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 Monday, May 26, 2014
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) in stock and available for an in-cart price of $5,314.20. Compare at $6,799.00 new.
 
Note: A $125.00 discount appears after you add the item to your cart.
 
Update: The camera is now out of stock.
Wacom Intuos5 Small Pen Tablet
Adorama has the Refurbished Wacom Intuos5 Small Pen Tablet available for $109.99. Compare at $149.95 new.
Post Date: 5/26/2014 10:39:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 J1 with 10-30mm VR Lens
Use coupon code GOODS10 ($16.50 off) at Groupon to get the Refurbished Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Camera with 10–30mm VR Lens (Red) available for $148.49. Compare at $299.00 new.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $719.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00 new.

 
From Profoto's YouTube Channel:
 
On May 21, Profoto and photographer Jared Platt did a live webinar on how to shoot senior portraits (and how to make the best use of one flash on location.)
 
Those of you who do not live in the US might wonder what a senior portrait is. Well, it is simply a portrait taken of a student at the beginning of his or hers senior year of high school.
 
Did you miss it? No worries. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.
 
B&H carries Profoto gear.
Post Date: 5/26/2014 8:40:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,844.20 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 after MIR.
 
Note: - This appears to be a grey market item. For warranty questions, please contact the seller.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/26/2014 7:56:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens available for $1,587.62 with free shipping. Compare at $1,996.95.
 
Note: 6ave has mistakingly listed "VR" in the auction's title even though this lens does not feature Vibration Reduction. Also, this is likely a grey market item and as such would not qualify for Nikon USA service or warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/26/2014 7:40:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From RØDE:
 
RØDE has today announced a fully updated version of its award-winning Blimp system. The new model is now twenty-five percent lighter, with Rycote Lyre suspension and premium Mogami cabling.
 
The original RØDE Blimp as launched in 2008, and quickly became the best-selling system of its kind. Upon release it was awarded both the European Red Dot and Australian International Design Award – two of the world’s most respected product design awards – recognising the Blimp as a product of sophisticated design, solving a number of challenges faced by location sound recordists.
 
This new version of the Blimp sees a range of functional improvements that make it unquestionably the best windshield and shock mounting accessory available.
 
Building on the system’s existing high level of performance, the Blimp’s shock mounting is now performed by the robust and user-friendly Lyre system, licensed from Rycote. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap. Whereas the previous Blimp required users to reconfigure the elastic suspension for heavier microphones, the Lyre is able to accommodate a range of microphones without any modification, making adjustments in the field even easier.
 
The Blimp’s handle has also been completely redesigned, reducing the product weight significantly, while increasing the ergonomics for handheld use. Housed inside the grip is a heavy-duty Mogami cable which splits via a junction box to a highly-flexible thin cable inside the Blimp, to minimise the transference of vibration to the microphone.
 
In addition to RØDE’s range of shotgun microphones – the NTG1, NTG2 and NTG3, the Blimp also accommodates most shotgun microphones up to 325mm (12 ¾”) in length. It attaches to any standard boompole via 3/8" thread attachment at the base. RØDE also offers the Universal Blimp Mount as an option to remove the handle when the Blimp is being used primarily on a boompole to reduce weight.
 
An artificial fur windshield (affectionately known as a Dead Wombat) is included for outdoor use to minimise wind noise. Additionally a compact folding brush is supplied to maintain the Dead Wombat’s artificial fur.
 
B&H carries RØDE products.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 5/26/2014 6:56:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Digital Learning Center Logo
From Canon Digital Learning Center:
 
"Everyone has a method of getting critical focus for a shot. There are no right or wrong ways to do it. If you can get the focus you are looking for, then you are doing it the right way for YOU.
 
Canon’s engineers have included a plethora of tools in recent EOS cameras to aid the photographer in getting that perfect focus. They have included great features such as more autofocus points, smaller Spot type focus points, three options for expanding the size of an AF point, and even a joystick to control them. While each AF Area setting has its place in different shooting situations, what if you want to use two interchangeably from shot to shot without slowing down?"
 
