Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens - $799.99 (Compare at $999.00)
eBay has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (white box) featured as a Daily Deal for $799.99 including shipping (compare at a white box price of $999.00). Plus, "You'll earn $16.00 in eBay Bucks."
As I have said before, I do not feel that Canon's current version of Digital Photo Pro, version 188.8.131.52, is properly converting the G1 X RAW images when the "Viewing and saving RAW images" preference is set to "High quality". The problem appears identical to the problem we saw with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III when it first hit the streets. Canon fixed the 5D III issue quickly, but ... either disagrees with me that a problem exists - or has chosen to not make the G1 X fix a priority.
The G1 X ISO 12233 results show two samples being tested. In this case, both samples are from the same lens (and camera of course). Sample 1 images were processed at the "High speed" setting while sample 2 images were processed at the "High quality" setting (what I normally use). I feel that the sample 1 results best represent the sharpness of this camera, but have not processed any of my G1 X RAW images with hopes that Canon would give me the sharper results along the better-cleaned-up image quality that I expect "High quality" to deliver - in a DPP update.
Great news - Spider Holster has announced a big missing piece in their great camera holster solution (from my perspective of course) - the Arca-Swiss clamp attachment.
SPIDER HOLSTER LAUNCHES SPIDER ARCA-SWISS CLAMP
The Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp Ensures Universal Compatibility With Any Arca-Swiss Style Camera Brackets Allowing Photographers To Take Advantage of the Back-Saving Carrying Solutions of Spider Camera Holster Systems
Ithaca, NY – July 30, 2012 – Spider Holster, (www.spiderholster.com) a company specializing in unique holster-style carrying solutions for photographers, today announced the addition of the Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp to its full range of camera accessories. Designed for photographers who shoot with the popular Arca-Swiss-style L-brackets, the easy-to-attach Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp provides a mechanism for all shooters to take advantage of Spider Holster’s secure, back-saving carrying solutions while keeping their Arca-Swiss camera setup clear of any attachment when connecting to their tripod.
When using the Spider Holster system on its own, users simply attach the Spider Plate and Pin directly to the 1/4-20” tripod mount on their camera. When photographers add accessory brackets or plates to the body, these brackets occupy the sole attachment point on their camera. With the Spider Arca- Swiss Clamp, Arca-Swiss plate users now can easily carry their gear with Spider Holster to reduce the stresses on their upper body. Compatible with any bracket or plate that features the Arca-Swiss geometry, including those from Wimberley, Really Right Stuff, Kirk, etc., users simply twist the pressure screw allowing the Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp’s sliding jaws to release and are free to connect the camera to their tripod.
“Our customers have been telling us for some time that they are forced to choose between their L-bracket and Spider Holster, and we don’t want them having to make such painful decisions,” said Shai Eynav, President of Spider Holster. “With our new Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp they now have a solution that allows them to take advantage of the superior carrying afforded by Spider Holster while providing a seamless workflow with any Arca-Swiss style L-bracket or plate.”
Compatible with both the Spider Holster SpiderPro and Black Widow, the Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp carries an MSRP of $95.00.
DateTime: 7/30/2012 11:00:25 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Canon Inc. to Again Acquire Own Shares
Canon Inc. has once again announced that it plans to acquire shares of its own stock (announcement PDF). This time, up to 21.0 million shares (up to 50 billion yen worth) of common stock is planned to be acquired between July 31, 2012 to September 10, 2012.
"Photographer David Bergman created this Gigapan during the 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Park in London, UK. He made the composite photo by shooting 425 individual photos in a grid pattern (25 across by 17 down) during a one-hour time period as the athletes entered the stadium. The final high-resolution image is 81,992 X 37,520 -- more than three billion pixels."
DateTime: 7/29/2012 11:32:42 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sale On: Save 15% on Refurbished Canon EOS DSLRs with Free Shipping
Hot deal: Through Monday, July 30th, use coupon code EOS712 to save 15% and get free shipping on refurbished Canon EOS DSLRs at the Canon Store. This promo excludes EOS Bundles, EOS Clearance and the 5D Mark II.
Coupon code SHIP712 remains available for free shipping on orders over $100.00.
Here are the deals currently available:
EOS 7D and EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens Kit - $1,599.20 --> $1,359.32 EOS 7D and EF 28-135mm IS Lens Kit - $1,519.20 --> $1,291.32 EOS 7D Body - $1,359.00 --> $1,155.15 EOS 60D and EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens Kit - $1,119.20 --> $951.32 EOS 60D and EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens Kit - $1,039.20 --> 883.32 EOS 60D Body - $799.99 --> 679.99 EOS Rebel T3i and EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - $639.99 --> $543.92 EOS Rebel T3i Body - $559.99 --> $475.99 EOS Rebel T2i and EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens Kit - $559.99 --> $475.99 EOS Rebel T2i Body - $479.99 --> $407.99 EOS Rebel T1i and EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens Kit - $479.99 --> $407.99 EOS Rebel T3 Black EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit - $439.99 --> $373.92
DateTime: 7/28/2012 9:56:28 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, July 27, 2012
Hot Deal: 3 Days Only - Save 15% on Refurbished Canon EOS DSLRs - Free Shipping
Hot deal: Starting tomorrow, 7/28, use coupon code EOS712 to save 15% and get free shipping on refurbished Canon EOS DSLRs at the Canon Store. This promo excludes EOS Bundles, EOS Clearance and the 5D Mark II.
Coupon code SHIP712 remains available for free shipping on orders over $100.00.
12 Hours Only - Canon MX410 All-In-One PIXMA Printer, X Mark I Calculator and Free Shipping - $49.99 AR (Compare at $85.00 for Printer)
For 12 hours only, "from 11AM (EST) on 7/28 to 11PM (EST) on 7/28", use coupon code MX410PRINT to get the Canon MX410 Office All-In-One PIXMA Printer for $49.99 AR (compare at $85.00 for printer) Canon Store. Shipping is free and a Canon X Mark I Black Calculator (nice) is also included for free.
