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 Monday, April 14, 2014
Manfrotto Video Pro Monopod with Sliding Camera Plate
Adorama has the Manfrotto Video Pro Monopod with Sliding Camera Plate available for $84.95 with free shipping. Compare at $124.95.
Post Date: 4/14/2014 8:08:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,613.82 with free shipping. Compare at $1,899.00.
 
Note: This camera is not advertised as being eligible for a USA warranty; it is likely a grey market item.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/14/2014 6:49:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, April 13, 2014
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon available for $265.00 with free shipping. Compare at $309.00. (thanks Greg)
 
Note: This is a lens that I own and use very often. For the price, it's an excellent introduction into ultra wide-angle lenses. [Sean]
 
Update: This deal has expired. The price has been increased. (thanks Aboud)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/13/2014 6:07:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/13/2014 8:17:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 11, 2014
Samsung 64GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card (3-Pack)
Adorama has a Samsung 64GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card (3-Pack) available for $99.99 with free shipping. Regularly $174.00.
 
This deal comes with a free card reader.
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D4 DSLR Camera available for $4,249.00 with free shipping. Compare at $5,495.00 (refurbished).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 2:57:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samsung Pro Series 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDXC Memory Card with Adapter (3-Pack)
Adorama has a Samsung Pro Series 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDXC Memory Card with Adapter (3-Pack), available for $99.99 with free shipping. Compare at $58.00 per card.
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens
From Tamron:
 
Incorporates PZD (Piezo Drive) and Tamron's exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation) system to further enhance the real-world performance of this next-generation "all-around lens", which makes taking photographs more convenient and enjoyable.
 
April 11, 2014, Commack, NY - Tamron USA, Inc.announced today the release date of its new advanced All-In-One zoom lens, designed exclusively for DSLRs with APS-C size image sensors, that provides an amazing 18.8X zoom ratio. The lens will be on sale in the USA starting May 15, 2014 at a street price of $629. The Canon and Nikon mount models will be launched simultaneously. The launch date of the Sony mount model will be announced at a later date.
 
Since the launch in 1992 of the 28-200mm (Model 71D) high-power zoom lens - which featured a revolutionary compact, lightweight design - Tamron has been continually expanding its portfolio of world-class optics to benefit consumers.
 
Tamron previously launched an 18-270mm (Model B008) All-In-One zoom lens exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors that features a 15X zoom ratio, superior image quality, swift, quiet AF, and Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, in an ultra-compact package. This ground-breaking lens has won major plaudits throughout the world.
 
Responding to consumers' demand for expanded focal lengths both at the wide-angle end of the zoom range and the telephoto end, Tamron developed a completely new All-In-One zoom lens design that provides an impressive focal length range extending from 16mm true wide-angle to 300mm super-telephoto.
 
B&H has the Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens available for preorder.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 12:15:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
The Canon Store currently has the Refurbished Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens in stock. (thanks Felix)
 
Refurbished In-Stock Cameras

Refurbished ItemRefurb. Price
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM839.20
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99
Canon EOS 60D Body575.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.99


 
Refurbished In-Stock Lenses & Flashes

Refurbished ItemRefurb. Price
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM1,839.20
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM1,199.20
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM2,151.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM 1,999.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.99
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.99
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM439.99
Canon EF 35mm f/2255.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.79
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro239.99
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM1,759.20
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM335.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.99
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM1,159.20
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.99
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM703.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.99
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.99

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
From Sigma:
 
New, prime Art lens on US shelves for $949 in late April
 
RONKONKOMA– April 11, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that the newest addition to its Global Vision Art camera lens lineup, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, will be available late April for the street price of $949.
 
The much anticipated 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is a pro-level performer for full-frame DSLRs and is ideal for many types of videography and photography, including portraits, landscapes, studio work and still-life. It has been redesigned and re-engineered with SLD glass and has been optimized for rich peripheral brightness, with improved large aperture performance by positioning wide elements into the front groups.
 
Other updates to this new lens include an optimized autofocus algorithm for smoother focusing and a floating focusing system to reduce lens movement while focusing. Under the Global Vision line, it features a new matte finish, an updated AF algorithm and every lens undergoes Sigma’s proprietary modulation transfer function (MTF) “A1” testing before being shipped. It has 13 elements in eight groups, compared to the previous eight elements in six groups, and it also has improved close focusing at 15.7 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6.
 
