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 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
B&H has the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 available for preorder with free expedited shipping.
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 10/18/2017 11:17:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Company Welcomes Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd into its Revered Program
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the addition of photographers Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd to its renowned Explorers of Light program. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon's program, expanding its wide range of talented professionals that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. Both Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, October 26-28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. In addition, Barbara will be a member of a keynote panel at the Expo on Thursday, Oct 26 and will be presenting at the Canon booth on both Thursday, October 26 and Saturday, October 28th. At the Canon booth, she will share her work and experience of shooting with the EOS M5 camera as well as capturing emotional images of conflicts and tragedies. For a full schedule of PhotoPlus Expo events in the Canon booth, please visit usa.canon.com/photoplus2017.
 
Barbara Davidson is a three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-award winning photojournalist best known for her work on victims of gang abuse in Los Angeles. As a long-time photographer at the Los Angeles Times, Barbara spent much of the past decade photographing women and children trapped in a culture of poverty and guns. “I am excited to be a part of this great program and look forward to sharing my years of experience with Canon users all over the world,” said Davidson.
 
Terrell Lloyd is known for his experience shooting professional and college sports. He is currently employed by the San Francisco 49ers as their full-time lead team photographer and managing all of the organization’s photography services. Over the past 25 years, Lloyd has diversified his business by photographing a multitude of events. “Being an Explorer of Light gives me the opportunity to help educate and inspire the next generation of image creators,” said Lloyd.
 
"Canon’s Explorer of Light program has enabled us to connect with and showcase the works of many amazing professional photographers and we are so pleased to welcome Barbara Davidson and Terrell Lloyd into this exclusive family,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It’s a privilege to have our Explorers of Light share their photographic passions and technical expertise with eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts to further inspire them to reach their creative potential."
 
Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon's Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields, and have garnered awards and accolades for their work. These individuals work with Canon extensively as representatives, ambassadors, educators, and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and personal appearances throughout the United States.
 
For more information about the Explorers of Light program, visit: usa.canon.com/canonexplorersoflight.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/18/2017 9:22:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The October 2017 update for Adobe Photoshop CC includes the following:
 
Better brush organization
Organize and save your brushes in the order you want. Drag and drop to reorder, create folders and sub-folders, scale the brush stroke preview, toggle new view modes, and save brush presets with opacity, flow, blend mode, and color.
 
Brush performance improvements
Don't be slowed down by lagging brushes. New, faster reaction time is especially noticeable when working on large documents with large brushes.
 
Access Lightroom Photos
Get your photos from Lightroom Cloud Services right inside Photoshop via Search or the Start Screen. With deeper integration between all the Creative Cloud photography desktop and mobile apps, all your photos are synced and accessible everywhere.
 
Brush stroke smoothing
Get a more polished look faster with a new smoothing algorithm. Vary the amount of smoothing for cleaner lines, even when using a mouse. Available in the Tool Options bar, along with Flow and Opacity.
 
Exclusive brushes from Kyle T. Webster
Access over 1,000 digital brushes from award-winning illustrator Kyle T. Webster, now available exclusively inside Photoshop.
 
Variable fonts
With new font technology from Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, you can define variations within each supported font for weight, height, slant, and more.
 
Quick Share menu
Share a flattened copy of your work via email, text, social networks, and more. This feature uses native OS sharing mechanisms, including already authenticated services.
 
Curvature Pen tool
Create paths more quickly, intuitively, and precisely. Push and pull segments directly instead of having to modify Bezier handles, similar to the Curvature tool in Illustrator. Simply double-click to switch between point types.
 
Path improvements
Improve the look and feel of your paths. Choose the color and line thickness to make them easier to see.
 
Copy and paste layers
Copy and paste multiple layers in groups, keeping the same order and location instead of having to drag them to reorder. Copy layers onto your clipboard and paste them at the desired specific spot in your panel, within and between documents in Photoshop.
 
Enhanced tooltips
Learn about the different tools in Photoshop without leaving the app. With enhanced tooltips, dynamic information surfaces when you hover over a tool.
 
360 panorama workflow
Edit and export 360 panoramas. Photoshop will maintain important metadata to work with third-party viewers. You can also pan and zoom around your image inside a spherical workspace for a realistic preview experience.
 
Properties panel improvements
Keep better track of details for Adobe Stock assets by viewing title and license state. View an image and find similar images on the Adobe Stock site. Edit type properties with multiple layers selected, change the leading, and more.
 
Support for Microsoft Dial
Native support for Microsoft Dial gives you quick access to important controls without having to use your mouse. Control brush parameters including size, hardness, opacity, flow, and smoothing.
 
Paste as plain text
Now you can paste text without the styling. No need to spend the time reformatting text after pasting.
 
Support for HEIF
Photoshop now supports High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format, promoted by Apple in macOS 10.13 and iOS 11.0. With depth information provided by the iPhone 7 Plus and future devices, you can create a depth-of-field effect using the Lens Blur filter.
 
Select and Mask improvements
Get more accurate and realistic results with algorithm and performance improvements, especially in cases where the foreground and background color are similar. Other usability and performance improvements include faster Quick Mask and more intuitive view mode settings.
 
And so much more
Also includes: Performance and stability improvements, ability to save large files faster, better face detection for Face-Aware Liquify, better Content-Aware Crop and Content-Aware Fill on edges, and more.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 10/18/2017 8:43:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Integrated Cloud-Based Service Enables Easy Editing, Organizing, Storing and Sharing of Photography From Anywhere
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:00 am EDT – LAS VEGAS – Adobe today announced the all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC cloud-based photography service. Launched over a decade ago, Lightroom became the industry’s leading desktop application for editing and organizing photography. Now in an increasingly mobile-centric world, and with major improvements in smartphone cameras, Lightroom is transforming digital photography again. Built for professionals and enthusiasts, the new Lightroom CC fulfills the demands of today’s photographers for a more accessible, cloud-based photography service for editing, organizing, storing and sharing their photos from wherever they are.
 
Featuring a streamlined user interface, Lightroom CC enables powerful editing in full resolution across mobile, desktop and the web. With Lightroom CC, photographers can make edits on one device and automatically synchronize their changes everywhere. Lightroom CC makes organizing photography collections easier with features like searchable keywords that are automatically applied without the hassle of tagging. And Lightroom CC makes it simple to share photos on social media.
 
“As the leader in digital photography, today Adobe is unveiling Lightroom CC, our next generation photography service,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. “Lightroom CC answers photographers’ demand for a deeply integrated, intelligent, cloud-based photography solution.” Key Lightroom CC capabilities include:
 
  • The most powerful image editing technology: Built on the same imaging technology that powers Photoshop and Lightroom, Lightroom CC offers a new streamlined interface with easy-to-use sliders, presets and quick adjustment tools.
  • Edit anywhere: Lightroom CC allows photographers to edit full-resolution photos anywhere – on mobile devices, desktop or the web. Edits made on one device are automatically synced across devices for anywhere access.
  • Worry free back-up, cloud storage: Lightroom CC has scalable storage options for safe and secure back up of full-resolution photos – including raw files.
  • Powered by Adobe Sensei: Adobe Sensei’s machine learning technology automatically applies searchable keywords to objects in photographs – making organization in Lightroom CC effortless.
  • Built-in sharing tools: Lightroom CC makes it easy to share photos directly via social media and to create custom Lightroom web galleries that can be shared via link. Photographers can also share their work through new Adobe Portfolio integration with Lightroom CC.
  • Updated award-winning mobile and web experiences:
    • Lightroom CC for mobile on iOS: Built-in search functionality powered by Adobe Sensei, keyword support, hierarchical album support, an enhanced iPad app layout and iOS 11 files support.
    • Lightroom CC for mobile on Android: Tablet support and a local adjustments brush, along with the same built-in search functionality, keyword support and hierarchical album support as seen in the iOS app.
    • Lightroom CC for web: Ability to create and manage a public gallery page, as well as enhanced integration with Adobe Portfolio, which enables subscribers to easily import collections and publish their best shots to a customized Portfolio website in just a few clicks.
Updates to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC
 
Major updates to Lightroom Classic CC, previously known as Lightroom CC, include an enhanced Embedded Preview workflow that enables users to scroll through large sets of photos to select a subset of images significantly faster than before. Lightroom Classic CC also features new editing capabilities, including a new Color Range and Luminance Masking functionality that enables users to apply precise edits. As contrasted with the cloud-centric, anywhere workflows of Lightroom CC, the new Lightroom Classic CC continues to focus on a more traditional desktop-first workflow with local storage and file and folder control.
 
Availability, Plans and Pricing
 
The all-new Lightroom CC is available across three photography plans:
 
  • For photographers that want an all-in-one plan that offers the full benefits of the Lightroom CC service plus the transformative power of Photoshop, the Creative Cloud Photography plan with 1 TB includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Photoshop CC, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 1 TB of cloud storage ($19.99/month, but available at $14.99/month for the first year for existing Creative Cloud Photography customers).
  • Lightroom CC has also been added to the existing Creative Cloud Photography plan with an additional 20 GB of storage to help users get started on the new service. This plan remains at $9.99/month and includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop CC, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 20 GB of cloud storage. Creative Cloud All Apps members also have access to the new Lightroom CC service.
  • The all-new Lightroom CC plan addresses the needs of photographers who want a cloud-based photography service for editing, organizing, storing and sharing their photos from wherever they are, and includes Lightroom CC, Lightroom for mobile and web, Adobe Spark with premium features, Adobe Portfolio, and 1 TB of cloud storage ($9.99/month).
For those who are truly mobile and don’t require a desktop photography solution, the Lightroom Mobile plan for iOS and Android is available with 100 GB ($4.99/month).
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/18/2017 8:20:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2 Lens Review.
 
This lens is most-directly competing against the just-reviewed Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens. Read the review to learn how it fared.
 
The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2 Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 10/18/2017 7:45:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
5DayDeal.com's Complete Photography Bundle 2017 expires at 3:00pm Eastern Time today. This deal represents one of the best value packages in the industry and one you should definitely consider taking advantage of before it's gone.
 
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Here's what you get for the very low price of $117.00:
 
Main Bundle Product & ContributorValue
Artistry 2 Actions for Photoshop - Dave Seeram $125.00
Creative Photo Editing - The technique that gives you full creative control - Klaus Herrmann $99.00
The Magic Behind Advertising Photography - Alex Koloskov $145.00
Feminine Portraiture Posing Guide + Resources - Amanda Diaz $135.00
Forces of Nature Pack and Endless Winter Pack - Jessica Drossin $99.00
Lightroom Import to Export Workflow + Shortcuts Bundle - Cole Joseph $99.00
After The Camera: Vision-Driven Editing + Post-Production Video Course - David duChemin $100.00
Location Shooting Tutorials Package - Joel Grimes $128.00
Trey Ratcliff’s Complete HDR Tutorial 3.0 - Trey Ratcliff $99.00
Adjustment Pro Pack, Special Edition Topaz Labs (Sponsor) $80.00
Relationship Posing Guide - Sarah Petty $139.00
The Art of Landscape Photography Video Course - Edin Chavez $125.00
Creative Photographer eBook + LR Preset Bundle - Andrew S. Gibson $97.00
Long Exposure, Macro, and Dodge and Burn - Blake Rudis $116.00
LIT for Wedding Photographers - Mark Condon $48.00
Photographing the Average Joe (Video Tutorials, need more info) - Jeff Rojas $149.99
Landscape Photography Recipe Cards - Brent Mail $79.00
Model Flow Pose - Brent Mail $47.00
Dodging and Burning in Photoshop eCourse - Christopher O’Donnell $119.00
Art of Photography in the Field - Jimmy McIntyre $69.99
Photoshop for Photographers CC 2017 - Serge Ramelli $147.00
Photoshop Workflow - Kelvin Pimont $97.00
dPS Bundle - Darren Rowse, dPS $48.00
Sell Frames! Best Selling Galleries - Design Aglow $99.00
Black and White Develop Presets - Piet Van den Eynde $20.00
Rocket Rooster Analog film Bundle - Kevin Davies $100.00
Lightroom Preset Bundle – Basic Adjustments & Video - Darlene Hildebrandt $29.00
The Street Photographers Lightroom Presets - Richard Schneider $79.00
Landscape Photography with Steven Hanna - Donal Doherty $69.00
Total$2,786.98

And with here's what you get with the Charity Match Bonus, only $24.97 more:
 
Charity Match Bonus Product & ContributorValue
Lightroom CC & Post Processing Bundle - James Brandon $110.00
Exposure Blending in Photoshop - Christopher O’Donnell $39.00
How to Shoot Professional-Looking Headshots and Portraits on a Budget with Small Flashes - Phil Steele $69.00
PhoGro’s Lightroom Presets - John Davenport $40.00
4 Weeks to Better Photography - Course for Beginners - Darlene Hildebrandt $49.00
Photography101 - Fstoppers $99.00
See The World: Northern Kenya - David duChemin $10.00
This Week in Photo - Exclusive Bundle - Fredrick Van Johson $339.00
Facebook Ads Crash Course + 6-Months Online Access to StickyFolios - Nate Grahek $157.00
Total$912.00

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Add-On Bonus Product & ContributorValue
Shift Art Tutorial Bundle Andrei Tallent $49.00
The Complete Photoshop Actions Bundle Jon Phillips $130.00
Lightroom Rapid Editing for HDR Photography (201 presets, 80-page eBook, RAW photos) Viktor Elizarov $49.00
Creative Composition Richard Bernabe $9.95
Camera to Completion: Lightroom Workflow Course + 100 presets Scott Wyden Kivowitz $127.00
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Total$463.95

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Don't miss out on this incredible offer – this is your last chance! Get it now before it's too late!
Post Date: 10/18/2017 7:57:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From ZEISS:
 
With its new wide-angle focal length, the ZEISS Milvus family now boasts eleven lenses for single-lens reflex cameras, including four focal lengths with a maximum aperture of 1.4, which are perfect for videographers too.
 
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2017-10-18 – The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 is the latest focal length to be added to ZEISS’s largest range of lenses for full-frame single-lens reflex cameras. The lens, which was developed for the DSLR systems from Canon1 is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. and Nikon2 is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation., is suitable primarily for landscape and architecture photography, and for journalistic shots and videos. “The completely new optical design ensures superior performance across the entire image field,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “This results in high-contrast photos and a harmonious bokeh.”
 

High-speed wide-angle lens
 
Thanks to a maximum aperture of 1.4, this lens can even capture exceptional images in poor light. “Even at full aperture, there are hardly any color fringes,” says Casenave. “The finest details can be reproduced in high definition and contrast all the way into the corners.” The metal housing is what makes the lens robust, and its dirt and dust protection even makes the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 ready for action in adverse weather. The large 172-degree focus rotation angle enables precise manual focusing for adding creative touches to photos and videos.
 
The largest ZEISS lens family yet
 
Featuring eleven focal lengths ranging from 15 to 135 millimeters, including two macros, the ZEISS Milvus family covers a host of applications, such as portrait, landscape, architecture and street photography. “We can offer every photographer just the right lens,” says Casenave.
 
Perfect for videographers too
 
The four ZEISS Milvus focal lengths 25, 35, 50 and 85 millimeters with an aperture of 1.4 are just perfect for filming. Thanks to their high speed, they are suitable primarily for interviews and documentaries where the videographer can utilize natural light. Thanks to the de-click function in the version for the Nikon-Mount the aperture can be adjusted continuously. ZEISS Lens Gears in a range of sizes permit the use of follow-focus systems.
 
Price and availability
 
The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 retails for 2,399 euros incl. 19 percent sales tax (RRP) or $2,399USD and will be available starting 2 November 2017.
 