CompactFlash Association Working on CFast 2.0 Specification
From the CompactFlash Association:
The CompactFlash Association Invites Participation on CFast 2.0
CFast 2.0 Format Leverages SATA-3 to Deliver up to 600MB/sec Sequential Transfers
Cupertino, California – April 16, 2012 – The CompactFlash Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the development of the CFast 2.0 specification, sponsored by SanDisk. The CFast 2.0 specification will be developed in the CFast workgroup and will leverage the CFast 1.1 specification which was released September 2008. Additional participation in this specification development will be welcomed.
CFast1.1 (SATA-2) cards and connectors are already available in the marketplace. CFast 2.0 will leverage the same connector interface as CFast 1.1 and the SATA-3 interface for higher performance. Host manufacturers will be able to leverage their experience and investment in the ATA storage protocol and media manufacturers will be able to leverage high volume solid state disk (SSD) controller technology to serve the high performance requirements of this market. The new format will have VPG (Video Performance Guarantee) capability with profiles capable of supporting digital intermediate formats such as ProResTM, DPXTM, and DNxHD TM.
The key features of the CFast 2.0 format will include:
Dimensions : 42.8mm x 36.4mm x 3.6mm
Durable & Robust
High Performance Interface
SATA-3: 6Gbps (up to 600MB/sec)
Video Performance Guarantee
Support for VPG New Profiles
Superior Power Management
5mW standby power
“The CFast 2.0 format will enable hardware and imaging applications to leverage their ATA storage protocol investments. The Video Performance Guarantee Features of CFast 2.0 will widen its appeal to the requirements of higher end video applications,” said Mr. Shigeto Kanda of Canon, chairman of the board, CFA.
If you would like to participate in developing the CFast 2.0 specfication, please contact the CFA office to inquire about membership and/or joining the CFast Workgroup or the CFA website http://www.compactflash.org. CFA is targeting for the CFast2.0 specification to be available in the second half of 2012.
The CFA (logo), CF (logo), CF+ and CFast are trademarks of the CFA and are licensed royalty free to its members. The CFA is a licensee of the CompactFlash® and XQD trademarks and in turn will license it royalty free to its members.
Mike Asao CompactFlash Association P.O. Box 130 Cupertino, CA 95015-0130 +1-650-843-1220 email@example.com
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras Utilized for Unique Movie
From Canon USA:
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras Fly High In First-Ever Movie Filmed Completely on Airplanes
The Extreme Mobility and Exceptional Image Quality Make the Canon EOS C300 Camera the Ideal Choice for Filming Inside Confined Areas like the Limited Space of Commercial Airline Cabins
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 26, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that "Departure Date," the first motion picture to be filmed entirely onboard airliners in flight, was shot using Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras. The film was shot in nine days on three commercial flights at an altitude of 35,000 feet, spanning across 28,000 miles and three continents. Written and directed by Kat Coiro, "Departure Date" is a film about Jake (Emmy-nominated actor, Ben Feldman), who finds and loses the love of his life (Nicky Whelan) on a Sydney to Los Angeles Virgin Australia flight, meets his depressing future (in characters played by Philip Baker Hall, Janeane Garofalo, and Luis Guzman) on a Virgin America Los Angeles to Dallas flight, and is motivated to go get the girl on a Virgin Atlantic Los Angeles to London flight. "Departure Date" premiered on June 17th at the L.A. Film Festival.
"Virgin has a long history of groundbreaking firsts, and shooting the first film at 35,000 feet certainly continues that tradition," said Virgin Produced Head of Commercial Production Huntley Ritter. "We pride ourselves on the quality of the content we deliver in any medium, and the Canon products we utilized on this production and have used in the past have always exceeded expectations. We look forward to working with Canon for years to come."
"I knew it would be a challenge to figure out how to get it done just in terms of lighting, mobility, electrical power, and airport security," states director of photography Doug Chamberlain. "I looked at the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera and was immediately convinced that it's the perfect tool for shooting 'Departure Date.' The EOS C300 is a very production-friendly camera."
Compact, lightweight, and designed to deliver exceptional full 1920 x 1080 HD images, the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera is the product of decades of Canon's expertise designing advanced image sensors, lenses, and digital imaging processors. Engineered for filmmakers at all levels, the Canon EOS C300 features a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III image processor, for superb cinematic image quality, and a 50 Mbps 4:2:2 MPEG-2 codec for faithful image capture. It records to two CF (Compact Flash) cards through dual slots, with a choice of serial or parallel (for backup) recording, providing up to 80 minutes of recording time on each 32GB card.
Simple to operate, the camera is available in two models: the EOS C300 equipped with an EF lens mount for compatibility with Canon's extensive line-up of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS digital SLR cameras and EF Cinema lenses; and the EOS C300 PL with a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses including Canon's EF Cinema lenses with PL mounts. Both C300 models employ the industry-standard MXF (Material eXchange Format) for smooth workflow compatibility and include features such as Canon-Log that ensures capture of the full 12 T-stop exposure latitude of which the camera is capable.
Chamberlain used PL-mount compact prime lenses with his Canon EOS C300 camera to shoot "Departure Date." The compact size and long recording times provided by the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera proved essential for shooting in the tight confines of airline cabins, according to Chamberlain.
"Fortunately, at under four pounds, the C300 is actually quite light," he said. "It proved to be everything we needed in terms of the extreme mobility required to shoot in such a small space. I was able to move quickly and efficiently, and back the camera right up against the bulkhead or the window and still get my shots. I don't think I could have done that with many other cameras."
The Canon DSLR, Lens and Flash Rebates End on Saturday (Jul 28th, 2012)
Reminder: The very attractive Canon DSLR, Lens and Flash Rebates are scheduled to end on Saturday (Jul 28th, 2012). This rebate program has been twice extended and I guessed that hte second extension would not come. I'm not guessing about an extension this time, but would buy now if in the market for one of these items. Better deals are not typically found.
eBay is having an Apple Deal Blast featuring some of the latest Apple products including the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4" Laptop with Retina Display, Apple iPad 3rd Generation, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple Cinema 27" Widescreen LED LCD Monitor and more.
