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 Monday, June 20, 2011
I added more sample pictures to the site. These are primarily macro images taken with a variety of lenses.
Post Date: 6/20/2011 8:51:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rebate forms are now showing up for the Canon EOS DSLR and PIXMA PRO9000 and PRO94500 Mark II Printer Combo Rebates. Note that the referenced form has two pages - the PRO9000 rebate is on the second page.
 
The rebate amounts are significant - $400 and $500 respectively. Qualifying cameras include the EOS 7D, 60D, T3i, T2i and T3.
 
B&H once again has the PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II in stock again, but the price is back to normal. I do not see the rebate form on B&H's site yet. Adorama and Amazon.com both have the rebate forms available, but only Amazon.com has stock and the form.
 
Combine the new Canon EOS DSLR rebates with printer rebate for a great deal.
 
Update: B&H has now has the rebate form available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/20/2011 11:26:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon.com has some good deals on Manfrotto Tripods. Here are some examples:
 
Manfrotto 190XPROB - $130.39 shipped vs. $159.99
Manfrotto 055XPROB - $154.95 shipped vs. $189.99
Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 - $340.08 shipped vs. $399.99
Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 - $414.60 shipped vs. $449.99
 
Watch for the "Buy new: Click for product details" listings and select Amazon.com as the seller to find these deals.
 
I am often asked for recommendations for a tripod that comes in at a lower price point than the Gitzo Carbon Fiber Tripods that I use. I have gone through the entire stock at B&H's super store and have not conceded to buy any of these alternatives, but the Manfrotto models listed above and below would be at the top of my recommendation list. They are a good value.
 
A Manfrotto Tripod + Head rebate is also available for the following models:
 
Purchase one of the following heads and receive a $15 rebate
324RC2
327RC2
 
Purchase one of the following heads with an Aluminum tripod and receive a $30 rebate:
324RC2 + 055 Series Tripod
324RC2 + 190 Series Tripod
324RC2 + 290 Series Tripod
327RC2 + 055 Series Tripod
327RC2 + 190 Series Tripod
327RC2 + 290 Series Tripod
 
Purchase one of the following heads with a Carbon Fiber tripod and receive at $50 rebate:
324RC2 + 055CX Series Tripod
324RC2 + 190CX Series Tripod
327RC2 + 055CX Series Tripod
327RC2 + 190CX Series Tripod
***excludes the 732CY Carbon Fiber Tripod***
 
Here are the Manfrotto tripods at B&H.
Post Date: 6/20/2011 10:49:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon Europe has announced the discontinuation of the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion service.
 
"Please be aware that the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion service introduced as a payable upgrade option to Nikon D3 owners on 30th July 2008, is now being discontinued. This upgrade option will end on 20th July 2011 and not be available after this date."
 
Update: Nikon USA has now announced discontinuance of the D3 Buffer Memory Expansion Service.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/20/2011 9:41:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, June 19, 2011
The Canon Online Store (exclusively) has just introduced the Canon EOS T3 in new colors - including Red, Brown, Black or Metallic Gray.
 
The rebate is also available on these models.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 6/19/2011 10:19:21 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 7D and 60D Rebates
 
Save $100 on the EOS 60D and 7D DSLR bodies or kits, $250 if purchased with the EF-S 55-250mm IS Lens and $300 if purchased with the EF 70-300mm IS Lens.
 
Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 - September 3, 2011. Download rebate form for complete details.
 
Canon EOS 60D at B&H
Canon EOS 7D at B&H
 
Canon EOS Rebel Instant Rebates
 
Save $100 on the EOS T3i, T2i and T3 DSLR kits, $150 if purchased with the EF 70-300mm III Lens and $200 if purchased with the EF-S 55-250mm IS Lens.
 
Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 - July 30, 2011. Download the rebate form for complete details.
 
Canon EOS Rebel T3i at B&H
Canon EOS Rebel T2i at B&H
Canon EOS Rebel T3 at B&H
 
PowerShot Instant Rebates
 
Save up to $30 on select PowerShot digital cameras (ELPH 300 HS, ELPH 100 HS, SX230 HS, SX30 IS, ELPH 500 HS, A2200). Purchases must be made between June 19, 2011 - July 9, 2011. Download the rebate form for complete details.
 
Canon PowerShots at B&H
 
PIXMA Pro9000 and Pro9500 Mark II Combo Rebates
 
Apparently, some combinations of Canon EOS DSLRs and these printers result in a significantly lower price in the shopping cart. I have not figured out the details, but ... the deal is worth checking out if you are buying an EOS DSLR. (thanks Ben)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/19/2011 8:59:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, June 18, 2011
Update: Sold out.
 
The Canon Store just added the refurbished Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens to stock - only $1,995.20 ($2,449.00 is the typical new price).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/18/2011 8:43:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 17, 2011
It is understandable why EOS bodies are not easy to find lately, but ... the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III remains unavailable while all other EOS models come into stock occassionally.
 
I'm not looking to start a rumor, but ... if the 1Ds III was being imminently replaced, Canon might decide to put its limited resources into production of the replacement model.
 
I mentioned in my When is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Going to be Announced? post that the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IV is overdue based on the replacement schedule the prior 1Ds models followed.
 
The current lack of 1Ds III bodies along with the model age gives me cause to guess that a 1Ds IV could be announced in August (or perhaps September).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/17/2011 10:46:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama asked me to make you aware of their Open Box Deals.
 
There are an overwhelming 1123 items available as I write this post. Narrow the search results by category to find something you might be interested in.
Post Date: 6/17/2011 10:37:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 16, 2011
In a press release issued today, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced the implementation of a near real-time photo delivery system utilizing the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Canon WFT-E2 II A Wireless File Transmitter:
 
Fan Experience On U.S. Open Site Enhanced By New Technology
 
IBM-Powered PicStream on USOPEN.com to Utilize Canon Wireless File Transmitters
 
By USGA
June 16, 2011
 
Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) will employ a new digital user experience for U.S. Open fans that will enable viewing of photographic images at near real-time speeds. PicStream, the IBM-powered photo console on www.USOPEN.com, will feature images created and transmitted from the grounds of Congressional Country Club using Canon wireless file transmitters. It marks the first use of such technology on a major scale at a live sporting event.
 
“Canon’s wireless transmitters will enable our images to be edited, tagged and delivered to audiences faster than ever before,” said John Mummert, the USGA’s manager of creative services and senior staff photographer. “This is the new transmission standard in the world of sports photography.”
 
The USGA traditionally uses teams of veteran golf photographers to shoot for USOPEN.com, news media and the USGA Museum. According to Mummert, volunteers had to run photographers’ compact flash cards to the USGA Media Center from far-flung locations on the course at previous championships. Images are captioned, processedand distributed to USOPEN.com and the press from the Media Center. This system failed to deliver the transfer speeds that today’s audience demands, especially given the 100-plus acres that comprise a championship golf course.
 
“Fans want instant content, and we want to provide it,” Mummert said. “Canon stepped forward with the wireless transmitters, and IBM was able to integrate the technology into their PicStream application to enable near real-time publishing capability. These technologies should enhance the overall fan experience significantly.”
 
The Canon WFT-E2 II A Wireless File Transmitter chosen for the U.S. Open is a camera-powered compact unit that attaches to the side of the EOS-1D Mark IV camera. The WFT-E2 II A transmits camera images over a wireless local area network (LAN) at up to 492 feet (150 meters). Portable USB modems carried by the photographers will relay images to the USGA Media Center’s tent.
 
“This technology has been available for a while, but only recently has become something that we are able to use to our advantage,” Mummert noted. “We tested it repeatedly at Congressional Country Club and the transmitting times were exceptional.”
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 6/16/2011 4:26:17 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PhotoShelter is offering a new guide entitled Starting a Photography Business 2011. The PDF guide, delivered via email, is free.
Post Date: 6/16/2011 2:59:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I added sample pictures to the Zeiss 100mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens Review.
 
Sorry for the delay - I wanted to have these up before my trip, but ... that didn't happen.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/16/2011 1:22:39 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
CPN (Canon Professional Network) has posted some information about Canon's latest technologies, including Hybrid IS, Fluorine lens element coating, Fisheye zoom lens, Power Focus (PF), IS Mode 3 and Mark III Extenders.
 
How the Royal Wedding was Shot is another recent CPN article you may find interesting.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 6/16/2011 1:10:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Canon Online Store has the Canon EOS 7D ($1,359) and 5D Mark II ($1,999) in refurbished (like new) condition in stock. Act fast as I doubt these will last very long. (thanks Dean)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/15/2011 10:19:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron USA has announced a new mobile website (press release).
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 6/15/2011 10:55:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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