Canon EOS 7D Mark II deal – $1,149 (reg. $1,499)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Deal – $1,149 (reg. $1,499)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II at a glance:

  • 10fps full resolution continuous shooting with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
  • 65-point all cross-type AF system with iTR, AI Servo AF III, AF Configuration tool and AF area selection lever.
  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-16,000 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 25,600 (H1) and 51,200 (H2).
  • 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with flicker detection.
  • 100% magnification Intelligent Viewfinder II with electronic overlay, customisable information display and electronic level.
  • Full HD 50p (PAL) 60p (NTSC) fps with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (at 30p) with manual adjustment of AF speed and tracking sensitivity.
  • MP4 encoding for quick and easy sharing and file transfer.
  • Uncompressed (4:2:2) HDMI output with sound.
  • Improved weather resistance.
  • CF and SD dual memory card slots.
  • GPS with in-built digital compass.
  • Peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration, real-time distortion correction during live view shooting.
  • Multiple exposure mode.
  • ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
  • 200,000 shutter cycle life.
  • Interchangeable focusing screens.
  • Exposure compensation +/- 5 stops.
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter.

Top Rated Plus seller Electronics Valley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II on sale at $1,149. Compare at $1,499. Free shipping the US. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year seller warranty.

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 review (dressed to impress)

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 Review (dressed To Impress)

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 at a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • 4 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements
  • 1 Aspherical Element
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Anodized Metal Barrel, Rubber Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Another interesting review by photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott. The Zeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4 lens is examined.

The 11 minutes video above is all about first impression, handling and build of the Zeiss Milvus 50mm. The 18 minutes video-review below is the review itself and will tell you all the rest you want to know about the Zeiss Milvus 50mm F1.4, and breaks down the image quality.

If you prefer you may go for the written review. From the conclusion:

Zeiss lenses are for connoisseurs, and those that own them deeply appreciate them. I’ve appreciated the Milvus 50 for its beautiful build, being great to handle, and for a wonderfully artful rendering. I’m so glad that the Milvus 50 was able to bring a whole new level of resolution to their 50mm focal length without losing the beautiful “Zeiss look” of the images. The Milvus manages to be artful rather than clinical and manages to retain a lot of the goodness of the Otus series with a whole lot less sticker shock. At $1199 (US Market) the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 1.4/50mm is expensive, but not unreasonably so. It is heavy, but so is the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It has a superb build that also now has excellent weather resistance and excellent optics. If you don’t mind (or even prefer) manually focusing, it’s probably the next best thing to the Otus 1.4/55…and it will hurt your wallet a lot less.

Dustin Abbott’s review comes with many sample pics and comparisons with other lenses.

zeiss milvusZeiss Milvus Distagon 50mm F1.4: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

[via Dustin Abbott]

Canon patent for 30mm F2.8 DO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras


Another Canon patent for an optical formula that appears to point to a full-frame mirrorless camera, a 30mm F2.8 DO lens. “DO” stays for diffractive optics. I tell you folks, Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera is coming!

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-102851
    • Published 2016.6.2
    • Filing date 2014.11.27
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 1.00
    • Focal length 31.35
    • F-number 2.86
    • Angle of view 34.61
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 85.29
    • BF 29.99
  • Canon patent
    • Positive ShiboTadashi
    • Diffractive optical element (the second group of aperture stop image side)
    • Correct axial chromatic aberration and lateral chromatic aberration of the near-infrared light
  • [0001] The present invention relates to a magnification chromatic aberration correction of the imaging optical system used in a near infrared region from the visible region is suitable especially monitoring optical system.
[via Egami]

Live again: Canon EOS 80D deal – $899 (reg. $1,199)

Live Again: Canon EOS 80D Deal – $899 (reg. $1,199)

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Top Rated Plus seller Electronics Valley (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 80D on sale at $899. Compare at $1,199. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year warranty via US seller.

New Canon EF 24-105 F4L IS lens coming with EOS 5D Mark IV, rumor suggests [CW3]

New Canon EF 24-105 F4L IS Lens Coming With EOS 5D Mark IV, Rumor Suggests [CW3]

A new rumor suggests Canon will announce a replacement for the venerable Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM lens.

The Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS Mark II is expected to be announced before Photokina 2016, together with the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, also expected to be announced in August 2016.

The Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM was announced in 2004, a new version is entirely plausible. The EF 24-105mm F4L IS was the typical kit lens for Canon’s full-frame DSLRs.

A few days ago, we had a possible leak of an image of the EOS 5D Mark IV. The picture was posted on Instagram and soon after it was removed.

Stay tuned for more!

[via Canon Rumors]