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 Saturday, October 10, 2015
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens
Have you been thinking about getting a longer focal length lens? If so, eBay and BuyDig have a deal for you.
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens (for Canon, Nikon or Sony) as a Daily Deal for only $849 (regularly $1,069 before $70.00 mail-in rebate).
It appears that the "USA Warranty" eBay deal would also qualify for the rebate, making the final price only $779.
Post Date: 10/10/2015 8:41:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS Rebel T6i Kit
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T6i Kit with PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for an in-cart price of $799.00 with free expedited shipping after $350.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $1,149.00 after $100.00 instant savings.
Bundle Includes
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets
  • Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag, Slate Gray
Note: All bundled items and reduced pricing will be shown in-cart.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/10/2015 7:34:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 9, 2015
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From Adobe:
Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1 are now available through the Help-> Check for Updates menu item inside Lightroom.
This update provides a performance fix related to Import and also fixes crashing bugs identifying in the Lightroom CC 2015.2 / Lightroom 6.2 release.
Installation Instructions
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
Direct download links: Mac | Win
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/9/2015 11:32:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Huge Bull Moose, Katmai National Park, Alaska
With Alaska being such a massive state, it is only fitting that many of the Alaskan animals are also large. This huge bull moose looked very impressive walking down off of the mountain, initially with only its antlers rising above the trees.
Know what our bear guides were most afraid of? Moose. We spent days sitting among brown bears, some weighing well north of 1,000 lbs, with nothing more than minor issues, but a huge bull moose walking down off the mountain directly toward us definitely got the guide's attention. To reduce the drama, I should also say that part of the attention grab was because the sighting was so unusual in this location – this was the only land mammal other than brown bears that I saw in coastal Katmai National Park.
While moose were not my primary photography target at the time, I consider myself an opportunist and didn't hesitate to turn the camera from the bears when this bull showed up.
The moose was walking at a steady-but-leisurely pace and I could easily fill the camera buffer whenever I chose to, but that would have given me too many images that were similar to each other. Instead, I timed the frame captures with body positions that I thought would make a good composition with an eye also on the background. The body position I often chose had the far front leg in a forward position.
While I did not hold the shutter release down, I did shoot more images than I thought I needed. Aside from having insurance shots, I was trying to use a marginally long shutter speed, allowing a lower ISO setting to be used for less noise. Though a handful of my images were slightly blurred, the tactic proved to be a good one as I still ended up with many good images.
When the bull moose came to the edge of the high tidal stream bank, it proceeded to smoothly drop right over the edge. I caught that action nicely and might share it later, as soon as I get over being slightly bothered by the antler covering the eye. What I didn't correctly anticipate was the speed of the moose's decent and the base image for this shot, the one with the far lead leg in the air and sand flying, became cropped slightly too tightly on the bottom of the frame. Capturing some quick additional shots with different framing allowed me to create a panorama in post, correcting the tight crop and resulting in a 76-megapixel image.
With that much resolution available, cropping into the bull moose much more tightly remains an option, but I like seeing the environment the moose was in and especially like the fall-colored fireweed in the background.
What do you think? Should I have cropped this image tighter?
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, 500px and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Post Date: 10/9/2015 9:24:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From the Canon Europe YouTube Channel:
Discover how photographer Timm Schneider brought the city of Stockholm, Sweden to life with two eyeballs and a Canon camera. Come and see.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/9/2015 9:24:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Kenko Tokina Acquires Filter Maker Formatt-Hitech
From Amateur Photographer:
"Filter giant Kenko Tokina has snapped up Wales-based filter maker Formatt-Hitech in a move designed to expand Hitech's production of Firecrest ND filters for cinema.
Formatt-Hitech, which is based in Aberdare, said it will continue to produce filters in the UK as an independent subsidiary of Kenko Tokina.
In a statement, Formatt-Hitech explained that its Firecrest filters have been on ‘backorder’ with most dealers throughout 2015.
‘The acquisition provides Formatt-Hitech with the financial stability to produce Firecrest in the volumes demanded by the market…
‘Kenko Tokina’s acquisition immediately rectifies the situation and it is expected that the backlog of Firecrest filters will be produced before the holiday season.’"
Read the entire article on
B&H carries Formatt-Hitech products.
Post Date: 10/9/2015 7:19:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
eBay (via - 98.2% Positive feedback) has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens (review) available for $79.00 with free shipping. Compare at $125.00.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/9/2015 6:57:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto PIXI EVO Mini Tripods
From Manfrotto:
Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, launches the new PIXI EVO, the brand new mini tripod to join the PIXI family. Enthusiast and hobbyist photographers who are deeply engaged in their passion and are looking for a lightweight portable solution will ?nd in this tripod an extremely versatile, sturdy support for larger lenses. PIXI EVO perfectly ?ts their needs thanks to a rich feature set that provides ?exibility of use, robustness and great variety of framing.
