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 Thursday, August 28, 2014
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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 28th August 2014 – Canon today announces details of its presence at photokina 2014, unveiling its most interactive environment ever at the world’s largest photography and imaging show. Designed around helping photographers immerse themselves in the latest technologies, Canon’s programme at the show will offer visitors a digital imaging experience that highlights its industry leading range of products and services.
Canon’s stand at photokina 2014 will be dedicated to the journey of capturing a moment or memory. Within an open, free-roam environment, visitors will be invited to undertake shooting challenges, with experts on-hand to guide them along the way. The experiential event will go far beyond simple touch and try demonstrations, and instead provide the opportunity to truly experience the Canon range.
The stand will also feature live presentation sessions with Canon’s world famous photography ambassadors. Presenters will include landscape and travel photographer David Noton, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Ulla Lohmann, and action shooter Richard Walch, with each providing first-hand accounts of how Canon products help them to realise their individual visions. Furthermore, Canon Explorer Jörg Kyas will be taking on interactive challenges set by visitors – providing a unique way for enthusiasts to learn about new styles or techniques.
In addition, Canon’s custom-designed platform for managing and sharing a world of images, irista, will be demonstrated, highlighting Canon’s dedication to furthering the capabilities of digital services. Visitors will also be able to browse Canon equipment and piece together their own ‘virtual kitbag’ using touchscreen tables placed around the stand.
“photokina 2014 for us is about immersing customers in a world of exciting imaging possibilities,” said Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “We’re creating an experiential environment that will challenge visitors to think much more deeply about their photography. Our photokina presence will demonstrate the very best in product and service innovation as we encourage photography explorers to truly engage with the Canon brand.”
To allow attendees the opportunity to retain their experience, Canon Live Pass RFID cards will be supplied to allow visitors to scan in at key points around the stand in order to create a souvenir site which is tailored to their interest areas, and to which they can refer after the show. Those not attending can keep up to speed via the official Canon Europe YouTube channel, where videos will provide a summary of each day’s events. Alternatively, the action can be followed live on Facebook or on Twitter / #CanonPhotokina. A virtual tour of the Canon experience and other Canon photokina content will be available on the dedicated photokina website.
Canon’s stand will be located in Hall 3.2.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/28/2014 7:39:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Transcend 64GB Class 10 SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card
Adorama is featuring special pricing on select Transcend SDHC/SDXC/microSD memory cards. The sale is scheduled to last through 9/3 or until supplies have been exhausted.
Post Date: 8/28/2014 6:44:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Think Tank Photo:
8/27/2014 – Photography is easy. Good photography is hard. To aid aspiring and experienced photographers in honing their art and craft, we launched a weekly blog column, “Ask the Pros,” that solicits insights from top pro photographers.
The column is located at:
The first column asks 14 leading professional photographers, "What techniques do you use with people who don't want to be photographed?" Their answers run the gamut, from “I avoid photographing people who do not want to be photographed” to “flattery goes a long way.”
“Ask the Pros” features luminaries from all fields of professional photography. They include David Burnett (named one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography"), Pulitzer-winning photojournalists Al Diaz, Deanne Fitzmaurice, and Vince Laforet, photojournalist, member of VII Photo, and a National Geographic contributor Ed Kashi, street photographer Alex Coghe, architectural and design photographers Dallas Dahms and Mike Kelley, digital innovator and eclectic shooter Falcon, photography publisher Jose Atunes, documentary and humanitarian photographers Ziv Koren, Melissa Lyttle and Ami Vitale, and commercial photographer Nathan Pask.
“It’s fascinating how just one insight can emancipate a photographer. By posing the same question to these photography luminaries, who come from such different perspectives, ‘Ask the Pros’ surrounds the answer with an immense amount of knowledge learned the hard way,” said Deanne Fitzmaurice, Think Tank Photo co-founder. “Our hope is that the richness and depth of their answers will accelerate other photographers’ learning curves.”
Post Date: 8/28/2014 2:38:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon available for $269.99 with free shipping. Compare at $328.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2014 12:35:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through August 31, use promo code PXEOSS35 at AdoramaPix to save 35% on photo prints (up to 12x18) during their End of Summer Sale.
Post Date: 8/27/2014 12:02:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D4s DSLR Camera Body available for $5,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,496.95.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for Nikon USA service or warranty; however, the seller advertises that a 3-year warranty is included.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/27/2014 10:26:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2014 9:14:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From DXO:
DxO Optics Pro v9.5.2 supports the Nikon D810 and surpasses 20,000 available Optics Modules
August 27, 2014 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.5.2 for Mac and Windows, the image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 9 to offer support for the Nikon D810 (Elite Edition only) and to surpass the milestone of 20,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
Unparalleled highlight management and color rendering
Thanks to its exclusive DxO Smart Lighting feature, DxO Optics Pro optimizes the overall contrast of an image by intelligently adapting to its contents. Details in the four different light ranges, once thought to be unrecoverable, are revealed, even when the information was missing in the original RAW files. This makes it the perfect tool to use with the Nikon D810, which offers a great depth of color and very large dynamic range, resulting in subtle gradations of tone in both highlights and shadows.
20,000 Optics Modules available for unequaled optical corrections
DxO Optics Pro v9.5.2 also adds 894 new camera/lens combinations to its library of DxO Optics Modules, thus providing support for Konica Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, and Zeiss lenses for numerous Nikon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras.
DxO Optics Pro has surpassed the milestone of 20,000 DxO Optics Modules. Developed in the laboratory through an exclusive calibration process, DxO Optics Modules contain all the information about the characteristics of each camera and lens. This database, unique in all the world, allows DxO Optics Pro to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
With five laboratories throughout Europe, DxO Labs has greater capacity for calibrating and measuring cameras and lenses, thus ensuring an even higher production rate of DxO Optics Modules.
Availability and prices
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro for Mac and Windows are immediately available at photo resellers at the following prices:
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $299
B&H carries DXO Optics Pro 9.
Update: Coincidentally enough, B&H just uploaded a video called Intro to DXO Optics Pro 9 Photo-Editing Software.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/27/2014 8:26:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lexar 32GB JumpDrive TwistTurn USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black
B&H has the Lexar 32GB JumpDrive TwistTurn USB 2.0 Flash Drive available for $9.99 with free shipping. Regularly $22.95.
Post Date: 8/27/2014 8:14:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Eyefi and IFTTT Logos
From EyeFi:
Photo hobbyists can now use Eyefi Cloud on IFTTT for automating how and where photos are published and shared.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., August 26, 2014 — Eyefi, the global leader in connecting digital cameras across devices and to the Internet, today announced an official integration with IFTTT (short for If This Then That). Photo hobbyists now have a fast and simple way to take photos with their digital camera, wirelessly transfer and automatically sync them to Eyefi Cloud, and trigger customized and automated actions in IFTTT that simplify their workflow. Photo hobbyists can also now connect their cameras to over 125 Channels to quickly and easily trigger actions for how and where their photos are published and shared, how they are stored and how they integrate with other applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Evernote.
"As a photographer, I want to spend time behind the lens taking pictures, not in the office mired in the details of photo management," said Sergey Sus, recently named a Top Socially Influential Photographer. "Eyefi Cloud integration with IFTTT automates many of the manual tasks involved with organizing and posting photos to multiple social networks so I can share instantly and organize them the way I want without being burdened with multiple steps."
IFTTT enables anyone to create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that. Now Eyefi Cloud members can access the Eyefi Channel on IFTTT and create custom "Eyefi Recipes" that integrate with more than 125 other Channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Dropbox. Custom recipes help hobbyists save time by automating tasks that would otherwise be manual. For example, an Eyefi Recipe can be created so that if a photo in Eyefi Cloud is tagged "social," then it will automatically be posted to Twitter, Facebook or other networks, rather than having to individually post each photo. This gives photographers of all skill levels the ability to share pictures the moment they are captured, across the major social networks. In addition Eyefi Recipes can be created to send favorite pictures from social networks to a personal photo library. For example, if a photo on Instagram is tagged #myfavorite then it will automatically be uploaded to Eyefi Cloud.
"We are constantly improving digital camera connectivity, and our integration with IFTTT supports that," said Sam Hui, Vice President Products at Eyefi. "Eyefi Cloud integration with IFTTT eliminates manual tasks, enabling digital cameras to directly connect to the Internet and social networking applications with ease."
Earlier this year, Eyefi announced Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV. Eyefi Cloud is designed for photo enthusiasts who require the superior image quality provided by digital cameras but are frustrated with the time-consuming processes required to enjoy those photos on multiple devices. Eyefi Cloud, along with the Eyefi Mobi wireless SD card and Eyefi Mobi apps, allows every picture taken to be instantly organized and accessible, anytime anywhere—to enjoy, curate and share securely and privately.
B&H carries Eyefi wireless memory cards.
Category: Eyefi News
Post Date: 8/27/2014 8:05:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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London, UK, August 27, 2014 – Canon today announces its activity programme at Visa pour l’Image 2014, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. Championing the festival for 25 years, Canon is a long-running supporter of the illustrious event and will showcase its leading range of products and services at the show, whilst offering expertise to the 3,000 accredited professional photojournalists registered to attend.
Canon will be running an exciting interactive programme of events throughout the 7 day festival that highlights the very best in photojournalism and reflects the company’s passion for powerful images. The Canon programme will include:
Canon experience zone
The Canon experience zone at the festival will display Canon’s vast range of professional products – from image capture through to printing – with the opportunity for photographers to experience the latest products for themselves. Accredited photographers can also visit the CPS depot where there will be the opportunity to have their equipment checked, cleaned and have small repairs undertaken, all for free.
Creative inspiration for attendees
Canon continues to work with an impressive line-up of leading industry professionals, focussing on promoting the best in photojournalism. As part of the seminar line-up, Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren will be hosting a technical workshop, which will provide attendees with an overview of using the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X in low-light. Seminars will take place in the Palais des Congrès, with the full programme to be announced on the Canon Professional Network site ( in the coming weeks.
