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 Tuesday, November 1, 2016
From 3 Legged Thing:
 
Introducing the 2016 PUNKS
 
The all-new tripod range, PUNKS by 3 Legged Thing are out now! Travis, the everyday use tripod, and Corey, our ultra lightweight micro travel tripod are packed full of 3LT innovation, including a detachable monopod, the patented Tri-Mount Plate for multiple accessory attachments, plus much, much more. All that is left for you to do is, choose your weapon.
 
Corey is a new generation of micro traveller tripods. Packed full of features, with extraordinary functionality and capability, the new Corey tripod is a culmination of 2 years of design and development.
 
With 5 section legs and a 2 section column, and an AirHed Neo, Corey extends to a good working height, whilst retaining the ability to fold down to an incredibly compact size for stowage. With a load capability of 14kg / 30lbs, Corey is the perfect combination of weight, size and capability for photographers of all genres and abilities.
 
Travis is the first Punks tripod designed for every day use. Packed full of features, with extraordinary functionality and capability, Travis will appeal to any photographer looking for a great all-round tripod.
 
With 4 section legs and a single column, and an AirHed Neo, Travis provides exceptional stability and rigidity, and a load capability of 18kg / 40lbs. Perfect for photographers of multiple genres, and adaptable to almost any situation, the new Punks Travis is an excellent multi-purpose tripod for general use.
 
B&H carries the 3 Legged Thing Travis and Corey tripods.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/1/2016 10:31:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In a move that I'm sure doesn't involve any patent violations *cough*, Chinese photo gear manufacturer Yongnuo is planning to release a EF mount 100mm f/2 lens that looks strikingly similar to Canon's EF 100mm f/2 USM.
 
We're uncertain just how Yongnuo traverses this slipperly slope, but... it wouldn't be the first time. Maybe since the focus distance scale turns in the opposite direction as the focus ring, Yongnuo can claim a completely different design?
 
Update: Ah, it looks like the EF 100mm f/2 USM was designed and patented long enough ago that the patent has run out.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Yongnuo News
Post Date: 11/1/2016 8:37:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the new Apple MacBook Pros with Touch Bar available for preorder.
 
The Touch Bar looks to be a very interesting feature and one that photographers will likely find useful once developers introduce support for custom function bars in their software offerings.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 11/1/2016 6:27:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 31, 2016

 
This week, we discuss public speaking, mispronunciation of words, and the new show Atlanta. Adam also tells the story of how he recently fixed Norm's broken camera lens (an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark IV) with some unorthodox problem solving. Plus, a new book recommendation!
 
From Sean: For less severe stuck filter problems, we suggest keeping some of these in all your camera gear bags.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/31/2016 1:55:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Canon's CarePAK PLUS promotion has been extended for eligible purchases made through the end of the year.
 
CarePAK PLUS Benefits Include
 
  • Protection from Accidental Damage
  • Additional Hardware Coverage
  • Priority Service and Free Returns
  • Service & Support Directly from Canon
  • $0 Deductible
  • Transferable
Eligible Canon Products
 
Considering that most of the items listed above also qualify for instant and/or mail-in rebates, now seems like a great time to fill out one's photography kit.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/31/2016 8:47:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Creative Cloud YouTube Channel:
 
Photographer Andrew Scrivani shares his top 5 tips on how to improve your food photography.
 
Note from Sean: In Andrew's second tip, "Soften light with a diffuser," I would call the tool he uses a "diffusion panel," "scrim" or "diffuser," but not a "flag." A flag is typically used to entirely block light from an area, while the other terms are used for tools that modify the light that actually hits a scene. Also, the "light cutter" tool Andrew uses is typically referred to as a "black card" used for negative fill.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/31/2016 7:36:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron has published their 3Q FY2016 financial results. Unfortunately, they do not provide the easier-to-read presentation material, but... you may still get a sense that the previous quarter was not as good as last year's 3rd quarter by comparison.
 
Tamron 3rd Quarter Financial Results FY2016 (PDF 140KB)
 
B&H carries Tamron lenses.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/31/2016 7:09:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
An important part of creating a botanical photograph with impact is one of the areas that people often ignore – COLOR. The use of color in your floral images can help create mood, vibrancy, electricity or tension. Choosing the soft pastel palette can create a restful, peaceful feeling. It can create a calmness that allows a respite for your eye, a certain soothing of the soul.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/31/2016 5:15:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 30, 2016
B&H has the new Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens (Canon mount) in stock. Nikon and Sigma mount versions are available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/30/2016 1:20:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, October 29, 2016
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 28, 2016 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses, including the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II camera, for their new documentary Before the Flood. Directed by Stevens and produced by DiCaprio, the film presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to help prevent catastrophic disruption on our planet. Before the Flood premieres on National Geographic Channel this Sunday, October 30th at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT in 171 countries and 45 languages. Coinciding with the television premiere, Before the Flood will also be released commercial free on a number of digital and streaming platforms around the world, including NatGeoTV.com and Nat Geo TV Apps.
 
