Canon and Nikon News for 2012/07 (Page 4) Report News & Deals  ►

 Friday, July 20, 2012
Are you shooting full frame yet? If not, here is a great deal for you (or a great deal if you want a second body):
 
The Canon Store has the refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Body in stock for only $1,759.20 with free shipping using coupon code SHIP712 (code expires 9/01/2012).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/20/2012 12:03:58 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Manfrotto Distribution:
 
Manfrotto Distribution to Move U.S. Service Center to CRIS in Chandler, AZ
 
Manfrotto Distribution is pleased to announce that it will partner with C.R.I.S. (Camera Repair Instrument Service) a leading provider of camera repair and imaging device maintenance, to provide factory repair service for all Manfrotto Distribution products. Located in Chandler, AZ, CRIS will act as the exclusive authorized factory service facility for dealers and consumers in the United States.
 
Manfrotto Distribution brands that will be serviced at CRIS include Manfrotto, Gitzo, Elinchrom, Rotatrim, National Geographic, Kata, Metz, Lastolite, Gossen, and Avenger. CRIS’s long-standing quality assurance process will ensure that repairs for all of Manfrotto Distribution’s brands and products are inspected and approved before leaving their facility. CRIS promises a full satisfaction guarantee on repair parts and labor for 90 days, and provides online tracking throughout the repair process. Its streamlined repair and inventory process ensures for ultimate efficiency, and factory authorized quality means only original factory parts are used.
 
Manfrotto Distribution will close their repair department in Ramsey, NJ on July 20, 2012 and reopen at CRIS on August 6, 2012.
 
If you submitted your repair to Manfrotto Distribution in NJ before July 20, 2012, please contact them for repair status at service@manfrottodistribution.us or call (201) 818-9500.
 
CRIS is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm (MST) Monday through Friday.
All packages should be shipped to:
Manfrotto Service @ C.R.I.S.
250 North 54th St
Chandler, AZ 85226
 
If you have questions about your repair or potential service, please e-mail manfrottoservice@criscam.com or call us at (480) 940-1103.
 
Please note that parts for all products should still be ordered through Manfrotto Distribution in NJ. To place an order, e-mail parts@manfrottodistribution.us or call (201) 818-9500.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 7/20/2012 10:20:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 19, 2012
Canon has made EOS Utility Version 2.11.4 Updater available for download.
 
Changes for EOS Utility 2.11.4 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X.
  • Supports EOS 7D Firmware Version 2.0.0. (For EOS 7D updated to Version 2.0.0, use EOS Utility 2.11.4 or later.)
  • The HDR (High Dynamic Range) function used during Remote Live View shooting has been added.

(Thanks Martin)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/19/2012 7:02:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has a great Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bundle Deal available right now:
 
Here is what you get:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
  • Canon PIXMA PRO9000 MARK II Photo Printer ($400 Mail In Rebate)

This bundle regularly sells for $7,105.00 - get it right now for $5,999.00 shipped after $400.00 mail in rebate - a $1,106.00 savings.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/19/2012 1:34:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens for $599.00 (compare new at $749.00 after $50.00 IR)
Photoshelter will email you their new Selling Nature Photography Guide for free.
 
This site is now an affiliate of Photoshelter, a premier photography website hosting company very worth consideration for your own needs.
Post Date: 7/19/2012 1:15:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Through July 31st, use coupon code PXEXQ40 (PXEXQ40L for Leather-Lux) to save 40% on 10x10 Photo Books at AdoramaPix.
Post Date: 7/18/2012 3:58:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
One more Canon Store refurbished lens shout-out: The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens is available for $1,119.20 shipped (compare at $1,599.00 new).
 
Use coupon code SHIP712 for free shipping on orders over $100.00 (code expires 9/01/2012)
The Canon Store lowered the price of the refurbished Canon Extender EF 1.4x II and the Canon Extender EF 2x II by $68.80 to $275.19 shipped each.
 
Use coupon code SHIP712 for free shipping on orders over $100.00 (code expires 9/01/2012)
 
There are plenty of other great refurbished Canon Lenses and Flashes still available.
Update: Price was $459.00 - Now $399.00: Adorama has the refurbished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens on special for $399.00 shipped (was on special for $459.00, regularly $499.00, compare at $595.00 new).
 Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A workaround for the Canon EOS 1D X AFMA Bug has been reported.
 
From the Canon EOS 1D X AFMA Bug forum thread:
 
Trowski:
 
John, try this - Enter an AFMA for an older lens (one without the serial number on the chip, like the 70-200 II), then power off the camera. Turn it back on, and the AFMA menu should show zero and the serial number will be zeroed out (though if you take a photo I'm willing to bet it will still show the adjustment you made). Now without powering off the camera, remove the lens and put it back on (or at least turn it enough so the contacts aren't touching). Go back into the AFMA menu. I'm willing to bet you'll see your adjustment value and the serial number.
 
John:
 
Trowski, you are a genius! It's kludgy, but it's a workaround. After doing so, it seems to persist for one power cycle, too. After doing that with my 70-200 II, I put on my 40/2.8, and it showed the previously set -2 straight off. Power cycling then zeroed it out again, but just loosening and remounting the lens with the power on brought the correct -2 back. Also, changing the AFMA then doing the workaround results in the new AFMA being applied, and restored after a repeat of the workaround, as long as you change the AFMA setting right after the lens unmount/remount, when the previous setting is visible.
 
Some (including Bryan, now) have reported this issue, others say they don't have the problem. Personally, I always power off the camera before changing lenses - I wonder ... if I routinely changed lenses with the camera powered on, would I not have noticed the issue? As stated above, the value seems to be saved, and recorded in the EXIF, just not displayed on-camera until it's forced to re-recognize the lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2012 8:21:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Store once again has many refurbished Canon Lenses, Flashes and EOS DSLR Cameras in stock.
 
Use coupon code SHIP712 for free shipping on orders over $100.00 (code expires 9/01/2012)
 
There are many great models to choose from. Canon refurbished gear is like new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2012 4:09:58 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the refurbished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens on special for $459.00 shipped (regularly $499.00, compare at $595.00 new).
From Think Tank Photo:
 
We believe that the best advertisement for our camera bags is ... our camera bags. Once photographers actually feel their construction, the quality of the designs and materials, they realize how seriously we take our mission of being the premier developer of camera bags for the professional and serious photographer.
 
To aid you in figuring out which of our bags are right for you, periodically we roll out what we call a "Test Drive." With this program you can order and use the Test Drive gear for free for 30 days. If it meets your standards, you pay for it at the end of the trial period. If not, send it back and you won't be charged.
 
We are rolling out a test drive for our highly-regarded Sling-O-Matic sling bags.
 
Starting on Monday, July 16th, you can try a Sling-O-Matic™ for free for 30 days! If you don't want to keep it, ship it back to us, no problem. If it meets your needs, on the 30th day your credit card will be charged. (Offer limited to U.S. addresses.) Check out the product video.
 
With our Sling-O-Matic™ line-up of bags you have the photo industry's first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder. The Sling-O-Matic's adjustable, fully padded shoulder strap "automatically" slides along a set of rails to change which shoulder the bag can be worn on.
 
This innovation is the solution to the problem inherent with sling bags: they are designed to be to worn over one shoulder only. With one smooth motion, the Sling-O-Matic can be quickly switched to the opposite shoulder without losing the characteristics that have made sling bags popular among photographers.
 
