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 Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Don't forget about the Lexar memory card specials available at Adorama right now. As usual, shipping is free.
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Post Date: 8/15/2012 9:54:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 8/15/2012 7:48:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall on the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR.
This is once again regarding the rubber grip - and is a proactive move by Canon:
"Incidents/Injuries: Canon U.S.A., Inc. has received one report of a consumer who developed a minor rash after contact with a surface where the camera had been."
Here is the full CPSC release:
August 14, 2012
Release #12-246
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 902-3277
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Canon Recalls for Repair EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras Due to Risk of Allergic Reaction
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Cameras
Units: About 68,200
Importer: Canon U.S.A., Inc., of Lake Success, N.Y.
Hazard: A chemical used in the camera's rubber grips can result in a reaction that changes the grips from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Canon U.S.A., Inc. has received one report of a consumer who developed a minor rash after contact with a surface where the camera had been.
Description: This recall involves EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras with a 12-digit serial number that contain a second digit that is a "3" or "4" and a sixth digit that is a "1." Serial numbers are printed on the bottom of the camera. The Canon logo and the model name are printed on the front of the camera.
Sold at: B&H Photo, Best Buy and camera and mass merchandise stores nationwide and and other online retailers between June 2012 and July 2012 for between $850 and $1,200.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (855) 902-3277 between 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's website at
(thanks Brett)
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Post Date: 8/14/2012 2:38:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via authorized Canon retailer Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens and BG-E11 Battery Grip for $3,748.00 with free shipping (compare at $4,132.00 - save $384.00). Plus, "You'll earn $74.96 in eBay Bucks."
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Post Date: 8/14/2012 11:38:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
CPN interviews Ken-ichi Shimbori of Canon Inc. on the EOS System. Ken-ichi Shimbori's title is Advisory Director, Group Executive, Photo Products Group. interviews (Google translation - a bit of a rough read) those responsible for the newly announced EOS M.
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Post Date: 8/14/2012 11:25:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Act fast: Amazon has a Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens in stock!
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Post Date: 8/14/2012 9:35:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
Inspired By Consumer Photos, the Five Celebrities Will Go Behind the Camera and Unveil their Films at the “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 14, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the first photography-inspired film festival in history, aligning with five influential celebrities from five diverse disciplines who will direct short films under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard. Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman and James Murphy have signed on for year two of Canon’s “Long Live Imagination” campaign and the next endeavor, “Project Imaginat10n,” where consumer photographs will inspire Hollywood films.
In 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. invited photographers of all levels to submit their most imaginative photographs based on eight elements of storytelling for an unprecedented user-generated contest, “Project Imagin8ion.” The project set out to prove that photography could be used as a creative vehicle, even inspiring a Ron Howard production. Nearly 100,000 photos later, eight photos were selected and influenced an award-winning short film, “when you find me,” directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.
A new exploration of the creative exercise, “Project Imaginat10n,” kicks off today at, where consumers will have the chance to submit photos to be narrowed down by Canon, Ron Howard and community voting. The “10” in “Imaginat10n,” represents ten storytelling elements and ten films that will ultimately be produced, five of which will be directed by our creative icons to be showcased at a special Canon “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival in 2013. The other five film directors will be announced at a later date.
“Last year’s campaign reinforced the endless possibilities of photography, engaging the masses who entered photos at a record shattering pace to inspire a film legend, Ron Howard,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “An award-winning film shot on the new Cinema EOS System was proof that creative collaboration matched with the power of Canon products can achieve great things.”
He added, “This time around we’re setting out to prove Ron Howard’s very own words, that ‘we’re all creative,’ aligning with a diverse group of leaders from different fields including TV, film, fashion, music, technology and business who will each use photography to inspire the screenplay of the short film they direct.”
“‘Project Imaginat10n’ is a genius and organic partnership – linking together people I personally admire and the limitless untapped creativity in everyone,” said Eva Longoria, film and TV actress. “I’m extremely passionate about this opportunity and looking forward to stepping behind the camera.”
