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 Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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For today only, use coupon code PXDEAL12 at AdoramaPix to get 16x20 poster prints for only $6.95 per prints. Regularly $9.60.
Post Date: 12/17/2014 7:17:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
X-Rite i1Display Pro Color Calibration System
For today only, B&H has the X-Rite i1Display Pro Color Calibration System available for $129.00 with free expedited shipping after $25.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $249.00.
Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:59:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,364.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mai-in rebate.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IIII.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:54:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Airport Helipak Bag for Quadcopters
From Think Tank Photo:
 
In February, we will release the most travel friendly, comfortable, and reasonably priced backpack for users of DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or other similar sized quadcopters. The Airport Helipak will easily hold a drone plus a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries, and a Delvcam Camera-Top 7" HDMI LCD Monitor, while still complying with airline carry-on size requirements.
 
Movable dividers allow users to customize the fit of their gear in this fully featured backpack. The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support and articulated air-channel, the adjustable sternum strap, and the removable padded waistbelt allow for extreme comfort even while trekking by foot or mountain bike into remote areas.
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • The custom divider set, designed specifically for the DJI Phantom series, allows you to reconfigure your bag.
  • International and domestic carry-on size compatible
  • Dedicated 15” laptop pocket
  • Protective rotor thread caps included.
  • Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: rotor blades, screwdriver, cables, etc.
  • Deluxe organizer for smart phone, wallet, pens, keys, business cards, etc.
  • Water bottle pocket on side
  • Height adjustable sternum strap
  • Elastic pockets on shoulder strap for phone, energy bar, GU pack, and more.
  • Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks, etc.
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, big hole air mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: Removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 × 52.1 × 22.9cm)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13” W x 18.8” H x 7.6” D (33 × 47.8 × 19.3cm)
  • Laptop: 9.4” W x 9.8” H x 0.6”D (24 × 25 × 1.5)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:27:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tamrac 5374 Adventure 74 Backpack
B&H has the Tamrac 5374 Adventure 74 Backpack available for $59.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $109.95.
 
Note from Sean: I own and use one of these backpacks all the time. When I want to carry most of my gear, I take the Tamrac 5588 Expedition 8x. But for all other times, I pack what I need into a Tamrac 5374 and hit the road running. It's been a very good bag for the outings that require less gear.
 
Don't get me wrong, though – you can stuff quite a bit into one of these bags. For my latest trip to Atlanta, GA, I planned on filming our family Christmas get-together with my DSLR gear yet I also wanted to be prepared to capture static images as well (just in case). Here's what I packed into the Tamrac 5374:
 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Battery Grip
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Battery Grip
  • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift
  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
  • Canon 580EX Speedlite
  • Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote
  • BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Strap
  • ND Filter and Step-up Rings
  • Flash Gels
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Microfiber Cloth
As you can see, this backpack can hold a decent amount of gear. ;-)
Post Date: 12/16/2014 2:10:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/16/2014 1:05:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From LensRentals:
 
Do your holiday plans or New Year's resolutions involve photography? If you've been excitedly waiting to use a certain piece of gear, now is the best time to try something for the first time.
 
Use promo code HOLIDAYS to save 25% off any rental this season from December 23rd to January 2nd.
 
Details:
 
  • Orders must have a delivery date between 12/23/14 - 1/2/15
  • Can not be combined with any other offers
  • Limit- 2 rental orders per person
To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.
Post Date: 12/16/2014 11:26:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Europe Warns of Fraudulent D800E Cameras
From Nikon:
 
Notice regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR (fraudulently modified D800) cameras
 
We have confirmed that there are cases in which D800E digital SLR cameras were received for repair, only to find that the cameras were actually fraudulently modified D800 cameras whose covers had been replaced with D800E covers. It seems that these fraudulently modified products are in circulation via Internet auctions and the like. As the Nikon warranty does not apply to fraudulently modified products, Nikon will not inspect or repair such products. In addition, Nikon cannot be held responsible in any way regarding the use of fraudulently modified products. Please take all necessary precautions to ensure the authenticity of a camera before purchasing one.
 
