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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013

 
From Wacom:
 
Wacom’s Cintiq line draws attention once again with its slim, new 13-inch interactive pen display
 
Boasting high quality HD resolution with advanced control and comfort, the new Cintiq provides an immersive experience consistent with Wacom’s family of interactive pen displays
 
19/03/2013 - Wacom, the industry leader of pen tablets for professional designers, today boosts its lineup of Cintiq interactive pen displays with the addition of the Cintiq 13HD. Aimed at creative professionals working in areas such as design, art and image editing, it combines a 13” HD screen, slim and compact design, simple setup, an adjustable stand and an improved pen for creating directly on the screen. Easily integrated into any environment, the Cintiq 13HD is the ideal tool to support creativity and enhance productivity, offering a natural and immersive experience.
 
Key to the Cintiq 13HD is its compact, slim design and easy setup with both Macs and PCs. For complete comfort, the Cintiq 13HD’s stand is optimised for use in a choice of four settings – flat, 22°, 35° and 50° and is detachable too.
 
Superior screen in HD quality
Perfect for professionals such as artists, graphic designers and photographers, the Cintiq 13HD’s best-in-class screen displays 16.7m colours to ensure life-like colour quality. In addition, the wide-format HD LED display offers a wide viewing angle of 178° and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels that is particularly beneficial for handling intricate graphics.
 
The full Cintiq experience
As with all Wacom interactive pen displays, the Cintiq 13HD enables users to create directly on the screen for an immersive and seamless process that feels natural and saves time.
 
The new and improved cordless and battery-free Pro Pen offers advanced pen performance, superior comfort, precision and control. With 2,048 levels of pressure and tilt sensitivity, it is perfect for precision work and is ergonomically designed. The Cintiq 13HD comes with a convenient case to securely store the Pro Pen and everything else an artist needs at their fingertips including spare nibs.
 
To further improve workflow and productivity, frequently used shortcut commands are available at the user’s fingertips through four customisable and application-specific ExpressKeys and Rocker Ring. Making use of these shortcuts can save valuable time by minimising keyboard dependency.
 
With the existing 22HD, 24HD and 24HD touch, there is a Cintiq interactive pen display to suit anyone’s workflow requirements and budget.
 
Guido Möller, product manager creative products, at Wacom Europe says: “We’ve gained valuable customer feedback in developing our latest Cintiq which will support professionals and help them spur creativity on the 13” high resolution screen. Not only that, it also enhances productivity and saves creator time with new features. As with our entire Cintiq range, the new Cintiq 13HD provides a completely immersive and ergonomic pen-on-screen experience that adapts seamlessly to all working environments and practices.”
 
Pricing and availability
The new Cintiq 13HD will be available for £749.99 (incl. VAT) from April 2013 onwards at Wacom’s eStore and other retailers.
 
Inspiration from the ‘Pioneers of Now’
For further information on what can be achieved with a Wacom Cintiq, check out Wacom’s ‘Pioneers of Now’. The ‘Pioneers’ are inspiring because they have vision, talent, perseverance and stamina. But above all, they have the tools to make their new worlds a reality.
 
B&H carries Wacom Cintiq Pen Displays.
Category: Wacom News
Post Date: 3/19/2013 2:13:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
March 18, 2013, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the release of a full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) *1 image stabilization, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) *2 that achieves leading-edge image quality while boasting the most compact*3 design in its class.
 
The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Nikon will be first released in Japan on March 28, 2013 and subsequently elsewhere.
 
B&H has the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/19/2013 9:29:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From ExpoImaging:
 
Create a Strip Box, Soft Box or Shapeable Reflector
 
In Studio or on location, the Rogue XL Pro Lighting Kit gives photographers creative lighting control using speedlights, making a variable width strip box, a low profile soft box, or a multi-surface reflector. This durable, compact system of flash modifers packs flat and takes up very little room in a gear bag.
 
The XL Pro FlashBender Reflector allows you to control directional light by bouncing, curving, and reflecting the light where you want it.
 
The Strip Box Attachment is used in combination with the XL Pro FlashBender for greater edge lighting control. You can adjust the variable width of the strip to control how wide your light source will be and where the edge between highlight and shadow will fall.
 
The Soft Box Attachment is used with the XL Pro FlashBender to create more directional light than the base reflector alone, directing light forward and preventing it from going straight up. The diffusion fabric reduces specular highlights making for a beautiful main light for portraiture.
 
The Silver/Black Reflector Attachment is used with the XL Pro FlashBender to create a higher contrast light than the base reflectors medium contrast white material. The black side of the attachment can be used as a large flag, providing limited reflectivity while the light is directed forward along the reflectors edge.
 
