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 Friday, August 03, 2012
Adorama just added many refurbished Canon lenses to their inventory. Take a look if you are watching for something.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/3/2012 4:29:51 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has some great deals on Lexar memory cards right now. Shipping is free.
 
These are great quality memory cards (one of my primary brands) and the deals are very good. For example, the Lexar 32GB Professional 1000x CompactFlash Memory Card, 2 Pack in on special for only $234.95 with free shipping (regular price is $499.95).
Post Date: 8/3/2012 4:10:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Canon EOS 1D X in stock! Act fast - I doubt that these will last long.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/3/2012 4:02:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 02, 2012
Adorama currently ships to over 200 countries. Photographers worldwide can take advantage of Adorama's great prices.
Post Date: 8/2/2012 10:35:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This just in from Canon USA:
 
To the Users of the EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM, and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM Interchangeable Lenses for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Canon has released a firmware update for EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. This firmware update will be performed by Canon Service Centers. Please contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.
 
Firmware changes:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following enhancement:
 
1. Changes the control algorithm of the focus drive, and enhances the drive’s responsiveness for more precise focus and adjustments. In particular, the new firmware enhances the AI servo AF capability of the lenses to track objects that move irregularly in sports events, such as soccer or rugby.
 
Affected Products:
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.0.0. If the lens’ firmware is already Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware. The serial numbers (10 digits) of the lenses equipped with Firmware Version 1.0.0 are as follows:
 
EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM:
 
The third digit in the serial number is either 0, 1, 2, or 3 (xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx).
 
EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM:
 
The third digit in the serial number is either 0, 1, 2, or 3 (xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx).
 
EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
 
The third digit in the serial number is 0 (xx0xxxxxxx).
 
EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
 
The third digit in the serial number is 0 (xx0xxxxxxx).
 
Lenses with serial numbers other than those listed above are equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 or later.
 
Support
 
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.
 
Please register your EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM or EF600mm f/4L IS II USM. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when future firmware updates become available.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON 1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2012 9:53:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Japan has today announced that a firmware update, version 1.1.1, will be (or has been) released for the following lenses:
 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Canon-EF-500mm-f-4-L-IS-II-USM-Lens
Canon-EF-600mm-f-4-L-IS-II-USM-Lens
 
Firmware Version 1.1.1 will incorporate the following improvements
 
The control algorithm of the focus drive has been updated to improve the responsiveness of fine focus. Canon has improved the capability of the specified lenses to track irregular movements, such as soccer and rugby in particular in AI Servo AF mode.
 
Included Lenses
 
Lenses with a firmware of version 1.0.0 are the target of the version 1.1.1 update. These lenses can be identified by their 10-digit serial number as follows:
 
EF300mm F2.8L IS II USM and EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM:
 
A third digit of "0", "1", "2" or "3" - xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, xx2xxxxxxx, xx3xxxxxxx)
 
EF500mm F4L IS II USM and EF600mm F4L IS II USM:
 
A third digit of "0" - xx0xxxxxxx
 
Products other than the above already have firmware version 1.1.1 installed.
 
To Have Your Lens Firmware Updated
 
Direct Google translation: "Available to those customers, we ask that you please bring to office repair the firmware update. In addition, it will be working on your deposit, you will get time of about one week. Please be patient."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2012 9:36:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 8/2/2012 9:29:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 01, 2012
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body featured as a Daily Deal for $3,064.98 with free shipping. Plus, "You'll earn $61.30 in eBay Bucks."
 
Want the w/24-105mm f/4L IS Lens kit instead? The same seller has the kit for $3,914.05 with free shipping. Plus, "You'll earn $78.28 in eBay Bucks."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/1/2012 4:02:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code DPS2525 to get the following for $798.00 AR at BuyDig.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens
  • Samsung 32GB Class 10 Waterproof/Shockproof SDHC Memory Card
  • Case, filters, cleaning supplies ...

Add the camera and lenses to your cart, add the printer to your cart, apply the coupon code and your price is $1,198.00 before $400.00 MIR. Shipping is free.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/1/2012 3:33:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From PocketWizard:
 
PocketWizard Photo Products Announces New Storage Solution
 
PocketWizard G-Wiz Squared gadget bag perfect for the safe and convenient storage of multiple Plus® III’s and accessories
 
PocketWizard Photo Products Storage Solution
 
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the new G-Wiz Squared bag. Designed specifically for use with the PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers and accessories, this optimally-sized padded gear bag, available in three colors, packs a lot of room in a small space and still fits easily into a photographer’s complete gear bag.
 
“This colorful new G-Wiz Squared bag offers photographers a convenient and secure solution to keep all their radios and coordinating accessories organized and together in one place for quick and easy access,” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Design’s VP of Marketing. “It’s the ideal storage solution for photographers that have invested in multiple Plus III Transceivers plus it’s a perfect general gadget bag as well.”
 
The new PocketWizard G-Wiz Squared bag holds up to four Plus III’s and connector cables and features movable hook-n-loop padded dividers allowing photographers to customize this bag to fit their gear-packing needs. The G-Wiz Squared opens from the top allowing photographers to ensure at a glance that all their PocketWizard gear is neatly and safely packed away. And, the padded movable dividers provide extra protection when traveling.
 
