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 Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The new Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and Canon PIXMA PRO-10 printers are in stock at the following retailers:
 
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon PIXMA PRO-10 - B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/5/2012 2:27:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
December 5, 2012 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v8.1 for Windows and Mac, the new version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. DxO Optics Pro v8.1 now offers color management and sharpness enhancement when printing, an output option for reducing EXIF data, as well as numerous improvements to its interface for an even more rapid workflow.
 
This update also allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Sony NEX-6, the Canon Powershot S110 and G15, and the Olympus Pen E-PM2 and E-PL5.
 
DxO Optics Pro v8.1 also benefits from the continuous addition of DxO Optics Modules. Nearly 150 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library. The software now provides support for additional Canon, Olympus, and Sigma lenses for Canon, Olympus, and Sony cameras. Among these is the highly-anticipated Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM for Canon, the first very wide-aparture lens in the new Sigma Art line designed for landscape, portrait, still life, macro, and reportage.
 
Based on a unique approach of prior calibration in the laboratories of DxO Labs, DxO Optics Pro v8.1 includes numerous powerful and automatic RAW and JPEG image-processing tools. DxO Optics Pro v8.1 offers the best tool for automatically adjusting contrast and light, the most advanced optical corrections on the market, and precise color management. Its unrivaled performance and its intuitive interface provides a smooth and fast workflow.
 
Management of print color and sharpness
 
DxO Optics Pro v8.1 now allows photographers to adjust the color rendering and the sharpness of the images they print.
 
The new options in DxO Optics Pro v8.1's print module allow the user to choose an ICC color profile for directly managing the print rendering.
 
Further, a dedicated slider lets the user enhance the sharpness of the image so as to adapt the print quality to the size of the print desired.
 
New output options and improved interface
 
DxO Optics Pro v8.1 offers a new output option that allows users to remove all of the EXIF metadata contained in a JPEG or TIFF image file - very useful for restricting this kind of information as well as for reducing its size when sharing such files online.
 
Among other improvements found in DxO Optics Pro v8.1, the preferences window now displays the size of the disk space that the preview and thumbnail cache occupy.
 
In addition, the DxO Optics Modules management window has been enhanced to display all the available camera/lens combinations available, whether or not they have been installed on the user's computer.
 
Finally, the Windows version now includes certain improvements that were previously introduced in the Mac version. For example, information layer about corrections that cannot be previewed because of the zoom level has now been removed: this information is now directly indicated in the relevant palettes for greater user comfort.
 
More flexible OpenCL management
 
The thumbnail display as well as image processing in DxO Optics Pro 8 benefits from OpenCL acceleration (Windows version only). DxO Optics Pro v8.1 removes certain restrictions present in earlier versions and now allows users to activate this option at any time as soon as the graphics card on their computer supports this feature.
 
B&H carries DxO products.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 12/5/2012 2:16:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has a very good Nikon D4 DSLR Camera Bundle for $5,996.95 with free shipping. The bundle qualifies for 5% Rewards and includes:

  • Nikon D4 16.2 Megapixels DSLR Camera
  • Lexar 32GB Pro 1000x CF Memory Card
  • Additional Nikon EN-EL18 Battery Pack
  • Nikon AN-DC7 Wide Neck Strap
  • Nikon MC-30 Remote Cord with Trigger Lock
  • Mack 3 Year Digital Still Pro Camera Extended Warranty

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/5/2012 1:15:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital Camera and 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit available for $349.95 with free shipping. Compare at $429.00 new.
B&H has the new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO lenses for Canon in stock.
 
The new Tamron lenses also qualify for B&H's 2% rewards program.
Post Date: 12/5/2012 12:59:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama is offering their Think Tank Photo products at 10% off.
 
They also have a couple of products at 50% off:

Another specific deal is the Think Tank Airport 4-Sight Four Wheel Roller for $199.75 (regularly $299.75).

Post Date: 12/5/2012 11:41:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Check out Adorama's new page highlighting Canon DSLR cameras, lenses, and PowerShot Cameras with instant rebates.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/5/2012 9:56:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D800 SLR Digital Camera available for $2,674.71 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/5/2012 9:42:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama is featuring the JTL 10x10 Feet Heavy Duty Steel Background Support Set as a Holiday Daily Deal for $84.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
Post Date: 12/5/2012 6:54:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Vanguard Alta Pro 253-CT Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs & Ballhead for $149.95 with free shipping. Regularly $199.95.
Post Date: 12/5/2012 6:37:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 04, 2012
ISO 12233 chart, flare, distortion and vignetting test results along with measurements & specifications have been added to the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review page.
 
