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 Tuesday, August 22, 2017
From Canon:
 
New Printer Series Includes Improved Premium Color Ink Systems and Bluetooth® Connectivity for Compatible Mobile Devices
 
ME LVILLE, N.Y., August 22, 2017 – Packing even more features in a small package, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today five new PIXMA TS-series Wireless Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printers. The PIXMA TS9120, TS8120, TS6120, TS5120 and TS3120 Printers deliver a host of new features, while maintaining the sleek, compact body and versatile print, copy and scan functionalities of their predecessors. Each new model is equipped with a high-quality ink system, Bluetooth®2 connectivity for wireless printing and scanning, and the new, interactive Message in Print app3, soon to be available for users of compatible iOS devices in the fall of 2017. These new models are the ideal tools for tech gadget lovers, creative crafters and image makers to print and scan their creations in the most beautiful fashion.
 
“At Canon U.S.A. we are continuously striving to provide the highest quality and experience for our customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Expanding on our previous PIXMA models, this new series will help make photos and at-home projects even more memorable with an advanced color ink system and the new Message in Print app.”
 
The new line of printers preserves popular features from the previous series of PIXMA TS All-in-One printers, including but not limited to cloud printing capabilities through a compatible smartphone or tablet device using Canon PIXMA Cloud Link5 and high-resolution scanning and support for a variety of paper sizes and types. The TS9120 and TS8120, like previous flagship models, provide easy-to-use super-sized 5-inch and 4.3-inch LCD touch panel screen to allow users to simply select copy, scan or print, as well as two-way paper feeding and an auto-duplex printing option.
 
New improvements to the PIXMA TS-series Wireless Inkjet All-in-One printers include:
 
  • Bluetooth connectivity, allowing users of compatible mobile devices to print and scan wirelessly from the new printers with ease using the Canon Print App; improving the overall user experience.
  • The Message in Print App for compatible iOS devices, offering a new level of personalization when sharing photos – Simply embed a code onto a customized photo through the app, print and send The app allows embedded messages to appear on the screen of the recipient’s device when holding it over the printed photo received. Messages can range from videos or photos with animation and background music and may include text, dates, location information and URLs. The result combines a physical photo with an enhanced digital component such as music or video and ultimately, makes sharing memories that much more memorable.
  • Attractive new colors are available throughout the lineup that will further enhance the room’s interior. The PIXMA TS9120 is available in a sleek gray, gold or red. The PIXMA TS8120 is available in black, white or red. The PIXMA TS6120 and PIXMA TS5120 are available in black or white and the PIXMA TS3120 is \\$79.99 MSRP and available in white.
The TS9120 and TS8120 also feature upgrades such as:
 
  • Six-way premium color system with a new Photo Blue ink to reduce graininess that can be found in bright colored prints from blues to whites, to deliver beautiful, high quality photos.
  • Direct print allows users to print photos directly from a compatible SD card or digital camera without a computer.
  • Disc label printing allows users to print directly to BD/DVD/CD labels.
The PIXMA TS9120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $199.99 MSRP and the PIXMA TS8120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $179.99 MSRP.The PIXMA TS6120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $149.99 MSRP,the PIXMA TS5120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $99.99 MSRP and the PIXMA TS3120 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $79.99 MSRP and available in white.
 
B&H' carries Canon PIXMA printers.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2017 8:40:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Easetern Time, B&H has the CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra (DVD) available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $74.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Advanced & Intuitive Prosumer NLE
  • Sophisticated & Express Editing Tools
  • New Action Camera Center
  • New 360° Video Toolkit
  • Motion Tracking, Color Correction & More
  • New Vertical Mobile Video Workflow
  • Video Blending Modes
  • Includes 5 Different Effects Packages
  • 25GB CyberLink Cloud Service for 1 Year
  • Windows Compatible
Post Date: 8/22/2017 5:11:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 21, 2017
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Senal SCS-98 DSLR/Video Stereo Microphone available for $84.95 with free shipping. Regularly $184.95.
 
