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EOS 60D Firmware Update 1.0.9

Canon has recently released a firmware update for the EOS 60D DSLR camera.

Before proceeding to update your camera, carefully follow all instructions given by Canon. Update it with a fully charged battery (Canon brand) and do NOT touch anything during the process.

Below we post the information provided by Canon and the download link.

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March 29, 2011 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, CANON, EOS 60D, Firmware Updates, News & Info | , , , | Leave a comment

Canon Rebates – March 2011

INSTANT REBATES ENDING SOON

Promotion ends March 19, 2011.

For those who still don’t know, there is an “Instant Rebate” and “Double Instant Rebate” promotion available for Canon DSLR cameras and lenses ending soon. This may be a good time for making your purchases.

It works as always: you simply buy one or more of the qualifying lenses or cameras and you get an instant rebate on your final price. You simply pay less.

But if you buy a camera AND a lens that qualify at the same time, then you get a double instant rebate! The double discount will be displayed on your shopping cart. It’s that easy.

For instance the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS II USM (the best Canon 70-200mm 2.8L zoom lens by far, which we really recommend) currently has $200 instant rebate, but if you buy it with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II or Canon EOS 60D (or any other DSLR that qualifies) at the same time, you will get a $400 instant rebate on the lens. Nice!

For your convenience we provide a list of the current promotions below.

– List of DSLR Camera and Lenses with Instant Rebates:

– List of DSLR that qualify for Double Instant Rebates:

Purchase any of the above DSLR cameras and take advantage of the double instant rebates on the lenses mentioned above.

Important: Please note that B&H does not process web orders from Friday evening to Saturday evening.

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March 16, 2011 Posted by | PROMOS | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canon EOS T3i / 600D in Stock!

The latest Canon DSLR camera, EOS Rebel T3i/600D, announced in February of this year is finally in stock!

This entry-level HDSLR has really great features, especially if you are interested in the movie/video capturing capabilities, or if you are new to the DSLR world.

Please check these links:

SOME FEATURES

Some of the main features include:

  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
  • 3.0″ Clear View Vari-Angle LCD
  • 100-6400 ISO
  • Full HD Movie Mode w/ Manual Exposure
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • 3.7 Frames/Second Continuous Shooting
  • 63 Zone Dual-Layer Metering / 9-Point AF
  • Intelligent Auto Mode
  • x3 to x10 Zoom in Full HD (exclusive new feature)

and more…

CANON EOS 60D vs. T3i/600D

We don’t like to just post about a new camera being in stock.

Instead, we place ourselves in the reader’s perspective and potential customer who may be considering to buy a Canon DSLR camera. So, keeping this in mind and the similar specifications and prices, we cannot avoid making some comments comparing the EOS 60D vs. EOS T3i/600D, especially since they currently have a very small difference in price.

These are some differences between them, besides the lens kit option, that you should consider if you plan to buy one of these cameras. Please check the comparison below:

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March 1, 2011 Posted by | EOS T3i/600D, News & Info, PROMOS | , , , , | 2 Comments

Tutorial 10-Bit Colorspace Up-conversion

Canon DSLR Footage 10-Bit Colorspace Up-conversion Tutorial

Credits: Robino Films

Quoted text from the video description:

Learn how to prepare your Canon DSLR footage for editing and color correction by up-converting 8-Bit compressed colorspace clips to true 10-bit 4:2:2 or 12-bit 4:4:4.

NOTE:

This tutorial demonstrates the cleaning of one clip from beginning to end. When working on a long form project, edit your film and then work on your final clips at the end. You can use FirstLight to apply film curves while editing since it’s real time and non destructive to give feel to your shots.

…and backup your original files!

Software used:

– Cineform NeoHD
– HDlink
– FirstLight
– Neat Video plugin
After Effects

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February 14, 2011 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, CANON, Tutorials | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

USB Follow Focus Controller PRE-ORDERS

Less than 48hs after the official release, the new USB Follow Focus Controller has run out of stock!

