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 Monday, May 05, 2014
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $919.00. Compare at $1,299.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
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Post Date: 5/5/2014 7:41:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
B&H created a video demonstrating budget-friendly microphone systems for DSLR video production. Each system is demonstrated in the video so that you can buy the system that [literally] sounds best for your needs.
 
Microphones Featured

Post Date: 5/5/2014 7:35:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, May 04, 2014
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Hot Deal: eBay (via BuyDig) has a Refurbished Canon EOS 6D + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens & Adobe Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $1,899.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,299.00 without Lightroom software.
 
I don't know how long this great deal will last, so don't hesitate to Buy It Now if the 6D's been on your wish list.
 
Update: The deal has ended.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $639.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market lens and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 5/4/2014 8:06:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
onOne Perfect Effects 8
For a limited time, onOne is offering their Perfect Effects 8 software for free. (thanks Duc)
Category: onOne Deals
Post Date: 5/4/2014 7:28:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 02, 2014
Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens
Tamron has a special add-on rebate for its 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens (review).
 
Through 5/12, you can get an additional $30.00 mail-in rebate on top of the current $70.00 mail-in rebate on the lens in celebration of Mother's Day.
Post Date: 5/2/2014 1:06:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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CanvasPeople is having a Cinco de Mayo Sale with standard gallery wrap canvas print specials ranging from $10.00 - $30.00.
 
Canvas Print Sale Pricing

SizeStandard
Gallery Wrap
8x10$10.00
11x11$15.00
11x14$15.00
16x16$20.00
16x20$20.00
18x24$25.00
20x30$30.00

Post Date: 5/2/2014 12:38:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
eBay (via RedTagCamera) has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $824.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,299.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market camera and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 5/2/2014 10:24:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon USA's YouTube Channel:
 
Tilt-shift lenses are most popular for architectural photography because it helps to correct the leaning effect we see in photos of tall objects like buildings and walls. Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski gives some tips on architectural and landscape use of Canon tilt-shift lenses.
 
Relevant Reviews:

Other videos in the EF 101 video series:

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Post Date: 5/2/2014 9:57:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Lens
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Lens in stock and available for $1,699.32. Compare at $2,299.00 after mail-in rebate.
X-Rite ColorMunki Display Monitor Calibration Device
For today only, B&H has the X-Rite Colormunki Display & ColorChecker Passport Kit available for $199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $219.00.
 
Do you have an older color calibration device that you want to upgrade? You can save an additional $15.00 by trading in your old device (X-Rite or any other brand).
Post Date: 5/2/2014 8:49:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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B&H's Explora Explora has a great article titled "Vincent Laforet and the Psychological Impact of Camera Movement." It's a great read for anyone who's interested in using their DSLR to create compelling videos.
 
I've just started doing more video work with my DSLRs and found this article to be very insightful. [Sean]
 
Questions Answered by Laforet in the Article

  • Let’s begin by getting a little bit of your background. You began your career as a still photographer, correct?
  • What was the hardest part about making the transition from still photographer to director?
  • How much experience, if any, did you have with camera movement prior to making the switch to the video world? What resources did you use to expand your understanding?
  • So there’s really no replacing hands-on experience, is there?
  • Can you explain "motivated" versus "unmotivated" camera movement?
  • Would you mind summarizing your approach and preparation in regard to motion, from when you first sit down with the screenplay to actually shooting on set?
  • Do you have a personal visual style with which you like to approach your films?
  • Do you have any gear recommendations for people who are just starting to learn and experiment with camera motion?

Post Date: 5/2/2014 8:20:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Amazon has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 available for $80.09. Compare at $109.95.
 
This deal won't likely last long, so don't hesitate to take advantage of this reduced pricing.
Post Date: 5/2/2014 6:39:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 01, 2014
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From Canon USA:
 
Research commissioned by Canon U.S.A. uncovers the counterfeit confidence trap in America
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 1, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will unveil today the results of a 2013 Anti-Counterfeit Study it commissioned on U.S. consumers’ attitudes and perceptions of counterfeit consumer electronics in the U.S. The study reveals that while counterfeit consumer electronics are a significant concern to U.S. consumers, most seem to be unaware of the full impact and risks of their purchase and use. The study revealed that consumers trust their instincts, but seem to lack the understanding of the possible safety risks and the true long-term costs of counterfeit consumer electronics.
 
According to the Department of Homeland Security, $145 million worth of counterfeit consumer electronics entered the U.S. in 2013. The research commissioned by Canon reveals, however, that while three out of every four consumers surveyed were concerned about counterfeit consumer electronics, only about one in two believed they can accurately identify counterfeit consumer electronics.
 
“Most American consumers are unaware of the full risks associated with these potentially dangerous devices. Four in ten of the U.S. consumers surveyed don’t know counterfeit consumer electronics can harm them, and this lack of awareness leads to what Canon calls a ‘Confidence Trap’,” said Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor, Professional Engineering & Solutions Division, Canon U.S.A, Inc. “Based on the survey, consumers seem overconfident in their ability to spot a fake, and as a result, are at risk of possible harm.”
 