B&H also has the same microphone with a Custom Windbuster for $109.95 (reg. $214.95).
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Designed for Video & DSLR Cameras
  • XY Stereo Capsules for Accurate Imaging
  • Integrated Shock Mount with Shoe Mount
  • Dual Shock Mount Design
  • Adjustable Gain (-10 dB, 0 dB, +10 dB)
  • High-Pass Filter at 80 Hz
  • Durable Coiled Cable
  • 3.5mm Stereo Output Connector
  • Runs on Single AAA Battery
  • Power LED
Post Date: 8/21/2017 5:29:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Davis & Sanford ProVista Tripod with FM18 Fluid Head available for $99.95 with free shipping. Regularly $164.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 31-78" Height Adjustment
  • 18 lb Payload
  • 3-Section Legs, Geared Center Column
  • Extra Stable Dual-Strut Top Leg Section
  • Two Adjustable Pan Handles
  • Center Brace with Lock
  • Pivoting Rubber Feet for Any Surface
  • Self-Aligning Metal Snap Leg Locks
  • Bubble Level
  • Padded Carry Case Included
 Saturday, August 19, 2017
The Canon Store has its entire refurbished lens inventory on sale for 10% off in celebration of National Photography Day. Lots of popular gear is in stock and standard shipping is free!
 
Don't miss out on the opportunity to save on these already-reduced lenses! Refurbished gear from the Canon Store comes with a 1-year retail-matching warranty.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a target-rich environment and this location became a daytrip destination for giving the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens a workout.
 
I found the art sculpture in front of the Maryland Science Center entertaining and made it my focus as the sun set. I wanted the art sculpture to be framed against the sky, providing a colorful, clean background. I also wanted the city skyline framed above the brick walkway below and the bricks would provide a solid base for the overall image.
 
Those wants meant a position between the science center and the art sculpture was required. That I wanted the art sculpture rendered large relative to the other subjects in the composition meant that a close perspective was required and that meant it was a perfect subject for the 14mm lens I was evaluating. With the wide 14mm focal length on a full frame body, I was able to set up on the science center side of the art sculpture, keeping the science center's roofline just outside of the frame.
 
The time-of-day took care of giving me the right light and colors for this single-exposure capture. With some layers adjustments applied, I didn't need to incorporate the additional exposure-bracketed images I captured.
 
The image quality delivered by the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is very impressive, even when mounted on an ultra-high resolution Canon EOS 5Ds R camera.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 8/19/2017 8:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 18, 2017
An additional set of Image quality test results, from both the Canon EOS 5Ds R and the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, have been added to the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Review.
 
I was not completely satisfied with the image quality results we obtained from our previous copy of this lens and have been wanting to try another. That re-test has been completed and ... the new lens indeed performs better, though only slightly so. The results from the latest evaluation lens now show as defaults for this lens model (Sample 1).
 
The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/18/2017 8:38:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera in stock for $2,799.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,299.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/18/2017 8:23:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D and Rebel T6 / 1300D represent the brand's budget level DSLR offerings, and while high level features are certainly compromised, thankfully, image quality – at least from an APS-C/crop sensor perspective – is not. To aid in your decision making between the two cameras, let's dive into their differences to see which may be the best fit for your needs.
 
Let's first take a look at the Rebel SL2's advantages in this comparison.
 
Advantages of the EOS Rebel SL2 over the EOS Rebel T6:
 
  • More resolution: 24.2 MP vs. 18
  • DIGIC 7 processor vs. DIGIC 4+
  • Evaluative, partial, center-weighted & spot metering vs. evaluative, center-weighted & partial
  • Larger ISO range: 100-25600, H:51200 vs. 100-6400, H: 12800
  • Larger viewfinder magnification: 0.87x vs. 0.80x
  • Vari-angle touchscreen 7.7 cm (3.0"), approx. 1040k dots vs. non-vari-angle, non-touchscreen 7.5cm (3.0") TFT, approx. 920k dots
  • Slightly more powerful pop-up flash: 9.8 GN vs. 9.2
  • Fine Detail Picture Style vs. N/A
  • Continuous shooting (2-10 shots) after 10-second timer vs. N/A
  • Faster burst rate: 5 fps vs. 3
  • 1080p 60fps vs. 1080p 30fps
  • Better Live View focus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF vs. contrast AF
  • Timelapse movie recording vs. N/A
  • Wi-Fi, NFC & Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi & NFC
  • 3.5mm microphone terminal vs. N/A
  • Better battery life: approx. 650 shots vs. 500
  • Smaller and lighter: 4.82 x 3.65 x 2.75" (122.4 x 92.6 x 69.8mm), 15.98 oz (453g) vs. 5.08 x 3.99 x 3.06" (129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm), 17.1 oz (485g)
And now let's look at the Rebel T6's advantages.
 
