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 Monday, May 13, 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 600D Digital SLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera & 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit available for $459.00 with free shipping. Compare at $599.00 new.

From AdoramaTV:
How do you prevent a white background from showing up grey when you light it for portrait photography? Mark Wallace explains.
In this episode of Exploring Photography, shot exclusively for AdoramaTV, Mark Wallace answers one of his most popular questions: How do I get a white background? Mark demonstrates how to get that crisp, shadowless background with speedlights, as well as with only one light. The key to this technique is understanding the Inverse Square Law and where to position both the light and your subject.
Gear Used:

If you're on a budget, you may want to consider a few alternatives:

Post Date: 5/13/2013 9:51:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H Photo Video Superstore
From B&H:
Our SuperStore and Offices will be closing early on Tuesday, May 14th at 2:00PM EDT and remain closed on Wednesday & Thursday, May 15th & 16th. We will reopen on Friday, May 17th at 9:00AM EDT.
To ship your package before we close :

  • Standard/Super Saver Shipping - Place your order by Monday, May 13th at Midnight.
  • UPS Ground & Rush Orders - Place your order by Tuesday, May 14th by 12:00 Noon EDT

All orders after these times will be processed after we reopen on Friday, May 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.

Post Date: 5/13/2013 8:00:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera Kit
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-55mm IS II Lens with Printer & Photo Paper Bundle available for $688.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail in rebate.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Caon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inket Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets


  1. Go to the Canon T4i product page.
  2. Click "Save up to $150.00 with bundle."
  3. Choose the radio button beside the photo paper and click "Add to Cart"
  4. Redeem $400.00 rebate.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2013 6:37:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, May 12, 2013

"This is's Weekend Recap for the week ending May 11th, 2013
In the news...
On Wednesday, Canon made their EOS Solutions Disk available for download. The Solutions Disk download contains Canon’s Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility, and Picture Style Editor. The software, which comes packaged with Canon digital SLR cameras, should prove useful for those who need to reinstall their software but have managed to misplace their original OEM disk.
On Thursday, we posted a link to a LensRentals Blog post where Roger warns photographers to leave their camera gear at home when attending Color Run races. The powered dye thrown at such races can severely damage even weather-sealed DSLR lenses.
On Friday, Think Tank Photo released their Mirrorless Mover camera bags. The new collection was designed specifically for mirrorless cameras and includes the Mirrorless Mover 5, 10, 20, and 30i. Use the links from our site and receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more.
Throughout the week, though, Adobe made the biggest headlines with its various Creative Cloud announcements. In particular, Adobe announced new Photoshop CC goodies such as Camera Shake Reduction, Smart sharpen with reduced noise and halos, intelligent upsampling, and Camera Raw 8.
However, Adobe’s focus on Creative Cloud, and its shift away from perpetual licensing, has left many photographers concerned about the future of their software editing. It should be interesting to see if, and how, Adobe addresses those concerns.
In site news and reviews...
On Monday, Bryan posted the image quality test results for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens. Bryan noted that while the build quality has significantly improved compared to its predecessor, image quality remains relatively unchanged.
On Wednesday, Bryan posted the image quality results for the highly-anticipated Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift lens. In short, the significantly cheaper lens doesn’t compete with the sharpness delivered by the venerable Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt Shift lens. However, at half the price, it performs well enough at narrow apertures to garner consideration.
And, for our deal of the week…
On Tuesday, we posted a deal from B&H where you could get a Canon PIXMA PRO-100 with free photo paper for $89.00 after a $300.00 mail-in rebate. The rebate offer ends soon, so if you need a high-quality printer, don’t wait to take advantage of this exceptional deal.
This has been the’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 5/12/2013 8:06:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 10, 2013
CanvasPeople has their 24x36" Thick Wrap Canvas Print available for $24.00 plus shipping. Regularly $134.99.
Post Date: 5/10/2013 2:20:55 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover Collection
From Think Tank Photo:
Think Tank Photo’s New Mirrorless Mover™ Camera Bag Collection Features Highest Quality Design and Materials
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo has just released a new camera bag collection scaled to fit today’s smaller mirrorless cameras, the Mirrorless Mover™. The Mirrorless Mover collection offers photographers the same top quality materials and craftsmanship for which Think Tank is renowned.
Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice to consumers; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which will accommodate a camera, lenses, accessories and an iPad.
“Unlike many other bags in this class, our Mirrorless Mover collection does not cut corners in materials or craftsmanship,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s president and lead designer. “We utilize metal hardware instead of plastic buckles, high quality fabrics, YKK zippers and a new, magnetic closure. The Mirrorless Movers offer photographers quality in their camera bags worthy of their investment in these sophisticated, expensive camera systems.”
Gear Profiles

