has a serious Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Bundle
deal (including some excellent gear) available for $7,398.00 shipped after $400.00 mail in printer rebate. The savings is about $800.00 excluding the software, printer and printer rebate. Here is what is included:
- Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body - USA Warranty
- Canon EF 24mm-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens, USA
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
- 2x Canon Speedlite 600EX RT Shoe Mount Flash
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard AF Lens
- Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle
PocketWizard ControlTL MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 6.104 Beta for Canon is now available for download
The release notes can be found here here
According to Rob Galbraith
, the new beta "adds support for the Speedlite 600EX-RT
and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Rob also adds that "... this beta firmware release does not add compatibility with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X or EOS Rebel T4i" and quotes LPA Design's statement that the "5D Mark III is being reverse engineered and is our highest firmware priority."
ISO 12233 resolution chart sample crops along with flare and distortion test results have been added to the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens Review
eBay Daily Deal
: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
(white box) - $829.99 shipped (compare at $1,149.00 with the original box). Plus, "You'll earn $16.60 in eBay Bucks."
Canon USA CPS has announced that the Canon EOS 5D Mark III
is now availabile for evaluation loans:
"EOS 5DMarkIII cameras are available for evaluation loans to Gold and Platinum level CPS members on a first come first served basis. Subject to the same rules and regulations applied to all try before you buy evaluation loan requests. cpsloan[AT]cusa.canon.com"
It is worth the membership cost just to evaluate this camera. Learn more at http://www.usa.canon.com/cps
Through July 16th, save 20% on refurbished Canon PowerShot Cameras
at the Canon Store
Through 9/1, use coupon code SHIP712
for free shipping on $100.00+ orders.
A nice selection of models is available from $52.79 through $275.19. Here are two great choices: Canon PowerShot S95
- $223.99Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
- $275.19 Clearance Canon EOS DSLRs
While visiting the Canon Store
, also check out the Clearance DSLR page
Better deal than last night's: eBay
has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body
for only $3,100.00 shipped (compare at $3,499.00). Plus, "You'll earn $62.00 in eBay Bucks." Seller is Canon USA-authorized The Imaging World.
From Sigma Corporation of America: Sigma Corporation of America announces pricing and availability for 180mm F2.8 macro lens World’s first 1:1 180mm F2.8 macro lens arrives in the US in July for street price of $1,699
RONKONKOMA, NY July 13, 2012 – Sigma Corporation, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced that the Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSMwill be available in the United States on July 27 for the street price of $1,699.
The new APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens
boasts Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology and a wide F2.8 aperture to allow faster shutter speeds for narrow depth of field. With the OS feature, the lens offers the use of shutter speeds approximately four stops slower than would otherwise be possible, enabling handheld, close-up photography. Three “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, which have a performance equal to fluorite glass, are included to provide excellent correction for color aberrations, and an inner focusing system enables this lens to photograph objects precisely throughout the entire focusing range. Overall length does not change during focusing.
“Macro photography is becoming quite popular and we’ve been growing our lineup of macro lenses as a result,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “We’re filling a gap in the industry by introducing the world’s first 1:1 180mm F2.8 lens to the market. The Optical Stabilizer technology and the larger focusing distance also provide photographers with more control for highly sensitive subjects that are on the move, like butterflies and insects.”
Equipped with the Super Multi-Layer Coating feature, the APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens reduces flare and ghosting, and delivers sharp and high contrast images, even in backlit conditions. The incorporation of Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet and high-speed autofocus, as well as full-time manual focus override capability. The macro lens has a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to create an attractive blur to the image’s out-of-focus areas. At 1:1 magnification, this lens has a focusing distance of 18.5 inches, which is a greater working distance than shorter focal length macro lenses, making it advantageous when taking pictures of highly sensitive subjects. It is also compatible with Sigma’s 1.4x EX DG APO and 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters.