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 Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Canon EOS M with 22mm f/2 STM Lens (Red)
eBay (via BigValueInc) has a Canon EOS M with 22mm f/2, 18-55mm IS STM Lens & 90EX Flash Bundle (Red) available for $389.99 with free shipping.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
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Post Date: 10/23/2013 12:21:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera Kit
The Nikon D610 Owner's Manual is now available for download.
 
Download:
Nikon D610 Owner's Manual - English (.PDF, 24.5 MB) | Spanish (.PDF, 24.6 MB)
 
Adorama carries the Nikon D610 DSLR Camera.
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Post Date: 10/23/2013 11:55:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Roger Cicala at LensRentals:

"Seeing a need that needed to be filled, by the power vested in me as President and Treasurer of the Society of Overly Analytical Lens Assessors, I have organized the first photography contest for photogeeks.
 
Entering is simple: just send a jpg (100% non-resized, of course) to contests@lensrentals.com, along with a note telling me what category you’re entering and any pertinent positives about the shot. You know – how many copies of the lens you tested and sent back before choosing this one, what type of laser-rangefinder focusing device you used, or how you hand-carved a wooden lens mount so you could use the 1945 Soyuz f/0.45 x-ray lens you get at a flea market on your NEX camera after you’d disassembled it to clean out the fungus.
 
I’ll post the entries after making sure they meet the criteria."

Categories Include:

  • Sharpest Corner
  • Bokehliciousness
  • 3-D Rendering of a 2-D Test Chart
  • Largest Number of Accessories Between the Lens and the Camera
  • Best Picture of Stuff Inside a Lens
  • Most Distortion Corrected in Software
  • Dynamic Range Demonstration
  • Best Picture from a Camera without a Movie Mode

Check out Roger's Post for more information.
 
By the way - you may want to check out the list of judges for the photo contest. You may see a familiar name in there. ;-)

Post Date: 10/23/2013 11:27:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF Lens for Canon (abbreviated review) available for $369.00. Compare at $599.00 AR.
 
Note: The Nikon version price comes up by default. You must select Canon mount from the right-hand side.
Post Date: 10/23/2013 9:02:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DxO Optics Pro 9 Software
DxO gave me the opportunity to test drive Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition before its release. The noise reduction technology is very good, although the "PRIME" noise reduction algorithm takes a substantial amount of time and computing power. So much time, in fact, that denoising runs continously in the background and will only allow you to see its effects on a small preview section of the image before it is saved.
 
Even so, I was very impressed with DxO Optics Pro 9. They've done a good job at reducing noise while preserving a good amount of detail in the image - even with their standard (non-PRIME) desnoising compared to previous Optics Pro editions. [Sean]
 
From DxO:
 
With its award-winning and unrivaled image processing quality, DxO Optics Pro definitively emerges as the software of reference for the most demanding photographers
 
Special introductory offer through November 20, 2013

 
October 23, 2013 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro 9, the major new version of its image-processing software. DxO Optics Pro 9 introduces PRIME, a revolutionary noise reduction technology whose spectacular performance produces detailed and vividly-colored images even under the most extreme shooting conditions.
 
Based on DxO Labs' exclusive approach of prior calibration of equipment in its laboratories, DxO Optics Pro integrates many powerful tools for automatically processing RAW and JPEG images: precise optical and geometric corrections, intelligent optimization of exposure and contrast, preservation of colors and details. Its numerous presets can be adapted to photographers' personal tastes and will help them bring out the best in their photos in just a few clicks.
 
Breathtaking images, even at extremely high ISO
 
Thanks to PRIME (Probabilistic Raw IMage Enhancement) denoising technology, which analyzes the structure of RAW images in depth in order to differentiate between noise and fine details, DxO Optics Pro 9 offers a gain in image quality of up to one full stop over the best noise reduction algorithms currently on the market.
 
"In contrast to the usual approach of finding a better compromise between image quality and execution speed, we have created a tool whose sole purpose is to obtain the best image quality possible," explained Frédéric Guichard, Chief Scientific Officer of DxO Labs. "For each pixel, more than a thousand neighboring pixels are analyzed. This vast exploration allows DxO Optics Pro to identify similar data that can serve to reconstruct image information. Several minutes may be required to do this, but this process takes place in the background, so users can work on other images and projects while they wait for the results."
 
