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 Sunday, March 1, 2015
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
Several Canon DSLRs in addition to the 5D Mark III and 6D are also included in this round of instant rebates.
 
DSLR CameraInstant
Rebate
Canon EOS 7D Mark II$100.00
Canon EOS 70D$200.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + Kit Lens$200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + Kit Lens$150.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + Kit Lens$150.00

The lens mail-in rebates were also extended with many of the rebates increasing $50.00 - $100.00 over the last round.
 
Current Canon Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$100.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$100.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$140.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$40.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$20.00
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 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$40.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$30.00
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Post Date: 3/1/2015 7:50:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 28, 2015
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Retail prices for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D are now lower than ever.
 
The EOS 5D Mark III (review) used to be $2,799.00 after a $300.00 mail-in rebate. Now it's is only $2,499.00 after a $300.00 price drop and a $300.00 instant rebate. That means you can have a 22 MP full-frame DSLR camera with a 1D-X style AF system and a 1-year Canon USA warranty for less than $2,500.00 shipped. That is an excellent deal.
 
The EOS 6D (review) also benefits from a price drop. The 6D used to sell for $1,499.00 after a $300.00 mail-in rebate. Right now it's going for $1,399.00 after a $300.00 instant rebate.
 
The price reduction and switch to instant rebates should certainly be appreciated by those who share a northern border with the USA (those who did not qualify for the previous mail-in rebates).
 
Canon DSLR Deals
 
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Post Date: 2/28/2015 11:00:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 27, 2015
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Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has just completed optical benchmark testing of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM. You can read the entire article for detailed information, but the final few sentences sum up his findings quite well:
"This is a remarkable lens. Canon made the widest full-frame rectilinear lens available, and made it with superb image quality throughout the zoom range. Once again, hat's off to Canon's lens designers."
B&H has the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 2:59:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
The wait is almost over...
 
B&H has enough Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lenses in the warehouse to cover roughly half of the preorders and will be shipping imminently.
 
A second shipment will arrive early next week and will cover roughly the balance of the preorders.
 
This is a very highly anticipated lens. If it is on your wish list and you haven't preordered, now would be a good time to do so.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 2/27/2015 10:37:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the ZEISS Blog:
 
Over the course of time ZEISS has published a lot of interesting technical articles about the physical basics of camera lenses. However, after some years not every article can be found that easily. That’s why we decided to publish them all in one blog post to give you easy access.
 
Relevant Camera and Lens Technical Articles (PDFs)
 
Check out Bryan's ZEISS lens reviews for more information on these high quality lenses.
 
B&H carries Zeiss lenses.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 9:59:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: Use coupon code CLC10OFF ($50.00 off) on eBay (via GetItDigital) to get the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,799.00.
 
You may also qualify for $28.98 in eBay Bucks with this purchase.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that the item comes with a 1-year warranty provided by the seller.
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Post Date: 2/27/2015 9:26:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
The Canon Digital Learning Center has just posted several videos offering walkthroughs of DPP 4 and EOS Utility 3.
 
Recently Added Quick Start Videos
 
DPP 4 and EOS Utility 3 is compatible with the following cameras:
 
  • EOS-1D C
  • EOS-1D X
  • EOS-1D Mark IV
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS Kiss X7i / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D
  • EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D
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Post Date: 2/27/2015 8:26:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art F/CANON and SIGMA fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the middle of March.
 
SIGMA 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary F/CANON fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the middle to end of March.
 
B&H lists an expected availability date of March 20 for the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens and 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 7:08:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 26, 2015
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Through February 28, B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $399.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $499.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Relevant Reviews
 
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Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:52:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens review.
 
My preference between this lens and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens remains a toss-up. I have had each individually and the two together. I currently own both.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:28:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
Use coupon code CLC10OFF ($50.00 off) at eBay (via BigValueInc) to get the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) for $1,099.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
You may also qualify for $22.98 in eBay Bucks with this purchase.
 
Note: The 6D deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this camera may be a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
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Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:17:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: Use coupon code CLC10OFF ($50.00 off) at eBay (via BigValueInc) to get the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body (review) for $1,949.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Also, you may qualify for $39.98 in eBay Bucks with this auction.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:10:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body (review) available for $1,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
 
Update: Use coupon code CLC10OFF to take an additional $50.00 off for a final price of $1,949.00.
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Post Date: 2/25/2015 8:05:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (review) available for $277.40 with free shipping. Compare at $549.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 2/25/2015 2:53:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens review.
 
Probably the most notable difference between the 7D II and the 1Ds Mark III is the crop sensor camera's reduced vignetting as a result of utilizing the center-most part of the image circle. Otherwise, image quality is impressively close wide open between the two bodies.
 
The world awaits the comparison between this lens and the just-announced Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens. This comparison will be a top priority once Sigma's newest "Art" lens lands in our hands.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 2/25/2015 9:57:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library at Tennessee Technological University
While trees that are full of leaves are quite attractive, they can block the view of many homes and buildings. As the cold weather sets in and deciduous trees lose their leaves, buildings typically blocked by foliage can be seen in their entirety. Use this time to capture views of buildings otherwise unobtainable when greenery dominates the frame.
 
Be sure to take advantage of winter breaks and other periods of desolation to avoid distracting elements in your architecture photos. The shot at the top of this post was taken at a local university during the school's winter break. Otherwise, cars and pedestrians would likely been in the frame when photographing the massive library. The shot below was taken on a Sunday morning when all the pictured and surrounding businesses were closed.
 
Broad Street with Cream City Sign
 
If snow is blanketing the ground, then buildings (or various man-made structures) can provide an excellent subject for your imagery. Snow can make rather mundane, uninspiring places look interesting. Take full advantage of freshly fallen snow by setting out early before the blank canvas has been disturbed by those having snowball fights or making snowmen.
 
Walnut Park Gazebo in Snow
 
And if the frigid conditions make outdoor photography less ideal for you, try photographing architectural interiors in the comfort of climate control. Personally, I like photographing interiors just after sunset so that the cool ambient light outside the windows is prominent.
 
Veterans Barber Shop 360-Degree Panorama
 
Wide angle, ultra-wide angle and tilt-shift lenses will be your best bets when photographing architecture. All of the shots in this post (aside from the panorama) were taken with the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift lens and a B+W circular polarizer. The panorama was captured using the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens and my 360-degree panoramic setup.
 
In short, use the winter months to get a fresh, clean look at architecture – inside and out!
Post Date: 2/25/2015 8:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,149.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: The 6D deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this camera may be a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
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Post Date: 2/25/2015 6:35:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the George Lepp for the Canon Professional Network:
"We’ve had the ability to capture time-lapse images with Canon EOS cameras for some time. What was needed was an interval timer to attach to the camera to fire it at a regulated interval. This interval could be as short as 1 second to as long as days. To do this, you needed to purchase an interval timer (intervolameter) and carry it with you. Canon’s answer for advanced DSLRs is the TC-80N3 Timer/Remote Controller. It has several functions beyond being an interval timer and is usually found in my camera bag. But there have been numerous times that I’ve been out photographing and didn’t have all my tools with me, including the TC-80N3, and I was out of luck when it came to time-lapses.
 
The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II has the interval timer built into the camera. Access the 4th Red Menu on the camera’s LCD and follow the procedure below. You will have the option of setting the number of captures from 1 to 99 or set to “Unlimited.” The time between each exposure can be set from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds."
See the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
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Post Date: 2/25/2015 6:23:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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