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 Tuesday, November 24, 2015
SanDisk 960GB Ultra II Internal SSD
B&H has the SanDisk 960GB Ultra II Internal SSD available for $199.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.99.
Product Highlights
  • 960GB Storage Capacity
  • Max Data Read Speed: 550 MB/s
  • Max Data Write Speed: 500 MB/s
  • 1500G Shock Resistance
  • Enhanced Vibration Resistance
  • SATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gb/s) Interface
  • 1.75 Million Hours MTBF
The 480GB version is also on sale for only $109.99. Regularly $166.95.
Post Date: 11/24/2015 2:04:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver
For a limited time, B&H has the PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver available for $126.65 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $149.00.
Product Highlights
  • Combination Transmitter and Receiver
  • Long Range of 1640'
  • Frequency: 340-354 MHz (FCC/IC)
  • 32 Channels and Quad-Zone Triggering
  • Auto-Sensing and Auto-Relay
  • Up to 14.5 fps Shooting
  • Side-View Design and LCD Monitor
  • Full Compatibility with Previous Models
  • Runs on Two AA Batteries
Post Date: 11/24/2015 1:22:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
SmugMug Logo
For a limited time, new users can Save 40% off any SmugMug Package. There are several website packages to fit a wide variety of budgets from $3.34 to $25.00 per month (billed annually).
Category: SmugMug Deals
Post Date: 11/24/2015 10:19:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon CarePAK Plus
From Canon USA:
Wide Range of Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses Are Eligible, Even if Given as Gift, for Complimentary 13-Month Coverage
MELVILLE, N.Y. — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, launched a promotion for CarePAK PLUS (which includes accidental damage protection) just in time for the holidays. Now through Saturday, January 9, 2016, Canon's CarePAK PLUS is available at no cost to customers who purchase from a list of six professional Canon EOS DSLR camera bodies and eight EF USM lenses plus “kit” lenses on eligible camera bodies from a Canon Authorized Dealer. Providing protection from accidental damage like coffee spills to additional hardware coverage from excessive wear and tear on mechanical and electrical issues, CarePAK PLUS coverage lasts 13 months from the date of product purchase. And as an added bonus, CarePAK PLUS is transferable, meaning the customer can give the product as a gift this holiday season and the benefits will transfer.
“This complimentary CarePAK PLUS promotion was developed so photographers can focus on capturing family festivities during the holidays, or shooting professionally on assignment, without having to worry about the costs and anxiety associated with accidental damage,” said Eliott Peck, senior vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “By offering this promotion to our customers, we’re letting them know we stand firmly behind them and if it’s needed they can count on Canon’s 100 percent U.S.-based customer service.”
Eligible Canon cameras and lenses include:
Camera Bodies/Kits
In addition, any lens included within a kit with an eligible body will be covered. For example, if a customer purchases the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens kit, the lens will be covered since it is included in the box with the body (also known as a “hard bundle”).
The CarePAK PLUS promotion provides protection from kids, pets, and life including accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and other unforeseen events. It also includes additional hardware coverage from excessive wear and tear on mechanical and electrical issues. Those that do require a repair under this promotion will also enjoy priority service, free return shipping and support direct from Canon, never a third party. Canon’s CarePAK PLUS gives consumers the confidence that their product will be serviced by Canon factory trained technicians using only Genuine Canon parts. Customers who activate the complimentary CarePAK PLUS offer after taking delivery of their covered product will also have the option to extend the coverage for up to three years from date of purchase at an additional cost.
Details of the promotion are available at including the terms and conditions and the link to register eligible products.
B&H carries Canon gear which features their excellent Service and Support staff.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 11/24/2015 9:47:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
Demonstrating the strength of our award-winning service and support, we helped Gloria, a 91 year-old grandmother with almost no photography experience, put together something very special for her family. Watch as she pulls off the impossible.
B&H carries Canon gear which features their excellent Service and Support staff.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/24/2015 9:04:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 16mm f/2.8D AF Fisheye Nikkor Lens
Since I recently declared what I thought was World's Most Beautiful Lens, I thought that it would only be fitting to share what I thought was the world's ugliest lens. Problem is ... I find all lenses beautiful, so singling out a lens for this award was challenging for me. To quickly narrow down the candidate field, I limited this award to only lenses currently available for retail purchase in new, unopened box condition.
