Note, this is likely a grey market item and not eligible for Canon USA warranty coverage. ebay seller digjungle has a positive feedback rating of 98.9% at the time of this post.
Before the 5D Mark III was released, we heard rumors that the camera would feature 4K video. Of course, that seems silly now given Canon’s conservative approach in releasing new DSLRs and video products in recent years. And in the Twilight Zone of the camera industry we live in now, Canon is the one that started this whole HDSLR craze after all with a groundbreaking product in the 5D Mark II.
Of course, Canon didn’t know what it had with the 5D Mark II. Canon would have almost certainly neutered it or rebranding the model with a much higher price tag if it knew that it would be the catalyst to the democratization of filmmaking.
The 5D Mark III was released as a very solid camera and a proper successor to the 5D Mark II. Great low light performance, much better AF and a respectable upgrade in the video department. However, it wasn’t groundbreaking. It was a calculated, incremental upgrade. It was solid and it was safe.
In the mean time, Canon has released a series of EOS Cinema cameras geared toward the professional filmmaking and video industry. The C100 currently runs about $5000, while the top-end C500 runs $20,000.
Canon and the 4K Dilemma
If you want to shoot 4K with a Canon camera, [Read more...]
B&H has made a huge drop in Canon 7D prices with up to $600 off regular prices. Could this be a response to the rumored Canon 7D Mark II coming in the next couple months?
The Canon 7D body can now be had for $999 (reg. $1499) and includes a free 16GB SanDisk Extreme CF card and spare battery, along with 2% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Finally, the Canon 7D with the EF 28-135mm IS lens is $1099 (reg. $1699) and includes 2% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
New rumors suggest that the announcement of a replacement for the Canon 7D may come on Friday, September 5, 2014, which is a week and a half before Photokina 2014 kicks off. We continue to see steep discounts on the original 7D.
There are still several spec rumors floating around for the 7D Mark II (or whatever it will be called) and nothing is really getting trimmed down yet. One solid spec seems to be the EOS 1D X-styled top plate with no Mode dial. Resolution has been rumored between 20-24MP and “advanced” video features have been consistently rumored as well. [Read more...]
The current rebate program for Canon lenses and Speedlites is set to expire on Saturday, July 5. There are a mix of both mail-in and instant rebates available on dozes of lenses in Canon’s lineup. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
You can also get a deal on a Rebel T3 two-lens kit with the 18-55mm and 75-300mm for $349 (reg. $649) or with the 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses for $449 (reg. $749)