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 Monday, September 24, 2012
Buy the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR for $6,774.00 shipped using coupon code BGSaveACool25 ($25 off) at BuyDig.com and get a SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro UDMA CompactFlash Memory Card along with Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Adobe Premiere Elements 10 for Mac and PC for free. (thanks Mark & Matt)
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Post Date: 9/24/2012 11:05:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Here are a few hot, currently in stock items qualifying for 20% off at the Canon Refurbished Store:
 
EOS 7D DSLR Body Only - $1,087.20
 
EOS 60D DSLR Body Only - $636.99
 
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - $1,023.36
 
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens - $735.36
 
Use coupon code SHIP712 to get free shipping on orders over $100.00.
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Post Date: 9/24/2012 10:18:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Artist PJ Linden has created a one-of-a-kind Canon EOS 7D covered in candy. It may not be practical, but it looks delicious!
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Post Date: 9/24/2012 9:09:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.12.0 Updater is now available for download.
 
Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Reverse indicators options have been added to the General tab in the Options dialogue box (Tools menu > Options...), allowing users to reverse indicator display

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • PowerPC models are no longer supported.
  • Reverse indicators options have been added to the General tab in the Preferences dialogue box (Camera Control Pro 2 menu > Preferences...), allowing users to reverse indicator display.
  • When the computer entered sleep mode with a camera connected and Camera Control Pro 2 running, camera connection was sometimes not recognized when the computer recovered from sleep mode. This issue has been resolved.

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Post Date: 9/24/2012 6:42:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, September 23, 2012
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S ED Zoom Lens available for $1,665.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,886.95.
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Post Date: 9/23/2012 9:13:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: Save 20% on select refurbished Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras, EF or EF-S Lenses, PowerShot Digital Cameras and VIXIA Camcorders. Excluded from the offer are clearance, bundles, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV DSLRs. Act now as inventory usually goes fast!
 
Use coupon code SHIP712 to get free shipping on orders over $100.00.
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Post Date: 9/23/2012 12:01:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 21, 2012
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens kit for $390.00 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95 for new version.
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Post Date: 9/21/2012 8:00:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Lastolite TriFlip 8-in-1 30in Reflector featured as a Lightning Deal for $99.00. Compare at $115.90.
Post Date: 9/21/2012 2:02:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder, has partnered with Canon for “Project Imaginat10n,” encouraging consumers to submit photos to inspire a short film he will direct. Under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, Biz joins four other celebrity directors in this creative endeavor - Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem).
 
Biz is now looking for inspiration for his directorial debut and will ask the public that Monday to tweet photos with a hashtag. In the meantime, consumers can submit at imagination.usa.canon.com. Biz will then review and comment on photos LIVE in public at Biz's Project Imaginat10n Tweet Station, responding with personal tweets as to what inspires him. The event will showcase how Biz is considering photos to craft the story for his film and the customized activation will also allow consumers to learn about and interact with Canon’s campaign.
Post Date: 9/21/2012 9:45:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Review will be completed in two parts. Here is why.
 
I often preorder more than one copy of Canon's new lenses as I like having at least two sets of image quality results to work from. I seldom see much variation between the multiple copies, especially between Canon's higher grade L lenses. Unfortunately, two copies of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens were not enough.
 
Copy 1 is extremely sharp - until 70mm at f/2.8 where its performance is only average and even trails the original Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens in the center of the frame. An ISO 12233 chart retest delivered identical results. Real world shooting confirms the test results. This lens is so sharp at the rest of the focal lengths and at 70mm f/4 that I was hesitant to return it.
 
A significant backfocus problem at 70mm (note that manual focus is used for image quality evaluation) made the keep or return decision a no-brainer as I need to be able to use this lens on non AFMA-capable DSLRs.
 
Copy 2 of the 24-70 L II is very sharp in the center of the frame at f/2.8 throughout the entire focal length range - including 70mm. The problem with this lens is that the mid and outer portion of the image circle is not as sharp at f/2.8 as copy 1 (example). This is perhaps a decentering problem.
 
I think lens 1 properly examples what we should expect up until 70mm. I think lens 2 shows what we should expect in center-of-the-frame image quality at 70mm. Since lens 2 is soft in the corners at the other focal lengths, I think it is also softer in the corners at 70mm than it should be.
 
My conjecture is that the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is incredibly sharp across the entire focal length range and at least the vast majority of the image circle.
 
I expect to get past the unfortunate QC anomalies I've initially encountered and expect to show you how great this lens really is. I'm not sure when I'll have a replacement lens (or lenses) available (the 24-70 L II is impossible to find right now), but hope to complete part 1 of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens review next week.
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Post Date: 9/21/2012 8:34:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 20, 2012
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera available for $3,039.33 with free shipping. Compare at $3,459.00.
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Post Date: 9/20/2012 2:55:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: eBay (via Beach Camera) has a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera and PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II printer kit available for only $1,599.00 after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $1,918.00.
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $779.99 with free shipping. Compare at $929.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/20/2012 1:15:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Europe has made the Nikon D600 user manual available for download.
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Post Date: 9/20/2012 9:35:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has Tenba cases scheduled as Lightning Deals today. See below:
 
09:00am ET - Tenba 632-201 Shootout Waistpack (Olive/Black)
 
10:00am ET - Tenba 632-201 Shootout Waistpack (Silver/Black)
 
11:00am ET - Tenba Shootout Ultralight Backpack
 
12:00pm ET - Tenba Shootout Sling Bag - Medium (Olive/Black)
 
01:00pm ET - Tenba Shootout Sling Bag - Medium (Silver/Black)
 
02:00pm ET - Tenba Roadie 36" Rolling Grip Case
 
03:00pm ET - Tenba Shootout Sling Bag - Small (Olive/Black)
 
Post Date: 9/20/2012 8:11:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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