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 Thursday, October 24, 2013
eBay (via AdoramaCamera has the Refurbished Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm NIKKOR VR Lens available for $299.00 shipped. Compare at $446.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 10:03:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

There have been a few rumors regarding a retro-styled full-frame camera from Nikon. The video doesn't give us much information regarding the camera being used except for the shutter sound and a split second shot showing the camera's hot shoe.
The video above appears in the FX section of their DSLR Camera Lineup page. And they have a teaser picture on the video's dedicated page:

Nikon Teaser Picture

The picture seems to give a little bit more of a hint as to the camera's shape and size. If it's not the rumored retro-styled FX camera from Nikon, then what is it?
Let us know what you think on our Facebook Page.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 8:42:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
We are pleased to announce the following regarding compatibility testing of our Windows software products with Windows 8 in desktop mode (touch screen operation is not supported).
Operation is confirmed with the following.

  • ViewNX 2 - Ver. 2.7.0 and later.
  • Capture NX 2 - Ver. 2.3.5.
  • Camera Control Pro 2 - Ver. 2.13.0 and later.
  • Short Movie Creator - Ver. 1.3.1.
  • Nikon Message Center 2 - Ver. 2.1.0.
  • Wireless Transmitter Utility (previously WT-4 Setup Utility) - Ver. 1.3.1.
  • NEF Codec - Ver. 1.16.0 and later.
  • NRW Codec - Ver. 1.3.0.
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition - Ver.
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Select Edition - Ver.
  • IPTC Preset Manager - Ver. 1.0.0.
  • GP-N100 Utility - Ver. 1.1.0.
  • PC-PJ Transfer - compatibility testing is planned. We will announce our findings when testing is complete.

We do not intend to provide compatibility with the following applications.

  • Capture NX Ver. 1.x
  • Camera Control Pro Ver. 1.x
  • Nikon Capture series
  • ViewNX Ver. 1.x
  • Nikon Transfer Ver. 1.x
  • PictureProject
  • Nikon View series
  • Nikon Scan series
  • PictureProject COOLPIX Remote Control
  • WT-3 Setup Utility
  • Wireless Camera Setup Utility
  • Wireless Connecting Utility
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 (Select Edition)
  • my Picturetown Utility
  • USB driver for GP-1
  • Image Authentication Software
  • Thumbnail Selector Ver. 1.3.0 - operational issues occur during installation that prevent the application functioning.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 9:58:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
"A Ron Howard Presentation" Features Ten Short Films Directed by Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Georgina Chapman, James Murphy, Biz Stone and the Five Winning Consumer Directors of the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Contest
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 24, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard, are officially launching the "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival, which will kick off with the global premiere of ten short films at Lincoln Center in New York City today. Following the premiere, screenings will be held in Los Angeles, CA hosted by Bryce Dallas Howard, the first graduating director of Canon's Project Imagin8ion as well as in Brooklyn, NY hosted by James Murphy, a celebrity director for Project Imaginat10n. Yahoo Screen will continue celebrating the Film Festival from October 25, 2013 through the end of the year where consumers can view each of the 10 films.
Proving Ron Howard's words "we're all creative," five innovative celebrities took to the director's chair - Jamie Foxx (Academy Award winner), Eva Longoria (Golden Globe nominated and SAG Award winning actress), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa), James Murphy (founder of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM) and Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter). The project launched with a photo contest, inviting the masses to interpret 10 storytelling themes through photography. After receiving thousands of submissions, 91 winning photos were announced. Then, the directors each chose nine photos, one from each theme, to inspire their films. A 10th photo in the Discovery theme, selected by Ron Howard, was utilized in all films to create a common thread.
Canon gave consumers of all skill levels an opportunity to showcase their creativity and storytelling abilities by undertaking the same creative exercise-selecting photos from the same pool as the celebrity directors to inspire short films. With hundreds of user generated films submitted, Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard selected five winning films.
"I am so proud to be part of this creative journey with Canon, the impetus to ten inspiring, brave and audacious films that are a testament to the power of the imagination," said Ron Howard.
"From inviting the masses to submit photographs to shape the creative direction of a film to then challenging consumers to direct their own short films, Project Imaginat10n has been a user generated project from start to finish," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "In an effort to continue our collaboration with the community, we are pleased to take the concept of a film festival to a new level, asking consumers to watch the films side-by-side online."
"A Ron Howard Presentation" consists of 10 films including:

