Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Canon - $279.99 Shipped (Compare at $339.00)
(via BuyDig) has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Canon
available for $279.99 with free shipping. Compare at $339.00. Note:
I picked up this lens about a month ago. I've been having a blast with it when paired with a panoramic head (though you need a good software solution to remove the tricky distortion). [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News
DateTime: 12/2/2013 10:42:33 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Refurbished Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera - $559.00 Shipped
(via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
available for $559.00 with free shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
DateTime: 12/2/2013 4:35:22 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 - $69.99
has joined the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
sale bandwagon - now just $69.99. (thanks Mark)
Expired: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Sale - $72.99 Shipped + 5% Rewards
has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
available for only $72.99 with free shipping and 5% Rewards
. This is a limited time offer (a few hours), so don't wait to take advantage of this savings opportunity. Update:
This deal has expired. However, Amazon now has Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for $69.99
Canon USA Publishes "Shooting Video with your Canon EOS Rebel Camera (Part 1)"
From Canon USA YouTube Channel:
"This 3-part video series will walk you through major tips and tricks, as well as important settings, so that you can turn your Canon EOS Rebel camera into a powerful HD video recording device. In this 1st video, you'll learn what you need to get started with some basic filming and gear tips, including an overview of Canon STM lenses that are optimized for smooth, quiet focus during video recording."
Posted to: Canon News
DateTime: 12/2/2013 11:25:18 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Announces Daily Giveaways this Holiday Season
From Datacolor: Digital Imaging Prizes from Industry Leading Brands Awarded Daily Throughout the Month of December Lawrenceville, NJ – November 25, 2013
– Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced it will be hosting a month long holiday giveaway
during the month of December. Beginning December 1, daily prizes will be awarded through the Datacolor website with a new door opening each day to reveal the featured prize and partner. Professional and novice photographers, videographers and graphic designers alike are encouraged to enter the Datacolor Happy Holidays Giveaway
for a daily chance to win essential tools to enhance their digital workflow..
The Datacolor Happy Holidays Giveaway will include prizes from the award-winning Datacolor Spyder line such as Spyder4ELITE and SpyderCAPTURE PRO, as well as products from partnering brands like DxO Labs, Fujifilm, Gura Gear, Lowepro, MyPix2, SanDisk, Tamron, Wacom, Zenfolio, and many more. A full list of partners can be found at spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway-friends
. Winners of the Datacolor Happy Holidays Giveaway will be chosen at random and announced daily on the Datacolor website.
“For the second year in a row, we’re partnering with some of the industry’s most recognizable brands in an effort to make the holiday season for many imaging professionals even brighter,” said David Tobie, global product technology manager for Datacolor. “Not only is this a fun way for us to close out the year, but it provides digital imaging specialists of all skill sets the opportunity to start the New Year with a gear bag full of cool new gadgets.” Adorama
carries Datacolor products
Canon Store Refurbished Inventory Refresh - Several Items Added Today
The Canon Store
just added several popular lenses to its refurbished inventory
- grab the gear before it's gone! You can still save up to 25%
on your purchase with the current Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion. Enjoy free shipping and like-new gear at great prices. Update:
The gear is going fast. Some of the items posted are already out of stock. Refurbished DSLR Cameras with Discounts In Stock
Refurbished Lenses/Flashes with Discounts In Stock
|Refurbished Item||Orig Price||Savings||Sale Price|
|Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye USM|1,199.20 |179.88||1,019.32|
|Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM|671.99 |100.80||571.19|
|Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM|919.20 |183.84||735.36|
|Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM|1,839.20 |275.88||1,563.32|
|Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM|383.99 |76.80||307.19|
|Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM|2,151.20 |322.68||1,828.52|
|Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM |1,999.20 |299.88||1,699.32|
|Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM|1,159.20 |173.88||985.32|
|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM|1,279.20 |191.88||1,087.32|
|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM|519.99 |104.00||415.99|
|Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM|187.99 |37.60||150.39|
|Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III|159.99 |32.00||127.99|
|Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM|1,887.20 |283.08||1,604.12|
|Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM|431.99 |64.80||367.19|
|Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II|1,759.20 |263.88||1,495.32|
|Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM|407.99 |61.20||346.79|
|Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM|1,183.20 |177.48||1,005.72|
|Canon EF 35mm f/2|255.99 |51.20||204.79|
|Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM|159.99 |24.00||135.99|
|Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM|1,295.20 |194.28||1,100.92|
|Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM|319.99 |48.00||271.99|
|Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II|100.79 |15.12||85.67|
|Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM|1,759.20 |263.88||1,495.32|
|Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM|335.99 |50.40||285.59|
|Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8|1,119.20 |167.88||951.32|
|Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM|839.20 |125.88||713.32|
|Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM|479.99 |72.00||407.99|
|Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM|5,839.20 |875.88||4,963.32|
|Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM|519.99 |78.00||441.99|
|Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM|639.99 |96.00||543.99|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS|399.99 |60.00||339.99|
|Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS|559.99 |112.00||447.99|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM |439.99 |66.00||373.99|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II|239.99 |48.00||191.99|
|Canon EF 1.4x III Extender|399.99 |60.00||339.99|
|Canon Speedlite 430EX II|239.99 |36.00||203.99|
|Canon Speedlite 320EX|199.99 |40.00||159.99|
|Canon Speedlite 270EX II|135.99 |20.40||115.59|
Note: The Refurbished 5D Mark III and 6D are also in stock but ineligible for the additional % off savings.
Posted to: Canon News
DateTime: 12/2/2013 10:01:52 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Adorama Kicks Off Ultimate FAN-tasy Escape Weekend Sweepstakes
From Adorama: Enter for FREE now while browsing Adorama.com to win a football fan package that includes VIP events and the chance to see the Big Game, plus be automatically entered and save big on Adorama’s “Deal of the Day” special items! New York, NY – December 2, 2013
, the official electronics retailer for the New York Giants and one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, today announced its most exclusive giveaway contest yet: the Adorama FANtasy Escape Weekend Sweepstakes. Anyone can enter for free in the Adorama store or online. Winners will receive VIP tickets to the kickoff Celebrity Party in NYC on Friday, VIP access to the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge on Saturday, and then see the Big Game on Sunday. With the 2014 championship game coming to New York City - the home of the Adorama Superstore - there’s no better way to celebrate than with an exclusive sweepstakes.
“We couldn’t be more excited for the 2014 championship game to come to our city next February,” says Ahron Schachter, director of strategic planning, Adorama. “Seeing the Big Game can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we’re pleased to be able to offer our customers access to such an exciting contest. In the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year, we’re providing a multitude of ways for shoppers to enter the contest, ensuring just about every purchase is another chance to win.” More Ways to Get in the Game: Discounts and Featured Items
With the holiday shopping season in full effect, Adorama has brought back its wildly popular "Deal of the Day"
holiday extravaganza. From now through Christmas Eve, shoppers can visit Adorama.com for unbeatable holiday savings on select electronics, computing, photography and video products. When customers purchase any "Deal of the Day" item, which is only available online for 24 hours, they’ll be automatically entered in the Adorama Ultimate FANtasy Escape Weekend sweepstakes.
In addition to automatic entry into the Adorama Ultimate FANtasy Escape Weekend sweepstakes, customers will be automatically enrolled in Adorama’s VIP program when purchasing any “Deal of the Day” Product. Exclusive VIP benefits include: 30 gigs of free, lifetime cloud storage provided by Pogoplug; free photography education through the New York Institute of Photography, Adorama Learning Center and Creative Live; the opportunity to purchase products only available to VIPs; special VIP pricing on products throughout Adorama; exclusive email offers and much more.
Customers can get an additional three entries to the sweepstakes when they purchase specially designated items throughout Adorama.com
Did Vermeer Use a Camera Obscura to Create His Masterpieces?
Site visitor Stewart sent me a fascinating article
yesterday regarding evidence that Johannes Vermeer
(1600's Dutch painter) used a camera obscura to create his "photo realistic" paintings. If art, historic optical technoglogy and/or contraversy intrigue you (as they do me), then you'll likely enjoy the Vanity Fair article
Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera - $519.99 Shipped (Compare at $599.00)
(via BuyDig) has the Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera
) available for $519.99 with free shipping. Compare at $599.00.
Posted to: Canon News
DateTime: 12/2/2013 8:27:03 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Westcott 7' White Parabolic Umbrella - $49.99 (Reg. $99.90)
has the Westcott 7' White Parabolic Umbrella
available for $49.99. Regularly $99.90.
Ilford Imaging Switzerland GMBH Faces Insolvency
From Ilford Imaging Switzerland GMBH:
November 29th, 2013 – Marly Switzerland – Today ILFORD Imaging Switzerland GmbH announced that the company is again facing liquidity issues and is no longer able to honour its full financial obligations. The Managing Directors have already informed the employees and have sent a letter to the court of Fribourg declaring insolvency.
In June 2013, ILFORD Imaging experienced a liquidity issue after the former shareholder Paradigm Global Partners, a UK based financial investor suddenly withdrew from the business. Since then the management took over the company to secure the business short-term and also to find a new long-term investor.
The new shareholders, Paul Willems and Jean Marc Métrailler, initiated the sale of land owned by the real estate company ILFORD Property and invested these funds in ILFORD Imaging in order to provide sufficient liquidity to bridge the time until a new investor could be found. The ILFORD investment opportunity was presented to more than 20 interested parties from all over the world. Unfortunately, a new investor for ILFORD Imaging has not yet been found and the last potential investor pulled out earlier this week.
