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 Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens
From JerseyShooter's Blog:

"Once in a while, when you are ready to resign things to being just the way they are and give up, the planets align, the clouds part, and the gods smile down, making everything right again. Well, perhaps I’m exaggerating a bit. However, my initial testing of the new firmware Version 1.01 for the Canon mount Sigma 120-300 f2.8 “Sports” lens is complete and things are looking good.
 
To briefly recap, my issue with the lens and original Version 1.00 firmware was basically two-fold. First, despite all sixteen adjustable focus points available in the Sigma Optimization Pro software being perfectly calibrated using the USB dock, the lens would badly front-focus in between the 200mm and 300mm settings. Second, the lens required completely different Optimization Pro focus parameter settings for the 1D Mark III and 1D Mark IV compared to Canon’s other bodies like the 7D, 5D Mark II and 50D. This meant my lens was either “set up” to work with my 1D bodies, or my other bodies, but never ALL my camera bodies at once. I began my testing with a very methodical approach. I needed to find out first if the new firmware fixed the issue of the different parameter requirements for the different bodies. I also wanted to get a baseline to see how different my new Optimization Pro setting would be from my old ones, and I wanted to do it for all my different camera models."

From the looks of post, JerseyShooter is quite impressed by the new firmware. Check out his full post for all the details.

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Post Date: 7/2/2014 9:08:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 7/2/2014 7:30:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 or Premiere Elements 12 Retail Boxes
B&H has Adoboe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12 on sale for $59.99 each. Regularly $84.99 each.
Post Date: 7/1/2014 3:13:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
WD 3 TB Elements External Hard Disk Drive
B&H has the WD 3 TB Elements External Hard Disk Drive available for $93.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $129.00.
Post Date: 7/1/2014 2:42:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System
B&H has the Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System available for $99.00 with free shipping. Regularly $169.00.
Post Date: 7/1/2014 2:03:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash (review) available for $129.99 with free shipping. Compare at $199.00 new.
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Post Date: 7/1/2014 11:28:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 1300mm f/5.6 L USM Lens
eBay seller "ala2200" has posted an auction for a Canon EF 1200mm F/5.6 L USM lens (review). (thanks Matt)
 
Right now the top bid is only $2,025.00 – and that's especially reasonable considering the used value of the lens is upwards of $100K+.
 
Caveat Emptor: While the seller has a good feedback rating, it's not someone we're familiar with and the listing appears a bit suspect. We suggest proceeding with extreme caution when purchasing expensive gear from unknown sources.
 
Update: The auction listing has been removed.
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Post Date: 7/1/2014 10:44:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm IS STM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm IS STM Lens available for $1,099.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,349.00. (thanks Chuck)
 
Relevant Reviews:

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Post Date: 7/1/2014 10:52:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Tamron's previous rebates have [mostly] been extended through July with minor alterations. See below for details.
 
Tamron Rebates July 1 - 31

ModelRebate Amount
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00

Post Date: 7/1/2014 9:25:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $4,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 7/1/2014 6:53:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, June 30, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundle available for $383.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $449.00 without printer.
 
Bundle Includes

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera (review)
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
  • Lowepro LP361080EU Adventura 170 Shoulder Case, Black
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets

Directions

  1. Add the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 to your cart.
  2. Add the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 to your cart and go through checkout.
  3. Checkout total will be $783.00 with free shipping. Claim $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final price of $383.00.

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Post Date: 6/30/2014 9:41:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,559.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate. (thanks Chuck)
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 6/30/2014 8:57:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Just posted: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Review
 
Warning: Reading this review may create a very strong desire to add this lens to your kit. Read with caution.
 
Of course, B&H stands ready to ship a Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens to you, quenching that desire.
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Post Date: 6/30/2014 8:13:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
CanvasPeople Logo
Through 7/3, CanvasPeople is having a Summer Blowout sale with 60% off all canvas prints with free shipping.
 
