The excellent Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer bundle deals that are currently live are scheduled to end in less than two weeks. Be sure to take advantage of them before they expire January 31. Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer & Photo Paper Bundles
Post Date: 1/19/2015 8:42:26 AM CT Posted By: Sean
At the 2:40 min mark in this video, a quote from actor W.C. Fields came to mind, "Never work with animals or children." Lucky for us, those subjects provide ample opportunities for great pictures (but they may require a great amount of patience that W.C. Fields seemingly lacked).
From the Karl Tayler YouTube Channel:
A Harris Hawk in flight… What a fantastic first shoot for the new studio!
It was great to welcome Robert and his incredible friend Freyja the hawk back. This time though we had all the space needed to nail the shot that I couldn’t achieve last year in our previous studio. Relevant Gear
Post Date: 1/19/2015 8:18:44 AM CT Posted By: Sean
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
Take a peek at this video montage of all of our Explorer of Lights who presented at the Canon booth!
Post Date: 1/19/2015 7:43:39 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Through tonight, use coupon code BUNDLEUP50
to receive 50% off
your entire purchase.
Post Date: 1/19/2015 6:27:45 AM CT Posted By: Sean
has the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens
) available for $619.00. Compare at $769.00. Note:
When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 1/16/2015 1:57:18 PM CT Posted By: Sean
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
The Flex is a 10”x10” flexible light panel with 166 LED diodes which are dimmable 5600k daylight balanced, or there’s a model with 3200k tungsten LEDs. B&H
carries the Wescott Flex LED Light Panel
Post Date: 1/16/2015 12:39:34 PM CT Posted By: Sean
I generally prefer to avoid the hand-of-man in my wildlife images and when setting up at the Conowingo Dam I positioned myself to best avoid the dam, wires and other non-natural objects in my backgrounds. But ... those man-made objects were not always avoidable and ... the Conowingo Dam is a big reason why the eagles are there in the first place. And, it is a landmark among bird photographers. It is not unusual to find half a million dollars worth of gear on the shoreline below this dam. So, I find it fitting to include the dam in the background of a bald eagle image. In this example, I like the even pattern of the heavily blurred dam in the background.
The 7D II performed very well this day. I used the 600 L II IS lens for maximum reach and used the 1.4x III extender some of the time. The 1344mm effective angle of view proved challenging for tracking the erratically-flying eagles and I eventually removed the extender. However, some of my favorite shots of the day would not have been nearly as good without the extender in place. So, the with or without extender decision must be weighed in light of circumstances.
Camera and Lens Settings
840mm f/5.6 1/1600s ISO 1600 5174 x 3449px
Post Date: 1/16/2015 11:52:41 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
With some significant steps up in speed, flexibility and responsiveness from previous EOS 5D Series cameras, you'll see why the Canon EOS 5D Mark III deserves your serious consideration. B&H
has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bundle
that's available for $2,499.00 after rebate.
Post Date: 1/16/2015 9:40:25 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code BCD1150150370
to get a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, PIXMA PRO-100 & Lightroom 5 Bundle
for $1,599.00 with free shipping after $350.00 mail-in rebate
. Bundle Includes
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Photo Printer
- Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG201 13 x 19 (50 pcs)
- Photoshop Lightroom 5 MAC / PC (bundle package)
- Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag - DP78
Post Date: 1/16/2015 7:04:03 AM CT Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center
"There’s nothing like a fresh snowfall to make a landscape truly dramatic! Snow is an inspiring photographic subject, whether you’re shooting mountain vistas, or single flakes. But it’s also a tricky subject, and many photographers find that the glowingly bright snow scene in front of their lens mysteriously turns into a depressingly gray photo after they take the shot.This article explains why that happens, and how to avoid it, for wonderful snow photos this winter season!"
Check out the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center
Post Date: 1/16/2015 6:15:38 AM CT Posted By: Sean
(via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
available for $2,899.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate. Note:
This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Post Date: 1/15/2015 12:42:49 PM CT Posted By: Sean
(via BeachCamera) has a Refurbished Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm VR Lens & Lightroom 5 Bundle
available for $419.99 with free shipping. Compare at $646.95 new.
Post Date: 1/15/2015 11:29:36 AM CT Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
Ever since posting about the Canon EOS 7D L on April Fool's Day
back in 2013, we receive the occasional email from site visitors who are truly interested in a camera they can operate with their left hand. More often than not, the user has experienced a trauma or some other condition which has left them partially (or completely) disabled on the right side of their body.
Being able to use both hands with relative equal dexterity is a blessing that I (as well as most of us, I'm sure) take for granted. I can scarcely imagine the obstacles and challenges of completing everyday tasks with one hand. And photography gear, with its overwhelming preference for right-handed design, becomes especially challenging to use if you do not have complete functionality on your right side.
As such, we wanted to provide a solution for those photographers who may not have full use of their right hand. What we came up with appears at the top of this post.
It's a Flip Flash Bracket
from Alzo Digital with their Flash Bracket Shutter Release
Normally speaking, the flash bracket and shutter release are designed to be used in a right-handed fashion. However, if you simply mount the camera backwards and then change the direction of the shutter release (so that it points the other way), the bracket can be held with the left hand and the shutter can be triggered with the left index finger.
One benefit of this solution is that it is camera body agnostic – it can be used with any camera body that has a tripod socket and a remote sync port (Alzo Digital sells several different versions of the shutter release to fit all types of cameras). Also, it's a relatively inexpensive solution at around $100.00.
