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 Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens Sample Picture
I added some sample pictures to the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens review.
 
This is a gallery that will likely grow as this lens has become a part of my standard kit.
Post Date: 11/13/2013 11:17:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
The Canon Store now has the Refurbished Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens (review) in stock and available for $1,274.20 + tax with free shipping after $125.00 in-cart discount. Compare at $1,499.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate (reduced pricing seen at checkout).
 
Check out the rest of Canon's Refurbished Lenses (or Cameras) to see more great deals and receive the following discounts:
 
Update: It seems the inventory has been refreshed yet again and a few more lenses are now available. Unfortunately, the 24L is sold out now. Congrats if you were able to pick up this great lens!

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From Photoshelter:
 
Learn the pros & cons of 25+ photo contests worldwide
 
With literally hundreds of photo contests out there to choose from, how do you pick the right one to enter? And, how do you improve your chances of winning? In our latest guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, we review more than 25 of the most popular photo competitions worldwide, including insights on which are worth your while, and which to avoid.
 
Discover the pros and cons of each competition, including the:

  • Red Bull Illume Image Quest
  • World Press Photo Contest
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • International Photography Awards
  • Communication Arts Photography Competition
  • Aperture Portfolio Prize
  • Plus many more!

We award each a grade, A-F, based on factors like entry fee, prizes and promised exposure, plus provide feedback from past winners. Use this guide as a resource to pick and choose contests that are best for you and your goals as a photographer.
 
Get the free guide via email.

Post Date: 11/13/2013 9:33:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $959.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/13/2013 9:19:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this 25 minute video, astronaut photographer Christoph Malin shares his photos and explains some of the challenges regarding astrophotography aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
 
This video is also available with German subtitles.
Post Date: 11/13/2013 9:06:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5300 Kit
The Nikon D5300 User's Manual (21.52 MB) is now available for download.
 
Adorama carries the Nikon D5300 DSLR camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/13/2013 8:21:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Toshiba 32GB FlashAir Wireless SD Card
From Toshiba:
 
Adds 32GB product and "Internet Pass thru Mode" feature to make wireless connection to the Internet more convenient
 
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the expansion of its line-up of "FlashAir", the SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN communications, with the launch of the latest 32GB card. The new card will go on sale on November 16th in the Japanese market, and sales in markets around the world will follow.
 
"FlashAir" is an SDHC memory card that incorporates a wireless LAN chip set plus an antenna for wireless communications. The card supports wireless sharing and transfers of photos from digital cameras to smartphones and tablets.
 
The new 32GB card has a new feature, "Internet pass thru mode", which enables Internet connection even while the smartphone is connected to FlashAir, by using other access points, such as the wireless LAN router in the home. With the new feature, users do not have to manually change the wireless network settings of smartphones when downloading photos from the card to smartphones, uploading photos to SNS from a smartphone, or sending email. The new feature can also be used in the current FlashAir W-02 line-up (product names: "SD-WC008G" and "SD-WC016G") by updating the firmware of the card.
 
Toshiba will reinforce and extend its leadership of the memory business by further enhancing its FlashAir line-up.
 
Outline of the New Product

Product NameCapacitySpeed ClassPriceStart of Sales
SD-WD032G32GBClass 10OpenNov. 16th, 2013 in Japan

Main Specifications of the New Product

Series NameFlashAir™ W-02
Product NameSD-WD032G
Capacity32GB
Speed ClassClass 10
Compliant StandardSD Memory Card Standard Ver.4.00
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE802.11 b/g/n
Wireless LAN SecurityWEP, TKIP, AES(WPA, WPA2)
Power Supply Voltage2.7-3.6V
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: -25°C to 85°C
Relative humidity: 95% at 25°C (no condensation)
External Dimensions32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
WeightApprox.2g
Wireless LAN
Supporting Regions
Please check the latest status on the following URL.
URL:http://www.toshiba.co.jp/p-media/wwsite/flashair.htm

Adorama carries Toshiba FlashAir Memory Cards.

