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 Tuesday, July 23, 2013
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon D3200 Kit with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $469.00. Compare at $546.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/23/2013 12:57:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon in stock and available for $774.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/23/2013 12:08:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
On Friday, NASA's Cassini spacecraft turned its imaging sensors toward Earth to capture the view from 900 million miles away. It's a bit humbling to think that everything you've ever seen, heard, smelled, and touched is contained within those few pixels.
Check out more of Cassini's images at NASA's Jet Propulsion Labratory Page
Post Date: 7/23/2013 11:55:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Corel:
Latest Release Builds on Realistic Painting Experience with New Jitter Brushes, Crosshair Cloning and Perspective Guide Tools
Ottawa, ON-July 23, 2013 - Corel today announced the availability of Painter® X3, the world's leading digital art software known for its hundreds of brushes, paper textures and media that perfectly emulate real-world art materials. As an innovator in digital art, Painter X3 continues to inspire artists with unique tools such as new Jitter brushes that produce more organic art and flow maps that direct the saturation of wet media as it interacts with the canvas. In addition, artists will save more time with workflow enhancements when cloning with crosshairs, drawing in perspective and transforming multiple layers. For both new and experienced Painter users, the Brush Search engine now makes it easier to find the perfect brush, while the advanced brush controls simplify the customization options.
Created by Artists for Artists
"Painter X3 is the result of an immensely collaborative effort with professional artists across the world to understand how we could improve the user experience, optimize the existing workflow and add new technologies to push the boundaries of digital art," said Andy Church, Senior Product Manager for Corel Painter. "What we've created with this version is more than digital art software; it's a platform for inspiration, creativity and reflection."
Painter® X3 Feature Highlights
Every day, artists around the world trust Painter to explore their creativity, produce stunning work with ease and deliver art that wows their clients. Whether for photo art, traditional art, illustrations, concept art or designs, Painter X3 introduces new tools to further enhance the ultimate digital art studio:

  • Jitter Brushes: Introduce elements of randomness to your brush strokes by adding universal Jitter properties to any brush expression or by using one of the 25 new Jitter brushes
  • Brush Search Engine: Find the perfect brush that inspires you within seconds simply by typing terms in the search bar such as brush names or properties, and ensure they're what you're looking for with the enhanced Live Stroke preview
  • Crosshair Cloning: Position the source image beside the clone and take advantage of the crosshairs which mark where you are cloning from, allowing you to focus on the creation
  • Perspective Guides: Speed up the creation of an object with dimension by using the snap tool to draw in 1-,2-, or 3-point perspective and accurately portray spatial depth
  • Smart Brush Controls: Change brush properties more easily now-only the settings that can be tweaked will be displayed in the panel
  • Reference Image Panel: Open a reference image in the new panel to keep a visual source of inspiration within sight as you paint, without toggling between windows
  • Multi-Layer Transformation: Apply a transformation to a selection across multiple layers
  • Flow Maps: Create unique and irregular patterns with this technology that directs wet media across the canvas to produce less saturation at the peaks of the canvas texture and more saturation in the valleys, just like colors would with real-world materials

Meet the Artists: Live Paint Jam Sessions
Art is not always about the end result-it's also a process of inspiration, creativity and reflection-and we want you to join us for live Paint Jam sessions online to learn from our Painter Masters. Each month, the Paint Jam sessions will focus on a different style of art and we'll be inviting professional artists to share their artistic process with you. The first series, hosted by Jeremy Sutton, Claudia Salguero and Heather Michelle, will focus on photo-fine art and will kick off on Wednesday, August 14, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. To learn more about the upcoming Paint Jam sessions, visit
Pricing and Availability
Corel Painter X3 will start shipping in two weeks. In North America, the full version of Painter X3 is $429 (USD and CAD) and the upgrade, for registered Painter 11 and 12 users, is available for $229 (USD and CAD). Commercial and education volume licenses are also available.
Adorama carries Corel Painter 12.

