Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV deal – $2,899 (reg. $3,499)

Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Deal – $2,899 (reg. $3,499)

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV on sale at $2,899. Compare at $3.499. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies.

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Canon releases firmware updates for many DLSRs because of issues with EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lenses

Canon Releases Firmware Updates For Many DLSRs Because Of Issues With EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II And EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lenses

Canon released firmware updates for almost every DSLR released before 2015. It’s because many Canon DSLRs have issues with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lenses.

The firmware update…

Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to “”Enable””, correction will not be applied.

To download the firmware update for your Canon DSLR, click here and then choose your Canon DSLR, and then follow instructions.

Thanks Lawrence.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III vs Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC video comparison

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III Vs Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 VC Video Comparison

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical & Two UD Elements
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Interesting lens comparison by reviewer and photographer Dustin Abbott. Dustin compares the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III with the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC, a lens that costs half the Canon. Is the Canon worth two times the price of the Tamron?

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • XGM and LD Glass Elements
  • Vibration Compensation
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF System
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio Software

Save Big on Datacolor Spyder5 calibration tools (B&H, today only)

Save Big On Datacolor Spyder5 Calibration Tools (B&H, Today Only)

Datacolor Spyder5Pro at a glance:

  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case

B&H has a pretty good one day only promotion on Datacolor Spyder5 display calibration tools.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV firmware update released

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Update Released

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Canon released firmware 1.0.3 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Download it here.

Changes in the Firmware Firmware Version 1.0.3 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

1. Corrects a phenomenon in which the color of images varies depending on the metering mode selected during flash shooting.

2. Improves the reliability of communication when using the EF1.4X III or EF2X III extender.

3. Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.

4. Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function with EOS Utility 3.

Firmware Version 1.0.3 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.2 or earlier. If your camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware. The firmware update takes approximately 4 minutes.

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Canon EOS M5 hands-on video review

Canon EOS M5 Hands-on Video Review

Canon EOS M5: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

DigitalRev’s Kaiman Wong started his own YouTube channel, and the EOS M5 is one of the first cameras he reviewed. Kai is even fond of the EOS M5, though he has some criticism.

Canon’s latest mirrorless camera promises to be an 80D in a smaller package. With 1080p and a reasonable 24-megapixels, is it another flop or does the Dual Pixel Autofocus save the day?

The user manual for the Canon EOS M5 can be downloaded at Canon USA. Good to learn about the features of the EOS M5.

The Canon Store has refurbished Canon EOS M3 on sale at $298.99