December 18, 2012
Posted in Deals

Update:Canon EOS 5D Mark II Down To $1599 (with accessories)

Update: deal is still alive!

Please note: I wrote “Mark III” initially, my mistake.

B&h has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the following accessories for $1599 (click here)

  • Pearstone LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V 1450mAh)
  • Vello BG-C2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • SanDisk 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA



December 17, 2012
Posted in Deals

Canon L Lenses Deals At B&H (8-15mm, 85mm, 135mm, 70-300mm – free shipping)

Sorry for posting one deal after the other. I usually try to avoid it, but these sales are just to good not to be mentioned.
Just in time for your holiday shoppings, B&H has another round of interesting Canon lens deals with concrete savings. We are talking about “L” lenses. Please note: all listed prices show up when the item is added to the cart. Shipping is free in then US.

The Canon 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens is $1799 (click here) instead of $2,199. Huge saving for a L grade lens.


Next, the Canon 135mm f/2.0L USM Autofocus lens is sold for $899 (click here) instead of $1,089.

Then we have the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Lens, sold for $1249 (click here) instead of $1,599.


Finally, the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens is on sale for $1,179 (click here) instead of $1,499.


December 17, 2012
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 6D And Accessories For $1899

[thanks ag4eng]

Bestbuy has a good Canon EOS 6D deal going on. You get the EOS 6D body, a Sandisk 32GB Class 10 Memory Card and and a Zeikos Deluxe Gadget Bag, all for $1899 (click here)


  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor

    3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD

    DIGIC 5+ Image Processor

    Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity

    Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls

    11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point

    63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor

    Extended ISO Range of 50-102400

    Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS

    Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes

[via 9to5toys]


December 17, 2012
Posted in News

How To Remove A Stuck Lens Filter (According to Canon)

Ever had a lens filter stuck on your glass? Craig Pulsifer had the issue and asked Canon how to do to remove the filter. Well, Canon's instructions on how to remove the stuck filter are somewhat brutal, but it worked. You need a hacksaw, a hammer and some more tools. Don't know if you want (and are able) to treat your precious Canon glass that way. However…

See the whole procedure with description on Craig Pulsifer's blog.

[via fstoppers]


December 16, 2012
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Superdeal ($2600)

[Thanks Pandian]

Next Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal! Top rated eBay seller bigvalueinc has Canon's professional full-frame DSLR for just $2599 (click here)!!



December 16, 2012
Posted in News

Canon Working On A Full Frame Mirrorless Camera?

That's what a Patent spotted by Egami (translated) appears to suggest, if I am not misunderstanding the poor machine translation:

Canon SLR full size corresponds to 50 mm F1.2 and corresponds to the full size mirror-less 50 mm F2 of the patent is pending. Because large-diameter lens symmetrical with the axial chromatic aberration is corrected by using the anomalous dispersion glass which has been optimized, you can expect the performance. We are starting to design-conscious companies with full size mirror-less, the emergence of full-fledged full size mirror-less would be a matter of time.

Patent description:

  • Patent Publication No. 2012-247451
    • Release Date 2012.12.13
    • Filing date 2011.5.25
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 51.70mm
    • Fno. 1.25
    • Half angle of view ω = 22.71 °
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • 105.65mm length lens
    • BF 40.00mm
    • Nine 6 groups lens configuration
    • One one aspherical surface
    • Maximum effective diameter 45.16mm
  • Example 4
    • Focal length f = 50.00mm
    • Fno. 2.06
    • Half angle of 23.40mm
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • Length 72.62mm lens
    • BF 28.86mm
    • Eight four group lens configuration
    • No aspherical
    • Maximum effective diameter 33.34mm
  • General symmetric lens
    • Compensation of magnification chromatic aberration can be
    • Difficult to correct axial chromatic aberration and the large-diameter
  • Canon patent
    • Symmetric lens large aperture
    • Positive, aperture, arranged in the order of the positive
    • Using a high anomalous dispersion glass, the axial chromatic aberration is corrected

[via Egami]


December 15, 2012
Posted in Deals

US Deal: And Here You Are, The Next Discounted Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($2800)


Again: top rated eBay seller getitidigital has another Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body only) deal on sale. This time the price is $2799 (click here).

Hope you are not getting bored by all this 5D3 sales! :-)