Gitzo are proud to inform you of the launch of two updated models in the Traveler tripod range.
Traveler tripods have always been the most compact in the Gitzo range without compromising on stability and sturdiness. Now we’ve added flexibility to the range integrating a ser. 1 and a ser. 2 traveler without head with a shorter column so to be capable to attach your own compact head.
All updated Traveler tripods are made from 6X carbon fibre with Gitzo’s traditional “noir décor” paint finish used on cast components.
The Traveler range now comprises the following models:
GT1544T: ser. 1 traveler without head with shorter column
GT2542T: ser. 2 traveler without head with shorter column
For you sports and event photographers who need quick access to your credentials, smart phones, pens and other items, we just released two new credential holders. They are the Credential Holder V2.0 and the Credential Holder Tall V2.0, which is designed to hold larger credentials.
The new credential holders feature large clear windows, multiple pockets, including a zippered pocket for business cards, and a belt attachment loop. They also have a wide, soft, adjustable neck strap, YKK zippers, a large pocket that holds most smart phones, another large front pocket underneath the flap and behind the credential area, two pen holders, and a credential area secured by hook and loop.
The all fabric exterior is treated with a DWR coating while the fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. They are made with 210D black nylon, 250D Shadow rip-stop nylon, clear PU, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
We don't think there's a more feature packed, robust credential holder on the market. We just couldn't stop adding features and we think you'll be hard pressed to find anything missing
Credential Holder V2.0 External Dimensions: 5.5 W x 7" H (14 × 17.8cm) Credential Dimension: 4.8" W x 3.5" H (12.2 x 8.9cm) Weight: 0.1lbs (0.1 kg)
Credential Holder Tall V2.0 External Dimensions: 5.5" W x 9.4" H (14 × 23.9cm) Credential Dimension: 4.8" W x 7.2" H (12.2 x 18.3cm) Weight: 0.1lbs (0.1 kg)
Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce its official partnership with the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) at the 11th FINA World Championships to be held from December 12 to 16, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
As an Official FINA Partner, the Nikon logo will appear at the venue on photographers' bibs and around the pool.
Furthermore, for professional photographers covering this event, the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) depot in the media center will provide support and services, including equipment inspections, cleaning, minor repairs and the loaning of equipment.
The FINA World Championships is a prestigious biennial aquatic sports event hosted by FINA, which has 202 member federations.
Nikon first partnered with FINA in 2007 and has supported the FINA World Championships and the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) ever since.
Because of Nikon's respect for athletes, who continuously challenge their own limits, and its wish to enhance its presence worldwide, it will continue to support international sporting events.
Hurry! Time is running out: 20% off custom cover photo books.*
Instead of our planned 10% off sale, we've extended our 20% off till Nov 29th! Don't miss the opportunity to plan for the holidays with this great discount on our custom cover photo books. Few things make a better gift than your priceless memories, beautifully displayed. Time is running out to take advantage of sale prices, so don't delay. This is our last photo book sale of the year!
On November 21, we published a news announcement noting the apparent inclusion of a lens hood and case with the purchase of this lens. The accessories were (and still are) listed in the "What's in the Box" section of the product page at both B&H and Adorama. A B&H rep informed us that this information was sourced directly from Canon.
Yesterday, via PetaPixel, Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon USA advised otherwise:
"EF35mm f/2 IS USM lenses imported by Canon USA will not be supplied with lens hood or pouch, as confirmed by our sales group. If the dealers in question are offering the lens with these accessories in the box, it would most likely be a gray market item."
Robert P. Luckett, a Canon Public Relations Specialist, has confirmed this news for us:
"We have double checked and confirmed that Canon U.S.A. is not providing a soft carrying case, or lens hood with the 35mm F/2 IS lens."
While everyone is still not on the same page, we are going to go with Chuck and Rob on this one. Oh well...at least we are still getting center-pinch lens caps!
Datacolor Helps to Make the Season Bright with 25 Days of December Giveaways
Celebrate the Joy of Giving with Datacolor’s Holiday Stocking Stuffer Webinar and Daily Prizes Awarded at Datacolor.com
Lawrenceville, NJ – Nov. 27, 2012 –– Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), a global leader in color management solutions, today announced 25 days of giveaways during the month of December. Beginning December 1, Datacolor will be awarding daily prizes through its website at http://spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway. The holiday celebration will be preceded by a free webinar, “Holiday Stocking Stuffer List by Datacolor,” on November 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. This presentation in the series of free webinars will focus on ideal gifts for photography lovers chosen by Datacolor experts.
The 25 Days of December Giveaways will include prizes from the Datacolor Spyder line such as Spyder4PRO and SpyderCAPTURE PRO, as well as products from partnering brands like Wacom, DxO, SLR Lounge, Joby, Lowepro, B&H, Zenfolio and many more. Enter to win each day by visiting http://spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway.
“With 25 days of giveaways, Datacolor is celebrating the joy of giving photographers the tools they need to help make their photos merry and bright – with correct color calibration,” said David Tobie, global product technology manager for Datacolor.
Prior to the start of its December celebration, Datacolor will present a webinar November 28th, focusing on gift ideas for the special photographer in your life. Datacolor experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie will provide suggestions on Spyder products, lenses, tripods, lens filters, camera bags, memory cards and more. Throughout the presentation, there will be an interactive Q&A to address participant questions. One lucky webinar guest will win a free Spyder4PRO. To register, visit http://spyder.datacolor.com/en/webinars/.
When you purchase ILFORD GALERIE inkjet paper products in the USA between November 26, 2012 and December 31, 2012 you may be eligible for a 25% mail in rebate. Take advantage of this amazing holiday purchase promotion to save big money on the entire line of ILFORD GALERIE Prestige or Premium inkjet papers.
DateTime: 11/26/2012 12:01:02 PM CT Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: Canon EOS Rebel T3i & 3 Lens Kit - $669.00 Shipped
Hot Deal:B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T3i & 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit available for $599.00. Choose the "Click Here To Save $150 on Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens" link and add the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lenses to your cart for a final price of $669.00 with free shipping.
DateTime: 11/26/2012 6:40:02 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sigma Lens Deals at Abe's Of Maine
Abe's of Maine has just lowered their prices on several Sigma lenses. Use the promotion codes listed below ($10.00 or $15.00 off) at checkout for even more savings. And as an added bonus, shipping is free!
DateTime: 11/22/2012 5:40:03 PM CT Posted By: Sean
LensRentals Black Friday Sale
Starting tomorrow, LensRentals is offering a 10% discount and 5% rental credit on all used gear purchases. Also, use promo code "BLACKFRIDAY" to get 25% off ANY rental with an arrival date between now and January 31st, 2013.
