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 Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $678.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/21/2014 12:11:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 J1 Camera with 10-20mm VR Lens (Red)
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon 1 J1 with 10-30mm & 30-110mm VR Lenses (Red/White) available for $199.99 with free shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/21/2014 9:54:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5200 DSLR with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D5200 DSLR with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $479.99 with free shipping. Compare at $696.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/21/2014 9:46:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Watch Ken from Canon Service & Support as he explains the Canon service process to help you better understand what to expect when you send your camera or video equipment in for repair.
 
Relevant Links

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/21/2014 9:08:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DxO Logo
From DxO:
 
DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers a new image transfer feature that lets users process their RAW photos from Lightroom. Used in tandem with the Adobe software, DxO Optics Pro has definitively become the ideal solution when it comes to image quality.
 
This upgrade also adds support for 4 new cameras and 165 new DxO Optics Modules. Also available is DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6, which benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules.
 
The first workflow completely integrated with Lightroom
 
Up until now, exporting a RAW image from Lightroom to another software application required first converting it to JPEG or TIFF format, which can reduce image quality. DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers the first non-destructive workflow that is completely integrated with Lightroom.
 
This very simple process lets users transfer their RAW images in one click from the Lightroom cataloguer to DxO Optics Pro, process them, and then return them to Lightroom in DNG format, which retains the qualities of a RAW file so as to facilitate additional processing.
 
The dual non-destructive flow gives users optimal flexibility right through to the final adjustments to their photos.
 
To learn more about the interaction between DxO Optics Pro and Lightroom, go to our dedicated web page.
 
The power of DxO processing accessible in just one click
 
Accessible directly from Lightroom, this workflow puts all of DxO’s image quality know-how into the hands of Adobe software users:

  • The quality of its RAW conversion based on prior calibration of each sensor;
  • The efficiency of its exclusive PRIME technology in eliminating noise, even under the most extreme shooting conditions;
  • The power and precision of its optical corrections which, based on the calibration of each camera/lens combination, eliminates distortion, chromatic aberrations, and vignetting, as well as restores image sharpness;
  • The intelligent exposure optimization of its DxO Smart Lighting feature, which among other things allows for perfect recovery of highlights.

DxO Optics Pro automatically adjusts all of these parameters to produce an optimized rendering during batch processing, thus saving users a significant amount of time.
 
Increased compatibility with XMP standard
 
With the aim of facilitating its workflow with Lightroom, DxO Optics Pro v9.5 offers greater compatibility with the XMP standard: star or color rankings stored in image metadata are now perfectly preserved during transfer.
 
More than 18,000 available Optics Modules
 
DxO Optics Pro supports most current camera models on the market. DxO Optics Pro v9.5 now handles RAW files from 5 additional cameras: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, the Nikon 1 V3, the Panasonic Lumix GH-4, and the Sony A6000.
 
Finally, 165 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, which today counts more than 18,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6 now available
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6 also benefits from the addition of new camera/lens combinations for automatic correction of distortion in JPEG and TIFF images.
 
Availability
 
Both DxO Optics Pro v9.5 and DxO ViewPoint v2.1.6 are now available at authorized photo resellers.
 
List of new DxO Optics Modules:
 
Canon | Nikon | Panasonic | Sony
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 9 and DxO ViewPoint 2.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 5/21/2014 8:37:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
eBay (via RedTagCamera) has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $824.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,299.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market camera and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/21/2014 8:07:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens
Post Date: 5/21/2014 7:31:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon
Use promo code 260SIGMALS at Adorama to get the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon for $260.00 with free shipping. Regularly $349.00.
 
The promo code also works for the nikon version of the lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/21/2014 6:41:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Lexar Professional 64GB CompactFlash Memory Card 1066x UDMA 2-Pack
Post Date: 5/20/2014 2:33:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) in stock and available for an in-cart price of $5,314.20 after $125.00 promotional discount.
Rokinon Cine Lens Kit
Use promo code TDigitalP150 ($150.00 off) at FocusCamera to get the Rokinon Cine Lens Kit for Canon for $2,049.00 with free shipping. Compare at roughly $2,330.00 if purchased separately.
 
