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 Friday, October 18, 2013

 
From Fotodiox:
 
Waukegan, IL – October 17, 2013 – Fotodiox the leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality photography and videography accessories, has announced the availability of its next generation LED light panels; the Fotodiox LED-312D, LED-312DS, and LED-1024AL. The new LED lights are compact and powerful, while remaining lightweight – perfect for both studio and location shooting. Fotodiox's LED panels generate little heat, use little power, and now the reduced bulk of these newest lights maximize portability and mounting possibilities to capture the perfect shot.
 
The three new LED panels feature all-metal barn doors to shape and control the light, while a locking system keeps the barn doors in place, no matter how the light is mounted. The lights feature a backlit LCD panel that displays the percentage of light intensity and remaining battery life, to avoid shutdown during the most important photo shoots.
 
“The new added features, especially the barn doors, make the new equipment ideal for photographers and videographers who want more control, while remaining compact and lightweight to carry on location,” said Kelvin Luo, CEO of Fotodiox. “Our original LED lights were a big hit with both amateur and professional photographers and videographers, and we’re proud to be releasing the next generation of these high-intensity lighting solutions.”
 
Fotodiox LED-312D
 
The Fotodiox LED-312D is a versatile professional grade LED light that comes equipped with 312 ultra-bright 5600k LEDs. The powerful daylight balanced LEDs offer a full spectrum of soft light, with full control over the light level from 10-100%. The light is equipped for fully cordless operation with the included lithium-ion battery packs and charger. A rear-mounted backlit LED status display shows both the remaining battery level and the light's brightness level.
 
Control and shape the light with the new, all-metal barn doors. Two included diffusion panels securely lock into place – one panel softens the light even more, and the second panel is for matching the 312-D's light's color temperature to match tungsten light sources.
 
Fotodiox LED-312DS
 
The Fotodiox LED-312DS is an equally powerful and professional LED light panel that shares the form factor of the 312D. Additionally, the 312-DS features a dedicated control to change the light’s color temperature from 5600K daylight to 3200K tungsten color temperature, or any level in between.
 
The light level is fully dimmable from 10-100%, as indicated by the rear-mounted backlit LCD status display. In addition to the real-time battery level monitor, you can also see the current color temperature output for maximum control of lighting settings.
 
Fotodiox Pro LED-1024AL
 
The Fotodiox Pro LED-1024AL comes with over 1,000 powerful LEDs in a compact (12'” x 12”) form. The 5600K daylight LED panel is lightweight, making it the ideal versatile and powerful lighting solution whether in the studio or on location. The complete kit includes the 1024AL light, all-metal mounting yoke, locking diffusion panel, AC adapter, and a custom-fitted soft shell case with handle.
 
Availability and Pricing
 
All three of the new Fotodiox LED upgrades are available for immediate sale, and each light kit comes with a 24 month manufacturer warranty.
 
Amazon carries the Fotodiox LED-312D, LED-312DS and Pro LED-1024AL.
Category: Fotodiox News
Post Date: 10/18/2013 6:58:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From RØDE:
 
The new RØDEGrip is a versatile mounting chassis and pistol-grip for the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that provides a wide range of integration options for iOS content creators.
 
Users are able to mount their iPhone to a camera using the integrated shoe-mount, mount to a boom stand using the incorporated 3/8” thread, operate handheld using the ergonomics of the pistol grip, or even use the RØDEGrip as a desk stand for their device. The RØDEGrip is also the perfect companion for the iXY stereo microphone, allowing users to mount their iPhone in a fixed location while recording.
 
Constructed from durable ABS plastic, the RØDEGrip assembles in seconds and folds down to a compact size for transport and storage. Three mounting points are provided for the camera-shoe attachment, to allow the user to rotate and move the iPhone into a number of orientations to suit the desired application.
 
A deluxe version, titled the RØDEGrip+ is also available, adding a set of high-quality camera lenses that screw securely into place over the iPhone’s built-in camera when mounted in the cradle. The supplied macro, 180° fish-eye and 2X telephoto lenses give the user a much wider range of creativity when recording video with their iPhone.
 
