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 Thursday, June 26, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
Through June 30, Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM and PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundle available for $760.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $947.00 after rebate.
 
Note: You must add the bundle to your cart in order to see the discounted price of $1,160.00. The $400.00 MIR brings the final price down to $760.00.
 
Bundle Includes

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens on EOS 5D Mark III
Image quality and distortion test results along with standard product images have been added to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens review page.
 
I was very anxious to get my hands on this lens. With well over 1000 shots captured with it so far, I am now loving this lens and expect it to become one of my most-used lenses. The 16-35 f/4 L is very sharp across the frame, AF is very fast and extremely accurate and IS works very well.
 
Here are a couple of relevant comparisons:
 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS Lens compared to Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II Lens
 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS Lens compared to Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L Lens
 
Completion of the full review is my current highest priority.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 6/26/2014 8:41:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to inform you the SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM F/CANON Firmware Update is now available.
 
This firmware update allows you to use the SIGMA USB DOCK with the SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM F/CANON. If you have the products mentioned below, please start up SIGMA Optimization Pro and then operate lens firmware update.
 
Applicable products: SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S013 F/CANON
 
Benefits of this firmware update:

  • It has improved the Auto Focus speed of "Standard" and "Speed-priority" modes.
  • It has improved the focus accuracy when it is mounted on Canon EOS-1D Mark III or Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.

Please update to SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2 before operating firmware update of SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S013 F/CANON.
 
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download Page
 
Note: Apparently, blogger/photographer JerseyShooter had a big hand in alerting Sigma to the need for this firmware update. Check out his blog for more info.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens and the Sigma USB Dock.

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Post Date: 6/26/2014 7:52:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag (Navy/Rust)
Adorama has several camera bags and a Vanguard tripod on sale. Check out the details below.

ItemReg. PriceSale Price
Crumpler 3 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag (Navy/Rust)$54.95$29.95
Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag (Navy/Rust)$84.95$44.95
Vanguard ABEO Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head$336.08$249.90

Post Date: 6/26/2014 7:21:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,559.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 6/25/2014 12:42:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
B&H now has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens in stock and ready for shipment.
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Post Date: 6/25/2014 12:04:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
B&H has the PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card available for $69.95 with free shipping.
 
Product Highlights

  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-1, Class 10, SD 3.0 Rated
  • Read Speed up to 90 MB/s
  • Write Speed up to 60 MB/s
  • Magnet, Temperature, Shock, Water Proof

Post Date: 6/25/2014 11:58:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
100 Megapixel Francis Bay, St John, USVI Sunset
I'm just back from a 10-day photo trip to St John, USVI. St John is an extremely beautiful island and landscape photography was intended to be a major component of my trip, but I found myself highly challenged in this regard. I'll share more about the primary reason for this challenge later, but lack of color in the sky at sunset was another challenge.
 
My St John, USVI photo gallery is predominated by blues and whites. While the Caribbean blue water under full sun is probably my favorite color, one of my goals for the recent trip was to capture some new colors from this island. Nine evenings of chasing sunsets resulted in pics from only one night with color worthy of sharing.
 
It had been a long, hot day of hiking and I was tired. Analyzing the sky, I decided to go light with only the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS Lens and Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS Lens and a single Canon EOS 5D Mark III body. I guessed that these two lenses would cover my entire range of needs for the balance of the evening. What I didn't plan adequately for was the sky completely exploding overhead, leaving me seriously focal length limited on the wide end. While I captured many images of the cropped sky show, I wanted the bigger picture.
 
There was no time to hike back to get the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 ZE Lens from the SUV, so I took the next-best alternative – I captured a few panoramic photos that, when stitched together, frame nearly all of the color in the sky that night. Using completely manual settings, I captured overlapping images (overlapping by at least 1/3) and later stitched them together using Photoshop's Photomerge tool. Containing nearly 100 megapixels, this panoramic image has many good crops available in it. I can decide what a print will look like later.
 
In the end, a colorful sunset helps accomplish the new color for St John goal.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/11.0  1/13s  ISO 100  14022 x 7268px
Post Date: 6/25/2014 9:25:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
Through 6/30, BuyDig.com has a Canon EOS 70D, PIXMA PRO-100 and Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $896.99 after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $999.00 without printer or software.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper 13x19 (50 sheets)
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

Directions

  1. Add the EOS 70D to your cart.
  2. Add the PIXMA PRO-100 printer to your cart.
  3. A discount will be applied in cart bringing the total down to $1,296.99 with free shipping. Redeem $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final cost of $896.99.

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Post Date: 6/25/2014 8:31:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through 6/30, use promotion code PXSUM16 at AdoramaPix to get glossy and lustre 16x20 prints for $5.95 each. Metallic paper prints of the same size are only $7.95 each.
 
I'm a huge fan of AdoramaPix. I've always been very satisfied with the prints that I have received from them. Kodak Professional Metallic is my paper of choice – its unique look is well worth the small incremental cost over the more traditional papers, in my opinion. [Sean]
Post Date: 6/25/2014 7:44:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Eyefi:
 
Seamlessly transfer, organize, sync and share photos from smartphones, tablets and PC's anytime, anywhere
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 24, 2014 — Eyefi , the global leader in digital camera connectivity, today announced that more than 300 digital camera models now include Eyefi Connected functionality. In achieving this milestone Eyefi Connected is by far the most widely adopted technology for connecting digital cameras to a wireless SD card, providing customers with the easiest and most capable connectivity solution on the market.
 
