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 Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Through the rest of today, B&H has the Interfit S1 500Ws HSS TTL Battery-Powered Monolight available for $599.99 with free shipping. Regularly $999.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Optional Canon/Nikon/Sony Transmitter
  • AC Power and Removable Battery
  • Up to 350 Full Battery-Powered Flashes
  • 328' Wireless Range
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • High-Speed Sync to 1/8,000 Sec
  • 3-Sec Recycling to Full Power
  • LED Modeling Lamp
  • 7-Stop Power Range
  • 5700K Color Temperature
Note: This monolight may not work with older camera bodies.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/22/2016 3:31:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens available for $399.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $549.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus, Manual Aperture Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6'
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/22/2016 3:23:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
by Eric Stoner
 
In my last article “Top Tips for Small Product Photography” I shared with you some very simple techniques and ideas centered around making your product photography stand out from the pack. Whether you’re selling your products online or in person, it’s helpful to have great product photos. The problem for many is that hiring a professional photographer to do this type of work can be costly, time consuming and even more importantly, the final images may not convey your artistic vision. So the old adage of “if you want something done right, do it yourself” comes into play.
 
The focus of my last article was predominantly based on the premise of using natural light to illuminate your product. It’s free and you can accomplish a lot by simply using window light and reflectors.
 
This time around I want to expand your palette by introducing flash into the mix. There are several advantages to using flash over window light including the ability to work just about anywhere, anytime and shape the light in limitless ways to enhance your product. There’s no need to rely on daylight so for those of you who “burn the midnight oil,” this is a perfect option for you. In addition, using flash will significantly reduce the chance of blur from camera shake and with the wireless flash options that exist in the Canon system and a plethora of light modifiers available, you’ve got plenty of opportunity to be creative with your lighting.
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2016 3:14:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
New Low Price: eBay (via ElectronicsValley – 99.7% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $1,799.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,499.00 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2016 8:28:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Earlier than ever, you are being bombarded with Christmas ads. There is a reason for this and the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday for a reason. Retailers rely heavily on the strong Christmas shopping season sales surge that occurs at this time of the year and we want to take a moment to remind you that starting your shopping with the links on this site is what provides the much-needed support needed to keep us here serving you.
 
For example, click on any of the site's B&H links and buy a camera, lens, TV or ... anything. Or, click on an Amazon link and buy a case of diapers. Using the links costs you nothing extra, but provides the valuable support necessary to keep us working for you. We are very grateful for that support and count it a privilege to work for you!
 
I'll again share my now-annual warning: Many of products shown in the sales flyers and/or emails you will receive or have already received are not going to be great deals. Just because a picture of an item along with a price does not mean that the item is a great deal.
 
Before jumping on these "deals", always first check the price at B&H, Adorama, Amazon or any of the other reputable retailers included on the Support the Site page. You might be pleasantly surprised to see the price you find. Most of the online retailers we work with have already started their Black Friday deals and many very good deals are currently available. You will find the links to these deals on the retailer's home pages and the deals we have shared on the news feed are worth reviewing.
 
Shop online and skip the line. You will have more time to spend with family and friends and, of course, more time to spend behind the camera. Get started now and thanks for your continued support!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/22/2016 7:01:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Until 9:00am Eastern Time, B&H has the Auray LTS-ST Tripod Base Laptop Stand available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports Laptops & Devices Up to 45 lb
  • All-Metal with Extra-Wide Tubing
  • Telescoping Shaft Adjustable from 29-47"
  • Metal Platform with Padded Raised Edges
  • Large Locking Knobs Provide Secure Hold
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/22/2016 5:36:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 21, 2016

 
From the Photoshop Tutorials YouTube Channel:
 
There are a lot of ways to process photos in Photoshop. But not everyone uses Photoshop in the most efficient way. In this tutorial, you’ll learn common mistakes photographers make and why you should avoid it.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/21/2016 10:18:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, you can save 40% on a new SmugMug account during their Fall sale.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/21/2016 10:05:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From now through November 28, use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at LensRentals to get 25% off your gear rental.
 
To support this site, navigate to the appropriate product review and click the Rent button.
 
Promotion Details
 
  • Sale ends 11:59 PM CT November 28th.
  • Must use the code BLACKFRIDAY
  • One use per customer
  • Good for rentals arriving by March 31st, 2017
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/21/2016 9:57:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit available for $899.20. Compare at $1,149.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
Just posted: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Review
 
This was a highly anticipated lens. Did it meet expectations? Read the review.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens available for preorder and very recently in stock in the 5D Mark IV kit.
 
