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 Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From JOBY:
 
Revolutionize Your Smartphone Photography and Videography with JOBY GripTight Smartphone Stands
 
JOBY Unveils 3 iPhone® & Android™ Stands for Smartphone Users Craving Creative Possibilities
 
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 24, 2012 – JOBY JOBY is excited to announce the launch of the GripTight™ collection of Android and iPhone stands, versatile and universal solutions for smartphone users who take photos, capture video and view media everywhere they go. Known for its award-winning flexible GorillaPod™ camera tripods, JOBY expands creative possibilities with this new collection of stable, compact, lightweight and ultra-portable products that fit the best-selling smartphones (including iPhone® 5, Samsung Galaxy S® III and Nokia Lumia 920) – with or without protective cases.
 
The GripTight products let you create your own portable photography and video studio by helping you improve photo clarity, shoot from unique perspectives, capture shake-free video, and enhance your photo and video apps. Comfortably watch and enjoy video, browse websites, or Skype and video conference anywhere and everywhere. All thanks to the stable, hands-free positioning of these innovative designs.
 
"Because smartphones are now the cameras that are always on hand, consumers are using these devices more frequently to shoot photos and video," said Laura Kawakami, JOBY brand and product marketing director. "Our versatile GripTight collection empowers iPhone® as well as Android™ and Windows® smartphone users to 'get a grip' on creativity and discover even more ways to use their smartphone cameras."
 
The rock-solid GripTight Micro Stand is the only pocket-sized smartphone stand in the market. Designed with a steel inner frame and zinc alloy legs, the Micro Stand is sleek and durable enough to stash in a pocket or on a key chain for on-the-go convenience. Grippy, rubber feet allow users to stabilize their smartphones on uneven surfaces, and the mini-ballhead tilts 36 degrees in any direction for precise control of photo and video composition. The Micro Stand is ideal for smartphone photographers who want to be in their photo with friends or who love to watch YouTube™ videos in a café. It's portable, convenient and easy to set up.
 
The GripTight GorillaPod Stand is an incredibly adaptable and all-terrain solution. Designed with flexible, wrappable joints and grippy, rubber feet, this solution allows users to secure their smartphones to all kinds of objects and stabilize them on all types of surfaces for the optimal perspective as they shoot photos, capture video and enjoy media. Ideal for city and wilderness adventures, the GripTight GorillaPod Stand is the perfect companion on an urban trek while photographing meals for a foodie blog, or on your next camping trip for setting up in-tent movie nights.
 
The innovative GripTight Mount is compatible with GorillaPod™ camera tripods and standard tripods via a universal, stainless-steel ¼-20" thread. The Mount makes it easy to stabilize and position your smartphone to do everything from composing a challenging shot to capturing a time-lapse photo series or capturing a full-length video.
 
Stable and hands-free. Compact and lightweight. Designed for limitless possibilities and almost any smartphone, the GripTight collection from JOBY allows smartphone users to expand their creativity and improve their mobile photography and videography with three versatile, portable products that make perfect gifts for the holidays.
 
The GripTight Mount is available for $19.95 (US MSRP). The GripTight Micro Stand and GripTight GorillaPod Stand are available for $29.95 each (US MSRP). All products may be purchased at popular big-box retailers, consumer electronics, mobile and online stores, and at joby.com.
 
B&H carries JOBY products.
Category: Joby News
Post Date: 10/24/2012 7:29:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 23, 2012
NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR CANON EOS 5D MARK III DIGITAL SLR CAMERA PROVIDES UNCOMPRESSED HDMI OUTPUT SUPPORT AND IMPROVED AF PERFORMANCE
 
From Canon:
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 23, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera that significantly improves the camera’s performance and usability. In response to requests from professionals working in the fields of cinema and television production, the firmware update enables the use of uncompressed HDMI Output support, making possible more efficient video editing and monitoring procedures. Additionally, the upgrade supports the advanced needs of photographers through improved AF performance when capturing still images.
 
Uncompressed HDMI Output Support
When shooting video, HDMI Output makes possible the recording of high-definition uncompressed video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) from the EOS 5D Mark III to an external recorder via the camera’s HDMI terminal. This, in turn, facilitates the editing of video data with minimal image degradation for greater on-site workflow efficiency during motion picture and video productions. Additionally, video being captured can be displayed on an external monitor, enabling real-time, on-site monitoring of high-definition video during shooting.
 
Improved AF Functionality
Even when the EOS 5D Mark III is equipped with an extender and lens making possible a maximum aperture of f/8, the firmware update supports AF employing the camera’s central cross-type points (currently compatible with maximum apertures up to f/5.6). Accordingly, the update will allow users to take advantage of AF when shooting distant subjects, benefitting sports and nature photographers, particularly when using telephoto lenses.
 
