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 Friday, October 7, 2016
eBay (via photovideo4less) has the Nikon D500 DSLR Camera available for $1,499.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,996.95.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/7/2016 6:46:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF available for $2,999.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $4,499.00.
Product Highlights
  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • 1920x1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF24
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
  • EF Lens Mount
  • ISO 320 to 80,000
  • Uncompressed HDMI Output with Timecode
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In ND Filters with Manual Controls
Note: The Canon EOS C100 without DPAF is also marked down $1,500.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2016 5:27:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
Akana Partnered with The Groundlings Comedy Troupe to Build Confidence in Victims of Bullying Through Humor, as Documented on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Cameras
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 5, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is showcasing YouTube video creator and anti-bullying advocate Anna Akana as its latest Canon Rebel With A Cause. Since first sharing her personal story on YouTube after her sister’s suicide as a result of bullying, Akana has used comedy as her own form of therapy. Her ability to put a unique spin on typically uncomfortable topics led Canon to select her as a Rebel With A Cause, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first EOS Rebel SLR camera. Anna’s cause focuses on using comedy to build confidence in youth that have been bullied, and the video of her cause, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can be seen here: http://Canon.us/ubcq.
Along with The Groundlings comedy troupe, Anna worked with bullied teenagers ranging in ages from 13 to 17 to teach them how to use the power of comedy to face their fears and confidently use their personal experiences as the basis for their own comedic material.
"I was able to find peace and tackle my own anxieties through comedy, so it was amazing to work with teenagers to show them that humor is far more powerful than words of hate,” said actress and filmmaker, Anna Akana. “I hope the video of our experience will inspire others to consider the impacts of bullying and help those who are bullied feel that they are not alone - and can overcome!” “According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Cyberbullying Research Center, more than 85 percent of students in the United States have been bullied at school, online or via text, so we wanted to give Anna, a modern day rebel, a platform and a camera to socialize the power of her voice,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Jeff Sugar, MD, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, worked with the youth in this video to provide counsel throughout the experience. Tapping into Dr. Sugar’s expertise, Anna was able to help foster a supportive atmosphere while helping the teenagers involved overcome their bullying-focused experiences and come out on top…laughing. Once finished with the workshops, the teenagers got their chance at center stage for a stand-up routine in front of their families and friends.
In late 2015, Canon launched Rebel With A Cause, a campaign designed to profile modern day rebels who challenge convention in their own unique way, shown through the eye of a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR camera. With American Daredevil Nik Wallenda, the first and only person to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, an unexpected group of people were encouraged to check items off of their personal bucket lists. In February 2016, Canon continued Rebel With A Cause, with its second iteration featuring GRAMMY winning producer Swizz Beatz. Aiming to showcase artistic talent that may have otherwise fallen under the radar of the art community through #TheUnknowns, Swizz worked to curate an art show for the world to see on the facades of museums in New York City, followed by a gallery event at Sotheby’s Auction House and an online auction. The campaign videos, both shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can now be viewed here: http://canon.us/bkQln and here: http://canon.us/bsCZ2.
Concluding the year-long Canon "Rebel With A Cause" campaign, one lucky consumer winner was chosen from an online contest searching for the next great inspiration. Photographer Guinnevere Shuster, an advocate for homeless sheltered animals, was selected as the winner and Canon will help bring her cause to life with a documentary production created, similar to those of the previous Rebels with a Cause. Guinnevere has photographed over 7,000 shelter animals and continues to strive to help find animals a loving and lasting home.
 Thursday, October 6, 2016
B&H has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens in stock with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/6/2016 9:55:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Firmware Version 2.0.2 incorporates the following fixes:
  1. Corrects a phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the digital compass is not displayed and the location information is not updated when using the GP-E2 through the USB connection.
  2. Corrects a phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the GPS log's time information will show the date of the next day.
Firmware Version 2.0.2 is for the GP-E2 with firmware up to Version 2.0.1. If the GP-E2's firmware is already Version 2.0.2, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
Please note: Do not downgrade the firmware of the product to Version 2.0.1 or earlier after updating to Version 2.0.2. To update the firmware of this product, Map Utility that is bundled with the product is required. Furthermore, before updating the firmware, use Map Utility to save the GPS log files in the built-in memory to your computer. After the GPS log files are saved to your computer, make sure to delete the log files from the built-in memory of the GPS receiver before updating the firmware.
Download: Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2 Firmware v.2.02
B&H carries the Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/6/2016 9:30:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Manfrotto Distribution (for Bowens):
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (October 5, 2016) – Manfrotto Distribution, Inc., distributor of Bowens products in the United States, proudly announces the launch of the new Generation X flash range by Bowens. These innovative units will debut in the U.S. at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City later this month and mark a renaissance for the legacy lighting manufacturer.
Generation X comprises two new flash systems: XMT – an all-in-one battery unit for location lighting and XMS – engineered to be the go-to system for photographers who need a function-rich and completely reliable flash in the studio.
Announcing the launch, David Hollingsworth, Marketing Manager, said, “Generation X is just the first step in relaunching Bowens to the imaging world. These barrier-breaking new products combine state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge design and are the result of many months of very intense market research and product development. They will be the vanguard of our plans for ongoing and regular new unit roll-outs in coming months and years.”
Added Hollingsworth, “We believe these are simply the best lights in their class available on the market today. New-look Bowens is creating beautifully designed and engineered products, tailored to our customers’ needs.”
John Gass, Technical Director said, “Generation X is the result of highly-focused analysis of our customers’ feedback through the years. These new units are revolutionary products which we believe are absolutely unbeatable in their class in terms of functionality, aesthetics and cost.”
He added, “For decades, customers have frequently described our products as ‘workhorses’ in the studio and on location. Now the workhorse has been transformed into a stallion; we tested the XMS at full power every five seconds over consecutive days and we couldn’t force this product to overheat.”
Generation X – at a glance
The all-new 500Ws XMT boasts TTL and high speed sync functionality (up to 1/8000s) compatible with Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras: 9-stops of flash power adjustment; flash durations as short as 1/10309s: faster recycle times than ever before (as rapid as 0.01s): easy swap lithium-ion battery provides up to 500 full power flashes per charge: rear curtain sync; sync delay and strobe mode allow creative set-ups on the move.
The XMS, available in 500,750 and 1000Ws models (all fully controllable via the XMSR 2.4 Ghz radio control and trigger) features multi-voltage operation. These units offer outstanding specification with faster recycling times and flash durations. The XMSR model includes groundbreaking Bowens ‘Sync Offset’ functionality, enabling photographers to embrace any brand of camera to shoot at high sync speeds – up to 1/8000s.
The following models will be available this fall:
XMT 500 $1,799.99
XMS 500 $1,099.99
XMS 750 $1,299.99
XMS 1000 $1,499.99
XMSR Trigger $289.99