The 24-105 L II is in stock in the EOS 5D Mark IV kit at: Adorama and The Canon Store.
 
This lens is currently available individually on eBay (for a premium price) and is also available there in the 5D IV kit.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/21/2016 8:20:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
One of the first accessories I purchase after investing in a new lens is a UV or clear protection filter. That's why I'm always happy to see a free, high quality UV filter bundled with a lens on my wish list.
 
On that note, B&H is offering a free Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter ($68.90 value) with purchase of the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens. Also nice is that the lens currently qualifies for a $200.00 mail-in rebate which makes its final price extremely attractive in the general purpose lens category, especially considering this lens' wide f/2.8 maximum aperture and the inclusion of Vibration Control.
 
Want to know more about the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens? Check out Bryan's full review here.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/21/2016 8:02:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Do you plan on visiting New York City in the next 12 months? If so, this deal offers significant savings on admissions to many of NYC's most popular distinations.
 
Through Thursday, use coupon code BF20 at NewYorkPass.com to save 20% on a 3, 5, 7 or 10 Day New York Pass, the the ultimate key that gets you free entry to over 80 New York tourist attractions.
 
New York Pass Benefits:
 
  • You can choose from 4 different duration types which qualify for this promotion: 3, 5, 7 and 10 days
  • There are no limits to how many attractions you can see
  • 15 busiest attractions offer Fast Track entry to NY Pass holders
  • There are 17 tours that Pass holders can book in advance and secure their place
  • You have full control on your budget, yet you can choose from 80+ NYC attractions
And if visiting New York City with a New York Pass, you may want to try photographing the city from the Rockefeller Center observation deck. If so, check out Bryan's Ultimate Guide to Photographing at Top of the Rock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/21/2016 7:43:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Until 9:00am Eastern Time, B&H has the Domke Next Generation Chronicle Camera Bag (Black Ruggedwear) available for $129.95 with free shipping. Regularly $269.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, 70-200 Lens, 3 Lenses, Flash
  • Accommodates iPad or Similar 9.7" Tablet
  • Expandable Exterior Pockets
  • GearProtex Customizable Insert System
  • Dual Zipper & Clip-Lock Closure
  • Detachable Shoulder Strap
  • Rear Trolley Strap
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/21/2016 7:17:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Nikon’s Annual Ranking Lists Michigan as Top Spot with Most Number of Stunning Foliage Photos, Besting Last Year’s Winner, New York
 
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon announced Michigan (#NikonFallMI) as this year’s top spot for stunning images of fall foliage. The results were based on thousands of submissions on Nikon’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels, which invited passionate photographers to submit creative and colorful fall images of their state’s most beautiful locations and landscapes.
 
During the nationwide campaign, Nikon received more than 8,000 entries from participants across the country, as photographers who love their state contributed to a dynamic collection of America’s most gorgeous Autumn landscapes from coast to coast. Images ranged from the fiery glow of the Sycamore trees of the West to the striking bright yellow Birch trees found in the serene forests of the East.
 
“The beautiful fall colors and changing of the leaves offer Americans from all states unique opportunities to capture stunning scenes from the great outdoors,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “After a fantastic response to last year’s campaign, we were determined to once again encourage people to get outside, capture, and share images that reflect both the beauty of the season and participants’ state pride.”
 
Michigan earned top honors for 2016 with more than 1,600 photos submitted through various social media channels. The most remarkable photos that were shared exhibited Michigan’s stunning hills, warm inviting parks and the Great Lakes contrasted against bright reds and blazing oranges. The vibrant submissions embody the goal of the program, which encouraged people to capture the best of autumn from every state.
 
After being named top spot for fall foliage last year, New York (#NikonFallNY) was this year’s runner up and showcased a diverse array of beautiful images spanning from Central Park to the Adirondacks. Pennsylvania (#NikonFallPA) and North Carolina (#NikonFallNC) tied for third in this year’s campaign, as both states offered creative images of breathtaking landscapes, serene waterfalls, scenic beaches, and epic highways to crystal-clear lakes with incredible and colorful reflections.
 
To view of all the submissions on Instagram and Twitter, search the hashtag #NikonFall followed by the state’s abbreviation (e.g. #NikonFallMI). On Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/NikonUSA to view the fall foliage submissions.
 
For tips on photographing fantastic seasonal landscapes, check out Nikon’s Learn and Explore website.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 11/21/2016 6:59:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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