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 Thursday, November 19, 2015
AquaTech Sensory Gloves Black/Moss
B&H has the AquaTech Sensory Gloves available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
Product Highlights
  • Fleece seal for wrist, and fleece cover for fingertips
  • Special stitched hole allows thumb or index finger to extend beyond glove's confines when desired
A similar product that you may want to check out is the Freehands Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves. And just to be on the safe side, you might want to pick up some HotHands Hand Warmers for your pockets, too.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 1:36:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss Advanced Intervalometer
B&H has the Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss Advanced Intervalometer for iOS available for $49.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
Product Highlights
  • Bluetooth Communication with iOS Devices
  • Up to 10 Scheduling Modes
  • Multiple Shooting Modes
  • Powered by 2 AAA Batteries
Note: The latest verson of the Vello Bluetooth Shutterboss App is compatible with iOS9.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 11:48:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens page.
Unlike many of the new Zeiss Milvus lenses, this model has a new optical design. The difference between the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 and the previous version of this lens is dramatic! Nicely done, Zeiss!
Here are some more comparisons that you might be interested in:
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II Lens
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Lens
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens
Another comparison that warrants discussion is the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 vs. Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens. The Otus retains the lead in center of the frame performance, but ... the Milvus is sharper in the corners. Adding support to these results is the MTF comparison between these lenses. This performance combined with a price tag that is far less than half of the Otus is going drive popularity of this Milvus lens model.
B&H has the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens in Nikon mount in stock with the Canon mount version available for preorder.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 9:28:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon DSLR + PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Deals
B&H has several great Canon DSLR + PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundles available which qualify for a $350.00 mail-in rebate. All come with free expedited shipping as well as other bundled acccessories. See below for details.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2015 9:36:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
When Opportunities Arise Around the House, Which Lens do You Grab?
The answer to the "When opportunities arise around the house, which lens do you grab?" question for me is often whichever lens(es) I happen to be evaluating at the time. Some lenses are more easily pressed into general purpose use than others, largely due the focal length(s). Fortunately, 35mm focal length-containing lenses have been very popular lately and that focal length is great for general purpose use.
Especially great was when I was putting the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens through its evaluation. Not only does this lens have the right focal length, but it also has a wide aperture, ideal for those around-the-house needs and often ready to capture high quality images without any additional lighting needed. That this lens has such great image quality at that f/1.4 max aperture is especially great.
On this day, Brittany came home tired and took a moment to relax with the dog that is of course tired and relaxing most of the time. My currently-mounted lens was the 35 L II and it allowed me to snap a few cute pictures using only ambient window light.
What is your favorite around-the-house lens?
Camera and Lens Settings
35mm  f/1.4  1/100s
ISO 100
8688 x 5792px
Post Date: 11/19/2015 9:01:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens
B&H has the full-frame compatible Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens for Canon available for $379.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
Product Highlights
  • Canon EF Mount Lens/ Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Extra Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal and UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus & Manual Aperture Lens
  • 180º Angle of View
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.9"
  • Included Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2015 8:45:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Get a Free Rain Cover or Contact Sheet with Purchase of MindShift Gear Backpack
Here is a great holiday offer from our friends at Mindsihft Gear. From now until December 31, get a FREE Rain Cover or Contact Sheet ($39.99 value) when you purchase any one of MindShift’s award-winning outdoor backpacks.
It’s easy to get your free gift. Click on the backpack you want to order and then fill out and submit the promo form.
Eligible for Rain Cover:
  • rotation 80 Trail (#230 or #231)
  • rotation180 Travel Away (#240 or #241)
  • rotation180 Panorama (#220 or #221)
  • rotation180 Horizon (#215 or #216)
Eligible for Contact Sheet:
  • rotation180 Professional (#200)
  • FirstLight 20L (#350)
  • FirstLight 30L (#352)
  • FirstLight 40L (#354)
  • BackLight 26L (#360 or #361)
Post Date: 11/19/2015 8:33:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS C300 Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Originally announced in September of this year, the EOS C300 lens mount conversion service is now available in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK.
