Canon, Nikon and Sony News for May 2013 (Page 8) Report News & Deals  ►

 Monday, May 20, 2013
Best Buy has the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Digital Camera available for $109.99 with free shipping. Compare at $129.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/20/2013 10:49:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon is featuring the Canon PIXMA MG5420 Wireless Color Photo Printer as a Lightning Deal – only $64.99. Compare at $98.00.

  • Print, Scan, Copy
  • 9600 x 2400 Color dpi
  • 15 ipm Black, 10 ipm Color
  • Print and Scan via Wi-Fi
  • Print and Scan with Apple/Android Device
  • AirPrint and Google Cloud Print
  • Print from, Scan to Memory Cards
  • Automatic Double-Sided Printing
  • 2400 x 4800 dpi Optical Scan Resolution
  • Print on CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/20/2013 9:47:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens available for $919.00. Compare at $996.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/20/2013 9:23:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet available for $52.99. Compare at $64.24.
Post Date: 5/20/2013 7:59:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use the following promotion codes at AdoramaPix to get 35% off on Canvas Prints, Aluminyzed Metal Prints, or Poster-Sized Prints.

Print TypePromo Code
Aluminyzed MetalPXMTL35

Post Date: 5/20/2013 7:10:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, May 19, 2013

"This is's Weekend Recap for the week ending May 18th, 2013
In the news...
On Tuesday, Nikon announced their fastest mirrorless lens yet – the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2. The new lens features a silent wave motor (SWM) and a manual focus ring, a first for 1-series mirrorless lens. The lens is scheduled to be available in June.
Also on Tuesday, Canon announced the development of a new picture style called “Video Camera X-series Look.” The new picture style is aimed at video shooters and captures video with lower contrast for easier color grading in post.
And to wrap up Tuesday’s news, Canon officially announced the long-awaited Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with built-in 1.4x Extender. When the lens hits the shelves later this month, it will carry an MSRP of $11,799.00. We have one on pre-order and are anxious to see how it performs.
On Thursday, Think Tank Photo announced the Logistics Manager 30 rolling camera bag. The Logistics Manager 30 features over 3,500 cubic inches of storage, robust carry handles, and lockable security zippers. And, if you’re interested in one of Think Tank Photo’s high-quality camera bags (including the Logistics Manager 30), use the links on our site to receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more.
In site news and reviews...
On Monday, Bryan posted his review of the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens. The publication of this review was significantly delayed because of the difficulties involved in obtaining an optimal copy of the lens. However, once a good copy was obtained, the lens produced results with impressive image quality. As the Tamron 24-70mm VC is unique in this focal range with built-in stabilization, it will certainly prove useful to those who are successful in obtaining the best of what Tamron has to offer.
Also this week, we’ve added drop-down menus to the site’s menu bar to allow for faster access to the site’s most popular content. We hope you enjoy the small change.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Saturday, we posted a deal from DigitalRev where you could get a Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM Lens for $379.00. That’s more than a 40% savings off the normal retail price.
This has been the’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 5/19/2013 1:50:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, May 18, 2013
 Friday, May 17, 2013
B&H has the Bower 24mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens available for $499.00 with free shipping. Compare at $599.00.
Post Date: 5/17/2013 12:04:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM (Art) Lens available for $449.00. Compare at $499.00.
Post Date: 5/17/2013 9:22:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The inventory at the Canon Store has diminished because of the current 15-50% off refurbished DSLR Cameras, Lenses and Flashes promotion. However, the following items were still in stock as of this morning.
Refurbished DSLR Cameras:

ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body1,759.20263.881,495.32
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20215.881,223.32
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20179.881,019.32
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 959.20143.88815.32
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM919.20183.84735.36
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS719.99144.00575.99
Canon EOS 60D Body719.99108.00611.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Body639.99128.00511.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS519.99104.00415.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Body439.9988.00351.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS399.99100.00299.99

Refurbished Lenses & Flashes:

ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM919.20137.88781.32
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9948.00271.99
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro239.9936.00203.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM687.99103.20584.79
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.9996.00543.99
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99200.00199.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/17/2013 8:33:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Roger Cicala from Lens Rentals has published a how-to guide for removing dust from the following lenses:

  1. Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 AF-S (Many Nikon “D” primes)
  2. Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS (Canon 24-105, 24-70 f/4 IS, 24-70 f/2.8 II)
  3. Canon 85mm f/1.2 L
  4. Canon 85mm f/1.8 (Canon 100m f/2)
  5. Canon 70-200 f/2.8 NON IS (Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS I and II)
  6. Canon 100-400 IS L (Canon 28-300 IS L)