The deals are good, the time and quantities are limited.
DateTime: 7/24/2012 11:23:39 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
ASMP Releases Free Model and Property Release App
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has made a model and property release app available for iOS: ASMP Releases.
"A must have app for professional photographers working in all genres of the business. Photographer can customize a Model or Property release using the ASMP standard releases. The app allows you to create templates, take a photograph of the subject, specify the uses for the images, including any sensitive or digital manipulation issues, and images of minors, the models can then sign the release and a PDF is emailed to the photographer, agent, model and client as needed. In addition to the ASMP forms, the app includes the industry standard releases for stock photography produced by Getty Images, Inc., for photographers planning to license images through a stock photography distributor or portal. Also included is a special release for promotional use by the photographer. This FREE app is provided by ASMP, the trusted industry resource for photography business answers."
Tamron Posts Notice Regarding Lenses with Altered Serial Numbers
Notice Regarding Lenses with Altered Serial Numbers
Tamron products with erased or altered laser etched serial number have been found in the USA, Europe, China and elsewhere. These products had no or forged warranty cards.
Tamron cannot offer any warranty for products without a genuine warranty card, such as the ones noted above. In this case, all repairs are subject to charges.
Interchangeable lenses are precision optical products and defects or malfunctions may occur due to inadequate handling. Products with erased or altered serial numbers are exposed to vibrations when the original markings are scraped off. Tamron cannot guarantee the quality of such products.
Tamron products are sold through our local subsidiaries and authorized distributors worldwide. Tamron cannot guarantee the quality of products that are not supplied by our local subsidiaries or authorized distributors, as these are not under Tamron's control.
There is a possibility that lenses bought from other suppliers may be second hand or stolen.
Therefore when purchasing a Tamron product, please make sure it is from a local subsidiary or authorized distributor. Check if a local warranty card of the country of purchase that contains the product's serial number is attached to confirm that it is a product supplied by a local subsidiary or authorized distributor.
If you find anything suspicious with your purchased Tamron product such as no warranty card, please inquire with the dealer where it was purchased or contact Tamron directly.
Please direct inquiries to Tamron at:
Tamron Co.,Ltd. Imaging Products Business Unit Sales Dept. TEL 03-3251-3856 Business hour / 9:00-17:20 (except Saturday, Sunday, Public holiday)
Fake S/N sticker is attached:
When you peal off the fake S/N sticker, the original laser etched S/N has been erased:
DateTime: 7/23/2012 12:11:50 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Establishing Canon Marketing Vietnam
From Canon, Inc.:
Canon newly establishes Canon Marketing Vietnam, aims to create Vietnam-based import and distribution system for Canon products
TOKYO, Japan, SINGAPORE and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 23, 2012—Canon Inc. and Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. announced today the establishment of Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited, a new Canon marketing subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The new company was established with the aim of creating an import, distribution, sales and service system for Canon products in Vietnam.
In recent years, Vietnam, which joined the World Trade Organization in January 2007, has made great strides in transitioning to a market economy and integrating into the international economic system. In particular, through the government's economic open-door policy and domestic-demand expansion policies, Vietnam has achieved economic growth approaching 6% over the past few years with further expansion expected in the future, which has created a pressing need for Canon to establish a strategic marketing system in the country.
In response to these circumstances, Canon has newly established Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
In addition to existing business segments, through the new marketing company, Canon also aims to further expand its market share within such industries as production printing, and motion-picture and broadcasting production.
Overview of New Company
1. Name: Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited 2. Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 3. Representative: Noriji Yoshida (to be appointed President & Legal Representative) 4. Business activities: Import, distribution, sales and service of Canon products in Vietnam 5. No. of employees: Approximately. 40 (as of July 2012) 6. Capital: VND 63 billion (JPY 240 million, calculated at an exchange rate of VND 1=JPY 0.00385) 7. Equity structure: Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.: 100% 8. Establishment: June 2012 11. Start of operations: August 2012 (tentative) Note: Canon currently operates the following manufacturing subsidiaries in Vietnam: Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd., established in April 2001, which manufactures such products as inkjet printers and laser printers
(sorry - I don't know why "9" and "10" were omitted)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body, BG-E11 Battery Grip and Sandisk 32GB Extreme SDHC Card - $3,395.00 Shipped (Save $439.00)
eBay (via Canon-authorized retailer Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body bundled with the Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip and Sandisk 32GB Extreme HD Video 45MB/s (Class 10) SDHC Card for $3,395.00 shipped (compare at $3,484.00 + $317.00 + $33.00 = $3,834.00 for a $439.00 savings). Plus, "You'll earn $67.90 in eBay Bucks."
"With AF4 menu option Orientation Linked AF Point set to the default of Same for Both Vert/Horiz, behavior of the AFMA setting is normal. But, when it's set to Select Separate AF Points (which mine was), the AFMA zeroing out occurs."
"Simply changing that one setting from default 'breaks' the AFMA behavior ... and resetting that one setting to default restores the correct behavior."
Phase One Capture-One ProVersion 6.4.3 is now available for download using your software's update function. The new release features tether support for the Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D400 and Nikon D800/D800E.
Manfrotto Distribution Partners with CRIS for Authorized Service
From Manfrotto Distribution:
Manfrotto Distribution to Move U.S. Service Center to CRIS in Chandler, AZ
Manfrotto Distribution is pleased to announce that it will partner with C.R.I.S. (Camera Repair Instrument Service) a leading provider of camera repair and imaging device maintenance, to provide factory repair service for all Manfrotto Distribution products. Located in Chandler, AZ, CRIS will act as the exclusive authorized factory service facility for dealers and consumers in the United States.
Manfrotto Distribution brands that will be serviced at CRIS include Manfrotto, Gitzo, Elinchrom, Rotatrim, National Geographic, Kata, Metz, Lastolite, Gossen, and Avenger. CRIS’s long-standing quality assurance process will ensure that repairs for all of Manfrotto Distribution’s brands and products are inspected and approved before leaving their facility. CRIS promises a full satisfaction guarantee on repair parts and labor for 90 days, and provides online tracking throughout the repair process. Its streamlined repair and inventory process ensures for ultimate efficiency, and factory authorized quality means only original factory parts are used.
