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 Friday, January 31, 2014
Via CamRanger:
January 31, 2014 – CamRanger LLC is pleased to announce a firmware update for the award winning CamRanger. The newest update allows the photographer or videographer to simultaneously broadcast images or live feed to multiple iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Mac or Windows computers. The CamRanger allows advanced wireless camera control of over three dozen Canon DSLR and Nikon DSLR cameras and wireless tethering to an iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac or Windows computer, including the option of wireless shooting into Lightroom. The CamRanger provides advanced remote control of the Canon or Nikon DSLR camera including changing settings, touch focus, remote live view, setting up advanced bracketing, intervalometer (time-lapse), automatic focus stacking, movie recording, as well as rating, comparing and viewing images.
The firmware update for the CamRanger allows the photographer to take photos from either the camera or from an iPad (or iPhone, Android device, Mac or Windows computer) and have clients, directors, colleagues, or students view the images or live feed from their own device using the “CamRanger Share” application which is specific for each platform. If the photographer or videographer has watermarks turned on then the person using the CamRanger Share app will see watermarks as well on their own device. Dave Pawlowski, lead developer, states, “We are pleased to provide the sharing feature to our customers as it will be a great help to photographers in the studio and classroom.”
In addition to adding the ability to share images the firmware update allows the photographer to bridge into an existing WiFi network. The CamRanger creates its own WiFi network, but if the photographer wants to bridge into a network to extend the WiFi range, or post images to the Internet or FTP server immediately, then this feature gives the photographer this option.
The CamRanger firmware update is available for no additional charge at The associated software is found at The CamRanger retails for $299.99 and is designed, developed and supported in the USA.
B&H carries the CamRanger.
Category: CamRanger News
Post Date: 1/31/2014 2:20:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refubished Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/31/2014 1:09:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the Flag Kickstarter Page:
Flag is a phone and tablet app that prints your photos and mails them to you, your family or friends, for free.
Ad Supported Photo Printing
You can’t hang an iPad on a wall, you can’t mail an iPhone in a birthday card, and not every friend and relative uses the same social networks you do. That's why we love to print photos.
Unfortunately printing is expensive, often of poor quality, and not as flexible or fun as finishing photos with apps and filters. Flag is an app for iPhone that will change that.
Flag will be beautiful, clean and simple.
Flag’s ‘peekable thumbs’ view addresses the challenge of displaying photos on phones and tablets without compromise or waste. You can see the whole of a portrait or landscape image, without tapping to open it up, by tilting your device. (NB: unlike this animation our test code is buttery smooth).
Flag allows anyone (within the US to start) to print and mail a pack of 20 photos each month for free. You can keep the prints yourself, or send them to the people you love. If you want more than 20 a month you can buy as many as you need.
To make photo printing fun – for the first time by our reckoning – we’ve designed a photo finishing system ready for the 21st century. Museum quality (Giclée) printers, German 220 gram photo paper from sustainable sources, laser cutters, and robots with carbon fiber arms will allow Flag to deliver prints, for free, that are better than any you can pay for today. We want to turn your memories into mementos you can be proud of.
Read more Flag on the project's Kickstarter Page.
Post Date: 1/31/2014 12:46:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,549.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,169.00.
Note: This is likely a grey-market camera and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. 6ave's auction states, "Our products are covered by a warranty of 1-year parts and 90-days for labor. If you need more information, please contact our customer service department for warranty info."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/31/2014 10:35:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Professional Network has an Infobank article called "Exposure settings: ISO speed in the digital age" which explains the history and develpment of our photographic light-sensitivity standard.
I found the article both interesting and informative, so I thought I'd share it. [Sean]
Post Date: 1/31/2014 10:03:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The big white lenses weren't the only new additions to the Canon Store's refurbished inventory. A few other lenses also showed up:
New Additions to the Refurbished Inventory

Refurbished ItemRefurb. Price
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM1,199.20
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM479.99
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM439.99

Coincidently enough, the Refurbished Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash has also appeared in the Canon Store's inventory (but check out Bryan's post below for even better deals on the 90EX). In case you haven't seen it yet, check out Bryan's full review of the 90EX flash posted today!
Expect like-new lenses at bargain prices! Check out the entire list of Refurbished DSLR Cameras, Lenses and Flashes if you're looking to purchase something for the upcoming spring season.

