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 Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Adorama has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Bundle available for an in-cart price of $3,099.00 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $3,399.00.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
  • Canon CBC-E6 Car Charger for LP-E6
  • Adorama Slinger Bag
  • Manfrotto 394 Aluminum 4 Section Monopod
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • SanDisk 32GB Class 10, Ultra SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 1:37:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Datacolor:
Not too long ago, standard practice for lighting large spaces involved hauling a lot of heavy equipment into a venue, laying out electrical service lines, creating support stands and scaffolding, and so on. Of course there was also tearing it all down, packing it away, and hauling it off again. Things have changed. It's now possible to carry all or most of the gear you'll need to light a large space in a duffle bag and camera bag, frequently doing it all without touching an electrical outlet and still getting an equivalent or superior result.
Join David Saffir and David Tobie as they explore newer methods for lighting interiors using lighting systems adapted from on-camera flash units, purpose-built remote units and triggers. We think you'll be surprised by the possibilities and impressed by the results!
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
Webinar attendees will have the chance to win a SpyderCHECKR or Metz 44 Flash as well as receive exclusive discounts!
Register Now!
Title: Small Lighting for Big Spaces
Date: Thursday, October 17 2013
Time: 2:00 PM (EDT)
Adorama carries Datacolor products.
Post Date: 10/15/2013 1:30:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has a Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Photo Printer Bundle available for $99.00 with free shipping after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 1:07:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens (review) available for $489.99 with free shipping. Compare at $679.00.
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 11:09:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Photoshelter:
Eric Cheng spent over 10 years mastering underwater photography before deciding to try his hand at aerial videography. Now he’s already turning the industry on its head with a new innovation that allows photographers to capture above-ground footage without the massive expense of a helicopter.
With a background in computer science, and having been the previous Director of Photography at Lytro, Eric has a deep investment in the progression of both photography and technology. For his aerial work Eric experimented with an ordinary radio controlled drone and a simple GoPro Hero. The electronic gimbal he created with a friend is what keeps every shot flawless, unaffected by the wind, and absolutely stunning.
In this webinar we’ll talk to Eric about this incredible alternative to the traditional aerial photography methods, his work both underwater and above ground, and what gear is involved.
Date: Wednesday, October 16th
Time: 4:00pm Eastern
Register Now
Topics to be Covered:

  • How Eric got into aerial photography
  • FAA rules and regulations you should watch out for
  • How to create your own drone videography on a low, medium or high budget

Post Date: 10/15/2013 10:55:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,019.00. Compare at $1,299.99.
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 9:54:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has filed an injunction to prevent Sakar International from manufacturing its Polaroid iM1836 - a camera that looks conspicuously like a Nikon 1 series camera.
While the two cameras function completely differently (the iM1835 is android-powered, has a touch screen and has imaging sensors built into the lenses, not the body), we must admit that the two cameras look very similar.
From Nikon:

"On October 11, 2013 (US Eastern Time), Nikon Corporation (having its principal place of business in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Makoto Kimura) and Nikon Inc. (having its principal place of business in New York, President & CEO: Nobuyoshi Gokyu) (collectively, hereafter referred to as "Nikon") filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Sakar International, Inc. (having its principal place of business in New Jersey) (hereafter referred to as "Sakar") for the alleged infringement of the design patent and trade dress right owned by Nikon. Nikon seeks injunctive relief against Sakar in the lawsuit to prevent them from manufacturing and selling their Polaroid brand digital still camera, 'Polaroid iM1836'.
Nikon makes a great effort to create designs that can be differentiated from other companies' products, as well as to strongly deter the imitation of its designs. Although Nikon has negotiated with Sakar to amicably solve this problem, we could not reach an agreement. Consequently, Nikon decided to initiate the lawsuit by necessity.
The abovementioned design patent and trade dress right are related to the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses 'Nikon 1'."

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 8:12:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Today only, the Canon Store has Refurbished Canon PIXMA Printers on sale for 30% off with free ground shipping.
Note: You must add the printer to your shopping cart to see the discount.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 7:12:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon USA:
Modifications enabled with this version

  • Support for the Nikon D610 has been added.

Update Notes:

  • You must have Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 or later installed to perform this update.
  • It may be necessary to enter your product key code(s) during installation. Please have your product key code(s) available for installation.
  • You may be required to enter your computer's administrator password to use this installer. Be sure to have that information available.

Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.15.0 - Windows (57.7 MB) | Macintosh (49.2 MB)