Kit Includes:

  • Rokinon 8mm T3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens
  • Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens
  • Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens
  • Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens
  • Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens
  • Protective Hard Case

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/20/2014 12:51:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) in stock and available for an in-cart price of $1,394.20. Compare at $1,699.00 new.
 
Update: The Refurbished 6D is now out of stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/20/2014 10:10:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D Kit
eBay (via BestStopDeals) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM Lens available for $1,899.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,299.00.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the EOS 6D.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market camera/lens and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/20/2014 9:37:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
By Sean Setters
 
A few days ago I wrote an article about the importance of self-portraits. Today, I'm going to tell you about a self-portrait years in the making...
 
I can still remember when my coworker, fellow photographer and friend James Evins first mentioned the Strobist blog to me in late 2007. He suggested that I start looking into off-camera flash and said that David Hobby's Strobist blog was the best resource to learn how.
 
After a couple of months of digging through Hobby's Lighting 101 and monitoring the discussion threads on the Strobist Flickr Group, I bought my first off-camera flash gear – a Vivitar 285HV and a set of Cactus V2s triggers.
 
I became fascinated by the entire process of lighting. Where should the light(s) be positioned? Which modifier(s) should I use? What power level(s) should the flash(es) be set to? Should I gel the flash(es) for color correction or simply for the sake of creativity?
 
As the years flew by, I collected more lighting gear and refined the techniques I used to express my own photographic vision. Most of my lighting gear was purchased used on eBay to reduce the investment required to fill out my kit.
 
The popularity of David Hobby's blog led to the rise of an industry – lighting modifiers, inexpensive radio triggers and tools designed specifically for off-camera [shoe-mount] flash use. His impact on the industry is, in my opinion, immeasurable.
 
Almost three years ago I had an idea – to use all of my lighting equipment in a self-portrait dedicated to David Hobby, a man who had influenced my photography more than any other. It would also be a way to demonstrate to my local client base why my portraiture differed from those natural-light shooters around me. I plotted a rough lighting setup on my white board and left it there.
 
The lighting setup diagram stayed on my white board for almost a year before I had to erase it to use the space for something else. But the idea stuck. It was burned into the back of my mind. All I needed to do was find an appropriate location that I could use for several hours while completing the rather arduous setup and shooting. I planned on shooting the image in three sections (left, middle, right) because I didn't have enough light stands to hold every modifier I owned. I would then combine the exposures in post.
 
Almost two more years went by before I found a suitable location – the Backdoor Playhouse at Tennessee Technological University – and made the right connections to gain access to it. I was granted an entire evening with the venue.
 
When setting up for the shoot, I realized that the stage was smaller than I had anticipated. That meant I couldn't reasonably fit all the equipment that I actually owned on the stage. So I made a game-time decision to limit my lighting setup to the number of lights that I could trigger at one time. The ultimate limitation was the number of monolights and flashes that I brought – 7 monolights and 5 shoe-mount flashes. One of the shoe-mount flashes was used in the back to trigger various lights via optical slaves.
 
Below is a timelapse video of the whole shoot. I used a tripod mounted Canon EOS 7D + Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art set to capture images every 13 seconds. The 4-hour shoot is nicely condensed into 50 seconds.
 

 
Here's a list of the gear I used to create the image:
 
Lights

Support

Modifiers

Triggers and Receivers

All in all, I'm happy with how the image turned out. While I did leave some gear on the table (several umbrellas, gridded strip boxes, another beauty dish, etc), I think the image serves its purpose – to honor the man that inspired me light the world in front of my camera.
 
You can find the full-resolution image here.

Post Date: 5/20/2014 7:35:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 19, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via allnewshop - 99.3% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,559.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00. (thanks Felix)
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/19/2014 4:28:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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