Deals: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at $1,599, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II $1,529, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II $1,399

Deals: Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II At $1,599, EF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS II $1,529, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II $1,399

Top Rated Plus seller 6ave on eBay (99.2% positive ratings) has a batch of very good deals on Canon lenses.

Free shipping in the USA. Please note: these are import items, 1 year seller warranty applies.

Canon EF 70-200 f/ 2.8 L IS II

Canon EF 70-200 f/ 2.8 L IS II

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with PIXMA PRO-100, filter kit, cleaning kit and photo paper – $1,649

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II With PIXMA PRO-100, Filter Kit, Cleaning Kit And Photo Paper – $1,649

At a glance:

  • Outstanding optics: The lens is constructed of a combination of fluorite and ultra low dispersion lens elements, which reduce aberrations and result in high-contrast, sharp images.
  • 2 Image Stabilization modes: Mode 1 is a general mode for still photography, and Mode 2 smoothes up and down movements when panning with a moving subject.
  • Fast focus: USM ultrasonic autofocus motor is fast, smooth and quiet; manual focus override is available even in AF mode.
  • Focus range limiter: You can set the range of focus distances, to either 3.9′ to infinity or 8.2′ to infinity; both shorten focus times. These are great tools especially for sports photography.
  • Great bokeh: The curved aperture blades create a perfectly round aperture at all settings, promoting pleasing out-of-focus areas and round specular highlights.
  • Rugged build: The lens is sealed against dust and moisture.

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has a very good bundle deal with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. The bundle includes:

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens, USA
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Pro Optic 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • Pro Optic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets

The bundle is on sale at $1,649 after $250 instant rebate and $250 mail-in rebate (instructions). Free shipping. Will not last long. Compare to regular $2,099 for this kit.

This experimental timelapse was shot using two EOS 5D Mark III side by side to get extra wide angle and no distortion

panola

From time to time I like to feature timelapse videos that in my opinion stand out from the pack. Pano LA is a time-lapse by Joe Capra that has it all: it’s a well working and interesting experimental setup and it’s visually beautiful.

What makes this timelapse of Los Angeles different from others is the setup. By using two Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras side-by-side on a custom rig, Joe gets a very wide angle of view without the distortion that usually comes as side effect when using wide angle lenses. He used longer lenses to shoot the time-lapse, i.e. two Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L, two EF 24-105mm f/4L IS and two EF 70-200mm f/2.8. If you watch the video below, you’ll see how well the compression effect of the longer lenses works for the panoramic rendering.

In joe Capra’s words:

Shooting Pano LA has been the most ambitious, challenging, demanding, and rewarding project I have worked on to date. It was shot over a period of two years entirely in true panoramic form using two synced DSLR cameras side by side. The resulting panoramic timelapse footage comes in at a whopping 10K x 4K resolution when stitched. I did not shoot this film to achieve the extreme resolution. I shot it for the panoramic look, especially the compressed look you get when using long lenses.

Shooting panoramic timelapse was something I had always wanted to do. I love panoramic images and wanted to bring that look to timelapse, and I wanted to do it proper, not by faking it by just cropping the top and bottom of regular timelapse shots. I gave it a try many years ago but was never able to get the images from the two cameras to sync properly and get the images to stitched together correctly.

Along with the custom rig, Joe used RamperPro to control flickering and day to night transitions. For motion control he used a custom motion controller with Kessler Crane TLS with Second Shooter.

Kudos!

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Live Again: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II open box deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Live Again: Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II Open Box Deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has open box deals on the highly regarded Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, on sale at $1,699.95 instead of $1,949.95. Free shipping.

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Still Live: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II open box deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Still Live: Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II Open Box Deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has open box deals on the highly regarded Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, on sale at $1,699.95 instead of $1,949.95. Free shipping.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II open box deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II Open Box Deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has open box deals on the highly regarded Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, on sale at $1,699.95 instead of $1,949.95. Free shipping.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens is a wide-aperture telephoto zoom with image stabilization designed for professional photographers and advanced hobbyists. Designed to work with both full-frame and APS sensor Canon DSLRs, this fast autofocus high-performance lens includes four UD glass elements, which promote contrasty, accurate images. The wide constant f/2.8 maximum aperture provides shallow depth of field so the subject is better separated from the background. Improved two-mode image stabilization adds four exposure stops for handheld low-light use. A focus range limiter helps reduce focus time. Its ultrasonic motor focuses quickly and smoothly. Minimum focus is 4.9 feet. A removable tripod collar is included.