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 Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 14 May 2013 - Canon today announces the release of a new in-camera Picture Style pre-set for its range of EOS DSLRs. Created following direct feedback from video enthusiasts, the new Picture Style, called Video Camera X–series-look, enables users to capture EOS Movie footage with lower contrast levels, allowing for easier colour grading during post production processes.
 
Similar to that available in Canon’s range of X-series camcorders, the new Picture Style works by lowering colour saturation levels and contrast during filming. This makes it ideal for videographers during post production grading processes, especially if complementing with pre-existing footage shot with Canon’s X-series models, or alternatively for those who instantly want to add atmosphere to Full HD movies. In addition, the new Picture Style can also be applied to still images captured in RAW or JPEG formats.
 
The new Picture Style can be downloaded now from:
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/picturestyle/index.html (thanks Henri)
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 12:03:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens
From Nikon:
 
A fast, mid-telephoto, fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2, high-performance Nikon 1 lens that offers both superior resolution and large, smooth blur characteristics
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, a new lens that will expand the lineup of 1 NIKKOR lenses for Nikon 1, Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses. Development of this product was announced on October 24, 2012.
 
The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, with its fixed focal length of 32mm (picture angle equivalent to that of an 86mm fixed focal length lens in 35mm [135] format), is a fast, mid-telephoto, fixed focal length lens that offers a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the fastest in the 1 NIKKOR series. It enables excellent resolution with extremely precise rendering of fine textures, such as those of hair and around the eyes including individual eyelashes, as well as blur characteristics that achieve smooth edges around the primary subject and large, beautifully round blur in the background and foreground. The lens expands users' creative expression with rendering of blur and textures similar to that expected of an SLR camera for portraits, snapshots, and landscapes in which the primary subject is clearly emphasized with blurring of the background.
 
It is the first 1 NIKKOR to utilizes Nano Crystal Coat for effective reduction of ghost and flare . In addition, the lens is equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that utilizes the close-range correction system for focus drive for superior rendering with high-resolution, realistic textures, and very little aberration, even with close-up shooting. This lens is also the first 1 NIKKOR lens to be equipped with a number of features and functions, including M/A (autofocus with manual override) mode, which enables manual focusing by rotating the focus ring for intuitive fine adjustment of focus while autofocus is operating. The lens is available in black and silver. Special attention was paid to its design, which has an elegant look and feel that can be attributed to its fine metal finish, and offers a firm and natural hold with shooting.
 
1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Primary Features

  • A fast, mid-telephoto fixed focal length lens compatible with the CX format offering a focal length of 32mm (picture angle equivalent to that of an 86mm fixed focal length lens in 35mm [135] format), and a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the fastest in the 1 NIKKOR series. Users can enjoy the unique expression possible with superior resolution and smooth, natural blur characteristics.
  • Utilizes Nano Crystal Coat. This effectively reduces the flare and ghost that often occurs with shooting in backlit situations.
  • The first 1 NIKKOR lens to be equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) utilizing the close-range correction system for focus drive for superior rendering with high-resolution, realistic textures, and very little aberration, even with close-up shooting.
  • The first 1 NIKKOR lens equipped with M/A (autofocus with manual override) mode, which enables manual focusing by rotating the focus ring for intuitive fine adjustment of focus while autofocus is operating. This enables smooth recording of movies.
  • Quieter shooting with reduction of AF drive sound.
  • Designed with a fine metal finish for an elegant look and appearance and better hold when mounted on a camera.
  • Available in black or silver for better coordination with camera colors.

The current 1 NIKKOR lineup consists of eight lenses; the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 3x normal zoom lens; the 1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 compact telephoto zoom lens; the 1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8 slim wide-angle fixed focal length lens; the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens equipped with a power drive mechanism and recommended for movie recording; the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 2.5x normal zoom lens; the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 fixed focal length lens with fast maximum aperture; the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 10x zoom lens; and the 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 ultra wide-angle zoom lens with a 100° angle of view. The addition of this new 1 NIKKOR 35mm f/1.2 lens brings the total 1 NIKKOR lineup to nine lenses.
 
Nikon will continue to expand the 1 NIKKOR lineup with lenses that make the most of the capabilities and performance offered by Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses, which propose new forms of imaging expression.
 
Preorder Opportunities:
 
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 Lens - B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/14/2013 12:01:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 13, 2013
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
The full Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Review is now available.
 
