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 Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, Sydney Australia – Leading pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is excited to announce 'My RØDE Reel' is back for its third year and is bigger and better! With close to 5,000 video submissions from 89 countries, 'My RØDE Reel' has not only become the world's largest short film competition, but has also established itself as a staple amongst the global filmmaking community.
RØDE Microphones launched 'My RØDE Reel' three years ago to huge international engagement. The competition returns in 2016 with an increased total prize pool of more than $300,000 and more awards than ever before.
From amateur to professional – all filmmakers are encouraged to take part and tell their story. To enter 'My RØDE Reel', people are required to create a short film of three minutes or less, as well as a behind-the-scenes reel that features a RØDE product being used during the production of the film. The entry kit is available now at
As well as the four marquee awards featured in previous years - Judges' Film award for the best short film, Judges' BTS award for the best behind-the-scenes reel, publicly voted People's Choice award for the most popular short film, and the Young Filmmaker award for the best short film by an entrant under the age of 18 – RØDE is excited to announce the introduction of the Female Filmmaker award. This award, selected by the judging panel, is designed to encourage and celebrate women in the film community. Each of these award winners will be presented with an enviable production filmmaking kit valued at more than $30,000.
Additional technical and genre awards are available for Best Sound Design, Best Soundtrack and more, with a prize pack being awarded for each. And for the first time in 2016, RØDE has introduced a new genre award 'Music Video' to acknowledge filmmaking's many and expanding forms.
RØDE Microphones has brought together the most respected brands in filmmaking, to assemble an incredible prize pool valued at more than $300,000. This includes equipment from Adobe, Angelbird, Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Blastwave FX, Bright Tangerine, F&V, FilmConvert, Freefly, G-Technology, KesslerCrane, Miller, Movcam, Music Bed, New York Film Academy, NiSi, Paralinx, Red Giant, Sachtler, Shane's Inner Circle, SmallHD, Story & Heart, Teradek, ZEISS, and of course RØDE.
“We're extremely excited to launch My RØDE Reel for 2016.” commented Scott Emerton, RØDE's Global Marketing Manager. “Over the past two years we've seen the global filmmaking community really get behind the competition and create some incredible cinematic experiences.”
“Historically entries have been largely male dominated, however we're aiming to correct that this year with the addition of a Female Filmmaker award specifically designed to encourage women of all ages to get behind the camera and take part in My RØDE Reel.” he continued.
Entries for 'My RØDE Reel' are open from March 1st and close June 1st 2016. RØDE has provided a free entry pack, which is available now by registering at
B&H carries Rode microphones.
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Category: Rode News
Post Date: 3/2/2016 9:16:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (review) available for $89.79 with free shipping. Compare at $110.00 after $15.00 instant savings.
From Polaroid:
Perfect for photographers, videographers and more, the Polaroid brightsaber pro LED lighting wand with integrated rotating tungsten filter provides outstanding lighting for stunning results
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – March 1, 2016 – The Polaroid brightsaber pro LED lighting wand is the easiest and most affordable way to get a perfectly lit shot, whether on set, in the field, or anywhere in between. The highly portable lighting solution can be comfortably handheld or mounted to a tripod for studio setups, and comes with an integrated rotating tungsten filter to give photographers, videographers, event planners, set decorators and more the light they need to create a beautiful look.
Polaroid Brightsaber Key Features
  • Includes infrared lamp and camera shutter remote; rechargeable battery pack
  • Professional-grade LED lamp driver chip enhances consistency and lighting stability
  • Ergonomically designed, the 1.7” diameter multi-purpose grip provides maximum comfort during handheld use, while a built-in threaded tripod mount enables studio setups
  • Intelligently integrated, freely rotating, tubular tungsten filter in wrap-around design ensures perfect lighting balance
  • Array of 298 powerful, efficient, low-heat 5600k LED bulbs rated at >50,000 Hours
Your Work in a Different Light…and Lots of It
The Polaroid brightsaber’s 298-piece LED bulbs deliver true daylight color 5800K, and have been engineered to be in optimal proximity to the gently frosted light diffuser, resulting in a soft yet powerfully projected and evenly dispersed shine. Photographers can easily set the light to a rapid or slow flash with the press of a button. Offering the pros extra versatility, the Polaroid brightsaber features a tungsten color temperature filter in the form of a 3200k sleeve, giving users the ability to add dramatic lighting effects without the need for additional devices.
Video or Still, Pro or Prosumer, It’s All the Lighting You Need
Getting a well-lit shot is easy with the Polaroid brightsaber, eliminating the need for lighting umbrellas, stands, mounts and sweat-inducing spotlights. At just 22 ounces, the Polaroid brightsaber is super lightweight, portable and overall refreshingly manageable. Even so, it provides a full range of powerful and sophisticated “studio-level” features professionals will appreciate in the studio and on location.
