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"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending May 18th, 2013
In the news...
On Tuesday, Nikon announced their fastest mirrorless lens yet – the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2. The new lens features a silent wave motor (SWM) and a manual focus ring, a first for 1-series mirrorless lens. The lens is scheduled to be available in June.
Also on Tuesday, Canon announced the development of a new picture style called “Video Camera X-series Look.” The new picture style is aimed at video shooters and captures video with lower contrast for easier color grading in post.
And to wrap up Tuesday’s news, Canon officially announced the long-awaited Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with built-in 1.4x Extender. When the lens hits the shelves later this month, it will carry an MSRP of $11,799.00. We have one on pre-order and are anxious to see how it performs.
On Thursday, Think Tank Photo announced the Logistics Manager 30 rolling camera bag. The Logistics Manager 30 features over 3,500 cubic inches of storage, robust carry handles, and lockable security zippers. And, if you’re interested in one of Think Tank Photo’s high-quality camera bags (including the Logistics Manager 30), use the links on our site to receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more.
In site news and reviews...
On Monday, Bryan posted his review of the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens. The publication of this review was significantly delayed because of the difficulties involved in obtaining an optimal copy of the lens. However, once a good copy was obtained, the lens produced results with impressive image quality. As the Tamron 24-70mm VC is unique in this focal range with built-in stabilization, it will certainly prove useful to those who are successful in obtaining the best of what Tamron has to offer.
Also this week, we’ve added drop-down menus to the site’s menu bar to allow for faster access to the site’s most popular content. We hope you enjoy the small change.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Saturday, we posted a deal from DigitalRev where you could get a Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM Lens for $379.00. That’s more than a 40% savings off the normal retail price.
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"
|Item||Orig. Price||Savings||Sale Price|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body||1,759.20||263.88||1,495.32|
|Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS||1,439.20||215.88||1,223.32|
|Canon EOS 7D Body||1,199.20||179.88||1,019.32|
|Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS||959.20||143.88||815.32|
|Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM||919.20||183.84||735.36|
|Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS||719.99||144.00||575.99|
|Canon EOS 60D Body||719.99||108.00||611.99|
|Canon EOS Rebel T4i Body||639.99||128.00||511.99|
|Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS||519.99||104.00||415.99|
|Canon EOS Rebel T3i Body||439.99||88.00||351.99|
|Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS||399.99||100.00||299.99|
Refurbished Lenses & Flashes:
|Item||Orig. Price||Savings||Sale Price|
|Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM||919.20||137.88||781.32|
|Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM||319.99||48.00||271.99|
|Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro||239.99||36.00||203.99|
|Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM||479.99||72.00||407.99|
|Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM||687.99||103.20||584.79|
|Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM||639.99||96.00||543.99|
|Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM||479.99||72.00||407.99|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS||399.99||200.00||199.99|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II||239.99||36.00||203.99|
|Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash||239.99||36.00||203.99|
|Canon Speedlite 270EX II||135.99||20.40||115.59|
From LensRentals Blog:
"I [Roger] get asked about 15 times a week, 'How can I get the dust out of my lens?' The right answer is you don’t. All lenses have dust in them and it doesn’t affect the images at all 99% of the time. Even if you clean it all out, it will be back after you use the lens a few times.
There are occasionally times that large dust specs very near the rear element are visible in an image, though. There also is the very real issue of resale value; a dusty lens tends to bring a lower price than one without much dust. The right answer in these cases is “send it in for factory service, they’ll disassemble it and clean it.” Doing it yourself is risky.
After I give all of those answers, a lot of people tell me they have an old lens no longer under warranty, not worth the cost of sending it in for factory cleaning, and they are really handy and want to do it themselves. For those people, we’ve put up this post showing how to get dust out of some fairly easy to reach locations."
See Roger's full guide for cleaning your lens. Be sure to read all the warnings carefully before trying this yourself.
* denotes preliminary support
New Lens Profile Support in the Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate
|Lens Name||Lens Mount|
|Canon PowerShot G1 X||Canon|
|Canon PowerShot G15||Canon|
|Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24||Hasselblad|
|Nikon Coolpix A||Nikon|
|Nikon Coolpix P330||Nikon|
|Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR||Nikon|
|HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SR||Pentax|
|HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AW||Pentax|
|Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013||Canon, Sigma|
|Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C013||Nikon|
|Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A013||Olympus, Sony|
|Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A013||Olympus, Sony|
|Zeiss Apo Sonna T* 2/135 ZE||Canon|
|Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2||Nikon|
|Zeiss Touit 1.8/32||Sony|
|Zeiss Touit 2.8/12||Sony|
Camera Raw 8.1 RC includes support for HiDPI capable displays.
The Logistics Manager 30 answers a question often asked by working photographers: ‘How can I transport all of my gear into the field, have quick access to it, and secure it from loss or theft? We took the design and engineering principles we pioneered in our line-up of award-winning rolling camera bags and applied them to this very roomy pro photographer logistics solution.
Note: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
Easy soft box ESB 40-40
Flash unit holder FGH 40-60
Lighting tripod LS-247
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Mini Octagon soft box SB 34-34
Mini Octagon soft box SB 20-20
Mini Octagon soft box SB 15-15
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