  • Jamie Foxx, Celebrity Director - "...And She Was My Eve"
  • Eva Longoria, Celebrity Director - "Out of the Blue"
  • Georgina Chapman, Celebrity Director - "A Dream of Flying"
  • James Murphy, Celebrity Director - "Little Duck"
  • Biz Stone, Celebrity Director - "Evermore"
  • Arrius Sorbonne, Winning Director - "Dominus"
  • Jared Nelson, Winning Director - "Chucked"
  • Julian Higgins, Winning Director - "Here and Now"
  • Kalman Apple, Winning Director - "A Day in the Country"
  • Ronnie Allman, Winning Director - "Filter"

To take part in Canon's Project Imaginat10n, the first film festival inspired by user-submitted photographs, consumers can visit:
Freestyle Picture Company produced the five celebrity director films as well as Bryce Dallas Howard's short film when you find me as part of Canon's Project Imagin8ion. Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy of Freestyle have a track record of shepherding first time directors.
Grey New York, Canon's agency partner for over thirty years, developed the creative and digital elements of the multi-phase campaign. Grey Activation and Public Relations managed the talent partnerships as well as the promotional, event and public relations efforts.
For the latest news and announcements related to Project Imaginat10n follow @CanonUSAImaging on Twitter and join the conversation with #CanonPI10.

Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 8:24:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, DigitalRev has a Canon EOS 7D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit available for $1,079.00. Compare at $1,299.00 body-only.
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 8:18:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has select Refurbished PowerShot Cameras on sale for 30-45% Off. Prices start as low as $38.49.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 8:11:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 10/24/2013 7:46:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released 3Q 2013 Financial Results (PDF).
The Presentation Material is usually our preferred method for getting the information (PDF).
Related News

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 6:39:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon Coolpix S9500 Digital Camera available for $179.99 with free shipping. Compare at $276.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/24/2013 6:26:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 23, 2013
From Adorama:
The new 3Pod line by Flashpoint includes ten distinct photography and video tripods ranging from consumer-focused models to rugged, professional tripods designed for on-the-go photographers
New York, NY – October 23, 2013 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, recently announced the launch of its brand new 3Pod camera support line from Flashpoint. An in-house brand developed by Adorama, 3Pod is a comprehensive tripod product line featuring convertible tripod/monopod systems, ball heads, quick release plates, video tripods, and tripods for tabletop and travel photography. Born out of the goal to create a stable, economical and highly portable camera support system, every 3Pod tripod features a carefully crafted design. The competitively priced line features tripod systems for nearly every skill set and use, from professional tripod systems built to withstand the rigors of daily travel and use to simple-to-use consumer models. All 3Pod tripods are sold with a padded carrying case, mini toolkit, instruction manual and three-year warranty.
New 3Pod Photography Tripods:

  • PM3A Monopod with H-28Q Ball Head – $69.95 – backpacking and travel photography
  • PTT1H Mini Table Top Tripod with K1 Ball Head – $24.95 – macro, product photography
  • P4AFH FlatFold Tripod with K3 Ball Head – $119.95 – compact for travel and on-the-go shooting
  • P4CFC Carbon Fiber Four-Section FlatFold Tripod – $224.95 – lightweight and super-strong compact camera support system perfect for travel; monopod convertible
  • P4CFH Carbon Fiber Four-Section FlatFold Tripod with K2 Ball Head – $249.95 – multipurpose, convertible support system, super portable; monopod convertible
  • P5ARH Compact Five-Section Reversible Aluminum Travel Tripod with K3 Ball Head – $99.95 – super light, compact tripod ideal for traveling and consumer photography
  • P5CFH Carbon Fiber Five-Section FlatFold Tripod with K2 Ball Head – $149.95 – ideal for traveling professional and amateur photographers alike; monopod convertible
  • P5CRH Carbon Fiber Five-Section Compact Tripod with K3 Ball Head – $124.95 – outdoor / travel-ready design; monopod convertible

New 3Pod Video Tripods

  • V2AH Aluminum Three-Section Video Tripod with Fluid Head – $139.95 – designed for maximum stability and portability
  • V3AH Anodized Aluminum Video Tripod with Two-Way Fluid Head and Quick-Release Plate – $109.95 – fully accessorized consumer video tripod

Tripods from Adorama’s brand new 3Pod line will be on display at the PhotoPlus Expo on October 24 and 25 in booth 1037.
The 3Pod line can be found exclusively at Adorama.

