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 Wednesday, August 10, 2011
DxO Labs has added 29 new lens / camera combinations to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Sigma, Tokina, and Nikkor lenses, for numerous Canon and Nikon cameras.
 
Visit this page to see the new combinations.
 
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 8/10/2011 8:05:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon has posted financial results for the first quarter of the year ending March 2012:
 
Presentation Material (PDF:271KB)
 
Financial Results (PDF:295KB)
Financial and Business Data (PDF:92KB)
Financial Results for the First Quarter of the Year Ending March 31, 2012 (PDF:143KB)
Estimation for the Year Ending March 31, 2012 (PDF:151KB)
Reference Data (PDF:126KB)
 
More from Reuters including some excerpts:
 
Nikon lifts outlook on cameras, sticks to chip stepper target
 
"Aug 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikon Corp said on Monday it now expects unit sales of digital SLR cameras to jump 26 percent in the year to March 2012 to 5.4 million units, instead of its May forecast of a slight gain.
 
Nikon, which competes against Canon , also said it now expects compact camera sales to rise by 9 percent to 15.5 million units and sales of interchangeable lenses to grow 20 percent to 7.6 million units."
 
Nikon outlook breezes past expectations, cameras strong
 
"(Reuters) - Japan's Nikon Corp (7731.T) raised its forecast above market expectations on record sales of cameras and solid demand for LCD steppers used to make smartphone and tablet PC screens.
 
Nikon, which competes with market leader Canon Inc (7751.T) and Sony Corp (6758.T) in digital cameras, said on Monday it now expects to earn an operating profit of 86 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in the year to March 2012, up 27 percent from its previous forecast and beating the consensus estimate of 74 billion yen from 19 analysts polled by ThomsonReuters Starmine.
 
Sales and profit on digital SLRs, interchangeable lenses and compact cameras were the highest for an April-June quarter, despite a historically strong yen biting into profits.
 
Like Canon, which also lifted its forecast, Nikon said it was helped by a quicker-than-expected recovery from supply chain halts after Japan's March 11 earthquake."
 
"Nikon now expects sales of its digital SLRs to jump 26 percent in the year to March 2012 to 5.4 million units"
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/10/2011 8:32:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 09, 2011
BuyDig has the Canon 580EX II Speedlite Flash (search for CN580EXII) for $429.99 shipped after instant rebate and coupon code CN580EX ($20).
 
BuyDig has the Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash (search for CN430EXII) for $259.99 shipped after instant rebate and coupon code CN430EX ($10).
 
Coupon code BDREWARDS10 is alternatively available for use - good for $10 off $199 purchase through 8/14/11.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/9/2011 10:09:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Update: Deal over. Best Buy has the Canon EOS 5D Mark II on sale for $2,123.99 shipped. (thanks Kirill)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/9/2011 9:39:21 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has relased an update to the CS5 & CS5.1 Standard Multiplugin.
 
"The standard multiplugin update addresses a security vulnerability in the GIF file format, where opening a malicious GIF file would cause the application to crash. This update is recommended for anyone who opens GIF files in Photoshop."
 
English: Windows 32 bit | Windows 64 bit | Macintosh
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/9/2011 5:05:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Delkin Devices:
 
Delkin Devices Introduces 32GB and 64GB High Performance Extended Temperature CompactFlash™
 
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delkin Devices, Inc., leading supplier of industrial solid state storage products, announces the production release of 32GB and 64GB high performance, extended temperature CompactFlash cards. Delkin is the first manufacturer to offer 64GB CF cards with an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C, through the use of single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash. Complementing their industrial-grade ruggedness, the Delkin 32GB and 64GB CF cards also deliver high speed performance, reading up to 105 MB/second and writing up to 95 MB/second.
 
“Delkin has taken CompactFlash to the next level by leveraging the latest advances in NAND technology and our 25 years as a leader in industrial storage”.
 
In addition to their enhanced environmental specifications, Delkin’s SLC cards are up to ten times more durable than multi-level cell (MLC) flash cards, delivering over two million program/erase cycles. Delkin has engineered these cards to deliver the maximum capacity, speed, endurance and temperature tolerance, as well as shock and vibration resistance, to meet the demands of industrial applications in harsh environments.
 
“Delkin has taken CompactFlash to the next level by leveraging the latest advances in NAND technology and our 25 years as a leader in industrial storage,” stated James Grassman, Delkin Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “The new 32GB and 64GB cards are ideal for applications requiring large storage capacity and high speed data transfer in extreme conditions, while maintaining the ease of integration of the trusted CompactFlash form factor,” he added.
 