After the liquidity issues during the summer, it was challenging to re-start the business, as many existing customers began to buy products from competitors, which resulted in a large negative impact on the company’s revenue. In addition, ILFORD had to operate in a particular difficult market where demand is decreasing and manufacturers compete on low prices due to excess capacity. Furthermore, most suppliers would only deliver raw materials against payment in advance. These circumstances, along with the fact that the company had to replenish its inventories, and after payment of the late salaries of June and July, required additional cash.
The restructuring measures that were taken in August 2013 were necessary to improve the competitiveness of the company medium- to long-term. However these measures have not been fully effective yet and the impact will only be realised in the first quarter 2014.
The management is working closely with the State and the appropriate authorities in order to minimise the negative impact on all parties involved. No further information can be provided until the decision of the court is made and the next steps are understood.
Save on Camera Bags at Adorama - Timbuk2, Pelican & More
is featuring Cyber Monday pricing on select camera bags
from Timbuk2, Pelican and more.
SanDisk, Eye-Fi and Lexar Memory Deals at Adorama
is featuring special pricing on select SanDisk, Eye-Fi & Lexar Memory Products
(microSD/SDHC/SDXC/CF/SSD). There are 3 pages of specials – be sure to check them all out.
Profoto Announces Addition of 12 New Umbrellas
From Profoto: On December 2, 2013, Profoto will introduce twelve new high-quality umbrellas in all shapes and sizes, including a deeper, more parabolic version.
Umbrellas are the backbone of many photographers’ toolboxes, and understandably so. Umbrellas are affordable, easy to work with and very easy to transport. The downside is that many of them are quite fragile and it can be difficult to control their light spread. Swedish lighting manufacturer Profoto aims to solve both of these issues with the new Umbrella Deep and the Umbrella Shallow.
Umbrella Deep is available in two sizes (130cm/51” and 165cm/65”) and in three fabrics: White, Silver and Translucent. All six versions have a deeper, more parabolic shape than the average umbrella. The deeper shape gives the photographer better control of the light spread. It also allows the photographer to focus and shape light by simply sliding the umbrella shaft in its holder.
Umbrella Shallow is also available in two sizes (85cm/33” and 105cm/41”) and in three fabrics: White, Silver and Translucent. The most important difference is that Umbrella Shallow is smaller and less parabolic, making it very lightweight and portable.
Much effort was invested into making both Umbrella Deep and Umbrella Shallow as reliable and sturdy as possible. The fabrics were selected to provide a superior quality of light over years of heavy-duty use, and the metallic elements have been surface treated to prevent rust and discoloration.
The optional Diffusor is also worth mentioning. This is simply pulled over the front of the White or the Silver version to turn it into a large softbox with an even softer and more even light spread.
All umbrellas are delivered in a high-quality bag that protects the umbrella during storage and transport.
The new Umbrella Deep XL replaces the old Umbrella XL. The new Umbrella Deep L replaces the old Umbrella L. The new Umbrella Shallow M replaces the old Umbrella M. The new Umbrella Shallow S replaces the old Umbrella S.
Adorama carries Profoto Deep
and Profoto Shallow
Canon's Cinema EOS System Captures Comet ISON from Space
TOKYO, Japan, December 2, 2013—Canon Inc. announced today that an ultra-high-sensitivity 4K camera was used to successfully capture video of the comet ISON from the International Space Station at approximately 7:08 p.m. JST on November 23, 2013. Canon technology contributed to this world's-first achievement as video production equipment from Canon's Cinema EOS System was used to record the astronomical phenomenon.
Discovered in September 2012, ISON was unique in that, among the many large comets that have passed through the solar system in recent years, none had traveled so close to the sun. Accordingly, expectations were high that the “sungrazing” ISON would provide earthbound stargazers with a rare performance that would not likely be repeated anytime soon. After the video was shot, however, the comet is believed to have largely broken up and evaporated, meaning that it will no longer be visible in the night sky.
The footage of the comet ISON was shot from the vantage point of outer space, which is not subject to atmospheric fluctuation, enabling the capture of clear video images that would not have been possible if shot from Earth. As a result, the video will likely prove of high value to the scientific community.
The Canon video production equipment taken on the mission, all from the company's Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, comprised the EOS C500 PL professional cinema camera (launched in October 2012) and two EF Cinema Lenses: the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L SP (launched in December 2012) and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP (launched in October 2012). All three support 4K image resolution and the EOS C500 PL makes possible exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance that facilitates the capture of usable footage even in low-light conditions.
The actual EOS C500 PL used on board the International Space Station underwent special modifications to further boost sensitivity and to enable the camera to withstand the rigors of shooting in space. Adorama
carries the Canon EOS C500
Posted to: Canon News
DateTime: 12/2/2013 6:27:34 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Save Up to $110.00 on Select PIXMA Printers at the Canon Store
The Canon Store
is running a Cyber Monday deal on PIXMA Printers
where you can save up to $110.00 and receive free goodies with select purchases (like a Dunkin' Donuts gift card).
Posted to: Canon News
DateTime: 12/2/2013 6:14:01 AM CT Posted By: Sean