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 Friday, December 13, 2013
Cutting-edge eBAND Coating and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior imaging performance, while the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation) system broadens users’ horizons in achieving sharper handheld photographs.
November 26, 2013, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the release of an innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm for full-frame and APS-C format DSLR cameras.
Tamron’s previously announced 200-500mm (Model A08), still currently available, is a popular, compact, easy-to-use ultra-telephoto zoom lens, but customers have shown great interest in having a lens that provide an even greater focal length range.
This all-new ultra-telephoto zoom lens features VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, which significantly reduces the unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting, and, in addition a sophisticated and stylish new external finish.
Its 4x ultra-telephoto zoom capabilities, with a focal length range from 150mm to 600mm, enhance the creative potential of telephoto photography, a captivating feature for all photographers, particularly nature, wildlife, and sports shooters.

  • 4x ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm
    The focal length range of this lens was extended by 50mm on the wide-angle side and 100mm on the telephoto side compared to the existing model (Model A08), making it possible to take even more striking photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and other distant subjects. Mounted on APS-C DSLR cameras, it has a stunning equivalent focal length range of 233mm to 930mm, almost to 1000mm.
  • World class image quality
    Employing 20 elements in 13 groups and boasting an advanced optical design, it delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images. The front group contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end. The lens also adopts eBAND Coating, developed from state-of-the-art coating technologies, and conventional BBAR(Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating to greatly suppress ghosting and flare even when shooting under adverse lighting conditions.
  • Achieves a 600mm focal length in a compact easy-to handle package
    Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact.
  • Beautiful background blur effects
    Adopting a 9 blade circular diaphragm enables users to create beautiful background blur effects (bokeh), which provide even greater potential for creative expression. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism creates greater opportunities for sharper handheld photography
    Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system uses a three-coil system, delivering significantly sharper images and creating greater opportunities for handheld ultra-telephoto photography.
  • Comfortable autofocus
    Tamron’s new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ultrasonic motor drive for swift and accurate AF response, it delivers high torque, very fast response times, and very low noise. The full-time manual focus mechanism allows users to make fine manual focus adjustments at any time even when AF is engaged.
  • New elegant, high-class external finish
    Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an attractive and stylish tungsten silver name-brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
  • Easy to use tripod mount
    The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.
  • Comes with "SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron," RAW image development processing software for Tamron’s SP lenses

The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron's SP series lenses - renowned for their high-depiction capability - this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers' most exacting demands.
The Canon mount model will be released first in Japan on December 19, 2013 and subsequently elsewhere. The launch dates of the Nikon and Sony compatible mount models will be announced at a later date. The SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens will be available in the USA on January 17, 2014.

Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 7:45:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens (review) available for 50% off – now just $259.99 with free shipping. Compare at $537.00 new (checkout price).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/13/2013 7:20:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 12, 2013
Canon has released updates for Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor.
From Canon:
Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.13.51
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.13.51 Updater for Windows :

  • Addition of Digital Lens Optimizer applicable lenses.

EOS Utility 2.13.40
Changes for EOS Utility 2.13.40 Updater for Windows :

  • A function has been added to allow the loading of just protected images into the PC.

Picture Style Editor 1.13.30
Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.13.30 Updater for Windows :

  • Supports EOS 70D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D, EOS Kiss X7i / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D, EOS-1D C.

Download the software updates at Canon USA.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 3:27:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Canon PowerShot S120 Digital Camera available for $349.00. Compare at $399.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 3:05:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Canon available for $329.00 with free shipping. Regularly $379.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 3:02:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
CanvasPeople is has their gallery wraps on sale for 80% off. Pick one up to share this holiday season; photos on canvas make great gifts! Today is the last day for guarenteed holiday delivery!
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Post Date: 12/12/2013 2:14:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Think Tank Photo:
Offer valid only from November 1 - December 31, 2013 (US Customers Only).
Download official rebate form.
This offer is valid on items purchased through an Authorized Dealer. This offer applies only to items listed below.
Buy any of the following rollers to receive $50 back by mail:

