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 Sunday, August 16, 2015
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From Canon UK:
 
Canon is recognised with three esteemed EISA Awards for EOS and EF-lens products
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 August 2015 – Canon today announces it has received three prestigious awards from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 7D Mark II has been named the ‘European Prosumer DSLR Camera 2015-2016’, both the EOS 5DS and 5DS R have been honoured with the title of ‘European Professional DSLR Camera 2015-2016’, while the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM has been awarded ‘European Professional DSLR Lens 2015-2016’ – highlighting the outstanding quality of Canon products throughout its DSLR and lens range.
 
Voted for by panels of editors representing nearly 50 prominent magazines from across 20 European countries, the EISA Awards honour products which combine the most advanced technology, intuitive design and sought-after features, while also providing genuine value to end users. Each of the awarded products has been received with great acclaim since launch, and the EISA award recognition is further testament to their exceptional quality and performance.
 
“Canon has a warranted reputation for producing high-quality products that our customers really value,” said Steve Marshall, Product Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe. “For us, photography is all about expression and discovery and as a company we consistently strive to produce pioneering, class leading products and technologies that enable people to tell their own stories through quality photography. Each of our awarded products is a fantastic example of our dedication and commitment to pushing boundaries and bringing new capabilities to both professionals and consumers, so we are truly honoured to receive such distinguished awards from the EISA panel.”
 
Discussing the three awards, the EISA panel said:
 
EUROPEAN PROSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016
 
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is one of the best APS-C DSLRs ever made, offering features normally only available in professional full frame models. The 65-point AF system gives fast and responsive focusing in a wide range of conditions, even when tracking fast moving subjects. It can shoot at 10 frames per second, with a huge buffer even when shooting in Raw. The build quality is superb, with full weatherproofing that can cope with almost any conditions. Overall the 7D Mark II is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photographers who like to capture the most fleeting moments.
 
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2015-2016
 
Canon EOS 5DS/5DS R
The Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the highest resolution full frame DSLRs on the market. The two models give photographers a choice: the EOS 5DS includes an optical low-pass filter to suppress digital imaging artefacts, while the EOS 5DS R cancels its effect for the sharpest possible images. The 50.6-million-pixel sensor, dual DIGIC 6 processors, reduced mirror vibration and reliable metering deliver superb image quality, while the 61-point AF with 41 cross-type points ensures reliable and fast AF performance. These two cameras are the perfect choice for professional photographers for whom ultimate image quality really matters.
 
EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL DSLR LENS 2015-2016
 
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
With the 11-24mm f/4L USM Canon’s engineers have constructed one of the best wide angle zooms ever made. The world’s widest rectilinear zoom provides class-leading image quality, with exceptional sharpness at all settings even on high resolution sensors. Distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting are all kept reasonably low. Construction is superb, with weather sealing for outdoor use, and the autofocus is fast and silent. Full-frame users specialising in landscape, architectural or interior photography who demand exceptional optical performance need look no further. It’s bulky and expensive, but for those who can afford it, it’s an absolutely outstanding piece of glass.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 5Ds/5Ds R, 7D Mark II and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 8/16/2015 7:01:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, August 15, 2015
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (review) available for $1,079.00. Compare at $1,349.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market and do not qualify for Canon USA rebates.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/15/2015 7:10:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 14, 2015
Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
B&H has the Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $199.99 with free shipping. Regularly $529.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Geared Center Column with Friction Knob
  • Anti-Sand, Anti-Dust Twist Locks on Legs
  • Spiked/Rubber Feet Plus Snowshoes
  • Maximum Height of 66.9"
  • Supports Loads Up to 30.9 lb
Post Date: 8/14/2015 2:26:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Post Date: 8/14/2015 8:06:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
 
Test results from the EOS 5Ds R are coming.
 
B&H has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Canon mount in stock. The Nikon mount version is available for preorder (expected in stock Aug 24th).
Post Date: 8/14/2015 7:44:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Adobe Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist Terry White will show you the newest tips and techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop CC to help you increase your productivity and make it easier than ever to deliver images your clients will love. Learn how to best manage your files, make enhancements to images that define your personal style and take advantage of presets, templates and batch processing to expedite your workflow.
 
For a limited time, B&H has a 1-Year Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan available for $99.88. Regularly $119.88.
Post Date: 8/14/2015 6:45:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (White Box)
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM (White Box) available for $239.00. Compare at $299.00 regular retail.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/14/2015 5:42:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 13, 2015
Summer Photography Tips: Go North (or: Follow the Birds)
Don't like shooting in the extreme heat and humidity of summer? Be like the birds – migrate! For most of us northern hemisphere residents, the preferred direction is north.
 
I was recently privileged to do just that, spending a week 26 miles from the grid in the North Maine Woods, just below the Canadian border. The temperature here in late July was very pleasant during my entire stay.
 
