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 Monday, April 08, 2013
Manfrotto 500A Fluid Head
From Manfrotto:
 
The new 500 is a lightweight head with a wider platform for HDSLR bodies and the sliding plate travels to balance the latest interchangeable lens cameras.
 
The entry-level 500 ensures smooth shots and fine control with up to 5kg of equipment.
 
It’s the most compact head in our successful Bridging Technology range, it also replaces the Manfrotto 701HDV video head.
 
The 500 is available as a stand-alone head or in pre-matched kits with twin-leg or single-tube tripods.
 
Key Benefits

  • Beautifully smooth shots
  • Better equipment support and balance
  • Faster, easier and safer to use

B&H carries the new Manfrotto 500 series fluid heads.

Category: Manfrotto news
Post Date: 4/8/2013 9:29:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Redrock Micro:
 
Motorized Parabolic Motion Ideal for Corporate, Documentary, and Product/Tabletop Video
 
Hollywood, CA and Dallas, TX - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable, professional-level cinema accessories, today announced the all-new One Man Crew™, a new class of motorized 'parabolic slider' that operates unattended and delivers elegant cinematic motion. The One Man Crew is particularly effective for individuals and small crews who want their footage to stand out and have the look of being shot by a professional camera crew. The One Man Crew's compact design, lightning-fast setup, push-button ease of use, and unattended operation makes it the perfect choice for corporate interviews, documentaries, and production/tabletop video.
 
Leva FilmWorks, a leading content provider for Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, Universal and others, used the One Man Crew recently as they shot interviews for their documentary celebrating the 75th anniversary of the iconic film The Wizard of Oz. The company regularly shoots interviews with show business giants, from Meryl Streep to Steven Spielberg to Usher.
 
"Over the years, I've learned how to keep interviewees relaxed and comfortable so the shoot becomes all about what they have to say, not the technical requirements of shooting it," said Gary Leva, president of Leva FilmWorks. "The One Man Crew allows us to enhance our production value in a really elegant way without increasing the size of our on-set crew. It sets up fast, it's quiet and unobtrusive, and it's rock-solid reliable."
 
Independent Director of Photography Johnny Derango also had the opportunity to use the One Man Crew.
 
"In preparation for the release of my new feature film 'Lost on Purpose,' we shot behind-the-scenes interviews with our key cast and crew. We wanted to do a multi-cam shoot, but with others conducting the interviews and working in tight spaces, it left me alone to run the camera. The "One Man Crew" took what could have been a boring one-camera shoot and transformed it into a two-camera shoot with beautiful movement that breathed new life into it. Its solid, professional construction and hands-off operation makes it an easy choice."
 
Patent-Pending Parabolic Motion
 
The One Man Crew is the first and only parabolic motion system available designed to provide elegant cinematic movements while keeping the subject both in focus and stationary in the frame. Most importantly, it does this without any operator involvement. The 36" long track offers great flexibility and can set shorter limits for motion. The One Man Crew allows for camera speed change in real-time and manual start/stop/change direction with speed ramp up/down for consistently great footage.
 
Perfect for Corporate, Documentary, Interviews, Product/Tabletop Photography
 
The One Man Crew is the perfect addition for small crews doing corporate or documentary interviews that require fast setups and great images. One Man Crew can be used with a single camera for a high-end production feel, or on a second camera for cutting between shots with additional footage. One Man Crew's smooth, controlled, repeatable motion is also great for product and tabletop photography and adds that extra sparkle.
 
Sets Up In Minutes
 
One Man Crew can be set up and prepared for production in minutes thanks to its lightweight, self-contained design, intuitive laser alignment guides and push-button ease of use. The One Man Crew can be unpacked, set up, and ready to shoot in about a minute by a single person, and can be mounted onto a standard tripod via its integrated ¼"-20 and 3/8"-16 cheeseplate on the bottom of the unit. It also features rubberized feet for low profile tabletop placement for maximum versatility.
 
Complete Kit With Everything Included
 
One Man Crew contains everything needed for use and is production-ready straight from the box. The included Heavy Load Tilt Head works with virtually any camera and has the ability to hold up to 20 pounds. One Man Crew is powered by an included AC adapter (with international plug adapters) and comes with a soft carry case for easy transport to and from productions.
 