Category: Toshiba News
Post Date: 11/13/2013 7:04:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Precautions

  • This updater will update Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 or later to 2.16.0.
  • You must have Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 or later installed to perform this update.
  • It may be necessary to enter your product key code (s) during installation. Please have your product key code(s) available for installation.
  • You may be required to enter your computer's administrator password to use this installer. Be sure to have that information available.

Modifications enabled with version 2.16.0
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the Nikon D5300 and the Df has been added.

Download
Camera Control Pro 2.16.0 - Windows | Macintosh

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/13/2013 6:38:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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The Canon Store is running one of their popular "Spend and Save" promotions on refurbished DSLR cameras, lenses and flashes.
 
Update: The inventory has been refreshed - get your gear before it's gone!

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$250.00 $50.00
$500.00$125.00

In Stock Refurbished DSLR Cameras

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body2,719.20125.002,594.20
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body1,759.20125.001,634.20
Canon EOS 6D Body1,519.20125.001,394.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20125.001,314.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20125.001,234.20
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20125.001,074.20
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-200 IS831.36125.00706.36
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36125.00642.36
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM735.36125.00610.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99125.00554.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99125.00474.99
Canon EOS 60D Body575.99125.00450.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS575.99125.00450.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body559.99125.00434.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.9950.00429.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.9950.00309.99

In Stock Refurbished DSLR Lenses

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20125.00794.20
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM1,839.20125.001,714.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM1,159.20125.001,034.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.20125.00994.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99125.00394.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9920.00167.99
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM1,887.20125.001,762.20
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.9950.00357.99
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM1,183.20125.001,058.20
Canon EF 35mm f/2255.9950.00205.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9920.00139.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM1,295.20125.001,170.20
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9950.00269.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.7920.0080.79
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM1,759.20125.001,634.20
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM839.20125.00714.20
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.9950.00429.99
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM5,839.20125.005,714.20
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM1,071.20125.00946.20
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.99125.00514.99
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM479.9950.00429.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.9950.00349.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99125.00434.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.9950.00389.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.9920.00219.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9920.00219.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9920.00179.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.00115.99


 
From TriggerTrap:
 
Redsnap is an infinitely expandable camera trigger, making high-speed, camera trap, and timelapse photography affordable for everyone.
 
Triggertrap Redsnap is one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most affordable high-speed flash- and camera triggers money can't yet buy. With your help, this Kickstarter campaign will change the 'money can't buy' side of things.
 
Triggertrap Redsnap uses interchangeable sensor modules that you can snap on when you need them, and tuck away in your camera bag when you don't. It has three outputs, so you can hook up three cameras, three flashes, or a combination of both. Powered by two AA batteries, it can keep your timelapse running for months.
 
Triggertrap Redsnap is modular, so you can build your own perfect triggering solution. Capturing wildlife? Snap on the PIR sensor. Want to catch a speeding bullet in flight? You’ll need the Redsnap laser module. Creating a timelapse of a huge DIY project over a long period of time? Triggertrap Redsnap has you covered.
 
Check out the TriggerTrap's Redsnap on Kickstarter.
Post Date: 11/12/2013 1:38:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
Adorama has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens (review) available for $1,899.00 with free shipping after $300.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $2,499.00.
 
Note: You must go through checkout to see reduced pricing.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2013 1:00:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $719.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
For more information, check out our full review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2013 12:28:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens
Not long ago, I referenced taking "two of the world's best wide angle lenses" with me to Ricketts Glen State Park. The sample picture I shared was taken with the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens, but I did not address the other lens I was referring to.
 
As you may have now deduced, the Zeiss ZE 15 was indeed that lens. This awesome lens is now my primary ultra-wide angle lens when AF or a range of focal lengths is not required.
 
Check out the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review.
Post Date: 11/12/2013 11:23:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Nikon has updated ViewNX and Capture NX for compatibility with the D5300 and Df cameras. More detail below.
 
From Nikon:
 
View NX v2.8.2
Modifications enabled with version 2.8.2:

  • Support for the D5300 and the Df has been added.

