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 Thursday, January 10, 2013
Sigma has released a beautifully produced video that shows the inner workings of their Aizu, Japan lens manufacturing facility.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 1/10/2013 12:56:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via top-rated photovideo4less) has a Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera & EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Bundle available for $2,179.00 with free shipping.
Considering that the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens retails for over $400.00, this package is a pretty good deal.
Bundle includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D 20.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
  • Zeikos 72mm Multi-Coated UV Filter
  • Vivitar Heavy Duty Lens Cap Holder
  • Vivitar Pocket Mini Spider Leg Tripod VT-2
  • Zeikos ZE-CL3A 3 Piece Cleaning Kit
  • Zeikos Screen Protectors (Clear) SG26
  • Zeikos ZE-MC3A 3 Memory Card Wallet

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/10/2013 12:42:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has released a short video demonstrating how its optical glass is made.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/10/2013 11:29:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D600 DSLR Camera available for $1,685.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,996.95.
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating has dropped a bit recently - now at 98.1%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/10/2013 11:01:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera & 18-55mm IS II Lens available for $519.00 with free shipping. Compare at $649.00 new.
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera available for $749.00 with free shipping. Compare at $896.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/10/2013 9:18:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through February 28, Epson is offering rebates on their Stylus Pro Designer Series printers.
Stylus Pro 3880 Designer Edition Printer - $250.00 mail-in rebate
Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition Printer - $300.00 mail-in rebate
Epson Stylus Pro 9890 Designer Edition Printer - $750.00 instant rebate
Post Date: 1/10/2013 8:55:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
From Canon:
Designed for Film-Style Operation, Canon Cinema Prime Lenses Deliver Exceptional 4K Performance
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 10, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the new CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses for large-format single-sensor cameras employing Super 35mm or full frame 35mm imagers. These two new lenses join with Canon’s CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F primes to provide a broad line of five precision-matched, competitively priced EF-mount Cinema prime lenses that provide high optical performance levels and a choice of versatile focal lengths for a wide range of creative shooting choices. All five Canon Cinema prime lenses are part of the Canon Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products, which include the EOS C500 4K/2K Digital Cinema Camera, EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, EOS C100 Digital Video Camera and EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera, and four Canon Cinema zoom lenses.
“Since our introduction to the film and television production industry back in November 2011, we have brought to market five Cinema prime lenses, two top-end Cinema zoom lenses, two compact Cinema zoom lenses, and four professional digital cinematography cameras all within 18 months,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “This is a testament to the Company’s dedication to the needs of the growing and diverse universe of professionals creating 4K, 2K, and HD moving-image content for theatrical, television, and other high-resolution digital production markets. We look forward to continuing to serve these professionals with Canon Cinema EOS products designed to help them achieve their creative imperatives and commercial aspirations.”
All Canon Cinema EOS lenses integrate advanced materials and coatings to meet high optical performance levels, including 4K (4096 x 2160) production standards. Each Canon Cinema lens is equipped with an odd-numbered 11-blade aperture diaphragm, which is ideally suited to achieve creative depth-of-field manipulation and pleasing “bokeh” effects of cinematographic quality. The Canon line of five Cinema prime lenses is precision-matched for consistent and solid optical performance that minimizes focus-induced changes in the angle of view. All feature a full-frame image circle in a lightweight, compact design, and they incorporate proven Canon lens elements designed to fulfill contemporary 4K production standards. All five primes also deliver color tone and balance that matches Canon’s top-end Cinema zooms and compact Cinema zooms. Canon Cinema prime lenses are also water-resistant for severe shooting conditions and deliver the operation and reliability required in professional film-style shooting environments.
All five Canon Cinema primes feature mechanical attributes specifically designed for motion-picture production, as opposed to still photography. These strategically integrated film-style characteristics include 300 degree rotation on the focus ring for precision focus control as well as large, highly visible engraved focus scales for convenient operation. These markings appear on the angled surfaces on both sides of the barrel, making them easy to both read and to adjust the stepless focus and/or aperture settings of the lenses from behind – or from either side – of the camera. Focus markings can be switched from standard labeling to metric, and control rings are engineered to maintain the proper amount of resistance with consistent operating torque and familiar tactile “feedback” for satisfying manual control. All Canon Cinema prime lenses also share the same uniform gear positions, diameters, and rotation angles, as well as front-lens diameters, making them compatible with matte boxes, follow focus gear, marking disks, and other third-party film-industry-standard accessories. Film crews can quickly change lenses without the need for accessory gear-position adjustments or other changes to the rig setup.
