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 Thursday, September 19, 2013
Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit
Best Buy has the Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit availalbe for $479.99 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95.
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Post Date: 9/19/2013 6:38:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens available for $369.00. Compare at $596.95.
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Post Date: 9/19/2013 6:27:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon:
 
Notice Regarding Market Purchase of Own Shares and Completion of Acquisition
 
(Under the provisions of its Articles of Incorporation pursuant to paragraph 2, Article 165 of the Corporation Law of Japan)
 
Canon Inc. announced that it has acquired its own shares as follows, under Article 156, as applied pursuant to paragraph 3, Article 165, of the Corporation Law, and that it has completed the acquisition resolved at its Board of Directors meeting held on September 3, 2013.
 
Details of acquisition

Type of shares acquired:Shares of common stock
Total number of shares acquired: 15,790,000 shares
Total cost of acquisition: 49,999,802,000 yen
Period of acquisition: From September 4, 2013 to September 18, 2013
Method of acquisition: Purchased on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/19/2013 6:10:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 AW1 Mirrorless Camera
From Nikon:
 
Capture the Action at the Speed of Life: The Nikon 1 AW1 is the World's First Waterproof and Shockproof Interchangeable Lens Camera
 
From Tropical Tides to a Whitewater Adventure, the New Nikon 1 AW1 and Two New 1 NIKKOR AW Lenses Help Capture Family Adventures, Even When Traveling Off the Beaten Path
 
September 19, 2013 – MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the world’s first waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera, the Nikon 1 AW1. Also designed to be freezeproof, the durable and versatile AW1 thrives in harsh environments while delivering the high-performance features and incredible image quality that thrill-seeking families need to capture every moment and memory. By land or by sea, from the tropics to snowy peaks, this newest addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System (ACIL) is equipped with outdoor friendly features to capture amazing photos and stunning Full HD video.
 
To complement the AW1, Nikon also introduced two new waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof lenses, the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8. Striking the ideal balance between portability and performance, the robust 11-27.5mm lens offers a versatile lens option with a 2.5x zoom range. Additionally, the portable wide-angle 10mm lens offers a fast f/2.8 aperture to help deliver a shallow depth of field and excellent low-light performance.
 
“As the world’s first waterproof and shockproof Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System, the Nikon 1 AW1 offers an exciting new option for the family who seeks both exhilaration and a durable yet versatile camera to complement their active lifestyle,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon 1 AW1 and the new 1 NIKKOR lenses are always ready to capture the action with high speed performance and incredible image quality that users have come to expect from the Nikon 1 System.”
 
The Nikon 1 AW1: The World’s First Waterproof and Shockproof Interchangeable Lens Camera
 
Whether the destination is to the beach, the slopes or a mountain pass, the Nikon 1 AW1 is a must-pack accessory for any adventure. Waterproof (down to 49 feet), shockproof (up to 6.6 feet) and freezeproof (down to 14° F), the AW1 can handle the toughest conditions while capturing fast action. Though built to be durable and robust, the camera retains a compact and lightweight body, making it easy to carry on any expedition, above or below sea level.
 
Additionally, the versatile Nikon 1 AW1 offers the unique feature set that adventurers of all levels can take full advantage of, whether tackling a black diamond slope or an unfamiliar trail. With built-in GPS technology, AW1 users can track their travels while identifying the exact longitude and latitude where an image or video was captured. The AW1 is also equipped with an altimeter, a depth gauge, an electronic compass and a virtual horizon indicator. What’s more, the cameras pop-up flash is waterproof as well, allowing the user to add light to a scene automatically or on command.
 
Capturing the Perfect Shot: The Performance and Speed of the Nikon 1 AW1
 
Featuring both a 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and Nikon’s EXPEED 3A image processing engine, the AW1 produces sharp, high-quality images and HD video with great detail and color, even in challenging lighting situations. The Nikon 1 AW1 also sports a wide ISO range (160 to 6400), allowing users to capture sharp photos in a variety of lighting, even while handheld.
 
Swift performance and rapid response are hallmarks of the Nikon 1 System, and in similar fashion the the AW1 includes Nikon’s superfast and extremely responsive Advanced Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system that affords users the ability to capture incredibly fast moving action. To capture even the fastest moving subjects with clarity, the 73-point AF array can lock on to the action in approximately 80 milliseconds. To help ensure that no moment is missed, the AW1 offers the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate (approx. 15 frames-per-second [fps] with AF) and continuous shooting at 60 fps when the focus is locked.
 