Just posted: Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash Review
With the just posted Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash and Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT reviews, I guess that I could deem this Canon Speedlite week. Today's review covers Canon's smallest, lightest and least expensive flash – the 90EX.
While it was introduced and advertised with the Canon EOS M, the 90EX flash is compatible with all Canon EOS DSLRs. The 90EX has very low power output, but its optical wireless remote control capabilities are a huge value.
Read the full review to learn more about this great little device.
For great deals on the 90EX, check out the white box version at B&H ($99.00) or this eBay auction ($65.89).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/31/2014 8:38:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Two lenses that rarely show up in the Canon Store's refurbished inventory just landed there:

Don't hesitate if you've had your eye on one of these lenses. They likely won't last long!

eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Camera available for $5,549.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
Note: eBay is telling me that there is only one camera left in this auction. This appears to be a grey market item and therefore would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/31/2014 7:46:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Ritz Camera has the Lowepro Toploader Pro 70 AW available for $39.99. Compare at $61.99.
Post Date: 1/31/2014 7:19:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Eye-Fi:
Eye-Fi Labs Gives Mobi Customers Early Access to Upcoming Offerings
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., January 30, 2014 — Eye-Fi (, the global leader in wireless memory cards, is offering all Eye-Fi Mobi users a sneak peek of its new mobile apps and cloud service designed to blend the best of digital camera photography with the full benefits of mobile Internet access. Users of the Eye-Fi Mobi card, the first SD card that automatically transfers photos from digital cameras to smartphones or tablets, can preview the new applications and services for iOS, Android or Kindle devices through Eye-fi Labs. In addition, Eye-Fi is offering a limited number of free Eye-Fi Mobi cards to qualified new users who wish to experience these products.
"The new capabilities we are previewing are a natural extension of the current Eye-Fi Mobi card and mobile apps and provide a unique and compelling way to link digital cameras with the power of the cloud," said Sam Hui, VP of product management of Eye-Fi. "We will work closely with customers to gain insights that we will use to refine the products with the goal of delivering a delightful end-to-end experience when the products are generally available."
Eye-Fi Labs is a customer engagement platform that permits Eye-Fi to directly engage consumers and partners as part of an agile product development process. Eye-Fi Labs provides consumers early access to preview and evaluate new Eye-Fi technology in order to refine and enhance products prior to their commercial release.
To participate in Eye-Fi Labs, customers must possess an Eye-Fi Mobi card. Eye-Fi is offering a limited number of Eye-Fi Mobi cards to qualified new users. To register for the preview or to view qualification criteria see:
Since its launch in late 2013, Eye-Fi Labs has made several beta software releases available, including the Mobi Desktop Receivers for Windows PCs and Apple Mac platforms. Eye-Fi reserves the right to alter any of capabilities provided in Eye-Fi Labs and may or may not make them available commercially to the general public.
B&H carries Eye-Fi Wireless Memory Cards.
Category: Eye-Fi News
Post Date: 1/31/2014 6:43:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 30, 2014
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) (white box) available for $639.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00.
This is a great lens at regular price. With a limited quantity available and a very hot price, I doubt this deal will last for long.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/30/2014 6:11:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From SmugMugFilms Youtube Channel:
A behind-the-scenes look at how photographer Jessica Ambats captures the beauty of flight. Jessica specializes in air-to-air photography, a high-stakes type of aerial photography that involves shooting from an airplane with the doors removed while the plane being photographed flies as close as 20 feet away*.
* Do not try this at home. ;-)
Post Date: 1/30/2014 1:52:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Canon EOS 6D Kit with PIXMA PRO-100 Printer available for $2,099.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review)
  • PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Photo Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • SanDisk - 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1
  • Aluminum Print Ordering Kit (8 x 10")

Looking for a body-only deal? eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Body available for $1,604.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,749.00.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/30/2014 12:20:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $409.00 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/30/2014 11:27:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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