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 Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tamron has created a special site for the new, highly-anticipated Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens.
Three full-size sample pictures are provided for download, but ... none are shot with an aperture wider than f/5.6 and 56mm, 57mm and 70mm are the only focal lengths exampled.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 4/19/2012 9:58:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Following are Nikon D3200 and 28mm f/1.8 AF-S Lens preorder opportunities:
Nikon D3200 and WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:
B&H, Adorama (WU-1a) and
Nikon 28mm f/1.8 AF-S Lens:
B&H, Adorama and
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon Preorders
Post Date: 4/19/2012 9:12:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR Lens (press release) has been announced.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/19/2012 8:46:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The 24.2 megapixel DX-format Nikon D3200 has been announced (press release).
The Nikon Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, enabling the sharing of photos with a smart devices, has also been announced (press release).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/19/2012 8:17:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I have not seen anything official yet, but I am receiving multiple reports (thank you for sending them) that Canon Canada and Canon UK are suspending shipments of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III until the "Light Leak" issue is resolved.
This all seems a bit crazy to me right now. My only thought is that I'm glad that I have my 5D III already.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/18/2012 8:23:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Beach Camera has the Lexar 16GB Class 4 SDHC Memory Card for only $9.95 shipped. Not fast, but cheap! Deal expires 4/20.
Post Date: 4/18/2012 7:45:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron has announced a new rebate program today. Following are the included lenses and rebate amounts.
ModelRebate Amount
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens Buy$25.00
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Lens Buy$25.00
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 60mm f/2.0 Di II Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Di Macro Lens Buy$50.00

And of course, Adorama informed me earlier that a $100.00 rebate was available for the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens (Canon) (Nikon).
These rebates are in effect until June 30, 2012. Download the rebate form for complete details.
The standout deals are the $100.00 rebate lenses. My favorite deal:
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens - Only $349.00 shipped after $100.00 rebate.
Post Date: 4/18/2012 3:45:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Think Tank Photo:
Retrospective 7 Coming Soon!
In May, we will release our new Retrospective® 7 shoulder camera bag in three color options. Designed for standard DSLR systems, its classic design along with modern improvements create the perfect shooter’s bag. This lightweight shoulder bag comes in fabrics that offer a sense of “retro” style that appeals to many. A rear pocket has been designed to hold an iPad or an 11” MacBook Air.
Ergonomically designed to conform to the body, the bags are comfortable to walk with, provide quick access, and are inconspicuous to avoid unwanted attention. With broad appeal, the Retrospective series has quickly become one of the leading bag collections in the industry.
“Working pros to vacationers all will find the Retrospective 7 to be the most useful and functional bag for a day’s outing,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s co-founder and lead designer. “It combines the broad appeal of the Retrospective design with the perfect size for carrying camera gear and your laptop or iPad.”
Along with the current fabric option of black polyspun or Pinestone canvas, Think Tank is introducing a new canvas color to the Retrospective line: Slate Blue.
Retrospective 7 features include:

  • iPad/MacBook pocket
  • Cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort.
  • Sound Silencers™ to turn off the front flap hook and loop for silent operation.
  • Organizational and zippered pockets for accessories.
  • Removable divider set for custom layouts.
  • Convenient carrying handle for grab and go.
  • Seam sealed rain cover.
  • Expandable front pocket for DSLR body or accessories.
  • Business card slot under the front flap for identification.
  • High quality YKK zippers.

Exterior Dimensions: 13” W x 9” H x 7” D (33 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm)
Interior Dimensions: 12” W x 8.5” H x 5” D (30.5 x 21.6 x 17.8 cm)
Laptop: 11.8” W x 8.2” H x 0.7” D (30 x 20.8 x 1.8 cm)
Weight: 2.3-2.75 lbs (1-1.2 kg)

Post Date: 4/18/2012 12:25:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has informed me that a $100.00 rebate was just announced for the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens (Canon) (Nikon).
Post Date: 4/18/2012 11:59:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The just-released Canon Digital Photo Professional version does not address the Canon PowerShot G1 X RAW softness problem encountered with the DPP "High quality" (default) preference selected for processing.
Very disappointing. Here is the difference:
Canon PowerShot G1 X DPP 'High speed' example
Canon PowerShot G1 X DPP 'High quality' example
The "High speed" example is posted above the "High quality" example. The difference is dramatic.
I have not forgotten about the promised Canon PowerShot G1 X Review. The camera was delivered to me in Key West at the beginning of my recent Florida trip. I used it on the trip and now many of the standard tests are completed for it. These precise tests have taken a huge amount of time due to the point and shoot characteristics of this camera.
Then the 5D III showed up. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review of course became my top priority. I hope to finish part two of the 5D III review and, when the proper DPP fix is in place, will try to complete the G1 X review.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/18/2012 11:06:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan has the PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver For Canon for only $179.00 shipped after $25.00 rebate (compare at $204.00 AR). (thanks Chuck)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/18/2012 9:23:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/18/2012 8:40:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Corel has posted AfterShot Pro Update 1.0.1.
Version 1.0.1 is now available for Corel AfterShot Pro. This update includes support for many new camera RAW formats, improves Highlight Recovery processing, and resolves several issues found in the 1.0.0 release. This version also includes two popular plugins: Equalizer, for added color correction, and Nostalgia, for black-and-white and color film simulation.