From the Canon Professional Network:
Owners and purchasers of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II can now benefit from a new lens mount service option which offers the capability to change the 4K Digital Cinema Camera’s original EF mount to EF Mount with Cinema Lock or to a PL mount and back again.
The Lens Mount Replacement service can be booked in at the Canon Regional Competence Centres (RCC) in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden or the UK. Alternatively, the PL lens mount and SHIM kit are also available for direct sale.
Canon has also revealed that from early 2016 a PL mount version of the C300 Mark II will be available to purchase in all EMEA territories. Up until now the camera has only been available in an EF mount but by January 2016 customers can choose whether to purchase an EF mount or a PL mount version. The upcoming PL mount version of the camera will provide support for all of Canon’s PL mount Cinema lenses and other industry-standard PL lenses (Cooke/i not supported), thus allowing for even greater shooting possibilities.
For more information on the Lens Mount Conversion Service, see the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2015 7:52:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the Canon Professional Network
Wildlife photographer and Canon Explorer Marina Cano discusses her career with CPN Editor David Corfield, revealing how music, cameras and a new pair of binoculars have helped her get closer to the natural world...
If it weren’t for a flute, Marina Cano wouldn’t be the wildlife photographer she is today. It’s been an unusual journey for the Spanish lenswoman, but she is grateful for her past life as a professional flutist and says it is her love of music that has brought her closer to nature. “I was a teacher of music for more than 15 years – it’s my other passion,” Marina reveals. “I feel that music helps me with my aesthetic vision.”
“My work is about a celebration of the natural world,” she continues. “I think I have a special aesthetic sense and this comes to me naturally. The city in which I live, Santander, is incredibly beautiful and the land around me is beautiful too. So my life is steeped in all this beauty and I try to recreate it in my photography.”
“There is a really strong sense of design in my work. I can’t simply document a subject. I have to try and do something artistic, either by finding some drama with the subject or waiting for the light.”
Marina continues: “My father was a keen amateur photographer and when I was about 17 years old I started taking pictures with his old camera, just taking pictures of everything really; but a few years later I discovered wildlife photography and instantly I was in love.”
Read the entire article and see Marina Cano's excellent wildlife imagery at the Canon Professional Network.
The binoculars Marina Cano uses for wildlife photography can be found here.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 7:11:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through 11/23, use coupon code PXBKFL8X8 at AdoramaPix to get 10-page, 8x8 Hardcover Photo Book for $11.95. Regularly $22.80.
Post Date: 11/19/2015 6:57:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, buy a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (review) from Adorama, get a Samsung 40" Class LED 1080p HDTV for free.
Samsung LED TV Highlights
  • Full HD 1080p: With twice the resolution of standard HD TVs, Samsung TVs deliver images that are guaranteed to amaze and bring pleasure to your home entertainment experience. The realistic texture of full HD images invites you to enjoy a viewing experience that redefines reality
  • Clear Motion Rate (CMR) 120: A comprehensive measure of a TV's ability to display images in motion. The higher the CMR, the better. Samsung achieves high CMR numbers based on panel processing advancements. See the picture quality difference for yourself
  • Wide Color Enhancer Plus: Allows you to see picture color the way the director originally intended, brought to life on your screen to bring you exceptionally vibrant, yet natural looking images and depicts subtle details and tones
  • 10W x 2 Audio Power Stereo Broadcast: Supports multi-channel sound (MTS) and second audio program (SAP) with 181-channel capacity
  • Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse: An advanced surround sound audio processing feature designed to optimize the TV's sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music and other content played back from wired or wireless mobile phones, PCs and tablet devices
  • SRS TheaterSound HD: A high-definition audio experience that delivers surround sound multi-channel content, using built-in TV speakers to significantly enhance both the depth and dimension of audio right through the TV. Enjoy a simulated surround sound experience
  • HDMI x 2: HDMI is a convenient, high-quality single cable digital audio / video interface for connecting the TV to a digital cable box, satellite box, DVD / Blu-ray disc player, PC computers, PC portable devices, new generation tablets and devices featuring the HDMI output
  • USB x 1: Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard for connecting a variety of computer, audio and video devices to the TV. USB movie capability allows the streaming of video from storage devices, cameras, camcorders and USB drives
  • ConnectShare Movie: Now easily view that content right on the TV. Just plug the drive into the USB port and you are ready for a big screen experience
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2015 6:29:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From Triggertrap:
  • Dozens of photographers gathered in five cities across the globe to capture a single day in their city
  • The resulting timelapse video is an incredible look at the hustle and bustle of life in a 21st century city
  • Over 65,000 individual frames were captured across the five events
This autumn, Triggertrap–creators of the world’s most intuitive timelapse tools–brought together photographers from all backgrounds in London, New York, San Francisco, Milan, and Cape Town for a series of one day timelapse events, to create an ambitious crowdsourced timelapse study of these five cities.
