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 Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
eBay (via has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "Art" Lens for Canon available for $779.00 with free shipping. Compare at $899.00.
Check out Bryan's full review of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM "Art" Lens for more information on this excellent performing lens from Sigma.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/20/2013 6:32:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 19, 2013
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From Canon USA:
Ron Howard And Bryce Dallas Howard To Select Five Winning Films To Be Showcased At The Canon "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival This Fall
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 19, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced twenty finalists from the "Project Imaginat10n" Film Contest where amateurs and hobbyists were invited to sit in the director's chair, showcasing their storytelling abilities by creating a short film inspired by a series of crowdsourced photographs. The project, helmed by two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard is the next phase in the "Project Imaginat10n"creative exercise proving Ron's very own words that "we're all creative." Eva Longoria (film and TV actress), Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner), Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM) all directed short films inspired by 10 consumer photographs earlier this year.
In the coming weeks, Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard, the first "graduating" director of the Project Imagin8ion experiment, will narrow the finalists down to five winning directors. Packaged together as "A Ron Howard Presentation," the five consumer and five celebrity films will be featured at Canon's Project Imaginat10n Film Festival in fall 2013.
"Project Imaginat10n has enabled artistry among filmmakers of all levels and inspired people in the most contrasting disciplines to pursue filmmaking, completely redefining 'art' and proving that 'we're all creative,'" said Ron Howard. "For year two, it was important to me to open the experiment to the masses, especially at film schools where Bryce had the opportunity to share her experience."
"This exercise continues to prove that creativity and collaboration generate endless possibilities that mark the state of our time," said Bryce Dallas Howard. "All you need is some basic equipment, an imagination and a burning desire to tell a story."
The Finalists chosen include:

  • Arrius Sorbonne of Salt Lake City, UT with "Dominus"
  • Arron Marie Fenton of North Hollywood, CA with "Static"
  • Brad Watts of Trenton, NJ with "MASK"
  • Damon Colquhoun of New York, NY with "Transporter"
  • Dan Foley of Westerville, OH with "Tied Up"
  • Geneva Arena of Oxford, KS with "The Donor"
  • Iva Antioco of Redondo Beach, CA with "Auburn"
  • Jared Nelson of Rancho Cucamonga, CA with "Chucked"
  • Jasmine Johnson of West Hollywood, CA with "Sugar"
  • Jon Abrahams of Virginia Beach, VA with "Will Power"
  • Joshua James Kolozsy of Nashville, TN with "BLAME"
  • Jules Bianchi of Oakland, CA with "Apocolypso"
  • Julian Higgins of Los Angeles, CA with "Here and Now"
  • Kalman Apple of Los Angeles, CA with "A Day in the Country"
  • Kellie Madison of Los Angeles, CA with "THE CAUL"
  • Lee Cipolla of Hollywood, CA with "Reflection"
  • Michael Kuznar of Eau Claire, WI with "Day 43"
  • R.W. Perkins of Fort Collins, CO with "The Big Wait"
  • Ronnie Allman of San Francisco, CA with "Filter"
  • Sammie Saxon of Columbus, GA with "Shoot Me"

The consumer directed films can be seen at on August 19, 2013. The five winning filmmakers will be announced in September 2013.

Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/19/2013 4:03:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Toshiba KIRAbook 13
Just Posted: Toshiba KIRAbook 13 Review
Toshiba was looking for photographers to review their new, powerful 13" ultrabook/laptop. While I can't say I anxiously accepted the offer, I can say that I'm glad that I did accept. The size and weight are not the only "ultra" features on this laptop. The screen resolution and its quality definitely also-qualify for that title. Check out the full review.
Post Date: 8/19/2013 11:49:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i) with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens available for $659.00. Compare at $799.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/19/2013 9:16:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Use promotion code PXSUMSWEEPS at AdoramaPix to get 25% Off custom photo books. As an added bonus, each book you order earns you an entry to win $600.00 in Adorama gift cards.
From AdoramaPix:
August is heating up and we have an amazing deal for you - all sizes of our premium lay-flat books are 25% off. If you haven't tried our photo books before, the professional paper pages will make your photos look stunning and our gutterless lay-flat binding displays your spreads beautifully.
Buy Photo Books, Win Amazing Prizes
Every photo book that you purchase during the month of August automatically enters you in a drawing to win $600.00 in Adorama gift cards! The more books you buy, the more chances you have to win. Sweepstakes ends midnight August 31, 2013 (EST).
Post Date: 8/19/2013 8:15:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens has a Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm STM Lens Bundle available for $898.99 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
Bundle Inclues:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Sony 32GB SDHC/SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
  • Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 11 (bundle package)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG201 13 x 19 (50 pcs)
  • Lexar Ultra Small 16GB JumpDrive FireFly