Post Date: 10/23/2013 7:14:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $889.99 with free shipping . Compare at $1,146.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 3:25:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon:
Significant Upgrades to the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Camera as well as the Latest Camera and Printer Solutions Will Be On Display
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 23, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate its latest digital camera and printer lineup as well as the recently announced firmware upgrade to the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR camera at PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 24 - 26, 2013 in Booth #121. Visitors to the Canon booth can learn about the latest upgrades to be available for the EOS-1D X camera via firmware, which provides professional photographers with more control and speed so rapidly changing action can be captured with greater ease. Attendees can experience first-hand Canon's Cinema EOS System, the Company's latest DSLR cameras including the EOS 70D featuring the revolutionary new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the full line of EF lenses, professional and consumer camcorders, PowerShot cameras as well as the PIXMA PRO series of professional inkjet printers and the new PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) platform.
Canon will also host an in-booth speaker series featuring live appearances by professional photographers and videographers who will discuss and demonstrate their personal expertise during presentations and live photo shoots including a unique demonstration by professional photographer John Huba who will be shooting live with the EOS-1D C camera. This demonstration will showcase both 4K video and still image extraction from a professional fashion shoot. The in-booth speaker series, which is open to all attendees, will take place on the Live Learning Stage throughout the duration of PhotoPlus Expo. In addition to the live speaker series, the booth will feature a gallery of Canon's Explorer of Light images printed on imagePROGRAF and PIXMA Pro series printers. Also, a set of images from the Canon New York and Chicago City Senses Events will be shown, intended to inspire exploration of the human senses.
Canon Solutions on Display
As part of Canon's 2013 PhotoPlus Expo exhibit, several interactive demonstrations will take place showing the various connectivity and collaborative solutions made possible through the Company's latest imaging technologies. Part of the solutions exhibit will be a wireless demonstration showing the social sharing and wireless printing capabilities of the latest Canon consumer products, a cloud demonstration highlighting the PPS platform, as well as a low-light demonstration and DSLR motion capture.
Canon Theater at PhotoPlus Expo
Visitors to the Canon booth will have the opportunity to view select scenes and footage from various works shot on Canon equipment ranging from the popular Cinema EOS line down through Canon's DSLR and professional camcorder models. In addition to this content, on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th the theater will also feature select films and behind-the-scenes footage from the Canon's "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival. Canon U.S.A., Inc. partnered with two-time Academy Award(r) winner Ron Howard for the "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival, which will kick off with the global premiere of ten short films at Lincoln Center in New York City on October 24, 2013. For more information visit:
Canon CPS Lounge
Canon Professional Services will once again host the CPS Lounge where Gold and Platinum CPS members who show their CPS membership card can have their Canon equipment (up to two pieces of equipment) cleaned and checked during Expo hours starting Wednesday, October 23rd through Saturday, October 26th in Room 2D02.
CPS Lounge Hours during PhotoPlus Expo 2013:
10/23 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Pre-show day - Clean and Check only)
10/24 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10/25 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10/26 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (equipment pick-up only)
This exclusive lounge area also provides members with a product showcase. Gold and Platinum CPS members can receive a free PIXMA PRO-1 and PIXMA PRO-100 print (limit one print), and a free imagePROGRAF Large Format Print (limit one print). In addition, anyone who signs up, upgrades, or renews for a Gold or Platinum CPS Membership in the CPS Lounge will receive an additional Free Clean & Check coupon to be used at a later date. A registration kiosk will be available in the CPS Lounge for new and existing members throughout the show.
Canon will also feature technicians directly in the Canon booth, performing CPS customer clean and checks. This area will highlight Canon's new "Support Matters" advertising campaign featuring peer-to-peer testimonials about Canon's Professional Service & Support from pro photographers and cinematographers. For more information on CPS, visit For more information on the "Support Matters" campaign visit:
Canon 2013 PhotoPlus Expo In-Booth Speaker/Shooter Schedule



Thursday, October 24th


Friday, October 25th


Saturday, October 26th

10:00 AM

Clay Blackmore
Live Shoot!

