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 Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
BuyDig.com has the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $1,224.98 with free shipping after $100.00 mail-in rebate. The lens comes with a free $200.00 Visa gift card giving you a final price of $1,024.98.
Post Date: 9/12/2013 9:43:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens available for $999.00. Compare at $1,089.00.
 
Check out T-D-P.com's full review of the Canon EF 135mm f/2L for more information on this sharp, fast prime.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2013 7:44:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster
From ExpoImaging:
 
Watsonville, California – September 11, 2013 – ExpoImaging, Inc., designers of innovative camera accessories for the photographic market, today introduced the patent pending Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster, a unique attachment for DSLR cameras that concentrates light from the pop-up flash for photographing subjects at a distance. Optimized for use with telephoto zoom lenses that are 100mm and longer, the Rogue Safari focuses up to 8x more light (an improvement of up to 3 f/stops) on a subject than a DSLR’s unassisted pop-up flash, and up to 12x more than ambient light.
 
“Every photographer can think of a time when there just wasn’t enough light to get the shot they wanted, particularly at distances greater than 20-30 feet where the pop-up flash by itself simply isn’t powerful enough,” said Erik Sowder, CEO of ExpoImaging, Inc. “Using the Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster, it’s possible to light a subject at significantly greater distances, in some cases as far as 60-70 feet away. That extra light can make the difference between a sharp image with good color, and a dark, underexposed missed opportunity.”
 
The Rogue Safari is optimized to work with telephoto zoom lenses (100mm and longer) on most modern Canon APS-C or Nikon DX sensor cameras. The optically engineered lens captures light from the pop-up flash and narrowly focuses it for lighting more distant subjects, providing photographers of every skill level with increased flexibility to shoot in the most challenging lighting conditions.
 
“If you’re an avid weekend photographer shooting your kids’ soccer games, or you want to make sure to capture those vacation memories, you’ll be amazed at the amount of light you get from your pop-up flash with the Rogue Safari,” said Sowder. “The Rogue Safari puts out nearly as much light as a $500 accessory flash, except the Safari sells for just $35. At just 2 ounces (55 grams) the Rogue Safari is lightweight and simple to use, and it doesn’t require any batteries,” said Sowder.
 
With a flowing design aesthetic, the Rogue Safari looks like part of the camera. It is built to withstand the rigors of travel photography with the lens and body molded from rugged, impact resistant polycarbonate materials.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster is available now through ExpoImaging’s distribution partners worldwide. Rogue Safari retails for $34.95.
 
While the Rogue Safari Pop-Up Flash Booster is compatible with the vast majority of modern DSLR cameras, some older model DSLRs will not accommodate the Safari; owners of models launched before 2007 are encouraged to check the product compatibility chart here: http://www.RogueSafari.com.
 
Adorama carries the Rogue Safari.
Post Date: 9/12/2013 6:58:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Canon PowerShot N Facebook Ready Digital Camera
The Canon Store has the limited edition PowerShot N Facebook Ready Digital Camera in stock. Get a free built-in blue case, 8GB memory card and a wrist strap (shown above) with your order.
 
Check out the PowerShot N Facebook Ready press release for more information.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2013 2:49:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the 32GB Google Nexus 7 (first version) available for $159.99 with free shipping.
 
I have a 16GB Google Nexus 7 that I use every day. I love mine. ;-) [Sean]
Post Date: 9/11/2013 12:04:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $379.99 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/11/2013 11:41:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L II USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8 L II USM Lens available for $2,049.00. Compare at $2,299.00.
 
Check out Bryan's full review for more information on this sharp, full-frame general purpose lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2013 11:26:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Spiffy Gear Light Blaster
Lighting Master Sean Setters is today sharing the latest weapon in his portrait arsenal with us. Fuel your creativity with the Spiffy Gear Light Blaster!
Post Date: 9/11/2013 9:09:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Epson Expression XP-610 and XP-810 Printers
From Epson:
 
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 10, 2013 – Epson America, Inc. today launched the feature-rich Epson Expression Premium XP-810 and XP-610 Small-in-One printers designed for today’s busy families and photo enthusiasts. Packing ultra -powerful performance into an ultra-slim design, the Expression Premium series leverages Epson's MicroPiezo printing technology and Claria Premium inks to produce consumer-rated unbeatable quality prints at home or on-the-go with Epson Connect for easy printing from a tablet, smartphone or computer from literally anywhere in the world.
 
