While the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II won’t be officially announced until tomorrow, images and specs have leaked out early, leaving few questions as to what we can expect from the camera. The lens is, as rumored, a 5x zoom lens with a f/2-3.9 variable aperture and a 24-120mm equivalent zoom range. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens for $99 (reg. $125). If you only have the kit lens with your Canon DSLR, this is the first lens you should buy to go with it. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
ebay (via getitdigital) has the Canon 6D for $1576.68 (reg. $1899). Check it out here on ebay.
Note that the listing states this is a new model with full Canon USA warranty.
B&H has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens for $339 again (reg. $399) with free shipping and 2% rewards. I have this lens and love it. It has been a solid lens over the years and is well worth this sale price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The upcoming replacement for the PowerShot G1 X has leaked out a few days before release. The camera is rumored to have a slimmer body and lighter weight, as well as an external EVF. Most notable, the lens is expected to be improved to a 24-120mm f/2-3.9 lens (compared to the f/2.8-5.8 lens on the original G1 X).
Additionally, the G1 X successor should be equipped with a DIGIC 6 processor and cost around $700 USD.
Canon introduced the EOS 650 35mm camera in 1987. Since then, the company has produced over 70 million cameras (as of February 5, 2014).
That’s an astounding number of interchangeable lens cameras. Perhaps even more astounding is the fact that Canon has sold roughly 100 million lenses for those cameras over the same time period. While Canon hasn’t officially declared it produced that many lenses yet, I expect that announcement to come in the next few weeks. Canon reached the 90 million lens mark in May 2013 and it seems that Canon is cranking out 10 million lenses every 8-9 months.
The ratio of cameras to lenses is something I’m sure Canon wishes it could improve upon. [click to continue…]