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 Thursday, January 24, 2013
A recent New York Times article explains why some of New York City's finest eating establishments are banning food photography.

"There are the foreign tourists who, despite their big cameras, tend to be very discreet. There are those who use a flash and annoy everyone around them. There are those who come equipped with gorillapods — those small, flexible tripods to use on their tables.
 
There are even those who stand on their chairs to shoot their plates from above.
...
 
Moe Issa, the owner of Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, said he banned photography several months after opening when it became too much of a distraction to the other diners at his 18-seat restaurant."

Read the entire article here.

Post Date: 1/24/2013 7:42:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use promotion code PXLOVE8X8 at AdoramaPix to receive a to receive an 8"x8" Photo Book (14 pages) for $9.99.
 
Want a metal print instead? Use promotion code PXLOVE8X10 to get an 8"x10" Aluminyzed Metal Print for $19.99.
Post Date: 1/24/2013 7:06:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 23, 2013
B&H has a Nikon D800 DSLR Camera Video Kit available for $2,796.95 with free shipping.
 
Update: You can also receive a free copy of Plural Eyes 3 audio syncing software ($199.00 value) by following these rebate instructions.
 
Kit includes:

  • D800 Digital SLR Camera
  • Rode - VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone ($229.00 value)
  • Pearstone - Fuzzy Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones ($29.00 value)

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/23/2013 7:38:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S6300 Digital Camera (Red) available for $72.00 with free shipping. Compare at $114.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/23/2013 7:32:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
BuyDig.com has the Canon EOS 5D DSLR Camera available for an in-cart price of $2,899.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,975.00.
 
The camera comes with a 16GB CompactFlash memory card, too.
 
Other Deals:
 
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for Canon Bundle - $369.00 Shipped
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for Canon
  • 77mm UV Protective Filter

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Bundle - $339.00 Shipped
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  • 58mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter kit
  • 58mm Hard Lens Hood
  • 3pc. Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Lens Cap Keeper

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens Bundle - $899.00 Shipped
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens
  • 67mm Multicoated UV Protective Filter
  • Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag
  • 60" Full Size Photo / Video Tripod
  • Lens Cap Keeper
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • ZE-MC3A Tri-fold Memory Card Wallet
  • Hi-Speed SD USB 2.0 Card Reader

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/23/2013 12:04:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Bundle available for $1,899.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards.
 
Bundle includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
  • Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag
  • Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/23/2013 9:34:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From DxO:
 
01/23/2013 - Version 1.1.1 of DxO ViewPoint, the software solution entirely dedicated to correcting keystoning as well as deformations caused by the use of wide-angle lenses, fixes various minor problems caused by extreme perspective corrections.
 
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 as a standalone application for Mac and Windows, and as a plugin for Adobe® Photoshop® CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 and 4.
 
This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO ViewPoint v1.0.
 
B&H carries DxO Viewpoint software.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 1/23/2013 10:17:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From DxO:
 
DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 expands its compatibility to include Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and supports Windows 8
 
Five free new DxO FilmPack Expert Edition renderings created by Andrea Bagnasco
 
January 23, 2013 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 its vintage film simulation and creative rendering software for Mac and Windows. This update allows DxO FilmPack to expand its compatibility to include Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and to officially support Windows 8.
 
Based on the advanced calibration technologies of DxO Labs, DxO FilmPack perfectly restores the authentic characteristics of color, contrast, saturation, and grain of several dozen legendary films. Twenty-five additional creative renderings and numerous processing tools allow photographers to explore endless creative possibilities.
 
Expanded compatibility
 
DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 functions in 32 and 64 bits as a standalone application. As a plugin, the software is compatible with:

  • DxO Optics Pro 6, 7, 8 (32 et 64 bits)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4 (32 & 64 bits), CS5 (32 & 64 bits), CS6 (32 & 64 bits)
  • Adobe Lightroom 3 & 4 (32 et 64 bits)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, 10, 11 (32 et 64 bits)
  • Apple Aperture 3 (32 et 64 bits)

Now compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11, DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 addresses an even wider number of people in love with photography.
 
Sharing emotions with the best photographers
 
DxO FilmPack's Export renderings feature allows photographers to save the parameters of their custom renderings and to easily share them with other users. It is also possible to use a style created by another user by downloading it from the renderings library.
 
