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 Sunday, March 23, 2014
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The Canon Store has most of their Refurbished DSLR Cameras, Lenses & Flashes available for 20% off.
 
This excellent deal doesn't come around too often, so be sure and take advantage of it while you can. Expect like-new gear at very low prices!
 
Refurbished DSLR Cameras In Stock

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20287.841,151.36
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20271.841,087.36
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20239.84959.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM839.20167.84671.36
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36153.47613.89
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99136.00543.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99120.00479.99
Canon EOS 60D Body575.99115.20460.79
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.9996.00383.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.9996.00383.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Body399.9980.00319.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.9972.00287.99

Refurbished Lenses In Stock

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM1,199.20239.84959.36
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20183.84735.36
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.9976.80307.19
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.20223.84895.36
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99104.00415.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9937.60150.39
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9932.00127.99
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM479.9996.00383.99
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.9981.60326.39
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM439.9988.00351.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9932.00127.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9964.00255.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.7920.1680.63
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM11,199.202,239.848,959.36
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.99104.00415.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.99128.00511.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.9988.00351.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.9980.00319.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99112.00447.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.9948.00191.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9948.00191.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9940.00159.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9927.20108.79
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9924.0095.99

 Friday, March 21, 2014
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens
Use promo code LWZOOM ($140.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens for Canon/Nikon for $429.00 with free shipping. Regulary $569.00.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM for more info.
Post Date: 3/21/2014 2:58:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
CanvasPeople
CanvasPeople is running one of its best deals of the year. Right now, you can get any available Canvas Print for 80% Off.
 
Available Sizes and Sale Prices

SizeStandard
Gallery Wrap
Thick
Gallery Wrap
8x10$10.00 -
11x11$13.80 -
11x14$14.00 $18.00
16x16$16.60 -
9x27$17.40 -
16x20$18.80 $22.80
18x24$21.00 $25.00
20x30$22.40 -
24x36-$27.80
20x48-$28.80

Post Date: 3/21/2014 2:14:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Today, allotting time to your online marketing efforts is essential, so don’t waste the precious time you do carve out for it. Rather than taking guesses about what you should post, implementing a well thought-out strategy and solid plan will help yield a larger online audience, and ultimately drive more business.
 
In this webinar, professional photographer and digital marketing expert Rosh Sillars will join Allen Murabayashi to discuss tips, tricks, and secrets on how you can create a killer social marketing strategy, reaching new audiences and engaging your followers.
 
Rosh will answer your questions such as:

  • How do I develop a proper workflow for my social media channels?
  • Is Facebook still worthwhile?
  • Why use Twitter vs. Instagram vs. Facebook?
  • Is spending on Facebook ads worth it?
  • What kind of content should I share with my online audience?
  • What tools can I use to optimize my online workflow?

Date: Wednesday, March 26th
Time: 4:00pm Eastern
 
Register Now for the free webinar.


 
Last month B&H posted a great video by the Chicago-based Bob & Dawn Davis Photography called "Speedlites: The Power and Possibilities." Somehow this video initially slipped under my radar – so I'm really glad I found it today.
 
The video is about 2 hours long but is certainly worth watching if you've got a pair of Canon Speedlites and you're looking for inspiration.
Post Date: 3/21/2014 12:57:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens
Standard product images for the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens have been added to the comparison tool.
 
The link will show the big Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens beside the medium-sized Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens and the smaller Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens.
 
The Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens review page has addition on-camera product images.
Post Date: 3/21/2014 11:36:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished PowerShot SX230 HS and PowerShot ELPH 500 HS on sale for 35% off.
 
Refurbished PowerShot Sale

ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
PowerShot SX230 HS (Red)$194.99$68.25$126.74
PowerShot ELPH 500 HS (Pink)$189.99$66.50$123.49
PowerShot ELPH 500 HS (Silver)$189.99$66.50$123.49

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/21/2014 10:16:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS T3 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
Focus Camera has a Canon EOS T3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens & Adobe Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $329.99 with free shipping. Compare at $389.00 new (without Adobe software).

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
On February 19, Profoto and Mark Wallace did a live webinar on the many different portrait looks you can achieve with just a single light source. Did you miss it? No worries. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.
 
Profoto hosts free webinars once a month. Click the link to sign up, and we'll send you a friendly reminder when the next one is about to start: http://www.profoto.com/webinar
 
B&H carries the Profoto B1 Battery Powered Flash and other Profoto products.
Post Date: 3/21/2014 8:10:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Transcend SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 Cards with 4K Video Support
From Transcend:
 
March 21, 2014 – Transcend Information, Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce its launch of SDXC/SDHC UHS-I cards featuring full support for the Ultra High Speed Class 3 (U3) specification. Capable of reaching incredible read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 85MB/s, Transcend’s SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3 cards provide the performance necessary to harness the full power of UHS U3-compliant digital recording equipment.
 
Cinema-Quality 4K Video Recording
Recently released by the SD Association, the Ultra High Speed Class 3 specification guarantees a minimum constant write speed of 30MB/s to facilitate cinema-quality video recording. Transcend’s SDXC UHS-I U3 and SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3X “Extreme” cards, however, can achieve at least double this performance with blazing-fast write speeds of up to 60MB/s and 85MB/s respectively. When used with today’s advanced camcorders, such as the Sony 4K Handycam FDR-AX100, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, and Canon EOS C500 Cinema Camera, these cards ensure smooth 4K video capture in stunning color and clarity.
 
Quick and Seamless File Transfers
In devices that do not support the UHS-I specification, Transcend’s SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3 cards offer constant write speeds of at least 10MB/s (SD Speed Class 10 performance), which makes them perfect for Full HD video recording as well as fast-action consecutive shooting. Pairing the new UHS-I U3 cards with Transcend’s RDF8 USB 3.0 multi-card reader or the handy RDF5 USB 3.0 card reader with built-in USB port significantly reduces the time it takes to transfer data from card to computer with read speeds of up to 95MB/s.
 
Enormous Storage Space Up to 128GB
Featuring capacities ranging from 32GB to an enormous 128GB, Transcend's UHS-I U3 memory cards are fully equipped to handle the increased capacity requirements of professional photography and filmmaking. For instance, the 128GB SDXC UHS-I U3 card can store more than 20,000 high-resolution JPEG images (12 megapixel camera, 6MB file size), over 8,500 RAW images (based on 14MB file size), or a full 8 hours of 4K Ultra High-Definition footage (4096x2160 35Mb/s H.264 AVC compression). Moreover, Transcend’s SDXC UHS-I U3 cards make extended video recording sessions possible thanks to the use of the exFAT file system that allows users to exceed the 4GB size per file limit of FAT32.
 
Free Photo Recovery Software
For added value, each Transcend memory card includes a free download of Transcend’s exclusive RecoveRx photo recovery software – an extraordinarily effective tool for bringing back accidentally deleted or lost files. All Transcend memory cards are fully tested for compatibility and reliability, and carry Transcend’s renowned Lifetime Warranty. The SDXC UHS-I U3 cards (R95MB/s, W60MB/s) are available in 64GB (US$49) and 128GB (US$109) capacities, while the SDXC/SDHC UHS-I U3X cards (R95MB/s, W85MB/s) are available in 32GB (US$59) and 64GB (US$119) capacities.
 
B&H carries Transcend memory products.
Category: Transcend News
Post Date: 3/21/2014 7:33:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
From Samyang:
 
The prototype version of the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 was first presented at Photokina 2012. Since then, intensive work to improve the lens and to achieve the highest possible optical quality while reducing its footprint. The result of this work is presented today lens Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS, which in terms of performance and capabilities can successfully compete with the best wide-angle designs available on the market.
 
Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is a great tool to photograph interiors, architecture and landscapes. It offers an exceptionally wide field of view, ranging 109.5 degree and linear imaging performance. It features a wide f/2.8 aperture for shooting in low light conditions. It can therefore be successfully used in sports photography and reportage. The optical design of the lens consists of 14 elements divided into 10 groups, which include 2 AS aspherical lenses and one ED glass with a very low coefficient of dispersion. Also, the lens has gained a permanent hood to allow for its compact dimensions and to reduce weight by almost 160 grams from the prototype stage.
 
Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is the first lens produced by Samyang Optics, which uses nano-crystalline anti-reflective coating. It is characterized by lower reflectance than the shell (U) MC, and the process of applying for a better fit to the structure of the lens surface. The benefits of using nanocrystalline coatings are: much better light transmission, greater resistance to glare and higher contrast, which positively affects the optical resolution of the lens.
 
Preorder: Rokinon [Samyang] 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens (availability expected March 25)
 
Samyang also announced two other lenses designed for mirrorless camera - the Samyang 12mm f/2 CS NCS and an updated fish-eye cinema lens, the 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II. The good news is that both of these will be available in Canon EF-M mounts.

Samyang 12mm and 8mm Lens Announcements

Preorder:
Rokinon [Samyang] 12mm f/2 CS NCS lens
Rokinon [Samyang] 8mm T3.1 V-DSLR UMC Fish-eye II

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/21/2014 7:02:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 20, 2014
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens
B&H has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens (review) available for $563.99 shipped after $80.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Definitely consider taking advantage of this deal if you don't have any "L" lenses. It's one of the least expensive introductions to Canon's top-quality glass.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/20/2014 6:01:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
B&H has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens (review) available for $1,398.00 with free shipping after $150.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $1,699.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/20/2014 1:27:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Lens Sample Picture
A small set of sample pictures have been added to the Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Lens review.
Post Date: 3/20/2014 9:12:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From Karl Taylor's YouTube Channel:

"Watermarking your images can help prevent others from using your copyrighted work without your permission.
 
Whilst there are automatic software methods for adding © Copyright logos, I have long preferred embedding my own watermarks using Adobe Photoshop to create a watermark that is effective but not too intrusive.
 
I hope you find this tutorial useful.
 
Karl"

Post Date: 3/20/2014 9:04:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Guidebook Image
From Canon Digital Learning Center:
 
Have you been intrigued by the possibilities of close-up and macro shooting, but felt limited by your understanding of lighting? Canon has long provided the EOS photographer with two specialized flashes for close-up shooting, but their operation and possibilities have been a bit of a mystery to users who haven’t experienced them first-hand.
 
With the launch of Canon’s latest macro flash — the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II — Canon, Inc. has developed a guide that explains the unit’s operation and how it can be realistically applied in different situations. Whether you simply want to document a hobby, photograph small objects to display or sell on-line, or even shoot portraits, the combination of this new Macro Ring Lite and a Canon macro lens may be all you need to get creative results.
 
Written for the photographer who is new to macro shooting, this opens the door to how macro flash may be a lot easier to use than he or she may have previously thought. Examples are as easy to understand as the manner in which the guide is written. Canon’s hope is that with this guidebook, the possibilities and fun of macro shooting with flash will be even more within reach of the casual EOS photographer, as well as the dedicated macro enthusiast.
 
Download: The Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Guidebook (5 MB, PDF)
 
B&H has the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/20/2014 7:21:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Samyang Hints at New Lens Announcements
According to the image above posted to Samyang's Facebook Page, it looks like we can expect three lenses to be announced on March 21.
 
Stay tuned.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 2:31:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Did you buy an EOS M kit with the 22mm STM lens and wish you had gotten the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens too?
 
Here's your chance to get the lens you didn't get with your original kit. B&H has a "White Box" version of the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens available for $109.00 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 1:07:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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