Manfrotto Distribution will close their repair department in Ramsey, NJ on July 20, 2012 and reopen at CRIS on August 6, 2012.
If you submitted your repair to Manfrotto Distribution in NJ before July 20, 2012, please contact them for repair status at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 818-9500.
CRIS is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm (MST) Monday through Friday. All packages should be shipped to: Manfrotto Service @ C.R.I.S. 250 North 54th St Chandler, AZ 85226
If you have questions about your repair or potential service, please e-mail email@example.com or call us at (480) 940-1103.
Please note that parts for all products should still be ordered through Manfrotto Distribution in NJ. To place an order, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 818-9500.
John, try this - Enter an AFMA for an older lens (one without the serial number on the chip, like the 70-200 II), then power off the camera. Turn it back on, and the AFMA menu should show zero and the serial number will be zeroed out (though if you take a photo I'm willing to bet it will still show the adjustment you made). Now without powering off the camera, remove the lens and put it back on (or at least turn it enough so the contacts aren't touching). Go back into the AFMA menu. I'm willing to bet you'll see your adjustment value and the serial number.
Trowski, you are a genius! It's kludgy, but it's a workaround. After doing so, it seems to persist for one power cycle, too. After doing that with my 70-200 II, I put on my 40/2.8, and it showed the previously set -2 straight off. Power cycling then zeroed it out again, but just loosening and remounting the lens with the power on brought the correct -2 back. Also, changing the AFMA then doing the workaround results in the new AFMA being applied, and restored after a repeat of the workaround, as long as you change the AFMA setting right after the lens unmount/remount, when the previous setting is visible.
Some (including Bryan, now) have reported this issue, others say they don't have the problem. Personally, I always power off the camera before changing lenses - I wonder ... if I routinely changed lenses with the camera powered on, would I not have noticed the issue? As stated above, the value seems to be saved, and recorded in the EXIF, just not displayed on-camera until it's forced to re-recognize the lens.
Think Tank Photo Announces Sling-O-Matic Test Drive Program
From Think Tank Photo:
We believe that the best advertisement for our camera bags is ... our camera bags. Once photographers actually feel their construction, the quality of the designs and materials, they realize how seriously we take our mission of being the premier developer of camera bags for the professional and serious photographer.
To aid you in figuring out which of our bags are right for you, periodically we roll out what we call a "Test Drive." With this program you can order and use the Test Drive gear for free for 30 days. If it meets your standards, you pay for it at the end of the trial period. If not, send it back and you won't be charged.
We are rolling out a test drive for our highly-regarded Sling-O-Matic sling bags.
Starting on Monday, July 16th, you can try a Sling-O-Matic™ for free for 30 days! If you don't want to keep it, ship it back to us, no problem. If it meets your needs, on the 30th day your credit card will be charged. (Offer limited to U.S. addresses.) Check out the product video.
With our Sling-O-Matic™ line-up of bags you have the photo industry's first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder. The Sling-O-Matic's adjustable, fully padded shoulder strap "automatically" slides along a set of rails to change which shoulder the bag can be worn on.
This innovation is the solution to the problem inherent with sling bags: they are designed to be to worn over one shoulder only. With one smooth motion, the Sling-O-Matic can be quickly switched to the opposite shoulder without losing the characteristics that have made sling bags popular among photographers.
The Sling-O-Matic series offers three unique bags to choose from, depending on the photo gear you carry. The Sling-O-Matic 10 can carry a standard-size DSLR and three to four lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8. The Sling-O-Matic 20 and Sling-O-Matic 30 can each carry a standard-size DSLR and four to six lenses, including a 70-200 f2.8. The Sling-O-Matic 30 also features a separate laptop compartment for carrying a 15.4" laptop
Industry's first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder.
Each bag fits a DSLR with up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens with lens hood in position.
All bags are flexible to fit standard size DSLRs with a lens attached.
Discreetly stylized to avoid obviously appearing like a camera bag.
Long side pocket for carrying a tripod, large water bottle, or other accessories.
Large handles on three sides.
Wide zippered pockets on front, back, and side.
Business card pocket for identification.
Removable/adjustable straps and waist belt for additional stability.
Small storage pocket for storing removable straps.
* ID of photo gear compartment: 11.25" W x 16" H x 5.5" D (28.5 x 41 x 14 cm) * ID of laptop compartment: 11.25" W x 16" H x 1.5" D* (28.5 x 41 x 3.5 cm*) * OD: 12" W x 17.25" H x 7.5" D (30.5 x 44 x 19 cm) * MINIMUM WEIGHT: 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg) * MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
ILFORD AND CANON USA, INC. JOIN FORCES TO CREATE STUNNING INKJET PRINTS
Try My Photo program gives consumers an opportunity to obtain a free sample print of their own eligible images on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige professional-quality media using Canon PIXMA Pro printers
Avon, CT – July 17, 2012 – ILFORD (http://www.ilford.com) together with Canon USA Inc., a leader in digital imaging, (www.usa.canon.com) today announced the limited time promotion for the successful Try My Photo program. Exclusive to United States residents, the program allows participants to print one of their favorite eligible images on just-launched ILFORD GALERIE Prestige professional-quality media using select Canon PIXMA Pro series printers. Those interested in taking advantage of the program can visit www.TryMyPhoto.com for program details and restrictions.
To demonstrate the professional-quality printing capabilities of its inkjet printers, Canon has selected two new papers from the ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range including Smooth Gloss 310 gsm and Smooth Pearl 310 gsm, on which to produce the free 8.5”x11” prints. Recently recognized with a 2012 TIPA Award for Best Fine Art Inkjet Paper, the 310 gsm ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl are now available to the U.S. market.
