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 Thursday, February 16, 2017
Canon Japan has posted official sample photos taken with the EOS Rebel T7i and 77D DSLR cameras.
 
You can find preorder links for the Canon EOS Rebel T7i & 77D here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/16/2017 6:05:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Canon Digital Learning Center has added several articles on the newly announced EOS 77D and Rebel T7i DSLR cameras as well as an EOS M-series overview.
 
CDLC Articles
 
You can find preorder links for the relevant gear here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/15/2017 1:35:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
So what's the difference between Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Hybrid CMOS AF III from a video AF performance perspective? Watch the video above to find out.
 
Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a great feature found in Canon's newly announced EOS Rebel T7i, 77D and EOS M6.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/15/2017 10:46:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.3 incorporates the following improvements to enhance functions.
 
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which the drive mode icon is not correctly displayed when using custom shooting modes (C1/C2/C3).
  • Changes the maximum number of "Release cycles" displayed from 1,000,000 cycles to 9,999,000 cycles. This value can be checked under the "Camera system information" menu.
  • Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function within EOS Utility 3 software.
Download: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.3
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/15/2017 7:27:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The following preorders are now available:
 
Canon EOS Rebel T7i – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Canon USA | Wex (UK)
 
Canon EOS 77D – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Canon USA | Wex (UK)
 
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Canon USA | Wex (UK)
 
Canon Wireless Remote Control BR-E1 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Canon USA | Wex (UK)
 
Canon EOS M6 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Canon USA | Wex (UK)
 
Canon EVC-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder – B&H | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store | Wex (UK)
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 2/14/2017 10:31:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D and Canon EOS 77D review pages are practically complete, awaiting final verifications that will come with the cameras in hand.
 
There is a ton of information available on these pages, but I imagine one of your first questions is: Where does the EOS 77D fit into the Canon lineup? Remember the Rebel T6s / 760D and how it has a superset of the Rebel T6i / 750D features? That is precisely what the EOS 77D is relative to the Rebel T7i / 800D. Even though the 77D has broken out of the Rebel camp (for better differentiation perhaps?), the two cameras are practically the same aside from a few significant differences.
 
List of differences between the 77D and the Rebel T7i / 800D
 
  • The 77D has a top LCD Data Panel whereas the T7i has none
  • The 77D's top mode dial and power switch are on left vs. right
  • The 77D has a Rear Control Dial vs. only Cross Keys
  • The 77D has a Multi-function Lock Switch vs. not available on the T7i
  • The 77D has an Auto Display-Off Sensor by the viewfinder vs. none
  • The 77D has an AF On button vs. none on the T7i
A big additional advantage, from my perspective, is that all localities get to call the 77D by the same name whereas the Rebel T7i may also be confusingly referred to as the 800D or Kiss X9i depending on where you live.

If the additional features were free, there would of course be no need for the T7i and the 77D indeed has a higher price tag.
 
Summary of What is New with the Rebel T7i and 77D
 
Following is a list of differences between the Canon EOS Rebel T7i /800D and the Rebel T6i / 750D. The EOS 77D upgrade list is nearly identical.
 

  • 45 cross-type AF points vs. 19 cross-type AF points
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 6 fps vs. 5 fps, 27 frames RAW vs. 8, unlimited frames JPEG vs. 940 images
  • DIGIC 7 vs. DIGIC 6
  • Working range EV -3 to 18 vs. EV -0.5 to 18
  • ISO 100-25600 (H1: 51200) vs. ISO 100-12800 (H1: 25600)
  • 77D/T7i's LCD is going to be easier to grasp when retracted
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi button
  • Built-in flash GN of 13.1 vs. 12
  • Battery life of approx. 820 vs. 770
  • 77D gains an AF-On button

While this list is not terribly long, there are some very significant upgrades in it. The new AF system, Dual Pixel AF, a faster frame rate and the higher buffer spec are among the line items catching my attention.
 
More Comparisons
 
Create your own comparisons. Detailed comparisons between a large number of cameras can be made using the site's Camera Specifications Comparison Tool.
 
