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 Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,700.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,299.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/24/2013 12:18:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
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  • 11 secrets to a successful photography portfolio website
  • 8 portfolio do’s and don’ts
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  • How you can win jobs by showcasing personal projects
  • And more!

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Click here to download the "Creating a Successful Photography Portfolio Guide".

Post Date: 4/24/2013 2:46:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the ASUS 16GB Transformer Pad 10.1" Android Tablet (Champagne Gold) available for $289.00 with free shipping. Compare at $350.09.
 
Note: Tablets are a great tool for showing your friends and family you photo galleries. Photos tend to look better on the larger screen of a tablet compared to a smartphone.
 
Product Features:

  • Multi-Touch 10.1" IPS Panel LCD Display
  • NVIDIA 1.2GHz Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU
  • LED Backlight & 1280 x 800 Resolution
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • Internal 1GB Memory & 16GB Flash Storage
  • Micro HDMI Port & MicroSD Card Reader
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 3.0
  • Integrated SonicMaster Stereo Speakers
  • Rear 8.0MP & Front 1.2MP Cameras
  • Docking Port, GPS & Light-Sensor

Post Date: 4/24/2013 11:15:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
While this video was mentioned in the previous announcement by Sigma, I wanted to call special attention to it. This is the first time we've been able to see the USB Dock software in action and, in my opinion, it looks very promising. [Sean]
 
B&H has the Sigma USB Dock (Canon/Nikon) available for preorder.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/24/2013 10:26:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM Lens
From Sigma:
 
Global Vision products hit shelves in US early May
 
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., — April 24, 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 the pricing and availability of the Sigma USB dock and the company’s newly redesigned 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM from the Global Vision Sport lens category.
 
The updated 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM lens will be available in early May for the street price of $3,599 in Sigma and Canon mounts. The USB dock, which is compatible with lenses from Sigma’s new Global Vision lineup, will also be available in early May for the street price of $59.
 
“As the first lens of our Sports lineup to become available, we’re glad to continue the next round of our Global Vision lenses with the 120-300mm F2.8,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Our USB dock is the first in the industry of its kind, and we’re confident that it will be a ground-breaking product in helping photographers as they work.”
 
With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011. With a maximum focal length of 300mm and a wide-open aperture of F2.8, this lens eases difficult shooting conditions. It is dust and moisture resistant, and allows users to switch between two custom settings created via the USB dock. The 120-300mm lens has been redesigned and quality-control tested with Sigma’s proprietary modulation transfer function (MTF) “A1” measuring system as part of Sigma’s new Global Vision category restructuring. Under the new Sports category, the lens also has the manufacturing year stamped on the barrel.
 
The Sigma USB dock, an industry first, works in conjunction with Sigma Optimization Pro (SOP) software to connect a photographer’s lens to their personal computer and the internet to update firmware and other parameters. The AF speed, focus limiter and OS function are also customizable for Sports lenses, such as the 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM. Upon arrival of the products, SOP will be available via a downloadable copy online here. A video demonstration of SOP software is available here.
 
Preorder Opportunities:
 
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens for Canon - B&H | Adorama
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens for Nikon - B&H | Adorama
 
Sigma USB Dock for Canon - B&H
Sigma USB Dock for Nikon - B&H
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/24/2013 10:13:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DxO News
From DxO:
 
04/24/2013
 
118 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing support for Canon, Nikkor, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.
 
To see supported and planned combinations, click on the link below then select the second tab.
 
Supported or planned combinations
 
Canon | Fujifilm | Nikon | Sony
 
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 4/24/2013 9:36:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/24/2013 9:05:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Nikon recently published a video promoting its D7100 DSLR camera. Filmed exclusively with the D7100 and Nikkor lenses, "Life in the Waves" follows photograher Chris Burkard as he shoots in his hometown of Pismo Beach, California.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/24/2013 7:46:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Canon has released Q1 2013 Financial results. The presentation material PDF provides a graphical summary.
 
From Reuters:
 
Canon raises profit outlook as weak yen swells earnings
Canon Inc raised its full-year operating profit forecast by $300 million as a weakening yen triggered by Japan's latest deflation-fighting policies inflates its overseas earnings, despite smartphones sapping compact camera sales.
 
Canon sees lower compact camera sales in 2013, expects weaker yen
Japan's Canon Inc said on Wednesday it expected to sell 14.5 million compact cameras in the current business year that ends in December, down from its previous forecast of 17 million units, but it expected a weaker yen versus the dollar.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/24/2013 6:43:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/23/2013 2:10:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Display accuracy for the virtual horizon has been increased according to the direction in which the camera is pointed.
  • The interval between shots with uninterrupted shooting when Auto bracketing is set to Exposure bracketing has been reduced.
  • An issue that prevented shutter speeds slower than one second for the second and subsequent shots when shooting with Auto bracketing set to Exposure bracketing has been resolved.

Download the COOLPIX P7700 Firmware 1.1 Update: Windows | Macintosh
 
Installation instructions (PDF): Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon COOLPIX P7700 Digital Camera.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/23/2013 11:04:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens
B&H has a Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens Bundle available for $899.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards.
 
Note: The Canon 60D + 18-135mm IS Lens Kit is priced similarly elsewhere - but the free bundled items make this a good choice over the competition.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • SanDisk - 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-I
  • Ruggard - Commando 35 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • Vello - FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Canon)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/23/2013 10:03:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED DX VR Lens
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED DX VR Lens available for $99.95 with free shipping. Compare at $246.95 new.
Cinema EOS C500 Digital Cinema Camera Menu Simulator
From Canon USA:
 
Canon U.S.A. has launched the Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera Menu Simulator. Developed by the Canon Digital Learning Center (CDLC), the EOS C500 Menu Simulator is a fully interactive platform that allows users to familiarize themselves with the camera’s Main Menu and Custom Picture Menu.
 
With this innovative training tool, prospective users of the EOS C500 can navigate the simulated menu system with a mouse, keyboard arrow keys or their fingers (when using a touch screen device). Ideal for cinematographers, camera operators, camera assistants, producers, and directors, the Menu Simulator provides a platform to research camera behavior and features.
 
For added convenience, the EOS C500 Menu Simulator has been optimized for use on personal computers and tablet devices so it can be used at home, on set, or on-the-go.
 
To access this simulator feature please visit: www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/Simulators/c500.shtml
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C500 Cinema Camcorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 4/23/2013 8:45:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Refurbished Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera available for $209.95 with free shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/23/2013 7:59:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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