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 Thursday, September 13, 2012
You might want to be careful while filming video when seagulls are near...
 
Category: Humor
Post Date: 9/13/2012 3:38:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has added the newly developed Brenthaven BX2 line of photography cases to their inventory. The BX2 line is Brenthaven's first foray into the camera market, but the products look promising.
 
Category: Brenthaven News
Post Date: 9/13/2012 2:41:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Many people were unhappy that the Canon EOS 1D X could not auotofocus at maximum apertures of f/8 like previous 1-series bodies. We received a few reports that the Canon EOS 1D X can autofocus at f/8 using the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x AF Teleconverter (Aurthur Morris posted on the subject recently) and we decided to run a few small tests to confirm.
 
We tested a "blue dot" (current) version of the 1.4x Kenko Extender with the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens using center focus and various camera bodies focused on static subjects. Here are our subjective results:
 
Autofocus Performance

  • Canon EOS 1D X: AF worked and was fast with almost no hunting. However, metering was consistently off by +1 stop.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III: AF worked and was fast with almost no hunting. Metering worked as expected.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II: AF worked and was reasonably fast with a little hunting. Metering worked as expected.
  • Canon EOS 7D: AF worked, but the camera had a hard time locking focus. Metering worked as expected.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D: AF worked with a little hunting. Metering worked as expected.

Please note that we did not test with moving subjects and did not test image quality; results may vary depending on your situation. Other third-party extenders may work similarly.
 
Update: The EOS 1D X was originally tested with version 1.0.2 firmware. I updated the firmware version 1.0.6 and retested. Performance remains as reported above. Also interesting is that all 1D X focus points remain active (though periphery AF point use results in more hunting).

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/13/2012 1:01:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Woot has the Nikon D90 DSLR and 18-105mm VR lensNikon D90 DSLR and 18-105mm VR lens for $819.99. This kit is priced below the regular body-only price. (thanks Michael)
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/13/2012 10:37:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon Powershot G12 and Canon PIXMA PRO9000 for $298.00 after rebate. The camera is regularly $379.00 after $50.00 instant rebate.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/13/2012 8:38:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just announced: Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD Lens (press release)
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 9/13/2012 8:34:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just announced: Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (press release)
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 9/13/2012 8:06:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has announced a new full frame DSLR, a fast prime for the Nikon 1 series cameras and the UT-1 Communication Unit. Here are the press releases:
 
Nikon D600 DSLR
 
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 Lens
 
Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit
 
Preorder the D600 at: B&H, Adorama and Amazon.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/13/2012 7:20:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 12, 2012
From B&H:
 
The B&H SuperStore will close at 1:00PM EDT on Sunday, September 16, in observance of Rosh Hashanah and will reopen on Wednesday, September 19 at 9:00AM EDT.
 
All Regular Shipping orders placed before Sunday September 16, at 7:00AM EDT and Rush Shipping orders placed before 11:00AM EDT will be processed normally. Orders placed after the above times will be processed when we reopen.
 
Online ordering will be unavailable from Sunday, September 16, at 7:00PM EDT through Tuesday, September 18 at 8:15 PM EDT.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
 
Place your B&H order now to insure prompt delivery.
Post Date: 9/12/2012 1:59:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H now has the Canon EOS 1D X in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2012 1:37:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
BuyDig.com has a Nikon D800 with 24-85mm lens bundle for $3,499.90 (regularly $3,908.04). This bundle includes:

  • Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens
  • SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card 90MB/s
  • Vivitar DKS-25 Photo/SLR/Laptop Sling Backpack
  • Hoya 72mm UV (0) HMC Filter
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Premiere Elements 10

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & Premiere Elements 10 is a good deal on its own at $59.00 (compare at $124.95).

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/12/2012 12:31:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS Rebel T3i w/ 18-55mm IS II Lens as a Daily Deal for $569.99 shipped. Compare at $699.99. Plus, you may earn $11.40 in eBay Bucks.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2012 11:07:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
$200 Price Drop: B&H has just lowered the price of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Kit with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens to $2,599.00 after instant rebate.
 
Amazon is now matching the new price on this kit.
 
Get a free printer and save an additional $80.00 after $400.00 MIR by purchasing the PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II at the same time.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2012 10:07:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has made EOS 7D firmware version 2.0.3 available for download.
 
Firmware Version 2.0.3 incorporates the following fixes.

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera stops working when the auto power off setting takes effect.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the maximum number of images that can be captured in a burst may be less than the actual number displayed in the viewfinder.
  • Corrects some errors in the message displayed on the LCD screen when saving RAW images developed in the camera (these errors do not appear in the Japanese and Korean language displays.)

The fixes listed above are corrections for the phenomena experienced with firmware version 2.0.0. These phenomena will not occur in firmware version 1.2.5 or before.
 
Updating the camera’s firmware to version 2.0.0 / 2.0.3 from version 1.2.5 or before, will incorporate many new functions into the camera. For the details of these new functions, please see the Version 2.0.0 improvements in the history of past firmware updates.
 
The new Firmware Version 2.0.3 can be downloaded by clicking here.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2012 7:27:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Roger at LensRentals.com has posted his first impressions of the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens.
 
I think that you will like what Roger is seeing.
 
Preorder the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens at: B&H or Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2012 1:28:01 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Hot Deal: Adorama has the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (new, not refurbished) for $399.00 with free shipping. Regularly $569.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2012 2:07:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code EMLDSLRGRP50 at BuyDig.com to get the Canon EOS Rebel T4i, EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens, 16GB SDHC and Canon Pixma PRO9000 Mark II package for $748.00 (add camera bundle and printer to cart separately) after rebate. Compare at $773.00, an already good deal.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2012 1:29:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Buy.com has the SanDisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card for $21.99 shipped. Compare at $29.95.
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