“Our Art lenses, such as the 35mm F1.4, 24-105mm F4 and 18-35mm F1.8 have been incredibly well received to date, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the excitement around the news of this upgraded 50mm F1.4,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Clearly, the industry is hungry for reasonably priced, powerful, high-quality, multi-purpose lenses – and they’ve seen the image quality that’s being produced by our new Global Vision lenses. There are no sacrifices with these products, and the new 50mm F1.4 is sure to be another star in our lineup.”
 
The 50mm F1.4 was first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. It incorporates Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) system to produce quiet, high-speed auto focus. In addition, it includes Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and to ensure the highest-quality images. The 50mm F1.4 DG HSM lens is also compatible with Sigma’s USB dock and the company’s Mount Conversion Service.
 
The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG will be available in Sigma, Sony (D), Nikon (D), and Canon mounts.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for preorder. I submitted my preorder at 2:15am CDT. ;-) [Sean]
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 7:49:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H Logo
From B&H:
 
Our NYC SuperStore and Offices will close in observance of the Passover Holiday from Monday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 22. We will reopen on Wednesday, April 23 at 9:00 am EDT.
 
Place your order by Sunday, April 13 by 12:00 pm Noon EDT in order to ship before the Holiday. Orders placed after this time will be processed when we reopen.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
Post Date: 4/11/2014 7:29:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma Logo
From Sigma:
 
Along with the launch of SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, the Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that we are going to update SIGMA Optimization Pro very shortly.
 
The version will be 1.2.0, and it will offer following additional customization when it is used with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM.
 
[Setting Full-time MF Function]
 
It is possible to select the Full-time MF Function ON / OFF.

  1. Full-time MF will be in operation when it focused in the Single Shot AF mode.
  2. Regardless of the AF modes of the camera, Full-time MF is activated by rotating the focus ring if auto focusing in operation.
  3. It is possible to adjust the timing to operate Full-time MF function.

* This customization of Full-time MF function is only available for the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM.
* There may be limitations in the function depending on cameras.
 
Expected Date of Service:
From April 18, 2014
 
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download
 
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for preorder. They also carry the Sigma USB Dock (review).

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 7:07:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens available for preorder for $949.00 with free shipping. Preorder now to get one of the first available copies!
 
Mounts Available for Preorder: Canon | Nikon | Sigma | Sony
Post Date: 4/11/2014 2:12:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 10, 2014
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera
DigitalRev has the Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera available for $675.00. Compare at $796.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/10/2014 7:27:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $557.82 with free shipping. Compare at $746.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/10/2014 5:40:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens
DigitalRev has the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens for Canon/Nikon APS-C available for $609.00. Compare at $699.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 4/10/2014 5:32:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens
From Tamron:
 
A high-performance, high-power zoom lens that delivers focal lengths extending from an unprecedented 16mm at the wide-angle end up to a long-range telephoto 300mm! Incorporates PZD (Piezo Drive) and Tamron's exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation) system to further enhance the real-world performance of this next-generation "all-round lens", which makes taking photographs more convenient and enjoyable.
 
April 10, 2014, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the release of an advanced new all-in-one zoom lens exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors that provides an amazing 18.8x zoom ratio.
 
Since the launch in 1992 of the 28-200mm (Model 71D) high-power zoom lens – which featured a revolutionary compact, lightweight design – Tamron has been continually expanding its portfolio of world-class optics to benefit consumers.
 
Tamron previously launched an 18-270mm (Model B008) all-in-one zoom lens exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors that features a 15x zoom ratio, superior image quality, swift, quiet AF, and Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, in an ultra-compact package. This ground-breaking lens has been winning plaudits throughout the world.
 
Responding to consumers' demand for expanded focal lengths both at the wide-angle end of the zoom range and the telephoto end, Tamron has now developed a completely new all-in-one zoom lens design that provides an impressive focal length range extending from 16mm true wide-angle to 300mm super-telephoto.
 
The Canon and Nikon mount models will be first simultaneously launched in the Japanese market on April 24, 2014, with overseas launches to follow in mid-May. The launch date of the Sony mount model will be announced at a later date.
 
