December 5, 2012
Posted in News

Canon interviews (lot of talk about the EOS-M)

Nikkei interviewed Canon managers and talked about the new Canon EOS-M camera. Focus was on the AF and Shutter technology. The interesting thing is that they said the real target of the EOS-M are “women”. And another Japanese website (translation here) tested the EF lens adapter.

Now what we really need is new lenses for the EOS-M camera. We still have to wait until February to see them announced!


December 4, 2012
Posted in Deals

US Deals: EOS 60D Bundle With EF-S 18-135mm, And More For $899 (and other deals)


Cool deal on sale at B&H: get the Canon EOS 60D, and the following items for an insane $899 (click here):

  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens

    Lexar 16GB SDHC Memory Card Professional Class 10 UHS-I

    Vello FreeWave Wireless Remote Shutter Release (Canon Sub-Mini Connection)

    Pearstone LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V 1450mAh)

    Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag

The final price shows up when added to the cart.

And there is more. Get the EOS 60D refurbished for $599.95 (click here)

The EOS 5D Mark III for $2999 (click here), when added to the cart.

The Canon EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM AF Lens for $2699 (click here). The offer includes

  • Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
  • Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10

With the same items as above you can get the EOS 6D body only for $2099 (click here)

Finally, there are deals on Sandisk Pro cards (click here)


December 4, 2012
Posted in News

Canon EOS 6D With And Without GPS and WiFi?

Thanks to reader Bernhard.

It looks like there are two models of the Canon EOS 6D, one with WiFi and GPS, and one without. According to German site blog.isarfoto Canon is shipping two different models of the EOS 6D.

The text in the picture above says: «the EOS 6D (N) does not have WiFi and GPS functionality». Anyone?

The (German) handbook can be downloaded here.


December 4, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Canon EOS-M with built-in EVF coming the second half of 2013.

A faked EOS-M with builtin EVF via dpreview forum. Attention: not the real camera!!!

Canon is well known for hiding their intentions. Back when they launched the EOS-M they said that there is actually no need for a mirrorless camera to have an electronic viewfinder. A new source told us the truth: Back when the EOS-M was launched Canon simply had not the necessarily mature tech to offer an external viewfinder for the EOS-M. But Canon is right now developing a new EOS-M camera with built-in viewfinder. Design is a lot close to the current EOS-M but it has a EVF in the corner like the Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX-6. Definitely no hybrid OVF/EVF, but a “classic” electronic EVF will be used. Unlike rumors posted elsewhere the camera is not hitting stores in Spring but much later (second half of the 2013).

In summary:
EOS-M with built-in EVF
Keeps the modern look design of the EOS-M. (no retro style)
Hit the stores in late 2013.

December 3, 2012
Posted in News

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December 3, 2012
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Review

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is surprisingly pricey ($2400) so everyone wants to know how well this lens performs (previously featured reviews here and here). Now it's slrgear's turn to review this Canon lens. Some excerpts from their test:

    • The Canon 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM is one of the sharpest lenses Canon has produced
    • The Canon 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM keeps chromatic aberration very well under control
    • Going from infinity to close-focus takes well less than one second, and point-to-point focusing is lightning quick

From slrgear's conclusion:

Canon has made dramatic improvements to this lens series, which is sure to become the darling of Canon wedding shooters around the globe. The price tag is significantly steep, but there are enough improvements over the previous lens to more than justify the price.


    Large aperture L-Series standard zoom lens that combines high image quality and enhanced durability.

    New optical design utilizes one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide-angle; as well as eliminates color blurring around the edges of the subject, for images with high resolution and contrast.

    Combines 2 types of aspherical lenses to reduce spherical aberration,and achieve high image quality across the entire screen area and throughout the full zoom range.

    Highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh and rigorous conditions.

    Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.

    Ring USM, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithms for fast autofocusing.

    Optimized lens coatings ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting.

    Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.

    Zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safe transporting.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via slrgear]