Category: Corel News
Post Date: 7/23/2013 10:41:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
New PIXMA All-In-One Printers from Canon U.S.A Provide High-Quality Output to Encourage Creativity
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced two printers, the PIXMA MG3520 Wireless Photo and the PIXMA MG2420 All-In-One (AIO) printers, both featuring excellent image quality for crisp and stunningly vivid prints to inspire creativity. These easy-to-use models are ideal for the user looking for superb quality and functionality at an affordable price.
The wireless-enabled Canon PIXMA MG3520 printer allows users to easily and conveniently print memories from almost anywhere.1 In addition, the PIXMA MG3520 printer offers an Auto Power On/Off function, so even if the printer was not previously in use, print requests can be quickly fulfilled. For added efficiency, the unit’s built-in Automatic Duplex printing feature can save time and resources with the ability to automatically print on both sides of the paper. The MG3520 also uses the FastFront feature for easy changing of ink and paper from the front of the printer. The sleek and affordable PIXMA MG2420 printer is also an ideal accompaniment to any home-office environment with improved print, copy and scan features compared with previous models.
“With outstanding functionality and versatility, the new PIXMA printers are intuitive, high-quality devices that inspire us to share more with loved ones, and tackle a variety of at-home tasks - such as building an efficient office space, accomplishing do-it-yourself projects, preserving memories through scrapbooks and more,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Convenient Connectivity and Sharing Capabilities
With built-in wireless technology, the Canon PIXMA MG3520 printer can print or scan documents, photos and more from virtually anywhere in the home. The printer supports Google Cloud Print for printing from Gmail and Google Docs on a mobile device and from the Google Chrome browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome computers.
Inspire Creativity
The PIXMA MG3520 and PIXMA MG2420 printers produce high-quality output that is crisp, clear and vibrant. With the Canon FINE Cartridge system, output will shine with brilliant color and detailed gradation expression. Both new PIXMA AIO printer models also come with My Image Garden software to offer a variety of features designed to inspire and enhance creativity while empowering the sharing of images. One function of the software allows photos stored on computers to be easily organized into three categories: Calendar, Event and People. With Calendar view, images can be sorted by the dates they were captured while with Event view, images captured at a special event can be easily stored in a separate folder and accessed to share with friends and family. For People view, once a person's likeness has been registered with the software, Image Assorting technology and Face Recognition technology is utilized to automatically upload all images of a specific person to their respective folder for easy access.
My Image Garden also features Full HD Movie Print software to help users produce clear images of frames from videos captured on compatible Canon HD EOS and PowerShot Digital Cameras along with HD VIXIA Camcorders. In addition, Fun Filter Effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature and Toy Camera can be applied for further image customization.
Compact and Refined Design
Compact with a refined, family-friendly design and attractive matte finish, the PIXMA MG3520 Wireless Photo AIO Printer is available in black, red or a mirror-finished white, while the PIXMA MG2420 AIO printer is available in white. The printers will have an estimated retail price of $79.99 and $69.99, respectively.
Adorama carries Canon PIXMA Printers.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/23/2013 8:27:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use promotion code PXSUMMER30 at AdoramaPix to get 30% off your order of Photo Books, Aluminyzed Metal Prints, Canvas Prints and Photo Prints.
Post Date: 7/23/2013 8:08:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 22, 2013
Amazon has the Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash available for $99.00. Compare at $139.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2013 4:40:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens available for $420.00 with free shipping. Compare at $699.00.
Check out our full review of the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2013 12:08:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens available for $355.84 with free shipping. Compare at $649.00.
Check out our full review of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2013 12:01:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $752.62 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
Check out our full review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2013 11:51:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Body available for $1,629.00. Compare at $1,999.00.
Need more info? Check out our review of the Canon EOS 6D.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2013 8:31:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
Customer Care Center Functions as Convenient Locale for Canon Product Solution Needs
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 22, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its new headquarters in Melville, New York now features a walk-in Customer Care Center. This new center serves as a Canon product-solutions center for consumers. Trained professionals will offer customer repair options, cost estimates, upgrade possibilities, and recommendations. While repairs cannot be made on site, arrangements for shipment to one of Canon's national service centers as well as arrangements for the return of the repaired product to the user's home or to the Customer Care Center in Melville will be coordinated.
