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 Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Check out the memory card holiday specials at B&H.
 
Also check out the Lexar Pack-of-2 deals.
Post Date: 11/23/2011 1:34:35 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon.com has Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for only $49.99 shipped ($50/50% off).
 
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 10 is on sale for $40.00 off - $109.99. (thanks Eric)
Post Date: 11/23/2011 1:24:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I listed a large quantity of used lenses, filters and other gear for sale in the cUSA.
Post Date: 11/23/2011 1:08:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
John Reilly (neuroanatomist) is back with his AF Microadjustment Tips.
Post Date: 11/23/2011 9:22:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Here are the Adobe Black Friday & Cyber Monday offers Adobe sent me. Unfortunately, the special links sent to me land on error pages. You should be able to find the advertised deal using the replacement URL I include below.
 
These deals are available November 23 - November 29.
 
Save $150 on the Full version of Photoshop CS5.
 
Save $250 on the Full version of Photoshop CS5 Extended.
 
$100 off the Full version of Photoshop Lightroom 3. Only $199
 
Save 30% on all qualifying upgrades to Adobe Photoshop CS5 or Photoshop CS5 Extended.
 
Save 10% on Full versions of Adobe CS5.5.
 
Save 10% on Adobe Acrobat Suite Full or Upgrade.
 
Save 10% on Adobe Acrobat Pro Full or Upgrade.
Post Date: 11/23/2011 9:15:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From DxO:
 
DxO Optics Pro 7 once again redefines the standard for image quality and offers batch processing up to 4 times faster
 
With a newly-optimized interface and workflow, DxO Optics Pro 7 will be available on November 30, 2011, at a special 33% discount
 
November 23, 2011 - DxO Labs announces the November 30, 2011 availability of DxO Optics Pro 7, a major new release of its leading image-processing software for demanding photographers. This new version, released simultaneously for Windows and Mac systems, redefines the standard for image quality, achieves batch processing up to four times faster, and offers a considerably optimized interface and workflow.
 
DxO Optics Pro 7 supports five additional cameras with this release: Fujifilm X100, Nikon P7100, Sony Alpha 77, NEX-C3, NEX-5N, and includes more than 300 new DxO Optics Modules.
 
Based on a unique, ultra-precise modeling of each camera-lens combination, DxO Optics Pro 7 automatically corrects optical defects at a level of unparalleled quality. The software integrates the most powerful RAW converter and noise reduction technology on the market, as well as sophisticated tools for optimizing color and exposure. During batch processing, all algorithms intelligently adapt to the content of each image for a perfect result and unequaled productivity.
 
THE MOST ADVANCED OPTICAL CORRECTION TECHNOLOGIES ON THE MARKET
 
DxO Labs has optimized many features of DxO Optics Pro 7 to help serious photographers obtain high-quality images from their JPEG and RAW files.
 
The Lens Softness tool, exclusive to DxO Optics Pro, is based on DxO Optics Modules and compensates for lens softness by applying a gradual correction across the field to achieve a uniformly sharp image. Thanks to the ultra-precise information provided by DxO Optics Modules for each camera-lens combination, this correction is optimized and ideally adapted to each and every pixel. Based on its ability to analytically read the image, DxO Optics Pro 7 can perfectly preserve the bokeh while avoiding the creation of artifacts in homogenous or out-of-focus zones.
 
DxO Optics Pro 7’s Unsharp Mask tool has a new “Edge Offset” slider that allows users to manually adjust the progression of the correction in the field. This means that even in the absence of a DxO Optics Module, photographers can obtain crisp and uniform sharpness from the center of the image field right to the edges.
 
Finally, the Protect Saturated Colors tool offers the possibility of restoring a significant number of details and of recovering rich textures in highly-saturated zones. The selectivity of this feature has been improved in DxO Optics Pro 7 for even greater efficacy and better preservation of unsaturated colors. The default preset now includes this feature.
 
BATCH PROCESSING UP TO FOUR TIMES FASTER
 
In addition to the progress made in providing even better image quality, there have been multiple improvements to DxO Optics Pro 7’s engine to greatly increase processing speed.
 
Thanks to better system resource management, the use of OpenCL technology on Windows platforms, the harnessing of graphics card computing power, and many optimized algorithms, DxO Optics Pro 7 can process batches of photos up to four times faster than previous versions.
 
AN IMPROVED USER INTERFACE
 
While retaining the fundamental assets that have made the software such a success (powerful and precise automatic corrections, intelligent presets), DxO Optics Pro 7’s workflow has been simplified to provide greater ease of use.
 
Management by project is now optional: users can select images for processing right from their hard drive’s directories. The addition of editing features makes it possible to sort, rename, move, copy and even delete photos in DxO Optics Pro 7.
 
Three tabs now guide users through the entire workflow. The corrections preview in the first tab allows users to start processing immediately and thus save a remarkable amount of time.
 
Batch treatment has gained greater flexibility for Windows users: it is now possible to run multiple processing sessions simultaneously, even while customizing other photos. The Macintosh version takes advantage of Mac OS X Lion and offers several Multi-Touch functions (zoom, full-screen view, scroll photos, change tab).
 
