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 Thursday, April 23, 2015
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR (review) available for $1,449.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,699.00 after $100.00 instant rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore is technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 10:16:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,499.00 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This appears to be a grey market item. As such, it would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty. For warranty questions, please contact the seller.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 10:05:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Until 2:30pm ET tomorrow, Adorama has Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 discounted and is available for $39.99 with free shipping after $20.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $84.99.
Post Date: 4/23/2015 7:05:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,099.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,399.00 after $300.00 instant rebate. (thanks Chuck)
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 3:01:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Icon
If you're wanting a more in-depth look at Adobe's newest version of Lightroom, look no further than the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel where they added more than 50 videos since yesterday (and that's in addition to the 4 videos I posted about yesterday)..
 
B&H has the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 DVD available for preorder. However, you can purchase the download version for even faster delivery.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom CC).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 1:41:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $3,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $5,299.00 after $700.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and as such would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Post Date: 4/23/2015 11:42:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
A convenient tool that offers various information on interchangeable lenses and accessories for Nikon cameras
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it has developed and released the "NIKKOR & ACC" app (exclusively for iPad) that introduces NIKKOR lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses and a variety of accessories. The "NIKKOR & ACC" app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple's App Store. In addition, a short movie has also been released for introduction of the contents of the app.
 
NIKKOR & ACC
 
Installing the "NIKKOR & ACC" app makes it possible to download the contents of "Digital Catalog". "Digital Catalog" that includes the entire lineup of NIKKOR lenses is a convenient app that allows users to search for lenses based on lens type, technology used, specifications and sample images. Quick confirmation of lens information helps users who are considering the purchase of new lenses to find those most desired or most appropriate for their purposes.
 
The "Digital Catalog" menu offers 5 items, specifications, lens categories, focal length, f-number, and a variety of sample images shorted by shooting scenes. By using these items, users can compare various lenses to find the one most desired. "Contents Maps" that allows users to directly select desired contents of "Digital Catalog" is also available. Added to this are the "NIKKOR Lens Technology" movie that introduces Nikon's representative lens technologies and the "The Optical Masterpiece" movie that demonstrates the high-quality and reliability of sophisticated NIKKOR lenses.
 
In addition to various information such as lens characteristics, primary specifications, illustration of lens construction, MTF curves, sample images, accessories as well as external design included in the introduction of each lens, focal length and angle of view of the lens are illustrated with sample images for easier understanding. The information necessary to select lenses is richly provided so that information on any NIKKOR lens is readily available to users.
 
Information on lens basics, NIKKOR lens technology, Speedlights, etc. will be added to the contents of "Digital Catalog" in the future to make this app more informative. In addition to the "NIKKOR & ACC" app, Nikon plans to create more apps for Nikon imaging products such as an app for Nikon digital SLR cameras.
 
Download
NIKKOR & ACC App for iOS
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 10:55:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens review.
 
As with the 1Ds III test results for this lens, the "Sample 1" lens shows results without the internal 1.4x extender in the optical path (except for the first set of 560mm results). The "Sample 2" results show the built-in 1.4x extender included in the optical path for all images.
 
Even with the high-density 7D II sensor behind it, the 200-400 L performs very impressively.
 
While this is still not an inexpensive lens, the recent $800 price drop definitely makes it more affordable. B&H has the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Lens in stock.
 
Save an additional $1,700 on the 200-400 L
 
B&H a used 200-400mm f/4L IS Lens in "9" condition in stock. Buying used always involves some risk, but buying used from B&H with a "90-Day B&H Used Warranty" dramatically reduces that risk.
 
Browse the B&H Used Department to find other deals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 9:47:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ExpoImaging Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster
For a limited time, B&H has the ExpoImaging Rogue Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster available for $18.95 with free shipping. Regularly $34.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  1. For Canon APS-C & Nikon DX-Format DSLRs
  2. Attaches to DSLR Hot Shoe
  3. Up to 8x More Light from On-Camera Flash
  4. Lightweight: 2 oz
  5. Made in USA
Note from Sean: I'm personally not a big fan of promoting pop-up flash use, but this device might actually prove useful at extending the reach of your flash when used as a fill light for photographing birds. I cannot personally attest to the product's performance, though.
Post Date: 4/23/2015 8:50:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon USA:
 
Real 4K technology goes far beyond the label. Canon 4K optics are born from decades of research and design, creating brilliant, vivid, rich images. And it all begins with the lens.
 