“When I saw what Ron Howard was doing last year with Canon, I knew the project had integrity,” said Jamie Foxx, Academy Award® winner. “Ron is a film icon and after he made a cameo in one of my music videos, it was only appropriate that we team up a second time for something truly outstanding.”
“This project is scratching a creative itch I’ve had for a long time – and the chance to work with Ron Howard and Canon is the icing on the cake,” said Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter. “Whether it’s a tweet or a photo, consumers want to share and I’m excited to jump right in.”
“As a fashion designer, I’m constantly inspired by visual elements such as textures, lighting, and colors,” said Georgina Chapman, designer and co-founder of Marchesa. “Photography has always been linked with the fashion industry, so I am looking forward to working with this medium in my first-ever directing endeavor.”
"I like to make things, it doesn't matter what, so this project makes me really happy," said James Murphy, founder of LCD Soundsystem. "My first camera was a Canon AE1-P that I saved up and bought myself in the 80s and I've been a Canon guy ever since. I now have about eight or nine Canon cameras, including a mint 1014XL-S super 8 sound camera that I've had modified for crystal sync! I'm excited to direct something narrative, and really looking forward to working with Ron Howard, learning as much as I can."
“The concept behind ‘Project Imaginat10n’ showcases the power still images can have on narrative storytelling, but more importantly, it demonstrates there are no limits with creativity and sources of inspiration can come from anyone or anything,” said Ron Howard. “It has been a pleasure to partner with Canon on this experiment and I’m thrilled to work with this talented group of new directors – Eva, Jamie, Biz, Georgina and James – to help them on this creative journey.”
“Project Imaginat10n” showcases Canon’s commitment to still and video as well as the amateur and pro. Last year’s film “when you find me” was shot using Canon cameras including the new Cinema EOS System and DSLR cameras and EF lenses. The films directed by Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman and James Murphy will also be produced on the Cinema EOS System.
Grey New York, Canon’s agency partner for over thirty years, is developing the creative and digital elements of the multi-phase campaign. Alliance, the activation and public relations division of Grey, is managing the talent partnerships as well as the promotional, event and public relations efforts.
“Project Imaginat10n” Rules
The contest entry period runs from Tuesday, August 14 – Monday, September 24, 2012. To enter, visit and follow the on-screen entry instructions. The “Project Imaginat10n” contest will feature ten storytelling themes in which consumers can submit their photos: Setting, Time, Character, Mood, Backstory, Relationship, Goal, Obstacle, The Unknown, and a surprise 10th theme, which will be revealed at a later date. There will be a public vote on the finalists from Tuesday, September 4 – Monday, October 1. With input from the online community, Canon and Ron Howard, the entries will be narrowed down to 91 winners and the five celebrity directors will select ten photos, one per theme, to inspire their films. The films will then be showcased at a special Canon “Project Imaginat10n” Film Festival in 2013.
Actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Eva Longoria is most well-known from the hit TV series, “Desperate Housewives.” Her upcoming theatrical releases include “Long Time Gone” and “The Truth.” She is founder of “Eva's Heroes” and “The Eva Longoria Foundation,” and has been named “Philanthropist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter. Eva owns BESO restaurants, her own production company, UnbeliEVAble Productions, and has a bestselling cookbook.
Jamie Foxx is an Academy® Award and Grammy® Award-winning actor, musician, and comedian, and one of Hollywood’s elite multi-faceted performers. He will star as the title character in Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated “Django Unchained” in December 2012, and then begin production on Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down.”
As a progenitor of the early social web, Biz Stone became an internet entrepreneur in 1999, and later went on to work for Google. Then, in 2006, Biz co-founded the global social media phenomenon, Twitter. GQ dubbed him Nerd of the Year and TIME called him one of most influential persons in the world.