To take advantage of this promotion, register online at www.TryMyPhoto.com, upload an eligible image and select the option to print your image on ILFORD paper. The free prints will be produced on Canon PIXMA Pro printers including the Canon Pixma PRO-1, Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II and Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II, and mailed directly to the recipient; offer is limited to one per household during the period 17th July thru 30th September. Each Try My Photo print comes with information explaining exactly how the image was printed so photographers can easily replicate the results using their Canon printer at home. To ensure accurate reproduction of their images in home-printing, photographers can also download the free ICC profiles from the ILFORD web site. http://www.ilford.com/en/support/printer-profiles/.
“We’re excited to once again be working with Canon on this year’s Try My Photo program,” said Tim Maher, President of ILFORD America, Inc. “Canon’s top of the line inkjet printers are a perfect match for our new heavyweight 310 gsm offerings. Photographers can not only expect their submitted image to be returned as a high-quality print but will also be provided with the know-how that will allow them to achieve great results on their own.”
The ILFORD GALERIE Prestige range is a top choice of professional and enthusiast photographers looking for a truly universal inkjet photo paper compatible with all high-end inkjet printers on the market. In addition to the newly launched 310 gsm GALERIE Prestige Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl, the range includes Gold Fibre Silk, Smooth High Gloss, and Smooth Lustre Duo media. To learn more about the ILFORD GALERIE line up, please visit http://www.ilford.com/en/products/photo-inkjet/galerie-prestige/.
"In the AFMA menu, when When Adjust by Lens is selected, powering off then on resets the setting (or W/T settings for a zoom lens) to zero, and also clears out a manually entered lens serial number. If I set it to All by Same Amount, the setting entered is retained...but, powering off actually changes the setting to Adjust by Lens, which is zeroed out. Even setting it to Disable and power cycling results in it being set to Adjust by Lens."
"The same reversions occur if the camera goes into standby mode - when it's woken up, the AFMA setting, regardless of where it was left, reverts to Adjust by Lens with the previously set value(s) zeroed out."
I have verified the issue with my 1D X. Expect a firmware update to resolve this bug.
DateTime: 7/14/2012 9:37:10 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, July 13, 2012
Serious Canon EOS 5D Mark III Bundle Deal at Adorama - Save Over $800.00
Adorama has a serious Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Bundle deal (including some excellent gear) available for $7,398.00 shipped after $400.00 mail in printer rebate. The savings is about $800.00 excluding the software, printer and printer rebate.
Here is what is included:
Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body - USA Warranty
Rob also adds that "... this beta firmware release does not add compatibility with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS-1D X or EOS Rebel T4i" and quotes LPA Design's statement that the "5D Mark III is being reverse engineered and is our highest firmware priority."
"EOS 5DMarkIII cameras are available for evaluation loans to Gold and Platinum level CPS members on a first come first served basis. Subject to the same rules and regulations applied to all try before you buy evaluation loan requests. cpsloan[AT]cusa.canon.com"
DateTime: 7/13/2012 10:14:46 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body - $3,100.00 Shipped (Compare at $3,499.00)
Better deal than last night's: eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body for only $3,100.00 shipped (compare at $3,499.00). Plus, "You'll earn $62.00 in eBay Bucks." Seller is Canon USA-authorized The Imaging World.
DateTime: 7/13/2012 9:57:46 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for the New 180mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
From Sigma Corporation of America:
Sigma Corporation of America announces pricing and availability for 180mm F2.8 macro lens
World’s first 1:1 180mm F2.8 macro lens arrives in the US in July for street price of $1,699
RONKONKOMA, NY July 13, 2012 – Sigma Corporation, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced that the Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSMwill be available in the United States on July 27 for the street price of $1,699.
The new APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens boasts Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology and a wide F2.8 aperture to allow faster shutter speeds for narrow depth of field. With the OS feature, the lens offers the use of shutter speeds approximately four stops slower than would otherwise be possible, enabling handheld, close-up photography. Three “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements, which have a performance equal to fluorite glass, are included to provide excellent correction for color aberrations, and an inner focusing system enables this lens to photograph objects precisely throughout the entire focusing range. Overall length does not change during focusing.
“Macro photography is becoming quite popular and we’ve been growing our lineup of macro lenses as a result,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “We’re filling a gap in the industry by introducing the world’s first 1:1 180mm F2.8 lens to the market. The Optical Stabilizer technology and the larger focusing distance also provide photographers with more control for highly sensitive subjects that are on the move, like butterflies and insects.”
Equipped with the Super Multi-Layer Coating feature, the APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens reduces flare and ghosting, and delivers sharp and high contrast images, even in backlit conditions. The incorporation of Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet and high-speed autofocus, as well as full-time manual focus override capability. The macro lens has a rounded nine-blade diaphragm to create an attractive blur to the image’s out-of-focus areas. At 1:1 magnification, this lens has a focusing distance of 18.5 inches, which is a greater working distance than shorter focal length macro lenses, making it advantageous when taking pictures of highly sensitive subjects. It is also compatible with Sigma’s 1.4x EX DG APO and 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters.
DateTime: 7/13/2012 9:42:21 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A Change to the Site
As you know, this site is 100% supported by you - primarily from small commissions received from purchases you make using the links on this site. The bad news is that, late last year, the PA DOR made a shortsighted decision.
This PA DOR (Pennsylvania Department of Revenue) re-interpretation of an old law has resulted in B&H withholding support of the site - for many months now. B&H has been a good partner, I have had a long relationship with them, and I have been dedicated to maintaining that relationship going forward. Unfortunately, significant legal expenses compounded by the dramatic reduction in funding have seriously drained my finances. The result is that a new premier partner now takes over the preferred retailer position on the site.
Fortunately, Adorama is an excellent retailer to work with and is very worthy of my recommendation. I purchase very significant amounts of gear from Adorama and know firsthand that they take excellent care of their customers. Adorama generally delivers to me 1 day faster, and if you order by 7:00 PM ET, they ship (usually for free) the same day.
Going forward, I humbly request your support of this site through your gear purchases at Adorama - specifically by using the links provided here to add items to your cart and to complete the checkout process. I am extremely grateful for your support - I look forward to serving you long into the future!
