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 Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic and Lensbaby 5.8mm Circular Fisheye Lens
B&H is featuring special pricing on two popular Lensbaby products:
 
Lensbaby Products on Sale

ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens$299.95$50.00$249.95
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic$379.95$80.00$299.95

Post Date: 7/30/2014 12:29:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $549.99 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technially eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
 
Relevant Reviews:

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Post Date: 7/30/2014 12:09:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon India Teaser - Something Big is Coming
Canon India posted a teaser this morning with the message, "Get your camera ready, something BIG is coming."
 
The teaser seems to indicate a new big white lens will soon be announced...but that may not be an accurate interpretation. What do you think it is?
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Post Date: 7/30/2014 11:01:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash and a Poppy
Macro lenses are among the most-fun lenses available and the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash makes getting great images with these lenses very easy.
 
The poppy is an especially big challenge to light from a top-down orientation. There are very few good methods to get light around the end of a macro lens without creating unwanted shadows deep inside this flower. The macro ring lite, with a pair of circular flash tubes positioned at the end of the lens, wraps a light around the flower's significantly-raised pistil while avoiding shadows created by the also-significantly-raised petals.
 
This result is what I was looking for. The lighting is somewhat flat, but there is plenty of color and detail in the poppy to keep me satisfied. This was a very easy picture to capture with the ring lite mounted.
 
Watch for a full review of the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash coming soon.
 
B&H has the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash in stock.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
100mm  f/16.0  1/200s  ISO 100  5760 x 3840px
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Post Date: 7/30/2014 8:27:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with EF-S 28-135mm IS Lens
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D and a couple of lenses available for 40% off.
 
Items on Sale

ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20575.68863.52
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20543.68815.52
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20479.68719.52
PowerShot G12349.99150.00199.99
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99208.00311.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9964.0095.99

Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red)
B&H has the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive available for $99.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $129.99.
Post Date: 7/30/2014 7:34:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Petrol PD332 D-SLR Cam 'n Go Backpack
B&H has the Petrol PD332 D-SLR Cam 'n Go Backpack available for $119.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $277.10.
Post Date: 7/30/2014 6:56:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12 available for $99.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $124.99.
Post Date: 7/30/2014 6:38:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 
The new Radiopopper Jr2 Transmitter and Receiver are now available for purchase at B&H (with shipping in 3-7 business days).
Post Date: 7/29/2014 3:19:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon USA:
 
In this video you'll learn about handheld and shoulder rigs ideal for use with EOS HD SLR cameras.
 


 

 
In this video you'll learn about a brief explanation on external audio recorders and on-camera 'reference audio' in video production.
 

Current List of HD Video Tutorials

B&H carries DSLR video gear.

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Post Date: 7/29/2014 12:02:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
DXO Optics Pro 9 Software
B&H has DXO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition available for $179.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Post Date: 7/29/2014 11:17:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Spyder4 Colorimeter
B&H has the Datacolor Spyder4Pro Colorimeter available for $136.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $169.00.
Post Date: 7/29/2014 9:35:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Pro
Just posted: MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Professional Review
 
The MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Pro is very high quality-constructed camera backpack with a very usefully-innovative design. It is also the most comfortable pack I've use to date.
 
Get your MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Pro at B&H or directly from MindShift Gear.
Post Date: 7/29/2014 7:59:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
AdoramaPix Logo
AdoramaPix is having a 20x20 Wall Art Sale where you can save 30% on 20x20 poster, acrylic, metal or canvas prints using special promotion codes.
 
Promo Codes

MediumCode
PosterPX2020PS
AcrylicPX2020AC
MetalPX2020MT
CanvasPX2020CN

Post Date: 7/29/2014 7:43:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS Digital Cameras
From Canon USA:
 
With an Impressive 42x and 30x Optical Zoom, respectively, Canon's new PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Cameras Provide High-Quality Imaging Tools to Meet Varying User Needs
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 29, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new compact, super-zoom cameras: the PowerShot SX520 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras. Designed to give users the versatility and telephoto reach they need to capture subjects from far distances, these new cameras are packed with impressive features. The new PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera includes a high-powered 42x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1008mm) and the Canon HS SYSTEM for clear sharp images and Full HD Video. With a 30x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 24-720mm), the PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera allows photographers to capture the moments that mean the most to them quickly and easily, even at long range.
 