The Expression XP-810 and XP-610 are designed as complete wireless solutions, featuring built-in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and Wi-Fi Direct for network-free printing. Both models are always ready to print, offering built-in memory card slots for PC-free printing, automatic two-sided printing to save paper, easy-to-use creative tools such as a dedicated photo tray and direct CD/DVD printing, as well as built-in auto photo correction tools.
 
“Expression Premium Small-in-Ones are designed to provide busy households and photo enthusiasts with a powerful creativity tool, packing a robust feature set and unbeatable photo quality into an ultra slim design,” said Joe Keller, product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “With comprehensive wireless capabilities and Epson Connect mobile printing solutions, it’s now easier than ever for consumers to print from the home or anywhere in the world.”
 
The flagship Expression XP-810 adds a 30-page Auto Document Feeder for automatic two-sided copying, scanning and faxing, a 3.5-inch touchscreen with gesture navigation for easy setup and operation, specialty paper support through its rear paper feed, and an auto-extend paper output tray. Plus, time-saving, bonus templates are also available for printing lined school paper, graph paper, calendar pages, and custom note paper with personal photos – all without a computer.
 
Additional Expression Premium Small-in-One Features:

  • Epson Connect – easily print and scan from anywhere with Epson Email Print, Epson iPrint mobile app, and Epson Remote Print
  • Print speeds of 14 ISO ppm for black and 11 ISO ppm for color and 13 ppm black and 10 ISO ppm color for the XP-810 and XP-610 respectively
  • Print borderless 4” x 6” photos – in as fast as 12 seconds (XP-810)
  • High-quality scanning up to 2400 dpi (XP-610) and 400 dpi (XP-810)
  • PC-free photo printing with card slots and built-in photo correction that automatically corrects digital images, including advanced face detection and color correction
  • Eco-friendly features, including ENERGY STAR qualified, support of recycled paper, RoHS compliant and designed to be recycled
  • Built in Ethernet networking (XP-810)
  • Individual ink cartridges to replace only the color needed; standard and high-capacity (XL) black and color ink cartridges accommodate various printing needs

Pricing and Availability
 
The Epson Expression Premium XP-610 ($149.99 MSRP) and Epson Expression XP-810 ($229.99 MSRP) will be available in mid-September through major retailer stores nationwide.
 
Amazon has the Expression Premium XP-610 & XP-910 printers available for preorder.

Category: Epson News
Post Date: 9/11/2013 8:14:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit
BuyDig.com has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $3,499.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Semi Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 11

Check out T-D-P.com's full review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for more information.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2013 6:35:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
BuyDig.com has a Canon EOS 6D & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $1,599.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Semi Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 11

Check out Bryan's full review of this budget-friendly, full frame DSLR camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/11/2013 6:06:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Canon Professional Services Logo
I recently received the following email from CPS regarding upcoming program changes. If you're currently a CPS member, you might want to check out the changes scheduled for the near future.
 
From Canon Professional Services (USA branch):
 
Thank you for your continued Canon Professional Services membership, Canon loyalty and for trusting Canon products for use in your business.
 
The staff of CPS strives to provide imaging professionals like you with comprehensive service and support benefits. And we are always looking for opportunities to make the CPS program even better. After careful study and consideration, and with your valuable feedback, we are planning to roll out a number of enhancements and updates to the CPS program. The purpose of this email is to give you a summary of these enhancements and updates, which we anticipate will be effective for all members in two phases: the 4th quarter of 2013 and early 2014 with the introduction of a new CPS Cinema level. Details will be available on the CPS website as these enhancements and updates become available.
 
The program updates and enhancements are as follows:
 
We are renaming the Clean & Check process to Canon Maintenance Service (CMS) and eliminating the paper voucher. The number of items that may be sent in for CMS is being increased for eligible CPS members. Platinum members will be able to send 10 eligible items, and Gold members will be able to send 5 eligible items, during each membership year. The number of items sent in for CMS will be tracked by Canon internally.
 