The North Maine Woods are sometimes referred to as the "Silent Woods" by my family, referencing specifically the lack of crickets, cicadas, katydids, etc. making the loud night music we are accustomed to at home. But that declaration is not completely true. Along with some frogs, the clear, eerie call of the loon is a common night sound heard around the silent, pristine northern Maine lakes. It is a sound that I love to hear and a photo of that audio source brings back great memories.
 
I have photos of common loons, but ... none that stood out to me. I have wanted change that problem on this trip and to do so, I spent just over hour early each of four mornings attempting to photograph these beautiful birds.
 
My craft was a canoe. Being solo in the canoe with light and changing winds added to the challenge of positioning for the photos. Getting close enough for adequate frame filling while positioning between the loons and the sun all while not concerning the not-too-tame birds was not easy. A light wind being able to rapidly turn the canoe was definitely not helpful.
 
My case was a Pelican. As it is only fitting to use a case named after a bird while photographing birds, I stored the camera and lenses in a "Pelican" 1510 while in transit between shore and actively photographing the birds. While the Pelican case lacks official approval as a PFD, it floats very nicely in the event of a worst case scenario. There was no worry about water from the paddle dripping on it and no worry about water on the floor of the boat reaching the gear.
 
The Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II was my Lens choice for these outings. While a 600mm lens would have been more ideal from a focal length perspective (due to the distance that the loons were comfortable with), it would not have been easy to handle this lens in the canoe, especially when alternating between paddling and photographing. The 1.4x behind the 100-400 L II would have also been helpful, but ... that option was not available to me.
 
The Canon EOS 5Ds R was my camera choice. Having the tremendous resolution of the 5Ds R allowed me to crop deep into the frame with significant pixel dimension remaining. At least 24 megapixels remained in most final images and some required no cropping for a frame-filling loon. Framing loosely had some advantages. For one, the loons were seldom still. And, by sticking one leg straight out the side, loons can change directions 180° almost instantly. That is much faster than I could change the canoe's direction and faster than I could change an AF point to the opposite side. With the center AF point locked on the bird's head, I was ready for any direction change with the bird (often) remaining (relatively) easy to keep entirely in the frame with only slight recomposition needed.
 
While I cropped the loons rather tightly in most images, being able to go back to the RAW file means that I can open images up if/when more space is needed around the birds such as for titles and text. The background, primarily reflections of the forest with some sky, are beautiful in their own right and in this photo, I especially liked the reflected colors of the forest being hit with early morning light. The white birch tree reflection is another key location identifier to me.
 
Photo trips such as this one provide extremely educational firsthand experience. One of my take-aways from this loon photography experience is that loons blink a LOT after surfacing into bright sunlight. Once I noticed that behavior, I was careful to time the shutter release with an open eye (and utilized burst mode more frequently).
 
Crossing this photo off of my bucket list was not a small effort (some might say that I went "loony"), but the pile of keeper-grade loon images I brought home was a bit daunting to sort through. Selecting the one to share with you first was an even bigger challenge. Being in a far north latitude meant that this effort was "no sweat."
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, 500px and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
400mm  f/6.3  1/500s
ISO 800
7230 x 4820px
Post Date: 8/13/2015 10:04:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
 
Test results from the EOS 5Ds R are coming.
 
B&H has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Canon mount in stock. Nikon mount version is available for preorder (expected in stock Aug 24th).
Post Date: 8/13/2015 9:16:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera available for $2,949.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,699.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/13/2015 8:52:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,099.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not eligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/13/2015 7:52:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
B&H has a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $1,249.00 with free expedited shipping after $350.00 mail-in rebate. The regular retail value of the budle is $2,269.00.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/13/2015 7:03:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5Ds R DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5Ds R DSLR Camera available for $3,499.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,899.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/13/2015 6:52:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens available for $399.00. Compare at $596.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/13/2015 6:14:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Gitzo GK2545T-82QD Series 2 Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head
From Gitzo UK:
 
New Gitzo Center Ball Heads
 
08/10/2015 – Gitzo, pioneer in developing some of the most advanced and revolutionary technologies for camera accessories and supports, is proud to introduce a completely new range of Center Ball Heads, representing the state-of-the-art in the heads’ field and focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision.
 
The Center Ball Heads are dedicated to pros and advanced amateur photographers and are engineered and developed to be the ideal complements to Gitzo’s top of the range tripods. The new heads are available in three sizes ideal for Gitzo’s Traveler and Mountaineer tripods.
 
SMOOTHNESS AND PRECISION
The new Center Ball Heads are coated with tungsten disulphide - one of the smoothest materials around. With an extremely efficient locking mechanism and the use of hard metal components under and around the ball, this mechanism provides comfortable friction onto the ball meaning it can be locked with minimal effort while avoiding unwanted deforming or drifting.
 