But we were notified that due to the very high demand the manufacturer (Okii Systems LLC.) is now accepting pre-orders.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT

The manufacturer kindly allowed us to give a Coupon Code to get $50 discount on your purchase. It is cumulative, if you buy two controllers you get $100 discount.

  • COUPON CODE: okii50

To place your order visit the manufacturer website: www.okii.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FF-001

Please check our dedicated section USB FF Controller which includes a brief description, features list, some video tests and very important technical information and details that all potential customers should read.

PRE-ORDER INFORMATION

Quoted text from the manufacturer website:

Preorder Information

Due to the high demand for this item we are allowing preorders, which will reserve you a USB Follow Focus on a first-come, first-served basis. As inventory arrives, orders will be processed in the order they are received.

The next production run is expected to be ready the week of February 21, 2011. There are a limited number of units, so there is no guarantee that the incoming inventory will cover all preorders. Unfulfilled preorders will roll over to later production runs. At any time you may cancel your preorder and receive a full refund.

As with any kind of manufacturing, circumstances beyond our control may lead to production delays. Please be assured that we are working as hard as possible to meet our projected delivery dates.

Please refrain from emailing about preorder status. This page plus the Okii Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated regularly with status information.

Image on top courtesy of Okii Systems LLC.

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February 3, 2011 Posted by | EOS 1D Mk IV, EOS 5D Mk II, EOS 60D, EOS 7D, EOS T2i/550D, NEW Devices & Accessories, News & Info, PROMOS | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

USB Follow Focus Controller Released

Okii Systems LLC. has released today the Okii USB Follow Focus Controller for Canon HDSLR cameras. As mentioned earlier, this device can do MUCH more than controlling focus.

We have opened a dedicated section called USB Follow Focus Controller with full details, important information and some video tests for your convenience.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT

As previously announced, the manufacturer kindly allowed us to give a COUPON CODE to get a discount of $50 to all those readers interested to buy it.

Please check the USB Follow Focus Controller section for the coupon code and more details.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION & USER GUIDE

It is very important to understand that this is not a mechanical follow focus, but a USB one, with its advantages and limitations (the real limitations are due to Canon’s USB implementation).

To fully understand the capabilities and benefits of the Okii USB Follow Focus controller, you should read the following:

Once you really understand HOW the controller works, then you start taking advantage of its capabilities. It is VERY important to configure the controller to your specific camera and lens to avoid confusion. So take a bit of time reading the instructions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You will find lot of additional information, feedback and some video tests on the previously mentioned section. Please also check the manufacturer website for even more detailed technical information and pictures of the product.

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Please help us to keep this blog running. Make your purchases through above or following links:
Photography & Accessories
/ Lighting & Studio / Video / Pro Video / Pro Audio / Home Entertainment / Computers & Software. There’s no additional cost to you.

Follow us on TWITTER for special news, articles, important Promotions and Rebates . We try to keep everyone informed about promos, since they’re great to save when buying.

Thank you very much for your support.

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January 28, 2011 Posted by | Articles & Tech Info, EOS 1D Mk IV, EOS 5D Mk II, EOS 60D, EOS 7D, EOS T2i/550D, NEW Devices & Accessories, News & Info, PROMOS, REVIEWS | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Selected Great Deals 12/2010

Christmas is almost here! If you still didn’t buy all your gifts or want to buy some more, you might find this post very useful.

Below there’s a very short list of selected great deals, promotions and items you may want to consider. Some of them are ending in few days, so don’t miss the chance!

The list could be very long, we just picked up some very interesting offers. For a full list of items, check any of these links:

Photography & Accessories / Lighting & Studio / Video / Pro Video / Pro Audio / Home Entertainment / Computers & Software

Canon Double Instant Rebates

This is the BEST current promotion for photographers and filmmakers using DSLR cameras (or people interested to join this great level of cameras).

We already posted a comprehensive article about it:  Click here to see full details.

Do not miss the chance to get many hundred dollars instant rebates on cameras, lenses and flashes. It is Real!

