Through December 9, use promo code PXGIFT10
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has the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens
) available for a checkout price of $319.00 with free shipping. Regularly $419.00. Note:
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has the TASCAM DR DR-60D Linear PCM Recorder for DSLR Filmmaking and Field Recording
available for $249.00. Compare at $349.99. Features:
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- 4 Channel Recording up to 96kHz/24-Bit and Multiple Record Modes including TASCAM's Dual "Safety Track" Recording
- Soft Touch Controls for Eliminated Handling Noise plus Slate Tone Generator
- Records to Standard SD Card, Mini-USB for Transfer, Camera Mount on Top and Camera Screw on Bottom
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Next generation of PowerPot family gets bigger, lighter, and stronger; emits 10 Watts of power with no moving parts
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (December 5, 2013) – Power Practical, a Salt Lake City based group of engineers, entrepreneurs, outdoor enthusiasts, and the makers of the PowerPot, introduce the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL through Kickstarter
. Power Practical is utilizing the crowd funding platform to fund the robust PowerPot X Series, which marks the next generation in thermoelectric power. Named after its power emission of 10 Watts, the PowerPot X Series can charge one tablet, two smartphones or four GoPros simultaneously, needing nothing more than fire and water. No moving parts make it extremely easy to use, and because it is not dependent on sunlight, the PowerPot produces electricity in any weather, day or night, indoors and out.
The common “maximum” output for most thermoelectric generators is around 2-4 Watts. In practice, these devices struggle to exceed 1-2 Watts. Such low power output is impractical for charging modern smartphones and other common USB devices. Even under mediocre conditions, the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL will produce 5 Watts of power, giving users ample power to keep charging.
More power means more time for adventuring and less time spent waiting around for devices to charge up. Dual USB ports are also included, allowing two devices to charge at once. At max output, the PowerPot X will be able to charge two smartphones at top speed (5W), or one tablet at full speed (10W). Dual-utility continues to be a function of the PowerPot, doubling as a source for boiling water for soups, hot drinks or freeze dried meals. The functionality of the Practical Meter has also been built into the next generation of the PowerPot, providing real-time feedback on charge speeds. The meter allows users to get the most out of their pot and devices by letting them know their power output.
“We launched the PowerPot V on Kickstarter in April of 2012 and quickly realized a lot of people in the world are in need of power,” says Matt Ford, CEO of Power Practical. “So we decided to go back to all our original backers, adventurers and retailers, to get their feedback in order to develop, innovate and grow as a company. It is thanks to them that we are able to take the PowerPot to the next level and enhance the user experience to better meet the power needs of adventurers and people who find themselves without power.”
The PowerPot X Series has increased power and comes in two sizes so that couples, groups, friends and families who venture out into the back country can cook a meal and juice their phone all at once. At 2.4 quarts, the PowerPot X is perfect for cooking for two, while the slightly larger PowerPot XL, at 4 quarts, will feed a larger group.
Supporters can bring power with them anywhere and keep charging by pledging through Kickstarter and ordering a PowerPot X for themselves. Couples can get the PowerPot X for $189, while groups or those looking for the extra cooking room can get the PowerPot XL for $199. PowerPot X’s and XL’s will be delivered in time for the 2014 camping season.
You can support PowerPot X Series development through Power Practical's Kickstarter campaign
Samyang releases new wide-angle 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens dedicated for APS-C system cameras.
Prototype versions of Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens were originally presented to the public at the Photokina 2012 show. Samyang has stepped its innovation and introduced a focused development program to obtain the highest possible optical parameters and reduce the product's size. These efforts resulted in the latest version of Samyang 10 f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens featuring parameters and capabilities comparable to the best wide-angle prime and zoom lenses on the market.
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is an ideal tool for indoor, architecture and landscape shooting. It provides an exceptionally wide field of view of up to 109.5 degrees and rectilinear image mapping function. Because of its fast f/2.8 aperture, you can also use the lens in low light conditions. The lens is especially useful for sport photography and photojournalism purposes. The product's optics comprises 14 elements divided into 10 groups, with 2 aspherical AS lenses and one lens made of extra-low dispersion glass. The lens features an embedded lens hood which ensures more compact size of the lens and reduces its weight by approximately 160 grams*. NCS (Nano Coating System)
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is the first Samyang Optics lens featuring a nano crystal anti-reflection coating system. This technology provides lower reflection factor than (U)MC system as the coating is now applied more evenly on the surface of the lens. Benefits of the nano crystal layer include better light transmission, increased resistance to reflections, and higher contrast leading to supreme optical resolution.
* - applicable to a version with Canon E mount Specifications:
|Model||10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS|
|Aperture range||F2.8 ~ F22|
|Optical construction||14 elements in 10 groups (2 ASP, 1 ED)|
|Minimal focusing distance||0,25 m|
|Compatibility||APS-C / CS|
|Number of aperture blades||6|
|Angle of View||93.4 - 109.5 degrees (mount dependent)|
|Length||76.7 - 105.5mm (mount dependent)|
|Weight||580 - 620g (mount dependent)|
Back in October, we posted a news article
regarding Nikon's lawsuit against Sakar, the manufacturer of the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera. Nikon claimed that the Polaroid camera imitated the design of their 1 J2 mirrorless camera.
On December 4, a court ordered a Preliminary Injunction Order that prohibits manufacture, promotion and sale of the Polaroid iM1836 camera.
From Nikon: Court issues consent injunction in lawsuit against Sakar over Polaroid iM1836 digital camera December 6, 2013
– On October 11, 2013, Nikon Corporation and Nikon Inc. ("Nikon") sued Sakar International, Inc. ("Sakar") in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for design patent infringement and trade dress infringement arising from Sakar's "Polaroid iM1836" digital camera (Case No. 13-Civ-7228 (S.D.N.Y)).
Shortly thereafter, Nikon moved for a preliminary injunction to stop the sales and advertising of the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera. After appearing before the Court, Sakar and Nikon agreed on the terms of a preliminary injunction. The Court thus issued a Preliminary Injunction Order on December 4, 2013 (Eastern Standard Time).
As part of the injunction, Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.
The abovementioned design patent and trade dress rights are related to the "Nikon 1" Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses.