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 Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW Backpack available for $89.95 with free shipping. Regularly $219.95.
Product Highlights
  • Fits D-SLR Camera, 4-5 Lens Kit
  • Holds Notebook with Screen up to 15.4"
  • Weather-resistant 600D Ripstop PU
  • Padded Interior
  • Padded Inserts and Adjustable Dividers
  • All Weather AW Cover and Rain Flaps
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount
  • SlipLock Attachment Loops
  • Exterior and Interior Pockets
  • Backpack Harness
Post Date: 12/28/2016 4:44:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 27, 2016
From Canon USA:
New PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printers are Ideal for Users Seeking Convenient, Maintenance-Free Printing
MELVILLE, N.Y., December 27, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the new PIXMA G-series MegaTank Printers; PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Single Function Printer, PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer, PIXMA MegaTank G3200 Wireless All-In-One Printer and PIXMA G4200 MegaTank Wireless All-In-One Printer. This new line of printers is ideal for high-print volume printing environments within home offices, dorm rooms or anywhere a user needs a low-maintenance printer with enhanced connectivity and convenient, high-quality printing.
Each of the PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers feature a front-facing, built-in refillable ink tank system that makes it easy for users to monitor ink levels and refill when needed. Paired with the ink bottle’s spill-resistant tops, the system is designed to provide seamless and clean usability at home and in the office. This new hybrid integrated system of replenishing ink is cost-effective and offers higher page yield than the prior generation of PIXMA printers. The black ink provides up to 6,000 pages per bottle and the total color ink combination provides up to 7,000 pages2. The PIXMA G-series printers’ easy-to-use refillable ink bottles offer substantial ink capacity with 135 ml in the black bottle and 70 ml in each color ink bottle. Another value-added feature for the new PIXMA G-series printers is the initial quick installation set-up timeframe (for ink installation only) which is approximately six minutes.
"Our PIXMA G-series printer models offer smart design inside and out,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Expanding the line of PIXMA printers with the added benefit of a built-in refillable ink tank system highlights Canon’s commitment to continuing to enhance the printing experience in businesses and in the home with genuine Canon print reliability.”
Convenient, Customized Printing
One of the key features of the PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers is their overall size and ability to save space. Rather than having bulky side-mounted refillable tanks, all of the printers feature an integrated front-facing refillable ink tank system, allowing users to check ink levels and to refill as needed. Furthermore, the PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer provides users with the option to print and scan while the PIXMA G3200 and PIXMA G4200 printers have similar functionality, with the PIXMA G4200 model offering an LCD screen and fax option, making it even easier for users to get the most out of their printing experience. The PIXMA G4200 printer also features an automatic document feeder to easily copy and scan multiple documents without having to load them one page at a time.
Brighter, Borderless Photos…Faster
Utilizing new pigment and dye hybrid inks, the PIXMA G-series printers provide crisp and pronounced black text and vibrant colors for visually impactful printing. Each of the G-series models offers print speeds of up to 8.8 images per minute (ipm) in B/W and 5.0 ipm in color and can produce a borderless 4 x 6-inch photo in approximately 60 seconds. In addition, the printers offer a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi.
Smart, Enhanced Usability
With Wi-Fi1 capabilities, both the PIXMA G4200 and G3200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printers can help users increase their productivity by allowing users to print from almost anywhere. By simply using a smartphone and the Canon PRINT app, users can easily access PIXMA Cloud Link to print photos and documents from popular online social platforms and services, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, as well as from Canon Creative Park. The PIXMA G4200 and G3200 printers also support Google Cloud Print, for printing from Gmail and Google Docs on a compatible mobile device, and from the Google Chrome browser for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome computers.
The PIXMA G-series printers are available today with the PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Single Function Printer available for $249.99, the PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $269.99, the PIXMA G3200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $299.99 and the PIXMA G4200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $399.99.
The Canon Store has the Canon PIXMA G-series MegaTank Printers in stock.
Post Date: 12/27/2016 11:46:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just Posted: Lastolite Magnetic Background Support Review
For simplifying the use of collapsible backgrounds, this lightweight and easy-to-pack accessory has become and invaluable part of my kit. [Sean]
The Lastolite Magnetic Background Support can be purchased at:
B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Post Date: 12/27/2016 10:35:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through tomorrow, use coupon code NEWYEAR15 at AdoramaPix to save 15% sitewide.
Stock Up On
  • Photo Prints
  • Photo Collages
  • Photo Books
  • Hudson Albums
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
  • Metal, Canvas & Acrylic Prints
Post Date: 12/27/2016 8:28:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Have you been kicking yourself because you missed one of B&H's great Deal Zone deals? If so, you're in luck.
B&H has its most popular Deal Zone items on sale again in its Flashback and Save promotion.