"We want to provide our local customers with the best customer service. This is why we have decided to open a service center at our Melville headquarters, so that we can personally interact with our customers, answering product questions and resolving any operational difficulties," stated Joe Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A.
The Customer Care Center at One Canon Park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday- Friday, excluding holidays. It accompanies Jamesburg, N.J., Newport News, Va., and Irvine Calif. as Canon U.S.A. service locations. For more information about Canon U.S.A. customer service and support please visit:
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 7/22/2013 8:12:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera with 18-55 IS Lens available for $339.00 with free shipping. Compare at $449.00 new.
Need more info? Check out our review of the Canon EOS Rebel T3.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2013 6:59:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 21, 2013


"This is's Weekend Recap for the week ending July 20th, 2013
In the news...
On Monday, we reported on Canon USA’s updated warranty policy regarding refurbished gear. The warranty on refurbished DSLR cameras, lenses, flashes and camcorders increased from 90 days to a full year. According to a representative I spoke with at Canon USA, the 1-year warranty applies to all eligible refurbished gear purchases made after June 24th.
On Tuesday, we posted a news piece on LensTag - a new website devoted to protecting photographers from purchasing stolen gear and aiding in recovery. The service is free and highly recommended. Check out the news post for more details.
On Friday, Canon celebrated the official grand opening for its new Canon USA headquarters in Melville, NY. The 500 million dollar, five-story facility covers 700,000 square feet and will house well over 2,000 employees once operating at full capacity. And one more interesting fact - it’s located only about a mile from Nikon’s own USA headquarters.
In site news and reviews...
On Monday, Bryan posted his full review of the Sigma USB Dock and asked, “Why wasn’t this product introduced a long time ago?” For owners of Sigma’s new global vision lenses, the dock proves to be a valuable tool in ensuring your lenses works optimally now and provides insurance that the lenses will play well with future bodies.
On Wednesday, Bryan posted his review of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i - but it came with a caveat. As the T5i shares so many similarities with its predecessor, Bryan simply adapted the T4i’s review to cover the essential changes between the two cameras. Check out Bryan’s review for more details.
On Thursday, Bryan posed the question, “What is going on with the EOS M camera and EF-M lens line?” First, the new EF-M 11-22mm lens was never announced by Canon USA - meaning it’s not scheduled to be available in the US market (at least not yet). Then the price of the EOS M camera plummeted. As inventory was depleted, the camera was listed as “discontinued” by several retailers. However, a Canon representative told us adamantly, “The EOS M is not a discontinued product…”
Does this strange line of events mean a new EOS M camera is on the horizon? We don’t know - but it’s fun to speculate. I mean, a new EOS M with the 70D’s Dual Pixal AF system sounds like a match made in mirrorless heaven. Just a thought…
And, for our deal of the week…
On Friday, we posted a deal from Adorama where you could get a Refurbished Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera for $1,599.95 with free shipping. That’s nearly a $400.00 savings off the normal, new retail price.
This has been the’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 7/21/2013 12:30:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 19, 2013
From Canon USA:
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 19, 2013 - Celebrating a monumental step in the Company's history, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today held a grand opening ceremony of its Canon Americas Headquarters in Melville, N.Y. Joined by Fujio Mitarai, chairman and CEO of Canon Inc., Joe Adachi, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A., welcomed state and local officials to show appreciation for their support of the headquarters project.
Among those officials in attendance were Senator Charles Schumer; Kenneth Adams president and CEO of Empire State Development, representing Governor Andrew Cuomo; Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Huntington Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone. The new 700,000 square-foot headquarters serves as a symbol of Canon's commitment to growth, innovation and the Long Island community.
"The official opening of the Canon Americas Headquarters is an exciting time for our Company and we are grateful for all of the local support we have received along the way," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A. "Canon's dedication to the environment and the community is an integral part of our corporate culture. The headquarters, which is designed to meet LEED® gold certification, will serve as a symbol of this commitment."
