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 Thursday, April 24, 2014
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From Canon Digital Learning Center:
 
April 24, 2014 – In our new Quick Tips series, you get to watch and learn right from Canon Digital Learning Center experts!
 
Each video will feature a Canon Technical Advisor offering a helpful imaging tip, sharing a unique product insight, or explaining a key technology. New videos will be added regularly, so check back to keep expanding your Canon knowledge base.
 
Quick Tips Videos Available

  • Wireless File Transmitter
  • RAW Image Fundamentals
  • High Speed Sync
  • Quick Control Menu
  • Picture Style explained
  • Radio-Based Wireless Flash
  • Radio Wireless Group Mode
  • Custom Pictures
  • Evaluative Metering
  • GPS with EOS Cameras
  • Properly Holding a Digital SLR Camera
  • Exposure Modes and Flash

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Post Date: 4/24/2014 4:09:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Memory Card Cases
That became a pertinent question for me lately as the SDHC/SDXC memory cards I've most recently purchased came without the little plastic case included. While I think the manufacturers should include the inexpensive cases by default, none have yet asked me for my opinion. The other problem is that I've started to accumulate a variety of memory card case sizes that have become at least slightly annoying to deal with.
 
I was looking for something very compact but wanted at least a little protection for the cards. My memory cards are usually kept in other cases or my pocket where they have an additional layer of protection afforded them.
 
For me, the right solution was found on eBay. For $6.95 with free standard shipping, you get 10 small plastic cases just large enough to comfortably hold SDHC cards. I purchased two lots and now have all of my cards neatly stored in much less space than the pre-latest-purchased cards consumed.
 
If you prefer the more protective, larger case size or if you need to store CompactFlash/CF cards, this eBay auction may have the cases you are looking for. Same seller and same price.
 
For more rugged and larger capacity memory card cases, check out B&H's memory card case category. Notable entries include those from Ruggard, Pelican and Think Tank Photo.
Post Date: 4/24/2014 1:09:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
HOT DEAL: eBay (via 6ave - 99.4% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,559.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00.
 
The inventory and/or price won't last long, so jump on it while you can. [Sean]
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. Regarding the warranty, 6ave states "Our products are covered by a warranty of 1-year parts and 90-days for labor."
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Post Date: 4/24/2014 10:05:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Watch as Chris Newman's drone seemingly malfunctions and gets lost in the Amazon while filming the Treehouse Lodge for Animal Planet.
 
You can see the final product of their filming efforts on Vimeo.
Post Date: 4/24/2014 10:00:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From SmugMug Films:
 
Devin Graham's viral videos of the world's largest rope swing (among other jaw-dropping adventures) have garnered over 300 MILLION views since Devin started posting them on YouTube in 2010. All the more amazing when you learn that Devin once broke his back (and leg) while shooting a video. Watch this video profile to get an inside look at what drives one of the world's most popular filmmakers.
 
Want more? Read our exclusive interview with Devin: http://smu.gs/1bo0hWj
 
Check out Devin's SmugMug profile or YouTube Channel to see all his exciting videos.
 
Devin's Essential Gear:

Post Date: 4/24/2014 9:16:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon has released their Q1 FY2014 financial results. The presentation material is usually our preferred method for getting the information

Related Article
Canon nudges up 2014 profit forecast as office equipment sales grow; Q1 profit up 51 pct

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Post Date: 4/24/2014 7:09:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $825.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,299.00.
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Post Date: 4/23/2014 5:07:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From SmugMug Films:
 
Water photographer Sarah Lee (http://www.vivantvie.com/) loves the unpredictability of nature and creates art that captures the interplay of people, water, and light. Unlike other forms of photography, where pixels are painstakingly crafted, Sarah embraces what she can't control and uses her photography to find beauty in the chaos.
 
Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Marie Claire and more.
 
Want more? Read our exclusive interview with Sarah: http://smu.gs/1fWN4PT
 
Get water photography tips from Sarah Lee: http://smu.gs/1dqNUtz
Category: SmugMug News
Post Date: 4/23/2014 4:18:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $5,599.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 4/23/2014 1:37:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera available for $1,699.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,899.00.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of Canon's budget-friendly, full-frame DSLR camera.
 
