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 Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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From Canon:
 
Firmware Version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value may change.*
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the histogram of a LiveView image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.
  5. Enables the brightness of the camera’s LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.

* The phenomenon listed in 2 was addressed with Firmware Version 1.2.1, and has been further improved with Firmware Version 1.2.3.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.3 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.1. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.2.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
 
Download:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3
 
Adorama carries the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 10:16:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Google Nik Collection Analog Efex Pro
It looks like Google has added something new to its Nik Collection. (thanks Pete)
 
Note: The image above is the Analog Efex logo with the new "Vintage Camera 6" preset applied. ;-)
 
From Google:
 
Today we’re excited to welcome Analog Efex Pro to the Nik Collection by Google. Our latest plug-in lets you reproduce the look and feel of classic cameras and processing methods without having to buy all that vintage equipment.
 
Analog Efex Pro is more than just vintage presets. Advanced tools let you precisely adjust bokeh, textures, lens distortion and lots more. You can even use on-image controls to choose the centerpoint of any effects you add.
 
If you’ve already purchased the Nik Collection by Google you’ll get Analog Efex Pro automatically, for free. Your copy of the collection will automatically update and you’ll see the new plug-in alongside SIlver Efex Pro, Viveza, and the rest of the Nik tools you use.
 
If you’re not a customer yet, you can buy the entire Nik Collection (still just $149) or download a free trial at http://www.google.com/nikcollection/products/analog-efex-pro
 
This is just the beginning for Analog Efex Pro. We hope you enjoy this first version, and be sure to stay tuned -- we’ll be adding more cameras, more controls, and more creativity in the months ahead.
Category: Google News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 3:21:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Site visitor Laurence had a very specific problem – when converting videos taken with his DSLR from .MOV to AVI file format, the EXIF data never got stored in the AVI's metadata. He wanted a (free) software solution that allowed him to embed the EXIF information for future reference.
 
The answer – abcAVI Tag Editor by software developer Alexander Sorkin.
 
abcAVI Tag Editor allows you to embed tag information in the header of AVI files using the "Comments" and "Additional Information" fields.
 
From site visitor Laurence:

"Procedure:
 
  1. Open Canon's Digital Photo Professional (software bundled with the camera) and navigate to the source MOV file.
  2. In DPP, right click the MOV file and select INFO from the pulldown menu or just hit CTRL-I. This pulls up a dialog box with the Shooting Information and Metadata.
  3. Click any line in the Shooting Information section to highlight it, then CTRL-A to Select All, then CTRL-C to copy everything to the clipboard.
  4. Open the target AVI file in abcAVI Tag Editor. You will see four tabs labelled 'Primary Tags', 'Movie Credits', 'Additional Tags' and 'Other Tags'. Select 'Primary Tags', and you will see a field called 'Comments'. Right click anywhere in the field and hit CTRL-V. You will see the Shooting Info from the MOV pasted in. The same procedure can be done under the 'Additional Tags' tab to paste the Shooting Info into the 'Additional Information' field if you wanted to.
  5. Up at the top of the abcAVI Tag Editor window is an icon of a floppy disk. Click this and it saves the metadata changes (i.e., it writes the Shooting Info into the Header area of the AVI file). Now close abcavi Tag Editor.
To verify that the EXIF data was saved, you can open the AVI file with a Hex editor or Notepad++ and you will see the Shooting Info right up at the top following the second 'LIST' entry.
 
NOTE: For photographers who are into Geotagging or Geocaching, abcavi Tag Editor lets you easily add Lat/Long or Geocaching data to the rest of the shooting info (get lat/long from Google Earth if you don't have a GPS tracklog for your video location) and embed that into the AVI along with the rest of the Canon EXIF data. Just type it in manually anywhere you like with the other EXIF data you copied in from the MOV."

Thanks Laurence for sending that in!