Features include: zippered inside pocket perfect for connector cables, Super Snap Closure attachment straps, movable hook-n-loop padded dividers, 2.8" wide x 4.7" high by 4.7" deep, and durable rip-stop nylon construction. The G-Wiz Squared bags are available now in Black, Orange and Blue.
 
Adorama is your source for PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 8/1/2012 1:30:27 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Lowepro:
 
Photo Hatchback AW series/ Dashpoint series
 
Lowepro unveils a flexible camera daypack for active and social lifestyles, plus an outdoor-inspired pouch to complement it.
 
(Petaluma, CA – August 1, 2012 )
 
– Lowepro, a product design company that builds protective gear for photography, video and portable electronic devices, launches its new camera backpack, the Photo Hatchback AW series. Modern and lightweight, it offers a beginning photographer or casual enthusiast many carrying options for all-day adventures. Launching in conjunction with the backpack is the Dashpoint series pouch. Both series feature sleek profiles, compact designs and a stylish, graphic treatment.
 
"Our Photo Hatchback AW is inspired by fun and social activities and provides multi-functional carrying options and secure gear access for consumers who like to get outside with their DSLR or compact systems cameras, plus a tablet and personal gear," said Tim Grimmer, Lowepro director of marketing and product management.
 
The "hatch" in the name refers to the body-side opening that contains a padded and customizable camera box with adjustable dividers that make it easy to change up a camera kit configuration. A storm-flap closure provides an extra moisture barrier. Cinch it closed, pull up on the grab handles and remove the box to turn the Photo Hatchback AW into a fully functional daypack.
 
Casual photographers who like to have all their digital devices within reach will appreciate the plentiful storage compartments of this pack. A padded front panel provides quick-access and dedicated space for a tablet or a MacBook Air® (laptop fits in the 22L model only). The roomy upper compartment offers 22 or 16 liters of volume for smartphones, keys, wallets, a light jacket, snack and other creature comforts.
 
A built-in All Weather AW Cover™ is a premium Lowepro feature included in this design. When needed, it can be deployed from the bottom and used to protect the entire pack and contents from sand, dust and moisture.
 
Additional features include: a padded and mesh-covered backpad for breathable comfort; tall, stretch-mesh side pockets for water bottles or a compact tripod; multiple adjustment points for a custom fit; SlipLock™ attachment loops to expand carrying capacity (with a Dashpoint pouch, for example); plus a built-in card pocket for spare memory.
 
The Photo Hatchback 22L AW fits a DSLR with attached lens (up to 18-105mm); 2 to 3 extra lenses, flash or other accessories; a tablet or MacBook Air® 11"; water bottle, extra gear and personal items.
 
The Photo Hatchback 16L AW fits a DSLR with attached lens (up to 18-55mm zoom); 1 to 2 extra lenses or flashes; tablet; water bottle, extra gear and personal items.
 
The Photo Hatchback AW series is available in three colors: Pepper Red, Slate Grey and Galaxy Blue.
 
Launching concurrently is the Dashpoint series of outdoor-inspired pouches. Lightweight, yet rugged in construction, these pouches fit and protect a myriad of digital devices—from a CSC (compact system camera) or GPS unit in the largest, to a point & shoot or pocket video in the smallest.
 
A new, t-Lock™ system (with vertical webbing and horizontal flaps) easily secures the pouch to the most commmon attachment points, such as loops, straps and daisychains (including the SlipLock™ loops on the Photo Hatchback AW).
 
The Dashpoint 30 fits a CSC with attached zoom lens or handheld GPS unit.
 
The Dashpoint 20 fits a CSC with attached pancake lens or a pro compact camera.
 
And the Dashpoint 10 fits a point & shoot, pocket video, smartphone, MP3 player or other ultra-compact device.
 
This pouch series also is available in Pepper Red, Slate Grey and Galaxy Blue.
 
Find Lowepro gear at Adorama.
 

 
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 8/1/2012 11:14:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the new Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Lens in Canon mount in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/1/2012 10:58:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Updated: Adorama has the refurbished Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens on special for $319.95 (was $349.95 earlier today - regular price is $419.95). As usual with Adorama, shipping is free.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/1/2012 9:47:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From DxO Labs:
 
DxO Optics Pro v7.5.3 now supports the Canon EOS 650D,the Sony SLT-A37, and the Sony NEX-F3
 
300 new DxO Optics Modules added
 
1 August 2012 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v7.5.3 for Mac and Windows, its image processing software of reference for all serious amateurs and professional photographers. This update means that DxO Optics Pro 7 now supports the Canon EOS 650D, the Sony NEX-F3 compact digital with interchangeable lenses, and the Sony SLT-A37 — thus covering the entire range of Sony digital cameras with translucent mirrors.
 
Ever more new DxO Optics Modules
 
Since the previous version, DxO Optics Pro v7.5.3 has added more than 300 new DxO Optics Modules, of which 61 are for the Canon EOS 650D and 40 are for the Sony SLT-A37. These modules support additional Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, and Sony lenses for numerous Canon, Olympus, Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras. As of today, the DxO Optics Modules library includes more than 7,500 available camera/lens combinations.
 
Get DxO Optics Pro at Adorama.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/1/2012 9:43:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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