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 Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,304.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mai-in rebate.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IIII.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/31/2014 6:36:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon D610 DSLR Camera for only $1,299.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,496.95 after $500.00 instant rebate.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/30/2014 4:24:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vidpro CX-400 Travel Jib with Locking Pan Module & Tripod Legs
For a limited time, B&H has the Vidpro CX-400 Travel Jib with Locking Pan Module & Tripod Legs available for $349.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports Up to 8 Pounds
  • Flat Base Tripod Mounting
  • Tripod Legs Incorporate Center Column
  • Bubble Level
  • 3 x Counterweights
  • Flat Base Camera/Head Mounting
  • Sliding Camera Platform
  • Included Removable 75/100mm Bowl Base
  • 2 x Interlocking Carry Bags
Post Date: 12/30/2014 12:00:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/30/2014 11:02:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,319.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This camera is likely a grey market item and ineligible for Canon USA's warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/30/2014 10:59:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Imaging USA 2015 Logo
From the Professional Photographers of America:
 
Annual Convention Features Several Opportunities for Photographers to Give Back
 
Nashville, Tenn. – December 29, 2014 – Professional Photographers of America (PPA) announced today the charitable events coming to Imaging USA, Jan. 31 to Feb, 2, 2015, at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
PPA Charities, the philanthropic arm of PPA, will host events and sponsor programs during the association’s annual convention and expo.
 
Imaging USA attendees can kick things off Saturday, January 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. with the free program, How to Put Charitable Marketing to Work. Moderated by esteemed photographer and business coach, Ann Monteith, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API, A-ASP and Lori Nordstrom, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, the panel also features Larry Lourcey, M.Photog.Cr., CPP; Dean Lourcey, Pete Rezac, Cr.Photog., CPP and Meggan Harper. The panel will share with photographers how a charitable marketing program can bring goodwill and recognition to their business, attract new clients plus create additional revenue to boost profits – all while giving back.
 
The goodwill continues Saturday night at the 8 p.m. PPA Charities Celebration: Boots and Bling. This event recognizes the philanthropic endeavors of 2014 and features a live auction. It’s open to any Imaging USA attendee and a great place to get started for anyone looking to partner their business with a charitable mission.
 
The following morning, photographers can hit the ground running bring and early at the PPA Charities Super Hero for Smiles 5K Fun Run and Walk. Runners and walkers alike will unite for a 3.1-mile loop around Opryland to raise funds for Celebration of Smiles. 6:30 a.m.
 
Those who really want to be more charitable can kick off their sneaks after the run and drop them in bins by the Imaging Expo for the PPA Charities shoe drive for Dando Amor, running all convention long. All attendees are encouraged to bring their old and little-used shoes to be re-purposed for orphanages in South America and Africa.
 
Lastly, on Tuesday afternoon, photographers Trish Gilmore and Mariah Ashley will share with the crowd how they turned around their fledgling business while dedicating a portion of every sale to charity.
 
Photographers must be registered for Imaging USA to attend the events and programs. For more information on PPA Charities’ events and to register for Imaging USA, visit ImagingUSA.org.
Post Date: 12/30/2014 9:39:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens
Standard test results are now available on the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens Review page.
 
B&H has the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens in stock.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/30/2014 9:14:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Oben CT-3531 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-108T Ball Head
For today only, B&H has the Oben CT-3531 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-108T Ball Head available for $169.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 60.8"
  • Lightweight: 2.5 lb
  • Folds Down to 15.5"
  • 5 Sections
  • Detachable Leg and Column Form Monopod
  • Rubber Feet & Metal Spikes
  • Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate
  • Separate Panning Lock
  • 2 x Bubble Levels
Post Date: 12/30/2014 7:26:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Tim Grey will will provide you with his top ten tips for making the most of selections, layer masks, and other features to enable you to apply targeted adjustments to your photos.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 12/30/2014 7:12:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 29, 2014
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 $3,029.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00 after $300.00 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.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/29/2014 3:05:30 PM 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 $647.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/29/2014 3:02:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera Kit
From Nikon:
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
 
We have received indications from some users that when photographing scenes in which an extremely bright light source, such as the sun or high-intensity lighting, is at a certain position along the top border of the frame, flare with an unnatural shape caused by the reflection of the light may sometimes occur in images captured with the D750 digital SLR camera.
 
As we at Nikon are constantly striving to ensure the satisfaction of our customers, we have released this announcement to inform users that we are already working on measures to address this issue and will, of course, keep you advised of these as they occur.
 
Please direct inquiries regarding this matter, contact Nikon Customer Relations by phone at 1-800-Nikon US (1-800-645-6687), 9AM–8PM EST, Monday to Friday (closed certain holidays) or online here.
 
