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 Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Lexar Professional 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card 1000x (2-Pack)
B&H has the Lexar Professional 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card 1000x (2-Pack) available for $189.95 with free shipping. Regularly $250.40.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens available for $884.00. Compare at $1,033.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/18/2014 7:58:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 AW1 firmware to A:1.01 / B:1.00.
 
Updates included with this release

  • An issue that prevented updating of the camera’s A-GPS file using the latest A-GPS file has been resolved.

Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon 1 AW1 Mirrorless Waterproof ILC.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/18/2014 7:50:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Gitzo GT3542L Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
From Gitzo:
 
We are proud to inform you about the official launch of our new Mountaineer tripods – Gitzo’s most popular, ‘all-purpose’ carbon tripod family.
 
Mountaineer tripods have been developed further to incorporate the latest Gitzo technology which increases rigidity, improves performance and ease of use for professional photographers.
 
Stiffer legs and structure
 
More than ever, our priority is to ensure that Gitzo tripods allow photographers to get sharper images no matter what weight of equipment, length of lens or duration of exposure is being used: that means making them as rigid as possible.
 
New Mountaineer tripods are more rigid than the preceding Carbon 6X models, thanks to the newly developed, innovative Carbon eXact tubes. The new tubing optimises fiber composition for each tube size, including HM (High Modulus) carbon fiber composition (a denser fiber made up of finer individual fibers) in the narrower tubes. Carbon eXact tubes have larger diameters that strengthen the tripods even further, particularly the narrower tubes used for the lower leg sections.
 
The Mountaineer top spider and column lock are also redesigned for greater rigidity.
 

 
Benefits of the new Mountaineer range
 
Stiffer legs and structure

  • Carbon eXact contains High Modulus carbon fiber and has larger tube diameters
  • The top spider and column lock are redesigned for enhanced rigidity
  • New models are significantly stiffer than predecessors and competitors

Enhanced usability and comfort

  • G-lock Ultra: softer to use, protects against dust or grit
  • New Ground Level Set and leg angle selectors are easier and faster to set up

B&H carries Gitzo tripods.

Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 2/18/2014 7:17:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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London, 12 February, 2014 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions has today released ‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ a documentary film celebrating the integral relationship between images and fashion. The film launches today to build excitement in the run up to London Fashion Week February 2014, which Canon is the Official Sponsor of for the ninth year.
 
Presented by Andy Torres, the blogger from StyleScrapbook.com, the film tells the story of the relationship between photography and fashion as seen by those working behind the scenes – from photographer, filmmaker and Canon Explorer Clive Booth, photographer Tony Wellington, through to leading designer Henry Holland and Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council. The film also features those who are just about to enter the fashion industry – the young student photographers who shot catwalk shows from the photographers’ pit for the first time in 2013.
 
James Leipnik, Chief of Communication, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, commented: “We are very proud to present the ‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ documentary to those who share our passion for fashion and the power of image. The new film gives great insights into the creative work that goes on behind the scenes of London Fashion Week and shines a bright spotlight on talented professionals whose work we all admire; and through social media, we can now share it with a wider audience than ever before.”
 
As Official Imaging Partner to the British Fashion Council, Canon also has a number of exciting initiatives underway for both London Fashion Week and Vodafone London Fashion Weekend to demonstrate the role of imaging in the fashion industry.
 
Accredited professional photographers will once again be able to receive advice, essential maintenance services, equipment loans and help with minor repairs from a dedicated team of technicians at the Canon Professional Services (CPS) centre at Somerset House. They will also be using Canon-branded buses to travel to and from various locations around London for catwalk shows.
 
As part of its initiative to support fashion designers, Canon has been working with Henry Holland to project his unique designs onto screens during his catwalk show, using Canon projectors. Shoe designer Sophia Webster will be printing a window display at the Mayfair Hotel using an Océ Arizona flatbed printer while Canon also supported Phoebe English in the run up to London Fashion Week by printing her show invites, look book and projecting her film in the Canon Cinema & Presentation Space at Somerset House.
 
During Vodafone London Fashion Weekend, the Canon Fashion 360° Studio will once again provide visitors with the opportunity to strike their best poses and have them captured by 64 Canon EOS 100D cameras. The resulting images will then be integrated into an 8-second 360-degree film clip that can be immediately shared via social media; in September 2013, over 5,000 visitors had their poses captured by Canon in this studio.
 
Further highlights of Canon’s sponsorship activities in London include:

  • As the Digital Showcasing Partner at London Fashion Week, Canon will be providing live screenings of catwalk shows, designer presentations and the ‘Canon: A Year in Fashion’ documentary, in the Canon Cinema & Presentation Space at Somerset House.
  • The Nelson Stairway area at Somerset House will feature four striking print installations including images from fashion pro photographers Clive Booth, Tony Wellington, Jeff Moore and Ki Price, all printed on Canon imagePROGRAF large format printer devices.
  • As part of the ‘Shoot like a Pro’ initiative, students from the Canon Professional Network programme will have the opportunity to shoot the catwalk at Vodafone London Fashion Weekend and enter their images into the ‘Best Shot’ competition to win a Canon kit.
  • A lucky winner of the #CanonFashion competition, chosen by three fashion photographers, will enjoy the full London Fashion Week experience, including a shopping spree at Topshop with blogger Andy Torres from StyleScrapbook.com. Canon will also be giving away twenty pairs of passes to Vodafone London Fashion Weekend for 22nd February via Twitter.

