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 Thursday, October 27, 2011
Just announced: Lowepro Pro Messenger AW Series (press release)
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 10/27/2011 6:24:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just announced: Lowepro Pro Roller Lite AW Series (press release)
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 10/27/2011 6:24:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Post Date: 10/26/2011 1:41:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PDN Press Release:
 
PHOTOPLUS EXPO PROVIDES EXTENDED SHOW COVERAGE WITH PPE TV INTERNET BROADCAST
 
Video Interviews with Exhibitors, Photographers, and Other Newsmakers at PhotoPlus Expo Provides Highlights of Show via Internet Video Streams
 
Oct 25, 2011 - New York, NY: PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo announced it will broadcast interviews with exhibitors, photographers, and other newsmakers at PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC through PPE TV, a video streaming broadcast channel to highlight each day's events for trade show attendees and those unable to attend this year's show. PPE TV can be accessed via the Internet at www.photoplusexpo.com on Thursday and Friday, October 27th and 28th. Interviews will be conducted inside the PPE TV broadcast booth located on the WPPI NYC trade show floor in the North Hall of the Javits Convention Center as well as from exhibitor’s booths.
 
This year PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC includes more than 300 exhibitors and 115 seminars and special events. PPE TV provides attendees, and those unable to attend the show, unprecedented access to all the latest news, exhibitor interviews, and seminar speakers. The Nielsen Photo Group will lead a team of broadcast professionals including Adorama TV and RETV to provide video interviews with keynote speakers and on-site product reviews with leading manufacturers that can be seen online, at the viewer's convenience. Through PPE TV, PhotoPlus Expo gives attendees an opportunity to see everything they may have missed and also provides a great way for non-attendees to see the latest products, services, and trends in the photo industry.
 
"We realize that attendees may not have an opportunity to see everything they have on their wish list and created PPE TV as a way to capture many of the highlights at this year's show for viewing at their leisure," explains Jeff McQuilkin, Director – PDN PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo. "For those unable to be in New York this week, we hope that PPE TV gives them a good sense of the excitement at the show and a good look at the products and trends going on in the photo industry. With Adorama TV and RETV as our broadcast partners, we know that PPE TV will be a quality resource for photographers long after the show ends on Saturday."
 
The PPE TV broadcast team will be posting, tweeting and blogging their way through the showroom floor and conducting interviews from the PPE TV broadcast booth and around the expo. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the broadcast booth to see interviews as they happen.
Post Date: 10/26/2011 9:11:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, October 25, 2011
It is back - but won't last long: The Canon Store just received the refurbished Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens into stock - Only $1,999.20.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/25/2011 9:53:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review
 
Note that I'm looking for your hands-on experience feedback regarding this lens' AI Servo AF accuracy.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/25/2011 1:21:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a limited quantity of Nikon D3S Bodies in stock (take advantage of the up-to-$400 Nikon lens rebates with this body purchase).
 
B&H has a limited quantity of Nikon 1 V1 Cameras in stock.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/25/2011 11:29:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Phase One Press Release:
 
Improves performance of leading professional photographer’s digital visual assets manager
 
COPENHAGEN, October 25, 2011 — Phase One, the photographic image-quality leader today released Media Pro 1.1. Media Pro is a professional digital visual assets manager that supports rapid browsing, cataloging, searching, annotating, retrieval and sharing no matter where digital files are stored (such as shared folders, CDs, hard drives, DVDs or on other media). This new release features German and French localization and significant performance improvements.
 
Media Pro supports photo and video files from more than 100 different cameras and is well suited to managing large photo libraries. Images within Media Pro catalogs (more than 128,000 files may be saved per catalog) may be non-destructively edited with Capture One and with other image editing applications. Assets may also be converted into other file formats as required, and all catalogs may be archived, backed up, published via slide shows, web galleries, and distributed via email, contact sheets, prints, and other custom options.
 
What’s new in Media Pro 1.1
 
-- Faster importing and media rendering
 
Now Media Pro customers can choose between Capture One rendering and Apple/WIC rendering according to image quality requirements, rendering of Capture One adjustments and speed. For new customers, the factory default is set to Apple/WIC rendering. For best image quality and rendering of Capture One adjustments, the Capture One renderer is recommended.
 
