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 Monday, April 20, 2015
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,499.00 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This appears to be a grey market item. As such, it would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty. For warranty questions, please contact the seller.
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Post Date: 4/20/2015 12:20:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Professional Services Logo
From Canon Professional Services:
 
Canon France, in association with Images Evidence, has announced that the 15th annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is open until 22 May 2015 for submissions from female photojournalists of any age and nationality.
 
Once again, the award is supported by Elle magazine and Canon France will grant the winning female photojournalist €8,000 to help her to continue and complete a photojournalistic project on a social, economic, political or cultural subject.
 
A jury made up of photography and press professionals will select the winner in June. Applicants will be judged by both the presentation of their project and their previous work. Among the selection criteria are the quality of the photographs, as well as the journalistic thoughts and relevance of the chosen subject.
 
The Award will be presented to the winner at the Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, during the professional week from 31 August – 6 September 2015. The winner will produce an ongoing one year project which will lead to an exhibition or showing at the Festival in 2016.
 
An exhibition of the work of the 2014 award winner – French photojournalist Viviane Dalles (Signatures) – seen above – showing images from her project on teenage mothers in the North of France will feature as part of the exhibition programme of the 2015 Visa pour l’Image festival.
 
The other previous winners of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award were:
 
  • 2014 – Viviane Dalles
  • 2013 – Mary F. Calvert
  • 2012 – Sarah Caron
  • 2011 – Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • 2010 – Martina Bacigalupo
  • 2009 – Justyna Mielnikiewicz
  • 2008 – Brenda Anne Kenneally
  • 2007 – Axelle de Russé
  • 2006 – Veronique de Viguerie
  • 2005 – Claudia Guadarrama
  • 2004 – Kristen Ashburn
  • 2003 – Ami Vitale
  • 2002 – Sophia Evans
  • 2001 – Magali Delporte
To find out more about the 2014 Canon Female Photojournalist Award and download the rules and an application form to enter, please click here.
 
Please note: the final deadline for entries is 22 May 2015.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/20/2015 8:22:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photographing Flowering Trees
It is early spring here in the northern hemisphere and flowering trees, if not already in full bloom, will be so very soon.
 
While the spring flowering trees are incredibly beautiful, I find them a challenge to compose into an image I like. Part of the problem is that, when the trees flower, most other trees remain leaf-less and low in their color-rating. Lack of leaves reveal highly detracting power lines in many of the landscapes where these trees are planted. This leaves sky, green grass and man-made objects to provide the other good colors to compose with.
 
So, how does one create a good photo of this subject? A solution that often works well is to fill the frame with only the flowering tree or trees. In this case, I found a very large, densely-flowered tree, moved back to create a compressed perspective and zoomed in to frame only the flowers with a narrow aperture keeping the entire frame remaining in focus. The result is a pattern of complexity that fills the frame. I positioned the larger limbs visible in the picture so that their lines lead the viewer's eye into the frame. The bright color of the flowers becomes the predominant color of the final image.
 
Working with the same concept of filling the frame with the color of the tree, a close perspective with a wide aperture can be used to blur the background flowers as illustrated here.
 
If working with a wider angle focal length, the background is more likely to become part of the image. In this case, consider getting above the tree to use the often-bright-green spring grass as the background. Bright green often complements the color of the tree(s). Another advantage that getting higher sometimes affords is a better angle on the flowers in the image. Dogwood tree flowers, as illustrated in the just-referenced image, typically face upward. Looking downward from a ladder allowed me to see the full flower being isolated with shallow depth of field.
 
Incorporating flowering trees into portrait images is a strategy loved by many. My advice is to make sure that the tree colors do not steel the viewer's focus from the primary subject, your person. Using the fill-the-frame and blur-the-background strategies again work well for portraits. Use a telephoto focal length and wide aperture to isolate the subject against a completely blurred background of flowers.
 
Winter is past and the winter-like landscape is about to awaken, bursting into vibrant color. Go capture it!
Post Date: 4/20/2015 7:54:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Photoflex Back in Business?
Earlier this month the Photoflex announced they were closing their doors after 30 years in the photography industry. An update on the lighting manufacturer's homepage indicates they are actively working on a deal to keep the brand alive.
 
Their bold "Buy with Confidence" statement is reassuring; it seems as if Photoflex is confident in likelihood of a deal.
Category: Photoflex News
Post Date: 4/20/2015 6:57:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (review) available for $459.00 shipped
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/20/2015 6:15:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Fire HD 7 Android Tablet
Amazon is featuring the Amazon Fire HD 7 Android Tablet as a Gold Box Deal of the Day and the tablet is available for $79.00. Regularly $139.00.
Post Date: 4/20/2015 6:08:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Kata Lite-441 DL Shoulder Bag
For a limited time, B&H has the Kata Lite-441 DL Shoulder Bag available for $18.99 with free shipping. Regularly $54.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Pro DSLR System/2-3 Lenses, Flash
  • Holds Camcorder / Accessories
  • Adjustable Elasto-Guard Shoulder Strap
  • Rear Zipper Pocket/Belt Loop,Top Handle
  • Organizer Pocket Inside Lid
  • 100% Nylon / 75% Ripstop
  • Easy Dual Zippered Top Flap
  • Padded, Movable Dividers / Rain Cover
  • Yellow Interior/Easy Gear Identification
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/20/2015 5:48:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, April 19, 2015
Fujifilm 32GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (45 MB/s)
For a limited time, B&H has the Fujifilm 32GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (45 MB/s) available for $12.95 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
Post Date: 4/19/2015 8:18:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
The Canon Store is featuring select refurbished DSLR cameras, lenses and flashes anywhere from 10-50% off. See below for details.
 
