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 Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Rokinon Cine 35mm T1.5 Lens for Canon available for $398.99 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 35mm fixed focal length; t/1.5-22 aperture range; Manual focus; Lens not zoomable
  • Features the same outstanding optical quality as the highly rated Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 lens
  • Features de-clicked aperture to reduce noise and to allow more specific manual aperture settings
  • Lens is follow focus compatible to enable the user to focus and use the aperture ring without interrupting video shooting
  • Includes front and rear lens caps, removable hood, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty
  • High-speed, single-focal-length, wide-angle lens
  • Ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and street scenes in low-light conditions
  • Full-metal body and a snap ring that enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/12/2016 12:56:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro for Canon available for $439.20 with free shipping. Regularly $549.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full frame compatible with a 24.8 degree angle of view on full frame cameras and a 15.4 degree angle of view on APS-C cameras
  • Constructed of 15 Glass Elements in 12 Groups and boasts a minimum focusing distance of only 1.0 ft.
  • Aperture range of f/2.8 - f/32 with 9 diaphragm blades
  • Ultra Multi-Coated (UMC) Glass
  • Includes lens caps, removable lens hood, lens pouch, instruction manual & 1 year warranty
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/12/2016 12:46:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Vanguard ABEO Plus 363 Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $199.99 with free shipping. Regularly $429.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load capacity: 35.27 lbs
  • Legs individually adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
  • Anti-spin center column
  • Anti-shock ring
  • Accessory hook and low angle adaptor
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 11:40:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Lens for Canon/Nikon available for $899.00 with free expedited shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $1,399.00.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 11:02:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon France has the Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon available for €539.90. Regularly €699.00.
 
Once at the main page, search for "B00DBL0NLQ".
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/12/2016 10:49:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Pelican 1650 Case with Foam available for $194.99 with free shipping. Compare at $244.78.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Pelican cases are kept watertight through the use of a tongue and groove fit and a polymer o-ring.
  • Pelican cases come standard with an Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve which releases built up air pressure while keeping water out.
  • Pelican's Pick N'Pluck foam lets you customize the interior.
  • Stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors
  • INTERIOR (L X W X D): 28.57" x 17.52" x 10.65" (72.6 x 44.5 x 27.1 cm) ; EXTERIOR (L X W X D): 31.59" x 20.47" x 12.45" (80.2 x 52 x 31.6 cm)
  • Retractable extension handle
  • 4 strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
  • Watertight, crush-proof and dust-proof
  • Easy open double throw latches
  • Open cell core with solid wall design - strong, light weight
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 10:31:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Ricoh Theta M15 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera (Blue) available for $153.00 with free shipping. Compare at $246.95 after $50.00 instant savings.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 360 Degree Spherical Panorama images, dedicated viewing apps available for download
  • Spherical Videos up to 3 minutes in duration
  • Video tool in app allows changes to size, shape and composition
  • Upload videos (up to 5MB) to theta360.com or share on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr
  • Fast Wi-Fi transfer, wireless sharing, equipped with an SDK - allows users to develop their own APPs
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 9:38:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens (also branded as Rokinon/Bower) page.
 
Looks like a decent lens from an optical perspective. Full disclosure: we returned our first copy of this lens due to a likely decentering issue.
 
B&H has the Samyang 16mm f/2 Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 9:23:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.01 to 1.02
 
  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused errors with certain UHS-II SD memory cards. As we were able to confirm that these were read errors arising not in the camera but in the cards themselves, we addressed the issue with a work-around that switches temporarily to UHS-I mode when a card-side error occurs in UHS-II mode. The camera switches back to UHS-II mode when turned off and then on again or when the standby timer restarts. Card-side read errors may still occur after the update, albeit very infrequently.
Download: Nikon D500 Firmware v.1.02
 
B&H carries the Nikon D500.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/12/2016 9:28:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Pelican 1610 Case with Foam available for $158.99 with free shipping. Compare at $199.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Pelican cases are kept watertight through the use of a tongue and groove fit and a polymer o-ring.
  • Pelican cases come standard with an Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve which releases built up air pressure while keeping water out.
  • Pelican's Pick N'Pluck foam lets you customize the interior.
  • Stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors
  • Interior Dimensions (inches): 21.78 x 16.69 x 10.62
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 8:24:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Lensbaby Velvet 56 for Canon EF available for $399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $499.95.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/12/2016 6:46:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon available for $270.99 with free shipping. Compare at $339.00.
 
Note: The Nikon-version with AE chip is available for $299.99. Compare at $379.00.
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Pelican 1560 Case with Foam available for $134.99 with free shipping. Compare at $169.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Pelican cases are kept watertight through the use of a tongue and groove fit and a polymer o-ring.
  • Pelican cases come standard with an Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve which releases built up air pressure while keeping water out.
  • Pelican's Pick N'Pluck foam lets you customize the interior.
  • Stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors
  • Interior Dimensions (inches): 20.37 x 15.43 x 9.00
  • Watertight, crushproof and dust proof construction
  • Retractable extension handle
  • Wheels with stainless steel bearings
  • Double throw latch system
  • O-ring seal
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 6:25:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon Prime Day has finally arrived and is promised to be the "Biggest Global Amazon Event Ever" with highly-anticipated deals every hour.
 
Want to jump straight to the discounted camera gear? Go to the page linked above and scroll down a little until you see the section on the left labeled "All Prime Day Deals" and checkmark the "Camera & Photo" option.
 
Having just filtered the deals as such, I noticed a couple of very good deals on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for Canon and Joby GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod. Those deals won't likely last very long, but more good deals are bound to appear throughout the day.
 
And of course, keep in mind that there are many Prime benefits that make being a member worthwhile, so if you're not a member, now may be a good day to sign up.
 
Prime Benefits Include
 
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping
  • FREE Same-Day Delivery (in eligible zip codes)
  • Prime Video
  • Prime Music
  • Prime Photos
  • Prime Pantry
  • Amazon Elements
  • Amazon Dash for Prime
  • Prime Early Access to Lightning Deals
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library
  • Kindle First
  • Video Add-On Subscriptions
  • Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family
  • Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games
  • Prime Now
  • Restaurant Delivery
  • Membership Sharing
You can read more details about the benefits here.
 
Of all the benefits, I enjoy free two-day shipping and Prime Video most. FYI: The last season of Downton Abbey is now free on Prime Video.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 5:49:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 11, 2016

 
From the Barbie YouTube Channel:
 
When you enter Dreamtopia with sisters Barbie and Chelsea, you wake up to a world of dreams. Watch as a Mattel Creative Services team captures that magic on set and on camera. These gorgeous Dreamtopia dolls -- mermaids, fairies and princesses -- are a dream to shoot. Go behind the scenes to meet the photo team, dive into the details and watch as they make work look fun. Fantasy background? Check. Perfect hair? Check. More glitter? Check. What else might this photo shoot need?
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/11/2016 3:14:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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