  • Airport TakeOff (item #498)
  • Airport Airstream (item #550)
  • Airport International V2.0 (Item #559)
  • Airport Security V2.0 (item #571)
  • Airport Navigator (item #540)
  • Logistics Manager 30 (item #576)

Buy any of the above PLUS any of the following Urban Disguise on same purchase to receive $100 back by mail:

  • Urban Disguise 35 V2.0 (Item #813)
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  • Urban Disguise 50 V2.0 (Item #821)
  • Urban Disguise 60 V2.0 (Item #826)
  • Urban Disguise 70 V2.0 (Item #831)

To receive this offer, you must mail proof of purchase, completed the requested information on this form, along with the following:

  1. Original or legible copy of the bill of sale
  2. Original UPC symbol from product packaging

Mail To:
Think Tank Photo
1105 N. Dutton Ave., Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Check out Think Tank Photo's Rolling Camera Bags. Use the links from our site and enjoy a free gift with your purchase!

Post Date: 12/12/2013 1:43:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens available for $459.00. Compare at $649.00.
Check out Bryan's full review of this long focal range lens.
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 1:10:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 12/12/2013 12:22:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via dzone) has the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon available for $858.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,199.00.
Check out our full review of the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for more information.
Note: Lens ships from Hong Kong and is a grey market item.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 12:01:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Eye-Fi:
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., December 10, 2013 — Eye-Fi, the global leader in wireless memory cards, is announcing a beta Windows desktop receiver for the Mobi card. The Eye-Fi Mobi card will now instantly transfer directly to the desktop, extending the simple camera-to-mobile photo and video transfer users love.
With pricing yet to be announced, Eye-Fi's new desktop receiver for Windows will be free to all customers during beta and gives Mobi users more choice in where their high-quality photos can be transferred, stored and shared. Mobi users will now have the option to transfer to mobile for on-the-go sharing or to the desktop for greater archiving and editing ability — all without the hassle of wires or any delay in showing off their best photos whenever and however they want.
"Our customers love the ability to snap great pictures on a camera and instantly share from a phone or tablet, and now we're taking that experience one step further," said Matt DiMaria, CEO of Eye-Fi. "Now we're adding a simple, instant way to transfer to the desktop and make it easy for customers to get their photos on their computers to edit and archive."
The Eye-Fi desktop receiver for Windows will offer the same, reliable features that Mobi customers already use and love, including:

  • Simple setup: Once installed, simply enter the Mobi card's unique 10-digit activation code, and your Windows computer is paired. Use the same activation code to pair with multiple desktops and mobile devices as needed.
  • Transfer anywhere: Built-in WiFi means no WiFi network, hotspot or home Internet connection needed for pairing or transfer; Mobi transfers photos from a camera to the intended device anywhere, whenever new content is detected.
  • Works with cameras users already know (and love): Mobi works in thousands of cameras, including hundreds of Eye-Fi connected cameras that have integrated Eye-Fi technology for improved usability.
  • Backs up automatically: Photos and videos transfer as they're taken, so if anything happens to the camera, content is already safe on your mobile or desktop.

The beta Eye-Fi desktop receiver for Windows is available for Mobi users to download now, and a beta version for Mac is coming soon.
Adorama carries Eye-Fi Mobi memory cards.

Category: Eye-Fi News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 11:26:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Canon EOS 70D Body available for $949.00 (same checkout price at Adorama) and the EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens Kit for $1,199.00 (compare at $1,249.00). (thanks Chuck)
Check out Bryan's full review of the EOS 70D with Canon's Dual Pixel Sensor technology.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 10:56:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just Posted: Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens Review
In the 24-105 OS, Sigma has given us another great Global Vision lens. This lens is definitely worth consideration for needs in this focal length range.
Post Date: 12/12/2013 10:48:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In a comment on Zeiss's website (pulled from Facebook), the Zeiss team has acknowledged that an 85mm f/1.4 OTUS will be released some time next year.
Zeiss 85mm f 1.4 OTUS Comment
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 8:39:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash available for $449.00. Regularly $499.00 after $50.00 instant rebate.
Adorama also has the 600EX-RT for $449.00 (reduced pricing available at checkout), but they are offering 2% Rewards.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2013 6:39:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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