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 Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $5,199.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/14/2014 7:26:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 13, 2014
Refurbished Nikon 1 J3 with 10-30mm VR Lens (Black)
Use coupon code CLMBS ($50.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Refurbished Nikon 1 J3 with 10-30mm VR Lens for $179.00 with free shipping. Regularly $229.00.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/13/2014 1:07:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Developer's Interview
Canon Asia has posted a Developer's Interview series explaining various aspects of the EOS 7D Mark II.
 
7D Mark II Developer's Series
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/13/2014 12:28:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail and Travel Away Bags
From MindShift Gear:
 
Mindshift Gear rotation180° Trail Bag
 
MindShift Gear’s New rotation180° Trail Backpack Provides Quick Access to Outdoor Exploration Necessities
 
This fall MindShift Gear will be making its award-winning rotation technology available in a smaller, lighter new backpack, the rotation180º Trail. Accessing gear has never been easier for outdoor photographers and action-enthusiasts. With the rotation180º Trail they can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, they can rotate the beltpack and grab their gear without taking their eyes off of wildlife or disrupting their creative momentum.
 
The intuitive functionality of the small yet spacious rotation180º Trail keeps the day's necessities organized and ready for quick access. It fits any 1.5 liter or a 2 liter CamelBak water reservoir, a light jacket and an extra layer, binoculars, compass, trail books, maps and more. This 2-in-1 bag's beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light.
 
“The rotation180º Trail ends the tiresome on-and-off again of other backpacks and lets enthusiasts enjoy the outdoors more,” said MindShift Gear CEO and lead designer Doug Murdoch. “It is another example of our commitment to reinventing backpack access. It employs the same patented technology that recently won two of Europe’s top design awards, the Red Dot Award and the OutDoor Industry Award 2014.”
 
Key Features
 
  • Rotating beltpack for accessing trail essentials: compact DSLR or mirrorless camera system, 8” tablet (iPad mini), binoculars, maps, guide book, energy bars, food, and more.
  • Dedicated zippered hydration compartment fits any 1.5 liter reservoir or a 2 liter CamelBak reservoir
  • 2 bags in 1: Removable beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light
  • Backpack holds jacket, layers, hat, gloves, lunch and more
  • Front stretch pocket provides flexible carrying options for quick access
  • Small tripod carries easily on the side panel
  • Top pocket for quick access to small items
  • Mesh stretch pocket fits a water bottle
  • Bike-light attachment
  • Beltpack compression straps
  • Lightweight materials
  • Breathable padded airflow harness with adjustable sternum strap
  • Optional rain cover (sold separately) functions with rotation technology
Mindshift Gear rotation180° Travel Away Bag
 
MindShift Gear’s New rotation180° Travel Away Backpack Provides Global Travelers Added Security and Quickest Access to Gear
 
MindShift Gear, developer of the world’s first patented rotating backpack, announces it will be releasing the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers, the rotation180° Travel Away. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important. In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a backpack to gain access to essential travel items.
 
Travelers will enjoy peace of mind, knowing that their critical and most valuable items are stowed away securely and are inaccessible to others due to the rotation180° Travel Away's innovative design. The backpack also has dedicated pockets to conceal a 15” laptop and 10” tablet, while the beltpack can fit an 8” tablet.
 
“As someone who spends a great deal of my life traveling around the globe, I know the joy of travel as well as its challenges,” said MindShift Gear’s CEO and lead designer Doug Murdoch. “We designed the rotation180° Travel Away for the discerning traveler who wishes to keep their eyes on the wonders unfolding in front of them, safe in knowing that their essential gear is protected from prying eyes and ready for quick access with just a twist of the lower beltpack.
 
Murdoch added, “The rotation180° Travel Away employs the same patented technology that recently won two of Europe’s top design awards, the Red Dot Award and the OutDoor Industry Award 2014.”
 
Key Features
 
  • Rotating beltpack for accessing travel essentials: 8” tablet (iPad mini), large point and shoot, maps, passport, currency, etc.
  • Backpack has dedicated pockets to conceal up to a 15” laptop and a 10” tablet.
  • 2 bags in 1: Removable beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light.
  • Size qualifies as a personal carry-on item for air travel.
  • Side compression straps enable carrying of trekking poles, a small tripod, or jacket.
  • Locking sliders on the main compartment secures valuables with a travel lock (not included).
  • Backpack rear pocket provides quick access to a camera, AC adapters, large sunglasses, books or other large items.
  • Additional room for books, jacket, extra clothing, hat, gloves, food, etc.
  • Ultra-Stretch pocket for water bottle.
  • Durable materials hold up in harsh conditions.
  • Breathable padded airflow harness with adjustable sternum strap and attachment points.
  • Curved back panel with single aluminum stay for pack stability.
  • Optional seam-sealed rain cover functions with rotation technology (sold separately).
MindShift Gear has the rotation180° Trail and rotation180° Travel Away bags available now.
Post Date: 10/13/2014 10:36:16 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 $2,597.78 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Updated: Previous post with higher auction price replaced with this one.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/13/2014 9:15:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon PowerShot G1 X (review) available for $349.99. Compare at $549.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/13/2014 8:49:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Ever since the EOS 7D Mark II's announcement, a small resolution sample of "Cello" has been available on various Canon websites. However, Canon USA has posted a full 1080p version for us to enjoy [I may be using the term "enjoy" a little loosely].
 