Looking completely past performance and functionality, I'm going to pick the Nikon 16mm Fisheye Lens. There were some Tokina lenses that had my attention, but ... sorry Nikon.
The 16's gnarly (not in the good way) design elements include a short, built-in lens hood, crinkle paint finish, coarsely patterned focus and aperture rings, a part sticking out, lots of white paint (with a little yellow and orange thrown in) and an aperture ring marked in two different font sizes. The nearly $1,000 price tag really sets off this homely (by the North American definition) looking lens.
Your turn. Which lens do you think is most in need of a design modernization?
Post Date: 11/24/2015 7:50:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
The Canon Store's inventory has been changing since our first post Sunday morning, so we thought we'd update the in stock list of refurbished DSLR cameras, lenses and flashes available for 15% off or more.
Things to note:
  • The EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R are now listed in the refurbished inventory but are not included in the 15% off sale.
  • The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is an especially good deal at only $109.99. Compare at $299.00 new.
In Stock Gear (as of 8:15am ET)
Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D III + EF 24-105 L IS USM3,039.19539.202,499.99
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body2,239.20340.201,899.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II + EF-S 18-135 IS STM1,719.20470.201,249.00
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135 IS STM1,239.20439.21799.99
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM1,079.20429.21649.99
Canon EOS 7D Body959.36359.37599.99
Canon EOS 70D Body959.20279.21679.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + 18-55 IS STM & 55-250 IS STM879.98440.00439.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM & 55-250 IS II839.98290.00549.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM799.99200.00599.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + 18-55 IS STM & 55-250 IS STM759.98340.00419.98
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + 18-55 IS STM, 75-300 III719.98450.00269.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM639.99260.00379.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + 18-55 IS II & 55-250 IS II639.98270.00369.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + 18-55 IS II & 75-300 III599.98380.00219.98
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM559.99310.00249.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II & 50 f/1.8 II540.78255.12285.66
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body519.9960.00459.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II439.99240.00199.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Body439.99160.00279.99
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM239.9960.00179.99
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.9978.00441.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.9996.00543.99
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM703.99105.60598.39
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM439.9966.00373.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99230.00329.99
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM799.99120.00679.99
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.9957.60326.39
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II199.9930.00169.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM239.99130.00109.99
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM1,079.20161.88917.32
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.9978.00441.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.99108.0079.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.99110.0049.99
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM1,359.20203.881,155.32
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM431.9964.80367.19
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM119.9918.00101.99
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.9961.20346.79
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9924.00135.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM239.9936.00203.99
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM375.9956.40319.59
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM335.9950.40285.59
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.81,119.20167.88951.32
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM399.9960.00339.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM5,175.20776.284,398.92
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM999.20149.88849.32
Canon EF 2x III Extender349.9952.50297.49
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9930.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9918.00101.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/24/2015 7:30:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
CamRanger Wireless Transmitter
B&H has the CamRanger Wireless Transmitter for Select Canon and Nikon DSLR Cameras available for $224.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.99.
Product Highlights
  • Control DSLR Remotely via iOS Device
  • Photo/ Video Capture, Live View, HDR
  • Intervalometer, Bulb, Focus Stacking
  • Control Shutter Speed, Aperture, WB, ISO
  • Metering, Drive/Shooting Mode, and More
  • Creates Ad Hoc Wi-Fi Network
  • Effective Range: 150'
  • Works with iOS 4.3, Android 3.2 or Later
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • USB and Ethernet Cables Supplied
Post Date: 11/24/2015 6:11:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 23, 2015
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Through Wednesday, the following Canon DSLR/lens kits are discounted at or above their typical rebate period discounts.
