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 Friday, January 10, 2014
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Now that most of the Canon rebates have ended, the refurbished gear prices are looking pretty enticing once again. Get like new DSLR cameras and lenses at reduced prices with a full 1-year warranty!
 
Canon Refurbished DSLR Cameras In Stock

Refurbished ItemPrice
Canon EOS 6D Body1,519.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS575.99
Canon EOS 60D Body575.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.99

Canon Refurbished Lenses & Flashes In Stock

Refurbished ItemPrice
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM1,199.20
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM919.20
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM1,839.20
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1,999.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM1,079.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.99
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM1,359.20
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.79
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM335.99
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.81,119.20
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.99
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM871.20
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.99
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM479.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.99
Canon EF 2x III Extender399.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.99

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Post Date: 1/10/2014 7:44:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,864.49 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00.
 
Note: The auction advertises that this item as a "USA Model" camera; unfortunately, it doesn't specifically mention that a warranty card is included. However, USA market items can be registered online at Canon USA.
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Post Date: 1/10/2014 6:46:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon Professional Network:
 
In CPN’s in-depth digital encyclopaedia – Infobank – find out more about how the autofocus systems in Canon EOS DSLRs work and exactly what the AF modes and settings offer to photographers.
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Post Date: 1/10/2014 6:41:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 9, 2014
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Kit
B&H has a Canon EOS 6D + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $2,099.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1
  • Aluminyze Aluminum Print Ordering Kit (8 x 10")

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Post Date: 1/9/2014 5:58:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a placeholder page live for the newly showcased Nikon D4s. Unfortunately, there's not much to sink your teeth into just yet.
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 1:53:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Lowepro CompuDaypack available for $39.95 with free shipping. Compare at $73.70.
Post Date: 1/9/2014 1:17:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens
I was wondering what the 10 oldest Canon lenses were (lenses still in the Canon lineup and still available new), so I queried the database. Since I wanted to know, I thought that you might also be interested in seeing the list. Here they are along with their introduction year:
 
1.  Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy1987
2.  Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy1990
3.  Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy1991
4.  Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy1991
5.  Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy1991
6.  Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy1992
7.  Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy1992
8.  Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy1993
9.  Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy1993
10. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy1995
 
While I listed the lenses in descending age sequence, the fact is that most of these lenses share a birth year with one or more other lenses in the list. So, many ties are shown above – including a 3-way tie in 1991.
 
Note that the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens and Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 With Softfocus Lens remain in the Canon USA lineup, but these lenses do not meet my second requirement – they are not available new at the major retailers. Lenses very frequently become discontinued with no fanfare. This appears to be the case with these two lenses.
 
Despite their age (or in the case of pricing, perhaps because of their age), many of the above lenses continue to be very good sellers and very good performers.
 
What are the next 10 oldest Canon lenses?
 
11. Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy1995
12. Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy1996
13. Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy1996
14. Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy1996
15. Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy1997
16. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy1998
17. Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy1998
18. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy1998
19. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens Buy1999
20. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy1999
 
As you may have guessed, the primary reason that I wanted to see the above lists was to help determine which Canon lenses might be most-ripe for replacement. While predicting which lenses Canon is going to introduce/replace this year amounts to essentially a wild guess (and not a good idea for affecting purchase decisions), it is safe to say that every year increases the likelihood of a lens being discontinued or replaced. The odds are that a couple of lenses on this list will be replaced this year and I can pick out a couple of models especially ripe for updating.
 
Canon always makes a replacement lens better in some way(s) – physically or optically. But, the updated lens typically carries a higher price tag. And at a higher price, I have to wonder if the popularity of the listed-above lenses would be significantly impacted.
 
Can the 50 f/1.8 be improved without increasing its cost? The 100 f/2 and 85 f/1.8 are great values, but could use modernization – but at what cost? The 70-200mm f/4L remains one of the most popular lenses on the site. Would it remain so with a price increase?
 
While already a good performer, the 16-year-old 100-400 L has been rumored for replacement for 10 (?) years (I hope you didn't wait to buy it). This model could withstand a higher street price in return for higher performance. Adding IS to the 400 f/5.6L would be worth a price premium to most.
 
Interesting is that three of Canon's four 50mm lenses make the top 10 list. Those three 50mm lenses are very good candidates for minimally a physical upgrade. However, while the 50 f/1.8 and 50 f/1.4 are very popular models, the 50 f/2.8 macro is near the bottom of the popularity list. Would an update change this?
 
