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 Friday, July 15, 2011
Kenko-Tokina has announced that, due to defects found in component parts, production of the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens has been temporarily suspended.
 
The Canon mount Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens is now scheduled for release at the end of August (originally late July).
 
The Nikon mount Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens is now scheduled for release in early September (originally end of August).
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 9:08:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tamron UK has launched a new online game named Tamron Island where you are challenged to "... put your photography skills to the test – there is a selection of prizes to win every month from now through to the end of December 2011.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 8:45:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 14, 2011
Reviews for the Lowepro Toploader Pro 65 AW, 70 AW and 75 AW are now on the site. These three cases are very similar and so are the reviews. Pick only one review to initially read.
 
Lowepro Toploader Pro 65 AW Camera Case Review
Lowepro Toploader Pro 70 AW Camera Case Review
Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW Camera Case Review
Post Date: 7/14/2011 5:02:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
How do you make your laptop (or desktop for that matter) run significantly faster? Install a Solid State Drive (SSD).
 
I first started using SSDs nearly two years ago - and was extremely pleased with the performance boost they gave me - especially for loading applications. I am currently using a Crucial Technology 256GB RealSSD C300 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive and simply love it.
 
A 256GB capacity is certainly not large enough for archiving image files, but it is plenty of space for my image work-in-process (which is under a very healthy backlog I might add). External hard drives provide for my multi-redundant archive storage requirements.
 
I paid $500 for my Crucial 256GB RealSSD C300 just 7 months ago. B&H currently has a limited number of Crucial 256GB RealSSD C300 SSDs available at a sale price of only $389.95.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/14/2011 10:14:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
What do you do when your studio is idle? You create a video that is sure to go viral - with us photographers at least.
 

 
Here is the BTS video:
 
Post Date: 7/14/2011 9:56:47 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Apple has released Aperture 3.1.3. This update contains a long list of fixes and a few mostly gesture-related new features.
 
The Aperture 3.1.3 update is available for download or via the update function of the software.
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 7/14/2011 9:47:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From X-Rite:
 
Apple has announced that the new OS 10.7 Lion will no longer support software that relies on Rosetta. This directly affects X-Rite's retired i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER applications. However, the current i1Profiler and ColorMunki software does not rely on Rosetta and is fully compatible with Apple OS systems from 10.5.8, 10.6 and the new 10.7 Lion.
 
While we recognize there may be some workarounds such as creating a dual-boot Mac where one volume contains Lion and another runs an older version of the Mac OS, this is not ideal for most users. Therefore, X-Rite is providing our customers with upgrade paths so they can continue using X-Rite imaging solutions if they choose to upgrade to Lion.
 
Check out the X-Rite Software Compatibility Guide for more details including the upgrade path provided.
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 7/14/2011 9:36:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For your email address, Photoshelter will send you "The Freelancer's Online Marketing Blueprint" - a 53 page PDF.
Post Date: 7/13/2011 11:49:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has posted a new Canon rebates page.
 
These are the same up-to-$700 rebates that have been available in a new and clear graphical layout.
 
B&H also has a SanDisk memory card promotion in effect - these are mostly volume (2+) deals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/13/2011 11:00:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon UK has introduced a new EOS training promotion:
 
Your EOS Adventure starts here - Canon EOS training promotion
 
United Kingdom, 4th July, 2011 – Canon today announces the launch of a new EOS training promotion - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts Here’. Aimed at photographers of all skill levels from the experienced enthusiast to beginners taking their first steps on their EOS Adventure, Canon aims to make photography accessible for all.
 
Canon will be giving away a free training DVD and up to £150 worth of training vouchers when photographers purchase a Canon EOS 1100D, EOS 600D or EOS 60D. There are four DVDs to choose from:
 
The Essential Guide to Getting Started
The Essential Guide to Wildlife Photography
The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography
The Essential Guide to Travel Photography
 
Photographers will be sent their welcome pack – ‘Your EOS Adventure starts here’, which includes their choice of DVD and their training voucher which can be redeemed against an Experience Seminars training course. Photographers have until 31st October 2012 to use their training voucher and the value of the voucher is dependent on the EOS camera that is purchased:
 
EOS 1100D - £50 training voucher
EOS 600D - £100 training voucher
EOS 60D - £150 training voucher
 
This training promotion will support Canon’s on-going campaign - ‘Your EOS Adventure Starts here’. This includes advertising, in-store activity and the newly launched microsite, designed to encourage photographers to get the most out of EOS - the world’s most comprehensive photographic system; www.canon.co.uk/eosadventure.
 