PRIME technology results in truly spectacular images: noise is suppressed, and textures, details, and color saturation are preserved, particularly in shadows, for a beautifully natural look.
 
For photographers who prefer to denoise their images immediately, DxO Optics Pro 9 still offers a newly-improved high-quality "classic" denoising tool that produces finely-detailed renderings quickly, even at the highest sensitivities.
 
Unrivaled highlight management and color rendering
 
The exclusive DxO Smart Lighting feature optimizes the overall contrast of an image by intelligently adapting to its contents. This tool has been further improved in DxO Optics Pro 9, which now offers even more powerful highlight management: details that once were thought lost are revealed, even when the information is missing in the original RAW data, and colorimetric errors are minimized.
 
DxO Labs' highly precise knowledge of the way each camera reproduces color allows DxO Optics Pro to emulate the rendering of any camera on RAW images. DxO Optics Pro 9 goes even further by proposing a new color rendering called "DxO Portrait," which preserves skin tones and naturally-saturated colors.
 
New visual presets
 
DxO Optics Pro 9's library of presets has been completely redesigned. Portrait, Landscape, Black & White, Single-shot HDR: the new DxO presets respond to different use cases that photographers frequently encounter, and are supplemented by "Atmospheres," a new set of creative renderings.
 
A new visual presets window makes it easier for users choose which preset to apply to their images by letting them preview thumbnails of the rendering effects prior to application.
 
New export tools
 
DxO Optics Pro 9 simplifies its workflow by allowing photographers to go directly from customizing their images to using and sharing them.
 
The "Export to Disk" feature lets users generate and save JPEG, TIFF, and DNG images in just a few clicks. The new "Export to Application" feature groups into a single transaction both processing and opening images in an external application, such as other DxO software products or other editors that specialize in photo retouching, panoramic shots, HDR, and cataloguing. Finally, the "Export to Flickr" feature adopts this same new approach, letting users process and publish their photos directly online in just one step.
 
Even more comfortable and productive
 
The DxO Optics Pro interface has undergone another evolution, with a new workspace that highlights essential correction tools, optimizes vertical space, and reorganizes toolbars and palettes in an even more logical fashion. Further, it is now possible to access context-sensitive help directly in the correction palettes.
 
Availability and special introductory offer
 
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro 9 for Mac and Windows are now available at photo resellers at a special discount through November 20, 2013:

  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299

Photographers who acquired a DxO Optics Pro 8 license on or after September 1, 2013, are entitled to a free upgrade to version 9.
 
Adorama has DxO Optics Pro 8 available for purchase and is eligible for a free upgrade to DxO Optics Pro 9.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 8:36:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
ShutterCount Screenshot
From ShutterCount:
 
ShutterCount displays the number of shutter actuations (the shutter count) of Canon EOS digital cameras and is developed exclusively for Mac users.
 
The shutter count is read directly from a USB-connected camera, and thus provides accurate numbers that are not attainable with simple EXIF-based methods.
 
Using this application you are no longer required to visit a Canon Service Center to read out the exact shutter count, thus saving you time and money. In addition to that, ShutterCount provides unlimited readings for an unlimited number of cameras.
 
The app supports the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS-1D X
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1
  • Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5
  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i
  • Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i
  • Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Kiss X50

For more information, please visit the app’s website:
http://www.direstudio.com/shuttercount

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 8:11:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
I have just added the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Review to the site.
 
