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Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Available

A couple of months ago, we posted news about Canon releasing their new Mark II center pinch lens caps. We're here to inform you that B&H Photo has the caps in-stock and available for purchase.

52mm | 58mm | 67mm | 72mm | 77mm | 82mm

*The 67mm, 77mm and 82mm will be available starting 3/31/2013 but is available to pre-order.

Who's going to replace their old lens caps with the new center pinch?

Press Release: Nikon Announces New DX-Format D7100 Camera

Nikon announced their new flagship DX-format HD-SLR, the D7100. It boasts a 24.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 51-point AF system and wireless connectivity. The Nikon D7100 is expected to release on March 21, 2013 at a MSRP of $1599.95 with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens or $1199.95 for the body only configuration. Additionally, the new MB-D15 battery grip and the WR-1 transceiver will also be available in March 2013, and pricing for these products is not yet announced. The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is currently available and has a suggested retail price (SRP) of $59.95.

Continue reading for full press release and additional pictures.

Review: VARAVON Sling Follow Focus

Review: VARAVON Sling Follow Focus

Overview : Varavon Sling Follow Focus is a simple and perfect solution to adding follow focusing to any DSLR lens. Designed so it can be universally adapted to any diameter focusing ring securely. The large focusing handle it adds to your lens will allow you to smoothly adjust focus manually while shooting video. Can also be added to the zoom ring of your lens as well. Compact slim design means you can have two Slings on your lens simultaneously. Durable made for years of reliable use.

Features :
  • Provides an easy solution to adding follow focus to your DSLR.
  • Securely fastens to any diameter lens ring.
  • Can be used for focus and/or for zoom.
  • Extremely lightweight, 5 ounces.
  • Durable and convenient.

Deal: New Canon USA Lens & Speedlite Rebates

An instant rebate on Canon lenses and speedlites begins February 17, and runs until March 30th, 2013.

Below are the most notable lenses with rebates. Rebate amount in brackets
See all rebates at B&H Photo

Deal: New Nikon Instant Rebates Up To $350 Off

The new Nikon instant lens rebates for the US are now live at Amazon and Adorama and B&H. You do not have to buy a DSLR camera to get the discount. The Instant Rebates will expire on March 2nd, 2013. An additional 2% in rewards and free shipping is also available on almost all lenses:

$350 off:
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Deal: Neewer TT560 External DSLR Flash $42

Amazon has the Neewer TT560 External DSLR Flash (Canon/Nikon) for $42 with free shipping. Features 8 steps of power output with LED indicator, slave mode and test button.

  • Compatible with Canon Digital EOS and Nikon DSLR cameras
  • Power Management: Switch to the ON, the flash will start charging (the charging indicator is dim).
  • For a test flash, press the test button. After use, press the ON/OFF to OFF to power off.
  • Red charging indicator lamp flickers in every 1s; it indicates low battery.
  • The flash unit has 8 steps of power output control which indicated by 8 pieces of LED.
  • Guide Number:38 ( ISO 100 )
  • Flash Mode: M, S1, S2
  • Vertical Rotation Angle :0~90 degrees
  • Horizontal Rotation Angle: 0~270 degrees
  • Power: 4xAAsize batteries ( Alkaline or Ni-MH are usable )
  • Lighting Times: 100-1500 times ( AA alkaline batteries used )
  • Recycle Time :approx 0.5-5.5s ( AA alkaline batteries used )
  • Light Quantity Output Control :with 1/8 - stop increment
  • Color Temperature: 5600K
  • Flash Duration :1/800s~1/2000s
  • 100% Brand New. 3 Months Warranty by Seller.

Deal: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens $94

B&H Photo Video has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens (imported) for $94 with free shipping. Add to cart to view discounted price. It is often referred to as the "nifty fifty."

Contest: Enter to Win a Custom SLR ProDot


It's been awhile since we held a contest. But we're back with a contest for you to enter to start off the New Year! (A little late but better than never) You have a chance to win a Custom SLR's new ProDot (read our full review). We're going to choose FIVE (5) winners and there's five ways to enter...

Enter through Comment Section Below:
• Just comment below on why you should win. That's it!

Enter through YouTube:
to our YouTube page and leave a comment in this YouTube video.

Enter through Facebook:
our Facebook page and leave a comment HERE on our Facebook post.

Enter through Google+:
our Google+ page and leave a comment HERE on our Google+ post.

Enter through Twitter:
our Twitter page (@1KINDPhoto) and tweet the following message in it’s entirety to enter.

Follow @1KINDPhoto and retweet this message to win a free Custom SLR #ProDot

You can enter to one or all five sites! The more you enter, the better your chances of winning. Limit one entry per site. Colors are randomly chosen. All vulgar or inappropriate comments will be removed and disqualified. This is eligible to all users around the world! All entries must be made between now and February 19, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Stay tuned for an announcement on February 22, 2013 to see who the winners are. Winners must provide mailing address. Failure to respond will forfeit your prize.

Sponsor: We would like to thank, Custom SLR, for sponsoring and supplying ProDot's for the contest. You can read our full review on the ProDot at Review: Custom SLR ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade.

*Contest rules and contest end date may change without notice. Any questions about the Custom SLR, contact the manufacturer at
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