For More Information
 
Additional details on the Redrock One Man Crew can be found here: http://store.redrockmicro.com/OneManCrew
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The One Man Crew is available as a complete kit for $1,495 and is available for pre-order. As with all Redrock products, customers can purchase direct from Redrock Micro's website at store.redrockmicro.com, or from any of Redrock's worldwide authorized resellers.
 
B&H carries Redrock Micro products.
Post Date: 4/8/2013 8:14:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Logo
The Canon Store still has a decent amount of DSLR cameras and lenses available for 15-30% off. Below you'll find the items that are in stock as of this morning.
 
In Stock DSLR Cameras

Refurbished ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20179.881,019.32
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 959.20143.88815.32
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + 18-135 IS STM919.20137.88781.32
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS719.99108.00611.99
Canon EOS 60D Body719.99108.00611.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Body639.9996.00543.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Body479.9972.00407.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS$399.99100.00299.99

In Stock Lenses & Flashes

Refurbished ItemOrig. PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye USM1,199.20179.881,019.32
Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM671.99100.80571.19
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20137.88781.32
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99115.20268.79
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.20167.88951.32
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99156.00363.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9928.20159.79
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9948.00111.99
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro239.9936.00203.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM687.99103.20584.79
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.9996.00543.99
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM943.20141.48801.72
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM479.9972.00407.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99120.00279.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99168.00391.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.9936.00203.99
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM375.9956.40319.59
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9930.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/8/2013 7:19:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Canon has just published a promo video for the new PowerShot N. While the camera looks interesting, I can't help but wonder if the "shutter ring" will be a welcomed change compared to a traditional shutter button.
 
Let us know what you think on our Facebook page.
 
B&H has the Canon PowerShot N available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 4/8/2013 7:05:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, April 07, 2013
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens
The big day I'm referring to is the wedding day of course. While this day is a blip on our lifetime radar, it is a big special day to the bride, groom and their family & friends. And if you are responsible for their wedding pictures, you best have the right gear.
 
Check out my Canon Wedding Lens Recommendations.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/7/2013 7:50:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending April 6th, 2013
 
In the news...
 
On Monday, we had great fun publishing the announcement of Canon’s newest DSLR designed specifically for left-handed photographers, the EOS 7D L. The 7D L featured a reversed ergonomic design and Canon’s red “L” branding signifying its status as an elite item. Unfortunately for left-handed photographers everywhere, the EOS 7D L announcement was, of course, an April Fool’s gag. We hope you enjoyed our little humor…
 
On Tuesday, Nikon released firmware updates for nine of its DSLR cameras. Among various bug fixes and improvements, the new firmware updates added support for Nikon’s new AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens.
 
Also on Tuesday, Tamron announced the creation of an Indian subsidiary, Tamron India Private Limited. The subsidiary was established in order to prepare for anticipated continuing growth in the DSLR lens market in the region.
 
On Wednesday, Canon announced the development of its new 35mm Cinema Prime lens. The new lens will join Canon’s growing lineup of cinema prime lenses that already includes the 14, 24, 50, 85, and 135mm prime lenses.
 
And on Thursday, Canon announced the opening of a new service center in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey to provide comprehensive product repair and maintenance services to its ever expanding professional imaging market. The facility is available exclusively for Platinum and Gold level members of Canon's Professional Services (CPS) program.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
Starting on Wednesday and continuing into the next week, Bryan is highlighting updates to his Canon lens recommendation pages. So far, he’s featured recommendation pages on general purpose lenses, telephoto lenses, and wide angle lenses. To see all of Bryan’s updated recommendation pages, click on the link labeled “Learn about Canon Lenses” found on the site’s homepage.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Tuesday, we reported that you could get a Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens for $325.00 with free shipping. That’s more than an 18% savings off the normal retail price of $399.00.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"
Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 4/7/2013 1:07:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, April 06, 2013
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
Today's lens recommendations are for those needed to capture your most important subjects - people. Check out my Canon Portrait Lens Recommendations.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Recommendations
Post Date: 4/6/2013 8:30:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via pmidigital) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera available for 1,628.75 with free shipping. Compare at $1,899.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/6/2013 7:58:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 05, 2013
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
I'm of course generalizing on lens acquisition priority, but after getting a general purpose lens and telephoto lens, most people look next to add an ultra wide angle lens to their kit. Thus, the third page unveiled in "Lens Recommendations Week" is the Canon Wide Angle Lens Recommendations page.
 
Check back tomorrow for a more-specific-use lens recommendation.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Recommendations
Post Date: 4/5/2013 9:05:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera
Adorama has the Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera (Black / Silver) available for $79.00 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/5/2013 2:28:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has a very nice Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera Bundle available for $715.00.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
  • Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/5/2013 2:21:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera Kit
Yesterday, we posted a deal from eBay (via robertscamera) where you could get a Refurbished Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm & 55-200mm Lenses Bundle for $349.00 with free shipping. However, the deal just got better - now it's only $315.00 shipped.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/5/2013 9:59:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Lowepro CompuRover AW Photo Backpack available for $129.99 with free shipping. Regularly $199.99.
Post Date: 4/5/2013 8:32:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Kit
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/5/2013 7:13:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone
From RØDE:
 
The RØDE iXY stereo microphone for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has been recognised as a product of the very highest design quality by the prestigious international Red Dot awards. An expert panel of 37 judges from around the world, including fashion icon Jimmy Choo, assessed over 4,600 products from 54 different countries and identified the iXY as a creative, innovative and overall outstanding product.
 
Since its inception in 1955, the Red Dot awards have represented the highest standards of product design. It acknowledges the excellent ergonomics, functionality, longevity, formal quality, durability, aesthetics and innovation of a product.
 
The iXY is RØDE’s first product offering for Apple’s iOS devices, and features broadcast-quality 24-bit, 96kHz recording. It is the only iOS microphone able to record at such a high quality resolution.
 
It features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked XY configuration, ensuring detailed and immersive soundscapes that are always true-to-life. These are housed in an all-metal chassis that makes the iXY incredibly robust, while also adding electromagnetic shielding.
 
Its unique combination of portability and high-quality audio capture makes the iXY suitable for a wide range of applications, from recording live music to sound design and on-camera use, through to reporting and electronic news gathering (ENG).
 
“Everyone here at RØDE is incredibly proud of this honour,” commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Marketing & Sales Director. “The iXY represents years of blood, sweat and tears, and to have it received so well by customers and critics alike is validation of the entire team’s efforts.”
 
Peter Cooper, RØDE’s Vice President of Design and New Product Development echoed this sentiment. "We're delighted to win a Red Dot Award. The iXY is designed to be the best product of its kind in the world. To receive such high level recognition is testament to the quality of work by the many people involved."
 
Professor Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot, pointed out that strong design competence is a hallmark of a Red Dot award winner, explaining, “The winners of the ‘red dot award: product design 2013’ are the protagonists of a highly developed design culture and design industry.”
 
The RØDE iXY will be on display at the Red Dot museum in Essen, Germany along with all 2013 Red Dot Product Design award winners from July 2nd to 28, 2013.
 
B&H carries the RØDE iXY stereo microphone.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 4/5/2013 6:34:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 04, 2013
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
Your second-most important lens is probably your telephoto zoom. So it only makes sense that the Canon Telephoto Zoom Lens recommendations page is released second in our long week of suggestions. These lenses cover a very wide range of uses, providing great utility to the kit they join.
 
A focal length range example is included along with a handful of recommendations covering a wide range of prices.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Recommendations
Post Date: 4/4/2013 8:46:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ASUS UX32A-DB31 Zenbook 13.3
B&H has the ASUS UX32A-DB31 Zenbook 13.3" Ultrabook Computer available for $100.00 off - now just $549.95 with free shipping. Regularly $649.95.
 
Features:

  • 1.4GHz Intel Core i3-2367M Dual-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB Hard Drive + 24GB SSD (Instant On)
  • 13.3" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam and Microphone
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Post Date: 4/4/2013 2:11:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot Logo
Through April 30, the Canon Store has select Refurbished PowerShot Digital Cameras on sale for 20% off.
 
Note: This sale features a PowerShot camera for every budget - sale prices range from $44.00 to $223.59.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/4/2013 12:41:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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