B&H has the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 available for preorder.
Post Date: 10/18/2017 6:37:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 4-1470 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook available for $559.00 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-6200U Dual-Core
  • 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM | 256GB SSD
  • 14" 1920 x 1080 Multi-Touch IPS Display
  • AMD Radeon R5 M430 GPU (2GB DDR3)
  • Multi-Format Media Card Slot
  • HDMI | USB 3.0 | USB 2.0
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • 360° Hinge | 4 Different Modes
  • Windows 10 Home
Adorama has the Refurbished Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon (review) available for $949.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,099.00 new after $100.00 mail-in rebate.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/18/2017 5:40:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Red) available for $69.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Note: The white model is similarly discounted.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Records up to 24-Bit/96 kHz
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
  • Integrated Microphones and Speaker
  • Intuitive Controls
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic/Line Input
  • Peak Reduction and Limiter
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Battery or USB Power
 Tuesday, October 17, 2017
This year's hurricane season has been disasterous for thousands of people, but one lens company has stepped up to do what it can for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
 
Until December 31, Sigma is offering complimentary service repairs to get your still-under-warranty lenses operating again or trade-in options "...for a special price" (according to an email from Sigma's Public Relations firm that we received).
 
The full details for Sigma's hurricane relief program can be found below:
Sigma hereby extends the warranty coverage of Sigma products still under warranty for damages incurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. If your equipment is under warranty, Sigma will provide either (a) complimentary service to get your equipment running, or (b) a trade-in option. Just ship your damaged equipment to Sigma, and we will ship the equipment back to you without charge. All terms of your Sigma warranty coverage still apply, so when sending in your Sigma product, please be sure to include a copy of the original sales receipt as proof of purchase date. If you do not have appropriate documentation as a result of the Hurricanes, please contact us. Eligibility for this offer is subject to Sigma’s sole discretion. This offer is open through December 31, 2017 (we must receive your damaged equipment by that date).
We applaud Sigma's compassion and its dedication to taking care of customers ravaged by the devastating hurricanes.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/17/2017 3:27:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
PhotoPlus 2017 is just around the corner and with Canon releasing several updated lenses since our last publication of the "oldest" list (as well as discontinuing at least one lens outright), the timing seemed right to re-compute the 10 oldest Canon lens list.
 
Lens ModelYear
Introduced
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy1991
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy1992
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy1992
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy1993
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy1993
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy1995
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy1995
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy1996
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy1996
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy1996

 
The oldest Canon lens currently in production is the EF 100mm f/2 USM, sharing a very similar design and feature set with the substantially-more-popular EF 85mm f/1.8 USM (#3 on the list). As we mentioned in our last 10-oldest list published in 2015, updating the design, adding IS (image stabilization) and improving the optics of each – while keeping prices attractive for the consumer market – would catepult the popularity of these lenses which would ultimately find a home in many photographer's kits, from casual hobbyists to professionals alike. And with the recent addition of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM to the lineup, releasing an updated consumer-grade 85mm option seems like an especially reasonable expectation.
 
The 2nd oldest lens, the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM and the 6th oldest, the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, are not terribly popular. I think many photographers would be happy with replacing both these lenses with a model that falls in between them in focal length and aperture, which also features IS. For instance, maybe an EF 24mm f/2 IS USM? Then again, Canon already has several 24mm options, so they may not be so keen on adding another one to their lens lineup.
 
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM ranks 4th and is really starting to show its age, especially in regards to wide-open image quality. If Canon updated their 50mm f/1.4 lens, with improved image quality and IS, the lens would likely fly off the retail shelves. Considering the 50mm focal length's popularity, combined with the current EF 50mm f/1.4's performance, I think this is a great opportunity for Canon to keep its customer base devoted to the brand.
 
The EF 400mm f/5.6L USM ranks 5th on the list, and while its design and lack of IS are certainly indications of its age, it still holds up very well from an image quality perspective. That said, introducing a fully weather sealed update, with IS and possibly a more compact design – keeping the price well below the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – would make the lens especially attractive for those interested in sports and wildlife photography.
 
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM comes in at #7, and it still holds up fairly well from design and image quality perspectives. However, even though its substantially less than its IS counterpart (now in its second iteration), its never been nearly as popular. That's because IS is extremely beneficial in telephoto lenses, making the higher cost of the IS version of the lens that much more easy to bear for most photographers. In this lens' case, adding IS isn't an option (that's already been done), so the question becomes – Would the lens sell enough copies to justify developing another one with updated optics and a slightly different design? Possibly, but I'm not convinced.
 
