Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM deal – $599 ($300 off, one day only, B&H)

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Deal – $599 ($300 Off, One Day Only, B&H)

B&H Photo has the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EF/EF-S mount on sale at $599, after an instant discounted by $300. This is B&H’s DealZone deal of today.

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One ELD and Two SLD Elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) AF System
  • Internal Focus
  • Front Filter Thread: 82mm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon EOS 5Ds deal – $2,620 (reg. $3,499)

Canon EOS 5Ds Deal – $2,620 (reg. $3,499)

Canon EOS 5Ds at a glance:

  • 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO 100-6400 (Lo: 50 and H1: 12,800) sensitivity range.
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Processors for outstanding image processing speed and camera responsiveness.
  • 5 frames per second (fps) with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 61-point wide area AF with 41 cross-type sensors with iTR, AI Servo AF III and AF Configuration tool.
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay.
  • 1.3x, 1.6x and 1:1 ratio crop modes with masked viewfinder display.
  • Mirror Vibration Control System to reduce mirror vibration blur.
  • Fine Detail Picture Style.
  • CF + SD (UHS-I) dual memory card slots.
  • Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Lens Correction in camera.
  • Multiple Exposure and HDR mode.
  • Customisable Quick Control screen.
  • Built-in timer functionality – bulb timer and interval shooting timer.
  • Time-lapse Movie function.
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 150,000 shutter cycle life.

Top Rated Plus seller 6ave on eBay (99.1% positive ratings) has the 50MP Canon EOS 5Ds on sale at $2,617.81. Compare at $3,499. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty.

Exclusive deal: save 82% on HDR projects 4 professional – $39 (reg. $198)

HDR-Franzis

I am happy to offer another exclusive deal to our readers. Get Franzis’ HDR projects 4 professional software for just $39 instead of $198, that’s a 82% saving. It works for Mac and Windows. The offer lasts until August 31.

HDR projects 4 professional enables you to generate very precise lighting situations that are not possible with “normal” photography or photo editing. The newest process for super realistic images with unbeatable contrast and detail that you have never seen before.

Just seconds after uploading your original image, HDR projects 4 presents you with 82 versions of your photo. That’s 82 ideas, 82 tips, 82 sources of inspiration. Every image is individually analysed and with the best possible effects, no example is like any other.

  • Ultra HDR for photos that are even more impressive
  • Full-fledged  Lightroom plug-in included for free
  • Innovative & sensitive selective photo editing,
  • For Mac and Windows
  • Can be used in various ways: HDR projects 4 works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and as a standalone application.
  • Real Lightroom Plugin for maximum comfort. Your advantage: Perfect integration in your personal workflow
  • 7 New Effects: Noise removal – color clouds, Noise removal – banding, exposure curve, rim light distribution, white and black correction, color gradients, aura
  • Algorithm Browser: Makes the HDR-Algorithm visible and assessable. Your advantage: No more guesswork – you’ll see how changes effect your photo immediately!
  • History-Browser: HDR projects never forgets, no work will be lost.No step in your workflow will be lost!
  • Expansion of the RAW-Module for white & black correction and additional noise removal methods
  • Selective Editing for Every Post-processing Effect. Each area of your photo can be edited with the effect that is best fitting!
  • Sensitive Selecting for 7 Effects with intelligent brushes and automatic edge recognition: Dodge, Burn, Saturation, Desaturation, Increase Detail, Decrease Detail, Sharpen
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  • Up to 10 Times Faster: shorter waiting times while editing, even with large image series. Time is money, not only for professional photographers

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV specifications and images leaked [CW5] – UPDATED (with poll)

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EOS 5D Mark IV images and specifications leaked at Digicame-Info

Are you going to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

  • Yes! (47%, 2,322 Votes)
  • No! (30%, 1,471 Votes)
  • Not sure (23%, 1,145 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,938

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And here they are: specifications and images of the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV! 

  • 30.4MP CMOS sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • So far it can be to no post-processing of the adjustment dual pixel RAW file
    • A better translation (thanks J): Editable Dual Pixel RAW files (a feature which was previously unavailable)
  • AF 61 points
  • 150,000-pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • Anti-flicker
  • Continuous shooting 7 frames / sec.
  • ISO100-102400 (extended sensitivity)
  • Touch panel
  • Weather sealing
  • 4K at 30fps
  • JPEG still image of 8MP from 4K video
  • 120fps HD video for slow motion
  • Time-lapse movie
  • GPS built-in
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC and CompactFlash TypeII
  • USB3.0 terminal, HDMI terminal
  • Size: 150.7mm x 116.4mm x 75.9mm
  • Weight: 890g

Update #2: Thanks to our reader Bob who made some research. Dual Pixel RAW files seems to point to a technique for increasing the dynamic range during RAW processing.

Update: I am still trying to figure out what “dual pixel RAW files” are. May this point to Dual ISO, something we have seen on EOS 5D Mark IIIs with Magic Lantern?

As you can see, some of the stuff we anticipated (like 4K, Dual Pixel AF, WiFi etc) leaked today at Digicame-Info. And it turned out the EOS 5D Mark IV is going to have 30MP, not 28MP as we were told nor 24MP as was suggested for long time by other rumor sites. Body size seems to be a bit smaller. The EOS 5D Mark IV has everything people was asking for. The EOS 5D MArk IV will most likely have a price between $3,299 and $3,499, and will be announced August 25/26.

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We expect the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to be announced on August 25/26, along with other stuff. Here is the full list:

Stay tuned!

[via Digicame-Info]

Here is the full list of the gear and kits Canon is going to announce next (EOS 5D Mark IV, lenses, more)

EOS 5D Mark IV

A list of what Canon is set to announce around August 25 leaked at Digicame-Info. The list goes beyond what we anticipated a week ago.

We have the listing of all the gear that’s soon coming from Canon: EOS 5D Mark IV kits, new EOS 7D Mark II kits, the W-E1 WiFi adapter, and new lenses:

All our previous CW5 rated rumors got confirmed. We expect the EOS 5D Mark IV and the other stuff to be announced August 25/26. Stay tuned!

[via Digicame-Info]

Canon EF 135mm f/2 real-world review

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Canon EF 135mm f/2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • Focal length: 135mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.0
  • Lens construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
  • Angle of view: 18 degrees
  • Closest focusing distance: 3 feet
  • Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
  • Mount: Canon
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions: 3.2 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds

Our friend Caleb Keiter reviewed the Canon EF 135mm f/2 lens, and it’s a real-world review. He lists 55 reasons to love this lens.

About the lens sharpness he says:

There’s no doubt, the Canon 135mm f/2L is sharp, even at its widest aperture of f/2. Sure, if you look at MTF charts and scientific tests of this lens, they’ll show some softness in the corners that clears up by f/4. But in real-world scenarios, you probably won’t place your main subject in the far corners when shooting with this lens.

About Bokeh:

Combine the 135mm focal length with the f/2 maximum aperture, and this lens is a bokeh monster.

In the conclusion:

I’d highly recommend the Canon 135mm f/2 lens for people photographers. […] here’s my top 3 selling points:

  1. The combination of a 135mm focal length and an f/2 maximum aperture creates stunning images that have a look all their own. You really have to shoot with it and see the images to understand what I mean.

  2. The autofocus is ridiculously fast, accurate, and silent. This lens should be the benchmark for autofocus.

  3. It’s unbelievably sharp with rich, accurate color, consistent contrast, and minimal (if any) “issues” you have to clean up in post (i.e. distortions, aberrations, fringing, etc.).

Caleb’s review comes with many samples and much more information than I can list here. Read Caleb’s review…