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 Thursday, December 13, 2012
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Think Tank Photo Custom Pixel Pocket Rockets
 
Are you having a difficult time deciding what gift to buy for the Holidays? You're in luck! We're happy to announce our limited edition Custom Pixel Pocket Rocket memory card holders made with special fabrics selected by our Design Board members. They come in a range of prints and materials from purple corduroy to sushi print and even faux fur! They make great stocking stuffers for your friends, family and even for yourself! Each wallet holds up to 8 CF or SD cards.
 
We've also just received new shipments of Think Tank Photo's newest bags including the Airport 4-Sight, Airport Navigator, CityWalker and Retrospective shoulder bags. With free domestic ground shipping for the holidays, most orders placed by 1pm PST Monday through Friday will ship the same day.
 
Free Shipping and Holiday Deadlines
Need your gift to arrive by December 25th? Simply place your order by Friday, December 14th and with our free shipping option your gift will arrive on time, anywhere within the US. We are offering free FedEx Ground shipping for US shipping addresses and free USPS Priority shipping for PO Box, APO, or FPO addresses through December.
 
Need an order expedited? Give us a call and we can provide you with an up to date estimate for delivery times specific to your location. Email us at cs@thinktankphoto.com or give us a call at (866)558-4465. We're all experienced photographers with a vast knowledge of camera support solutions and we don't work on commission.
 
Airport 4-Sight Price Reduction
Our new four wheeled rolling camera bag, the Airport 4-Sight, is now available at a temporary $50 price reduction to $249.75 in limited quantities throughout the month of December.
 
We invite you to explore the bag that has created an entirely new segment of camera carrying solutions. With four swiveling wheels, you are free to move about the airplane cabin like never before. Unlike traditional two wheeled rolling bags, the 4-Sight can be rolled along side you on all four wheels, reducing fatigue while hauling gear around town or through crowded airports.
Post Date: 12/13/2012 10:59:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Want to capture those Christmas memories like the opening of presents, the holiday feast, and maybe a snowball fight, but don't have the right gear for the job?
 
Or do you want devote some of your time off to shooting birds or wildlife, but your longest lens just isn't long enough?
 
Use promition code HOLIDAYS at LensRentals to get 7 days rental for the price of 4. Need it longer than 7 days - then take 25% off the whole rental.
 
Details:

  • Select any arrival date between 12/19 - 12/28
  • Put the code HOLIDAYS in the special instructions box during checkout
  • Get 7 days for the price of 4 or 25% off your rental!

To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside a camera/lens that will help you capture holiday memories.

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Post Date: 12/13/2012 8:30:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
Tamron adds the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Canon mount and the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) for Canon mount to the line-up of lenses with lens profile for aberration correction in Adobe® Photoshop® CS6, Camera Raw (a Photoshop® plug-in), and Photoshop Lightroom® 4
 
December 13, 2012, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the addition of the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Canon mount and the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) for Canon mount to the lens profile for aberration correction offered for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CS6, Photoshop's raw image plug-in Camera Raw, and the photo management software Photoshop Lightroom ® 4, all developed and offered by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
 
The lens profile will be bundled with the Camera Raw 7.3 Update and Photoshop Lightroom ® 4.3. With the new profile, customers who own Tamron's SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Canon mount and SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) for Canon mount will be able to utilize the above software for easy correction of lens distortion, chromatic aberrations and peripheral light fall-off based on design data.*1
 
By installing the latest version of the Adobe DNG converter, customers who use Photoshop CS5/Lightroom 3 will also be able to use the lens profile for the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Canon mount and the SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) for Canon mount.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 12/13/2012 6:50:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 update includes these enhancements:

  • HiDPI support within the Library and Develop Modules. HiDPI provides support for Retina-enabled Macs.
  • Additional raw file support for 20 cameras including the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D600 and Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Corrections and bug fixes for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.

Download: Windows | Macintosh
 
Adobe DNG Converter 7.3
 
This new version of the DNG Converter supports over 20 new cameras including the including the Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D5200, and Sony DSC-RX1. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
Support for the following cameras has been added:
 
Canon

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon PowerShot G15
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Canon PowerShot S110

Nikon

  • Nikon 1 V2
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D600

Download: Windows | Macintosh

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/13/2012 6:15:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Canon EOS 6D Firmware Version 1.1.2 is now available for download.
 
Firmware Version 1.1.2 includes the countermeasures addressing a phenomenon which prevents movie files shot using Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR cameras from being played back on YouTube.
 
Movies shot when the camera was running firmware version 1.0.9 cannot be played back on YouTube, even after the firmware has been updated to 1.1.2. In order to playback these movies on YouTube (movies captured when the camera was running firmware version 1.0.9) please follow the instructions below.

