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 Friday, August 18, 2017
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D and Rebel T6 / 1300D represent the brand's budget level DSLR offerings, and while high level features are certainly compromised, thankfully, image quality – at least from an APS-C/crop sensor perspective – is not. To aid in your decision making between the two cameras, let's dive into their differences to see which may be the best fit for your needs.
 
Let's first take a look at the Rebel SL2's advantages in this comparison.
 
Advantages of the EOS Rebel SL2 over the EOS Rebel T6:
 
  • More resolution: 24.2 MP vs. 18
  • DIGIC 7 processor vs. DIGIC 4+
  • Evaluative, partial, center-weighted & spot metering vs. evaluative, center-weighted & partial
  • Larger ISO range: 100-25600, H:51200 vs. 100-6400, H: 12800
  • Larger viewfinder magnification: 0.87x vs. 0.80x
  • Vari-angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0"), approx. 1040k dots vs. non-vari-angle, non-touchscreen 7.5cm (3.0") TFT, approx. 920k dots
  • Slightly more powerful pop-up flash: 9.8 GN vs. 9.2
  • Fine Detail Picture Style vs. N/A
  • Continuous shooting (2-10 shots) after 10-second timer vs. N/A
  • Faster burst rate: 5 fps vs. 3
  • 1080p 60fps vs. 1080p 30fps
  • Better Live View focus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF vs. contrast AF
  • Timelapse movie recording vs. N/A
  • Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi & NFC
  • 3.5mm microphone terminal vs. N/A
  • Better battery life: approx. 650 shots vs. 500
  • Smaller and lighter: 4.82 x 3.65 x 2.75" (122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm), 15.98 oz (453g) vs. 5.08 x 3.99 x 3.06" (129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm), 17.1 oz (485g)
And now let's look at the Rebel T6's advantages.
 
Advantages of the EOS Rebel T6 over the EOS Rebel SL2:
 
  • Faster pop-up flash recycling time: approx 2 sec. vs. 3
  • Lower cost
Another difference between the two cameras is that the Rebel SL2 records video in .MP4 format for normal recording (.MOV for timelapses) while the Rebel T6 records in .MOV format. Either format may be a Pro/Con depending on one's desired recording preference.
 
Who should opt for the Canon EOS Rebel SL2
 
With the Rebel SL2's numerous feature benefits over the Rebel T6, anyone whose budget extends to the SL2 and can shoot with the body comfortably (not necessarily everyone can), the choice is easy – get the Rebel SL2.
 
Who should opt for the Canon EOS Rebel T6
 
Considering the Rebel SL2's strong list of advantages over the T6, there are still groups of photographers who may be inclined to purchase Rebel T6 over the SL2, including:
 
  • Those whose budget is a primary limiting factor.
  • Those with larger hands who will prefer the T6's larger body.
  • Those who will be using the camera in risky situations, such as remote setups or a gifting to a youth photographer-in-training.
Summary
 
Few camera comparisons are as clear-cut as this one. Almost any of the Rebel SL2's benefits listed above could easily justify its higher, but still-very-reasonable price tag over the Rebel T6, with the sum of those benefits providing an excellent overall value for consumers. However, while the Rebel T6's larger body may be appreciated by select photographers, its very low price tag will likely prove to be the ultimate deciding factor for the majority who add it to their kits, or more likely, begin their photography kits with.
 
More Information
 
See our full list of Camera Gear Comparisons to aid in other purchasing decisions.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/18/2017 7:38:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12") available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $39.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits Most On-Camera Flash Units
  • Reduces Harshness and Softens Shadows
  • Durable Fiberglass Frame for Fast Setup
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • Reflective Silver Interior
  • Mounting Tabs for Quick Attachment
  • Touch Fastener Cinch Strap
  • Drawstring Carrying Case
Post Date: 8/18/2017 5:24:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA and CANON, as well as a firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available.
 
This firmware update corrects the phenomenon that the OS mechanism does not operate properly when attached to the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. For those who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.
 
Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh from the following download page.
 
Applicable Product
 
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA / CANON
Benefit of this firmware update
 
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that the OS mechanism does not operate properly when attached to the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E.
Applicable Product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E
Benefit of this firmware update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA / CANON (ver. 1.01).
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
Post Date: 8/18/2017 5:19:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 17, 2017
eBay (via QuickNDone – 99.9% Positive Feedback) has the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon available for $699.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/17/2017 8:09:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learnin Center:
By Rudy Winston
 
Bringing full-frame imagery to event photography — whether you’re a serious photo enthusiast, a budding professional, or even a full-fledged pro wedding shooter — is a great way to raise the quality of your images. And while the original EOS 6D certainly acquitted itself well in terms of its picture quality, the new focus and performance features in the new EOS 6D Mark II make it a very appealing step-up for these fast-paced situations. We’ll look at the Mark II’s new-found features, and see how they might apply to users who shoot events regularly.
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learnin Center.
 
Suggested Retailers: B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Canon USA Store | Wex Photographic
Post Date: 8/17/2017 6:07:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.3 to 1.4
 
  • Improved pairing and connectivity between the camera and Android OS devices running the SnapBridge 360/170 app.
Download: Nikon KeyMission 360 Firmware v.1.4
 
B&H carries the Nikon KeyMission action cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/17/2017 5:54:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Apple 9.7" iPad (2017, 128GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) available for $379.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $429.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 9.7" Multi-Touch Retina Display
  • 2048 x 1536 Screen Resolution (264 ppi)
  • Apple A9 64-bit SoC with M9 Coprocessor
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Front 1.2MP FaceTime HD Camera
  • Rear 8MP Camera
  • Built-In Stereo Speakers
  • Night Shift | Touch ID Sensor
  • Lightning Connector
  • iOS 10
Post Date: 8/17/2017 5:49:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) available for $1,899.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,399.00.
 
Note: The silver version is also the same price.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM | 256GB PCIe SSD
  • 15.4" 2880 x 1800 Retina Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 450 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Touch Bar | Touch ID Sensor
  • 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Stereo Speakers
  • Larger Force Touch Trackpad
  • macOS Sierra
 Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Now Out of Stock: With less than a week to go before the big event, even solar eclipse viewing glasses are becoming hard to find. Thankfully, B&H still has Lunt Solar Systems Solar / Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses (10-Pack) in stock with free next day delivery.
Post Date: 8/16/2017 1:52:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom 6 & CC in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 & CC
  • Speeds Up Editing Workflow
  • Dedicated Dials, Wheels, and Keys
  • Access to Common Settings and Functions
Post Date: 8/16/2017 11:48:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro (Space Gray, Late 2016) available for $1,249.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,499.00.
 
The silver model is also available for the same price. A free 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal ($69.99 value) is included with either model.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
  • 8GB of 1866 MHz RAM | 256GB PCIe SSD
  • 13.3" 2560 x 1600 Retina Display
  • Integrated Intel Iris Graphics 540
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera & Dual Mics
  • 3.5mm Headphones Jack | Stereo Speakers
  • Supports One 5K or Dual 4K Displays
  • macOS Sierra
Post Date: 8/16/2017 5:54:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) available for $2,099.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD
  • 15.4" 2880 x 1800 Retina Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 455 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Touch Bar | Touch ID Sensor
  • 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Stereo Speakers
  • Larger Force Touch Trackpad
  • macOS Sierra
 Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Amazon is featuring Logitech PC Accessories as a Gold Box Deal of the Day with discounts on various keyboards and mice.
Post Date: 8/15/2017 12:48:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D Review.
 
This is a tiny DSLR camera that is big on features and low on price.
 
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/15/2017 10:24:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Condition 10) available for $375.00 with free shipping. Compare at $489.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.7"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 2.9", Ball Diameter 2.2"
  • Weight: 1.96 lb
  • Accepts Optional Arca-Type Plates
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