February 1, 2013
Posted in Deals

It’s Almost Over: Last Hours Of Canon Rebates (DSRL, Lenses, Speedlites)

Folks, last hours of Canon rebates, it lasts until tomorrow, then it is over: The Canon rebates on selected DSLRs and lens bundles, and on lenses and Speedlites, that expire tomorrow, Saturday 2/2/2013.

Last Hours Of Canon Rebates

First, there are the Lens + DSLR combos, click here to check out possible combination. In any case you'll get concrete discounts.

Then, B&H has special offers on lenses and EOS 5D Mark III kits that will also expire on 2/2/2013. So hurry up if you want to get the deals. Savings go up to $400 for some lenses!

  • to see all lenses on rebate click here
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III body only for $2,975 (click here), free: SanDisk – 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera Kit with Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM for $3,499 (click here), free: SanDisk – 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA

Last Hours Of Canon Rebates

Last Hours Of Canon Rebates

Last Hours Of Canon Rebates


February 1, 2013
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Posted in News

Hot Canon Deals on Ebay: EF 24-105mm f/4L $840, EOS 7D $1100, EOS 5D Mark III $2903

Hot Canon Deals on Ebay

Hot Canon Deals on Ebay. Top rated eBay seller getitdigital (99.6% positive ratings) has three deals ready for you. One is really hot: the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $839.99 (click here). UV filter and lens cap keeper come for free. Free shipping and USA warranty. That’s concretely less than the usual price of around $1060. The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM core specs:

Focal Length 24 – 105 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 84° – 23°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48′ (45 cm)
Magnification 0.23x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.34
Groups/Elements 13/18
Diaphragm Blades 8


They also have the Canon EOS 7D at $1099.99 (click here). That’s roughly $100 bucks less than official price. Free shipping and USA warranty. But then: the refurbished EOS 7D is sold by B&H for $979 (click here). Canon EOS 7D core specs:

  • 18.0 Megapixels
  • 3.0″ LCD
  • HD Video Recording
  • Selectable Video Exposure + Frame Rates
  • Dust & Weather Resistant
  • 100% Viewfinder
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 12800)
  • 8fps Burst Mode
Hot Canon Deals on Ebay

Last but not least, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body is sold for $2,903.51 (click here). Although there is an official Canon rebate program going on (see here, expires tomorrow 2/2), this deal still around $100 less. Free shipping and USA warranty. Canon EOS 5D Mark III core specs:

  • 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.2″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 61-Point High Density AF
  • Full HD 1080/30p and 720/60p Formats
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
  • Extended ISO Range (50-102400)
  • Up to 6.0 FPS Continuous Mode
  • Dual CF and SD Memory Card Slots
  • Durable Magnesium-Alloy Construction
Hot Canon Deals on Ebay
February 1, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Metabones Speed Booster First Impressions (DPreview)

Metabones Speed Booster First Impressions

DPreview tested the Metabones Speed Booster for Canon EF lenses to Sony NEX mounts ($599, click here). They used a Sony NEX-6 (price & specs) for testing. All the marvels this adapter promises to deliver are once more confirmed. It is, definitely, a game changer. I think we will se great thing in the near future done with this adapter. In their conclusion DPreview writes:

There’s a lot to be excited about with a product that so transforms lens behavior and addresses such a long-standing issue for photographers who long for the wide-angle and light-gathering performance of their older full frame lenses on their newer APS-C body. Image quality is very impressive, with results that compare exceptionally well against a full frame sensor. You do pay a small price in terms of corner softness and CA.

The biggest remaining challenge, however, with the Canon EF to Sony NEX mount is AF speed, a direct consequence of pairing a PDAF-optimized lens on a CDAF sensor. And to their credit, Metabones makes it very clear that AF performance is going to lag far behind what you’d get by using the Sony NEX’s conventional AF system.

This does effectively make the Speed Booster an even more niche product, as it’s best suited for manual-focus shooters. We’d be keen to see a camera manufacturer license this now-proven technology and offer this optical quality and near-full-frame performance mated with an effective AF system. But for now, we tip our hats to Metabones for releasing a product that accomplishes what many had thought nearly impossible.

 The optical quality is outstanding. DPreview’s first impressions comes with samples and good technical description.
[via dpreview]


February 1, 2013
Posted in News

Interview With Canon’s Masaya Maeda (more APS-C sensors, more EF-M Lenses, Future is Full-Frame)

DPreview published an interview with Masaya Maeda, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon.

  • There will be an EOS 70D, but the future of the semi-pro segment will see full-frame sensors
  • The compact camera segment need fresh ideas, the PowerShot N is such an innovation
  • Featuring larger sensors on compact cams isn’t the solution, market wouldn’t be large, below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch
  • If you want better low-light performance, then go APS-C
  • The Canon EOS M (price & specs) didn’t sell as expected, but has good market shares in Japan and Sout-East Asia
  • There will be more lenses for the EOS-M
  • APS-C sensors may not be the future in the semi-pro segment. There will be “an increase in the number of full-frame models”
  • The EOS 70D is in works, we will see it “some day in the future. Without fail.”
February 1, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Video Review (DigitalRev)

DigitalRev’s Kai video-reviews the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM (price & specs).

The lens core specs:

  • Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
  • Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
  • Dual UD & Super UD Lens Elements
  • Dual Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM)
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.25′
  • Macro Mode With 0.7x Magnification
  • Weather Resistant to Dust & Moisture
  • Fluorine Coatings Reduce Fingerprints
  • Zoom Lock Lever

Kai writes:

In this video, we take a look at Canon’s 24-70mm f/4 L IS lens, which seems to fit in right between the 24-105mm f/4L IS and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II. Or does it? With less range, does it seem like a worse choice than the 24-105mm, which is considerably cheaper? Watch the video to find out.

Here at CanonWatch we featured lots of reviews about this lens, click here to see a list.

If you live in Europe or in Asia, then DigitalRev may have the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM at a very competitive price (click here to check it out)

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Video Review


January 31, 2013
Posted in Deals

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM $200 Off Regular Price

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM $200 Off Regular Price

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM $200 off regular price at two important Internet sellers. Both Adorama and B&H  have an instant rebate of $200 on the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM lens. Instead of $489 the Sigma is sold for $289 (Adorama | B&H). That’s 41% less the official price! The Sigma’s specs:

Focal Length 30 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 45°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.31′ (40 cm)
Magnification 0.09x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:10.4
Groups/Elements 7/7
Diaphragm Blades 8

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM $200 Off Regular Price


January 31, 2013
Posted in Deals

US Super Deal: Canon EOS-1D X For $5,908

eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EOS-1D X at the incredible price of $5,907.82 (click here). I want you to know that the seller has a positive rating that in the last times has gone down to 98,1%. It has always been part of my trusted pool of eBay sellers, and the seller gets featured on eBay's Daily Deals. The usual price of the EOS-1D X is around $6,700.