"Our goal is to provide people who are passionate about photography with the imaging tools they need to capture the moments that inspire them," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras offer users features that help produce high quality-images and video with ease allowing them to capture their most creative shots."
 
The PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera
Building on the features of the PowerShot SX510 HS digital camera, the PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera incorporates a 42x Optical Zoom with Canon's Optical Image Stabilization, ideal for active families that want to take high-quality close-up shots of their children's soccer game or dance recitals. In addition to featuring a powerful optical zoom range, the SX520 HS digital camera combines a 16 Megapixeli High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM allowing for excellent low-light performance.
 
Giving users the ability to capture life in motion, the camera features a dedicated movie button so users can easily record 1080p Full HD video utilizing the camera's full 42x optical zoom capability. The camera also features an enhanced grip for added handling comfort. Additionally, the camera's Intelligent IS automatically chooses from one of eight modes to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in various shooting conditions. The camera's High Speed AF allows users to achieve fast autofocusing speeds to help capture every shot with ease. The PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera's advanced Zoom Framing Assist feature intelligently controls the lens, making it easy to locate the main subject by zooming out, and then zooming back in quickly and automatically for dramatic close-ups with face detection where applicable.
 
Upgraded from its predecessor, the PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera features Canon's Creative Shot mode that uses a combination of lighting, color and composition from the original image to create unique, artistic images. Smart AUTO technology selects 32 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 scenes for video without the need to switch modes, making it possible to take beautiful images and video in a variety of situations. The Hybrid AUTO mode featured in the PowerShot SX520 HS camera creates a beautifully stabilized HD video clip (up to approximately four seconds) every time a user shoots a still image, then compiles the clips into a single movie that forms a "highlighted reel" for the day. This new camera is equipped with a built-in mini-HDMI port that makes it easy to connect to an HD TV set at home or on the road so everyone can comfortably enjoy viewing the footage.
 
The PowerShot SX400 IS Digital Camera
With a compact design and a powerful 30x Optical Zoom range with Optical Image Stabilizer, the PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera is a versatile camera that can be used daily anytime, anywhere. The 16 Megapixeli CCD sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor combine with Canon's Intelligent IS system to provide users with outstanding functionality, while the updated grip design improves handling comfort. With Smart AUTO, the camera identifies an ideal image setting by intelligently selecting from one of 32 pre-defined modes for still shots and 21 scenes for video.
 
The PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera is always ready for action with a dedicated movie button to easily stop and start recording 720p HD video. Additionally, like the PowerShot SX520 HS camera, the PowerShot SX400 IS camera can record even far distances through the use of the camera's full 30x zoom range. The PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera's High Speed AF, upgraded from the previous model, helps to reduce lag time so that the perfect shot can be captured quickly and with ease.
 
Pricing and Availability
The PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera will be available in September 2014 for an estimated retail price of $399.99.
 
The PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera will be available in August 2014 in black or red for an estimated retail price of $249.99.
 
B&H has the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS available for preorder.
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Post Date: 7/29/2014 6:40:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 28, 2014
Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens available for $249.99 with free shipping. Compare at $349.00.
 
Note: This is a likely grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 7/28/2014 10:56:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens available for $3,299.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,799.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that a third party 3-year warranty is included.
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Post Date: 7/28/2014 10:32:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Overton County Fair 2014
Now is the time that the annual fair rolls into towns across in middle Tennessee. This year I finally remembered to bring my camera and tripod.
 
The beautiful array of colorful lights combined with the predictable motion of the rides creates the perfect opportunity for a long exposure. Here are a few tips:

  • Pack your widest focal length lenses and a tripod.
  • Arrive at the fair well before sunset. Scout out the midway and find the optimal spots for shooting your images.
  • The best opportunity for capturing images will come moments after sunset where the ambient light level and the amusement ride lights are well balanced. Have your gear set up for your first shot as the sun is dropping below the horizon.
  • Work fast. You may only get about 15 -25 minutes of optimal working time if hoping to capture detail in the sky.
  • Although somewhat counter-intuitive for low-light photography, use a narrow aperture and a low ISO allowing for the use of a relatively long shutter speed. The long shutter speed will allow the ride lights to blend together and will also allow people moving directly in front of your camera not to be recognizably recorded.

EXIF for the image above this article:
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
f/16, 3.2 sec, ISO 50
 
Post processed with Photoshop CC.

Post Date: 7/28/2014 8:07:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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