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 Monday, March 2, 2015
Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent Light with Octabox
B&H has the Impact Octacool-9 Fluorescent Light with Octabox available for $174.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $259.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 9x 28W Lamps
  • Ideal for Portraiture and Events
  • For Still Photo or Video
  • Daylight Balance: 5000 - 5500K
  • 5/8" Stand Mount
  • 12,600 Lumens @ 3.3 Feet
  • Quick Setup, Removable Baffle, Face
  • 5 On/Off Switches Control 1-9 Lamps
  • Low Power Draw, Removable Reflector
Kit Contains
 
  • Octacool 9 Lamp Fixture
  • Removable Aluminum Reflector
  • 9 x Edison Base 28W Fluorescent Lamps
  • 29.5? (75 cm) Octabox
  • Internal Diffusion Baffle
  • Octabox Diffuser
  • 120V AC power cord
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Post Date: 3/2/2015 6:48:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm VR Lens
From Nikon USA:
 
The Nikon D7200 is a Lightweight yet Powerful Option for Enthusiasts Eager to Create, Capture and Share Incredible Images and HD Video
 
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the Nikon D7200, a powerful DX-format DSLR built for enthusiasts ready to conquer the next challenge in their photographic journey. Featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the EXPEED 4 image processing system, the D7200 is capable of incredibly fast performance and capturing phenomenally detailed, sharp images and HD video. Nikon’s newest lightweight DSLR also adds increased buffer capacity compared to the D7100, includes new Picture Controls and offers the experience of Nikon Snapbridge, whereby users seamlessly shoot and share stunning photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi(1) and Near Field Communication (NFC(2)). Additionally, Nikon introduced the new ME-W1 wireless microphone, a simple solution to DSLR videographers’ wireless sound needs, as well as the new View NX-i imaging software.
 
“Those passionate about photography are constantly looking for the next challenge and Nikon is committed to providing the tools necessary to take that passion to the next level,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “The new DX-format Nikon D7200 offers the next level of performance for the enthusiast photographer that wants to creatively capture exceptional images and HD video that can be easily shared with friends and family.”
 
Incredible Image Quality
Nikon’s newest DSLR features a powerful 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with no OLPF capable of producing stunning images and maximum sharpness in nearly any shooting scenario. Combined with the new EXPEED 4 Image Processing engine, the Nikon D7200 renders sharp images and HD video with wide dynamic range, with the added benefit of extremely precise autofocus and metering. Whether on assignment or photographing the next family gathering, the D7200 is the ideal tool to capture important moments with incredible quality. For when available light is scarce, the camera also features a wide ISO range from 100-25,600 to help minimize noise in low-light situations. As always, the Nikon D7200 maintains compatibility with the legendary line of NIKKOR lenses and DSLR accessories which adds even more reach and versatility to any photographer’s kit.
 
Powerful Performance for Serious Photographers
Enthusiast photographers need a DSLR that can keep up with their passions. The Nikon D7200 sports a host of features designed to provide the power and precision needed to take on the next photographic challenge. Courtesy of EXPEED 4, the D7200 features 30% faster image processing than its predecessor, the Nikon D7100, and provides an increased buffer capacity that now allows the camera to shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames. Additionally, this powerful DX-format DSLR offers users the versatility to shoot at 6 frames-per-second (fps) continuously or up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode, a popular shooting mode for both sports and wildlife photographers.
 
Photographers in need of a versatile, powerful yet lightweight DX-format DSLR need look no further than the Nikon D7200. When shooting fleeting moments or fast action, photographers will appreciate the camera’s pro-caliber 51-point autofocus array powered by a new Advanced Multi-CAM 3500II DX high-density system. The AF points cover a wide DX-format area, and nearly the entire frame using 1.3x crop mode. Even in low-light, the D7200 utilizes 15 cross-type sensors to achieve incredible focus on moving subjects, while the center point works down to f/8, making it great for use with compatible teleconverters. The Nikon D7200 also features a 2,016 RGB metering sensor alongside Nikon’s Scene Recognition System to help achieve the perfect exposure and focus in a variety of shooting scenarios.
 
Create, Capture and Share with Incredible Versatility
The Nikon D7200 is the first Nikon DSLR to feature both built-in Wi-Fi(1) and NFC(2) that allow for seamless connectivity and sharing via compatible smart devices. Via NFC, users can simply touch their device to the camera for easy connectivity, while built-in Wi-Fi also allows the user to utilize their smartphone for simple playback and sharing, as well as a remote shutter and monitor.
 
