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 Wednesday, August 30, 2017
For those that want more than just a lens coffee cup, B&H now carries a set of coasters that stack to resemble an 85mm f/1.2L lens.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Set of Five Drink Coasters
  • Pieces Combine to Form a Replica Lens
  • Hidden Magnets Hold Coasters Together
  • Non-Slip Silicone Bottom and Top
Post Date: 8/30/2017 1:40:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released firmware updates for the EOS C300 Mark II and C100 Mark II Cinema cameras. See below for details.
 
Canon EOS C300 Mark II / EOS C300 Mark II PL Firmware Version 1.0.9.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.0.9.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
 
  • When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
    • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function.
    • Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.
    • The joystick on the camera's grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
    • Manual control of the iris with Camera's Control dial.
    • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
    • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
    • Start/stop recording on the lens grip.
    • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
  • Allows the position of waveform monitor to be changed on the display.
  • Adds peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction for the following lenses:
    • COMPACT-SERVO Lens [CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S]
    • EF Lens [EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM], [EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM]
  • When [Face Only] is active, the icon will change from gray to white when a face is not detected.
  • When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.
  • Fixes the list of shutter speed on the display when using Browser Remote.
Download: Canon EOS C300 Mark II Firmware v.1.0.9.1.00
 


Canon EOS C100 Mark II Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:
 
  • When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
    • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function.
    • The joystick on the camera's grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
    • Manual control of the iris with Camera's Control dial.
    • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
    • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
    • Start/stop recording on the lens grip.
    • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
  • Adds peripheral illumination correction for the following lenses.
    • COMPACT-SERVO Lens [CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S]
    • EF Lens [EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM], [EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM]
  • When [Face Only] is active, the icon will change from gray to white when a face is not detected.
  • When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.
Download: Canon EOS C100 Mark II Firmware v.1.0.5.1.00
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C300 Mark II and C100 Mark II Cinema cameras.
Post Date: 8/30/2017 10:11:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Originally scheduled to end 8/27 but now valid through 8/31, use coupon code PX2FLASH15 at AdoramaPix to save 15% sitewide. Use the code to save on traditional, metal, canvas, wood or acrylic prints, photo books, calendars or greeting cards.
Post Date: 8/30/2017 9:50:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight, B&H has the Quantum Instruments Turbo SC Battery Pack for Portable Flashes (US / Canada / Japan Plug) available for $229.00 with free shipping. Regularly $351.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Shoe- and Handle-Mount Units
  • One Power Port
  • Up to 400 Full-Power Flashes
  • Recycling Time as Low as 1.4 Seconds
  • Compact and Lightweight (15 oz)
  • Rechargeable NiMH Battery
  • Recharge Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Battery Status LED Indicators
  • Charger and Belt Clip Included
eBay (via electroniccityinc - 99.1% Positive Feedback) has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for Canon available for $1,059.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,299.00 after $100.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
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Post Date: 8/30/2017 8:15:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
I know, you are trying to decide if it was the 28 hour round trip drive or the celestial body alignment that warped my mind. But, with the solar disk (or a portion of it) imaged against a completely black background, the composite opportunities become endless and are limited only by your own creativity.
 
The site's circular-crescent logo seemed to be a good design fit for the solar eclipse. So, I made a transparency template to overlay a sun image captured during the eclipse.
 
You likely spent a lot of time and effort to photograph the eclipse. While I will treasure some of the solar eclipse images I captured forever, there are a lot of other identically-captured images out there. But, there are not likely any that look like this one (you can be the judge of whether or not this uniqueness is fortunate). Have fun with the rewards of your efforts – spend some time being creative with the results.
Post Date: 8/30/2017 7:15:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
It is time to let some gear go in the name of fund raising. Check out the long list of my own used gear currently available including a couple of sweet Gitzo tripods, a Gitzo monopod, ball heads, a Surefire headlamp and much more.
Post Date: 8/30/2017 7:10:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Our friends at MindShift Gear have let us know that their PhotoCross Sling Bags – most of which sold out within the first week of availability – are back in stock. And, as a bonus for using one of our links to make your purchase, you'll get free shipping and a free gift.
Post Date: 8/30/2017 6:58:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
We have determined that some EF50mm f/1.4 USM lenses exhibit a focus operation-related malfunction. The details of the phenomenon and Canon’s service policy are described below.
 
We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Going forward, we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence.
 
Phenomenon
While in AF or MF mode, when the focus position is moved from the infinity end to the close-up end, the focus operation stops near the area shown in the dotted circle below.
 
Canon EF 50mm f 1.4 USM Service Advisory Focus Malfunction

Possibly Affected Products
If the first four digits (from the left) in the serial number on the lens body (see image below) are “4918”, “5018”, “5118”, “5218”, “5318”, or “5418” then your lens may possibly be affected.
 
Canon EF 50mm f 1.4 USM Serial Number Identification

Support
Potentially affected products will be inspected and if necessary repaired free of charge. If you own one of the potentially affected products please contact our Customer Support Center.
 
When preparing your lens for inspection please be sure to attach the lens cap and the dust cap to the lens.
 
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon Product. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, 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: 1-800-OK-CANON
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Post Date: 8/30/2017 6:35:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Lens for Canon available for $699.00 with free shipping. Regularly $949.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Glass Molded Aspherical Elements
  • Three SD Super-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Layer Lens Coatings
  • Silent-Drive Module AF System
  • Internal Focus; One-Touch Focus Clutch
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm
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Post Date: 8/30/2017 6:10:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted several articles covering the new gear announced early this morning.
 
CDLC Articles
 
Update: Canon Japan also has an interesting interview with the team that created the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM.
 
For preordering options, click here.
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Post Date: 8/29/2017 10:51:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Japan has posted official sample pictures from the EOS M100 mirrorless camera.
 
Preorders: Canon EOS M100 - B&H | Amazon | Adorama
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Post Date: 8/29/2017 8:54:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Canon has posted several new videos covering its newly announced products. See above/below for more information.
 




For preordering options, click here.
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Post Date: 8/29/2017 7:36:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Revo 47" Camera Track Slider with Adjustable Feet available for $89.95 with free shipping. Regularly $139.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 47" Lightweight, Full-Length Slider
  • Smooth Slides with Rigs up to 11 lb
  • For Use on Flat Surfaces or On a Tripod
  • Removable Legs with Rubber Feet
  • Feet Height-Adjustable up to 1/2"
  • 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Mounting Threads
  • Removable Camera Carriage
  • 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Mounting Screws
  • 4x 1/4"-20 Threads for Articulating Arms
  • Integrated Bubble Level
Canon announced several new products this morning and all are now available for preorder.
 
Preorders:
 
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens - B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens - B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens - B&H | Amazon| Adorama | Wex Photographic
Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens - B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Canon Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Flash - B&H | Amazon | Adorama
Canon EOS M100 - B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
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Category: Preorders
Post Date: 8/29/2017 12:30:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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