Here are just a few of the deals that stood out to me (see links above for complete listing):
Elinchrom Quadra Living Light Kit - $634.00 (Reg. $999.00)
G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External HD Array w/ Thunderbolt - $369.95 (Reg. $499.95)
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon EF - $269.95 (Reg. $329.95)
Raya SDR-400 Alpha Monolight - $169.95 (Reg. $299.95)
X-Rite i1Display Pro - $159.00 (Reg. $249.00)
Zoom H4nSP 4-Channel Handy Recorder (2015) - $139.99 (Reg. $199.99)
X-Rite ColorMunki Display - $89.95 (Reg. $169.95)
Lumu Light Meter for iOS Devices (Silver) - $69.95 (Reg. $149.95)
Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter - $64.95 (Reg. $99.95)
B+W 95mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter - $64.95 (Reg. $99.95)
Lensbaby Spark Duo - $59.95 (Reg. $139.95)
Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone - $59.95 (Reg. $119.95)
JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software - $59.95 (Reg. $149.95)
B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter - $49.95 (Reg. $89.95)
Vello Wireless ShutterBoss II Remote Switch with Digital Timer - $49.50 (Reg. $99.50)
BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap - $39.95 (Reg. $73.95)
Post Date: 12/27/2016 7:09:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 12/27/2016 5:38:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Sennheiser MKH-416 - Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone available for $599.95 with free next day delivery. Regularly $999.95.
Product Highlights
  • Pressure-Gradient Microphone
  • For Film, Radio, Television
  • Highly Immune to Humidity
  • High Consonant Articulation
  • High Feedback Rejection
  • Includes MZ415 Windscreen
  • Hypercardiod at Low and Mid Frequencies
  • Lobar Pattern Above 2 kHz
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and MVT502AM Tripod with Carrying Bag available for $279.95 with free shipping after $40.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $489.95.
Product Highlights
  • MVH502A Pro Video Fluid Head
  • MVT502AM Tripod
  • 15.43 lb Weight Capacity
  • Counterbalance Supports 8.8 lb
  • Continuously Adjustable Pan/Tilt Drag
  • Telescopic Aluminum Twin Tubes
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Padded Carrying Case
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED1000 Silver Series Foldable Bi-Color LED Light available for $449.95 with next day delivery. Regularly $1,149.95.
Included Free: Dracast Camlux Pro Bi-Color On-Camera Light ($89.95 value)
Product Highlights
  • 1000 LEDs with CRI of >95
  • Color Temperature: 3200-5600K
  • Beam Angle: 45°
  • Dimming from 0-100%
  • Folded Size: 9.1 x 7.8 x 1.4"
  • Extended Size: 9.1 x 15.7 x 0.7"
  • Physical Dimming Dial; Aluminum Chassis
  • Power Draw: 58W
  • V-Mount Battery Plate & AC Adapter
  • Center Mount Yoke and Carrying Case
 Monday, December 26, 2016
The Canon 10x42 L IS WP Image Stabilized, Water Proof Porro Prism Binocular are currently marked down $500.00 and available for $999.99 with free overnight shipping. Regularly $1,499.99.
Retailers: B&H | Adorama
Product Highlights
  • Canon's first waterproof IS Binocular
  • High performance L Lens
  • Wide angle rating from an apparent angle-of-view of 65
  • One touch IS usage
  • Body components feature metallic coating to prevent fogging
  • Distinctive, easy grip design
  • 10x42mm
Adorama has the Lexar 128GB Professional 1000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card available for $49.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $59.00.
Through January 2nd 2017, the Canon UK Store is offering special pricing on select DSLR and mirrorless camera kits.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/26/2016 11:37:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the wolfcrow YouTube Channel:
Newcomers are easily confused between F-stop and T-stop markings on lenses. In this video I explain when each is used for apertures, and why one is used in photography while the other is predominant in cinematography.
Post Date: 12/26/2016 6:17:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for a 135mm f/2 optical design containing two apodization filters.
From Wikipedia:
Apodization is an optical filtering technique, and its literal translation is "removing the foot". It is the technical term for changing the shape of a mathematical function, an electrical signal, an optical transmission or a mechanical structure. In optics, it is primarily used to remove Airy disks caused by diffraction around an intensity peak, improving the focus.
Patent Details (Google Translated)
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-218444
  • Published 2016.12.22
  • Submitted 2015.5.20
  • Focus distance 130.98
  • F-number 2.06
  • AOV 9.38
  • Like high 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 159.05
  • BF 53.99
  • Good blurred image at all angles, even if there is a vignetting
Post Date: 12/26/2016 5:43:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Phottix Odin TCU TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter for Nikon available for $99.95 with free shipping. Regularly $199.95.
Product Highlights
  • Wireless TTL and Manual Flash Trigger
  • 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency, 328' Range
  • Four Channels, Three Groups
  • Remote Power Control of Groups in TTL
  • Remote Manual Flash Power Control
  • Supports High Speed Sync to 1/8000 Sec.
  • Flash Head Zoom Adjustment
  • Second-Curtain Sync Functions
  • Firmware Upgrade via USB Port
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