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 Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR Lens available for $197.00 with free shipping. Compare at $396.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/18/2013 9:43:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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A new Canon firmware update for Canon EOS 5D Mark III is scheduled to be available April 30 according to the Canon USA product page.

"A firmware update for EOS 5D Mark III is scheduled to be available on April 30, 2013. Please click here to learn more."

The firmware update will allow autofocusing at f/8 and uncompressed HDMI output support.
 
B&H carries the Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 4/18/2013 8:45:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Len
From Sigma:
 
Sigma Corporation announces world's first F1.8 constant aperture zoom lens
 
New 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM features Global Vision Art lens design
 
RONKONKOMA, NY — Sigma Corporation of America (www.sigmaphoto.com), a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider for some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, the market’s first zoom lens to achieve a maximum aperture F1.8 throughout the entire zoom range.
 
This revolutionary, wide aperture, standard zoom lens is created for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors, which translates to a focal range of 27-52.5mm on a 35mm camera. With a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches, and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.3, the 18-35mm is ideal for landscapes, portraits, still-life, studio, close-up and casual photography.
 
“Exceptionally fast apertures were previously unavailable in zoom lenses, so photographers turned to several prime lenses in a session to get bright images at various focal lengths. We’re incredibly excited to be the first manufacturer to bring the F1.8 standard zoom to the market and to provide photographers with a new level of creativity and convenience, with the outstanding image quality at the core of the new Sigma Global Vision,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America.
 
Amir-Hamzeh added that because developing a large aperture wide angle zoom lens can prove to be technologically and optically challenging, often resulting in various distortions, aberrations and field curvature, Sigma has tapped into its long history as a lens pioneer to overcome those issues in this new generation lens.
 
“Our experience with the wide angle designs of our 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM and our 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM, and our research and development in our Aizu factory have prepared us for this technological advancement,” he said. “Our wide, glass-molded aspherical lens and the incorporation of Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass have optimized power distribution of the optical elements and compensated for various aberrations, as well as curvature of field at the widest angle. We’re extremely proud of this achievement.”
 
The 18-35mm is the latest addition to the company’s Art line of lenses, designed under the new Global Vision. The Global Vision lenses have a sleek new design with the manufacturing year stamped on the barrel, and are categorized by use into one of three groups: Art, Contemporary and Sports. The Art category delivers high-level artistic expression through sophisticated and abundant expressive power.
 
The new 18-35mm lens incorporates Sigma’s improved AF/MF switch and the use of Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) compound material, which has a high affinity to metal parts, consistently performs well at extreme temperatures, and reduces the size and weight of the lens. It is also compatible with Sigma’s new USB Dock, which will be available in coming months, enabling photographers to update lens firmware and adjust focus parameters from their computers.
 
Convenient handling is achieved with internal focusing and zooming, which prevents changes to the size of the lens. Additionally, the front part of the lens does not rotate, so special filters like circular polarizers can be used.
 
The 18-35mm lens’ Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images, even in backlit conditions. The petal-type hood that is supplied with the lens will provide extra protection from flare and ghosting. Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function and the optimized auto focus algorithm results in smooth focusing and full-time manual focusing capability. Lastly, the nine-blade, rounded diaphragm creates an attractive, round bokeh at large-aperture settings.
 
Specifications

Lens Construction:17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperturef/16
Filter size:72mm
Angle of view (SD1):76.5°-44.2°
Minimum focusing distance11in
Dimensions (Diameter x Length):3.1 inches x 4.8 inches
Number of diaphragm blades:9 (rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio:1:4.3
Weight:28.6 oz

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/18/2013 6:51:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens available for $739.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,040.00.
 
Update: The price for the lens dropped from the originally posted $770.00 to $739.99.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2013 10:50:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Adobe just posted a sneak peek at their latest development in image processing - a camera shake reduction tool. While the new technology looks promising, I believe proper stabilization (tripod, monopod, appropriate hand-holding technique, and/or built-in IS) will prove the surest way to create sharp, high quality images. ;-) [Sean]
 
Use coupon code S5698745 ($150.00 off) during checkout at Adorama to get Adobe Photoshop CS6 for $449.95 with free shipping.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/17/2013 2:32:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2013 1:31:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5
B&H has the HGST 4TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive available for $189.99 with free shipping. Regularly $249.99.
Post Date: 4/17/2013 12:21:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello Lens Mount Adapter - FD to EOS
Want to try your FD-mount lens on a new Canon DSLR body? You're in luck! B&H has a wide variety of Vello Lens Adapters available - including the FD to Canon EOS model.
 
Be sure to read the italics portion of the Overview tab for limitations involved with using each adapter.
Post Date: 4/17/2013 12:04:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip available for $119.00 with free shipping. Compare at $136.00.
 
Note: Shipping via FedEx or UPS Express may be selected by default in your cart. Even though the free shipping option "Registered Air Mail" looks greyed out, the radio button can be selected.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2013 11:45:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera available for $389.00 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/17/2013 10:15:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 600D Digital SLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera & 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit available for $459.00 with free shipping. Compare at $579.00 new.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,812.19 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2013 9:05:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
BuyDig.com has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera, PIXMA PRO-100 Inkjet Printer & Photo Paper available for $1,699.00 after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Shipping is free.
 
All three items must be added to your cart and purchased at the same time to qualify for special pricing and rebate.

  1. Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
  2. Canon PIXMA PRO-100 WiFi Photo Inkjet Printer
  3. Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-201 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2013 8:05:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through June 15, you can receive a $150.00 mail-in rebate on any Gitzo product valued at $450.00 or more.
 
B&H carries Gitzo tripod legs, monopods, and heads.
Post Date: 4/17/2013 7:19:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
The Canon Store now has the Refurbished Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera in stock and available for $5,439.00. Compare at $6,569.99. (thanks Matthew)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/16/2013 4:02:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens review page now has links to ISO 12233 resolution chart image quality samples, distortion & vignetting test results and measurements.
Post Date: 4/16/2013 9:16:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
I wanted to spend a few minutes wrapping up our Canon Lens Recommendations Week. We have just spent over a week looking at the best Canon lenses for a variety of needs. I hope that you have learned something useful - Please share these recommendation pages when the opportunity presents itself.
 
You can find all of these recommendations on the site's Canon Lens Information and Recommendations page.
 
Is there a significant lens recommendations category that you want to see added to the list? Go over to Facebook or Google+ and let us know!
 
Sorry Donovan, the "Indoor Chess Tournament Lens" category is not likely going to be popular enough to warrant its own page. :)
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Recommendations
Post Date: 4/16/2013 9:14:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
B&H has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens available for $2,099.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Compare at $2,199.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/16/2013 4:22:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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