From LensRentals Blog:

"I [Roger] get asked about 15 times a week, 'How can I get the dust out of my lens?' The right answer is you don’t. All lenses have dust in them and it doesn’t affect the images at all 99% of the time. Even if you clean it all out, it will be back after you use the lens a few times.
There are occasionally times that large dust specs very near the rear element are visible in an image, though. There also is the very real issue of resale value; a dusty lens tends to bring a lower price than one without much dust. The right answer in these cases is “send it in for factory service, they’ll disassemble it and clean it.” Doing it yourself is risky.
After I give all of those answers, a lot of people tell me they have an old lens no longer under warranty, not worth the cost of sending it in for factory cleaning, and they are really handy and want to do it themselves. For those people, we’ve put up this post showing how to get dust out of some fairly easy to reach locations."

See Roger's full guide for cleaning your lens. Be sure to read all the warnings carefully before trying this yourself.

Post Date: 5/17/2013 7:35:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 Release Candidates are now available. This release includes support for HiDPI capable displays, bug fixes, new camera support, and new lens profiles.
Photoshop CS6 customers traditionally have received camera updates through Camera Raw 7.x releases. This is the first time that we are providing camera support through a version of the camera raw plug-in that is a whole version number greater than the version of Camera Raw that shipped with a specific version of Photoshop. (Photoshop CS6 shipped with ACR7 and now we’re providing support to CS6 with ACR8.) As mentioned here, this change allows us to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products. However, when ACR8 is hosted by Photoshop CS6, it will not offer any of the new features described in Photoshop CC marketing materials for ACR8.
New Camera Support in the Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Pentax Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

* denotes preliminary support
New Lens Profile Support in the Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate

Lens NameLens Mount
Canon PowerShot G1 XCanon
Canon PowerShot G15Canon
Hasselblad HCD 4.8/24Hasselblad
Nikon Coolpix ANikon
Nikon Coolpix P330Nikon
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRNikon
HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SRPentax
HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AWPentax
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A013Canon, Sigma
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C013Nikon
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A013Olympus, Sony
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A013Olympus, Sony
Zeiss Apo Sonna T* 2/135 ZECanon
Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2Nikon
Zeiss Touit 1.8/32Sony
Zeiss Touit 2.8/12Sony

Release Notes
Camera Raw 8.1 RC includes support for HiDPI capable displays.
Getting Started

  1. Download the Camera Raw 8.1 and/or DNG Converter 8.1 release candidates
  2. Quit out of Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Bridge.
  3. Open the download file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Ask questions or share your feedback in the Camera Raw forum

Camera Raw 8.1 Release Candidate - Windows | Macintosh
DNG Converter 8.1 Release Candidate - Windows | Macintosh
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/17/2013 7:13:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 16, 2013
eBay (via GetItDigital) has a Canon EOS T4i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm & 55-250mm IS Lenses Bundle available for $749.99 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00 without the EF 55-250mm IS lens.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS T4i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm Image Stabilized Lens
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Other accessories

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/16/2013 4:20:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Think Tank Photo:
We just released a new version of our popular large capacity rolling camera bag, the Logistics Manager 30. The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location.
Its roomy internal dimensions of 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25 – 10”D (35 x 70 x 21 – 25.5cm) allow it to hold multiple combinations of cameras and lenses, lighting gear such as strobes and reflectors, and accessories of all kinds.
Key Features

  • Holds and transports all types of gear on location.
  • Organizer side pocket for various equipment.
  • Interior pockets for extra organization.
  • Two clear accessory bags included for miscellaneous items.
  • Quickly deployable roller handle.
  • Large front organizer pocket.
  • Expandable front pocket for large items.
  • TSA-approved main zipper lock for added security.
  • Tripod cup, strap, and rain cover included.

The Logistics Manager 30 answers a question often asked by working photographers: ‘How can I transport all of my gear into the field, have quick access to it, and secure it from loss or theft? We took the design and engineering principles we pioneered in our line-up of award-winning rolling camera bags and applied them to this very roomy pro photographer logistics solution.

  • Internal Dimensions: 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25 – 10”D (35 x 70 x 21 – 25.5cm)
  • External Dimensions: 15.75”W x 30”H x 11.5”D (40 x 76 x 29cm)
  • Weight: 16 – 20 lbs (7.3 – 9.1 kg) (depending on accessories used)

Note: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!

Post Date: 5/16/2013 12:07:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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