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 Monday, November 12, 2012
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2012 9:11:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has a very limited quantity of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,919.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,299.00.
If that deal sells out, you can still get the 5D Mark III from the same seller for $2,999.99.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2012 7:41:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Canon Store is offering a promotion on select photo papers--buy 1 package and get 4 packages free.
Post Date: 11/11/2012 10:22:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens in stock with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/11/2012 7:56:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $2,499.95 with free shipping. Compare at $2,999.00 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/11/2012 7:51:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 10, 2012
From Canon:
Canon U.S.A., Ron Howard And The Public Select 91 Winning Photos For "Project Imaginat10n" Which Will Inspire Short Films Directed By Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman And James Murphy
Ron Howard Chooses One Winning Photograph, "Discovering limits" by David Saylor from Melbourne, FL for the "Discovery" Theme to be Represented in All Celebrity Director Films
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 9, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, Ron Howard and the public, have selected 91 winning photographs from the "Project Imaginat10n," contest where five innovative celebrities - Eva Longoria (film and TV actress), Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner), Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem) - will direct short films based on ten of the photos.
A consumer vote helped narrow down the photographs, where one of the selected winners' photos was chosen by Ron Howard in the "Discovery" category to be a thematic tie across the celebrities' films. The directors will now each select one additional photograph from the other nine storytelling categories that personally inspire them, ultimately utilizing ten photos to represent their creativity and imagination. In addition to "Discovery," the themes include Character, Mood, Goal, Backstory, Setting, Obstacle, Relationship, The Unknown and Time. The winning photographs determined by Ron Howard and the consumer vote can be seen at
Ron Howard said, "In choosing 'Discovering limits' for the Discovery category, it was important that I picked an image that was tremendously imaginative, visually fantastic and thematically pliable so that it could give the filmmakers a lot of possibilities to inspire an element of mystery and suspense. Moments of discovery are often what you remember most in a film."
Howard added, "This image suggests discovery through reflection or through isolation while also suggesting a range of tonal possibilities as well. It's also just a very unusual and emotionally interesting image."
In 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. partnered for a similar creative endeavor, "Project Imagin8ion." Eight photos were selected and influenced an award-winning short film, "when you find me," directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. For year two of Canon's "Long Live Imagination" campaign and the next endeavor, "Project Imaginat10n," Ron Howard will once again mentor the celebrity directors as they begin the filmmaking process to prove that "we're all creative."
"I am so passionate about the integrity and user-generated process of 'Project Imaginat10n' where our celebrity directors can be directly inspired by photographers from all across the country," said Ron Howard. "As we selected the photographs, I was blown away by the beauty, perspective and intrigue that they conveyed, and was thrilled that so many people wanted to once again take part in this exciting artistic experiment."
The celebrity directors are currently reviewing the winning photos to make their selections, craft their stories, develop their scripts and prepare to produce their own short films with Canon's Cinema EOS System and DSLR cameras. The films will be produced by Freestyle Picture Company, which also produced "when you find me" in 2011. All five films go into production between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 and will premiere at a special "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival. The "10" in "Imaginat10n," represents ten films that will ultimately be produced - five additional directors will be announced at a later date.
The 91 winners of the photo contest span in age from 16 to 67 years-old and are from across the country.
Click here to see the full press release and list of winners.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 11/10/2012 7:59:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PocketWizard:
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 offers compatibility with PocketWizard Plus III