I'll be adding this lens to the Canon general purpose lens recommendations page. I had trouble getting a good copy, but the lens I now have lens delivers excellent image quality.
Post Date: 5/14/2013 8:50:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens
Today only, Adorama has a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens + $75.00 Gift Card Bundle (for Canon) available for $409.95 after $50.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens
  • Pro Optic Pro Digital 62mm Multi Coated UV Ultra Violet Filter
  • Flashpoint CapKeeper 2 (Model CK-2) Lens Cap Leash
  • Adorama Cleaning Kit for Optics
  • Adorama $75.00 Gift Card

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2013 4:00:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T4i with 18-135mm IS STM Lens
B&H has a Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera & 18-135mm IS STM Lens Bundle available for $929.00 with free shipping.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Camera (Body Only)
  • Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S IS STM Lens
  • SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10 UHS-I
  • Ruggard Hunter 35 DSLR Holster Bag
  • Watson LP-E8 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1100mAh)
  • Tiffen 67mm UV Protector Filter
  • Vello IR-C1 Infrared Remote Control for Canon Digital Cameras
  • Pearstone Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
  • Sensei Cap Keeper Plus Lens Cap Holder

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2013 3:43:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Flashpoint F-2228N Version II Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $99.95 with free shipping. Regularly $219.95.
Post Date: 5/13/2013 3:36:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6" Notebook Computer with capacitive touchscreen available for $359.99 with free shipping. Compare at $399.00.
 
Product Features:

  • 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217U Dual-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 11.6" HD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated 0.3-Megapixel Webcam
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

Post Date: 5/13/2013 2:43:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Redrock Micro One Man Crew Motorized Parabolic Slider
B&H has the Redrock Micro One Man Crew Motorized Parabolic Slider available for preorder.
 
Below is the video Red Rock Micro published with the announcement of the One Man Crew.
 
Post Date: 5/13/2013 12:03:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip for Canon EOS 6D
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2013 11:52:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 600D Digital SLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera & 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit available for $459.00 with free shipping. Compare at $599.00 new.

 
From AdoramaTV:
 
How do you prevent a white background from showing up grey when you light it for portrait photography? Mark Wallace explains.
 
In this episode of Exploring Photography, shot exclusively for AdoramaTV, Mark Wallace answers one of his most popular questions: How do I get a white background? Mark demonstrates how to get that crisp, shadowless background with speedlights, as well as with only one light. The key to this technique is understanding the Inverse Square Law and where to position both the light and your subject.
 
Gear Used:

If you're on a budget, you may want to consider a few alternatives:

Post Date: 5/13/2013 9:51:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H Photo Video Superstore
From B&H:
 
Our SuperStore and Offices will be closing early on Tuesday, May 14th at 2:00PM EDT and remain closed on Wednesday & Thursday, May 15th & 16th. We will reopen on Friday, May 17th at 9:00AM EDT.
 
To ship your package before we close :

  • Standard/Super Saver Shipping - Place your order by Monday, May 13th at Midnight.
  • UPS Ground & Rush Orders - Place your order by Tuesday, May 14th by 12:00 Noon EDT

All orders after these times will be processed after we reopen on Friday, May 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.

Post Date: 5/13/2013 8:00:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera Kit
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-55mm IS II Lens with Printer & Photo Paper Bundle available for $688.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Caon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inket Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets

Directions:

  1. Go to the Canon T4i product page.
  2. Click "Save up to $150.00 with bundle."
  3. Choose the radio button beside the photo paper and click "Add to Cart"
  4. Redeem $400.00 rebate.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2013 6:37:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, May 12, 2013

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending May 11th, 2013
 
In the news...
 
On Wednesday, Canon made their EOS Solutions Disk available for download. The Solutions Disk download contains Canon’s Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility, and Picture Style Editor. The software, which comes packaged with Canon digital SLR cameras, should prove useful for those who need to reinstall their software but have managed to misplace their original OEM disk.
 
On Thursday, we posted a link to a LensRentals Blog post where Roger warns photographers to leave their camera gear at home when attending Color Run races. The powered dye thrown at such races can severely damage even weather-sealed DSLR lenses.
 
On Friday, Think Tank Photo released their Mirrorless Mover camera bags. The new collection was designed specifically for mirrorless cameras and includes the Mirrorless Mover 5, 10, 20, and 30i. Use the links from our site and receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more.
 
Throughout the week, though, Adobe made the biggest headlines with its various Creative Cloud announcements. In particular, Adobe announced new Photoshop CC goodies such as Camera Shake Reduction, Smart sharpen with reduced noise and halos, intelligent upsampling, and Camera Raw 8.
 
However, Adobe’s focus on Creative Cloud, and its shift away from perpetual licensing, has left many photographers concerned about the future of their software editing. It should be interesting to see if, and how, Adobe addresses those concerns.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Monday, Bryan posted the image quality test results for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lens. Bryan noted that while the build quality has significantly improved compared to its predecessor, image quality remains relatively unchanged.
 
On Wednesday, Bryan posted the image quality results for the highly-anticipated Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift lens. In short, the significantly cheaper lens doesn’t compete with the sharpness delivered by the venerable Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt Shift lens. However, at half the price, it performs well enough at narrow apertures to garner consideration.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Tuesday, we posted a deal from B&H where you could get a Canon PIXMA PRO-100 with free photo paper for $89.00 after a $300.00 mail-in rebate. The rebate offer ends soon, so if you need a high-quality printer, don’t wait to take advantage of this exceptional deal.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 5/12/2013 8:06:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 10, 2013
CanvasPeople has their 24x36" Thick Wrap Canvas Print available for $24.00 plus shipping. Regularly $134.99.
Post Date: 5/10/2013 2:20:55 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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