"It is an exciting day for the Canon family as we officially celebrate the grand opening of our new home on Long Island," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. "Canon has proudly called Long Island home for 42 years and we are grateful for the support we have received from those who helped us reach this milestone."
"Today's grand opening ceremony marks a picture perfect moment for Canon U.S.A. and all of Long Island," said Senator Charles Schumer. "'One Canon Park' will be an anchor business for the Route 110 corridor and attract business visitors from across the world. When I first met with senior Canon officials years ago, I knew this project would be a success. I fought hard, along with officials from Long Island, to secure millions of dollars for road improvements in-and-around this heavily commuted corridor and worked to secure millions of stimulus dollars so that Canon could relocate to Melville. With over 1,400 jobs on Long Island, Canon is an asset to the local economy and I am proud to have seen this project through to fruition. Congratulations to the chairman and CEO of Canon, Fujio Mitarai and all of the local leaders who made today possible."
"The grand opening of Canon's Americas headquarters is great news for Long Islanders and all of New York State. Empire State Development is working harder than ever to help companies create and retain much-needed jobs and Canon is certainly doing just that with hundreds of new jobs on the way and over 1,000 New Yorkers retaining their positions," said Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams. "As a proud supporter of this project, I congratulate Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai and Canon, the local leaders and the people of Long Island on this accomplishment."
"Canon's grand opening of its new headquarters in Melville will help strengthen Long Island's workforce and ensure that Route 110 continues to be a successful business corridor for all Long Islanders," said Congressman Steve Israel, who was not in attendance. "I proudly fought for federal infrastructure funding to make this project possible and keep jobs on Long Island. Having Canon's headquarters on Long Island is a victory for our community and is estimated to indirectly bring up to 10,000 jobs to the region. I look forward to Canon's continued success in the years ahead."
"Today is a great day as we celebrate the grand opening of Canon U.S.A.'s corporate headquarters here in Suffolk County," said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. "Creating and retaining high-quality jobs is paramount to our success as a County and as a region and Canon U.S.A. is contributing to that success. Canon is a welcome addition to the Suffolk County business community and I look forward to continuing to work with our federal, state and local officials to attract and retain businesses on Long Island."
"The Town of Huntington has long awaited this day, when we can officially welcome Canon and its dedicated workforce to Huntington," said Huntington Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone. "We thank Canon for choosing Huntington as the site for its Americas headquarters and look forward to a long and close relationship as the company cements its status as an integral part of the community and the local economy."
Joining London and Tokyo as one of the three worldwide headquarters locations, the Canon Americas Headquarters serves all North and South American countries and stands as a model for environmental stewardship and innovation. The Melville, N.Y. facility features several environmentally conscious elements including daylight harvesting, drought resistant vegetation and electric vehicle charging stations.
The new Canon Americas Headquarters also has an onsite state-of-the-art Showroom, which will be used for product demonstrations for customers, dealers, media and students.
Fast Facts about Canon Americas Headquarters:

  • Building square footage: 700,000 square feet
  • Number of floors/stories: Five stories tall, plus a basement level
  • Amount of steel used throughout the building: Approximately 5,838 pieces of steel
  • Number of employees: Approximately 1,400 moved in first quarter 2013 - 750 to be added in the next five years and approximately 300 consultants are employeed here
  • Parking garage: Combined total of 488,000 square feet
  • Number of parking spaces: Approximately 1,700
  • Electric car charging stations: Six in each garage/12 total
  • Number of bathrooms: 54
  • Acres of land: 52
  • Acres of preserved/open land: Eight
  • Greenery: 20 percent of site to remain in vegetated state
  • Ponds: Two ponds varying in size each six feet deep
  • Land Purchased: June 4, 2007
  • Site plans filed with Town of Huntington: July 1, 2008
  • Groundbreaking: May 3, 2010
  • Topping Off Ceremony: May 12, 2011
  • Feet/Miles of wire: 1,626,000 feet which equals 307 miles
  • Cost of building/land: $500 million
  • Construction workers: Approximately 20 at this time to address minimal internal facitlites work - not major construction
  • Certificate of Occupancy Received: January 16, 2013

Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 7/19/2013 1:36:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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