Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Deal Alert: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II for Only $1,800 ($500 Off)

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The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II is a great lens, but with a normal price tag of $2,300 it can be hard to justify over some third-party alternatives. Once in a while, though, a great deal comes along that substantially narrows that gap, and such a deal is on at B&H Photo right now. Read more…

Two New 600mm Lens Patents from Canon Reveal Interesting Possibilities

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Although it is a niche market to say the least, the world of super telephoto lenses is a rather demanding one, with both sports and wildlife photographers depending on this massive and expensive glass to capture crisp images from far away.

Canon users seem to get a bit better treatment in this department than most, with prime glass ranging from their $11,000 400mm f/2.8L IS II to their $13,200 800mm f/5.6L IS. However, today’s point of interest is going to be the glass that falls smack dab between those two, the 600mm range. Read more…

Canon Reportedly Pulling Out of the Cheap Point-and-Shoot Game

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Last week, Nikon executives said in an interview that they see smartphones as an opportunity in the compact camera game. By integrating more connectivity features, they seem to believe they’ll make the point-and-shoot relevant again.

Canon is taking a different approach. According to an article by Nikkan Kogyo (Google translated), the company is throwing in the towel where cheap (read: under $200) compacts are concerned. Read more…

5D Mark III vs 6D: Which is Better For You?

If you’re in the market to purchase a new full-frame camera from Canon, but aren’t sure whether to go with the 6D or 5DMIII, the folks over at DSLR Video Shooter have created the above video to help you compare and contrast the two offerings from Canon and decide if the 5D is going to be worth the extra dinero for you. Read more…

Nikon Poster Shows Sixty Years of Camera Evolution in One Image

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While planning to originally write up an article about an infographic sent to Nikon Rumors that showed every camera created by Nikon from 1948 to 2005, we came across an even more thorough collection of Nikon cameras in the form of a poster, created by none other than Nikon itself. Read more…

Canon Admits that It Has ‘Kept Its Distance’ from the Retro Design Movement

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Don’t expect Canon to come out with any retro-styled cameras. According to a brochure on the design process that went into the recently released Canon G1 X Mark II, the company prefers function to form, which is why it has ‘kept its distance’ from the retro design movement. Read more…

Latest Intelligence on Rumored Canon EOS 7D Successor Suggests Modest Upgrades

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A lot of what you think you know about the successor to Canon’s midline EOS 7D might turn out to be wrong. And this information is coming from, of all places, competitor Panasonic. Read more…

Spec Sheet Wars: Canon’s New D30 Tough Cam Can Go 82 Feet Underwater

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Last of the newsworthy announcements out of Canon for CP+ is a refreshed ‘tough’ or ‘rugged’ cam that boasts more impressive waterproofing than just about anything else in its class: the Canon PowerShot D30. Read more…

Canon’s G1 X Mark II Has Officially Arrived, Another Impressive High-End Compact

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Canon’s mirrorless attempts haven’t gone all that well. But where they’ve struck out in the mirrorless game, their large-sensor G1 X compact announced at CES 2012 has done quite well. Now, for this year’s CP+, Canon has updated the powerful compact by releasing the even more capable G1 X Mark II. Read more…

Canon Announces the T5: An Entry-Level Rebel for the Budget Conscious

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CP+ is underway, which means the gear announcements are about to start coming hard and fast… brace yourselves. First up is Canon, with a new entry-level DSLR that replaces the 2011 T3 as the stripped down Rebel for the budget conscious shooter who has their heart set on staying away from mirrorless cameras: The Canon Rebel T5. Read more…