Canon and Nikon DSLR & Lens Rebates End This Week

Canon and Nikon Rebates Ending Soon

There are loads of deals right now on Canon and Nikon DSLRs and lenses. However, they are set to end later this week on Saturday, March 28. Check out all of the deals via the links below.

Canon DSLR and Lens Bundles (up to $1000 savings)

Canon Lens-Only Savings (up to $200 off)

Nikon’s Rare Lens-Only Savings (up to $400 off)

Nikon DSLR and Lens Bundles (up to $900 savings)

 

Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 – Deal Alert

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This solid deal is back again… ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 (compare at $2499) in limited quantity and with free shipping in the US. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.

Please note: This is probably a grey market camera and/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 getitdigital has a 99.5% positive rating on ebay.

Canon 5Ds vs. Canon 5D Mark III Comparison

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When Canon announced the new 5Ds and 5Ds R cameras, it stoked the megapixel war flames once again by thoroughly trouncing the resolution of the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R cameras, both of which offer a mere 36MP full frame sensor.

While the 5Ds and 5Ds R are the latest to the 5D line, Canon is leaving the very popular 5D Mark III in the line-up. The Canon 5D Mark III was introduced in March 2012. By Canon’s prior timelines, the 3-year point is the proper upgrade timeframe. However, DSLRs have plateaued somewhat over the past few years and the need to upgrade every 2-3 years is less compelling for photographers and, by extension, camera manufacturers.

Additionally, the 5D Mark III and 5Ds/5Ds R are, in many ways, very different cameras for very different purposes. Even though the cameras are very similar from the outside, what’s inside makes them very different indeed. [Read more…]

Canon Lens Patent Shows 24-600mm f/2-3 Optics for 1″ Sensor

Canon Patent for 24-600mm f2-3 Lens for 1-inch Sensor

Canon applied for a lens patent that was published back in December and featured a number of different optical embodiments, including a high-magnification zoom lens for a 1″ sensor format.

In the patent, the true technical measurements of the lens reveals an 8-180mm zoom with an aperture range of f/2-3. Adjusting these numbers for the roughly 3x crop factor of a 1″ sensor and rounding them off for marking purposes, you get a 24-600mm f/2-3 equivalent lens.  [Read more…]