Infrared Remote
Helping photographers stay focused on set, the Polaroid brightsaber comes with an innovative multi-function IR remote. This handy device gives users full control over the lighting, while doubling as a remote shutter release for virtually any Canon, Nikon or Pentax camera.
Pricing and Availability
The Polaroid Brightsaber Pro is available now on Amazon for $162.29 USD and ships with a lamp, filter, remote control, battery, AC power adapter, case and manual.
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Post Date: 3/2/2016 8:55:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

DJI has just announced their next generation consumer drone – meet the Phantom 4.
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K Camera
  • 12MP RAW / JPEG Still Photos with HDR
  • Visual Sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Streamlined Shell / Magnesium Unibody
  • Top Speed of 44.7mph in Sport Mode
  • DJI Go App for iOS and Android
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • TapFly Touch-Based Flight Control Mode
  • Cine-D / D-Log Professional Video Modes
  • Up to 28 Minutes Flying Time
Other videos:
B&H will carry the DJI Phantom 4.
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Category: DJI News
Post Date: 3/2/2016 6:46:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera available for $2,999.00. Compare at $3,699.00.
The Canon 5Ds R is available for only $200.00 more. Compare at $3,899.00.
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
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Post Date: 3/2/2016 6:11:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Announced back in October of 2015, the PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver is finally available for preorder. The item is expected to be available next week.
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Category: Preorders
Post Date: 3/1/2016 10:38:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
Mar 1, 2016 – MELVILLE, N.Y. – At this year’s WPPI Wedding & Portrait Conference + Expo on March 7-9 at the MGM Convention Center in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will challenge attendees with Canon See Impossible at booth #401. Show attendees can get a first look at the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera, as well as the latest lenses, the latest in Canon printers including the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 and a Canon Explorers of Light photo gallery. Those in attendance will also be invited to print up to five of their own photographs using Canon’s DreamLabo 5000 inkjet production photo printer, which produces quality prints with high image resolution and enhanced color range. Additionally, several of Canon’s renowned Explorers of Light photographers will be providing live informative demonstrations both on stage at the Canon booth and during show seminars.
“We are excited to debut our new flagship DSLR at a show like WPPI, which hosts some of the most passionate imaging enthusiasts,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We plan to provide inspirational lectures and an assortment of innovative products for them to experience so that they have the ability to see the impossible.”
Canon EOL Speaker Schedule
The main stage in the Canon booth will feature presentations from Canon Explorers of Light (schedule subject to change), including one of Canon’s newest Explorers, Portrait Photographer Sue Bryce, who will also be delivering the Expo’s keynote speech on Tuesday, March 8th at 8pm.
To see the Canon Explorers of Light Speaker Schedule and Live Learning Stage demonstrations, please click here.
Canon Professional Services
Also at the show, Canon Professional Services (CPS) will be providing a members lounge in Room 109 on Level 1. In the lounge, CPS members will be able to have equipment cleaned and checked (restrictions apply), learn about new products, and have an image printed on the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 and the PIXMA PRO-10 (limit one print per printer per member). Hours for the CPS Lounge will be as follows:
Sunday – 10:00 am -3:00 pm (Pre-show day)
Monday – 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Tuesday – 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Wednesday – 10:00 am -1:00 pm (Equipment pick-up only; no new items accepted)
Visit Canon at WPPI 2016 booth #401 to learn from Canon’s Explorers of Light and to participate in hands-on demonstrations of the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSApro.
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 3/1/2016 9:43:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $189.00.
Product Highlights
  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case
The Datacolor Spyder5Elite is also currently discounted right now at $50.00 off.
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 7:52:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon Australia:
With thousands of submissions in its pocket from 2015, the Canon Light Awards sees a facelift for the new year
Rejuvenating the vibrant photography competition for photographers, by photographers, Canon Australia is excited to reveal a refreshed format for its Canon Light Awards from March 2016 – kicking off with a brief on Stillness by Canon Ambassador and Australian sweetheart, Guy Sebastian.
From today, there will be a new brief set every two months, as opposed to a monthly brief, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the challenge. Three device-focused categories will also replace the previous Open and Student categories, to further encourage participation from everyone who has a love for photography – whether a hobbyist using a compact camera, or a professional who works with full frame DSLRs.
To nurture the winner in each category’s’ imaging skills and knowledge, they will also be awarded unique experiences with some of the best photographers in the country, on top of vouchers and product prizes.
“I love the buzz and excitement of world tours and being focused on performing my music live to my fans, but outside this, some of my most precious moments are spent behind the lens, observing and capturing the world around me. It is in these moments of stillness where I can really appreciate the little hidden surprises at every turn, the small details that often go unnoticed as we hurtle through our days,” shares passionate photographer and Canon ambassador, Guy Sebastian.