The new firmware update will be available, at no charge, in April 2013 from the Canon U.S.A. website and can be downloaded by end users or through Canon Factory Service Centers.
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is available at Amazon, B&H and Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/23/2012 8:10:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Flashpoint 4x6" Leatherette Photo Album (Holds 500 Prints) available for $19.99. Regularly $29.99.
Post Date: 10/23/2012 3:34:55 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Europe has posted an informative article explaining their remote shutter release products.
 
They also published a similar article on their TTL remote or multi-flash sync cords.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/23/2012 12:37:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Western Digital My Passport Essential 2TB 2.5" External Hard Drive for $154.95 with free shipping. Regularly $179.95.
 
Backups are extremely important in photography (and business, for that matter). Most people are inadequately protected from hard drive failure, fire, theft, etc.
 
We currently rely on the WD My Passport Essential 2TB 2.5" Ext HD for critical backup purposes (using 7 drives in rotation). They are fast and have been proven reliable.
Post Date: 10/23/2012 9:51:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 10/23/2012 10:05:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Camera available for $1,676.71 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/23/2012 6:28:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 22, 2012
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Camera (Red) and 10-30mm VR Lens available for $269.95 with free shipping. Compare at $446.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/22/2012 4:34:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use promotion code SSD512 ($20.00 off) at BuyDig.com to receive the OCZ Technology Agility 4 - 512GB Internal Solid State Drive for $279.00 with free shipping. Compare at $369.00.
Post Date: 10/22/2012 10:53:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera for $829.95 with free shipping. Compare at $996.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/22/2012 10:32:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through October 31, use promotion code PXBKTREAT at AdoramaPix to get an 8x8in Hard Cover Photobook for $14.95. Regularly $25.95.
Post Date: 10/22/2012 10:19:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through October 30, the Canon Refurbished Store has several PowerShot digital cameras at 30% off with free shipping on orders over $100.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/22/2012 8:45:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is featuring The Sandisk Memory Cards. Some specific deals include:
 
SanDisk 64GB CompactFlash 60mb/s Memory Card - $134.99 (compare at $184.95)
 
SanDisk 32GB CompactFlash 60mb/s Memory Card - $76.99 (compare at $97.95)
 
SanDisk 64GB SDXC Secure Digital 30mb/s (Class 10) Memory Card - $43.49 (compare at $59.95)
 
SanDisk 32GB SDXC Secure Digital 30mb/s (Class 10) Memory Card - $19.99 (compare at $27.95)
Post Date: 10/22/2012 6:44:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honors Canon’s Work on Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 22, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that Canon Inc. will be recognized at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for “Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras.” Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.
 
Canon debuted its award-winning large format CMOS image sensor in its acclaimed EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera in November of 2011 at a global launch event held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. By exploring alternatives to the established Bayer color filter array algorithms, Canon was able to achieve an overall image quality capture through its CMOS sensor that has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film.
 
“We are honored to receive this recognition from NATAS for our work on large format sensors,” said Masaya Maeda, managing director and chief executive, Image Communication Products Operations, Canon Inc. “We see this award as a testament to the warm acceptance that the film and television production community has extended to us as we’ve partnered with them over the last year to help tell their stories. It also serves as further incentive for our continued commitment to the entertainment industry.”
 
In November 2011, Canon announced its full-fledged entry into the theatrical motion picture, television programming and television commercial production industries with the launch of the Cinema EOS System. Over the past 10 months, the Company has introduced a total of three high-definition, high-performance Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras—the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the compact, lightweight EOS C100 Digital Video Camera—all built around Canon’s innovative Super 35-mm CMOS image sensor technology specifically developed for Cinema EOS motion image capture. Separately, the EOS-1D C 4K DSLR Cinema Camera, equipped with an 18.3-megapixel full frame (36 mm x 24 mm) CMOS image sensor, also joined the Cinema EOS product family in April of this year. For professional photographers, and independent and student filmmakers, Canon has also introduced the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, building on the strong success of the EOS 5D Mark II in film and television production.
 
The Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award will be presented on January 10, 2013, during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/22/2012 8:34:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hot Deal: Adorama has the following Canon EOS Rebel T4i Bundle for $686.95 shipped AR. Here is the large bundle inclusion list:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Body (reg $739.00)
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens (reg $199.00)
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13 x 19", 50 Sheets (reg $79.00)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10 (reg $99.99)
  • Canon Pixma PRO9000 Mark II Photo Printer (reg $438.00)

To get the deal, go to the Canon EOS Rebel T4i page. Then click on the "Save up to $110.00 with bundle" link below the "Buy together and save" title. Scroll down to the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens and select this option. Then click "Add to Cart".

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/21/2012 8:22:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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