Both the RØDEGrip and RØDEGrip+ are shipping now.
 
Adorama carries RØDE products.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 10/18/2013 6:49:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 17, 2013
From Hoya:
 
OCTOBER 17, 2013 - Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the new Hoya GRADUATED ND10 graduated neutral density filter.
 
The GRADUATED ND 10 balances exposure between the lightest and darkest areas of a scene allowing better tone and detail to be recorded in these areas of the image.
 
The Hoya GRADUATED ND 10 is darker at the top giving that area a 3-stop light reduction and then fading evenly to a 1 stop light reduction at the bottom. This creates more balanced exposure between the lighter and darker areas of a scene, especially useful for photos that include the sky. The aluminum filter frame rotates so the darkest area can be positioned as needed.
 
The Hoya GRADUATED ND 10 filter uses a Hoya super clear optical glass in a wedge layer that is matched and perfectly bonded to a ND filter glass wedge layer to create the gradual ND effect.
 
Neutral density filters are designed to reduce the amount of light entering your camera lens and do not have any other effect on the image. Reducing the amount of light allows for the use of wider apertures or slower shutter speeds for creative and dramatic affect in bright lighting conditions.
 
Specifications
Size Availability: 52mm, 58mm, 77mm, 82mm
Neutral density: ND2X to ND10X across the filter
Category: Hoya News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 4:05:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The results from the "How many DSLR cameras do you currently have?" poll are in. I'm today sharing these results with a twist in the article: How Many DSLR Cameras Do You Need?
 
Note that the infographic included here may be freely republished in un-altered form. But sorry, copying of the other text on that page is not permitted.
Post Date: 10/17/2013 10:54:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
This is an announcement regarding support for the new EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery scheduled for release. We plan to release firmware updates that will enable support for the EN-EL14a with the following products in the middle of November 2013.

  • Nikon D5200, D5100, D3200, D3100 digital SLR cameras
  • COOLPIX P7700 compact digital camera

Though a firmware download enabling support for the EN-EL14a will not be released for the COOLPIX P7000 or P7100, the battery can be used with these cameras. However, the camera’s battery indicator may quickly reach the half-charge point on its display. The COOLPIX P7800 already supports the EN-EL14a.
 
Adorama carries the Nikon EN-EL14a battery.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 9:52:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Canon Launches RUSH: The Photo Contest, a Photography Challenge with Time Parameters
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 17, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has expanded its relationship with two-time Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard for his recently released film from Universal Pictures, RUSH, which builds upon the imaginative ways that Canon products are used in Hollywood. RUSH hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York City on September 20, and it arrived across the country on September 27.
 
As a partner on RUSH, Canon's variety of cameras and lenses were utilized to film the epic action-drama. The Canon brand is also organically integrated throughout the film, which powerfully depicts Formula 1TM racing in the 1970s, when Canon was a sponsor of racetracks and the drivers. A number of Canon cameras were used in filming RUSH, including the Canon Cinema EOS C300 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera.
 
Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) teamed once again with two-time Academy Award-nominated writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) on RUSH, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless and legendary 1970s Formula 1TM rivalry between gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth of The Avengers, Thor) and his disciplined Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum).
 
Engaging consumers further, Canon will launch RUSH: The Photo Contest, a two-week photography challenge on Canon's Facebook page, now live. Playing off the speed of the film, the user-generated photo contest asks participants to complete ten various photo-based challenges within specific time parameters (e.g., "You have one hour to shoot for the theme: Dedication. Go. Long Live the Rush.") Each photo challenge winner will win a $250 online store credit to be used at the Canon Online Store, and Ron Howard will select one Grand Prize Winner to receive a Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Camera Kit. Please see www.bit.ly/18iuwtA for the Official Rules. The contest will live on www.Facebook.com/CanonUSA.
 
"When working on RUSH, it was a natural fit to partner with Canon as they enable creativity among all artists with their advanced camera and lens technology," said Howard.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 9:23:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Hoya:
 
OCTOBER 16, 2013 - Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the new Hoya PROND line of neutral density filters with ACCU-ND technology.
 
