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 Monday, May 2, 2016
B&H has a shipment of Canon EOS 1D X DSLRs in its warehouse and is in the early stages of shipping preorders. Because of the long hiatus, preorders may take a few days to ship.
 
Note that the free 64GB CFast 2.0 memory card and reader deal ($300.00 value) was scheduled to end once the camera came into stock. B&H has yet to change the camera's stock status, so there's still time to take advantage of the great bundle deal.
 
Update: Adorama has the 1D X II Premium Kit (with free memory card) listed as in stock.
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 6:03:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
As we originally reported on Friday, Canon's CarePAK Plus program is returning today. Unfortunately, the EOS 80D that we speculated might be covered in the new program did not make the eligibility list. The new program runs from May 1, 2016 through July 30, 2016. See below for full details.
 
From Canon USA:
 
Canon CarePAK Plus Special Free Promotion Turns ‘Whoops’ Into Whoopie!
 
Accidents happen all the time. One minute you’re embracing your creativity and capturing amazing photos and the next minute you’re staring down at what’s left of your Canon camera after its been dropped off a cliff, smashed by an overeager toddler, knocked off the picnic table and into the pool, or had an extra-large latte (no whip) spilled all over its LCD screen. Talk about a creativity buzz kill.
 
Canon U.S.A., Inc. wants you focused on taking great photos, not on worrying how much it will cost to get your camera repaired. Beginning May 1, 2016 and running through July 30, 2016, Canon U.S.A. is offering a complimentary CarePAK Plus Protection Plan good for a 13-month period from time of purchase, when you purchase an eligible camera or lens product at a Canon Authorized Dealer.
 
With Canon CarePAK Plus Protection your camera is repaired by Canon factory trained technicians using only Genuine Canon Parts. No third parties. No confusion—just the promise of protection from accidental damages, for a 13-month period— absolutely free. Any camera repaired under this promotion will receive priority service, free return shipping and support direct from Canon. And once the 13-month period is completed, Canon camera and lens owners have the opportunity to purchase an extended CarePAK Plus Plan.
 
Eligible Canon DSLR camera bodies include the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 7D Mark II. Eligible lenses include the EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 70-20mm f/2.8L IS II USM, and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. All eligible product(s) must be registered on the Canon website, www.usa.canon.com/protection within 30 days of purchase date to take advantage of this special promotion.
 
Accidents do happen— but with Canon CarePAK Plus Protection life can go right on being picture-perfect.
 
Learn more about this promotion at usa.canon.com/carepak-plus.
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 1:43:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Today only, use coupon code 50SPRING at Canvas On Demand to save 50% on your canvas print order.
 
Fine print: Campaign is valid until 05/02/16 at 11:59 PM EST. Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes the purchase of gift cards. Discount does not apply to shipping rates.
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 1:23:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Zeiss has posted a teaser image via Facebook which seems to indicate the announcement of three new lenses next week.
 
Hmm....looks intriguing, doesn't it? [Sean]
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Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 5/2/2016 11:05:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 10:29:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From B&H:
 
The second year edition bringing you inspiration, technique, and equipment for imaging of travel, wildlife, landscape and adventure photography brought to you by B&H and Lindblad Expeditions.
 
OPTIC 2016 is four days of presentations, events, live demonstrations, portfolio reviews, gallery exhibitions, cocktail parties, sunset cruises and a Central Park photo expedition along with a giant two day long trade show. Please see each day for a complete schedule of the many activities that OPTIC offers that you can choose from, to customize your experience. The main stage on day one and day two will be live streamed. All lectures will be available to view at a later time, so you can relive OPTIC and not miss a single exciting presentation!
 
All OPTIC trade show and lectures are open and free to the public, however we request each attendee register to attend either in-person, or for the Livestream (you will receive an email notification with the link at the start of the Livestream).
 
Click here to see the full 4-day schedule.
 
