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 Monday, March 26, 2012
Adorama has the SanDisk 64GB Mobile Ultra microSDHC Memory Card (up to 30 MB/s, Enabled Class 6 with SD Adapter) on special for only $79.95 (reg price is $139.95). This deal expires 4/7/12.
Post Date: 3/26/2012 12:20:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As expected, much of the higher-grade Canon refurbished inventory sold out fast.
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II has been in great demand. It sold out last night, but has been showing up intermittently this morning.
 
More great refurbished DSLR deals utilizing coupon code SLRF15 include:
 
Canon EOS 7D - $1,155.15 AC
Canon EOS 60D - $679.99 AC
Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens - $883.32 AC
Canon EOS Rebel T3i - $509.99 AC
Canon EOS Rebel T3i with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens - $577.99 AC
Canon EOS Rebel T2i with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens - $475.99 AC
Canon EOS Rebel T1i with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens - $407.99 AC
Canon EOS Rebel T3 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens - $373.99 AC
 
The good lens inventory has been ravaged, but keep checking for inventory replenishment.
 
Use coupon code SLRF15 to save 15% on refurbished Canon EOS DSLR Cameras
Use coupon code LNSF15 to save 15% on refurbished Canon Lenses
Use coupon code PSF20 to save 20% on refurbished Canon PowerShot Cameras
Use coupon code CAMF15 to save 15% on refurbished Canon VIXIA Camcorders
Use coupon code LCF20 to save 20% on refurbished ImageCLASS Laser Copiers
Use coupon code PRJF20 to save 20% on refurbished REALiS Projectors
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/26/2012 11:36:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I am getting a lot of email asking about the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the image softness issue. Let me clarify what I'm seeing:
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is Delivering Very Sharp Images
 
There is a softness issue, but it appears to be completely isolated to the Canon Digital Photo Pro software's "High quality" RAW conversion algorithm.
 
You can see the sharp 5D III images in DPP's quick viewer and in the Edit window with preferences set to High speed. The issue appears to be completely in DPP's High quality processing algorithm.
 
Canon has been in touch with me again this morning and appears very eager to resolve the problem. My personal expectation is that the problem resolution will be in the form of a DPP update. The 5D III appears to be fine from my perspective. I have no intentions of returning my camera - I'm having far too much fun with it.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/26/2012 10:22:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon UK:
 
Nikon UK can confirm a correction to the originally published recommended retail prices (RRP) on the D800, D800E and D4 products.
 
Due to a local internal systems error, the incorrect RRPs on the D800, D800E and D4 products were communicated in the UK and Irish markets at the time of announcement. The correct RRPs for the products should have been D4: £5289.99, D800: £2,599.99 and D800E: £2,899.99. We would like to apologise sincerely to our customers for this unfortunate mistake, which has been corrected with immediate effect. We know that there has been strong consumer interest in these products and a high level of pre-orders placed with retailers; Nikon will be honouring the original prices to retailers on all customer pre-orders placed before March 24th 2012.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/26/2012 8:59:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Adobe: Beginning today, "customers who purchase Creative Suite 5.5 (CS5.5) software will receive a complimentary upgrade to CS6 when it becomes available. No coupon code necessary, offer valid in North America and the European country stores listed below."
 
North America Store: Buy CS5.5 now and get CS6 at no additional cost. Offer ends May 6, 2012.
 
European Store: Buy CS5.5 now and get CS6 at no additional cost. Offer ends 6 May, 2012.
 
(Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, North America, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and The UK.)
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/26/2012 8:49:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, March 25, 2012
Use coupon code SLRF15 at the Canon Store to get 15% off of refurbished Canon DSLR Cameras.
 
After 15% off, the refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark II is only $1,495.32!
 
Also hot: Use coupon code LNSF15 to save 15% on refurbished Canon Lenses.
 
Act fast - These are HOT DEALS - I doubt inventory will last until the offers expire on Mar 27th, 2012. Expect like-new gear - at amazing prices.
 