Two of the TS-E lenses also make the top 10. While I'm certain that Canon could give these two TS-Es a serious upgrade, they are currently among Canon's least popular lenses from a sales perspective.
 
Which Canon lenses do you think are most-ready for replacement? Share your thoughts using the site's new commenting feature!
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 11:15:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via top-rated RytherCamera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,849.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00.
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 10:39:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens
B&H has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens [Grey Market] (review) available for $644.00 in-cart with free shipping. Compare at $709.00 for the USA model.
 
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM is one of Canon's best budget lenses. It features a very useful focal length range, good image quality and an excellent build quality in a package that isn't necessarily a burden to carry around. If you've never owned one of Canon's "L" lenses, this is an excellent choice to start your professional lens collection.
 
Note Regarding Grey Market Items: B&H provides a warranty identical to the provisions and limitations of the manufacturer's warranty for such items, with the exception of the time period, which is equal to the term of the manufacturer's warranty or one (1) year, whichever is less. Your dated B&H sales receipt is all you need to obtain warranty coverage from B&H for a "grey market" product purchased from us.
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 10:16:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via top-rated RytherCamera) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00 new.
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 10:05:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
B&H has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens [Grey Market] (review) available for $109.00 with free shipping. Compare at $125.00 for the USA model.
 
If you've only ever owned one of Canon's kit lenses (18-55mm), then the EF 50mm f/1.8 II is a great way to experience the benefits of wide-aperture prime photography without a significant investment.
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 9:28:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera (review) available for $519.00 with free shipping. Compare at $699.00 new.
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 6:40:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Stan Horaczek of Popular Photography filmed some of the Canon demos at CES this year. Check out the electromagnetic mechanism for changing apertures – it's my favorite!
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Post Date: 1/9/2014 6:32:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
From Canon USA:
 
Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera.
 
Details

  1. Auto focusing performance under low-light conditions has been enhanced when performing focusing before shooting in AI Servo AF mode. The enhancement comes from the improvement in tracking capability for the first image in the low-light conditions.
  2. The number of release parameters settings for the “AI Servo AF 2nd image priority” AF function has been increased to enable improved AF tracking in low light or maintain consistent high frames rates during continuous shooting.
  3. The number of parameters for acceleration/deceleration tracking in the AF Configuration Tool will has been increased.
  4. Exposure compensation can be performed when using manual exposure and ISO Auto.
  5. The minimum shutter speed limit for ISO Auto has been increased with shutter speeds up to 1/8000.
  6. A new function to keep the exposure constant by altering the ISO or shutter speed in manual exposure, when the aperture value changes when zooming or changing lenses has been added.
  7. A new option has been added to orientation linked AF point to enable only the AF point to switch as you change orientation rather than both AF point/ AF area settings
  8. A new option to continue to use the previously manually selected AF point as the initial starting AF point when switching to 61-point automatic selection has been added.
  9. New customization of the Exposure metering and AF controls has been added for more flexibility.
  10. The number of possibilities for controls to switch between one-shot AF and AI Servo AF using custom controls has been increased.
  11. A function has been added to allow the playback and review of protected images only.
  12. A phenomenon has been fixed in which the white balance may be disturbed by the timing of the shutter release when the drive mode is single shooting and a flash (E-TTL)is used.

Firmware Version 2.0.3 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.2.4 or earlier. If the camera's firmware is already Version 2.0.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
 
Notes:

  • Once the EOS-1D X camera is updated to Version 2.0.3, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.2 through 1.2.4).
  • It is recommended that the latest application software be used, once the EOS-1D X is updated to the new Firmware Version 2.0.3 from older firmware (Versions 1.0.2 through 1.2.4). Certain previous versions of these applications do not support functions which are added by the new firmware. You can download the latest application software from our Web site.
  • Accompanying the enhancements to the functions, the instruction manual has also been revised. Users are asked to download both the latest firmware and the instruction manual. You can download the latest instruction manual from our Web site.

Download Firmware Version 2.0.3 for the EOS 1DX
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera.

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Post Date: 1/8/2014 7:22:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera
Use promo code EMBDG114083195 ($50.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get a Canon PowerShot S110 + PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle for $188.00 after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Includes:

  • Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19 (50 sheets)
  • DigPro Ultra-Compact Digital Camera Deluxe Carrying Case

Directions:

  1. Add the Canon PowerShot S110 to your cart.
  2. Add the PIXMA PRO-100 to your cart.
  3. Final checkout price will be $588.00 with promo code. Redeem $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final price of $188.00.

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Post Date: 1/8/2014 1:30:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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