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 Monday, August 29, 2016
Canon has extended their previous instant rebate program through October 1 with a few minor changes (mostly positive).
 
Gear Added to the Instant Rebate Program
 
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM ($200.00)
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT ($50.00)
  • Canon Speedlite 270EX II ($30.00)
  • Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX ($60.00)
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II ($50.00)
Lens Rebates which Increased by $50.00
 
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Lenses No Longer Qualifying for Instant Rebates*
 
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
* While these lenses do not qualify for instant rebates, they do qualfiy for mail-in rebates (see below).
 
As usual, the DSLR rebates vary depending on whether or not you get a bundled lens, Video Creator Kit or Connect Station CS100. Note that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Premium Kit is still discounted by $300.00, but it's not actually listed in the rebate documents I found. Also not listed is the Canon EOS 1D X's $700.00 instant savings. Therefore, we're not sure just how long these discount will last (although the 1D X's discount will likely remain until stock is depleted).
 
Canon Instant Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5Ds R Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $500.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS M3 Buy$200.00 - $550.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy$20.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$30.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash Buy$50.00

In addition to the instant rebates found above, Canon is also offering mail-in rebates on a huge selection of lenses when qualifying DSLRs are purchased at the same time.
 
Qualifying DSLRs
 
Available Mail-In Rebates
 
LensMail-in
Rebate
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS $25.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x $100.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L $100.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II $100.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM $50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo $25.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $50.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM $25.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM $25.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM $100.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III $25.00
Canon Extender EF 2x III $25.00

Buying a qualifying DSLR with a lens listed above will usually result in doubling the instant savings (if it qualifies for both), making this one of the best times for considering gear upgrades or additions. As always, please use the site's links to support the our efforts!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/29/2016 7:14:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens for Canon available for $189.00 with free shipping. Regularly $269.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • 167º Angle of View
  • High Definition, Aspherical Elements
  • For Use with APS-C Format DSLRs
  • Circular, Vignetted Image on Full Frame
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12"
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/29/2016 5:09:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, August 28, 2016
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurb. Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Compare new at $1,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is a refurbished item from an authorized Nikon dealer and comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/28/2016 4:48:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through August 31, B&H has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera with PIXMA PRO-100 Printer available for $1,249.00 with free shipping after $500.00 instant savings and $350.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $2,099.00.
 
Note: This comes with a free pack of printer paper for rebate qualification.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Expandable ISO 51200 and 10 fps Shooting
  • PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Inkjet Printer
Other kit deals include:
 
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with PIXMA PRO-100 Printer - $1,199.00 Shipped AR (Reg. $1,849.00)
 
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105L IS Lens and PIXMA PRO-100 Printer - $1,749.00 Shipped AR (Reg. $2,599.00)
 
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera with 18-135 IS STM Lens and PIXMA PRO-100 Printer - $1,869.00 Shipped AR (Reg. $2,253.99)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/28/2016 3:44:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 26, 2016
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV owner's manual is now available for download. (thanks David)
 
676 pages of educational/leisure reading for the weekend!
 
If you have not already done so, preorder the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and other new gear here.
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 4:05:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
With the recent announcement of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, I'm sure many are considering a DSLR upgrade in the not-so-distant future. For those currently shooting with a 5D Mark II or III, the upgrade path is reasonably clear (although the 5Ds and 5Ds R still deserve consideration); however, if a photographer is currently using a Rebel-series or xxD model, there are still reasons to consider the very capable EOS 5D Mark III as one's upgrade of choice.
 
Let's look at some of the major differences between the 5D Mark IV and 5D Mark III:
 
5D Mark IV5D Mark III
Resolution30.4M22.3M
ISO Speed100–32000 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)100–25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
Focus Points61 points (41 cross-type points, 61 points at f/8)
Vertically expanded AF area
61 points (41 cross-type points, central single point at f/8)
Metering RangeEV -3 – 18EV -2 – 18
Sensor AFDual Pixel CMOS AFContrast AF
MirrorMotor-drivenSpring-driven
Auto Exposure SensorApprox. 150,000 RGB + IR metering sensor with Anti-Flicker timingIFCL Metering System with 63-zone dual-layering metering sensor
Continuous ShootingApprox. 7fpsApprox. 6fps
Video Recording[4K] 4096 x 2160: 30p
[Full HD MOV] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[Full HD MP4] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 120p
(High frame rate movie: without sound)
[Full HD] 1920 x 1080: 30p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 60p
[SD] 640 x 480: 30p
Video Compression[4K] Motion JPEG
[Full HD / HD MOV / MP4] MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Video ISO Speed[Full HD] 100–25600 (H2: 102400)
[4K] 100–12800 (H2: 102400)
[Full HD] 100–12800 (H: 25600)
4K Screen GrabYesN/A
LCD MonitorTouch panel 3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,620,000 dots3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,040,000 dots
USB3.02.0
Wi-Fi / NFC / GPSBuilt-inGPS / Wi-Fi via accessories

The increase in resolution is a big one – this one is going to be noticeable. The increase in the base ISO setting range will not likely make the differentiation list for most, but promised improvements in noise and especially in shadow detail will. The new AF system is a significant differentiator, especially in low light and when f/8 max aperture lenses are being used.
 
