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 Monday, November 25, 2013
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From LensRentals:
 
t’s time for our 4th Annual Black Friday Sale. This year, we are getting the party started early, 11 AM ET on Wednesday. You can get 25% off any rental placed at Lensrentals.com during the sale.
 
To get your 25% off rentals at Lensrentals.com, simply use the promo code: BLACKFRIDAY
 
Details:

  • Discount begins at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, November 27th and ends at 11:59 PM CT on December 2nd.
  • Orders must be placed during the sale period to be eligible to receive the discount
  • Orders can be placed for any arrival date, as long as you actually place the order during the sale. Feel free to reserve the gear you’ll need in 2014 now, and take advantage of this deal.
  • Must use promo code BLACKFRIDAY to receive the 25% discount
  • Limit – 2 unique rentals per person

To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.

Post Date: 11/25/2013 1:44:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From AdoramaPix:
 
Natascha Lee of Natascha Lee Studios will share her proven approach to Fabulous and Fun Family Photos.
 
Including:

  • How to have your clients how up prepared
  • How to make the entire family comfortable in their first 10 minutes
  • How to make sure you get the important shots
  • How to make the experience fun, easy and profitable

Join us for one of our most popular webinars:
 
Date: December 1, 2013
Time: 9:00pm EST
 
Sign Up Now

Post Date: 11/25/2013 1:04:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Western Digital Black2 SSD+HDD Dual Drive
From Western Digital:
 
Innovative 2.5-inch Drive Pairs 120 GB SSD with 1 TB Hard Drive to Deliver Maximum Performance, Data Control in Ultimate Upgrade for Notebook, AIO, Single-Drive Bay Systems
 
IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 25, 2013 – WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and storage industry leader, today announced the release of the WD Black2 dual drive, a unique storage innovation that fuses a 2.5-inch 120 GB solid state drive (SSD) with a 1 TB hard disk drive (HDD) to offer a powerful dual drive solution. Perfect for consumers and service providers looking to upgrade notebooks, small form factor desktops, and single-slot and all-in-one (AIO) systems with both SSD level performance and HDD capacity, the WD Black2 dual drive connects through a single cable and fits into a conventional 9.5 mm slot.
 
“Our customers told us they like our Solid State Hybrid Drive technology, but our tech savvy users asked for more control of where they store their data,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of WD’s Storage Technology business unit. “The WD Black2 dual drives empower our customers to enjoy SSD performance and access high capacity storage in a no-compromise package. The WD Black2 dual drive is a direct result of our interaction with our customer base through WD Labs initiatives. WD devised its beta labs program to provide an exclusive testing arena for key customers and technology influencers of existing and emerging WD storage products."
 
2-in-1
Designed for enthusiasts, creative professionals, gamers and PC builders, the WD Black2 dual drive provides improved overall drive capacity, performance, and reliability, while offering the flexibility to choose how and where their data is stored. Utilizing the benefits of both flash and magnetic disks, WD Black2 dual drives offload data usage from the SSD to the HDD, which increases endurance and life of the SSD. Users maintain greater data control, which can eliminate the need and expense of cloud-based storage.
 
WD Black2 is free of caching algorithms and benefits from SATA 6 Gb/second interface speed. It is neatly packaged in a standard 9.5 mm, 2.5-inch form factor with legacy SATA connector, making the WD Black2 dual drive compatible with popular PC operating systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
 
Price and Availability
Available through authorized retailers, WD Black2 dual drives are covered by a five-year limited warranty. MSRP for the 2.5-inch 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD WD Black2 dual drive, model #: (WD1001X06XDTL) is $299.00 USD.
 
Adorama is an authorized retailer of Western Digital products.
Post Date: 11/25/2013 12:33:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Lens
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $335.00 with free shipping. Compare at $429.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/25/2013 10:22:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D + EF 24-105mm Lens Kit
The Canon EOS 6D's (review) retail price has dropped considerably since its debut less than a year ago. The price of upgrading to a full-frame camera has never been lower! That's great news for those wanting full-frame goodness under the tree this year! (thanks Derek)
 
6D Body - $1,799.00 (Orig. $2,099.00)
Adorama | Amazon
 
6D + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS Kit - $2,399.00 (Orig. $2,899.00)
Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/25/2013 10:01:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens
BuyDig.com has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Canon available for an in-cart price of $349.00 with free shipping. Regularly $379.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/25/2013 9:33:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens
The Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens Review page is now loaded with eye candy. More information about this lens coming soon.
Post Date: 11/25/2013 9:25:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has special pricing on Photoflex Adjustable Umbrellas – now 20% Off.
 
So just what is an "adjustable umbrella?" It's an umbrella that can change shape - from circular, to oblong to square!
Post Date: 11/25/2013 8:20:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lexar Professional 32GB UDMA 7 1000x Compact Flash Memory Cards
Post Date: 11/25/2013 8:01:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens for Canon with Removeable Hood
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens for Canon for Canon available for $199.99 with free shipping. Compare at $279.00.
 
I have the original Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye (without the removeable lens hood) and really enjoy using it. It's a great lens to use for capturing expansive scenes with dynamic and threatening storm clouds (see below). [Sean]

Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Clouds

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/25/2013 7:07:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, November 24, 2013

 

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending November 23rd, 2013.
 
In the news...
 
On Wednesday, Sigma released firmware updates for all of its Global Vision lenses. The updates were necessary to allow Sigma’s Nikon-mount lenses to work properly with the newly announced Nikon D5300 camera. If you have a D5300 on pre-order, be sure to update your Global Vision lens’s firmware for full compatibility.
 
Also on Wednesday, Nikon announced that it was the official camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. The agreement means that there will now be Nikon branded picture spots throughout Disney’s properties.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Monday, Bryan posted his Canon Super Telephoto Lens Shootout from Shenandoah National Park. In the article, Bryan gave his thoughts on using the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS and the 500 and 600mm f/4 L IS II lenses for photographing wildlife. Check out his post for more details.
 
On Thursday, Bryan posted the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G AF-S Lens test results to the site. Lens tests added include image quality, flare, light fall-off and distortion. Lens specifications and measurements were also added.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Wednesday, we posted a great deal from Adobe where you can now get the Photoshop Photography Membership Program on Creative Cloud – that’s Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 – for only $9.99 per month with no previous Photoshop ownership required. Previously, a version of Photoshop CS3 or later was required to qualify for this pricing.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 11/24/2013 4:13:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Amazon started their Black Friday Deals early this morning. Feel like grabbing holiday gifts a bit early this year? Now would be a great time to start looking!
 
You also may be interested in this category-specific page - Amazon Black Friday Camera, Photo & Video Deals. ;-)
Post Date: 11/24/2013 9:00:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The Canon Store is running a huge promotion right now - 15 - 25% Off select [most] refurbished DSLR Cameras, Lenses & Flashes.
 
Expect like new gear at fantastic prices!
 
Refurbished DSLR Cameras In Stock

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20287.841,151.36
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20271.841,087.36
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20239.84959.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM839.20209.80629.40
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36153.47613.89
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM735.36183.84551.52
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99170.00509.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99150.00449.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS575.99144.00431.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.99120.00359.99
Canon EOS Rebel T2i EF-S 18-55mm IS447.99112.00335.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Body399.99100.00299.99
Canon EOS Rebel T2i Body383.9996.00287.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.9990.00269.99

Refurbished Lenses & Flashes In Stock

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20183.84735.36
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.9976.80307.19
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM1,159.20173.88985.32
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.20167.88951.32
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99104.00415.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9937.60150.39
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9932.00127.99
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM1,359.20203.881,155.32
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.9961.20346.79
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9924.00135.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9948.00271.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.7915.1285.67
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM335.9950.40285.59
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM399.9960.00339.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM5,839.20875.884,963.32
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM5,175.20776.284,398.92
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.9978.00441.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.9996.00543.99
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.9960.00339.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99112.00447.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.9966.00373.99
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM375.9956.40319.59
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9940.00159.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/24/2013 8:43:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 23, 2013
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $885.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,146.95.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/23/2013 8:43:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 22, 2013
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Roger Cicala of LensRentals has published "The Cynic’s Photography Dictionary" for all of us to enjoy.
 
Sample Definitions:

Bokeh – the look of the picture in the parts where you can’t tell what you’re looking at.
 
Image Stabilization – a technologic triumph consisting of lenses, magnets, position sensors, springs, and electric motors that is nearly as effective as 3 sticks of wood attached to a base plate. See also, Tripod.
 
Lens coating — thin layers of of substances applied to clear glass that makes it clearer. In the 1600s people would be burned at the stake for claiming things like this.
 
Sensor – The device that actually takes an image. Its most important attribute is the number of megapixels unless yours has fewer, in which case dynamic range, high ISO performance, microlens effectiveness, color accuracy, and other characteristics are more notable.

Check out the the LensRentals Blog the full list of humorous definitions.

Post Date: 11/22/2013 5:09:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In one of the most ambitious self-promtion schemes I have ever seen, photographer Jens Lennartsson created 400 action figures of himself to mail to prospective clients.
 
Behind the Scenes:
 

 
Check out the photographer's website for a detailed walk-through of the promotion.
Post Date: 11/22/2013 2:21:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens available for $701.70 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Check out our full review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2013 1:16:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Hot Deal: eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $879.00 with free shipping after $300.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $1,199.00 after rebate. (thanks Jason)
 
Get this deal while you can - I don't expect the inventory to last long!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2013 12:13:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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