The Sling-O-Matic series offers three unique bags to choose from, depending on the photo gear you carry. The Sling-O-Matic 10 can carry a standard-size DSLR and three to four lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8. The Sling-O-Matic 20 and Sling-O-Matic 30 can each carry a standard-size DSLR and four to six lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8. The Sling-O-Matic 30 also features a separate laptop compartment for carrying a 15.4" laptop
 
Key Features:

  • Industry's first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder.
  • Each bag fits a DSLR with up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens with lens hood in position.
  • All bags are flexible to fit standard size DSLRs with a lens attached.
  • Discreetly stylized to avoid obviously appearing like a camera bag.
  • Long side pocket for carrying a tripod, large water bottle, or other accessories.
  • Large handles on three sides.
  • Wide zippered pockets on front, back, and side.
  • Business card pocket for identification.
  • Removable/adjustable straps and waist belt for additional stability.
  • Small storage pocket for storing removable straps.
  • Fully padded compartments for protection.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included.

Specifications:
 
Sling-O-Matic 10
 
* ID: 8.25" W x 15.5"H x 5.5"D (21 x 39 x 14 cm)
* OD: 9" W x 16.5" H x 6" D (23 x 42 x 15 cm)
* MIN WEIGHT: 2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
* MAX WEIGHT: 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
 
Sling-O-Matic 20
 
* ID: 10.25" W x 15.5" H x 5.5" D (27.5 x 39 x 14 cm)
* OD: 11" W x 16.5" H x 6" D (28 x 42 x 15 cm)
* MINIMUM WEIGHT: 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
* MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
 
Sling-O-Matic 30
 
* ID of photo gear compartment: 11.25" W x 16" H x 5.5" D (28.5 x 41 x 14 cm)
* ID of laptop compartment: 11.25" W x 16" H x 1.5" D* (28.5 x 41 x 3.5 cm*)
* OD: 12" W x 17.25" H x 7.5" D (30.5 x 44 x 19 cm)
* MINIMUM WEIGHT: 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
* MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
 
Visit Think Tank Photo to take the Sling-O-Matic™ test drive.

Post Date: 7/17/2012 2:28:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon and Ilford:
 
ILFORD AND CANON USA, INC. JOIN FORCES TO CREATE STUNNING INKJET PRINTS
 
Try My Photo program gives consumers an opportunity to obtain a free sample print of their own eligible images on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige professional-quality media using Canon PIXMA Pro printers
 
Avon, CT – July 17, 2012 – ILFORD (http://www.ilford.com) together with Canon USA Inc., a leader in digital imaging, (www.usa.canon.com) today announced the limited time promotion for the successful Try My Photo program. Exclusive to United States residents, the program allows participants to print one of their favorite eligible images on just-launched ILFORD GALERIE Prestige professional-quality media using select Canon PIXMA Pro series printers. Those interested in taking advantage of the program can visit www.TryMyPhoto.com for program details and restrictions.
 
To demonstrate the professional-quality printing capabilities of its inkjet printers, Canon has selected two new papers from the ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range including Smooth Gloss 310 gsm and Smooth Pearl 310 gsm, on which to produce the free 8.5”x11” prints. Recently recognized with a 2012 TIPA Award for Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper, the 310 gsm ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl are now available to the U.S. market.
 
To take advantage of this promotion, register online at www.TryMyPhoto.com, upload an eligible image and select the option to print your image on ILFORD paper. The free prints will be produced on Canon PIXMA Pro printers including the Canon Pixma PRO-1, Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II and Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II, and mailed directly to the recipient; offer is limited to one per household during the period 17th July thru 30th September. Each Try My Photo print comes with information explaining exactly how the image was printed so photographers can easily replicate the results using their Canon printer at home. To ensure accurate reproduction of their images in home-printing, photographers can also download the free ICC profiles from the ILFORD web site. http://www.ilford.com/en/support/printer-profiles/.
 
“We’re excited to once again be working with Canon on this year’s Try My Photo program,” said Tim Maher, President of ILFORD America, Inc. “Canon’s top of the line inkjet printers are a perfect match for our new heavyweight 310 gsm offerings. Photographers can not only expect their submitted image to be returned as a high-quality print but will also be provided with the know-how that will allow them to achieve great results on their own.”
 
The ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range is a top choice of professional and enthusiast photographers looking for a truly universal inkjet photo paper compatible with all high-end inkjet printers on the market. In addition to the newly launched 310 gsm GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl, the range includes Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth High Gloss, and Smooth Lustre Duo media. To learn more about the ILFORD GALERIE line up, please visit http://www.ilford.com/en/products/photo-inkjet/galerie-prestige/.
Post Date: 7/17/2012 1:39:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Friend NeuroAnatomist (AKA John) has pointed out a Canon EOS 1D X Autofocus MicroAdjustment bug:
 
"In the AFMA menu, when When Adjust by Lens is selected, powering off then on resets the setting (or W/T settings for a zoom lens) to zero, and also clears out a manually entered lens serial number. If I set it to All by Same Amount, the setting entered is retained...but, powering off actually changes the setting to Adjust by Lens, which is zeroed out. Even setting it to Disable and power cycling results in it being set to Adjust by Lens."
 
"The same reversions occur if the camera goes into standby mode - when it's woken up, the AFMA setting, regardless of where it was left, reverts to Adjust by Lens with the previously set value(s) zeroed out."
 
I have verified the issue with my 1D X. Expect a firmware update to resolve this bug.
 
Visit Neuro's "My name is John, and I'm an EAV" post in the forums for more information or to join the discussion. (thanks Sean)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2012 11:23:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama just started accepting preorders for the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Lens (all mounts).
Post Date: 7/17/2012 11:05:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 16, 2012
Adorama is celebrating their 34th anniversary with 34 Items Under $34 OR 34% Off OR Discounted $34. Here are the deals I thought you might be most interested in:
 
Sanyo "New 1500" eneloop glitter AA NiMH (2000 mAh) Pre-Charged Rechargable Batteries (8 Pack) - Limited Edition - $19.95 Shipped (Regular Price $29.95)
 
Lowepro Passport Sling Case for DSLR / Personal Gear - Black - $34.00 Shipped (Regular Price $59.95)
 
LumiQuest ProMax Pocket Bouncer Kit with Gold & Silver Inserts - $19.99 Shipped (Regular Price $29.99)
 
Interfit Photographic Strobies Flash Gun Bounce Set for Shoe Mount Flashes - $29.99 Shipped (Regular Price $34.95)
 
Bescor LED-150 12V On Camera Dimmable LED Video Light with Cigarette Plug Connection, 150 Watt Output, 5800K - $34.00 Shipped (Regular Price $129.00)
 
Nikon Coolpix L24 Digital Camera, Red - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A. - $34.00 Shipped (Regular Price $49.95)
 
Photoflex Shoe Mount Multiclamp with Umbrella Holder for Mounting Small Flashes to Light Stands - $23.99 Shipped (Regular Price $26.95)
 
Adorama "Hands Free" Camcorder and Digital Camera Shoulder Support Bracket Version II - for Professional Shoulder Support - $22.00 (Regular Price $34.95)
 
Adorama Monolight Budget Flash 100 Watt Seconds - $34.00 (Regular Price $49.95)
 
Flashpoint U104 n Aluminum Monopod, Maximum Height: 60", Color: Black - $31.95 (Regular Price $39.95)
 
Canon 'Buy Together and Save' PowerShot Bundles - there are 53 of them
 
Creative Light 5' Recessed Front, Octagonal Softbox for Flash or Continuous Lights up to 500 watts - $135.95 Shipped (Regular Price $206.00)
 
Vanguard Alta + 263AT Aluminum Tripod - Bundle with Vanguard SBH-50 Ball Head with Quick Release - $124.95 Shipped (Regular Price $169.94)
 
JTL Fluorescent Light High-Power Portrait Kit I, with 4 Tube Light, Stand & Softbox, 200 watts - $173.33 Shipped (Regular Price $207.33)
 
Sony SDHC 32GB Class 10 Memory Card with File Rescue Software, 22 Mbps - $21.95 Shipped (Regular Price $49.95) - Note: Search for "Sony SDHC" to find many other Sony SDHC cards on special.
 
Find the full list of sale items here.
Post Date: 7/16/2012 11:01:10 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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