DxO FilmPack has become a major element in the creative process for professional photographers. By integrating DxO FilmPack in their post-processing steps, photographers such as NyghtFalcon and Andrea Bagnasco ? both DxO Image Masters ? can express all their creativity and give their images a unique atmosphere. They are willing to share the emotional impact of their work by making their creative renderings exclusively available to the DxO FilmPack user community. To download these free original Expert Edition renderings, go to the dxo.com website.
 
Availability and prices
 
DxO FilmPack v3.2.3 for Mac and Windows comes in two editions - Essential and Expert - which differ in terms of the number of film renderings and features available. Both editions are available in the DxO Labs online store (shop.dxo.com) and at photo resellers at a discount through January 31, 2013:
 
USD:

  • DxO FilmPack 3 Essential Edition: : $49 instead of $79
  • DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Edition:: $99 instead of $129

EUR:

  • DxO FilmPack Essential Edition: : 49€ instead of 79€
  • DxO FilmPack Expert Edition:: 99€ instead of 129€
  • (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

GBP:

  • DxO FilmPack 3 Essential Edition: : £39 instead of £59
  • DxO FilmPack 3 Expert Edition:: £79 instead of £99
  • (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO FilmPack 3.
 
B&H carries DxO Filmpack 3.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 1/23/2013 9:12:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon Europe:
 
Nik Color Efex Pro for Capture NX 2
 
Shortly after the acquisition of NikSoftware by Google in September 2012, Nik ended sales of the Color Efex Pro plug-in for Nikon Capture software.
 
From the end of January 2013, Nikon Europe no longer distribute Nik Color Efex Pro for Capture NX 2 and it is no longer available from our online sales site. However, should you be a current user of Color Efex Pro, you can of course continue to use the plug-in with Capture NX 2. Please refer to the table below for version compatibility.
 
If you previously purchased Color Efex Pro for Capture NX 2 from Nikon and require further assistance or technical support, please contact us.

Nikon Software versionNik Color Efex Pro version
Nikon software is not compatiblenik Color Efex Pro 4.0
Capture NX 2.3.0 or laternik Color Efex Pro 3.0 64 Bit version for Capture NX2
Capture NX 2.0.0-2.2.8nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX2
Capture NX 1.2 or later / Capture NX 2nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX
Capture 4.1 or laternik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture 4

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/23/2013 6:56:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 22, 2013
BuyDig.com has a Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Bundle available for $1,899.00 with free shipping.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 11 - MAC / PC
  • Digpro Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/22/2013 8:56:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has a couple of Elinchrom Ranger Deals featuring significant savings:

Post Date: 1/22/2013 3:09:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera available for $599.95 with free shipping. Compare at $699.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/22/2013 2:15:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera available for $999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,199.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/22/2013 1:03:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,799.21 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/22/2013 12:12:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Flashpoint 32" 5-in-1 Collapsible Disc Reflector available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $25.95.
Post Date: 1/22/2013 11:52:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Iridient:
 
Iridient Developer is a powerful RAW image conversion application designed and optimized specifically for Mac OS X. Iridient Developer gives advanced photographers total control over every aspect of their digital camera's output, yet still provides easy drag and drop batch conversion and access to basic adjustments for the casual user. Thanks in part to Dave Coffin's work on the open source RAW decoding program dcraw, RAW developer is able to support files from over 400 RAW capable digital camera models!! Note that although we do use portions of dcraw for decoding RAW image files, essentially the entire image processing pipeline is completely unique to RAW Developer this includes the demosaicing algorithms used for all cameras based on RGB color filters (which is nearly all of them), all color management operations, all other processing adjustments, sharpening, noise reduction and final file format conversion.
 
Iridient Developer 2.0 changes:
 
New Features:

  • Support for lens corrections including embedded lens metadata from some cameras (Olympus) and RAW formats (DNG), lens profiles (LCP files), automatic and manual chromatic aberration correction and manual distortion correction.
  • Newly designed image thumbnail browser with support for live updates.
  • Support for star ratings.
  • Support for IPTC, XMP and EXIF v2.3 metadata pass through.
  • Support for most all standard, non-RAW, image formats including JPEG, TIFF, PNG and more.
  • Support for high dynamic range (HDR) image formats including OpenEXR and Radiance.
  • Optimized graphics, user interface controls and image rendering for high resolution Retina displays.
  • Enhanced full screen support including support for new full screen window controls introduced in 10.7 (Lion).
  • Code signed for support of Apple's Gatekeeper security introduced in 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
  • Support for touch gestures for zooming and scrolling preview.
  • Support added for the Canon 6D, Rebel T4i (650D, Kiss X6i), EOS-M, S110, G15 and SX50 HS.
  • Support added for the Nikon D5200, D600, P7700, 1 V2 and 1 J2.
  • Support added for the Sony NEX-6, NEX-5R, SLT-A99 and DSC-RX1.
  • Support added for the Olympus E-PL5, E-PM2 and XZ-2 iHS.
  • Support added for the Sigma DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill.
  • Support added for the Panasonic DMC-GH3, DMC-G5, DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ200.
  • Support added for the Pentax K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K-30 and Q10.
  • Support added for the Samsung NX20, NX210, NX1000 and EX2F.
  • Support added for the Leica New S (S3), D-Lux 6 and V-Lux 4.
  • Support added for the Fuji F800EXR and XF1.

