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 Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Through May 18, use coupon code P20FINDYOURTECH on eBay to save 20% (up to $50.00) on an large assortment of already great-priced gear.
Note: Retail Price values below do not include current instant rebate discounts. However, without exception, the full eBay prices shown are lower than any of retail prices with applicable rebates included. Items may be grey market, but are typically covered with a comparable warranty by the seller. Look at the auction details closely or contact the seller for full warranty information.
Update: It seems there was a max $50.00 limit on the discount. I have modified the "w/ Promo" prices to reflect the maximum discount for the appropriate items.
ItemSellerRetail PriceeBay Pricew/ Promo Code Price
Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM Lensredtagcamera$799.00$499.95$449.95
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lensredtagcamera$399.00$279.95$229.95
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lensredtagcamera$125.00$109.95$87.96
Nikon D7200 DSLR redtagcamera$1,096.95$779.95$729.95
Nikon D5300 DSLR with 18-55mm VR II Lensritzcameras$696.95$499.95$449.95
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lensredtagcamera$216.95$189.95$151.96
DJI Phantom 4 Pro with Remote Controllerredtagcamera$1,421.00$1,399.95$1,349.95
MeFOTO Carbon Fiber Roadtrip Travel Tripodritzcameras$349.00$299.99$249.99
Post Date: 5/16/2017 11:31:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code EXTRADAY at LensRentals to get 1 free rental day when your gear arrives 5/22 - 5/26 and is kept through 5/29.
Post Date: 5/16/2017 10:37:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
If you currently have a Rebel/***D or **D series camera, the Canon EOS 6D and EOS 80D are logical upgrade candidates you may be considering. Or, if you already own a 1D-series or 5D-series camera, the 6D or 80D may be considered for backup purposes. Either way, while they share a similar size and weight, they are very different cameras from a features standpoint. Let's take a look at these two DSLR bodies to see which upgrade/backup option may be right for your needs.
First, let's consider the EOS 6D's benefits over the 80D:
  • Full frame sensor capable of cleaner imagery at higher ISOs and stronger a background blur
  • Larger ISO range: Auto (100-25600), 100-25600, L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400 vs. Auto (100-16000), 100-16000, H1: 25600
  • Built-in GPS vs. optional accessory
  • Slightly higher battery life: Approx. 1090 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) vs. 960
And here are the EOS 80D's advantages over the 6D:
  • Higher resolution: 24.2 MP vs. 20.2
  • Compatability with EF-S lenses
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Sensor
  • Pop-up master flash vs. No flash
  • Ambience priority / White priority AWB vs. Ambience only
  • Touch screen Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT LCD vs. fixed LCD
  • Headphone socket vs. None
  • More powerful image processing: DIGIC 6 vs. DIGIC 5+
  • More advanced AF system: 45-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 dual cross-type AF point at center, 27 active AF points at f/8) vs. 11 points (f/5.6 cross type at center, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)
  • Newer/more advanced metering system: 7560-pixel RGB+IR 63 zone vs. 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
  • Faster continuous shooting and larger RAW buffer: Max 7 fps (110 JPEG, 25 RAW) vs. 4.5 fps (1250 JPEG, 17 RAW)
  • Faster max. shutter speed: 1/8000 sec. vs. 1/4000
  • Larger viewfinder coverage: 100% vs. 97%
  • More movie encoding options: .MOV & .MP4 (max. 1920 x 1080 [59.94, 50 fps] inter-frame) vs. .MOV (max. 1920 x 1080 [29.97, 25 fps] intra or inter frame), no .MP4 option
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC vs. Wi-Fi only
  • Lower price
Essentially, you're looking at a comparison between Canon's low-end, budget conscious full-frame camera and their mid-range APS-C model. As evidenced by the above lists of advantages, the 80D provides a notable superset of features over 6D.
Who should opt for the EOS 6D?
If you are looking for the absolute best image quality, especially at higher ISOs, you will certainly benefit from the 6D's full frame sensor. If who want a true 35mm angle of view from Canon's EF, TS-E & MP-E lenses, the choice is easy – get the 6D. The 6D makes for an excellent dedicated studio/portraiture/landscape body.
Who should opt for the EOS 80D?
