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 Sunday, June 23, 2013

"This is's Weekend Recap for the week ending June 22nd, 2013
In the news...
On Monday, Canon announced a service notice for its 1D X and 1D C DSLR cameras. Canon warns that insufficient lubrication within the cameras’ drive mechanism may lead to its inability to autofocus correctly. Check out the service notice to see if your camera is affected and steps for resolving the issue.
Also on Monday, Adobe announced a major update to Creative Cloud. Among other things, the update added new features to Photoshop CC like Camera Shake Reduction and an all-new Smart Sharpen tool. Adobe Creative Cloud is available now through Adobe and authorized retailers.
On Wednesday, Spider Holster announced the newest addition to its product lineup – the Large Lens Pouch. The pouch features a built-in solution for tethering a rear lens cap, a removable pouch lid, and the ability to add additional accessories through the Spider Holster clip system.
On Thursday, Nikon released an apology regarding “Image Space” account issues. Apparently, a technical glitch led to 43 user accounts being accessible by two people – the original user and one additional person. To remedy the situation, Nikon says they have fixed the technical glitch and emailed affected users with a personal apology and directions on how to proceed with their accounts.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Tuesday, we posted a deal from DigitalRev where you could get a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens for $369.00. That’s a $280.00 savings off the normal retail price.
This has been the’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 6/23/2013 12:51:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, June 22, 2013
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens available for $129.00. Compare at $169.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/22/2013 8:01:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 21, 2013
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF-EOS M Adapter available for $69.99 with free shipping. Compare at $149.00.
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. We recently 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.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/21/2013 10:12:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens available for $629.00. Compare at $749.00.
Post Date: 6/21/2013 4:20:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the HGST 3TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive Kit available for $119.95 with free shipping. Compare at $199.00.
Shooting in RAW gives you the advantage of a lot of flexibilty in post-processing; the biggest disadvantage is an increased need for high-capacity storage. This is a very reasonable price for adding a significant amount of storage to your system.
B&H and Adorama have the Sony 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card (40MB/sec) available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $27.95.
Post Date: 6/21/2013 12:16:23 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use promotion code S4595955 ($30.04 off) at Adorama to get the Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Series Camera Bag available for $49.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.99.
Post Date: 6/21/2013 10:41:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sony VAIO E Series 15.5" Notebook Computer available for $599.00 with free shipping. Regularly $699.00.
Product Highlights

  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Dual-Core
  • 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.5" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • Blu-ray Disc Player with DVD Burning
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

Post Date: 6/21/2013 10:12:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon Professional Network:

"With the advent of video capture on DSLR cameras the craft of cinematography has moved within the reach of many of those who previously just thought in terms of stills. Carey Duffy (Technical Director of filter company Tiffen in the UK) writes for CPN on what to look for when selecting the right filters for photography and filmmaking..."

The full article covers the basics of neutral density filters (solid, graduated and variable), circular polarizing filters, and low-contrast filters for use in HDSLR video.
B&H carries Tiffen filters.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/21/2013 9:58:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From National Geographic:

"Over the past year, Anna Possberg and her husband, Claus Possberg, have traveled four times to the Scandinavian Arctic to photograph the [auroras] phenomena, which appear as stunning light shows in many northern countries, especially during dark winters.
Claus is a radiologist who’s also an avid traveler and photographer, and Anna is a full-time professional filmmaker. The Arctic Lightscape project, which the couple funds independently, resulted in a time-lapse video: a series of still photographs stitched together into a video format and published on Vimeo last week."

The full article illustrates some of the challenges faced by the Possbergs and how they overcame obstacles such as freezing temperatures, less-than-ideal weather, and finding shelter.

Post Date: 6/21/2013 8:52:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon Professional Services:

"Long established as the world's largest independent motorsport picture agency, Sutton Images exclusively concentrates on every aspect of motorsport imagery. With a team of ten dedicated professionals, we offer an extensive range of services from our headquarters situated at the heart of Britain's motorsport industry near Silverstone Circuit, England."
Keith Sutton's career as a freelance motorsport photographer took off when a young Ayrton Senna approached him and employed his services as he swiftly climbed the motorsport ladder in Britain during the early 1980s. Afterwards, Keith went on to form Sutton Photographic in 1985 with his younger brother Mark. The company aimed to cover every Formula One Grand Prix, in addition to other motorsport races around the world.
Today, Sutton Photographic has evolved into Sutton Images, and the company continues to go from strength to strength. Based in state-of-the-art offices in Towcester, near Silverstone, Keith and Mark, along with their staff and a team of agents worldwide, continue to cover the best motorsport the world has to offer.

Read the entire article on the Nikon Professional Services website.
B&H carries the Nikon D4 DSLR Camera used by Sutton Images for Formula One racing photography.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/21/2013 7:54:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens in stock and available for 15% off – now only $1,087.32 with free shipping.
Update: The lens is now out of stock.

From AdoramaTV:
Lightroom 5 has just arrived! Find out why Mark Wallace is stoked about its new features.
In this episode of Exploring Photography, shot exclusively for AdoramaTV, Mark Wallace shares his favorite features of the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom V5, which was just released and is available now at Adorama. He'll talk about the Upright tool, Radial Gradients and his absolute favorite new feature - the healing brush. See why he says that last feature alone is worth the price of admission! Is there still any reason to own full Photoshop?
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
Category: AdoramaTV
Post Date: 6/21/2013 6:29:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 20, 2013
From Datacolor:
FREE Perfect Effects 4 Premium Edition download with purchase of Spyder4ELITE Valid 6/18/2013 – 9/18/2013
onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 4 offers an easy, fast and powerful way to create images with impact. Choose from a robust library of photographic effects to add professional looks to your photos instantly, including the popular HDR and retro looks. You can also recreate the look of film and darkroom techniques, add glows, vignettes, borders, and correct common photography problems. With the ability to stack, combine and blend effects, and paint in effects to specific areas, your creative options are endless.
Enhance and stylize images with the robust library of professional effects. With a single click, you can add popular HDR or vintage looks to your image, recreate the look of film and darkroom techniques, and more. You can also add depth and dimension with texture effects, highlight with glows, simulate filters after the shot, and enhance detail and color. Combine, stack and blend your choice effects to create your own unique look.
The Perfect Effects 4 Premium Edition can be used as a standalone application, or as a plug-in to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple Aperture.
Combining the color calibration technology of the Spyder4ELITE and the creative effects of Perfect Effects 4 software will enable professional photographers to achieve true-to-life, accurate color displays while also creating images with impact.
Promotion Details:
Valid on Spyder4ELITE purchases made 6/18/2013 – 9/18/2013. The free download of Perfect Effects 4 software ($99.95 Value) will be received upon activation (via license code email) of Spyder4ELITE. Activations must be made by 10/18/2013.
B&H carries Datacolor Spyder4ELITE color calibration system.
Post Date: 6/20/2013 3:38:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From LensRentals:
From now through the end of July, use promo code TUESDAY to save 15% on ALL RENTALS that start on a Tuesday through the end of July!
To take advantage of the offer:

  1. Select a Tuesday arrival date (Eligible arrival dates: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30)
  2. Enter the code TUESDAY in the Special Instructions box during checkout.
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The Nuts & Bolts

  1. Not stackable with any other promotions
  2. Discount applies to the rental fees only, and does not discount shipping charges.
  3. Discount does not apply to purchases.
  4. Only specific arrival dates are eligible for the discount: June 25th, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th.
  5. If you want to apply the discount to an existing eligible reservation, simply contact us and we’ll apply it for you.

To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.

Post Date: 6/20/2013 12:51:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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