Ready for the Next Adventure: The Feature Set of the Nikon 1 AW1
 
The compact Nikon 1 AW1 strikes the perfect balance between creative and user-friendly features and controls. Similar to the Nikon COOLPIX AW110, the AW1 also includes Action Control, which allows users to control certain functions of the camera simply by swinging it in the air. This feature makes it easier to adjust the camera underwater or when wearing gloves.
 
When using the Nikon 1 AW1, the Creative Mode menu provides an easy way to utilize full manual exposure controls (P,S,A,M) as well as Selective Color, Miniature, Soft, Night Landscape, Backlighting and Night Portrait modes. Additionally, Easy Panorama provides a simple way to capture vast landscapes from a wide perspective of awe-inspiring landscapes.
 
The Nikon 1 AW1 incorporates Full HD 1080p video capabilities as well as Advanced Movie Mode. In Advanced Movie Mode, users can shoot Full HD video and high-resolution stills simultaneously. Additionally, Slow Motion Movies can capture all the action at either 400 fps or 1200 fps. The AW1 also features Enhanced Motion Snapshot Mode, which provides shooters with the option of capturing a quick passing moment with a short, slow-motion movie sequence in addition to a single defining still image.
 
When Best Moment Capture Mode is selected, camera users have access to Smart Photo Selector or Slow View modes. With Smart Photo Selector, the AW1 can capture up to 20 shots with a simple press of the shutter button, and the camera will select the best shot. Slow View is ideal for extreme action sports; once focus is achieved and the shutter button is pressed halfway down, users capture live action (approx. 1.33 seconds) while the subject is displayed in slow motion on the screen. A slowed-down view is then continuously looped over until the shutter is fully pressed, resulting in an amazing moment that would have been otherwise been missed.
 
Furthermore, the Nikon 1 AW1 features an intuitive Auto Mode to help users frame the perfect shot with ease. The AW1 also comes equipped with Live Image Control, giving the user access to real time adjustments of Active D-Lighting, Background Softening, Motion Control and Brightness Control, which are displayed on the AW1’s LCD screen prior to capture.
 
When it’s time for some aquatic action, the Nikon 1 AW1 offers several underwater controls. When in Underwater mode, users can choose from either three options (standard, scuba, close-up), which will automatically adjust the camera’s settings to deliver optimal results based on the type of activity that a user is participating in. Additionally, the Underwater White Balance setting makes adjusting white balance simple, while the Underwater Distortion Control corrects the effects of distortion caused by water.
 
Share the Adventure: Wirelessly Send Images from the Nikon 1 AW1
 
For those who want to share their images from their latest expeditions instantly, users will be able to take advantage of the AW1’s Wi-Fi capabilities. Similar to previous Nikon 1 System cameras like the Nikon 1 J3, the Nikon 1 AW1 is fully compatible with Nikon’s optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter, allowing high-quality images to seamlessly be transferred to compatible smart devices wirelessly. If using the free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application for Android platform smart devices as well as iPhone and iPad mobile digital devices, AW1 users will have the ability to remotely take photos with the camera from a smartphone or tablet as well.

1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8

The 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and AW 10mm f/2.8: New Lenses for the Nikon 1 AW1
 
Alongside the new Nikon 1 AW1, the waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 provide two versatile lens options for the individual looking for a compact camera system that can keep up with their active lifestyle. When attached to the AW1, these lenses can handle tough conditions while being waterproof (up to 49 feet), shockproof (up to 6.6 feet) and freezeproof (down to 14° F). The compact 11-27.5mm is a lightweight yet durable lens that packs a 2.5x zoom (30-74mm equivalent) and is ideal for capturing landscapes and portraiture during a family’s latest expedition. Portable and ultra-compact, the 10mm provides AW1 shooters with a wide angle of view, useful when capturing everything from sweeping landscapes to close-up action that fills the frame. Not to be outdone, the 10mm has a fast aperture of f/2.8, to capture special moments with incredible clarity and a soft natural background, even in challenging light such as dusk or when underwater.
 
For further versatility when out of the water, the Nikon 1 AW1 is also fully compatible with the expanding lineup of incredibly sharp 1 NIKKOR lenses, Nikon 1 accessories, as well as a wide range F-Mount NIKKOR lenses when connected to the FT-1 Mount Adapter.
 
New Nikon 1 Accessories: New Skins Provide More Control and Personal Flair
 
Demonstrating Nikon’s commitment to the newly introduced waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof products, Nikon also introduced new accessory skins for the Nikon 1 AW1 and the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. To provide more grip, comfort and control when shooting, the new accessory skins provide extra protection while also adding visibility and personal flair to their Nikon 1 Camera System setup.
 