COMFORTABLE CONTROL OF MOVEMENT
All three models feature an independent pan lock, making it possible to take panoramic photos or make horizontal adjustments for perfect framing. Friction control is also available in the GH1382QD and GH3382QD. Located in the ball lock knob it functions independently allowing the ball lock to have a quick locking without sacrificing movement and safety
 
INTUITIVE QUICK RELEASE SYSTEM
The plate is locked with a screw-knob, which makes the system compact, light, and intuitive, while being flexible to accept most Arca-Swiss style plates.
 
PERFECT MATCH FOR THE GITZO TRIPODS
The new Center Ball Heads have slim, curved forms and are aesthetically outstanding with a triangular accent, and matte grey plated steel top casings. Dimensions and colourings are designed to match perfectly with Gitzo’s Traveler and Mountaineer Tripods.
 
The new Center Ball Head range features the following:
 
  • Center Ball Head Series 1 Traveler Quick Release D (GH1382TQD)
  • Center Ball Head Series 1 Quick Release D (GH1382QD)
  • Center Ball Head Series 3 Quick Release D (GH3382QD) – Available mid November
The new Center Ball Heads are also included in the brand new Traveler Tripod Kits, as well as in Mountaineer Tripod Kits.
 
B&H has the Gitzo GH1382TQD, GH1382QD & GH3382QD Center Ball Heads available for preorder.


New Gitzo Traveler Tripods Range
 
08/10/2015 – Gitzo, pioneer in developing some of the most advanced and revolutionary technologies for camera accessories and supports is proud to introduce the new Traveler Tripod range. Boasting the 180° leg folding mechanism pioneered by Gitzo, the range is now even stronger thanks to the state of the art “Carbon eXact” tubes.
 
The perfect travelling companion for photographers when shooting whilst on trips, the new Traveler range features the slimmest Series 0 for the first time, whilst the Series 1 and 2 models feature an improved height.
 
CARBON EXACT – STRONGER LEGS
The new Traveler Tripods boast the ground breaking Carbon eXact tubes: stiffer than the antecedents’ Carbon 6X tubes, the new tubes include High Modulus carbon fibre, and have larger tube diameters. For example, the lowest leg section of the Series 1, 5-section tripod has a diameter of 40% larger than the predecessor
 
TRAVELER G-LOCK – SPACE SAVING AND ERGONOMIC
Traveler G-lock is the new, compact leg lock system dedicated to Traveler Tripods. The new, curved external form provides good grip, whilst the internal O-ring achieves softer operation and reduces dust and grit entering the locks. The more efficient use of space makes it possible to have taller tripods with compact folded lengths.
 
The new range:Series 0 – Models GT0545T / GK0545T-82TQD (with head):
 
Added to the Traveler family for the first time the slimmest Series 0 is the lightest tripod in the new Traveler range, but thanks to the stiff Carbon eXact tubes it provides a rigid, stable base when in use. It is a 4-section tripod with short closed length and short extended height.
 
  • Traveler Tripod Series 0 Carbon 4 sections (GT0545T)
  • Traveler Kit, Ser.0 4 sec tripod GT0545T + head (GK0545T-82TQD)
Series 1 – Models GT1555T / GK1555T-82TQD (with head) and GT1545T / GK1545T-82TQD (with head):
 
The Series 1 tripods are the perfect balance between lightweight when carrying, and height and rigidity when shooting. The 5 section Traveler has an outstanding height / closed length ratio, while the 4 section Traveler is much taller than its predecessor thanks to the space efficient Traveler G-lock.
 
  • Traveler Tripod Series 1 Carbon 5 sections (GT1555T)
  • Traveler Kit, Ser.1 5 sec tripod GT1555T + head GH1382TQD (GK1555T-82TQD with head)
  • Traveler Tripod Series 1 Carbon 4 sections (GT1545T)
  • Traveler Kit, Ser.1 4 sec tripod GT1545T + head GH1382TQD (GK1545T-82TQD with head)
Series 2 – Models GT2545T / GK2545T-82QD (with head):
 
With the largest tube diameters among Traveler tripods, Series 2 is ideal for photographers using longer lenses or requiring the highest stability. The feet are interchangeable with Gitzo’s optional feet, such as spikes and large feet.
 
  • Traveler Tripod Series 2 Carbon 4 sections (GT2545T)
  • Traveler Kit, Ser.2 4 sec tripod GT2545T + head GH1382QD (GK2545T-82QD with head)
Series 2 Monopod – GM2562T:
 
The Series 2 Monopod now features the Carbon eXact Tubes, the Traveler G-Lock and a new, more stable foot.
 
  • Monopod Series 2 Carbon 6 sections Traveler (GM2562T)
Available from 10th August in selected stockists.
 
B&H has the following new Gitzo items available for purchase:
 
Series 0 Traveler Tripods
 
Series 1 Traveler Tripods
 
Series 2 Traveler Tripods
 
Series 2 Traveler Monopod
 
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 8/12/2015 12:34:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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