In Stock Gear on Sale
 
Refurbished Item Orig Price Savings Sale Price
Canon EOS 6D Body 1,359.20 135.92 1,223.28
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135mm IS STM 1,239.20 309.80 929.40
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55mm IS STM 1,079.20 269.80 809.40
Canon EOS 7D Body 959.36 287.81 671.55
Canon EOS 70D Body 959.20 191.84 767.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM 839.20 199.21 639.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM 679.99 168.00 511.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM 599.99 236.00 363.99
Canon EOS 60D Body 575.99 115.20 460.79
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body 559.99 92.00 467.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS 479.99 144.00 335.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 439.99 132.00 307.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II 439.99 132.00 307.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS 359.99 108.00 251.99
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM799.99164.00635.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9958.00129.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9980.0079.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99168.00391.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II199.9990.00109.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9940.00199.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9950.00149.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/19/2015 7:04:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 17, 2015
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via ElectronicsValley - 98.1% Positive Feedback) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,149.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,399.00 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2015 1:17:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
RedRock Micro Wirless Focus Control with Halo
From Redrock Micro:
 
Ability to track and focus on any subject with tap-to-focus ease wins four best of show awards at NAB introductions
 
Hollywood, CA and Dallas, TX - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional cinema accessories, today announced Halo, a system for video production that solves the challenge of accurate focus control by dynamically mapping and tracking subjects, and providing an easy to use interface for manually selecting or automatically tracking subjects for focus.
 

Introduced at NAB 2015, Halo was quickly recognized for its potential to shift the industry, creating intense buzz and earning three Best of Show awards.
 
Focus re-designed from the ground up
Incorporating the same technology cars use for collision detection and avoidance, the Halo Explorer creates a real-time scene map, combining pinpoint accuracy with up to 180 degrees of view. Artificial intelligence precisely identifies all your subjects (people and objects) and tracks their distance and location in real-time. The beautifully crafted user interface shows birds-eye view of all subjects, and enables anyone to tap-to-focus, or drag to follow focus with visual audible and haptic feedback. Halo becomes the technician, handling the intricacies of focus so operators can concentrate on the creative performance.
 
We often refer to this as our Avatar product, says James Hurd, Chief Revolutionary at Redrock Micro. We had to wait five years for technology to catch up so we could deliver a something that solves focus and does it cost-effectively. This quote references Director James Cameron's famous quip that he waited 10 years for technology to evolve before he was able to shoot the groundbreaking feature film Avatar.
 
Designed for today's production environments and creative shots
Production never has time for long setups, extra gear, or constant tweaking. The Halo Explorer is small and lightweight, and lives on your camera. There is virtually no setup or configuration, just power on, and you?re ready to go. Halo also performs brilliantly in a wide range of situations: total darkness or bright light (even heavy backlight), with or without human faces. Halo components can be moved between the camera and your remote AC, wherever it makes the most sense. A light footprint and wide range of usability use make Halo intensely practical.
 
A valuable tool for a crew of one or a crew of one hundred

Productions at any level can benefit from Halo. High-end productions can use Halo for precise reference and focus assist. Solo operators can use Halo for completely autonomous focus tracking. Any amount of assistance or automation is your choice. Whatever your camera and lens, and whatever your level of expertise for focus control, Halo is incredibly effective, easy to use and understand, and profoundly affordable.
 
B&H carries Redrock Micro products.
Post Date: 4/17/2015 9:40:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G DX ED VR Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G DX ED VR Lens (White Box) available for $264.00. Compare at $496.95 retail.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market. Grey market items do not qualify for Nikon USA warranty or service.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/17/2015 8:59:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon irista Front Page
From Canon:
 
Canon's irista continues to evolve and we’d like to share that from today you can enjoy the following new features:
 
  • Google+ integration – as requested by many of you. You can now share directly to your Google+ account and import your Google+ photos.
  • Performance enhancements – various improvements were made to the speed of browsing your photos and use of all features. Also the desktop uploader got updated with enhancements.
Try it all out! Don’t wait any longer and go to irista.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon irista
Post Date: 4/17/2015 8:49:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens (review) available for $177.71 with free shipping. Compare at $299.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2015 8:14:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the ExpoImaging YouTube Channel:
 
Erik Valind demonstrates how to overcome on-location lighting problems by using on-camera flash, Rogue FlashBender 2s, and Rogue Gels.
 
B&H carries ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender products.
Post Date: 4/17/2015 7:01:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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