B&H will carry the Bowens XMT and XMS flashes.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Bowens News
Post Date: 10/6/2016 9:20:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Custom Photo Props Faux Flokati Fur Newborn Photo Prop (Blondie, 20 x 32") available for $19.95. Regularly $27.95.
This item qualifies for free shipping on orders of $49.00 or more.
Product Highlights
  • Machine Washable
B&H has the Canon EOS-1D C Camera available for $4,499.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $7,999.00.
Product Highlights
  • 4K 4096x2160 8-Bit 4:2:2 Cinematic Video
  • Canon Log with 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Continuous Recording, No 29:59 Min Limit
  • Full HD 1080p Recording at up to 60fps
  • 18.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2" LCD Screen
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus
  • EF Lens Mount; Magnesium Alloy Body
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/6/2016 5:29:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 5, 2016
From Gitzo:
We are proud to inform you about the official launch of our new Monopod range.
Gitzo monopods continue to set the standard for professionals and advanced amateurs. The ideal monopod needs to be rigid, lightweight, extremely fast to open and close, fast and precise in height adjustments for rapid changes in shooting position. Thanks to Carbon eXact and G-lock Ultra, the new Gitzo monopods have all these features.
Rigid and lightweight – Carbon eXact tubes
Carbon eXact tubes optimise fibre composition for each tube size, to make the narrower tubes stiffer, and the wider tubes lighter compared to the predecessors’ Carbon 6X tubes. Series 4 (top leg diameter 37.0mm) models replace the previous Series 5 models; the slimmer top tube contributes to easier gripping and lighter weight, while ensuring rigidity from the stiff Carbon eXact tubes.
Improved ergonomics – new leg locks
G-lock Ultra has even more comfortable operation and reduced risk of dust entering the locking mechanism.
Smooth movement, solid footing - new big foot
The new big foot (diameter 50mm) realizes solid footing on any surface, while providing smooth movement with its integrated ball. This big foot can be removed and replaced by optional feet and spikes. This big foot is also available as an accessory (GSF50M).
Product range
B&H carries the new Gitzo Monopod range (see above product codes for links).
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 10/5/2016 4:16:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