Note that the Canon EOS M shares the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D imaging system. This includes the slightly sharper images output at our standard ISO 12233 test sharpness setting of "1" (with the Neutral Picture Style). The difference in sharpness is about the equivalence of a +1 sharpness setting.
 
As you have already guessed, I'm trying to decide if the EOS-M-tested lenses should be processed at Sharpness = 0 to be more equally represented with the rest of the lens tests - or if the standard setting should be adhered to.
 
All that said, I think that the Canon EF-M 18-55 is the lens that most people wanting a compact EOS M setup should be considering right now.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/4/2012 8:17:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical IF EX DG HSM Lens (all mounts) available for $699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $824.00
 
This lens also qualifies for Adorama's 2% Rewards program.
Post Date: 12/4/2012 6:01:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the new 21.5" iMac and 27" iMac desktop computers available for preorder.
 
Receive your choice of free software, a discounted software bundle, and/or 50% off Apple Care when you click on the link "Click Here To Select your Choice of FREE Software."
Post Date: 12/4/2012 4:04:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From X-Rite:
 
Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging workflow
 
North White Plains, NY – December 4, 2012 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of December 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers.
 
Three free webinars this month are sure to help photographers and videographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
 
“X-Rite is dedicated to teaching photographers and videographers how to effectively take control of their color management and digital imaging workflows,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “This month’s webinars will focus on professional color management applications for video as well as still photography and are designed to provide the expert advice and education that imaging professionals and enthusiasts need.”
 
December Webinar Schedule
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST
 
Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
 
As more and more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.
 
When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene.
 
This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.
 
To register for this webinar at 10:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/353699538
 
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/790441482
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:00 PM EST and 7:00 PM EST
 
Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!
 
The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.
 
From monitor and projector to printer and camera, the ColorMunki family provides choices and solutions for any photographer’s needs. All options are small and portable for travel.
 
This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will enjoy special discounts.
 
To register for this webinar at 3:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646822754
 
To register for this webinar at 7:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779781170
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST
 
Raw Color Power - The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
 
ColorChecker Passport is a powerful “capture to edit” color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when combined with Adobe® Imaging solutions users can gain even greater benefits.
 
Imagine a near-effortless color workflow. Imagine having multiple cameras - even different models, shooting the same event or scene and color matching. Imagine significantly reducing image processing time.
 
Host Joe Brady will show step by step how to bring digital photography color to a new level. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click and maintain color control and consistency.
 
To register for this webinar at 11:00 AM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827810818
 
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM EST, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/656185274
 
For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 12/4/2012 5:50:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Impact Digital Flash Umbrella Mount Kit available for $69.95 with free shipping. Regularly $98.95.
 
The kit includes:

  • 2 x 32" Convertible Umbrella
  • 2 x Umbrella Bracket
  • 2 x Air Cushioned Black Stand
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Post Date: 12/4/2012 3:50:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Flash Bus Tour 2011 - Two Disc DVD Set featuring renowned photographers David Hobby and Joe McNally for $49.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
Post Date: 12/4/2012 2:07:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Ilford is sponsoring a free webinar entitled "Choosing a Paper Surface for Your Inkjet Prints" on Dec 6 at 1pm EST.
 
From Ilford:
 
The paper you choose for your fine art photography can have a dramatic effect on the appearance and impact of your image. When you carefully select your paper, you will soon find that the art of printmaking becomes an important part of your creative process. Hosted by Joe Brady, this presentation will focus on the properties and considerations that go into selecting a paper that will enhance the presentation of your photography.
 
The paper’s weight, brightness and surface texture all have an effect on the appearance of color and tone on finished prints. Perhaps not as obvious, the final presentation of the print, be it framed, mounted, laminated, etc. should also play a big part in your paper choices.
 
Joe will discuss what is available, which qualities to consider when choosing a paper and his own experiences in printing that have renewed his interest in creating finished prints.
 
Sign up here for the free webinar.
Category: Ilford News
Post Date: 12/4/2012 12:54:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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