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 Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens is in stock - supply is limited.
The Nikon V1 is available for preorder.
Voigtlander lenses for Canon & Nikon mounts are now in stock.
And a deal: The SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Memory Card is $49.95 shipped.
Post Date: 10/5/2011 11:34:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Canon Store just received a large selection of refurbished Canon lenses. Lot of great models available - expect like-new gear at very nice prices. Many cameras are also available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/4/2011 5:18:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tenba press release:
Tenba Expands Popular Discovery Collection
New Top Load and Messenger bags are lightweight and built for all-day carrying comfort
Elmsford NY – October 3, 2011 – Leading the way in carrying solutions for over 30 years, Tenba announces another expansion of its popular Discovery collection of lightweight professional-level camera bags. Tenba has added the new Top Load and Photo/Laptop Messenger bags to further broaden a product line that has been designed with active outdoor photographers in mind. The Discovery Top Load is a clean and simple carrying solution for a single DSLR camera body with a mid-size zoom lens, while the Discovery Messenger fits a larger multi-lens camera system plus a tablet or laptop computer up to 13 inches.
“In search of comfort and convenience, photographers are carrying less equipment now than in previous years,” said Jan Lederman, President of MAC Group. “All-In-One zoom lenses, tablets and ultra-portable laptops are allowing people to significantly decrease the size and weight of the gear that hangs off their shoulders, and the Discovery Top Load and Messenger bags are designed to carry those smaller systems.”
The Discovery Top Load enables photographers to securely carry their bare essentials camera kit – perfect for day trips and quick photo shoots. The bag weighs only 16 ounces, yet it will fit a professional-size DSLR camera body up to the size of a Canon 5D or Nikon D700, plus a zoom lens up to five inches long (e.g. 24-70mm f/2.8), and then still offer room for extra batteries, memory cards and other important items.
For those photographers who need a slightly larger camera system, but still want comfort and less weight, the Discovery Messenger is ideal. The bag fits a DSLR camera body with 2-3 lenses and accessories, plus a tablet or laptop up to 13 inches. In addition, it has all the hallmarks of a great Messenger bag – lots of pockets, body-hugging design, and a removable photo insert so that the bag can be converted for non-photo, general-purpose use.
As with all Discovery bags, the Top Load and Messenger have a waterproof bottom panel for protection when the bag has to be put down on a wet surface, and they include Tenba’s exclusive WeatherWrap™ fast-deploying all-weather cover.
The new Discovery Top Load and Messenger bags are available now at suggested retail prices of $69.95 to $109.95 respectively. To find more information about these bags, and to see a full video demonstration of all Tenba products, visit
B&H carries the Tenba Discovery line.
Category: Tenba News
Post Date: 10/4/2011 2:19:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Epson is offering a $1,000.00 instant rebate on the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 and Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Printers.
Post Date: 10/4/2011 11:07:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the new Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens (Canon mount) | (Nikon mount) in stock (thanks Alexandre).
Post Date: 10/4/2011 9:56:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS Lens (press release) has been announced.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/4/2011 8:52:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, October 3, 2011
Lowepro has introduced the DSLR Video Fastpack AW Series Backpacks (Lowepro product page).
B&H has the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack AW Series Backpacks in stock.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 10/3/2011 7:03:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Save $50 - $200 on your Canon EOS Rebel T3i or T3 DSLR Camera kit combinations (click the "Buy Together & Save" links to get the extra-lens savings). The T3i rebate expires Oct 15, 2011, the T3 rebate expires Oct 29, 2011.
Here is the Canon rebate form.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/3/2011 6:45:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/3/2011 3:34:39 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for 50% off plus free shipping (thanks Scott)! This is a 24 hour only deal.
Post Date: 10/3/2011 1:59:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The refurbished Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens just arrived in stock at the Canon Store - $1,119.20.
Paul suggested that I let you know that Adorama has the refurbished Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Lens in stock for only $789.95 (thanks Paul). Click here to find the other "Item on Special" Canon refurbished items at Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/3/2011 12:00:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, October 2, 2011
When I scheduled my photo trip to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks nearly a year in advance, my plan was to shoot both landscape and wildlife images. With Canon's Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens scheduled to arrive before my trip, I planned to take one of these long lenses with me.
The arrival of these lenses was of course delayed by the tragedy in Japan, so I decided to take both the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens and the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens with me - along with both Canon Extender IIIs. Carrying these large lenses along with a full landscape kit including three Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III bodies (and a smaller telephoto zoom lens) onto an RJA (Regional Jet Aircraft) is of course a challenge.
To meet this challenge, I packed the two super telephoto lenses into my Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Camera Backpack using a creative padded divider layout. I squeezed two 1Ds III bodies into the pack along with a variety of other supplies including 5 spare batteries, filters, memory cards ... This pack was my "carry-on" - and I know from previous trips that it fits under the aisle seat of an RJA.
This meant that my "personal item" was going to have to carry many lenses and the 3rd camera body. Think Tank Photo provided me with what they thought was their largest available "personal item" -qualifying bag - the Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60 V2.0.
The Urban Disguise 60 V2.0 proved to be the right choice. I loaded my laptop, 3 mid-sized lenses, a 70-300 L, an EOS 1Ds III and many other items including a pair of portable backup drives into it. It tightly fit into the RJA overhead compartment. Note that filling the middle section of this bag and adding bodies in the front pouch makes this bag too large to fit into the overhead compartment of the RJA I was on (4 seats wide).
I packed some additional (backup) lenses into my checked luggage along with a pair of tripods (you can sometimes nearly double the take-home from a great sunrise or sunset with two cameras ready) and a monopod. I was carrying about 70 lbs through the airport (yes, I belive that was over the weight limit). Carrying 70 lbs through airports is of course not fun - especially when I had to run 89 gates to catch a connection in Denver. But, these bags worked out very well.
In hindsight, I would have left the 300 II and 400 II at home. The targets I found for these lenses were not within reasonable carrying distance - most were 4-5 miles up into the trails. I carried the 70-300 L along with my 24-105 L on separate bodies until my own body could not take the weight of both bodies any longer. The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens on a 1Ds III once again proved to be my go-to combination. Yes, there were times when I could have used wider and longer lenses, but with nearly 50 miles of hiking up into mountains on my schedule, panoramas and cropping were the options I elected for much of this trip.
Post Date: 10/2/2011 1:29:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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