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 Saturday, August 03, 2013

 
Move over Dropbox - there's new kid on the block. Copy gives you 15 gigabytes of free storage with a great referral program that allows you to rack up substantially more storage with no capacity limits.
 
Copy seems ideal for users who need to share a substantial amount of data within a group. Since the shared data isn't counted against every individual, the group as a whole benefits from more useable storage.
 
P.S. - Don't forget to install the desktop application. You can find it by clicking "Install App" on the upper-left part of the screen.
 
Features:

  • Copy Referral Program - In possibly the most rewarding referral program in cloud storage history, Copy users can earn 5GB of additional free storage for both themselves and the person they introduce to Copy for each referral, with no limit on the total capacity they can earn. The average Copy referrer has earned well over 60GB of free storage, with the largest referrers earning space in the 10s of TBs.
  • Copy “Fair Storage for All” Initiative - Instead of counting data in shared folders against all members’ individual storage quotas so everyone pays for the same data over and over, Copy allows users to “split the bill” and control which files count against their storage capacity. View the 40-second video on the Copy “Fair Storage for All” initiative at . Copy was created to meet the exceedingly high design demands of today’s online and mobile users, and to provide the advanced security and corporate features required for businesses. Additional highlights of the service include:
  • Multiple device compatibility - Copy works across Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux computers and offers mobile device support for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android, with Windows Mobile coming soon.
  • Easy file sharing without limits - Copy allows users to upload and share files of any size, including 1080p videos and raw photographs, without size limitations often found in email attachments. These shared files and folders can be sent to anyone either publicly or privately and accessed from any location or device.
  • More security - Copy provides a secure alternative to other cloud storage services. Included data verification inspects data before Copy accepts it into the user’s cloud storage. File-level ownership is verified prior to transferring anything to other devices. Copy also allows users to share files privately using Copy’s built-in identify verification.
  • Company control - Copy extends its cloud storage and sharing benefits into corporate environments with user and group management and added controls for proprietary company data.

Pricing and Availability
 
Copy is available at Copy.com and by installing the free software. Copy also is available as a free app in the Apple App Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android devices.
 
Individual Copy accounts provide 15GB of cloud storage free of charge, and paid plans start at $9.99USD/month or $99USD/year for up to 250GBs.
 
Copy for Companies introduces an industry-changing no-per-user-fee approach and plans starting at $399.99USD/year for 100GB.

Post Date: 8/3/2013 8:19:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 02, 2013
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Kit
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $545.00 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. We recently received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2013 4:10:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
We just released the fourth in our “About A Photograph” video series. In it, photojournalist Ami Vitale narrates the events behind her touching photograph of Ethiopian women participating in an elaborate coffee ceremony.
 
Said Vitale, “I don’t come taking millions of pictures. I spend time with them and simply observe. If you wait long enough those amazing images will come.”
 
Based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Her journey as a photojournalist has taken her to more than 80 countries. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among many others.
 
Note: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
Post Date: 8/2/2013 2:11:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Western Digital My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
Use coupon code VmeBackpack20 ($20.00 off) and check out with V.me by Visa at BuyDig.com to get the Western Digital My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $59.95 with free shipping.
Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera with EF Mount
The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera with EF Mount has recently been reduced by $1,000.00. Adorama has them in stock and available for the new price of $1,995.00 with free shipping.
 
Note: A slipcase copy of Sony Vegas Pro 12 video editing software ($499.00 value) is included.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2013 10:30:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Inkjet Printer
Adorama has the Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Inkjet Printer available for $299.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $699.00.
 
Note: Printer comes with a 50-sheet pack of Canon's 13x19" Pro Luster photo paper.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2013 10:02:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Sigma:
 
Sigma Corporation(CEO: Kazuto Yamaki, Location: Kawasaki, Japan) has established, Sigma China in Shanghai, China. Sigma China is formed as a solely owned subsidiary of Sigma Corporation and operations started on August 1st, 2013.
 
Purpose:
 
We established a subsidiary in Shanghai to fulfill sales, brand management and customer support in the growing Chinese market.
 
We intend to construct an efficient sales and logistics network and we believe that this will enable us to provide a complete line-up of our products, build brand image as well as offer a good after-sales service.
 
Summary

Corporate NameSIGMA (CHINA) CO., LTD.
Office LocationShanghai, China
Business MissionPurchase, sales and servicing of optical equipment
CEOKazuto Yamaki
Employees12
Capital$1.22 million USD
Investment RatioSolely owned by Sigma Corporation
BusinessCommencement date August 1st, 2013

Adorama carries Sigma lenses.

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 8/2/2013 7:56:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon's EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 28.2A and ImageBrowser 1.1.0 are now available from CanonUSA. (thanks Marco)
 
From Canon:
 
Changes from EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 28.1A for Windows are as follows:
 
Changes from Digital Photo Professional 3.13.10:
- Supports EOS 70D.
 
