(via AdoramaCamera) has the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
available for $569.00 with free shipping. Compare at $896.95 new.
(via AdoramaCamera) has the Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver)
available for $279.00 with free shipping. Compare at $347.00.
The camera comes with a free memory card and leather case. Note:
The title of the auction mentions that the camera is black, but the pictures and the description on the lower part of the page notes the item is silver. I'm guessing the color listed in the auction's title is incorrect.
Anytime is a great time to visit Ricketts Glen State Park, but the fall is my favorite time. With cloudy weather promising to provide a giant softbox over this waterfall-heaven (22 named falls and perhaps hundreds of smaller falls) on Wednesday, I packed two of the world's best wide angle lenses on 5D Mark III bodies
, a telephoto zoom lens I was reviewing on the 60D
, a couple of other lenses, tripod, rain gear and other essentials (including food and water) totaling about 50 lbs. into my Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW Backpack
and headed to my favorite Pennsylvania state park for a long day of photography.
Not long after hitting the Ganoga Glen trail, I realized that the water flow was very low. Low flow at some waterfalls is a big problem, but the falls at Ricketts Glen simply provide different opportunities.
One such opportunity came at Oneida falls, the second falls encountered on this trail when leaving the Lake Rose trailhead parking lot. The water is typically falling over the entire width of this 13' cliff. On this day, access to the cliff was available, though precarious due to slippery rock with very narrow footholds.
Avoiding dripping water as best I could, I placed one foot on a tiny ledge just above the water and the other foot was preventing me from falling into the cliff (with my elbow assisting some of the time). Similarly, I positioned one fully-retracted tripod leg straight out to the left and fully-extended the other two legs downward to catch in small crevices in the rock face. Note that one reason to buy a strong tripod is that you sometimes need to use it for your own safety support.
This position let me shoot through the back of the falls and incorporate some fall foliage into the frame.
The camera was set to C2 mode – my standard custom landscape mode. I have this mode programmed to enable mirror lockup, the 2-second self-timer and long exposure noise reduction. My ISO defaults to 100 and exposure is set to manual.
A B+W XS-PRO circular polarizer filter
was used to cut the glare, especially noticeable on the water. I manually bracketed exposures slightly and used manual HDR to darken the colorful trees slightly.
This image was captured with what I consider to be one of the world's best landscape photography lenses, the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Lens. It is phenomenally sharp and has little distortion. Another big advantage this lens has is the movements. In this example, I was able to tilt the lens slightly to the left to allow the very close foreground on the left and distant background on the right to both be in sharp focus without resorting to a more-diffraction-impacted narrower aperture.
In the end, a great lens
(and camera) along with low water flow yielded my favorite image of the day.
The great deals on Canon's EOS 6D just keep coming in. eBay
(via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
) available for $1,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,574.98
(also a great value at $300.00 off normal retail price). 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.
From Fotodiox: Waukegan, IL – October 17, 2013
– Fotodiox the leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality photography and videography accessories, has announced the availability of its next generation LED light panels; the Fotodiox LED-312D, LED-312DS, and LED-1024AL. The new LED lights are compact and powerful, while remaining lightweight – perfect for both studio and location shooting. Fotodiox's LED panels generate little heat, use little power, and now the reduced bulk of these newest lights maximize portability and mounting possibilities to capture the perfect shot.
The three new LED panels feature all-metal barn doors to shape and control the light, while a locking system keeps the barn doors in place, no matter how the light is mounted. The lights feature a backlit LCD panel that displays the percentage of light intensity and remaining battery life, to avoid shutdown during the most important photo shoots.
“The new added features, especially the barn doors, make the new equipment ideal for photographers and videographers who want more control, while remaining compact and lightweight to carry on location,” said Kelvin Luo, CEO of Fotodiox. “Our original LED lights were a big hit with both amateur and professional photographers and videographers, and we’re proud to be releasing the next generation of these high-intensity lighting solutions.” Fotodiox LED-312D
The Fotodiox LED-312D is a versatile professional grade LED light that comes equipped with 312 ultra-bright 5600k LEDs. The powerful daylight balanced LEDs offer a full spectrum of soft light, with full control over the light level from 10-100%. The light is equipped for fully cordless operation with the included lithium-ion battery packs and charger. A rear-mounted backlit LED status display shows both the remaining battery level and the light's brightness level.
Control and shape the light with the new, all-metal barn doors. Two included diffusion panels securely lock into place – one panel softens the light even more, and the second panel is for matching the 312-D's light's color temperature to match tungsten light sources. Fotodiox LED-312DS
The Fotodiox LED-312DS is an equally powerful and professional LED light panel that shares the form factor of the 312D. Additionally, the 312-DS features a dedicated control to change the light’s color temperature from 5600K daylight to 3200K tungsten color temperature, or any level in between.
The light level is fully dimmable from 10-100%, as indicated by the rear-mounted backlit LCD status display. In addition to the real-time battery level monitor, you can also see the current color temperature output for maximum control of lighting settings. Fotodiox Pro LED-1024AL
The Fotodiox Pro LED-1024AL comes with over 1,000 powerful LEDs in a compact (12'” x 12”) form. The 5600K daylight LED panel is lightweight, making it the ideal versatile and powerful lighting solution whether in the studio or on location. The complete kit includes the 1024AL light, all-metal mounting yoke, locking diffusion panel, AC adapter, and a custom-fitted soft shell case with handle.
Availability and Pricing
All three of the new Fotodiox LED upgrades are available for immediate sale, and each light kit comes with a 24 month manufacturer warranty.
Amazon carries the Fotodiox LED-312D
and Pro LED-1024AL
The new RØDEGrip is a versatile mounting chassis and pistol-grip for the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that provides a wide range of integration options for iOS content creators.
Users are able to mount their iPhone to a camera using the integrated shoe-mount, mount to a boom stand using the incorporated 3/8” thread, operate handheld using the ergonomics of the pistol grip, or even use the RØDEGrip as a desk stand for their device. The RØDEGrip is also the perfect companion for the iXY stereo microphone, allowing users to mount their iPhone in a fixed location while recording.
Constructed from durable ABS plastic, the RØDEGrip assembles in seconds and folds down to a compact size for transport and storage. Three mounting points are provided for the camera-shoe attachment, to allow the user to rotate and move the iPhone into a number of orientations to suit the desired application.
A deluxe version, titled the RØDEGrip+ is also available, adding a set of high-quality camera lenses that screw securely into place over the iPhone’s built-in camera when mounted in the cradle. The supplied macro, 180° fish-eye and 2X telephoto lenses give the user a much wider range of creativity when recording video with their iPhone.
Both the RØDEGrip and RØDEGrip+ are shipping now. Adorama
carries RØDE products