All 4 Pieces are sold together in a single kit:

  • 1x XL Pro FlashBender White Reflector
  • 1x XL Pro Strip Box Diffuser Attachment
  • 1x XL Pro Soft Box Diffuser Attachment
  • 1x XL Pro Silver/Black Reflector Attachment

The Rogue XL Pro Lighting Kit will be available at authorized retailers for suggested retail price of $99.95.
 
B&H has the Rogue XL Pro Lighting Kit in stock.

Post Date: 3/19/2013 8:01:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PocketWizard:
 
March 18, 2013 – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces today the release of Plus III Firmware 1.200. Firmware 1.200 includes some operational enhancements over the originial firmware version 1.100.

  • The Status LED now represents battery level in a more intuitive manner.
  • Improved half-press operation when engaging pre-release from a MultiMAX®
  • Corrected a situation that only affected a few flash models where remote triggering might stop on a receiving radio when set on a Quad-Triggering channel (17 – 32).

Click here for complete Plus III Firmware 1.200 Release Notes.
 
*This Plus III firmware requires PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later, click here to download PocketWizard Utility 1.54 or 1.55
 
When you have installed the latest Utility, connect your Plus III to your computer with a standard Mini-B USB cable. Click “Check For Updates” to begin. Be sure to update all of your radios to the latest version. Your radios will only operate as expected when all radios are using the latest firmware.
 
B&H carries the PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver.

Post Date: 3/19/2013 7:29:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 18, 2013

 
Because of weekend travel arrangements, the Weekend Update's publication had to be postponed until Monday.

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending March 16th, 2013.
 
In the news...
 
On Monday, Spider Camera Holster announced the Spider Monkey accessory holster. The Spider Monkey allows photographers to affix commonly needed accessories - like flashes, light meters, or external battery packs - to any belt for fast and easy access.
 
On Tuesday, we reported on Canon’s 1 Million Minutes Watched video posted to YouTube. Canon created the video to celebrate 1 Million Minutes watched on its YouTube channel.
 
On Thursday, Nikon posted firmware updates for its UT-1 Communication Unit and WR-RT10 Remote Controller Transceiver. Both firmware updates provide support for the D7100 and, in the case of the WR-RT10, provide a few additional features when paired with the WR-1.
 
In reviews...
 
On Monday, Bryan posted a review of a backpack with a not-so-obvious pronunciation – the Bataflae 32L from Gura Gear. Bryan reviewed the bag after putting it through its paces during a photographic journey through 'The Aloha State.'
 
Bryan gave the Bataflae 32L high regards because of its convenient size, high quality materials, durable construction, side tripod storage, and comfortable fit.
 
On Tuesday, Bryan posted some notes regarding his experiences using the 5D Mark III camera while in Hawaii. Bryan applauded the 5D III’s lack of sensor dust, built-in horizon level, weather sealing, and high-ISO performance – all of which proved very beneficial while on his trip.
 
And on Wednesday, Bryan added Helicopter Aerial Photography Tips to the website. If you’re planning on photographing Hawaii from the air, be sure to check out Bryan’s helpful hints and find out which aerial charter he personally recommends.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Saturday, we posted a deal where you could get a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $764.99. That’s more than a $280.00 savings over the standard retail price.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 3/18/2013 7:05:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/18/2013 3:10:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe published a notice regarding updates for Photoshop Lightroom and its DNG Converter. However, the publication dates are listed as "April 2, 2013" and the downloads are currently unavailable.
 
Note: Information on the updates may change before the intended release date.
 
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom 4.4 update
 
April 2, 2013
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 update includes these enhancements:

  • Improved demosaic algorithm for better raw file support on cameras with X-Trans sensors. This includes the Fujifilm X-Pro1.
  • Additional camera support for 23 cameras including the Canon EOS-1D C, Nikon Coolpix A, and Samsung NX300.
  • Corrections and bug fixes for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom.

DNG Converter 7.4 update
 
April 2, 2013
This version of the DNG Converter supports over 20 new cameras including the Canon EOS-1D C, Nikon Coolpix A, and Samsung NX300. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v4.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/18/2013 12:45:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From LensRentals:
 
A constant wish amongst our customers is cheaper shipping. Today, we're happy to announce our new subscription shipping program. This program will allow our customers to rent whatever they want, whenever they want, without having to worry about high shipping prices.
 
What is LensRentals HD?
 
LensRentals HD is a shipping discount program. By signing up, you'll get free Standard Shipping on all the orders you place for one year, and you'll even save 50% on all FedEx Overnight shipping.
 
