The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG IS HSM lens (part of the company’s “Sport” line-up) and the Sigma USB Dock release date has been postponed because of a “delay in sourcing“. B&H’s product page says the lens will ship April 10 2013.
The Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG IS HSM can be pre-ordered at: B&H | Adorama
Pretty good deal by Top Rated Plus seller photovideo4less (99.6% positive ratings) on eBay: Canon EOS 6D with the EF 28-135mm IS lens and a bunch of other accessories for $2099 (click here). Free shipping and USA warranty. That’s what comes in the bundle:
Canon EOS 6D 20.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)
Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (Image Stabilizer) USM Autofocus Lens
Bower Illuminator TTL Dedicated Flash for Canon Cameras
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card (TS16GSDHC10)
Zeikos 72mm Multi-Coated UV Filter
Vivitar Heavy Duty Lens Cap Holder for Nikon Canon Fuji Panasonic & Sony DSLR cameras
A few days ago we reported new tidbits about the big megapixel DSLR Canon is supposed to work on. Then we referred to EOS-1D Xs for the name. Today, Keith over at Northlight Images got word that «that the 3D name is still being considered for a high MP camera, but that an integrated grip and 1 series build quality is considered important».
I didn’t so far get a clear statement about the name from my sources, though EOS-1D (plus something) has been named more often. All I can say is that I have been told that the big megapixel DSLR will come in an EOS-1D shaped body. Honestly, I think that a camera named EOS 3D would be misleading. Lot’s of people would think it has something to do with 3-dimensional images.
This will most probably not be part of the daily assignment or the holiday pics of the majority of the photographers out there. Never the less it is impressing.
Rainforest Expeditions tour director Jeff Cremer visited Peru’s Machu Picchu back in November 2012 and shot 1,920 photos using a Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) and a Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens (price & specs). The whole shooting lasted almost two hours. The images have later been stitched together, the overall rendering time was one and a half hour. The final image has a size of 297,500 x 87,500 pixels and a resolution of 15.9 Gigapixels.
You can see the image and read the interview with Jeff Cremer here. The image can also be seen here.