Note: We're seeing a lot of good DSLR camera and lens deals on eBay today. My guess is we're not done yet. We'll post the better deals as they roll in. Check back often so you don't miss anything. [Sean]
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Post Date: 4/23/2014 12:54:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $919.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. For information on what kind of warranty is offered with this item, please contact GetItDigital.
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Post Date: 4/23/2014 10:44:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $658.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
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Post Date: 4/23/2014 10:41:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Sigma:
 
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that the “SIGMA Mount Conversion Service” and “SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM/ SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM” won TIPA Awards 2014.
 
SIGMA Mount Conversion Service
 
Name of Award: TIPA Awards 2014 Best Photo Service
 
While photographers might be attracted to a new format or different brand camera, the ownership and investment in legacy lenses of a specific mount may stop them from exploring new options for their image making. The SIGMA Mount Conversion Service offers the opportunity to change the mount on a specific set of SIGMA brand lenses, regardless of the mount, to Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Micro Four thirds and Sony E-mount. Pricing depends on the type and focal length of the original lens. Service details are handled by the local SIGMA representative or distributor within each country, worldwide, and takes from two to four weeks to complete.
 
SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM/ SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM
 
Name of Award: TIPA Awards 2014 Best Entry Level DSLR Lens
 
The amazingly compact (2.8 x 3.4 inches) and affordable 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (27-300mm equivalent) lens is exclusively for APS-C sized sensors. It is smaller and lighter than the previous version and offers a closer focusing distance to boot. It also has a newly incorporated SLD glass element plus 3 aspheric elements among its 16 elements, 13 groups construction. The lens incorporates an optical stabilizer (OS) system for those cameras that do not have OS built-in, with automatic panning detection to shift the OS to one axis. It has a close focusing range of about 1.5 feet throughout the focal length range, making it extremely versatile for close-up photography.
 
Note: Sigma also received a "Best Design" award for its dp Quattro camera lineup.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/23/2014 7:45:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Tamron:
 
Incorporating Tamron’s cutting-edge eBAND Coating and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements, the Tamron 150-600mm delivers superior imaging performance, while the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation) system broadens users' horizons by achieving sharper handheld shooting.
 
April 23, 2014, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm, SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011), has been awarded the TIPA 2014 Best Expert DSLR Lens Award.
 
BEST EXPERT DSLR LENS Award:
 
Reason for winning TIPA award (from original statement)
 
The Tamron 150-600 mm lens, for full-frame and APS-C DSLRS (with 1.5Xmagnification factor) incorporates VC (Vibration Compensation, Tamron’s image stabilization technology), a fast USD (ultrasonic silent drive), and eBAND (extended bandwidth and angular dependency) coating, for flare and ghosting reduction. The lens employs 20 elements in 13 groups, with the front group containing 3 ED glass elements. The circular, 9-bladed diaphragm provides exciting bokeh effects and maintains the circular shape even at 2 stops down from maximum aperture. The included SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron uses optical data to correct any distortion, light falloff and chromatic aberrations.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for more information.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 4/23/2014 7:33:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon:
 
TOKYO, April 23, 2014—Three Canon camera products and one Canon technology were recognized with "Best Photo and Imaging Product" awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 29 photo and imaging magazines from 16 countries across five continents. The four award-winners are: the EOS 70D digital SLR (DSLR) camera, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital compact camera, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x super-telephoto zoom lens, and Dual Pixel CMOS autofocusing technology.
 
Best DSLR Advanced: EOS 70D
Named "Best DSLR Advanced" by the TIPA jury, the Canon EOS 70D features an APS-C-size approximately 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5+ image processor, making possible a fast continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 7 frames per second and a maximum standard ISO of 12800,1 which can be extended up to ISO 25600. The camera is also equipped with a 19-point all cross-type AF system. Earning special praise, however, was the EOS 70D's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which the judges called a "breakthrough." The innovative autofocusing technology makes possible improved tracking capabilities when shooting video to ensure smooth focusing performance similar to that achieved by video camcorders, and fast autofocusing performance when capturing stills during Live View shooting. Other features mentioned by the TIPA jury were the camera's Vari-angle touch-screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II, which offers approximately 1.04-million-dot resolution, and built-in Wi-Fi, which allows image-sharing via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY as well as the transfer and saving of images to a smartphone using the EOS Remote application.2
 
