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 Monday, December 5, 2016
B&H has the Benro COM37CL Combination Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $329.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $449.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
  • Max Height: 58.7"
  • Min Height: 6.7"
  • Folded Length: 26.6"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.3 lb
  • Replaceable Flat Plate, No Center Column
  • Flip Locks
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/5/2016 6:11:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the BlackRapid YETI Dual Camera Harness available for $69.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 2 Cameras with Attached Lenses
  • Use as Double Strap or Single R-Strap
  • Screws to Camera's 1/4-20 Tripod Socket
  • Non-slip Grip on Shoulder Pad
  • Has Cross-Body Detachable Stabilizer
  • Stabilizer for Right/Left Arm Use
  • Includes BRAD (BlackRapid Arm Defense)
  • Includes FastenR and ConnectR2
  • Compatible with BlackRapid MOD Items
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/5/2016 5:47:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Until noon Eastern Time, Adorama has a Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash with Blast Power Pack Bundle available for $279.95 with free shipping. Regularly $519.95 if purchased separately.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash
  • Flashpoint Blast Power Pack BP-960 - (Li-polymer, 4500mAh)
  • Flashpoint Wireless Remote
  • Flashpoint Wireless Receiver for StreakLight Flash
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/5/2016 5:42:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the MTA New York City Transit:
MTA New York City Transit and the New York Transit Museum are putting extra magic on the rails with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s annual holiday tradition of rides to the past via its vintage fleet. These subway cars will help customers experience the most magical time of year the way that New York straphangers did long ago.
 
A special eight-car subway train that is typically displayed in the Transit Museum is put into service for special Sunday rides. This “Shoppers Special” takes customers between Lower Manhattan to Queens on four consecutive Sundays from Thanksgiving weekend to the week before Christmas, all for the swipe of a MetroCard.
See the entire article on the MTA New York City Transit website.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/5/2016 5:37:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the ProMediaGear Adjustable Video Cage with Handle for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras available for $149.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $269.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Half-Cage with Adjustable Height & Width
  • NATO Top Handle & 4" Rail
  • Arca-Type Compatible Camera Plate
  • Shoe Mount Stabilizing Adapter
  • 1/4"-20 Accessory Mounting Holes
  • 3 x Cold Shoe Mounts
  • Hexagonal 1/4"-20 Accessory Mount
  • CNC-Machined Aluminum Construction
Until 9:00am Eastern Time, B&H has the Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter for Canon available for $69.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Canon Cameras & Lenses with EF Mount
  • High Definition
  • Multicoated Optical Glass
  • Increases Focal Length by 1.4x
  • Suppresses Aberrations
  • Anti-Reflection Coating
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Not Compatible with EF-S Lenses
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/5/2016 5:23:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 4, 2016
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images are now available on the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens page.
 
I hope to have the full 12-24 Art review done early this week. Here is an interesting visual comparison.
 
B&H has the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/4/2016 12:29:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Camera available for $3,899.20. Compare at $4,599.00 new after $700.00 instant savings. (thanks Scott)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/4/2016 10:01:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Still Live: eBay (via djiofficialstore) has the Refurished DJI Phantom 3 Professional with 4K Video available for $599.00 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Gimbal Stabilized 4K Camera
  • Camera Takes 12MP Still Photos
  • 720p HD App-Based Monitoring
  • Gimbal Control Dials on Transmitter
  • GPS for Enhanced Stability and Failsafes
  • Auto-Takeoff / Auto Return Home
  • Vision Sensor for Indoor Flight
  • Up to 23 Minutes Flying Time
  • Intelligent LiPo Flight Battery
  • Mobile Device Holder Included
 Saturday, December 3, 2016
eBay (via redtagcamera - 99.9% Positive Feedback) has the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,796.95 after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/3/2016 9:04:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
My favorite wildlife subject lighting comes from a low-in-the-sky sun behind me, but ... wildlife is not always (not often?) cooperative. In this case, the elk was in the shade while the incredibly-colorful background remained in direct sunlight of a setting sun.
 
When the subject is in the shade and the background is in direct sunlight, you are most likely going to have a different white balance for each. Usually, the sunlit background will be warmer in color than the shaded subject. However, that is a difference I sometimes welcome. Adjust the overall white balance for the subject and the background becomes especially warm/golden. This is often an ideal situation for fall foliage, making the colors especially vibrant.
 
For this image, I used an exposure that pushed the red channel nearly against the right side of the histogram (nearly R=255) and let the rest of the image fall where it may. I initially thought I would have a complete silhouette (totally black elk), but there was plenty of light remaining in the shade to work with. While I could have very significantly increased the brightness of the elk in this photo (and did use a +3 shadow adjustment), I chose to keep the animal dark to emphasize the outline.
 
