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 Friday, December 21, 2012
Amazon is featuring the Eye-Fi 8GB Mobile X2 SDHC Class 6 Wireless Memory Card as a Lightning Deal for $37.99. Compare at $43.99.
Post Date: 12/21/2012 5:39:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens available for $4,999.00 with free shipping. Comare at $5,969.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 3:53:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens available for $10,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $13,249.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 3:44:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through December 23, the Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon VIXIA HF R200 and VIXIA HF R20 (Black) camcorders on sale for 50% off.
 
Also, use promotion code DEC12 to receive free shipping on orders over $100.00!

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 2:06:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 1:02:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through December 25, the Canon Store has Select Refurbished DSLR lenses for 20-50% off.
 
Use promotion code DEC12 to receive free shipping on orders over $100.00!
 
A few of the refurbished deals:

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 12:54:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon is featuring a few Sandisk Secure Digital & CompactFlash Memory Cards (as well as other brands) as Lightning Deals today. (thanks Ben)
Post Date: 12/21/2012 12:32:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T3 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit bundled with the EF 75-300 III Lens, SanDisk Extreme 16GB Class 10 UHS-I SDHC Memory Card and Ruggard - Streak 25 Shoulder Bag (Black with Yellow Accenting) for only $408.00. Plus, receive a 2% reward.
 
You need to click the "Buy Together & Save" link to add the 75-300mm III lens (reg $199.00) to the kit for only $9.00 additional. Optionally add the EF-S 55-250mm IS II lens (reg $299.00) for an additional $100.00.
 
While in the "Buy Together & Save" section, consider adding one of the following deals to your kit:
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 - $49.95 (reg $84.95)
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (includes free Kelby Training DVD: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Crash Course - a $49.99 value) - $69.99 (reg $119.99)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 10:02:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens available for $559.00 with free one day shipping and 2% Rewards.
 
B&H also has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens available for an in-cart price of $559.00 (posted two days ago) but is now including overnight shipping for free as well as 2% Rewards.
 
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens is a great value and a highly recommended lens for starting an "L" collection.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 8:25:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Professional Network has published several Tips and Tricks for the newly released Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera.
 
Topics regarding the Canon EOS 6D include:

  • EOS 6D: ‘Control over HDMI’ for viewing images
  • EOS 6D: Live View & sharing with DLNA devices
  • EOS 6D: using the camera's rechargeable backup battery
  • EOS 6D: smartphone connection via WiFi
  • EOS 6D: Auto Update clock settings
  • EOS 6D: maximising battery life using the built-in GPS
  • EOS 6D: maintaining frame rates at high ISOs

Other recent topics:

  • Quick mode, Live Mode and Face Detection
  • Live Mode and Face Detection AF on EOS-1 series
  • Frame Rate on EOS-1 series DSLRs
  • AC Adaptor kits
  • AF Quick Switching with EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X
  • EOS 5D Mark III Battery Life
  • Viewfinder Warnings on EOS 5D Mark III
  • Compression Settings on EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X
  • Shooting Movies with EOS 5D Mark III: Lock Switch

You also might want to check out CPN's Inside the Canon EOS 6D technical guide.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera in stock.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 8:03:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PMA:
 
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces 2014 PMA@CES will be held Jan. 7-10, 2014, at the 2014 International CES®.
 
“We are fewer than three weeks away from 2013 PMA@CES, but we are already hard at work on the following year’s event – and we are happy to say it will again be held at CES,” said PMA Executive Director Jim Esp. “Offering PMA@CES at the International CES makes it much easier for attendees and exhibitors to discover everything that’s happening in the world of photography and digital imaging in one place, at one time – without the expense and time commitment of two different shows. We are also happy to announce the DIMA, PSPA/SPAA and AIE Conferences will again immediately precede 2014 PMA@CES, on Jan. 5-6, 2014.”
 
PMA President Allen Showalter commented, “It’s great to be partnering with CES again in 2014. The joining together of these two events allows attendees to experience not only all the digital imaging and photography exhibits at both CES and PMA@CES, but also a huge array of other consumer electronics and technologies that are relevant to our industry. In addition to being able to interact with all the top companies and industry members at PMA@CES, there are plenty of opportunities at CES for our trade and supplier members to network with people in related industries, and find additional ways to increase their revenue streams.”
 