Delkin Devices industrial-grade flash products, including the new 32GB and 64GB high performance extended temperature CF cards, are manufactured in the USA with controlled bills of materials to ensure a consistent solution and reliable performance.
 
For more information visit www.delkinindustrial.com or call 800-637-8087 and ask for the industrial storage solution sales team.
Category: Delkin News
Post Date: 8/9/2011 3:19:41 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From PDN PhotoPlus:
 
Nielsen Photo Group Announces Registration Now Open for PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2011
 
PhotoPlus Expo Welcomes WPPI NYC Highlighting Expanded Seminar Program, New Events and Bigger Expo
 
Aug 4, 2011 - New York, NY
 
The Nielsen Photo Group (NPG) announced today that registration for its PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE 2011), is now open. Celebrating its 29th year of bringing photographers and image-makers together with infinite access to emerging technology, trends and talent, PPE 2011 is packed with opportunities to test drive new imaging tools, discover creative solutions, develop expertise and expand professional networks. NPG also announced that PhotoPlus Expo is welcoming the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference and expo for the first time at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, which includes an entire seminar program and expo dedicated to wedding and portrait photography, called WPPI NYC.
 
Attendees can register online and will have complete access to both expos, PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC, where they can meet with representatives from the biggest brand names serving the photography industry and test drive new imaging tools. More than 115 educational seminars and hands-on labs are available for attendees to expand their expertise. PPE 2011 seminars and expo will be held Oct. 27-29. WPPI NYC seminars will be held Oct. 26, the day before the expo officially opens, and the WPPI NYC expo will be held Oct. 27-28, 2011.
 
PhotoPlus Expo registration is free through October 25. Attendees may also purchase a special PhotoPlus Gold Expo Pass, which offers tremendous value and provides exclusive VIP offers including a Gold Expo "swag bag" filled with a variety of premium items, priority admission to keynote sessions and special events, access to the Gold Expo Oasis, a private lounge area, and other exclusive privileges. Gold Expo Passes can be purchased in advance for $50 and at the show for $70. A One Day Conference Pass for admission to seminars on a single day and the expo for all three days can be purchased in advance for $175 and at the show for $210. A Full Conference Pass for admission to seminars and the expo on all three days can be purchased in advance for $475 and at the show for $510. To view the seminar schedule click here.
 
Attendees can register online for the WPPI NYC seminars and expo through October 25 for $99, which includes admission to a variety of seminars on October 26, 2011, the WPPI NYC Expo Oct. 27-28 and PhotoPlus Expo Oct. 27-29, 2011. The on-site registration fee is $150. To register click here.
 
"PPE has become the meeting place where photographers and other visual communications professionals can share their thoughts and ideas with peers, learn new trends and applications from the masters, and gain a unique perspective into the future of their craft," explains Jeff McQuilkin, Director - PDN PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo. "Adding WPPI NYC and its schedule of seminars really make the whole PPE experience an event that should not be missed by anyone in this industry."
 
“We are really excited to bring the enthusiasm and energy of WPPI to New York City,” said George Varanakis, Show Director of WPPI, and Publisher of Rangefinder. “Nielsen is adding the best of WPPI to an already exceptional PhotoPlus Expo to provide even greater excitement and more robust learning experience for attendees."
 
About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
 
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services - everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage - all from the industry's leading manufacturers. The show also offers over 115 photography and imaging seminars and hands-on labs taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.
 
About WPPI
 
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), a division of Nielsen Photo Group, is an organization that serves the educational and business needs of wedding and portrait photographers. WPPI is a professional organization that exists to help member photographers by providing them with exclusive information, programs and professional services to assist with their photographic artistry and business needs. WPPI routinely supplies its members with new benefits and valuable industry information enabling them to succeed in today’s active photo market business.
Post Date: 8/9/2011 11:51:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Today only, Adobe has 50% off Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 - Only $149.00.
Post Date: 8/9/2011 9:48:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PMA News Release:
 
JACKSON, Mich. – PMA – The World Community of Imaging Associations today announced the preliminary program for the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) conference, Jan. 8-9, 2012, at Bally’s, Las Vegas, Nev.
 