Eyefi Connected firmware is embedded into cameras enabling them to instantly detect when an Eyefi SD card is inserted. This functionality allows the photographer to control the wireless features using the in-camera menu options to seamlessly transfer pictures to their smartphone, tablet or PC, wirelessly. Eyefi Connected cameras also include features such as the ability to power toggle the WiFi radio, select when photos transfer and advanced power management to maximize battery life.
 
Eyefi Connected has been adopted by virtually every digital camera manufacturer, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Casio, Ricoh, Pentax, JVC, Olympus and Panasonic – representing nearly 100 percent of all digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras sold in 2014.
 
"Our research shows that even with the explosive growth in mobile photography, many consumers still rely on digital cameras for important picture-taking occasions and special events," said Alan Bullock, associate director of connected imaging trends at InfoTrends. "Eyefi brings WiFi connectivity to nearly any digital camera and with Eyefi Connected technology built-in to most cameras, Internet connectivity is a seamless part of the camera's function."
 
This achievement coincides with the one year anniversary of Eyefi Mobi – the company's flagship product offering. In April, the company launched Eyefi Cloud, making Eyefi Mobi the world's first WiFi SD card to automatically transfer photos from the camera to the cloud, making every picture instantly accessible, anytime, anywhere—to enjoy, curate and share securely and privately.
 
"Eyefi Connected is one of the most important benefits we offer our camera partners and consumers," said Matt DiMaria, CEO of Eyefi. "When combined with Eyefi Mobi and Eyefi Cloud, photographers can enjoy the full power and quality of their digital cameras with the convenience of their smartphone, tablet or smart TV".
 
B&H carries Eyefi wireless memory cards.
Category: Eyefi News
Post Date: 6/25/2014 7:36:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From LensRentals:
 
Get your July 4th weekend order early, and save 15%. Just set your order to arrive on Monday, June 30th, or Tuesday, July 1st, and get 15% off your total rental fees!
 
To take advantage, just use the JULY4TH promo code. Already have an order for July 4th weekend? Simply call or email us to change the order to arrive on an eligible date, and apply the discount code.
 
To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.
Post Date: 6/25/2014 7:19:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Kit
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Post Date: 6/24/2014 12:50:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Fashion photographers, this one's for you!
 
We’ve partnered up with Breed, an online community of fashion photographers, for our latest guide, Breaking Into Fashion Photography. Inside, get tips to market yourself right, establish your brand, approach photo buyers, and find work.
 
In this new guide, you’ll also learn:

  • Tips to break into the industry and find clients
  • Strategies to establish a lasting fashion photography brand
  • Social media do’s and don’ts to help connect with dream clients online
  • How outlets like New York Magazine’s The Cut want to be pitched
  • The 5 biggest mistakes photographers make when submitting their work
  • Plus more!

Also get advice from experienced fashion photographers like Lindsay Adler, Melissa Rodwell, Jonathan D Pryce and the founders of Bello Mag who have learned important lessons along the way on growing a successful fashion photography business.
 
Get the free guide!

Post Date: 6/24/2014 11:28:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Lens
The Canon Store just added a couple of hot items to its refurbished inventory. See below for details.
 
Act fast because lenses like these don't last long.
 
Note: Savings show up once the item is added to your cart.
 
Newly Added In Stock

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM2,151.20125.002,026.20
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L1,999.20125.001,874.20

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
eBay (via Peach_Photo) has the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens available for $229.99 with free shipping. Compare at $499.00.
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Post Date: 6/24/2014 8:24:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Profoto's YouTube Channel:
 
On June 18, Profoto and photographer Jared Platt did a live webinar on how to shoot dramatic night portraits. Jared brought a B1 Location Kit and a selection of Light Shaping Tools to take some portraits of piano rock star Kevin Burdick.
 
Gear Used

Post Date: 6/24/2014 8:09:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Kit
The Canon Store is offering up to $125.00 off their Refurbished DSLR cameras, lenses & flashes. See below for the full details.
 
Note: You must add the item to your cart in order to see the promotional savings.
 
Canon Promotional Savings
 
Spend $50.00, get $5.00 off
Spend $100.00, get $10.00 off
Spend $250.00, get $50.00 off
Spend $500.00, get $125.00 off
 
In Stock Refurbished Gear

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20125.001,314.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20125.001,234.20
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135mm IS STM1,239.20125.001,114.20
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20125.001,074.20
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55mm IS STM1,079.20125.00954.20
Canon EOS 70D Body959.20125.00834.20
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM735.36125.00610.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99125.00554.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99125.00474.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body559.99125.00434.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.9950.00429.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.9950.00429.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.9950.00309.99
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM1,199.20125.001,074.20
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20125.00794.20
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.9950.00333.99
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99125.00394.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9910.00177.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9910.00149.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9910.00149.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9910.00149.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9950.00269.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.7910.0090.79
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.99125.00514.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.9950.00349.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99125.00434.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.9910.00229.99
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM375.9950.00325.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9910.00229.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9910.00189.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9910.00125.99
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9910.00109.99

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Post Date: 6/24/2014 7:16:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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