Georgina Chapman is an English fashion designer and co-founder of the fashion label MARCHESA. Serving as Designer and Creative Director of the brand, her designs have become a red carpet mainstay and are regularly featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Recently, Georgina starred as a judge on the television series, “Project Runway: All-stars.”
James Murphy is best known as the leader of the Grammy® nominated band LCD Soundsystem. He also co-founded the DFA label, which released the band’s catalogue including its three celebrated albums. James later provided the original soundtrack for the 2010 film “Greenberg” by acclaimed director Noah Baumbach, and most recently executive produced “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” a feature length film chronicling LCD Soundsystem’s farewell show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011.
Ronald William “Ron” Howard is an American actor, director and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later as the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom “Happy Days” for six years. He made film appearances such as in “American Graffiti” in 1973 and while starring in “Happy Days” he also made “The Shootist” in 1976, as well as making his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy film “Grand Theft Auto.” He left “Happy Days” in 1980 to focus on directing, and has since gone on to direct several films, including the Oscar winning “Cocoon,” “Apollo 13,” “Frost/Nixon,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Ron won the Academy® Award for “A Beautiful Mind” as the director and also producer of the film. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/14/2012 9:14:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 13, 2012
Adorama has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body and EF 24-105 f/4L IS Lens Kit bundled with the Lexar 64GB Pro 600x UHS-I SDXC Memory Card, B+W 77mm MRC UV Filter and Canon Digital Gadget 200-DG Bag for $4,299.01 with free shipping (save $242.85).
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Body for $1,898.71 with free shipping (comp at $2,079.00). Plus, "You'll earn $37.97 in eBay Bucks." (thanks Saikat)
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Post Date: 8/13/2012 10:25:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Samyang:
Samyang 14mm, 24mm, 35mm DSLR Cine Lenses
United Kingdom, August 9th 2012 - Samyang Optics is delighted to announce three new additions to the popular Samyang family, all of which are dedicated for cine purposes.
Lenses with focal length of 14mm, 24mm and 35mm will be available over the coming months.
These lenses are based on the existing types dedicated for digital photography. The new VDSLR lenses differ with the inclusion of follow-focus gearing on focus and decoupled aperture. Such alterations allow the user to smoothly and quietly change focus and aperture / depth of field whist filming. Another feature is the visibility of the aperture and focus scale on the side of the lens.
Initially available in Canon and Nikon mounts. Due for release August / September 2012. Expected street prices will be:
14mm T3.1 ED AS UMC - £329.99 / Euros 409.99
24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC - £529.99 / Euros 649.99
35mm T1.5 ED AS UMC - £419.99 / Euros 519.99
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Post Date: 8/13/2012 10:02:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Check out the Crumpler Brazilian Dollar Home Photo/Laptop Bag with Free Crumpler The Tuft Camera Pouch on special at Adorama for $250.00 with free shipping (regularly $335.00).
 Sunday, August 12, 2012
Amazon has the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens for $139.99 with free shipping. Compare at $189.00.
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Post Date: 8/12/2012 5:38:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the refubished Canon EOS T3i Digital SLR Body for $499.00 (was $589.00). As usual at Adorama, shipping is free.
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Post Date: 8/12/2012 3:00:01 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
AdoramaPix is having a 16x20" Print Sale.
Select your choice of:
Poster-Sized Prints: $5.00 (Reg $9.60)
Poster-Sized Metallic Prints: $7.00 (Reg $11.68)
Canvas Prints: $54.95 (Reg $99.95)
Aluminyzed Metal Prints: $54.95 (Reg $99.95)
No coupon code is necessary. Navigate to the desired print type and watch for the sale bar to appear at the bottom of the page. Expires 8/14/2012.
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Post Date: 8/12/2012 2:32:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Store again has a nice selection of refurbished Cameras, Lenses and Flashes in stock.
Headlining the available gear are the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II for $1,999.20 and the EOS 5D Mark II for $1,759.20. Expect like-new gear at great prices.
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Post Date: 8/12/2012 11:57:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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