DateTime: 7/12/2012 9:57:37 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Save Up To 15% at LensRentals.com in August
Save Up To 15% in August!
The dog days of Summer are coming up, which means it is even harder than usual to convince yourself to leave air-conditioned paradise and go shoot. To help motivate you, we're giving you up to 15% off rentals.
The Nuts and Bolts:
You must reserve your order no later than July 31st.
You must select an arrival date between August 6th - August 24th.
Place the code DOGDAYS in the Special Instructions box during checkout
If placed by July 23 recieve 15% off
If placed between July 24 - July 31 receive 10% off
Purchases & certain hard to keep in stock rental items are excluded from the promotion and are noted on their pages
Click on the appropriate "rent" button on this site or visit LensRentals.com directly to make your lens rental selection.
DateTime: 7/12/2012 9:44:09 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Nikon 800mm Super Telephoto Lens Coming
Nikon to release a super-telephoto, 800-mm, fixed focal length lens for professional photographers
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation will add the super-telephoto 800-mm, fixed local length lens to its lineup of NIKKOR lenses. This lens will offer a fixed focal length of 800 mm, a maximum aperture of f/5.6, and will be fully compatible with Nikon FX-format cameras.
This lens has been developed in order to strengthen the NIKKOR lineup of super-telephoto lenses. It will boast the longest focal length of any NIKKOR autofocus lens, and will be best suited to capture of a wide variety of decisive outdoor scenes, from sporting events to wildlife. In addition to its superior optical performance, the lens will offer dust and water resistance.
In 2012, Nikon released three new FX-format digital-SLR cameras—the D4, the new flagship digital SLR, and the D800 and D800E, which offer incredible resolution and image quality. In addition to reinforcing its lineup of FX-format digital-SLR cameras, Nikon has also been working to expand the lineup of NIKKOR lenses.
Nikon has been providing service and support to professional photographers for roughly fifty years through the activities of its Nikon Professional Services (NPS). In addition to providing maintenance and repairs for the equipment professional photographers use every day, NPS service depots are set up at a variety of international sporting and cultural events. At these service depots, photographers can have their equipment inspected and repaired, and they can also borrow equipment.
Nikon has been also an official sponsor of The Open Championship since 1993. The Open Championship is the oldest of the world's four major tournaments* in professional golf (the next Open Championship will be held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England between July 19 and 22, 2012). This lens is scheduled to be on display at the Nikon service depot that will be set up for professional photographers working at the event.
Furthermore, this lens is scheduled to be on display at Photokina 2012, one of the world's largest photo and imaging exhibitions, to be held in Cologne, Germany from September 18–23, 2012.
*World's four major golf tournaments: Masters Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, The Open Championship, PGA Championship
As a leader in the professional imaging market, Nikon will continue to develop and release products offering superior performance and functionality based on the optical technologies it has cultivated over its long history. Nikon will also continue to strive to strengthen and improve the service and support it offers to its professional customers.
Release date and suggested retail price for this product have not yet been determined.
*Specification and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of manufacturer. Exterior finishing and design are not final.
Induro® Announces New Dual Range Hi-Hat Tripod Set
Unique support system for both still cameras and video cameras that can securely hold up to a 220 lb. load scheduled to be in stores July 2012
North White Plains, NY – (June 1, 2012) – Induro (www.indurogear.com), makers of tripods, heads and accessories designed for demanding professional photographers and videographers, announces July 2012 availability of the new Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat Tripod Set.
Shown for the first time at NAB 2012, the new Induro DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set, designed with both photographers and videographers in mind, is a unique support system that provides a range of capabilities that makes this tripod compatible with the requirements of still cameras as well as video platforms. Supporting an unprecedented 220 lb. load, the new DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set consists of both a short Aluminum Alloy tripod with 100mm Bowl, and a 100mm Half Ball Adapter.
"We are so excited to soon be bringing this amazing compact, flexible and extremely strong tripod set to market," said Jan Lederman, President of Induro. "Sure to please the most demanding photographers and videographers, this new tripod set meets and exceeds the standards set by other Hi-Hat and Low-Hat solutions."
Matching traditional Hi-Hat dimensions, the DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set goes far beyond in terms of operational scope and flexibility. Each leg features a two section extension and three steps of variable angle adjustment, making height adjustments and terrain adjustments a breeze. Specially reinforced pivoting ovoid feet provide a sure grip on virtually any surface, plus the capability to be screwed, spiked or otherwise firmly secured to establish a rock-solid connection to the ground or a board.
Bubble levels are incorporated both on the tripod spider and the top plate of the half ball adapter. And three evenly spaced points provide secure 3/8" and 1/4" threaded mounts for accessories.
The Induro DR Hi-Hat Tripod Set will be available in stores in early July 2012 for $279.
DateTime: 7/11/2012 10:40:24 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Lexar To Support for XQD Memory Card Specification
Lexar Announces Support for XQD Memory Card Specification
Lexar XQD Memory Cards to be Compatible with Nikon D4 and Future XQD-based Camera Models
Fremont, CA, 11 July, 2012 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced its support of the XQD™ memory card specification for compatibility with Nikon D4 and future XQD-based camera models. Expected to be available in the third quarter of 2012, Lexar XQD memory cards will offer high-speed performance in a range of capacities to effectively capture and store high-quality images, 1080p full high-definition (HD) video, and 3D video content.
“By collaborating with Lexar, we’re reinforcing the fact that the XQD specification represents one of the futures of high-performance memory cards,” said Nobuaki Sasagaki, General Manager of marketing department, Imaging Company, Nikon Corporation. “Our cooperation efforts demonstrate the vision shared by Nikon and Lexar to continue advancing the photography and imaging market with innovative technology and extremely high performance.”
“We are committed to offering innovative and industry-leading photography solutions, which is why we’re working with Nikon to offer and co-market XQD memory cards. We view the XQD standard as one of the most logical ways to increase interface speed beyond that of existing CompactFlash technology with the capability of offering performance up to 5Gb per second, in time,” said Wes Brewer, vice president of products and technology, Lexar. “This collaboration provides assured compatibility with Lexar XQD memory cards and Nikon D4 and makes this technology available to the entire photo industry.”
