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 Thursday, June 2, 2016
Through June 21, B&H has the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens (review) available for $1,799.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,999.00.
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Post Date: 6/2/2016 8:21:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
Notice about compatibility between Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Tamron lens products (about functions on Lens aberration correction)
 
When using a Tamron lens with the newly released Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera, please turn OFF the “Lens aberration correction” function included in the camera’s menu prior to use.
 

A notice regarding compatibility issue with the EOS-1D X Mark II and availability of firmware update service (about AF functions on Live View mode)
 
We wish to notify you that the AF functions of the following interchangeable lenses for Canon, which have been produced before May 11th, 2015 and have not had firmware updates installed by Tamron, do not function in Live View mode when used on the EOS-1D X Mark II which went on sale on April 28th, 2016 in Japan.
 
*Please see the below links for the previous firmware update service announcements regarding the EOS Rebel T6s/EOS 760D (EOS 8000D) / the EOS Rebel T6i/ EOS 750D (EOS Kiss X8i), the EOS 5Ds / the EOS 5DsR, the EOS 80D, and the firmware update service for SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for panning shot.
 
We sincerely apologize to all users and potential purchasers for any inconvenience the issue may cause.
 
Affected models
 
Interchangeable lenses for Canon which have been produced before May 11th
 
  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004)
  • 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010)
  • 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)
Firmware update will not be required for those lenses produced after May 11st, 2015 (serial numbers).
 
Please check the serial number from the links below.
 
For those who require firmware update service, please contact your local Tamron distributor for more details.
 

Firmware update service is now available for SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (F013)
 
Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.
 
Thank you for using Tamron products.
 
We wish to notify you that we will perform updating of the firmware for our SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8Di VC USD (Model F013) lens products.
 
Affected models
 
  • SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon, Canon
  • SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon, Canon
Serial numbers
 
Firmware update will not be required for those serial numbers. Please check the serial numbers from the link here.
 
Firmware Update Improvements
 
  1. You will now be able to use TAP-in Console (optional and sold separately) with the lens products above. (for Nikon and Canon)
  2. Corrected the issue of exposure becoming unstable under certain conditions when using these lenses with either the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II or EOS 80D. (for Canon)
How to update the firmware
 
For those who require firmware update service, please contact your local Tamron distributor for more details.
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Post Date: 6/2/2016 6:49:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Post Date: 6/1/2016 8:41:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
When it comes to photographing your favorite moments, there’s no one perfect lens that captures them all. Learn about the variety of interchangeable lenses Canon provides, and how you can use them to capture and create long-lasting memories.
 
Want to know more about the various lenses Canon makes? Try checking out the wealth of information here. :-) [Sean]
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Post Date: 6/1/2016 7:57:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Color is not simply a physical property of an object. It is the relationship between light, an object, and an observer. Our brains manage and process this information at amazing speeds, leading us to barely even notice the conclusions and the adaptations that they have made. But, these same wonderfully adaptive qualities of our eyes can trip us up when we are capturing color or even simply trying to remember a color precisely. Understanding color perception can help you to get accurate capture-to-print matching, understand the pitfalls of color correction and even to pick out the exact perfect shade of paint for your walls.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 6/1/2016 7:41:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We have found that some SIGMA interchangeable lenses for CANON are not fully compatible with CANON EOS-1DX Mark II, which was released on April 28th. When certain lenses are attached to this camera, exposure of the image may not be accurate.
 
We are sorry for the inconvenience, and we will make a further announcement on our website when specific details are finalized. In addition, please also refer to the below usage notice related to this announcement.
 
[Phenomenon]
When the lenses listed below are used and either “Evaluative Metering” or “Center-weighted Average Metering” is selected in Metering Mode of the camera, the image could show some underexposure.
 
[Products concerned]
 
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
We are currently working on the firmware update for respective lenses, and the release dates will be announced later.
 
Usage Notice for customers who are using EOS mount SIGMA lenses on a CANON EOS-1DX Mark II
 
  • MO (Manual Override) function is unavailable with this camera (Full-time Manual function can be offered).
  • When using a SIGMA interchangeable lens for EOS, setting the corrections to [Disable] is recommended, as “Lens Correction” functions of the camera, such as Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Diffraction correction and Distortion correction, are not supported. If those functions are activated, the performance of lenses may not be accurate. This is not only for EOS-1DX Mark II, but also other camera bodies.
We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
 
