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 Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Tamron's previous rebates have [mostly] been extended through July with minor alterations. See below for details.
 
Tamron Rebates July 1 - 31

ModelRebate Amount
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00

Post Date: 7/1/2014 9:25:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $4,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 7/1/2014 6:53:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 30, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundle available for $383.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $449.00 without printer.
 
Bundle Includes

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (review)
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
  • Lowepro LP361080EU Adventura 170 Shoulder Case, Black
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets

Directions

  1. Add the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 to your cart.
  2. Add the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 to your cart and go through checkout.
  3. Checkout total will be $783.00 with free shipping. Claim $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final price of $383.00.

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Post Date: 6/30/2014 9:41:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,559.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate. (thanks Chuck)
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 6/30/2014 8:57:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Just posted: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Review
 
Warning: Reading this review may create a very strong desire to add this lens to your kit. Read with caution.
 
Of course, B&H stands ready to ship a Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens to you, quenching that desire.
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Post Date: 6/30/2014 8:13:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Through 7/3, CanvasPeople is having a Summer Blowout sale with 60% off all canvas prints with free shipping.
 
Canvas Sizes Available

SizeStandard
Gallery Wrap
Thick
Gallery Wrap
8x10$20.00 -
11x11$27.60 -
11x14$28.00 $36.00
16x16$33.20 -
9x27$34.80 -
16x20$37.60 $45.60
18x24$42.00 $50.00
20x30$44.80 -
24x36-$55.60
20x48-$57.60

Post Date: 6/30/2014 8:12:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 6/30/2014 7:54:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
The current round of Canon's instant and mail-in rebates are scheduled to end this Saturday, July 5. The best time to pick up new gear is when it's nicely reduced!
 
Canon DSLR and Lens Rebates

ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 7D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$100.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$300.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$300.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Buy$300.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens Buy$80.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$15.00
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy$30.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy$50.00
Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$40.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$20.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00

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Post Date: 6/30/2014 7:23:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm STM Lens
By Sean Setters
 
I bought an EOS M back when retailers were slashing prices on Canon's mirrorless kits. Since then, I have really enjoyed having a compact camera capable of capturing high quality images. However, the camera has been relegated to fulfilling the needs of a "vacation camera" in my kit. Last week, that all changed.
 
That's when I installed a Magic Lantern nightly build on my EOS M. With Magic Lantern installed, the EOS M makes a great time-lapse camera. It's small, easy to set up and quiet. You also don't have to worry about the wear and tear of your mirror mechanism (because, coincidentally enough – there isn't one!). These features make time-lapse shooting with an EOS M ideal; unfortunately, time-lapse photography is not possible with an EOS M without a little help.
 
The fact is that no Canon DSLRs or mirrorless APS-C sensor cameras have a built-in intervalometer. Instead, Canon offers a wired controller to fill that roll – the oddly named TC-80N3. Unfortunately, the EOS M doesn't have the E3/N3 port necessary for triggering the camera via a wired controller.
 
But that's where Magic Lantern comes in. It gives you a built-in intervalometer (as well as a boat-load of other features). The intervalometer is fantastic and full of customizable options. On the downside, the nightly build I tried out isn't quite ready for prime time. The Magic Lantern menu sometimes disappears from the screen for no apparent reason while trying to change values or simply navigating the menu. But with a little patience and a little more persistence, the Magic Lantern firmware can really increase the usefulness of Canon's all-but-forgotten entry into the mirrorless market.
 
Using an EOS M loaded with Magic Lantern, an EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Viltrox EF-M to EF/EF-S Adapter, B+W Circular Polarizer, B+W .6 ND filter and a tripod / ball head, I was able to create the time-lapse for the following video (watch full screen in HD for best results):
 

 
For post-processing, I compiled the time-lapse in Panolapse and then created the final video in Adobe Premiere Elements 11.
 