  • The Mirrorless Mover 5 fits one small size mirrorless body with a small telephoto or pancake lens attached. It is sized for the Canon EOS–M, Leica D–Lux, Nikon 1 series, Olympus E–PM2, E–PL5, EP–3, Panasonic GF3, Sony NEX–C3, or similar sized bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 10 fits one medium size mirrorless body plus one to two lenses and additional accessories. It is sized for the Leica V–Lux, Olympus OM–D E–M5, Panasonic G3, GF5, GH2, Samsung NX5, NX11, NX210, Sony NEX–5, NEX–6, NEX–7, or similar sized/smaller bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 20 fits one medium size mirrorless body plus two to three lenses and additional accessories. It is sized for the Leica V–Lux, Olympus OM–D E–M5, Panasonic G3, GF5, GH2, Samsung NX5, NX11, NX210, Sony NEX–5, NEX–6, NEX–7, or similar sized/smaller bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 30i fits one medium to large size mirrorless body plus two to four lenses, iPad, and additional accessories or a small–size DSLR and one to three small telephoto lenses or primes. It is sized for the Fuji X–Pro 1, Leica M8, Panasonic GH3 or similar sized/smaller bodies. Small DSLRs: Canon Rebel, Nikon D3200/D5200, Sony SLT–A55/A37 or similar sized bodies.

Key Features

  • Designed specifically for mirrorless equipment.
  • High quality YKK zippers and metal hardware.
  • Multipurpose divider with smart phone slot and two SD card slots (excluding smallest size).
  • Dedicated iPad pocket (Mirrorless Mover 30i).
  • Easily accessible front organizer pocket.
  • Stretchable side pockets fit accessories.
  • Padded non-slip flexible shoulder strap (Mirrorless Mover 30i).
  • Poly–ballistic fabric ensures durability.
  • Seam–sealed rain cover included in front pocket.
  • Internal mesh pocket on lid for batteries or other accessories.

Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with a DWR coating while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK® RC zippers, 1680D ballistic polyester, 600D brushed polyester, Ultra-stretch pocket, antique nickel plated metal hardware, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior: removable closed cell foam dividers, 200D polyester, laminated non-woven backed nylex liner, polyester 190T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Mirrorless Mover 5

  • Internal Dimensions: 3.5” W x 4.7” H x 3.1” D (9 x 12 x 8 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 4.7” W x 5.9” H x 3.9” D (12 x 15 x 10 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 0.4 lbs (0.2kg)

Mirrorless Mover 10

  • Internal Dimensions: 4.9” W x 5.3” H x 3.7” D (12.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 5.3” W x 6.1” H x 4.5” D (13.5 x 15.5 x 11.5 cm)
  • Smart Phone Slot: 2.8” W x 4.8” H x 0.6” D (7 x 12.3 x 1.6 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 0.5 lbs (0.2 kg)

Mirrorless Mover 20

  • Internal Dimensions: 8.5” W x 5.3” H x 3.7” D (21.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 8.9” W x 6.1” H x 4.5” D (22.5 x 15.5 x 11.5 cm)
  • Smart Phone Slot: 2.8” W x 4.8” H x 0.6” D (7 x 12.3 x 1.6 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)

Mirrorless Mover 30i

  • Internal Dimensions: 10.6” W x 8” H x 3.9” D (27 x 20.5 x 10 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 11” W x 8.9” H x 5.7” D (28 x 22.5 x 14.5 cm)
  • Smart Phone Slot: 2.8” W x 5” H x 0.6” D (7 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm)
  • iPad pocket: 9.8”W x 8.1”H x 0.9” D (25 x 20.5 x 2.3 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)

Note: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!

Post Date: 5/10/2013 12:17:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The inventory at the Canon Store has certainly decreased as a result of their current 15-50% off refurbished DSLR Cameras, Lenses and Flashes promotion. However, the following items were still in stock as of this morning.
Refurbished DSLR Cameras:

ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body1,759.20263.881,495.32
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20215.881,223.32
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20179.881,019.32
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 959.20143.88815.32
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM919.20183.84735.36
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS719.99144.00575.99
Canon EOS 60D Body719.99108.00611.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Body639.99128.00511.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS519.99104.00415.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Body439.9988.00351.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS399.99100.00299.99

Refurbished Lenses & Flashes:

ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM919.20137.88781.32
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9928.20159.79
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9980.0079.99
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM1,887.20283.081,604.12
Canon EF 35mm f/2255.9938.40217.59
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9948.00271.99
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro239.9936.00203.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM399.9960.00339.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM687.99103.20584.79
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM943.20141.48801.72
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99200.00199.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.9936.00203.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS239.99120.00119.99
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM375.9956.40319.59
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9930.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/10/2013 10:28:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon CN-E14mm T3.1L F and CN-E135mm T2.2L F Cinema Lenses
Canon Professional Network has recently published two reference guides illustrating the key features and technologies from the Canon CN-E14mm T3.1L F & CN-E135mm T2.2L F cinema lenses.

