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 Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Google Nexus 7 32GB Android Tablet
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Google Nexus 7 32GB Android Tablet available for $189.00 with free shipping. Compare at $249.00 new.
 
As I've [Sean] mentioned before, I love my Google Nexus 7 and use it everyday. This is a fantastic deal - I'm even considering picking up a second one. ;-)
Category: Google Deals
Post Date: 4/9/2013 10:50:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk SDXC Memory Card
Post Date: 4/9/2013 8:47:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera
Today only, the Canon Store has the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS digital camera available for $164.99. Compare at $172.00.
 
The Canon Store deal also comes with 2 free items - an 8GB Micro SD memory card and a Deluxe Leather Case.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/9/2013 7:46:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
Yesterday, the Canon Store added a lens that I had not seen in their refurbished inventory in a long time - the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens. Right now it's 15% off and available for $910.52. Compare at $1,199.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/9/2013 7:05:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 08, 2013
Canon EOS 6D DSLR & Lens Kit
From Canon USA:
 
Details
Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following fix:
 
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Date/Time/Zone settings screen appears on the LCD display, after the user has already configured these settings. The values for the Date/Time settings may reset if the backup functions which retain those values do not perform properly.
 
Even if the camera does not exhibit this phenomenon currently, it may in the future. Accordingly, we recommend that you update the Firmware in the camera to version 1.1.3 as soon as possible.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.3 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.1.2. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Before downloading the firmware update for your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly.
 
Changes
Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following fix.
- Corrects the phenomenon where date/time settings reset.
 
After the firmware has been updated please perform the following action:
Leave a fully charged LP-E6 Battery Pack inside the camera for at least an hour. This will recharge the backup function control and the issue should not repeat itself again.
 
If the fully charged LP-E6 Battery Pack is left inside the camera for less than an hour the issue may occur again.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.3 is for cameras with firmware version 1.1.2. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
When updating the firmware the custom settings for "1: All by same amount" in custom functions (C. Fn II - 9) [AF Microadjustment] will be reset.
 
If you have this custom setting in place, please set it again after the firmware update.
 
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first go over the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
 
Q&A Section:
Preparations for the Firmware Update:
 
Windows
After the downloaded compressed file (.zip) is extracted, a firmware folder is created.
 
*Extracting the downloaded file: Right-click the zip file, and then select Extract All to extract the file. The extracted folder contains the firmware (file name: 6D000113.FIR / file size: 19,907,580 bytes) and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese).
 
Before starting the firmware update operations, please confirm the contents of the download, and carefully read through the firmware update procedures.
 
Download the Canon EOS 6D version 1.1.3 Firmware.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/8/2013 11:39:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
If you have been following this blog/new page, you know that I have been making a big effort to get good image quality results from the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens. This is currently the only full frame-compatible lens available in the 24-70mm focal length range with both an f/2.8 max aperture and Vibration Control - a combination that many of us find very attractive.
 
Evaluating this lens, as I hinted, has been very problematic. The first lens I bought had a serious image quality issue - Tamron wanted it back for analysis.
 
The second lens I bought performed well, but was noticeably softer on the right side - the side that shows in the site's ISO 12233 image quality tool. I suspected decentering and sent the lens to Tamron for repair/adjustment.
 
The lens came back from repair performing worse than before I sent it in. Tamron sent me a shipping label to take a second try at the repair.
 
The results from the second repair, the fourth test, are now found on the Tamron 24-70mm VC Lens Image Quality page. And, <drumroll>, they look very good!
 
We spent over a full week testing this lens model for the ISO 12233 chart test alone, but persistence has paid off ... I think we have an as-good-as-it-gets copy in our hands now. This process has not said good things about the quality control for this lens model, but again, the image quality looks very nice to me.
 
What is not looking good is this lens' AI Servo AF performance. This lens has not been able to accurately focus on subjects moving toward or away from the camera. One Shot AF has been working fine, so this lens has plenty of great uses available for it. More to come.
 
B&H has the Tamron 24-70mm VC Lens in stock.
Post Date: 4/8/2013 8:19:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
OK, I list the top 13, but "Top 10" sounded like a better headline to me.
 
Most lenses can be used for sports, but if you want to capture something other than a bunch of people running perpendicular to you across a field, you are going to need the right lens.
 
Check out my Canon Outdoor Sports Lens Recommendations.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Recommendations
Post Date: 4/8/2013 7:43:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Vanguard Heralder 28 DSLR Camera Bag (Black)
Adorama has the Vanguard Heralder 28 DSLR Camera Bag (Black) available for $79.99 with free shipping. Compare at $134.99.
Post Date: 4/8/2013 8:01:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX Lens
Adorama has the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX Lens for Canon available for $575.00 with free shipping. Compare at $599.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/8/2013 7:56:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Want to shoot 4K video using your Canon lens collection but can't quite afford the Canon EOS 1D C? Then you might want to preorder a Blackmagic Production Camera 4k for a lot less - $3,995.00 at B&H.
 
Product Highlights

  • 4K Super 35mm Sensor with Global Shutter
  • Canon EF Compatible Lens Mount
  • Records 4K (3840x2160) & HD (1920x1080)
  • Compressed CinemaDNG RAW
  • Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Bulit-in SSD Recorder
  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • 6G-SDI Output for Ultra HD via One Cable
  • 5" Touchscreen LCD (800x480 Resolution)
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope

Check out all the new releases from BlackMagic Design products.

Post Date: 4/8/2013 6:24:23 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Flashpoint 16in Collapsible Softbox
Adorama has the Flashpoint 16" Collapsible Softbox for Shoe-Mount Flash available for $34.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
 
Note: I [Sean] have a similar softbox from a different manufacturer that I use quite frequently - it's amazingly useful.
Post Date: 4/8/2013 1:08:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon is featuring the Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array as a Gold Box Deal of the Day and is available for $469.99. Compare at $568.99. (thanks Trey)
Post Date: 4/8/2013 1:01:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive
B&H has the SanDisk Extreme 240GB Solid State Drive available for $169.99 with free shipping. Compare at $184.99.
Category: SanDisk Deals
Post Date: 4/8/2013 12:41:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Pearstone DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes
B&H has the Pearstone DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
Post Date: 4/8/2013 12:35:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $764.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,040.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/8/2013 12:05:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sony 64GB Micro Vault USM-Q USB Flash Drive
B&H has the Sony 64GB Micro Vault USM-Q USB Flash Drive available for $34.95 with free shipping. Compare at $44.99.
 
B&H also has the Sony 32GB Micro Vault USM-Q USB Flash Drive available for $19.95 with free shipping. Compare at $23.79.
Category: Sony Deals
Post Date: 4/8/2013 10:50:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera available for $585.99 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/8/2013 10:25:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Declicked Aperture Cinema Prime Lens
Use promotion code Cine150 ($150.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Declicked Aperture Cinema Prime Lens (Canon/Nikon) for $599.00 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00.
Category: Rokinon Deals
Post Date: 4/8/2013 10:14:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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