Note: The promo code should be entered in the "Special Instructions" box before the "Review Order" stage.
DateTime: 11/22/2012 5:00:00 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Happy Thanksgiving, USA!
Here in the USA, the fourth Thursday in November is set aside as the "Thanksgiving" holiday. It is a day for us to celebrate and give thanks.
While most of us will spend the day visiting with family and friends (and over-eating), I encourage you to reflect on how incredibly blessed we are - and to reflect on the sacrifices made by our forefathers to give us the country we have today.
I also extend great thanks to you - for sharing our passion and for your support.
Serving you is definitely a blessing to us. And without you, this site would not exist - It's really as fundamental as that. The site's support comes soley through your purchases made using the links on this site and through your referrals of others to the site who do the same.
As you do your Christmas and other bargain shopping, we would be grateful if you kept this site in mind. Most or all of the retailers below here have a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal page(s) that will list all of their deals. Experience no lines, no traffic and no parking hassles.
(Using the following links to make your purchase supports this site)
We have served the photographic, video, digital imaging and telescope fields for over thirty-five years. Yet the years add up to more than numbers; they create a family of loyal customers and friends that we care about. That's why we have launched our new VIP program focused on you, our loyal customers.
VIP Benefits Include
Extended warranties on your purchases*
Invitation to purchase products that are only available to VIPs
Special VIP pricing on must-have products online
Unique bundles of products curated for VIP members
Exclusive email offers, saving you time while finding your favorite products!
Free eBooks with photographic tips & tricks
Savings throughout Adorama's online store
ADORAMA VIP PERKS
As an Adorama VIP member, your loyalty will be rewarded. This program was created to give you access to products and services that honor your smart decision making and cunning shopping skills by continuing to shop with the #1 Photo, Imaging & Electronics Retailer in the world ... Adorama
Enjoy elite membership — you've earned it!
* Warranty benefit requires purchase of Adorama VIP Member Extended Protection Plan which is an annual fee of only $7.95
There is More
Adorama will give you a lifetime 20GB of cloud storage (note that this feature is not showing on Adorama's site yet).
What You Should Do Right Now
Protect your gear for another year. Go to Adorama and click on the VIP link at the top-center of the page.
On the VIP page, log into your Adorama account or join if you do not yet have an Adorama account. You are now a VIP member. That was easy.
You will then be taken to a VIP special page. On this page, you want to purchase the Adorama VIP Extended Protection Plan for $7.95 (annually).
Then You Are Covered
The VIP Extended Protection Plan is a great deal. For far less than a typical extended warranty plan for even one low-priced item, this plan will cover all of your purchases made at Adorama while your annually-renewable plan is in effect.
As Adorama has informed me: Purchase 100 TVs - you're covered. Purchase a Refurbished Canon Lens - you get a 1yr warranty added to the base refurbished warranty. Automatically.
What You Should Do Later
When you want to purchase something at Adorama, always start your shopping by clicking on an Adorama link on this site (keeps us going). Then log into your account to be recognized as a VIP customer. You will, in some cases, see better pricing - and less "add to cart for better price". And you will of course automatically receive extended warranty coverage if you purchased the very inexpensive plan.
The new Cable Management pouches feature a clear window, a wide opening, and a large capacity. The Cable Management 10 is designed for power adapters and cables; the Cable Management 20 fits external hard drives and cables; and the Cable Management 30 holds two pro-size flashes.
Additional features include:
Elastic cable ties included
Grab handle (Cable Management 20 and 30 only)
Lightweight and durable materials
Business card holder
Their all fabric exterior is treated with a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) coating while the fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. They are made with 210D silver-toned nylon, 210D black nylon, clear Polyurethane (PU), nylon webbing, nylon cord, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Cable Management 10 V2.0
ED: 7.3” W x 4” H x 1.8” D (18.5 x 10.2 x 4.6 cm)
Weight: 0.1 lbs (0.1 kg)
Cable Management 20 V2.0
ED: 7.3” W x 6.9” W x 1.4” D (18.5 x 17.5 x 3.6 cm)
Weight: 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg))
Cable Management 30 V2.0
ED: 7.8” W x 7.8” H x 2.7” D (19.8 x 19.8 x 6.9 cm)
TOKYO, November 21, 2012 — Canon Inc. announced today that the company will sponsor four of the International Skating Union's most prestigious figure skating competitions, spanning the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons.
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2012 logo
Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships: the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. As part of this sponsorship, Canon will provide products, technologies and services to contribute to the success of each event.
At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon has provided behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these events, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans. To further improve on-site media support at all eight Canon-sponsored competitions spanning the two seasons, the company is planning to establish a camera service center at each event to assist the numerous journalists and sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world.
Through the use of Canon products and technologies, the company will continue contributing to the advancement of sports.
2012 - 2013 Schedule
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2012
Dec. 6-9, 2012
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2013
Feb. 6-11, 2013
ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2013
Feb. 25-Mar. 3, 2013
ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013
Mar. 10-17, 2013
2013 - 2014 Schedule
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013
Dec. 5-8, 2013
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014
Jan. 20-26, 2014
ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014
DateTime: 11/21/2012 10:00:30 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Includes Lens Hood and Case
Historically speaking, Canon has provided a lens hood and case (or carrying pouch) with the purchase of L-series lenses. However, Canon has generally not included the accessories with non L-series lenses.
When considering the purchase of a new lens, it is often helpful to look at your previous images and find out which cameras, focal lengths, apertures and ISO settings have been utilized most often when capturing your images.
PixStics is an online EXIF analyzer that utilizes HTML5 (available in Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome browsers) to gather information about your images and display the results in a statistical based graph. It can be a valuable tool in spotting trends in your own shooting style and providing valuable information when determining how useful a new lens will be.
PixStics is designed to answer most of the commons questions you may have about what camera settings and equipment you use the most and how that relates to buying new gear or improving your technique. It does this by providing a statistical based graph comparing any combination of one or two properties from the list provided.
PixStics makes use of HTML5 methods that are not available in all browsers. Both Chrome and Firefox support these methods and IE 10 will work once it's released as well. If the JPEG you select doesn't contain any EXIF data it will be skipped. If none of the files contain valid data then you won't get any valid results.