XQD memory cards are based on the PCI Express® specification, which offers 2.5Gb per second performance today with plans for 5Gb per second performance in the future.
Manfrotto Introduces New 290 Carbon Fiber Tripod Series
Manfrotto announces the 290 Carbon Fibre Series
Manfrotto have just announced the launch of 290 Carbon - a new family of carbon fibre camera supports designed to accompany passionate new photographers as they progress and improve their skills.
At that level, no longer a beginner, but not (yet) earning a living from photography, it has always been difficult to find accessories and equipment that offer the right balance of performance, practicality and versatility: cheap "first tripods" are too flimsy and can't be upgraded, but professional tripods have too many features, too many options and are too much of an investment. The 290 Carbon range steps right in to fill the gap in the middle and support the aspiring photographer along the path from hobby to passion... or from obsession to profession.
Journeys to far-flung locations and spectacular holidays are often the triggers to taking photography more seriously, but it's notoriously difficult to find a tripod that's compact and light enough to travel, but stable enough to really help when you get to your destination.
Step into your passion for photography!
Transportable, without any sacrifice in camera stability
Durable and built for heavy-duty use, without any reduction in strength or performance over time
Optimizable to help get great results across all photographic styles
DateTime: 7/9/2012 10:46:36 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
2013 International CES Registration Now Open
From the CEA:
2013 International CES Registration Opens Today
Free Registration through August 31
Arlington, Va., July 9, 2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today opens registration for the 2013 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, scheduled January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Registration for the 2013 International CES is free to consumer technology professionals through August 31. A registration fee of $100 will start on September 1, and the fee will increase to $200 on January 2. Attendees and media can register today at CESweb.org.
The International CES has room blocks at discounted rates, available for a limited time, at partner hotels throughout Las Vegas. It is important to make hotel reservations early to get the best rates.
The International CES attracts 150,000 of the top executives, retail buyers, content providers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials and media from 150 countries.
“Excitement and buzz is already starting to build for the 2013 International CES, which will be the most important global technology event of the year,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “With new innovations in cloud computing, software and apps, digital health, lifestyle technologies and automotive technologies, the 2013 International CES is sure to feature the standout products and trends of 2013 across all major product categories.”
Press registration is always free. For media services, registration and credential criteria information, please visit CESweb.org/press. Additional information on the 2013 International CES can be found at CESweb.org, including hotel and airline information to assist attendees in making their CES travel plans.
Bundles and the EOS 5D Mark II are excluded (though the refurbished 5D Mark II is still a bargain). The lens inventory has not recovered since the last 20% coupon deal, but there is a good selection of DSLRs available at amazing prices.
Use coupon code SHIP712 for free shipping. (thanks Nurlan)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, BG-E11 Battery Grip, Sandisk Extreme 32GB SDHC - $3,399.00 Shipped (Save $474.95)
Same bundle as Wednesday - $100.00 lower price:
eBay (via Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body bundled with the Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip and Sandisk Extreme 32GB 45MB/s Class 10 SDHC memory card for only $3,399.00 shipped (save $374.95). Plus, "You'll earn $69.98 in eBay Bucks." (thanks TVS)
Another Canon EOS Rebel T4i Product Advisory from Canon USA:
Thank you for using Canon products.
The front rubber grips of some units of the Canon EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR camera (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) may change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Customer support for this phenomenon is described below.
Canon continuously strives to provide our customers with high quality, reliable products that can be used with confidence. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who may be inconvenienced.
The front rubber grips of some EOS REBEL T4i units produced in certain lots during the sixteen-day period between May 31st through June 15th, 2012 may turn white after a short period of time. We have determined after inquiry with the rubber manufacturer and analysis, that the substance zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) is what causes the rubber surface to turn white.
Zinc bis is not used in the production of this product. However, the quantity of rubber accelerator used in the affected production lots was slightly higher than usual. As a result the rubber grips may turn white due to a chemical reaction with the rubber accelerator and other substances. High temperature and high humidity may contribute to this condition. Zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate), which becomes deposited on the rubber surface, is created as a result of this chemical reaction.
Some EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras produced from May 31 through June 15 may be affected.
You can use the serial number to check whether your camera is affected by this phenomenon. If the sixth digit of the serial number is "1" please follow the procedure below. If the sixth digit of the serial number is "2" or higher, your camera is not affected.
1) Click on the link below to enter your serial number.
2) Enter the 12-digit serial number (reference the image below) from your camera then click the Submit button
3) One of the following messages will appear. · "Your camera is NOT affected" ? No further action is required · "Your camera is affected" ? Please see the Support section below
Click here to enter your serial number (hint: read this instruction before opening that page)
Caution on Use
The amount of zinc bis (N,N'-dimethyldithiocarbamate) detected during our testing was minimal. While Canon has not received any reports of injury or allergic reactions, depending on one’s health and physical condition, in rare cases when this substance comes into contact with skin, allergic skin reactions* may develop. In addition, if eyes are rubbed after contact with the substance, symptoms, such as red eyes, may develop.
As a precautionary measure, thoroughly wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with the rubber grips that have turned white. (If any medical symptoms develop, please consult your physician immediately.)
*Please note that the occurrence of allergic skin reactions depend on the target substance, length of contact with the target substance, one’s health and physical conditions, and sensitivity of one’s skin structure, and not everyone will be affected by allergic symptoms.
Preparations are underway to provide free repair service for affected cameras by replacement of the rubber grips. Once this repair service is available (ETA of mid July 2012), we will post an update on our web site and also notify registered users via email. Please register your EOS Rebel T4i, so that we can inform you via email when the free repair service will commence.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Thank you, Customer Support Operations Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Contact Information for Inquiries: Canon Customer Support Center Phone: 1-855-902-3277 TTD: 1-866-251-3752 E-mail: email@example.com
Through July 25th, use coupon code PXMETAL40 to save 40% on aluminized metal prints at AdoramaPix. Here is more information from AdoramaPix:
Preserve your favorite photos by having them aluminized by AdoramaPix. Your photo won't be printed on the surface of the metal, but infused right into it. This gives your photos an almost magical luminescent quality.