Clay Blackmore
Live Shoot!

Hanson Fong
Live Shoot!

10:45 AM

John Huba
Using 4K video for fashion
Live Video Shoot

John Huba
Using 4K video for fashion
Live Video Shoot

Bob Davis
The Evolution of Light
Lecture Presentation

11:30 AM

Tyler Stableford
Cinema in the Extreme
Video Lecture Presentation

Stephen Johnson
Portraying an Exquisite Earth
Lecture Presentation

Scott Kelby
Sports and Passion
Lecture Presentation

12:15 PM

Michele Celentano
Live Shoot!

Greg Heisler
Live Shoot!

Vincent Laforet
The Revolution Continues
Video Lecture Presentation

1:00 PM

JP Capongiro
Portraying an Exquisite Earth
Lecture Presentation

Peter Read Miller
Illustrating Sports!
Lecture Presentation

Sam Stephens
70D Video Capability
Video Lecture Presentation

1:45 PM

Bruce Dorn
Using 4K video for fashion
Video Lecture Presentation

Bruce Dorn
Using 4K video for fashion
Video Lecture Presentation

Parish Kohanim
The Beauty of Imaging
Lecture Presentation

2:30 PM

Scott Kelby
Sports and Passion
Lecture Presentation

Jack Reznicki
Live Shoot!


Alex Buono
Live from NY, it's Alex Buono!
Video Lecture Presentation

3:15 PM

John Huba
Using 4K video for fashion
Live Video Shoot

John Huba
Using 4K video for fashion
Live Video Shoot

Ken Sklute
Live Shoot!


4:00 PM

Hanson Fong
Live Shoot!

Seth Resnick
Lecture Presentation


Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 3:10:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via BigValueInc) has a Canon EOS M with 22mm f/2, 18-55mm IS STM Lens & 90EX Flash Bundle (Red) available for $389.99 with free shipping.
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.3%. We received information that some buyers received the wrong product when purchasing from this merchant. Be sure to keep all supporting documents if taking advantage of this offer. eBay does seem to trust "BigValueInc" enough to continue listing their auctions as "Daily Deals" and we had a good first-hand experience with them.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 12:21:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Nikon D610 Owner's Manual is now available for download.
Nikon D610 Owner's Manual - English (.PDF, 24.5 MB) | Spanish (.PDF, 24.6 MB)
Adorama carries the Nikon D610 DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/23/2013 11:55:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Roger Cicala at LensRentals:

"Seeing a need that needed to be filled, by the power vested in me as President and Treasurer of the Society of Overly Analytical Lens Assessors, I have organized the first photography contest for photogeeks.
Entering is simple: just send a jpg (100% non-resized, of course) to, along with a note telling me what category you’re entering and any pertinent positives about the shot. You know – how many copies of the lens you tested and sent back before choosing this one, what type of laser-rangefinder focusing device you used, or how you hand-carved a wooden lens mount so you could use the 1945 Soyuz f/0.45 x-ray lens you get at a flea market on your NEX camera after you’d disassembled it to clean out the fungus.
I’ll post the entries after making sure they meet the criteria."

Categories Include:

  • Sharpest Corner
  • Bokehliciousness
  • 3-D Rendering of a 2-D Test Chart
  • Largest Number of Accessories Between the Lens and the Camera
  • Best Picture of Stuff Inside a Lens
  • Most Distortion Corrected in Software
  • Dynamic Range Demonstration
  • Best Picture from a Camera without a Movie Mode

Check out Roger's Post for more information.
By the way - you may want to check out the list of judges for the photo contest. You may see a familiar name in there. ;-)

Post Date: 10/23/2013 11:27:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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