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 Monday, December 23, 2013
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Adorama has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Bundle available for a checkout price of $3,349.00 with free overnight shipping and 2% Rewards. Regularly $3,899.00.
 
Bundle Inclues:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review)
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
  • 3Pod PM3A Aluminum 3-Section Monopod
  • Adorama Slinger Bag
  • Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle

Camera Lens
The Lens Product Images Comparison Tool and Big Lens Product Images Comparison Tool have been updated to show up to three lenses at the same time.
 
This unique tool is very simple to use. Select up to three of the hundreds of lenses in our database and select the size you want the images displayed at. Then drag your mouse over the lens setting options (just above the lens images) to see the similarities and differences in the selected lenses.
Post Date: 12/23/2013 10:15:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama is featuring the Toshiba Canvio 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive as a Daily Deal and is available for $89.99 with free shipping. Compare at $106.99.
Post Date: 12/23/2013 9:13:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens
Just posted: Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens Review
 
The Zeiss 50 f/2 delivers the sharpest 50mm f/2 images of any near-50mm lens I've used to date. And the build quality of this lens is equally impressive.
Post Date: 12/23/2013 8:55:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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This is a repost, but I would like to have as much participation as possible. If you have not already completed the survey, please take a minute to do so:
 
We would like your input in our short shopping survey. Answer three very short questions about photography gear shopping and get a chance to win a $100 Visa debit card!
 
At the close of this survey, we will randomly select one participant to receive a $100 Visa debit card. We of course need a way to contact the prize drawing winner, so an email address is required for entry. No worries – these email addresses will be used for the sole purpose of contacting the winner.
 
* Please note that we require a USA address for delivery of this prize.
 
Complete the survey!
 
Post Date: 12/23/2013 8:37:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From Canon USA's YouTube Channel:
 
In the 3rd and final video of this 3-part series, you'll learn how simple it is to perform basic editing using Canon ImageBrowser EX software. Once your masterpiece is complete, you'll learn some simple ways to share your video with family and friends.
 
Check out Canon USA's other videos in this series:
Shooting Video with your Canon EOS Rebel Camera (Part 1)
Shooting Video with your Canon EOS Rebel Camera (Part 2)
 
Adorama carries Canon EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/23/2013 8:35:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Lens
eBay (via PhotoVideo4Less) has the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Lens available for $264.95 with free shipping. Compare at $264.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/23/2013 7:33:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $635.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00.
 
For more information, check out our full review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens.
 
Caveat Emptor:
Note that the lens deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this camera is likely a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
 
BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 99.2%. That is a good rating (and has been improving), but not a stellar rating. We have received a couple of reports of buyers receiving the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant, so be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay trusts "BigValueInc" enough to call them a "Top Rated Plus" seller and to list their auctions as "Daily Deals". We have had a good first-hand experience with them (here and here).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/23/2013 7:28:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon COOLPIX L28 Digital Camera
Use promo code VMEBUYDIG ($20.00 off) and checkout with your Visa card at BuyDig.com to get the Nikon COOLPIX L28 Digital Camera (Silver) for $59.00 with free shipping. Compare at $86.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/23/2013 7:20:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
The rubber of the viewfinder of some units of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS compact digital camera may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Customer support for this phenomenon is described below.
 
We take great pride in the quality and performance of our products. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who may be inconvenienced.
 
Phenomenon
The rubber section of the viewfinder of some PowerShot SX50 HS digital compact cameras produced in certain lots from September 1 through November 15, 2013 may turn white after a short period of time. We have determined after inquiry with the rubber manufacturer and internal analysis that the white substance is zinc bis (N,N’- dimethyldithiocarbamate).
 
Zinc bis is not used in the production of this product. The reason for the depositing of this material was the use of an improper rubber accelerator by the manufacturer of the rubber viewfinder. As a result the rubber section of the viewfinder may turn white due to a chemical reaction with the rubber accelerator and other substances. High temperature and high humidity may contribute to this condition. Zinc bis (N,N’- dimethyldithiocarbamate), which becomes deposited on the rubber surface, is created as a result of this chemical reaction.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera Viewfinder

Affected products
Only a small fraction of the PowerShot SX50 HS compact digital cameras – the ones containing the improper rubber accelerator – are affected by this phenomenon.
 