Improvements:

  • Improved preview display quality including support for deep color dithering on 10.7 (Lion) and later.
  • The LAB curves keyboard adjustment increments were made adjusted again now offering both smaller and larger increments through the option and shift+option key combos.
  • Improved processing of lens color shift metadata for Sigma SD1 and new DP1/2 Merrill models.
  • Refined default ICC color profiles for many camera models.
  • Numerous performance enhancements including incorporation of Apple's Grand Central Dispatch technology for better utilization of the latest multi-core Intel processors.
  • Improved parsing of various lens distance and lens metadata fields.
  • Added additional name information for some new lens models.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue which would cause a crash when loading Fuji X-Pro1 images which had been converted to DNG format. This camera is not currently supported in either native RAF or DNG format.

Download the free demo of Iridient Developer 2.0 here.

Post Date: 1/22/2013 10:34:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Epson:
 
New Epson Ultimicron Brings Benefits for Camera Enthusiasts
 
- Epson begins volume production of panel for electronic viewfinders -
 
UltiMicron EVF
 
- TOKYO, Japan, January 22, 2013 -
 
Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson," TSE: 6724) today announced that it has begun volume production of its latest Ultimicron panel. These high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT color panels bring to life the electronic viewfinders used in mid- to high-end digital interchangeable lens system cameras. The new panel will be exhibited at Epson's booth at CP+ 2013 in Yokohama, Japan, from January 31 to February 3.
 
Measuring just 0.48 of an inch diagonally, the latest in the Ultimicron series offers XGA (1024 x 768) resolution in red, green and blue for a total of 2.36 megapixels. The new panel is equal in size to a 0.47-inch SVGA panel, but offers higher resolution. In addition, Epson has increased the surface luminance to 520 cd/m2, allowing photographers sufficient visibility in any environment, from the brightest sunlight to the darkness of evening.
 
The Ultimicron series is positioned to meet growing demand among camera enthusiasts of all levels and abilities for superb quality electronic viewfinders.
 
Advantages and features

  • Compact
    Small 0.48-inch diagonal screen contributes to compact, thin cameras
  • High resolution
    High pixel density with XGA resolution (1024 x RGB x 768, 2.36 megapixels)
  • No color breakup
    Use of a color filter ensures that it is not affected by the color breakup that can occur with fast-moving subjects and panning shots when using a field-sequential color system.
  • Bright
    Achieves brightness of 520 cd/m2

New panel specifications

Name L3F04X-80300C
LCD type TN mode, organic alignment layer
Color display system Color filter (RGB stripe)
Effective pixels 1024 x RGB x 768 (XGA)
Panel size (diagonal) 0.48 inch (1.2 cm)
Pixel pitch 9.6 μm (3.2 x RGB) x 9.6 μm
Color space 92% of sRGB
Backlight Yes
Surface luminance 520 cd/m2
Displayable colors Approx. 16.77 million colors

Electronic viewfinders and Epson's Ultimicron
 
Electronic viewfinders are employed mainly as the finders - the small windows used to view the subject of a photo - in digital single-lens reflex cameras and camcorders using LCD screens. Epson's Ultimicron electronic viewfinders have the advantages of both high resolution and of being highly compact. This makes it easy for manufacturers to make the camera compact, and for users to focus the camera when taking pictures.
 
UltiMicron EVF Camera
Camera using an Epson Ultimicron electronic viewfinder.
 
To learn more about Ultimicron, visit:
http://global.epson.com/products/htps/ultimicron/

Post Date: 1/22/2013 9:32:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From LensRentals:
 
Know you need gear for a future date? Reserve it early and get 10% off!
 
Directions:

  • Place your order 7 days in advance
  • For any arrival date before 3/1/13
  • Using the code EARLYBIRD
  • Get 10% off your rental fees!

To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.

Post Date: 1/22/2013 7:55:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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