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I've updated the lens resolution testing chart you can download. It's associated with the article on lens testing and sharpness (part of the set of articles on testing and evaluating lenses)

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/technical/lens_sharpness.html
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$270 instant rebate on Sigma 150-500/5-6.3 DG APO OS HSM lens. Price after rebate is $799. It's a decent lens which I recently reviewed and at under $800 it's a good buy. Available in Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Pentax and Sony mounts.

Review -  http://bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/sigma_150-500_apo_dg_os_review.html

http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=sigma%2B73*+150-500&kbid=12417
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Even lower price on EOS 5D MkIII. Now down to $2249 after price drop + instant rebate + mail in rebate (includes Pro-100 printer)
http://www.adorama.com/ICA5DM3Z.html?kbid=12417
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Canon have just announced a number of permanent price drops combined with a number of instant rebates for March. For example the EOS 6D  price has dropped from $1799 to $1699, and there's a $300 instant rebate for a final price of $1399. The EOS 5D MkIII price has been reduced by $300, plus there's a $300 instant rebate making the fibal price $2499. The 7D MkII has a $100 instant rebate for a price of $1699 and the 70D has a $200 instant rebate making the price just $999. There are also deals on the Rebel SL1 and T5.

Details of all the price drops and rebates can be found at http://www.adorama.com/pages/Canon-DSLR-Special-Savings?kbid=12417

Details of Lens rebates can be found at  http://www.adorama.com/pages/Canon-Lenses-Special-Savings?kbid=12417
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If you're looking for an inexpensive P&S, right now Adorama have the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 for just $69.99 (about 1/2 of what most retailers are charging). It has  16MP, 12x Optically Stabilized Zoom (24-288mm), 3" 460K-Dot LCD Display, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Creative Control/Panorama and HDR.

Seems like a useful camera that will slip into your pocket, measuring 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.0 in and weighing only 5.6oz. You can't go far wrong for $70!


 
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Backup your photos. Here's a good deal on a Toshiba Canvio Basics 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive. $29.95 after $20 mail in rebate (Regular $47). It's USB powered, so you don't need an external power supply. Data transfer rate is up to 5Gb/s

http://www.adorama.com/TOTB205XK3AA.html?kbid=12417
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I recently updated my article on "10 tips for better photographs"...now with 2 bonus tips too!

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/tutorials/10_tips_for_better_photographs.html
Tips on equipment and technique that will improve the quality of your images. Nothing difficult or expensive, just reminders of what and what not to do.
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Even lower price on EOS 6D. Now down to $1299 after price drop + instant rebate _ mail in rebate (includes Pro-100 printer). 

http://www.adorama.com/ICA6DZ.html?kbid=12417
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I'm selling off some items that I'm not using much these days (or that I have more than one of!). They include an EOS 5D Full  Frame DSLR, a Canon EF28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, a Canon EF500/4.5L USM lens and a brand new Canon PIXMA Pro-100 large format (13"x19") printer.

Full details at http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/forsale_0315.html
For Sale: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Canon EF 500/4.5L USM, Canon PIXMA Pro-100 printer. Time for something of a cleanout. I have a number of items that I find I'm not really using much anymore so it's time to put them up for sale. All are in very good condition (the printer ...
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Best Buy have the Fuji FinePix S9250 on special for $149.99 (with free shipping). It's a 16MP "bridge" camera with a 50x optically stabilized zoom. This package also includes an 8GB Fuji memory card and the Fuji carrying case at no extra charge.  B&H are charging $240 (without the memory card) so this time Best Buy really is the best buy!
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Save $900 on a Nikon 36MP D810 Digital SLR Kit with AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens. Now $3695.95 after $900 instant rebate. Offer ends on Feb 28th 2015.

http://www.adorama.com/INKD810K1.html?kbid=12417
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Though I mainly concentrate on the Canon EOS system, for those with Nikon DSLRs, Nikon have announced an instant rebate scheme on a lot of their lenses. It runs for the next two weeks (until Feb 28th). Rebates run from $30 to $300. http://www.adorama.com/pages/Nikon-Lenses-Special-Savings?kbid=12417
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Bob Atkins Photography is an eponymous website created and maintained by Bob Atkins. It covers all aspects of photography, but particualrly reports on the Canon EOS system of cameras and lenses. It also covers technical topics in more detail than most popular photography websites. Bob has a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol (UK) and has extensive experience in optics.

Bob is also the Technical Editor at Photo.net