Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nikon October Instant Savings

Through the end of October, Tallyn's is offering a $100 Nikon Instant Savings on the Nikkor 70-300mm VR when purchased with the D300s. The previous D700 $300 instant savings that has been offered in past months was made permanent last month, making the D700 $2699. These are instant savings, which means no rebate forms and no waiting for reimbursement. The discount is taken right off the price you pay. Nikon's Instant Savings for October begin on the 4th and run until the end of the month.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Canon's Other Big Release: The EF 100 Macro IS

While the release of the new EOS 7D is the big headline today, quietly released alongside the 7D is the new EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS lens - A powerful new piece of glass for macro photography & portraiture. This is also the first lens to feature Canon's Hybrid IS, which we covered a couple months ago when the technology was first announced.

As it is a true 1:1 macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L USM Macro IS will deliver a subject to your sensor at the same size it is in real life. 1x magnification is achieved at the Minimum Focus Distance of 1'. It doesn't take a very big subject to completely fill the frame at this 1x magnification.

If you're the type to be interested in such things, the MTF Chart for this lens is, pardon my hyperbole, INSANE. In a nutshell, what you're looking at is the lens' sharpness (along the y axis) from center (left side of the x axis), towards the corners (right side of the x axis), measured at various apertures.

If that chart is too much for you, and I totally understand that it could be, just take it that this lens is SHARP.... Make that SHARP and IN STOCK.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An Easy Solution for Runaway Background Paper

Tallyn's has the solution for runaway background paper! Our Seamless Paper Clips quickly and easily slide into the ends of your seamless paper rolls. Roll out your background and insert the clip to prevent gravity from pulling more paper than you wanted, or use the clips to keep a stored roll tightly wound and under control. Available now from Tallyns.com; two-packs for $6.50, singles for $3.95.

We also have a full selection of Seamless Paper Rolls in the standard 107" x 12 yard size. In the past five years, we can count on one hand the number of days during which we have not had Arctic White or Jet Black available for immediate shipment. Make Tallyn's your go-to choice for Seamless Paper Backgrounds.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Full Range of Pro Bodies In Stock Now!

We have just received shipments recently from both Canon and Nikon. At this time we have in stock for immediate shipment 2x Canon EOS 5D MKII bodies, 1x Canon Rebel T1i, 2x Nikon D700 bodies and 1x Nikon D300s body. We are also stocking a selection of Canon's most popular and powerful Powershot cameras including the A1100 IS and the SD1200 IS, ideal even for pros who want a camera that can be tossed in your pocket and carried literally everywhere.

All of these cameras are available for order by calling (800) 433-8685 or on our website at Tallyns.com.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SYNC: Senior + Youth National Conference

January 29 through February 1, 2010 | St. Pete’s Beach, FL

SAVE $50 on SYNC registration for a limited time!

Senior and Youth National Conference, SYNC is the industry’s leading educational conference in High School Senior portrait photography. SYNC is an affordable conference that provides professional photographers a venue to learn from talented, experienced industry leaders that are willing to share their expertise on senior and youth photography and business tips!

A print competition is available again for 2010 and each evening has unique events planned that will provide even more education, networking and fun. SYNC welcomes the industries top vendors to the trade show pavilion throughout the conference to share the latest and greatest products and services used to help run a successful business. All this under one roof for only $329*! Save $50 (for a limited time)! For details visit www.syncseniors.com.

*Does not include pre-conference registration fees for January 29th. See website for more details.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Introducing Strobies from Interfit

Strobies are a new shoe-mount flash light modifier line from Interfit, now availble at Tallyns.com. This line is based around the Flex Mount - essentially a speedring for shoe-mount strobes - which connects to the front of your strobe by pressure and does not require velcro or tape. Flex Mounts are available for the Canon 430EXII/580EXII, Nikon SB-600/SB-800 and the Nikon SB-900.

We have available for order the snoot, soft box, barn doors, beauty dish, 20 degree grid, 30 degree grid and the globe diffuser. We have only found two issues when testing these light shaping tools - The softbox does not connect/disconnect from the Flex Mount as quickly as the other accessories, and the larger accessories may block the TTL sensors on the front of your speedlight.

The Canon EOS 7D is Official

The Canon EOS 7D has gone from rumor to reality today as Canon announces the newest camera in their EOS lineup. The 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, with captures at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps.

The EOS 7D has a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder, an entirely newly-designed technology, provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles.

Tallyn's will have the EOS 7D available on our website as soon as we have firm pricing available from Canon. In the meantime, please call (800)433-8685 to be placed on our preorder list.