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 Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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The Canon Store has a few additional lenses now available in its Refurbished Lens inventory.
 
Newly available refurbished lenses:
 
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens - $1,359.20 (Compare at $1,489.00)
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens - $1,399.20 (Compare at $1,489.00)
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens - $407.99 (Compare at $449.00)
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens - $1,183.20 (Compare at $1,349.00)
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens - $839.20 (Compare at $899.00)
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens - $871.20 (Compare at $999.00)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/6/2013 8:28:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From RØDE:
 
RØDE Microphones is announcing the release of the smartLav, a new lapel microphone that connects directly to the headset jack of Apple iOS devices. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, smartLav delivers premium quality audio capture in a compact and accessible form factor.
 
The smartLav is a professional-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever professional quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment, particularly where multiple talent is involved. With the smartLav the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to the iOS device’s headset jack and records via the RØDE Rec or RØDE Rec LE apps.
 
By employing a high quality omni-directional condenser capsule the smartLav captures sound in a forgiving 360 degrees, allowing for versatility when mounting and ensuring a high degree of user-friendly operation .
 
“The smartLav is an exciting solution that makes professional quality audio available to anyone with access to an Apple iOS device,” explained Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Marketing and Sales Director. “For filmmakers or wedding videographers that have struggled to simultaneously record multiple talent this product truly is an incredibly simple and cost effective solution.”
 
A foam pop shield is included to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management. The smartLav has been designed to pair perfectly with the RØDE Rec app for Apple iOS devices, and is also compatible with any iOS audio app that accepts input from the headset connection. RØDE Rec turns the user’s iOS device into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation pre-sets to suit various recording situations, in addition to professional editing functions and the ability to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox directly from the app.
 
“Both the smartLav and the recently announced RØDE iXY stereo microphone showcase the possibilities of the RØDE Rec app as more than an isolated piece of software,” Mr Wilson explained, “but also as a platform and hub for a range of professional grade audio devices. This platform leverages the portability and popularity of Apple’s iOS devices to make content creation easier than ever.”
 
The smartLav is shipping to authorised RØDE retailers worldwide this month, at a suggested retail price of US$60.
 
B&H carries RØDE microphones.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 2/6/2013 7:30:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard Logo
From LPA Design/PocketWizard:
 
ControlTL MiniTT1 / FlexTT5 Canon Beta Firmware
Beta Firmware Version: 6.201
 
New Key Features:
 
Compatibility with Canon EOS 1D X:
 
The following Canon gear is now supported in this beta firmware release:

  • Canon EOS 1D X

The Canon 1D X will work in the ControlTL® system with some important operational considerations:

  • Manual power control only – No TTL. TTL is not currently available when using the 1D X with a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5. See additional information on the next page.
  • Manual power control operates normally, which includes the following functions:
  • Manual power control for X-sync
  • Manual power control for HSS
  • HyperSync®
  • Rear Curtain Sync
  • AC3 ZoneController with the zone set to “M” for Manual
  • Manual power control of compatible flashes like Einstein E640, AlienBees, White Lightning, and select Elinchrom flashes
  • Improved HyperSync performance. New HyperSync enhancements allow for the 1D X to perform well when shooting with studio flash above X-sync.
  • PowerTracking with the Canon 1D X works with “Full Manual” and the new “Full Manual + FEC” setting. Other PowerTracking settings are not available at this time.

For instructions on downloading the Beta Firmware 6.201, click here.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard MiniTT1 radio transmitter and PocketWizard FlexTT5 radio slave.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/6/2013 7:19:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard G-Wiz Vault Storage
From PocketWizard:
 
PocketWizard G-Wiz Vault gadget bag perfect for the safe and convenient storage of multiple radios, cameras and accessories
 
LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the new G-Wiz Vault bag. Designed for use with the PocketWizard MultiMAX®, Plus® II or FlexTT5® Transceivers and accessories, this padded gear bag is also the perfect size to protect a full-sized DSLR camera.
 
“Many photographers own several PocketWizard radios and the new G-Wiz Vault bag offers them a storage solution that keeps them safe when not in use.” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Design’s VP of Marketing. “We’ve also designed the G-Wiz line as a convenient storage solution for other photo gear and the G-Wiz Vault is sized to fit any full size DSLR camera body or other accessories.”
 
The new PocketWizard G-Wiz Vault bag holds up to six MultiMAX or Plus II radios with connector cables, ten FlexTT5’s, or one full-size DSLR camera body. The Vault features three movable or removable hook-n-loop padded dividers allowing photographers to customize this bag to fit their gear-packing needs. Available in three colors, the G-Wiz Vault opens from the top allowing photographers to ensure at a glance that all their PocketWizard gear is neatly and safely packed away.
 
Features include: three movable hook-n-loop padded dividers, zippered inside pocket, Super-Snap closure attachment straps with grab handle and durable rip-stop nylon construction.
 
