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New Full Frame Sony FE lenses officially announced! Mar 04, 2015
New Full Frame Sony FE lenses officially announced!
Just Announced! New Sony Lenses and Converters are available for pre-order.

Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE
Adorama | B&H Photo ($1598.00)

Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE
Adorama | B&H Photo ($1098.00)

Sony 24-240mm FE
Adorama | B&H Photo ($998.00)

Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE
Adorama | B&H Photo ($448.00)

Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2
Adorama | B&H Photo ($298.00)

Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2
Adorama | B&H Photo ($248.00)

Sony Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F/2.8 and E 20mm F/2.8
Adorama | B&H Photo ($178.00)

Sony Ultra-Wide Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F2.8 and E 20mm F2.8
Adorama | B&H Photo ($158.00)
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Weekly Assignment 646 winner: Mongrel Mar 04, 2015

Congratulations to Mongrel for winning WA 646, based on the theme: Numbers.

The top five photos displayed below, will also be showcased on our Winners Gallery.

Voting is now open for the WA 647 winners.
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Weekly Assignment 647 just started with theme: "Peace"
Deadline: March 11th noon - Participate!
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Huge Instant Savings: Canon 5D Mark III and EOS 6D Mar 01, 2015
Huge Instant Savings: Canon 5D Mark III and EOS 6D
Canon USA significantly lowered the 'Minimum Advertised Price' for the EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D bodies. Beyond the permanent price drop, Canon is now offering instant rebates instead of mail-in rebates for most DSLRs including the newer Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499 ($300 drop & $300 instant rebate)
  2. Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $3099 ($300 drop & $300 instant rebate)
  3. Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24-70 f/4L IS $3249 ($300 drop & $300 instant rebate)

Canon EOS 6D
  1. Canon EOS 6D Body $1399 ($100 drop & $300 instant rebate)
  2. Canon EOS 6D + 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $1799 ($100 drop & $300 instant rebate)
  3. Canon EOS 6D + 24-105 f/4L IS $1999 ($100 drop & $300 instant rebate)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  1. Canon EOS 7D Mark II Body $1699 ($100 instant rebate)
  2. Canon EOS 7D Mark II + 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $2049 ($100 instant rebate)

Canon EOS 70D
  1. Canon EOS 70D Body $999 ($200 instant rebate)
  2. Canon EOS 70D + 18-135 IS STM $1349 ($200 instant rebate)

Canon EOS Rebel SL1
  1. Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Body $399 ($150 instant rebate)
  2. Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + 18-55 IS STM $499 ($200 instant rebate)
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Monthly Assignment 129 winner: oldrattler Mar 01, 2015

Congratulations to oldrattler for winning MA 129, based on the theme: Warm.

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Monthly Assignment 130 just started with theme: "Patterns in Nature"
Deadline: April 1st noon - Participate!
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Feb 27th - Featured Thread Winners! Feb 28, 2015
Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

Landscape Photographer:
Frozen Lighthouse by Steve Perry

Nature & Wildlife:
Badlands/Yellowstone NP by harshaj1

People Photography:
Madam Butterfly [4 Imgs] by Adam_A

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Canon 11-24 f/4 L MTF Tests: A winner from 11 to 24mm Feb 28, 2015
Canon 11-24 f/4 L MTF Tests: A winner from 11 to 24mm
LensRentals just posted MTF tests for the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L lens. The article compares it to the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II and 16-35mm f/4L IS lenses. From the results, the lens performs great throughout the entire range. At 11mm, resolution is excellent from center to corner.

Read full article

B&H Photo and Adorama are already shipping the first Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM pre-orders. The price is: $2,999

Pre-order yours today: B&H Photo | Adorama
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Lowest ever: Canon 5D Mark III for $1,949 Feb 26, 2015
Lowest ever: Canon 5D Mark III for $1,949
Big Value Inc has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR for only $1,999

Use coupon code CLC10OFF ($50.00 off) at eBay and the price will change to $1,949.00.

Regular price: $2,799 after $300 mail-in rebate.
46 posts  |  3560 views
Weekly Assignment 645 winner: WarVet Feb 25, 2015

Congratulations to WarVet for winning WA 645, based on the theme: My Home.

The top five photos displayed below, will also be showcased on our Winners Gallery.

Voting is now open for the WA 646 winners.
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Weekly Assignment 646 just started with theme: "Openings"
Deadline: March 4th noon - Participate!
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Canon EOS 70D for $749 Feb 24, 2015
Canon EOS 70D for $749 with free shipping
GetItDigital has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera for $749.99 with free shipping.
Regular price: $1,099.99

FYI: Ebay items are usually grey market, and therefore not technically covered under Canon USA's warranty. However, It's known that Canon USA does service gray market cameras and lenses.
2 posts  |  1149 views
Feb 20th - Featured Thread Winners! Feb 21, 2015
Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

Landscape Photographer:
Crystalline Chamber by Justin Grimm

Nature & Wildlife:
Northern hawk Owl and finches, by harshaj1

People Photography:
Fishermen by Ted ellis

652 views
Feb 13th - Featured Thread Winners! Feb 14, 2015
Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

Landscape Photographer:
Ancient Light +2 added by Klaus Priebe

Nature & Wildlife:
Blue sharks by AdmiralK

People Photography:
My Top images from 2014 (48 images sorry :/) by nextelbuddy

813 views
Canon 100-400 IS L Mk II Teardown: Best Built Lens Ever? Feb 13, 2015
Roger Cicala tearsdown Canon 100-400 IS L MK II
Roger Cicala at LensRentals.com stripped the brand new Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II.

