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 Monday, July 07, 2014
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens on EOS 5D Mark III
Image quality results for a second lens have been added to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens review.
 
It is hard to distinguish the results between the two lenses with a minor exception of the latest lens showing very slightly better wide open performance at 35mm. The latest tested lens is sample "1".
 
Also added to this review were:

  • Standard flare test results
  • Coma discussion and example
  • Image illustrating AI Servo AF testing

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/7/2014 10:31:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,699.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/7/2014 10:30:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Rebates Banner
Canon created a new set of rebates after the previous rebates expired on July 5. Unfortunately, the instant rebates of the previous round are gone (aside from the instant savings on the EOS 7D).
 
Saying the previous rebates were "extended" would be a bit of a misnomer. While most of the same items are eligible for rebates, many of the rebate amounts are slightly less than they were just last month. And this round of rebates seems a bit more complicated than they have been in years past.
 
For example, if you buy one of these bodies:

  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 60D

You qualify for a rebate on these specific lenses:

LensRebate Amount
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM$300.00
EF 100mm f/2 USM$100.00
EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM$150.00
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM$100.00

Note that these lenses do not qualify for the other mail-in rebate which covers lens-only purchases.
 
Of course, Canon also has printer rebates. Purchasing one of the following cameras with a PIXMA PRO-1, PRO-10, or PRO-100 qualifies you for a $300.00 mail-in rebate:

  • EOS-1D X
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 60D
  • EOS Rebel T5i
  • EOS Rebel SL1
  • EOS Rebel T3i
  • EOS Rebel T5
  • EOR Rebel T3
  • PowerShot G1 X
  • PowerShot G16
  • PowerShot G15
  • PowerShot S120
  • PowerShot S110

Unfortunately, I was told by Canon USA's Marketing Department that the rebates aren't stackable. So if you bought a Canon EOS 6D, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and PIXMA PRO-100, you would not receive $600.00 in rebates (only $300.00).
 
As usual, DSLR rebates will vary depending on whether you buy a body only or a lens kit.
 
Canon DSLR Cameras & Lenses Eligible for Rebates:

ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$100.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS 7D Buy$100.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$100.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$100.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$100.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$100.00 - $250.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens Buy$80.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L 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 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy$30.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy$50.00
Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy$50.00

The lens rebates are set to expire August 30. Most of the DSLR camera rebates are scheduled to expire August 2.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/7/2014 9:49:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 28-135mm IS USM Lens
The Canon EOS 7D Body and Kit prices have been reduced significantly. See below for details.

ItemReg. PriceReduced Price
Canon EOS 7D Body$1,499.00$999.00
Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens$1,699.00$1,099.00
Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens$1,799.00$1,299.00

These deals come with free shipping and 2% Rewards.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/7/2014 9:26:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Profoto Blog:

"There are days when the whole world seems to smile upon you. But there are also days when the forces of nature seem to conspire against you. This shoot belongs in the latter category…
 
The shoot was done at Långtora Airfield outside Stockholm, which is the airfield where my gliding club is based. The look we were going for was a modern version of the flying ladies of the 1940s. Quite a few of the classic Hollywood stars flew gliders. The particular glider we were borrowing for this shoot was used by the Danish air force during the 1940s to train fighter pilots. Some people at the club claim that the gilder was once flown by Greta Garbo. But that fact is still to be verified…
 
Lighting-wise, we planned to shoot with sunlight and Collapsible Reflectors only. I wanted a subtle and natural backlight in the images, and Collapsible Reflectors are great for that. The fact that Profoto offer ten different Collapsible Reflectors in six fabrics (black, white, silver, sunsilver, gold and translucent) would be helpful, as that allowed us to create different light characters and moods by simply replacing one Collapsible Reflector with another.
 
That was the plan. But as it turned, the forces of nature refused to cooperate."

Read the entire article on the Profoto Blog.
 
B&H carries Profoto Collapsible Reflectors.