Advantages of the EOS Rebel T6 over the EOS Rebel SL2:
 
  • Faster pop-up flash recycling time: approx 2 sec. vs. 3
  • Lower cost
Another difference between the two cameras is that the Rebel SL2 records video in .MP4 format for normal recording (.MOV for timelapses) while the Rebel T6 records in .MOV format. Either format may be a Pro/Con depending on one's desired recording preference.
 
Who should opt for the Canon EOS Rebel SL2
 
With the Rebel SL2's numerous feature benefits over the Rebel T6, anyone whose budget extends to the SL2 and can shoot with the body comfortably (not necessarily everyone can), the choice is easy – get the Rebel SL2.
 
Who should opt for the Canon EOS Rebel T6
 
Considering the Rebel SL2's strong list of advantages over the T6, there are still groups of photographers who may be inclined to purchase Rebel T6 over the SL2, including:
 
  • Those whose budget is a primary limiting factor.
  • Those with larger hands who will prefer the T6's larger body.
  • Those who will be using the camera in risky situations, such as remote setups or a gifting to a youth photographer-in-training.
Summary
 
Few camera comparisons are as clear-cut as this one. Almost any of the Rebel SL2's benefits listed above could easily justify its higher, but still-very-reasonable price tag over the Rebel T6, with the sum of those benefits providing an excellent overall value for consumers. However, while the Rebel T6's larger body may be appreciated by select photographers, its very low price tag will likely prove to be the ultimate deciding factor for the majority who add it to their kits, or more likely, begin their photography kits with.
 
More Information
 
See our full list of Camera Gear Comparisons to aid in other purchasing decisions.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/18/2017 7:38:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello FlexFrame Softbox for Portable Flash (8 x 12") available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $39.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits Most On-Camera Flash Units
  • Reduces Harshness and Softens Shadows
  • Durable Fiberglass Frame for Fast Setup
  • Removable Front Diffuser
  • Reflective Silver Interior
  • Mounting Tabs for Quick Attachment
  • Touch Fastener Cinch Strap
  • Drawstring Carrying Case
Post Date: 8/18/2017 5:24:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce that a firmware update for the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA and CANON, as well as a firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available.
 
This firmware update corrects the phenomenon that the OS mechanism does not operate properly when attached to the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E.
 
For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro. For those who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using the supplied USB Cable.
 
Before updating the MC-11 firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh from the following download page.
 
Applicable Product
 
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA / CANON
Benefit of this firmware update
 
  • It has corrected the phenomenon that the OS mechanism does not operate properly when attached to the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E.
Applicable Product
 
  • SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 SA-E / EF-E
Benefit of this firmware update
 
  • It has become compatible with the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art for SIGMA / CANON (ver. 1.01).
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
Post Date: 8/18/2017 5:19:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 17, 2017
eBay (via QuickNDone – 99.9% Positive Feedback) has the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon available for $699.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/17/2017 8:09:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learnin Center:
By Rudy Winston
 
Bringing full-frame imagery to event photography — whether you’re a serious photo enthusiast, a budding professional, or even a full-fledged pro wedding shooter — is a great way to raise the quality of your images. And while the original EOS 6D certainly acquitted itself well in terms of its picture quality, the new focus and performance features in the new EOS 6D Mark II make it a very appealing step-up for these fast-paced situations. We’ll look at the Mark II’s new-found features, and see how they might apply to users who shoot events regularly.
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learnin Center.
 
Suggested Retailers: B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Canon USA Store | Wex Photographic
Post Date: 8/17/2017 6:07:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Apple 9.7" iPad (2017, 128GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) available for $379.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $429.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 9.7" Multi-Touch Retina Display
  • 2048 x 1536 Screen Resolution (264 ppi)
  • Apple A9 64-bit SoC with M9 Coprocessor
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Front 1.2MP FaceTime HD Camera
  • Rear 8MP Camera
  • Built-In Stereo Speakers
  • Night Shift | Touch ID Sensor
  • Lightning Connector
  • iOS 10
Post Date: 8/17/2017 5:49:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray) available for $1,899.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,399.00.
 
Note: The silver version is also the same price.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM | 256GB PCIe SSD
  • 15.4" 2880 x 1800 Retina Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 450 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
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