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 Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Update: B&H and Adorama have already raised their prices. Amazon prices remain pre-MAP adjustment at this moment. Act fast! (thanks Andrew)
Canon will begin cracking down on minimum advertised pricing (MAP) starting tomorrow, Nov 1. The retail prices for several DSLR cameras as well as some lenses will be changing significantly. If you plan on buying a DSLR camera in the near future, I suggest buying it now.
Some of the cameras/lenses that will see changes in their base price (rebates not included):
Canon EOS 5D Mark III - $3,194.00 going to $3,499.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Kit - $3,949.00 going to $4,299.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II - $2,099.00 going to $2,199.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Kit - $2,899 going to $2,999.00
Canon EOS 7D - $1,457.00 going to $1,499.00
Canon EOS 7D and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit - $1,699.00 going to $1,899.00
Canon EOS 7D and EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Kit - $1,620.00 going to $1,799.00
Canon EOS 60D - $956.00 going to $999.00
Canon EOS 60D and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit - $1,199.00 going to $1,299.00
Canon EOS Rebel T4i - $739.00 going to $849.00
Canon EOS Rebel T4i and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - $1,059.00 going to $1,149.00
Canon EOS Rebel T4i and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Kit - $812.00 going to $899.00
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS - $969.00 going to 1,149.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT - $607.00 going to $629.99
If you want to purchase Canon equipment in the near future, and the item you are interested in is not listed above, just go to B&H and compare its base price to the base price listed on If there is a variance in price, it would be wise to purchase now.
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Post Date: 10/31/2012 2:14:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via Canon-authorized datavis_sales) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera for $2,799.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,994.00.
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Post Date: 10/31/2012 11:07:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Corel:
Corel Introduces Painter™ Lite for Aspiring Digital Artists
Simplified Painting App Unlocks an Affordable Way to Become a Digital Artist
Ottawa, ON—October 30, 2012
Corel today announced Painter Lite, a powerful painting app designed specifically for aspiring digital artists. Based on Corel® Painter™, the original natural-media software, Painter™ Lite gives digital art enthusiasts an affordable way to experience realistic digital painting. With a wide range of brushes including acrylics, markers, impasto and special effects, Painter Lite opens up a world of creativity for anyone looking to pursue an interest or future career in digital art.
"We often hear from today's aspiring artists that they're looking for a way to dive into the world of digital art but don't know which tools they need to get started. With Painter Lite, we're not only offering a seamless and natural transition from canvas to computer, but we're also providing a simple and affordable entry point for anyone to experiment with different techniques and mediums," said Andy Church, Senior Product Manager for Corel Painter.
Building on 20 Years of Digital Art Software Experience
As digital art software leaders, Painter Lite integrates high quality painting and drawing tools with a simple interface for up and coming professionals to experiment and grow their skills. Painter Lite delivers one of the most realistic digital art experiences featuring:

  • Wide range of brush categories from digital watercolor, oil brushes and air brushes to pencils, pens, sponges, chalk, pastels and crayons
  • Trendy tools and effects like blenders, palette knives, kaleidoscope painting and mirror painting to inspire creativity
  • Easy-to-use interface and navigation with built-in help
  • Ability to pair with a digital art pen and tablet to experience pressure sensitive brush control that behaves like traditional art tools
  • Most comprehensive entry-level digital art software for Mac and Windows with progressive drawing tools and lifelike natural-media brushes

From Aspiring Artist to Painter Master
"Painter Lite is a great starting point for those with an interest in art or desire to become a full-time artist," said Greg Newman, Corel's newest Painter Master. "People can experiment with a wide range of brushes and methods that can be built upon in the full, professional version of Corel Painter."
Availability and Pricing
Corel Painter Lite is available now for Windows and Mac in English markets worldwide. North American pricing is $69 (USD & CAD). The Mac version can be purchased from the Mac Apple Store and the Windows version can be purchased from Corel's website at
B&H carries Corel Products.

