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 Friday, November 20, 2015
Adorama Glow 28
Through the end of the year, Adorama has their Glow Series Beauty Dishes on sale for 15% off.
The assortment of Glow beauty dishes is large and varied with sizes ranging from 17" to 28" in both silver and white finishes in 12 different mounts.
Post Date: 11/20/2015 10:32:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Fall Photography Tips: The Availability of the Color Orange
The other day, I looked over a large, steep, grassy clearing on our property. I quickly noticed a round orange object approximately 400' below. The bright color caught my attention, the round shape caused me the think it was a pumpkin and I later hiked down to confirm my guess.
What I found was a medium-large pumpkin with deep bear teeth marks in it. Upon my return to the house, the girls informed me that the pumpkin was from our deck. The bear had carried the pumpkin away and likely, at some point, put it down, only to have it roll hundreds of feet down the hill. While the bear story is one for our memories, the fact that orange stands out so much is the lesson for today.
Orange is a fall color and a primary source of that orange comes in the form of pumpkins. It is quite likely that one will show up at your house in the fall and if not, a neighbor likely has one that you could borrow. Or, take the family to the farm or market, photograph your people there and then bring home some color to work with. At home, spend some more time getting creative with your color source, increasing the color orange in your portfolio.
Then, print your own fall decoration for next year, perhaps in the form of a metal print (love these).
This simple image was captured in the shade of our front porch. I explored various angles on the subject, trying to consume the entire frame with it. This angle seemed to work nicely.
After you have your orange, explore the yellows and other colors available in the other fall favorite, gourds!
Camera and Lens Settings
35mm  f/1.4  1/500s
ISO 100
8688 x 5792px
Post Date: 11/20/2015 7:55:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED Lens available for $249.99 with free shipping. Compare at $323.95.
This is a really fun lens to use and my go-to favorite for creating 360-degree panoramas. Being a manual focus, manual aperture lens means that there are fewer variables to think about when creating a panoramic image. Put the camera on a tripod, set the aperture on the lens (f/8 looks great), manual focus (using Live View 10x) and set the camera to manual mode and you're good to go.
This is also a great lens for real estate/architecture and was used for the image below. It can make a small space look comfortably roomy – a desirable trait when used for real estate images.
Real Estate Image Taken with Rokinon 14mm f 2.8 Lens

PTLens is my preferred program for removing the Rokinon 14mm's rather noticeable "mustache" distortion. [Sean]
Post Date: 11/20/2015 6:56:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover (Black)
For a limited time, B&H has the Ruggard Fabric Camera Rain Cover (Black) available for $49.95 with free shipping. Regularly $69.95.
Product Highlights
  • For Canon DSLRs
  • For Nikon DSLRs with Square Viewfinders
  • For Lenses 7 to 14" Long
  • Fits Lenses with 4 to 4.5" Diameter
  • Water-Resistant Protection
  • Camera-Access Control Window
  • Eyepiece Port for Viewfinder
  • Adjustable Lens Barrel Sleeve
  • Three Assorted Eyepieces with Caps
  • Drawstring Case
Post Date: 11/20/2015 6:42:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From LensRentals:
Our annual Black Friday sale starts next week! Beginning at 8:30 AM CT on Wednesday, Nov. 25th, you can save 25% on any rental. This is our best deal of the entire year!
  • Sale begins at 8:30 AM CT November 25th, and ends 11:59 PM CT November 30th.
  • Use the code BLACKFRIDAY to get 25% off any single rental
    • One use per customer
    • Rental must begin by March 31st, 2016
To support this site, navigate to the appropriate product review and click the Rent button.
Post Date: 11/20/2015 6:38:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s) DSLR Camera Body available for $599.00. Compare at $849.00 (Rebel T6s).
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/20/2015 6:07:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Marshall Electronics 7" LCD Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Plate/Battery/Charger available for $159.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $259.95.
Product Highlights
  • 800 x 480 Native Resolution
  • Supports Up To 1920 x 1440 Resolution
  • Battery And Charger Included
  • 2x Composite Video Inputs, HDMI, VGA
  • Rear Speaker For Audio Monitoring
  • Auto Aspect Ratio Detect
  • Image Flip / Flop
  • Color Temperature Adjustment
 Thursday, November 19, 2015
Hot Deal: eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $3,899.00 with free shipping. Compare at $4,599.00 after $700.00 instant savings.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and as such would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2015 4:07:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
AquaTech Sensory Gloves Black/Moss
B&H has the AquaTech Sensory Gloves available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
Product Highlights
  • Fleece seal for wrist, and fleece cover for fingertips
  • Special stitched hole allows thumb or index finger to extend beyond glove's confines when desired
A similar product that you may want to check out is the Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves. And just to be on the safe side, you might want to pick up some HotHands Hand Warmers for your pockets, too.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 1:36:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss Advanced Intervalometer
B&H has the Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss Advanced Intervalometer for iOS available for $49.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
Product Highlights
  • Bluetooth Communication with iOS Devices
  • Up to 10 Scheduling Modes
  • Multiple Shooting Modes
  • Powered by 2 AAA Batteries
Note: The latest verson of the Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss App is compatible with iOS9.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 11:48:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens page.
Unlike many of the new Zeiss Milvus lenses, this model has a new optical design. The difference between the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 and the previous version of this lens is dramatic! Nicely done, Zeiss!
Here are some more comparisons that you might be interested in:
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II Lens
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Lens
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens
Another comparison that warrants discussion is the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens. The Otus retains the lead in center of the frame performance, but ... the Milvus is sharper in the corners. Adding support to these results is the MTF comparison between these lenses. This performance combined with a price tag that is far less than half of the Otus is going drive popularity of this Milvus lens model.
B&H has the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens in Nikon mount in stock with the Canon mount version available for preorder.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 9:28:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon DSLR + PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Deals
B&H has several great Canon DSLR + PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundles available which qualify for a $350.00 mail-in rebate. All come with free expedited shipping as well as other bundled acccessories. See below for details.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2015 9:36:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
When Opportunities Arise Around the House, Which Lens do You Grab?
The answer to the "When opportunities arise around the house, which lens do you grab?" question for me is often whichever lens(es) I happen to be evaluating at the time. Some lenses are more easily pressed into general purpose use than others, largely due the focal length(s). Fortunately, 35mm focal length-containing lenses have been very popular lately and that focal length is great for general purpose use.
Especially great was when I was putting the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens through its evaluation. Not only does this lens have the right focal length, but it also has a wide aperture, ideal for those around-the-house needs and often ready to capture high quality images without any additional lighting needed. That this lens has such great image quality at that f/1.4 max aperture is especially great.
On this day, Brittany came home tired and took a moment to relax with the dog that is of course tired and relaxing most of the time. My currently-mounted lens was the 35 L II and it allowed me to snap a few cute pictures using only ambient window light.
What is your favorite around-the-house lens?
Camera and Lens Settings
35mm  f/1.4  1/100s
ISO 100
8688 x 5792px
Post Date: 11/19/2015 9:01:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens
B&H has the full-frame compatible Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens for Canon available for $379.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
Product Highlights
  • Canon EF Mount Lens/ Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Extra Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal and UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus & Manual Aperture Lens
  • 180º Angle of View
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.9"
  • Included Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2015 8:45:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Get a Free Rain Cover or Contact Sheet with Purchase of MindShift Gear Backpack
Here is a great holiday offer from our friends at Mindsihft Gear. From now until December 31, get a FREE Rain Cover or Contact Sheet ($39.99 value) when you purchase any one of MindShift’s award-winning outdoor backpacks.
It’s easy to get your free gift. Click on the backpack you want to order and then fill out and submit the promo form.
Eligible for Rain Cover:
  • rotation 80 Trail (#230 or #231)
  • rotation180 Travel Away (#240 or #241)
  • rotation180 Panorama (#220 or #221)
  • rotation180 Horizon (#215 or #216)
Eligible for Contact Sheet:
  • rotation180 Professional (#200)
  • FirstLight 20L (#350)
  • FirstLight 30L (#352)
  • FirstLight 40L (#354)
  • BackLight 26L (#360 or #361)
Post Date: 11/19/2015 8:33:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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