Easy to use, compatible with 100mm wide and 2mm thick filters or round (86mm) camera filters
No vignette for wide angle lens larger than 18mm even when using 3 filters at once
Note from Sean: This is a really good deal. The LEE foundation kit costs about $90.00 and you still have to purchase an adapter ring to complete the kit. When adding ProOptic Foundation Kit to your cart, Adorama allows you to add an adapter ring up to 77mm at no additional charge (the 82mm adapter ring is $1.00) via the following screen.
I purchased the ProOptic 4X4 Filter Holder Foundation Kit (seen above on my 5D III) when we posted the deal on Oct. 30. My initial impression is that this is a very good filter holder and an excellent value at this price.
Canon has extended their previous instant and mail-in rebate programs with a few minor changes; several additional lenses now qualify for instant rebates and there were a few minor changes to the discounts (most of the changes were favorable to consumers).
These rebates run from November 1 to November 21, 2015. Overall, this looks to be very enticing rebate period.
Canon is currently offering up to $350.00 in mail-in rebates for PIXMA PRO-100, PRO-10 and PRO-1 printer bundles. Cameras that qualify for printer bundle rebates include:
As usual, some of the DSLR rebates vary depending on whether you purchase the body only or whether you purchase a lens with the body. In a new twist, the EOS Rebel T6i qualifies for a rebate when purchased with the EF-S 18-55 IS STM and Connect Station C100. Unfortunately, the C100 isn't scheduled to be available in the US until after this particular rebate period ends, so that doesn't seem terribly useful.
The EOS 1D X qualifies for a $700.00 rebate.
The EOS 5D III qualifies for a $300.00 rebate when purchased as a body-only or with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM or EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM.
The EOS 6D qualifies for a $300.00 rebate when purchased as a body-only or with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM or EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The EOS 6D qualifies for a $550.00 rebate if purchased with an EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM.
The EOS 7D Mark II qualifies for a $300.00 rebate when purchased as a body-only or with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The EOS 7D Mark II qualifies for a $550.00 rebate if purchased with an EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM.
The EOS 70D qualifies for a $200.00 rebate when purchased as a body-only. The rebate increases to $250.00 if purchased with the EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM or EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. The EOS 70D rebate varies from $400.00 - $550.00 when purchased as a lens (or Video Creator) kit in addition to the EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM or EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM.
The EOS Rebel T6s qualifies for a $150.00 rebate when purchased with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, with an additional $150.00 rebate ($300.00 total) when purchased with the EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM.
The EOS Rebel T6i qualifies for a $100.00 rebate when purchased as a body-only combined with the Connect Station CS100 or $150.00 when purchased in a standard camera + lens kit. Rebates go on to vary from $200.00 - $350.00 depending on the purchase of the EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM, Video Creator Kit and/or Connect Station C100.
The EOS Rebel T5i qualifies for a $150.00 rebate when purchased with a standard kit lens and $200.00 rebate when the Video Creator kit is purchased. Grabbing an EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM with a lens kit will earn a $300.00 rebate or $350.00 rebate when combined with a Video Creator kit.
The EOS Rebel SL1 qualifies for a $150.00 body-only rebate and a $200.00 rebate when purchased with a standard kit lens. The rebate jumps to$300.00 when the EF 75–300mm f/4–5.6 III is bundled with a lens kit and purchasing a kit including the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM will qualify for a $350.00 rebate.
The EOS Rebel T5 qualifies for a $150.00 rebate when purchased with the standard EF-S 18-55mm kit lens. Adding the EF 75–300mm f/4–5.6 III increases the rebate to $250.00 while the bundling the EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM with the kit lens will qualify for a $300.00 rebate.
The EOS M3 qualifies for a $100.00 rebate when purchased as a body-only or in a lens kit. The rebate amount varies between $120.00 - $450.00 depending on the purchase of the EF-EOS mount adapter and EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder.
The EOS M10 + EF-M 10-45mm IS STM qualifies for a $100.00 rebate which increases to $120.00 when purchased with an EF-M 55-200mm IS STM.
Today Only: The Canon Store has a great deal on 4x6 photo paper right now. Use coupon code P151001 (50% off) when buying (1) Photo Paper Glossy 4x6 (50 Sheets) for $4.99 after discount and receive 10 free packs with free 2-day shipping.
Paper Overview Great Photo Paper for Everyday Projects. This vibrant, glossy paper gives you crisp, clear pictures that are high quality without the high cost - an economical choice for great prints. Weight: 56 lbs Thickness: 8.2 mil Brightness (ISO) 98%
"National Geographic has confirmed that 9 percent of their 2,000 employees (approximately 180 people) are being laid off, less than two months after the National Geographic Society announced that 21st Century Fox had acquired a controlling stake in the magazine and other media assets for $725 million. There is no word yet on how many people in National Geographic’s photography department have been affected. One photo editor for the magazine, Sherry L. Brukbacher, confirmed on Twitter that she was among the “many” let go today. In addition to the staffers being laid off, the company is offering buyouts to an unknown number of longtime employees."
Note: I purchased one of these bags the first time this deal rolled around and I've taken it on several photo ventures already. It's a great bag and a steal at this price. I used the Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW this weekend while checking out Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island. [Sean]