Keynote Speaker: Michael Kenna
 
Other Speakers:
 
Sven-Olaf LindbladGabriel Biderman
Robert Rodriquez JrMatt Hill
Brenda TharpChris Nicholson
Jay DickmanDavid Brommer
Krista RossowLance Keimig
Katrin EismannRoman Kurywczak
Erika LarsenKevin Gilbert
Flip NicklinIra Block
Ralph Lee HopkinsOmar Z Robles
Vincent VersaceClay Taylor
Charles ChesslerJohn Paul Caponigro
Ron MagilSteve Simon
Sara Cedar MillerStephen Mallon
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 9:21:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
Sometimes the ambient light is just perfect. But usually it’s not. It’s too bright. It’s too dark. It’s the middle of the day when you want a glowing sunset.
 
That's why we use flash. With flash you’re in full control. If it’s too bright you use it to overpower the sun. If it’s too dark you light up your subject. If it’s the wrong time of day you add an orange color gel and create your own sunset.
 
The trick is to make it look natural. People shouldn’t be able to notice the flash light. They should pay attention to the image, not the technique behind it.
 
In this video, commercial photographer Adam Angelides shows you how. He uses color gels to recreate warm sunlight. He uses a large and deep umbrella as fill light. He uses High Speed Sync to control the ambient light. He uses gels to create a flare. All this in under five minutes.
 
B&H carries the following products:
 
Note: For a limited time, the Profoto B1 comes with a free Profoto OCF Beauty Dish and Speedring.
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 8:25:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Gitzo:
 
From now until May 31, buy any Gitzo Center Ball Head and receive $25.00 by mail*.
 
How to Claim Your Rebate:
 
  1. Purchase a qualifying Manfrotto Distribution product between 04/01/2016 and 05/30/2016. (See list of qualifying products at: manfrotto.rebateaccess.com.)
  2. Go to manfrotto.rebateaccess.com to claim your rebate by entering offer number 68021. In order to obtain a rebate, visit manfrotto.rebateaccess.com and enter the offer number shown above. You will then complete your rebate registration form online. You must have internet access, a valid email address and a printer in order to register your rebate.
Meet The Center Ball Head Family
 
ProductWeightLoad
Capacity
Center Ball Head Series 1 Quick Release D1.1 lbs30 lbs
Center Ball Head Series 1 Traveler Quick Release D0.86 lbs24 lbs
Center Ball Head Series 3 Quick Release1.7 lbs39 lbs

*Valid on items purchased between Apr. 1 and May 31, 2016. Rebate requests must be postmarked by Jun. 30, 2016.
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 5:58:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for a CN-E 30-160mm f/2.8 LS lens designed for Super 35 sensors.
 
Description of the patent literature
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-57387
  • Published 2016.4.21
  • Filing date 2014.9.8
  • Zoom ratio 5.00
  • Focal length 32.00 100.00 160.00
  • F-number 2.70 2.70 3.00
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 24.82 8.42 5.28
  • Image height 14.80
  • Overall length of the lens 271.71
  • BF 45.83
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Post Date: 5/2/2016 5:16:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, May 1, 2016
The Canon Store has a wide selection refurbished DSLR cameras, lenses and flashes currently marked down 15% or more.
 
In addition to some heavy discounts on the DSLR side, the refurbished EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM is drastically reduced again.
 
In Stock Reduced Refurbished Gear
 
Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5DS R Body3,119.20120.202,999.00
Canon EOS 5Ds Body2,959.20160.202,799.00
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135 IS STM1,239.20359.21879.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6s + 18-135 IS STM, 55-250 IS STM1,199.19319.20879.99
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55 IS STM1,079.20349.21729.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6s + EF-S 18-135 IS STM959.20159.21799.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + 18-55 IS STM, 75-300 III USM907.98318.00589.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM799.99170.00629.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM719.99170.00549.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + 18-55 IS STM, 75-300 III719.98390.00329.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM639.99160.00479.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + 18-55 IS II & 75-300 III USM627.98368.00259.98
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + 18-55 IS II & 75-300 III599.98350.00249.98
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM559.99260.00299.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body519.9940.00479.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II439.99220.00219.99
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.9978.00441.99
Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM639.9970.00569.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM439.9966.00373.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.9960.00339.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.9984.00475.99
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.9957.60326.39
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS199.9930.00169.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM239.99110.00129.99
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99150.00369.99
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-S 24mm f/2.8 STM119.9918.00101.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM1,159.20173.88985.32
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9970.00249.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM100.7911.0089.79
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM335.9946.00289.99
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT439.9960.00379.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9970.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9940.00159.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9956.0079.99
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9930.0089.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + 18-55 IS STM, 55-250 IS STM959.98330.00629.98
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Post Date: 5/1/2016 7:34:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 29, 2016
Canon's CarePAK PLUS promotion – with protection from kids, pets, and life including accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and other unforeseen events – is coming back. The new promotion period will run from May 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016.
 
