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 Thursday, December 04, 2014
PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
B&H has the PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card available for $63.37 with free shipping.
 
Note: Even though this item isn't on sale, it represents an excellent value for its speed and capacity. Need even more storage? The 256GB version is only $109.99 with free shipping.
 
Product Highlights

  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-1, Class 10, SD 3.0 Rated
  • Read Speed up to 90 MB/s
  • Write Speed up to 60 MB/s
  • Magnet, Temperature, Shock, Water Proof

Post Date: 12/4/2014 12:54:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
B&H has the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $599.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/4/2014 12:21:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tascam DR-07 Mark II Digital Audio Recorder
B&H has the Tascam DR-07 Mark II Digital Audio Recorder available for $84.99 with free shipping. Regularly $119.99.
 
This is the same portable audio recorder that Bryan used to capture the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's Burst Mode. I'm thinking of setting my phone's ringtone to that hypnotizing sound... [Sean]
Post Date: 12/4/2014 12:08:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens for Bird Photography
While the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is without a doubt an awesome bird photography camera, the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens is near the bottom of my bird photography lens list. Don't take me wrong – the 24 STM is a great little lens (a great bargain), but making a bird large enough in the 24mm frame to be relevant requires a very short subject distance or a short subject distance and a very large bird.
 
But, as this image proves (to me at least), the 24mm focal length can capture birds under ideal conditions. These ideal conditions with a wild bird in them come very infrequently, but ... one came to me this week. Here is the story:
 
I was outside giving the 24 STM lens a workout prior to wrapping up its review. We had a light snow followed by freezing rain overnight and warming air temps created a dense fog. Dense fog means low contrast which means evaluating lens image quality performance is compromised. But, these conditions can make for moody images and I was searching for something interesting.
 
After exploring the yard and surroundings, I came to like this lightly snow-and-ice-covered spruce tree best. I honed in on the set of branches shown in this image, working on placing the lines of branches and needles into an interesting composition. Still, I was looking at an only average image. It needed something.
 
Then my daughter walked out of the house announcing "I have a cardinal!" The unfortunate bird had made a navigational error and impacted a window of the house. Brittany had rescued the bird from the shrubbery.
 
In this part of the world, at this time of the year, no other bird is as beautifully colored as the cardinal and perhaps no other subject can make a snowy image pop more perfectly than a cardinal. As the bird gathered its wits, I placed it on the ideal branch in my composition and captured some images of it – from any distance I desired.
 
I knew that I wanted the cardinal large in the frame. Large in the 24mm frame meant moving in close, which also helped reduce the amount of background showing in the modestly-wide 24mm angle of view (on an APS-C/1.6x DSLR). Being close enough to the bird for the ideal large-in-the-frame composition meant that I had to be very careful to not make one part of the bird (such as the wing) look unusually large in relation to the rest of the bird (perspective distortion). A slightly forward-of-the-bird position seemed to work the best and the spruce branches provide leading lines to draw a viewer's eye to the bird (in case the color contrast was not enough). The bird was not completely still and capturing the right head position (looking slightly toward the camera) required good timing.
 
To have this ideal subject show up and cooperate for a few minutes at this exact time was divine. The cardinal flew away, apparently unharmed, not long after this picture was captured.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Google+, Flickr and Facebook.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/8.0  1/30s  ISO 200  5472 x 3648px
Post Date: 12/4/2014 11:46:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From DxO:
 
December 4, 2014 – DxO announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.1, the latest update to its imageprocessing software of reference for all demanding photographers. DxO OpticsPro v10.1 is now compatible with Lightroom and other third-party software’s star ranking systems, has improved the speed at which it displays its visual presets in Windows, and has enriched its DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint plugins.
 
This update also allows DxO OpticsPro 10 to support the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and PowerShot G7 X, the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition, the Panasonic Lumix DMC- ZS40, and the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Also available, DxO FilmPack v5.0.1 and DxO ViewPoint 2.5.1 support these same cameras as well (except for the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus for DxO FilmPack v5.0.1).
 
Based on a rigorous scientific calibration of photographic equipment in DxO’s laboratories, DxO OpticsPro 10 offers the most powerful tools for automatically processing RAW and JPEG images: revolutionary PRIME denoising technology, DxO Smart Lighting intelligent exposure optimization, and DxO ClearView elimination of haze. Its many controls allow photographers to adapt the processing to their own tastes so as to bring out the best in their photos in just a few clicks.
 
DxO OpticsPro v10.1 is available in two editions, ESSENTIAL and ELITE, for Mac and PC.
 
B&H carrries DxO Optics Pro 10.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 12/4/2014 9:05:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
WD 2TB Elements Portable Hard Drive
For today only (or until stock runs out), B&H has the WD 2TB Elements Portable Hard Drive available for $74.99 with free shipping. Compare at $87.99.
Post Date: 12/4/2014 7:09:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera (review) available for $879.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $999.00.
 
