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 Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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Throgh 10/12, CanvasPeople has the following standard gallery wrap canvas sizes on sale:
 
SizeReg. PriceSale Price
8x10$49.99$10.00
11x14$69.99$15.00
16x20$93.99$20.00
20x30$128.99$30.00
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:24:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Lens
Adorama has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Lens Bundle available for $3,599.00 with free shipping after $550.00 in mail-in rebates.
 
Bundle Includes:
 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • Slinger Bag 200 ,Black
  • Flashpoint Wave Remote Intervalometer
  • Flashpoint Wave Release Cable with RS-60 N3 Accessory Port (Canon)
  • Lexar 32GB Class 10, Professional 400x SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
Want the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM instead? B&H has a bundle just for you – only $3,449.00 after rebates.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:04:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash (review) available for $49.99 shipped.
 
While this tiny flash was targeted towards EOS M customers, it's Master Flash capabilities make it an especially useful tool on current full-frame DSLR bodies without a built-in flash – like the EOS 5D Mark III and 6D.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 1:04:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,349.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,699.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 11:07:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera available for $119.99 with free shipping. Regularly $229.99.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 10:23:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Photographer/developer Adriano let us know that his Cook Picture Styles are now available free for download.
 
From the developer:
"Cook Picture Styles were the result of more than one year of developing to get the best possible dynamic range from a Canon DSLR and to create the best real-world colors without introducing a flat look. The picture styles reduce the need of post production grading, without hurting the textures in the image or introducing gradient banding. Cook Picture Styes are now free for use and distribution."
Basically, there are 14 picture styles intended to be used in-camera (denoted by the "_cam" suffix) and 14 picture styles which can be applied in Digital Photo Professional (denoted by the "_dpp" suffix).
 
I tried out the profiles and they do seem to help the overall balance of contrast in certain situations. They could prove useful – so go ahead and pick them up while you can. [Sean]
 
Download the Cook Picture Styles (with full instructions).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 10:02:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon USA:
 
From Hollywood Films to Publishing and Medical Technologies, New Inspirational Brand Ethos Spotlights the Breadth of the Company’s Capabilities and Contributions to Developing Imaging Technologies that Showcase the Impossible for Customers
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 7, 2014 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce “Canon See Impossible”—a branding effort aimed to inspire customers to see impossible with Canon products. As part of the companywide marketing initiative, the iconic brand will roll out a new logo visual to include the addition of the “Canon See Impossible” tagline, accompanied by a 3-D visual of an expanding box, symbolizing the Company’s desire to break the boundaries of what is possible and shift the focus from Canon as being solely a manufacturer of quality digital imaging products to a Company that empowers the creative spirit within its people and customers.
 
Central to the new marketing initiative, the light within the borderless box represents the dedication the Company has to building new collaboration paths with both consumers and commercial clients to constantly innovate and to challenge convention. As the next chapter in the Company’s long history unfolds, Canon is working to listen, adapt, and build a prescient understanding of the changing market forces it faces today and the opportunities they present.
 
Creative is featured on seeimpossible.usa.canon.com, a digital hub housing consumer, professional, and commercial stories of inspiration, imagination, and innovative end-user applications of Canon imaging technology.
 
“As a technology-based brand, Canon is constantly challenged to empower its customers in today’s high-tech and fast-paced world in which new apps and innovations are launching every single day,” said Joe Adachi, Chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With imagination and customer focus at the core of the Canon business model, ‘Canon See Impossible’ will highlight the combined technological innovation and human ingenuity that makes the impossible possible. Our new rallying cry will extract creative thinking from a place of isolation, encourage exploration of the unknown, and showcase our creativity as it impacts the real world with limitless possibilities.”
 