For those adventurers looking for the flexibility to swap lenses in environments with extreme temperature and humidity changes, Nikon has developed a new filter attachment, the Filter AW 40.5 NC, to effectively combat the common occurrence of condensation. Nikon has also announced the development of the SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight. The SB-N10 will offer extra illumination when capturing still images underwater or in extreme low-light conditions.
 
Price and Availability:
 
The Nikon 1 AW1 will be available as a one-lens kit, with the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, and a two-lens kit with the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses. The Nikon 1 AW1 kit with the 11-27.5mm will be available in October 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $799.95. The Nikon 1 AW1 two lens kit with the 11-27.5mm and 10mm lenses will be available in October 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95. To complement consumers' preferences, the Nikon 1 AW1 kits will come in three different colors including black, silver and white. Additionally, the new accessory skins for the AW1, 11-27.5mm lens and 10mm lens will come in a variety of colors including black, khaki and orange. These skins will be available in October 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $36.96. Lastly, the new Filter AW 40.5 NC attachment will be available in Spring 2014, though the suggested retail price (SRP) has not yet been announced.
 
Amazon has the Nikon 1 AW1 available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/19/2013 5:27:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera available for $689.00 with free shipping. Compare at $896.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/18/2013 4:04:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/18/2013 3:22:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Tether Tools:
 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (September 16, 2013) – Tether Tools is proud to announce "Better When You Tether," a 3-month behind-the-scenes blog series showing how professional photographers capture the perfect shot. The series focuses on education and inspiration around tethered photography, and those who experience the benefits of shooting tethered in various environments.
 
The series launch showcases professional sports and commercial photographer Steve Boyle, whose clients include ESPN the Magazine, Gatorade, Chase Sapphire, Muscle & Fitness, colleges around the country, and other commercial clients. Other photographers involved in the series are Rick Gayle, Shawn Corrigan, Glyn Dewis, Joe McNally, Eric Eggly, Peter Hurley, Jeremy Cowart and many more.
 
From commercial location shoots to premier classroom environments, each photographer dissects a shoot and shares their insight on improving their own work. Jeff McLain, teacher at Rocky Mountain School of Photography, was recently featured. McLain states,“…in my view, tethering is pretty critical in today’s photographic market…a tethering workflow vastly improves the quality of work.”
 
All posts will be featured on the Tether Tools blog, www.TetherTalk.com. Tether Talk, the goto online resource for the tethered photography industry, offers knowledgeable and objective insight on the latest gear and software while also connecting you with top industry professionals for advice on everything from photography workflow to marketing and sales tips.
 
Adorama carries Tether Tools products.
Post Date: 9/18/2013 1:43:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adorama:
 
World-renowned photographer and filmmaker John Huba demonstrates the full production-to-post hybrid workflow using the Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera at FREE Adorama Pro event on October 10th
 
New York, NY – September 18, 2013 – Adorama, the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, will be hosting world-renowned photographer and filmmaker John Huba at its free Adorama Pro event on Thursday, October 10th. Huba will demonstrate the revolutionary hybrid method of combining photo and video at this exclusive event featuring the Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera. The only DSLR of its kind that can shoot in 4K, Huba will film a live fashion shoot with the EOS-1D C, then import the footage into Adobe Premiere Pro. He will then extract still frames in 4K, putting the entire hybrid workflow on display from start to finish.
 
Hybrid shooting allows photographers to streamline their creative workflow to achieve high quality video and stills from one camera, enabling a single vision to come to fruition. Huba will be demonstrating the hybrid workflow in three different sessions during the evening event, at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Doors open at 4:30pm; light refreshments will be served.
 
Who: Adorama Pro and John Huba
What: From 4K to Photo
When: October 10, 2013; Doors open at 4:30pm
Where: Adorama event space, located at 55 West 17th Street, New York City
Cost: FREE
 
Register Now
This event is free but space is limited; register today for one of three sessions. Sessions will run at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm.
 
To see the Canon EOS-1D C in action, check out the footage from Nolcha Fashion Week here.
Post Date: 9/18/2013 10:39:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Pennsylvania Capitol Building
Today's sample pictures were captured with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D (review). Because some of these pictures were taken with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens, that review now also has sample pictures available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/18/2013 8:53:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We'd like to announce that we are going to introduce SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver. 1.1, an update to the dedicated software for the SIGMA USB DOCK, in the end of September.
 
