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 Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.2 Release Candidate for Creative Cloud is now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
New Features:

  • The Histogram is now interactive. This enables the ability to click and drag on the Histogram to adjust the Blacks, Shadows, Exposure, Highlights, and Whites slider adjustments.
  • A Color Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint controls, which is accessible via the Shift+Double Click on either the Temperature or Tint adjustment sliders.
  • Workflow presets are now available and can be selected on context-clicking the workflow link.
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
  • New Feather control
  • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
  • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
  • Move brush adjustments by clicking and dragging on brush adjustment pins
  • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
  • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment
  • Alt+Click (PC) / Option+Click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to delete the adjustment

New Cameras Supported

  • Canon EOS 70D (preliminary support)

FAQs
 
Why is it no longer required to place the plug-in file in the specified directory on my hard drive?
The Camera Raw update process has grown to include lens profile and camera profile files which are easiest to install via a single installer process instead of updating several different directories manually.
 
When will the Camera Raw 8.2 for CC release candidate expire?
9/30/2013
 
Will additional camera or lens support be available in the final release?
It is possible that additional cameras or lenses will be supported in the final release.
 
Download:
 
Camera RAW 8.2 RC Plug-In - Windows (ZIP, 40.6MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 30.2MB)

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 3:12:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw and DNG Converter 8.2 Release Candidates for CS6 are now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
New Cameras Supported

  • Canon EOS 70D (preliminary support)

FAQs
 
Why is it no longer required to place the plug-in file in the specified directory on my hard drive?
The Camera Raw update process has grown to include lens profile and camera profile files which are easiest to install via a single installer process instead of updating several different directories manually.
 
When will the Camera Raw 8.2 for CS6 release candidate expire?
9/30/2013
 
Will additional camera or lens support be available in the final release?
It is possible that additional cameras or lenses will be supported in the final release.
 
Download
 
Camera RAW 8.2 RC Plug-In - Windows (ZIP, 82.1MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 75.6MB)
DNG Converter 8.2 RC - Windows (EXE, 124MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 137MB)
 
Adorama carries Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 2:48:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate is now available.
 
From Adobe:
 
New Features

  • A Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Detail Panel under Color Noise Reduction. This helps to reduce low-frequency color mottling artifacts
  • Refinements to the Spot Healing Tool:
  • New Feather control
  • Auto find source method now works better for images with textured areas like rocks, bark, and foliage
  • Auto find source method now prefers source areas within the crop rectangle
  • Smart Preview size has been updated to 2560 pixels on the long edge.
  • Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush:
  • Right Click (PC) / Control-click (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to bring up a context menu to duplicate or delete
  • Control+Alt+Drag (PC) / Command+Option+Drag (Mac) on a brush adjustment pin to clone (duplicate) that adjustment

New Camera Support

  • Canon EOS 70D (preliminary support)

Fixed Issues

  • Catalog containing images processed with PV2003 were adding a post-crop vignette when catalog upgraded to Lightroom 5.
  • Pressing the "Reset" button while holding down the Shift key caused Lightroom to exit abruptly.
  • Output Sharpening and Noise Reduction were not applied to exported images that were resized to less than 1/3 of the original image size.
  • Incorrect photo was selected when trying to select a photo in segmented grid in Publish Services.
  • The Esc key did not exit the slideshow after right clicking screen with mouse during slideshow playing.
  • Import dialog remained blank for folders that contain PNG files with XMP sidecars.
  • Metadata panel displayed incorrect information after modifying published photo. Please note that this only occurred when metadata was changed after the photo was published.

FAQs
 
Can Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate be installed alongside Lightroom 5?
By default, the Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate for both Windows and Mac will remove or overwrite your existing Lightroom 5 installation. If you wish to return to Lightroom 5 after installing Lightroom 5.2, simply reinstall Lightroom 5 from your original download after uninstalling Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate.
 
Both versions of the application share the same catalog format allowing your catalogs to be opened by either version without complications
 
When will the Lightroom 5.2 release candidate expire?
The Lightroom 5.2 release candidate will expire on September 30, 2013.
 
Will there be an upgrade charge for the final Lightroom 5.2 release?
No, Lightroom 5.2 will be a free update for all current Lightroom 5 customers.
 
Will additional camera or lens support be available in the final release?
It is possible that additional cameras or lenses will be supported in the final release.
 