Identifying these fraudulently modified cameras
Display an image captured with your camera in the camera monitor. When the overview* display option is enabled in full-frame playback mode, the name of the camera used to capture the image is displayed in the top right corner. If "NIKON D800E" is displayed, your camera is an authentic D800E. If any other name is displayed, your camera is a fraudulent D800E.
 
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*See the D800/D800E User's Manual for instructions on enabling overview display.
 
For more information regarding this matter, please contact Nikon Customer Support.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/16/2014 11:21:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through Thursday, use coupon code PXHDEAL11 at AdoramaPix to receive 35% off your custom calendar order.
Post Date: 12/16/2014 9:38:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D + Lens Kit
The Canon Store has their refurbished DSLR Cameras, lenses and flashes on sale for 10-40% off.
 
In Stock Items
 
Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135mm IS STM1,239.20291.21947.99
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,087.36206.60880.76
Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-55mm IS STM1,079.20253.61825.59
Canon EOS 7D Body959.36182.28777.08
Canon EOS 70D Body959.20225.41733.79
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM839.20272.74566.46
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99221.00458.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99276.00323.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body559.9956.00503.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.99156.00323.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II439.9983.60356.39
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.99117.00242.99
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20137.88781.32
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99115.20268.79
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.20167.88951.32
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9928.20159.79
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9964.0095.99
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.9961.20346.79
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9924.00135.99
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.9978.00441.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.9996.00543.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99168.00391.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II199.9970.00129.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9930.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9918.00101.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/16/2014 9:14:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for preorder.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Innovative 10-in-1 Design, 38 x 45"
  • 2:3 aspect ratio removable center frame
  • White, Silver, Sunlight, Black Surfaces
  • 1-Stop Diffusion Core
Post Date: 12/16/2014 7:25:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base
B&H has the Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base available for $130.49 with free expedited shipping after $45.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $175.49.
Post Date: 12/16/2014 7:11:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer
B&H has the DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer available for $2,699.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,999.00.
 
Features:
 
  • Supports Cameras up to 16 Pounds
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control
  • Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System
  • Assistant Software for iOS and Windows
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup
  • 15mm Rods + Mount Points for Accessories
  • USB and PowerTap Power Outputs
  • Gimbal Tuning Stand Included
  • Included Hard Case Holds Gimbal and More
Post Date: 12/16/2014 6:57:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light
For today only, B&H has the ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $494.00.
 
Product Features:
 
  • Digital Color Adjustments
  • 3200 - 5600K
  • Built-In Dimmer
  • Integrated Barn Door Intensifiers
  • Wide Angle Beam Pattern
  • Solid Metal Construction
  • Multi-voltage
  • AC/DC 12-24V
  • Optional Anton Bauer, V-Mount
  • Low Power Draw: Only 36W
Post Date: 12/16/2014 6:19:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera
Hot Deal The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens (review) available for $314.99. Compare at $549.00 new. (thanks Martin)
 
Note: Price reduction and a free Refurbished PowerShot A1400 appear in-cart.
 Monday, December 15, 2014
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From Canon:
 
Affected Product
EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras
 
Details
Firmware Version 1.1.6 incorporates the following fixes:
 
  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not first use the center AF point to focus, when the AF point selection is set to automatic in AI Servo AF mode.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which focus cannot be finely adjusted with specific lenses when shooting remotely with EOS Utility software.
  3. Corrects some Ukrainian language displayed on the menu for ISO Setting.
Firmware Version 1.1.6 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.4. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
Please note: After the firmware update has been performed the following setting will be reset to default.
Menu > Custom Function> C.Fn II: Autofocus > AF Microadjustment> 1: All by same amount
 
When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
 
Support
Download Firmware Version 1.1.6 for the EOS 6D Camera
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/15/2014 7:14:26 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $699.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $896.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/15/2014 2:49:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samsung 64GB PRO Class 10 SDXC Memory Card
Amazon has the Samsung 64GB PRO Class 10 SDXC Memory Card available for $35.99. Compare at $59.99.
Post Date: 12/15/2014 2:24:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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