-- Improved Capture One Integration with Media Pro
 
Used together, Phase One’s Capture One Pro for image editing and Media Pro for photo management, these programs comprise an optimal photography software toolset for photographers who need to manage very large, high quality image files and collections in a fast and efficient workflow.
 
Now Media Pro keeps Capture One adjustments when renaming and transferring files to other folders in Media Pro; and users can drop files onto the Media Pro application icon to have those rebuilt, selected and revealed in the front catalog;
 
-- Added support for the following camera RAW formats when using the Capture One renderer:
 
Olympus E-P3 and E-PL3
Sony NEX-7, NEX-5N, SLT-A77, SLT-A65 (all preliminary)
Sony DSLR-A580, NEX-C3
Panasonic DMC-G3, DMC-F3
 
Bugfixes on Mac
 
• Fixed a bug that could cause rebuilding or the importer to hang.
 
• Fixed some issues where missing items in the catalog could halt the thumbnail and
 
• preview generation.
 
• Fixed an issue preventing some RAW image formats from being imported.
 
• Fixed an issue causing panning in Media View to break after using the Light Table.
 
• Fixed a saving issue related to large catalogs.
 
• Fixed a launching issue related to QuickLook.
 
• Fixed some UI glitches with the Recent Catalogs menu, Custom Fields and the Organize panel.
 
• Made it possible to delete files on volumes with no trash e.g. servers.
 
• Made rebuilding items preserve existing orientation.
 
• CSS files are now accepted in catalogs.
 
• Fixed a number of issues relating to Notes files (.ivn)
 
Bugfixes on Windows
 
• Fixed an issue causing a license server connection error to appear whenever launching without being connected to the internet.
 
• Fixed an issue causing panning in Media View to break after using the Light Table. Fixed a saving issue related to large catalogs.
 
• Fixed some color management issues.
 
• Added warning if about to overwrite existing Web Contact Sheet.
 
• Fixed an issue where make and model metadata would be lost for converted images.
 
• Fixed broken preset saving functionality for Convert Image, Sound and Movie Files.
 
• Made the cursor automatically move to the next field when entering license keys.
 
• Fixed an issue that would make Custom Fields clear unintentionally.
 
• Made it possible to save new Media Pro catalog in the same location as an existing Expression Media 2 catalog.
 
• Made rebuilding items preserve existing orientation. In addition a number of minor bugs have been fixed on Mac and Windows
 
Availability and Pricing
 
Media Pro is available now via download for 199 USD and 139 EUR through Phase One’s Online Store and through leading professional photography dealers worldwide.
 
Media Pro 1.1 is available as a free upgrade to existing Media Pro customers.
 
B&H carries Media Pro.
Category: Phase One News
Post Date: 10/25/2011 9:11:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has posted financial results for the third quarter of 2011.
 
The presentation materials are a better read for most.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/25/2011 8:38:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, October 24, 2011
Lens specifications and distortion test results have been added to the following review placeholder pages:
 
Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens Review
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens Review
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Review
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens Review
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/24/2011 3:11:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Jill-e Designs press release:
 
Introducing Three New Jack™ Bags for Men from Jill-e® Designs
 
Compact System Camera Bag Leads Trio of Affordable, Eye-Catching, Casual Day Cases
 
ORLANDO, October 18, 2011 – Jill-e Designs, the leading maker of stylish camera and carry bags for today’s technology-rich, on-the-go lifestyle, once again has expanded its popular Jack Collection for men with three casual day bags that blend protection with eye-catching good looks – including the Jack CSC Camera Bag made specifically for today’s new Compact System Camera equipment.
 
Jill-e Designs also has introduced a lean Jack Swing DSLR Camera / Carry Bag, built to transport a complete DSLR system or other personal electronic devices safely, as well as a matching lens bag. All three of these new bags are currently available at photo retailers worldwide, and on the Jill-e Designs web site – www.jill-e.com.
 
