For a very limited time, DigitalRev
has the Canon EOS 700D (Rebel T5i) DSLR Camera
available for $599.00. Compare at $749.00. Note:
When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
(via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
available for $579.99 with free shipping. Compare at $896.95 new.
From Mushkin: Austin, TX – Oct 04, 2013
– Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, announced today the official availability of the world's fastest USB flash drive -- the Ventura Ultra.
First unveiled at CES 2013, the Ventura Ultra 240GB USB 3.0 flash drive is the fastest in the world of its kind. The flash drive boasts ultra-fast data transfer rates of up to 380 MB/s read and 325 MB/s write with rugged aluminum casing for additional durability and resistance. The Ventura Ultra drive utilizes USB 3.0 -- 10 times faster than USB 2.0 -- and is backwards compatible with legacy USB ports and devices.
Additionally, the Ventura Ultra is one of the few USB flash drives in the world to offer USB Attached SCSI Protocol support, which allows for command queuing in order to maximize the transfer rate potential.
"The Ventura Ultra will be fantastic for anyone with the data transfer rates it offers. It is the fastest USB flash drive that Mushkin has to offer, and is the fastest that the world can currently offer. The media and large file transfer capability is phenomenal -- anyone will be able to maximize its potential," said Nicolas Villalobos, Director, Global Marketing at Mushkin, Inc.
The Mushkin Ventura Ultra is available October 7th 2013 worldwide from authorized Mushkin resellers and distributors. Amazon
carries Mushkin memory products.
From BlackRapid's Youtube Channel:
BlackRapid is proud to announce 4 new products today. First, a brand new women's strap called the KICK, the TETHER KIT which will give everyone peace of mind, 3 new sizes of LENSBLING for both Canon & Nikon to coordinate your bag, and lastly a new color for our popular CURVE strap. Adorama
Adorama Photography TV Presents Photo on the Go with Joe McNally. In this episode, Joe deconstructs the lighting setup for an open, clean studio portrait.
Joe explains how to imply motion using a constant light source mixed with flash to produce a captivating portrait. Related Products:
From X-Rite: Online educational tutorials with live trainers provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging workflow North White Plains, NY – October 2, 2013
– X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free October 2013 webinars that have been developed to address specific photography and color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.
During the month of October, X-Rite is offering three free webinars to help photographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their photography and manage their workflow. The October webinars are designed to be informational as well as inspirational by offering photographers practical ways to improve their images. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
“Highlighting the X-Rite webinars schedule in October are three sessions hosted by two X-Rite Coloratti members - Lee Varis and Jim DiVitale. These incredibly talented photographers, authors and educators will help photographers of all levels improve their photography, elevate their workflow techniques and post-production skills,” said Joshua Fischer, Product Marketing Manager, X-Rite Photo Marketing. October 2013 Webinar Schedule Date:
Wednesday, October 16th (2 sessions)Time:
1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT & 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDTTitle:
Fantastic Photo-Illustration: Retouching, Masking & Compositing with Lee VarisPresenter:
Mastery of Adobe Photoshop is an essential step in developing skills for photo-illustration and is a foundation for exploring the outer limits of fantasy, surrealism, and visual symbolism. X-Rite Coloratti Lee Varis will examine photo-retouching and illustration techniques in this webinar and emphasize the necessity of working on a calibrated and profiled monitor. Webinar attendees will see how Lee assembles different photo-illustration projects and be guided, step-by-step, to learn more advanced techniques including:
- Masking and transparency effects
- Smoke and fire effects
- Glows, halos, and light beams
- Other image compositing secrets
Along the way, attendees will also learn about specific features of Photoshop like:
- Layer masks, Groups, and Blending Modes
- The Refine Edge dialog
- Editing masks with the Dodge & Burn, plus Blur tools
- Displacement maps & distortion effects
- And much, much more…
To register for the free 1:00 pm EDT (10/16) webinar, visit:
To register for the free 3:00 pm EDT (10/16) webinar, visit:
Date: Monday, October 21st
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Title: The Complete Digital Photography Process with Jim DiVitale
Presenter: Jim DiVitale
*Sponsored by Hunt's Photo & Video
Digital Photography is about quality control in a photographer’s image making. All photographers have the same goal in digital photography, to create beautiful images with precision tonal control, and to simplify the production workflow with predictable and repeatable results. In this program, Jim will demonstrate problem-solving techniques using digital capture and Photoshop to streamline both the creative and production of the digital imaging workflow to improve quality and save time.
Topics will include calibration and custom profiling of the camera, monitor and printer to achieve a closed loop of controlled color management. Webinar attendees will also learn how to use Wacom products to streamline the work, and a start to finish approach to digital photography, using several photographic elements to create multi-image photographs for commercial photo-illustrations. Jim's portfolio and digital imaging Blog can be viewed at DiVitalePhotography.com
To register for the free 1:00 pm EDT (10/21) webinar, visit:
Adorama carries X-Rite products.