Post Date: 7/7/2014 8:20:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Dogwood Park Fountain, Cookeville, TN
Site vistor Mark J. sent us a great tip – Microsoft has a freely downloadable program for producing GIFs, called Microsoft Research Cliplets.
 
After learning about the program, I simply had to try it. I went to the local park to capture a video of its fountain in action (shown above).
 
Check out the video below to see how it works.
 
Post Date: 7/7/2014 6:40:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 06, 2014
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens (review) available for $299.99 with free shipping. Compare at $369.00 after $50.00 mail-in rebate.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/6/2014 7:55:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, July 05, 2014
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera (review) available for $849.99 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/5/2014 12:17:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 04, 2014
Sigma Logo
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for your purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce the availability of the update of SIGMA Optimization Pro and it is now available for download. Since the version under SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.2.0 does not recognize 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, we have upgraded it to adapt the new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art.
 
Please update your SIGMA Optimization Pro 1.2.0 to latest version.
 
http://www.sigma-global.com/download/en/
 
We appreciate your continuing support for our company and products.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 7/4/2014 8:52:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
AdoramaPix Logo
Use promo code PXACR20 at AdoramaPix to get 20% off your acrylic print order.
Post Date: 7/4/2014 8:30:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS M2
Canon Japan has posted an announcement regarding an EOS M2 "double zoom" kit – containing the EOS M2, EF-M18-55mm IS STM & EF-M 55-200mm IS STM Lenses – to be available in August. Canon Japan also announced a new color for the EOS M2, "Beiburu" (Bay Blue) that will join the already familiar white, red and black models around that time.
 
Note: The Bay Blue version of the EOS M has been around quite some time. Apparently, the color is new to the EOS M2.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/4/2014 8:23:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 03, 2014
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon/Nikon (review) available for $349.00 with free shipping. Compare at $399.00.
Post Date: 7/3/2014 7:45:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Nikon Ambassador, Corey Rich shows us how he sets up a great time-lapse while capturing a beautiful landscape photo at the same time, using his camera's built-in intervalometer. For more information on your Nikon D-SLR's intervalometer, please refer to your camera's instruction manual.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D800, D800E and has the new D810 available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/3/2014 1:43:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T3 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T3 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens available for $299.00 with free shipping. Regularly $449.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/3/2014 12:13:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Bolt VX-760C Wireless TTL Flash
B&H has the Bolt VX-760C Wireless TTL Flash (for Canon/Nikon) available for $219.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $269.00.
 
Note: Comes with a free dome diffuser.
Post Date: 7/3/2014 11:32:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Finally: B&H has a limited quantity of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (review) in stock (Canon mount).
 
This lens has taken forever to show up and it was emphasized to me that stock was limited, so act quickly if this lens is on your to-buy list. I have a second copy of this lens on its way for additional testing.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/3/2014 10:42:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Manual Lens
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Manual Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $199.99 with free shipping. Compare at $294.00.
Post Date: 7/3/2014 8:13:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon and Microsoft Logos
From PC Mag:
 
Microsoft said the deal covers patents for digital imaging and mobile consumer products, among other things.
 
Canon is the latest company to ink a patent licensing deal with Microsoft.
 
The deal provides Microsoft and Canon with access to licenses for each other’s patent portfolios. Exact terms were not disclosed, but Microsoft said the agreement covers a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products.
 
“This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world,” Nick Psyhogeos, general manager and associate general counsel of the IP Licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft, said in a statement. “Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes.”
 
The two companies have worked together before. In 2009, Microsoft said that Canon was among the first firms to sign up for a licensing program for its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology.
 
Microsoft said it has now inked more than 1,100 patent licensing deals since its IP licensing program started in Dec. 2003. Many of the headlines surrounding that program have focused on Microsoft’s efforts to license its Android-related patents (Yes, Android).
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Microsoft News
Post Date: 7/3/2014 7:50:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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