Canon 7D Mark II Set for Photokina Announcement, Preproduction Models to be Used at World Cup in June/July

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

Recent rumors and tips suggest that Canon is putting the final touches on the Canon 7D successor with an official announcement planned ahead of Photokina 2014. Preproduction models of the camera are believed to be planned for use during the World Cup in Brazil, which starts on June 12. [Read more...]

Canon 6D for $1394 and More Refurbished Deals from Canon USA

Canon 6D

Canon USA has a sale on refurbished cameras, lenses and other gear now with tiered rebates, which provide $10 off $100 purchases, $50 off $250 purchases or $125 off purchases of $500 or more. The sale lasts through May 31. Add your camera or lens to your cart to see the discounts applied. Check it out here at Canon USA.

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Also, Canon USA now provides a 1-year warranty on all refurbished cameras purchased from Canon USA.

Canon 70D for $999 – Deal Alert

Canon 70D

B&H has the Canon 70D for $999 (reg. $1199) through May 24. The deal includes a free camera bag, spare battery and SanDisk 16GB Extreme card, along with 2% rewards and free shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Additionally, B&H has a similar deal on the 70D kit with the 18-55mm lens and the 70D kit with the 18-135mm lens. Both are $200 off regular prices at $1149 and $1349, respectively.

Canon EF 100-400mm L Lens is Next Up for Replacement?

Canon 100-400mm Lens

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens has been rumored to be replaced for over quite some time now. One of the common complaints of the about the lens is the push-pull zoom design, which leads it to be regarded as a “dust sucker.” Additionally, the lens is rather slow at the long end of the zoom at f/5.6; however, that allows it to remain compact in spite of its long zoom range. [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark III for $2559 – Deal Alert

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ebay (via allnewshop) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $2599.99 (reg. $3399) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay.

Please note: This is probably a gray market camera or it was part of a kit that the seller broke up to sell separately at a discounted rate. At the time of this post, ebay seller allnewshop has a 99.4% positive rating on ebay.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lenses Officially Unveiled

Canon 16-35mm f4L IS USM

After plenty of leaks, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lenses have been officially announced. As expected, the 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens comes in at a significantly higher price point ($1199) than the non-stabilized EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens.

Canon EF-S 10-18mm STM

However, a nice surprise for Canon APS-C shooters is that the EF-S 10-18mm lens comes in at a very affordable $299. The 10-18mm zoom range (16-28.8mm full frame equivalent) mates nicely with Canon’s current affordable EF-S 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses, both of which also feature the new STM focus motor.

More details below. [Read more...]