Ever had a filter get stuck on your lens? This is an easy way to ruin your shooting day – or trip. The good news is that the tool to solve this problem is probably the least expensive item in your bag.
Concluding "Lens Filter Week" is the Lens Filter Wrench Review
. Buy several pairs of these.
From Tenba: North White Plains, NY – October 1, 2013
– Leading the way in carrying solutions for over 30 years, Tenba announces that it has expanded their popular Messenger collection. Messenger DNA bags which are available in 2 convenient sizes, contain all the crucial building blocks of a great everyday bag combined with the protection of a camera bag and the ability to use it while riding a bicycle. These new bags feature uncompromising weatherproof materials and durable hardware, lightweight yet protective padding, style and comfort, and great functionality — Tenba’s own custom-built double helix.
Messenger DNA bags were inspired by life in New York City and other big cities, where a photographer or filmmaker needs to potentially carry the same bag to a meeting with clients, then to a professional photo or video shoot, and finally to hanging out with friends in the evening. The new Messenger DNA bags include a security strap to anchor the bag behind the user while riding a bicycle or scooter, and the photo insert is removable to quickly convert it from a camera bag to a general-purpose carryall.
The bag’s exterior is made from a graphite-colored 600 denier Helix fabric with a durable water repellent coating. To enhance its wet-weather protection, the front flap extends over the top of the bag and includes a sewn hinge to provide excellent coverage at the corners. The bottom of the bag is made with an abrasion- and moisture-resistant tarpaulin that protects the bag on any wet or dirty surface, and can be easily wiped clean. Additionally, the new Messenger DNA bags include Tenba’s exclusive WeatherWrap removable rain cover for an extra layer of protection in bad weather. The WeatherWrap is silver on one side to reflect heat on sunny days, and to provide better visibility when riding a bicycle, and the other side is black for more stealth and subtlety.
“When users live and work in a big city environment, their messenger bag very often takes the place of an apartment and car — everything needed for a full day basically hangs off one shoulder,” said Peter Waisnor, Marketing Manager of Tenba. “The Messenger DNA bags meet that need for all-day comfort and versatility, defense from wet-weather surprises, and padded protection for expensive camera gear, whether the user is walking, taking the subway or riding a bike.”
Messenger DNA bags are built for speed, and the main closure uses Fidlock patented magnetic clips — the fastest clips in the world. They enable quick slide release and blind, drop-on reattachment that works when the bag is behind the user, or when wearing gloves. A top zipper in the flap allows camera gear to be quickly retrieved without opening the front flap. This is an important security feature as well, since it keeps the bag interior covered while swapping out cameras or lenses, which is critical when traveling in dangerous or unfamiliar locations.
The interior of the Messenger DNA is made from equipment-friendly, smooth ripstop nylon and soft, brushed tricot. There are pockets to organize camera accessories and personal items, and the padded camera insert can be quickly removed to convert the bag to a general-purpose, yet worldclass messenger bag. A rear trolley strap slides over the extending handle of a rolling suitcase or equipment case for secure and convenient piggyback travel when moving through an airport. Messenger DNA bags come in two sizes. The DNA 11 accommodates either a mirrorless camera with 3-5 lenses, or a digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera with 2-3 lenses, plus accessories, and the rear-padded sleeve will hold an iPad or an 11-inch MacBook Air. The DNA 15 fits a professional DSLR with 2-3 lenses (up to an attached 70-200mm f/2.8), flash and audio gear, and has two padded interior sleeves: one for a laptop up to 15 inches, and another for an iPad.
Messenger DNA bags will begin shipping at the end of October at a suggested retail price of $129.95 for the DNA 11, and $159.95 for the DNA 15. Adorama
Adobe has released an announcement
that details security breach affecting 2.9 million user accounts. Customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and information relating to orders were accessed by unauthorized parties.
Adobe says they will be taking the following steps as a result of the breach:
- "As a precaution, we are resetting relevant customer passwords to help prevent unauthorized access to Adobe ID accounts. If your user ID and password were involved, you will receive an email notification from us with information on how to change your password. We also recommend that you change your passwords on any website where you may have used the same user ID and password.
- We are in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information we believe to be involved in the incident. If your information was involved, you will receive a notification letter from us with additional information on steps you can take to help protect yourself against potential misuse of personal information about you. Adobe is also offering customers, whose credit or debit card information was involved, the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available.
- We have notified the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, so that they can work with the payment card companies and card-issuing banks to help protect customers’ accounts.
- We have contacted federal law enforcement and are assisting in their investigation."
Unfortunately, that's not all. Adobe has reported that source code for Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products was also accessed by unauthorized parties. This access will surely make it easier for hackers to find obscure security holes that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Be sure to keep your software up-to-date to help avoid exploitation.