For further information about the training promotion, DVDs and training vouchers and full terms and conditions please visit www.canon.co.uk/eostraining
 
Please note the EOS training promotion is only available to customers in the United Kingdom.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 7/13/2011 10:26:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The top and bottom navigation sections of the site have been given a minor update. The most significant update being the removal of the entire site index from the bottom of every page. For various reasons, it was no longer practical to keep the large directory on every page of the site.
 
For those of you who liked having access to all reviews, tools and other site resources at one location, the new Site Index menu option is for you. From any location on any page on the site, you should be able to jump to the beginning or end of the page (press "Home" or "End") and click on the Site Index menu option to get the feature you want.
 
As always, let me know if you find any problems. Thanks!
 
Update: Please note that the menu bars should be black with near-white text.
 
This update included changes to the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file. Feedback indicates that some browsers are using a cached version of this file and that these users are seeing a near white-on-white menu bar. Try clearing the browser cache and refreshing the page (rebooting sometimes works as well) to properly see the new design.
Post Date: 7/12/2011 9:21:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Act fast: The Canon Store has the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens in refurbished condition for only $713.32! This lens will be gone in minutes.
 
This is an amazing lens - it is VERY tempting to buy a second copy of it at this price.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/12/2011 1:50:55 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has added 31 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Sigma, Tamron, Nikkor, Samyang, Pentax, and Tokina lenses, for numerous Nikon and Pentax cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 7/12/2011 1:24:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon and Nikon have yet to release a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, but you can now use your Canon and Nikon lenses on the mirrorless iPhone. Photojojo has an adapter for that. (thanks Sean)
Post Date: 7/12/2011 12:13:42 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens (press release) has been announced today.
 
I can't say that this lens would have been my top priority if I were Nikon.
 
More information is available at the I Am Nikon Blog.
 
Adorama is accepting Nikon 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro Nikkor Lens preorders.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/12/2011 10:23:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 11, 2011
PARIS — July 5, 2011 Kenko-Tokina Company Ltd., Japan today announced that it has acquired the famous French filter manufacturer COKIN SAS.
 
COKIN is the creator and leader in Square filters systems, exporting 90% of its production to more than 100 countries around the world.
 
Mr Toru Yamanaka (President of Kenko-Tokina Co., Ltd.) said: “I have always been impressed with the creativity that COKIN filters and accessories offer. I admire and greatly respect the professionalism of this line of fine products which reflect the French ingenuity. We are very proud to add this filter manufacturer to our Team.”
 
Kenko-Tokina Co., Ltd. was established in 1957 and now has 10 factories and subsidiaries worldwide. They are a world-leader in round photographic filters and other fine optical products.
 
COKIN France S.A.S.U. (new company name) will stay independent, with its own manufacturing, marketing and worldwide distribution network.
 
Mr Marc Heintz (Director of Sales, COKIN France): “Kenko brings to us a strong backing of finance and supply of raw materials, which will allow us to expand and bring new innovative products to the market once again.”
 
With this acquisition, both companies will expand their services and bring the flourishing photographic accessory market their expertise and enthusiasm for today’s exciting imaging world.
Post Date: 7/11/2011 10:50:51 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As expected, the refurbished inventory at the Canon Online Store sold out almost immediately yesterday. But, new items have been trickling back into inventory throughout the day today. Of course, those items sell out again almost immediately.
 
Right now, lenses such as the 50 f/1.8, 50 f/1.4, 50 f/2.8, 60 f/2.8, 85 f/1.8 and 300 f/4 IS are in stock. My advice is to keep hitting the following links and scan for the red "ADD TO CART" buttons as you get a chance:
 
Refurbished Canon DSLR Cameras
Refurbished Canon Lenses and Flashes
 
As I said yesterday, these are incredibly hot prices. For example, the refurbished Canon EOS 7D was only $1,155.15. If something you want shows up in stock, check out as fast as you can to make sure that you get it.
 
Update: How about a Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens for $1,495.32 - In stock at this moment.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/11/2011 5:19:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/11/2011 11:20:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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