Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens $100 off (on sale for $849)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

The outstanding Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art” lens is currently $100 off the regular price. Instead of $949, the Sigma lens is on sale for $849 at Adorama | B&H Photo.

This is the lens that peforms almost like the $4,000 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4. Others called the SIgma 50mm f/1.4 Art a “stroke of genius“.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM specifications:

  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Molded Glass Aspherical Element
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Floating System & Large Diameter Design
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2 and Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 firmware update available

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Canon released firmware updates for the GPS Receiver GP-E2 and the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A.

Firmware version 2.0.0 (download here) for GPS Receiver GP-E2 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the signal acquisition indicator on the GPS Receiver GP-E2 displays “Slow blinking (Signal acquired)” even if a signal is not yet acquired.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon which new log files may not be saved correctly if the built-in memory of the GPS Receiver GP-E2 becomes full.
  3. Support for the EOS Rebel T6s/EOS 760D and EOS Rebel T6i/EOS 750D cameras has been added.
  4. Support for the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R cameras has been added.

Firmware version 1.2.0 (download here) for Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A incorporates the following improvement:

  • Support has been added for the EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R.

Canon EOS 5DS sample pics taken with EF 70-200mm f/4L lens (high ISO)

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Photography Blog posted another gallery of sample pictures shot with a Canon EOS 5DS. This time they used the Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS lens. The pics were taken at a local bike race, at 8pm with overcast sky, having poor light conditions. High ISO settings were required.

The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R start shipping on Sunday June 14. On Monday B&H will held a live stream discussion about the new 50MP Canon DSLRs.

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Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R live streaming discussion on Monday June 15 (UPDATE)

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Update: You can now sign up at B&H Photo to get notified by email when the live stream starts.

B&H Photo will stream a live discussion panel for the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R on Monday, June 15, at 3PM ESTPhotographer Gregory Heisler and Larry Becker and Rudy Winston from Canon USA are there to discuss everything you may want to learn about Canon’s high resolution DSLRs. Save the date!

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Adobe Lightroom 6 deal at Amazon Germany, get it for €79 instead of €120 (if you buy a camera for at least €100)

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Amazon Germany has a good deal for Adobe Lightroom 6. May appear complicated at first glance but isn’t.

It works as follows. If you buy a computer or a camera for at least €100 you are eligible to purchase Adobe Lightroom for €79 (links and instructions) instead of €120 (that’s 35% off). It really doesn’t matter what you buy, a Canon IXUS or even a Nikon camera, or a Notebook computer.

The discount is applied automatically at checkout. There is one caveat: the products you buy must be sold by Amazon Germany directly, not by a third party seller. The same offer applies also to Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 €(49), Adobe Premiere Elements 13 (€49), and Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 & Premiere Elements 13 bundled (€79).

The offer expires November 30, so you have plenty of time.