A mature bull elk with a set of headgear this big is ... really big. Creating a very strong background blur while including most of or the entire animal in the frame requires a large sensor camera, a long telephoto lens and a wide aperture. The Canon EOS 5Ds R and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens at f/4 created what you see here.
 
A larger version of this image is available on SmugMug, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
600mm  f/4.0  1/3200s
ISO 640
7646 x 5097px
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Post Date: 12/3/2016 3:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Think Tank Photo Outlet Center has the following reduced bags right now:
 
Note: From what I understand, very few Shape Shifter backpacks remain in the Outlet Center inventory. [Sean]
 
Outlet Center Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
SHAPE SHIFTER$264.75 $149.75
MY 2ND BRAIN BRIEFCASE 15 (MIST GREEN)$144.75 $85.00
MY 2ND BRAIN BRIEFCASE 13 (HARBOR BLUE)$129.75 $75.00
MY 2ND BRAIN BRIEFCASE 13 (MIST GREEN)$129.75 $75.00
RETROSPECTIVE LAPTOP CASE 15L$159.75 $75.00
RETROSPECTIVE LAPTOP CASE 13L$149.75 $69.00
MY 2ND BRAIN 15 (MIST GREEN)$99.75 $55.00
MY 2ND BRAIN 15 (HARBOR BLUE)$99.75 $55.00
MY 2ND BRAIN 13 (MIST GREEN)$94.75 $50.00
MY 2ND BRAIN 13 (HARBOR BLUE)$94.75 $50.00
MY 2ND BRAIN 11 (MIST GREEN)$84.75 $35.00
MY 2ND BRAIN 11 (HARBOR BLUE)$84.75 $35.00
MY 2ND BRAIN TABLET (MIST GREEN)$74.75 $30.00
MY 2ND BRAIN TABLET (HARBOR BLUE)$74.75 $30.00
LOW RIDER STRAP$31.75$19.75
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/3/2016 6:06:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 2, 2016
Through 8:30am Eastern Time Saturday, authorized Canon retailer BuyDig.com has the following discounts on Canon and Tamron gear.
 
Promo code savings will be shown on the final confirmation page for the order.
 
Flash Sale Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceCoupon CodeSale Price
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II$5,999.00 TMSP1161127664$5,699.00
Canon EOS 5Ds R$3,699.00 TMSP1161127664$3,399.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III$2,499.00 TMSP1161123035$2,249.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/18-135 IS STM$1,849.00 TMSP1161122269$1,649.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM$2,799.00 TMSP1161123035$2,549.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM$1,649.00 TMSP1161125475$1,599.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM$1,949.00 TMSP1161129668$1,799.00
Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM$1,999.00 TMSP1161121255$1,924.00
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC USD$749.00 TMSP1161125475$699.00
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2$1,399.00TMSP1161122269$1,199.00
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/2/2016 8:38:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has Refurbished EOS 80D Kits nicely reduced right now with free shipping.
 
Canon Store EOS 80D Deals
 
All refurbished DSLR cameras and lenses purchased from the Canon Store come with a retail-matching 1-year warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/2/2016 3:21:55 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the LensRentals Blog:
by Roger Cicala
 
We recently tested the Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED AF-S lens and were mightily impressed. Optically it was better than I’d ever expected. We had idly talked about doing a teardown when stock allowed, but we got an unexpected opportunity yesterday: one of our week-old copies had some significant dust in both the front and rear lens groups. We know (like hopefully you know) that some dust doesn’t affect images, but our customers like their lenses dust-free, so we decided to open this one up and clean the dust out of it and to take a few pictures while we were doing it.
 
I try to identify where my head is whenever I write about anything, so you’ll understand when I go all fan-boy or all snarky. Like everyone else, my expectations going in have a lot to do with my impressions coming out. In this case, I told Aaron before we started that given how awesome this lens was optically that I expected Nikon’s optomechanics were going to modernize, too. Unlike previous Nikon lenses, I thought this lens would have nice, modular construction, no soldered wires running hither and yon, not so much Kapton tape holding stuff down, and maybe even some curved circuit boards. You know, like a lens from the 21st century, not like one from the 1980’s. Aaron didn’t think so.
 
Well, I was a little bit right but mostly wrong. There is some real modularity and superb construction to this lens. There were also big chunky square circuit boards and wires soldered hither and yon held down with Kapton tape. None of which has anything to do with making a lens take better pictures or making it last longer, but it does make it a pain to take apart and work on.
See the entire article on the LensRentals Blog.
 
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/2/2016 1:24:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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