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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
BuyDig.com has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash available for a checkout price of $449.00 with free shipping. Compare at $499.00.
 
Note: You must go all the way through checkout to see reduced pricing.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/8/2013 6:05:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending December 7th, 2013.
 
In the news...
 
On Tuesday, Canon announced the EOS M2 to its Asian markets. The next iteration in Canon’s mirrorless lineup will feature a faster AF system, slightly faster burst rate, built-in Wi-Fi and a slimmer body. The camera will be available to the Asian market in mid-December. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the EOS M2 will be coming to North America. However, I’m sure Canon’s plans could change depending on demand.
 
Our thoughts? Well, on the one hand, we’re glad to see Canon’s commitment to improving their mirrorless lineup. On the other hand, we think this incremental upgrade would have looked a lot more enticing if it had included the Dual Pixel sensor found in Canon 70D. EOS M3, anyone?
 
On Friday, Samyang announced its 10mm f/2.8 lens for crop sensor cameras featuring nano crystal anti-reflection coatings. Unfortunately, price and release date are as of yet unknown.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Monday, Bryan posted his extensive “What I Want for Christmas from Canon” list. His holiday wishes included a Sharp camera mode, exposure compensation with Auto ISO, a more user friendly electronic level, and of course – a stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 L – as well as quite a few other things. Check out Bryan’s full post to see all of his Christmas requests.
 
After Bryan’s post we asked you – “What do you want from Canon for Christmas?” Some of your answers included RAW video via official firmware, a higher resolution 6D, a retro styled Canon body and the most popular response, a 7D Mark II.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Wednesday, we posted a deal from Adorama where you could get a 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, PIXMA PRO-100 and photo paper for $3,347.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Considering that the 5D Mark III body-only is going for a shade under $2,900 right now, the bundle was an exceptional deal.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recaps
Post Date: 12/8/2013 12:19:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Digital Camera
Today only, the Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Digital Camera available for $70.00 off – just $79.99 with free shipping, deluxe soft case and 8GB SD memory card.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro Lens
BuyDig.com has the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro Lens (review) available for a checkout price of $749.00 after $150.00 mail-in rebate..
 
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Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/8/2013 8:21:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
BuyDig.com has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens (review) available for a checkout price of $1,679.00 with free shipping after $300.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $2,299.00 without rebate & discount.
 
Note: You must go all the way through checkout to see reduced pricing.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/8/2013 7:50:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens
Use promo code RULEOF3RD ($104.00 Off) at Beach Camera to get the Refurbished Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens for $205.00 with free shipping. Compare at $396.95 new.
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II Lens
Use promo code HOLIDAYZOOM ($149.00 Off) at Beach Camera to get the Refurbished Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR II Lens for $450.00 with free shipping. Compare at $846.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/8/2013 7:30:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, December 07, 2013
Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
Amazon has the Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens available for $1,199.00. Compare at $1,249.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/7/2013 12:04:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Creative Cloud Logo
According to Adobe, the Photoshop Photography Program with no prerequisites special (Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mo) is set to expire after December 8. But will it?
 
According to Adobe's own FAQs regarding the Photoshop Photography Program, it clearly states:

I own an earlier version of Lightroom but not Photoshop. Do I qualify for the Photoshop Photography Program offer?
Yes, this offer is available to anyone until December 31, 2013. There are no previous product ownership requirements.
 
Who is eligible for this offer?
This offer is available to anyone until December 31, 2013. There are no previous product ownership requirements.

Regardless of the discrepancy, you can avoid missing out on the deal by signing up today. As I've mentioned before, Photoshop CC is definitely worth $9.99 per month – getting Lightroom 5 is just icing on the cake. [Sean]

Post Date: 12/7/2013 10:26:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot SX230HS Digital Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished PowerShot SX230HS Digital Camera available for 50% Off – now only $97.49 with free shipping, deluxe leather case and memory card.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/7/2013 7:59:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 06, 2013
AdoramaPix Logo
Through December 9, use promo code PXGIFT10 at AdoramaPix to get a 10x10 Photo Book for $21.95. Regularly $39.95.
Post Date: 12/6/2013 2:10:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
BuyDig.com has the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens (review) available for a checkout price of $319.00 with free shipping. Regularly $419.00.
 
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Post Date: 12/6/2013 12:24:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
TASCAM DR DR-60D Linear PCM Recorder
Amazon has the TASCAM DR DR-60D Linear PCM Recorder for DSLR Filmmaking and Field Recording available for $249.00. Compare at $349.99.
 
Features:

  • High Quality HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) Mic Preamp, Upgraded AD Converters and Clock Crystal
  • 2-XLR-1/4" Combo Locking Inputs with +48V Phantom Power and 1 Stereo 1/8" Input with Plug-In Power
  • 4 Channel Recording up to 96kHz/24-Bit and Multiple Record Modes including TASCAM's Dual "Safety Track" Recording
  • Soft Touch Controls for Eliminated Handling Noise plus Slate Tone Generator
  • Records to Standard SD Card, Mini-USB for Transfer, Camera Mount on Top and Camera Screw on Bottom

Post Date: 12/6/2013 10:04:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $939.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,249.00 new.

