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 Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/12/2012 9:44:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has made the Canon EOS 1D X Owner's Manual available for download.
 
I don't track owner's manual page counts, but this might be a new record. (thanks Niklas)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/12/2012 9:12:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 11, 2012
Apple has released Aperture 3.3
 
What's New in Version 3.3

  • New unified photo library for both iPhoto (v 9.3 or later) and Aperture; no import/export required; Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications
  • Support for AVCHD video has been added
  • Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import
  • Highlights & Shadows tool has been updated to deliver higher-quality results and work with extended range data
  • A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel
  • White Balance tool now includes Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes to simplify color balance
  • Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing
  • Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture
  • A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view
  • New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser
  • Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list
  • Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata"
  • Source list includes a new "Recent" section, showing Last Import and recently-viewed projects
  • Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default
  • Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard
  • The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots
  • Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons
  • Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability

Category: Apple News
Post Date: 6/11/2012 9:48:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera for only $369.99 shipped (compare at $449.99).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/11/2012 4:51:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Today only: B&H is having a SanDisk 32GB CF/SDHC Memory Card sale.
Post Date: 6/11/2012 10:46:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon, Inc.:
 
Canon to manufacture digital cameras in Brazil through establishment of Canon Indústria de Manaus
 
TOKYO, June 11, 2012—Canon Inc. today announced plans to launch digital camera production in Brazil through the establishment of Canon Indústria de Manaus Ltda., located in the state of Amazonas.
 
Recently, the digital camera market has displayed steady growth, led by emerging countries. Brazil, in particular, has a large market with demand expected to increase, which has created a pressing need for a strategic product supply.
 
In response to these circumstances, Canon has newly established Canon Indústria de Manaus Ltda. in Amazonas state, Brazil.
 
Overview of New Company
 
1. Name: Canon Indústria de Manaus Ltda.
 
2. Location: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
 
3. Representative: Masanobu Hishinuma (President)
 
4. Business activities: Manufacture of digital cameras
 
5. No. of employees: Approx. 60 (tentative, as of the end of 2013)
 
6. Capital: 210 million yen (calculated at an exchange rate of BRL 1= JPY 39.5)
 
7. Equity structure: Canon Inc.: 99.99% / President Hishinuma: 0.01%
 
8. Establishment: May 2012
 
9. Total floor area: Approx. 1,800 sq. meters
 
10. Total investment: Approx. 110 million yen
 
11. Start of operations: July 2013 (tentative) Note: Canon also operates a business machine and digital camera marketing company in Brazil, Canon do Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda., which was established in November 1974.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/11/2012 9:26:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, June 10, 2012
Adorama has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (full version) on sale for $119.95 shipped (compare at $145.00).
 
The Upgrade Edition and Student and Teacher Edition are less expensive if you qualify ($76.00 and $78.00 shipped respectively).
Post Date: 6/10/2012 6:22:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 08, 2012
Adorama has a couple of Canon EOS Rebel T3i and T3 deals for you:
 
Until sunday night 6/10/12, get the Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens bundled with a Canon Pixma MG6120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer, 16GB SD Memory Card, Slinger Camera Bag, Lens Cleaning Kit and Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac for $529.00.
 
Or, get the Canon EOS Rebel T3 with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens bundled with 16GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Lens Cleaning Kit and Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Printer for $429.00 after IR and MIR.
 
The Canon EOS Rebel T3i with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens and EF-S 55-250mm Lens along with the Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Printer is $778.00 after MIR and IR ("Reg $1,049.00"). Note: this one is showing up as $878.00 ARs - I'll check on this problem.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/8/2012 5:24:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is back in stock at B&H.
 
Amazon is saying "1 to 3 months" for their delivery time.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/8/2012 11:10:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay has the refurbished Nikon D3100 as a Daily Deal for $316.99 shipped (compare at $432.76, $546.95 new).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/8/2012 9:22:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day features SanDisk Extreme Memory at up to 75% off.
 
For this sale, "memory" includes ComapctFlash, SDHC/SDXC, MicroSDHC, USB Drives and SSDs ($379.99 for 480GB, $179.99 for 240GB). The 75% figure off is based on list price. Shipping is free.
Post Date: 6/8/2012 9:11:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has announced a new DSLR and a pair of lenses - the review placeholder pages are up with a product image, USA press release link and preorder links (more to come in the morning):
 
Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D Digital SLR Camera Review
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Review
 
Read the press release for the complete information.
 
To preorder the new gear, use these links:
 
Canon EOS Rebel T4i:
B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Amazon.co.uk | Jessops
 
Canon EOS Rebel T4i and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens:
B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Amazon.co.uk | Jessops
 
Canon EOS Rebel T4i and EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens:
B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Amazon.co.uk | Jessops
 
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens:
B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Jessops
 
I'm not seeing Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens preorders available in the USA at this time. Amazon.co.uk is accepting prerders on this lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/8/2012 1:05:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 07, 2012
AdoramaPix is having an 8x8 Photo Book sale.
 
Use coupon code PXBKKR10 for the normal (high quality) 14-page book ($9.99 - regularly $23.95) and coupon code PXBKKR10L for the leather cover version ($30.00 - regularly $66.00).
Post Date: 6/7/2012 1:31:32 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As I reported earlier this year, hard disk drive deals have practically dried up since the Thailand flooding. Now Computerworld is reporting that HDD prices are expected to remain high into 2014. Not good news for us heavy drive capacity users.
 
According to Computerworld, "Hard drive prices will remain high after massive monsoonal flooding last year knocked out manufacturing plants, and prices will not fall to pre-flood levels until 2014, a report released Wednesday stated."
 
Read the full article here.
Post Date: 6/7/2012 10:37:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Save $40.99: Adorama has the refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens on special for $599.00 shipped (reg $639.99)
The Canon Store is running a special on new (not refurbished) Canon EOS Rebel T1i Kits with pricing starting at $424.99 and savings amounts ranging between $55.00 and $175.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/7/2012 9:31:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 06, 2012
eBay (via Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens as a Daily Deal for $3,699.00 shipped. Compare at $4,298.00 after $400.00 instant rebate - a $599.00 savings! Plus, "You'll earn $73.98 in eBay Bucks".
 
This pair will deliver incredible images. I doubt that this deal will last long.
The Canon Store has the refurbished Canon EF 85 f/1.8 and 100mm f/2 USM Lenses in stock for $335.99 and $399.99 respectively (compare at $389.00 and $464.00 after instant rebates). These are very good value lenses
 
Other lenses are available - including all of the EF 50mm Lenses.
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