Flexibility of Use
PIXI EVO tripod boasts 2 different leg angles with a sliding selector, enabling users to shoot ground level images. Indeed another great innovation is its two-section legs, adjustable in 5 different steps adapting to non-level surface the footprint. Passionate photographers can now take their low light, landscape and architecture pictures with the maximum stability.
Variety of Framing and Robustness
With PIXI EVO photographers can set their inspiration free thanks to the alternative to shoot also in portrait mode, allowing the camera to tilt to 90° to capture incredible images, while ensuring great stability and precision for accurate pictures.
Moreover, PIXI EVO supports a wide range of devices up to 2.5Kg/5.5lbs. So, photographers can easily use longer and larger lenses for their shoots. However, it remains extremely lightweight thanks to its Adapto and aluminium construction and can be easily carried anywhere without ever feeling cumbersome.
PIXI EVO is yet another example of the careful attention Manfrotto pays to photographers’ needs, always looking to provide them with reliable, high-quality tools to support their passion.
Available in three colours: black, white and red-anthracite.
B&H has the Manfrotto PIXI EVO Mini Tripods available for preorder.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 10/9/2015 6:30:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Eyefi:
Pioneer of digital camera connectivity through its award-winning WiFi SD product line delivers first and only app for instant photo and video transfer from virtually any digital camera; photographers now have an integrated cloud photo-management solution for all their cameras.
Mountain View, Calif. – October 8, 2015 – Eyefi, the global leader in digital photo-management apps and services, just made it possible for photographers to choose a single app and cloud service to manage all the photos and videos they shoot on every single camera they own. Now that Eyefi supports the latest WiFi cameras from the leading manufacturers, there’s no need for photographers to use a mix of camera-specific apps to transfer photos to a computer. Instead, Eyefi’s smart apps automatically download photos from any device and push them to Eyefi Cloud, where they are consolidated and organized with all their other photos and videos — for viewing, editing and sharing.
“Eyefi is the only photo-management solution that works from the moment of capture, automatically transferring and organizing all photos into a unified and organized collection, regardless of which camera they originated,” said Matt DiMaria, Eyefi CEO. “For the first time, photographers now have a single app and cloud service that elegantly manages what they shoot on every camera they use. With Eyefi Cloud as their media hub, photographers can spend more time taking and enjoying photos, and zero time messing with cables and a patchwork quilt of desktop and mobile apps.”
Expanded WiFi camera connectivity for Canon, Casio and Nikon
Original-resolution photos —and now, videos— shot with any of the 50+ WiFi cameras supported by Eyefi are instantly transferred from the camera to a smartphone, tablet or desktop, and then to Eyefi Cloud, Eyefi’s advanced photo-management solution. Eyefi Cloud automatically analyzes, tags, organizes and displays them alongside images captured with all the photographer’s other cameras, including DLSR cameras equipped with an award-winning Eyefi Mobi WiFi SD card, smartphones, and tablets.
Eyefi Cloud now supports video as well as images
Until now, many photographers have had to manage their videos separately from their photos. With support for video now included, Eyefi Cloud makes it possible to see photos and videos on the same timeline, and create vivid stories that combine stills and motion. Videos are automatically synced and secured in the cloud, and made available for streaming to all connected smartphones, tablets and computers.
Eyefi: the only integrated photo-management solution for photographers
Eyefi has deep roots in the photography sector, where its award-winning Mobi Pro WiFi SD cards have led the market by providing cable-free transfer of images to a smartphone or tablet. Eyefi Cloud gives photographers a powerful platform to manage and safeguard all their photos and videos:
  • Wireless photo transfer from any digital camera or smartphone. Eyefi’s smartphone and tablet apps automatically transfer new images and videos captured using any device, including digital cameras equipped with an Eyefi Mobi card, smartphones and tablets, or the latest generation of WiFi-enabled digital cameras. With Eyefi, photographers never have to connect their cameras to their computers.
  • One unified and intelligently organized photo collection. Images from every device (even photos stored on a computer) are consolidated into one collection in the cloud, organized by date and time, and always available. Advanced image analysis automatically classifies and indexes photos by location, device, lens, aperture, speed or any of 10 categories and 80 sub-categories — making it easy to find, enjoy, edit or share images, no matter where you are.
  • Automatic backup to both the cloud and to any local device. The best of both worlds: combined cloud and desktop storage. Eyefi gives photographers complete control over how and where they store and archive their photos. Eyefi desktop apps can be configured to automatically archive locally (for example on network storage) any new image transferred to Eyefi Cloud from an Eyefi mobile app. Users control where their original images are stored: on the WiFi SD card in their camera, on their mobile device, in the cloud, and on their desktop — eliminating any possibility of an image being lost or damaged.