Post Date: 10/29/2013 1:57:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
Both Adorama and Amazon have the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera available for $1,573.00. Of the two retailers, Adorama has the better deal - free shipping, 4% rewards and several free accessories.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 1:17:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has a Refurbished Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm VR & 55-200mm VR Lens Kit available for $469.99 with free shipping. Compare at $796.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 11:56:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens
DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens available for $1,699.00. Compare at $1,886.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 9:39:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eneloop 2000 mAh Pre-Charged AA Batteries
Amazon has eneloop 2000 mAh Pre-Charged AA Batteries (8-Pack) available for $16.98. Regularly $26.99.
Category: eneloop Deals
Post Date: 10/29/2013 6:52:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS (Black)
The Canon Store has the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS (Black) available for $148.50 with free shipping. Compare at $181.20.
 
The camera comes with a free 4GB memory card and case.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 6:41:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Tether Tools:
 
October 18, 2013 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Tether Tools is excited to announce two wireless tethering kits designed to meet the diverse needs of photographers integrating tablets in their tethered workflow. Each kit contains the gear necessary to wirelessly transfer images to an iPad/Tablet for instant image viewing and sharing.
 
Starter Wireless Tethering Kit
 
Tether Tools’ Starter Wireless Kit provides a great combination of product ideal for wireless image transfer and camera control from an iPad. Complete with a CamRanger Wireless transmitter, Wallee iPad/Tablet Case in black and a Connect Lite bracket for iPad mounting, this kit is designed for wireless tethered photo shoots in any location. The Connect Lite Bracket has dual 1/4”-20 receiving threads enabling photographers to mount the tablet on a tripod, arm/clamp, camera strap or stand for safe and easy access during a shoot.
 
Pro Wireless Tethering Kit
 
Tether Tools’ Pro Wireless Tethering Kit offers all the benefits of DSLR wireless image transfer and camera control from an iPad, plus external power source and optimal mounting solutions for both CamRanger and iPad/Tablet. Complete with a CamRanger Wireless transmitter, Mighty Mount + ¼-20” Cold Shoe Adapter for the CamRanger, Rock Solid External Power Bank, and Connect Lite Bracket with a Tether Tools/BlackRapid TabStrap Kit, and Wallee iPad/Tablet Case. The Wireless Pro Kit makes wireless mobile tethering simple. This kit is ideal for architectural, wildlife, landscape, sports, portrait, street and many other photo scenarios. The Pro Wireless Tethering Kit enables a photographer to be completely mobile, yet still experience most of the benefits of traditional tethered photography. “Consumer demand for wireless solutions and incorporating the iPad into the photo workflow have led to the creation of this offering. Most customers shooting wireless want a simple solution to secure their camera, transmitter and iPad or tablet. With the Pro Kit they have the option of wearing the iPad hands free or mounting it on their tripod or stands,” said Tether Tools President, Josh Simons. “The Mighty Mount and Connect Lite Bracket are small but incredibly versatile solutions that solve so many mounting needs.”
 
Adorama carries Tether Tools products.
Post Date: 10/29/2013 6:22:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Epson:
 
Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured Provides Quality and Versatility for Professional Photography and Fine Art Reproduction Markets
 
NEW YORK – Oct. 25, 2013 – Epson America today announced the newest addition to its award winning portfolio of Signature Worthy media. Engineered for the most discerning professional photographers, artists, museums, and fine-art reproduction houses, Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured is designed to deliver a distinctive feel along with rich blacks, a wide color gamut and smooth tonal gradations for the ultimate in quality, both visually and tactility.
 
“In response to the growing demand for a superior cotton fiber digital fine art paper with the look and feel of a traditional artist’s watercolor paper, Epson worked in collaboration with the world’s leading creative professionals to design an extremely versatile paper that meets their requirements and upholds our reputation for delivering only the highest quality media,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “The unique textured surface, combined with industry-leading physical properties and exceptional roll to roll consistency, offers professional photographers and fine artists an excellent new paper to better exhibit their work.”
 
Epson Exhibition Watercolor Paper Textured is manufactured with the revered mould-made process, utilizing custom made felts for a unique, highly textured watercolor surface and finish to help achieve the best combination of image quality and image permanence1. In addition to the 22 Mil caliper and 310 gsm, Exhibition Watercolor Paper is 100 percent cotton fiber and acid, lignin and OBA-free, making it an ideal fine art paper for today’s printing professionals.
 