MORE SUPPORTED CAMERAS AND LENSES
 
DxO Optics Pro 7’s automatic corrections rely on a wide library of DxO Optics Modules, developed at DxO Labs, based on a precise analysis of each combination of camera and lens under all shooting conditions.
 
A recent process breakthrough in DxO Optics Module development will enable DxO Labs to greatly increase its productivity. DxO Labs expects to reach the threshold of 5,000 available modules by the end of 2011, and has set a goal of reaching 10,000 modules by the end of 2012.
 
DxO Optics Pro 7 includes more than 300 new DxO Optics Modules and supports these additional five cameras: Fujifilm X100, Nikon P7100, Sony Alpha 77, NEX-C3, and NEX-5N.
 
A TRUE DIGITAL PHOTO LABORATORY
 
DxO Optics Pro 7 is an extremely powerful software designed for the most exacting photographers. As with previous versions, it includes:

  • A powerful RAW converter coupled with an unrivaled noise reduction engine (luminance, chrominance, dead pixels, colored noise, color moiré…), even at the highest ISO settings, to automatically enhance textures and details.
  • Sophisticated corrections that rely on DxO Labs’ meticulous preliminary calibration of photographic equipment in its laboratories.
  • An single-shot HDR feature that offers the possibility of creating an HDR image from a single RAW or JPEG image file, thanks to exclusive exposure and contrast optimization technologies that allow users to recover a large number of details in over- or underexposed parts of their images.
  • An optional DxO FilmPack plugin that allows users to faithfully reproduce the aesthetic signature of more than 60 legendary films rolls on their RAW and JPEG images.

AVAILABILITY AND SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER
 
DxO Optics Pro 7 for Windows and Mac will be available on November 30, 2011, in the DxO Labs online boutique (www.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a special introductory discount valid until December 24, 2011:
 
USD:

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: $99 instead of $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: $199 instead of $299

EUR:

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: 99€ instead of 199€
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: 199€ instead of 299€
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

GBP:

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: £89 instead of £135
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: £179 instead of £269
    (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

Photographers who acquired a license for DxO Optics Pro 6 on or after September 1, 2011 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 7. Other users can take advantage of a special discount on all upgrades from now until December 24, 2011, directly from their customer account.
 
B&H carries Dxo Optics.

Post Date: 11/23/2011 9:10:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I love Lowepro Bags - Adorama just announced a huge list of Black Friday Lowepro case specials. All sale cases are black in color. These deals expire 11/30/11.
 
* Use coupon code S1112323 and the links below.
 
Lowepro Flipside 200 Digital SLR Backpack, Water Resistant with Removable Accessory Pouch
 
Save 23% - Regular Price $64.95 - Sale Price $49.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Flipside 300 Digital SLR Backpack, Water Resistant with Removable Accessory Pouch
 
Save 29% - Regular Price $84.95 - Sale Price $59.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Fastpack 100 Digital SLR Backpack, Water Resistant & 180-Degree Access Panel
 
Save 23% - Regular Price $64.95 - Sale Price $49.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Fastpack 250 Digital SLR & Widescreen Notebook Backpack, Water Resistant & 180-Degree Access Panel
 
Save 30% - Regular Price $99.95 - Sale Price $69.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Fastpack 350 Digital SLR & Widescreen Notebook Backpack, Water Resistant & 180-Degree Access Panel
 
Save 28% - Regular Price $124.95 - Sale Price $89.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Nova 160AW Beltpack Camera Case
 
Save 40% - Regular Price $49.95 - Sale Price $29.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Nova 180AW Beltpack Camera Case
 
Save 36% - Regular Price $69.95 - Sale Price $44.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Passport Sling Case for DSLR / Personal Gear
 
Save 33% - Regular Price $59.95 - Sale Price $39.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW BackPack/Sling Bag
 
Save 44% - Regular Price $89.95 - Sale Price $49.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW Series
 
Save 38% - Regular Price $79.95 - Sale Price $49.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW Series
 
Save 40% - Regular Price $99.95 - Sale Price $59.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro SlingShot 302 AW Series
 
Save 38% - Regular Price $119.95 - Sale Price $74.95 - FREE SHIPPING
 
Lowepro Toploader Pro AW 75 SLR Camera Holster Bag
 
Save 38% - Regular Price $79.95 - Sale Price $49.95 - FREE SHIPPING
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2011 7:46:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Store just added the great-value refurbished Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens to their available stock - only $319.99.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2011 4:22:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This is your last chance to take advantage of the Canon Fall 2011 Lens and Flash promotion that ends tomorrow (Nov 23rd).
 