The ACCU-ND technology in the Hoya PROND filters yields a truly neutral color balance that will not add any noticeable color-cast to your images. The Hoya PROND series is aimed at the still photography and HDSLR video markets. The series provides 9 filters from two stop to 10 stop light reduction.
 
The Metallic ACCU-ND coating on the PROND filters do not color shift as you move from one density to the next, a common problem with other series of neutral density filters. Now you can set your white balance once and have the same color balance even if you need to change filters due to changes in lighting, or for creative effect.
 
The PROND filters use Hoya’s exclusive clear optical glass that has a metallic ACCU-ND coating front and back to create the neutral density affect.
 
Neutral density filters are designed to reduce the amount of light entering your camera lens and should not have any other effect on the image. Reducing the amount of light allows for the use of wider apertures or slower shutter speeds for creative and dramatic effect in bright lighting conditions.
 
All Hoya PROND filters have a low-profile one piece aluminum frame. The thin frame keeps the glass secure and parallel to the sensor while allowing it to be used with super-wide angle lenses
Category: Hoya News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 12:09:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
A fast normal lens for which advanced optical design technologies have been adopted for both superior rendering of point light sources and beautiful bokeh with smooth focusing transition from blurred to sharp
 
TOKYO - Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, a fast normal lens compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras.
 
The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G is a lens that makes the most of advanced optical design technologies long cultivated by Nikon to achieve high reproduction capability of point light sources even at the maximum aperture, and natural depth of subjects utilizing smooth and beautiful bokeh characteristics. With shooting of distant night landscapes, the lens minimizes the sagittal coma flare that makes a point light source look like a bird with its wings spread to render point light sources as sharp points with no distortion or fringes across the entire frame, even at maximum aperture, for clear and crisp night landscape shots.
 
In addition, the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G renders subjects impressively with beautiful bokeh that moderately changes as the distance from the sharply focused point increases for natural depth that makes near human subjects or still objects appear more three dimensional.
 
What's more, despite being a fast lens, not only is light falloff controlled for natural brightness across the entire frame, even at the maximum aperture of f/1.4, for sharp rendering of objects at infinity, but adoption of Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces flare and ghost.
 
This single lens responds to the demands of professional and advanced amateur photographers looking to achieve the images they intend with all types of photos, from night landscapes to impressive photos utilizing bokeh.
 
AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Primary Features

  • A fast normal lens with a focal length of 58mm and maximum aperture of f/1.4 that utilizes advanced optical design technologies
  • Minimization of sagittal coma flare for high reproduction capability of point light sources as sharp points across the entire frame
  • Sharp, high-resolution images can be reproduced even at the maximum aperture
  • Original lens characteristics that provide natural depth reproduction with which the degree of bokeh moderately changes as the distance from the sharply focused point increases
  • Controlled light falloff retains natural brightness across the entire frame even at the maximum aperture of f/1.4
  • Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces flare and ghost

Development background
 
The AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G was developed as a lens that offers new photographic creativity possible only with NIKKOR lenses.
 
Point light source reproduction capability with superior resolution and no distortion or fringes was improved with further development of the concept behind the Ai Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 (released in 1977), which enabled rendering of point light sources as sharp points, as well as adoption of advanced optical design technologies based on 80 years of Nikon know-how and optical technologies. Further, we also adopted a design concept based on the reproduction of three-dimensional subjects as natural images with depth in two-dimensional photography for a "three-dimensionally high-fidelity lens". As a result, the lens also offers beautiful bokeh capabilities.
 
This exclusive reproduction capability expands the ways in which users express themselves for positioning that distinguishes it from other lenses.
 
Adorama has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 12:00:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
The best image quality and definition in its class enabled by an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, no optical low-pass filter, and the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. An entry-level model equipped with a vari-angle monitor, and the first Nikon digital SLR camera to offer built-in Wi-Fi and GPS functions.
 
