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 Wednesday, June 15, 2011
DxO Labs has released DxO Optics Pro v6.6:
New DxO Optics Pro v6.6 provides additional noise reduction and color controls, supports five new cameras
New features also include compatibility with new DxO FilmPack 3, and more than 100 additional DxO Optics Modules. Exceptional 30 percent launch discount.
DxO Labs is pleased to announce the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.6 for Mac and Windows, which provides improved image correction, along with RAW support for the following digital cameras:
Nikon D5100 (Standard or Elite edition)
Olympus E-5 (Elite edition)
Panasonic DMC GF1 (Standard or Elite edition)
Panasonic DMC GF2 (Standard or Elite edition)
Pentax K-R (Standard or Elite edition)
Further, more than 100 new DxO Optics Modules are now available to DxO Optics Pro users, covering numerous Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony cameras.
With this version, users with cameras supported by DxO Optics Pro will be able to easily command more control over noise in their JPEG images thanks to a newly extended range of the chrominance noise slider. Additionally, noise can be manually reduced from JPEG images taken with any camera. With this new capability, all corrections available for supported equipment are now available in manual mode for any unsupported equipment.
Based on customer feedback, a new color control slider has also been added to preserve the depth and colors of objects with certain saturated colors.
DxO FilmPack 3 plug-in for DxO Optics Pro, made available today from DxO Labs’ e-store, extends the product’s scope by providing up to 60 color and B&W film renderings with unrivaled precision, and powerful B&W conversion controls.
You can download a fully-functional trial version for free.
If you are already a customer, click here to update via your customer account.
To learn more about this update:
Read the release note.
DxO Optics Pro is available at B&H.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 6/15/2011 10:47:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
DxO Labs has today announced DxO FilmPack 3 for Mac and Windows:
New DxO FilmPack 3 Provides Unrivaled Film Fidelity and Opens Up Boundless Creativity Opportunities
New features include redesigned User Interface, and extended connectivity with Lightroom, Photoshop and Aperture.
DxO FilmPack 3 is available at launch with a special discount.
DxO Labs today announces DxO FilmPack 3 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its reference software simulating silver halide film rendition based on DxO Labs’ unique 10 years of recognized expertise in calibration. DxO FilmPack 3 allows photographers, from experts to beginners, to recreate the magic of dozens of black & white or color film stocks in one click, offering limitless creative options for their digital images.
More about what’s new in DxO FilmPack 3
More about DxO FilmPack 3
Exceptional Introductory Discount, Availability and Editions
DxO FilmPack 3 is available in two editions, Essential and Expert (Mac or Windows), which differ in terms of available features.
Each DxO FilmPack 3 license includes
a standalone application
a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS4/CS5
a plug-in for Adobe Lightroom 3
a plug-in DxO Optics Pro v6.6 (and higher)
and for Mac, a plug-in for Apple Aperture 3

Each can all be simultaneously installed on two computers.
DxO FilmPack 3 standalone and DxO FilmPack 3 plug-in for Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture will be available in the summer of 2011.
DxO FilmPack 3 plug-in for DxO Optics Pro and upgrades to DxO FilmPack 3 plug-in for DxO Optics Pro are available immediately from the DxO Labs e-store at a special introductory discount.
Customers purchasing this plug-in or its upgrade will have free access to DxO FilmPack 3 standalone or Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture plug-ins when available.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 6/15/2011 10:31:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Not all models/kits are available (including the 1D IV and 5D II bodies), but many Canon EOS DSLRs are now in stock at B&H (including 7D bodies and 5D Mark II kits).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/14/2011 9:02:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Western Digital has today announced the Nomad Rugged Case for Passport Drives (press release).
I have over a dozen of these drives and use them constantly - the new case looks very useful.
Post Date: 6/14/2011 5:19:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Hauppauge, N.Y., June 7, 2011 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award winning photo accessories, added two new Domke bags to its Classic Line. The Domke Rolling Pro Pak Models 217 and 220 feature 6 spacious pockets and lots of storage space. Need more room - just open the zipper and the bag expands an extra 2.5”.
The Domke rolling ProPaks also feature removeable padding to protect gear, plus moveable dividers that allow you to build your bag around your equipment. Leather accents, YKK zippers and heavy duty metal hardware complement the black canvas bag. The larger Domke ProPak 220 includes a storage area for a laptop plus a tripod bag that attaches.
Durable in-line skate wheels make it great for travel. If you’re going away for a weekend, put your gear in and pack your clothing in the extra space. Going for a week or more? Pack your gear and fold your Domke F-2 or F-3X into the front space so you have your shoulder bag available when you arrive at your destination.
Small: External 14” W x 10” D x 17.5” H, Interior 12.5”W x 6”D x 16”H
Large: External 14” W x 11” D x 20” H, Interior 12.5”W x 6”D x 18.5”H
Category: Tiffen News
Post Date: 6/14/2011 10:59:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tiffen has introduced a Variable ND Filter (press release).
Category: Tiffen News
Post Date: 6/14/2011 10:46:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 13, 2011
The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens in Canon mount is scheduled to ship at the end of this month, according to Sigma.
Preorder the 150 OS at Adorama or
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/13/2011 10:07:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Online Store has the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV in refurbished condition in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/13/2011 9:32:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens (Canon mount) is back in stock at B&H (quantities are limited).
B&H is once again carrying new Canon EOS 50D DSLRs.
Post Date: 6/13/2011 5:05:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In a press release issued today, Canon UK has announced the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens.
Europe-only? Canon USA has said nothing about this new lens - I'm inquiring.
