EOS 5D Mark III Reviewed By User, And Two Cool 5D3 Bundles

Time to come back to the glorious EOS 5D Mark III. As I wrote before, I prefer user generated gear reviews. Although such a review is not comparable with tests made in a lab setting (obviously), user reviews are often closer to real world problems and settings. In other word: as much as I am interested to learn about the details and to know all the technical measures, there is nothing as a review made by a photographer who wants to know how his or her gear performs in every day usage. photographyreview has such a review, written by an admittedly expert user.

Next, Adorama notified ma about two kits bundled around the EOS 5D Mark III.

  • EOS-5D Mark III & TS-E 17MM f/4 Lens – $5,363.00 (click here) instead of $5,763.00 (Mail In Rebate -$400)
  • EOS-5D Mark III & EF 24-105L IS with Lexar 64GB Professional 600x SDXC UHS-I Memory Card and b/w 77mm UV (Ultra Violet) Haze Multi Coated (2C) Glass Filter and Canon 200-DG Digital Gadget Bag for $4,299.01 (click here) instead of $4,451.85

Pimp Your Lens: Funny Skins For Canon Lenses (and more about the crazy Canon August Lens Discounts)

Ever wanted to change the look of your precious L lens? Or maybe you just feel that pitch black camera bodies and lenses aren’t your thing? There is a solution for that. You can get skins for most Canon lenses. Various, different skins, with looks that range from the classic military camouflage to colors named “underwater”, “winter woodland”, “zen”, “carnival flair” etc.

Click here to see all skins offered by B&H

B&H is also offering concrete discounts on a huge range of Canon lenses. It’s the Canon August Discounts program, lasting until September 1st. Instant saving up to $300 per lens, if you buy multiple lenses you may save $1000’s. See below all the discounted lenses grouped by lens type:

[Deal] Huge Canon Lenses August Discounts (all kind of lenses – UPDATE)

Update: I added the links to B&H too (see below). They are also offering Canon lenses following the Canon August Discounts.

Adorama has a big Canon Lens Promotion going on. All kinds of lenses are discounted, some up to hundreds of dollars. Discounts are in the range 10-25% of the regular price.

The full list Adorama:

The full list B&H (click here to see all items):

 

Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 SL-II In Stock & Ready To Ship (and more deals from B&H)

B&H has the Voigtlander 40mm f/2.0 SL-II in stock ($539, click here). Stock is limited, so, of you were waiting for this particular lens, don’t waste time.

There is more coming from B&H today. They have some cool discounts on battery grips for some Canon DSLRs, the offer is ending August 13th. Get the Vello BG-C2 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 5D Mark II sold for $54.95 (click here), or the Vello BG-C5 Battery Grip for Canon EOS T4i, T3i & T2i for $57 (click here), or the Vello BG-C6 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 60 for $57.50 (click here).

Finally, get a Pixma Pro 9000 Mk II with a Canon camera and save up to $400 (click here). For instance, you can get the Powershot G12 for $309.

[Deal] Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Down To $149 For Limited Time

B&H has the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens down to $149 for limited time (48hrs, click here). Regular price is $255; not bad imo. Good travel lens.

The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens that is specifically designed for the range of EOS digital SLR cameras that use the smaller EF-S lens mount. Combining powerful performance with high image quality, this lens offers the equivalent of 88-400mm in 35mm format, and is ideal for photographers seeking an affordable, versatile lens for general-purpose telephoto photography.

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens incorporates Canon’s 4-stop compensation Image Stabilizer technology. This allows the use of shutter speeds up to 4 times slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. Automatic panning detection automatically turns off the Image Stabilizer in either the horizontal or vertical direction when following moving subjects.

Note! Compatible with cameras that have APS-C size sensors

Image Stabilizer
4 step Image Stabilizer (IS) extends low light options to previously unavailable levels. Photographers normally shooting handheld at 1/250 sec can switch on IS to obtain a similarly steady and blur-free result with a shutter speed of just 1/15 second.
Superior Image Quality
One UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element is used to suppress the effects of secondary chromatic aberrations – for crisp, sharp, high-contrast images without fringing throughout the zoom range.
Super Spectra Coatings

Optimized Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping, suppress flare and ghosting – more prone to occur with digital cameras due to reflection off the image sensor. Coatings also help achieve true color balance and increase contrast for vivid hi-fidelity images.

[Deal] Refurbished EOS 5D Mark II $1759.20 At Canon Store

Refurbished EOS 5D Mark IIs are back in the Canon Direct Store for $1759.20 (click here). Have also a look on what you can do with your 5D Mark II if you apply the Magic Lantern firmware replacement. The full frame 5D mark II is still  a great camera and at this price it is a bargain. The specs (full specs on Amazon):

  • 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor
  • 3.0″ High Resolution LCD Display
  • Live View Mode
  • 1080p Movie Mode
  • Dust & Weather-Resistant
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • Broad ISO Range (50-25600)
  • 3.9 fps Burst Mode

EOS 5D Mark II price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy