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 Wednesday, April 1, 2015
LensRentals Blog Announces C-4 Precision Optics
One of the most trusted names in camera and lens rentals – Roger Cicala of LensRentals – has announced a new partnership with Brian Caldwell (designer of the Metabones Speedboosters) and Aaron Closz which will be manufacturing lenses under the brand name C-4 Precision Optics.
 
C-4 Precision Optics has designed several revolutionary lenses that it aims to release:
 
  • The Beast – 66.6mm f/0.666 Lens for Micro 4/3
  • The Night Stalker – 150mm f/1.0 Lens for full-frame mirrorless
  • The Flying Saucer / Lightbender – 4.9mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for full-frame mirrorless
Check out the LensRentals Blog for more information regarding C-4 Precision Optics.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
Canon has extended their DSLR rebate programs with a few modifications; many of the lens kit rebates actually went up and now the wildly popular EOS 7D Mark II qualifies for a body-only and lens kit rebate.
 
The Rebel series rebates are scheduled to end April 4 while the rest of the DSLR rebates are scheduled to run through May 2.
 
Canon DSLR Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$300.00 - $550.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$100.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS 7D Buy$250.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$100.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $350.00

In addition to the DSLR rebates, the EOS C100 and C300 cinema cameras have been discounted by $1,000.00 and $5,000.00, respectively.
 
C100 & C300 Body Discounts
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/1/2015 8:12:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens
eBay (via BestPriceOptics - 99.8% Positive feedback) has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Canon/Nikon available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $399.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/1/2015 7:18:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens review.
 
No surprises here. This lens performs very well even on the high-density 7D II sensor, hopefully foreshadowing a great performance on the incoming Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R. Being realistic, with the great price/performance ratio of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens, most APS-C users would be better off buying a full frame DSLR and the 16-35 f/4L IS.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens available for preorder with "Coming Soon" as the expectation.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/1/2015 7:54:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Lens
DigitalRev has the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon for $269.00. The new "Art" version of this lens retails for $499.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/1/2015 7:14:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photoflex Closing its Doors
Popular lighting and accessory manufacturer Photoflex has announced via its homepage that it is closing its doors after 30 years in the industry.
 
I own a Photoflex Umbrella with Adjustable Frame and love it; I'm sad to see them go. Hopefully they will reconsider their hasty decision to close and continue to bring us high quality, innovative products as the first rays of sunlight dance on the horizon tomorrow. [Sean]
Category: Photoflex News
Post Date: 4/1/2015 6:59:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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