  • Improved Highlight Recovery processing
  • Two new plugins: Equalizer, for added color correction, and Nostalgia, for black-and-white and color film simulation
  • Increased the maximum supported JPEG or TIFF image size from 30 megapixels to 40 megapixels
  • Improved plugin SDK to support more plugins that include features like geo-tagging

Additional Camera RAW Support for:

  • Canon PowerShot G1 X
  • Canon PowerShot S100
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D800
  • Nikon D800e
  • More ...

Issues Addressed

  • A one-pixel wide or tall image artifact that appeared through the center of some images
  • Localization issues
  • Instability when removing Heal/Clone layers
  • Demosaicing – stability and processing time
  • Fedora Linux—installation and run issues
  • Output issue that prevented images from being converted to the correct color space
  • No Label – fixed menu bar issue

Category: Corel News
Post Date: 4/17/2012 10:03:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sorry - The 20% off coupon code is no longer working.
Hot deal - will sell out very fast: Today only, use coupon codes NEW412 and 20SLR412 to get free shipping and save 20% on the refurbished Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens - only $1,599.36 shipped - at the Canon Store.
The lens and flash inventory was just updated - check out the Canon Store refurb inventory. The same coupon codes apply.
Update: Sorry - The 20% off coupon code is no longer working.
The refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark II is back in stock - $1,407.36 shipped after coupon codes below.
Also now in stock is the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for only $383.92 shipped after coupon codes below - a great lens for an incredible price.
Through April 17, 2012 (11:59 p.m. ET), use coupon code 20SLR412 to save 20% on refurbished Canon Cameras, Lenses and Flashes at the Canon Store.
Use coupon code NEW412 for free shipping on orders over $150.00.
There are some incredible deals available. The Refurbished EOS 7D is only $1,087.20. The refurbished EOS 60D is only $639.99. The refurbished Rebel T3i is only $543.99.
The selection of available refurbished lenses is somewhat slim, but more stock could become available any time. Expect like new gear at amazing prices.
From Profoto:
Profoto Introduces New ProDaylight 200/400 Air
Latest continuous light sources add to the growing Profoto product line
North White Plains, NY (April 16, 2012) – Profoto, the world's leading manufacturer of professional photography lighting and Light Shaping Tools, announces today the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources. In 2011, Profoto released the continuous light source ProDaylight 800 Air, thereby introducing the concept of light shaping to video. ProDaylight Air is an HMI light, which is ideal for most photo and video shoots.
These latest versions are even smaller and more lightweight, yet still as powerful and robust. The fact that the units do not use fans to keep cool makes them totally silent – a valuable feature when working with live sound video. The word “Air” simply means that they come with Profoto’s renowned Air radio remote function, which lets users control the light from the palm of their hand.
“The increasing popularity of modern DSLR cameras that are capable of not only shooting still photographs but high definition video as well prove that the worlds of photography and video are blending into one,” said Mark Rezzonico, VP Product Group. “And as more and more photographers begin to specialize in offering photography and video services, these new HMI continuous light sources will perfectly complement their equipment and assist them in getting the most out of their video as well as photo shoots.”
These new products are compatible with Profoto’s wide assortment of Light Shaping Tools. Note that all HMI lights need a ballast to work. ProDaylight is no exception, and to fully support the new versions Profoto is also launching the new ProBallast 200/400. ProBallast is multivoltage, flicker-free and automatically senses that a 200W or a 400W head is connected – and adjusts itself accordingly.
At the NAB Show this week in Booth # C8217, Profoto will be showing the complete line of continuous light products including the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air systems as well as the new cine Reflector Lite. Also featured will be Profoto’s extensive line of light shaping tools.
For more information on the new ProDaylight 200 Air and ProDaylight 400 Air continuous light sources, including technical specifications, visit:
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 4/17/2012 9:23:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Digital Photo Professional version 3.11.26 including the English language is now available for download via Canon Canada.
I'm especially excited to see the last two changes. Though I reported both of those problems, I thought the last one may have been unique to my system.
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.11.26

  • Now supports the following new lenses: EF24mm F2.8 IS USM, EF28mm F2.8 IS USM, EF24-70mm F2.8L II USM, EF500mm F4L IS II USM, EF600mm F4L IS II USM
  • Supports images taken with EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X.
  • The digital lens optimizer function has been added.
  • The multiple image composition and HDR tools have been added.
  • Fixed a phenomenon that occurred when processing RAW images, the original image characteristics could not be obtained.
  • Fixes a malfunction that occurs when using the quick check tool to check a large volume of images.

More Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.11.26 download options:
Canon Asia (thanks Federico)
Canon Germany (thanks Herbert)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2012 8:38:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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