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 Monday, December 16, 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/16/2013 7:45:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon COOLPIX S6500 Digital Camera (Red)
BuyDig.com has the Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX S6500 Digital Camera (Red) available for $98.00 with free shipping and camera case. Compare at $150.00 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/16/2013 7:16:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot D20-Waterproof-Camera
The Canon Store is featuring special pricing on select refurbished Canon PowerShot Cameras. All items qualify for free shipping. See below for details:
 
Canon Store Specials

ItemReg. PriceSale PriceFree Accessories
Refurbished PowerShot SX40 HS$343.99$229.99Memory Card, Soft Case
Refurbished PowerShot SX150 IS$142.99$62.99Memory Card, Soft Case
Refurbished PowerShot D20 (Waterproof)$299.99$199.99n/a

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Post Date: 12/16/2013 7:00:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 15, 2013

 

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending December 14th, 2013.
 
In the news...
 
On Tuesday, we learned that Nikon’s newest firmware updates may have contained an undocumented modification. Users report cameras with the new firmwares no longer work with 3rd party batteries. Did Nikon purposefully attempt to kill 3rd party battery compatibility or was this an unanticipated side effect of the updates?
 
On a related note, we shared our own experience with 3rd party batteries being incompatible with Canon’s newest LC-E6 battery chargers. That got us wondering – did Nikon take a page out of Canon’s playbook?
 
On Thursday, we learned about Zeiss’s plans produce an 85mm f/1.4 OTUS lens. Zeiss outed the lens’s development via a Facebook comment displayed on their own website.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Tuesday, we posted a full review of the Pocketwizard PlusX Radio Transceivers. In short, the PlusX transceivers offer a rugged build quality with a limited, yet attractive feature set that will surely grow Pocketwizard’s fan base.
 
On Wednesday, we posted our standard image quality test results for the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens. Tests available for viewing include ISO resolution, vignetting and distortion [flare results are also available].
 
On Thursday, Bryan posted his full review of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens. To sum up the review, Sigma’s new 24-105mm lens follows in step with all their recent Global Vision releases – meaning excellent image quality, sound build quality and a moderate price tag. Check out Bryan’s review for all the details.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Sunday, we posted a deal from BuyDig.com where you could get a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens for $1,679.00 after rebate. That’s a $620.00 savings off the normal MSRP.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recaps
Post Date: 12/15/2013 10:47:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, December 14, 2013
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $939.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,449.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/14/2013 3:49:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Amazon has the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $460.00 with 2% Rewards. Compare at $539.00. (thanks Holger)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/14/2013 9:26:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens available for $79.99 with free shipping. Compare at $169.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/14/2013 7:51:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens available for 50% off – now just $119.99 with free shipping. Compare at $265.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/14/2013 7:38:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, December 13, 2013

 
From Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
In the 2nd video of this 3-part series, we'll cover more advanced features and settings for video capture going beyond basic, automatic settings. You'll also learn some tips about how to take advantage of these settings for even better video results.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 3:05:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens
Adorama has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens available for $235.00. Regularly $279.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Rokinon Deals
Post Date: 12/13/2013 9:59:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Want to know how to decipher the colored rings on Canon's lenses? Or possibly the difference between fluorite, aspherical and UD lenses? Or why some black lenses allow focusing past infinity?
 
Check out Canon Professional Network's Infobank for the answers to these questions plus a wealth of information on other topics.
 
Infobank Lens Topics

ConstructionFluorite, aspherical and UD lenses
Focal lengthPrime and zoom lenses
All about aperturesImage stabilization
Lens speedTilt and shift lenses
Focusing and depth of fieldExtenders
Black or white lensesExtension tubes
Coloured ringsMacro lenses
Lens mountClose-up lenses
EF-S and field of viewFilters
L-series lensesDO elements

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 9:36:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
Creative Cloud Subscriptions Accelerate to More Than 1.4 Million; Adobe Marketing Cloud Surpasses Revenue of $1 Billion in 2013
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dec. 12, 2013 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 ended Nov. 29, 2013. The Company also provided a financial outlook for fiscal year 2014 and long-term growth targets for key areas of its business.
 
Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved revenue of $1.04 billion, within its targeted range of $1 billion to $1.05 billion.
  • Adobe exited Q4 with 1 million 439 thousand paid Creative Cloud subscriptions, an increase of 402 thousand when compared to the number of subscriptions as of the end of Q3 fiscal year 2013, and enterprise adoption of Creative Cloud was stronger than expected.
  • Creative Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $768 million, and total Digital Media ARR grew to $911 million.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud quarterly revenue was $316.2 million, representing 38 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.13 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.32 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $315.0 million.
  • Deferred revenue grew by $94.7 million to a record $828.8 million.
  • The company repurchased 7.9 million shares during the quarter, returning approximately $405 million of cash to stockholders.

Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved revenue of $4.06 billion and generated $1.15 billion in cash flow from operations during the year.
  • Creative Cloud subscriptions grew by 1.1 million and Document Services subscriptions doubled to more than 1.6 million. In addition, the company added more than $700 million in Digital Media ARR during the year.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud achieved a record $1.02 billion in annual revenue, representing 26 percent year-over-year growth.
  • The company repurchased 21.6 million shares during the year, returning approximately $1 billion of cash to stockholders.
  • Adobe published other key highlights from its recent fiscal year in an Adobe by the Numbers, FY 2013 Infographic.

Note: The growth of Creative Cloud has likely been aided by Adobe's current special on the Photoshop Photography Program – that's Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99/month with no prior Photoshop ownership required. Deal is valid through December 31.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 9:01:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens
Cutting-edge eBAND Coating and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior imaging performance, while the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation) system broadens users’ horizons in achieving sharper handheld photographs.
 
November 26, 2013, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the release of an innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm for full-frame and APS-C format DSLR cameras.
 
Tamron’s previously announced 200-500mm (Model A08), still currently available, is a popular, compact, easy-to-use ultra-telephoto zoom lens, but customers have shown great interest in having a lens that provide an even greater focal length range.
 
This all-new ultra-telephoto zoom lens features VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, which significantly reduces the unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting, and, in addition a sophisticated and stylish new external finish.
 
Its 4x ultra-telephoto zoom capabilities, with a focal length range from 150mm to 600mm, enhance the creative potential of telephoto photography, a captivating feature for all photographers, particularly nature, wildlife, and sports shooters.
 
Features

  • 4x ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm
    The focal length range of this lens was extended by 50mm on the wide-angle side and 100mm on the telephoto side compared to the existing model (Model A08), making it possible to take even more striking photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and other distant subjects. Mounted on APS-C DSLR cameras, it has a stunning equivalent focal length range of 233mm to 930mm, almost to 1000mm.
  • World class image quality
    Employing 20 elements in 13 groups and boasting an advanced optical design, it delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images. The front group contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end. The lens also adopts eBAND Coating, developed from state-of-the-art coating technologies, and conventional BBAR(Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating to greatly suppress ghosting and flare even when shooting under adverse lighting conditions.
  • Achieves a 600mm focal length in a compact easy-to handle package
    Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact.
  • Beautiful background blur effects
    Adopting a 9 blade circular diaphragm enables users to create beautiful background blur effects (bokeh), which provide even greater potential for creative expression. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism creates greater opportunities for sharper handheld photography
    Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system uses a three-coil system, delivering significantly sharper images and creating greater opportunities for handheld ultra-telephoto photography.
  • Comfortable autofocus
    Tamron’s new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ultrasonic motor drive for swift and accurate AF response, it delivers high torque, very fast response times, and very low noise. The full-time manual focus mechanism allows users to make fine manual focus adjustments at any time even when AF is engaged.
  • New elegant, high-class external finish
    Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an attractive and stylish tungsten silver name-brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
  • Easy to use tripod mount
    The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.
  • Comes with "SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron," RAW image development processing software for Tamron’s SP lenses

The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron's SP series lenses - renowned for their high-depiction capability - this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers' most exacting demands.
 
The Canon mount model will be released first in Japan on December 19, 2013 and subsequently elsewhere. The launch dates of the Nikon and Sony compatible mount models will be announced at a later date. The SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens will be available in the USA on January 17, 2014.

Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 7:45:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens (review) available for 50% off – now just $259.99 with free shipping. Compare at $537.00 new (checkout price).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 7:20:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Canon has released updates for Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor.
 
From Canon:
 
Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.13.51
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.13.51 Updater for Windows :

  • Addition of Digital Lens Optimizer applicable lenses.

EOS Utility 2.13.40
 
Changes for EOS Utility 2.13.40 Updater for Windows :

  • A function has been added to allow the loading of just protected images into the PC.

Picture Style Editor 1.13.30
 
Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.13.30 Updater for Windows :

  • Supports EOS 70D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D, EOS Kiss X7i / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D, EOS-1D C.

Download the software updates at Canon USA.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 3:27:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera
Amazon has the Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera available for $349.00. Compare at $399.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 3:05:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens
Adorama has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Canon available for $329.00 with free shipping. Regularly $379.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 3:02:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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CanvasPeople is has their gallery wraps on sale for 80% off. Pick one up to share this holiday season; photos on canvas make great gifts! Today is the last day for guarenteed holiday delivery!
 
CanvasPeople Gallery Wrap Deals

SizeStandard
Gallery Wrap
Thick
Gallery Wrap
8x10$10.00-
11x11$13.40-
11x14$13.60$17.60
16x16$16.40-
9x27$17.00-
16x20$18.40$22.40
18x24$20.60$24.60
20x30$22.00-
24x36-$27.00
20x48-$28.00

Post Date: 12/12/2013 2:14:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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