They Shrunk the Kit Lens
 
Canon has released a new, smaller kit lens to accompany the two DSLR cameras announced today. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens page has more information on this smaller lens option.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/14/2017 10:04:32 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 14, 2017 – Developed and designed to meet the varying needs of entry-level and advanced amateur photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new additions to the celebrated EOS system – the EOS Rebel T7i DSLR camera, which adds to the popular Rebel series of entry-level DSLR cameras, and the EOS 77D DLSR camera, which represents a new category of cameras for advanced amateur photographers. Canon also introduced today the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens and Wireless Remote Control BR-E1, as well as added functionality for the Canon Connect Station CS100.
 
“In what marks the 30th year since the introduction of the Canon EOS System, the announcement today of these two new DSLR cameras exhibits Canon’s commitment to providing our customers with the tools they need to grow their passion for capturing the best possible pictures of the moments in time that mean the most to them, or inspire them to one day shoot professionally,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A.
 
Focused on Innovation
 
The EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D both feature an optical viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF system to help enable more precise focusing. In live view mode, both cameras utilize Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF to deliver the world’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03 seconds. This technical achievement allows users to find their subject, focus accurately, and capture the shot more quickly than ever before. Both models also have built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology for easy transfer of images.
 
In addition to the focusing enhancements, common features of the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D cameras include:
 
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System
  • Fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
  • Movie Electronic IS
  • HDR Movie & Time-Lapse Movie
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.0 frames per second (fps)

Canon EOS Rebel T7i Camera
 
The EOS Rebel T7i is the first camera in the EOS Rebel series with a 45-point, all cross-type AF system within the Optical Viewfinder. It is also the first in the series with Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection and the first with a DIGIC 7 Image Processor. Creative filters for both still images and video will allow users to customize the look and feel of their content in new and imaginative ways.
 
When designing the new EOS Rebel T7i, Canon took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning to go beyond the program mode of a DSLR camera. Users will now be able to see on-screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image they are about to capture, guiding photographers on their way to capturing more compelling images, such as ones with a shallower depth-of-field or being able to give moving-subjects a frozen or flowing look.
 
The Canon EOS Rebel T7i is scheduled to be available in April 2017 for an estimated retail price $749.99 for the body only, $899.99 with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens and $1,299.00 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens respectively.
 

Canon EOS 77D Camera
 
For advanced amateur photographers looking to expand their knowledge and experience with DSLR cameras, Canon’s new EOS 77D is the ideal next step camera for them. The EOS 77D represents a new category of advanced amateur EOS cameras, a step above the Rebel series. Users of the EOS 77D DSLR camera will benefit from features like the 7650-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor, similar to the one found in the EOS 80D camera and Anti-Flicker shooting mode to help combat the on-and-off repetitive flickering from artificial lights found in high-school gyms or auditoriums. The EOS 77D also features a top LCD panel and quick control dial for photographers who desire quicker and easier access to changing and controlling settings on the camera.
 
The Canon EOS 77D is scheduled to be available in April 2017 for an estimated retail price $899.99 for the body only, $1,049.00 with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens and $1,499.00 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens respectively.
 
EF-S Lens and Remote Accessory Utilizing Bluetooth Technology
 
The new Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is nearly 20 percent smaller than the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, without sacrificing image quality. Features of the lens include:
 
  • Compact-size, Standard Zoom Lens with High Image Quality
  • Lead Screw-type STM
  • Image Stabilization at up to 4 Stops of Shake Correction
  • Stylish Design
The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in early April 2017 for an estimated retail price of $249.99.
 
In addition, Canon is introducing it’s first-ever remote utilizing Bluetooth technology, the Wireless Remote Control BR-E1. This new remote allows photographers to capture images from within a 16-foot radius of the camera. This camera accessory is useful for photographers who are looking to capture images remotely in situations where there could be issues with signal reception or line-of-sight to the camera. The Canon Wireless Remote Control BR-E1 will be compatible with both the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D cameras. The Canon BR-E1 is schedule to be available in April 2017 for an estimated retail price of $50.00.
 
CS100 Firmware Update
 
Both the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D cameras are compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100 device, a go-to-photo and video hub that allows family and friends a way to quickly and easily store, manage view and share unforgettable memorable moment’s wirelessly. Canon is also announcing today a firmware update to the Canon Connect Station CS100 device and mobile application. The firmware update includes the following improvements:
 
  • Compatibility for select Canon and non-Canon cameras, with a wider range of supported file formats
  • Support for video playback of computer-edited movies
  • Improved smartphone connectivity and compatibility
For more information about the Canon Connect Station firmware update, please visit usa.canon.com/cs100mobile.
 
