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 Thursday, December 12, 2013
Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager 30 Rolling Camera Bag
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Offer valid only from November 1 - December 31, 2013 (US Customers Only).
 
Download official rebate form.
 
This offer is valid on items purchased through an Authorized Dealer. This offer applies only to items listed below.
 
Buy any of the following rollers to receive $50 back by mail:

  • Airport TakeOff (item #498)
  • Airport Airstream (item #550)
  • Airport International V2.0 (Item #559)
  • Airport Security V2.0 (item #571)
  • Airport Navigator (item #540)
  • Logistics Manager 30 (item #576)

Buy any of the above PLUS any of the following Urban Disguise on same purchase to receive $100 back by mail:

  • Urban Disguise 35 V2.0 (Item #813)
  • Urban Disguise 40 V2.0 (Item #816)
  • Urban Disguise 50 V2.0 (Item #821)
  • Urban Disguise 60 V2.0 (Item #826)
  • Urban Disguise 70 V2.0 (Item #831)

To receive this offer, you must mail proof of purchase, completed the requested information on this form, along with the following:

  1. Original or legible copy of the bill of sale
  2. Original UPC symbol from product packaging

Mail To:
Think Tank Photo
1105 N. Dutton Ave., Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
 
Check out Think Tank Photo's Rolling Camera Bags. Use the links from our site and enjoy a free gift with your purchase!

Post Date: 12/12/2013 1:43:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5 5.6 IS Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens available for $459.00. Compare at $649.00.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of this long focal range lens.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 1:10:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
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Whether you’re a metadata pro or new to the game, this webinar with Sam Merrell, VP of ASPP, and David Riecks, one of the leading authorities in the field of metadata practices, will break down the techniques and tools you need to to track your image files and create an archiving system that works harder for you.
 
In this webinar you’ll learn

  • 3 techniques to make image archiving easier & faster
  • The power of using image metadata
  • Free tools you can use to view and update metadata
  • Techniques to add tracking & job info to image files

Register Now!

Post Date: 12/12/2013 12:22:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
eBay (via dzone) has the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon available for $858.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,199.00.
 
Check out our full review of the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for more information.
 
Note: Lens ships from Hong Kong and is a grey market item.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 12:01:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB WiFi Memory Card
From Eye-Fi:
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., December 10, 2013 — Eye-Fi, the global leader in wireless memory cards, is announcing a beta Windows desktop receiver for the Mobi card. The Eye-Fi Mobi card will now instantly transfer directly to the desktop, extending the simple camera-to-mobile photo and video transfer users love.
 
With pricing yet to be announced, Eye-Fi's new desktop receiver for Windows will be free to all customers during beta and gives Mobi users more choice in where their high-quality photos can be transferred, stored and shared. Mobi users will now have the option to transfer to mobile for on-the-go sharing or to the desktop for greater archiving and editing ability — all without the hassle of wires or any delay in showing off their best photos whenever and however they want.
 
"Our customers love the ability to snap great pictures on a camera and instantly share from a phone or tablet, and now we're taking that experience one step further," said Matt DiMaria, CEO of Eye-Fi. "Now we're adding a simple, instant way to transfer to the desktop and make it easy for customers to get their photos on their computers to edit and archive."
 
The Eye-Fi desktop receiver for Windows will offer the same, reliable features that Mobi customers already use and love, including:

  • Simple setup: Once installed, simply enter the Mobi card's unique 10-digit activation code, and your Windows computer is paired. Use the same activation code to pair with multiple desktops and mobile devices as needed.
  • Transfer anywhere: Built-in WiFi means no WiFi network, hotspot or home Internet connection needed for pairing or transfer; Mobi transfers photos from a camera to the intended device anywhere, whenever new content is detected.
  • Works with cameras users already know (and love): Mobi works in thousands of cameras, including hundreds of Eye-Fi connected cameras that have integrated Eye-Fi technology for improved usability.
  • Backs up automatically: Photos and videos transfer as they're taken, so if anything happens to the camera, content is already safe on your mobile or desktop.

The beta Eye-Fi desktop receiver for Windows is available for Mobi users to download now, and a beta version for Mac is coming soon.
 
Adorama carries Eye-Fi Mobi memory cards.

