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Above is an example of an unboxing video submitted for the B&H 'unboxing' video contest from YouTube member dangiliana. Pretty self explanatory with very simple requirements.

Another example (above) from Vimeo member Bruce Buck. Fans and customers can capture a short video of a B&H package being unboxed and then share it with their friends. Of course, enter the contest for the chance to win a Canon 5D Mark ll among a few other prizes. I should have a few things coming in soon, and might as well join in. I have a few 'out of the box' (pun intended) unboxing ideas of my own. More information on the B&H Unboxing Video contest can be found following the link (click here).

B&H Photo Video Unboxing Contest

Out with the old and in with the new. New rental items include the Red Epic, Sony's VG-20, Cinevate Products (sliders), and more. It's ALSO that time of year when Borrowlenses.com (photo video gear rental) opens up to sell some used gear. Check it out following the link below (click here).

BorrowLenses.com Used Gear Sale
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Lowest price on Adobe Lightroom 3 Instant Savings. It currently even cheaper than the previous $150 dollar sale not long ago. Today only it's $99 dollars, but it also ends today.

Adobe Lightroom
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The Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L Lens deal that everyone's been excited about also ends today. Find it (click here).

Canon 24-70mm Sale
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The Fuji X10 camera is currently back in stock today. With Black Friday mania todya, we'll see how long this lasts (Click Here).

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And don't forget to continue to check Amazon's lightning deals. These run for about one hour each or if the inventory is all purchased - whichever comes first. Find all those Amazon bargains today following the link below (click here).
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Black Friday Deals - Shop Now

A dedicated Canon Camera, Lens, and Speedlite Double Instant Discount webpage from B&H for all you holiday deal shoppers. Click image banner below to find out all the current deals.

Canon Double Rebates

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Reminder that the Adobe Lightroom 3 deal which is on sale for 50% off ends tomorrow. Once you've installed the software, make sure you run the latest updates to support RAW files from some of the latest digital cameras. If you haven't tried the software out, Adobe lets you download full versions for a trial period (click here).

You can find Adobe's Lightroom 3 discount over at B&H (click here) and via Amazon (click here).

Adobe Lightroom
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If you're not too busy on December 4th around the Bay Area, there's a DSLR Meet and DSLR Workshop event at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco. Myself, and a few others will probably be checking it out. Further information about the event found below.

Half Swap Meet Half DSLR Workshops
December 4th 2011
Sunday 11:30 - 5pm
At 111 Minna Gallery

21+ up with ID
111 Minna St (between 2nd St & New Montgomery St)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Time: 11:30 - 5pm
Email: [email protected]


NextWaveDV has some very informational videos online about HDSLR shooting, and now has plans to offer a new show called Film Scene. Film Scene will be a show that takes scenes from your favorite movies and teaches you how to recreate them on an indie film budget.


Sounds like an interesting show, especially if you're into BTS, How-to, DIY, and Camera Gear. Instead of looking to Kickstarter, they plan to raise money by discounting products in their NextWaveDV Store until December 15th. If you find something of interest, they're offering the readers of this blog an additional 10% off using promo sale code: cheesycam11. You can find more information about their new show and products available in their store at their site (click here).


Now that you know what to expect from future Canon cameras, how's that 5D Mark II looking? The camera itself is about 3 years old and it's held up through some of the worst shooting conditions. Even with all the new cameras out, it still holds it's ground. That's one solid product. For portrait Photographers, this Full Frame (not APS-C) camera has an even longer shelf life with it's 22 megapixel images.

Typical price on the Canon 5D Mark II with 24-105mm F4L IS (one of my favorite lenses) normally run you around $3300 bucks. Today over at Amazon it's on sale for under $2750 + Free shipping for Prime members. The lens alone is worth about $1K. Doesn't look like other websites are carrying this deal. Not quite sure why it's discounted at the moment, but you can find it (click here).

Canon 5D Mark III
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[Update] Talk about snoozing and losing! Looks like they changed the price already, and I know a few people got the deal. Congrats fellas!