In addition to robust performance and incredible image quality, the D7200 also sports a feature set designed to foster creativity in any level of photographer. Nikon’s newest DX-format DSLR features the next generation of Picture Controls, now including Flat and Clarity settings, to help users craft each individual image to their intended expression. These controls have been expanded for use in Live View, while artistic effects can be applied to both stills and video in real time, offering the user the ultimate in creative control. Ergonomically designed and ready to endure the elements, the Nikon D7200 features a durable yet lightweight magnesium alloy body and is ready to tackle the next photographic challenge. Users can also take advantage of a 3.2-inch ultra high-resolution (1,229k dot) LCD monitor and a low-power consumption organic EL (OLED) display element in the optical viewfinder that improves visibility when shooting.
 
Impressive Video Capabilities
The Nikon D7200 inherits many of the high-end video capabilities of Nikon’s latest full frame DSLRs, the Nikon D810 and Nikon D750. Ready to capture top-quality HD video at a moment’s notice, users can take advantage of a robust video feature set that allows videographers to record uncompressed and compressed Full HD 1080 footage at 30/25/24p and 1080 at 60/50p in 1.3x Crop Mode. Additionally, Auto ISO sensitivity is now available in manual mode, helping create smooth exposure transitions without changing shutter speed or aperture, while “zebra stripes” highlight display is available to confirm exposure. Video controls are available through a dedicated movie menu for quick access, while aspiring videographers can also utilize a built-in stereo microphone with 20 step adjustments to record smooth DSLR audio. The D7200 is also the first Nikon DX-format DSLR to feature a built-in Time Lapse Mode with exposure smoothing, making capturing a beautiful sunset time-lapse easier than ever.
 
Nikon ME W1 Wireless Microphone
 
ME-W1: A Simple Solution to Wireless Sound in DSLR Video
Nikon has also introduced a versatile new wireless lavalier microphone for Nikon users, the ME-W1, capable of capturing crisp and detailed audio wirelessly. Weather resistant and powered by two AAA batteries, users can wirelessly record audio in mono or stereo (when connected to the ME-1 stereo microphone) from up to 50m (164 ft.) away. Great for bloggers, aspiring videographers or even professionals, the ME-W1 makes recording audio for DSLR video simple, without sacrificing quality sound.
 
View NX-i: New, Innovative Software for Photographers
For photographers that wish to take control of their images after capture, Nikon also announces new View NX-i browsing software that allows for more intuitive control of images than ever before. View NX-i allows users to browse RAW files adjusted by Capture NX-D software and provides the easy upload of images to social networks.
 
Price and Availability
The Nikon D7200 will be available in early April 2015 either body only or kitted with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $1,199.95 and $1,699.95, respectively. The ME-W1 wireless microphone will be available in March 2015 for $249.95 SRP, while Nikon’s View NX-i software will be available on March 17, 2015 as a free download.
 
B&H has the Nikon D7200 and ME-W1 Wireless Microphone available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/2/2015 6:16:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, March 1, 2015
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
Several Canon DSLRs in addition to the 5D Mark III and 6D are also included in this round of instant rebates.
 
DSLR CameraInstant
Rebate
Canon EOS 7D Mark II$100.00
Canon EOS 70D$200.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + Kit Lens$200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + Kit Lens$150.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + Kit Lens$150.00

The lens mail-in rebates were also extended with many of the rebates increasing $50.00 - $100.00 over the last round.
 
Current Canon Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$100.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$100.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$140.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$40.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L 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 EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$20.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens 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$30.00
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/1/2015 7:50:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Retail prices for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D are now lower than ever.
 
The EOS 5D Mark III (review) used to be $2,799.00 after a $300.00 mail-in rebate. Now it's is only $2,499.00 after a $300.00 price drop and a $300.00 instant rebate. That means you can have a 22 MP full-frame DSLR camera with a 1D-X style AF system and a 1-year Canon USA warranty for less than $2,500.00 shipped. That is an excellent deal.
 
The EOS 6D (review) also benefits from a price drop. The 6D used to sell for $1,499.00 after a $300.00 mail-in rebate. Right now it's going for $1,399.00 after a $300.00 instant rebate.
 
The price reduction and switch to instant rebates should certainly be appreciated by those who share a northern border with the USA (those who did not qualify for the previous mail-in rebates).
 
Canon DSLR Deals
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/1/2015 12:01:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 27, 2015
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Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has just completed optical benchmark testing of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM. You can read the entire article for detailed information, but the final few sentences sum up his findings quite well:
"This is a remarkable lens. Canon made the widest full-frame rectilinear lens available, and made it with superb image quality throughout the zoom range. Once again, hat's off to Canon's lens designers."
B&H has the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 2:59:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Tokyo – February 27, 2015 – TOKYO – Today, Nikon Corporation has announced an update to the mobile application for its photo sharing service, Nikon Image Space, featuring a new and improved intuitive design and overall usability improvements. Launched in January 2013, Nikon Image Space is a free photo sharing service designed not only for Nikon digital camera users, but anyone who enjoys capturing still photos or recording videos.
 