From Gitzo:
We are proud to inform you about the official launch of our new Systematic tripods – Gitzo’s top of the range tripod family, the choice of exacting professional photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras.
Not only are Systematic Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, they’re also modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding center column, video half-ball adaptor, leveling base or other Systematic accessories.
The latest range features Carbon eXact tubes, new ultra-stable feet and the Easy Link attachment, making the Systematic even more stable, versatile, and ergonomic.
Modular system
Gitzo Modular System

A Systematic tripod allows a choice between various centre columns, flat plates, video half-bowls and accessories. All Systematic tripods are supplied with a flat plate, but the optional Systematic accessories can be fitted by simply unlocking the lever in the top casting, lifting out the flat plate and fitting in the alternative accessory.
New Easy Link attachment
Gitzo Easy Link Attachment System

An Easy Link attachment (3/8” thread) is added, allowing the user to attach various accessories, expanding the functionalities of the tripod for advanced shooting techniques. For example, a Manfrotto arm can be attached to use lighting accessories or the Manfrotto Digital Director.
New Ultra-stable Feet
Gitzo Ultra Stable Feet

For a solid footing and maximum stability on any surface, Systematic tripods are equipped with new, ultra-stable big feet. The feet can be removed and replaced by standard-sized rubber feet (included), or optional feet and spikes.
Other new features
  • Leg angle selectors – easier and speedier to switch between the 3 leg angles
  • Carbon eXact – improved balance between rigidity and weight
  • G-lock Ultra – more comfortable to operate, reduces dust entering the locks
Product Range
Gitzo Systematic Range 2016

The latest Systematic range covers lightweight Series 3 tripods all the way up to the most rigid Series 5, in various combinations of leg sections and maximum heights.
New Systematic Tripods
B&H carries the new Gitzo Systematic tripod range (see above product codes for links).
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 10/5/2016 4:06:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: Right now, B&H has a Canon EOS M3 + EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder Bundle available for $464.25 after $200.00 instant savings and a $14.75 credit (yes, credit) for adding the EVF-DC1 viewfinder (normally $185.25) to your bundle. Free expedited shipping is included. Regularly $864.25. (thanks Will)
To take advantage of this offer, follow these directions:
  1. Add the Canon EOS M3 body to your cart.
  2. At the bottom of the cart window that pops up, click "See All Accessories."
  3. On the following page, scroll down and add the EVF-DC1 to your purchase. The purchase price will be reduced by $14.75.
Product Highlights
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • Full Manual Control
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/5/2016 2:50:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code 15OFF50 at LensRentals.com to receive 15% off your 50mm lens rental.
To support this site, navigate to the appropriate product review and click the Rent button.
Excludes cinema lenses. Valid on orders with arrival dates set on or before 10/31/16.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/5/2016 12:34:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review.
Let me know if I missed anything important to you.
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/5/2016 9:29:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
by Sean Setters
I recently ran across a Canadian Geographic article – How We Chose the Wildlife Photography of the Year Winners – and realized that longtime friend of the site Jonathan Huyer (huyerperspectives.com) had been awarded top honors in the "Animals in Action" category for his picture of two polar bears perched atop an iceberg.
Because he is such an active member in our own Community Forum, I was not suprised (but of course impressed) by the accolade. As such, I reached out to Jonathan to ask if he'd answer a few questions regarding his winning image (seen above) and the challenges associated with photographing in such challenging conditions.
How did you get into photography?
I've always been a bit of a gadget geek, and I fell in love with cameras at an early age. The digital revolution really helped fuel my passion. If I can identify a single turning point, it would probably be when I went on a sea kayaking trip in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia in 2008. A professional photographer was along for the journey, and I marveled at his technique and results. As soon as I got home I started investing in better gear, pushing my creativity, and booking more trips!
Indomitable by Jonathan Huyer

