Canon and Nikon News for 2012/06 (Page 5) Report News & Deals  ►

 Monday, June 18, 2012
Adorama has some deals worth sharing:
 
The Nikon Coolpix S100 Digital Camera is on special for $199.00 shipped (compare at $269.95 after $30.00 IR)
 
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera (Red) is on special for $149.00 shipped (compare at $239.95).
 
The Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens bundled with a 32GB SD Memory Card, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit and Nikon D-SLR Camera Bag w/DVD Set is $546.95 shipped after $100.00 IR. Essentially, the bundle is free in this deal.
Post Date: 6/18/2012 8:19:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
BuyDig.com has a couple of Canon EOS 5D Mark III deals available:
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body Bundle - $3,499.00 Shipped for:

  • SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Card 30MB/s (Class 10)
  • Toploader Zoom 45 AW (Black)
  • Digital Device Cleaning Kit

Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 2401-5mm f/4L IS USM Lens Bundle - $4,299.00 Shipped for:

  • SanDisk 32 GB Extreme HD Video Secure Digital Memory Card 45MB/s {Class10)
  • 77mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit (set of 3 + carrying case)
  • Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag - DP5500
  • 3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/18/2012 8:08:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Think Tank Photo:
 
ANNOUNCING NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAPTOP SLEEVES!
 
Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 3.0
 
Like all Think Tank Photo gear, the Artificial Intelligence™ laptop sleeves provide functional protection without excess bulk and clutter. A gusseted, zippered opening provides expandable storage for personal items and the rear document pocket securely holds files and papers. The business card slot keeps cards at the ready. The removable shoulder strap provides flexibility when traveling. These cases can be incorporated into appropriately sized Think Tank Photo Airport Rollers and Backpacks for additional security.
 
This series of laptop cases provides an alternative to the typical thick, bulky cases that typifies those in the marketplace. Features include:

  • Removable, cushioned nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort.
  • Zippered and gusseted front pocket for full access to small item organizer.
  • Securable rear document pocket.
  • Business card slot for identification.
  • Metal clips and D rings for long life.
  • Highest quality YKK zippers and materials for long life.
  • Stores inside Airport Rollers with appropriate Low Divider set, providing locked security with TSA locks.

The Artificial Intelligence 13 V3.0 is sized to hold most 13" laptops and 10-11"netbooks and accessories.
External Dimensions: 9.4" W x 13" x 1.2" D (24 x 33 x 3cm); Weight: 0.7-0.9 lbs (0.3-0.4 kg).
 
The Artificial Intelligence 15 V3.0 is sized to hold most 15.4" laptops and accessories.
External Dimensions: 11" W x 15" x 1.4" D (28 x 38 x 3.6cm); Weight: 0.9-1.15 lbs (0.4-0.5 kg).
 
The Artificial Intelligence 17 V3.0 holds most 17" laptops and accessories.
External Dimensions: 11.4" W x 16.3 H x 1.4" D (29 x 41.5 x 3.6cm); Weight: 1-1.3 lbs (0.4-0.6 kg).
 
Visit Think Tank Photo to view and purchase the entire Artificial Intelligence 3.0 line.

Post Date: 6/18/2012 12:05:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Wondering when the Canon EOS Rebel T4i with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens Kit is going to arrive at USA dealers?
 
Wonder no longer - Adorama expects to receive this kit today. This kit represents a $200.00 savings over the DSLR and lens purchased separately.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/18/2012 9:29:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, June 17, 2012
eBay (via Beach Camera) has a Big Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Bundle as a Daily Deal for $4,299.00 shipped, plus "You'll earn $85.98 in eBay Bucks."
 
Kit Includes

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera 24-105mm Lens Kit
  • Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II Standard Auto Focus Lens
  • 2x Sandisk 64GB Ultra SDXC Card
  • LP-E6 Battery for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D
  • 52mm Multicoated UV Protective Filter
  • 77mm UV Protective Filter
  • Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag - DP5500

Compare at $4,299.00 for the 5D III and 24-105 alone.

