Canon Lens, Speedlite & DSLR Rebates Ending Soon

Canon 70-200mm Instant Rebate Deals

Just a little over a week left in the Canon Instant Rebate program for Lenses and Speedlites, as well as the DSLR combo rebates.  Both of these were previously extended through January until February 4, 2012.

Details on specific products and combos via the links below.

Canon Lens & Speedlite Instant Rebates

DSLR Combo Rebates

 

The 5D Mark III and Canon’s Response to the Nikon D4

Canon's Response

Is history going to repeat itself with the Nikon D4 (see above mock-ad re: Nikon D3)? But this time on the video side of the DSLR market?

Nikon is really happy with its new D4 flagship.  My favorite quote from a Nikon person at CES was “We like to shut people up.”

Boy, did they…

There’s no doubt that the D4 is an amazing camera.  It’s amazing how far they’ve one-upped their own D3s.  I’m really hoping to get the chance to shoot some college basketball with one before the season is over.

For sports shooters, Canon’s 1D X and Nikon’s D4 should be close again.  I think the D3s edged out the 1D Mark IV in AF performance over series of real world tests I conducted in 2010.  However, I think the performance is closer than most forum postings would lead you to believe.

I’m curious to see how well these new cameras stack up against each other on the still image capture side; however, I’m even more interested in how Canon will respond to the Nikon D4’s key video capture features. [Read more…]