With many features not included in the EOS 6D, the 80D could be considered a more general purpose camera in this comparison. And if you're upgrading from another APS-C body, the 80D allows for a seamless transition because of its compatibility with designed-for-crop-sensor, EF-S lenses, while still being compatible with EF, TS-E & MP-E lenses.
If you shoot sports or wildlife, the 80D's advanced AF system, faster 7 fps burst rate, larger RAW continuous shooting buffer and 27 active AF points at f/8 will prove advantageous. And with the 80D's more pixel dense sensor, you'll have much more resolution when compared to taking the same image at the same shooting location with the 6D and cropping to the equivalent 1.6x focal length. If you're interested in filmmaking with your DSLR, the 80D's expanded movie options, headphone socket and excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF – allowing for superb focus tracking in movie mode – are huge benefits.
As is typical of Canon DSLRs, either one of these cameras can be employed to create stunning imagery. Your personal priorities and intended subject matter will ultimately determine which of these bodies is the best investment for capitalizing on your photographic opportunities. Hopefully, the comparison above has provided some insight into which of these bodies is the right addition for your camera kit. If not, check out our full reviews for more in-depth information on these (and many more) cameras.
Shopping Links
Canon EOS 6D – B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Canon EOS 80D – B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/16/2017 9:58:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For those who are unaware, GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free and open source Photoshop-like program for image editing. The recent update includes bug fixes and performance enhancements. [Sean]
From GIMP:
We are releasing GIMP 2.8.22 with various bug fixes.
All platforms will benefit from a change to the image window hierarchy in single window mode, which improves painting performance when certain GTK+ themes are used.
This version fixes an ancient CVE bug, CVE-2007-3126. Due to this bug, the ICO file import plug-in could be crashed by specially crafted image files. Our attempts to reproduce the bug failed with 2.8 and thus the impact had likely been minimal for years, but now it is gone for good.
Users on the Apple macOS platforms will benefit from fixes for crashes during drag&drop and copy&paste operations. On the Microsoft Windows platforms, crashes encountered when using the color picker with special multi-screen setups are gone, and picking the actual color instead of black from anywhere on the screen should finally be possible.
Check out the full list of fixed issues since 2.8.20.
The source code, the Microsoft Windows installer and the Apple Disk Image for GIMP 2.8.22 are available from our downloads page; so yes, this time we made an effort to publish everything in one go.
Download: Gimp v.2.8.22
Category: GIMP News
Post Date: 5/16/2017 8:59:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
Thank you for using Canon products.
For EOS C300 Mark II/EOS C300 Mark II PL Digital Cinema Cameras equipped with firmware Version, we have confirmed a phenomenon in which, depending upon the usage conditions, the camera freezes when a VPG 130 CFast card is used simultaneously with a non VPG130 CFast card.
Firmware Version (or later) resolves this phenomenon.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to customers, and we ask for your ongoing patience.
When a VPG130 CFast card is used simultaneously with a non VPG130 CFast card the camera may freeze. If the camera freezes, even if the live view image is displayed, all buttons and switches, including the POWER switch, will no longer respond, and the footage will not be recorded on the cards. (The time code and the recording indicator may continue to work.)
The camera can be released from the freeze condition by detaching it from the power supply (or removing the battery).
Affected Products
EOS C300 Mark II/EOS C300 Mark II PL Digital Cinema Cameras (with Firmware V1.
Firmware Version (or later) resolves this phenomenon.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/16/2017 7:16:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Porta Brace PB-2750F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue) available for $179.00 with free shipping. Regularly $245.00.
Product Highlights
  • For Video, Audio and Photo Equipment
  • TTX01 High-strength Resin Case
  • Cubed Foam Interior
  • Hard Rigid Grip Handles
  • Retractable Handle
  • Built-in Wheels
Note: Several other Porta Brace hard cases are also marked down.
B&H has the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter/Lens Adapter (Sigma EF-Mount Lenses to Sony E) available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.00.
Product Highlights
  • Adapt EF-Mount Lens to Sony E Body
  • Integrated LED Displays Compatibility
  • Maintains Autofocus and Auto-Exposure
  • Supports In-Camera Correction Features
B&H has the PNY Technologies 128GB Elite UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card available for $49.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $69.95.
