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 Sunday, March 13, 2011
Canon USA has announced a $50 Instant rebate on the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS and SD4500 IS. The rebates are available from March 13 through March 26, 2011.
B&H has the instant rebates in place.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/13/2011 1:30:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 11, 2011
Sample pictures have been added to the Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens Review.
Post Date: 3/11/2011 1:32:22 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan is reporting that Nikon's Sendai staff are safe and that the manufacturing infrastructure has not be significantly impacted. Good news from an otherwise tragic event.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/11/2011 12:40:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Hit your favorite world news site for more information on this tragic event. Of photography-specific importance is that Nikon has an SLR plant in Sendai.
Rob Galbraith has a Nikon Sendai tour page on his site.
Post Date: 3/11/2011 9:25:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Think Tank Photo:
We just released solutions for carrying those smaller items that tend to rattle around and get lost in your bags and pockets. These include Credential Holder, an AA Battery Holder, a Passport Holder, and Large and Small Travel Pouches.
Credential Holder
Our new Credential Holder features a clear window that always keeps credentials of various sizes in view, an adjustable neck strap, a zippered business card pocket on the front flap, a roomy interior pocket that fits a smart phone, and a back side that has two pen pockets and a pocket that fits a reporter's pad or small note pad. Exterior dimensions: 5.7" W x 7" H x 0.3" D (14.5 x 17.8 x 0.8cm). Weight: 0.1lbs (0.05kg).
AA Battery Holder
Small AA batteries are one of those accessories that tend to fall to the bottom of whatever bag you're using. With the new AA Battery Holder, you can store eight AA batteries in a soft, compact case that folds in half and is easy to find. Exterior Dimensions: 3" W x 3" H x 0.5" D (7.6 x 7.6 x 1.3cm). Weight: 0.05lbs (0.02kg).
Passport Holder
If you travel a lot, especially in humid or inclement weather, you know how beaten up your passport gets. With our new Passport Holder you can carry one passport, airline ticket, credit cards and other identification in a sleek leather case. It features a front pocket for airline ticket stubs and three small pockets for additional identification, coffee gift cards, frequent flyer membership cards, and the like. External dimensions: 3.8" W x 5.5" H x 0.5" D (9.7 x 14 x 1.3cm). Weight: 0.1lbs (0.05kg).
Travel Pouch-Large
When forced to mix photo gear and clothing in a roller or backpack, your clothing often gets wedged into a corner. The new Travel Pouch-Large is designed to hold your clothing and other items you want to protect in a lightweight and soft pouch. It folds easily when empty and the mesh front keeps the enclosed items visible. It features a webbing carrying handle. External dimensions: 11.5" W x 15.5" H x 3" D (29.2 x 39.4 x 7.6cm). Weight: 0.3lbs (0.1kg).
Travel Pouch-Small
Here's a smaller pouch for organizing your non-photo gear, such as toiletries and socks. The Travel Pouch-Small is lightweight and soft, and folds easily when empty. The mesh front keeps enclosed items visible. It features a webbing carrying handle. External dimensions: 6.7" W x 10" H x 2.5" D (17 x 25.4 x 6.4cm). Weight: 0.2lbs (0.1kg).
Think Tank Photo is also having a 20% off sale on the Speed Freak, Speed Demon and the Speed Racer.
Post Date: 3/11/2011 9:02:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 10, 2011
Adobe Labs has made Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 available as release candidates.
Included in these version is support for the Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D DSLR and Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D DSLR along with additional Lens Profiles and bug fixes.
For more details, visit Lightroom Journal.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/10/2011 3:32:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 3/10/2011 12:29:21 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Check out my friend Roger's new promo video - captured with four Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLRs and a Canon EOS 7D DSLR.
Full version (5:47):

Short version (1:56):

Lenses used include:
Canon EF 70-200mm L IS II USM Lens (version not specified)
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens (version not specified)
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens (version not specified)
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Also used were a Steadicam Pilot (B&H) and a Cinevate Atlas 30 Slider (B&H).
Category: HDSLR
Post Date: 3/10/2011 10:26:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 9, 2011
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G Wide-Angle Lens in stock. Order fast if you want one.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/9/2011 4:38:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Vitec, the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, announces that it has acquired the entire share capital of Henry Holdings Limited ("HHL"), for a cash consideration of up to £9.75 million (the "Acquisition"). HHL is the owner of Lastolite Limited in the UK ("Lastolite").
Based in Coalville, Leicestershire, Lastolite employs approximately 80 people and is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of lighting control accessories and backgrounds for the photo, video and cinema industry. Established in 1986, Lastolite produces highly innovative products for the keen amateur and professional photographer. It is also the owner of the Colorama brand of paper backgrounds.
The Acquisition will complement Vitec's existing range of Manfrotto lighting supports and LED lights with lighting control accessories, thereby strengthening the Company's position in this part of the accessories market.
Lastolite will operate as a standalone business within Vitec's Imaging and Staging Division. Lastolite's existing senior management, including the Managing Director, Sean Henry, will be retained by the business reporting to the Divisional Chief Executive, Francesco Bernardi.
For the financial year ended 31 December 2010, Lastolite generated audited sales of £8.0 million (of which £1.5 million were to Vitec Group entities) and adjusted profit before tax of £1.4 million. As at 31 December 2010, Lastolite had gross assets of £3.5 million.
Under the terms of the Acquisition, an initial consideration of £8.75 million was paid on completion and is subject to post-completion adjustments for changes in net assets. Up to a further £1.0 million is payable in 2012 based on operating profit for the year ending 31 December 2011. At completion, Lastolite had net cash balances (net of liabilities assumed by Vitec) of £0.3m. Consideration has been paid in cash, financed out of Vitec's existing revolving credit facilities. The Board expects the Acquisition to be earnings enhancing (on an adjusted basis) in the year ending 31 December 2011 (see note 1).
Stephen Bird, Vitec's Group Chief Executive, commented on the acquisition:
"We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Lastolite, which is in line with our strategy of broadening our lighting offering within the photographic market. The Lastolite business and its management are well known to us and we look forward to the Lastolite and Manfrotto teams working together, sharing distribution and sales opportunities."
Post Date: 3/9/2011 9:04:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
An image quality comparison with many other Canon EOS DSLRs has been added to the Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Digital SLR Camera Review page.
This is the standard color block and fabric examples I've been using in the Canon EOS DSLR camera reviews. I don't see any surprises though my T3i is delivering slightly brighter images than my T2i.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/9/2011 8:08:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 7, 2011
Focus and zoom ring rotation values have been added to the Lens Specifications and Measurements Tool. Videographers especially have been asking for the focus ring rotation values. Many of the lenses included in this tool have these specs now and the rest of the current lenses will get them in the future.
Post Date: 3/7/2011 4:43:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon ZoomBrowser EX v6.7.2 Updater is now available for download. Select your OS from the EOS 60D Drivers and Software page. The option to download Canon ZoomBrowser EX v6.7.2 Updater will then appear.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/7/2011 12:49:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 4, 2011
In a press release issued today, the final version of the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens has been announced.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/4/2011 12:39:10 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has updated the approximate arrival dates of the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens and the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens to May.
The Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens remains listed as "New item - No arrival date known".
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/4/2011 10:12:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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