[Deal] Another Huge, Professional EOS 5D Mark III Bundle (Two Lenses, and more)

Adorama has another huge EOS 5D Mark III kit with lots of professional accessories. The offered bundle is yours for $4,399 (click here) after all discounts and using coupon code S6549875 (expires 07/10/12). This kit includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Lens
  • EF 50 f/1.4 USM
  • 32GB SDHC Memory Card
  • Wide Neck Strap I
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • USB Interface Cable
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG- Red Giant PC/Mac Bundle

[Rumor] Latest About Canon’s Mirrorless Camera

Canon Mirrorless Concept by D. Riesenberg

A new rumour about Canon’s eagerly awaited mirrorless camera has surfaced. NI reports that the mirrorless system camera Canon is supposed to work on, will come “with a kit zoom and an adapter for EF lenses such as the new pancake 40mm lens“. There is also a patent for an EF adapter by Canon (see picture below), filed last year (machine translated). An EF adapter for a Canon mirrorless makes sense, especially if you consider the huge amount of excellent Canon lenses that everyone would like to use on a Canon mirrorless camera. There is a nice animation on NI, showing how much the adapter would contribute to the overall thickness (not very much) when used with the new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM ($199, click here).

Canon EF adapter

[via NI]

[Patent] Canon Files Patent For A New 35mm f/1.4 Prime Lens

Egami (machine translated) spotted a new Canon patent. This time it is for a 35mm f/1.4 prime lens. The existing EF 35mm was released in 1998, so it makes sense for Canon to work on a new release of this lens. According to Egami, it looks as if Canon has been working since four years on this lens.

Details (machine translated):

  • Patent Publication No. 2012-123155
    • 2012.6.28 Release Date
    • 2010.12.8 filing date
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 34.73mm
    • Fno. 1.45
    • Half angle of 31.92 deg.
    • Image height 21.64mm
    • Length 128.11mm lens
    • 38.48mm back focus
    • An effective diameter of 52.03mm lens
    • Effective diameter aperture 25.52mm
    • Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups sheet
    • 2 2 aspherical surface
  • Retrofocus
    • And retro focus lens optical system focal length is shorter than the length of the optical system
    • Increasingly asymmetric refractive power arrangement must be strengthened a negative refractive power of the front group in particular
      • Coma aberration, astigmatism, spherical aberration occurs
    • Order to secure a back focus must be to increase the ratio retro
      • Pettsuvu~aru sum is reduced and off-axis aberration (field curvature, distortion) is worse

 

[Deal] Huge Professional EOS 5D Mark III Starter Kit

Adorama has a big EOS 5D Mark III bundle in offer. It’s discounted to $7,199.95 instead of $8,450.85, but: after the $500 rebate you get on the included printer, the whole bundle is yours for $6699.95 (click here). Shipping is free in the US. The kit contains all of the following items:

  • EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM AF Lens
  • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  • Speedlite 600EX-RT
  • Canon Backpack
  • 77mm Filter Kit
  • Canon Pixma Pro9000 MII Printer
  • Mini SoftBox Diffuser
  • Eyecup Eb
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKIII
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • 4 AA NiMH Batteries/Charger

[Firmware] Next EOS 7D Firmware Upgrade Gives You (Almost) A New Camera

A firmware update for the EOS 7D was rumored, now it is official. Canon dedicated a page to this (major) update. Let’s see what it is about with the “next evolution”. The update brings some new features, enhances others.

The next evolution of the EOS 7D has arrived! Firmware Version 2.0.X brings the EOS 7D up to speed with the best technologies Canon has to offer, delivering performance and features befitting the flagship APS-C EOS DSLR. Firmware Version 2.0.X keeps the EOS 7D on the cutting edge of technological innovation by adding user-requested innovations developed for Canon’s high-end EOS cameras: A higher maximum burst rate for continuous shooting, definable maximum limit for ISO Auto, compatibility with the Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2, and manual audio level adjustment during video shooting and during review. Additional enhanced features include faster scrolling of magnified images, quick control during playback, in-camera RAW image processing, JPEG image resizing and ratings, plus customization of file names and time zone settings. A significant upgrade, Firmware Version 2.0.X raises the performance on one of the most popular Canon EOS DSLRs ever created. Prepare to experience the power of the EOS 7D on a whole new level.

Maximum burst rate was raised to 25 (instead of 15), max ISO Auto has been expanded up to ISO 6400 and now there are 64 manual audio level adjustments. The firmware update will be available in August. See more details, including a video, on Canon’s homepage.

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[Deal] Canon EOS 7D and 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM for $1,636.67

CircuitCity on Amazon has the excellent EOS 7D with an EF 28-135mm f/3.4-5.6 IS USM lens for $1,636.67 (click here). That’s approximately $110 less than usual. See a review of the EOS 7D here. Core specs:

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
  • 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder
  • Wireless flash control
  • Environmental sealing

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