Even after the update of lens firmware, this updated version of software will allow customers to secure all the settings and adjustment values of AF and OS that are customized via the USB DOCK.
 
As SIGMA USB DOCK users, please be sure to update to SIGMA Optimization Pro Ver1.1 from the following page, before operating any lens firmware updates.
 
http://www.sigma-global.com/download/
 
Moreover, as the new version of SIGMA Optimization Pro becomes available, we are planning to update lens firmware for 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 for Canon mount as well as 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C013 for Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.
 
We appreciate your continuing support for our company and products.
 
Adorama carries the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM and 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM global vision lenses.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/18/2013 8:21:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens available for $2,329.00. Compare at $2,499.00.
 
Or, you might consider a refurbished model and save even more - the Canon Store has the Refurbished EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM for $1,899.20 after $100.00 in-cart discount.
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Post Date: 9/18/2013 7:18:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm VR Lens
Amazon has the Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $489.99. This price represents a $90.00 price drop from only a few days ago.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/18/2013 6:48:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe is now offering its newly announced Photoshop Photography Membership Program for Creative Cloud – that's Photoshop CC, Lightroom, and Bridge CC for $9.99 per month with annual commitment.
 
Note: You must have a valid Photoshop CS3 - CS6 serial number to qualify for this program.
 
Directions:

  1. Go to the Adobe Creative Cloud portal.
  2. Click on "Membership Plans."
  3. Click on "Individual."
  4. Click the "Join" button in the "Creative Cloud plan for Photoshop Customers" section.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/17/2013 3:30:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $3,299.99 with free shipping. Compare at $4,099.00.
 
Caveat Emptor: BigValueInc's positive feedback rating is at 98.2%. 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.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/17/2013 11:28:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The final release versions of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 and Camera RAW 8.2 are now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
Photoshop Lightroom 5.2
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 update includes these enhancements:

  • A color noise reduction slider in the Detail panel and a feather adjustment slider for the Spot Heal tool.
  • Bug fixes, new lens profiles, and support for 16 new cameras, including the Canon EOS 70D, Fujifilm X-M1, and Sony A3000

Download Photoshop Lightroom 5.2: Windows | Macintosh
 
Adobe DNG Converter 8.2
 
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.2.
 
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format.
 
Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
Canon

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon PowerShot G16
  • Canon PowerShot S120 (preliminary)

Download Camera RAW 8.2: Windows | Macintosh
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/17/2013 11:22:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Camera Backpack
Adorama has the Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Camera Backpack available for $158.60 with free shipping. Regularly $259.99.
Post Date: 9/17/2013 9:56:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Industry leaders including the Rolling Stone photo editor and the secretary of the World Press Photo Competition discuss the business of photography, September 26th - 27th.
 
New York, NY – September 17, 2013 – PhotoShelter is thrilled to host six 45-minute Luminance seminars at Photoville NYC September 26 - 27, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Photoville is a pop-up photo destination, featuring a mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, food trucks, and more.The full schedule of PhotoShelter's free seminars, plus links to register, can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/luminancephotoville.
 
In the spirit of PhotoShelter’s Luminance 2012 which brought together top creatives, technologists and innovators to explore the intersection of business, technology, culture, and photography, the six Photoville Luminance seminars will showcase topics ranging from iPhoneography to a behind-the-scenes look at shooting for Rolling Stone to guerilla marketing for photographers. Panelists include:

  • Renowned conflict and editorial photographer, Ben Lowy
  • Rolling Stone Photo Editor, Deborah Dragon
  • Award-winning editorial photographer, Peter Yang
  • Secretary of the World Press Photo Competition, Stephen Mayes
  • International Photo Editor at TIME, Patrick Witty
  • Publisher of aCurator.com, Julie Grahame

Speakers with different backgrounds and viewpoints will present on the same panels to provide the audience with a full spectrum of ideas and insights on the business of photography. Interested attendees can register for panels here.
 
PhotoShelter will also host a Peer Review Happy Hour on Friday, September 27th, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET at the Photoville Beer Garden. Photographers are encouraged to bring their portfolio, grab a beer, and provide feedback in this informal portfolio review. The first drink is on PhotoShelter and it’s free to attend, but photographers need to register here.

Post Date: 9/17/2013 9:36:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The-Digital-Picture.com Discussion
Here at The-Digital-Picture, we love our gear. We especially have a soft spot for (make that, incurable fascination with) camera bags. So we want to know...
 
What's your favorite camera bag and why?
 
Let us know on our Facebook page.
Post Date: 9/17/2013 8:57:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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