Canon offers 13 months free CarePAK PLUS protection on select DSLRs and lenses

Canon USA offers a free 13 months CarePAK PLUS protection on select gear (see below). How it works:

  • Step 1: Purchase one of the products below between May 1, 2016 and July 30, 2016.
  • Step 2: Register your product within 30 Days of your purchase.
  • Step 3: Enjoy 13 months of free accident protection.

Click here to see all eligible gear or click the image below which lists all the Canon gear that comes with a free 13 months CarePAK PLUS protection..

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You can learn more about Canon CarePAK PLUS here. Canon CarePAK PLUS includes:

Protection from Accidental Damage
Protection from kids, pets, and life including accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and other unforeseen events.
Additional Hardware Coverage
No more worries! Receive additional hardware coverage from excessive wear and tear on all mechanical and electrical issues.
Priority Service and Free Returns
No additional cost, free return shipping,*** and minimal downtime with fast and reliable service direct from Canon. We’ve got you covered!
Service & Support Directly from Canon
With hassle free service and support direct from Canon, you will never deal with a 3rd party. Feel confident your product will be serviced by Canon factory trained technicians using only Genuine Canon parts.***
$0 Deductible
No Deductible for any repair or replacement, ever.
Transferable
CarePAK PLUS is transferable. Purchase a product as a gift for someone else or sell it during the covered period and transfer the benefits to someone else.
Always Genuine Canon Products
If your product cannot be fixed and needs to be replaced you will receive the exact same model, or better, always!

Save big on Sandisk memory cards

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Adorama has special discounts on select Sandisk memory cards. Click here to see all memory cards on offer. All items ship free. Offer expires 5/14.

SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash Memory Cards (Transfer Speed Up to 120MB/s)

SanDisk ExtremePRO CompactFlash Cards (up to 160MB/sec Transfer Speed, RTL AM (VPG-65))

SanDisk Class 10 U3 Extreme SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards (90MB/s Read, 40MB/s Write)

SanDisk Class 10 ExtremePRO SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards, U3 (95MB/s Read Speed)

SanDisk ExtremePRO UHS II SDHC Memory Cards (250MB/s Write Speed, UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled)

Lexar Professional 1000x Class 10 UHS-II (U3) microSDHC/SDXC Memory Cards (Up to 150MB/s Read Speed)

Shooting the Aurora Borealis handheld with a 4M ISO Canon ME20F-SH camera

Shooting The Aurora Borealis Handheld With A 4M ISO Canon ME20F-SH Camera

This is not the first Aurora Borealis video shot with the Canon ME20F-SH and posted by Aurora Skycam, though I think this one is more impressing.

The ME20F-SH was used, a special full-frame Canon camera that goes up to ISO 4M (yes ISO, 4,000,000). The camera was hand-held during a flight with Norwegian Airlines at 36000 ft and while cruising at 800 km/h. The video was shot at ISO 102.000, 50fps, 1/50 sec. There is some beautiful footage in the video below, and the best thing is: there is more to come soon (according to the makers).

The Canon ME20F-SH is a speciality camera, with a special price: it’s yours for a mere $20,000.

Canon ME20F-SH at a glance:

  • Up to 4 Million ISO & 12 Stops DR
  • Full Frame 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Canon DIGIC DV 4
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Connectors
  • Canon Locking Cinema EF Lens Mount

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Canon ME20F-SH overview after the break

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How to disassemble and repair a Canon Powershot G16

iFixit, well known for their teardown and repair instructions for Apple gear (and other stuff too), posted a detailed how to to disassemble (see above or click here) the good old Canon PowerShot G16. And if you need it, they posted repair instructions too.

Canon PowerShot G16: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon Powershot G16 at a glance:

  • 12.1 Megapixel 1/1.7″ CMOS Sensor
  • Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens (28-140mm)
  • Optical Zoom Viewfinder and 3.0″ LCD
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processing Engine
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi Capabilities
  • Continuous Shooting at 9.3 fps
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
  • ISO 12800 and Canon HS SYSTEM

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Canon patent for CN-E 30-160mm f/2.8 LS lens

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Another Canon patent for a Cinema lens, a CN-E 30-160mm f/ 2.8 LS. This optical formula formula refers to a Super35mm sensor, i.e. the sensor used in Canon’s Cinema line-up.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-57387
    • Published 2016.4.21
    • Filing date 2014.9.8
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 5.00
    • Focal length 32.00 100.00 160.00
    • F-number 2.70 2.70 3.00
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 24.82 8.42 5.28
    • Image height 14.80
    • Overall length of the lens 271.71
    • BF 45.83
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Adobe Lightroom 6.5.1 and Camera Raw 9.5.1 updates released

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Adobe released Adobe Lightroom 6.5.1/CC 2015.5.1 and Camera Raw 9.5.1 to the public. Bug fixes and new cameras added (no Canons). To update please select Help > Updates to install the update, or go for the direct download links:  Win | Mac. Adobe Camera Raw 9.5.1 can be downloaded here.

Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 and Lightroom 6.5.1 are now available.  Our focus with this release was to add support for new cameras and also fix reported customer issues.

Please note that on first launch of Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1, you will need to log in to continue syncing images and metadata between desktop and your mobile devices.  To sign in, click on the Activity Center in the upper-left corner and select the “Sign In” button. For more info see these detailed instructions.

Lightroom for iOS v2.3 is now live as well. Check it out here!

Bugs Fixed in Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1

  • Pentax K-1
  • Sony DSC-RX10M3

Known Issue

  • Image flickers when moving an adjustment slider.  Note that this only occurs when using certain AMD graphics cards (such as 6450M and 6970M) on Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). We are working with our partners to resolve this issue. In the meantime, you can workaround this issue by disabling “Use Graphics Processor” in Lightroom’s preferences.