Canon Instant Rebates
Camera/Lens KitInstant
EOS-1D X Body$700.00
EOS 5D Mark III (and kits)$300.00
EOS 5DS/5Ds R Body$300.00
EOS 6D Body$300.00
EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/4L$300.00
EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$300.00
EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/4L and 70-300mm IS$550.00
EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and 70-300mm IS$550.00
EOS 6D with 70-300mm IS$550.00
EOS 7D Mark II Body$500.00
EOS 7D Mark II with 18-135mm IS STM$500.00
EOS 7D Mark II with 18-135mm and 70-300mm IS$750.00
EOS 7D Mark II with 70-300mm IS$750.00
EOS 70D Body$300.00
EOS 70D with 18-135mm IS STM$350.00
EOS 70D with 18-135mm IS STM and 70-300mm IS$600.00
EOS 70D with 18-55mm IS STM$350.00
EOS 70D with 18-55mm IS STM and 70-300mm IS$600.00
EOS 70D with 70-300mm IS$550.00
EOS 70D with 18-135mm IS STM Video Creator Kit$400.00
EOS 70D with 18-135mm IS STM and 70-300mm IS Video Creator Kit$650.00
EOS Rebel SL1 Body$200.00
EOS Rebel SL1 18-55mm IS STM and 75-300mm IS IS$400.00
EOS Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm IS STM$250.00
EOS Rebel SL1 Kit with 18-55mm STM and 75-300mm IS$400.00
EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM$150.00
EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm IS STM$150.00
EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM Video Creator Kit$200.00
EOS Rebel T5 with 18-55mm IS$150.00
EOS Rebel T5 with 18-55mm IS and 75-300mm IS$300.00
EOS Rebel T5 with 18-55mm IS and 75-300mm IS Bundle$300.00
EOS Rebel T6i with 18-55mm IS STM$150.00
EOS Rebel T6i with 18-55mm IS STM and Connect Station$150.00
EOS Rebel T6i with Connect Station$100.00
EOS Rebel T6i with 18-135mm IS STM$150.00
EOS Rebel T6i with 18-135mm IS STM and Connect Station$250.00
EOS Rebel T6i with 18-55mm IS STM Video Creator Kit$200.00
EOS Rebel T6i with 18-55mm IS STM Video Creator Kit with Connect Station$300.00
EOS Rebel T6s with 18-135mm IS STM$150.00
EOS M10 with 15-45mm IS STM$150.00
EOS M10 with 15-45mm IS STM and 55-200mm IS STM$170.00
EOS M3 with 18-55mm IS STM & EF-M Adapter$400.00
EOS M3 with 18-55mm IS STM$250.00
EOS M3 Body$250.00
EOS M3 with 18-55mm IS STM and 55-200mm IS STM$270.00
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/23/2015 11:49:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
B&H has a Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55 IS STM & PRIMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $399.00 after a $335.00 instant savings and a $350.00 mail-in rebate.
Bundle Includes
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/23/2015 11:24:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean Affiliate Retailers
Just as many retailers depend on the Christmas holiday shopping season for their necessary support, we depend on your support during the Christmas holiday shopping season to keep this site going (and to keep it free to all). Our support page details the various ways that you can help keep us going, but the primary way we receive the necessary operating revenue is through your purchases. At no extra cost to you, starting your shopping using any links on the site provides the significant percentage of what is needed to keep us going. Note that support comes from the purchase of anything, not just camera gear. And while the Christmas shopping boost is as important for us as it is for retailers, making this site your first stop when shopping year round is even better.
The first reminder I want to share is that, just because you see a sale advertisement this Christmas season, including those mentioning "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday", doesn't mean that the price being advertised is a great one. Many of the items printed large or displayed large on a web page are at the same "sale" price as they have been for quite some time and are available for the same price (or less) at other retailers. For example, ads for Canon cameras and lenses often utilize an existing rebate to promote a "special" and B&H probably has the same or better price.
My second reminder, primarily for those of us in the USA, is that, even though start of the Christmas shopping season is ever-earlier, the Thanksgiving holiday is yet to come. Do not skip anticipation and celebration of this great holiday. Plan now for a special time of giving thanks with family and friends. You and those around you will all benefit from this celebration and the state of heart that giving thanks brings with it.
I'll get us started by saying, thanks for your continued support! It is greatly appreciated. Without you, this resource would not exist.
Post Date: 11/23/2015 8:17:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Gaffer Tape Saves the Day!
A couple of years ago I finally converted all my Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release plates and clamps to the Arca-Swiss standard. Looking back, I don't know why I waited so long.
Arca-style plates and clamps lock down your gear so well that they've become the industry standard in camera support. And thanks to the system's popularity, you can buy Arca-style plates and clamps from a myriad of manufacturers, meaning there's a brand to fit nearly every budget. As there aren't a lot of technologically demanding aspects of the plate and clamp system, I oftentimes buy well-reviewed (and significantly less expensive) plates and clamps from the cheaper brands like Sunwayfoto and Desmond. Generally speaking, I've been very happy with these price conscious brands.