November 9, 2012 – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces today the release of Utility version 1.54 & 1.55. Utility version 1.54 & 1.55 offers a few new features from Utility 1.35 including the ability to upgrade your PocketWizard Plus III with future firmware updates.
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 offer many improvements including improved help text, automatic notifications for new firmware and the addition of a scrollbar to the inner frame allowing for better full screen operations on smaller displays. Additionally, a final version for PowerPC-based Macs running Mac OS X version 10.5 “Leopard” was created.
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 is compatible with all USB enabled PocketWizard radios including MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for both Canon and Nikon, Plus III, PowerST4, PowerMC2 and MultiMAX (USB enabled only). PocketWizard Utility 1.55 is for Windows and Intel Mac operating systems. 1.54 is for PowerPC* MAC operating systems.
* Version 1.54 for PowerPC is the final PocketWizard Utility for PowerPC-based Macs. There will be no future PocketWizard Utility versions for PowerPC-based Macs.
Click here to download PocketWizard Utility 1.54 or 1.55
See the full release notes here.
Post Date: 11/10/2012 8:54:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The new Lexar 800x CompactFlash memory cards are now available at B&H and Adorama.
Post Date: 11/10/2012 8:47:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 9, 2012
Transcend Wi-Fi SD Card
From Transcend:
Set Your Photos Free with Transcend’s Wi-Fi SD Memory Card
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today proudly announced the release of its exciting new Wi-Fi SD memory card that instantly adds wireless capability to an SDHC-compatible digital camera. With the Wi-Fi SD card and the exclusive Wi-Fi SD App, users can take advantage of the high resolution of their digital camera and the versatility of their smartphone or tablet to easily share beautifully shot photos to the world as soon as they are taken.
Perfect for Any Occasion
The Wi-Fi SD card operates in two modes: Direct Share or Internet Mode. Ideal for use on outdoor photo shoots and vacations, Direct Share Mode is automatically activated as soon as the camera is powered on, allowing peer-to-peer connections between camera and mobile device in any location. Thanks to the convenient Wi-Fi SD App, users can quickly switch to Internet Mode, which allows the Wi-Fi SD card to connect to a nearby Internet hotspot or even use the personal hotspot feature of smartphones and tablets. When connected via Internet Mode, users can browse and download photos from the Wi-Fi SD card and instantly email to friends or upload to their social network profile.
Free Wi-Fi SD App
Developed specifically for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Android devices, the free-to-download Wi-Fi SD App automatically organizes Wi-Fi SD card data into intuitive categories. The convenient, easy-to-use design of the App allows users to effortlessly browse photos, watch videos, download content, and share via Facebook or email. Besides smartphones and tablets, Wi-Fi-enabled desktop computers and notebooks can access media with a similarly user-friendly interface by using a web browser.
Instant Shoot & View
The Wi-Fi SD App’s Shoot & View feature takes advantage of the advanced capabilities of digital cameras and the large screen of mobile devices for a more efficient post-production process. First, simply capture a stunningly detailed picture using a high-megapixel camera, which then appears immediately on the smartphone or tablet. Next, download the image to local memory and manipulate in creative ways using today’s sophisticated photo editing apps before sharing with friends and family.
Superior Speed & Capacity
Featuring the SDHC Class 10 speed rating, Transcend Wi-Fi SD cards provide higher transfer speeds and greater stability than currently available Class 6 cards. Combining excellent performance with a generous 16GB (US$69) or 32GB (US$99) capacity, each Wi-Fi SD card provides plenty of space and support for extremely high-resolution digital masterpieces.
B&H carries Transcend Memory Cards.
Post Date: 11/9/2012 4:53:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From BlackRapid:
Metro Camera Strap
Metro is BlackRapid’s strap designed for lightweight camera gear. Without sacrificing any of BlackRapid’s famous Grab, Glide and Click, the Metro has a more compact shoulder pad for easier packing and convenient storage. BlackRapid’s “Built for Speed” functionality, like the FastenR and ConnectR hardware system, are identical to BlackRapid’s other R-Straps.
Metro is the compact version of the R-Strap, recommended for photographers who use the Micro 4/3 cameras, mirrorless systems, more serious compact cameras and various interchangeable lens systems. Additionally, because the shoulder pad is slim and compact, Metro folds up small to occupy very little storage space in a shoot bag or carry-on luggage.
The strap is supplied with a FastenR and ConnectR.
Technical Specifications

