Canon and Nikon News for 2014/04 (Page 5) Report News & Deals  ►

 Monday, April 21, 2014
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash
B&H has the Refurbished Canon Speedlite 270EX II (review) available for $119.95 with free shipping. That's nearly 30% off the new MSRP of $169.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/21/2014 7:14:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D with Lens Kit
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Kit available for $2,099.95 with free shipping. Compare at $2,499.00 new.
 
Already have the lens? You can pick up the Refurbished EOS 6D (sans lens) for only $1,619.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,899.00.
 
Related Reviews: EOS 6D DSLR Camera | EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
 Friday, April 18, 2014
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens (review) available for $1,437.14 with free shipping. Compare at $1,699.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/18/2014 4:34:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet
eBay (via NewEgg) has the Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet (32GB, Orig. Version) available for $119.99 with free shipping.
 
Note: I've owned the original Google Nexus 7 since it first came out (I preordered it, in fact). It's been an excellent tablet that I still use daily. At this price, the 32GB tablet is a steal.
 
Some of my favorite apps to use with the device include:

[Sean]

Post Date: 4/18/2014 3:12:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 800mm f/5.6 E FL ED VR Lens
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 E FL ED VR Lens available for $14,999.88 with free shipping. Compare at $17,896.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/18/2014 2:02:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Western Digital My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive
Use coupon code SAVE12HDD ($12.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Hard Drive + Lexar 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $67.00 with free shipping. Compare at $69.00 without flash drive.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
DigitalRev has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon/Nikon (review) available for $789.00. Compare at $899.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 4/18/2014 10:22:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Toshiba:
 
First compliant with the high-speed UHS-II interface standard
 
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will launch the world's fastest microSD memory cards, compliant with UHS-II, the ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20. Sample shipments for set manufacturers of smartphones and other mobile devices, and for chipset vendors, start today.
 
The new microSD memory cards will be available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. The maximum read speed of 260 MB per second and the maximum write speed of 240MB per second in the 32 GB cards and the maximum read speed of 145MB per second and the maximum write speed of 130MB per second in the 64 GB cards, are all the fastest transfer rates in the industry.
 
Compared to Toshiba's current 32GB microSD UHS-I cards, the write speed is improved approximately 8 times, while the read speed is improved approximately 2.7 times. The faster transfer speeds can contribute to shortening the time it takes to download large data movie and music files to smartphones and tablets. It will also allow camera users to shoot digital still images continuously at high speed.
 
In recent years, with the development of high-function smartphones and tablets, the trend is towards higher resolution photos and movies, and multi-function applications, leading to demand for larger external memory and faster transfer speeds. Looking to the future, Toshiba will continue to meet market demands by enhancing its line-up of UHS-II compliant microSD memory cards.
 
Outline of New Products

Part NumberCapacityMaximum Transfer SpeedUHS Speed Class
ReadWrite
THNSX032GAJCM4 32GB260MB/s240MB/sU3
THNSX064GBK5M464GB145MB/s130MB/sU3

Key Specifications

Part NumberTHNSX032GAJCM4 THNSX064GBK5M4
Capacity32GB64GB
Maximum Read Speed260 MB/s145 MB/s
Maximum Write Speed240 MB/s130 MB/s
UHS Speed ClassUHS Speed Class 3
Interface2Lane Half-Duplex
Data rate = 3.12Gbps(HD312)
Full-Duplex
Data rate = 1.56Gbps(FD156)
Power Supply VoltageVDD1=2.7 to 3.6V, VDD2=1.7V to 1.95V
Compliant StandardSD Memory Card Standard Ver.4.20
File FormatFAT32exFAT
External Dimensions15.0mm(L)×11.0mm(W)×1.0mm(T)
Weight Approx.Approx. 0.5g

B&H carries Toshiba memory cards.

Category: Toshiba News
Post Date: 4/18/2014 10:06:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang Hints at Lens Releases for April 28, 2014
Samyang dropped a not-so-subtle hint about some product announcements scheduled for April 28. The picture above was posted to the Samyang Europe Facebook page about 3 hours ago.
 
