Deal: Canon 700D / T5i Kit for $484

Canon 700D

ebay (via Deals-All-Year) has the Canon 700D (aka Rebel T5i) with the EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens for $484 (compare at $649 sale price for the US model) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.

Obviously, this is a gray market item since the 700D is not sold in the US and will not carry a US warranty. It is listed as a European model with a 1 year warranty by the seller. At the time of this post, ebay seller Deals-All-Year has a 99.9% positive feedback rating.


Best Lenses for the Canon Rebel T3i, T4i, SL1, T5i, T6i & T6s

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

The Canon Digital Rebel Series has been around since 2003 and has been the most popular DSLR over the past decade. Before the Digital Rebel, the Canon Rebel brand was already very strong with several film cameras a part of the product line. There are so many lenses in Canon’s product line. And then, when you consider all the lenses offered by third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron and Tokina, knowing which lens to purchase can get confusing.

My goal is to identify the lenses that meet your needs and wants, while keeping them in a budget range to match the camera┬áthat you use. [Read more…]

Canon Rebel T5i Firmware Ver. 1.1.3 Update

Canon Rebel T5i Body

Canon has issued a firmware update for the Rebel T5i.

Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera displays Err01 or Err60, or in rare instances will lock-up when in Live View shooting mode (or Movie shooting mode) when attached to the following STM zoom lenses: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.
  2. Corrects some Korean language misspellings displayed on the menu screen.

You can download the firmware update here on Canon’s website.