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Canon has issued a product advisory for select PIXMA printers because one clever hacker shed light on a security loophole by installing DOOM on his own Canon printer using its unrestricted web interface.
 
From Canon USA:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
Canon has released a firmware update for the eligible PIXMA printer models listed below to enable access to the security option to set the administrator password.
 
Details
 
This Firmware Update incorporates the following improvement:
The security option to set the administrator password has been added to the Remote UI* menu for eligible models.
 
By setting the administrator password, you can protect your printer settings from being changed by unauthorized persons other than the administrator.
If the printer is connected to a network, we recommend that the printer’s firmware be updated and the security password be configured.
 
*For more information on how to access and use Remote UI please, click here to access the model list. Choose the model. Type “Remote” into the Gooole Customer Search box. Press Enter for a list of results.
 
Eligible models:
 
Model NameCurrent Firmware version
MG7120Ver. 4.030 or later
MG6420Ver. 3.080 or later
MG5520 and
MG5522
Ver. 3.080 or later
MG3520 and
MG3522
Ver. 1.090 or later
MX532Ver. 3.060 or later
MX472 and
MX479
Ver. 3.060 or later
iX6820Ver. 1.050 or later
iP8720Ver. 1.050 or later

How to determine the Firmware Version of your printer
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine the firmware version the printer is running. The Firmware version will be listed on the bottom of the nozzle check pattern sheet. For instructions on how to print the nozzle check pattern sheet, please review the User Manual. Access to the Online Manual is available by clicking here and selecting the printer model.
 
How to configure the Security password
 
  1. Update the printer’s firmware.
  2. Configure the Administrator password. Access the Remote UI: With the Remote UI, you can check information about the printer or use the printer utility programs via PC smartphone, or similar device.
  3. Choose the “Security” menu item.
  4. Choose “Administrator password setting”.
  5. “Register the administrator password?” Choose “Yes”.
  6. When you register an administrator password, password authentication will be required upon starting Remove UI.” Choose “OK”.
  7. Admin password registration - Enter an alphanumeric password no longer than 32 characters. The password is case-sensitive. Please save the password in a safe place as you may need it in the future.
Support
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region. Please register your PIXMA printer. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
 
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/25/2014 10:57:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
DigitalRev has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (White Box) available for $675.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/25/2014 9:34:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Google Glass Light Meter
Photographer David Young has developed a free app that allows you to use Google Glass as your light meter. You can read more about the developer's inspiration on his site, LeicaLux.com.
 
Download Google Glass Light Meter.
Category: Google News
Post Date: 9/25/2014 9:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T5, EF-S 18-55mm IS II & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $349.00 with free shipping after $350.00 mail-in rebate and $50.00 instant savings. Regularly $749.00.
 
Bundle Includes:
 
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/25/2014 9:05:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through September 28, use promo code FALL20 at FractureMe.com to get 20% off your fracture (glass print) order.
Post Date: 9/25/2014 7:01:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Fotodiox Flapjack LED Lights
Waukegan, IL – September 24, 2014 – Fotodiox Pro, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality photography and videography accessories, has announced their newest concept in LED lighting: the FlapJack LED Edgelight series. Designed to be lightweight, portable and easy to set up, the FlapJacks produce soft, even light that is ideal for almost any shooting scenario, like impromptu interviews, capturing beautiful portraits or even shooting tabletop food or product photography. Their interior diffusion materials eliminate the need for additional softboxes, and each of the four models can easily fit into a messenger or camera bag, making them a truly complete lighting solution – right out of the box.
 
Rather than using forward-facing LEDs common in conventional panels, the FlapJacks’ LEDs are mounted around their outer edge, aimed inward at layers of diffusion material. Instead of producing a direct beam, they produce bounced light that creates a soft, even glow with no hotspots. They are the perfect solution for filling in shadows, shooting glamour portraits or expertly lighting small spaces, like car interiors or office cubicles.
 
Furthermore, the FlapJacks feature an elegant form factor – each measuring less than 1/2" at its thinnest point – and can be placed almost anywhere. Their compact design makes it easy to mount them to light stands, tabletop tripods, light clamps or even a camera’s accessory shoe. The FlapJacks are so lightweight that they can even be mounted with Velcro, cord or tape, making it easier than ever before to get creative with light placement.
 

