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 Friday, November 15, 2013
SanDisk Extreme SATA 6.0 Gbs SSD
Amazon is featuring the SanDisk Extreme II 480 GB SATA 6.0 Gbs Solid State Drive (SSD) as a Lightning Deal and is available for $359.99. Regularly $458.34.
Post Date: 11/15/2013 8:50:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $389.99 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We 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. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
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Post Date: 11/15/2013 8:14:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Imaging USA 2014
From Imaging USA:
 
Annual International Photography Convention and Expo Heads to Phoenix
 
Phoenix, AZ – November 15, 2013 – Imaging USA, the annual get together for professional photographers, is bringing photography education, networking and inspiration to Phoenix this winter.
 
Just two months away, the 2014 edition of Imaging USA is set for Jan. 12 to14 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. More than 10,000 industry professionals will descend upon the Valley of the Sun for the three day convention.
 
Imaging USA is organized by Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world’s largest non-profit photography association. The event features a three-day Imaging EXPO tradeshow with more than 600 booths, several all-inclusive parties and more than 100 speeches, presentations and hands-on demonstrations by some of the most respected names in the photographic industry.
 
This year, Imaging USA will feature a man more known for music than his photography, the legendary singer songwriter Kenny Rogers. Rogers, who was just inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with a stirring tribute at the Country Music Awards, will be on-hand at Imaging USA to be recognized by PPA for his imagery with an honorary master of photography degree. He will also present his new photography book, give an hour-long Q&A to discuss his life and photography and an exhibit of his work will be display throughout the convention.
 
“We could see in his work that Mr. Rogers is an accomplished photographer, but when we approached him about the honorary master’s degree, we were immediately impressed with his enthusiasm for photography,” said PPA president, Ralph Romaguera Sr., M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, F-ASP. “He’s obviously well-known as an entertainer, but he truly is a remarkably talented photographer. PPA is excited to honor Kenny and have him share his passion with us all in Phoenix.”
 
Rogers will receive his degree along with the 161 other photographers who earned PPA degrees in 2013. Immediately following PPA’s Award and Degree ceremony will be the inaugural presentation of the World Photographic Cup (WPC). Twenty three countries from all over the globe formed teams to participate in the first-ever WPC, an event geared to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation, and crown the best photography in the world.
 
Along with Kenny Rogers are programs from some of the biggest names in photography. Imaging USA’s renowned educational classes are geared to improve a photographer’s business skills, photographic repertoire and use of photography and post-production technologies. The event also features several photographic exhibits, mentoring opportunities, portfolio reviews and much more.
 
Imaging USA is the longest running international photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the world, drawing thousands of professionals from across the globe. The event dates back to 1880, when it began as the annual convention and trade show for PPA. It continues to grow and evolve along with industry trends and technology.
 
Because PPA believes in the value Imaging USA provides, it offers a free full-registration to Imaging USA as a perk for new members. Professional Active PPA memberships are available for $27.92 a month.
 
For everyone else, there are many different ways to experience Imaging USA, including but not limited to the full conference, a full conference plus pre-conference courses option, tradeshow only, the International Photographic Competition and off-site classes throughout the surrounding areas.
 
Visit imagingusa.org for complete registration information and pricing options. And keep checking back for updates to the event schedule.
Post Date: 11/15/2013 8:07:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Australia Photo5 Winners 2013
Above: Canon Photo5 2013 Winning Images
Row 1, left to right: Kylie Garner, Sally Patterson, Josh Bakkum
Row 2, left to right: Denise McKenzie, Janis Unkovich, Nick Ch’ng

 
From Canon Australia:
 
Sydney, Australia, 31 October 2013: Today,Canon Australia announces the six winners of Canon Photo5, Australia and New Zealand’s most creative and original photography competition.
 
Each year, Canon Photo5 sparks a creative imaging movement across Australia and New Zealand, bringing out and celebrating people’s originality through the inspiration of five everyday objects in a simple brown box. Bringing together everyday people with a range of photography skill levels and creative backgrounds, the Canon Photo5 competition this year saw over 5260 entries with no one entry looking the same.
 
“The calibre of entries to this year’s competition was phenomenal. There’s an incredibly enthusiastic photography community across both Australia and New Zealand, and it’s amazing to see the originality that five everyday objects bring out in each person,” said Chris Macleod, Manager Consumer Segments & Digital Communications, Canon Australia. “Our Canon Masters, who are some of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative image makers, were astounded by the results! Each interpretation of the objects was unique to the photographer, so it was no easy task for them to select the winners.”
 
