New videos added to Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.x) tutorial series

New Videos Added To Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.x) Tutorial Series

New videos have been added to Canon’s own Digital Photo Professional tutorial series.

The videos are (latest additions in italics)

  • Get organised
  • Recover missing shadows
  • Levels and curves
  • Counteract colour casts
  • Improve composition
  • Sharpen Detail
  • Lens Correction
  • Cloning and Healing

All tutorials come with downloadable resources, like PDF docs, RAW files used in the examples etc. This looks to be a pretty good, free tutorial for Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.x. Click here to access the tutorials. Enjoy!

Canon cultivates critical new ventures, report suggests


Canon is broadening their investments. Nikkei Asian Review reports:

Canon takes synergy with its new businesses seriously. It has to. Old core businesses such as camera and office equipment have matured, and the company has leaned into mergers and acquisitions in new fields. Canon’s future growth depends largely on how well the company can raise the seeds it has planted, and they have been slow to bear fruit.


Canon elevated medical operations to core status this month and installed Toshiba Medical President Toshio Takiguchi at the helm. Takiguchi also received swift appointment as a senior managing executive officer at Canon — unusual treatment for the head of an acquired company.

The electronics giant aims to couple its technology in fields such as genetic testing with Toshiba Medical’s product-making experience and sales channels. The parent also seeks to expand into new territory in which Toshiba Medical has worked, including in-vitro diagnostics. Mitarai has gone so far as to say control of Canon’s medical wing could pass to Toshiba Medical if necessary.

Read the report at Nikkei Asian.

Canon U.S.A. Commemorates 20 Years of Partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Yellowstone Forever

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Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 4, 2017 – Signifying a continued commitment to corporate social responsibility, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to commemorate 20 years of long-standing collaborations with two of its flagship corporate social responsibility partners – the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Yellowstone Forever — formerly the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Over the last two decades, Canon U.S.A. has worked together with NCMEC to help find missing children and drive awareness about child safety, and with Yellowstone Forever to raise awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship and conservation.

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Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT price drop (savings up to $245)

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Price Drop (savings Up To $245)

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT at a glance:

  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm
  • Zoom Range: 20-200mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts from -7 to +90°
  • Rotates Left & Right 180°
  • 1.1-1.5x Improved Continuous Shooting
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Bounce Adapter & Hard Color Filters
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries

The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT got a price drop (savings up to $245, depending by the kit): B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT after the break.

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Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 VC G2 Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 :Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XLD Element, Five LD Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Compatible Tripod Mount
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Another interesting lens has gone through the reviewing efforts of photographer Dustin Abbott. He reviewed the new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 (model A025). It appears Tamron hit the mark with this lens.

D. Abbott writes in the conclusion:

There’s a good reason why Tamron has far more buzz over this G2 lens than they did over the previous generation lens. It was a very good lens, but the A025 is basically better in every way than the A009, which, shockingly, includes price (in most markets). In the US, for example, the A009 retailed for $1499 a few months ago, but the A025 (with all of these improvements) actually comes to market at $1299. While that isn’t “cheap” in an absolute sense, when you compare it to the essentially $2000 price tag for the Canon 70-200L II and the nearly $2800 for the Nikon 70-200 FL ED it becomes one of the great bargains of the year. Autofocus accuracy is exceptional, though the slight edge on focus lock speed goes to the Canon. The image quality is improved across the board from the original and is clearly competitive with the first party offerings.

Below you have D. Abbott’s videos with the review. However, a lot of people prefers to go for a written review (I do), so you may want to head over to Dustin Abbott’s review. The videos below are about Image Quality Breakdown, then Focus Breathing, and  finally the full review, which lasts 19 minutes and gives you very good overview but you’ll miss the sample pictures in the written review.

Save big on Camera bags at Adorama


Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag

Adorama has some very good discounts on camera bags. All ship free and prices are good through 4/10.

  • Lowepro Scout SH 100 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless Camera with Lens and Smartphone, Slate Blue – on sale at $9.99 (reg. $49)
  • Lowepro Scout SH 120 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless Camera with Lens, Extra Lens and Smartphone, Slate Blue – on sale at $14.99 (reg. $59)
  • Lowepro Scout SH 140 Shoulder Bag for Mirrorless Camera with Lens, 2x Extra Lens, Mini Tablet and Smartphone, Slate Blue – on sale at $19.99 (reg. $69)
  • Lowepro Rezo TLZ-10 Holster-style Bag for compact Digital SLR’s – on sale at $9.99 (reg. $29)

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama