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Yesterday Canon has announced two new wide angle lenses and both with image stabilization. Only in the last few years have we seen Canon offering Image Stabilization in wide angle lenses. I've always had my eye on the Canon 16-35mm F/2.8L which is an amazing lens that retails for $1700 dollars.

The new Canon 16-35mm F/4L introduced yesterday may not be as fast, but does offer image stabilization. Whether you think you need Image Stabilization on a wide lens is subjective, but it is $500 dollars less as still rated as an L series lens. [Found Here]

Canon 16-35 IS USM Lens F4
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The new Canon 10-18mm IS STM Lens is designed for EF-S mounts (APS-C) cameras such as the Rebel series or new Canon 70D. This can also be used on BlackMagic Cinema Cameras with EF mounts and at under $300 dollars a great option versus the popular Tokina 11-16mm (which does not have IS). The STM (stepper motor) means is should work well for auto focusing, especially targeted for use in video mode where you need full time auto focus. [Found Here]

Canon EF-S 10-18 F4 STM Lens
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I wasn't a big fan of the Canon EOS-M mirror-less mainly because it was announced at an $800 dollar price tag. It almost seemed like they were trying to target the more serious photographer. With all the other mirrorless systems available on the market (Sony/Olympus/Panasonic/Fuji/Samsung), the $800 dollar price tag was just too hard to swallow. Needless to say it didn't succeed, and recently there's been a price drop down to $599 which I think is still a bit too high.

Today, there's a daily deal which lists the EOS-M for just $399 with an 18-55mm STM IS Lens (that's cheaper than a Canon point and shoot camera). $399 is probably the price they should have first released this at, and you can check out that current deal via eBay (Click Here)

Canon EOS-M Mirrorless 18-55mm
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And there you have it. Another Canon DSLR Camera release. The new Canon EOS Rebel T4i comes with everything we've already come to expect from a typical Canon Rebel camera including swivel LCD screen (it's now Touch Screen LCD with Swipe, Pinch, and Zoom support), but the stand out feature is the continuous Auto Focus in Video mode. That's a first for any Canon DSLR.

find-price-button Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera

Although it can provide continuous Auto Focus to standard EF and EF-S lenses, the best performance happens when used with an STM Lens. With the Touch Screen you can actually drag your focus point around and the T4i will follow. Canon has available the 18-135mm STM Lens with the kit, or the Canon 40mm F/2.8 STM Lens is also available (found here).

Canon 40mm STM Pancake
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