for. Though Street Photographers would love this lens, many of them these days opt for rangefinders or mirrorless cameras due to the small size and awesome optics designed for them. Documentary photographers that like to go slow and take their time with the process may want to spring for this lens. Additionally, landscape photographers may also want to try this lens.

Despite the high price tag, the lens earned excellent marks for sharpness, image quality, color rendition, contrast, and build quality. There really is nothing to fault with this lens except the high price tag.But even then, it really is an awesome optic.

[via The Phoblographer]