Canon Announces New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

Today Canon announced the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. This lens replaces the curren “L” series 35mm f/1.4 lens with a new version that incorporates a new lens formula called “Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics” and a stronger build quality. The lens will be available in October for around $1800. Read more Canon Announces New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Coming to the US

Canon USA announced today that the Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Coming to the US. It will be interesting to see how it does in a market that is dominated by Sony and Olympus/Panasonic. I currently own a Canon EOS 6D and a Sony A6000, and the thought of having a single system that can share lenses is appealing. Read more Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Coming to the US

Tamron Mail-in Rebates through August 31, 2015

These deals have expired. Tamron announced new rebates effective September 1 – October 31, 2015

Here are the current Tamron Mail-in Rebates valid through August 31, 2015. I’m not normally a fan of mail-in rebates, but Tamron is prompt is sending their rebates and I very rarely see any issues with their rebate program. You can save between $30 and $100 on select lenses. Read more Tamron Mail-in Rebates through August 31, 2015

Nikon Instant Rebates – August 2015

NOTE: These rebates ended on August 28th. Nikon announced a new instant rebate program that runs through October 3, 2015

Nikon is currently offering some great instant rebates that can save you between $50 to $900 on select Cameras and lenses from Nikon. Unfortunately Nikon has not specified an ending date so this promotion can end at any time. Instant rebates are great because the rebate is handled by the dealer. You don’t have to mail in paperwork and receipts, wait for a check and jump through hoops. You will find a link to Amazon to purchase under each item.

Update 8/24/2015

It appears that the Lens Only rebates will expire on August 28th.

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Nikon D3300 Review

The Nikon D3300 is targeted at people looking for a SLR that is simple, small and a step up from their camera phones and point and shoot cameras. With it’s 24mp APS-C sensor and interchangeable lenses this is a great starter DSLR camera. The Nikon D3300 is Nikon’s smallest DSLR currently available with an APS-C sized imaging chip. Continue reading my Nikon D3300 review to get my overall impression and recommendation. Read more Nikon D3300 Review

Teaching Point: Capturing Motion

In this months teaching point we will examine an image that conveys motion in a still photograph. Showing motion adds another dimension to your photography and creates images that makes your viewers stop And ask how you did that. Read more Teaching Point: Capturing Motion