The Company’s heritage in imaging technology advancement and migration into new, applicable business domains has been going on since the 1930’s. The foundation of success was initially built with film cameras, which led to the evolution of high-quality digital cameras for families and professionals, and eventually led to groundbreaking imaging platforms for Hollywood productions that use Canon Cinema EOS Camera technology. Remarkable technologies that have empowered end-users to see the infinite possibilities of the image and to make the impossible come alive go beyond photography applications. Advances in optics development, imaging sensors and powerful image processing technology have been harnessed to deliver a wide range of cutting-edge solutions today. One of the latest developments has been with eye-care technology, allowing ophthalmologists to see deep into the eye, helping to enable early detection, treatment and prevention of eye disease.
 
Canon has introduced groundbreaking developments in digital imaging reproduction hardware and software solutions. Canon has created new business models, in conjunction with key partners, such as on-demand book printing, empowering aspiring authors to publish and bring their literary visions forward. Central to the “Canon See Impossible” campaign is cultivating storylines that illustrate how Canon technology, combined with end-user ingenuity, breaks new ground daily and how, together, the sharing of ideas and opportunities will help provide a picture of future imaging technology and service development direction.
 
Elements of “Canon See Impossible” will be launched in print, digital media, and live events and will run on various video media platforms during the fourth quarter of 2014, extending into 2015 and beyond as part of a multiyear effort by Canon.
 
Note: The See Impossible website just got a little more interesting.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 8:51:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon See Impossible Teaser
Canon USA has posted a couple of videos pertaining to its "See Impossible" campaign. From a photography standpoint, the videos don't seem terribly exciting...
 
Canon See Impossible: Beyond Photography, Director
 

 
Canon See Impossible: Beyond Photography, Author
 

 
Whatever it is, we won't have to wait long – the countdown timer will run out in about two hours.
 
Note: AdWeek has an illuminating article on Canon's new ad campaign.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 6:55:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 06, 2014
WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External Hard Drive (Titanium)
Through tomorrow, Adorama has the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External Hard Drive (Titanium) available for $91.99 with free shipping. Regularly $129.00.
Post Date: 10/6/2014 7:06:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Speedlight SB-910 Flash
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon Speedlight SB-910 Flash available for $445.00. Compare at $546.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 2:43:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,699.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. However, the item is advertised as coming with a 3-year (non-manufacturer) warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 12:59:17 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 $5,249.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 12:56:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $2,899.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,799.00 after mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
 
Relevant Reviews
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 11:17:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
Latest Creative Cloud Release Drives Deep Connections Between New Family of Mobile Apps and Enhanced CC Desktop Tools Via All-New Creative Profile
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Oct. 6, 2014 — At Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it is shipping a milestone release of Creative Cloud that transforms how creatives work across desktops and devices. This major release includes significant feature updates to 13 essential CC desktop tools that link to a new family of integrated mobile apps. In addition, the latest versions of Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC include breakthroughs in Touch support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Surface Pro 3. Central to this release is an all-new Creative Profile that drives deep connections between CC desktop tools and nine new mobile apps that extend the power of the Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere franchises onto mobile devices.
 
Adobe also launched a public beta of a Creative SDK that enables the delivery of mobile apps that connect to Creative Cloud, kick-starting a new era of third party app innovation for creative developers. The company also introduced Creative Talent Search, connecting creatives around the world with job opportunities from top brands and companies. These innovations and more will be demonstrated in today’s keynote session at Adobe MAX, beginning at 9:30 a.m. PT. To view the event via a live stream, visit: www.adobe.com/go/maxkeynote.
 
"The pace of innovation continues to accelerate with Creative Cloud and today we are introducing a new family of mobile apps that are deeply integrated with flagship CC desktop tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, and taking mobile devices into the creative mainstream,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe. “Also, new capabilities such as Creative Talent Search show that Creative Cloud is evolving into an increasingly powerful resource for our millions of members.”
 
All-New Creative Profile is Member’s Creative Identity Within Creative Cloud
This Creative Cloud release includes a new Creative Profile that connects creatives to their work, to the assets they use to create, and the communities that matter to them – no matter where they are. Files, photos, colors, brushes, shapes, fonts, textstyles, graphics and any other assets are always at their fingertips. This new Creative Profile moves with creatives from app-to-app and device-to-device, so assets automatically appear when they need them, in the right context.
 
Mobile Apps Deliver New Creative Cloud Connections
This release includes radical new connections between essential CC desktop tools and a new family of mobile apps that extend the power of Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Lightroom onto mobile devices. The line-up includes:This release includes radical new connections between essential CC desktop tools and a new family of mobile apps that extend the power of Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Lightroom onto mobile devices. The line-up includes:
 
  • In the Photoshop family, Photoshop Sketch lets creatives draw with new built-in expressive brushes and enables an integrated workflow with Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. Updates to Photoshop Mix extend precise mobile compositing capabilities and now includes enhanced integration with Photoshop CC, as well as a new iPhone version. A new Lightroom Mobile app builds on integrated desktop and mobile workflows and includes features to allow clients, friends or family to select favorites and leave comments for photos shared online; and GPS information from iPhone photos now syncs with Lightroom desktop.
  • In the Illustrator family, Illustrator Draw (formerly Adobe Ideas) gives users access to their favorite vector drawing tools and features in a modern, streamlined interface, high-fidelity integration with Illustrator CC and enhanced support for Adobe Ink and Slide. Illustrator Line, a precision drawing app, gives creatives new features for perfectly distributing shapes as they draw, plus the ability to send sketches to Illustrator CC where they have full access to their original vector paths for editing.
  • In the Premiere family, the brand new Adobe Premiere Clip app easily transforms the video shot on iPhone or iPad into edited videos that are simple to share. Aspiring videographers can then send their compositions to Adobe Premiere Pro CC for advanced editing and finishing.
Adobe also introduced a new category of “capture” apps to create designs and bring them into creative workflows:
 
  • Adobe Brush CC lets designers craft unique brushes, on iPad or iPhone, to use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Adobe Illustrator Sketch. Any photograph can be made into a brush, so creatives can quickly and playfully design beautiful, high-quality brushes that can range from photorealistic, to organic, painterly or graphic.
  • Adobe Shape CC is a simple, unique and fun way to capture and create shapes on iPhone or iPad, wherever inspiration strikes. A high-contrast photo of anything - a chair, a pet, or a hand-drawn font - is converted into vector art that can be used immediately in Illustrator CC and Adobe Illustrator Line via Creative Cloud Libraries.
  • Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler) allows creatives to capture colors and save them as themes that are immediately available in other Adobe applications, including Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC.
These mobile apps work with all Creative Cloud plans, giving everyone – from freelancers to creatives in large organizations – access to all the benefits of a deeply integrated mobile and desktop workflow, connected via their Creative Profile. Adobe also launched the public beta of a Creative SDK that powers the delivery of new third party mobile apps that connect to Creative Cloud. Adobe Creative SDK is available at: www.creativesdk.adobe.com.
 
New Features for Essential CC Desktop Tools
This Creative Cloud release includes powerful new features for Adobe’s flagship creative desktop tools. Highlights include: Touch support on Windows 8 devices for key design applications; new 3D print features and enhanced Mercury Graphics Engine performance for Photoshop CC; a new Curvature tool in Illustrator CC; interactive EPUB support in InDesign CC; SVG and Synchronized Text support in Muse CC; GPU-optimized playback for viewing high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage in Premiere Pro CC; and HiDPI and new 3D support in After Effects CC. Through a member’s Creative Profile Adobe is driving frictionless creative workflows, with CC desktop tools able to access powerful new mobile apps and services. Building on the success of Creative Cloud capabilities such as file sharing, Behance and TypeKit, new services available today, include:
 
