Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW Backpack deal – $79.95 (reg. $149.95, today only)

Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW Backpack Deal – $79.95 (reg. $149.95, Today Only)

Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW at a glance:

  • Holds Pro-DSLR with Kit Lens, Flash
  • Also Holds Clothes,Phone,Ski Poles, Food
  • Pack Swings to Front for Access to Gear
  • Reflective Piping for Night Hiking
  • Built-In All-Weather Cover
  • Front, Side, Lid Storage Pockets
  • Dedicated Hydration Pocket With Port
  • Straps / Waist Belt / Airflow Back Pad
  • Multiple Accessory Attachment Points
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

DealZone deal of today at B&H Photo. Get the Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW Backpack at $79.95. That’s $70 0ff the regular price. Today only, free shipping.

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Canon evolves World Press Photo exhibition with intimate virtual reality experience

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Canon press release:

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 24th July 2017 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, today announces the UK launch of a World Press Photo virtual reality (VR) experience – an immersive virtual gallery, unique to every viewer. Ahead of the exhibition opening in Edinburgh on 4th August 2017, the experience celebrates Canon’s 25-year partnership with the world’s most prestigious photography contest.

The exhibition tour, which launched in Amsterdam in April, showcases 45 winning images from the 60th World Press Photo Contest1 – over half of which were shot on Canon2.

The VR experience
Building on the 25-year partnership with World Press Photo, and new for 2017, Canon has evolved the traditional public gallery experience by bringing the stories behind the award-winning shots to life through VR. In doing so, Canon is enabling millions to experience the famous exhibition on the most widely-used VR platform today.

In a bid to inspire a wider photography audience, users can explore the 45 best images of 2017 – and their incredible stories – at any time. The World Press Photo VR app is available for free download in the Oculus Store3.

Created by the makers of Canon’s photography management platform, irista, those who engage with the VR experience will see the winning photos displayed in a virtual gallery that evolves based on each users’ individual interaction with the photos. The unique VR experience, which provides a deeper insight into the stories behind the images, is narrated by Stuart Franklin, chair of the 2017 World Press Photo Content general jury.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Marketing Manager, Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe comments:
“Canon has been inspiring and enabling storytelling for 80 years, and this unique VR experience in collaboration with World Press Photo is part of our ongoing exploration of immersive storytelling. We believe virtual reality plays an exciting role in telling the incredible stories behind the winning images from this year’s World Press Photo Contest by creating an intimate, thoughtful and engaging experience that evolves the traditional gallery.”

Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo Foundation comments:
“The world, the press and photography itself are undergoing seismic changes. For the last 25 years, we have enjoyed a partnership with Canon that has supported visual storytelling. World Press Photo cherishes its heritage, while at the same time recognises that, with the rise of new technologies, there are now many ways to make and see images – including in virtual environments. Canon’s VR experience enables the world’s best photojournalism to be showcased in a new way, taking us to the stories behind these incredible pictures.”

Reflections Lectures
In addition to the new VR experience available in collaboration with World Press Photo, Canon Europe is extending the scope of its sponsorship to empower the future of the industry.

This year, local universities have been engaged to orchestrate 80 ‘Reflections Lectures’ – a series of talks, seminars and workshops for photography students – as the exhibition tours the world.

Designed to inspire the next generation of visual storytellers, the Reflections Lectures4 convey important messages about the role of photojournalism in today’s world agenda and allow students to connect with award-winning visual journalists. The topics covered within the Reflections Lectures range from press freedom to visual journalism, ethics and diversity.

The Reflections Lectures in Edinburgh will take place on 4th August 2017 at the Scottish Parliament.

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Canon Receives Eleven 2017 Summer Pick Awards from Buyers Laboratory, LLC

Canon Receives Eleven 2017 Summer Pick Awards From Buyers Laboratory, LLC

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 24, 2017 – Canon, U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, builds on the success of its imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageCLASS and imageFORMULA line as the recipient of eleven 2017 Summer Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI). BLI recognized Canon across the enterprise solutions, desktop solutions and scanner solutions categories.

Selections for the ‘Pick’ Awards are made by BLI’s staff of technicians and analysts after subjecting a number of devices from every major original equipment manufacturer to BLI’s comprehensive lab tests in the last six months. With these imageRUNNER ADVANCE accolades Canon adds to awards received in previous Pick seasons resulting in at least one model within every product family of the third generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE line being recognized as a BLI Pick. With the awards for imageCLASS, imageFORMULA, imagePROGRAF, uniFLOW and Therefore, Canon is receiving a level of distinction that speaks to the strength and breadth of its B2B offering, as well as its ability to meet the diverse needs of customers.

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Professional Fine Art Photographers Prepare to Obsess as Canon Announces New Large-Format imagePROGRAF Inkjet Printer

Professional Fine Art Photographers Prepare To Obsess As Canon Announces New Large-Format ImagePROGRAF Inkjet Printer

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 20, 2017 – For professionals who want sharp, brilliant and obsessively beautiful prints that they can share with the world, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its latest professional large-format inkjet printer – the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000. At 60-inches wide, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is the largest 12-ink printer on the market today.

The PRO-6000 expands the PRO Series models offered from 17-inches to 60-inches wide, giving users the ability to own multiple sized printers all with the same print head, ink and image processor, helping to ensure the same high quality across the line. As with previous models, the PRO-6000 device’s sleek design emphasizes the link with Canon’s EOS digital cameras and red-line “L-series lens.” Highlights that set this model apart from the crowd include its 60-inch print width, the ability to feed from the only standard Multifunction Roll System in its class and a 12-channel system including Chroma Optimizer that offers spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets.

“With the introduction of our largest model, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000, we round out our full line of high quality PRO Series printers,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our PRO Series now offers an expansive lineup of large-format inkjet solutions and sizes for a broad range of applications in the photo, fine art, proofing and graphics market segments.”

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Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro deal – $199 (reg. $449, Canon APS-C)

Tokina 12-28mm F/4.0 AT-X Pro Deal – $199 (reg. $449, Canon APS-C)

Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro at a glance:

  • Fits Canon APS-C Cameras
  • 19-45mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4-22
  • Silent Drive-Module AF Motor
  • AF/MF Clutch Mechanism
  • Molded Glass Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Glass

B&H Photo’s DealZone deal of today is the Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro for Canon APS-C DSLRs. The Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro is on sale at $199, which is $250 off the regular price. The deal is for today only.

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Canon faces a 40% profit growth on printer sales, report

Canon Faces A 40% Profit Growth On Printer Sales, Report

Canon looks forward to get a good profit increase in printr sales.

Nikkei Asian Review reports:

TOKYO — Canon’s consolidated operating profit for the year ending in December is expected to jump 40% to 330 billion yen ($2.94 billion) thanks to strong printer sales in emerging countries, successful acquisitions and automation.

The imaging and optical product maker first upgraded its profit outlook in April, but will likely do so again since its current performance is ahead of its 270 billion yen estimate. Sales are also expected to top the company’s 4.02 trillion yen forecast, climbing 20% to nearly 4.1 trillion yen. The Tokyo-based company follows U.S. accounting standards.

Laser printer sales have grown in China and emerging countries in Southeast Asia. New high speed models have been popular. Sales of toner and other highly profitable consumables have also risen with the increase in printer sales.

Read the report at Nikkei Asian Review…