Update: At this time, Canon USA has no information about the availability of this lens in the US.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/13/2011 9:40:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I've said before that Sanyo's eneloops are my preferred battery, so I'm pleased to see Sanyo releasing updates to the already great product.
SANYO's eneloop Series Expands with New-Type Batteries
Featuring high capacity “eneloop pro” and safer “eneloop plus”!
Tokyo, June 9, 2011 – SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO), a world leader in rechargeable battery technology, is pleased to announce the new additions to line-up of the eneloop rechargeable battery series, the “eneloop pro”, the “eneloop plus” and their charger sets to be released for the Japanese market.
The new “eneloop pro” battery has a 25% higher capacity than regular eneloop batteries, making it especially suitable for gadgets with high power consumption, such as digital cameras, strobe lights and flashlights etc. The new “eneloop plus” battery, with its overheat prevention function which suppresses overheating in case of improper use, is ideal for toys.
In addition, SANYO will also launch the “Wireless Charging Carrying Case” which can wirelessly recharge eneloop batteries. The carrying case is compliant with ‘Qi*1’, a standard of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) who are working towards the international standardization of wireless recharging technologies.
The “eneloop pro” will be available from July 21, 2011 and the “eneloop pro” charger set will go on sale from September 21 in Japan only *2. The “eneloop plus” and its charger set will be available from December 1, 2011, also in Japan only *2.
SANYO, as a member of the Panasonic Group, will continue to expand the “eneloop” series throughout the world so that people can comfortably adopt a new "lifestyle that values reusing and recycling".
*1 The “Qi” mark means that a product with the mark fulfills WPC’s standards for wireless recharging. The carrying case is useable with any charging pad with the Qi mark, regardless of the maker (Excluding certain models).
*2 The products will be available in Japan only (as of the release date).
*3 No manufacturer’s suggested retail price is set for a product with an open price.

Watch for the new eneloop batteries at B&H
Category: Sanyo News
Post Date: 6/13/2011 8:50:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Photo District News (PDN) proudly announces that registration is now open for the first annual Outdoor Photo Expo, a 2-day event dedicated to the outdoor photography market including adventure, landscape, nature, outdoor sports, travel and wildlife.
Join us in beautiful Salt Lake City, Aug. 4-5, 2011 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center for an entertaining and informative experience including educational seminars taught by master photographers plus an Expo featuring some of the best brands and latest imaging technology and photo solutions. An Art Fair and networking events are also planned to maximize your experience, and the expo finale features a keynote presentation “Photo Power for Planet Earth” by internationally acclaimed outdoor and nature photographers Frans Lanting and Art Wolfe on Friday, Aug. 5, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Whether you’re a photographer looking to sharpen your professional skills or a photo enthusiast who wants to take better photos on your next outdoor adventure, the Outdoor Photo Expo is the place to be. For additional information about the expo and educational seminar schedule click here. To register to attend the Outdoor Photo Expo click here.
The Outdoor Photo Expo will be held in conjunction with the Outdoor Retailer Expo, the world’s largest outdoor recreation expo featuring over 1000 brands supporting the active outdoor lifestyle. Outdoor Photo Expo attendees can visit the Outdoor Retailer Expo on Saturday, Aug. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
To complement the Outdoor Photo Expo, PDN is proudly hosting a 2-day HDSLR Video Workshop, sponsored by Sony, where photographers will learn to how get the most from their camera’s HD video capabilities and expand their skills. For more information on attending the HDSLR Video Workshop in Salt Lake City on Aug. 3-4, 2011, click here.
Post Date: 6/13/2011 8:40:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 10, 2011
B&H has just received the new Canon Speedlite 270EX II into stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/10/2011 3:18:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In a press release issued today:
Wireless flash function via software update
Servo mode software update for mecablitz 58 AF-1 and 48 AF-1
Metz is providing an exceptional software update for both predecessors of the current top-of-the-range system flash devices. For the first time, functionality of the mecablitz 58 AF-1 digital and 48 AF-1 digital models can be enhanced retrospectively. The servo function for wireless flash without a mastering camera flash, launched in 2010, can now be downloaded from and imported to the 58 AF-1 digital and 48 AF-1 digital quick as a flash via the integrated USB interface.
Creative lighting with wireless flash
Wireless flash is becoming increasingly popular amongst photographers. To this end, Metz's top-of-the-range system flash devices provide two different functions. The camera-specific wireless TTL remote mode comes into play with the slave function. Because not all SLR cameras with built-in camera flash devices are equipped with a master function, Metz has also developed the servo flash release which enables the flash to be used as an additional creative light source in a room, with a camera without master function. This function was previously only available for the 58 AF-2 digital and 50 AF-1 digital and can now also be retrofitted for previous models.
Canon 600 D compatibility update
In addition to the increased functionality for the 58 AF-1 digital and 48 AF-1 digital flash devices, a further software update has been made available for all Metz system flash devices equipped with a USB interface. With the help of an update, they are now compatible with the Canon EOS 600 D.
Service and tradition – Made in Germany
Metz has been consistently engineering and manufacturing flash devices at its location in Germany for almost 60 years. The Metz range of flash devices extends from the high-performance mecablitz 58 AF-2 digital system flash to professional handheld flash guns and slave flash devices such as the mecablitz 15 MS-1 digital. The company, with its long-standing tradition, provides high quality products, Made in Germany, and is the only full range supplier of flash devices worldwide.
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Wireless flash function via software update
Metz Flashes are available at B&H.
Category: Metz News
Post Date: 6/10/2011 10:51:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has just announced a new 30-day return policy.
"At B&H, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to B&H within 30 days of purchase date."
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 6/10/2011 10:02:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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