The paper will be available in November through Epson Authorized Resellers in roll widths of 17, 24 and 44-inches, and 8.5” x 11”, 13” x 19” and 17” x 22” cut sheets. Pricing information (MSRP) is available in the following table.

Size:

MSRP:

17" x 50’ roll

$149

24" x 50’ roll

$209

44" x 50’ roll

$389

8.5" x 11” cut sheets
(25 sheets per box)

$49

13" x 19” cut sheets
(25 sheets per box)

$129

17" x 22” cut sheets
(25 sheets per box)

$189

Adorama carries Epson paper products.

Category: Epson News
Post Date: 10/29/2013 6:07:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
SoloShot Automatic Cameraman System
Adorama has the SoloShot Automatic Cameraman System with Tripod & Utility Bag available for $374.99 with free shipping. Compare at $479.00.
Post Date: 10/29/2013 5:25:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 28, 2013
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit
Just a reminder – Adorama has special pricing on the 5D Mark III body and 5D III Lens Kit right now.
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body Bundle - $2,999.00 (Reg. $3,399.00)
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D DSLR Camera
  • Canon CBC-E6 Car Charger
  • Adorama Slinger Bag
  • Manfrotto 394 Aluminum 4 Section Monopod
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • SanDisk 32GB Class 10, Ultra SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm L IS Lens Bundle - $3,779.00 (Reg. $3,999.00)
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
  • Adorama Slinger Bag
  • Manfrotto 394 Aluminum 4 Section Monopod
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • SanDisk 32GB Class 10, Ultra SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

Both deals include free shipping and 4% Rewards.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/28/2013 1:54:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From AdoramaTV:
 
Adorama TV presents Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey.
 
The polarizing filter is possibly one of the most useful things you can own as a photographer. In this video Gavin Hoey shows you how to use a circular polarizing filter to create amazing colors in clear plastic objects.
 
Then follow Gavin in to Photoshop where he combines the best parts of two images before adding a custom made retro texture to the final image
 
Download the custom texture.
 
The-Digital-Picture.com Note:
 
This is one of those neat tricks that can inspire creativity – especially good for a rainy day. After watching the video, I thought I'd try the technique with my own tape. :-)

Tape Cross-Polarized

Gear Used:

Category: AdoramaTV
Post Date: 10/28/2013 1:20:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/28/2013 11:57:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Our latest "About A Photograph" film features photojournalist Nick Ut’s story behind his iconic Vietnam War image of a terrified young girl, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, escaping a South Vietnamese napalm bomb attack.
 
In the video, Ut recounts how he had to make an ethical choice between capturing images as a photojournalist and helping this severely burned girl. In the end he did both. He captured one of the most impactful war images in history and was able to take the burn victim forty minutes to Cu Chi hospital.
 
You can read more on what happened that day, here - bit.ly/1idL2g9.
 
Warning: The video (seen here) shows the iconic Vietnam War image of a naked girl running from the remnants of a napalm attack. While the largely ubiquitous image is not something we'd usually share on the site, I decided the laregly unkown backstory of Nick Ut saving the young girl's life was certainly worth sharing. [Sean]
Post Date: 10/28/2013 9:18:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Think Tank Photo released this video in their "About A Photograph" a couple of weeks ago and I simply missed it. I'm glad I stumbled across it this morning. The video reiterates the old adage, "Persistence pays off."
 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Randy Olson talks to us about how he needed to have his Indian assistant press the shutter for this photograph. Captured when global population hit seven billion, National Geographic commissioned Randy to tell the story.
 
Note: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
Post Date: 10/28/2013 8:59:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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CanvasPeople has spooky special pricing on their standard gallery wraps.

SizeStandard Wrap
Sale Price
8x10$10.00
11x11$15.00
11x14$15.00
16x16$20.00
16x20$20.00
18x24$25.00
20x30$30.00

Post Date: 10/28/2013 8:25:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $389.00. Compare at $499.00.
Post Date: 10/28/2013 7:58:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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