Category: Eye-Fi News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 11:26:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
Amazon has the Canon EOS 70D Body available for $949.00 (same checkout price at Adorama) and the EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens Kit for $1,199.00 (compare at $1,249.00). (thanks Chuck)
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the EOS 70D with Canon's Dual Pixel Sensor technology.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 10:56:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens
Just Posted: Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens Review
 
In the 24-105 OS, Sigma has given us another great Global Vision lens. This lens is definitely worth consideration for needs in this focal length range.
Post Date: 12/12/2013 10:48:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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In a comment on Zeiss's webiste (pulled from Facebook), the Zeiss team has acknowledged that an 85mm f/1.4 OTUS will be released some time next year.

Zeiss 85mm f 1.4 OTUS Comment

Adorama carries the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 OTUS lens.

Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 8:39:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
Amazon has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash available for $449.00. Regularly $499.00 after $50.00 instant rebate.
 
Adorama also has the 600EX-RT for $449.00 (reduced pricing available at checkout), but they are offering 2% Rewards.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 6:39:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Adobe has released updated versions of Photoshop Lightroom 5 and DNG Converter. (thanks Niklas)
 
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 update includes these enhancements:

  • Additional raw file support for 20 new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-E2, Nikon D610, Nikon Df, and Sony A7.
  • Corrections and bug fixes for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom

Download
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 - Windows (872MB) | Macintosh (480.6MB)
 
Adobe DNG Converter 8.3
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.3.
 
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format.
 
Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

  • Canon EOS M2
  • Canon PowerShot S120
  • Casio EX-10
  • Nikon 1 AW1
  • Nikon Coolpix P7800
  • Nikon Df
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm X-E2
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • Olympus STYLUS 1
  • Panasonic DMC-GM1
  • Pentax K-3
  • Phase One IQ260
  • Phase One IQ280
  • Sony A7 (ILCE-7)
  • Sony A7R (ILCE-7R)
  • Sony DSC-RX10

Download
Adobe DNG Converter 8.3 - Windows (70.8MB) | Macintosh (21.5MB)
 
Adorama carries Adobe Ligthroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 6:19:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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You can use the following promo codes at AdoramaPix to get special pricing on select sizes of Metal Prints:

SizeOrig. PricePromo CodeSpecial Price
5x7$19.95pxhmet57$10.00
8x12$29.95pxhmet812$20.00
11x17$44.95pxhmet1117$35.00

Post Date: 12/12/2013 5:49:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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From LensRentals:
 
Missed our Black Friday sale? That's OK. Rent something over the holidays and get 7 days for the price of 4 days. You want it longer than a week? Then take 25% off the whole rental.
 
To take advantage:

  • Select any arrival date between 12/23 - 12/31
  • Put the code HOLIDAYS in the special instructions box during checkout
  • Get 7 days for the price of 4 or 25% off your rental!

To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.

Post Date: 12/11/2013 2:37:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
Adorama has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens (review) for a checkout price of $99.00. Regularly $125.00.
 
Adorama also the Refurbished Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens available for $89.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/11/2013 12:21:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
In the Pocketwizard PlusX Transceivers Review we posted yesterday, I mentioned that I have used various "dumb triggers" throughout the years. When it comes down to it, I use dumb radio triggers with off-camera flashes about 95% of the time a person is in front of my camera.
 
But there are times when ETTL triggering and a shoe-mounted flash are exactly what's needed. A prime example is indoor event photography. This past Halloween I was hired to photograph a costume party hosted by a local business. Photographing the event meant I had to be mobile and react to changing lighting conditions.
 
My choice of gear proved a good fit for the dynamic conditions:

The 5D Mark III's AF system nailed focus even in the dimly lit areas of the arena. The Sigma 35mm f/1.4's moderatley wide angle was great for capturing groups of people and allowed me to choose a wide aperture when needed. The Rogue FlashBender increased the size of my shoe-mount flash so that the light was a bit more flattering on my subjects. The CTO gel I stuck on the flash closely matched the arean's warm light so that good results could be obtained with a global white balance correction. And lastly, ETTL exposure meant I could focus more on framing, composition and timing without having to worry about constantly changing my flash's power to suit any given situation.
 
I love shooting in very controlled, studio-like conditions. Under those circumstances, I find manually adjusting my flash(es) to be optimal for me. However, there are times when ETTL and a shoe-mount flash (and a possibly small modifier) simply can't be beat.
 
The fact that the 600EX-RT features built-in radio (ETTL enabled) triggering is a big plus. ;-) [Sean]
 
Adorama has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash available for a checkout price of $449.00 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $499.00 after instant rebate.

