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 Friday, June 14, 2013
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From AdoramaPix:
We are very excited to announce a new program for our members. It’s our Adoramapix Account Plans. We will now offer three levels of membership: Basic, Plus and Pro. The three levels are designed to accommodate all of our members from consumers to prosumers to professionals.
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Post Date: 6/14/2013 8:29:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens
From Sigma:
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., — June 14, 2013 — Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced that its new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens will arrive in the United States early July for the street price of $799.
As the market’s first zoom lens to achieve a maximum aperture of F1.8 throughout the entire zoom range, the 18-35mm was created for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors, which translates to a focal range of 27-52.5mm on a 35mm camera. This lens will be available early July in Sigma and Canon mounts, with Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts to follow.
“Sigma users are really excited about this lens. They’ve been watching the new Art line very closely – and their reaction to our initial announcement of this lens has been fantastic,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “More than 50 years of innovating with photography equipment has helped us build new generation lenses like the 18-35mm F1.8. We’re confident that photographers who focus on landscape, portrait, still-life, studio, close-up and casual shots will love this lens.”
The 18-35mm F1.8 is the latest addition to the company’s Art line of lenses, designed under the new Global Vision. The Global Vision lenses have a sleek new design with the manufacturing year stamped on the barrel, and are categorized by use into one of three groups: Art, Contemporary and Sports. The Art category delivers high-level artistic expression through sophisticated and abundant expressive power.
The new 18-35mm F1.8 lens features Sigma’s improved AF/MF switch and the use of Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) compound material, which has a high affinity to metal parts, consistently performs well at extreme temperatures, and reduces the size and weight of the lens. The lens’ Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images, even in backlit conditions. Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function, while its nine-blade, rounded diaphragm creates an attractive, round bokeh at large-aperture settings.
The 18-35mm F1.8 lens is also compatible with Sigma’s new USB Dock, which is available for the street price of $59, enabling photographers to update lens firmware and adjust focus parameters from their computers.
Preorder Opportunities:
B&H | Adorama
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/14/2013 6:40:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens
B&H has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 6/14/2013 12:08:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro Lens
From Tokina:
Wide Zoom Range
The new Tokina AT-X 12-28mmF/4lens has a super-wide to standard zoom range while maintaining a constant fast f/4.0 aperture. This makes ita very versatile lens for different photo applications such as scenery, street scenes photography and event coverage. The lens is designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C (DX) sized sensors.
New Optical Design
A new optical design using aspherical elements and super-low dispersion glass matches even the highest mega-pixel DX sensors cameras available today.
One asphericallenselement is positioned in the front group. This together with another precision molded glass aspherical lens element placed in the rear group ideally focuses marginal light rays andmaintains sharpness at the edgeswhile also correcting distortion. The use of two different SD(Super-low Dispersion)glass elements,typeFK01 and FK03,correctschromatic aberration. The combination of all these specialized elements in the optical design yield excellent sharpness and color.
New Auto Focus Mechanism
The new AF “GMR magnetic precision” control sensor is capable offastauto-focus. Tokina placed the new sensor closerto the drive unit in the lens for faster communicationbetween the controller and AF motor. This combined with the motor's high-precision focus control yields faster, more accurate auto-focus.
Additionally, a brand new “SD-M” (Silent Drive-Module) has greatly lowered the sounds emitted by the auto focusdrive system allowing for much quieter AF. Both Canon and Nikon mounts have a built-in AF motor to make them auto-focus compatible with all current camera bodies.
Compact Body Design
The Tokin AT-X 12-28mmF/4 compact designmakes the lens easy to carry and handle. Manual focus is achieved through Tokina's one-touch focus clutch AF/MF mechanism. Simply slide the manual focus ring forward for auto-focus or back for manual focus operation. The lens focus ringis damped in the manual mode for smooth and precise focusing.
In addition thelens has a 77mm filter size allowing filters such as the Hoya HD2low-profilecircular polarizer or UV to be used.
Focal Length: 12-28MM
Equivalent Focal Length:18-42MM Nikon / 19-45MM Canon
Maximum Aperture: F/4
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Optical Construction: 14 Elements / 12 Groups
Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
Angle of View: 99.37° –54.73°
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8 in. (25cm)
Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.94
Zooming System: Rotary Zoom
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9curved blades
Filter Size: 77mm
Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.31n. (84mm)
Dimensions: 3.31in. (84mm) x 3.54L in. (90mm)
Weight:: 18.70 oz. (530g)
Lens Hood: BH-77B
Mount Availability: Canon, Nikon
Est. Street Price: $599.00
B&H has the Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 6/14/2013 12:01:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 13, 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Canon USA has just made EOS Rebel T4i Firmware Update Version 1.0.4 available for download.
Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes the following phenomena which may occur when the camera is used in combination with certain lens models equipped with a stepping motor.
    Affected lenses: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
    1. The camera may freeze in rare instances if you try to shoot with a lens cap attached or meter a subject in low contrast in Live View (or Movie) shooting.
    2. Fine focus adjustment may not be possible in Remote Live View on the EOS Utility software.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which some SD card products are not recognized by the camera.
  3. Corrects some misspellings displayed on the menu screen.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 8:30:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Len
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens in stock and available for $985.32. Compare at $1,299.00 new.
Update: The lens is now out of stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 2:44:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Refurbished Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Nikkor Lens (White)