Dual Pixel AF is a game changer for video and the improved video capabilities, including 4k capture, must be considered. As this will be a popular camera for wedding photographers, the flicker-avoidance capabilities are going to be highly valued by some. Those who need Wi-Fi, NFC and/or GPS capabilities are going to strongly favor the 5D IV's built-in features. Not included in the above list is the 5D Mark IV's Dual Pixel RAW capabilities. While we see this as a good feature and we are anxious to see how it performs, the benefits are said to be subtle.
 
Very obvious is that the 5D Mark IV appears to be the better camera. The question is whether or not the 5D IV is worthy of the additional cost over the 5D Mark III, an upgrade expense for those coming from the 5D Mark III. If any of the 5D IV's upgraded features are "must-have's," then there really isn't any choice. But what about customers without such demanding requirements? What's important here is the incremental value of those differentiating factors and whether or not the 5D IV investment is worth the price difference to a potential camera buyer.
 
The EOS 5D Mark III is a solid camera. It has been used and loved by a huge number of photographers and it remains a solid upgrade from many other cameras. Its low noise full frame sensor image quality alone differentiates it from all of the APS-C models.
 
And that brings us to the biggest benefit of purchasing a 5D Mark III over a 5D Mark IV – price. The 5D Mark IV will likely be selling at its introductory price for a decent while. However, the 5D III currently sells for $900.00 less for a new/retail model with USA instant savings applied. And if you're willing to purchase a refurbished model, you can save even more.
 
In short, if you want a solid, versatile full-frame body at a bargain price, get the 5D Mark III. If you want/need the latest and greatest features, some being significant, get the 5D Mark IV. If upgrading to a 5D-series camera from any of the APS-C models, won't likely be disappointed either way.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/26/2016 7:13:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 6:32:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Messenger Bag available for $59.75 with free shipping. Regularly $164.75.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 Attached
  • Holds 2-4 Lenses / Holds 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Separate Padded 15" Laptop Compartment
  • Sound Silencer Front Flap / Front Buckle
  • Removable Main Insert
  • Front Zippered Accessory Pocket
  • Expandable Front Pocket
  • Business Card Under Front Flap
  • Non-Slip Shoulder Strap/Top Grab Handle
  • Rain Cover
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/26/2016 5:40:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 25, 2016
eBay (via ElectronicsValley – 99.7% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $1,899.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,599.00 after $200.00 instant savings. (thanks Jane)
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 3:39:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Live Now: B&H is hosting a live panel discussion on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV announcement starting at 2pm ET today. Guests include:
 
  • Ken Sklute - Explorer of Light
  • Denis Reggie - Wedding Photographer, Explorer of Light
  • Larry Becker - Canon and Kelby Advisor
  • Brent Ramsey - Canon Technical Advisor
  • Rudy Winston - Canon Technical Advisor
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
 
Update: B&H will be giving away one Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to a lucky customer who preorders during the live broadcast.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 12:59:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R users who have longed for a quick and simple way to add Wi-Fi capability to their cameras, rejoice! Canon is introducing a new and affordable way to enable wireless connectivity to compatible mobile devices, and even communicate with Windows or Mac computers — the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
 
This wireless adapter is going to open up new possibilities to users of these cameras — from casual shooters to working professionals. Being able to quickly view and store your DSLR images on a mobile device makes it easier to share images you’ve just taken with family members, friends, or even professional clients.
 
This device will be available separately as an optional accessory for owners of any of the above-mentioned EOS camera models. And from Fall 2016 onward, the EOS 7D Mark II will be sold with this Wi-Fi Adapter included in the box. We’ll go into detail about that below. First, some basics about this new Wi-Fi unit.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center
 
B&H has the Canon WE-1 Wi-Fi Adapter available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 10:55:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera. Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts. We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.
 
In a nutshell: what’s new and different?
 
This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:
 
  • Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take
  • Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection
  • Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi
  • Retain GPS position data: Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)
  • Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used
Keep in mind that the EOS-1D X Mark II differs from other Canon EOS models in that it not only permits network communication and transfer of images via Wi-Fi (using the optional WFT-E8A or WFT-E6A wireless file transmitters), but also via wired ethernet connection — there’s a dedicated ethernet port on the camera for this purpose. This allows similar network connectivity, but without some of the variables users can encounter on-location with Wi-Fi transmission. Firmware v. 1.1 doesn’t change this; we only want to remind users of it here.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
Note: The firmware is not yet availble for download on Canon USA's website.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 10:29:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Digital Learning Center has added a couple of in-depth articles highlighting new features in the EOS 5D Mark IV:
 
I found the Dual Pixel RAW information especially intriguing. [Sean]
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV available for preorder. Click here for all the latest preorder links.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 9:12:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Japan has posted official sample pictures for the EOS 5D Mark IV. [thanks Paul]
 
You might also want to check out Canon USA's 5D Mark IV dedicated site for more details on this versatile new body.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV available for preorder. Click here for all the latest preorder links.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 5:45:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
As we anxiously await the arrival of the awesome just-announced Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and L lenses, I am assembling my expectations for the new gear along with a lot of product information, images and comparisons. There remains much work to be done here, but there is a lot of information on these pages already.
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
 
Please note: these pages will be updated rapidly as new information becomes available and/or clarifications are made.
 
Important: Using this site's links to place your preorders provides the support we need to keep this site maintained. Thanks for that!
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 2:30:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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