 Saturday, June 16, 2012
eBay (via Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 60D with the EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens and EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens, 16GB SD card, Vivitar Flash and case for only $1,299.00 shipped (compare at $1,299.00 for the 60D and 18-200mm lens alone). Plus, "You'll earn $25.98 in eBay Bucks." As usual for eBay Daily Deals, a limited quantity is available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/16/2012 11:26:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon.com just opened their preorder list for the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens and the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens.
 
These phenomenal lenses are going to be hard to get for a long time - a new preorder list is likely the best way to get one ASAP.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/16/2012 11:17:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 15, 2012
Adorama has a huge Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera bundle on special for $599.99 shipped after rebates.
 
Here is what you get:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III AF Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
  • Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer
  • 8GB SDHC Card
  • Camera Bag
  • D&S Explorer Tripod
  • Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/15/2012 5:00:04 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay has the Nikon D7000 DSLR with 18-105mm VR AF-S DX ED Lens as a Daily Deal for only $1,189.99 shipped (compare at $1,396.95). Plus, "You'll earn $23.80 in eBay Bucks".
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/15/2012 3:17:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/15/2012 12:43:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens (all mounts) for $199.00 shipped (compare at $239.00).
Post Date: 6/15/2012 10:18:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens (press release) has been announced.
 
Sigma has created a special site for the new lens.
 
Preorder at B&H or Adorama.
Post Date: 6/15/2012 8:50:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Canon Store just updated their refurbished lens and flash inventory.
 
Lots of great lenses are available - expect like-new gear. (thanks Dean)
 
I don't know what happened to the refurbished DSLR cameras. All inventory has disappeared. I'm checking into this. Try B&H or Adorama for refurbished bodies.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/14/2012 10:28:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As Neuroanatomist points out, Canon has re-designated the meaning of "-S" portion of the "EF-S" moniker.
 
"EF-S" initially stood for "Short-back Focus". One example of this designation comes from the 20 Years of Canon EOS document that states:
 
"The launch of the EOS 300D also saw the debut of the new EF-S lens mount, the ‘S’ standing for ‘Short-back Focus,’ due to the fact that rear element of the lens is closer to the image sensor than in a regular SLR."
 
Neuroanatomist says:
 
"If you look at the Canon Technical Report for the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, you'll see the notation, "*The "S" in "EF-S" comes from "Small image circle.""
 
Also, if you look at p. 128 of EF Lens Work III (it's in section 7, The Basics of Interchangeable Lenses...), there's a notation that, "* Some of the EF-S lenses does not employ a short back focus optical system." Yes, that's grammatically incorrect, but correctly quoted, and highlights the fact that while all EF-S lenses have a small image circle, not all of them have a short back focus design (I believe, for example, that the EF-S 17-85mm does not have a short back focus optical design)."
 
(thanks Nuero and Sean)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/14/2012 5:13:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Act FAST! Amazon has the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens in stock!
 
Amazon did not take preorders for these lenses. I don't expect this inventory to last longer than minutes.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/14/2012 4:45:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon just received both Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bodies and w/Lens Kits into stock.
 
The Canon Store just received Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bodies into stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/14/2012 2:44:27 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lens specs and measurements, distortion test results and vignetting test results have now been added to the Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens Review and the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens Review pages.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/14/2012 2:20:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From PocketWizard:
 
MultiMAX Beta Firmware 7.51 Release Notes
 
Intro: Beta Firmware Version 7.51 adds two new features introduced since the launch of Firmware Version 7.50: Patterns and Auto Power-Off control.
 
Please report any problems with this beta version to betalab@pocketwizard.com.
 
IMPORTANT: This new firmware requires that you use PocketWizard Utility version 1.35 or later. It is available here. Upgrade to the latest Utility first, then upgrade your radios’ firmware.
 
When updating firmware, be sure to update all of your radios to the latest version. Your radios will only operate as expected when all units are using the latest firmware.
 
PocketWizard Utility and Factory Reset Note: Always perform a factory reset after updating your firmware. To reset your MultiMAX to factory defaults, hold “C” as you power on the radio.
 
Custom IDs: If you have Custom IDs installed in your MultiMAX, they will be retained through a firmware upgrade and factory reset. Custom IDs are permanent.
 
Learn More: Visit the PocketWizard Wiki for more information on using your radios.
Post Date: 6/14/2012 1:59:51 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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