The work of other Canon Ambassadors will be showcased throughout the festival, including Canon Explorer Sarah Caron who will be displaying iconic images from her forthcoming book Movida Massala, which celebrates Pakistan’s diverse and rapidly evolving fashion industry.
In partnership with Canon, experts and photojournalists from Getty Images will also be hosting a series of roundtables, showcasing the award-winning photojournalism the company is renowned for, as well as providing insight, expertise and advisory into how aspiring photojournalists can stand out in today’s competitive landscape.
Evening screenings of exhibitors’ and photographers’ work will take place daily throughout the festival at the Campo Santo and Place de la République.
Canon Female Photojournalist Award: Viviane Dalles
Canon has again sponsored the Female Photojournalist Award 2014, which will be presented at Visa pour l’Image. Supported by ELLE magazine, this year’s award is granted by Canon to Viviane Dalles, for her project, Teenage mothers in North of France. Dalles will receive a grant at the award ceremony on 6th September 2014, to support her portfolio of work. All entrants have been judged on both previous works and plans for future projects. In addition, the 2013 winner, Mary Calvert, will be exhibiting her work on the War Within at the festival.
Celebrating the Ian Parry scholarship
In honour of the 25th anniversary of the esteemed Ian Parry scholarship, an exhibition of iconic images from the entrants will be showcased at the festival, all of which will be printed on Canon’s imagePROGRAF large format printer. Canon will also provide the 2014 winner with an EOS 5D Mark III to aid them with their chosen assignment, alongside the main grant provided to allow them to shoot their project.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2014 7:40:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon COOLPIX L620 Digital Camera
Adorama is featuring special pricing on select Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX Cameras with up to 50% off.
Eligible Refurbished Cameras
  • Nikon COOLPIX AW110
  • Nikon COOLPIX L27
  • Nikon COOLPIX L28
  • Nikon COOLPIX L610
  • Nikon COOLPIX L620
  • Nikon COOLPIX P510
  • Nikon COOLPIX S800c
  • Nikon COOLPIX S1100PJ
  • Nikon COOLPIX S1200
  • Nikon COOLPIX S3500
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/27/2014 6:55:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Nikon D810 DSLR Filmmaker's Kit
B&H is now shipping the Nikon D810 DSLR Filmmaker's Kit with free expedited shipping.
Nikon D810 Filmmaker's Kit Includes:
  • Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder
  • ME-1 Stereo Microphone
  • Tiffen 58mm Variable ND Filter
  • Tiffen 67mm Variable ND Filter
  • HC-E1 18" HDMI Cable
  • Two EN-EL15 Li-Ion Batteries
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/26/2014 6:16:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Digital Learning Center
Eric Stoner has written an informative article for the Canon Digital Learning Center with helpful tips for capturing better cycling photos.
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
As a cycling enthusiast, I also really enjoy the opportunity to photograph a pro cycling event. Since 1985, there has been a pro cycling race in my hometown of Philadelphia every June. It’s sort of a yearly ritual for me to photograph the event and this year was no exception.
Preparation is a major key to great sports photography and it certainly pays to do your homework before an event like this. Learning the road course BEFORE the race is the key to knowing where the best shots may occur. Knowing where the sun will be at certain locations on the course will prove valuable, so driving the race route will allow you to pre-visualize your shots..."
Read the entire article at the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/26/2014 3:11:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H Canon Lens Experience
B&H has a new, wonderfully fun and useful page dedicated to learning about Canon lenses. It's called...
The Canon Lens Experience:
Stories from the Masters & Interactive Learning Tools

On the page you'll find 5 sections:
  • Experiences
  • Virtual (Focal Length, Aperture, Tilt-Shift, Image Stabilization & Macro)
  • Lenses (Prime, Special & Zoom)
  • Why Canon
  • Glossary
In the Experiences section, B&H interviews professional photographers in various photographic genres. One of my personal favorites was an interview with Gregory Heisler on portrait photography, but many other well-known photographers are included covering architectural to wildlife photography and everything in between.
The Virtual section allows the user to see how various aspects of a lens can make or break a shot. See how scenes change as the focal length, aperture or tilt is varied. You can also see a demonstration of the helpfulness of image stabilization and the benefits of using macro lenses.
The Lenses section allows you to scroll through Canon's vast number of lenses and see a short summary of each lens. The product line is organized into three parts – Prime, Special & Zoom lenses.
The Why Canon section is simply a link to a previously published B&H Explora article called "Everything You Need to Know about Canon Lenses.". The article does a good job explaining the design elements of a lens and the significance of various things such as coatings, fluorite glass, aspheric lenses and diffractive optics.
And as you might have guessed, the Glossary provides a resource for explaining all those obscure sounding words related to photography. Abbe Number, anyone?
Overall, the The Canon Lens Experience page is an enjoyable way to learn about Canon lenses. Take a look – I think you'll agree!
And for a more in-depth look at specific lenses, you might want to check out this handy resource.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 8/26/2014 2:10:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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