How do we know the promotion is coming? Yesterday Canon USA released a CarePAK PLUS promo video on their YouTube channel with the dates "05/01/16 - 07/31/2016" appearing at the end of it. However, after originally embedding that video into this post, its permission level was suddenly set to Private (and therefore unviewable).
 
So which products will be eligible for the CarePAK PLUS coverage? Well, we're not 100% sure yet (the marketing representative I spoke to at Canon did not have that information yet). Below you'll find the cameras and lenses which qualified for the previous CarePAK PLUS program, and it's probably a safe bet that they'll be covered in the new program as well. We assume the EOS-1D X Mark II and 80D will also be included in this promotion, but that's just speculation for now.
 
Previously Eligible Camera Bodies/Kits
 
Previously Eligible Lenses
 
In addition, lenses included with eligible body were covered. For example, if a customer purchased the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens kit, the lens will was covered since it is included in the box with the body (also known as a “hard bundle”).
 
For more information, check out Canon USA's CarePAK PLUS Promo page.
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Post Date: 4/29/2016 2:22:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Aspen trees do not all change color at the same time in the fall. This can be good or bad news. Good is that there is some flexibility in the timing of fall photo trips to aspen areas. Potentially bad is that there will likely be green or bare aspen trees in your targeted area.
 
In addition to leaf color, sky cover is a concern for aspen tree photography. While blue skies are beautiful, I much prefer to have photogenic clouds decorating a blue sky (with abundant amounts of sunshine coming through). My reasoning for this preference is probably obvious for images that include those clouds and the sky. But, clouds cast shadows and shadows can greatly contribute to imagery.
 
On the return hike from Crater Lake on this day, clouds blocked the sun just enough to shade Sievers Mountain while the foreground aspen trees glowed brightly in the sunlight. In the mid-ground was a patch of aspens with only their top-most leaves remaining (these are the last to fall). Also in the sun, these leaves appear as a flame over the trees. While it is not in the limelight, Sievers Mountain, full of character and framed in blue sky with white clouds further separating the sharpest peaks, makes this shot for me.
 
While a telephoto lens may not have been your first choice for a hike primarily focused on landscape photography, telephoto focal lengths are an integral part of my landscape kit. I often find composing landscape images with a telephoto zoom lens to be easier than a wide angle lens. The next time you head out to photograph the great outdoors, especially in big mountain areas, make sure that a telephoto zoom lens is in your bag.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
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Post Date: 4/29/2016 11:23:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From the Canon Professional Network:
Liz Kreutz is a photographer with a big reputation for capturing the essence of her subjects. CPN writer Mark Alexander finds out how the latest Canon technology is helping the documentary sports photographer develop her unique style...
 
Liz Kreutz loves the sport of boxing. The emotional accessibility of it and the action inside the ring gives her a buzz. Throw in some frenetic action and tricky lighting and the US-based photographer is in her element.
 
“My heart is in my throat the entire time,” says Liz. “It’s an experience unlike any other. That’s why I like it. You’re anticipating that moment. You’re waiting; you’re ready for it. That’s the kind of photography I like to do. I love the unpredictability of that. I have a knot in my stomach the whole time.”
Read the entire article and see the image gallery on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II available for preorder.
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Post Date: 4/29/2016 10:21:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens (review) available for $1,699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,099.00 after $100.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 4/29/2016 6:48:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Advancing Your Photography YouTube Channel:
 
In this video, National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes gives us his lighting tips and the secrets for controlling light in your photographs. You'll learn about the 3 types of light and how to control each.
 
Bob explains how to capture the shot using natural light without lots of equipment. He shares his decades of experience, knowledge and travels with you in this video.
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Post Date: 4/29/2016 6:44:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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