  • Topside: Ballistic nylon
  • Underside: Foam pad with knitted mesh
  • Strap length with pad: 160cm
  • Length of shoulder pad: 38.5cm
  • Width of shoulder pad: 3.75cm - 6.5cm
  • Width of webbing: 2.5cm

Wrist Strap
Wrist Strap combines BlackRapid’s patented ConnectR hook with a comfortable and secure wrist strap. Wrist Strap is designed as an add-on for BlackRapid’s R-Strap systems; it hooks naturally to any camera with an existing BlackRapid FastenR (sold separately).
The strong wrist strap is smooth for comfort, and has an integrated corrosion-resistant anodized ConnectR hook. The carabineer style hook has a twist lock on the gate, for added security.
Technical Specifications

  • Soft nylon webbing
  • Strap length with ConnectR: 24cm
  • Width of webbing: 2.5cm

B&H has the BlackRapid Metro Camera Strap and the BlackRapid Wrist Strap in stock.

Post Date: 11/9/2012 4:21:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Spend $150 at Adorama using your VISA card and Adorama will send you a $10 gift card. The more you spend, the more you get back! For each additional $100 you charge, $5 will be added to the value of your gift card (up to a maximum of $50).
Use promo code VISA12B in the "Gift certificates or coupons" section to take advantage of this offer. Limit one per customer account.
Post Date: 11/9/2012 1:28:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
If you are interested in pre-ordering the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens (Canon Mount / Nikon Mount), contact Jacob Waldner (, our Adorama representative, for a special TDP pricing quote. Use the subject line “TDP Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Special Quote Request.”
Post Date: 11/9/2012 12:46:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma Global Vision has just posted a very detailed, well-illustrated website with an array of information on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM preorders:
B&H: Canon Mount | Nikon Mount
Adorama: Canon Mount | Nikon Mount
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 11/9/2012 9:12:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
Lightroom 4.3 RC:
Lightroom 4.3 is now available as a Release Candidate on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The final release of Lightroom 4.3 may have additional corrections or camera support.
Bugs Corrected in the Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate
The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:

  • Unable to upload a large panorama to Adobe Revel via the Revel Publish Plugin
  • Unable to add a second photo to a page layout in a Book. This only occurred when the “Show Unused Photos” filter is selected in the filmstrip.
  • A photo can be flagged as both a “Pick” and “Reject” at the same time when using the Toolbar to apply flags
  • Using multiple fonts within the same text cell inside a Book can sometimes cause Lightroom to crash
  • Exposure becomes the active adjustment slider in the Basic panel (within Develop) when moving from image to image
  • Customers using Photoshop Elements 11 were unable to upgrade their catalogs in Lightroom 4
  • Custom Cell padding options in the Book Module reset in between Lightroom sessions
  • 1080p video files shot on iPhone 4S flicker on replay
  • Leaving the Book Module after using multiple text colors in the same text cell can sometimes cause the book to be lost.

Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidates

  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Nikon D600 *
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10

* denotes Full Support. Preliminary support was available in Lightroom 4.2
Release Notes

  • Lightroom 4.3 RC now supports HiDPI displays within the Develop Module.

Photoshop Camera Raw 7.3 RC:
Welcome to the Adobe® Photoshop® Camera Raw 7.3 plug-in release candidate on Adobe Labs. A "release candidate" label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The Camera Raw 7.3 update includes support for many new cameras and lens profiles. A release candidate build of DNG Converter 7.3 is also provided.
The Camera Raw plug-in provides easy access within Adobe Photoshop CS6 to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. For more information on the Camera Raw plug-in please visit the Camera Raw pages on
The Camera Raw team would like the community to help verify the quality of the plug-in through normal usage as this will ensure that the plug-in is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it within the Camera Raw discussion forum.
New Camera Support
The following new cameras are now supported:

  • Canon PowerShot S110
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
  • Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
  • Nikon D600*
  • Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Olympus PEN E-PM2
  • Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
  • Panasonic DMC-GH3
  • Pentax K-5 II
  • Pentax K-5 IIs
  • Pentax Q10

New Lens Profile Support

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM - Canon

Fixed Issues
The following issues have been fixed in Camera Raw 7.3 release candidate:

  • The Windows taskbar appeared on top of the ACR window when operating in Full Screen mode. (Windows 8 only)
  • Unable to open TIFF files in Photoshop from Bridge. Browsing TIFF images caused Bridge to crash.

Download the Camera Raw 7.3 release candidate.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/9/2012 8:04:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From RØDE:
RØDE Microphones is proud to announce a new addition to its line of broadcast and AV products, the Reporter.
Designed for handheld interview and presentation applications, the Reporter features an omnidirectional dynamic capsule that is designed to allow the user freedom of use, without the technique related issues typical of directional end-address microphones.
Additionally its frequency response has been specially tailored for voice reproduction, to maximise intelligibility and deliver crisp, clear results in almost any condition.
The microphone features a durable die-cast aluminium alloy body coated in a discrete matte black anti-glare finish. An innovative multi-layer mesh basket protects the microphone from environmental noise without the need for a bulky and distracting foam wind shield. It is supplied with a removable microphone ‘flag’ that can accommodate high-visibility branding.
The Reporter is covered by RØDE’s industry-leading support guarantee, with a twelve month warranty ‘out of the box’ that is easily increased to ten years free of charge, following online registration of the microphone at
For more information on the RØDE Reporter, visit the Reporter product page.
B&H carries RØDE products.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 11/9/2012 7:17:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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