Changes from EOS Utility 2.13.10:
- Supports EOS 70D.
 
Changes from Picture Style Editor 1.13.10:
- Supports EOS 70D.
 
Changes in the ImageBrowser EX 1.1.0 for Windows

  • Up to 100,000 images can be registered to the database.
  • Organizing and searching image functions are newly added.
  • Quicker Search by Faces.

Download EOS Digital Solution Disk Software 28.1A and ImageBrowser 1.1.0 from Canon USA.

Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/2/2013 7:09:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Zoom has released a sample video demonstrating what its newly released H6 Portable Digital Recorder can do. The video features Jazz drummer Peter Erskine and was shot using only the included X/Y capsule and four microphones plugged directly into the unit.
 
Amazon carries the Zoom H6 Personal Digital Recorder.
Post Date: 8/2/2013 6:26:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 01, 2013
Granted, this is a bit of a stretch for a "photography gear" website, but I thought we might have some readers who are interested in purchasing Google's newly announced Chromecast.
 
On that note, Best Buy has the Chromecast in stock with free shipping and 3 months of free Netflix streaming (according to the product page). I preordered mine on Amazon a week ago, but there's still no estimated shipping date for the order (out of stock). [Sean]
 
Update: It looks like the Chromecast is on backorder now - 1 to 2 weeks.
Post Date: 8/1/2013 11:45:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens available for $714.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Check out our full review of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/1/2013 11:13:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From DxO:
 
07/31/2013 - 233 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Canon, Pentax, Samsung, Nikkor, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses for Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung and Sony cameras.
 
To see supported and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
Canon | Fujifilm | Nikon | Olympus | Panasonic | Pentax | Samsung | Sony
 
Adorama carries DxO Optics Pro.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/1/2013 9:24:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From JP Distribution:
 
Sekonic L-308s, L-478 Series & L-758 Series Cashback Promotion
 
Sekonic and JP Distribution are pleased to inform you of a NEW Cashback Promotion that will be running from August 1, 2013 until October 31, 2013.
 
The Cashback Promotion entitles customers purchasing selected Sekonic products, from Authorised UK Resellers, to claim up to £40 Cashback by redemption of a voucher and valid proof of purchase.
 
Download your voucher(s) here:
L-308s / L-478 Series / L-758 Series
 
Amazon.co.uk is an authorised UK retailer of Sekonic light meters.
Post Date: 8/1/2013 8:44:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Photoshelter recently interviewed Brad Smith, Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated, for their Growing Your Sports Photography Business Guide.
 
During the interview, Smith provides some insight into what he looks for when hiring photographers for Sports Illustrated. The article contains great information for anyone hoping to catch the eyes of a national publication.
 
From the Photoshelter Blog:

"What makes a good freelance hire for Sports Illustrated?
 
I have three major needs. First, and most importantly, I look for somebody who has really good, unique, and visually interesting content that shows they have a relationship with the subject. I want to know that a photographer has a knack for photography, that it’s not all about technique and post-production. Photographers fall into that trap. They rely on certain technology, cameras, lighting or Photoshop, etc. That’s all-important, but you have to have some kind of a relationship with a subject to show something a little more organic."

See the rest of the interview at the Photoshelter Blog.

Post Date: 8/1/2013 8:18:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
New Offer Makes it Even Easier to Purchase and Deploy Creative Cloud
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Aug. 1, 2013 - Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a new version of Adobe® Creative Cloud™ that enables creative teams to purchase membership of a single desktop application like Photoshop® CC, Illustrator® CC, InDesign® CC or any other of the entire collection of CC desktop applications. With this new move, Adobe now offers two team plans for Creative Cloud: the complete option that delivers 14 Adobe desktop applications and sophisticated, cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities; or the new single app plan that includes access to one desktop application along with 20GB of storage and the ability to showcase work on Behance®, the world’s leading creative community.
 
Both plans for Creative Cloud for teams radically simplify license management and deployment for IT departments. An intuitive, easy-to-use web portal, the Admin Console, lets administrators centrally purchase, deploy and manage all seats across an organization - whether single app or complete - under one membership agreement.
 
The new single app plan for teams delivers many of the benefits of full Creative Cloud for teams membership. Customers will receive updates to their favorite desktop CC application as new features become available. Creatives can share files with colleagues, whether inside or outside the organization; and cloud-based storage of 20GB can be used to view, edit, store and share a larger set of files across the team. Designers can also publish a customized online portfolio with Behance ProSite, and solicit feedback from the worldwide creative community. Over 1.6 million creatives globally are part of the Behance network.
 
Adobe CC Desktop Applications At Core of New Team Offer
 
This new version of Creative Cloud enables creative teams to purchase membership for one of Adobe’s just-launched CC family of desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver® CC, Premiere® Pro CC and more.
 
Hundreds of new features are included in these latest versions of Adobe’s industry-defining desktop tools. Innovations include:

  • Photoshop CC ships with new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Camera Shake Reduction deblurs images that would have otherwise been lost due to camera movement. All-new Smart Sharpen makes texture and detail pop while minimizing noise and halos, and Adobe Camera Raw 8 adds even more powerful photographic controls to straighten and perfect images.
  • For designers, the Touch Type tool in Illustrator CC offers a new level of creativity with type. Move, scale, and rotate text characters knowing that it remains editable. This feature works with a mouse, stylus or multi-touch device. Illustrator also enables painting with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern, and Scatter brushes can contain raster images, so designers can create complex organic designs quickly, with simple brush strokes. A new, modern architecture for InDesign CC turbocharges performance, and in-browser editing in Adobe Muse™ CC - a tool for designers to create and publish HTML websites without writing code - allows clients to make edits to a published website, which can then be reviewed, approved, and updated by the designer.
  • For video customers Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes dramatic new editing features, customizations and improvements to help editors work efficiently. Premiere Pro CC integrates powerful color workflows, with the addition of the Lumetri™ Deep Color Engine to easily apply rich color grading looks. A high-impact version of Adobe After Effects™ CC brings motion graphics and visual effects artists more creative possibilities and allows them to work more easily in 3D with the new Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D integration.
  • Web designers and developers can look forward to significant advances in Adobe’s family of Edge tools and services. The latest Edge Animate CC lets Web designers create animated and interactive content with amazing ease and precision, using native HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Dreamweaver users can look forward to the most up-to-date CSS and properties via the intuitive visual editing tool, CSS Designer. And Adobe Flash® Pro CC features a modern, modular 64-bit architecture rebuilt from the ground up to be fast and reliable.

Membership Plans and Availability
 
The new single app plan of Adobe Creative Cloud for teams is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 (US) per user per month. Existing customers with CS3 or later are eligible for single app membership at a suggested retail price of $19.99 (US) per user per month. Customers can pre-order beginning today, with product availability expected August 15. Both the complete and single app plans are available via reseller partners worldwide. The complete plan is also available directly from adobe.com. For more information visit http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/teams.html.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/1/2013 7:41:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens
Post Date: 8/1/2013 7:34:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Sigma:
 
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., - Aug. 1, 2013 - Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced a revolutionary new, fee-based service that will enable the company’s Global Vision lens owners to change their lens mounts for use on different camera systems.
 
Starting Sept. 2, Global Vision lens owners can request the Mount Conversion Service to convert their current Sport, Contemporary or Art DSLR lenses to their choice of a Sigma, Sony, Pentax, Nikon or Canon mount. Global Vision category lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) can be updated to either a micro four thirds (MFT) or Sony E- mount.
 
In addition to the announcement of the industry’s first Mount Conversion Service, Sigma is also extending the warranty on all of its products - including cameras, lenses and flashes purchased on or after July 1, 2013 - to four years. Previously, warranties varied by product. This enhanced product protection provides Sigma’s customers with more consistency and improved service.
 
“Professionals and amateurs alike are taking advantage of the many affordable camera options in today’s market; they’re updating their camera bags and exploring new systems and brands,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “When photographers purchase a lens, it’s often a significant, financial and artistic commitment - and we believe that investment should last a lifetime. Our new Mount Conversion Service and extended warranty are intended to help Sigma users get more enjoyment from our products, regardless of how their approach to photography changes overtime.”
 
The Mount Conversion Service is limited to all of Sigma’s Global Vision lenses. Current, applicable full-frame lenses include the 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS Sport and 35mm F1.4 DG Art; APS-C crop sensor lenses include the 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art, 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC OS Macro Contemporary and 18-35mm F1.8 DC Art; and MILC lenses include the 19mm F2.8 DN Art, 30mm F2.8 DN Art and 60mm F2.8 DN Art. Lenses can be converted to any mount of a photographer’s choosing, as long as Sigma has released that product in the requested mount.
 
Cost of the conversion will range between $80 to $250, plus shipping costs, depending on the focal length of the lens. All lenses will be shipped to Sigma’s US subsidiary in New York, and updated, calibrated and optimized for the new camera system at Sigma’s factory in Aizu, Japan. All lenses that undergo the Mount Conversion Service will be covered under warranty for six months following the update. Teleconverters, USB Docks and other accessories are not eligible for the service.
 
To request the Mount Conversion Service, please visit your local Sigma subsidiary. Customers in the United States should visit www.sigmaphoto.com.
 
Check out applicable Sigma products at Adorama:

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 8/1/2013 7:10:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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