I'm not really a fan of the the video's concept; I may not be artistic enough to appreciate its quirkiness. However, being able to analyze the 1080p resolution version proves one thing – this will be a fantastic tool for filmmakers. If you have a Roku/Chromecast and a big HDTV, be sure to take advantage of the larger real estate available to you instead of watching the video on your computer or laptop monitor.
 
While Movie Servo AF isn't exactly new, the EOS 7D Mark II brings a very important feature to the party – the ability to customize focus speed and responsiveness while shooting video. Take a look at the focus pull at the 2:13 mark; it's absolutely beautiful. The ability to slow down the camera's focus transition allowed for a very natural-looking focus pull.
 
And that's a huge reason why I'm preordering. The customizable Movie Servo AF feature will allow for much more flexibility when shooting with stabilizers like the Glidecam HD4000 (where using a second hand for manual focus pulls is not pragmatic). [Sean]
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/13/2014 7:53:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera available for $149.99. Regularly $343.99.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/13/2014 6:39:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 12, 2014
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,799.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that it comes with a 3-year (non-manufacturer's) warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/12/2014 9:14:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 10, 2014

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Learn how to adjust lighting in post production using Photoshop with Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes in this episode of the Photoshop Playbook.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 10/10/2014 12:24:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Logo
From Nikon:
 
Updates included with 1.0.2
 
  • Support for the D750 has been added.
  • When File > Convert Files... was used to convert images to JPEG or TIFF format with the Resolution box under Output settings checked, resolution in the converted files was reduced. This issue has been resolved.
Download
Nikon Capture NX-D 1.0.2
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 11:56:21 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 $2,599.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 AR.
 
Note: This appears to be a grey market item. For warranty questions, please contact the seller.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 10:35:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,819.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that it comes with a 3-year (non-manufacturer's) warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 10:32:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens available for $3,299.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,799.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises that a third party 3-year warranty is included.
Sennheiser EW112PG3A Wireless Microphone Kit
Adorama has the Sennheiser EW112PG3A Wireless Microphone Kit available for $539.95 with free shipping. Compare at $629.95.
 
Kit Includes
 
  • Sennheiser EK 100 G3 Diversity Receiver
  • 1 x SK 100 G3 Bodypack Transmitter
  • 1 x ME 2 Clip-On Microphone (Omni-Directional)
  • 1 x CL 1 Jack Cable
  • 1 x CL 100 XLR Cable
  • 1 x CA 2 Camera Adaptor
  • 4 x AA Batteries
Post Date: 10/10/2014 10:20:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
The Canon Store has reduced many of its refurbished DSLR lenses just as it reduced new, retail ones. See below for details.
 
Reduced Lenses Now In Stock
 
Refurbished ItemOrig PriceReductionNew Price
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye USM1,199.20120.001,079.20
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM1,839.20160.001,679.20
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM1,199.20399.21799.99
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM2,151.20112.002,039.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM 1,999.20160.001,839.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM1,079.2040.001,039.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM1,279.20120.001,159.20
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L1,999.20200.001,799.20
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM1,399.2080.001,319.20
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM1,295.2056.001,239.20
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM1,759.2080.001,679.20
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM839.2079.21759.99
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM871.2032.00839.20
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 Macro USM1,263.2064.001,199.20
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II$239.9940.00199.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM279.9940.00239.99
Canon EF 2x III Extender399.9940.00359.99
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender399.9940.00359.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 8:01:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens
Sigma Corporation would like to announce that there are two types of new tele converters to be released on October 24th, 2014. Please note that the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports requires an update to the firmware to make it compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001.
 
For those who own the SIGMA 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and considering using it with either the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001, please follow the steps below to update the firmware of the lens.
 
Please be advised that the updated version of firmware will make it compatible with the new tele converters, however it will also make it incompatible with conventional APO TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG and APO TELE CONVERTER 2x EX DG. For further information, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK
Please start up the SIGMA Optimization Pro software and update the firmware of the SIGMA USB DOCK. There will be the optimized firmware compatible with the new tele converters (Sigma: Ver. 1.01, Nikon: Ver. 1.02, Canon: Ver. 1.03), currently scheduled for release on October 24th.
 
For customers who do not own SIGMA USB DOCK
We are going to start the service for update on October 27th. Please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens and USB Dock. B&H also has the Sigma TC-1401 1.4x and TC-2001 2x teleconverters available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 7:06:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma USB Dock
From Sigma:
 
Sigma USB Dock v.1.02 Firmware Changes
 
Compatible with SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014 and 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014.
 
* If SIGMA Optimization Pro is Ver. 1.2, it will display the message for firmware update when you start up the software. Please follow the indicated steps and update the firmware of SIGMA USB DOCK accordingly.
* If SIGMA Optimization Pro is Ver. 1.1 or earlier, please firstly update the version of the software to Ver. 1.2.
 
Download
Sigma USB Dock v.1.02 Firmware
 
B&H carries the Sigma USB Dock and has the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM lenses available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/10/2014 6:41:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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