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 Thursday, March 29, 2012
Confirmed: The Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM Lens' image stabilization system makes a modestly-disturbing churning sound when used on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III in AI Servo AF mode. The same sound is made briefly when the shutter release button is released in One Shot AF mode.
I do not know if this is a problem or not. IS appears to be working properly and the images created during the strange sound are quite sharp. I'll let Canon know (others may have already done so).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/29/2012 10:13:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
If any of these lenses are on your want list, order before the instant rebates expire on Mar 31st.
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Lens  ($100 IR)
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens  ($75 IR)
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens  (I'm not certain about end date on this $200 IR)
Post Date: 3/29/2012 10:03:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon UK has cashback offers covering the Nikon D3100, D5100, D7000 and the Nikon 1.
Get you Nikon in the UK at or Jessops.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/29/2012 9:48:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan has the refurbished Kindle Fire as their Gold Box Deal of the Day for $139.00 shipped (regularly $169.00).
Post Date: 3/29/2012 8:24:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager, has announced in a blog post that an update to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is expected to be released as early as this week.
Especially good news is that, along with many bug fixes, this update will add support for Canon EOS 5D Mark III RAW files.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/28/2012 4:36:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/28/2012 2:09:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
HandlePod Hand-Supported Camera Stabilizer - Regularly $39.95, on special for $29.95 shipped. Expires 4/15/12.
Zacuto Z-Find-Jr Optical Viewfinder - Regularly $251.75, on special for $176.75 shipped using coupon code S9876543. Expires 4/30/12. This deal will be live at approximately at 2:00 PM EDT today.
The product pages on the site have a nice, new, clean look.
Post Date: 3/28/2012 1:04:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Taking a new approach to padded dividers in backpacks is TrekPak. (thanks Jeffrey)
Taking a new approach to camera body plates is Custom SLR with their M-Plate.
Clarification: the M-Plate Kickstarter project is funded and he M-Plate is now available from Custom SLR.
Post Date: 3/28/2012 10:15:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Please note that we are rapidly approaching B&H's passover closing - plan your purchases accordingly:
B&H will be closed Friday April 6th in observance of Passover and will reopen on Sunday April 15th at 10:00AM EDT. Orders must be placed by 4:00PM EDT on Thursday April 5th in order to ship before the Holiday. Orders placed after this time will ship when we reopen.
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 3/28/2012 9:04:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
March 31, 2012 is the end date for the current Canon DSLR, lens and flash rebates. Now is the time to make your final gear acquisition decisions - there are some great deals available. Here are the available rebates:
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 7D Buy$100.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$100.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$110.00 - $220.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Buy$60.00 - $120.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00 - $400.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Buy$90.00 - $180.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$110.00 - $220.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$160.00 - $320.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$120.00 - $240.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$120.00 - $240.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$70.00 - $140.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens Buy$75.00 - $150.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$110.00 - $220.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$90.00 - $180.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$90.00 - $180.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$60.00 - $120.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$65.00 - $130.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$80.00 - $160.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$40.00 - $80.00
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Buy$30.00 - $60.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$20.00 - $40.00
Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash Buy$25.00 - $50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$10.00 - $20.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Flash Buy$30.00 - $60.00
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/28/2012 9:00:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Post Date: 3/27/2012 2:00:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon ViewNX 2.3.1 is now available for download: USA | Europe
Modifications enabled with version 2.3.1:
• Support for the Coolpix S30 has been added.
• When images to which voice messages recorded using the Leave a message and Leave a reply options built into the COOLPIX S30, have been attached are transferred with Nikon Transfer 2 Ver. 2.3.1, the two voice messages are transferred as a single audio file. The audio file will be created with the same file name as the image, but with the extension “.wav”.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon ViewNX
Post Date: 3/27/2012 11:55:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the refurbished Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens on special for $2,079.00 (reg $2,199.00, new/gray $2,429.00)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/27/2012 9:19:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon U.S.A.:
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 27, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1 Photo All-In-One (AIO) inkjet photo printers now support Google Cloud Print™ 2 allowing users to print from Gmail™ and Google Docs™ on a mobile device and from the Google Chrome™ browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome devices. With Google Cloud Print, you can print from wherever you are, from applications you use every day. You can even share your home and work printers with anyone you choose. The PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO inkjet printer is also scheduled to provide the same support in May.
“We are excited to work with Google on the addition of this connectivity feature on our PIXMA printers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “In today’s world, we understand that consumers are always interested in additional connectivity options to print their important photos and documents and we are more than happy to be able to deliver this new feature to our users today.”
"We designed the Google Cloud Print service to make it easy to print to a home or work printer directly from any app or device that you use every day," said Mike Jazayeri, Product Management Director at Google. "It's exciting to see that the latest range of Canon printers are Google Cloud Print ready, offering people a seamless printing experience."
For further details on Google Cloud Print™ and the compatible PIXMA printers, please visit
B&H carries Canon PIXMA Printers.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 3/27/2012 9:16:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 26, 2012
Still waiting for your 5D III to arrive? Wait no longer:
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens in stock.
If you don't need the lens, consider reselling it.
This kit is also in stock at Adorama and
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/26/2012 4:51:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code S4101277 to get the GigaPan Epic Pro Robotic Panohead bundled with a GigaPan Epic Pro Backpack on special for only $779.95 shipped (reg $1,004.95) at Adorama.
Post Date: 3/26/2012 3:54:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code SAVESPRING80 at to get the Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm & 55-250mm Lenses plus a camera case, 8GB memory card and PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer for only $898 shipped after rebate.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/26/2012 3:34:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sans press release, the Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens has shown up on Nikon UK's website. Here are the details:
Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens
High-powered DX-format zoom lens with wide-angle to super-telephoto reach. Built to handle diverse situations, this all-round lens offers an ultra-high 16.7x zoom ratio with an incredibly wide 18-300mm focal range.
Nikon’s second-generation Vibration Reduction system delivers sharp results, even when shooting handheld at the super-telephoto end of the range, and enables a steady image in the camera’s viewfinder. The high quality optical design boasts three ED glass elements for outstanding sharpness and contrast. A practical zoom-lock switch keeps the lens secure when not in use.
Incredibly versatile, this lens is perfect for travel, or for days when you only want to take one lens out with you.
Key Features

  • DX format 16.7x zoom lens with versatile 18-300mm focal range (FX/35mm equivalent:27 to 450mm)
  • Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system enables more flexible hand-held shooting and lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 4 stops slower.
  • Maximum aperture of f/5.6 at the telephoto end of the range.
  • Zoom-lock switch keeps the lens secure when not in use.
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements blend together smoothly.
  • Three ED glass and three aspherical lens elements ensure high resolution and superior contrast.
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for fast, whisper-quiet autofocus.
  • Compact and lightweight design for a lens with this range.

Focal length: 18-300 mm
Maximum aperture: f/3.5-5.6
Minimum aperture: f/22-32
Lens construction: 19 elements in 14 groups (including 3 aspherical lens elements and 3 ED lens elements)
Angle of view: 76°-5°20'
Focusing: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance: 300 mm focal length: 0.45 m (1.48 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio: 1/3.2x
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size: 77 mm (P=0.75 mm)
Dimensions: Approx. 83 mm diameter x 120 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight: Approx. 830 g (29.3 oz)

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/26/2012 1:00:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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