Need a lens too? The Canon Store has their refurbished 70D & lens kits on sale (and currently in stock) for 15% off.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/4/2014 6:08:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM available for $2,699.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,699.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and, as such, would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/3/2014 2:11:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro OS HSM Lens for Canon available for $529.00. Compare at $669.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/3/2014 1:44:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 Di II LD Macro Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Tamron SP AF 60mm f/2 Di II LD Macro Lens available for $359.00. Compare at $524.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 12/3/2014 1:36:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Professional Network
From the Canon Professional Network:
"In an in-depth interview with CPN, Oscar-winning cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle took time out of the post-production of his latest film with director Ron Howard, In the Heart of the Sea, to explain how he came to the moving image and how Canon's cameras have played a recurring role in his creative development throughout his illustrious career…"
The video interview spans almost half an hour and has been pretty interesting thus far (I'm about 10 minutes into it). [Sean]
Post Date: 12/3/2014 12:23:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightroom 5 with The-Digital-Picture.com Splash Screen
Did you know you can change the standard Lightroom 5.x splash screen to make it completely your own? And it's easier than you think!
 
Directions:
 
1) Create a JPEG or a PNG image no larger than 900 x 600 pixels (WxH). If you'd like, you can our sample splash screen.
 
The Digital Picture.com Splash Screen in PS CC
 
2) Place the image in the Lightroom 5 Spash Screen folder (if the folder does not already exist, create it):
 
  • Windows – Users/[username]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Lightroom/Splash Screen
  • Mac – Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Splash Screen
3) Start the Lightroom 5 application and enjoy your new custom splash screen!
 
Before:
 
Lightroom 5 Splash Screen
 
After:
 
Lightroom 5 with The-Digital-Picture.com Splash Screen
 
This is a great idea for anyone who shows photos to clients in Lightroom. It's also a great tip for anyone who wants to impress their photography friends. :-)
 
Adobe offers Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99 per month.
Post Date: 12/3/2014 11:52:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,299.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,599.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/3/2014 10:32:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera
Adorama has a Canon EOS 7D Mark II + PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $1,699.00 with free shipping after $350.00 mail-in rebate. The camera alone retails for $1,799.00, so this is an excellent deal on a newly released camera.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets
  • Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-I 300X Memory Card, 45MB/s Transfer Rate
  • Slinger Photo Video Bag - Black
  • New Leaf PLUS - 1 Year Digital Camera Service Plan with Accidental Damage Coverage (for Drops & Spills)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/3/2014 8:28:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
B&H has updated the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM's availability status with, "Item available for preorder and will ship beginning Fri, Dec 12." (thanks Emory)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/3/2014 6:50:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon:
 
Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced that Canon, a world-leader in imaging solutions, has joined the family of Rugby World Cup 2015 official sponsors. The deal represents the first time that Canon has partnered with rugby’s showcase event, underscoring the strength and appeal of the Rugby World Cup brand in the global sponsorship marketplace.
 
RWCL Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Canon to the Rugby World Cup family as an official sponsor for the first time. This exciting deal with a global leader in imaging further underscores the prestige of the Rugby World Cup brand in the global marketplace as we look forward to what promises to be a very special and record-breaking England 2015 tournament (held between September 18 and October 31, 2015).”
 
James Leipnik, Chief of Communication, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are thrilled to extend our long history of involvement in the world’s best sporting events by supporting the Rugby World Cup for the first time. Images play a vital role in bringing the emotions and action of global sports to fans that are not able to experience the events in person.”
 
Leipnik added: “Our participation presents us with exciting opportunities to support professional photographers and fans with our imaging expertise, as they capture and share world class rugby moments throughout the tournament.”
 
During Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon will be undertaking a range of activities as an official sponsor, including providing print and copying solutions used by the tournament organisers.
 
Canon will also be working with Rugby World Cup Limited to deliver a range of image-related initiatives to enhance the spectator experience during the tournament. The Canon Professional Services (CPS) team will be on-site sharing their imaging expertise and helping professional photographers to get the perfect shot throughout the tournament. The dedicated team of CPS technicians at Rugby World Cup 2015 will provide accredited professional photographers with advice, essential maintenance services, equipment loans and help with minor equipment repairs.
 
Canon’s support of Rugby World Cup 2015 represents a further boost to the commercial programme – the announcement of Canon’s sponsorship follows the appointment of Heineken, Land Rover, Société Générale, DHL, Emirates and MasterCard as Rugby World Cup 2015 Worldwide Partners, Gilbert as Official Ball Supplier, Canterbury of New Zealand as Official Sportswear Supplier, Clifford Chance as Official Law Firm, EY as Business Advisor and Sportfolio as Master Licensee.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/3/2014 6:17:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
It looks like some of the Cyber Monday eBay deals are still live. See information below.
 
eBay Camera Deals
 
The T5i deal advertises that it comes with a USA warranty. The other deals are likely grey market items and therefore would not qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/2/2014 2:03:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
If you use your photography equipment long enough, you will undoubtedly be put into a situation that compromises an upcoming planned shoot. Accidental drops and water submersion are two likely scenarios that can leave you without a camera and/or lens when you may need it most.
 
That's why Canon is highlighting their Canon Professional Services (CPS) in this series of promotional videos, "Support Matters." In each case, CPS stepped up to the plate when a photographer/videographer needed them most.
 
On a personal note, both Bryan and I are CPS members and we have called them on several occasions. In every case, we found a friendly, knowledgeable, helpful person on the other end of the line. CPS has earned a great reputation among professional photographers and this series is a good demonstration as to why.
 
Check out the entire video series on http://supportmatters.pro.usa.canon.com/.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/2/2014 11:46:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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