From the blog:
"I know I can’t really, without showing you dozens of other lenses, do a good job of impressing you with just how robustly engineered this lens is. I will say that the insides look more like what we’d expect to see in a 500mm f/4 or 600mm f/4 lens, rather than a telezoom. It’s by far the most heavily engineered zoom lens Aaron and I have ever seen; and we’ve seen the insides of dozens of lenses in this range.

Well done, Canon engineers, well done!"

Read the entire teardown at LensRentals.com


B&H Photo has the new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II in stock at the moment.

  1. Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II ($2,199):
    B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

    _______

    Reviews: Photozone | TDP
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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary ($1,089) Feb 11, 2015
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary ($1,089)
B&H Photo just opened pre-orders for the anticipated Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary.
The price is $1,089. Expected availability: March 20 2015

Lens specs:
  1. Canon EF Lens/Full Frame
  2. Aperture Range: f/5-6.3 to 22
  3. One FLD and Three SLD Elements
  4. Lens Construction: 20 Elements in 14 Groups
  5. Minimum Focusing Distance: 280 cm / 110.2 in
  6. Maximum Magnifications: 1:5
  7. Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  8. Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  9. Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  10. Splash and Dust Proof Mount
  11. Lens Hood & Tripod Collar
  12. Filter thread: 95mm
  13. Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 4.1 x 10.2" (10.41 x 25.91 cm)
  14. Weight: 4.25lbs / 1930g / 68oz
  15. Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Pre-order the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS HSM Contemporary for $1,089 at B&H

Sigma made two version of the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM, “Contemporary” and “Sport”. The 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS Sport is already shipping for $1,999: B&H | Adorama.
30 posts  |  5391 views
Weekly Assignment 643 winner: jbush Feb 11, 2015

Congratulations to jbush for winning WA 643, based on the theme: Metal.

The top five photos displayed below, will also be showcased on our Winners Gallery.

Voting is now open for the WA 644 winners.
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Weekly Assignment 644 just started with theme: "My Home"
Deadline: February 18th noon - Participate!
9 posts  |  2066 views
New Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for $849 Feb 10, 2015
New Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for $849
Sigma Announces the 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Full-frame Lens.

Update: The price for the lens is $849 and it's now available for pre-order at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Main specifications:
  1. Full-Frame Format
  2. FLD and Special Low Dispersion Elements
  3. Two Aspherical Glass Elements
  4. Super Multi-Layer Coating
  5. Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  6. Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  7. Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  8. Thermally Stable Composite Material
  9. Compatible with Sigma USB Dock


Sigma Corporation of America Introduces New 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens at CP+ Imaging Show
Latest Global Vision Art lens offers highest-quality optical performance in its class


YOKOHAMA, Japan — February 10, 2015 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced the new Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the ninth Global Vision lens to join the company’s iconic Art line-up. The announcement comes at the start of the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2015, which begins on Feb. 12 in Yokohama, Japan.
163 posts  |  16331 views
Nikon announces D810A and D750 film kit Feb 10, 2015
D810A is real
Nikon has announced the new Nikon D810A DSLR optimized for astrophotography and a D750 film kit with 3 prime lenses.

Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit w/ 35mm, 50mm and 85mm Lenses ($3,996.95)
B&H Photo | Adorama

Nikon D810A Digital SLR Body ($3,796.95)
B&H Photo | Adorama

Official announcement here:
http://www.nikon.com/news/2015/0210_dslr_01.htm
52 posts  |  4660 views
David Noton writes about Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Feb 09, 2015
David Noton talks about Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L
Photographer David Noton share his thoughts on the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

Here is an excerpt from the CPN article:

“Each time Canon brings out a new lens, it moves the game on. When I look back at images I shot years ago, particularly with wide-angle zooms that I started using with my first Canon DSLR, I was using lenses that had been designed in the film era. But digital sensors demand so much more and this new lens is obviously a perfect match for high megapixel cameras.”

Read full article


Pre-order the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM: $2,999

B&H Photo | Adorama
61 posts  |  7467 views
Feb 6th - Featured Thread Winners! Feb 07, 2015
Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

Landscape Photographer:
Camping under the stars by rparchen

Nature & Wildlife:
Smoky Mountain Black Bears by Steve Perry

People Photography:
2014 in Review (50-some pics) by friscoron

983 views
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