If you want to use coupons from multiple categories, simply check out separately for each.
 
Here are 4 more great discount coupons to use at the Canon Store (use this link and navigate to the category of your choice):
 
Use coupon code PSF20 to save 20% on refurbished Canon PowerShot Cameras
Use coupon code CAMF15 to save 15% on refurbished Canon VIXIA Camcorders
Use coupon code LCF20 to save 20% on refurbished ImageCLASS Laser Copiers
Use coupon code PRJF20 to save 20% on refurbished REALiS Projectors
 
(thanks Scott)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/25/2012 8:10:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The second 5D Mark III deal: eBay (via Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS Lens bundled with the following for $4,299.00
 
Sandisk - 32 GB Extreme CompactFlash Memory Card 60MB/S SDCFX-032G-A61
Canon - Digital Gadget Bag 200DG
Zeikos - 77mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit (set of 3 + carrying case)
Zeikos - LP-E6 Battery for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D
Sakar - 3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/25/2012 3:02:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, March 24, 2012
Save up to $45.00 on select Sigma lenses at Abe's of Maine. Combine promotion codes Loyalty10, Loyalty15, or Abesaves5 for additional savings.
Post Date: 3/24/2012 3:37:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I've received lots of emails and have had more communication with Canon about the problem with Digital Photo Professional generating soft images from Canon EOS 5D Mark III RAW files.
 
There are currently two workarounds to this problem.
 
The first workaround involves changing the DPP "Viewing and saving RAW images" preference (in the "General settings" tab of the "Preferences" menu selection) from "High quality (recommended)" to "High speed". In High Speed mode, the noise reduction palette cannot be used and moiré correction is not performed, but 5D III images are rendered sharp. DPP's Quick Viewer (which displays 5D III images properly) displays images at high speed, so that this solution works is not surprising.
 
The second solution is to use a third party RAW converter - namely Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 RC. You can use ACR 6.7 RC to output DNG files for use in Lightroom 4 - which will not support the 5D III natively until a point release.
 
I do not plan to update the color block noise comparison on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review page until Canon corrects the problem because I can see a difference between High Speed and High Quality in my 5D II images. You can too - look for the false color in the "5D II Quick View" example that is not present in the "5D II Edit Window" example currently on the 5D III review page.
 
My case with Canon remains open and has been escalated. I'll let you know when I learn anything new about the 5D III DPP softness problem. Thanks to everyone that contributed to this post.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/24/2012 2:06:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 23, 2012
I've been pouring many hours into adding a set of noise comparisons to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review page, but the road has been a rough one.
 
My first take is that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is an awesome camera, but Canon's Digital Photo Pro software has made the road to showing you this a difficult one. Let me explain this further on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review page itself.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/23/2012 5:58:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash and Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter are now shipping in Japan. (thanks John)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/23/2012 10:21:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I have lowered the pricing on my currently-available used gear for sale - including a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.
Post Date: 3/23/2012 10:08:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.11 is now available for download.
 
Support for the Nikon D800 is the added functionality. The complete list of supported RAW formats can be found here.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 3/23/2012 10:01:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.3.1 (Full Version) is now available for download.
 
Support for the Nikon D800 is the added functionality.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/23/2012 9:57:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 22, 2012
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/22/2012 3:03:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The new Apple iPad 3rd Generation, with a greatly enhanced display, is now available on eBay. Otherwise, the "New iPad" remains unavailable online.
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 3/22/2012 12:18:37 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon ImageBrowser EX 1.0.1 is now available for download.
 
I introduced Canon's new ImageBrowser EX software back on Mar 11, but the download function was not working. The new software is now able to be downloaded.
 
CameraWindow DC 8.8 and ZoomBrowser EX 6.9.0 Updater are also available for both Mac and Windows users. Mac users will also find PhotoStitch 3.2.6 Updater available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/22/2012 11:20:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens is in stock at:
 
Adorama, Beach Camera, BuyDig and OneCall.com.
 
The 5D Mark III DSLRs are also starting to show up on eBay.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/22/2012 9:11:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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