Canvas Sizes Available

SizeStandard
Gallery Wrap
Thick
Gallery Wrap
8x10$20.00 -
11x11$27.60 -
11x14$28.00 $36.00
16x16$33.20 -
9x27$34.80 -
16x20$37.60 $45.60
18x24$42.00 $50.00
20x30$44.80 -
24x36-$55.60
20x48-$57.60

Post Date: 6/30/2014 8:12:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 6/30/2014 7:54:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
The current round of Canon's instant and mail-in rebates are scheduled to end this Saturday, July 5. The best time to pick up new gear is when it's nicely reduced!
 
Canon DSLR and Lens Rebates

ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 7D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$100.00 - $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$300.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$300.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Buy$300.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens Buy$80.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$15.00
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy$30.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy$50.00
Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$40.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$20.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00

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Post Date: 6/30/2014 7:23:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm STM Lens
By Sean Setters
 
I bought an EOS M back when retailers were slashing prices on Canon's mirrorless kits. Since then, I have really enjoyed having a compact camera capable of capturing high quality images. However, the camera has been relegated to fulfilling the needs of a "vacation camera" in my kit. Last week, that all changed.
 
That's when I installed a Magic Lantern nightly build on my EOS M. With Magic Lantern installed, the EOS M makes a great time-lapse camera. It's small, easy to set up and quiet. You also don't have to worry about the wear and tear of your mirror mechanism (because, coincidentally enough – there isn't one!). These features make time-lapse shooting with an EOS M ideal; unfortunately, time-lapse photography is not possible with an EOS M without a little help.
 
The fact is that no Canon DSLRs or mirrorless APS-C sensor cameras have a built-in intervalometer. Instead, Canon offers a wired controller to fill that roll – the oddly named TC-80N3. Unfortunately, the EOS M doesn't have the E3/N3 port necessary for triggering the camera via a wired controller.
 
But that's where Magic Lantern comes in. It gives you a built-in intervalometer (as well as a boat-load of other features). The intervalometer is fantastic and full of customizable options. On the downside, the nightly build I tried out isn't quite ready for prime time. The Magic Lantern menu sometimes disappears from the screen for no apparent reason while trying to change values or simply navigating the menu. But with a little patience and a little more persistence, the Magic Lantern firmware can really increase the usefulness of Canon's all-but-forgotten entry into the mirrorless market.
 
Using an EOS M loaded with Magic Lantern, an EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Viltrox EF-M to EF/EF-S Adapter, B+W Circular Polarizer, B+W .6 ND filter and a tripod / ball head, I was able to create the time-lapse for the following video (watch full screen in HD for best results):
 

 
For post-processing, I compiled the time-lapse in Panolapse and then created the final video in Adobe Premiere Elements 11.
 
Yes, I know the video is cheesy. But it's safe to say that a more significant project could easily be augmented by something so simple as a time-lapse captured by an EOS M. If I had installed Magic Lantern on my EOS M a little sooner, I probably wouldn't have wasted 400 shutter clicks on my EOS 7D shooting this behind-the-scenes time-lapse. So even though it might not be stable enough for a final release, it still might be fun (and useful) to play around with in its current state.
 
Disclaimer: If you install Magic Lantern, you do so at your own risk. The-Digital-Picture.com (or the Magic Lantern team, for that matter) is not responsible for damage due to use of non-OEM firmware.
Post Date: 6/30/2014 6:33:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, June 29, 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
The Canon Store has select Canon Refurbished DSLRs and lenses on sale. See below for details.
 
Canon Refurbished DSLR Cameras on Sale

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body2,719.20271.922,447.28
Canon EOS 6D Body1,519.20227.881,291.32
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20359.801,079.40
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20339.801,019.40
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20299.80899.40

Canon Refurbished Lenses on Sale

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99115.20268.79
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99104.00415.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9932.00127.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.99120.00119.99

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