Download** - Windows (ZIP, 800MB) | Mac (ZIP, 446MB)
 
** System Requirements
 
Adorama carries Adobe Lightroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 2:19:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM, 55-250mm IS II & Printer Bundle available for $818.00 with free shipping $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets

Directions:

  1. Go to the Canon T5i Bundle page.
  2. Click the link under "Buy Together and Save"
  3. Choose the radio button beside the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens.
  4. Click "Add to Cart." The price will be $1,218.00.
  5. Redeem $400.00 mail-in rebate (page 5 & 6) for a final price of $818.00.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 1:48:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR IF-ED Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR IF-ED Lens available for $404.39 with free shipping. Compare at $586.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 12:59:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,868.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,299.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 10:28:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $759.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 10:26:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Manfrotto:
 
Purchase a qualified Manfrotto pro video product between July 1st, 2013 and September 30th, 2013 from one of our Authorized Dealers and receive a rebate of up to $150.00 back!
 
*Please see rebate form for full details, restrictions and list of eligible products. Rebate requests must be postmarked by October 31st, 2013.
 
This offer is valid for US residents only and can not be combined with any other promotional offers (i.e. Student Discount Program, Cashback Program). This offer is valid only on items purchased through Authorized Dealers, and not on imports or grey market items and is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Manfrotto Distribution is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Please keep copies of all documents pertaining to this offer. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
 
Adorama is an authorized retailer for Manfrotto video tripods and heads.
Post Date: 7/31/2013 9:17:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 60D Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens
Adorama has a Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera, EFS 18-135mm IS Lens & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $698.00 with 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Includes

  • Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets

Directions:

  1. Go to the Canon EOS 60D + 18-135mm Lens product page.
  2. Click the link under "Buy Together and Save."
  3. Click the radio button beside the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Printer.
  4. Click "Add to Cart." The in-cart price will be $1,098.00.
  5. Redeem $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final price of $698.00 + shipping.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 7:40:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS M Kit
For a limited time, 1SaleADay.com has a Canon EOS M, 18-55mm Lens & 90EX Flash Bundle available for $379.99 with free shipping.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera
  • Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 7:03:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
VIXIA Mini Compact Personal Camcorder
The New VIXIA mini Compact Personal Camcorder Features an Ultra Wide-Angle Lens, Full HD Video, Vari-Angle LCD Monitor and Slim Ultra-Compact Body with Built-in Stand, and Allows for Convenient Hands-Free Shooting with built-in Wi-Fi
 
Melville, N.Y., July 31, 2013 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder. The creatively designed VIXIA mini personal camcorder allows shooters to easily record their hobbies, special interests and memorable moments hands-free, and then share those videos and images on their favorite social networking sites or their own blogs via built-in Wi-Fi or via the free Canon Movie Uploader app*.
 
The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder features an ultra wide-angle Canon f/2.8 fisheye lens (160 degree movies / 170 degree photos) allowing a user to shoot from unique and creative perspectives while including their surroundings to make their videos and images more interesting. By utilizing the Wide Mode users can give the viewer a full view of their surroundings and then switch to Close-Up Mode to provide emphasis on a particular subject. While in Close-up Mode, users can record a centered 1920 x 1440 resolution image with little distortion. They can also quickly toggle from one shooting mode to the other, or switch back and forth between video and image mode, by touching the camcorder's innovatively designed 2.7-inch capacitive-tilt touch panel LCD display. Attached to the camera by two parallel hinges, the Vari-Angle LCD monitor allows for various shooting styles, including low-angle shooting, normal and high-angle-shooting and self-shooting.
 
In addition, the camcorder's 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC DV4 Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, allowing shooters to capture and record stunning Full HD video in MP4 format as well as jpeg still images to a removable microSD card, all in the exceptional image quality standard that the Canon line of VIXIA camcorders are known for. The camcorder's video image quality is further enhanced with the use of a Mechanical Shutter for the recording of moving subjects with little distortion. Beyond delivering high-quality video, the VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder also records high-quality audio thanks to its built-in stereo microphone. By using Audio Scene Select modes, users can choose an audio scene that matches their surroundings such as music or speech or even suppressing road noise.
 
"The new VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder marks the birth of an innovative video camera designed specifically for the social media savvy user," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "This uniquely styled compact personal camcorder allows users to shoot, view and share videos and photos of themselves enjoying their hobbies or special occasions with family and friends."
 
Tools to Become the Star
The Canon VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder comes with a feature set that puts the user in the driver seat, expanding their creativity, allowing them to not only be the director of their videos or images, but also the star. Mirror Image Recording/Playback lets users view the scene they are recording in real time so they can watch as they record. So whether they are shooting their latest blog post about cooking a favorite Italian culinary delight, or filming a practice golf swing to help perfect their back stroke, the VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder is a versatile and convenient tool.
 
