Great Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and 6D Mark II bundle deals at Adorama (battery grip, printer, extra battery, memory card)

Great Canon EOS 5D Mark IV And 6D Mark II Bundle Deals At Adorama (battery Grip, Printer, Extra Battery, Memory Card)

Only for this weekend, Adorama has some of the most popular Black Friday deals back with $350 instant discount through coupon code and $350 mail-in rebate (instructions).

All kits below include the Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip, Pixma Pro-100 photo printer and photo paper, an original Canon extra battery, and a Sandisk 64GB memory card.

For all kits below use coupon code CA1217DEAL at checkout.

Remember: only for this weekend!

This cool beat is made of camera shutter sounds


Ever thought that the “click” of your camera’s shutter mechanism might be used to compose a beat? Well, bear with us.

The Shutterlog Remix Reupload video (1 minute) above is exactly that: a cool beat made up from camera shutter sounds.

The Phoblographer spotted the video and had a closer look at the cameras used in the video:

[…] from 35mm SLRs, to point and shoot cameras, to toy cameras and novelty snappers, to medium format cameras and some iconic Polaroids

Well, the result is definitely listenable, and a pleasure to view. Enjoy!

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (DPReview)

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (DPReview)

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 20.1MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3x Optical Zoom f/2-4.9 Lens
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
  • Extended ISO 12800 and 8.2 fps Shooting
  • Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Video Function
  • In-Camera Raw Conversion, Picture Style

DPReview posted their full review of the ultra-compact Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II. While they found a lot of good, some things did disappoint the reviewer.

From their conclusion (emphasis mine):

The PowerShot G9 X II is very appealing: it’s as small a traditionally styled camera with a 1″ sensor as you’ll find and its touch interface makes it easy to pick up and use. It has a broad feature set, generally responsive performance and shooting modes for both beginners and more advanced users.

[…] the G9 X II is let down by its lens, JPEG processing and battery life that requires buying at least one spare. If you’re set on a Canon, moving up to the PowerShot G7 X II is a smart idea, assuming that you have an extra $200 available. The Sony RX100 and RX100 II are also worth consideration, though we think that Canon offers a better user experienceRead the review…

It’s not all bad, the sensor produces “vivid, pleasing color” and there is “fast burst shooting with large buffer”. DPReview’s sample photos are here.

Canon patent for 400mm f/5.6 mirror lens (aka catadioptric lens)

mirror lens

Canon Japan filed a patent for a 400mm f/5.6 mirror lens. A mirror lens (or reflex or catadioptric lens).

I guess not everyone is informed on what a mirror lens is. So, here is what Wikipedia says:

Various types of catadioptric systems are also used in camera lenses known alternatively as catadioptric lenses (CATs), reflex lenses, or mirror lenses. These lenses use some form of the cassegrain design which greatly reduces the physical length of the optical assembly, partly by folding the optical path, but mostly through the telephoto effect of the convex secondary mirror which multiplies the focal length many times (up to 4 to 5 times). This creates lenses with focal lengths from 250 mm up to and beyond 1000 mm that are much shorter and compact than their long-focus or telephoto counterparts. Moreover, chromatic aberration, a major problem with long refractive lenses, and off-axis aberration, a major problem with reflective telescopes, is almost completely eliminated by the catadioptric system, making the image they produce suitable to fill the large focal plane of a camera.

Catadioptric lenses do, however, have several drawbacks. The fact that they have a central obstruction means they cannot use an adjustable diaphragm to control light transmission. This means the lens’s F-numbervalue is fixed to the overall designed focal ratio of the optical system (the diameter of the primary mirror divided into the focal length). Exposure is usually adjusted by the placement of neutral density filters on the front or rear of the lens. Their modulation transfer function shows low contrast at low spatial frequencies. Finally, their most salient characteristic is the annular shape of defocused areas of the image, giving a doughnut-shaped ‘iris blur’ or bokeh, caused by the shape of the entrance pupil.

Patent JP-A-2017-219642 discusses such a catadioptric lens.

  • Focal length: 400 mm
  • F No: 5.6
  • 2 ω: 1.96
  • Image height: 13.66mm
  • Back focus: 33.07mm
  • Lens length: 247.73mm


Learn about Ansel Adams’ life and work in a remarkable 80min documentary video

Learn About Ansel Adams’ Life And Work In A Remarkable 80min Documentary Video

If you want to learn more about the life and work of American photographer Ansel Adams we got you covered. Below is an 80 minutes documentary originally broadcasted by PBS in 2002. It’s titled Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film, and you’ll watch an in-depth study of Adams’ life and work. A DVD version is available on Amazon for $13.97.

Enjoy the documentary.

[via theradpho via Reddit via PetaPixel]

Deal: Canon EOS 6D Mark II at $1399 (reg. $1699, refurbished from Canon Store)

Deal: Canon EOS 6D Mark II At $1399 (reg. $1699, Refurbished From Canon Store)

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

The Canon Direct Store has refurbished EOS 6D Mark II DSLRs in stock at $1,399.20. Compare at $1,699 new. This is an excellent price for the 6D2. Refurbished gear from the Canon Store comes with regular 1 year Canon USA warranty, and in all these years we never had heard about complains.

The listings of refurbishes gear at the Canon Store is the place where the best deals hide. At the time of writing stocks look good.

Our select deals are listed here. Please note that as good as all deals have an expiration. We try to always date them precisely also in the text but we may miss some hits.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (check the refurbished listings at Canon Store whenever you have time for it, the best deals hide there).

Amazon US Holiday Season Deals    –    B&H Photo Holiday Season deals    –    Adorama Holiday SeasonDeals    –    Canon Store Holiday Deals

Amazon EU and Amazon US holiday deals pages are up and running: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for the holidays are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for for the holidays are listed here.