Post Date: 12/11/2013 11:24:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) for a checkout price of $2,899.00 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $3,299.00.
 
Amazon has the 5D Mark III for the same price but is only offering 2% Rewards.
 
Update: Click the link below "Buy together and save" and choose the first radio button and "Add to Cart" to receive more than $250.00 in Free Accessories:

  • Kingston Technology 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Manfrotto 394 Aluminum 4 Section Photo Monopod
  • Adorama Slinger Bag
  • Canon CBC-E6 Car Charger for LP-E6

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/11/2013 10:27:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
In "The Photographer’s Guide to Facebook," we break down tactics to help you increase awareness about your photography, engage potential clients, and encourage word-of-mouth referrals.
 
Learn how you can use Facebook to attract followers by:

  • Showcasing your personality with a behind-the-scenes look at your latest shoot.
  • Sharing great blogs, stories, and videos from outside sources that your audience will enjoy.
  • Asking interesting questions to inspire conversation on your page.
  • Offering giveaways and coupons to get people fired up about your products and services.

We also share some great examples of pages from photographers who have successfully used Facebook to build and grow their audience - and their client base - using simple, low cost strategies from posting regularly to showcasing images in a compelling way.
 
Get the free guide now!

Post Date: 12/11/2013 10:13:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens
Focus Camera has a Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera with 2 Lenses & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $349.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss

Note: If you are not familiar with Focus Camera, here is more information about this family business:
 
"Since its inception in 1966 Focus Camera’s primary concern is to serve customers right. Having gained a reputation as a chief retailer and online supplier of photography and camera related equipment, Focus Camera takes pride in making customer service its first priority.
 
Our family operated business has thrived over the years, thanks to our strong work ethic and ethos along with old fashioned hard work, personalized customer service and quality products. Focus Camera has served customers over the years beginning at its brick and mortar store located in Brooklyn, then built a strong following through catalog sales and today is one of the largest internet retailers in the country. Today, Focus Camera is #174 on the Internet Retailer top 500 list and continuing to build on its success. Our competitive pricing on most items continues to draw customers nationwide."
 
Read more about Focus Camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/11/2013 9:36:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera
I've seen a lot of sensational headlines about a study that appeared on Psychological Science's website. They included:

  • Taking Photographs Weakens Memories, Psychological Study Finds
  • Is The Camera Destroying Our Memory?
  • Constantly Taking Photographs STOPS Our Brains Remembering What Happened

The headlines are the result of a study by Linda A. Henkel, Professor of Psychology at Fairfield University, titled "The Influence of Taking Photos on Memory for a Museum Tour."
 
Her findings indicated that photographing objects can have an effect on what is remembered about them. Her abstract states:

"Two studies examined whether photographing objects impacts what is remembered about them. Participants were led on a guided tour of an art museum and were directed to observe some objects and to photograph others. Results showed a photo-taking-impairment effect: If participants took a photo of each object as a whole, they remembered fewer objects and remembered fewer details about the objects and the objects’ locations in the museum than if they instead only observed the objects and did not photograph them. However, when participants zoomed in to photograph a specific part of the object, their subsequent recognition and detail memory was not impaired, and, in fact, memory for features that were not zoomed in on was just as strong as memory for features that were zoomed in on. This finding highlights key differences between people’s memory and the camera’s “memory” and suggests that the additional attentional and cognitive processes engaged by this focused activity can eliminate the photo-taking-impairment effect."

In other words, subjects who photographed museum pieces as a whole did not remember the pieces as well as those who were cameraless. However, those who zoomed in on the pieces and captured details seemed to remember the artwork as well as test subjects who didn't carry a camera.
 
But from my own personal experience, pictures tend to bring back a flood of memories that I wouldn't have been able to recall otherwise. Truth is, I have a terrible memory. I have trouble remembering what I had for lunch yesterday let alone things I did a year or more ago.
 
But when I see a photos taken throughout my life, I'm instantly taken back to that exact place and time. With the photo in hand (or on the screen, as it may be), memories wash over me with ease and I can recall details I thought I never knew had been tucked away in my memory (and not just the details illustrated by the photo). I think most people can identify with that.
 
So maybe we shouldn't let one study with a very narrow set of circumstances tarnish how we perceive cameras and how they can affect our lives. As for me, cameras have done so much more to enrich my memory (and for that matter – my life) than they have ever taken away from it. [Sean]
 
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Post Date: 12/11/2013 8:46:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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