Company Receives Numerous Awards in 2012 Including a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 15, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to mark 2012 as another award-winning year. Customers and publications are praising Canon across various product segments for quality, innovation and customer support. The business world has taken note of Canon's dedication to environmental issues and industry-leading practices. This year, Canon was selected as one of Interbrand's 50 Best Global Green Brands 2012 (ranking number 29) while also placing among the top five companies in the computer industry on Fortune magazine's 2012 World's Most Admired Companies list.
Additional key awards and industry recognitions received by Canon include the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years; placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide1 report; and for the fourth consecutive year, BenchmarkPortal's2 Center of Excellence certification, demonstrating Canon's dedication to providing comprehensive service and support to customers.
"We are extremely pleased to have received so many awards and industry recognitions from various industry organizations spanning product review, customer service and corporate initiatives," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "These awards and recognitions exemplify our commitment to not only providing high-quality products and services, but also our dedication to our customers and the environment as well."
Maintaining status as an industry leader and continuing to earn accolades from the top industry publications continued throughout 2012 across all Canon product lines. As in years past, 2012 was no different for Canon cameras and lenses as honors were earned by entry-level point-and-shoot cameras up to professional DSLR and video cameras.
New for this year, Canon is extremely proud to announce that the Company will receive a 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy® award in the category "Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras." The CMOS image sensor debuted in the Cinema EOS system line in November 2011 and has helped bring digital cinema closer to the superb aesthetics associated with 35 mm motion picture film. The Cinema EOS line took home numerous honors including the Digital Video Black Diamond award from Digital Video Magazine and the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera won the Pick Hit award from Broadcast Engineering.
Canon's input-to-output capabilities were highlighted with awards granted to several cameras. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera won Outside magazine's Gear of the Year award and PCMag.com named the EOS Rebel T3 and T3i to their best digital cameras list. Reviewed.com, a division of USA TODAY, named the EOS-1D X DSLR camera Best Ultra High-End and Best Overall Camera and presented the Best Value System for Video award to the EOS Rebel T4i DSLR camera. Additionally, numerous Canon printers were the recipients of awards throughout 2012 including the PIXMA PRO-1 that won the Gold Award from DP Review and the PIXMA MG6220 that CNET named to their best all-in-one printers list.
Canon's line of scanners, Multifunction Printers (MFP) and Large Format Printers received awards for various products. The imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner was the PCMag.com 2012 Editors' Choice and received the title of "best scanner" along with the CanonScan LiDE110 Color Image Scanner. The 2012 Top Products Awards from My Print Resource named 17 imagePROGRAF printers to their list including the imagePROGRAF iPF760, iPF6300S, and the iPF825 MFP, and BERTL named the Canon FAXPHONE L100 to its Best Spring Awards list. Continuing to offer consumers efficient products, the Canon imageCLASS MF5950dw (as tested with its wired interface), MF5960dn, MF8380Cdw (as tested with its wired interface) and imageRUNNER 1750 MFP were all awarded the Summer 2012 Buyers Laboratory "Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency" award.
Join us for a webinar on Video and Color for Photographers
Recent DSLR cameras shoot excellent video, but there are a lot of issues to consider before jumping into the DSLR video world. This webinar outlines those considerations, to give still photographers a better idea of what is involved to enter this exciting new field. Join us, Tuesday, November 20th from 3PM-4PM EDT, as Datacolor Experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie provide an exploration of the hardware, software and knowledge involved in the move into motion, as well as some consideration of the value this can add to your work.
An interactive Q&A will take place throughout the webinar to answer any questions you may have.
One lucky webinar guest will win a free Spyder4PRO!
Title: Video and Color for Photographers Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Lytro Unveils Perspective Shift and Living Filters for New Ways to Experience Living Pictures
Mountain View, Calif. – November 15, 2012 – Lytro Inc., creator of the world’s first consumer light field camera, announced today it will unveil a new light field technology capability for the Lytro camera with Perspective Shift as well as new creative tools with Living Filters. These features will be available to customers starting December 4th via a free Lytro Desktop software update.
Perspective Shift lets Lytro photographers interactively change the point of view in a picture after it has been taken. On a computer or mobile device, viewers can move the living picture in any direction – left, right, up, down and all around. When pictures are shared to the web, Facebook and Twitter, friends can experience Perspective Shift without needing any special software. Perspective Shift also works retroactively on any light field pictures previously taken with a Lytro camera.
“By capturing the light field, the Lytro camera lets photographers achieve things that were never before possible. The first groundbreaking capability was focusing pictures after they were taken and now we are excited to offer Perspective Shift, which brings living pictures to life in an entirely new way,” said Ren Ng, founder and executive chairman of Lytro.
“The new Perspective Shift from Lytro is fun and artistic! I've had a wonderful time running around with my Lytro camera to grab little scenes and bend them into this new way of seeing living photos. The idea that you can take any little scene and make it like interactive Matrix-bullet-time is really cool," said Trey Ratcliff, renowned landscape photographer and Lytro pro-shooter team member.
In addition to Perspective Shift, Lytro announced a new way to enhance light field pictures with Living Filters. With a single click, Lytro photographers will be able to apply one of nine interactive filters to their pictures and change the look of the picture based on light field depth. Unlike traditional digital photo filters, Living Filters create additional effects as viewers interact with a picture. Living Filters is a free update to Lytro Desktop and works on all Lytro light field pictures, including retroactively.
New Living Filters:
Carnival: Twist and distort your picture as you refocus and change perspective as if you’re in a funhouse of mirrors.
Crayon: Add a touch of color to a monochrome version of your picture. Click to focus and add color into your scene, or change your perspective and add color back into your scene as you explore.
Glass: Put a sheet of virtual glass into your scene. Everything in front of where you click will be unchanged, and everything behind will appear to be behind a piece of frosted glass.
Line Art: Reduce your scene to a grayscale outline, seeing more detailed lines where you refocus.
Mosaic: Create a tiled mosaic in the out-of-focus parts of your scene as you click or change your perspective.
Blur+: Significantly enhance the amount of blur in the out-of-focus parts of your scene.
Pop: Make parts of your scene pop out with extra detail and vibrancy when those areas are clicked.
Film Noir: Add a moody and stylized black and white look to your pictures, with a little bit of extra detail and color where you click.
8-Track: Bring back the ‘70s with this filter that adds an aged, vignetted look to your pictures. Click to un-age parts of your scene and see them come back to life, disco suit not required.
“Having the ability to play with tiles of your living pictures while you refocus with Mosaic or to give an evening shot more drama with Film Noir will let Lytro camera owners and their friends and family have even more fun with the light field and the living pictures it creates,” said Eric Cheng, director of photography at Lytro.