Note from TDP: Any firmware fix will either require the Sigma USB Dock or a trip to Sigma's Service Center to implement. If you don't already have the dock, I highly suggest picking one up. [Sean]
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Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/1/2016 7:23:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash Kit with Cyclone PP-400DR Power Pack available for $399.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $784.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Bare Bulb Design with 360Ws Output
  • Guide Number: 262' at ISO 100
  • Coverage: 28mm with Reflector
  • Optical Slave Mode with 33' Range
  • Stroboscopic Mode
  • Tilts from -15 to 90°
  • Rotates 135° Right & 180° Left
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5.2 Seconds
  • Manual Output: 1/1 to 1/128
  • Cyclone PP-400DR Power Pack Included
Note: For a more complete lighting setup, you may also want to consider the also-marked-down Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit which includes an extra battery, various light modifiers and a radio transmitter/receiver.
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Post Date: 6/1/2016 7:06:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Bolt VS-560C Wireless TTL Flash (for Canon/Nikon) available for $139.00 with free shipping. Regularly $189.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Wireless TTL Functionality Up to 33'
  • Guide Number: 141' at ISO 100 and 50mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm, 18mm with Panel
  • Tilts 90° and Swivels 300°
  • 1.8" Backlit LCD
  • Manual Control: 1/1 to 1/64 Power
  • High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000 sec
  • PC Sync and HV Power Ports
  • Built-In Reflector and Diffuser Panels
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Post Date: 6/1/2016 6:56:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review.
 
Did the arrival of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II bring this lens purpose?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 5/31/2016 9:52:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer available for $9.95. Regularly $20.95.
 
This item qualifies for free shipping on orders of $49.00 or more.
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Post Date: 5/31/2016 6:29:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 26, 2016

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
We have a sneak peek for you. Check out Content-Aware Crop, one of the cool new features you can expect from the next Photoshop CC update. With Content-Aware Crop, Photoshop uses Content-Aware technology to intelligently fill in the gaps when you use the Crop tool to rotate an image or expand your canvas beyond the image's original size.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Post Date: 5/26/2016 2:21:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay has the SanDisk Ultra II 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive available for $107.99 with free shipping. Compare at $129.60.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Up to 28 times better performance than a typical hard disk drive
  • No-wait boot up and shut down
  • Faster app load and response times
  • Up to 15% longer battery life
  • nCache 2.0 technology delivers enhanced speed and endurance
  • Shock resistant so your data's always safe - even if you drop your computer
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Post Date: 5/26/2016 12:19:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Professional Network:
Since early 2016 Marc Aspland has been working with the 20.2 Megapixel EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR, covering many of the major events in the sporting calendar and shooting portraits of top sports celebrities in his role as Chief Sports Photographer of The Times newspaper. In an exclusive interview he spoke to CPN writer Steve Fairclough on how he uses the camera and how it has helped to push the boundaries of his photography...
 
Having an EOS-1D X Mark II is the only major change in Marc Aspland’s kitbag this year as he currently uses: “…all of the same EF lenses that I used with the 1D X – ranging from my 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye all the way through to the 70-200mm f/2.8L and the 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x. In fact, at the [English] FA Cup Final I used a 2x Extender on it so I had an 800mm [focal length]. So, it’s anything from 15mm all the way up to 800mm, which is probably the stock choice of any sports photographer.”
 
Marc has been a lifelong user of Canon cameras but his style of sports photography is usually more about capturing the essence of an event, often in a creative way, rather than the key single ‘action moment’. He explains: “I don't need to be constantly pressing that ‘send’ button on the back of my camera to send everything – as the agency guys might do because their market is so vast. I know what my sports editor is after and I know what players the writers in the press tribune are specifically writing about – a manager or a player – so I can be a great deal more selective about the pictures I send. I don’t need to plug my camera into the ethernet… obviously I can but it's not a difference in speed to me – it’s a quality rather than quantity issue with my photography.”
Read more on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Premium Kit available for preorder.
 
Retailers with 1D X II Premium Kit In Stock
Canon Store | Focus Camera
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Post Date: 5/26/2016 11:03:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The balance of the standard test results (vignetting, flare and distortion) along with specs, measurements and standard product images are now available on the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens pages.
 
Full reviews of both lenses are planned for the near future.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 5/26/2016 8:46:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Do you plan on visiting New York City in the next 12 months? If so, this deal's for you.
 
From now to May 31, you can save 20% on a New York Pass, the ultimate key that gets you free entry to over 80 New York tourist attractions.
 
New York Pass Benefits:
 
  • You can choose from 6 different duration types: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days
  • There are no limits to how many attractions you can see
  • 15 busiest attractions offer Fast Track entry to NY Pass holders
  • There are 17 tours that Pass holders can book in advance and secure their place
  • You have full control on your budget, yet you can choose from 80+ NYC attractions
And if visiting New York City with a New York Pass, you may want to try photographing the city from the Rockefeller Center observation deck. If so, check out Bryan's Ultimate Guide to Photographing at Top of the Rock.
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Post Date: 5/26/2016 8:32:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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