Download:
View NX v2.8.2 - Windows 32bit | Windows 64bit | Macintosh
 
Capture NX v2.4.5
Modifications enabled with 2.4.5

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D5300 and the Df has been added.
  • The Better Quality 2012 option under Noise Reduction in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette has been changed to Better Quality 2013.
    Applicable from this version, Intensity and Sharpness can now be adjusted separately for both Luminance and Color. Therefore, when images to which Better Quality 2012 was applied with Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.4 or earlier are opened in Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.5, the effects of Noise Reduction adjustment may change.

Download:
Capture NX v2.4.5 - Windows | Macintosh

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/12/2013 8:49:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager 30 Rolling Camera Case
Think Tank Photo is offering a $50.00 mail-in rebate on select bags and $100.00 mail-in rebate when you purchase an additional Urban Disguise bag. See the details below:
 
TTP Bags Eligible for $50.00 Mail-in Rebate

Or $100.00 Rebate with Additional Urban Disguise Purchase

Alternately, you can get the same products from Think Tank Photo directly and enjoy a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more!

Post Date: 11/12/2013 8:29:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera
From Canon:
 
TOKYO, Japan, November 12, 2013 — Canon Inc. today announced that the EOS-1D C digital SLR camera, part of the company’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography products, has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcasting Union (EBU)1 standards for HD content acquisition.2 The tests found that the EOS-1D C is the first digital SLR camera to satisfy the stringent testing criteria for HD production.
 
Results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides “exceptional” HD resolution from a 4K source with “very low” aliasing, and “good” color performance and motion portrayal. The test results also confirmed that the EOS-1D C camera system and its imaging performance comply with the recommended specification for inclusion in HD Tier 1 for HD production.3
 
A new free-of-charge firmware update for the EOS-1D C to be made available on November 12 will enable the camera to correct for insufficient peripheral illumination when outfitted with supporting EF Cinema Lenses4 and make possible audio line input.
 
Additionally, an enhanced version of the EOS-1D C’s dedicated EOS MOVIE Utility software for Macintosh5 and Windows,6 scheduled to be made available free of charge in late December, adds a Mac-version video playback function and the ability to capture consecutive still images from a video file.
 
Canon will continue striving to enhance the functionality of its Cinema EOS System, contributing to further expanding the realm of visual expression and the development of cinematic culture.
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS 1D C Cinema Camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2013 7:22:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Iguazú Falls by Fábio Pereira Bernardino
by Fábio Pereira Bernardino
 
"After a full day of activities, a friend insisted that we take a night tour of the Iguazú National Park – a tour that only happens during full moon nights.
 
Arriving at the falls, everybody was looking for the best place to take their photos. Two or three people had tripods, but I had decided not to bring mine. I only had my Canon 50D and EF-S 10-22mm lens. The floor of the viewing platform was slippery; everyone was having a hard time trying to position themselves because of all the people wanting the best view possible. For a tripod, the platform did not inspire much confidence in stability, either, because it wobbled with the every viewer’s movements.
 
As I only had the camera it was simply a matter of being the closest to the handrail, resting the camera over it and trying to steady it throughout some long exposures at high ISOs. Trial and error allowed me to find the exposure I was looking for.
 
To get the picture, I had to battle the slippery conditions, the crowd of people, an unsteady platform and the lack of ambient light. In the end, I was happy with the picture I got!"
 
EXIF:
Canon EOS 50D
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
10mm, f/4.5, ISO 1600, 4 sec
 
Thanks Fábio for sending in your Most Challenging Shot story! If you'd like to share your Most Challenging Shot, email us at info@the-digital-picture.com with "My Most Challenging Shot" as the subject.
 
We would also like to congratulate Fábio for recently taking 1st place in the nature category of the Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2013 Photography Competition!
Category: Photo Stories
Post Date: 11/12/2013 6:29:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Digital Camera available for $126.74 with free shipping. Compare at $188.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2013 6:23:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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