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 Monday, February 03, 2014
Canon Speedlite Selfie
Well, the flashes did not take their own picture, but they at least self-lit this one. You may recognize the above image from the recently-posted Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash review. I thought you might want to know a little more about the somewhat unusual image.
This shows 6 Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash units lighting themselves. The flashes were triggered from a Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter mounted on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with settings of ISO 100, f/11 and 1/200. I used a Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens set to 57mm.
The six flash units are in their included shoe stands and their heads are angled to -7 degrees (slightly downward). The flashes are sitting on a black back-painted glass desk surface. I am standing on a stool with my feet just under the glass table top and leaning forward until the center AF point was centered in the reflection of the lens. Yes, reflections of me in the glass were an issue. I partly resolved this problem by wrapping a black fleece jacket around my legs.
You would not believe how well this setup lights up dust and other imperfections in the glass. I microfiber-cloth-dusted immediately before and a couple of times during this shoot. But the strong angled light across the black surface still found lots of dust and made it glow. Photoshop's Dust and Scratches noise filter quickly removed most of the dust problem. I used the history brush to restore details that were removed with the dust (including the flash names).
Here is another similar image: Speedlite Art
Post Date: 2/3/2014 8:33:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From RØDE:
The RØDE invisiLav is designed to aid the concealing of the Lavalier and smartLav microphones.
Its soft construction absorbs noise and vibration, while the wide, flat profile provides coverage from the elements and allows for versatile mounting. There's two mounting points in scenarios where a redundant mic is required, and cable management on the side.
Available in either a pack of three or a bulk pack of ten, the invisiLav comes with pre-cut, skinsafe adhesive that can be used to stick the invisiLav to either the body or to fabric. The invisiLav itself is also made from a medical grade skin safe material so it can be mounted on the body without fear of irritation.
B&H carries the RØDE invisaLav.
Category: Roade News
Post Date: 2/3/2014 7:04:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens (review) available for $344.00. Compare at $548.00.
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
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Post Date: 2/3/2014 6:59:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 01, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4 L & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $3,199.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
Note: Add to Cart to see special pricing of $3,599.00 with free shipping. After $400.00 mail-in rebate, final price will be $3,199.00.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Semi Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag - DP78BDG

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Post Date: 2/1/2014 9:12:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Use promo code SLR3RDS at to get a Canon EOS 70D with 18-55mm IS STM Lens & Adobe Elements Bundle for $1,249.00 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $1,349.00.
Note: Coupon code may be applied automatically when added to cart.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 12
  • 32GB Secure Digital SD Memory Card

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Post Date: 2/1/2014 9:04:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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