October 17 -TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the D5300, a Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera.
 
The D5300 is Nikon's latest entry-level model. It offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the new high-performance EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. It is Nikon's first digital SLR camera to offer built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and GPS functions, which enable simple sharing of high-quality images captured with the D5300 and NIKKOR lenses offering superior rendering performance via a smart device. These functions also allow users to look back on routes taken on vacation or with outdoor activities using a log feature that is part of the built-in GPS function.
 
The D5300 is also designed with a monocoque structure made of a new material that enables a smaller and lighter body while maintaining the necessary strength and durability. The camera is also equipped with a number of features that support various shooting situations, including a 3.2-inch, approximately 1037k-dot vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle that enables flexible shooting from a variety of angles, a full-HD movie recording function that supports recording of smooth 1920 x 1080/60p movies, and a Special Effects mode with nine options that can be applied to photos and movies with shooting for a variety of creative effects.
 
D5300 Primary Features
 
An effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, for the best image quality and definition in its class
 
The D5300 offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with a DX-format CMOS image sensor developed exclusively by Nikon. It supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, as well as additional expansion up to ISO 25600 equivalent (Hi 1), for high-definition images exhibiting very little noise with shooting at a broad range of sensitivities. In addition, the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, optimized to be even faster for high-performance digital SLR cameras, provides significantly better results with noise reduction (NR), auto white balance, color reproduction characteristics, and tone processing. What's more, the absence of a low-pass filter maximizes the superior resolution of the high pixel count and rendering capabilities of NIKKOR lenses.
 
Built-in Wi-Fi for transmitting high-quality images to a smart device for simple sharing
 
As Nikon's first digital SLR camera equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi function, high-quality images with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels captured from a variety of angles using the flexible vari-angle monitor can be transferred to a smart device for sharing with others*1. This expands the ways in which images are enjoyed after they are taken by enabling immediate image transfer for sharing photos with family and friends via blogs or social networking sites anytime, anywhere.

  • Transfer function: Images captured by the D5300, or already saved to a memory card inserted in the D5300, can be transferred to a smart device over a wireless connection. Transferred images can be viewed in the smart device display, or uploaded to a blog or social networking site. In addition, the size at which images are transferred to a smart device can be selected from two options in accordance with smart device storage capacity.
  • Manual upload function: Users can select images to be uploaded to a smart device using the D5300 monitor display. In situations or environments that do not sufficiently support immediate image upload, or when a smart device is not readily available, the camera can be used to specify images, and image file size, to be uploaded to the smart device at a later time.
  • Remote shooting function: The D5300's live view display is shown in the smart device display, enabling remote control over shooting. The camera's live view shooting display is shown in the smart device display, allowing users to accurately frame photos and predict results with remote control over shooting*2.

A built-in GPS function that records location data and tracks movement
 
The D5300 is Nikon's first digital SLR camera with a built-in GPS function, enabling recording of location data (longitude, latitude, altitude) with images. Collaboration with ViewNX 2, NIKON IMAGE SPACE, and commercial mapping software enables display of images where they were captured on maps, as well as sharing of images with location data. What's more, the A-GPS function makes detection of location data smoother. This capability allows users to look back on memories, or track their movement, on vacations or with outdoor activities by shooting location, and date and time of capture.
 
A monocoque structure made of a new material for a smaller and lighter body that is strong and durable
 
The D5300 is designed with a monocoque structure utilizing a new material. As the camera cover and body are formed with a rigid, integrated structure, there are fewer joints. This enables a smaller and lighter camera with a width of 125 mm, height of 98 mm, and depth of 76 mm, and weighing just 530 g, all while maintaining the necessary strength and durability.
 
A 3.2-in., 1037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for simple shooting from any angle
 
Adoption of a larger 3.2-inch, approximately 1037k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle ensures a crisp, clear display. The side-hinged vari-angle monitor opens from 0 to 180° to the side, and can be rotated up to 90° clockwise and up to 180° counter-clockwise when it is open. This enables shooting from a wide variety of angles, from low to high, and making even self portraits possible.
 
