Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only)
$3099.00 After checkout Reg. Price $3399.00
$175.00 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

SanDisk 32GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh) Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

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Canon EOS 7D SLR Digital Camera (Body Only)
$1299.00 After checkout Reg. Price $1499.00
$78.90 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
$1599 After checkout Reg. Price $1,799.00
$170.85 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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Canon T5i with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
$799.00 After checkout Reg. Price $ 849.00
$68.90 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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Canon EOS T5i w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
$1019.00 After checkout Reg. Price $1,049.00
$68.90 value of accessories + 4% Rewards

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Varavon's new Multi Finder 'Uni' is an upgraded version of the original Varavon Pro Finder LCD ViewFinder. The universal ability is achieved by an adjustment plate that allows multi-axis adjustments to align with most DSLR cameras on the market with a 3.2"-3.5" LCD such as the 5D Mark III, D800, Nikon D4, and more.

Uni MultifinderVaravon LCD View Finder Multifinder Pro Uni
find-price-button Varavon Multifinder Uni Universal LCD ViewFinder

The Varavon Multi Finder Uni attaches securely through a quick release system at the Anti-Twist Baseplate, offers a diopter for less than perfect vision, and unique low angle shooting via an internal mirror. The new Varavon Multi Finder Uni is available now starting at approx. $229 found on eBay (click here)

Varavon Multifinder Uni
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I wasn't a big fan of the Canon EOS-M mirror-less mainly because it was announced at an $800 dollar price tag. It almost seemed like they were trying to target the more serious photographer. With all the other mirrorless systems available on the market (Sony/Olympus/Panasonic/Fuji/Samsung), the $800 dollar price tag was just too hard to swallow. Needless to say it didn't succeed, and recently there's been a price drop down to $599 which I think is still a bit too high.

Today, there's a daily deal which lists the EOS-M for just $399 with an 18-55mm STM IS Lens (that's cheaper than a Canon point and shoot camera). $399 is probably the price they should have first released this at, and you can check out that current deal via eBay (Click Here)

Canon EOS-M Mirrorless 18-55mm
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So I just received the LanParte Li-ion Battery Packs a short while back. I was pretty curious to see what the run time was actually going to be like, so here's a video showing a continuous time lapse test with a Canon 5D Mark II. Specs state that the LanParte External Battery is equivalent to 4 LP-E6 batteries. The overall run time during this continuous shooting test ran for just over 5 hours.

The only problem was that my order did not come with was the proper plug for USA outlets, but we happened to have a converter on hand to charge up the pack. Or maybe you may already have a 12V 2A adapter with a 2.5/5.5 tip like this (found here). These battery packs are available in LP-E6 or LP-E8 battery adapters so it can power most Canon HD Video DSLRs (including all REBEL HDSLR cameras) out on the market today. You can find the LanParte External Battery for Canon Cameras via eBay (click here).

Lanparte Portable Battery Canon CameraLP-E6 Battery Power Lanparte
find-price-button Lanparte Li-Ion External Battery Packs for Canon DSLR Cameras

I haven't found anything on this list that I really need at the moment, but perhaps some of you who may be ready to invest in new lenses could find something useful. The final days are coming to a close for Canon Instant Rebates on Speedlight Flashes and Lenses (including some of their newest releases) over at B&H. You can check out all of the deals at the Canon Rebate Page (click here).

Canon Deals
Canon Instant Rebate Savings Speedlight Flashes and Lenses


Long exposure with ND Filters

One common question is 'What's the best pocketable camera to travel with?" Obviously, that will highly vary, but I have my own personal requirements for such a camera. If you're looking for a fun pocketable travel camera, especially one that is capable of quality Time-lapse, this post might be of interest. If it's something you don't need, you can skip this article as it will probably bore you to death.

Time-Lapse Pier

So I recently took a little trip out of town and purposely left all the heavy DSLR cameras and big lenses behind. Instead I packed up the new Canon S110, Sony RX100, GoPro Hero3, and the Canon Powershot G15. If there was any action involved, of course the GoPro is the perfect camera. Outside of that, I kept coming back to the G15. Good for close up macro photography, a stabilized lens, decent zoom, flash hot shoe, and a shutter input for Time-lapse photos. The Sony RX100 takes amazing photos and videos, but if I had to vacation with only a single camera, I personally have found more features in the Powershot G15.

I brought along a very old cheap Aputure Timer Remote that i've had for years for the Time-Lapse photos. You can achieve much better quality from the G15, but I did not have the proper software to edit the new G15 RAW files, so I was stuck with JPEG. It was also bright enough outdoors to use the HDR mode in combination of the Time-Lapse remote.

Time-lapse with MagFilter + Tiffen CPL Polarizer

In HDR mode, the camera will take 3 different exposures and save it to a single JPEG file. With the Carry Speed MagFilter threaded adapter I was able to add ND filters to capture the motion blur of water, or Polarizing filters to correct glare. To keep the gear lightweight, I also traveled with a very small Calumet Tripod and Kamerar Friction arms. Here's a list of the gear:

Canon G15 Camera
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Aputure Timer
find-price-button Aputure Timer Time-Lapse Remote for Canon Rebel

MagFilter Adapter G15
find-price-button Carry Speed MagFilter Threaded Filter Adapters

find-price-button Calumet Mini Table Tripod

Kamerar Friction Arm
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Current retail value for a 5D Mark III lists for $3299, and on a good day you can find the Canon 5D Mark III fall around $2899. It's been a while since we've seen the 5D Mark III at this price, but here is a Black Friday Deal today bringing the price down to just $2499 via eBay (found here).

[Update] Deal is Done.

Canon 5D Mark III
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Amazon just listed the Canon Powershot S100 Digital Camera as a Gold Box Deal. Typically found for over $400 dollars (seen here at B&H), the deal today only lists the popular compact camera at $229 (click here)

Canon Powershot S100
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Here's a few deals happening now via B&H.

Rokinon 8mmRokinon Fisheye
Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Lens Discounts (found here)

Canon Instant Rebates
Canon Instant Rebates on DSLR Bodies and Lenses (found here)

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Sandisk Media Discounts on SDHC, SDXC, and MicroSD Media