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 Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera Kit
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera with 18-105mm DX VR AF-S DX Lens available for $899.99 with free shipping. Compare at $996.95.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/16/2013 10:47:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Metz Soft Boxes, Octabox, and Bracket
From Metz:
 
The extensive range of Metz accessories has just been expanded with the addition of new extremely useful components. Both amateur and professional photographers alike can benefit from the versatile soft boxes which are now available in stores. The Metz soft boxes are perfect for product, portrait and passport photographs. They swathe the subject in soft and even mood lighting. The practical soft boxes can be folded up and stowed in a carry bag which is included as standard – making transportation easy. The following models are available: Easy soft boxes ESB 60-60 and ESB 40-40, Mini soft boxes SB 30-20, SB 22-16 and SB 18-15 as well as Mini Octagon soft boxes SB 34-34, SB 20-20 and SB 15-15. The flash unit holder FGH 40-60 is perfect for attach-ing Easy soft boxes to flash units and for achieving the optimal positioning of the air-cushioned lighting tripods LS-247 and LS-200.
 
Soft mood lighting with Easy soft boxes and accessories
 
Easy soft boxes ESB 60-60 and ESB 40-40, which can rotate by 360°, are perfect for smaller product and portrait photographs. They ensure soft, even mood lighting and can easily be attached to a compact flash unit using the flash unit holder FGH 40-60. The flash unit holder can in turn be attached to the air-cushioned lighting tripods LS-247 and LS-200 for optimal positioning with respect to the photo subject. For even more precise lighting control, a front and rear diffuser is also included with the Easy soft boxes as standard. Thanks to the supplied adapter, both Easy soft boxes can also easily be connected to all studio flash units with a Bowens-compatible bayonet. After the photo shoot the Easy soft boxes can be folded up conveniently by the user and stowed in the supplied carry bag.
 
Mini and Mini Octagon soft boxes for soft light
 
The Mini soft boxes SB 30-20, SB 22-16 and SB 18-15 as well as the Mini Octagon soft boxes SB 34-34, SB 20-20 and SB 15-15 are all ideal for smaller product, passport and portrait photographs. Photographers can use the folding Mini and Mini Octagon soft boxes to swathe their subjects in soft and harmonic lighting. The Mini and Mini Octagon soft boxes can very easily be attached to any compact flash unit using a Velcro strap. The integrated rear diffusers within the Mini and Mini Octagon soft boxes allow for even more creative light diffusion. After the photo session, the Mini and Mini Octagon soft boxes can be stowed and transported in their practical accompanying bags.
 
Quality by Metz
 
Metz develops products which satisfy the standards of tomorrow, today. The use of advanced technology in conjunction with innovative functions ensures that Metz products can always be relied upon. Our know-how and experience also guarantee technical perfection for the future.
 
Technical specifications for Easy soft boxes with accessories
 
Easy soft box ESB 60-60

  • Dimensions: 60 × 60 cm
  • Includes front and rear diffuser and carry bag

Easy soft box ESB 40-40

  • Dimensions: 40 × 40 cm
  • Includes front and rear diffuser and carry bag

Flash unit holder FGH 40-60

  • Adapter between compact flash units and Easy soft boxes
  • Adjustable flash shoe height
  • Can be attached to Metz lighting tripods LS-247 and LS-200

Lighting tripod LS-247

  • Maximum height: 247 cm / load: 3 kg
  • With air cushioning

Lighting tripod LS-200

  • Maximum height: 200 cm / load: 2.5 kg
  • With air cushioning

Technical specifications for Mini soft boxes
 
Mini soft box SB 30-20

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: 30 × 20 cm
  • Includes rear diffuser and carry bag

Mini soft box SB 22-16

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: 22 × 16 cm
  • Includes rear diffuser and carry bag

Mini soft box SB 18-15

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: 18 × 15 cm
  • Includes rear diffuser and carry bag

Technical specifications for Mini Octagon soft boxes
 
Mini Octagon soft box SB 34-34

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: Ø 34 cm
  • Includes rear diffuser and carry bag

Mini Octagon soft box SB 20-20

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: Ø 20 cm
  • Includes rear diffuser and carry bag

Mini Octagon soft box SB 15-15

  • Colour: white
  • Dimensions: Ø 15 cm
  • Includes rear diffuser and carry bag

B&H carries Metz products.

Category: Metz News
Post Date: 5/16/2013 9:36:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens
The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Review page has been updated to incorporate the newly-available information about this lens.
 
Links to the USA and UK press releases, the development announcements and also to some early user reports are provided.
 
I am very optimistic about the image quality that this lens is going to deliver and excited about what this lens will do for me.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/15/2013 11:37:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
Lately there has been a lot of buzz about Magic Lantern's latest breakthrough - the ability to capture RAW video with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. While this is certainly intriguing news, the Magic Lantern Alpha Firmware is not ready for the masses just yet.
 
However, videos like these make us just a little bit excited to see what's in store for the future.
 