Note: The factors outlined in this video – resolving power, contrast ratio, lateral chromatic aberration & modulation transfer function – are applicable to all lenses, not just 4K ones. On a side note, isn't it kind of ironic that a movie explaining the aspects of 4K lenses is only available in 720p?
 
B&H carries Canon lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 7:01:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
eBay (via ElectronicsValley - 98.2 Positibe Feedback) has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera (review) available for $699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00 after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/23/2015 6:23:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that Kat Candler, a decorated filmmaker best known for “Hellion” and “Black Metal”, has signed on to Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard. Howard and actor Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) will choose one winning trailer to inspire a Hollywood short film starring Hutcherson and written and directed by Candler. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson hand selected Candler for the project who’s film “Hellion” was in the 2014 U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive Honorable Mention for the Gamechanger Award at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.
 
“I’m so excited to work with Kat Candler and after watching ‘Hellion’, it was clear that she is extremely intuitive and can bring thought-provoking work to the screen,” said Josh Hutcherson. “The best part about the project is that I have no idea how the script will unfold with Kat or what type of part I’ll play — it’s totally up for interpretation!”
 
“Kat’s films are cinematic and she has a very real approach to capturing life experiences in a way that viewers can relate to,” said Ron Howard. “With everyday moments at the crux of this creative experiment, Kat’s technique and skill will lend themselves in the most authentic ways possible.”
 
“It is an honor to work with Canon, Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson on this project,” said Kat Candler. “I’m a firm believer that there are many great stories living within each of us and the Project Imagination platform is the perfect opportunity to share and inspire others.”
 
Project Imagination: The Trailer contest launched in February 2015 and is open for submissions through April 29th. Based on the concept that anything in life can be a movie, and every movie starts with a trailer, even those who have never picked up a camera before can easily turn everyday photo and video footage into a creative movie trailer, with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks. Consumers of all skill levels can create and submit trailers of their everyday moments using Canon’s Trailer Editor tool at imagination.usa.canon.com.
 
For the third iteration of Project Imagination, Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy of Freestyle Picture Company are once again producing the film, this time with Josh Hutcherson.
DIY On-Camera Flash Modifier
A few days ago I posted the following video from ExpoImaging's YouTube Channel:
 

The video outlined nearly the exact same technique I had used for many events (banquets, wedding receptions, etc). The only difference was that I had used the large version of the original FlashBender. There were definitely some drawbacks to using the large version. One drawback was that the flash modifier was quite heavy (the new FlashBenders are lighter) and the overall size made it a cumbersome setup. Another drawback was that modifier's large size caused it to reflect just a little too much fill light for my taste. It could be bent in ways to reduce the issue, but that wasn't an ideal solution.
 
Upon watching the video I realized that the small version of the FlashBender 2 was better suited for my needs, so I ordered one.
 
But what if you were in a bind and couldn't wait for a FlashBender 2 to land on your doorstep? I figured that a DIY solution would be fairly easy to fabricate. And the best part is you probably have everything you need already in your home (and if not, the tools and materials would be easy to find).
 
Tools Required:
 
Directions:
 
  1. Download and print out the template on an 8.5 x 11" piece of card stock and cut along the lines.
  2. Fold the lower flaps of the modifier around your flash head and tape the modifier and gel in place. Voilà, you're ready to go.
DIY On Camera Flash Modifier

Granted, this DIY solution won't be as good or as durable as the FlashBender 2, but you may be surprised by how well it works for the relatively small amount of effort (and investment) involved.
Post Date: 4/22/2015 9:01:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
Image quality results from a second lens have been added to the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens review.
 
The second lens is at least as awesome as the first.
 
B&H is taking orders for the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens with stock expected very soon.
 
Can't wait? Check Adorama (bundle) and Amazon has 1 lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/22/2015 9:02:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
The Canon EOS Rebel T6i is now in stock and shipping from B&H.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/21/2015 3:00:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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