Once again, thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/29/2014 1:48:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The-Digital-Picture.com Discussion
We gave you our favorites for 2014, but we were wondering....what made your list for the most exciting new gear of 2014?
 
Let us know in the comments below!
Post Date: 12/29/2014 11:40:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma Logo
From Sigma:
 
Sigma Corporation would like to announce the availability of two types of new tele converters. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.
 
For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.
 
Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG.For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports.
 
There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.
 
For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th.
 
Please contact our Service department with any further detail or question.
 
Compatibility table for SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001
 
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401SIGMA
879563
SIGMA
879556
SIGMA
879549
120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*1AF*2AF*3
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*4AF*4AF*4
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | ContemporaryAF*4AF*4AF*4

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001SIGMA
870560
SIGMA
870553
SIGMA
870546
120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | SportsAF*1AF*2AF*3
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | SportsMFMFMF
150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | ContemporaryMFMFMF

* Apart from the lenses in the table, new tele converters are not compatible.
*1 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.01 or later.
*2 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.02 or later.
*3 It becomes compatible with the new tele converters once the lens firmware is updated to Ver. 1.03 or later.
*4 When SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF. In cases where contrast or brightness level of the shooting object is low, it may not focus properly.

 
B&H carries the Sigma TC-1401 and TC-2001 Teleconverters and the USB Dock.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 12/29/2014 10:24:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-BH Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head
B&H has the Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-BH Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head available for $249.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $359.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 72.1"
  • Min Height: 3.5"
  • Folded Length: 29.1"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 6.8 lb
  • 90° Center Column
  • 498RC2 Midi Ball Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
Post Date: 12/29/2014 8:19:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
There were a modest number of new products announced during the last twelve months. Most of the newly announced products were interesting or impressive for one reason or another, but only a handful made us smile every time we touched the gear. Below you'll find our top picks for the gear released in 2014.
 
Favorite Gear of 2014 (In Order of Release)
 
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens – The highly anticipated big brother of the highly successful Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the 50mm f/1.4 Art left us awestruck with its OTUS-like, wide-open image quality. The lens is solidly built, looks great, and focuses quickly. For anyone looking for the highest quality 50mm autofocus lens, look no further – the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens is in a league of its own.
     
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens – Announced in May alongside the EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM became Canon's first wide angle, full-frame zoom lens with image stabilization. Once we got our hands on lens, we were immediately impressed with its corner to corner image quality. With remarkable image quality, an excellent IS implantation and a 77mm front filter size, this lens is proving to be an essential tool for many landscape photographers and DSLR video shooters. It has quickly become one of Bryan's favorite lenses to travel with.
     
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR – How about a 1D X autofocus system in a rugged, crop-sensor body that can shoot at 10 frames per second? Want a Dual Pixel Sensor allowing for great autofocus in video mode? Done.
     
    The original EOS 7D was a very popular camera for Canon shooters. So popular, in fact, that Canon kept producing it as a "current" camera for well over four years. The good news for Canon fans was that the EOS 7D's successor was worth the wait – the EOS 7D Mark II is an awesome camera. With a 65-Point All Cross Type AF system, 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor, 10 frames-per-second burst rate, built-in intervalometer, Dual Pixel sensor and increased weather sealing, this will be the top camera choice among wildlife and sports shooters who can't justify the investment in Canon's top-of-the-line full-framer, the EOS 1D X. That said, the 7D II will also make a great second camera investment for anyone using an EOS 5D III as their primary body. For what it's worth, both Bryan and I have invested in EOS 7D IIs for our own personal imaging kits.
     
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens – Considering that the original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM was first released in 1998, there's no wonder why there was such a pent up demand for an upgrade. Last month, Canon finally announced the aging lens's successor – the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – to much fanfare and excitement. With this lens in-house, it's impressed us with its image quality, improved IS system, and fast and accurate AF. Good things come to those who wait; and in this case, the long wait has led to a great lens for sports and wildlife shooters.
Post Date: 12/29/2014 7:38:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 28, 2014
Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder - White
For today only, B&H has the Canon VIXIA Mini Camcorder (White) available for $129.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/28/2014 7:58:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, December 27, 2014
Adobe Creative Cloud Logo
Through December 30, purchase the 12-month plan for Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan through Amazon and receive a free $30 Amazon promotional credit. The promotional code will be sent with redemption instructions via email by February 14, 2015.
 
The Creative Cloud Photography Plan is only $9.99 per month and includes Photoshop CC and Photoshop Lightroom 5. Considering you get $30.00 in Amazon credit, it's like getting three free months of the Photography Plan!
 
Note from Sean: I've been a Creative Cloud Photography Plan customer for quite some time now, and I'm a big fan. The value of the plan (with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 combined) far exceeds the monthly investment.
Post Date: 12/27/2014 9:39:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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