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 Thursday, January 20, 2011
There are a lot of great Gitzo deals right now with the $80 rebates (Visa cash card) in place. B&H has special pricing on some of these items. No quantity limits I am told.
 
Here are the rebate items at B&H:
 
Gitzo G1177M Ballhead - $29.90 shipped AR (in stock at Adorama - $24.90 shipped AR)
Gitzo GT1541T Traveler Tripod - $414.40 shipped AR
Gitzo GT1550T Traveler Tripod and Ballhead - $519.90 shipped AR
Gitzo GK1581OT Ocean Traveler Stainless Tripod and Ballhead - $1,019.90 shipped AR
Gitzo GK2580TQR Traveler Tripod - $844.90 shipped AR
Gitzo GT2531 Tripod - $419.73 shipped AR (HOT DEAL)
Gitzo GT2541 Tripod - $619.90 shipped AR
Gitzo GT3541LS Tripod - $510.00 shipped AR (HOT DEAL)
Gitzo GT3541XLS Tripod - $799.90 shipped AR
Gitzo GH1780 Ballhead - $119.95 shipped AR
Gitzo GH1780QR Ballhead - $144.90 shipped AR
Gitzo GH2780 Ballhead - $169.95 shipped AR
Gitzo GH2780QR Ballhead - $219.29 shipped AR
Post Date: 1/20/2011 10:25:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It is time to get your the Gitzo carbon fiber tripod of your dreams: B&H has the Gitzo GT3541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs for only $510 shipped after mail-in rebate ($80 Visa card).
 
This is an awesome tripod - it is the one I primarily use (my Gitzo GT3541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod review).
 
Normal price is about $750.
Post Date: 1/19/2011 7:30:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
While it only supports 8.8 lbs, the Gitzo G1177M Ballhead (Adorama) is definitely a great deal at $24.90 shipped after mail-in rebate ($80 Visa card). Even if you only use it to mount a flash. Adorama says there are NO LIMITS on rebate quantities.
Post Date: 1/19/2011 7:25:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 chart test results have been added to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review page.
 
Be sure to find the short, must-read commentary on the review page.
Post Date: 1/19/2011 11:23:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
onOne Software has made Free Photoshop Album Templates and Backgrounds available to us:
 
"At onOne Software, we are committed to providing photographers with easy-to-use, time-saving solutions to make digital photography easier, faster and better. Now, we're happy to provide you with free album templates, layouts, backgrounds and edges to save you time in Photoshop designing and developing them yourself."
 
"Simply register or log in below and you'll have full access to all of the content we've created so you can get back to shooting."
 
onOne Software Album Templates and Backgrounds
Post Date: 1/19/2011 10:11:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, January 18, 2011
"DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.5.3 for Mac and Windows that adds RAW support for the Panasonic DMC-GH2 and for the Sony SLT-A55 in both its Standard and Elite editions."
 
"Further, 95 new DxO Optics Modules are now available to DxO Optics Pro users, covering numerous Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony cameras."
 
DxO Optics Pro v6.5.3 Press Release
 
DxO Optics at B&H
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 1/18/2011 11:25:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, January 17, 2011
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/17/2011 2:55:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Winter is a great time to work with studio lighting - especially for those of us well up into the northern hemisphere. And that makes now a great time for a lighting sale. The Calumet Semi-Annual Lighting Sale is now on and runs through January 31st.
 
As a bonus to The-Digital-Picture.com readers, Calumet is offering a free Portrait Lighting DVD with your order. Use code CALDPC to receive your free DVD.
 
Calumet Photographical Lighting Sale   Shop the Calumet Lighting Sale
Post Date: 1/17/2011 11:02:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
SanDisk has announced Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Cards (press release) along with the Extreme Pro ExpressCard Adapter designed for these and other SDHC cards.
Category: SanDisk News
Post Date: 1/17/2011 10:34:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, January 15, 2011
Rode has announced the Videomic Pro, a great new option for HDSLR video sound capture.
 
Visit the Videomic Pro product page for more information. (thanks Mike)
 
B&H is taking Rode Videomic Pro preorders.
Categories: Rode News, HDSLR Gear
Post Date: 1/15/2011 11:58:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Zacuto has announced the DSLR Z-Cage (Zacuto product page). Check out some of the loaded-rig examples on this page.
Categories: Zacuto News, HDSLR Gear
Post Date: 1/15/2011 11:31:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sony has announced the CLM-V55 (Sony press release), a flash shoe-mounted 5" WVGA tilt-swivel video monitor designed for HD video use. (thanks Ed)
Category: Sony News
Post Date: 1/15/2011 11:00:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has made Premiere Elements 9.0.1 Macintosh Update available.
 
This update improves stability and consists of the fixes for some of the issues as reported by the users through various forums. Also, this update provides an improved importing of media on Mac. It resolves the following issues:
 
1. Crash on Exit after Full Screen view
2. Crashes on launch from Standard user.
3. Provides fix for "Import from iPhoto"
4. Other Bug Fixes
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 1/15/2011 10:45:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Adorama has the Maxell "AA" 1.5v Alkaline Battery 20-Pack for only $4.99 shipped (normally $8.99).
 
They are not Sanyo Eneloops, but they have a well-known brand name and boast of a similar low discharge rate. Adorama has the Sony Cycle Energy Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), 2000 mAh Pre-Charged "AA" Rechargeable Batteries - 4 Pack for only $6.99 shipped (normally $12.99).
Post Date: 1/12/2011 4:12:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Interested in seeing the processes used by Lexar to make memory products? Check out their How We Make Our Products video (YouTube).
Category: Lexar News
Post Date: 1/12/2011 3:43:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Camera Museum presents Making of Camera Design, a Flash-based presentation of the design process behind a Canon PowerShot digital camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/12/2011 11:14:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, January 11, 2011
ISO 12233 resolution chart results for the Canon Extender EF 1.4x III and Canon Extender EF 2x III have been added to the following reviews (the III results are the last pair of focal length options for each lens):
 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Review
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens Review
 
Canon 1.4x III and 2x III results for the rest of the compatible Canon lenses are coming soon.
 
ISO 12233 resolution chart results have also been added to the following Nikon lens review placeholder pages:
 
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens Review
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens Review
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens Review
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens Review
 
I've had some setbacks in getting full the Nikon lens reviews going, and I remain committed to Canon reviews as my priority, but I am making a significant time-related life change that will (hopefully) allow me to begin these full reviews soon. Enjoy the ISO 12233 chart results in the mean time.
Post Date: 1/11/2011 3:35:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, January 10, 2011
B&H has the Lexar Professional 133x 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SDHC Memory Cards (Class 10, lifetime warrantly) on sale for about 50% off.
Post Date: 1/10/2011 10:42:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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