  • Creative Cloud Market is a collection of high-quality, curated content that’s freely accessible to Creative Cloud members. Access and use thousands of professionally crafted files, including user interfaces, patterns, icons, brushes and vector shapes, to speed through desktop and mobile projects.
  • Creative Cloud Libraries is a powerful asset management service that lets creatives easily access and create with colors, brushes, text styles and vector images through Creative Cloud desktop, mobile apps and services. Creative Cloud Libraries connects desktop tools like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC to each other – and to companion mobile apps.
  • Creative Cloud Extract is a cloud-based service that reinvents the Photoshop CC comp-to-code workflow for Web designers and developers, letting them share and unlock vital design information from a PSD file (such as colors, fonts and CSS) to use when coding mobile and desktop designs.
All-New Talent Search Connects Creatives with Job Opportunities
Adobe also launched Creative Talent Search today. Talent Search connects creatives across the globe with job opportunities from top brands and companies. Hiring managers using Talent Search are able to use advanced discovery tools to find the right talent for their job – for example, finding experts in Photoshop, who live in a specific city, and have worked in automotive design is easier than ever. Custom algorithms recommend candidates for roles and get smarter the more a recruiter uses the system. Also, public postings will advertise job opportunities to the millions of creatives on Behance. More information is available at: https://www.behance.net/talentsearch.
 
Pricing and Availability
Today’s updates to Creative Cloud are expected to be available to Creative Cloud members by the end of the day as part of their membership at no additional cost. The new and updated mobile apps are free to everyone. More information will be available later today at: http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/mobile.html.
 
The value of Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program grows with each new feature that is added. And it's still only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 8:28:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Profoto Small Yet Deep Parabolic Umbrellas
From Profoto:
 
October 6, 2014 – Profoto expands its assortment of umbrellas with six new models. The new models are unique on the market in that they are small and lightweight yet deep and parabolic.
 
Last year, Profoto introduced a new line of umbrellas, comprising twelve models in two shapes (deep and shallow) and three fabrics (white, silver and translucent).
 
Today, Profoto’s line of umbrellas is extended with six new models. The new models are unique on the market in that they are small and lightweight yet deep and parabolically shaped. This combination of size and shape creates a more focused and directed light than what you might expect from an umbrella of this size.
 

 
The smallest new Profoto umbrella is called Profoto Umbrella Deep S. It has a diameter of 85 cm (33 in) and is available in three fabrics (white, silver and translucent). The medium version is called Profoto Umbrella Deep M. It has a diameter of 105 cm (41 in) and is also available in three fabrics (white, silver and translucent).
 
The deeper and round shape is achieved by using as many as 16 umbrella rods. Like all other Profoto umbrellas, the fabrics have been selected to provide a superior quality of light over years of heavy-duty use, and the metallic elements have been surface treated to prevent rust and discoloration.
 
The silver versions create a very crisp and direct light with high light output, comparable with that of a hard reflector. The white versions create a softer yet direct light, perfect for portrait and beauty shots. The translucent versions create an even softer light and have a very wide light spread.
 
Optional diffusers are available for the silver and the white versions. An optional backpanel is available for the translucent version, which practically converts the umbrella into a softbox.
 
B&H carries Profoto Umbrellas.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 7:58:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Carl Zeiss Lenses YouTube Channel:
 
Watch our time-lapse video on how to change the mount of a Compact Prime CP.2 lens shot at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam at our booth. In the video you can see how easy it is to exchange the lens's mount of an EF lens to PL mount.
 
The-Digital-Picture.com's Take:
Sigma made headlines last year when it announced its lens conversion service that allowed users to change brands without having to buy brand new lenses. Now Zeiss is highlighting similar functionality (although it looks like this quick-change mount design was built into its Compact Lens series long before Sigma announced their service).
 
Considering that two brands have the ability to change mounts, it got me thinking – how easy can 3rd party lens manufacturers make it? Will either one be developing a quick release system to make mount changes as simple as installing an extender? Then a user could easily buy different mounts for their lenses and simply replace them at home with no tools required.
 
And if that kind of feature could be implemented, would the incremental costs of development and manufacturing make it a worthwhile marketing ploy? [Sean]
 
B&H carries Zeiss Compact Cinema lenses.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 7:16:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lexar Platinum 64GB SDXC 200x Memory Card
Post Date: 10/6/2014 7:12:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes shows us how to use filters in Photoshop (and which not to use) in this episode of the Photoshop Playbook.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is a great value at only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/6/2014 6:43:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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