Is it a perfect solution? Not really. In order to change camera settings, the user will need to set the camera down and go through the rather clunky process of changing settings with the left hand. However, this camera bracket does at least provide a viable solution for holding and triggering the camera for those who may only have the use of their left hand.
Post Date: 1/15/2015 8:31:53 AM CT Posted By: Sean
(via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 70D + EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
available for $999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,349.00. Note:
This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Post Date: 1/15/2015 7:09:41 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Tonight we’re announcing the immediate availability of Lightroom mobile for Android phones.
Lightroom mobile extends your existing workflows beyond the desktop, allowing you to utilize your Android phone to review and edit your images and have the changes sync back to your Lightroom catalog at home, including:
- access images in your Lightroom catalog
- make selects, reject unworthy photos
- apply a preset
- fine tunes your images using the Basic panel
- import new photos directly from the Gallery
Once you’ve told Lightroom a collection of pictures should be sent to Lightroom mobile, the process is handled automatically and the pictures will become available on your Android phone once it is connected to the internet. Any changes you make in Lightroom mobile will be automatically synced and updated back to the Lightroom catalog on your desktop.
Lightroom mobile utilizes Smart Previews to provide raw editing functionality on the go. Smart Previews are:
How to get started: Download the latest version of Lightroom 5
- Based on the DNG file format
- Limited to 2560 pixels on the long edge
- Smaller versions original raw files
- Can be used to make adjustments even when the original files aren’t available locally
- Adjustments made to Smart Previews are applied to the original when the original files are available
Lightroom mobile is a companion to Lightroom desktop. Please update to the latest version of Lightroom 5 using either the Creative Cloud app or by clicking on the “Help-> Check for Updates” menu option. Sign In
Lightroom mobile utilizes cloud services to sync Smart Previews and changes between Lightroom desktop and Lightroom mobile. Lightroom mobile requires a qualifying Creative Cloud or Photoshop Photography Plan subscription:
Sync a collection
- Creative Cloud Photography plan
- Creative Cloud complete plan
- Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition
- Creative Cloud for teams complete plan
Lightroom mobile is organized around Collections. Images within Collections will be synced and be available in Lightroom mobile. Download Lightroom mobile
Visit the Google Play store
and download Lightroom mobile. Once you login with the same Creative Cloud account, you’ll see all of your synced Collections. Check out your photos at lightroom.adobe.com
In addition to Lightroom mobile, we’ve also launched Lightroom web, a new way to view and share your images from any web browser. Available at http://lightroom.adobe.com
. System Requirements
Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Plan
- Processor : Quad Core CPU with 1.7 GHZ ARMv7 architecture
- RAM : 1 GB
- Internal Storage: 8 GB
- Android Jellybean, KitKat, or Lollipop
(Photoshop CC + Lightroom 5) is only $9.99 per month.
Post Date: 1/15/2015 7:01:15 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Thank you for using Canon products.
The purpose of this announcement is to inform our customers of the details of the phenomenon described below, as well as of the actions Canon is taking to address this phenomenon. Because we value the trust our customers have placed in us, we are dedicated to delivering industry-leading service and support for our products. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced. Phenomenon
In rare instances, it is possible that units of the Potentially Affected Products listed below may exhibit the following operation errors, depending on usage conditions, due to insufficient contact between the camera’s battery terminal and the battery, even when the battery has sufficient power remaining.
Potentially Affected Product
- The message “Charge the battery” appears immediately.
- The power sometimes does not turn on.
- The power turns off during use.
Please confirm whether your camera may be a Potentially Affected Product by checking the sixth digit from the left in the serial number which is located on the bottom of the camera body.
|Product||Location of serial number||Potentially Affected units|
|PowerShot ELPH 135||Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.|
|PowerShot ELPH 150 IS||Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.|
|PowerShot ELPH 340 HS||Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.|
|PowerShot SX280 HS||Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” to “4” may be affected.|
|PowerShot S120||Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” or “1” may be affected.|
|PowerShot ELPH 140 IS||Products whose sixth digit from the left is “0” may be affected.|
Among products with the serial numbers described above, if there is a marking inside the battery cover like the ones in the images below, the issue has already been corrected, and you may continue to use your camera as is with no further action required.
|Product||Example Image||Marking Position|
|PowerShot ELPH 135||Marking is on the inside of battery cover.|
|PowerShot ELPH 150 IS||Marking is on the inside of battery cover.|
|PowerShot ELPH 340 HS||Marking is on the inside of battery cover.|
|PowerShot SX280 HS||Marking is on the inside of battery cover.|
|PowerShot S120||Marking is on the inside of battery cover.|
|PowerShot ELPH 140 IS||Marking is on the inside of battery cover.|
If your camera exhibits the phenomenon described in this announcement, your camera, battery pack and battery charger will be inspected, and repaired or replaced with a refurbished product (in Canon’s sole discretion), free of charge. Moreover, if you paid repair fees to have your camera repaired specifically for this phenomenon, Canon will refund the fee paid, subject to Canon's confirmation that the repair was performed. If you own a camera that exhibits this phenomenon, or if you have a question about whether your camera is a Potentially Affected Product, please contact our Customer Support Center
. Please note that the support above will be available until the end of 2019 only.
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.
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
Post Date: 1/15/2015 6:37:58 AM CT Posted By: Sean