B&H has the Canon CN-E14mm T3.1L F Cinema Lens in stock and the CN-E135mm T2.2L F Cinema Lens available for preorder.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/10/2013 9:12:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon Professional Network:

"Canon Explorer Gary Schmid is one of the world’s leading commercial photographers and he has recently been working from his base in Dubai, as well as on location in Russia, with the 18.1 Megapixel EOS-1D X DSLR and the EF14mm f/2.8L II lens. In an exclusive article for CPN he reveals his thoughts on the performance of the camera and how the super wide-angle lens has helped his interior shoots..."

See the article here.
B&H carries the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera and EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/10/2013 7:22:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 9, 2013
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens
Adorama has a Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens Bundle available for $13,249.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Compare at the same price without the $1,000.00 gift card and software.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens
  • $1,000.00 Adorama Gift Card
  • Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/9/2013 1:19:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $759.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. However, eBay seems to trust them enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/9/2013 1:36:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Roger Cicala at LensRentals has created an insightful blog post regarding the dangers of photographing Color Run 5ks.
If you're planning on attending one of these events with your camera equipment, be sure to read this cautionary tale first.
Post Date: 5/9/2013 9:45:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From X-Rite:
Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging and video workflow
North White Plains, NY – May 7, 2013 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free May 2013 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers.
This month X-Rite offers four free webinars to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
“X-Rite remains committed to teaching photographers and videographers how to take control of their color management and digital imaging workflow,” said Joshua Fischer, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “This month’s webinar schedule includes four helpful topics that focus on photography, travel and presentation tips, post-production workflow and professional level monitor calibration for still-imaging and video applications.”
One of this month’s webinars is co-sponsored with Gura Gear and it focuses on the work of travel and landscape photographer Scott MacQuarrie. In a webinar co-sponsored by PhotoShelter, noted photographer and educator Eduardo Angel will offer insight and advice about editing a portfolio, developing a vision and utilizing digital workflow techniques. Two other webinars, taught by X-Rite’s own Brenda Hipsher feature tips for color workflow, the first of which focuses on Professional Monitor calibration. The second, co-sponsored by The Hallmark Institute of Photography, discusses and demonstrates overall color management, from camera to monitor to projector to prints.
These informative webinars are designed to be informational as well as inspirational by offering photographers practical ways to improve their photography.
May 2013 Webinar Schedule
Date: May 14th
Time: 4:00 pm EDT
Title: Editing a Portfolio and Developing your Vision
Presenter: Eduardo Angel
Registration Link
*Co-sponsored by PhotoShelter
Date: May 22nd
Time: 6:00 pm EDT
Title: Travel and Landscape Photography: Working in the Field with Scott MacQuarrie
Presenter: Scott MacQuarrie
Registration Link
*Co-sponsored by Gura Gear
Date: May 30th
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
Title: Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
Presenter: Brenda Hipsher
Registration Link
Date: May 30th
Time: 3:00 pm EDT
Title: Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, projector, printer and camera!
Presenter: Brenda Hipsher
Registration Link
*Co-sponosored by Hallmark Institute of Photography
For more information on the webinars, visit X-Rite's webinars page.
B&H carries X-Rite Color Management Products.
Post Date: 5/9/2013 9:25:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,869.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,299.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/9/2013 8:51:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Use coupon code PXPHOTO30 (or PXPHOTO30L for leather) at AdoramaPix to get 30% off custom Photo Books.
Post Date: 5/9/2013 8:09:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Nikon has posted their financial results for the year ending March 31, 2013.
Financial Results (PDF:897KB)
Financial and Business Data (PDF:88KB)
Presentation Material (PDF:633KB)

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Post Date: 5/9/2013 7:31:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe Lightroom Journal:
May 6, 2013 - Today’s Photoshop CC announcement requires a modest change in our camera raw support policy. Because Adobe is still selling Photoshop CS6, those customers will continue to receive updated camera raw file format compatibility via Adobe Camera Raw 8. When we update ACR8 with new camera support, Photoshop CS6 customers can work with the new version of the Camera Raw plug-in. No new features or functionality will be available in ACR to Photoshop CS6 customers as part of those updates. (No Upright, advanced healing brush or radial filter, etc.) I don’t have a timeline for how long this camera raw support will continue for Photoshop CS6 but I want to be consistent with our past policy of providing raw support for currently shipping products.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 5/9/2013 6:54:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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