  1. Download the movie file(s) from the EOS 6D camera to your computer.
  2. Start ImageBrowser EX, an application bundled with the EOS 6D.
  3. After selecting the movie file(s) to be uploaded, select [Edit Movies] in the [Edit] tab from the menu bar of ImageBrowser EX.
  4. “MovieEdit Task” will start. Save the movie using the [Save] menu on the screen.
  5. Upload the saved movie to YouTube.
  6. The movie can be played back on YouTube.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/12/2012 10:19:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Digital Photo Professional version 3.12.52, EOS Utility version 2.12.3 and Picture Style Editor version 1.12.2 updaters are now available for download.
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.12.52 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports images taken with EOS 6D.
  • Supports new lens (EF24-70mm F4L IS USM).
  • Supports read-in of Picture Style files (.pf3) created in Picture Style Editor 1.12.2 and later.
  • Corrects shooting date error in other manufacturer`s image files when sent to Easy-PhotoPrintEX from Digital Photo Professional via plug-in print.

Changes for EOS Utility 2.12.3 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports EOS 6D.
  • Supports read-in of Picture Style files (.pf3) created in Picture Style Editor 1.12.2 and later.

Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.12.2 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports EOS 6D, EOS M.
  • Applied Noise Reduction processing to when displaying images.
  • Added support for the new Picture Style file (.pf3).
  • Changed the user interface of the Tool Palette.
  • Added the Tone curve (RGB) function.
  • Added the Six Color-Axes adjustment function.

The new Microsoft Camera Codec Pack adds RAW image support for the following cameras:
 
Canon:

  • EOS M
  • EOS 1D X
  • PowerShot G1 X
  • PowerShot G12
  • PowerShot G15
  • PowerShot S100
  • PowerShot S110

Nikon:

  • 1 J2
  • COOLPIX P7000
  • COOLPIX P7100

For more information, see the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack Download Page.

Category: Microsoft News
Post Date: 12/12/2012 3:33:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe's upgrade pricing [for stand-alone software] from CS3 and CS4 ends Dec. 31, 2012.
 
Or join Creative Cloud, featuring all CS6 tools and more, now 40% off for current Creative Suite customers.
 
Taking advantage of the 40% off Creative Cloud deal would save you $240.00 for a 1-year subscription.
Category: Adobe Deals
Post Date: 12/12/2012 12:43:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Carl Zeiss:
 
Carl Zeiss Photo Contest 2012 seeks moments without limits
 
Entries until January 15, 2013 on Flickr
 
Oberkochen/Germany, 12.12.2012
“The moment that knows no limits” is the motto of the Carl Zeiss Photo Contest 2012, which begins today and runs until January 15, 2013. As in every year, the contest is open to anyone, as long as pictures are taken with a ZEISS lens. It does not matter if an image has been created with an SLR reflex camera or with a Nokia smartphone with a built-in ZEISS lens.
 
The theme
There are moments in life when suddenly everything is possible. In such a moment, nothing can hold you back – no routine, no comfort, no walls and no boundaries in this world. “We want to see moments that are so full of energy that they create room for something completely new,” explains Martin Dominicus, Head of Marketing for the Carl Zeiss Camera Lens Division.
 
Carl Zeiss invites photographers from around the world to look for these moments and to submit an image that fits the theme by January 15. “We intentionally chose to keep the theme relatively open so that photographers can interpret it in very different and creative ways. We are very curious what we will receive,” says Dominicus.
 
As in 2011, the contest can be followed on Flickr, the online photo community. Participants should upload their best image to the theme “The moment that knows no limits” on the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group on Flickr(www.flickr.com/groups/carlzeisslenses) and tag it with the keyword “ZEISSContest2012”.
 
The jury
After January 15, a jury with Carl Zeiss employees and professional photographers will select the best images and nominate the photographers for the shortlist. The jury will evaluate both the idea behind the image as well as the execution. The jury will in particular look for images that have been consciously composed and that play with photographic stylistic elements. The most prominent jury member will be the light artist and photographer JanLeonardo Woellert. He knows all about moments that cannot hold him back: In his images, Woellert extends the boundaries of perception, sometimes even walking through fire. Woellert is the recipient of the “German Prize for Scientific Photography.” His clients include well-known global brands and pop bands.
 
The jury will award the highest amount of points to images that have been consciously composed and in which one can recognize a story. From the jury’s shortlist, the Flickr community will be invited to select the ten best photographers. The images that receive the most “favorites” on Flickr will win.
 
For more information about the contest and the terms of conditions, please visit www.zeiss.com/photo/contest.
 
The prizes
1st prize: The latest rangefinder (ZM) or SLR lens (ZE or ZF.2) of the winner’s choice* as well as matching Carl Zeiss T* UV filter, Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit and Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap
 
2nd prize: Carl Zeiss cinemizer OLED, Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit and Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap
 
3rd prize: Sony DSC-RX100 camera an Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit
 
4th prize: Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone
 
5th prize: Logitech TV Cam, Carl Zeiss Comfort Camera Strap, Carl Zeiss knapsack, Carl Zeiss watch und Carl Zeiss umbrella
 
6th – 10th prizes: Carl Zeiss camera carrying straps, Carl Zeiss knapsack, Carl Zeiss watch, Carl Zeiss umbrella and Carl Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit
 
*except for the Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 12/12/2012 8:48:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 11, 2012
ISO 12233 resolution chart results have been added to the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Review page.
 