London Fashion Week (14-18 February) is the biggest event on the British fashion calendar, and is closely followed by Vodafone London Fashion Weekend (20-23 February), London’s most exclusive designer shopping event. Canon is also a Principal Sponsor of Milan Fashion Week, a Key Sponsor of Paris Fashion Week, the Main Sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm and the Professional Photo Partner of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Russia.
 
For the latest information about Canon and fashion, please see Canon’s Facebook and Twitter pages #CanonFashion.
 
The video can be viewed at:
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/multimedia.do

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/18/2014 6:53:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 17, 2014
Senal MS-77 DSLR/Video Mini Shotgun Microphone Kit
B&H has the Senal MS-77 DSLR/Video Mini Shotgun Microphone Kit available for $119.96 with free shipping. Regularly $149.95.
 
Kit Includes:

  • Senal MS-77 DSLR/Video Mini Shotgun Microphone
  • Shoe-Mount Adapter
  • Shockmount
  • Foam Windscreen
  • 7" Coiled Cable

Post Date: 2/17/2014 1:35:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens (review) (Canon / Nikon) available for $429.99 with free shipping. Compare at $569.00.
Post Date: 2/17/2014 1:18:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB 600x CompactFlash Memory Card
B&H has the SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB 600x CompactFlash Memory Card available for $89.00 with free shipping. Regularly $129.00.
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Kit
B&H has a Canon EOS 6D + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $2,099.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1
  • Aluminyze Aluminum Print Ordering Kit (8 x 10")

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/17/2014 12:04:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,777.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,099.00.
 
Note: This camera is likely a grey market item and ineligible for Canon USA's warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/17/2014 11:21:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet
eBay (via Buy) has the Google Nexus 7 32GB Full-HD Android Tablet (2013 model) available for $229.00 with free shipping. Compare at $259.99.
Post Date: 2/17/2014 10:49:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Glow 71in Grand Softbox - R Series
For one day only, save 20% on select Glow series Softboxes this Presidents' Day at Adorama.
Post Date: 2/17/2014 10:34:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon SB-900 Speedlight flash available for $364.95 with free shipping.
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Post Date: 2/17/2014 10:14:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this Light Shaping with Andrea Belluso video, Belluso uses Profoto's new B1 500 AirTTL battery powered flashes paired with magnum reflectors, a grid and a smoke machine to create a rugged yet stylish promotional photo for Pall Mall Barbers.
 
See more information on the Profoto Blog.
Post Date: 2/17/2014 9:28:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Dell Presidents Day Sale
Dell has a Presidents' Day Sale where you could save up to 40% on touch-enabled laptops or other consumer electronics.
 
To see the Presidents Day sale items, click one of the links above, scroll through the large icons and click on the Presidents Day Sale selection (seen above).
Post Date: 2/17/2014 9:14:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon Europe YouTube Channel:
 
This video was shot using the brilliant 16-megapixel COOLPIX AW120. Follow the AW120 as it explores the ocean depths in Indonesia and snowy slopes in Japan. The brilliant Wi-Fi enabled AW120 is waterproof to 18m, shockproof to 2m and freeze-proof to -10°C - making it the perfect travel companion.
 
B&H has the Nikon COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof All-Weather Camera available for pre-order.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/17/2014 8:35:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D DSLR Camera
Specifications and product images (including comparisons of both) have been added to the Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Review page.
 
Perhaps most relevant is the Canon EOS Rebel T5 vs. T3 comparison.
 
And perhaps most interesting, as suggested by commenter "SLClick", is the Canon EOS Rebel T5 vs. T2i comparison. "I loved the T5 from the moment I saw it. When it was called a T2i." [SLClick] These cameras are very similar from a specifications perspective.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/17/2014 8:18:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Nikon has published a compatibility notice regarding the EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery. In short, cameras compatible with the older EN-EL14 battery are compatible with the new EN-EL14a battery (although some require a firmware update).
 
What Nikon fails to mention in the compatibility notice is that upgrading your camera's firmware may cause your camera to be incompatible with third-party batteries.
 
From Nikon:
 
The EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery can be used in place of the EN-EL14 rechargeable Li-ion battery.
 
The EN-EL14a battery life has been improved by up to 20% compared to an EN-EL14 battery (depending on the camera model and shooting conditions). Both batteries can be charged using the MH-24 battery charger.
 
All cameras that currently use the EN-EL14 can also be used with the EN-EL14a. See the following for further information regarding EN-EL14a compatibility with each camera.
 
D5200, D5100, D3200, D3100, COOLPIX P7700- By upgrading firmware, EN-EL14a performance is maximized and more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL14a is used than when an EN-EL14 is used.

  • D5200 - Firmware C: 1.01 or later
  • D3200 - Firmware C: 1.02 or later
  • D5100 - Firmware A: 1.02/ B: 1.01 or later
  • D3100 - Firmware A :1.02/ B 1.01 or later
  • COOLPIX P7700 - Firmware version 1.3 or later
  • COOLPIX P7000 or P7100 - Although firmware enabling support for the EN-EL14a will not be released, the battery can be used with these cameras. However, the camera's battery indicator may quickly reach the half-charge point on its display.
  • COOLPIX P7800 - The camera already supports the EN-EL14a from the time it was initially released, so does not require a firmware update.
  • Nikon Df, D5300, D3300 - An EN-EL14a is included with purchase. The EN-EL14 can also be used with these cameras.

B&H carries the Nikon EN-EL14a battery.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/17/2014 8:08:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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