Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon now available for pre order at B&H

You can pre-order the Zeiss Distagon 25mm lens at B&H (click here). Price tag is $1,699 and shipping is free in the USA.

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Product highlights are:

  • High-Speed Wide Angle Lens
  • Two Aspheric Lens Surfaces
  • Fast Aperture Works Well in Low Light
  • Eliminates Distortion/Field Curvature
  • Short Focus Rotation for Fast Action
  • Floating Element Design
  • Excellent Detail / Contrasty Edges
  • Good for Architecture, Landscapes

The lens will be released in limited quantity. So…: first arrived, first served. Hurry up!

A review of the lens together with a Canon 5D II can be seen clicking here and another one (not camera specific) clicking here.

EOS Rebel XS/1000D with IS lens still on price jump (while getting slowly discontinued)

Amazon US is still offering the Rebel XS/1000D including the image-stabilized kit lens with a significant price drop.

Check it out clicking here

This camera is often underestimated for its value. Ok, it is a beginners device, but it has everything a beginner needs. I had one in my hands and did some brief testing. Image quality is as usual on Canon-standards (i.e. very good), the cam is light-weighted and easy to use. Perfect for beginners, not to forget the possibility to use the whole EOS system. Still having doubts? Check the review on DPReview (click here), or, if you want to safe time, jump to the conclusion of the review (click here). Sample images can be viewed clicking here.

Other ways to get a Rebel XS/1000D in the USA:

Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

 

Never forget to check Ebay too:

Outside the USA: Canon EOS 1000D

In the USA: Canon Rebel XS

 

For all of you outside the USA check the following links, but hurry up because the Rebel XS/1000D is getting discontinued:

Australia: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay Australia | Alibaba
Austria: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay Austria | Canon DE
Belgium: Amazon | Amazon France | DigitalRev | eBay Belgium
Canada: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry
China: Alibaba | Amazon China | Digitalrev | eBay
Denmark: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
Finland: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
France: Amazon FR | DigitalRev | eBay FR
Germany: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | eBay DE | Wex Photographie | Calumet DE | Canon Deutschland
Hong Kong: Alibaba | Amazon China | Adorama | Digitalrev | B&H Photo | eBay | Amazon US
India: Alibaba | Amazon | eBay | DigitalRev | Canon USA | Adorama | B&H Photo
Ireland: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | DigitalRev | eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT | DigitalRev | eBay IT
Japan: Amazon Japan | Rakuten | DigitalRev | eBay | Amazon US | Alibaba
Netherlands: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay.nl
Norway: DigitalRev | eBay
Poland: DigitalRev | Redcoon.pl | eBay
Singapore: Alibaba | Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | Digitalrev | eBay
Spain: Amazon ES | DigitalRev | Redcoon.es | eBay.es
Suisse: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay.ch | Canon DE
Sweden: DigitalRev | eBay
Thailand: Alibaba | Amazon | DigitalRev | B&H Photo | Adorama | eBay
United Kingdom: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | Warehouseexpress | DigitalRev | eBay.uk | Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

 

 

When will Canon jump on the mirror-less bandwagon?

Not yet, as it seems.
A interview recently given by Mr. M. Tian Rong Jin, Managing Director of Canon Image Communication Division, may shed some light on the reasons Canon still did not deliver a mirror-less camera. The interview is in Japanese (click here) and the Google translation is rather messy (click here), but some information can be grasped.

  • The main message is that Canon was forced to change plans and schedules because of the earthquake in Japan and the flooding in Thailand. In both cases production facilities were heavily damaged. This caused delays not only in development but also in research. Production should have been returned to normal standards at the end of December 2011
  • Priority goes to image quality first and then to smaller and more compact devices (where the mirror-less paradigm could be the right approach)
  • Miniaturization of DSLR cameras with EF mounts is a target (and is in progress)
  • The EF system is still considered strategically important by Canon
  • Canon is working on a mirror-less system, and will most probably deliver in 2012

In the meantime, have a look if you can get the brand new Canon G1 X: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon DSLR AUCTION from Europe!


Here the list of Canon DSRL deals from Europe.
Good luck!
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1 MP, Worldwide
Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Postage to Europe
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Postage to Europe
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1 MP, Postage to Europe
Canon EOS 7D 18mp, Postage to Europe, Australia, Canada
Canon EOS 60D, Postage to Europe
Canon EOS 60D 18.0 MP, Worldwide
Canon EOS 60D 18MP, Worldwide
Canon EOS 550D/ T2i 18-55mm IS KIT, Postage to Europe, Australia, Canada
Canon EOS Rebel 550D/ T2i 18.7MP, Postage to Europe, Australia, Canada
Canon EOS 550D/ T2i Kit 18-55mm, Postage to Europe
Canon EOS 600 D 18-55mm, Worldwide