Preorders
 
Canon EOS Rebel T7i – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon EOS 77D – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM – B&H | Amazon
 
Canon Wireless Remote Control BR-E1 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/14/2017 10:01:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
EOS M6 Camera Fuses Outstanding Image Quality, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Improved Manual Control in a Small and Lightweight Digital Camera Body
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 14, 2017 – Designed with the advanced enthusiast photographer in mind, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the latest addition to its EOS M series – the Canon EOS M6 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera; and a high performance External Electronic View Finder – the EVF-DC2, with approximately 2.36 million dots. For photographers who demand premium performance, the new EOS M6 Camera features the company’s 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor able to capture sharp, high-resolution images even in low-light situations, its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 7, and super-fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF speed, enabling photographers to capture clear, sharp, high-resolution images and Full HD videos.
 
“The new Canon EOS M6 Camera and optional EVF-DC2 are ideal for expert and advanced amateur photographers looking for an easy, take-anywhere camera as well as a great choice for passionate image creators wanting to step-up to produce high-quality images and videos that are easily shareable,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It is with great passion that Canon continues to deliver variety to image makers across all skill levels and professional needs.”
 

Advanced photographers will find everything they need at their fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as access to the entire lineup of Canon EF, EF-S and EF-M interchangeable lenses, all in a compact, camera body to take with them wherever they go. Additional advanced EOS camera technologies built into the EOS M6 camera include:
 
  • Fast & Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 7.0 frames per second (fps) (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock)
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
  • Full HD 60p
  • Combination IS with five-axis Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth technology
  • Intuitive Touch Screen, 3.0-inch Tilt-type LCD
  • Control & Customize with Five Functional Dials
  • Compatible with EF, EF-S and EF-M Lenses & select EOS System Accessories
The Canon EOS M6 features an in-camera five-axis digital image stabilization to help reduce camera shake when shooting videos. When shooting with a compatible lens featuring IS the EOS M6 will leverage both the optical IS in the lens as well as the in-camera digital IS through a Combination IS system, to help deliver tremendously smooth videos.
 
Usability has been improved from the previous model with separate controls on top of the camera body for mode and exposure compensation plus the controller wheel on the back to cycle through menus and additional in-camera features professional photographers are used to accessing. The three-inch touch screen tilts approximately 180 degrees up and 45 degrees down for easy use when surfing the menus, composing an image, viewing images and videos or even taking a selfie.
 
The new Canon EOS M6 Camera is scheduled to be available in both black and silver models through authorized Canon dealers or through the Canon Online store in April 2017, for an estimated retail price of $779.99 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with EF-M 15-45mm/F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens with an estimated retail price of $899.99, and with the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for an estimated retail price of $1,279.99, scheduled to be available April 2017. For more information please visit, usa.canon.com/eosm6.
 
Optional Electronic View Finder EVF-DC2
 
The optional Electronic View Finder EVF-DC2 is both smaller and lighter than the previous model and provides high-performance viewing with approximately 2.36 million dots. Connectivity is very important to today’s photographers and the EOS M6 delivers built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth capability that can maintain a smooth constant connection with compatible smartphones or tablets when using the Canon Camera Connect App.
 
CS100 Firmware Update
 
The new EOS M6 is compatible with the Canon Connect Station CS100, a go-to-photo and video hub that allows family and friends a way to quickly and easily store, manage view and share unforgettable memorable moments wirelessly. Canon is also announcing today a firmware update to the Canon Connect Station CS100 and mobile application. The firmware update includes the following improvements:
 
  • Compatibility for select Canon and non-Canon cameras, with a wider range of supported file formats
  • Support for video playback of computer-edited movies
  • Improved smartphone connectivity and compatibility
For more information about the Canon Connect Station firmware update, please visit usa.canon.com/cs100mobile.
 
Preorders
 
Canon EOS M6 – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon EVC-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/14/2017 10:00:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the DigitalRev In-Focus YouTube Channel:
 
The lightsaber is one of the most iconic movie weapons of all time, but did you know that many of the most iconic lightsabers in Star Wars lore started their lives as photography equipment? With an entire cottage industry springing up around lightsaber replicas in the wake of ‘The Force Awakens,’ we take a look back at how exactly how the lightsaber hilt came to be, and explain just why Star Wars may be the bane of many photography collectors.
Post Date: 2/14/2017 1:17:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Think Tank Photo:
 
02/13/2017 – As quadcopter design continues to evolve, so does our Airport Helipak V2.0 backpack for DJI Phantom. This newly updated backpack, renowned for its comfort, accommodates a DJI Phantom 4 and similarly sized drones. Its refined design is carry-on compatible for both U.S. domestic or international airline travel. Its custom divider set allows maximum room for extra accessories and gear, including a small camera kit, and features a dedicated 15” laptop compartment.
 