With this update, an improved flat design has been incorporated for iOS (including iPad) and Android apps, optimized for operability in each operating system. In addition to being able to view images in Grid and Map views, a new Flow view has been introduced that displays images larger and enables smooth vertical scrolling when using a smart device, even when scrolling through images stored on a smartphone or tablet. When using on an iPad specifically, a new function is now available for comparing images as well. Overall improved utility and operability, including the ability to background download and upload, cap an impressive upgrade for Nikon Image Space.
 
Primary Updates to Nikon Image Space
 
  1. Adoption of a flat design and optimization for both iOS and Android devices
  2. Improved image browsing function
    In addition to Grid and Map views, with which images are displayed larger for easier viewing, a new Flow view that enables smooth image browsing by flicking up or down has been added. This browser function allows users to view images stored on their smart device as soon as the app is installed. In addition, the app supports display of a list of albums that have been shared, as well as browsing of images in the albums. It also allows users to "unshare", or cancel sharing of albums.
  3. New Function (exclusively for iPad) that enables image comparison
    App operation has been improved with new features designed exclusively for iPads. In addition to the new function that displays two images at a time for comparison, a new two-pane structure has been adopted for some screen layouts.
  4. Support for uploading/downloading in the background
    The app can now be used while images are being uploaded or downloaded. In addition, multiple uploads and downloads can be scheduled beforehand, and then performed one after the other.
Availability
 
The renewed Nikon Image Space will be available as a free download February 26, 2015 for iOS (including iPads) devices that support iOS 8 or later and Android devices that support Android 4.0 or later.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 12:57:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
The wait is almost over...
 
B&H has enough Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lenses in the warehouse to cover roughly half of the preorders and will be shipping imminently.
 
A second shipment will arrive early next week and will cover roughly the balance of the preorders.
 
This is a very highly anticipated lens. If it is on your wish list and you haven't preordered, now would be a good time to do so.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 2/27/2015 10:37:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the ZEISS Blog:
 
Over the course of time ZEISS has published a lot of interesting technical articles about the physical basics of camera lenses. However, after some years not every article can be found that easily. That’s why we decided to publish them all in one blog post to give you easy access.
 
Relevant Camera and Lens Technical Articles (PDFs)
 
Check out Bryan's ZEISS lens reviews for more information on these high quality lenses.
 
B&H carries Zeiss lenses.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 9:59:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: Use coupon code CLC10OFF ($50.00 off) on eBay (via GetItDigital) to get the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,799.00.
 
You may also qualify for $28.98 in eBay Bucks with this purchase.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that the item comes with a 1-year warranty provided by the seller.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 9:26:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
The Canon Digital Learning Center has just posted several videos offering walkthroughs of DPP 4 and EOS Utility 3.
 
Recently Added Quick Start Videos
 
DPP 4 and EOS Utility 3 is compatible with the following cameras:
 
  • EOS-1D C
  • EOS-1D X
  • EOS-1D Mark IV
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS Kiss X7i / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D
  • EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 8:26:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art F/CANON and SIGMA fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the middle of March.
 
SIGMA 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary F/CANON fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the middle to end of March.
 
B&H lists an expected availability date of March 20 for the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens and 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 7:08:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 26, 2015
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Through February 28, B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $399.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $499.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Relevant Reviews
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:52:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens review.
 
My preference between this lens and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens remains a toss-up. I have had each individually and the two together. I currently own both.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:28:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
Use coupon code CLC10OFF ($50.00 off) at eBay (via BigValueInc) to get the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) for $1,099.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
You may also qualify for $22.98 in eBay Bucks with this purchase.
 
Note: The 6D deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this camera may be a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:17:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: Use coupon code CLC10OFF ($50.00 off) at eBay (via BigValueInc) to get the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body (review) for $1,949.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Also, you may qualify for $39.98 in eBay Bucks with this auction.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/26/2015 8:10:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $1,779.00 with free shipping.
 
Note: This item includes a 1-year warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/26/2015 7:43:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body (review) available for $1,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
 
Update: Use coupon code CLC10OFF to take an additional $50.00 off for a final price of $1,949.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/25/2015 8:05:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (review) available for $277.40 with free shipping. Compare at $549.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/25/2015 2:53:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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