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR Nikkor Lens (White) available for $99.95 with free shipping. Compare at $246.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 2:07:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (for Canon/Nikon) available for an in-cart price of $863.04 with free shipping and a free Hoya NXT UV Multi Coated filter. Compare at $899.00.
Post Date: 6/13/2013 11:43:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe Lightroom Journal:
The team would like to provide an update on several issues discovered since Sunday night’s launch. Thanks for your patience while we investigated and compiled this list.
Noise Reduction and Sharpening Not Visible on export
As mentioned here, a bug was introduced in Lightroom 5.0 where files exported at less than 1/3 of their original size may not retain Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings. We are working on a solution and will include it in our next update.
Incorrect photos selected when working with Publish Services
When working in a Publish collection, it is sometimes possible for the grid view to indicate that certain photos are selected, while the filmstrip indicates that different photos are selected. In this case, the filmstrip is actually correct, and any actions that are performed will be performed on the photos that are selected in the filmstrip. If you are concerned about this bug, make sure that you have the filmstrip showing while you’re working in a Publish collection, so that you know for sure what photos are selected. We are working on a fix and hope to include in a future update.
Presets Disappearing when Upgrading Catalog to Lr5
As reported here, user created presets were not migrated to Lightroom 5 with a catalog upgrade. This only occurs when the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference is checked (enabled). Within Lightroom 5, the “Store Presets with Catalog” preference will be unchecked (disabled). Please check (enable) this preference and the missing user created presets will return. Please note that this only occurs on Mac.
Revel Publish Service
The Revel Publish Service for Lightroom 5 is available here.
Lightroom 5 Upgrade Eligibility
We’ve had several questions around who is eligible for an upgrade to Lightroom 5. Any Lightroom 1, 2 3, or 4 version of Lightroom, education editions included, can utilize the upgrade version of Lightroom 5. The prior version of Lightroom does not need to be installed on the computer, however you will need the prior version serial number at the time of installation of Lightroom 5. If the prior version is still installed on the computer, Lightroom 5 will automatically pick up that serial number so you don’t need to go digging through boxes or your email.
Customers who purchased Lightroom 4 through the Mac App Store are eligible for upgrade pricing. Please see here for instructions. Lightroom 4 must be installed on the machine before installing the Lightroom 5 upgrade.
Upgrade policy for those that just purchased Lightroom 4
We’ve seen quite a few questions from those who have just purchased Lightroom 4. If you purchased Lightroom 4 very recently you may be eligible for a complimentary upgrade to Lightroom 5:
We’re listening
If you have additional workflow or how-to questions visit our user community on
To report Issues or Ideas on how to improve Lightroom, visit our Feedback Site on
B&H carries Adobe Lightroom 4 (which, according to this, *may* qualify for a free upgrade) and Lightroom 5.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 10:13:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR lenses* for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached eighty million in mid June 2013.
In 1959, Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released the Nikon F as well as its first NIKKOR lens for Nikon SLR cameras, the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2. The NIKKOR tradition has continued over the many years since that first lens was released. What's more, Nikon continues to expand its lineup of interchangeable lenses for Nikon 1 cameras, the first of which was released in October 2011, and bringing total lens production to eighty million.
At the beginning of November 2012, total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached seventy-five million. Since then, Nikon has continued to actively release new NIKKOR lenses.
In January 2013, Nikon announced the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR, a super-telephoto 800mm lens compatible with the Nikon FX format and offering the longest focal length in the history of NIKKOR autofocus (AF) lenses, and the approximately 385-gram compact and lightweight, approximately 1.9x zoom AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED ultra wide-angle zoom lens, also compatible with the Nikon FX format. Further, in March of this year, the 5x telephoto-zoom, FX-format compatible AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, offering one of the fastest AF speeds in its class, was also announced.
In January 2013, Nikon announced two new lenses for Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses—the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6 10x zoom lens, a single lens that covers focal lengths ranging from wide-angle to telephoto, and the ultra wide-angle zoom 1 NIKKOR VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6, offering the widest angle of view in the 1 NIKKOR lineup at 100°. In addition, the fastest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2, a mid-telephoto fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2, was announced in May of this year. The current lineup of interchangeable lenses for Nikon 1 cameras consists of nine lenses, and Nikon will continue to expand and enrich this lineup.
The 80th Anniversary of the NIKKOR Lens
NIKKOR is Nikon's brand of photographic lenses. This year, the NIKKOR camera lens celebrates its 80th anniversary since the first lens was introduced in 1933. The NIKKOR name arose from adding "r"—a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established—to "Nikko", the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established.
Nikon's own high-quality standards are applied to all stages from initial design and development to final product release for design that responds to user needs, and production system and inspections that ensure the superior quality of NIKKOR lenses.
Nikon's lineup of lenses for cameras with interchangeable lenses currently consists of more than 80 types of lenses, including ultra wide-angle to super-telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses, zoom lenses, micro lenses, and PC-E lenses that support a wide variety of applications, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses. Nikon will continue to develop and release high-quality products that appeal to users the world over.
* Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses
B&H carries Nikon NIKKOR lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon News
Post Date: 6/13/2013 9:57:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD IF Lens for Canon available for $369.00. Compare at $649.00.
Note: The Nikon version of the lens is available for $389.00 (same link - choose "Nikon" on the right side of the page).
Post Date: 6/13/2013 9:16:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Light Meter
Adorama has the Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Light Meter available for $350.00 with free shipping. Regularly $389.00.
L-478D for Still Photographers