If the picture is any indication, maybe we can expect a cinema lens or two?
 
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 4/18/2014 8:33:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera available for $658.81 with free shipping. Compare at $796.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/18/2014 8:19:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma USB Dock
From Sigma:
 
Sigma Releases Optimization Pro v1.2.0 Update
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to announce the availability of the new “SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0 for Windows” and “SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0 for Macintosh”, the dedicated software for the SIGMA USB DOCK which allows customers to update the lens firmware of new product lines, as well as to customize settings such as AF and focusing position.
 
This download service is for SIGMA USB DOCK Users who are using our interchangeable lenses from 3 product lines (Contemporary, Art, Sports). As a SIGMA USB DOCK user, please be sure to update to SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0, before carrying out any lens firmware updates.
 
Benefits of the SIGMA Optimization Pro software update:
 
SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0 for Windows & Macintosh

  • New switch feature for Full-time MF setting.

* This customization of Full-time MF function is only available for the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014.
* The Full-time MF function will be available after the SIGMA USB DOCK firmware is updated to Ver1.01 or above.
* The function limits will vary from on the camera you use.
 
Download: SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.2.0
 
SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware Update
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We are pleased to inform you the SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware Update is now available.
 
This firmware update allows you to use the SIGMA USB DOCK with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014. If you have the products mentioned below, please start up SIGMA Optimization Pro and then operate lens firmware update.
 
Benefits of this firmware update

  • It will be compatible with SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014.

Applicable products

  • SIGMA USB DOCK SIGMA
  • SIGMA USB DOCK CANON
  • SIGMA USB DOCK NIKON

* Please update SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0 in addition to updating the SIGMA USB DOCK Firmware to Ver1.01 before using it with SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM.
 
In order to update the USB Dock firmware, please connect the device to your computer using the USB cable and then open Sigma Optimization Pro.
 
B&H carries the Sigma USB Dock and has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for preorder.

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/18/2014 6:58:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 17, 2014
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens (review) available for $1,259.00. Compare at $1,449.00 new.

 
From Nikon Europe:
 
Get ready for summer. If there's any camera that can capture your summer adventures just as they ought to be - it's the Nikon 1 AW1!
 
Waterproof to 15 m, shockproof from heights up to 2 m, freeze-proof and dustproof, the amazingly resilient Nikon 1 AW1 is the one for you. From epic adventures to everyday action, the Nikon 1 AW1 will capture your summer adventures exactly as it should be captured.
 
Music: 'Welcome home' by Radical Face
 
B&H carries the Nikon 1 AW 1 Waterproof Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/17/2014 9:31:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon Australia:
 
Welcome to the amazing life of #CanonMaster Darren Jew: underwater nature photographer. Find out more:
http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Professional-Imaging/Masters/Darren-Jew
 
Darren Jew has photographed the planet's landscapes and wildlife from Antarctica to Zambia over his incredible 30-year photography career - on mountain peaks, desert plains and beneath the ocean's surface.
 
Darren's particular passion for photographing whales brings him back to Tonga year after year, where Untitled Filmworks' Abraham Joffe joined him in 2013 to capture his journey.
 
Darren shoots on the Canon EOS 1DX, with lenses EF 16-35 f/2.8L II and EF 8-15mm f/4 L fisheye, plus Nauticam underwater housings.
 
Video shot on:
Canon EOS 1DC Cameras in 4K resolution.
Canon lenses 14mm 2.8 L, 16-35mm 2.8 L II, 24mm 1.4 L, 24-70mm 2.8 L II and 70-200mm 2.8 L II.
 
B&H carries the EOS 1D X and EF 16-35 f/2.8 L II and EF 8-15mm f/4 L fisheye lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2014 8:42:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens
DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens available for $1,649.00. Compare at $1,996.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/17/2014 7:47:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Eyefi Logo
From Eyefi:
 
Newly captured photos now instantly available on smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 17, 2014 – Eyefi, the global leader in digital camera connectivity, today unveiled Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV. Eyefi Cloud was designed for photo enthusiasts who require the superior image quality provided by digital cameras but are frustrated with the time-consuming processes required to enjoy those photos on multiple devices. Eyefi Cloud, along with the Eyefi Mobi wireless SD card and Eyefi Mobi apps, makes every picture taken organized and instantly accessible, anytime anywhere—to enjoy, curate and share securely and privately.
 
