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 Saturday, October 27, 2012
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens available for $150.00 with free shipping. (Compare at $199.00)
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Post Date: 10/27/2012 6:59:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Now Out of Stock: Amazon (via seller OneCall) has the Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with 22mm EF-M Lens in stock for $799.99 with free shipping.
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Post Date: 10/27/2012 7:26:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 26, 2012
Adorama has a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II & EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Bundle available for $238.00 with free shipping. Regularly $362.00.
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Post Date: 10/26/2012 2:46:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $2,499.95 with free shipping. Compare at $2,999.95 new.
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Post Date: 10/26/2012 1:03:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tiffen:
 
NEXT GENERATION DOMKE UNVEILED AT 2012 PDN PHOTOPLUS EXPO
 
World’s most recognized and utilized photography gear expands bag lineup with new styles and complete customization
 
Hauppauge, NY – October 25, 2012 – The Tiffen Company®, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, today unveiled its Next Generation Domke gear at the 2012 PDN PhotoPlus Expo (booth 545), held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from October 25 – 27. For over 30 years, Domke bags and accessories have earned the industry’s respect and are recognized as the most-trusted brand in photography gear, proudly represented by generations of photographers. Tiffen’s Next Generation Domke line keeps the core Domke DNA and personality, adding personalization capabilities that can be customized to fit every shooter. “Next Generation Domke embodies 30 years of outstanding photography bag design know-how and confidence with absolute, personalized customization, filling the needs of any and all photographers,” comments Steve Tiffen, president and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “Next Generation Domke gear is designed for the way you shoot, with a stylish, updated look that brings the legendary performance and feel of Domke to today’s photographer.”
 
Demonstrated at PhotoPlus Expo, Next Generation Domke includes the Journalist Series, the Adventurer Series, the Metropolitan Series and the Visionary Series, each offering the new Domke GearProtex divider and PocketFlex pocket and pouch personalization and customization systems.
 
Made in the USA, Next Generation Domke evolves with photographers, offering products as unique as the people that carry them. Customizable to any shooter’s needs, Domke bags are made of soft, fashionable canvas that mold to the body for a comfortable fit when on the go. Interchangeable pocket inserts let shooters custom-tailor their Domke bag to fit all the accessories they need, protecting gear and providing easy and convenient access to it in even the most action-packed situations. Smart, high-tech fabrics and unique hardware combine to make “bomb-proof” yet versatile bags that do more than just hold gear – they facilitate the art of photography.
 
Proud of its rich heritage, Domke is the official bag of the White House News Photographer Association.
 
B&H carries Domke Products.
Category: Domke News
Post Date: 10/26/2012 4:24:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50
 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
In November, we will add two new laptop-carrying sizes to our“retro” Retrospective® shoulder bag line: the Retrospective 40 and the Retrospective 50. Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, their retro look mixes "Old-School" with "New-School" that is a throwback to the days when bags where visually simple but highly functional.
 
The Retrospective 40 is perfectly suited for pro-size DSLRs with a pocket for most 13” laptops and the Retrospective 50 holds pro-size DSLRs with a pocket for 15.4” laptops. Both bags accommodate a 70-200 2.8 attached to a pro-size body. The large front pocket provides an optional divider for an additional two pro-size bodies or for documents
 
“With broad appeal, the Retrospective series has quickly become one of the leading bag collections in the industry,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo CEO and Lead Designer. “Working pros to vacationers all will find the Retrospective 40 and 50 to be the most useful and functional bags for a day’s outing."
 
Additional features include:

  • Cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort
  • Sound Silencers™ to turn off the front flap hook and loop for silent operation
  • Organizational and zippered pockets for accessories
  • Removable divider set for custom layouts
  • Convenient carrying handle for grab and go
  • Seam sealed rain cover
  • Expandable front pocket for DSLR body or accessories
  • Business card slot under the front flap for identification
  • High quality YKK zippers
  • Soft, flexible, lightweight
  • Available in Black nylon, Pinestone or Slate Blue cotton canvas

Specifications:
 
Retrospective 40

  • External Dimensions: 14.2” W x 11.8” H x 8” D (36.1 x 30 x 20.3cm)
  • Internal Dimensions: 13.8” W x 11” H x 6.5” D (35.1 x 27.9 x 16.5cm)
  • Laptop: 13" W x 10.2" H x 1.3" D (33 x 25.9 x 3.3cm)
  • Weight: 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg)