To view Lytro pictures and get more information on Perspective Shift and Living Filters, visit these picture galleries:
Obviously, these tests had to be shot with the new Canon EOS M MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera). My Canon EF-EOS M Adapter just arrived, so I'll get some direct camera comparisons online in the near future.
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TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that total production of NIKKOR lenses* for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras reached seventy-five million at the beginning of November 2012.
*Interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses
Nikon (then Nippon Kogaku K.K.) released its first NIKKOR lens for Nikon SLR cameras, the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2, in 1959 along with its first SLR camera, the Nikon F. Since releasing that first lens many years ago and establishing the NIKKOR tradition, Nikon has expanded its lineup of interchangeable lenses, recently adding a line of interchangeable lenses for Nikon 1 cameras and bringing total production to seventy-five million.
At the end of May 2012, total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached seventy million. Since then, Nikon has continued to actively release new NIKKOR lenses.
In June 2012, Nikon released the compact and lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR, a normal zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format, offering a frequently-used range of angles of view, and support for a wide variety of photographic scenes, as well as the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, an ultra high-power zoom lens compatible with the Nikon DX format and offering a 16.7x zoom ratio. In addition, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR was announced its release, the Telephoto zoom lens compatible with the Nikon FX format.
New lenses for Nikon 1, Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses, have also been released recently. In November 2011, the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8, an extremely light fixed focal length lens with the fastest maximum aperture of f/1.8 was released, and in September 2012, the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 2.5x normal zoom lens was released. In the year that has passed since the October 2011 introduction of the Nikon 1 system, Nikon has released six 1 NIKKOR lenses, including a low-profile fixed focal length lens, a normal zoom lens, and a high-power zoom lens.
NIKKOR lenses are extremely popular with a wide variety of users, from beginners to professional photographers. The lineup currently consists of more than 80 types of lenses, including zoom lenses, ultra wide-angle to super telephoto lenses, and specialty fisheye, Micro, and PC-E lenses for SLR cameras, as well as 1 NIKKOR lenses for NIKON 1 cameras. Nikon will continue to actively develop and release high-performance, highly functional products that meet and exceed user expectations.
Thank you for being a valued Canon Professional Services (CPS) member. We previously communicated to you that our service facility in Jamesburg, New Jersey was without power due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. We are happy to report that the facility has recovered and is now operating at normal capacity.
Thank you for your understanding while operations were temporarily disrupted.
Canon Professional Services (CPS) Canon U.S.A., Inc.
This software is for upgrading the COOLPIX S800c firmware from v1.0 to v1.1. Verify your camera’s firmware version using the instructions below. If this latest version is already installed in your camera, you need not update the firmware.
Be sure that you have read and understand the terms of the license agreement before initiating download of this software from the links at the bottom of this page.
Modifications enabled in this version
Support for Hindi and Arabic has been added.
When a memory card inserted in the camera was ejected while an Android app saved to the camera’s internal SD card storage (internal SD card space) was running, operation of the Android OS sometimes became unstable. This issue has been resolved.
When the camera was turned on and then off, icons for Android apps saved to the camera’s internal SD card storage (internal SD card space) sometimes disappeared. This issue has been resolved.
An issue that sometimes caused unexpected termination of Wi-Fi connections has been resolved.
An issue that sometimes caused the camera to stop functioning when multiple Android apps were running has been resolved.
DPOF-compatible printers were sometimes unable to recognize information specified with print orders (playback menu>Print order). This issue has been resolved.
Canon U.S.A., Ron Howard And The Public Select 91 Winning Photos For "Project Imaginat10n" Which Will Inspire Short Films Directed By Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman And James Murphy
Ron Howard Chooses One Winning Photograph, "Discovering limits" by David Saylor from Melbourne, FL for the "Discovery" Theme to be Represented in All Celebrity Director Films
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 9, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, Ron Howard and the public, have selected 91 winning photographs from the "Project Imaginat10n," contest where five innovative celebrities - Eva Longoria (film and TV actress), Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner), Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem) - will direct short films based on ten of the photos.
A consumer vote helped narrow down the photographs, where one of the selected winners' photos was chosen by Ron Howard in the "Discovery" category to be a thematic tie across the celebrities' films. The directors will now each select one additional photograph from the other nine storytelling categories that personally inspire them, ultimately utilizing ten photos to represent their creativity and imagination. In addition to "Discovery," the themes include Character, Mood, Goal, Backstory, Setting, Obstacle, Relationship, The Unknown and Time. The winning photographs determined by Ron Howard and the consumer vote can be seen at imagination.usa.canon.com.
Ron Howard said, "In choosing 'Discovering limits' for the Discovery category, it was important that I picked an image that was tremendously imaginative, visually fantastic and thematically pliable so that it could give the filmmakers a lot of possibilities to inspire an element of mystery and suspense. Moments of discovery are often what you remember most in a film."
Howard added, "This image suggests discovery through reflection or through isolation while also suggesting a range of tonal possibilities as well. It's also just a very unusual and emotionally interesting image."
In 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. partnered for a similar creative endeavor, "Project Imagin8ion." Eight photos were selected and influenced an award-winning short film, "when you find me," directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. For year two of Canon's "Long Live Imagination" campaign and the next endeavor, "Project Imaginat10n," Ron Howard will once again mentor the celebrity directors as they begin the filmmaking process to prove that "we're all creative."
"I am so passionate about the integrity and user-generated process of 'Project Imaginat10n' where our celebrity directors can be directly inspired by photographers from all across the country," said Ron Howard. "As we selected the photographs, I was blown away by the beauty, perspective and intrigue that they conveyed, and was thrilled that so many people wanted to once again take part in this exciting artistic experiment."
The celebrity directors are currently reviewing the winning photos to make their selections, craft their stories, develop their scripts and prepare to produce their own short films with Canon's Cinema EOS System and DSLR cameras. The films will be produced by Freestyle Picture Company, which also produced "when you find me" in 2011. All five films go into production between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 and will premiere at a special "Project Imaginat10n" Film Festival. The "10" in "Imaginat10n," represents ten films that will ultimately be produced - five additional directors will be announced at a later date.
The 91 winners of the photo contest span in age from 16 to 67 years-old and are from across the country.
Click here to see the full press release and list of winners.
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 offers compatibility with PocketWizard Plus III
November 9, 2012 – PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces today the release of Utility version 1.54 & 1.55. Utility version 1.54 & 1.55 offers a few new features from Utility 1.35 including the ability to upgrade your PocketWizard Plus III with future firmware updates.
