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 Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Use promotion code LENS20 to "Save up to $45 on select Sigma Lenses" at Abe's of Maine.
 
Note that this promotion code is stackable with codes Abesaves5, Loyalty10, & Loyalty15.
Post Date: 3/6/2012 10:21:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 3/6/2012 10:13:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lightroom Journal has posted a list of additional Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 resources.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/6/2012 9:58:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code S2253456 to get the Flashpoint Stand-alone 4x6" Photo (Document) Scanner for $26.99 shipped (reg $34.99) - "Just feed in the document and it will scan for you."
 
The Creative Light 5' Octagonal Softbox (for Flash or Continuous Lights up to 500 watts, recessed front) is on special for $149.00 shipped (reg $206.00). Deal expires 3/31/12.
Post Date: 3/6/2012 9:52:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Updated: OneCall.com just started accepting Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body and Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4 IS USM Lens
 
A suggestion for those of you wanting a 5D III ASAP: Include the with-kit-lens version on your preorder list. Canon has occasionally made the with-lens version of their DSLRs available first. Also, the number of preorders for the body-only 5D Mark III FAR outnumber the with-lens version preorders.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 3/6/2012 9:00:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
According to Adobe, the top new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 features are:

  • Highlight and shadow recovery - Bring out all the detail that your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights. Now you have more power than ever before to make great images under challenging lighting conditions.
  • Photo book creation - Create beautiful photo books from your images with a variety of easy-to-use templates included in Lightroom, and then upload your book for printing with just a few clicks.
  • Location-based photo organization - Find and group images by location, easily assign locations to images, or plot a photo journey. Automatically display location data from GPS-enabled cameras and camera phones.
  • Extended video support - Organize, view, and make adjustments and edits to video clips. Play and trim clips, extract still images from them, or adjust clips with the Quick Develop tool.
  • White balance brush - Get more consistent color across your image in scenes with mixed lighting sources. A flexible brush lets you refine and adjust white balance in targeted areas of your shot.
  • Additional editing brushes - Expand your creative control by targeting particular areas of your images using new local editing brushes for noise reduction and moire removal.
  • Video publishing - Easily share video clips in HD format on Facebook and Flickr. Or save HD clips formatted for phones, tablets, TV, and more.
  • Soft proofing - Save time and ink and help ensure your prints meet your expectations. Soft proofing lets you preview how an image will look when printed with color-managed printers.
  • Enhanced online sharing integration - Easily post images to more social media and photo sharing sites like Facebook and Flickr. With selected sites, online comments about your images are visible within Lightroom.
  • Emailing from Lightroom - Email images directly from Lightroom using the email account of your choice.
  • Importing libraries from other software - Bring the power and elegance of Lightroom to all your images, new and old. Easily import photos from other applications.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is available for immediate download from Adobe.com.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/6/2012 2:15:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Great news - the Canon DSLR camera, lens and flash rebate programs have been extended through March 31, 2012. Here are the available rebates:
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 7D Buy$100.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$100.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$50.00 - $300.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$110.00 - $220.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Buy$60.00 - $120.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00 - $400.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Buy$90.00 - $180.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$110.00 - $220.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$160.00 - $320.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$120.00 - $240.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$120.00 - $240.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$100.00 - $200.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$70.00 - $140.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens Buy$75.00 - $150.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$110.00 - $220.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$90.00 - $180.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$90.00 - $180.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$60.00 - $120.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$65.00 - $130.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$80.00 - $160.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$40.00 - $80.00
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Buy$30.00 - $60.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$20.00 - $40.00
Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash Buy$25.00 - $50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$10.00 - $20.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Flash Buy$30.00 - $60.00

 
Updated rebate flyers are available for the:
Canon EOS 60D and 7D
Canon EOS Rebel T3i, T2i and T3
Canon Lenses and Flashes
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/6/2012 12:18:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has made Camera Raw 6.7 Release Candidate available for download.
 
Newly-supported are:
 
• Canon EOS 1D X
• Canon EOS 5D Mark III
• Canon PowerShot G1 X
• Canon PowerShot S100V
• Nikon D4
• Nikon D800
• Nikon D800E
• More cameras and many new lenses are supported
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/6/2012 11:48:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Order Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 today from B&H, Adorama, Amazon.com or Adobe.com.
Category: Adobe Preorders
Post Date: 3/6/2012 11:41:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Now Available
 
Innovative Shadow and Highlight Recovery and Enhanced Digital Photography Workflows Mark A Milestone Release
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 6, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software for Mac OS and Windows. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images. First released as a public beta in January 2012, the final version of Lightroom 4 is now available for US$149 for the full version and US$79 for the upgrade, providing an incredible value for photographers. Lightroom 4 introduces refined technology for superior shadow and highlight processing, ability to create photo books, additional local adjustment controls, and enhanced video support.
 
“Feedback from our customers is invaluable in developing Lightroom and the real trick to a great release is to combine these insights with Adobe’s unrivalled image processing innovation,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Lightroom 4 is a stunning new release that will enhance photography workflows and help photographs stand out from the crowd.”
 
New Features in Lightroom 4
 
Lightroom 4 is a major release, adding significant new capabilities and innovations. New adjustment controls maximize dynamic range from cameras, recovering exceptional shadow details and highlights. The software features new and improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast, and additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance.
 
Lightroom 4 provides photographers the tools to create beautiful photo books with text controls and a variety of easy-to-use templates, as well as a direct link for photo book creation from within the new Book module. A new intuitive Map module displays images already assigned a location, provides location tagging and reverse geo-tagging controls and saved locations for easy assignment of a photographer’s common locations.
 
Now, native video support gives photographers the capability to play, trim and extract frames from video clips shot on DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones. Video-specific presets and many standard Lightroom image adjustment controls can be applied to video clips, and adjusted videos can be exported as a H.264 file or published directly to Facebook or Flickr*.
 
In the Develop module, presets fully utilize new processing technology and the addition of soft proofing helps photographers tune images in a destination color space to ensure content looks its best. In addition, customers can now email images directly from Lightroom using an email account of their choice.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 is now available for Mac and Windows at www.adobe.com/store. The estimated street price is US$149 for new users or US$79 for upgrades. For more detailed information about product features, upgrade policies, pricing and language versions, please visit Adobe.com.
 
Users can also connect with the Lightroom team directly on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lightroom), via Twitter (www.twitter.com/lightroom) or on the Adobe Lightroom blog (http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal). For Lightroom how-to videos, visit http://www.youtube.com/lightroom.
 
 
Included in Lightroom 4 is support for the following cameras:
 
• Canon EOS 1D X
• Canon PowerShot G1 X
• Canon PowerShot S100V
• Nikon D4
• Nikon D800
• Nikon D800E
• More cameras and many more lenses are now supported.
 
Lightroom Journal has more information.
 
Thanks to everyone who let me know about the new release - And sorry that I'm late with the news today - I was shooting White Pelicans and Roseate Spoonbills at Ding Darling NWR.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/6/2012 11:27:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 5, 2012
Sorry - this post was supposed to go live at 3:00 AM Fri morning. Poor Internet service apparently prevented it from doing so:
 
I have the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Review placeholder page live on the site with comparison charts and images.
 
I'll get more information on the site as soon as I can. Thanks for your support!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/5/2012 11:53:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, March 4, 2012
Adorama is running a 24 hour Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body Kit promotion. This kit includes an "... 8GB CF Memory Card, Spare Canon LP-E6 Battery, Slinger Camera Bag, Flashpoint Professional Battery Grip - FREE: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac a $599.00 Retail Value" for $2,199 shipped.
 
The "new" price for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body is $2,199.00 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4 IS L USM Lens Kit is now priced at $2,999.00 shipped.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/4/2012 1:05:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Store has the refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark II for only $1,759.20.
 
Great price for a still-great camera!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/4/2012 9:22:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, March 3, 2012
Here is another chance to get on the top of a 5D III preorder list: J&R just starting accepting Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body and Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit preorders.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 3/3/2012 11:00:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From the CDLC:
 
Canon Digital Learning Center presents: 5D Mark III and Speedlite 600EX-RT resources
 
New HD video features in the EOS 5D Mark III
 
There's no one single headline feature for HD video recording that separates the EOS 5D Mark III from its legendary predecessor. But what we have is clear evidence that Canon's engineers and designers listened to the requests and suggestions of a critical group of users – HD video shooters. And they've responded, with a variety of refinements and additions that enhance the HD video shooting experience. Image quality is better than ever, control is easier, audio monitoring and adjusting is much more effective, and editing after the shooting is done is easier as well with Time Code and choices of compression method. Learn about the new and improved HD Video Features in the EOS 5D Mark III on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
For more information on the new EOS 5D Mark III, please review this article by CPN.
 
Speedlite 600EX-RT: Radio wireless basics
 
In one move, Canon has revolutionized the way photographers work with flash. The use of portable Speedlites has exploded over the past decade, along with the advent of digital SLRs, as photographers realize the advantages of speed, compactness, ease of set-up, travel and more that they provide. Now, the single remaining thing photographers have begged for – for years – is here. Radio-based, wireless flash triggering that's all self-contained within a portable Speedlite. Read all about Canon's new RT system in this in-depth article on the Canon Digital Learning Center -- we'll go over the fundamentals of this exciting new technology, and hopefully plant the seeds in readers' minds about some of the almost limitless potential this new system brings to creative photographers.
 
Canon Professional Services (CPS)
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/3/2012 9:36:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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