Canon’s lens and Speedlite instant rebates have been extended through February 4, 2012. Full details and breakdown here at B&H.
One of the challenges of shooting outdoor photos in the middle of the afternoon is dealing with harsh shadows and overexposing the sky if your subject is not directly lit by the sun. While it would be nice to wait for the right light later in the evening, there are a lot of times when your subject won’t be waiting around with you – particularly when you’re dealing with kids. [Read more…]
Canon has obviously been working on a new TTL flash system that works with radio sync triggering for quite a while now. We saw a patent application for a Canon radio-triggered flash and camera system in August 2010 and now, almost a year later, another Canon patent application that advances this tech has been revealed by the USPTO.
And maybe (hopefully) this is a sign that it’s getting closer to market. [Read more…]
Canon has several new lens rebates avaialable – and these are much better than the ones we saw last time around. The instant rebates are valid in the US through September 3, 2011. Check out the deals below. [Read more…]
I’ve been more seriously into off-camera lighting for a couple of years now. However, it was only a few months ago that I picked up a TTL flash-sync cable for my Canon kit.
Prior to this $30 purchase, the majority of my off-camera lighting had been done manually, which is perfectly fine and nearly limitless in creativity. But it never hurts to add another arrow to your photographic quiver though. [Read more…]
Have you ever looked at those buttons on the back of your flash and wondered what exactly that they do? What about understanding flash exposure compensation? Or, high speed sync? Want to dim the sun?
The Speedliter’s Handbook is a killer resource from Syl Arena that is primarily for Canon DSLR shooters who want to integrate Canon Speedlites into their repertoire. That said, photographers using any other brand of gear will get their money’s worth out of this book. [Read more…]
Check pre-order availability for the new Canon Rebel T3i below. [Read more…]
I just got a tip that the Syl Arena’s Speedliter’s Handbook is now shipping from Amazon.
If you aren’t familiar with it, this book is all about learning to shoot with Canon’s E-TTL flash system. In Syl’s words, “It’s almost 400 pages, includes 800 photos, 100 diagrams, and 39 shoots detailed on 2-page spreads. If you shoot small flash (any brand), then 70% will be of interest. If you shoot Canon Speedlites, then 110% of the book will be of interest.”
The Speedliter’s Handbook retails for $49.99, but it’s currently up for grabs on Amazon for $31.49.
The Speedliter’s Handbook is a new book from Canon Speedlite specialist, Syl Arena.
The book has been in the works for nearly a year now, and just went to the printer last week. But it turned out to be much bigger than planned…
“It’s almost 400 pages, includes 800 photos, 100 diagrams, and 39 shoots detailed on 2-page spreads. If you shoot small flash (any brand), then 70% will be of interest. If you shoot Canon Speedlites, then 110% of the book will be of interest.” –Syl Arena
Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites carries a retail price of $49.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com at $31.49 and will ship just after Christmas.
Canon has announced its lineup of lenses and flashes eligible for instant rebate savings for Spring / Summer 2010.
This is an instant rebate program too – no mailing receipts and UPC codes and then waiting 6-8 weeks. The rebate applies for purchases on qualifying Canon gear made between May 9 and July 10, 2010.
The specific items are listed below, along with links to product pages for each lens or flash at Amazon, Adorama and B&H Photo. [Read more…]