This phenomenon may occur in cameras of which the first and second digits from the left in the serial number are “69”, “70”, or “71” and the sixth digit of the serial number is “1”.
(Example serial numbers of cameras that may be affected: “69xxx1xxxxxx”, “70xxx1xxxxxx”, “71xxx1xxxxxx” (‘x’ can be any number))

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera Safety Recall Serials

Caution on use
The amount of zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) deposited on the affected units is minimal. However, depending on one’s health and physical condition, in rare cases it is possible for zinc bis to cause allergic reactions, such as a rash, when it comes in contact with the skin of sensitive persons. In addition, if the eyes make contact with the substance, symptoms such as red eyes may develop.
 
As a precautionary measure, thoroughly wash your hands and rinse your eyes with water if they have come into contact with the rubber part of a viewfinder that has turned white. If any medical symptoms develop, please consult your physician immediately.
 
Support
If the camera meets the serial number criteria listed above, the product will be inspected and repaired free of charge. If you own one of the affected cameras please contact our Customer Support Center.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-226-3277
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/23/2013 7:09:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 22, 2013
I spent a good part of this weekend with my extended family. We celebrated our annual "Christmas at Grandma's" on Saturday. As such, I didn't quite complete the video portion of this week's Recap. Oh well – enjoy the script if you want a rundown of the week's events!

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending December 21st, 2013.
 
In the news...
 
On Wednesday, we highlighted a fast and easy way to resize and share your photos – with CoolTweak. Using CoolTweak, you can create custom right-click mouse actions for resizing, watermarking, or publishing your images to social media. I highly recommend trying it out!
 
On Friday, we learned that Lenstag had published mobile apps for iOS and Android. Using the Lenstag app, you can register your own gear, check the serial numbers of used items you wish to purchase, or flag your own gear as stolen. The Lenstag service is free, so there’s no reason not to protect your gear through registration with the site!
 
Also on Friday, we posted a YouTube video created by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center which explained the sequence of events that led up to Apollo 8’s iconic “Earthrise” photo. As it turns out, the photo would never have been captured if it weren’t for a fortunate coincidence and some quick teamwork by the astronaut crew.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Monday, Bryan posted his full review of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens. Wide open, the Sigma is not a stellar performer. But its relatively low price and solid build quality will prove enticing for many photographers. Check out Bryan’s review for all the details.
 
On Tuesday, Bryan posted image quality results and some eye candy for the Sigma 17-70mm DC Macro OS Contemporary Lens. Tests results now available include ISO resolution, flare, vignetting and distortion.
 
On Wednesday, Bryan posted his review of the Think Tank Photo My 2nd Brain 15 Laptop Bag. Bryan liked the case’s compact design, rugged build quality and surprising amount of storage space. Check out the My 2nd Brain review for more information.
 
And, for our deal(s) of the week…
 
Instead of just picking one deal this week, I’m going tip my hat to Adorama for all their fantastic Canon camera and lens deals we posted on Thursday. Some of them are still active, yet even better – now with overnight shipping. Scroll through our news pages if you're needing a special gift to go under the tree!
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recaps
Post Date: 12/22/2013 6:00:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00**. (thanks Tim)
 
Caveat Emptor:
Note that the 6D deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this camera may be a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
 
BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 99.2%. That is a good rating (and has been improving), but not a stellar rating. We have received a couple of reports of buyers receiving the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant, so be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay trusts "BigValueInc" enough to call them a "Top Rated Plus" seller and to list their auctions as "Daily Deals". We have had a good first-hand experience with them (here and here).
 
** The "Compare at" price listed above is Adorama's checkout price and includes free overnight shipping, 2% Rewards, a Canon USA Warranty, and two free accessories (battery and SD card). In my opinion, it's worth the extra $100.00 to shop there. [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/22/2013 2:09:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Need something by Christmas? Adorama is offering Free Overnight Shipping on tons of popular products (5D Mark III, Rebel SL1, etc). Order soon to ensure your gifts gets under the tree before Christmas morning! (thanks Greg)
Post Date: 12/22/2013 1:50:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, December 21, 2013
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $648.68 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00 in checkout.
 
For more information, check out our full review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens.
 
Caveat Emptor:
Note that the lens deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this lens may be a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
 
BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 99.2%. That is a good rating (and has been improving), but not a stellar rating. We have received a couple of reports of buyers receiving the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant, so be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay trusts "BigValueInc" enough to call them a "Top Rated Plus" seller and to list their auctions as "Daily Deals". We have had a good first-hand experience with them (here and here).
 
Update: This deal has expired. The price has been raised.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/21/2013 8:15:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 20, 2013

 
We've all seen the classic Earthrise photo taken by Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve, 1968. But do you know what events led up the photo's capture?
 
Watch the video to see how astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders used teamwork and quick thinking to turn an unexpected site into one of NASA's most iconic images.
Post Date: 12/20/2013 1:56:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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