Seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at the lowest price ever seen, $1,899. Compare at $2,499. They also have the 5D3 as kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens at $2,499 (select the option from the drop-down menu). Free shipping in the US. Pleas note: this is likely a grey import item.
Amazon Germany has an auction program going on where they have one camera or camera accessory deal every day until October 11.
Today Amazon Germany has the Walimex Pro 8mm f/3.5 Fish-Eye lens as Lighting Deal, starting 18:30 CEST. There is more on sale at this link.
- Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
- 167º Angle of View
- High Definition, Aspherical Elements
- For Use with APS-C Format DSLRs
- Circular, Vignetted Image on Full Frame
- Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
- Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
- Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood
Sony Alpha Rumors reports that a new Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens is coming in mid October 2015. Please note that f/1.4 is our speculation, though a very likely one. All we know so far is that it will be a massive lens. Canon and Nikon mounts are expected to be announced. There have been some suggestions around the web the lens may be a 24mm. We are pretty sure it will be a 28mm.
We had a suggestion for a new Zeiss Otus lens in September, the Zeiss Milvus line-up was announced instead. However, the rumor wasn’t entirely wrong.
Canon patent that appears to merge Phase Detect with Light-Field technology to improve auto-focus accuracy.
In current Canon Hybrid AF sensors, Phase Detect AF is used to quickly lock AF and Contrast Detect is employed to accurately set focus. The present patent employs Light-Field technology instead of the Contrast Detect part. That’s a cool trick, since Light-Field allows to set the focus after having shot the photo. If I get the patent right, Phase Detect is used to lock AF, and then Light-Field is used for the fine-tuning. This is not the first Canon patent referring to Light-Field technology (1 | 2). Light-Field technology is featured on Lytro cameras.
Will we see this tech on future Canon sensors? Possibly, the question is when.
- Patent Publication No. 2015-161785
- Published 2015.9.7
- Filing date 2014.2.27
- Canon patents
- The image plane phase difference AF, the light field I comprises a
- First, it is focusing on the image plane phase difference AF
- Then, detect the focus from refocus image
- To determine the driving range from the re-focus information in the case of out-of-focus
BuyDig on eBay (99.3% positive ratings) has a very good EOS 70D bundle deal. The EOS 70D comes bundled with
the EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens, PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, 32GB memory card, camera bag, photo paper – all on sale for $599 after $350 mail-in rebate.