While your first reaction may be "Who cares?", this lens deserves a look. Canon has significantly improved the image quality in the 55-250 IS STM over the previous 2 models. It is a good deal.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 7:40:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,549.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,099.00. (thanks Scott)
 
This deal has lasted longer than I thought it would - but it won't last forever!
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
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Post Date: 10/23/2013 8:01:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use promotion code HUSH23 at the Canon Store to get the following discounts:

  • $10.00 off purchase of $100.00 or more
  • $25.00 off purchase of $250.00 or more
  • $50.00 off purchase of $500.00 or more

A few things to note about the inventory:

  • Refurb. EOS 6D has seen an $80.00 price drop
  • Refurb. EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135mm STM Kit has seen a $183.84 price drop
  • Refurb. EOS Rebel T4i + 18-55mm IS II Kit has seen a $144.00 price drop
  • Refurb. EOS Rebel T4i body has seen a $128.00 price drop
  • Refurb. EOS Rebel SL1 is now available

In Stock Refurbished DSLR Cameras

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 6D Body1,519.2050.001,469.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.2050.001,389.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.2050.001,309.20
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.2050.001,149.20
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-200 IS1,039.2050.00989.20
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 959.2050.00909.20
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM735.3650.00685.36
Canon EOS 60D Body719.9950.00669.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS575.9950.00525.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Body511.9950.00461.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.9950.00549.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.9925.00454.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.9925.00454.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.9925.00334.99

In Stock Refurbished Lenses

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.2050.00869.20
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.9925.00358.99
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM 1,999.2050.001,949.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM1,159.2050.001,109.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.2050.001,069.20
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9910.00149.99
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM1,399.2050.001,349.20
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.9925.00382.99
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM1,183.2050.001,133.20
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.81,119.2050.001,069.20
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.9925.00454.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.9950.00589.99
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM479.9925.00454.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.9925.00374.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.9950.00509.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.9925.00414.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.9910.00229.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9910.00229.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9910.00189.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9910.00125.99

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Post Date: 10/23/2013 6:47:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM & EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens
Adorama is featuring special pricing on two popular Canon "L" primes.
 
Note: You must go all the way through checkout to see special pricing.

LensReg.
Price
Sale
Price
RebateFinal
Price
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM$1,619.00$1,439.00$180.00$1,259.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM$1,479.00$1,329.00$150.00$1,179.00

Note: It looks like there was a technical glitch on Adorama's end that means the EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM's price didn't change. If you're interested in picking it up at the reduced pricing, send us an email and we'll put you in contact with our personal Adorama Representative so he can get you the deal.

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Post Date: 10/22/2013 5:16:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D600 DSLR Camera
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D600 DSLR Camera available for $1,325.00 with free shipping. That's the lowest price I've seen for a refurbished D600 body to date. Compare at $1,896.95.
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Post Date: 10/22/2013 1:39:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
In this webinar Jared Bauman, Founder and President of ShootDotEdit, will discuss workflow best practices and how achieving high levels of efficiency after the shoot can be your key to not only keeping clients returning but gaining new ones as well.
 
He'll walk you through creating a post-shoot process that works for you, identifying the steps that are your obstacles to being more productive, and -- importantly -- how outsourcing parts of your work to professionals can actually help you grow your business.
 
Join us and learn from Jared:

  • How to tailor your workflow so you can put more focus on what you truly love to do
  • How to identify pain points, and what bottlenecks you encounter from shoot to delivery
  • Outsourcing portions of your workflow: what ShootDotEdit provides for photographers

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd
Time: 4:00pm Eastern
 
Register Now

Post Date: 10/22/2013 1:23:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit available for $379.99 with free shipping. Compare at $646.95.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
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Post Date: 10/22/2013 10:26:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot A2200 Digital Camera
The Canon Store has a Refurbished Canon PowerShot A2200 Digital Camera Bundle available for 35% off – now just $45.49 with free shipping. Regularly $69.99.
 
Bundle Inclues:

  • Refurbished Canon PowerShot A2200 Digital Camera
  • PSC-55 Case
  • 4GB SD Card

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/22/2013 8:17:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Digital Camera (Black/Red) available for $207.00 with free shipping. Compare at $249.00.
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Post Date: 10/22/2013 8:06:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $384.00. Compare at $419.00 after mail-in rebate.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market and do not qualify for manufacturer's rebates.
Post Date: 10/22/2013 8:01:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has a Canon EOS M with 22mm f/2, 18-55mm IS STM Lens & 90EX Flash Bundle (Black/White/Red/Silver) available for $389.99 with free shipping.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/22/2013 7:36:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Kit
eBay (via BestStopDeals, 98.4% feedback rating) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens available for $1,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,499.00. (thanks Charles)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/22/2013 6:49:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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