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 offer many improvements including improved help text, automatic notifications for new firmware and the addition of a scrollbar to the inner frame allowing for better full screen operations on smaller displays. Additionally, a final version for PowerPC-based Macs running Mac OS X version 10.5 “Leopard” was created.
Utility 1.54 & 1.55 is compatible with all USB enabled PocketWizard radios including MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for both Canon and Nikon, Plus III, PowerST4, PowerMC2 and MultiMAX (USB enabled only). PocketWizard Utility 1.55 is for Windows and Intel Mac operating systems. 1.54 is for PowerPC* MAC operating systems. * Version 1.54 for PowerPC is the final PocketWizard Utility for PowerPC-based Macs. There will be no future PocketWizard Utility versions for PowerPC-based Macs.
Click here to download PocketWizard Utility 1.54 or 1.55
DateTime: 11/10/2012 8:47:57 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Friday, November 09, 2012
Transcend Announces Wi-Fi Secure Digital Card
Set Your Photos Free with Transcend’s Wi-Fi SD Memory Card
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today proudly announced the release of its exciting new Wi-Fi SD memory card that instantly adds wireless capability to an SDHC-compatible digital camera. With the Wi-Fi SD card and the exclusive Wi-Fi SD App, users can take advantage of the high resolution of their digital camera and the versatility of their smartphone or tablet to easily share beautifully shot photos to the world as soon as they are taken.
Perfect for Any Occasion The Wi-Fi SD card operates in two modes: Direct Share or Internet Mode. Ideal for use on outdoor photo shoots and vacations, Direct Share Mode is automatically activated as soon as the camera is powered on, allowing peer-to-peer connections between camera and mobile device in any location. Thanks to the convenient Wi-Fi SD App, users can quickly switch to Internet Mode, which allows the Wi-Fi SD card to connect to a nearby Internet hotspot or even use the personal hotspot feature of smartphones and tablets. When connected via Internet Mode, users can browse and download photos from the Wi-Fi SD card and instantly email to friends or upload to their social network profile.
Free Wi-Fi SD App Developed specifically for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Android devices, the free-to-download Wi-Fi SD App automatically organizes Wi-Fi SD card data into intuitive categories. The convenient, easy-to-use design of the App allows users to effortlessly browse photos, watch videos, download content, and share via Facebook or email. Besides smartphones and tablets, Wi-Fi-enabled desktop computers and notebooks can access media with a similarly user-friendly interface by using a web browser.
Instant Shoot & View The Wi-Fi SD App’s Shoot & View feature takes advantage of the advanced capabilities of digital cameras and the large screen of mobile devices for a more efficient post-production process. First, simply capture a stunningly detailed picture using a high-megapixel camera, which then appears immediately on the smartphone or tablet. Next, download the image to local memory and manipulate in creative ways using today’s sophisticated photo editing apps before sharing with friends and family.
Superior Speed & Capacity Featuring the SDHC Class 10 speed rating, Transcend Wi-Fi SD cards provide higher transfer speeds and greater stability than currently available Class 6 cards. Combining excellent performance with a generous 16GB (US$69) or 32GB (US$99) capacity, each Wi-Fi SD card provides plenty of space and support for extremely high-resolution digital masterpieces.
Metro is BlackRapid’s strap designed for lightweight camera gear. Without sacrificing any of BlackRapid’s famous Grab, Glide and Click, the Metro has a more compact shoulder pad for easier packing and convenient storage. BlackRapid’s “Built for Speed” functionality, like the FastenR and ConnectR hardware system, are identical to BlackRapid’s other R-Straps.
Metro is the compact version of the R-Strap, recommended for photographers who use the Micro 4/3 cameras, mirrorless systems, more serious compact cameras and various interchangeable lens systems. Additionally, because the shoulder pad is slim and compact, Metro folds up small to occupy very little storage space in a shoot bag or carry-on luggage.
The strap is supplied with a FastenR and ConnectR.
Topside: Ballistic nylon
Underside: Foam pad with knitted mesh
Strap length with pad: 160cm
Length of shoulder pad: 38.5cm
Width of shoulder pad: 3.75cm - 6.5cm
Width of webbing: 2.5cm
Wrist Strap combines BlackRapid’s patented ConnectR hook with a comfortable and secure wrist strap. Wrist Strap is designed as an add-on for BlackRapid’s R-Strap systems; it hooks naturally to any camera with an existing BlackRapid FastenR (sold separately).
The strong wrist strap is smooth for comfort, and has an integrated corrosion-resistant anodized ConnectR hook. The carabineer style hook has a twist lock on the gate, for added security.
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Lightroom 4.3 is now available as a Release Candidate on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The final release of Lightroom 4.3 may have additional corrections or camera support.
Bugs Corrected in the Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate
The following bugs that were part the Lightroom 4 releases have been corrected. The team appreciates the very detailed feedback the community has provided on Lightroom 4 and we’re excited to correct a number of issues experienced by our customers. These issues have been FIXED:
Unable to upload a large panorama to Adobe Revel via the Revel Publish Plugin
Unable to add a second photo to a page layout in a Book. This only occurred when the “Show Unused Photos” filter is selected in the filmstrip.
A photo can be flagged as both a “Pick” and “Reject” at the same time when using the Toolbar to apply flags
Using multiple fonts within the same text cell inside a Book can sometimes cause Lightroom to crash
Exposure becomes the active adjustment slider in the Basic panel (within Develop) when moving from image to image
Customers using Photoshop Elements 11 were unable to upgrade their catalogs in Lightroom 4
Custom Cell padding options in the Book Module reset in between Lightroom sessions
1080p video files shot on iPhone 4S flicker on replay
Leaving the Book Module after using multiple text colors in the same text cell can sometimes cause the book to be lost.
Please provide feedback on your experience with the Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidate in our Feedback Portal.
New Camera Support in Lightroom 4.3 Release Candidates
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot G15
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
Nikon D600 *
Olympus PEN E-PL5
Olympus PEN E-PM2
Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax K-5 IIs
* denotes Full Support. Preliminary support was available in Lightroom 4.2
Lightroom 4.3 RC now supports HiDPI displays within the Develop Module.
Photoshop Camera Raw 7.3 RC:
Welcome to the Adobe® Photoshop® Camera Raw 7.3 plug-in release candidate on Adobe Labs. A "release candidate" label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The Camera Raw 7.3 update includes support for many new cameras and lens profiles. A release candidate build of DNG Converter 7.3 is also provided.
The Camera Raw plug-in provides easy access within Adobe Photoshop CS6 to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. For more information on the Camera Raw plug-in please visit the Camera Raw pages on Adobe.com.