Yes, I know the video is cheesy. But it's safe to say that a more significant project could easily be augmented by something so simple as a time-lapse captured by an EOS M. If I had installed Magic Lantern on my EOS M a little sooner, I probably wouldn't have wasted 400 shutter clicks on my EOS 7D shooting this behind-the-scenes time-lapse. So even though it might not be stable enough for a final release, it still might be fun (and useful) to play around with in its current state.
 
Disclaimer: If you install Magic Lantern, you do so at your own risk. The-Digital-Picture.com (or the Magic Lantern team, for that matter) is not responsible for damage due to use of non-OEM firmware.
Post Date: 6/30/2014 6:33:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, June 29, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
The Canon Store has select Canon Refurbished DSLRs and lenses on sale. See below for details.
 
Canon Refurbished DSLR Cameras on Sale

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body2,719.20271.922,447.28
Canon EOS 6D Body1,519.20227.881,291.32
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20359.801,079.40
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20339.801,019.40
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20299.80899.40

Canon Refurbished Lenses on Sale

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99115.20268.79
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99104.00415.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9932.00127.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.99120.00119.99

 Saturday, June 28, 2014
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $698.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
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Post Date: 6/28/2014 12:34:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Arcade, Cookeville, TN HDR
By Sean Setters
 
First off, let me admit something up front – I'm not a big fan of most of the HDR images I see. Most of the HDR images I come across look too unrealistic or simply too over post-processed for my taste. But there are times when creating an HDR image makes a lot of sense. Indoor architecture is probably one of my favorite uses of HDR imagery.
 
A few months ago my friend told me about a location in town that I was completely unaware of. Last week I finally made a point to go see it. I brought my EOS 5D Mark III, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and a tripod.
 
The location, "The Arcade," turned out to be a building right in the middle of my hometown with a foyer that seems as if it were transplanted from a bygone era. As I would later find out, the building is now over 100 years old and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
The bottom floor was beautiful, but the second floor view seemed to provide an even better vantage point for a picture. Stained glass skylights allowed some of the midday sun to peek through the ceiling, but overall the light was pretty dim on the second floor. The extremely bright light coming from the 1st floor doors at the end of the foyer also presented a problem when using longer shutter speeds to expose the scene.
 
The extreme difference between highlight and shadow in the scene made it a good candidate for HDR photography. I set my tripod-mounted 5D Mark III to record a bracketed exposure (5 shots) and later post-processed the image with Google's HDR Efex Pro 2 plugin for Photoshop CS6.
 
In post-processing, I left the front doors fairly blown out because the brightness tended to draw the my eye to the center of the image (although I did dim its reflection on the floor). In my opinion, the blown out area also makes the exposure seem a bit more believable overall. And while it's an HDR image, it doesn't scream "HDR!!!" to me. And I think that's why I like it...
Post Date: 6/28/2014 8:45:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,559.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 6/28/2014 8:45:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 27, 2014
Refurbished Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens (review) available for an in-cart price of $746.20. Compare at $989.00 after $100.00 mail-in rebate. (thanks Matt)
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
Adorama has the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer available for $34.00 with free shipping after $300.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $389.00.
 
Note: Printer comes with a pack of free photo paper. You must go through checkout to see the reduced pricing of $334.00. After $300.00 mail-in rebate, your final price is only $34.00.
 
Update: B&H has the same deal available by phone only (1.800.622.4987).
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Post Date: 6/27/2014 9:07:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens
Amazon is featuring the Rokinon 14mm t3.1 Cine Lens for Canon as a Lightning Deal for $309.00. Compare at $373.00.
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Post Date: 6/27/2014 8:33:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sony 32GB SD Memory Card 94MB/s
Post Date: 6/27/2014 8:27:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Professional Network Logo
From Canon Professional Network:
 
"When using your EOS camera you may occasionally get an error code or message appearing on the camera’s LCD screen. Most of these errors can be quickly and easily resolved – the various EOS error codes and messages are described below with information that should assist you in resolving your issue."
 
Check out all the Error Codes and Tips on the Canon Professional Network.
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Post Date: 6/27/2014 7:59:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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