D-Movie function for recording full-HD 1920 x 1080 60p movies
 
The D5300 is equipped with a D-Movie function that supports recording of 1920 x 1080/60p movies. The combination of NIKKOR lenses, an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, and the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine provides movies with excellent resolution and very little in the way of noise, color aliasing, or moiré patterns. In addition, autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and AF-area mode is set to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on moving subjects. Manual movie settings are also available, allowing users to choose the desired shutter speed and ISO sensitivity in live view mode and with movie recording. Movie frame rate with full-HD recording can be selected from 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p. In addition to recording of high-quality sound via the built-in stereo microphone, the optional Stereo Microphone ME-1 can also be used to record stereo sound.
 
Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting added to Special Effects mode (total of 9 effects) for more creative expression with still images and movies
 
The D5300 is equipped with a Special Effects mode, with which effects can be selected and applied with recording of both still images and movies. Preview in the camera monitor before shooting or recording begins allows users to confirm the results of effect selection in real time. Users can choose from a total of nine special effects, including the seven built into the D5200 (Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), as well as the new Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting*. This allows users to easily enjoy dramatic effects like those seen in art and the movies. This mode was adopted to respond to the creative intent of users searching for a way to express their own unique style and creativity.

  • Toy Camera Effect: Create photos and movies in which colors have been changed and edges have been shaded so that they appear to have been recorded with a toy camera. Users can adjust the vividness and degree of vignetting (peripheral shading) from three options each to suit their individual preferences.
  • HDR Painting: The camera shoots two frames at different exposures and combines them, with processing that changes color tones, for HDR images with a painterly effect.

Designed with a firm grip using just one hand and available in 3 colors, including a new gray option
 
The D5300 grip is designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand for a firm hold using just one hand, making framing via both the optical viewfinder and the monitor's live view display easier. Further, in addition to the popular black and red colors, the D5300 is available in a new gray option. In addition, metal parts, such as the microphone cover and plate over the mode dial have a surface finish that gives the camera an elegant appearance.
 
Zoom/Focus Assist Lever NAL-1 primary features
 
The NAL-1 is a lever that enables smoother zooming and focusing when attached to the zoom ring or focus ring on a NIKKOR lens. It is especially convenient with movie recording.
 
Adorama has the Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 12:00:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sigma has officially announced the 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM lens that they inadvertently posted to their website on Monday. Oddly enough, they don't mention a suggested retail price for it.
 
From Sigma:
 
RONKONKOMA, NY — October 16, 2013 — Sigma Corporation of America a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced its newest addition to the Sigma Art line of lenses for full-frame cameras, the 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM.
 
True to its categorization as a Sigma Art lens, the new 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM is designed for artistic expression and top-notch image quality. This versatile lens covers the basic shooting range from wide to medium tele with an inner focusing system that eliminates front lens rotation, enhancing the lens stability and allowing the use of circular polarizing filters. It also boasts a constant aperture of F4, and contains Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology to compensate for camera shake. Moreover, it was designed to surpass the required quality inspection of every Global Vision lens with Sigma’s own modulation transfer function (MTF) “A1” measuring system to create new optical standard to align with the high-spec cameras on today’s market.
 
“For many years, Sigma users have been seeking a standard zoom lens in this range,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM is yet another example of Sigma listening to its users and delivering new and innovative products with the highest image quality.”
 
Amir-Hamzeh added that this new lens combines the largest possible fixed aperture to zoom ratio that will maintain optimal integrity for many kinds of photography, including landscapes, architecture, portraiture and still-life. With a minimum focusing distance of 45cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.6, this lens is also excellent for close-up photography.
 
High-performance glass elements, including SLD, FLD, which is equal to fluorite, and glass-molded single- and double-sided aspheric lenses have been included into the optical system to prevent aberration, field curvature, distortions and color aberration. The 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM lens is also able to suppress chromatic aberration very effectively at the telephoto-end, and can achieve superior image quality throughout the zoom range. Unlike lenses with similar specifications, this lens overcomes low peripheral brightness. Although it is designed for full frame cameras, it also works with APS-C sensors, giving an increase to focal length.
 