The Camera Raw team would like the community to help verify the quality of the plug-in through normal usage as this will ensure that the plug-in is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it within the Camera Raw discussion forum.
New Camera Support
The following new cameras are now supported:
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot G15
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
Casio Exilim EX-FC300S
Olympus PEN E-PL5
Olympus PEN E-PM2
Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 iHS
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax K-5 IIs
New Lens Profile Support
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM - Canon
The following issues have been fixed in Camera Raw 7.3 release candidate:
The Windows taskbar appeared on top of the ACR window when operating in Full Screen mode. (Windows 8 only)
Unable to open TIFF files in Photoshop from Bridge. Browsing TIFF images caused Bridge to crash.
RØDE Microphones is proud to announce a new addition to its line of broadcast and AV products, the Reporter.
Designed for handheld interview and presentation applications, the Reporter features an omnidirectional dynamic capsule that is designed to allow the user freedom of use, without the technique related issues typical of directional end-address microphones.
Additionally its frequency response has been specially tailored for voice reproduction, to maximise intelligibility and deliver crisp, clear results in almost any condition.
The microphone features a durable die-cast aluminium alloy body coated in a discrete matte black anti-glare finish. An innovative multi-layer mesh basket protects the microphone from environmental noise without the need for a bulky and distracting foam wind shield. It is supplied with a removable microphone ‘flag’ that can accommodate high-visibility branding.
The Reporter is covered by RØDE’s industry-leading support guarantee, with a twelve month warranty ‘out of the box’ that is easily increased to ten years free of charge, following online registration of the microphone at rodemic.com.
Hot Deal: B&H is offering 50% off Apple Care and a choice of free software with all Mac purchases. You must click on the link beneath "Buy Together and Save" and purchase all items at the same time to qualify for special pricing.
You can also receive a free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion and/or up to a $500.00 discount with the purchase of select previous generation Mac computers.
Delkin Introduces Lightest, Least Expensive Carbon Fiber Monopod and Tripod
Poway, CA. November 5, 2012 – Delkin Devices is proud to announce the newest additions to their extensive Fat Gecko product line, the Fat Gecko Monopod and Tripod. Both made of carbon fiber material, the Fat Gecko Monopod & Tripod are the lightest, most durable, and inexpensive Carbon Fiber products currently on the market. All components of the Fat Gecko Tripod and Monopod, including the carbon fiber and steel parts, are made in America.
The Fat Gecko Monopod is made of 8 layers of carbon fiber using a Z-weave pattern. It is highly durable and sturdy, making it able to hold up to 30lbs without bending. In addition, its folded height of 16 inches and weight of only ¾ lb. makes the monopod easy and convenient to carry around. The monopod can reach a height of 57 inches when assembled. Carbon Fiber will also neither corrode nor rust, and is not affected by heat, cold or sun. Its unique 5-section design also allows the monopod to set up and break down in a matter of seconds. Simply unstrap the monopod and it will practically assemble itself. For extra stability, a metal spike, with removable rubber stopper, is built into the bottom of the leg for use on either rocky or uneven ground. The Fat Gecko Monopod and Tripod both come with a standard ¼”-20 locking ball head, which is compatible with all DSLR, Video and Action cameras. The head is removable, meaning that any brand of head on the market can be mounted on a 3/8” post.
The Fat Gecko Tripod is made of 7 layers of carbon fiber, using the same Z-weave pattern, and can hold up to 30 lbs. It can also fold down to 22 inches, reach up to 67 inches when the middle column is fully extended, and weighs in at only 1 lb. Like the monopod, the tripod’s unique 3-section design allows it to set up and break down in a matter of seconds.
The Fat Gecko Monopod and Tripod are available now at Delkin.com, B&H, Adorama and many other quality camera stores worldwide. Retail price for the Fat Gecko Tripod is $119.99, while the Fat Gecko Monopod is priced at $69.99. Retail prices may vary. Delkin’s Fat Gecko product line, distinguished for its versatile photography mounting equipment, includes over a dozen other products that guarantee “Impossible Shots, Made Possible.”
B&H and Adorama carry the new Delkin Carbon Fiber products.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 7, 2012 – In the wake of the devastating effects from Hurricane Sandy, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today made a donation of $100,000 to AmeriCares to be used toward the relief efforts.
"On behalf of all employees at Canon U.S.A., we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs - and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs - for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion.
We want to make sure you're aware of an important change to Adobe's upgrade policy that may affect you.
Beginning January 1, 2013, only Creative Suite customers with licenses for CS5 or CS5.5 versions will qualify for upgrade pricing to CS6.
Due to this change, we will only continue offering CS3 and CS4 customers like you special upgrade pricing through December 31, 2012.*
* Owners of CS3 and CS4 individual products and suite editions will be eligible to receive upgrade pricing to CS6 until December 31, 2012. After that date, only customers on CS5 or CS5.5 will qualify for upgrade pricing to CS6.
TAMRON PROVIDES FREE SOFTWARE WITH RAW IMAGE DEVELOPMENT PROCESSING FOR TAMRON’S SP LENSES
"SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron" produced by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory
November 6, 2012, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, will start providing software free of charge for Tamron’s SP series lenses that have been on the market since 2012. The software is based on the RAW image development processing software “SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0,” produced by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory.
Features of SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron The SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 software can develop high-quality images from RAW data, incorporating taste adjustments such as white balance, color, sharpness and tone curve recorded by digital cameras.
The SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron’s SP series lenses - renowned for their high-depiction capability - this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers’ most exacting demands.
Lens compatibility Compatible with the SP70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) and the SP90mm F/2.8 Di Macro1:1 VC USD (Model F004), which is scheduled to be on the market on November 30. Lens data for the SP series to be marketed in the future will be released eventually. The product is also compatible with the SP24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), which was released in April this year. SP lenses marketed before March 2012 are not compatible with this software.
Languages - Available in 10 languages SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron can operate in the following languages: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese (traditional Chinese/simplified Chinese) and Korean.
OS Compatibility Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 /PowerPC not supported.
Inquiries Please note: For inquiries concerning SILKYPIX software, contact Ichikawa Soft Laboratory at http://www.silkypix.com Upgrades in SILKYPIX for new cameras will be carried out according to Ichikawa Soft Laboratory’s schedule.
I've been complaining about Canon's antiquated side-pinch-only lens cap design for years. Finally, Canon has listened and announced new side-and-center-pinch caps. Hopefully they will sell these in bulk packs.