Unfortunately, there's a small catch. Even though the Arca system is indeed an industry standard, there still seems to be some variation in the widths of plates among the wide range of manufacturers. If you're using a typical quick release clamp that is tightened with a knob, the slight variation in plate widths is no problem and you can use any plate with utter disregard for the brand name. But if you're using a clamp with a lever release, things can get a big trickier.
A lever release is designed to clamp down with a sufficient amount of tension at a very specific width. Even though the clamp can typically be adjusted to different widths, the adjustment usually requires the use of a hex key. If you're using several plates from a range of manufacturers, the adjustments necessary would be less than convenient when switching between cameras. This is the exact problem I experienced with a recent QR plate purchase.
I own a Glidecam HD-4000 that I use for video production. As I wanted to use the gimbal stabilizer with more than one DSLR, I decided to use an Arca-style clamp on the top to make switching out cameras faster and easier. Finding just the right QR clamp proved challenging as I needed one whose clamping mechanism did not extend beyond the bottom of the base of the clamp. That requirement ruled out all of the knob style clamps I came across. The one product I found that worked was the Desmond DLVC-50 Lever Clamp (seen above). Its tensioning lever does not extend past the base of the clamp meaning that it can sit flat on top of the Glidecam. Its "skeleton" design saves weight and the hole in its lever makes it easy to tighten and release even with the camera in place. I adjusted the clamp with the included Allen wrench so that it provides the optimal tension when used with my Kirk L-brackets and the setup worked well – but not perfectly.
I'm a huge battery grip fan and both my cameras have L-brackets designed for use with the battery grip. And while using a battery grip with the Glidecam works, it's trickier getting everything balanced when the weight of your camera and lens sits that much higher off the stabilizer's base. Therefore, I bought a universal QR plate for the times I wanted to use the Glidecam with a battery grip-free camera. Unfortunately, the plate proved very slightly narrower than the Arca-style plates on the Kirk L-brackets, meaning that the plate would slide back and forth in the clamp when tightened.
To prevent this, I could of course adjust the clamp so that it was properly calibrated for the new plate. However, I wanted to leave the clamp's adjustment as-is just in case I wanted to use it with a DSLR with the battery grip attached (for times when extra battery power trumps ease of stabilization). I considered returning the plate and getting one from another manufacturer in the hopes that the new plate would fit better. But then I had an idea...
The Fix
Gaffer tape.
Or in this case, technically speaking, spike tape (a narrow width gaffer tape). I cut the gaffer tape so that it would fit along the lower half of the groove where the QR clamp should come into contact with the plate. Two small strips (one on each side) was all it took to provide the perfect amount of friction between the plate and the clamp. If I had needed an even smaller adjustment, could have used gaffer's tape only on one side of the plate.
Will this solution work forever? Probably not. With enough use, the tape would likely wear down enough to warrant replacement. However, my guess is that because the tape is consistently being squished against the plate via the clamp, it'll stay in place relatively well. It should only experience wear during the mounting and unmounting of the camera, thereby leading to a relatively long lifespan for the fix.
In the end, a $12.50 plate and a few cents of spike tape worked just as well for my needs as buying a comparable Kirk-branded, $50.00 plate. Gaffer's tape never ceases to amaze me when it comes to its usefulness in photography.
Post Date: 11/23/2015 8:45:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PNY 128GB Elite Performance UHS-1 SDXC 95MB/sec Memory Card
B&H has the PNY 128GB Elite Performance UHS-1 SDXC 95MB/sec Memory Card available for $39.99 with free shipping. Regularly $63.49.
Product Highlights
  • 128GB Capacity
  • Class 10 / UHS-1
  • Max. Read Speed: up to 95 MB/s
  • Water / Shock / Magnet Proof
  • Temperature Extremes
  • Built-in Write-Protect Switch
Canon EOS Rebel T4
The Canon Store has a couple of very inexpensive refurbished Rebel T5 Kits that would provide an excellent introduction to photography for a loved one this holiday season.
Refurb. Rebel T5 Kits
Canon EOS Rebel T5 with 18-55 IS II - $199.99 (Reg. $439.99)
Canon EOS Rebel T5 with 18-55 IS II & 75-300 III - $219.98 (Reg. $599.98)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/23/2015 5:40:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, November 22, 2015
B&H has the Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera available for $429.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $679.00.
Product Highlights
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • Full Manual Control
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2015 8:03:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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