LapseWorld invited photographers to capture a series of timelapse clips from their own unique perspective on the cities they call their own. The photographers captured over 65,000 frames between them, amounting to almost an hour of video footage. These clips were assembled to form LapseWorld - a three-minute film highlighting the hustle and bustle, atmosphere, diversity, and pace of the five featured cities. Each city is also featured in its own separate timelapse movie, highlighting what makes that city unique within its country and continent.
Working alongside EyeEm in San Francisco, Apromastore in Milan, OmegaBrandess in New York, and Sunshine Co in Cape Town, LapseWorld provided a unique opportunity for Triggertrap to host five individual events almost simultaneously, bringing together photographers of all skill levels and backgrounds to create a collaborative timelapse project.
With guidance from Triggertrap’s tutorial videos, inspiration from Triggertrap Spotlight photographers, and Triggertrap’s affordable and intuitive kit, anyone can learn to create beautiful videos charting change across minutes, hours, days, and even months. Anyone who feels inspired by LapseWorld and would like to get involved with timelapsing–and maybe event feature on Triggertrap’s future crowdsourced international timelapse videos–should follow Triggertrap on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and, of course, take a look at triggertrap.com!
Post Date: 11/19/2015 5:26:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens (review) available for $719.95 with free shipping. Compare at $899.00 after $100.00 instant savings.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/18/2015 11:29:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the Canon Professional Network:
"What makes a good food photo?
Showcasing the dish’s best traits is essential to any successful food image. Its colors and textures are the key details that make you want to take a bite, so you want to have them all clearly in focus.
Food photography trends change as often as fashion trends and the more you can familiarize yourself with what industry leaders are doing, the more successful your images will be. Take a look at the websites and feeds from companies like Williams-Sonoma, Martha Stewart, Food & Wine, Donna Hay (Australia), Bon Appetite, Sur La Table, etc. and see what color schemes are of the moment. Is it the light bright or is it moody and based in shadow? Is the food messy and broken up, strewn about the plate, or is it tidy, tight and neat? Does the food have a homemade appeal or does it look highly constructed by a professional chef? Is the look attainable or aspirational? Are the props simple or highly stylized? Is the food the focus or is the scene and story that the props create more significant? As you continue to pour though these publications and ask yourself these questions, your eye will become stronger and your own imagery will improve."
Read the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/18/2015 8:25:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Nikon has announced that it is working on the next iteration of its top-of-the-line DSLR. No details – including specs, a release date or MSRP – were provided in the release.
Wouldn't everyone assume Nikon is working on the next version of its highest-end DSLR? I'm still trying to figure out why they thought this information was ripe for dissemination. :-/ [Sean]
From Nikon:
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it is developing the Nikon D5 digital SLR camera, which represents the next generation of professional Nikon FX-format models.
The new Wireless Transmitter WT-6 and Speedlight SB-5000, which will be positioned at the top of Nikon's Speedlight lineup, are also being developed.
Through the combination of this next-generation professional camera offering an even higher level of performance, these advanced accessories and the rich lineup of existing NIKKOR lenses, Nikon is pursuing further possibilities for imaging expression.
* Details including release date and suggested retail price for this product have not yet been determined.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/18/2015 7:18:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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