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 Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Note that we are approaching B&H's holiday season. Here are the closing dates:
 
Rosh Hashana EveWednesday, September 28Close at 1PM
Rosh HashanaThursday, September 29 - Friday, September 30Closed
Yom Kippur EveFriday, October 7Closed
Succos EveWednesday, October 12Close at 1PM
SuccosThursday, October 13 - Friday, October 21Closed
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 9/14/2011 1:09:08 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
SanDisk has announced a long list of new products (press release) including the 64GB SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ SDXC™ UHS-I Card and the ImageMate® All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer.
Category: SanDisk News
Post Date: 9/14/2011 12:41:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Eye-Fi Press Release:
 
Eye-Fi’s Patented Wireless Technology and SanDisk’s High-Quality Flash Memory Enables Consumers to Capture, Back Up, Organize and Share Photos on the Go
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 14, 2011 — Eye-Fi Inc. (www.eye.fi), makers of the world’s first wireless memory card, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions. The relationship combines Eye-Fi’s strong partner ecosystem with SanDisk’s broad retail presence to deliver a co-branded SD™ wireless memory card to consumers throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
 
The SanDisk® Eye-Fi Wireless memory card allows consumers to instantly transfer photos and videos from a camera to a nearby smartphone or tablet; when within range of Wi-Fi®, the files can glide seamlessly to a computer. Consumers can then organize and share the content to social media or online sites. Eye-Fi expands SanDisk’s product portfolio and addresses the needs of an increasingly mobile, connected world of digital photography. Consumers who purchase the card will also receive access to Eye-Fi services such as Eye-Fi View, a cloud-based storage solution.
 
“Since 2005, we’ve been building an imaging ecosystem that delivers a connected photography solution that helps people more easily view and share their digital photos, freeing images from devices and releasing them into people’s lives. SanDisk has built wide brand awareness in the memory space and enjoys strong distribution throughout EMEA,” said Yuval Koren, chief executive officer and co-founder of Eye-Fi. “This relationship will deliver a connected solution into more hands and more cameras faster than we could ever have imagined.”
 
“Eye-Fi’s convenient wireless solution and our high-quality flash memory allow consumers to easily back up, organize and share their digital photos and videos,” said Pascal de Boer, vice president, retail sales, SanDisk. “Now consumers can capture a photo, transfer it to a nearby mobile device and share it with the world, all without ever removing the memory card from their camera.”
 
The SanDisk Eye-Fi Wireless memory card comes in 4GB and 8GB capacities and features Class 4 minimum sustained write speed, 802.11n wireless performance, automatic backup, social media integration and Endless Memory. Eye-Fi continues to directly distribute its eponymous line of cards throughout the U.S. at both specialty stores and at top retailers like Best Buy, Target and WalMart, and recently increased distribution in Japan.
Post Date: 9/14/2011 12:34:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 42 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Nikkor, Sigma, and Sony lenses, for numerous Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Sony cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 9/14/2011 12:27:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 13, 2011
ISO 12233 chart results for the Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens are now available on the site.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/13/2011 12:55:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Store has the refurbished Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens in stock for only $1,119.20. I know that some of you were looking for this lens.
 
There are lots of other refurbished Canon lenses available at the Canon Store right now - 24 L II, 14 L, 100 L IS Macro, 100 Macro, 300 f/4 L IS, 24-105 L IS, 70-200 f/4 L, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 70-200 f/2.8 L, 100-400 L IS and more. Refurbished lenses are in like new condition at low prices.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/13/2011 11:46:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, September 12, 2011
Purchase 4 inks at the Canon Store and receive 4 free packs of Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, 4x6, 100 Sheets (an up to Canon Online Store $75.96 value) (thanks Peter).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2011 9:10:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has an "E+" rated used Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III in stock. As I've said before, I'm not a big fan of used gear, but Adorama is one of the safer sources for used gear. And this 1Ds III is reasonably priced at over $2,000 less than a new one.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2011 3:04:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 crops have been added to the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review page.
 
These results are very impressive. The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens was one of Canon's best lenses. The 300 II bests it - especially with the new extender IIIs attached. As with the 400 II, the lighter weight of this lens over the previous model is very noticeable - and very welcomed.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/12/2011 9:19:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, September 11, 2011
Approximately 90 lenses have been added to the Lens Distortion Test Comparison Tool. Newly added lenses include most Nikon lenses and many third party lenses.
 
Some of you have indicated that a grid overlay would be a useful addition to this tool and I plan to make such a grid optional. If you know of an easy way to create a grid using Photoshop, would you mind emailing me instructions for doing so? Thanks!
Post Date: 9/11/2011 8:48:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 9/11/2011 8:44:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 09, 2011
Through Sep 15, coupon code "PXBSCH11" gets you 25% off any order $25 or more at AdoramaPix.
Post Date: 9/9/2011 3:15:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 crops from two review lenses have been added to the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review page.
 
As expected and similar to what was seen in the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens Review, the results from this lens are impressive. Less impressive is the much-hyped-by-Canon with-extender-III image quality performance. My Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM version I Lens performed at least as well as either of my Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens lenses with extenders mounted.
 
Lens specifications and measurements are also available for the new 400 II. The lighter weight of this lens over the previous model is very noticeable - and very welcomed.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/9/2011 12:50:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tiffen has announced the new Steadicam® Phantom V™, "a low cost big rig that performs like the top-of-the-line Ultra2®."
 
Download the product literature for more information including pictures.
Category: Tiffen News
Post Date: 9/9/2011 9:17:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 08, 2011
Nikon has commented on a media article:
 
Comments on Media Reports about Nikon's imaging product
 
Nikon understands that some article appeared in the media regarding Nikon's imaging product. Please note that Nikon has made no announcement in this regards.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/8/2011 8:13:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
A new tool has been added to the Digital SLR Lens Comparison Tools. Introducing what is perhaps the most drool-inducing page on the site:
 
Big Lens Product Image Comparison
 
Both Canon and Nikon super telephoto lenses are included.
 
 
Sorry if the site seemed soggy this week. The rain gauge here at The-Digital-Picture.com's world headquarters captured just under 14" of rain this week. Recall hearing about the "Susquehanna River" on the news? I'm about 4 miles from it. If it rains any more, I will be able to see it. Fortunately I am high and dry, but my prayers go out to those of you who are not. Stay safe!
 
The timing of the rain was not good as my new 300 II and 400 II lenses arrived with the storm. I have been working on the studio portion of the reviews and will get you some standardized results soon. Images of the new lenses are included in the new Big Lens comparison above and more are available on the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review and Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review placeholder pages.
Post Date: 9/8/2011 6:26:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Reuters is stating that "Nikon Corp will enter the market for lightweight, interchangeable-lens digital cameras and release its first product with a mirrorless design later this year".
 
There have been many rumors about a Nikon MILC coming soon, but the Reuters report certainly adds substantiation to those rumors.
 
Also stated was: "The Nikkei said Canon has also reported researching the mechanism and other technologies to develop small, lightweight digital cameras and could enter this market in the future."
 
While a mirrorless design has some advantages, I will not be excited if the sensor choice is smaller than APS-C.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/8/2011 6:13:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Use coupon code pxlb112 to get 11x14" prints for only $2.00 (reg $3.99) at AdoramaPix. Offer expires on Sep 8, 2011.
Post Date: 9/8/2011 10:44:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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