The study revealed:

  • In 2013, 12 percent of the U.S. consumers surveyed knowingly bought fake consumer electronics, while 18 percent bought them unknowingly.
  • 40 percent of U.S. consumers surveyed were unaware that counterfeit consumer electronics may harm them.
  • 45 percent believed that counterfeit consumer electronics do the job just as well as genuine consumer electronics.
  • 97 percent wanted more information so they can identify counterfeits.
  • Millennials surveyed were five times more likely than the Baby Boomers surveyed to purchase fake goods.
  • While the majority of millennials (72 percent) surveyed consider themselves very knowledgeable in identifying a counterfeit consumer electronics product, about one in four continues to unknowingly buy one.

Based on the survey results, 18 percent of U.S. consumer electronic purchasers surveyed say they have unknowingly purchased counterfeit consumer electronics this past year. Further, the study revealed, overconfident in their abilities, a significant proportion of consumers surveyed fell victim to counterfeit purchases, largely unaware that they could be putting themselves at risk of inferior product performance.
 
When it comes to purchase drivers, according to this, the majority of consumers surveyed overwhelmingly value product performance, quality, and safety when buying an electronic good. 82 percent of respondents cited product performance and 70 percent said product safety is important to them. It seems that purchasing counterfeits is therefore largely driven by a knowledge gap. For instance, close to half (45 percent) of consumers surveyed believe that a counterfeit product does the job just as well as the genuine product.
 
“One of the most significant revelations of this Anti-Counterfeit Study is our obligation to take action and educate consumers about the potential health and safety risks of counterfeit consumer electronics,” commented Westfall. “This research indicates that education can largely impact perceptions of counterfeit consumer electronics, and steer consumers away from making uninformed and misguided purchases. After learning about the facts, 71 percent of the U.S. consumers surveyed said that they were less likely to buy them.”
 
Canon is committed to bridging this education gap for the majority of American consumers who believe more can be done to combat the counterfeit consumer electronics market. Contrary to popular consumer belief, it is not exclusively the job of government, law enforcement or retailers to raise awareness. Prevention lies in the collaboration of all stakeholders and Canon is working to promote the continued education of consumers.
 
Today, Canon and the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will host a panel discussion about the potential dangers of counterfeit consumer electronics. Event panelists include representatives from Canon U.S.A, City Tech College, Consumerist.com, U.S. Chamber of Commerece Global Intellectual Property Center and Underwriters Laboratories.
 
On April 23rd, Canon was also recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center at the 2nd Annual IP Champions Conference in Washington D.C. for its Anti-Counterfeit Consumer Awareness Campaign.
 
For more information visit: http://usa.canon.com/aboutcounterfeits

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Post Date: 5/1/2014 12:23:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lexar Professional 64GB CompactFlash Memory Card 800x UDMA (2-Pack)
Post Date: 5/1/2014 11:56:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM
For those that submitted their preorders early, good news!
 
B&H is now shipping the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon (review). From what I've been told, they haven't received a significant supply yet (low quantity shipment) but they are now shipping out what has hit their shelves.
 
B&H still lists the Sigm 50mm f/1.4 Art lens for Canon's status as being "Pre order. Released in limited qty."
 
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 5/1/2014 10:46:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $719.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00 new.
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Post Date: 5/1/2014 7:19:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X AF Settings Guidebook Cover
From Canon Professional Network:
 
Canon has produced a new version of its AF Setting Guidebook for the EOS-1D X DSLR designed for smartphones and tablets, which is now available for download on CPN.
 
As well as being designed specifically for smartphones and tablets this latest version of the Guidebook has been fully updated in line with the EOS-1D X firmware update Version 2.0.3 that enhanced the camera’s AF, exposure and customisable options.
 
The 1D X was the first camera to feature menus which described the AF functions in detail, including example uses for each function, thus making the complicated task of setting up the AF easier. The 138-page guidebook explains all of these menu settings and is packed with illustrations, menu screen images, photographs and AF point overlays, so it’s an invaluable guide for photographers who want to get the most out of the sophisticated and customisable autofocus system within the EOS-1D X. Now you can take it everywhere with you on your smartphone or tablet.
 
The in-depth guidebook offers detailed explanations of how to use the various high performance features of the camera’s 61-point AF system, including introductions to the features of the AF system of the EOS-1D X and AF setting operability.
 
The guidebook is also separated into dedicated ‘click-through’ chapters (and sub-chapters) for: AF Configuration Tool (Presets), AF Configuration Tool (Parameters), AF area selection modes, EOS-1D X 61-point high-density reticular AF cross-type points, Release property settings during Servo AI, Utilizing the AF point setting and registration and Using ISO Auto.
 
Download
EOS 1D X AF Setting Guidebook: Smartphone & Tablet version (PDF, 11.8 MB)
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Post Date: 5/1/2014 7:09:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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