The two filmmakers, known for their environmentally themed documentaries, joined forces for Before the Flood’s two-year production, which follows U.N. Messenger of Peace DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of the complex issue of climate change and investigates concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.
 
“Canon is honored to have been selected as the camera and lenses of choice in the creation of this documentary,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Viewers will see on Sunday, with the clarity of the imagery produced with Cinema EOS products, a compelling picture of the current environmental conditions around the world.” To capture the stunning visuals of the documentary, cinematographer Antonio Rossi relied on a mix of Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras. He began production with the EOS C500 and EOS-1D C Digital Cinema Cameras, the latter often rigged to a handheld camera stabilizer. They shot portions of the documentary in RAW 4K using the EOS C500 camera in conjunction with an external recorder.
 
When the EOS C300 Mark II camera was introduced, the production adopted it as their new “A” camera. “The switch to the C300 Mark II camera was seamless and easy, and we were happy to have on-board 4K recording as well as extended color gamut options,” Rossi said. “Overall, we found that Canon Cinema EOS cameras were the perfect tools for this project, as they enabled us to shoot in a variety of configurations while maintaining a consistently beautiful look and image quality.” Before the Flood mixes interviews with some of the most influential world leaders, with chilling but beautiful footage from locations impacted by our changing global climate. Rossi and his team traveled north of the Arctic Circle to Greenland and to Canada’s Baffin Island to show the rapid ice melts, as well as to Sumatra to capture some palm oil farmers burning rain forest habitat, among other shooting locations.
 
Rossi primarily outfitted his cameras with the Canon CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 compact zoom lens and the CN-E 17-120mm T2.95-3.9 CINE-SERVO lens.
 
Before the Flood is vital viewing for anyone who has any doubts about humanity’s role in global climate change,” Rossi said. “Working with Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio on the film was a magical and elucidating journey.”
 
B&H carries the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II.
 Friday, October 28, 2016
From Canon USA:
 
Digital Photo Professional 4.5.10 for Windows
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.5.10 for Windows :
 
  • Supports EOS M5.
  • Supports EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.
  • Improves accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF35mm f/1.4L II USM.


EOS Utility 3.5.10 for Windows
 
Changes for EOS Utility 3.5.10 for Windows :
 
  • Supports EOS M5.
  • Supports EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM.


Picture Style Editor 1.17.10 for Windows
 
Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.17.10 for Windows :
 
  • Supports EOS M5.
Download: DPP 4.5.10, EOS Utility 3.5.10 & Picture Style Editor 1.17.10
Towards the end of September, Canon published their October rebates before the September rebates had expired. As luck would have it, they've done the same thing again for their next round of rebates.
 
For today and tomorrow, you can compare the two different rebate programs to see which one saves you the most money in order to make an optimally-timed purchase decision. Click here to see the October rebates. Below you can find the rebate PDFs for the upcoming programs.
 
Canon EOS 5Ds/5Ds R/5D III/6D [Oct 30 - Nov 19] Rebates
 
Canon EOS 7D II/80D/70D [Oct 30 - Nov 19] Rebates
 
Canon EOS Rebel-series [Oct 30 - Nov 19] Rebates
 
Canon EOS M3/M10 [Oct 30 - Nov 19] Rebates
 
Canon PowerShot [Oct 30 - Nov 19] Rebates
 
Canon EF Lens [Oct 31 - Dec 31] Mail-in Rebates (purchase 2 to qualify)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/28/2016 11:48:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
We were expecting the arrival of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens next week and anxious to begin testing, but... evidence suggests that we may be waiting a bit longer for the highly anticipated lens. The lens was originally scheduled for availability in "late October," but B&H now lists an expected availability date of December 10 for EF 24-105L update. Amazon expects the lens December 6.
 
Will the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera with 24-105mm f/4L II Lens Kits, which were originally supposed to be available at the same time, be delayed as well? We're not sure, but neither B&H nor Amazon have changed their originally posted "Oct 31" expected availability date. If that's the case, we'll be ordering a 5D IV kit in order to get our hands on the lens ASAP.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/28/2016 11:01:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Focus Camera has the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon in stock with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/28/2016 9:21:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images (both sizes) have been added to the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens Review page.
 
I've spent a lot of time with this lens this week and hope to have the full review completed early next week.
 
B&H has the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/28/2016 8:22:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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