 
Quick Facts About the Flapjack LED Edgelight Series:
 
  • Two circular models: the C-200R (7” diameter) and the C-300R (10” diameter)
  • Two rectangular models: the C-200S (8" x 5") and the C-200L (11" x 4 1/4")
  • Feature edge-mounted LEDs and layers of built-in diffusion to produce soft, even lighting with no hotspots
  • Fully dimmable, with no change in color temperature, from 10-100%
  • Thin, portable design makes each model only 1/2” deep at thinnest point
  • Run on either AC power or a NP-F style rechargeable battery (both are included in each kit)
  • Contain a backlit LCD indicator that displays both light level and battery life status
  • C-200 lights come with ballhead mounting bracket for light stand or accessory shoe mounting
  • C-300 lights come with mounting yoke for light stand
  • Each light comes with a custom fitted hard case and is backed by Fotodiox’s 2-year warranty
Amazon carries the new Fotodiox FlapJack LED lights.
Category: Fotodiox News
Post Date: 9/24/2014 11:08:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From DxO:
 
129 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Module library for DxO Optics Pro and DxO ViewPoint, providing support for Olympus, Pentax, Samyang and Zeiss lenses for Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax and Samsung cameras.
 
To see the combinations supported by DxO Optics Pro and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
New DxO Optics Modules for DxO Optics Pro (also supported by DxO ViewPoint):
Canon | Fujifilm | Nikon | Panasonic | Pentax | Samsung
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 9 and DxO Viewpoint 2.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 9/24/2014 10:22:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro Macro Lens
The complete set of standard test results along with specs/measurements and product images are now available on the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro Macro Lens Review page.
Post Date: 9/24/2014 9:29:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H Photo Video
From B&H:
 
The B&H SuperStore and Offices will close today, Wednesday at 1:00PM EDT, in observance of Rosh Hashanah and will reopen on Sunday, September 28th at 10:00AM EDT.
 
Rush orders placed before 11:00AM EDT, will be processed before we close.
All other orders placed before 7:00AM EDT, will also be processed before we close.
All shipping orders placed after the above time will be processed when we reopen.
 
Online ordering will be unavailable from 6:45PM EDT through Saturday, September 27th at 8:00 PM EDT.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
 
Full Autumn Closing Schedule
 
Online ordering will be unavailable on the following days:
 
Wednesday, September 24, at 6:45PM EDTthroughSaturday, September 27, at 8:00PM EDT
Friday, October 3, at 6:30PM EDTthroughSaturday, October 4, at 8:00PM EDT
Wednesday, October 8, at 6:15PM EDTthroughSaturday, October 11, at 7:45PM EDT
Wednesday, October 15, at 6:15PM EDTthroughSaturday, October 18, at 7:30PM EDT
Post Date: 9/24/2014 8:46:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From AdoramaPix:
 
As we are every year, we will be closed on September 25-26 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. We will also be closed from October 9-17 in observance of Sukkot.
 
Our site will be up and running and you can place orders, but no orders will be processed until we return from holiday. When we return on October 19, please allow an additional 2-3 days processing time.
 
We urge you to plan ahead for your printing needs and place any orders that you anticipate needing in late September or October now.
Category: AdoramaPix News
Post Date: 9/24/2014 8:41:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Announced last week, Lowepro's Hardside Series is set to compete with Pelican – the industry standard in hard cases. If this video is any indication, Lowepro may have positioned themselves as a worthy competitor.
 
B&H has the new Lowepro Hardside cases available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/24/2014 7:54:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13
From Adobe:
 
Get Amazing Results with Advanced Technology that Makes Photo and Video Editing Quick and Easy
 
Adobe today announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13, the latest versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software. Adobe serves up a fresh collection of easy-to-use editing tools and guided techniques to help consumers achieve the results they want. Also new this year, Elements Live: a dynamic channel within the software that's designed to spark creativity and improve user skills.
 
"Our customers don't always have the time or the know-how to get the results they desire," said Shanmugh Natarajan, senior director, engineering, core technologies and products at Adobe. "In Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, we focused on developing tools that automate the process or guide customers through the steps to create the photos they'll love and want to share."
 
