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 Thursday, December 8, 2016
Today Only: Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon available for $799.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,069.00.
 
Update: It looks like the Nikon version is also reduced today.
 
Other Deals
Azden SGM-1X - Professional Shotgun Microphone - $109.99 (Compare at $158.99)
Datacolor SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool - $29.00 Shipped (Reg. $49.00) [Ends 9:00am ET]
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 5:44:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Hot Deal: Starting at midnight tonight Eastern Time and live throughout tomorrow, B&H has the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon available for $799.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,069.00.
 
Other Midnight Deals
Azden SGM-1X - Professional Shotgun Microphone - $109.99 (Compare at $158.99)
Datacolor SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool - $29.00 Shipped (Reg. $49.00)
From Photoshelter:
 
The 2017 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests
 
We’ve partnered with the World Photography Organization for The 2017 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, one of our biggest guides of the year. Inside, get a rundown of 42 photo contests worldwide. We give each a verdict based on entry fees, promised exposure and prizes, submission rights, and direct feedback from past winners. Let this guide help you determine which contests are your best bet.
 
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Post Date: 12/7/2016 10:49:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens Review
 
This is a very fun-to-use lens.
 
B&H has the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/7/2016 9:10:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As promised yesterday, image quality results from the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review page. This addition makes many more direct comparisons available. I'll get you started.
 
Sigma's previous 85mm f/1.4 was a good performer, but the Art model takes the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 lens comparison.
 
Zeiss also has a pair of excellent 85mm lenses. In the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens vs. Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 lens comparison, the Sigma has the advantage. Even the venerable Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 is strongly challenged by the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens.
 
At a 2/3 stop wider aperture, the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens is sharper than the Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC lens. The Sigma of course gives up image stabilization in this comparison.
 
Put one of these lenses in your kit: B&H has this lens in stock (Nikon) and "coming soon" (Canon mount available for preorder).
 
Adorama only has the Sigma mount lens in stock, but at this moment is offering a free Sigma Dock with preorders.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/7/2016 8:00:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS M3 with EF-M 18-55 IS STM Lens available for $349.98 with free shipping. Compare at $549.00 new.
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Post Date: 12/7/2016 7:45:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed the optical formula patent for a EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM.
 
This would be an awesome addition to Canon's super telephoto lens lineup. I think professional sports and wildlife photographers will be lining up for this lens. [Sean]
 
Canon EF 600mm f 4 DO IS USM Design Patent

Patent Details (Google Translated)
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-200685
  • Published 2016.12.1
  • Filing Date 2015.4.9
  • Focus distance 585.00
  • F-number 4.12
  • Angle of View (degrees) 2.12
  • Like high 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 335.32
  • BF 66.92
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/7/2016 6:18:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Wacom Cintiq 27QHD 27" Creative Pen & Touch Display (Refurbished) available for $1,999.95 with free shipping. Compare at $2,549.95 new after $250.00 instant savings.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 23.5 x 13.2" Active Area
  • 27" AHVA LCD Pen & Touch Display
  • QHD 2560 x 1440 Native Resolution
  • 330 cd/m² Brightness
  • 178°/178° Viewing Angles
  • 97% Adobe RGB, 1.07 Billion Colors
  • 2,048 Levels of Pressure Sensitivity
  • ExpressKey Remote
  • Included Pro Pen & Pen Stand
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/7/2016 5:59:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the LimoStudio Photo Video Studio (2) x 4PC Backdrop Background Multifunctional Holder Set available for $8.40. Regularly $10.50.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Easy Adjustment - To remove wrinkles and unevenness shown on the muslin
  • Multi-functional - In the active position, the user can slide the muslin holder up and down the stand to their best interest
  • Superior Quality and lightweight (Only 1/13th the weight of the conventional muslin clamps)
  • Fast Installation / Disassembly
  • Can eliminate most wrinkles and allow the muslin top to be near parallel with the floor
Note While this may not be a huge discount, I thought the product was a novel solution for fixing the age-old wrinkled background problem. [Sean]
 Tuesday, December 6, 2016
B&H has the Gitzo Series 3 Quick Release Adapter D Profile available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $129.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 33.1 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Adapts Select Heads to D Profile System
  • Magnesium Construction
  • Bubble Levels
Compatible with the following Center Ball and Traveler Center Ball Heads:
 
  • GH1780
  • GH1780QR
  • GH1780TQR
  • GH2780
  • GH2780QR
  • GH2780TQR
  • GH2781TQR
  • GH3780
  • GH3780QR
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/6/2016 2:13:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Vello Wireless ShutterBoss II Remote Switch with Digital Timer available for $49.50 with free shipping. Regularly $99.50.
 