From Canon UK:
New lens caps – designed for greater ease and convenience
Canon's 'Mark II' centre-pinch lens caps. From left to right: 82mm, 77mm, 72mm, 67mm, and 58mm.
Both new lenses also come with newly-designed Mark II lens caps, which incorporate a hook mechanism in the centre of the cover, as opposed to the sides. Simply pinching the hook allows users to quickly remove and replace caps mid-shoot, especially when using lens hoods. The re-designed lens caps will start to be rolled out across Canon’s entire EF lens range from the beginning of January 2013, and will also be available to buy separately.
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera & WR-R10/ WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers Announced
24MP DX-format CMOS sensor (same as in the D3200)
EXPEED 3 processor (same as in the D3200)
ISO range: 100-6,400 (expandable up to 25,600)
2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor (same as the new D600)
39 AF Points
3" Articulating Screen 920K dots
A Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels, extremely precise 39-point AF system, and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for superior basic performance A full-scale entry-level model that enables flexible expression with a side-hinged vari-angle LCD monitor
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D5200. This camera is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.1-million pixels and an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into the D4 flagship camera. It offers the superior basic performance needed for full-scale photography in a compact and lightweight body.
The D5200 offers the same side-hinged vari-angle monitor as the D5100 that enables flexible shooting from any angle, high or low, making even self portraits possible. It is an entry-level model that meets photo enthusiasts’ demands for full-scale photography capabilities with its new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24-million pixels as well as an image-processing engine equivalent to EXPEED 3 built into high-end Nikon D4, D800, D800E, and D600 digital SLR cameras for superior resolution, and image quality with very little noise at high sensitivities.
The standard range of sensitivities covers a broad range of ISO 100 to ISO 6400, with support for additional expansion to equivalents up to ISO 25600 (Hi 2). It also offers the most focus points available in its class–39–for fast and reliable focus acquisition and tracking. The Scene Recognition System, made possible with the same 2,016-pixel RGB sensor found in high-end Nikon cameras, more accurately analyzes scene brightness and color information, which is then reflected in autofocus, automatic-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control.
The D-Movie function supports recording of full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies for sharp HD movies exhibiting excellent detail. The D5200 is also equipped with Special Effects mode that enables the application and adjustment of special effects with shooting. Combining a variety of effects with a vari-angle LCD monitor that enables shooting from a wide range of angles significantly broadens imaging expression possibilities with both still image and movie recording.
What’s more, the D5200 is compatible with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a and the new Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 (both available separately) for collaboration with smart devices and more possibilities for remote control over the camera, making the D5200 more convenient than its predecessor. When the WU-1a is connected to the camera, images can be transferred to a smart device, such as a smart phone or tablet*, and the smart device can also be used to control camera shooting remotely. In addition, the new WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls for simple and convenient remote control even through obstacles. The WR-T10 can be used to control the camera to which the WR-R10 is connected. However, it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected, enabling smooth remote control over a number of cameras.
* The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).
D5200 Primary Features
A new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and support for a broad range of ISO sensitivities for superior image quality and definitionThe D5200 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels. It supports a broad range of standard ISO sensitivities, from ISO 100 at the low end to ISO 6400 at the high end, as well as further expansion to an equivalent of ISO 25600 (Hi 2). This support enables capture of sharp and clear images with very little noise, even at higher sensitivities.
When used with NIKKOR lenses loaded with Nikon’s advanced optical technologies, the roughly 24.1-million effective pixels enable sharp rendering of even the finest details.
The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine made faster and more efficient with optimization for digital SLR camerasThe D5200 is equipped with an image-processing engine equivalent to the EXPEED 3 high-performance image-processing engine built into high-end D4, D800, D800E, and D600 Nikon FX-format cameras. This enables faithful rendering and vivid color reproduction, as well as a broad dynamic range. With capture of still images at high sensitivities, advanced noise-reduction processing effectively suppresses noise to preserve textures and details in images. Noise-reduction processing performed with movie recording results in faithful reproduction of crisp, clear outlines in movies recorded in low-light situations.
Excellent basic camera performance and operation for stress-free shooting
Equipped with an AF system offering 39 focus pointsAdoption of the Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus sensor module enables certain acquisition and tracking of the intended subject with 39 focus points. Utilizing cross-type sensors for the center nine focus points most commonly used ensures reliable focusing performance with certain acquisition of the intended subject and excellent tracking performance. In addition, the number of active focus points can be limited to 11.
2,016-pixel RGB sensor with built-in Scene Recognition SystemThe Scene Recognition System detects subject conditions prior to shooting and then analyzes scene brightness and color information that is then used with autofocus, auto-exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and auto white-balance control. The results are most clearly seen with reliable tracking of moving subjects when 3D-tracking is enabled. The system is also able to identify smaller subjects than could the D5100. What’s more, when Face-priority AF is enabled with movie recording in live view mode, or when faces are enlarged with playback of still images, up to 35 faces can be recognized.
High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*With high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps*, users will never miss the perfect shot, whether framing images using the optical viewfinder or the camera monitor. The densely packed 39 focus points effectively cover the majority of the frame for certain acquisition and tracking of rapidly moving subjects, such as those participating in sporting events. High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 3 fps can also be selected for situations, such as capturing natural human expressions, in which a slower frame rate is preferred. This allows for selection of the optimal frame rate according to the scene.
*With manual focus, [S] (shutter-priority auto) or [M] (manual) shooting mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default value
Vari-angle LCD monitor for stress-free shooting from any angleThe 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle is large and ensures clear viewing. It opens to the left from 0–180°, and can be rotated forward 180° and backward 90° when open. Adoption of a side-hinged vari-angle monitor allows for unobstructed opening and rotation of the monitor when the camera is mounted on a tripod for flexible and stress-free shooting from low angles to high angles, making even self portraits possible.
Smooth, cinematic action video with Nikon’s D-Movie with superior picture quality : 1920 x 1080 60i/50iThe D5200 is equipped with the D-Movie function, which enables recording of 1920 x 1080 60i/50i movies exhibiting superior picture quality by simply pressing the movie-record button next to the shutter-release button. The new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of approximately 24.1-million pixels and EXPEED 3 high-speed image-processing engine ensure recording of sharp, clear movies with little noise, jaggies, or moiré patterns. Autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to Full-time servo AF (AF-F) and the AF-area mode to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on a subject moving throughout the frame. Manual settings* are also available for those who want to specify recording shutter speed and ISO sensitivity according to their own preferences. In addition to the ability to choose the recording frame rate from 50i or 60i (1080), or 24p, 25p, or 30p (1080) per second, the camera is equipped with a stereo microphone for superior audio quality with movie recording. Stereo sound can also be recorded via the optional ME-1 stereo microphone.