Retrospective 50

  • External Dimensions: 16” W x 11.8”H x 8.5” D (40.6 x 30 x 21.6cm)
  • Internal Dimensions: 15.5” W x 11” H x 6.5” D (39.4 x 27.9 x 16.5cm)
  • Laptop: 15" W x 11" H x 1.4" D (38 x 28 x 3.6cm)
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs (1.9kg)

Post Date: 10/26/2012 4:03:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi Limo
 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
In November we will release the Glass Limo™, the photo industry’s slimmest profile backpack for carrying “Big Glass,” such as a 600mm f/4 without body attached or a pro-size body attached to a 500mm f/4. And, unlike most bags for carrying large lenses, the Glass Limo complies with airline carry-on requirements, thus allowing photographers to stay near equipment that is among their most expensive and delicate.
 
“The Glass Limo solves a major functional problem experienced by sports and other Big Glass shooters,” which how to keep their large lenses safe while in transit and easy to carry into the field,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo CEO and Lead Designer. “This new backpack features Think Tank’s famous contoured harness with air channel. Big lenses may be heavy, but they don’t need be a physical burden.”
 
The Glass Limo's features include:

  • Specially designed donut and yoke for large lenses
  • Expanded capacity: add up to three modular pouches
  • Carry a tripod or a monopod on either side with included straps
  • Deluxe organizer on front zippered pocket
  • Two zippered internal mesh pockets for accessories
  • Water bottle pockets on each side
  • Comfortable harness
  • Removable padded waist belt
  • Can adapt Pro Speed Belt for additional comfort
  • Padded removable insert
  • Business card holder on top panel
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included

The Glass Limo’s fabric is treated with a DWR coating while underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. It uses YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 1680 ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D brushed polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 250D shadow rip-stop polyester, Ultra Stretch mesh pockets, 3D air mesh, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Specifications
 
External Dimensions: 9” W x 20” H x 9.2” D (22.9 × 50.8 × 23.4cm)
Internal Dimensions: 8.7” W x 19” H x 8.3” D (22.1 × 48.2 × 21.1cm)

Post Date: 10/26/2012 12:57:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 10/26/2012 10:51:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Benro A1690T Aluminum Travel Angel Tripod Kit with BH0 Ballhead featured as a Lightning Deal for $139.00. Compare at $179.00.
Post Date: 10/26/2012 9:48:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Nikon COOLPIX AW100 Waterproof Digital Camera featured as a Lightning Deal for $189.00. Compare at $249.00.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/26/2012 8:32:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The 30% off Select Canon Refurbished Lenses Deal at the Canon Refurbished Store is scheduled to end Saturday night (Oct 27). Refurbished lenses on special included:
 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens - $70.55 (Currently Out of Stock)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - $279.99
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens - $268.79
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - $391.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens - $167.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens - $131.59
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III (Micromotor) Lens - $111.99
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM - $643.44 (Currently Out of Stock)
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens - $268.79
 
Also, enjoy free ground shipping on orders of $100 or more!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/26/2012 5:58:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Couldn't make it to PhotoPlus in New York? Check out Canon's live streaming video feed from the event at learn.usa.canon.com.
 
Schedule of streaming events:
 10/25/1210/26/1210/27/12
ThursdayFridaySaturday
Show hours10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-4pm
10:00 AM

Clay Blackmore

Live shoot!

Greg Heisler

Live shoot!

Hanson Fong

Live shoot!

10:45 AM

Denis Reggie

Wedding Realism

Sam Abell

The Life of a Photograph

Vincent Laforet

The Revolution Continues

11:30 AM

Tyler Stableford

Cinema in the Extreme

Lauren Greenfield

The Documentary Hybrid

Parish Kohanim

The Beauty of Imaging

12:15 PM

Michelle Celentano

Live shoot!

Clay Blackmore

Live shoot!

 
1:00 PM

Stephen Johnson

Portraying an Exquisite Earth

 

Ken Sklute

Live shoot!

1:45 PM

Vincent Laforet

The Revolution Continues

Vincent Laforet

The Revolution Continues

Eddie Tapp

Cooking RAW Files to Perfection

2:30 PM 

Hanson Fong

Live shoot!