Category: Corel News
Post Date: 10/31/2012 7:37:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Camera for only $384.95 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95 new.
The Refurbished Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera & 18-55mm G VR DX AF-S Zoom Lens Kit is also available for $439.95 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
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Post Date: 10/31/2012 7:11:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Our hearts and prayers are with those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy. The impact that an extremely destructive natural event can have on life and property is hard to imagine. Take courage - Don't lose hope.
The downtown Manhattan offices of B&H and Adorama are closed at this time, but their websites remain open.
Post Date: 10/30/2012 10:21:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens currently in stock. Act now as these have been disappearing fast!
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Post Date: 10/30/2012 5:54:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Google Nexus 10
Yesterday, Google announced three new products: the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (32GB), and Nexus 10.
Probably the most intriguing part of this announcement (to photographers, at least) is the Nexus 10, a 10in tablet running Google's latest operating system, Android 4.2 Jellybean. So why is another 10in tablet such good news for photographers? In short, it comes down to resolution and pixels-per-inch. The Nexus 10's display will have a resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 320ppi--and that even bests the current Retina display on Apple devices. At 320ppi, the pixel density approximately matches that of standard photographic prints. Therefore, the Google Nexus 10 promises to be one of the best devices ever made to share one's photography in stunning detail with friends, family, and clients.
From Google:
Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes
October 29, 2012
People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day. Nexus—Google’s hardware line for Android devices—gets rid of the hassle. Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go, whatever device you’re using: photos, emails, contacts, bookmarks, even your entertainment on Google Play.
Today, we’re excited to announce three great new Nexus devices … in small, medium and large. And they all run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean—which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.
Nexus 4 with Google Now and Photo Sphere
Nexus 4 is our latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor which means it's super fast, a crisp 4.7" (320 ppi) display that's perfect for looking at photos and watching YouTube, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. While Nexus 4 is incredibly powerful under the hood, it also features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2—the simplest and smartest version of Android yet. Starting with the camera, we've reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture images that are literally larger than life. Snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you can share on Google+ with friends and family—or you can add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.
Android 4.2 brings other great goodies like Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard—it makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler. Android 4.2 also adds support for wireless display so you can wirelessly watch movies, YouTube videos and play games right on your Miracast-compatible HDTV.
Learn more about all of the new features of Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, here.
Google Now—even more useful
We designed Google Now to make life simpler by giving you the right information at just the right time in easy to read cards, before you even ask. And the feedback has been awesome. So today we’re adding more cards that we hope you’ll find useful. Flight information, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations and shipping details—how often have you found yourself wading through your email to get this information at the last moment? So next time you book a table for dinner, you’ll get a reminder with all the details without ever having to lift a finger. You’ll also get cards for nearby attractions, interesting photo spots, movies times at nearby theaters or concerts by your favorite artists.
Nexus 7: Thin, light and now even more portable
Nexus 7 brings you the best of Google–YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Maps–and all the great content from Google Play in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. To give you more room for all that great content you can now get Nexus 7 with 16GB ($199) or 32GB ($249) of storage. But we also wanted to make this highly portable tablet even more mobile. So we added HSPA+ mobile data. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile ($299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.
Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable
Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines. We wanted to build a premium entertainment device, so we partnered with Samsung to do just that. Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet with a 10.055" display at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that's over 4 million pixels right in your hands. It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With a set of front-facing stereo speakers, you can watch movies right from your Nexus 10 and they simply sound awesome. But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it's the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff -- email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.
Google Play: More entertainment, more countries
We’ve recently added a ton of great new entertainment to Google Play, such as movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox. Earlier this year we expanded our service beyond movie rentals and now you can purchase movies and build a library of your favorites in Google Play. Today we’re bringing movie purchasing to more countries - Canada, the U.K., France, Spain and Australia.
We’re also excited to announce two new partnerships. We’re now working with Time, Inc. to bring you even more magazines like InStyle, PEOPLE, TIME and others. And we’ve partnered with Warner Music Group who will be adding their full music catalog with new songs coming each day. We’re now working with all of the major record labels globally, and all the major U.S. magazine publishers, as well as many independent labels, artists and publishers.
On November 13, we're bringing music on Google Play to Europe. Those of you in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to purchase music from the Google Play store and add up to 20,000 songs—for free—from your existing collection to the cloud for streaming to your Android devices or web browser. We’re also launching our new matching feature to streamline the process of uploading your personal music to Google Play. We’ll scan your music collection and any song we match against the Google Play catalog will be automatically added to your online library without needing to upload it, saving you time. This will be available in Europe at launch on November 13 and is coming to the U.S. soon after. This will all be for free—free storage of your music, free matching, free syncing across your devices and free listening.
Great value
We’ve always focused on building great devices at great value. And we think today’s devices offer the very best that money can buy. Here are more details on when and where you can pick up your next Nexus device:

  • Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
  • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
  • Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
  • Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. You'll also be able to purchase the 32GB version in more than 2,000 Walmart stores in the U.S.

A Nexus device is much more than simply a phone or tablet. It’s your connection to the best of Google—all of your stuff and entertainment, everywhere you go with no hassle. Now you have three new Nexus devices, a new improved version of Jelly Bean and more entertainment than ever before—all available on Google Play. The playground is open.
B&H carries Google Nexus tablets.

Post Date: 10/30/2012 12:57:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 29, 2012
Instead of extending the previous Summer Rebate, Canon has initiated an even better Fall 2012 Lens and Speedlite Rebate program running from October 28 - December 1, 2012. Several lenses omitted from the previous rebate are now included, and the rebate amounts for several lenses are actually higher! One very good deal in particular is the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens - now only $149.00 after rebate!
Canon also initiated new DSLR camera rebates (listed below lens and speedlite table).
Here are the new lens and speedlite rebates:
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$180.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Buy$80.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$400.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$250.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$250.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$180.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$15.00
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy$30.00
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$180.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy$70.00
Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy$70.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Buy$60.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Buy$45.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Buy$15.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Buy$80.00
Canon Ring Lite MR-14EX Buy$50.00

And here are the new (and on-going*) Canon DSLR rebates:
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Buy$400.00
Canon EOS 7D Buy$100.00 or $350.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$100.00 or $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D Buy$50.00 or $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$50.00 - $250.00

*Note: The EOS 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II rebates end November 24. The Canon EOS 7D, 60D, T3i and T3 rebates end November 21. The EOS T4i rebates end November 17.
Post Date: 10/29/2012 3:07:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has once again lowered its price on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera, now selling for just $2,994.00 (was $3,199.00).
Amazon just lowered its price for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III to $2,994.00 as well.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/29/2012 7:24:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Beach Camera has the new Canon EOS M Camera in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/29/2012 1:54:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to Canon USA, the Canon EOS M should arrive in volume at retailers this week.
The Canon EOS M was briefly in stock at Amazon (via OneCall) last week, but should become much more available across the USA this week.
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Post Date: 10/29/2012 10:34:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 10/29/2012 7:12:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
See Chuck Westfall's demonstration video of the new Canon EOS 6D's wireless connectivity and remote shooting from PhotoPlus last week.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/29/2012 6:52:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens available for $92.00 with free shipping. Compare at $110.00.
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Post Date: 10/29/2012 6:23:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 28, 2012
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