“Today’s technology-rich, on-the-go lifestyle is lived by men as well as women – which is why we now have an option for the popular new compact systems, plus two terrific lifestyle bags for traditional DSLR systems,” said Gail Backal, president and co-founder of Jill-e Designs. “We’re giving men bags that protect their gear with style and help them look their best while they do their best. We’ve found that the Jack styling is also popular with women.”
 
The new Jack CSC Bag
 
The Jack CSC Bag offers several safe carrying options – including a convertible cross-body or shoulder
 
strap and utility loops that secure the bag to the user’s belt. It easily holds a compact system camera body and one or two small interchangeable system lenses. Or load it with any popular point-and-shoot camera plus a variety of smaller personal items including wallet, keys, cell phone and more.
 
The new Jack CSC Bag features:
 
• Stylish, weather-resistant brown ballistic nylon exterior
• Durable, top-grain leather trim
• Protective padded interior with adjustable dividers
• Double zip top opening for easy access to gear
• Convenient loops to carry on belt
• Convertible strap to carry cross-body or on shoulder
• Interior zipper pocket to safeguard small valuables
• Outside pocket for easy access to keys, smart phone, etc.
• Dimensions: (LxWxH) 9.5” x 3.25” x 7.0”
• Weight: 1.0 lbs.
• Suggested price: $79.99
 
Jack Swing DSLR Camera / Carry Bag
 
Fully padded and able to perform in close quarters, Jill-e Designs’ lean new Swing Camera / Carry Bag has room for today’s DSLR cameras, loads of accessories and personal belongings – even an iPad. With a profile of less than four inches and adjustable padded shoulder strap, this bag keeps gear close and secure in a crowd, in the elements, anywhere your lifestyle takes you.
 
In addition to a tablet device and an array of photo accessories and personal items, the Jack Swing Bag can hold a DSLR or SLR camera body and one-to-two medium sized lenses, or a DSLR or SLR camera body and a telephoto lens.
 
The new Jack Swing Camera / Carry Bag features:
 
• High-quality, weather-resistant ballistic nylon exterior
• Padded exterior walls and configurable Velcro dividers protect your gear
• Zippered bag-wide top opening ensures easy access to your belongings
• Adjustable shoulder strap provides better control, comfortable fit
• Protective wide pocket is perfect for tablet, netbook, e-reader or similar device
• Wipes clean with a damp cloth
• Dimensions: (LxWxH) 10.0" x 4.25" x 13.0"
• Weight: 1.1 lbs.
• Suggested price: $89.99
 
Jack Essential Lens Bag
 
The Jack Essential Lens Bag, a perfect match to the Jack Swing Camera / Carry Bag, is just right when you want to bring along a few more lenses or personal belongings. It can hold a 12” telephoto lens or two-to-three medium-sized lenses, plus a flash unit, extra batteries, memory cards and accessories and personal items. It’s crafted with the quality and features found in the Swing bag, to keep your gear safe and you looking stylish.
 
The new Jack Essential Lens Bag features:
 
• High-quality, weather-resistant ballistic nylon exterior
• Padded walls and adjustable interior dividers keep lenses secure
• Zippered top opening ensures easy access
• Adjustable shoulder strap provides better control, comfortable fit
• Matches the Jack Swing Camera / Carry Bag perfectly
• Wipes clean with a damp cloth
• Dimensions: (LxWxH) 5.0" x 4.0" x 13.0"
• Weight: 1.0 lbs.
• Suggested price: $39.99
 
B&H carries Jill-E Designs bags.
Post Date: 10/24/2011 11:36:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Europe has announced the Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Flagship Printer.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/24/2011 10:51:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon 2011 Fall Lens and Flash Rebate Form is now available for download. This form is not needed for the rebates - they are instant (anyone in any country can take advantage of these USA retailer rebates).
 
See the Canon 2011 Fall Lens and Flash Rebate List for direct links to these rebated items.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/24/2011 10:22:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, October 23, 2011
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/23/2011 5:39:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I'll add details later, but Canon USA has a new lens instant program in effect starting today. Through Nov 23rd, 2011, save up to $170 instantly on about 15 different Canon Lenses.
 
B&H has the rebates in place - look for the "Instant Savings:" on the right side of the page - or search the page for that text.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/23/2011 9:05:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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