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 Thursday, December 15, 2011
From Verbatim:
Verbatim’s New Card Readers Transfer Digital Photos, Videos and Music Faster and Easier than Ever Before
Verbatim Memory Card Readers
Sleek USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 universal and pocket card readers support all popular memory card formats, including Secure Digital (SD), MicroSD, Memory Stick and many more
Charlotte, NC – December 14, 2011 – Verbatim, the global leader in data storage technology including portable hard drives, USB flash drives, CDs, Blu-ray discs and memory cards, has announced its new USB 3.0/USB 2.0 Universal Card Readers and USB 2.0 Pocket Card Reader – compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.
Supporting a wide variety of memory card formats and 100% compatible with all USB ports, these plug-and-play, ultra-portable card readers quickly transfer data, photos, music, videos and more.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Universal Card Readers
Both Universal Card Readers feature a sleek, modern design. The USB 3.0 device, which delivers transfer speeds of up to 5GB/second, boasts an eye-catching, silver finish while the USB 2.0 version, which transfers data at a rate of up to 480MB/second, comes in classic piano black finish.
Memory cards supported by both the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Universal Card Reader include: CompactFlash Type I & Type II (CF), Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), miniSD, microSD, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), MultiMedia Card (MMC) and xD-Picture Card (xD).
The USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Universal Card Readers are available for $14.99 and $24.99, respectively.
USB 2.0 Pocket Card Reader
The Pocket Card Reader is just as its name suggests. This portable, pocket-sized multi-functional reader supports a wide variety of formats, including compatibility with SD, Memory Stick and MMC interfaces. Plus, the integrated USB cable keeps users conveniently connected for anytime data transfer.
Memory cards supported by the Pocket Card Reader include: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), miniSD, microSD, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), MultiMedia Card (MMC)
The Pocket Card Reader is available for $9.99.
“These Universal Card Readers are the perfect solution for the on-the-go executive or creative professional looking for a hassle-free way to transfer and share data quickly,” said Ron Hanafin, Verbatim Product Manager, Accessories and Peripherals. “Because they are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems and they support a wide range of memory card formats, we’re able to make sure all of our loyal memory card customers are covered!”
B&H carries Verbatim products.
Category: Verbatim News
Post Date: 12/15/2011 10:02:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Missy of MWAC Attack (Mothers With A Camera) wants you to know that being a professional photographer is easier than you think:

Watch the rest of Missy's TIC (Tongue In Cheek) MWAC Attack series here. (thanks Sean)
Just to be clear: This post is COMPLETELY meant to be a joke. :)
Post Date: 12/14/2011 9:22:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From THK Photo Products, Inc. / Kenko:
Kenko LENS2SCOPE Adapter
The new KENKO LENS2SCOPE adapter is an accessory that can change any lens into a spotting scope. The LENS2SCOPE adapter's light-weight composite body houses a high quality roof prism, optics and an eyepiece just like a traditional spotting scope. When the lens is attached it becomes a spotting scope to use for viewing. The lens mount and housing for the optics are made from metal while some external barrels are polycarbonate.
The optics in the LENS2SCOPE magnify the image by a factor of 10x so that a 100mm lens would have the same magnification as a 1,000mm lens when viewing. Focus is easily achieved by using the lens' manual focus ring.
There are two versions of the LENS2SCOPE, a straight eyepiece (pictured) and a version where the eyepiece is angled up. They are both available in Canon EOS, Nikon, Pentax and Sony.
The LENS2SCOPE has a removable tripod adapter for mounting onto a tripod for more comfortable viewing for extended periods of time.
This small accessory comes with its own carrying case and takes up about as much room in a camera bag as a normal lens.
Kenko LENS2SCOPE Adapter on Lens
Optical Construction: 5 E / 3 G
Prism Type: Roof
Eyepiece Focal Length: 10mm
Magnification: Lens focal length x1/10 (ie a 100mm focal length lens would have a 10x magnification)
Eye Relief: 20mm
Eyepiece Aperture: F/4 (maximum, dependent on lens)
Dimensions: 3.54 in. H x 5.32 in. W (90mmH x 135mmW)
Weight: 6.53 oz. (185g)
Tripod Mount: U1/4-20
Availability: Current
List Price: $279.90
Stock Number and Mount Availability:
K-LS10-CEAB Canon Angled
K-LS10-CESB Canon Straight
K-LS10-NFAB Nikon Angled
K-LS10-NFSB Nikon Straight
K-LS10-PKAB Pentax Angled
K-LS10-PKSB Pentax Straight
K-LS10-SAAB Sony Angled
K-LS10-SASB Sony Straight
Post Date: 12/14/2011 9:27:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Nikon has posted version 1.10 firmware for the 1 J1 and 1 V1:
Nikon 1 J1 1.10: USA | Europe
Nikon 1 V1 1.10: USA | Europe
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade
Support for the Mount Adapter FT1 has been added. The FT1 enables the use of Nikon F-mount NIKKOR lenses with the J1. Primary specifications are as follows:

  • Autofocusing is possible when AF-S lenses are used. However, focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at Single-point with only the center focus point used.
  • The focus indicator (range finder) can be used with CPU lenses.
  • [P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can be used with CPU lenses.
  • [A] and [M] exposure modes can be used with non-CPU lenses. Aperture is specified using the aperture ring on the lens.
  • Vibration reduction (VR) functions when VR lenses are used. Enable vibration reduction, or specify a setting, using switches on the lens.
  • Shooting in Motion Snapshot mode is only possible when focus has been acquired with an AF-S lens.
  • The Smart Photo Selector function cannot be used.

A Pixel mapping item has been added to the setup menu. Use this feature when unexpected bright spots are recorded in images. Please see the PDF addenda below.
Pixel Mapping Addenda - English - file size: 40.9KB
Pixel Mapping Addenda - Spanish - file size: 40.4KB
Focus Aid Addenda - English - file size: 243KB
Focus Aid Addenda - Spanish - (coming soon)

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/13/2011 8:52:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
A group of Canon commandos is sent out on a mission. Their objective: to save an innocent girl who has been taken hostage by Nikon terrorists. Who will ultimately win this battle?
Post Date: 12/13/2011 8:36:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has released Lightroom 3.6 and Camera Raw 6.6 Updates:
Adobe Camera Raw 6.6 Update
This new version of the Camera Raw plug-in replaces the original one that was installed with Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
English: Windows | Macintosh
Adobe Lightroom 3.6 update
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6 update includes these enhancements:

  • Additional camera support for several new camera models including the Canon Powershot S100, Fuji FinePix X10, and Nikon 1 J1.
  • Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom 3.

English: Windows | Macintosh
More detailed information is available at Lightroom Journal.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 12/13/2011 8:15:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, December 12, 2011
Attention all OCF (Off Camera Flash) enthusiasts: They filmed the Joe McNally & David Hobby Flash Bus Tour 2011!
It is now available on DVD.
Post Date: 12/12/2011 6:24:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I annually receive a barrage of great photography deals to share between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year, and this year the volume and significance of these deals have been unprecedented since this site went online.
Most of the feedback I'm receiving (thank you for it) is that you are thrilled to have been able to take advantage of these deals, but some (especially some outside of the USA and in a country that B&H does not ship to) would rather not see the deals in the news page/feed. I've made some changes to the site in attempt to make everyone happy - here are the additional features available:
Selective Filters
Using the category navigation on the right side of the site's main news page, news results can be filtered to include only posts tagged with the referenced keywords. Now, an RSS feed is available for the same filters. Simply click on one of the categories listed in the category navigation to see that category's news page. There will be an RSS feed icon beside the title on that page - use this link for your feed reader.
Selective Filter Examples
If you want to see only posts tagged "Canon Announcements", use the:
Canon Announcements News Page
Canon Announcements RSS Feed
If you want to see only posts tagged "Photography Deals", use the:
Photography Deals News Page
Photography Deals RSS Feed
Exclusionary Filter
All filters on the site except one are selective - meaning that only posts tagged with the selected filter will display. The exception is the category "xDeals" (Exclude Photography Deals). Selecting this category will return all news except posts tagged with "Photography Deals". A news feed is available for this exclusionary filter as well.
Exclusionary Filter Example
Most of these deals will evaporate after Christmas, but if you want to see only posts not tagged "Photography Deals", use the:
News Page Excluding Photography Deals
RSS Feed Excluding Photography Deals
This was a rather intrusive update to the site - please let me know if any functionality is not working properly.
Thanks for using the site!
Post Date: 12/12/2011 4:00:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, December 10, 2011
Think Tank Photo has announced the release of their redesigned Modular Rotation System.
Post Date: 12/10/2011 10:30:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has announced an "Unboxing Video Contest"
First prize is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Camera.
Category: Contests
Post Date: 12/10/2011 10:24:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, December 9, 2011
This news feed is now available in the Google Currents App (Android, iPhone, iPad).
Download the Google Currents app and search for "".
Post Date: 12/9/2011 1:08:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From X-Rite:
Dear i1Display owner,
X-Rite is pleased to inform you that i1Profiler D2LionEdition software is now available and ready for download. With this update, i1Display LT and i1Display 2 registered users can now operate their device under Mac OSX 10.7 Lion. These devices, which currently run on i1Match software, now have the benefit of utilizing a limited special edition version of the new X-Rite i1Profiler software named i1Profiler D2LionEdition.
Thank you for your continued support of X-Rite color management solutions.
X-Rite Imaging Team
Category: X Rite News
Post Date: 12/9/2011 1:07:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, December 8, 2011
For your email address, PhotoShelter will email you their free 2012 Photo Business Plan Workbook.
Post Date: 12/8/2011 6:25:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Apple has released Aperture 3.2.2.
What's New in Aperture 3.2.2
This update resolves an issue that could prevent auto-imported Photo Stream images from being displayed in the library after your Photo Stream hits 1,000 images.
For more information about this update see
Included in Aperture 3.2
• Addresses compatibility with iCloud and iOS 5
• Resolves an issue that could cause the "Loading" indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo
• Aperture now automatically relaunches into Full Screen mode if the application was in Full Screen mode when last quit
• Pinch-to-zoom gesture now automatically activates Zoom mode in the Viewer
• Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in the Viewer
• Microsoft Outlook can now be chosen in Preferences as the application used by Aperture for emailing photos
• Fixes a problem that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to quit unexpectedly when using brushes to apply adjustments
• Loupe now correctly displays magnification levels between 50-100%
• Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to display the incorrect color profile on externally edited images
• Import window now includes an option to delete photos from iPhone and iPad after they have been imported into Aperture
• The Lift & Stamp tool now displays the correct cursor icons when being used in Split View and Viewer only modes
The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 12/8/2011 6:14:46 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the refurbished Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM Lens in stock.
I know that some of you were trying to find one of these scarce lenses.
Be sure to check out the rest of the available Canon refurbished cameras and lenses at Adorama - additional supertelephoto lenses are available (200 f/2L IS, 300 f/2.8L IS ...).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/8/2011 1:30:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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