This may be a little off-topic for our target audience, but it seemed too cool not to post it.
Through September 8, NASA is offering to send your name written to a microchip bound for Mars
. That's right – your name can be immortalized on the red planet, and it's absolutely free.
Simply obtain a "Boarding Pass" for the Mars InSight
launch by entering your first and last name, postal code and [optionally] your email address (to track your Frequent Flyer points).
And as an added bonus, the Boarding Pass you get looks pretty nice! :-) [Sean]
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.06
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X Yosemite:
- Canon PowerShot G3 X
- Leica Q (Typ 116)
- Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8
- Sony Alpha ILCE-7R II
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203088
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review
has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens
in Canon mount in stock. Nikon mount version is available for preorder (expected in stock Aug 24th).
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
We would like to announce the update in the lens firmware of the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports CANON and 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary CANON on the SIGMA Optimization Pro, the dedicated software for the SIGMA USB DOCK.
The latest firmware update enables the lens to improve the AF accuracy when attached to the TELE CONVERTER TC-1401.
For those customers who own the following products, please update the firmware of the lens via the SIGMA Optimization Pro. Applicable products
Benefit of this firmware update
- 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports CANON
- 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
It has improved the AF accuracy when attached to the TELE CONVERTER TC-1401.
You can download the latest version of the software from the following page:SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page B&H
carries the Sigma USB Dock
For a limited time, DigitalRev
has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
available for $384.00. Compare at $499.00 after $50.00 instant savings. Note:
When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III + PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundle
available for $2,149.00 with free expedited shipping after $350.00 mail-in rebate
. Regularly $2,499.00 without printer. Bundle Includes:
From Lowepro:Lightweight Daypack Provides Ideal Protection and Quick Access for Compact Cameras and TabletsPetaluma, Calif. – August 19, 2015
– Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today announced the latest generation of its urban daypack series, Slingshot Edge. The redesigned series caters to the urban photographer by combining protective compartments and easy access with added storage for tablets, slim design and a stylish exterior.
“Ease of use is paramount for photographers on the move,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “There are few things more disappointing in photography than missing a great shot because you couldn’t get to your gear in time. The new Slingshot Edge series rethinks the sling design for fast, optimized access to a compact DSLR or compact system camera, while putting an added emphasis on trusted gear protection and style.”
The Slingshot Edge series is designed for urban photographers, day trippers and travelers looking for a slim and versatile camera bag to keep things light and easy. Two sizes are available, each featuring padded, dedicated compartments to keep camera gear, a tablet and other essentials organized and safe. The Slingshot Edge 150 AW is designed to hold a mirrorless/compact system camera with attached lens, a second lens, a small tablet and personal items. The larger Slingshot Edge 250 AW can accommodate a compact DSLR camera with attached lens, an extra lens, flash, full-size tablet and additional personal gear. Both bags come complete with a built-in All Weather AW CoverTM to protect from rain, snow or dust, as well as external bag straps that allow the attachment of a small tripod or other equipment.
The Slingshot Edge 150 AW (US MSRP $89.95) and 250 AW (US MSRP $109.95) are now available for purchase at a number of retail locations B&H
carries the Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW and 250 AW
(via ElectronicsValley) has the Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
available for $799.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00 after $250.00 instant savings. Note:
This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
For a limited time, B&H
has the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack
available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00. Product Highlights
- Holds 2 DSLRs, 4 Lenses, Accessories
- Holds up to a 500mm f/4 Lens
- Holds 15" Laptop; MacBook Pro 17"
- X-21 Sail Cloth Material/Tear-Resistant
- Butterfly Flap Opening
- Tuck-Away,Adjustable Foam Harness Straps
- Removable Waist Belt / Vented Back Panel
- Tripod Attachment
- Top/Side Grab Handles
- Rain Cover