Product Highlights
  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-I / U1 / Class 10
  • Max. Read Speed: 85 MB/s
  • Includes SD Memory Card Adapter
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Gray) available for $64.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
Product Highlights
  • X/Y Stereo Mic
  • Records WAV and MP3 up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Records to microSD/SDHC
  • 3.5mm I/O
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Built-In Speaker
  • Uses 1 AA Battery
  • Threaded Tripod Mount Socket
 Monday, May 15, 2017
Adorama has the Induro GIT204 Grand Series 2 Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $209.00 with free shipping. Regularly $388.87.
Product Specs
MaterialCarbon fiber
Leg Sections3
Leg Lock TypeTwist
Head Mount Thread Size3/8"-16
Foot MountUNC 3/8-16
Foot TypeRemovable Rubber-Spiked
Load Capacity44.1 lb (20 kg)
Maximum Height53.9" (137.0 cm)
Minimum Height4.9" (12.5 cm)
Folded Length21.3" (54.0 cm)
Weight4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
B&H has the Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Flash Recorder available for $269.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Product Highlights
  • Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
  • Records 24-bit/48kHz WAV to MicroSDHC
  • Easy-to-Use Menu System and LCD Display
  • Fully Adjustable Gain in 1dB Increments
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre System
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • 10 Hours of Battery Life
  • Detachable 3.5mm Gold-Plated Audio Cable
  • Standard-Size Shoe Mount
  • Lightweight All-Metal Construction
From Canon USA:
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 15, 2017 – Former Major League All-Star and New York Yankee, Mark Teixeira, swings back into action with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, in support of the Canon Little LeaguePhotoContest powered by PIXMA printers. This partnership means Teixeira will be on hand at the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, PA, on August 27 to meet the winners and unveil the winning photos.
“As a former MLB player, there are countless photos of me playing professionally, but as a father, I now appreciate the importance of capturing the early years – there’s nothing like that first Little League photo of your child,” said Teixeira. “I’m very excited to partner with Canon this year because I understand the power of printed images that can be shared of life’s most exciting moments for years to come.”
Fans are encouraged to make the season last a lifetime by submitting their favorite photos to the Canon Little League Photo Contest. By visiting and submitting photos through June 30, 2017 fans will have the chance to win one of three grand prizes (one for each theme) including a trip to join Mark in South Williamsport, PA and see their winning photos on display for up to one year in the World of Little League Museum in the Richard “Hank” Bauer, Jr. Little League Photography Exhibit in the World Series Gallery presented by Easton Foundations. “Canon is proud to partner with the Little League World Series and team up with generations of families hoping to capture the moment where their little leaguer’s hard work and character is put on display,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Canon PIXMA Printers continue to support those looking to make these memorable action-packed moments sharable for generations to come.”
The Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers focuses on three themes:
  • Stepping Up To The Plate—an in-action game shot
  • Fandemonium—a photo that showcases fandom
  • Team Spirit—a photo that showcases team spirit
All images should capture the spirit of what it is like to be a baseball fan. Entries will be judged on the use of the theme (50 percent) and on the quality of the image (25 percent) and overall impression (25 percent).
“The Canon Little League Photo Contest serves as a celebration of treasured Little League memories each year,” said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League’s vice president, marketing & Communications. “Those special moments, captured and cemented in time through photographs, help us to remember how treasured the Little League program is by families around the world.”

From the Photos in Color YouTube Channel:
Everything you need to know about photography in one simpler (funny) song. We all know the song the 12 days of christmas right? Well this is the 12 days of photography and yes it gets faster, more crazy and Ed Gregory has a hard time keeping up.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 10:29:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens Review.
Is there a new leader of the APS-C wide angle zoom lens class?
The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 8:57:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has officially discontinued the following lenses:
The list of discontinued lenses is unsurprising as the first two have recently been replaced (Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM / Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM) and the third has been heavily marked down for several months (though, curiously enough, is not currently discounted). All of the recently discontinued lenses are still availble at B&H.
Is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM scheduled to be replaced or is it simply being phased out? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/15/2017 8:54:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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