What's the story behind your Canadian Geographic winning image?
The trip to Baffin Island was an exploratory adventure, to look for polar bear mothers with cubs on the ice. Local Inuit had indicated that bears were plentiful in that area, and for me that was all the advice I needed to hear to sign up. Arctic Kingdom, an experienced northern travel company, handled all the logistics. The story behind this particular shot is, to be honest, almost embarrassing. We spent three days cruising around by snowmobile and qamutik (sleds), before we finally came across a mother with her yearling cub on a frozen-in iceberg. I spent the first half hour gleefully taking gigabytes of close-ups with my 500 mm lens, not even thinking of any other photo opportunities. Then a buddy of mine who was on the trip with me asked if I could take his picture in front of the bears. So I pulled out my second camera with the wide-angle lens, which I had been using mostly for aurora images at night. I took his picture, and it was only then that I realized that the wide-angle view was kind of interesting. So I then asked him to step aside, and I fired off some more images to capture the entire scene. When I got home I showed the picture to a pro wildlife photographer, and he nearly fell off his chair. But I still didn't realize the potential of the image. I went ahead and entered it in the contest, thinking that one of my other pictures would stand a better chance. I was just too fixated on the mindset that the only good wildlife shots are taken with telephoto lenses.
What preparation was necessary to get the shot? What gear did you use?
The preparation consisted mostly of knowing how to survive and function efficiently in extremely cold weather. I've made several trips to the Arctic, and each time I go I learn something new... usually through mistakes! The biggest factor is probably mental --- just being prepared for long days of waiting, and the potential for not seeing anything at all. At the same time, you need to be ready to jump into action in an instant, should you happen across an opportunity. For this shot, I used a Canon 5D Mark III handheld, with a 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens at a focal length of 45 mm. For the majority of my images, I was using a Canon 1DX with a 500 mm lens mounted on a tripod.
Short Eared Owl by Jonathan Huyer

What are your most-used lenses for photographing wildlife? What are your most-used for landscapes?
My 500 mm f/4 L II lens is definitely my first choice for wildlife, and I usually carry a 70-200 f/2.8 L II lens on a second camera just in case the animal gets too close, or if I want to capture a wider scene. My favourite landscape lens is the 24-70 f/2.8 L II, due to its incredible sharpness and versatility. I also really like the 82 mm filter diameter, which lets me use graduated neutral density filters without risk of vignetting. I shoot with full-frame bodies, so typically the 24 mm focal length is wide enough. On a crop-sensor body, I'd look for something a bit wider.
Reflections of Glory by Jonathan Huyer

You typically shoot landscapes and wildlife in the great Great White North [Canada]. But if you had to choose one genre over the other, which would you choose and why?
Tough question! I sure enjoy landscapes in my beautiful mountain town of Canmore Alberta, but it would be hard to give up the adrenaline rush of wildlife photography. The downside to looking for wildlife is that it always entails long hours of waiting, with many more missed opportunities than successes. But perhaps that makes the results all the more worthwhile, when everything comes together. There is an incredible appeal to being able to spend brief moments with an animal in the wild, quietly capturing images while at the same time leaving it completely undisturbed. That is the gold standard of wildlife photography, and every time it happens for me I get more and more hooked.
A while back you authored an article for us, Cold Weather Photography Tips, which I would consider a must-read for anyone planning to shoot in extremely cold conditions. Overall, what's the most challenging and/or surprising aspect of shooting in sub-zero conditions?
I've found that it's a battle of endurance, both mental and physical. You need to be able to put up with a large amount of discomfort, and be mentally prepared to tough it out for an extended period of time. We went several days on the Baffin Island trip without any success, and it was crucial to stay optimistic and hopeful. The physical side was surprising for me, since you don't normally equate photography with anything athletic. But I found that in the Arctic, being in good physical condition was a great benefit. You are weighed down heavily by the bulky clothing, and often need to slog through deep snow carrying your big lens and tripod to get in position for a shot. On this trip, lack of sleep was also a major issue as we had the good fortune of photographing auroras almost every night. I'm a former marathon runner and triathlete, but after a week up north, I was totally spent. On the plus side, I was definitely grinning like a kid!
Serenity by Jonathan Huyer

What does it take to stand out in wildlife and landscape photography?
I'm not sure that the goal should be to "stand out", rather I think the goal should be to find your passion. For me, I love the Arctic and I will definitely be going back as soon as I can. But no matter what it is you enjoy, go after it! You might later find yourself developing a creative style that makes you stand out from the crowd, and if so, great. But that is the secondary objective. The first is simply to shoot your passion, and enjoy the experience.
Check out more of Jonathan Huyer's work at huyerperspectives.com.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Interviews
Post Date: 10/5/2016 8:12:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 10/31, SmugMug is offering a 31% discount on Pro Packages for new members.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/5/2016 6:27:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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