The DIMA 2012 program will be divided into four tracks, featuring these topics:
 
Retail Strategy Track
How to Host a Photo Safari
Online Opportunities for Independent Photo Retailers
Imaging Retail Store Start-up: Creating a Brand
Re-inventing the Brand of Successful Retail Imaging Stores
DIMA Marketing Ideas Exchange
Economies of small
 
Social Media Track
Creating a Successful Social Media Campaign
E-mail as a Social Media Tool
Social Media Boot Camp (Full-Day)
 
Photo Publishing Track
Photo Books Soup to Nuts
Transforming Your Business With Photo Publishing
Photo Make Believe
New business opportunities reach beyond the traditional direct to consumer market
 
Pro Imager Track
HDR Unveiled
Building Successful Photography Communities and Events on the Web
10-Channel Workflow
Creating Stunning Video with Your DSLR
 
The DIMA conference program programming complements the PMA@CES 2012 conference programming, held Jan. 10-12, 2012, at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nev. More details on PMA@CES programming will be announced soon.
 
Early-bird registration is available to PMA members-only for just $299. Companies must join PMA, or renew their PMA membership, by Aug. 31 to be eligible for early bird member-only pricing.
 
After Aug. 31, DIMA Annual Convention Registration will be $399 for PMA members ($599 Non-member), including choice of all DIMA educational sessions at Bally's Las Vegas on Sunday and Monday, DIMA Vendor Reception, PMA Welcome Reception, Keynote Luncheon and also admission to the PMA conference sessions at the Venetian on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Registration also includes a 2012 International CES Exhibits Plus Pass, allowing access to PMA @CES, all exhibit areas and Tech Zones.
 
Major PMA events coming soon:
 
6Sight Mobile Imaging Summit, Malmö, Sweden, 15-17 Nov., 2011
 
PMA@CES Conferences, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 8-12, 2012
 
PMA@CES Trade Show, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 10-13, 2012 - PMA@CES press registration info
 
PPFA Convention, Mirage Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2012
 
PSPA/SPAA Conferences, The Renaissance Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 18-19, 2012
 
For more information on PMA events, visit the PMA home page.
Post Date: 8/9/2011 9:35:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 08, 2011
B&H dropped the price of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens by $20.00 (to $379.00 shipped) and dropped the price of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens by $26.00 (to $229.00 shipped).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/8/2011 7:33:59 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Epson has today announced the Artisan 837 and 730 Wireless All-In-One Printers. Hit the press release for the details.
 
B&H will carry the Epson Artisan Printers.
Category: Epson News
Post Date: 8/8/2011 3:29:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through August 14th, 2011, save $20 on Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Student and Teacher Edition at B&H.
 
This software was a great deal without the extra $20 off for those that qualify. Make sure you read the qualifications for this version before purchasing.
Post Date: 8/8/2011 11:24:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon.com has the Kingston Technology 16GB UltimateX 100x Class 10 SDHC Card for only $19.99. Add another $5.01 to your order for free shipping (just get two cards).
Post Date: 8/8/2011 11:12:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, August 07, 2011
Canon USA has just released a new lens and flash instant rebate program with some hefty savings on some great lenses. The best time to buy Canon lenses and flashes is when there is a rebate on the item(s) you want - the deals seldom get better than this.
 
Now through September 3, 2011, instantly save the following amounts on the following flashes and lenses:
 
ModelRebate Amount 
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$160.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$40.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$40.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$70.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$30.00

 
Remember, many of the Canon EOS DSLRs already have instant rebates available.
 
Here are the included lenses and flashes at B&H.
 
Here is the Canon Summer 2011 Lens and Flash Rebate Form.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/7/2011 8:26:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, August 06, 2011
The first person to use coupon code JRI31KYK (update: this 1x use code has been used - try one of Eric's codes below) can get the refurbished Canon EOS 7D at the Canon Online Store for only $1155.15.
 
If you successfully use this code, please let me know via email me - I'll then mark this deal as dead.
 
Update: Eric just sent me two more codes to share:
 
JR8BIBK7 (update: I think that this code has been used)
JRRXQ41G (update: this code has been used)
 
Kevin sent another code:
 
JRKNC8L1
 
If you have any codes you would like to share, you may email them to me.
 
These codes expire today.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/6/2011 9:12:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 05, 2011
B&H has the new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Canon mount in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/5/2011 2:36:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the new Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Lens for Canon mount in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/5/2011 12:57:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Need a color laser fax, copier, printer, scanner? Who doesn't.
 
Abe's of Maine has the 25ppm, 120,000 page per month duty cycle Konica Minolta magicolor 4690MF Color Laser - Fax / copier / printer / scanner for only $339.18 - normally $799.00 to $1,056.92.
 
The included toner is probably worth more than the purchase price. Save your photo printer ink.
Post Date: 8/5/2011 9:22:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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