Note that some of the recent price drops included lenses on this list - be sure to check prices again if one of these items are on your wish list. Here are the rebated lenses and flashes:
 
ModelRebate Amount 
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$65.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$80.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Buy$90.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$160.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$170.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$10.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$40.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Lens Buy$35.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$40.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$70.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens Buy$75.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$110.00
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Buy$30.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$20.00
Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash Buy$15.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$10.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$40.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Flash Buy$30.00

 
Don't forget abour the $400 PIXMA PRO9000 Mark II Printer Combo rebate if you pick up a Canon DSLR.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2011 12:23:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I have not had time to review all of the new Lowepro Lens Cases yet, but this Lowepro Lens Case Size Chart (Excel .xls format, provided by Lowepro) should make selecting the right case easier.
 
B&H carries Lowepro Lens Cases. (thanks Luis)
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 11/22/2011 12:11:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
John Reilly (neuroanatomist, from the forums) presents: Canon EOS DSLR Autofocus Explained
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/22/2011 10:36:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 Chart results have been added to the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens Review page.
Post Date: 11/22/2011 10:21:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Manfrotto has announced a new L-Bracket.
 
Looks like a very useful product if you are using the Manfrotto quick release system. I'm still hoping they migrate to or add the Arca-Swiss standard.
 
B&H carries Manfrotto.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 11/22/2011 9:20:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 21, 2011
Amazon.com has the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC AF OS Lens (Canon mount) for only $288.25 shipped.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/21/2011 10:53:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 11/21/2011 7:14:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
dc.watch.impress.co.jp has posted an interview with the developers of the Canon EOS 1D X. The article, being in Japanese, is completely illegible to me - but Kaz sent me a summary of what he felt was new information. Here are his notes:
 
1) The 1D X is the first time they were able to combine the features of the 1D and 1Ds, which they couldn't do before due to technological issues. It was a "finally" kind of feeling after 10 years of development.
 
2) They knew some people would ask for more MP even when they announced the 1D X, but have their ears open and will keep thinking about what the market needs.
 
3) They're always considering the possibility of MF, but have no current plans to enter that market.
 
4) Timing of the 1D X announcement was to quell questions about the 1Ds replacement and to warn pros before the Olympics, and in consideration of Nikon, which they consider to be their biggest competitor when it comes to pros.
 
5) The earthquake had some effect on the 1D X release date, but it's not that. They actually wanted to release it earlier than March, which they feel is still a bit late for the August Olympics.
 
6) Although they can't say they'll never use them in the future, they are stopping production of APS-H sensors.
 
7) The APS-H size was more to allow for high-speed shooting, so they're moving fully to full-frame, to focus more on image quality.
 
8) The Digic 5 is 6 times faster than the Digic 4. The Digic 5+ is 3 times faster than the Digic 5, making it 17 times faster than the Digic 4, allowing for a lot of processing to be done in hardware rather than software.
 
9) ISO 204800 isn't overkill, as some feel, because some photojournalists need that kind of sensitivity.
 
10) Noise levels of the 1D X should be 2 stops better in all ISOs compared to the 1D IV.
 
11) The Digic 4 is now used as an image recognition processor, so it should be more than plenty to deal with the mere 100,000 pixels used for the AE sensor.
 
12) They know some people want the low-pass filter removed. The low-pass filter in the 1D X is fundamentally the same as previous models, and they decided to keep it in because the benefits outweigh the drawbacks for the pro segment that will use the 1D X.
 
13) Weather sealing is about the same as previous models.
 
14) HDR and some lens corrections still can't be done in-body due to processing power issues. But they may be added in future models.
 
15) Lots of consideration was given to the duplication of buttons in the portrait orientation, as well as preventing accidental pushing of some buttons (like the trash button).
 
16) Quieting the dial and buttons was also considered for video use.
 
17) Contrast AF speed is the same as in previous models.
 
18) The jello effect of the rolling shutter is slightly improved.
 
19) As for mirrorless, they definitely see the utility of a small camera, but have nothing to report at this time.
 
Thanks Kaz!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/21/2011 6:03:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
One of the benefits of using the Think Tank Photo banners on this site for placing your Think Tank Photo order is that you get a free gift.
 
I'm happy to relay the news that the Think Tank Photo free gift promotion just received a nice upgrade:
 
Think Tank Photo is offering up 11 camera pouches and memory card holders worth almost $300 that you can have added for free to your purchases. Every time you place an order with Think Tank, when you check out you will be asked which one of the items listed below you wish you receive for free. There is no limit on the number of orders you can place. You receive free gear with every order.
 
To get this “free gear with every order” offer, click on this link:
 
http://www.thinktankphoto.com/affiliates.aspx?code=digitalpicture
 
FREE GEAR LIST
Cable Management 10 ($16.75)
R U Thirsty ($19.96)
LARGE Lens Drop In ($31.96)
Whip It Out ($35.96)
Skin 50 ($22.36)
Skin 75 Pop Down ($28.80)
Skin Double Wide ($35.96)
Skin Strobe ($28.80)
Skin Chimp Cage ($31.96)
Pixel Pocket Rocket ($18.75)
Security Tag ($25.00)
Post Date: 11/21/2011 2:09:34 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H is offering an instant $50 (camera with one lens) or $150 (camera with two lenses) savings on Nikon 1 cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/21/2011 12:51:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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