The lens’ Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a silent, high-speed auto focus function and enables full-time manual focusing capability. The 24-105mm is also compatible with Sigma’s USB dock allowing photographers to update its firmware and change focus parameters using Sigma's Optimization Pro software. It is also compatible with Sigma’s recently announced Mount Conversion Service.
 
Lens Specifications:

Lens Construction19 elements in 14 groups
Minimum apertureF/22
Filter size82mm
Angle of view (35mm equivalent)84.1°-23.3°
Minimum focusing distance45cm / 17.7in
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)88.6mm x 109.4mm / 3.5in x 4.3in
Number of diaphragm blades9 (rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio1:4.6
Weight885g / 31.2oz

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/16/2013 6:49:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 15, 2013
From Datacolor:
 
Not too long ago, standard practice for lighting large spaces involved hauling a lot of heavy equipment into a venue, laying out electrical service lines, creating support stands and scaffolding, and so on. Of course there was also tearing it all down, packing it away, and hauling it off again. Things have changed. It's now possible to carry all or most of the gear you'll need to light a large space in a duffle bag and camera bag, frequently doing it all without touching an electrical outlet and still getting an equivalent or superior result.
 
Join David Saffir and David Tobie as they explore newer methods for lighting interiors using lighting systems adapted from on-camera flash units, purpose-built remote units and triggers. We think you'll be surprised by the possibilities and impressed by the results!
 
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
 
Webinar attendees will have the chance to win a SpyderCHECKR or Metz 44 Flash as well as receive exclusive discounts!
 
Register Now!
 
Title: Small Lighting for Big Spaces
Date: Thursday, October 17 2013
Time: 2:00 PM (EDT)
 
Adorama carries Datacolor products.
Post Date: 10/15/2013 1:30:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Photoshelter:
 
Eric Cheng spent over 10 years mastering underwater photography before deciding to try his hand at aerial videography. Now he’s already turning the industry on its head with a new innovation that allows photographers to capture above-ground footage without the massive expense of a helicopter.
 
With a background in computer science, and having been the previous Director of Photography at Lytro, Eric has a deep investment in the progression of both photography and technology. For his aerial work Eric experimented with an ordinary radio controlled drone and a simple GoPro Hero. The electronic gimbal he created with a friend is what keeps every shot flawless, unaffected by the wind, and absolutely stunning.
 
In this webinar we’ll talk to Eric about this incredible alternative to the traditional aerial photography methods, his work both underwater and above ground, and what gear is involved.
 
Date: Wednesday, October 16th
Time: 4:00pm Eastern
 
Register Now
 
Topics to be Covered:

  • How Eric got into aerial photography
  • FAA rules and regulations you should watch out for
  • How to create your own drone videography on a low, medium or high budget

Post Date: 10/15/2013 10:55:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has filed an injunction to prevent Sakar International from manufacturing its Polaroid iM1836 - a camera that looks conspicuously like a Nikon 1 series camera.
 
While the two cameras function completely differently (the iM1835 is android-powered, has a touch screen and has imaging sensors built into the lenses, not the body), we must admit that the two cameras look very similar.
 
From Nikon:

"On October 11, 2013 (US Eastern Time), Nikon Corporation (having its principal place of business in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Makoto Kimura) and Nikon Inc. (having its principal place of business in New York, President & CEO: Nobuyoshi Gokyu) (collectively, hereafter referred to as "Nikon") filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Sakar International, Inc. (having its principal place of business in New Jersey) (hereafter referred to as "Sakar") for the alleged infringement of the design patent and trade dress right owned by Nikon. Nikon seeks injunctive relief against Sakar in the lawsuit to prevent them from manufacturing and selling their Polaroid brand digital still camera, 'Polaroid iM1836'.
 
Nikon makes a great effort to create designs that can be differentiated from other companies' products, as well as to strongly deter the imitation of its designs. Although Nikon has negotiated with Sakar to amicably solve this problem, we could not reach an agreement. Consequently, Nikon decided to initiate the lawsuit by necessity.
 