Coming from as far as Western Australia and Queensland, the 2013 Canon Photo5 winners are:

  • Josh Bakkum, Brief One – Reflection, Open brief: “As far as reflections go this has it all. The images shows a lot of imagination, creativity and technique all combined to make this stunning picture. I especially like the combination of remote and time exposure. All in all a great picture." – Judge Mark Horsburgh
  • Denise McKenzie, Brief Two – Flour, Contrast: “This photo is striking and mysterious with the clash of red, white and black its strength. Compositionally well captured and a good use of the theme with strong sense of beauty and light.” – Judge Stephen DuPont
  • Sally Patterson, Brief Three – Eyes, Personify: “A rather simplistic yet brilliant photograph! Really well shot and framed and finished. A whole new way to say Cartoon Eyes.” – Judge Graham Munro
  • Kylie Garner, Brief Four – Jelly, Light: “A stand-out-from-the-crowd shot that moves away from a contrived black room and artificial light. Fundamental photography techniques have been applied to give jelly the focus and its intrigue when lit via natural light. Love the short depth of field to control where we look. Good post with colours dropped back in the background and highlight red on the Jelly.” – Judge Eugene Tan
  • Janis Unkovich, Brief Five – Shadows, Stencil: “The photographer has taken the brief and created an idea that goes further than the actual stencil. It's a nice concept and well executed.” – Judge Jonas Peterson
  • Nick Ch’ng, Portfolio competition, All briefs: “This portfolio stood out because of the use of selective colour. Black and white with the main subject in colour. Great ideas, well balanced compositions that all work well in expressing the individual briefs. Shows creative flair.” – Judge Jackie Rankin

Photo5 starts with everyday items in a simple brown box. This year, the items in the box were flour, cartoon eyes, jelly and a stencil, each designed to inspire people to use new subject matter in different ways and bring out their own unique perspectives. These items each represented one brief, in addition to the People’s Brief, “Reflections,” and the “Portfolio” competition.
 
This year a new line-up of Australian and New Zealand photography expert judges was carefully selected from Canon’s Masters program to come on board to guide entrants and determine the most creative images in the competition: Mark Horsburgh, Stephen Dupont, Graham Munro, Eugene Tan, Jonas Peterson and Jackie Rankin.
 
The winner of each brief and the winner of the Portfolio Competition will win an incredible creative photography workshop with Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford in New Zealand. Accommodation and flights are included with the workshop prize. Plus, each winner will receive an exhibition quality wall hanging of their choice from photoPICO.
 
Additionally, Rebecca Sullivan was awarded the voters’ prize, winning a Canon PowerShot G15.
 
To view the entries and winners of this year’s Canon Photo5 competition visit the Photo5 website.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/15/2013 7:56:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Custom SLR:
 
San Francisco, CA – November 14, 2013 – With four successfully-funded Kickstarter campaigns under its belt, Custom SLR, a photography accessories company in Silicon Valley, today launched its fifth project: the Air Strap, a camera strap that does more with less. Featuring breathable vents, moisture wicking fabric and a quick-adjust slider, the Air Strap provides more comfort and versatility for any photographer looking to replace the uncomfortable, hard-to-adjust strap that comes with his or her camera.
 
“Every photographer deserves a comfortable shooting experience,” said Ivan Wong, chief operating officer at Custom SLR. “With the Air Strap, we wanted to create a professional-quality strap that was affordable enough for anyone who uses a camera. We’re excited to deliver a feature-rich strap at a great price point.”
 
Following the overwhelming success of its patent-pending Split Strap, Custom SLR now has a second camera strap to add to its line of innovative photography solutions. The Air Strap features a convenient quick-adjust slider that allows photographers to shorten the strap to keep the camera secure at their side when maneuvering through crowds and tight spaces; when they need to take a photo, they can easily pull the slider to extend the strap. For maximum comfort and flexibility, the Air Strap has cushy neoprene padding with wicking fabric on the top and bottom, and it has buckles that swivel with each movement. The Air Strap is compatible with most cameras, and with an optional attachment, it can be used with most bags, such as laptop and gym bags.
 
The Air Strap will be made available first to backers who fund the project during its campaign, which ends on Jan. 9, 2014 at 8 p.m PST. For more details, visit the Custom SLR Air Strap Kickstarter page.
Post Date: 11/15/2013 7:30:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon:
 
To Users of the Canon EOS C300 and C300PL Cinema EOS Cameras.
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Details
We have suspended download services for Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 that was posted Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 8PM EST, because it has been determined that discrepancies in color balance can occur with footage captured by the EOS C300 and EOS C300PL running Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00.
 
We are currently preparing new firmware with a fix for this issue and will release it as soon as it is available.
 
We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we ask for your patience during this time.
 
Support
We are preparing new firmware with a fix for this issue. If you have updated your EOS C300 or EOS C300PL firmware to version 1.1.0.1.00, Canon will restore the camera’s firmware version to 1.0.9.1.00 for any EOS C300 or EOS C300PL camera running firmware version 1.1.0.1.00. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region for further details. Contact information is provided below.
 
Canon will restore the camera’s firmware version to 1.0.9.1.00 for any EOS C300 or EOS C300PL camera running firmware version 1.1.0.1.00. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS C300 or your EOS C300PL Cinema EOS camera. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future service upgrades.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-CINE-EOS (toll free), 1-855-246-3367
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/15/2013 6:46:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 14, 2013
Canon EOS-M with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Hot Deal: eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS-M with 22mm, 18-55mm STM Lenses & 90EX Flash available for $398.00 with free shipping.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We 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. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/14/2013 3:21:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-EOS M Adapter
Adorama has the Canon EF-EOS M Adapter (review) available for $119.00 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/14/2013 12:47:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Apple:
 
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:

  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Nikon COOLPIX P7800
  • Nikon D610

For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5955.
 