  1. Add the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-135mm STM Lens to your cart. Item comes with Adobe Software and memory card.
  2. Add the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer to your cart. Item comes with free paper and flash drive.
  3. Go through checkout. Total price will be $1,298.99 on the final screen.
  4. Redeem $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final price of $898.99.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/19/2013 7:55:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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September is a holiday-filled month for Adorama and AdoramaPix - be sure to plan your purchases accordingly to prevent delayed shipments.
September Holiday Schedule

  • Sept. 5 - 7: Closed (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Sept. 14: Closed (Yom Kippur)
  • Sept. 19 - 28: Closed (Succos)

Post Date: 8/19/2013 6:37:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, August 18, 2013
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $199.00 with free shipping. Compare at $249.00.
I acquired this lens a few months ago and have found it extremely fun to use. The fun-factor alone makes this manual-only, fisheye lens a worthwhile purchase. [Sean]
Post Date: 8/18/2013 5:01:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean


"This is's Weekend Recap for the week ending August 17th, 2013
In the news...
On Wednesday, Tamron announced a 3-business day turnaround for lens repair services. Tamron recently expanded their service and support staff at Tamron USA, leading to the announcement. Tamron USA’s president said, “By speeding up the repair turnaround time, we can alleviate our customers’ anxiety about repairs and thereby increase their satisfaction of and confidence in Tamron products.” We’re hoping other manufacturers follow suit.
On Thursday, the European Imaging and Sound Association announced their Photo category winners. Top honors in various segments included the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS, Rebel SL1 and EOS 6D, the Nikon D7100, and the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC and 90mm f/2.8 Di VC Macro lenses.
In site news and reviews...
On Monday, Bryan posted his full review of the “groundbreaking” Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM “Art” lens. In short, Bryan was quite impressed with the lens’s image quality, reassuring build quality, and consistent autofocus. It looks like Sigma will continue its success in the Global Vision line with the release of its uniquely wide-aperture zoom lens.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Monday, we posted a deal from Adorama where you could get a Timbuk2 Snoop camera backpack for $49.95 with free shipping [deal is no longer available]. That’s more than half off the normal retail price of $99.95.
This has been the’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 8/18/2013 12:03:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Tapatalk 4 for Android is available for $0.99 from the Google Play Store (normally $4.99). This sale is scheduled to end soon, so grab it while you can.
Tapatalk is a great program that allows you to stay up-to-date with threads from our own Community.
Category: Tapatalk News
Post Date: 8/17/2013 10:48:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 16, 2013
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
Use promotion code S123456789 ($140.00 off) at Adorama to get the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens for $1,299.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,439.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/16/2013 2:06:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera available for $1,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,999.00.
Check out Bryan's full review on Canon's economical, full-frame EOS 6D.
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. We recently received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/16/2013 12:56:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $1,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,796.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/16/2013 12:51:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Flashpoint 16-Rib 86" Parabolic Umbrella (White) available for $10.00 off - now just $29.95 with free shipping.
Post Date: 8/16/2013 12:13:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Spyder4 Color Calibration System
Adorama has the Datacolor Spyder4Pro Color Calibration System available for $139.95 with free shipping. Compare at $149.99.
Post Date: 8/16/2013 12:09:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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