“For my Canon Light Awards brief, I’m encouraging people to use their creativity to focus on ‘stillness’. When you stop, take a deep breath, and find your sense of wonder, you surprise yourself with the beauty that lies in your frame.”
The Canon Light Awards was launched in 2015, as a series of monthly creative photography challenges aimed at nurturing Australians’ love for visual storytelling. With 14 judges and briefs set to date, thousands of memories captured in time, and two 2015 Grand Final winners just announced last week, the Canon Light Awards truly had a remarkable year. For 2016, the Canon Light Awards is set to continue as the ultimate program for inspiration, experimentation and growth.
“What sets the Canon Light Awards apart from other photography competitions is that we actively encourage everyone from people tinkering with a camera for the first time, to professionals who have made a career of capturing moments through the lens. With every new brief set by some of the best in the industry, we encourage creative shooters to push the boundaries of their imagination, craft and skill. Our focus on unique experiences for Canon users is further exemplified by other great initiatives such as the Canon Collective’s ‘Shoot the Brief’ photography meets that take place with every new Canon Light Awards brief announced.” said Jason McLean, Director – Consumer Imaging, Canon Australia.
For more information on the Canon Light Awards, and should you or your community want to get involved, do spread the word and check out
To see the outstanding submissions from the Canon Light Awards 2015’s 22 finalists and two Grand Final winners, please see the full gallery of high-res images available for download via
For more information on the Canon Collective, click here.
Overview of changes to the Canon Light Awards
To continue as the ultimate program for inspiration, experimentation and growth, these are the key changes made to the Canon Light Awards from March 2016:
Changes to Canon Light Awards Structure 2016

In line with the new categories and keeping unforgettable photography experiences at the heart of the prizes, winners and runners-up for each brief can expect:
Canon Light Awards 2016 New Category Prize Structure

About the Canon Light Awards
Created by photographers, for photographers, the Canon Light Awards encourages all creative shooters to push the boundaries of their imagination, craft and skill by responding to a creative brief with powerful images that tell a story. With a new challenge set every second month by Canon’s master photographers, the Canon Light Awards is designed to help Canon camera users to achieve their photography creative potential.
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 6:51:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Metz mecablitz 52 AF-1 digital Flash for Canon available for $249.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $319.99.
Product Highlights
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 170' at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (12mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 90°
  • Rotates Right 120° & Left 180°
  • Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
  • Illuminated Rear Touchscreen with Swivel
  • Recycle Time: 0.1-5 Seconds
  • High-Speed, 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 5:32:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate) available for $69.75 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $174.75.
Product Highlights
  • For 1 Pro DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8
  • For 1 Pro DSLR Body, 2-4 Lenses
  • Sound Silencers Eliminate Opening Noises
  • Main Flap Covers Bag / Hides Gear
  • Inside Organizer Pocket for Accessories
  • Customizable Interior Dividers
  • Expandable Exterior Pocket for DSLR Body
  • Rear Storage Paper Pocket/Side Pockets
  • Rain Cover
  • Web Loops Accept Optional Pouches
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 5:19:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 29, 2016
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R and EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review.
Lots of comparisons are able to be made using this lens.
B&H has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens in stock with a $150.00 instant rebate and 4% reward.
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Post Date: 2/29/2016 8:13:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
For today only, use coupon code LEAPDAY50 at to get 50% Off your entire order.
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Post Date: 2/29/2016 7:44:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon UK has the EOS 80D User's Manual available for download.
B&H has the Canon EOS 80D available for preorder.
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Post Date: 2/29/2016 6:26:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
TOKYO, February 29, 2016—Canon Inc. announced today that seven Canon product designs were recognized by iF International Forum Design GmbH with prestigious 2016 iF Design Awards. Notably, Canon’s XC10 4K camcorder was selected for the iF Gold Product Design Award 2016, the highest honor in the product category.
iF Gold Product Design Award 2016 winner
  • XC10 4K Camcorder
iF Product Design Award 2016 winners
  • EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R
  • EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
  • EOS M3
  • PowerShot G3 X
  • PIXMA MX490 Series Inkjet printer
  • i-SENSYS MF220/210 Series Laser multifunction printer
Established in 1953, the iF Design Awards are recognized internationally as one of the most prestigious awards within the field of design, with outstanding industrial designs chosen from all over the world each year. This year 5,295 entries from 53 countries and regions were judged by internationally active design experts across seven disciplines: product, packaging, communication, interior architecture, architecture, service design, and professional concept.
This year marks Canon’s 22nd consecutive year of winning iF Design Awards. Encouraged by the recognition of the Company’s design excellence, Canon will continue striving to realize products that combine the highest levels of performance and design.
B&H carries Canon's iF Design Award winning products.
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Post Date: 2/29/2016 5:43:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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