Download:
Apple Digital Camera RAW 5.01

Category: Apple News
Post Date: 11/14/2013 12:34:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T4i with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T4i with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens available for $675.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,029.00 new.
Canon EOS 1D C with EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following improvements.

  1. Peripheral Illumination and Lens Aberration Correction data has been added for Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses.
    *1) EOS Utility Version 2.13.25 (or later) is required to upload the correction data to the camera. The latest update for this software can be downloaded from our web site.
    *2) Does not apply to Canon EF Cinema zoom lenses CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S.
  2. A line-level audio input accepting a mini 3.5mm connector has been added.

Cinema lenses which benefit from the new firmware udpate:

  • CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S
  • CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S
  • CN-E14mm T3.1 L F
  • CN-E24mm T1.5 L F
  • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
  • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
  • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F

Support
Canon USA will perform Factory Updates on the EOS-1D C free of charge. Shipping and handling charges may apply. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for details.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-CINE-EOS (toll free), 1-855-246-3367
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS 1D C Cinema Camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/14/2013 10:40:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via RytherCamera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,859.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00.
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Post Date: 11/14/2013 10:12:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Nikon has updated the firmware for several cameras to address a EN-EL14a battery issue.
 
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Remaining battery charge is now accurately detected for Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a. By upgrading firmware to [current version], EN-EL14a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) than when an EN-EL14 is used. With firmware [previous firmware version] and earlier, the number of images that can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL14a is used is less than when an EN-EL14 is used.

Download:

Adorama carries the Nikon P7700, D5100, D5200, D3100 and D3200 digital cameras.

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Post Date: 11/14/2013 9:49:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Little Storm
I have updated the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens review to address the focus shift this lens exhibits. Scroll down the review page until you see the sheet music image. Then start reading two paragraphs above that example.
 
The bottom line is that there is a rearward focus shift, but it is not likely to significantly affect many uses of this lens.
 
I continue to use this lens for many of my general purpose needs. The image shared in this post is one of my recent 24-70 f/4 L IS captures. See it larger and read more about the capture here: Little Storm.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/14/2013 9:07:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens
DigitalRev has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens for Canon (review) available for $959.00. Compare at $1,249.00.
 
The Nikon version is $20.00 more (same link above).
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/14/2013 8:48:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Kiss X7 with EF 40mm STM Lens White
Canon Japan just announced the camera they'be been hinting at - a white Kiss X7 (SL1) DSLR camera with a matching white EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens.
 
There's really nothing more to this announcement - just a fresh coat of paint.
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 version that you won't get lost in the snow. ;-)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/14/2013 7:09:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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From Canon:
 
Canon EOS C100 Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:

  1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.
  2. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
  3. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
  4. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and eleven (11) Canon EF Lenses.
  5. Internal camera menus are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. Previously, they were only controllable from the joystick grip unit.
  6. In addition to the [EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], the function to enable continuous focusing and correct aperture on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses is attached, has been extended to include the [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM] lens.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 is for Cinema EOS C100 cameras with Firmware Version 1.0.1.1.00. If your camera's firmware is already version 1.0.2.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
Download the new version of the User Manual for the EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.
 
Download
Canon EOS C100 Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00
 
Canon EOS C300 Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:
 
EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera

  1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.
  2. Support for a 1440x1080/35Mbps recording mode.
  3. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
  4. Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.
  5. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
  6. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera's remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input simultaneously.
  7. [Lens Exchange] and [ND+/ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
  8. A new Wide DR gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.
  9. Flicker Reduction has been improved.

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only

  1. Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.
  2. A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
  3. Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.
  4. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.
  5. A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses** is attached.
    **[EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM].

Gamma information will not be shown correctly in the metadata of clips filmed on the Wide DR gamma setting included in Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 and above when using the bundled software application Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.1 or earlier. Therefore, we recommend our customers install Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.2. The installer for this application has already been released.
 
Canon XF Utility 1.3.2 for Windows
 
If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.0.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
 
For further details, please refer to the latest version of the instruction manual for this product, which will be released at the same time as this firmware update.
 
Download the new version of the Instruction Manual for EOS C300, EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera which provides more information on the new features and benefits available in this firmware update.
 
Download:
Canon EOS C300 Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS C100 and C300 cinema cameras.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/13/2013 4:06:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
I must admit that I watched this entire video with trepidation mixed with outright laughter, too. [Sean]
 
Close encounters with large, horned animals can be very dangerous – but this one thankfully turns out alright in the end!
 
The video's caption provides some thoughts from the video's author as well as a colorful response from the photographer involved. [via DIYPhotography]
Post Date: 11/13/2013 2:44:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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