[Rumor] Canon Working On A New 50mm f/1.8 IS?

A new rumor surfaced, saying Canon is working on a replacement for its 50mm f/1.4 USM lens:

A purported replacement to the EF 50 f/1.4 was mentioned today in the form of an EF 50 f/1.8 IS. The lens would be smaller than the current 50 f/1.4. There is no imminent announcement of such a lens, but Canon is working to replace the 50 f/1.4 sometime in the next year. The current 50 f/1.8 would remain in the lineup.

Sounds plausible to me.

[via CR]

[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

[Deal] Huge Rebel T3/1100D Bundle (3 Lenses, Printer, Bag, And More) For $599.95

Adorama has a big Rebel T3/EOS 110D kit in offer. As usually such kits don’t last long, so if you are interested in the bundle it’s better to act fast. The bundle all inclusive will cost you $599.95 (click here) after all rebates and includes:

  • Rebel T4/1100D body
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III AF Lens
  • EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
  • Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer
  • 8GB SDHC Card, Camera Bag
  • D&S Explorer Tripod
  • Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle

If you want to check a review for the items in the bundle see the following list: Rebel T3/1100D, EF-S 18-55mm IS II, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III, Pixma Pro9000 Mark II.

Photography and Travel – A personal experience and some tips

Sunset over the Mekong - Don Det, Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), Laos
This is a post I wanted to write since long. Traveling and photography: perfectly complementary. Let me start with some personal experience. Last year I was abroad for three months, traveling South-East Asia on my own. You know, the backpacker thing? My journey went mainly through Laos and Cambodia. I was alone, on a budget (i.e. I wanted the trip to last as long as possible), and I was traveling light. That’s to say that I had a light backpack, just 9 kg (~19.8 lbs). So, the biggest question to solve while organizing the whole thing was if I should carry a DSRL (and lenses) with me, or if I should not. Not as trivial as I thought it was.

 

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