*Available shutter speeds vary according to the selected movie frame rate. ISO sensitivity can be selected within the range of ISO 200–6400 and Hi 0.3–Hi 2.
Special Effects mode for creative imaging expressionThe D5200 offers seven* special effects that can be selected and applied with recording of both still images and movies. Special effects are displayed in the monitor with the view through the lens before shooting or recording begins, allowing users to confirm the results of effect selection or adjustment in real time. Users can easily enjoy dramatic effects like those seen in the movies using special effects. This mode was adopted to respond to the creative intent of users searching for a way to express their own unique style and creativity
*D5200 special effects: Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key. Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, and Selective Color can also be applied to images already recorded from the retouch menu.
Support for the optional Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a enables wireless image transfer to a smart deviceBy simply connecting the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (sold separately), true, high-quality photos and movies recorded with a compatible digital SLR camera can be easily shared with a smart device.* The view through the camera lens (live view) can be displayed on a smartphone or tablet screen to control remote shooting (remote movie recording not supported), and images captured with the D5200 can be transferred to the smart device over a wireless connection. Using the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a expands the ways in which users enjoy the photos and movies they have recorded with the D5200 and a NIKKOR lens by enabling the immediate transfer of images to family and friends, or uploading to blogs or social networking sites, anywhere and anytime.
*The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).
Support for the Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10 enables stress-free remote shootingRemote control is more convenient with the D5200 due to support for the WR-R10 (transceiver) and WR-T10 (transmitter) that utilize electromagnetic waves. When the WR-R10 is connected to the D5200, the WR-T10 can be used for wireless control over remote shooting. The WR-R10 and WR-T10 enable remote control over the camera from greater distances and broader angles than are possible with infrared remote controls, and obstacles such as trees between the transceiver and transmitter do not impede communications. Not only autofocus is possible with the shutter-release button pressed halfway but also control over operations such as continuous shooting, movie recording and quiet release mode is possible. Naturally, the WR-T10 can be used to remotely control a single camera to which the WR-R10 is connected, but it can also control multiple cameras to which WR-R10s have been connected1,. The WR-R10/WR-T10 makes photography much more enjoyable as it enables varied expression of scenes using multiple cameras, each with a different lens mounted, and each shooting the subject from a different angle using the vari-angle monitor.
Additional D5200 Features and Functions
The D5200 is available in three colors–black, red, bronze–and the connector cover and power connector cover are the same colors as camera bodies.
Weighing approximately 555 g*, the compact and lightweight D5200 offers superior operation, functionality, and grip.
The D5200 is equipped with a new graphical user interface (GUI) for intuitive operation.
*Including battery and SD memory card; excluding body cap.
First Looks at Samyang 24mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Image Quality
I picked up a Samyang 24mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens during the Beach Camera sale recently. With this lens in hand, ISO 12233 chart, flare, distortion and vignetting test results along with lens specifications are now available on the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Review page.
For the rest of the year, reserve your order early and save 12%. Reserve the equipment you need for the holidays now, and not only will you have one less thing to remember, but you'll save some money as well!
To get the discount:
Place your order 12 days in advance
For an arrival date in 2012
Place the code 12.12.12 in the Special Instructions box during checkout
Recovery operations are underway and we have been informed by the local utility servicing the Jamesburg facility that power should be restored by November 7. However, due to storm-related delays, normal operations and repair turnaround are not expected to resume until November 16. Until that time, please direct any new repair requests to one of the Canon Repair Facilities below:
1. Newport News, Virginia Canon Factory Service Center 12022 Canon Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606 (Mail-In Service Only)
2. Irvine, California Canon Factory Service Center 15955 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92618 (Mail-In and Walk-In Service)
When sending in your equipment for repair please ensure the box is marked as CPS Pro Rush Repair to expedite the request.
Assistance is also available to CPS members 24x7 via the CPS Member Hot Line at 1-877-CPS-8122 (1-877-277-8122).
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to return to normal operations in New Jersey as soon as possible.
Canon Professional Services (CPS) Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Contact Information for Inquiries CPS Toll free; 1-877-CPS-8122 24 hours 7 days/per week
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Free PluralEyes 3 Software with RØDE VideoMic Pro or Stereo VideoMic Pro Microphones
November 1, 2012
Free PluralEyes 3 software with VMP & SVMP this November & December
‘Dual-System’ audio for filmmaking has never been easier this November and December, thanks to RØDE Microphones and Red Giant Software.
Every purchase of a RØDE VideoMic Pro or Stereo VideoMic Pro microphone from an authorised RØDE dealer worldwide during November and December 2012 qualifies for a free copy of Red Giant Software’s award-winning PluralEyes audio and video synchronizing software. Valued at US$199, the software will be supplied free to the customer via direct download upon online registration of their microphone’s free ten year extended warranty.
The RØDE VideoMic Pro and Stereo VideoMic Pro have become the DSLR microphones of choice due to their high-quality audio, ease of use and compact form factor, and are a ‘must-have’ for getting the best results both in single and dual/multi-system audio setups. This practice involves recording ‘scratch’ audio direct to camera as well as capturing close-miked or boomed audio to a separate recording device.
By synchronising audio and multi-camera video automatically, PluralEyes has revolutionised this post-production workflow for filmmakers and video editors. Prior to PluralEyes, filmmakers would have to use a slate, clap or similar sound to create a spike in the audio signal that they could use to painstakingly align multiple tracks by eye.
Accelerated to up to 20 times the speed of previous versions, PluralEyes 3 now makes it easier than ever to integrate multiple audio and video into your production.
Adorama is happy to announce that we have reopened and want to do whatever we can to help ease your recovery. Many New Yorkers are blacked out, so today and tomorrow on 18th between 5th & 6th, we have set up high-powered charging stations for FREE usage. We invite you to come down with your phones and electronics and charge all your devices at our stations for FREE. This is a free public service for all of New York. Adorama – the official retailer of the NY Giants – is located on 18th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue. We wish you and your loved ones a very safe recovery after the storm.
Also, if you need any charges or cables equipment shipped, see all our accessories HERE. We will do our very best to get it shipped out the same day.
When you purchase the EOS 60D or EOS 7D you are eligible to receive 50% off selected Canon accessories*
Whether you’re a wildlife photographer patiently waiting for that perfect shot or a sports photographer who relies heavily on speed and power, these accessories will give you the extra support you need to get the best out of your style of photography.