As is the case for 2013 PMA@CES, the 2014 PMA@CES event will be held at the LVH, an official venue of the International CES, adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Post Date: 12/21/2012 8:12:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon 35mm f/1.8G DX AF-S Nikkor Lens available for $169.95. Compare at $196.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 6:59:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H and Amazon have the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Digital Camera available for an in-cart price of $69.95 with free shipping (free one day shipping in Amazon's case).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 6:29:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
 
TOKYO, December 20, 2012—Canon Inc. announced today that a range of Canon products have been awarded prestigious product design awards from iF International Forum Design GmbH.
 
Established in 1953, iF Design Awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design. Every year iF honors excellent design in three disciplines: product, communication and packaging design. For the 2013 iF Design Awards, seven Canon product designs received coveted iF Product Design Awards.
 
Within the Audio/Video category, awards went to the EOS-1D X digital SLR camera, the IXUS 500 HS/510 HS (PowerShot ELPH 520 HS/530 HS and IXY 3/1 in other regions) compact digital cameras, the Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products, and the EOS M interchangeable-lens digital camera system. In the Computer category, the PIXMA PRO-1 (PIXUS PRO-1 in Japan) professional inkjet printer, the PIXMA MG6350/MG5450 (PIXMA MG6320/MG5420 and PIXUS MG6330/MG5430) inkjet all-in-one printers, and the i-SENSYS MF4890dw (imageCLASS MF4890dw and Satera MF4890dw) monochrome laser all-in-one printer were awarded.
 
Encouraged by the multiple iF Design Awards recognizing the company's design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 12/21/2012 6:33:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 20, 2012
B&H has the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens in stock with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/20/2012 5:14:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PocketWizard:
 
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 updated beta firmware release plan for new Canon and Nikon Cameras
 
So. Burlington, VT – As Canon and Nikon continue to release new cameras and flashes, PocketWizard Photo Products has established an evolving Firmware Release plan for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios to address compatibility with these new products.
 
The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 offer a comprehensive list of unique features such as HyperSync, Power Control with an AC3 ZoneController, Optimized Rear Curtain Sync and many others including our legendary broad-based reverse compatibility. These features are what differentiate PocketWizard radios from other wireless triggers. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 require specialized programming which is highly dependent on the internal coding of the camera or flash. When a new camera or flash is released, we must reverse engineer the new internal coding to make sure the timing of our features is compatible with the new hardware. This reverse engineering and testing can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months before it meets our standards and can be released as a beta into the market for further testing. Some gear is easier to reverse engineer than others.
 
It is important to note that PocketWizard does not receive any inside information from either Nikon or Canon regarding the release of new gear. PocketWizard Photo Products must order new Nikon or Canon gear from a local dealer and wait for it to be shipped. Once the product is received at PocketWizard headquarters in Vermont, it is then thoroughly tested, reversed engineered by our firmware engineers, tested again and then tested yet again for compatibility.
 
In order to expedite the process, we will be releasing “rolling betas” which will then be rolled into production releases based on feedback during the beta phase. Although we cannot provide specific beta firmware release dates, what we can tell you is that a typical beta period is three to five weeks and a production release should fall shortly thereafter assuming nothing major was discovered during the beta process.
 
Prioritized rolling BETA release plan for MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware:

  1. MiniTT1/FlexTT5 BETA firmware release for Canon
    • Compatibility with Canon 1D X Camera*
  2. MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Nikon
    • Compatibility with Nikon D600 & Nikon D3200
  3. MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Canon
    • Compatibility with Canon T4i & Canon 6D

* Please note that the BETA firmware release for the Canon 1D X will have limited compatibility. The firmware release will include Manual Power Control and Manual HSS and HyperSync®. The beta release firmware for the Canon 1D X will not have the capability to perform TTL exposures.
 
The schedule above represents our BETA release plan. We will make decisions about official PRODUCTION releases as we go, depending on reverse engineering progress and field reports.
 
We intend to update the Nikon and Canon compatibility pages on wiki.pocketwizard.com on a regular basis. Any updates to the firmware release plan will also be updated on Facebook and Twitter.

Post Date: 12/20/2012 3:34:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has quite a few items with Free Overnight Shipping ready for delivery before Christmas.
 
Notable in-cart deals with Free Overnight Shipping:

Post Date: 12/20/2012 3:10:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
BuyDig.com has the Memorex 16GB Ultra Small Micro USB Flash Drive available for $9.99 with free shipping.
 
If you need a USB flash memory device with the smallest form factor possible, then this is the drive for you. Just try not to lose it!
Post Date: 12/20/2012 2:53:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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