“We updated the backpack to carry a DJI Phantom 4, a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, chargers, spare rotors, extra batteries, jacket, tools, and more,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support, articulated air-channel, removable padded waistbelt, and height-adjustable sternum strap enable comfort for travel into remote areas.”
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • YKK RC Fuse zippers, 1680D Ballistic nylon bottom panel, metal hardware, and nylon webbing are the most durable, long-lasting materials on the market
  • Side pocket for tripod attachment or water bottle
  • Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: rotor blades, screwdriver, cables, and more
  • Robust handles ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, and car trunks
  • Seam-sealed rain cover helps to protect gear and stows away inside backpack when not in use
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. The backpack also features YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, big hole air mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: Removable closed-cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
 
  • Exterior Dimensions: 13.6” W x 19.7” H x 9.3” D (34.5 x 50 x 23.5 cm)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13” W x 19” H x 8.3” D (33 x 47.8 x 21 cm)
  • Laptop Compartment: 12.6” W x 17.3” H x 1.4” D (32 x 44 x 3.5 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 4.6 lbs. (2.1 kg)
Think Tank Photo has the Airport Helipak V2.0 Backpack in stock. And don't forget, you'll receive a free gift when you order from Think Tank Photo using our links.
Post Date: 2/14/2017 1:16:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Review.
 
This is a very nice little lens, ideally suited for the EOS M-series. I especially like having the 15mm focal length on the wide end of the range relative to the 18mm offered by the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. Here is the EF-M 15-45mm vs. EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens image qualiy comparison.
 
B&H has the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/14/2017 8:44:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Signature Series from Think Tank is a modernized version of the classic shoulder bag. Whether one is a young urban professional or corporate photographer, the Signature shoulder bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Hand sewn, advanced fabrics blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool. Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware adds character and stands up to the rigors of daily use.
 
“The new Signature Series features a modern fabric that is soft to the touch and yet is durable,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “In addition, the zippered flap provides full closure and security to the main compartment, or tucks away when not in use. It is a next generation design for today’s discerning photographer.”
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • Dedicated laptop/tablet compartment: Signature 10 fits a 10” tablet; Signature 13 fits a 13” laptop
  • Secure clasps on front flap with one-handed operation
  • Dedicated phone pocket fits up to an iPhone 6s+ or S7 Edge
  • Wide handle pass-through for attaching to rolling luggage
  • Large front pocket for an extra strobe, rain cover or small book
  • Long, cushioned neoprene shoulder pad positions easily when worn cross-body
  • Zippered front pocket provides security for small items and includes a built-in organizer for pens and business cards
  • Quilted velex dividers can be customized to fit gear
  • Shorter dividers can be made into shelves to stack short lenses and primes
  • Dividers and bottom foam can be removed for a completely collapsible bag
  • Although the bag’s outer fabric is treated with water resistant coating, a seam-sealed rain cover is included for downpour conditions
GEAR CAPACITY
 
Signature 10
 
  • 1 standard size DSLR with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories
  • A complete Mirrorless camera system with 3–4 lenses and accessories
  • 10” tablet fits inside a dedicated compartment
Signature 13
 
  • 1 standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses
  • 13” laptop fits inside a dedicated compartment
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance. The bag also has 240D wool-like 195G nylon/poly blend, full-grain leather, antique-plated metal hardware, highest quality YKK RC-Fuse zippers, 550D polyspun, nylon seatbelt webbing, neoprene, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon lining, polyurethane-backed quilted Velex liner and dividers, high-density closed-cell foam dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
 
Signature 10
 
  • Internal Dimensions: 11.8” W x 7.8” H x 5.1” D (30 x 20 x 13 cm)
  • Exterior Dimensions: 13” W x 9.1” H x 5.9” D (33 x 23 x 15 cm)
  • Tablet Compartment: 11.4” W x 7.8” H x 0.8” D (29 x 20 x 2 cm)
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg)
Signature 13
 