When it comes to the 8th and 9th lenses on our list, the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM and EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro, respectively, I am not sure there is enough demand to justify expecting an update for either of these lenses, although adding IS to both would make them much more attractive to some. What is certain is that the 180L Macro has significant room for improvement, as it can't match its 100mm little brother's image quality, it doesn't include the coveted IS feature, it is not weather sealed and its AF speed leaves a lot to be desired.
 
At the #10 spot we find the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM, a favorite of portrait photographers since its introduction. While Sigma certainly designed the 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens to compete strongly with the Canon 135L, by not including stabilization, they left the door wide open for Canon to take back the must-have-135mm-lens crown. Update the optics, add IS and weather sealing and this lens will immediately hit the "best seller" list with its perfect-for-portraiture specs.
 
What do you think?
 
What do you think will happen to the lenses on this list? Are there desirable feature updates that I didn't mention? Let us know in the comments!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/17/2017 1:10:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Here's an interesting deal: When you spend $30.00 or more on PIXMA PRO-100 ink from the Canon Store, you get a free Pro Photo Paper Variety Pack and free shipping. So what's in a Pro Photo Paper Variety Pack, you ask?
 
  • (1) Pack of LU-101, 13X19, 50 Sheets
  • (2) Packs of SG-201, 13x19, 50 Sheets
  • (2) Packs of PRO Paper Sampler Package
It's unclear whether or not creating (4) separate, 2-ink cartridge orders (to obtain a complete set of inks with each order exceeding $30.00) will trigger (4) free gifts, but it might be worth a try if you're wanting a backup set of inks for your PIXMA PRO-100. The combined price for buying (4) 2-packs of ink would be marginally more expensive than buying a complete 8-pack, but could garner you 600 sheets of 13x19" photo paper along with (4) sample packs of paper.
 
Update: Site visitor Fred has informed us that he placed two separate orders and received free paper with both orders.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/17/2017 10:10:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through October 30, use coupon code Fall25 at Topaz Labs to get 25% off any individual Pro Adjustment for Topaz Studio.
 
Pro Adjustments
 
AbstractionBlack And WhiteBloom
Color ThemeChannel MixerDehaze
Edge ExposureFocal BlurHSL Color Tuning
ImpressionMotion BlursPrecision Contrast
Precision DetailRadianceReduce Noise
SmudgeSharpenTexture

Features of Topaz Studio
 
Raw Support
No more Raw conversions, just drop them into the application and get to work. Also supports JPEG, TIFF and PNG.
 
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Automatic Lens Correction for hundreds of lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, and more. If your lens isn't available, you can manually correct Lens Distortion, Fringing and Vingettes.
 
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Add or combine a spot, color, luminosity, gradient and/or brush masks, all edge-aware, on every adjustment, enhancement, or the entire effect.
 
Image Layers
Blend multiple image layers together and create unique compositions using the Image Layer Adjustment.
 
Multidoc Support
Open as many images as you like and work on them side by side, without having to close the application.
 
Unlimited Undo/Redo
Work without fear with unlimited Undo/Redo, including masking, blending, and arranging adjustments.
 
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Topaz Studio comes with a constantly growing list of 1-Click Effects, just find the effect you love, click and save.
 
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Topaz Studio works as a host for all of your Topaz Plugins, that means no more reliance on photoshop, Lightroom, or other paid image editors as a host for your favorite Topaz products.
 
Freedom to Decide
Get free unrestricted access to each pro adjustment in Topaz Studio for 30 days by clicking the "Try Pro" button at the bottom of each paid adjustment. Trials are activated on a per adjustment basis.
 
10 Free Adjustments
 
Basic AdjustmentColor OverlayPosterize
BlursDual ToneTone Curves
Brightness ContrastFilm GrainVignette
Image Layer  
Post Date: 10/17/2017 8:34:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) available for $2,099.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD
  • 15.4" 2880 x 1800 Retina Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 455 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Touch Bar | Touch ID Sensor
  • 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) Ports
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Stereo Speakers
  • Larger Force Touch Trackpad
  • macOS Sierra
Note: A slightly lower spec'd model of this notebook is available for $1,899.00.
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