 
3:15 PM

Jennifer Wu

Nature's Elusive Beauty

George Lepp

Extreme Nature Techniques

Douglas Kirkland

Live shoot!

4:00 PM

Bruce Dorn

Cinema Style Video Capture

  
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/26/2012 6:25:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review has been updated to include Canon EF 1.4x III Extender and Canon EF 2x III Extender compatibility information including ISO 12233 Resolution Chart results. Here are the details:
 
The Canon 70-300 L is officially NOT compatible with Canon extenders. I've tried mounting Canon extenders to the 70-300 L - and they do not fit. The rear 70-300 L lens element physically hits the front element of the extender.
 
Then, in a major firmware update announcement for the Canon EOS 1D X, Canon included the 70-300 L and Canon EF 1.4x III Extender combo on a compatibility list.
 
Intrigued, I did more experimenting. What I learned is that the 70-300 L's rear element retracts into the lens far enough that, at about 250mm, there is enough clearance for Canon extenders to mount.
 
The available with-1.4x focal length range is about 350-420mm and 500-600mm with the 2x installed. Zooming out wider than the 250mm-or-so zoom ring mark results in a physical bump inside the lens. I'm guessing that it is the rubber around the edge of the extender element contacts the rear 70-300 L lens element or its barrel. I do not recommend mounting this combination due to potential damage the to lens.
 
I of course felt the need to try out these unsupported combinations. My solution to the damage risk issue was to Gaffer Tape the lens zoom ring to lock it at the 300mm mark while using extenders.
 
Mounting a 1.4x or 2x extender behind any lens reduces its aperture range by 1 or 2 stops respectively. At review time, only Canon 1-Series bodies can autofocus when using the very-dark f/8 max aperture the 70-300 L lens and 1.4x extender combination yields. Tested 1D X and 1Ds III bodies autofocused this combination.
 
No bodies can AF with the even-darker f/11 max aperture the 70-300 L and 2x combo yields. While it tries, the tested 1Ds III body cannot lock focus with this combination.
 
The interesting part of this story starts with the fact that the Canon Extenders do not report their presence when mounted behind the 70-300 L. The reported max aperture incorrectly remains f/5.6.
 
And what is much more interesting is that the 70-300 L and 1.4x combination's f/8 max aperture combination autofocuses even when mounted to the 60D (and presumably on most/all other Canon EOS bodies). Autofocus speed with the 1.4x extender is very, very slow on all tested bodies, but AF does work - even on the 60D.
 
Since I'm sure you are wondering what the image quality from these combinations looks like, here is a look at the Canon EF 70-300 L with EF 1.4x III Extender ISO 12233 image quality. Image softening from the 1.4x is very noticeable at f/8 in mid and outer regions of the image circle, though the center of the frame remains reasonably sharp. CA becomes pronounced with increasing amounts visible toward the outer image circle. Stopping down to f/11 results in modestly better image quality.
 
Here is a look at the Canon EF 70-300 L with EF 2x III Extender ISO 12233 image quality. Wide open, the results with the 2x installed are remarkably close to the performance of the 1.4x III, but more sharpness/contrast degradation is apparent - especially in the center of the frame. The 1.4x III takes a wide lead in the image quality race when stopped down to the with-2x's f/11 max aperture. Diffraction levels the results from both combinations at f/16. Again, the with-2x combination has problems locking autofocus.
 
While the image quality of the 70-300 L with extenders is not impressive, it can certainly be usable in a pinch (especially in the center of the frame with the 1.4x).
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Post Date: 10/25/2012 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS T4i DSLR Camera available for $654.77 with free shipping. Compare at $739.00.
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Post Date: 10/25/2012 12:28:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera avaiable for $1,149.95. Compare at $1,357.00 new.
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Post Date: 10/25/2012 7:41:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX S9300 Digital Camera available for $149.95 with free shipping. Compare at $239.00 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/25/2012 7:28:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released 3Q 2012 Financial Results (PDF).
 
The Presentation Material is usually my preferred method for getting the information (PDF).
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Post Date: 10/25/2012 7:22:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the new 13.3" Apple MacBook Pro Models available for pre-order.
Post Date: 10/25/2012 6:20:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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