In June 2013, Eyefi pioneered simple, instant image transfer from digital cameras to mobile devices with the launch of Eyefi Mobi wireless SD memory card. Now Eyefi adds a new cloud service, Eyefi Cloud, as well as all new mobile apps for iOS and Android based smartphones and tablets. When used together, Eyefi's product line-up combines camera quality and mobile convenience with the power of the cloud for the over 500 million digital camera owners throughout the world. Until now, digital camera owners had to manually transfer photos to see them on their smartphone or tablet. With Eyefi, the highest quality images are as accessible as photos captured using a smartphone and can be shared and enjoyed on the preferred viewing device.
 
"Photo lovers know that life's most important moments should be captured using a digital camera but it's difficult to access those shots until long after the images are taken," said Matt DiMaria, chief executive officer of Eyefi. "Eyefi Cloud makes those highest-quality shots available within seconds of them being captured, so photographers can immediately enjoy quality images on the beautiful displays of their smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV."
 
The Eyefi Mobi SD memory card begins the image transfer process within milliseconds of a photo being captured on a digital camera. Images are automatically and securely transferred to Eyefi's new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. Eyefi apps intelligently organize and transfer the images, in full-resolution, to Eyefi Cloud. Now, any device with the Eyefi apps or with a browser-enabled device can be used to view, share and manage the entire photo collection.
 
The new Eyefi offerings include a full range of photo related services including:

  • Transfer – Add wireless functionality to any digital camera, and easily send images from camera to mobile device or desktop.
  • Organize – Sort and tag images as they are taken, so they are easy to find later – for sharing, printing, and all the other wonderful ways photos are used.
  • Sync – Automatically synchronize photos to all devices so that users can view, edit, and manipulate photos both on and offline, anytime, anywhere.
  • Share – Invite friends and family to view photos and albums without requiring registration. Photo collections are "live", so any additions to an existing collection will generate a notice to recipients that new images have been added.

For photographers with multiple cameras, Eyefi Cloud automatically merges their photos into a single, well-organized collection where they can be enjoyed together and further curated. The entire collection is then available on all the user's devices.
 
For customers that do not wish to transfer images over the Internet, Eyefi also introduced Eyefi Desktop Transfer apps for the PC and Mac platforms. Eyefi Desktop transfer sends images directly from a digital camera equipped with Eyefi Mobi SD memory card to a PC or Mac without the need for a physical cable. Transferred images are stored on the user's PC or Mac in a file location of their choice where they can be enjoyed, edited or archived.
 
Along with Eyefi Cloud, the company today unveils a new logo, aligned to the sleek simplicity of its products.
 
Eyefi Mobi wireless SD memory card pricing begins at $49 for the 8GB edition. Customers will find the new Eyefi Mobi apps in the Apple app store, Google Play app store and Amazon Kindle app store. Included with the new apps, is a three-month membership to the Eyefi Cloud once they activate a new account. Existing Eyefi Mobi card customers can simply download the new apps and will also receive a three-month membership. Twelve-month memberships start at $49 for an unlimited number of photos.
 
B&H carries Eyefi wireless memory cards.

Category: Eye-Fi News
Post Date: 4/17/2014 7:03:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Western Digital My Passport 2 TB Portable Hard Drive available for $89.99 with free shipping. Compare at $119.00.
Adobe Creative Cloud Logo
Students and Teachers can get 50% off of Adobe's Creative Cloud when they prepay for an entire year. That works out to about $24.92 per month.
 
That's every program in Creative Cloud – including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Acrobat XI Pro, Flash Professional, Lightroom & More – for less than $25.00 / month.
 
Don't want to prepay for an entire year? Students and teachers can pay monthly at a reduced rate – just $29.99 per month. That's still 40% off the normal price.
Post Date: 4/16/2014 2:32:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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