Based on your feedback, we are shortening the period for each evaluation loan from two weeks to one week. This will also have the effect of increasing the total amount of equipment available for evaluation loans to eligible members.
 
In an effort to concentrate our efforts on our core professional members, we will no longer include the EOS 60D camera, and future successor model cameras, as qualifying equipment for any level. However, owners of such equipment will still be eligible to receive repair benefits covered by the program.
 
In early 2014, the Cinema EOS C100 camera and all Cinema Prime Lenses will be added as qualifying equipment to the CPS Gold and Platinum membership levels. And we are planning to launch a new CPS Cinema level tailored to owners of other Cinema EOS cameras and lenses.
 
In an effort to balance program benefits, we are adjusting the repair discounts from their current levels. Therefore, repair discounts are being changed to 30% for Platinum level members and 20% for Gold level members. Also, there will be a cap on the number of annual repairs to which the discount can be applied, Gold level members can receive the repair discount on a maximum of 10 eligible items and Platinum level members can receive the repair discount on a maximum of 15 eligible items.
 
The annual fee for Platinum membership will be reduced from $500 to $300. The annual fee for the Gold membership level will remain at $100, and the Silver membership level will remain free to qualified professionals.
 
For organizations with large amounts of eligible Canon equipment and/or large photography staff, we are launching Enterprise CPS, which is designed to suit the needs of medium to large size organizations like newspapers, photo studios, rental houses, etc. In addition to some of the traditional CPS benefits, Enterprise CPS clients can receive benefits like on-site equipment maintenance, higher repair caps and streamlined billing. The details of this new program will be provided at a later date.
 
We have also increased our support of the professional imaging market in less direct, but significant, ways. For example, you may have noticed that, during 2013, CPS increased the number of major sporting events, training workshops, and trade shows where on-site support is provided to eligible CPS members. These events are an important way for us to support and communicate with our members.
 
We recently opened two new service facilities, one in Hollywood, CA and another in Ridgefield Park, NJ just outside of New York City. These two new facilities are available to CPS Gold and Platinum level members (as well as our broadcast/cinema professionals). An advance reservation is required for all service and support requests handled by the Hollywood and Ridgefield Park facilities. CPS Gold and Platinum members requesting support should call the CPS hotline at 1 (888) CPS-4540 to make a reservation. And we are currently planning to open a third service facility that will support the Chicago market later this year. All with the goal of bringing Canon's award-winning repair and maintenance services closer to our CPS members.
 
Although the CPS program is changing in some significant ways, some aspects of CPS member support are not going to change: our unwavering commitment to speed and quality, as well as acting on your repair and maintenance requests with repair turnaround times of two business days for Platinum members and three business days for Gold members, as more fully described in the program terms and conditions. Temporary loaners while products are in for repair will continue to be available per the terms and conditions of the various membership levels. And dedicated, priority support will still be available for CPS members via phone or email, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CPS Program Benefits

These enhancements will be rolled out via e-mail communications to our members, detailing the specific changes by membership level, effective date and describing new programs like Enterprise CPS and CPS Cinema. Ensuring your smooth transition to these new benefits is very important, so we want to hear from you if you have any questions.
 
We are honored to have the opportunity to help you achieve success in your imaging pursuits and to support your passion for image-making. Thank you again for trusting Canon with supporting your business.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/10/2013 2:24:36 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/4 L IS USM Lens available for $659.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. 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.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/10/2013 12:30:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D
The full review of the Canon EOS 70D, what is now arguably Canon's best all-purpose APS-C format camera choice, is now live on the site.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/10/2013 8:39:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 70D Body
BuyDig.com has a Canon EOS 70D with PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundle available for $1,089.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Semi Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
  • Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag - DC74
  • 3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit

Directions:

  1. Add the Canon EOS 70D to your cart. The 70D comes with a free memory card, gadget bag, and cleaning kit.
  2. Add the PIXMA PRO-100 to your cart. The printer comes with free photo paper.
  3. Go through checkout. Total will be $1,498.00 on the final checkout screen.
  4. Redeem the $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final price of $1,098.00.

Check out Bryan's full review of the Canon EOS 70D for all the great details on this new (possibly flagship) camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/10/2013 7:44:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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