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/26/2014 6:48:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 23, 2014
Updates to the Site Design
The ability to select between concise and detailed navigation menus is now available. The concise menu is what was previously on the site and remains the default for current and new site visitors. The detailed menu, as shown in the image above, offers direct links to the individual camera and lens review pages. The advantage of the detailed navigation is quick access to these review pages, while the disadvantage is about 70k of additional bandwidth needed to download each page. The detailed navigation may not work well on some devices, especially those with small displays.
 
To select the menu type not currently in use, click on the bottom link in the Review menu drop-down (circled in red in the image above). Alternatively, you can use the "Configure Your Experience" section (also new) on the Help page to do the same.
 
Also new is that the menu bar will now remain at the top of the page as you scroll down. This enables fast access to any section of the site including the detailed reviews menu. Since the top menu bar is always visible, the bottom menu bar became redundant. It has been removed to improve page load speed.
 
These updates were quite intrusive from a coding perspective. Please report any issues you encounter.
 
This site is for you, so please let us know if you have feedback/suggestions. These are always welcome!
Post Date: 5/23/2014 10:35:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm STM Lens
B&H has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera Kit with 18-135mm STM Lens and PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet Printer for $1,184.95 after $400.00 mail in rebate. Plus, receive 2% in B&H rewards. The camera and lens kit is normally $1,349.00 wihtout the printer.
 
Also included for free:

  • Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
  • SanDisk 16GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)

 Thursday, May 22, 2014
Lexar Professional 64GB 1066x Compact Flash Memory Card (2-Pack)
Post Date: 5/22/2014 10:30:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II with EOS 5D Mark III
From the Canon Camera Museum:
 
This month's technical report brings you technical information about the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. The MR-14EX II is the follow-up model to the MR-14EX. It provides more effective lighting for macro photography of flowers and insects as well as for shooting photos of products and people. The MR-14EX II offers a remarkable improvement in operability over its predecessor. The "NEW" beside headings indicates a functional improvement over the MR-14EX.
 
Technical Report Index

  1. What is the Macro Ring Lite?
  2. Continuing and improving on the Macro Ring Lite's outstanding basic performance
  3. Improved operability
  4. Better reliability
  5. System accessories (Figure 4)

B&H has the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II available for preorder.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/22/2014 9:46:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has a Refurbished Nikon D3200 + 18-55mm VR Lens and Adobe Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $329.99 with free shipping. Compare at $476.95 new without LR 5.
Fracture Logo
Use promo code DADSWAG at FractureMe.com to get 20% off all sizes of Fractures.
 
Be sure to grab your Father's Day gift early as these glass prints usually take a considerable amount of time to manufacture and ship.
Post Date: 5/22/2014 9:28:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for an in-cart price of $1,034.20 after a $125.00 promotional discount. Compare at $1,349.00 after $100.00 mail-in rebate.
Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera
From Canon USA:
 
EOS C300 Feature Upgrade offering enhanced autofocusing capability is now available.
 
Details
Now available from Canon is a feature upgrade for the EOS C300 Digital Video Camera that will offer an autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. The upgrade provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) Function for all Canon EF autofocus Lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. These critical focusing capabilities are designed to help reduce out of focus video while providing for smooth focus transitions and assist users when operating with small crews.
 
Learn more about the EOS C300 Feature Upgrade by visiting the dedicated webpage on the Canon USA website.
 
Support
Canon USA will perform Feature Upgrade on the EOS C300 at a cost of $500*, and will require that the EOS C300 cameras be sent to an official Canon Service Center. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for details. This Feature upgrade is only available for the EF mount EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region. Please register your EOS C300. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when future firmware updates become available for download.
 
*Does not include Shipping and Handling charges or applicable Sales Tax.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Phone: 1-855-CINE-EOS (toll free)
Email: CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C300 Cinema camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 5/22/2014 9:13:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 1DX DSLR Camera (review) available for $5,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/22/2014 8:53:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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