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 Thursday, August 25, 2011
I have just added a large number of items to the site's Used DSLR Cameras, Lenses and Accessories for Sale page.
 
This is gear I personally own. Lots of good stuff is available - including a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Post Date: 8/25/2011 3:36:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Europe CPN says the new super telephoto lenses are now shipping:
 
"Telephoto lenses set to arrive"
 
"Canon’s new EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM and EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM L-series telephoto lenses are now shipping to selected pro dealers."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2011 2:11:44 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Photoshelter has made a Guide to Crowdfunding available for for free email delivery.
 
"Crowdfunding is a new and powerful opportunity to reach an expansive audience and gain financial support for your next photo project."
Post Date: 8/25/2011 9:40:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Delkin press release:
 
Delkin Ships Fastest CF Memory Card in the World.
 
Poway, CA. August 24, 2011 – Today Delkin Devices, Inc. announced their much anticipated ruggedized waterproof CF memory cards boasting the fastest read and write speeds in the world. The new cards are available in capacities ranging from 8GB up to 64GB and are capable of transferring pictures, video, music and more at speeds up to 685X, or 103MB/s. In addition to impressive speed performance, the cards are fully compatible with advanced HD and 3D video recording modes including slow motion recording.
 
“Since we launched our initial CombatFlash lineup of CF cards in 2010 we’ve had fantastic success among professional photographers and videographers,” explains Marketing Manager, Anna Lopez. “Unlike a traditional CF memory card, the CombatFlash PCB is protected with a Tekta infusion process that enables the card to achieve phenomenal reliability and performance in environments where a normal CF card would typically fail. The card is protected from underwater submersion, solid impact, corrosion, rust & more. That reliability equals a day of production that doesn’t need to be reshot, or a climb up Mount Everest that is captured reliably. It equals invaluable peace of mind.”
 
The new CombatFlash685 card includes the same ruggedized qualities as it’s 625X predecessor, but adds more than 10MB/s in speed performance and the ability to shoot in over cranking mode (or slow motion recording) with Canon’s XF series HD camcorders, including the trending XF305, XF300, XF105 and XF100 models.
 
Lopez states, “Sophisticated cinema recording applications like Slow & Fast Motion and HD infrared capabilities are increasingly being utilized on a regular basis. Delkin’s US engineering staff is consistently heightening their standards to not only keep up with the evolving equipment, but to also anticipate future breakthroughs that will require exceedingly fast and high quality memory.”
 
Delkin’s CombatFlash memory remains the only consumer flash storage brand built to comply with MIL-STD-810 specification. Extreme environmental testing has rated the CombatFlash CF line to remain fully operable anywhere between 0°C to 70°C, while soldered and sealed internal components and advanced wear leveling & error correction features manage data continuously to ensure data integrity and card longevity.
 
CombatFlash685 CF memory is supported by Delkin’s trusted lifetime warranty and U.S. based support center, available by phone on working days between 8am-5pm PST. This innovative product, along with Delkin’s complete lineup of imaging accessories, can be found at digital camera retailers worldwide, as well as direct from www.delkin.com for retail prices ranging from $149.99 for an 8GB card to $899.99 for a 64GB card. CombatFlash 625X memory is also available for purchase for a limited time, with 4-16GB capacities retailing from $79.99–$229.99.
 
B&H carries Delkin products.
Category: Delkin News
Post Date: 8/25/2011 9:39:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 24, 2011
DxO Labs has added 29 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Nikkor, and Tamron lenses, for numerous Canon, Fuji, and Nikon cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/24/2011 12:57:37 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA CPS has sent the following notice regarding the free "Silver" CPS membership level.
 
Dear CPS Member,
 
This is an important announcement concerning CPS Silver Membership.
 
Effective October 1, 2011 CPS will no longer offer the 20% service discount currently being applied to CPS Silver Member repairs.
 
As a professional photographer, CPS understands that extended down time due to equipment repairs can be detrimental to good business. Therefore, we will continue to offer CPS Silver Members pro standard turn around times on repairs and access to the CPS Member Only 24/7 contact phone number and email, along with access to content on the CPS website including posted CPS supported Events, Shows and Workshops in your area.
 
Further, we encourage CPS Silver Members to explore the expanded support a CPS Gold Membership offers. CPS Gold Membership includes 3-day expedited repairs at a 30% discount along with many other benefits. Also, during the month of October we are offering a promotion when upgrading to a CPS Gold Membership that will include one (1) additional Free Clean & Check coupon. This coupon would be included along with the other items in your CPS Gold Membership Welcome Kit. Please visit the CPS website for a complete list of member benefits.
 
For more information:
 
Contact us at cpsmember@cusa.canon.com or call our general CPS support line 1-888-CPS-4540.
 
You can find the Canon Professional Services USA website at http://www.usa.canon.com/cps.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/24/2011 9:32:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has today introduced a long list of compact digital cameras. Here is that list along with links to the Nikon USA press releases.
 
Nikon COOLPIX P7100
Nikon COOLPIX S8200
Nikon COOLPIX S6200
Nikon COOLPIX S100
Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj
Nikon COOLPIX AW100/AW100s
 
The I Am Nikon Blog has more information.
 
Amazon.com is accepting preorders on most of these cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/24/2011 9:00:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Adobe has made release candidates available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 and Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 6.5
 
Lightroom Journal has the details.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/23/2011 8:44:34 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Breaking News: I'm sitting at my desk in central Pennsylvania with 6" of concrete under me. The concrete just rippled enough to very noticeably shake my heavy glass and steel desk. Fortunately there appears to be no damage here.
 
I was on the phone with my Adorama rep at the time and conveyed to him what was happening. He was in disbelief until moments later it hit New York City also. Twitter is alive with the news.
Post Date: 8/23/2011 2:00:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The new Arch Rig (press release) offers an innovative new way to follow focus:
 
Category: HDSLR
Post Date: 8/23/2011 12:00:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rob asked me to share his Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Cap modifcation with you:
 
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Cap Modifcation
 
" ... I modified the lens cap of the 8-15 4.0L fisheye lens with two small pieces of Velcro (only the soft part). The result is very satisfying! The lens cap won’t fall of anymore even when one presses one or both clips." (thanks Rob)
 
Rob modified his original Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens cap in a similar way - using much more velcro for that mod.
 
 
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Review
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/23/2011 10:41:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
That's what I'm hearing. I look for the next new DSLR camera and lens announcements to happen later this year - perhaps October.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/23/2011 9:18:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has also today announced the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers (Canon press release).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/23/2011 9:12:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has today introduced the PowerShot SX150 IS, PowerShot ELPH 510 HS and PowerShot ELPH 310 HS along with a PowerShot Flash.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/23/2011 8:45:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 22, 2011
Some of you have expressed the desire to have the complete site index shown at the bottom of all pages as it had been. This feature is now optional.
 
I added a small on/off icon (Show complete site index at bottom of page) beside the "Site Index" menu option on the navigation bar at the bottom of each page. Clicking on this icon toggles the bottom-of-the-page site index on and off. The sample image just shown is live - it will enable the index.
 
The site should then remember your choice on all pages except the home page, which does not include this feature (due to technical difficulties).
Post Date: 8/22/2011 7:07:01 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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