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 7:03:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 14, 2013
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (review) available for $279.99 with free shipping. Compare at $499.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/14/2013 8:00:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
New York, NY – October 14, 2013 – Manfrotto today announced a new collection of camera bags for DSLR cameras and photography equipment with superior technology, higher protection and an exclusive style attitude. The new, efficiently and beautifully designed bags from Manfrotto are available and in stock now from leading camera and electronics retailer Adorama.
Manfrotto Professional bags, featuring CPS: Camera Protection System
The new Professional collection includes four Holster Plus models, five shoulder bag models, three backpacks and two roller bags. All feature Manfrotto's CPS – Camera Protection System – that has been specifically engineered and laboratory tested to guarantee the highest level of protection and shock resistance.
Manfrotto's Exo-Tough Construction featured on the outer surfaces of the Professional bags line is another key protection design guarantee. The rigid multi-layer construction buffers any initial sharp impact shock. Sturdy TPU feet keep the bag off the ground and serve as shock absorbers (in all backpacks, rollers, shoulder bags and slings). Manfrotto Professional Bags have been rigorously tested in extreme simulated conditions compared to other leading brands and found to be the most protective.
Professional collection design features
Designed to become a workstation on the ground while shooting, the bags’ looks are as minimal and stylish as one would expect from Manfrotto. Pocket positions, closures and sizes are all designed to meet the needs of pro photographers, with hard-wearing, rip-resistant fabrics used alongside easy-to-use oversized zips and durable metal fastenings. Manfrotto has taken great care for usability and details, and designed the bags in line with Manfrotto’s best tripods.
Manfrotto Professional Bags Details:
To get more information and to order Manfrotto Professional bags, please visit the Adorama website.
Holster Plus: The four Holster Plus models are a perfect solution for safely carrying minimal amounts of gear.
Shoulder Bag: More a mobile office than a bag, you can easily carry and access your camera, lenses, flash, accessories, laptop or tablet, notebook, documents, keys, phone, pens, and more.
Backpacks: Built to carry pro DSLRs, lenses, flash, a laptop, tripod and accessories, Manfrotto Professional Backpacks are designed to function as a workstation on the ground while you're shooting.
Roller Bags: Manfrotto Professional Rollers shield your equipment as safely as possible, open completely and have a flap serving as a field mat. Both models comply with current airline regulations.
Advanced Bags Collection from Manfrotto
The Advanced Bags Collection is aimed at passionate photographers looking for full-features and reliable equipment that shares the Manfrotto heritage trusted by professionals. Find more information and order these bags at Adorama.
This collection, with pro-inspired features, offers room for photographic gear and personal items. They include practical designs and internal protections through sturdy inner dividers and tough-wearing fabrics. Material combination offers functional as well as aesthetic impact; rugged durable bottom half, made by High Density Nylon Fabric, ensures trust in durability and harmonizes with the equally durable but more stylish sheen of the top. Carbon detailing ties it all in with the Manfrotto Italian heritage.
The Advanced collection covers six bag types, suitable for different situations and different amounts of equipment. Within each bag type, a variety of sizes and shapes accommodate common camera forms and equipment/accessory needs. The Advance collection includes shoulder bags, holsters, slings and three distinct styles of backpack suitable for gear only or a combination of gear and personal items.
Manfrotto Professional and Advanced camera bags are available now at Adorama.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 10/14/2013 1:02:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Although I haven't seen an official announcement by Sigma just yet, a 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM "Art" lens is already featured on Sigma's website.
Lens Specifications:

Lens Construction19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum apertureF/22
Filter size82mm
Angle of view (35mm equivalent)84.1°-23.3°
Minimum focusing distance45cm / 17.7in
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)88.6mm x 109.4mm / 3.5in x 4.3in
Number of diaphragm blades9 (rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio1:4.6
Weight885g / 31.2oz

Update: It looks like Sigma removed the webpage from their server. However, an official announcement is surely not far off.

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/14/2013 12:15:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,549.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,899.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/14/2013 6:48:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $199.99 with free shipping. Comare at $288.95.
Post Date: 10/14/2013 5:45:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 13, 2013


"This is's Weekend Recap for the week ending October 12th, 2013.
In the news...
On Monday, Zeiss introduced the Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens. Zeiss promises that this premium lens was designed without compromise, producing excellently sharp images free of color fringing and distortion. The Otus 55mm f/1.4 will hit the shelves at the end of this month for suggested retail price of $3,999.00.
Also on Monday, Canon announced their plans for a new Customer Support Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 33,000 square-foot facility will house Support Specialists dedicated to small office and consumer imaging products including digital cameras, camcorders, and printers. The center will also support professional printing and cinema customers once operations begin in April of next year.
Canon also issued a Service Advisory on Monday for their LP-E6 rechargeable battery packs. The product advisory warns that in certain cases, an LP-E6 may fail to charge when inserted into the LC-E6 battery charger. If the LED blinks orange rapidly after inserting your LP-E6 battery, follow the steps on our post to reset the charger.
On Tuesday, Nikon announced an incremental update to their D600 DSLR camera – the D610. Compared to the D600, the D610 features a new shutter mechanism that allows for faster continuous shooting and a new quiet continuous mode. The D610 also features an improved white balance system. Check out our post for more details.
In site news and reviews...
On Monday, Bryan posted his full review of the Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens. In short, the lens performs quite well at 16mm – but gets moderately soft at the longer focal lengths. The lens features good build quality, but a somewhat quirky focus ring clutch for manual focusing. See Bryan’s full review for more details.
On Wednesday, Bryan posted his full review of the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX lens. Bryan found the Tokina 17-35mm lens produced image quality slightly worse than its wider aperture cousin, the Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 – but the f/4’s lower price, lower weight, and lower cost will certainly be enough to sway some consumer purchases. Check out Bryan’s full review for all the important details.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Wednesday, we posted a deal from where you could get a Canon EOS 6D, PIXMA PRO-100 Printer, and Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 11 for only $1,599.00 after a $400.00 mail-in rebate. That’s almost a $300.00 savings off of the normal 6D – without bundled accessories – price.
This has been the’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 10/13/2013 6:11:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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