  • Full featured Ambient-Flash modes including new T-F mode. Measure, compare, and mix ambient and flash displayed on a color, touch screen for beautiful, controlled, results.
  • DTS Exposure Profiling matches the meter to the performance of your camera. Precise exposure and lighting starts with precise, repeatable metering.

L-478D for Filmmakers

  • Cine/HD Cine modes for today's HDSLR and Video Cine cameras. Effortlessly switch between HDSLR and Cine for exact exposure settings in exact increments for both.
  • Infinite frame rate and shutter angle selection. Create special settings for special applications. Video cine cameras are becoming boundless. Metering should be too.
  • Unique, light-source filtration compensation mode. Finally, precise control lighting using industry standard CTO/CTB/ND types at the touch of a finger.
  • Illumination measurement and extended ISO range. Lighting design and exposure in a single tool. ISO and exposure settings to match today's digital cameras.

Adorama also has the Sekonic LITEMASTER PRO L-478DR Light Meter with built-in PocketWizard triggering available for $422.00 with free shipping. Regularly $469.00.

Post Date: 6/13/2013 9:02:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Spyder4Pro Color Calibration System
Adorama has the Datacolor Spyder4Pro Color Calibration System available for $149.95 with free shipping. Compare at $169.00.
Post Date: 6/13/2013 8:44:22 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.

  • 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: 6/13/2013 8:28:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Adorama is featuring select RadioPopper Products at 20% off.
One great way to improve the quality of your pictures is to use off-camera flash. RadioPoppers allow you to trigger a Speedlite flash up to 1,500 feet away and even control its output remotely (the JrX system requires the RadioPopper Cube accessory for remote control output).

ItemOrig. PriceSale Price
RadioPopper JrX Studio Kit with Transmitter and Receiver$169.95$135.96
RadioPopper JrX Transmitter Unit$79.95$63.95
RadioPopper JrX Receiver Studio Unit$99.95$79.95
RadioPopper PX Transmitter Unit$189.00$151.00
RadioPopper PX Receiver with Antenna and Canon/Nissin Mounting Bracket$189.00$151.00
RadioPopper PX Receiver with Antenna and Nikon Mounting Bracket$189.00$151.00

Post Date: 6/13/2013 7:58:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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