The new Tamron 70-200 VC delivers very impressive image quality - rivaling that from the much-higher-priced Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens - until the Canon easily bests the Tamron at 200mm f/2.8. The 200mm comparison is much closer at f/5.6.
Post Date: 12/11/2012 7:15:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H is always looking for used camera gear - especially used Canon and Nikon DSLR gear as it is always in short supply.
 
While you do not get retail-used prices for your gear, B&H does give you a fair price along with a fast, easy/hassle-free and safe transaction - with no listing fees, no final value fees, no PayPal fees and no other selling costs. When you factor in the time it takes to market and transact a direct used gear sale (your time is valuable - you can't buy more of it) and the other selling costs incurred for doing so, the price B&H offers starts looking much better. A high percentage of my used gear goes to B&H.
 
Go look in your drawers, cabinets and cases. Pull out the gear you no longer need - if you haven't used it in a year, there is a good chance that you don't need it. Send it to B&H. Then start planning how you are going to spend the cash - at B&H of course.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/11/2012 7:00:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Adobe:
 
Explore a brand-new set of rich features when you get Adobe® Photoshop® software through Adobe Creative Cloud™. Instead of waiting for a new version of Photoshop, Creative Cloud members have immediate access* to exclusive new features† — plus storage and sharing capabilities.
 
Some of the new features include:
 
Smart Object support for Blur Gallery and Liquify — Smart Object support gives you the freedom of nondestructive editing when using Liquify and the new Blur Gallery effects introduced in Photoshop CS6.
 
Powerful CSS support — Now you can export CSS code for text and objects and import color swatches from HTML and CSS files to make your web designing faster and easier.
 
Timesaving features — Be more productive with helpful new features, including a better way to name merged layers, Crop tool refinements, and more.
 
Adobe is offering Creative Cloud Introductory Pricing for existing CS customers.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/11/2012 2:26:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 12/11/2012 1:23:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From DxO:
 
DxO ViewPoint v1.1 – Restoring the natural proportions and perspectives of your photos has gotten even easier
 
Special 35% discount through December 25, 2012
 
December 11, 2012 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO ViewPoint v1.1, the new version of its software solution for Windows and Mac, entirely dedicated to correcting keystoning, as well as shape deformations caused by the use of wide-angle lenses. DxO ViewPoint v1.1 improves the accuracy of its perspective and cropping tools, as well as its speed, for an even better user experience.
 
Based on DxO Labs’ advanced geometrical corrections, DxO ViewPoint corrects the distortion of the subjects on the edges of images — known as “volume anamorphosis” — due to the use of short focal lengths (as with wide-angle lenses). DxO ViewPoint also lets users correct the most complex kinds of perspective problems, including keystoning, without having to resort to costly shift-lenses. Each of these features includes advanced fine-tuning controls to achieve the highest correction precision.
 
DxO ViewPoint can be used not only as a standalone application for Mac and Windows, but also as a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 and 4.
 
More accurate tools
 
DxO ViewPoint v1.1 provides improved keystoning correction tools and more precise automatic recropping.
 
It is now possible to move grid lines directly in the image without having to reposition each anchor point; with this, the anchor points, as well as the slider settings, can now be directly and very precisely moved by using the keyboard.
 
The cropping tool now automatically detects the image’s orientation and is also more easily adjustable.
 
Faster for an enhanced user experience
 
Even easier to use, DxO ViewPoint v1.1 is now faster and offers several new features to improve workflow.
 
A new rotation function allows images to be correctly oriented, even when their EXIF data has been damaged.
 
A shortcut allows users to go from one zoom level to another, and automatically displays the Hand and Arrow tools, depending on the magnification of the image.
 
The application has also enhanced the recent Close and Open functions in the menus, and now alerts the user when a keystoning correction cannot be applied to the image.
 
Availability and price
 
DxO ViewPoint v1.1 for Windows and Mac is immediately available in the DxO Labs online store (www.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special discount price through December 25, 2012:

  • USD: $49 instead of $79
  • EUR: 49€ instead of 79€ (Suggested retail price, including VAT)
  • GBP: £49 instead of £69 (Suggested retail price, including VAT)

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO ViewPoint v1.0.
 
A fully-functional trial version of DxO ViewPoint v1.1, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).
 
Adorama and Amazon carry DxO ViewPoint software.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 12/11/2012 9:46:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Photoshop 13.0.2 CS6 Update for Macintosh
 
For convenience and reliability, we highly recommend that you apply this update directly from within Photoshop. To do so, choose Help > Updates in Photoshop CS6 and apply all of the updates listed under Adobe Photoshop CS6 in the Adobe Application Manager.
 
The Adobe Photoshop 13.0.2 update enables support for new HiDPI displays on the Macintosh platform for a dramatic improvement in image fidelity and resolution. This update applies to all languages of Adobe Photoshop CS6.
 
Download update: Macintosh
 
Adobe Illustrator 16.0.3 CS6 Update for Windows/Macintosh
 
For Windows:
The Adobe Illustrator 16.0.3 update provides several stability fixes.
Download update: Windows 32bit | Windows 64bit
 
For Macintosh:
Macintosh update adds support for HiDPI Retina Displays.
Download update: Macintosh
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/11/2012 8:05:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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