The abovementioned design patent and trade dress right are related to the Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses 'Nikon 1'."

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 8:12:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon USA:
 
Modifications enabled with this version

  • Support for the Nikon D610 has been added.

Update Notes:

  • You must have Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 or later installed to perform this update.
  • It may be necessary to enter your product key code(s) during installation. Please have your product key code(s) available for installation.
  • You may be required to enter your computer's administrator password to use this installer. Be sure to have that information available.

Download
Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.15.0 - Windows (57.7 MB) | Macintosh (49.2 MB)

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/15/2013 7:03:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 14, 2013
New York, NY – October 14, 2013 – Manfrotto today announced a new collection of camera bags for DSLR cameras and photography equipment with superior technology, higher protection and an exclusive style attitude. The new, efficiently and beautifully designed bags from Manfrotto are available and in stock now from leading camera and electronics retailer Adorama.
 
Manfrotto Professional bags, featuring CPS: Camera Protection System
The new Professional collection includes four Holster Plus models, five shoulder bag models, three backpacks and two roller bags. All feature Manfrotto's CPS – Camera Protection System – that has been specifically engineered and laboratory tested to guarantee the highest level of protection and shock resistance.
 
Manfrotto's Exo-Tough Construction featured on the outer surfaces of the Professional bags line is another key protection design guarantee. The rigid multi-layer construction buffers any initial sharp impact shock. Sturdy TPU feet keep the bag off the ground and serve as shock absorbers (in all backpacks, rollers, shoulder bags and slings). Manfrotto Professional Bags have been rigorously tested in extreme simulated conditions compared to other leading brands and found to be the most protective.
 
Professional collection design features
Designed to become a workstation on the ground while shooting, the bags’ looks are as minimal and stylish as one would expect from Manfrotto. Pocket positions, closures and sizes are all designed to meet the needs of pro photographers, with hard-wearing, rip-resistant fabrics used alongside easy-to-use oversized zips and durable metal fastenings. Manfrotto has taken great care for usability and details, and designed the bags in line with Manfrotto’s best tripods.
 
Manfrotto Professional Bags Details:
To get more information and to order Manfrotto Professional bags, please visit the Adorama website.
 
Holster Plus: The four Holster Plus models are a perfect solution for safely carrying minimal amounts of gear.
 
Shoulder Bag: More a mobile office than a bag, you can easily carry and access your camera, lenses, flash, accessories, laptop or tablet, notebook, documents, keys, phone, pens, and more.
 
Backpacks: Built to carry pro DSLRs, lenses, flash, a laptop, tripod and accessories, Manfrotto Professional Backpacks are designed to function as a workstation on the ground while you're shooting.
 
Roller Bags: Manfrotto Professional Rollers shield your equipment as safely as possible, open completely and have a flap serving as a field mat. Both models comply with current airline regulations.
 
Advanced Bags Collection from Manfrotto
The Advanced Bags Collection is aimed at passionate photographers looking for full-features and reliable equipment that shares the Manfrotto heritage trusted by professionals. Find more information and order these bags at Adorama.
 
This collection, with pro-inspired features, offers room for photographic gear and personal items. They include practical designs and internal protections through sturdy inner dividers and tough-wearing fabrics. Material combination offers functional as well as aesthetic impact; rugged durable bottom half, made by High Density Nylon Fabric, ensures trust in durability and harmonizes with the equally durable but more stylish sheen of the top. Carbon detailing ties it all in with the Manfrotto Italian heritage.
 
The Advanced collection covers six bag types, suitable for different situations and different amounts of equipment. Within each bag type, a variety of sizes and shapes accommodate common camera forms and equipment/accessory needs. The Advance collection includes shoulder bags, holsters, slings and three distinct styles of backpack suitable for gear only or a combination of gear and personal items.
 
Availability
Manfrotto Professional and Advanced camera bags are available now at Adorama.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 10/14/2013 1:02:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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