UPDATE: Promotion extended!
LEXAR 32GB Professional UDMA 600x CF Card

UPDATE: This promotion was extended and now ends December 31, 2010!
It was not a typographical error, it really ended 12/13/2010 (the price was the regular one on December 14, but recently the promo was extended to the end of the year (or until it gets out of stock). So you have a new chance to get it at lower price. It’s a great card, don’t miss it.

There is a great INSTANT REBATE on this excellent memory card. It is really fast, reliable and you can save $70 from the regular price. Offer ends December 13, 2010! (in few days).

Check full specs and get yours clicking here.

LEXAR is one of the best manufacturers of memory cards. We highly recommend this card.

Panasonic HDC-TM700 Camcorder: Full HD @ 60p!

You won’t see this kind of items very often on this site. This is a well deserved exception.

The reasons are simple: this Camcorder can record Full HD video at 60p (very unusual!), has a great image quality and costs only $750!

Check full specifications and reviews clicking here.

You can do beautiful Slow Motion with this camcorder. Very brief list of features:

  • 1920 x 1080p Full HD @ 60p (60fps progressive in AVC/H.264 format so you can edit it with almost every current video editing software)
  • 32GB Internal Flash Memory
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 9.15MP 3 MOS Sensor
  • 3″ LCD
  • Leica Dicomar Lens
  • 18x Intelligent Zoom
  • Power O.I.S.
  • 14.2MP Still Image Capture
  • Headphone and Microphone Connections

Click here to watch a very nice Slow Motion video shot with this camcorder by iamkalaniprince. Even Philip Bloom has this camcorder! (check comments posted on the video).

This camcorder can be a really nice mate for your Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D or EOS 60D.

By the way, don’t forget the current $100 INSTANT REBATE available on the EOS 7D and EOS 60D!

Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera

This is one of the best (if not the best) compact cameras available on the market today. It is solid, metal made (you can feel the big difference compared to other compact P&S cameras), with full manual controls (along with lot of automatic modes like most P&S cameras). It has a great image quality and LOT of great features (including HD video recording and HDR photography shooting mode).

You can shoot full manual, partially auto or in full automatic mode.

We love this little gem; you can carry it on your pocket everywhere and still have lot of great features (including articulated display, HD video capturing, 5x Optical Zoom with Stabilizer, etc) found on higher level, much bigger and much more expensive cameras (like DSLRs).

Image quality is great for this class of camera, and it’s fully featured. If you want a GREAT compact camera for less than $470, you should consider this one!

There isn’t any rebate on this specific item, but since it is so nice, we decided to include it in the list. It is highly recommended.

Some features:

  • 10MP CCD Image Sensor (less megapixel count, much better image quality and less noise)
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 1280 x 720p HD Video Capture (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV file format)
  • 2.8″ Vari-Angled LCD (Articulated Display)
  • JPEG and RAW File Image Capture
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMC+/HCMMC+ Card Slot
  • Lens: 28mm-140mm (35mm equivalent) with Hybrid IS (5x Optical Zoom)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Stereo Sound for Video
  • Manual Exposure Control
  • Macro shooting
  • HDR shooting mode & more.

Please check the Full specifications and reviews for more details.

Acer Aspire AS5334-2598 15.6″ Notebook

This is not a high-end notebook. But it is a bargain!

You can buy one for only $349.95 and use it for your home or office daily tasks, browse internet, listen to music, burn CD/DVDs, etc., everything on a big 15.6″ HD wide screen.

Check Full specifications here. Offer ends 12/31/2010.

Support us

Please help us to keep this blog running. Make your purchases through these links:
Photography &  Accessories
/ Lighting & Studio / Video / Pro Video / Pro Audio / Home Entertainment / Computers & Software. There’s no additional cost to you.

Follow us on Twitter for special news, articles, important promotions and rebates. We try to keep everyone informed about promos, since they’re great to save when buying.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and happy buying!

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December 9, 2010 Posted by | PROMOS | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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