The new Canon CN-E14mm T3.1 and CN-E135mm T2.2 Cinema prime lenses – as well as the Canon CN-E24mm T1.5, CN-E50mm T1.3, and CN-E85mm T1.3 primes – are fully compatible with the Canon EOS C500, EOS C300, EOS C100 and EOS-1D C digital cinema cameras. The EF-mount design of all five Canon Cinema prime lenses provides communication with these cameras for such handy features as display of the f number in the electronic viewfinder, recording of focus/zoom position and f number, and Peripheral Light Compensation for more pleasing effects shots.
The versatility of image-capture options using Canon EOS digital cinema cameras can be further extended with Canon’s Super35mm top-end Cinema zoom lenses (the CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 wide-angle and the CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 telephoto) and compact Cinema zooms (the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 wide-angle and CN-E30-105mm T2.8 telephoto). All four are available in both EF- and PL-mount versions, as are the EOS C500 and EOS C300 cameras. Almost all of Canon’s EF Series photographic lenses can also be used with these Cinema EOS cameras, including Image Stabilized zooms, tilt-shift models, and macro lenses. All of these products are designed to contribute to the continued advancement of tools for visual storytelling and all express Canon’s continuing commitment to cinematic culture.
Pricing and Availability
The CN-E14mm T3.1 L F single-focal-length lens is expected to be available in April 2013 for an estimated retail price of $5,500. The CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lens is expected to be available in May 2013 for an estimated retail price of $5,200.
B&H carries Canon Cinema lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/10/2013 8:15:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX L26 Digital Camera available for $44.95 with free shipping. Compare at $69.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/10/2013 7:16:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Have you ever needed an additional photographer for an event but couldn't find one on short notice? Have you ever needed to film yourself but there was no one around to help you out?
Then the SOLOSHOT may be for you!

B&H carries the SOLOSHOT Camera Tripod & Wireless Transmitter (currently back-ordered).
Post Date: 1/10/2013 7:00:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 9, 2013
ISO 12233 chart, flare, distortion and vignetting test results along with measurements have been added to the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G IF-ED AF-S VR Nikkor Lens Review page.
This lens is a really nice addition to the Nikon lineup.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/9/2013 9:55:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Sunpak PZ40X II Flash for Nikon Cameras available for $49.95 with free shipping. Compare at $135.99.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/9/2013 8:45:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through January 31, B&H has special pricing on their Lexar Professional 800x CompactFlash Memory Cards.
They have special pricing on a few of their Lexar Platinum II Secure Digital (Class 10) Memory Cards through January 14, too.
Post Date: 1/9/2013 8:14:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From buys photography platform provider Zenfolio
Zenfolio enables photographers to sell their work online.
Wall décor e-retailer Inc. has acquired Zenfolio Inc., which provides photographers the technology to upload, share and sell their work, announced today.
“Bringing Zenfolio into the family was very natural because of the synergy between the two companies in the wall decor space,” said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of “Zenfolio provides a solution for photographers looking to sell their work online, and will allow us to capture an even larger portion of our customers’ ‘wall share.’“ did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but says and will continue to operate as separate entities. The management team at Zenfolio will remain in place, and the company will continue to operate from its current location in Menlo Park, CA, for the foreseeable future, says an spokesperson.
Founded in 2006, Zenfolio is a subscription-based, customizable e-commerce platform service that allows amateur and professional photographers to launch and maintain their own e-commerce sites. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to leverage’s resources to accelerate our growth and expand our product offering,” says Alex Peyzner, founder and CEO of Zenfolio. is No. 117 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.
Read the original artical here.
Post Date: 1/9/2013 2:31:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via top-rated photovideo4less) has the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens available for $124.99 with free shipping. Compare at $159.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/9/2013 2:02:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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