  • Internal Dimensions: 13.3” W x 9.1” H x 5.1” D (34 x 23 x 13 cm)
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14.6” W x 10.4” H x 6.3” D (37 x 26.5 x 16 cm)
  • Laptop/Tablet Compartment: 13” W x 9.1” H x 1.2” D (33 x 23 x 3 cm)
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs. (1.4 kg)
B&H has the Think Tank Photo Signature-series Bags available for preorder.
 Monday, February 13, 2017
From Canon USA:
 
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Data Recovery to Canon CarePAK PLUS! The cost-effective and easy-to-use CarePAK PLUS accidental coverage plan provides up to four years of service and support from the date of purchase for Canon products including cameras, binoculars, camcorders, printers, and projectors.
 
Now, with every purchase of a CarePAK PLUS plan for cameras and camcorders that utilize a removable memory card, Data Recovery is also included – designed to retrieve irreplaceable images or videos otherwise lost or corrupted. And, as always, all CarePAK PLUS plans offer protection from accidental damage as well as additional hardware coverage for excessive wear and tear.
 
The addition of Data Recovery to CarePAK PLUS provides Canon customers with a unique coverage plan not available from other providers. With CarePAK PLUS, Canon customers also enjoy service performed by Canon factory technicians using only genuine Canon parts, which no other service plan can offer.
 
The additional value of Canon CarePAK PLUS provides peace of mind, so life can go right on being picture-perfect. You can find additional details about Canon CarePAK PLUS here.
 
CarePAK PLUS Benefits Include
 
  • Protection from Accidental Damage
  • Additional Hardware Coverage
  • Data Recovery
  • Priority Service and Free Returns
  • Service & Support Directly from Canon
  • $0 Deductible
  • Transferable
Eligible Canon Products
 
B&H is an authorized Canon retailer.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 2/13/2017 2:08:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
Over the Valentine's day holiday this year, the National Retail Federation estimates that consumers in the US will spend roughly $2 billion on floral arrangements. As such, I think it's safe to say that many of our site visitors will be purchasing flowers very soon (or have already done so) to show appreciation for a special loved one on this special occasion.
 
Unfortunately, unless a potted plant is gifted, the floral arrangement will not likely look as pristine and beautiful in the days/weeks following February 14th as the effects of time takes its toll on each once-vibrant petal. Yes, you may put a preservative in the water to stretch the life of your floral gift as long as possible, but ... that solution is not nearly as long-lasting as another available to you.
 
Your camera holds the easy solution for extending the practical life of your floral gift. By using your camera, you can capture the fleeting beauty of your loved one's flower arrangements and immortalize your thoughtfulness in the form of a print. A print represents the physical manifestation of a memory – in this case, a very good one – that can pay heartwarming dividends year-round.
 
You can employ your DSLR and a general purpose lens, a large window (or strobes) and a collapsible/muslin background to create a traditional still life photo of your bouquet. Otherwise, you can attach your macro lens to commemorate the beauty of a single flower. The possibilities are endless, and your loved one will likely enjoy displaying their new sentimental print on a prominent wall.
 
Make plans now to photograph the flowers you are going to give (if they will not remain available to you) or have already given. Pick out your favorite (or a few of them) and get those prints on order for the second wave of gifting.
Post Date: 2/13/2017 12:25:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
by Joe Papeo
 
When am I am on assignment to cover a concert, I am generally photographing two bands, the opener and headliner, and usually get to shoot the first three songs of each act. Photographers tend to wait inside venues longer than they are taking photos, unless they are shooting directly for the band. We are usually anticipating the start of the show, trying to do things to pass the time. Sometimes we know other photographers there on assignment, but not always. And that gives you a chance to meet new people. Usually, it’s the fans standing against the rail waiting for their favorite band to start who strike up a conversation with you. They have waited for hours outside on the entrance line, sometimes in extreme heat, or extreme cold, to get the best spot up front. But then about 15 minutes before show time someone like me walks in, and gets right in front of them. And they want to know how…why…who they are.
 
So we strike up a conversation. These die-hard fans love music, and they, lots of times, have some type of camera on them, taking photos to keep as memories and to share with their friends on social media. And the question I always get from these fans is “How do I do what you do? How did you get started?” So today I am here to tell you the best way to be on my side of the rail.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2017 11:41:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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