New Creative Features and Tools Inspired by Consumer Favorites
 
Adobe debuts features and tools based on the most popular consumer requests.
 
Photoshop Elements 13
 
  • Better Photo Mashups – Copying people or objects from one photo to another is a consumer favorite and is now as easy as copy and paste with new Photomerge Compose. Used in conjunction with the new Refine Selection Brush for precise selections and Adobe's Match Color Tone that automatically blends lighting and shading, the final photo will look as if it had been taken that way.
  • Stand Out with an Innovative Facebook Page – Easily combine Facebook Cover and Profile photos with text and graphics to create an integrated layout that's sure to get noticed.
  • Black and White Photos with Personality – Three new Guided Edits add flair to black and white photos with pops of color or fine-tuning for a more dramatic approach.
Premiere Elements 13
 
  • Minimize Time Spent Trimming Footage – Use Favorite Moments to mark the best parts of a clip, and then assemble them into a short movie ready for sharing.
  • Introduce a Little Hollywood Flare – Add video footage to movie titles with Video in Titles or apply a blur or other popular effects to specific areas of the frame with Effects Masking.
Extraordinary Results in One Click
 
Personalizing photos and videos is even easier.
 
Photoshop Elements 13
 
  • Fifty Stylish Ways to Customize Photos – Building on to the most popular enhancements in Expert mode, new Effects Variations offers four additional options per look for a total of 50 ways to tailor photos in a single click.
  • Crop Photos Like a Pro – Improve photos with Intelligent Crop Suggestions, a tool that analyzes faces, horizons and other photographic elements to recommend four different crops based on the rules of composition.
Premiere Elements 13
 
  • Steady Shaky Footage – The popularity of shooting video with hand-held smartphones and action cameras is at an all-time high but often results in shaky footage. With the enhanced Shake Stabilizer it's easy to steady shaky video in seconds.
Elements Live Educates and Inspires
 
Regularly updated to deliver fresh content, the Elements Live portal serves up tips, tricks and inspiration from within the application. From how to get started to inspiration and tutorials on more complicated techniques, Elements Live is sure to excite with all the creative possibilities.
 
Creative Storytelling in Fewer Steps
 
Build engaging narratives with imaginative slideshows and videos, then share finished creations directly to social media or generate a private album for only the people that matter most.
 
Premiere Elements 13
 
  • Produce a Perfect Tale in Minutes – Themes based on various occasions, such as Wedding and Birthdays, walk users through the process of building a compelling video. Video Story automatically assembles the clips, adds transitions and music based on the chosen theme for a polished finished piece.
  • Transform Humdrum Into Something Special – From within the Elements Organizer, add photos and videos into a themed slideshow complete with transitions and automated music, or choose an MP3 from a personal collection. Slideshow will sync the pace based on the beat of the selected song.
Pricing and Availability
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13 (Mac and Windows) are immediately available for purchase for US$99.99 via www.adobe.com and retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Staples, Office Depot and Campus Bookstores. Upgrade pricing is also available for US$79.99. The Photoshop Elements 13 & Premiere Elements 13 bundle is available for US$149.99, with upgrade pricing of US$119.99.
 
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 available for purchase.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/24/2014 6:50:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 
From the Carl Zeiss Lenses YouTube Channel:
 
With the Otus 1.4/85 ZEISS is expanding its high-end lens family. The Otus 1.4/55, an SLR standard lens, already set new global standards in what it means to achieve perfection. The expectations for the 85-mm focal length are just as high. This new member of the Otus family is an outstanding and fast all-around lens that accepts no compromises
 
Want more information? Read our Zeiss OTUS 85mm f/1.4 Review.
Post Date: 9/23/2014 5:54:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
B&H has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, PIXMA PRO-100 & Paper Bundle available for $2,849.00 with free shipping after $550.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • SanDisk - 32GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1
  • Ruggard - Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • Watson - LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/23/2014 5:43:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens
DigitalRev has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens available for $979.00. Compare at $1,199.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 9/23/2014 10:31:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Product photographer Tony Roslund shows us how to save money by mounting and framing prints yourself.
 
Relevant Tools/Supplies
 
Post Date: 9/23/2014 9:00:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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