Canon Rebel SL1 with 40mm f/2.8 STM Kit for $598 – Deal Alert

Canon Rebel SL1 with 40mm f/2.8 Lens next to the  Rebel T5i and 18-135mm IS Lens

Canon Rebel SL1 with 40mm f/2.8 Lens next to the Rebel T5i and 18-55mm Kit Lens

B&H has the Canon Rebel SL1 with the popular EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens in a kit for $598 (reg. $800). The deal includes a free SanDisk 16GB Class 10 SDHC card and a camera bag, along with 2% rewards. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

I personally own the SL1 and this is the lens that stays on the camera. It is a great compact kit.

New Entry-Level Canon DSLR Coming to CP+

Canon Rebel SL1-5

The latest rumors suggest that the next Canon DSLR coming to us will be an entry-level model situated below the Canon Rebel SL1 and will be showcased at CP+ next month.

Recall that the Rebel SL1 was announced in March 2013 and turned out to be a fantastic little camera. I liked it so much that I bought one for myself. It is a great camera to carry when paired with the EF 40mm f/2.8 ST lens.

I look forward to seeing if Canon will continue this new compact line, or if this will be more like an update to the very low-end Rebel T3.

[via CR]

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Firmware Update ver. 1.2.0

Canon EF 40mm

Canon has issued a firmware update for the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 addresses the following phenomenon.

1. If pressure is applied to the lens barrel while the lens is mounted to the camera (pressure can be applied even while attaching the lens cap or while carrying the camera with the lens attached in a bag), the autofocusing function of the lens may stop working.

Note that only the following cameras can be used to install the update: [Read more...]

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM AF Problem – Product Advisory

Canon EF 40mm STM

Canon issued a product advisory for the new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.  The AF may stop working when enough pressure is applied to the lens barrel while attached to a camera.

The current fix is to remove the lens and reattach it.  A firmware update should be available soon to fix the problem altogether.

I haven’t experienced this problem yet.

You can read the full product advisory below. [Read more...]

Canon Rebel T4i and EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens Inbound

Canon Rebel T4i

It looks like images of the Canon Rebel T4i and new 40mm f/2.8 lens have leaked a day ahead of schedule.

Again, the Canon Rebel T4i is expected to feature an 18MP CMOS sensor, along with 9 cross-type AF points, full-time AF during video capture and a touchscreen LCD.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8

The new 40mm f/2.8 pancake is believed to be an EF-mount lens (i.e., will work on full-frame cameras), which seems to be confirmed via the above image that shows the red lens mount alignment dot.  The 52mm filter thread shows us just how compact this lens will be. [Read more...]