Product Highlights:

  1. A further expansion of the imaging range. With a minimum focal length of 16mm (35mm equivalent: 25mm) at the wide-angle end of the zoom range, and a maximum focal length of 300mm (35mm equivalent: 465mm), this remarkable new lens provides the world's first zoom ratio of approximately 18.8X.
    Responding to requests from consumers who wanted to be able to photograph subjects with a wider viewing angle than is possible with conventional high-power zoom lenses, Tamron has developed a unique lens with a minimum focal length of 16mm. At the telephoto end, the maximum focal length has been increased to an impressive 300mm. Users of this new lens can enjoy unprecedented framing flexibility by easily adjusting the angle of view using the convenient zoom ring.
  2. Superior, reliable image quality with a universal lens.
    The lens construction features 16 elements in 12 groups. This includes three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, two LD (Low Dispersion) elements, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive index than XR. The full use of specialized glass elements in the design contributes to thorough compensation of optical aberrations. In addition, the use of the latest coating technology for suppressing reflections on lens element surfaces minimizes unwanted flare and ghosting and assures sharp, crisp, high-contrast images.
  3. Using a new design approach to create an ultra-compact lens.
    The latest optical technology has been used to provide an expanded zoom range (compared to the B008) at both the wide-angle and telephoto ends, without necessitating the use of an oversized lens body. By employing UXR glass (which helps to reduce the size of the front lens diameter), an optimized layout of the Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, and adopting a 5-lens-group zoom system approach to provide enhanced design flexibility, the new lens embodies the fusion of state-of-the-art optical design, sophisticated mechanical design, and high-precision lens manufacturing technology, thereby attaining a compact size, an unprecedented zoom range, and superior image quality.
  4. A minimum focusing distance of just 0.39 meters supports an extensive range of macro photography capabilities.
    The new lens provides a minimum focus distance of 0.39m over the entire zoom range, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9. This makes it possible to get right up close to the subject of the photo to enjoy easy, stress-free macro photography.
  5. PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers faster, quieter autofocus action.
    The PZD (Piezo Drive)*1, an advanced standing-wave ultrasonic motor system, delivers faster, quieter, more precise AF action when the autofocus is engaged. There is enhanced support for contrast-detection AF capabilities, and focusing when in live-view mode has been made smoother. The new lens also features full-time manual focus, a function that was not provided by B008, making manual focusing more convenient.
  6. Sharper images with VC (Vibration Compensation).
    Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation)*2 mechanism is incorporated into the new lens.*3 VC reduces image blur caused by camera shake to deliver significantly sharper images even when shooting handheld at long telephoto settings.
  7. Moisture-resistant construction for worry-free outdoor shooting.
  8. Upgraded cosmetic design.
    Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings, and an elegant tungsten-silver name-brand ring, etc., this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.

B&H has the product pages created for the new Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens, but the preorders are not yet available.

Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 4/10/2014 4:43:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lensbaby 5.8mm Circular Fisheye Lens
Lensbaby has announced a new 5.8mm Circular Fisheye Lens for Canon and Nikon systems.
 
Overview:
 
Lensbaby's 5.8mm Circular Fisheye lens gives photographers a fun and affordable way to create circular images that transform the world around them.
 
This Circular Fisheye lens is great for capturing the scale of endless landscapes and big events, fun self-portraits, quirky shots of pets or friends, creating extreme perspective, and experimenting with unique lens flare. It is capable of capturing a 185° angle of view and focusing from 1/4 inch in front of the lens to infinity. That extreme close-focus paired with the incredibly wide 5.8mm focal length produces other-worldly distortion with exceptional sharpness throughout.
 
The Circular Fisheye is optimized for APS-C sensor DSLRs, while producing a smaller image circle on full frame DSLRs.
 
Specs:

  • Circular Fisheye lens
  • 5.8mm focal length
  • 185° angle of view
  • f/3.5-22
  • Manual lens
  • Polished internal barrel for creative flare & reflection
  • Focus distance scale & hyperfocal scale to aid in focusing
  • Available for Canon EF & Nikon F camera mounts
  • Size/Weight: 2.75” (7cm) x 2.75” (7cm) x 3” (7.6cm) high / 10.5oz (298g)

Product Highlights:

  • Full-circle image
  • 185° angle of view
  • 5.8mm f/3.5-22
  • Extreme close focus from 1/4"
  • Creates unique flare & reflection around image circle
  • Manual focus
  • Edge to edge sharpness

Sample Photos:

Lensbaby 5.8mm Circular Fisheye Sample Photos

B&H has the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens available for preorder.

Category: Lensbaby News
Post Date: 4/10/2014 4:07:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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