 
Next generation of PowerPot family gets bigger, lighter, and stronger; emits 10 Watts of power with no moving parts
 
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (December 5, 2013) – Power Practical, a Salt Lake City based group of engineers, entrepreneurs, outdoor enthusiasts, and the makers of the PowerPot, introduce the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL through Kickstarter. Power Practical is utilizing the crowd funding platform to fund the robust PowerPot X Series, which marks the next generation in thermoelectric power. Named after its power emission of 10 Watts, the PowerPot X Series can charge one tablet, two smartphones or four GoPros simultaneously, needing nothing more than fire and water. No moving parts make it extremely easy to use, and because it is not dependent on sunlight, the PowerPot produces electricity in any weather, day or night, indoors and out.
 
The common “maximum” output for most thermoelectric generators is around 2-4 Watts. In practice, these devices struggle to exceed 1-2 Watts. Such low power output is impractical for charging modern smartphones and other common USB devices. Even under mediocre conditions, the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL will produce 5 Watts of power, giving users ample power to keep charging.
 
More power means more time for adventuring and less time spent waiting around for devices to charge up. Dual USB ports are also included, allowing two devices to charge at once. At max output, the PowerPot X will be able to charge two smartphones at top speed (5W), or one tablet at full speed (10W). Dual-utility continues to be a function of the PowerPot, doubling as a source for boiling water for soups, hot drinks or freeze dried meals. The functionality of the Practical Meter has also been built into the next generation of the PowerPot, providing real-time feedback on charge speeds. The meter allows users to get the most out of their pot and devices by letting them know their power output.
 
“We launched the PowerPot V on Kickstarter in April of 2012 and quickly realized a lot of people in the world are in need of power,” says Matt Ford, CEO of Power Practical. “So we decided to go back to all our original backers, adventurers and retailers, to get their feedback in order to develop, innovate and grow as a company. It is thanks to them that we are able to take the PowerPot to the next level and enhance the user experience to better meet the power needs of adventurers and people who find themselves without power.”
 
The PowerPot X Series has increased power and comes in two sizes so that couples, groups, friends and families who venture out into the back country can cook a meal and juice their phone all at once. At 2.4 quarts, the PowerPot X is perfect for cooking for two, while the slightly larger PowerPot XL, at 4 quarts, will feed a larger group.
 
Supporters can bring power with them anywhere and keep charging by pledging through Kickstarter and ordering a PowerPot X for themselves. Couples can get the PowerPot X for $189, while groups or those looking for the extra cooking room can get the PowerPot XL for $199. PowerPot X’s and XL’s will be delivered in time for the 2014 camping season.
 
You can support PowerPot X Series development through Power Practical's Kickstarter campaign.
Post Date: 12/6/2013 9:16:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens
From Samyang:
 
Samyang releases new wide-angle 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens dedicated for APS-C system cameras.
 
Prototype versions of Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens were originally presented to the public at the Photokina 2012 show. Samyang has stepped its innovation and introduced a focused development program to obtain the highest possible optical parameters and reduce the product's size. These efforts resulted in the latest version of Samyang 10 f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens featuring parameters and capabilities comparable to the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses on the market.
 
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is an ideal tool for indoor, architecture and landscape shooting. It provides an exceptionally wide field of view of up to 109.5 degrees and rectilinear image mapping function. Because of its fast f/2.8 aperture, you can also use the lens in low light conditions. The lens is especially useful for sport photography and photojournalism purposes. The product's optics comprises 14 elements divided into 10 groups, with 2 aspherical AS lenses and one lens made of extra-low dispersion glass. The lens features an embedded lens hood which ensures more compact size of the lens and reduces its weight by approximately 160 grams*.
 

 
NCS (Nano Coating System)
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is the first Samyang Optics lens featuring a nano crystal anti-reflection coating system. This technology provides lower reflection factor than (U)MC system as the coating is now applied more evenly on the surface of the lens. Benefits of the nano crystal layer include better light transmission, increased resistance to reflections, and higher contrast leading to supreme optical resolution.
 
* - applicable to a version with Canon E mount
 
Specifications:

Model10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Aperture rangeF2.8 ~ F22
Optical construction14 elements in 10 groups (2 ASP, 1 ED)
Minimal focusing distance0,25 m
CompatibilityAPS-C / CS
Filter sizeN/A
Number of aperture blades6
Angle of View93.4 - 109.5 degrees (mount dependent)
Maximum diameter86mm
Length76.7 - 105.5mm (mount dependent)
Weight580 - 620g (mount dependent)
Warranty36 months

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 12/6/2013 8:10:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Polaroid iM1836 and Nikon 1 J2 Digital Cameras
Back in October, we posted a news article regarding Nikon's lawsuit against Sakar, the manufacturer of the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera. Nikon claimed that the Polaroid camera imitated the design of their 1 J2 mirrorless camera.
 
On December 4, a court ordered a Preliminary Injunction Order that prohibits manufacture, promotion and sale of the Polaroid iM1836 camera.
 
From Nikon:
 
Court issues consent injunction in lawsuit against Sakar over Polaroid iM1836 digital camera
 
December 6, 2013 – On October 11, 2013, Nikon Corporation and Nikon Inc. ("Nikon") sued Sakar International, Inc. ("Sakar") in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for design patent infringement and trade dress infringement arising from Sakar's "Polaroid iM1836" digital camera (Case No. 13-Civ-7228 (S.D.N.Y)).
 
Shortly thereafter, Nikon moved for a preliminary injunction to stop the sales and advertising of the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera. After appearing before the Court, Sakar and Nikon agreed on the terms of a preliminary injunction. The Court thus issued a Preliminary Injunction Order on December 4, 2013 (Eastern Standard Time).
 
As part of the injunction, Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.
 
The abovementioned design patent and trade dress rights are related to the "Nikon 1" Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/6/2013 7:48:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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