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 Friday, October 18, 2013
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera available for $569.00 with free shipping. Compare at $896.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/18/2013 1:34:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera (Silver)
eBay (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.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/18/2013 1:11:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Behind Oneida Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park
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.
Post Date: 10/18/2013 9:16:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
The great deals on Canon's EOS 6D just keep coming in. eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) 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.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/18/2013 8:42:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
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, LED-312DS and Pro LED-1024AL.
Category: Fotodiox News
Post Date: 10/18/2013 6:58:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From RØDE:
 
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.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 10/18/2013 6:49:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 17, 2013
Hoya ND10 Graduated ND Filter
From Hoya:
 
OCTOBER 17, 2013 - Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the new Hoya GRADUATED ND10 graduated neutral density filter.
 
The GRADUATED ND 10 balances exposure between the lightest and darkest areas of a scene allowing better tone and detail to be recorded in these areas of the image.
 
The Hoya GRADUATED ND 10 is darker at the top giving that area a 3-stop light reduction and then fading evenly to a 1 stop light reduction at the bottom. This creates more balanced exposure between the lighter and darker areas of a scene, especially useful for photos that include the sky. The aluminum filter frame rotates so the darkest area can be positioned as needed.
 
The Hoya GRADUATED ND 10 filter uses a Hoya super clear optical glass in a wedge layer that is matched and perfectly bonded to a ND filter glass wedge layer to create the gradual ND effect.
 
Neutral density filters are designed to reduce the amount of light entering your camera lens and do not have any other effect on the image. Reducing the amount of light allows for the use of wider apertures or slower shutter speeds for creative and dramatic affect in bright lighting conditions.
 
Specifications
Size Availability: 52mm, 58mm, 77mm, 82mm
Neutral density: ND2X to ND10X across the filter
Category: Hoya News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 4:05:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: Amazon has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for an amazing price - just $1,574.98 with 2% Rewards. Regularly $1,899.00. (thanks Mark)
 
Update: It looks like Adorama has the Canon EOS 6D for the same price, but they include some bundled accessories, free shipping and 4% Rewards.
 
Adorama Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
  • Manfrotto 394 Aluminum 4 Section Monopod
  • Adorama Sling Bag
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • SanDisk 32GB Class 10, Ultra SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 1:03:26 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
How many DSLR cameras do you have?
The results from the "How many DSLR cameras do you currently have?" poll are in. I'm today sharing these results with a twist in the article: How Many DSLR Cameras Do You Need?
 
Note that the infographic included here may be freely republished in un-altered form. But sorry, copying of the other text on that page is not permitted.
Post Date: 10/17/2013 10:54:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon Logo
From Nikon:
 
This is an announcement regarding support for the new EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery scheduled for release. We plan to release firmware updates that will enable support for the EN-EL14a with the following products in the middle of November 2013.

  • Nikon D5200, D5100, D3200, D3100 digital SLR cameras
  • COOLPIX P7700 compact digital camera

Though a firmware download enabling support for the EN-EL14a will not be released for the COOLPIX P7000 or P7100, the battery can be used with these cameras. However, the camera’s battery indicator may quickly reach the half-charge point on its display. The COOLPIX P7800 already supports the EN-EL14a.
 
Adorama carries the Nikon EN-EL14a battery.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 9:52:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Logo
From Canon USA:
 
Canon Launches RUSH: The Photo Contest, a Photography Challenge with Time Parameters
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 17, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has expanded its relationship with two-time Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard for his recently released film from Universal Pictures, RUSH, which builds upon the imaginative ways that Canon products are used in Hollywood. RUSH hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York City on September 20, and it arrived across the country on September 27.
 
As a partner on RUSH, Canon's variety of cameras and lenses were utilized to film the epic action-drama. The Canon brand is also organically integrated throughout the film, which powerfully depicts Formula 1TM racing in the 1970s, when Canon was a sponsor of racetracks and the drivers. A number of Canon cameras were used in filming RUSH, including the Canon Cinema EOS C300 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera.
 
Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) teamed once again with two-time Academy Award-nominated writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) on RUSH, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless and legendary 1970s Formula 1TM rivalry between gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth of The Avengers, Thor) and his disciplined Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl of Inglourious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum).
 
Engaging consumers further, Canon will launch RUSH: The Photo Contest, a two-week photography challenge on Canon's Facebook page, now live. Playing off the speed of the film, the user-generated photo contest asks participants to complete ten various photo-based challenges within specific time parameters (e.g., "You have one hour to shoot for the theme: Dedication. Go. Long Live the Rush.") Each photo challenge winner will win a $250 online store credit to be used at the Canon Online Store, and Ron Howard will select one Grand Prize Winner to receive a Canon EOS 70D EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Camera Kit. Please see www.bit.ly/18iuwtA for the Official Rules. The contest will live on www.Facebook.com/CanonUSA.
 
"When working on RUSH, it was a natural fit to partner with Canon as they enable creativity among all artists with their advanced camera and lens technology," said Howard.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 9:23:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Crumpler 3 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag
Adorama has the Crumpler 3 Million Dollar Home Shoulder Bag (Brown/Orange) available for $37.00 with free shipping. Regularly $52.00.
 
This camera bag comes with a free Crumpler Industry Disgrace Strap.
Post Date: 10/17/2013 7:50:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens
Adorama has the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $349.00 with free shipping after $200.00 instant rebate. Regularly $549.00.
Post Date: 10/17/2013 7:32:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Airport 4-Sight Roller Camera Bag
Adorama has the Think Tank Airport 4-Sight Four Wheel Roller Camera Bag available for $149.75 with free shipping. Regularly $249.75.
 
Features:

  • 4 wheel rolling capability. Walking a 4-wheeler is much easier than pulling it behind you or carrying it over your shoulder
  • Side hinge opens completely for unencumbered access to gear
  • Two position locking handle for better comfort and ergonomics
  • For easy identification, a business card holder is located directly under the handle. There is also a zippered pocket under the handle that can hold your passport and other items
  • Integrated and removable Cable Management organizer keeps everything organized and at-the-ready
  • Lockable zipper sliders provides security with a user-supplied TSA (Transportation Security Administration) approved lock
  • Three handles for easy retrieval from overhead bins. Lightweight; easy to manage in tight quarters
  • Replaceable wheels and protective wheel housings. If you wear out the wheels, Think Tank provides a free kit so that you can replace the wheels. The wheels being located on the very outside of the bag makes it very stable when rolled
  • Compatibility: Holds two standard size DSLRs, 3-5 standard zoom lenses or two pro sized bodies with limited lens attachment options; holds a 300 mm f/2.8 with standard body attached

Post Date: 10/17/2013 7:00:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hoya PROND 1000 77mm ND Filter
From Hoya:
 
OCTOBER 16, 2013 - Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the new Hoya PROND line of neutral density filters with ACCU-ND technology.
 
The ACCU-ND technology in the Hoya PROND filters yields a truly neutral color balance that will not add any noticeable color-cast to your images. The Hoya PROND series is aimed at the still photography and HDSLR video markets. The series provides 9 filters from two stop to 10 stop light reduction.
 
The Metallic ACCU-ND coating on the PROND filters do not color shift as you move from one density to the next, a common problem with other series of neutral density filters. Now you can set your white balance once and have the same color balance even if you need to change filters due to changes in lighting, or for creative effect.
 
The PROND filters use Hoya’s exclusive clear optical glass that has a metallic ACCU-ND coating front and back to create the neutral density affect.
 
Neutral density filters are designed to reduce the amount of light entering your camera lens and should not have any other effect on the image. Reducing the amount of light allows for the use of wider apertures or slower shutter speeds for creative and dramatic effect in bright lighting conditions.
 
All Hoya PROND filters have a low-profile one piece aluminum frame. The thin frame keeps the glass secure and parallel to the sensor while allowing it to be used with super-wide angle lenses
Category: Hoya News
Post Date: 10/17/2013 12:09:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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