Dimensions: 6" x 6" x 3.5". Capacity: 126in3
 
B&H carries PocketWizard G-Wiz storage bags.
Post Date: 2/6/2013 6:51:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Nikon GP-1A GPS Unit
Nikon USA has published the GP-1A GPS Unit Manual (PDF).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/5/2013 3:44:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $2,499.95. Compare at $2,796.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/5/2013 1:52:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/5/2013 1:29:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D600 DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D600 DSLR Camera available for $1,699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,996.95 new.
 
B&H is now matching Adorama's price on their Refurbished Nikon D600 DSLR Camera listing.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/5/2013 11:17:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through February 14, CanvasPeople has their 11x14" Canvas Print available for $30.00 with free shipping. Regularly $67.99.
Post Date: 2/5/2013 10:31:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Colkin PURE Harmonie Variable ND Filter
From B&H:
 
The new Cokin PURE Harmonie filters are available in variable neutral density, circular polarizer and multi-coated UV filter types and feature highly slim, lightweight designs.
 
They all feature the EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology, which offers protection from water, oil, dust, soil and scratches. The variable ND filter is available in sizes from 52-82mm, and the circular polarizer and UV filters are available in sizes from 37-82mm."
 
B&H has the new Cokin PURE Harmonie filters in stock.
Post Date: 2/5/2013 9:58:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sandisk SDXC Memory Card
Today only, B&H has some good deals on SanDisk Memory products:
 
SanDisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSDHC Class 10 Memory Card - $23.99 (Compare at $29.24)
SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDHC Class 10 Memory Card - $46.99 (Compare at $59.21)
 
SanDisk Ultra 32 GB SDXC Class 10 SD Memory Card - $20.95 (Compare at $29.90)
SanDisk Ultra 64 GB SDXC Class 10 SD Memory Card - $41.95 (Compare at $58.99)
 
SanDisk Ultra 8 GB CompactFlash 30MB/s Memory Card - $19.95 (Compare at $24.95)
SanDisk Ultra 16 GB CompactFlash 30MB/s Memory Card - $30.49 (Compare at $39.53)
 
SanDisk Extreme 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - $32.95 (Compare at $39.99)
SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - $60.95 (Compare at $69.99)
Post Date: 2/5/2013 9:40:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H and Adorama Logos
Both B&H and Adorama have refurbished Canon lenses available - expect like-new gear at nicely-reduced prices. Some of the refurbished inventory availale:
 
B&H
 
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens - $289.95 (Compare at $419.00)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - $359.95 (Compare at $449.00)
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - $399.00 (Compare at $569.00)
 
Adorama
 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens - $610.00 (Compare at $674.00)
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens - $4,799.00 (Compare at $5,899.00)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/5/2013 8:37:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Capture NX 2
Nikon has released the Capture NX 2.4.0 software update.
 
Modifications enabled with Ver. 2.4.0
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1 has been added.
  • The following modifications have been made to White Balance in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette.
  • Underwater can now be selected from New WB. However, Underwater can only be selected for RAW images captured with a camera that supports Underwater white balance.
  • Resulting colors have been corrected when Flash was selected from New WB for RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 V2.
  • An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented display of some JPEG images has been resolved.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Compatibility with 64- and 32-bit Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise has been added.
  • Proper operation has been confirmed with use in desktop mode. Touch screen operations are not supported.

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • Support for high-resolution display on Macintosh computers with a built-in Retina display has been added. However, this applies only to image display in the image window.

Installation
Windows

  1. Create a new folder with an appropriate name on your computer's hard disk.
  2. Download S-CNX2__-020400WU-___EN-ALL___.exe to the folder created in step 1.
  3. Run S-CNX2__-020400WU-___EN-ALL___.exe to launch the software installer.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to accurately complete the installation.

Macintosh

  1. Download S-CNX2__-020400MU-___EN-ALL___.dmg.
  2. Once S-CNX2__-020400MU-___EN-ALL___.dmg has finished downloading, a Capture NX 2 Setup disk image will be mounted. A file titled Capture NX 2 Setup will be created inside the disk image.
  3. Double-click Capture NX 2 Setup to launch the software installer.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to accurately complete the installation.

Download the Capture NX 2.4.0 software update: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Nikon's Capture NX 2 photo editing software.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/5/2013 8:16:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has released firmware version A:1.21/B:1.21 for Nikon 1 V1 digital cameras.
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Immediately after the camera was turned on after attaching a lens, shooting display in the camera monitor or electronic viewfinder (view through the lens) sometimes appeared to move. This issue has been resolved.

Update instructions: Windows | Macintosh
 
Download the Nikon 1 V1 Firmware A:1.21/B:1.21: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon 1 V1 digital camera.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/5/2013 7:22:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sandisk Extreme SSD
B&H has the SanDisk Extreme 240GB Solid State Drive available for $169.00 with free shipping. Compare at $212.99.
Post Date: 2/5/2013 6:59:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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