Giveaway: Win a copy of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide (2 print and 3 ebooks)

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide (2 Print And 3 Ebooks)

I am happy for a new giveaway together with the folks at Rocky Nook. We are giving away 2 print copies and 3 ebooks of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography.

All you have to do is following Rocky Nook and/or Canon Watch on Twitter and Facebook. The more you follow the more probability you have to win the book. You can enter the giveaway both for the print edition and the ebook edition of the book (just switch from one to the other by clicking the small arrow between the title and the follow options):

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The giveaway is open to all countries, and is over in 6 days!

About the book:

David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the Canon EOS 80D camera. This upgraded 24-megapixel model features an enhanced autofocus system with twice as many focus points as its predecessor. The Dual Pixel CMOS hybrid autofocus brings lightning-fast phase detect AF to live view and high-definition movie modes, too. The 80D has Wi-Fi/ NFC connectivity to allow linking the camera to a computer and iOS or Android smart devices, and an improved swiveling touch screen LCD. With this book in hand, you can quickly apply all these advanced features to your digital photography, while boosting your creativity to take great photographs with your Canon EOS 80D.

Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all this upscale camera’s features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy 80D “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera’s features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you’ll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you’re shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon EOS 80D today.

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Looking for Canon deals? Don’t miss the refurbished gear listings at Canon Store

Looking For Canon Deals? Don’t Miss The Refurbished Gear Listings At Canon Store

The place to look out for the best deals: refurbished gear listings at the Canon Store. Almost anything is in stock but the best deals sell out quickly.

They added the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, on sale at $1,439.20 (reg. $1,799).

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review (borderline-indestructible, DPReview)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review (borderline-indestructible, DPReview)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

DPReview published their Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review, Canon’s new flagship DSLR. There is a lot the reviewer have to say about this “borderline-indestructible” camera. From the conclusion:

The EOS 1D X Mark II is a worthy successor to Canon’s 1D series of professional cameras. It gains an improved AF system with greater coverage, significantly improved dynamic range, and a virtually limitless Raw buffer when shooting with CFast cards. Additionally, the camera now includes top notch 4K video with beautiful color straight out of the camera. When combined with Canon’s class leading dual-pixel AF system for video, it’s easy to get great video without being an expert. This is a camera that sports, action, and event photographers will love.

About image quality:

Canon has been making strides in its sensor technology, resulting in markedly increased dynamic range at low ISO values compared to its predecessor

Guess this is what you expect from Canon’s top of the line DSLR, which btw sells at $5,999, and that isn’t exactly anyones budget.

eos-1d x mark ii

[via DPReview]

Canon EOS-1D C killer deal, $3000 off, now on sale at $4,999 (expires soon)

Canon EOS-1D C Killer Deal, $3000 Off, Now On Sale At $4,999 (expires Soon)

Canon EOS-1D C at a glance:

  • 18.1Mp CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Cinematic Quality Video
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ LCD Screen
  • Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus

B&H Photo has the Canon EOS-1D C discounted by $3000. The EOS-1D C is on sale at $4,999. Expires 7/31, or when supply runs out.

EDIT: Adorama also has the EOS-1D C at $4,999.

Tamron patent for 20mm f/2 image stabilised lens

Tamron 20mm f/2

Tamron 20mm f/2 Di VC USD

Tamron filed a patent for what may become a rather interesting lens: a 20mm f/2 with image stabilisation (called VC, vibration control by Tamron).

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-126279
    • Published 2016.7.11
    • Filing date 2015.1.8
  • Example
    • f = 20.60
    • FNo. = 2.05
    • ω = 46.81
    • Ym = 21.633
    • BF 38.2971 – 38.3188
  • Tamron patent
    • Negative ShiboTadashi
    • Rear focus
    • Anti-vibration (a part of the first group)
[via Egami]

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on reviews and sample pictures

Canon EF-M 28mm F/3.5 Macro IS STM Hands-on Reviews And Sample Pictures

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At a glance:

  • EF-M Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 44.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • One UD Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilization
  • Maximum Magnification: 1.2x
  • Super Macro Setting for 3.7″ Min. Focus
  • Built-In Macro Lite LED
  • Retractable Design for Compact Profile

The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM appears to fly a bit under the radar. But what looks like a rather “meh” lens (given a slow f/3.5) may turn out to be much cooler than most people thinks. It’s also the first maco lens for the EOS M system.

The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM has a retractable design, built-in led lights, it’s image stabilized, and it has a 1:2 super-macro mode. So, it’s not just another 28mm lens with a slow aperture. Last but not least: it comes at an affordable price (under $300).

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on review at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Real world sample pictures at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM sample picture by Dustin Abbott

Below: Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM | First Look and Features

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