No items are excluded from the program: if we carry it, we'll ship it free. Need a jib in Los Angeles? It's free. Need 10 tripods in Miami? Totally free.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
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: 3/18/2013 10:16:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From PetaPixel:

While messing around with the features of his Nikon V1, EOSHD forum user Javier Sobremazas discovered something pretty awesome about the $220 camera: it can shoot 4k RAW … sort of. The sort of plays in for two reasons. Firstly, it can only shoot 4K for one second at a time; and secondly, it’s actually an extension of the camera’s burst mode.

You can still find the Nikon 1 V1 mirrorless camera on eBay.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/18/2013 9:22:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has made the following owners manuals available for download:
 
Nikon D7100 DLSR Camera (PDF) - English | Spanish
Nikon 1 S1 Mirrorless Camera - English | Spanish
 
B&H carries the Nikon D7100 and Nikon 1 S1 digital cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/18/2013 9:15:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 14, 2013
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for the D7100 has been added.
  • The following cameras can be used at this time to upgrade the UT-1 firmware: D7100

Only the camera(s) indicated above can be used to upgrade UT-1 firmware. Firmware updates can also be perfomed for you at Nikon service centers.
 
Confirming the firmware version (using the D7100)

  1. Connect the UT-1 to a camera via USB cable, and turn the camera and UT-1 on.
  2. Press the camera's MENU button and select Network > Options > Firmware version from the setup menu. The WT-4's firmware version will be displayed.
  3. Turn off the UT-1 and the camera.

Download the Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit 1.1 firmware update: Windows | Macintosh
 
Firmware installation instructions (English, PDF): Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/14/2013 8:29:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Camera settings can now be viewed and changed using the WR-1 when the WR-1 is used as a transmitter and the WR-R10 is connected to a D7100 for use as a receiver.
  • Support for the Release Hold Time function built into the WR-1 is now supported when the WR-1 is used as a transmitter and the WR-R10 is used as a receiver.
  • To make remote operation using the WR-1 function that allows for division of multiple units into groups (A, B, C, D) more convenient, the group specified with the WR-R10 is now fixed at group A rather than all groups (A, B, C, D) with transmission. With reception, the group is fixed at group A with firmware versions 1.00 and 2.00.
  • The following cameras can be used at this time to upgrade the WR-R10 firmware: D7100

Only the camera(s) indicated above can be used to upgrade WR-R10 firmware. Firmware updates can also be perfomed for you at Nikon service centers.
 
Confirming the firmware version

  1. Connect the WR-R10 to a camera
  2. Turn on the camera
  3. Press the camera's MENU button and select Firmware version from the setup menu.
  4. The WR-R10's firmware version will be displayed with a "W".
  5. Turn off the camera.

Download the Nikon WR-R10 2.00 firmware update: Windows | Macintosh
 
Firmware installation instructions (English, PDF): Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller Transceiver.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/14/2013 8:13:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Just added to the Photography Tips section of the site is a page about Helicopter Aerial Photography.
 
If you ever get the opportunity to photograph from a helicopter, the insights and experience shared on this page should be helpful to you. You may also find this page motivating your next photo trip.
Post Date: 3/13/2013 9:31:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has let us know that they will indeed be shipping the Nikon D7100 DSRL Camera and Nikon D7100 with 18-105mm Lens Kits tomorrow, March 14.
 
Note: Until March 30, there is a $100.00 instant rebate available for the Nikon D7100 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens Kit. You can save even more money by purchasing a lens or flash at the same time - check out the "Buy Together and Save" link within the product page.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/13/2013 4:03:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with Ver. 2.4.1
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D7100 has been added.
  • An Auto2 option has been added to New WB under White Balance in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette. This option is available with RAW images taken with the D7000. However, colors will differ slightly from those achieved with the camera's White Balance set to AUTO2 Keep warm lighting colors.

The following issues have been resolved:
 
Issues resolved with both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • When some color profiles were used as the monitor (or display) profile, colors were extremely blue.
  • When the Selection Control Point was dragged, an error was sometimes displayed and Capture NX 2 would quit unexpectedly.

Additional issues resolved with the Windows version

  • When some color profiles were used and the Soft Proof feature enabled, colors were sometimes strange or an error may have been displayed.
  • When attempting to print images with which this issue occurred, Capture NX 2 sometimes quit unexpectedly.
  • When editing images, a "The drive that the Temporary Folder is on is nearly full." error message was sometimes displayed.
  • When performing batch processing on a large number of images, blue lines sometimes appeared in images.

Additional issues resolved with the Macintosh version

  • When some color profiles were used and the Soft Proof feature enabled, colors were sometimes strange.
  • When a large number of color profiles were registered with the computer, Capture NX 2 was sometimes unable to open images.

Download the Nikon Capture NX 2.4.1 Update: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Nikon Capture NX 2.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/13/2013 9:26:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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