Black Friday 2017: Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($2099) and EOS 6D ($1199) bundle deals

eos 5d mark iiiFinally and as expected, here are the Black Friday 2017 deals on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D, courtesy of B&H Photo.

The EOS 5D Mark III kit includes the following items (total value $250):

  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Backpack (Slate Gray)

You get the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the items listed above at $2,099.


The EOS 6D kit includes the following items:

  • WD 4TB My Passport USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive (Black)
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

You get the Canon EOS 6D with the items listed above at $1,199.


Our select Black Friday 2017 deals are listed here.

Amazon EU and Amazon US Black Friday pages are already up and running and first deals are online. Have a look: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

B&H Photo has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Adorama has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Canon USA has a Black Friday 2017 page

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here.

You may also be interested in these Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundle deals by Adorama and similar bundle deals at B&H Photo.

If you’re hunting deals it’s a good idea to regularly check the page of your interest.

Are you in Europe? Get a Canon EOS 5D Mark III “anniversary edition” for €1,899 (from Canon)

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III at a glance:

  • 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 6 fps Shooting in RAW+JPEG
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • 14-Bit RAW Files and S-RAW Format
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, SD/CF Card Slots

Update: the offer is not just for customers in France!

Canon France Canon has a good deal on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for customers in Europe.

You get the EOS 5D Mark III as anniversary edition, i.e. with a silver strap, for €1,899 – that’s €200 less than usual in EU. Maybe you do not care about the silver strap, but I guess you do about the discounted price. Click here to check the EOS 5D Mark III price in your country.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III anniversary edition for €1,899 at

Canon France | Canon Deutschland | Canon UK (£ 1,799) | Canon Italia.


Amazon Europe and Amazon US Black Friday pages are up and running and first deals are online. Have a look: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT.

B&H Photo has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Adorama has a Black Friday 2017 page   –   Canon USA has a Black Friday 2017 page

All B&H Photo’s Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here   –   All Adorama Canon deals for Black Friday are listed here.

If you’re hunting deals it’s a good idea to regularly check the page of your interest. Deals of special interest (i.e. the best deals) will be listed here.

This jaw-dropping video shows the full cloud inversion, a rare phenomenon in the Grand Canyon, and was shot with Canon gear

 

The amazing video above shows a rare phenomenon known as the full cloud inversion. Harun Mehmedinovic tells us what the phenomenon is about, and how they produced the video:

Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association, a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

Canon EOS 5Ds R and EOS 5D Mark III cameras and Canon lenses were used to shot the film, sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs‘ Michron & Pulse, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.

Original video premiered on BBC Earth. High resolution stills can be found here.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal – $1779 (reg. $2249, import model)

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Top Rated Plus seller 6ave on eBay (99.1% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,779. Compare at $2,249.   Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty. An import item is legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III doing 4K video with Magic Lantern wasn’t an April Joke

I am sure most of you thought it was a clever April joke when a1ex of Magic Lantern team told the world on Saturday that they have made 4K video working on the EOS 5D Mark III.

Well, it turned out to be a very clever “April joke”, i.e. using the April joke hype to push a ground-breaking advancement of the Magic  Lantern hackers. Because that’s what it is: a ground-breaking advancement. Magic Lantern delivered the proof of concept that it is possible to get 4K video on an EOS 5D Mark III.

However, as cool as it is (it is), it’s a proof of concept, not even a working alpha version. There are many issues to solve before you can get working 4K on the EOS 5D Mark III. The main issue appears to be the fact that the EOS 5D Mark III can write to the memory card with max. 100MB/s, which will not allow for [email protected] (at least not more than a few seconds). The other big issue is surely overheating.

And there is also another exciting news. The EOS 5D Mark III may never do professional 4K video, but it may soon do 3K video with 24fps and 14 bit – this should produce a data rate of approx. 90MB/s, doable for the EOS 5D Mark III’s Output pipeline. Well, if these aren’t exciting news.

These are the video modes that can be activated with the latest ML hack:

  • 1920×960 @ 50p (both 1:1 crop and full-frame – 3×3 pixel binning)
  • 1920×800 @ 60p (same as above)
  • 1920×1080 @ 45p and 48p (3×3 binning)
  • 1920×1920 @ 24p (1:1 square crop)
  • 3072×1920 @ 24p (1:1 crop)
  • 3840×1600 @ 24p (1:1 crop)
  • 4096×2560 @ 12.5p (1:1 crop)
  • 4096×1440 @ 25p (1:1 crop)
  • Full-resolution LiveView: 5796×3870 at 7.4 fps (128ms rolling shutter).

A1ex writes:

This is only a very rough proof of concept. It has not been battle-tested and has many quirks. Some of them may be easy to fix, others not so. In particular:

* It feels quite buggy. I’m still hunting the issues one by one, but it’s hard, as Canon’s LiveView implementation is very complex, and our understanding on how it works is still very limited.

* Write speeds are high. For example, 10-bit 4096×2500 at 15 fps requires 180 MB/s. 1080p45 should be a little more manageable at 111 MB/s.

* Canon preview is broken in most modes; you need to use the grayscale preview in the raw recording module.

* High-resolution modes (in particular, full-res LiveView) may cause trouble with memory management. This is very tricky to solve, as we only get 3 full-resolution buffers in LiveView, with restrictions on the order in which they must be freed, and lots of other quirks.

* Since these settings were pushed to limit, the risk of corrupted frames is high. If it happens, decrease the vertical resolution a bit.

* When refreshing LiveView settings, the camera might lock-up (no idea why). Pressing MENU twice appears to fix it.

What do you think? Isn’t this exciting, and incredibly cool? To learn more about the latest Magic Lantern hack, head over to the ML forum or visit the website.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal – $1799 (reg. $2499, import model)

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III at a glance:

  • 22.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 6 fps Shooting in RAW+JPEG
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • 14-Bit RAW Files and S-RAW Format
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, SD/CF Card Slots

Top Rated Plus seller 6ave on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,799. Compare at $2,499. Free shipping: Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty. An import item is legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama