Our friends over at The Phoblographer published something really useful: a survey covering all Rokinon lenses for DSLR cameras. Among lenses for other mount types, the following lenses with Canon mount are covered: 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens, 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens, 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens, 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Wide-Angle Lens, 35mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle US UMC Aspherical Lens, 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens. Don’t miss the survey!
DPreview wanted to have a closer look at Canon’s recently introduced Hybrid Auto-Focus system. This AF-system is featured on the Rebel T4i/650D and the EOS M. Does the AF-system improve AF in live view? How well is this technology suited for mirrorless cameras? The videos show how Hybrid AF works (video above), and compares this AF-system both to the conventional phase-detection AF and to the Panasonic DMC-G5 (video below). If you live in Europe you can pre-order the DMC-G5 at Jessops, or find it on ebay. If you live in the US you can pre-order pre-order at B&H and Adorama). Whereveer you are located, you may pre-order at DigitalRev. An EF-S 18-135mm STM was used for the test, this lens has been designed specifically for Canon’s hybrid AF-system.
EOS M pre-order links:
USA & world-wide:
EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
EOS M Black at Amazon (click here), Amazon UK (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M White at BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 22mm pancake at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 18-55mm kit lens at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M adapter at Amazon (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M Flash at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
Germany (Amazon DE):
EOS M black with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M white with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M red with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EF-M 22mm 1:2 STM Pancake lens for €249 (click here)
EF-EOS M Adapter for €129 (click here)
wexcameras.de (click here)
Italy: Amazon IT (click here)dpreview]
Good deals laying around on eBay. I list only reputable, top rated seller. However, when on eBay use your gut instinct.
eBay Seller Big Value Inc has the EOS 5D Mark III body down to $3,057.54 (click here)!!. The 5D3 with an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF is sold for $3,903.31 (click here).
Moreover, the EOS 5D Mark II is down to $1,896.71 (click here). The EOS 7D is yours for $1,240.71 (click here). Shipping is free for the US.
B&H has a cool camera bundles deal going on (until September 1st!). The involved cameras are the EOS 60D, the Rebel T3i/600D and the Rebel T3/1100D. You get an instant rebate on the camera (usually $100) and are eligible for more rebates if you bundle the camera with accessories. Look for the “Rebates Available” link under the price.
- All EOS 60D kits (click here) – Possible savings up to $350
- All Rebel T3i/600D kits (click here) – Possible savings up to $250
- All Rebel T3/110D kits (click here) – Possible savings up to $150
Looks like the EOS 1D-X is slowly being stocked at the major shops. Amazon US (click here) has it in stock, and DigitalRev (click here) too. The usual list price is $6,799. The EOS 1D-X can be pre-ordered at Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here). However, I’ve been told by various sources that both Adorama and B&H should have the EOS 1D-X in stock very soon.
Canon’s Press Release:
Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Announce Partnerships With Five Inspirational Directors: Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman And James Murphy
Inspired By Consumer Photos, the Five Celebrities Will Go Behind the Camera and Unveil their Films at the “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 14, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the first photography-inspired film festival in history, aligning with five influential celebrities from five diverse disciplines who will direct short films under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard. Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman and James Murphy have signed on for year two of Canon’s “Long Live Imagination” campaign and the next endeavor, “Project Imaginat10n,” where consumer photographs will inspire Hollywood films.
In 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. invited photographers of all levels to submit their most imaginative photographs based on eight elements of storytelling for an unprecedented user-generated contest, “Project Imagin8ion.” The project set out to prove that photography could be used as a creative vehicle, even inspiring a Ron Howard production. Nearly 100,000 photos later, eight photos were selected and influenced an award-winning short film, “when you find me,” directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.
A new exploration of the creative exercise, “Project Imaginat10n,” kicks off today at imagination.usa.canon.com, where consumers will have the chance to submit photos to be narrowed down by Canon, Ron Howard and community voting. The “10” in “Imaginat10n,” represents ten storytelling elements and ten films that will ultimately be produced, five of which will be directed by our creative icons to be showcased at a special Canon “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival in 2013. The other five film directors will be announced at a later date.