"Smith Rock" Video Shot with 5D Mark III Raw Video
 

 
For more information, check out EOSHD's Hands on with CONTINUOUS RAW recording on Canon 5D Mark III.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/15/2013 10:00:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DxO Logo
From DxO:
 
Support for the Canon EOS 700D/REBEL T5i, the Leica M, the Nikon Coolpix A, the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Pentax MX-1, and the Sony NEX-3N
 
May 15, 2013 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 for Mac and Windows, the new version of its image processing software of reference for all demanding photographers. With this update, DxO Optics Pro 8 now supports the Leica M (Elite edition only) and the Canon EOS 700D/REBEL T5i. Four other cameras complete the list of cameras supported by this updated version: the Nikon Coolpix A, the Nikon Coolpix P330, the Pentax MX-1, and the Sony NEX-3N.
 
Based on DxO Labs’ exclusive prior calibration process conducted in its laboratories, DxO Optics Pro offers many powerful and automatic tools for processing RAW and JPEG images, including the best tool for automatically adjusting contrast and light, and precise color management.
 
12,000 DxO Optics Modules available
 
DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 benefits from the continuous addition of DxO Optics Modules. Since the last version, 267 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, providing support for even more [Canon, Leica, Nikkor, Olympusn Panasonic, Pentax, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss] lenses for [Canon, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony] cameras.
 
DxO Optics Pro now offers more than 12,000 DxO Optics Modules, each of which contains tens of thousands of data points about the intrinsic characteristics and flaws of its camera/lens combination. The DxO Optics Modules database, unique in the entire world, allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically correct all the optical flaws in RAW and JPEG images – distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, lens softness – with an unrivaled level of quality.
 
This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 8, as well as for photographers who purchased a DxO Optics Pro 7 license on or after September 1, 2012.
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 5/15/2013 9:03:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon COOLPIX AW100 Digital Camera (Orange)
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX AW100 Digital Camera (Orange) available for $159.00. Compare at $258.00 new.
 
Product Highlights

  • 16MP CMOS Sensor
  • 5x Zoom Lens - 28-140mm 35mm Equivalent
  • 3.0" LCD Display
  • Waterproof to 33' Deep
  • Shockproof for Drops Up to 5'
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • GPS Data Logging and E-Compass Function
  • Built-In Map Displayed on LCD

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/15/2013 6:51:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens
Canon USA has issued their EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Press Release.
 
Preorders. Get in line for this amazing lens: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 8:19:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens
The Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens development announcement was made on February 7, 2011. Today, well over two years later, the offical announcement has finally been made.
 
Here is the Canon UK 200-400 IS Lens Press Release.
 
Click on the specifications link on that page to get more details about this lens - including its abilitiy to accept not-built-in extenders in addition to the built-in 1.4x. Adding a 2x III makes this a 560-1120mm f/11 IS lens. Image quality at these focal lengths remains an unknown of course.
 
 
Preorders
 
My guess is that this lens will be in short supply with heavy demand - even at this healthy price.
 
Get on a preorder line: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
 
Overview from Canon
 
Designed to satisfy the discriminating needs of sports and wildlife photographers, the EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X is a high-performance super telephoto zoom lens with an optically matched built-in 1.4x extender for maximum versatility. With a simple flick of a switch, the zoom range can be quickly increased to 280–560mm (f/5.6). This capability is extremely useful in applications where it is not possible to change lenses quickly, while also protecting delicate equipment such as a digital SLR camera’s image sensor in environments with dust and high humidity. The EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X incorporates one fluorite and four UD lens elements, which provide excellent correction of chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range for professional quality images with high resolution, contrast and color fidelity, while a 9-blade circular aperture helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds. It utilizes inner focusing, ring USM, a high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing. And, with Power Focus mode, focus shifts are quiet and smooth, which is essential for filmmaking. Image stabilization is effective up to four shutter speed steps, with three image stabilization modes (standard, panning, and during exposure only) providing excellent results for a wide range of subjects. Optimized lens placement and coatings deliver outstanding color balance, while helping to minimize ghosting and flare. The lens is highly resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions. A fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces repels dust particles and makes the lens easier to clean.
 
 
I expect to have even more information available later today.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 12:43:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The official Canon press release is not available yet, but much information about the new Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens is now available at B&H.
 
Preorder now to get this long-awaited lens early in its street life!
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 5/14/2013 12:16:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Lens
Use coupon code S0511113 during checkout at Adorama to get the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Manual Focus Lens for $229.00. Compare at $269.00.
 
Note: Using the links above, the price may display as $229.00 without having to use the promotion code.
Post Date: 5/14/2013 3:04:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Refurbished Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera available for $399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 2:28:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3X DSLR Camera
Adorama has a Nikon D3X DSLR Camera, Refurb. 70-300mm VR Lens & SB-700 Flash Bundle available for $6,699.00 with free shipping.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Nikon D3X DSLR Camera
  • Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Lens - Refurbished
  • Nikon SB-700 TTL AF Shoe Mount Speedlight - Refurbished
  • Nikon EN-EL4a Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
  • Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 10:09:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera in stock and available for $2,799.21 with free shipping. Compare at $3,499.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 8:37:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera with 32GB CompactFlash Memory Cards available for $5,939.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 7:21:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Kit
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm L Lens Kit available for $2,384.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,599.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 7:05:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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