Best Expert Compact Camera: PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Crowned "Best Expert Compact Camera," Canon's flagship-model PowerShot G1 X Mark II features a 1.5-inch approximately 12.8-megapixel CMOS sensor, a fast f/2.0-f/3.9 lens with 24-120 mm (35 mm film equivalent) 5x optical zoom, and a variety of custom functions and handling features. The TIPA judges noted that the camera offers a host of shooting and recording modes that, in addition to JPEG images, allow users to record 14-bit RAW data, and delivers fast and accurate autofocusing performance through the inclusion of 31 AF points. The G1 X Mark II's Dual Control Rings on the lens barrel let users easily change exposure compensation and other parameter settings while the 3.0-inch tilt-type touch panel LCD provides enhanced composition options. The jury also noted that the camera makes possible Full HD video recording, includes built-in Wi-Fi and built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) for quick and simple pairing to a compatible Android device,3 realizes a focusing range that begins at just 5 cm, and makes available full-time manual focus.
 
Best Professional DSLR Lens: EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x was granted the "Best Professional DSLR Lens" title by the TIPA judges, who highlighted the merits offered by the super-telephoto zoom lens's built-in 1.4x extender, which lets users instantly change the lens's zoom range from 200-400 mm to 280-560 mm with the single flip of a switch.4 The feature is particularly beneficial in shooting situations where it is not possible to quickly change lenses and also enables users to protect their digital SLR camera equipment by not having to expose the camera image sensor and other delicate interior components to the risk of dust or high humidity. The lens incorporates one fluorite lens element and four UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements, and employs a 9-blade circular aperture. The Power Focus mode facilitates smooth and quiet focus shifts, an essential feature for filmmaking, while the lens's construction makes it highly resistant to dust and water.
 
Best Imaging Innovation: CMOS sensor enabling Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Earning TIPA's "Best Imaging Innovation" honors was the CMOS sensor that supports Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS autofocusing technology. Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a phase-difference AF technology on the image sensor plane, employs a CMOS sensor on which all of the effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-difference AF.5 Compared with the AF systems employed in previous EOS-series models, Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes possible dramatically improved AF performance during Live View shooting and when shooting video. The jury noted that the technology achieves "greatly enhanced" AF performance in terms of speed and smoothness because Live View shooting can be used in a manner similar to using the camera's viewfinder. Featured in the EOS 70D digital SLR camera, Dual Pixel CMOS AF supports outstanding AF performance with 103 models6 of Canon EF lenses (including earlier models and models available outside of Japan). The TIPA judges also expressed their expectations that Dual Pixel CMOS AF would “allow for future development of even more responsive image capture and processing capabilities."
 
Relevant Reviews: EOS 70D | EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Extender 1.4x
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 4/23/2014 7:20:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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CanvasPeople is having a Mother's Day Sale where you can get 70% Off you're entire cart. But don't wait – order by April 26 to ensure delivery before Mother's Day!
 
Available Sizes and Sale Prices

SizeStandard
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8x10$15.00 -
11x11$20.70 -
11x14$21.00 $27.00
16x16$24.90 -
9x27$26.10 -
16x20 $28.20 $34.20
18x24$31.50 $37.50
20x30$33.60 -
24x36-$41.70
20x48-$43.20

Post Date: 4/22/2014 12:45:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens
B&H has the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens (review) for $629.00 with free shipping. If memory serves me correclty, the going-price for this lens in January was almost $700.00. [Sean]
Post Date: 4/22/2014 9:29:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Just posted: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review
 
With excellent image quality and great design, this lens becomes the easy 50mm AF lens choice. AF consistency remains this lens' biggest weakness.
 
With the demand this lens is seeing right now, I suspect that the 50 Art is going to be hard to get for some time. Preorder the Sigma 50 Art Lens now at B&H for earliest access.
Post Date: 4/22/2014 7:51:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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