For Limited Time Only: Canon EOS 70D w/ 18-135mm IS STM – €1,274/$1,469


It will last for another 22 hours, one of the “limited time only” sales by DigitalRev. This are not earthshaking discounts but still discounts that make a difference. So, on the fence for a EOS 70D kit with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens? DigitalRev has it for the next hours for €1,273.80/$1,469 (click here). Please note that the check-out price may vary depending where you are located. I computed the price for a typical country in Europe (Germany) and for the US. Moreover, be aware that, at least if you are located in Europe or Asia, there are no additional taxes or custom duties to pay – the price is comprehensive of it all. If you are located in the US please check since taxes varies by the State you are living.

Want to learn more about the amazing Dual Pixel Auto-Focus of the EOS 70D? According to photographic authority dpreview it outperforms conventional AF.

[In-Stock] EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM In Stock At Canon Store

The Canon Direct Store has the brand new EF-S 18-135mm STM IS lens in stock and ready to ship for $549.99 (click here). As far as I know, this is the first shop having the 18-135mm STM IS in stock. Core specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 18 – 135mm 1:3.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 11° 30′ – 74° 20′
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focusing system
  • Zoom System: Rotating Type
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 1.3 ft./0.39m
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Max. Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.1 x 3.8 inch, 16.9 oz. / 76.6 x 96.0mm, 480g
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[Pre-Order] Kiss X6i/Rebel T4i/650D and EF 40mm STM Available For Pre-Order At Amazon Japan

Amazon Japan has the Kiss X6i (Rebel T4i in America, EOS 650D in Europe) available for pre-order (click here to see all offered kits). The following options are available:

  • X6i/T4i/650D & 18-135mm STM IS for ¥ 129,800 (click here)
  • X6i/T4i/650D & EF-S 18-55mm IS II & EF-S 55-250mm for ¥ 129,800 (click here)
  • X6i/T4i/650D & EF-S 18-55mm IS II for ¥ 99,800 (click here)
  • X6i/T4i/650D body only for ¥ 89,800 (click here)

As far as I understand, they also have the EF 40mm STM pancake available for pre-order (¥ 20,530, click here), and the 18-135mm STM IS too (¥ 60,690, click here).

[Pre-Order] Here It Is: Rebel T4i/EOS 650D Ready For Pre-Order (UPDATE: First Look Video)

Update: the first preview already showed up at DPreview: preview (click here), summary (click here), sample images (click here). Another hands-on at engadget (click here). More previews and hands-on: Rob Galbraith (click here), ephotozine (click here), c|net Australia (click here). A comparison with theRebel T3i/EOS 600D at photozine (click here).
: Canon’s Rebel T4i/650D press release

Ok, we are ready. The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D (and the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake) can be pre-ordered at Adorama and B&H and Amazon US (no pancake so far). See all the links below:

  • Amazon Germany:EOS 650D & EF-S 18-55 IS II for EUR 899,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Germany: EOS 650D & EF-S 18-135mm STM IS for EUR 1.149,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Germany: EOS 650D body only for EUR 799,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Germany: EF-S 18-135mm STM IS for EUR 499,00 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D & 18-135mm STM IS for ¥ 129,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D & EF-S 18-55mm IS II & EF-S 55-250mm for ¥ 129,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D & EF-S 18-55mm IS II for ¥ 99,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: X6i/T4i/650D body only for ¥ 89,800 (click here)
  • Amazon Japan: EF 40mm STM pancake for ¥ 20,530, click here
  • Amazon Japan: EF-S 18-135mm STM IS for¥ 60,690, click here

Update: A first look video by whatdigitalcamera:


  • STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies
  • 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch Screen LCD
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Full HD Movie Mode with Continuous AF
  • 5.0 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

More information:

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