New Special Scene Modes such as Food & Fashion, Sports, and Macro provide users with advanced presets to help capture impressive images even under difficult shooting conditions to prevent over/under exposure. For those looking to shoot in a fun and unique perspective, the camcorder's Slow Motion or Fast Motion modes provide imaging effects that allow creativity in controlling space and time. Slow Motion allows shooting video at a choice of two slow motion speeds - 1/4x (VGA) and 1/2x (720p) allowing viewers to easily see and closely examine video of dancers or other fast moving subjects. Fast Motion allows shooting at two fast motion speeds - 4x and 2x - ideal for speeding up footage of cooking, makeup, nail art, etc.
 
The camcorder's Smart Auto Mode allows the beginning user to capture those spontaneous moments with a touch of the screen. Smart Auto intelligently selects one of 38 predefined situations to give outstanding video and still image output.
 
The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder comes with a built-in adjustable stand allowing users to tilt and elevate it up to approximately 60 degrees providing a new way to record video hands-free, and the camcorder's tripod socket also allows for flexible positioning of the device. And an automatic lens cover helps protect against scratches and dust when the camera is not in use.
 
Advanced Connectivity to Help Users Share Their World
Once a user has recorded their video blog, or a day at the park with the kids, it's time to share the video or images with friends, family and fans. The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder comes with built-in Wi-Fi allowing users to quickly share their video and photos to social networking sites like YouTube and Facebook, or they can be sent directly to their PC. A user can also upload their video or still images taken with the VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder from virtually anywhere by downloading the free Canon Movie Uploader app onto their iOS supported device.*
 
The Live Streaming feature allows for users to view and record on their iOS or Android device when they download the free Canon CameraAccess2 App**.The Canon CameraAccess2 App is available for download on both iOS and Android supported smartphones and tablets. The Live Streaming feature also allows a user to control the VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder from remote locations.
 
Pricing & Availability
The VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder will be available in black and white and is scheduled to be available September 2013 for an estimated retail price of $299.99. An optional VIXIA mini carrying case and strap are scheduled to also be available September 2013 in black or white for an estimated retail price of $14.99.
 
Adorama carries Canon VIXIA Camcorders.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/31/2013 6:16:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Amazon still has the Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens in stock at a great price - just $348.39.
 
The EOS M is becoming much more scarce on the shelves - act fast if you're wanting one. Check out our full review for more information on Canon's EOS M mirrorless camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/30/2013 1:57:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through August 6, Adorama VIP members can use promotion code PXMTL50VIP at AdoramaPix to get aluminyzed metal prints for 50% off.
 
If you're not an Adorama VIP member, you might want to consider signing up. Check out our post regarding the Adorama VIP Member Program.
Post Date: 7/30/2013 12:00:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma New 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS Sports Lens
Hot Deal: Use coupon code S4161932 ($300.00 off) during checkout at Adorama to get the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM "Sports" Lens for Canon for $3,299.00 with free shipping.
 
Note: Adorama has the term "EX" listed in the product descripiton. This is not the "EX" (old-model) lens. This is the newer non-EX "Sports" lens.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Sigma New 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM "Sports" Lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/30/2013 10:21:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens
Image quality test results are now available on the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Review page.
 
While the focal length range of this lens will not impress many, the f/1.8 aperture certainly will – and the build quality of this lens is also impressive. The image quality appears to be quite good. This lens is looking like another Sigma hit to me.
 
Preorder your Sigma 18-35mm at Adorama, in stock (third party) at Amazon.
Post Date: 7/30/2013 9:07:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Lens
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S VR Lens available for $379.00 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/30/2013 8:35:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 Memory Card
Adorama has the SanDisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 Memory Card available for $25.95 with free shipping.
Post Date: 7/30/2013 7:38:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Nikon's Youtube Channel:
 
"If you're a pro photographer, you need a support service that gives you fast and efficient repairs. Nikon Professional Services (NPS) Service Technician, Kodai Matsumoto, demonstrates just how quickly he can diagnose and repair a Nikon D4 - shot on location at the FINA World Swimming Championships, BCN2013, in Barcelona. NPS provides support services like check and clean, running repairs and equipment loans to accredited Nikon photographers at major events like BCN2013."
 
Adorama carries the Nikon D4 DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/30/2013 6:49:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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