Note: Scroll down the page to see eligible Canon/Nikon/Sony/Fujifilm/Panasonic models. If you don't see a Remote Switch model for your particular camera on sale, you can always purchase one of the discounted remote & cable kits linked above and buy a compatible cable separately to realize a still-significant discount over the normal price.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Range: 250'
  • Channels: 99
  • Number of Shots from 1-999 or Infinite
  • Long Exposures up to 99 H 59 Min 59 Sec
  • Delay Setting and Multi-Exposure Mode
  • Dual-Function Release
  • Interval Control
  • Backlit LCD and LED Indicators
  • Functions Wired or Wirelessly
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/6/2016 1:39:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From LensRentals:
 
Now through December 31st, when you purchase a LensRentals gift card you will receive a bonus 10% gift card to be applied to a future rental. For example, if you buy a $250 gift card for someone you'll automatically receive a $25 gift card for yourself. The more you give, the more you get!
 
Look for the "Gift Certificates" link at the bottom of the page linked above. No code is required for this promotion, it is automatically applied.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/6/2016 11:26:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through tomorrow, AdoramaPix has 8 different promo codes to help you save money on great gift ideas for friends, family and loved ones.
 
Promo Code Deals
 
DealPromo Code
8x8 Photo Book, 10-page Hardcover for $9.99 (Reg. $19.99)GIFTBOOK
7x8 Hexagon Metal Print for $10.00 (Reg. $27.00)[N/A]
8x10 Photo Prints for $0.99 (Reg. $1.59)GIFTBOOK
10x10 Calendars – 20% OffGIFTCAL10
Canvas Prints – 20% OffGIFTCANVAS
Hudson Albums – 20% OffGIFTHUDSON
16x20 Poster Print for $5.99 (Reg. $11.99)GIFTPOST
Custom Cards – 30% OffGIFTCARD
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/6/2016 11:11:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
You are going to like this: Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
 
I'm guessing that you are impressed with what you see, but the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens vs. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II Lens comparison should fully convince you.
 
Results from the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Canon EOS 7D Mark II are coming and will make many additional comparisons possible. But, this lens is certainly looking impressive from an image quality perspective!
 
Make the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens your Christmas present! B&H has this lens in stock (Nikon) and "coming soon" (Canon mount available for preorder).
 
Adorama only has the Sigma mount lens in stock, but at this moment is offering a free Sigma Dock with preorders.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/6/2016 9:18:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Did I ever tell you that the Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS Lens is really sharp? My daughter and I had one evening and one morning to photograph deer in Shenandoah National Park. The evening presented us with primarily darkness including dense fog and light rain (and wind), but the morning proved much nicer.
 
This decent-sized 7pt buck tending a doe amidst the short red saplings in Big Meadows was a grand find on this morning. We worked around the deer to get the morning sun at our backs and, as best as we could, stayed within ideal photo range of it for over an hour. The buck was very attentive to the doe and gave us some nice behavior images. In this image, the buck had been cleaning its back (see the ruffled fur?) and stopped to look at the doe.
 
I used the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Lens for this image. While my preference for wildlife photography is the look that the EF 600mm f/4L IS II Lens provides, the 200-400mm focal length range has proven more useful to me in this park, primarily because of the need to work in front of obstructions. Fortunately, image sharpness is something this zoom lens does not sacrifice. Take a look at this 100% crop from the ultra-high resolution EOS 5Ds R:
 
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens Crop Sample
 
This image was captured at 400mm with a wide open f/4 aperture (to create as much background blur as possible). The RAW image was processed in DPP 4 using the Standard Picture Style with sharpness reduced to only "1". While the camera is extremely sharp, its resolution is unforgiving to lens quality. The 200-400 L is definitely 5Ds R-ready. It is simply a very impressive lens.
 
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
400mm  f/4.0  1/800s
ISO 100
8688 x 5792px
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/6/2016 8:18:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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