Our process provides rich, vibrant colors and a sense of depth and detail that you have to see to believe. They can be mounted on your wall with a frameless float mount that supports your photos a short distance from the surface of the wall for a stylish, modern look.
Available in a silver, white, matte or gloss finish. Aluminized metal prints not only look amazing, they'll last a lifetime! Hurry, a price this good won't be around for long...
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Delayed Until Mid-September
From Canon USA:
Updated Availability for the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
We would like to inform you of an update to the expected availability of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. The lens is expected to be available in mid-September 2012.
We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause.
From Canon UK:
Updated sales start date for EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens
London, UK, 5 July 2012 – Canon would like to advise of an updated sales start date for the previously announced EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens. Due to a further delay to the start of mass production, the EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens will now be available from September 2012.
Canon would like to apologise for this delay and any inconvenience caused to customers.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, BG-E11 Battery Grip, Sandisk Extreme 32GB SDHC - $3,499.00 Shipped (Save $374.95)
eBay (via Beach Camera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body bundled with the Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip and Sandisk Extreme 32GB 45MB/s Class 10 SDHC memory card for only $3,499.00 shipped (save $374.95). Plus, "You'll earn $69.98 in eBay Bucks."
DateTime: 7/4/2012 10:52:18 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Nikon D4 Firmware Version A:1.02 / B:1.02
Nikon D4 Firmware Version A:1.02 / B:1.02 is now available foor download: USA | Europe
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date July 4, 2012:
An issue that caused the camera to freeze when attempting to format a memory card (setup menu>Format memory card) while the camera was connected to a network in HTTP server mode has been resolved.
Format memory card can now be added to My Menu.
Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera's monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
The stability of network connections when the FTP upload option is selected has been increased.
When recording movies using a lens with an aperture ring in [P] or [S] exposure mode, and Aperture ring selected for Custom Setting f10: Customize command dials>Aperture setting, the minimum aperture was applied. This issue has been resolved.
When a still image captured during movie recording with 1920 ×1080; 30 fps; crop, 1920 × 1080; 25 fps; crop, or 1920 × 1080; 24 fps; crop selected for Movie settings>Frame size/frame rate and Live frame grab selected for Custom Setting g4: Assign shutter button was displayed in Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2, the position of the focus point displayed differed from actual recording position. This issue has been resolved.
We have identified a phenomenon in which the camera model name embedded in the EXIF data of captured images incorrectly shows “EOS Kiss X6i”, which is the model name for the EOS Rebel T4i in the Japanese market. Even if this occurs, however, the image taken is still captured correctly.
When using applications, such as Digital Photo Professional (DPP) or Image Browser EX (IBX) to view images captured with your EOS Rebel T4i camera, the camera model name in the EXIF information of the images shows the model name for the same camera in the Japanese market: the EOS Kiss X6i.
The camera model name that appears on the Camera Settings / Remote Shooting screens of EOS Utility (EU) also shows “EOS Kiss X6i”.
EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR Camera
*Some units whose second digit of the serial number is “3” are affected.
For example: "x3xxxxxxxxxx" ([x] represents any optional number.)
Customers who would like to have the correct model name listed in the EXIF information of their camera are asked to contact Canon using the information below.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Please register your EOS Rebel T4i. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available.
Thank you, Customer Support Operations Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Contact Information for Inquiries: Canon Customer Support Center Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON 1-800-652-2666 TTD: 1-866-251-3752 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For additional support options: http://www.usa.canon.com/support
Corel Takes Market Leadership in Consumer Video Editing Software
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2012) - Corel today announced that it has acquired Avid's consumer video editing product lines, including Pinnacle Studio™ HD and Avid® Studio. These industry-leading titles join Corel's award-winning digital media product portfolio, securing the company's position as the leader in consumer video editing software. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
"With the power of the Pinnacle Studio and Corel VideoStudio brands, Corel now offers the industry's broadest consumer video editing software portfolio," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Corel. "These products will meet virtually any need or creative impulse - whether customers are looking to quickly capture, edit and share videos on their iPad or require the exceptional control of a full-featured desktop application."
Corel will offer the Pinnacle consumer video editing products to customers and partners through its global sales, marketing and services organizations. As part of the transaction, the company will welcome a core group of employees from the Pinnacle product team to its digital media group, which is also responsible for the company's VideoStudio®, PaintShop® Pro, WinDVD® and Roxio® product lines.
Corel's newly acquired products include the Pinnacle Studio family, Avid Studio, Avid® Studio for iPad and the Dazzle® video hardware product line including Dazzle Video Creator® Platinum HD.
Added Mr. DiMaria: "We are delighted to welcome our new employees and look forward to building on the amazing products they've developed. Our combined team's expertise is unmatched in the industry. I'm especially excited to introduce our expanded portfolio to customers and partners who will benefit from the breadth of our offering and the innovation it delivers, including advances in mobile as highlighted by the recently released Avid Studio for iPad."
New Tamron Lens Rebates - Save $75.00 on the Tamron 17-50mm non-VC Lens
Tamron has a new round of lens rebates available through Sep 30th, 2012. Most of the available rebates are the usual, but notable is the $75.00 rebate on the Tamron 17-50mm non-VC Lens (this lens performs very well for the price).
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS Lens - $439.00 Shipped (Compare at $479.00)
I guess this is eBay day: eBay (via 47th Street Photo) has the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS Lens in Canon, Nikon or Pentax mounts - $439.00 shipped (compare at $479.00). Plus, "You'll earn $8.78 in eBay Bucks."
Update: Friend of the site Noah informed me that, as of 6/3/2012, seller "BuyItDigital" is not on Canon's authorized retailer list and that a warranty card is not listed as being included. I've never needed a warranty card for repair service, but the non-authorized-retailer is more of an uncertainty in my mind. BuyItDigital has a very high eBay feedback rating.