  • Every photo, accessible from any device. Eyefi Cloud optimizes presentation of high-resolution images for each device, ensuring fast display and minimizing local storage requirements. Images on smartphones and tablets are stored in a local, synchronized database that can be viewed even when the device is “airplane mode.” At last, the photographer’s entire photo collection is available for viewing, curating, editing and sharing—anytime, anywhere.
  • Resolution is never compromised. Eyefi transfers original-resolution photos and videos from the camera to the mobile device or desktop to the cloud keeping them safe and secure and always accessible for download at anytime.
Pricing and availability
Eyefi WiFi camera connectivity is available for free to Eyefi Cloud customers. For a list of supported WiFi cameras, see Eyefi WiFi cameras. Eyefi Cloud memberships are $4.99/month for unlimited photos and up to 300 videos/month with a maximum length of 15 minutes per video. All Eyefi Mobi Pro cards include one year of Eyefi Cloud membership and are available starting at $69.99.
B&H carries Eyefi Wi-Fi Memory Cards.
Category: Eyefi News
Post Date: 10/9/2015 5:32:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5, EF-S 18-55 IS II & EF 50mm f/1.8 II Bundle
The Canon Store has a Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T5, EF-S 18-55 IS II & EF 50mm f/1.8 II Bundle for $240.78. Compare at $524 new (camera kit + 50mm f/1.8 II).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/9/2015 4:59:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 8, 2015
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Through October 31, Gitzo is offering a $50.00 mail-in rebate on the carbon fiber monopods listed below.
Monopods Eligible for $50.00 Mail-In Rebate
GM2541Series 2 Carbon 6X Monopod - 4 Section with G-Lock
GM3551Series 3 Carbon 6X Monopod - 5 Section with G-Lock
GM5541Series 5 Carbon 6X Monopod - 4 Section with G-Lock
GM5561TSeries 5 Carbon 6X Traveler Monopod - 6 Section with G-Lock
Post Date: 10/8/2015 11:50:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens
The Canon Store has special Columbus Day pricing on select refurbished gear. See below for details.
In Stock Gear with Savings
Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body2,239.20140.202,099.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II + EF-S 18-135 IS STM1,719.20270.201,449.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II1,439.20240.201,199.00
Canon EOS 6D Body1,359.20260.201,099.00
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135mm IS STM1,239.20359.21879.99
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55mm IS STM1,079.20329.21749.99
Canon EOS 7D Body959.36329.37629.99
Canon EOS 70D Body959.20229.21729.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM799.99200.00599.99
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36233.37533.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM639.99160.00479.99
Canon EOS 60D Body575.9996.00479.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM559.99210.00349.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body519.9960.00459.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1439.99110.00329.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II439.99190.00249.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99210.00349.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II199.99110.0089.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9988.0099.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9990.0069.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9960.0099.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.7921.0079.79
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash439.9940.00399.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9970.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9940.00159.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9946.0089.99
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9930.0089.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/8/2015 11:23:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $597.95 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/8/2015 11:06:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Huge Brown Bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska
Katmai National Park in Alaska has long been on my destination bucket list and I recently had the privilege of crossing off that line item. Well, that crossing off does not sound quite right as the experience was great and I would jump at the chance to go again. This destination will probably remain on my places to go list forever.
Finding the defining image for this location became a huge challenge. The problem was a good one as the gear and techniques used worked very well, yielding a huge number of images with nearly 7,000 of those being dissimilar and keeper-grade. Finding the single best of that take ... is going to take a long time. I'll pick a handful that I especially like and will share those over the next few months (hopefully not years).
With the brown bear being symbolic to Katmai National Park, it just seemed right to select an in-your-face, nothing-but-brown-bear image as the lead for my Katmai photo series.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, 500px and Facebook. Be sure to hit the "Like", "Favorite", etc. button. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Post Date: 10/8/2015 9:30:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 ZE Distagon Lens
Cosina Japan is listing the following (Nikon Mount) Zeiss lenses as discontinued:
  • Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZF
  • Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZF.2
  • Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZF
  • Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon T* ZF
  • Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T* ZF, ZF.2
  • Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZF
  • Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar T* ZF, ZF.2
  • Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZF
  • Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar T* ZF, ZF.2
With the recent announcement of Zeiss's Milvus line of lenses, it's no surprise that some of their older lenses would be discontinued. However, if the source is accurate, a few of the discontinued lenses have not been incorporated into the Milvus lineup thus far.
Can we expect to see the 18, 25 and 28mm Milvus lenses in the not-so-distant future or are those particular focal lengths falling by the wayside?
What do you think?
Most of these lenses (and their Canon equivalents) currently qualify for instant savings up to $300.00.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 10/8/2015 9:04:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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