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 Tuesday, September 6, 2011
PocketWizard press release:
 
PocketWizard® Photo Products Announces Convenient New Storage Solution
 
PocketWizard G-Wiz Trunk designed specifically for MiniTT1®, Flex TT5® and accessories
 
So. Burlington, VT – September 6, 2011 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard radios, the world leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces today the new G-Wiz Trunk bag. Designed specifically for use with the MiniTT1, FlexTT5 radios and accessories, this optimally-sized padded gear bag packs a lot of room in a small space and still fits comfortably into a photographer’s photo bag.
 
“This new G-Wiz Trunk bag offers photographers a safe and convenient solution to keeping all their radios and coordinating accessories organized and together in one place for quick and easy access,” said Dave Schmidt, LPA Designs VP of Marketing. “It’s the perfect storage solution for photographers that have invested in multiple MiniTT1 and FlexTT5’s.”
 
The new PocketWizard G-Wiz Trunk bag features movable hook-n-loop dividers allowing photographers to customize this bag to fit their gear-packing needs. The G-Wiz Trunk opens from the top allowing photographers to see all their PocketWizard gear neatly and safely packed away. And, the padded movable dividers provide extra protection when traveling.
 
Features include: zippered inside pocket, web loop, movable hook-n-loop padded dividers, 7.5" wide x 3.5" high by 3.5" deep, and durable rip-stop nylon construction.
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 9/6/2011 1:48:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has published a Nikon DSLR Camera Plus Len Instant Rebate page that clearly shows the available instant savings. The DSLR plus lens rebates end Sep 24, 2011.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/6/2011 12:13:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From DxO:
 
Apply the most famous silver halide film renderings to your digital photos in just one click! With its 60 film types, newly-designed interface, and even greater creative possibilities, DxO FilmPack 3 is aimed at both beginners and experts.
 
DxO FilmPack 3 is available as a standalone application and as a plugin that adapts perfectly to your Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Lightroom®, Apple® Aperture® or DxO Optics Pro workflow.
 
DxO FilmPack 3
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 9/6/2011 9:29:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, September 5, 2011
New Carl Zeiss T* UV and Circular Polarizer Filter Diameters (press release) have been announced.
 
The new 77mm size is especially welcomed.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 9/5/2011 10:02:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Canon Store has the new Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens in stock (thanks Brian).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/3/2011 11:03:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Toshiba Press release:
 
Toshiba to Launch "FlashAir™", the World's First SDHC Memory Card with Embedded Wireless LAN Communications
 
TOKYO–Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will launch the world's first[1] SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard. The new card, "FlashAir™", has an 8GB capacity and supports both peer-to-peer transfers and uploads to and downloads from servers. Samples will be available from November 2011 and sales will start in February 2012.
 
FlashAir will be featured at IFA 2011, in Berlin, Germany from September 2.
 
At a time when digital cameras have achieved immense popularity, users want a quick and easy way to share photographs with friends and to transfer them to and from online storage services and social networks. Toshiba provides the solution with FlashAir, the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality that is fully compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard.
 
FlashAir's embedded wireless communication function allows users to upload and download photographs to and from a server and to exchange photographs and other data with other devices, including digital cameras[2] that are FlashAir compliant and, smartphones and PCs that support wireless LAN. All transfers are done wirelessly, without any need for a cable connection. Key features of the new card include the ability to receive as well as transmit and lower power consumption than other cards with similar functions.
 
Even in digital cameras not compliant with FlashAir, the new card can share digital images with smartphones and PCs that support wireless LAN.
 
Toshiba will secure certification of FlashAir for wireless communication in Japan, North America and Europe.
 
Toshiba will reinforce and extend its leadership of memory business by further enhancing its SD memory card line-up.
 
Notes:
[1]As of September 1, 2011. Source: Toshiba Corporation.
[2]A number of camera makers are now considering launching compliant products.
 
Key features
Product name: THNSW008GAA-A
Capacity: 8GB
Price (tax included): Open
Start of sample shipping: November 2011
Start of sale: February 2012
Note: The above product name is for the Japanese market.
 
Specifications
Standard: SD Memory Card Standard
Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless LAN security: WEP, TKIP, AES (WPA, WPA2)
Card capacity: 8GB
Speed class: Speed Class 6
Applicable format: JPEG, RAW, MPEG, etc
Power Supply Voltage: 2.7-3.6V
Operating Environment: Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
Relative humidity: 95% at 25°C (no condensation)
External dimensions: 32(L)×24(W)×2.1(T)(mm)
Weight: Approx. 2g
Note: The above specifications are as of September 1, 2011.
 
* The card can be used in devices that comply with the SDHC Memory Card Standard.
* "FlashAir™" is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
* The SDHC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. LLC.
Category: Toshiba News
Post Date: 9/3/2011 9:51:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 1, 2011
Lensrentals.com has announced new pricing going into effect over the upcoming holiday weekend - the results are that 90% of their items are becoming less expensive - by 10% overall.
Post Date: 9/1/2011 10:29:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lensbaby highlights creative senior portraits with its Senior Style Portrait Contest.
 
The list of prizes is long - and includes a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Get a Lensbaby and get started.
Category: Lensbaby News
Post Date: 9/1/2011 10:06:58 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PromarkBRANDS Announces the Strategic Acquisition of Speedotron Corporation (press release).
 
"PromarkBRANDS, a U.S.-based designer, manufacturer, engineer and distributor of time-tested photographic and video lighting products and light shaping accessories, announces the company has acquired the assets of Speedotron Corporation, a Chicago, Ill. based designer and manufacturer of affordable and durable flash lighting systems. The acquisition will expand the PromarkBRANDS current family of products which include Photogenic Professional Lighting, Norman, Smith-Victor, Cool-Lux and Logan Electric."
Post Date: 9/1/2011 9:51:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PocketWizard has released a significant ControlTL Firmware Update for MiniTT1 and FlexTT5.
 
"PocketWizard, the industry leader in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash and light meters, announces a major new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Available now, version 3.0 for Nikon and Version 6.0 for Canon include several new features and updates to make the system more powerful than ever including HyperSync™ Automation, SpeedCycler and Flash Power Control without a Camera. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can install these new features and updates for free using the PocketWizard Utility."
Post Date: 9/1/2011 9:43:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Finding Nature Project, sponsored by Canon France and Zeiss, has announced its launch:
 
Finding Nature Project Press release
Finding-Nature.com
Finding Nature on Facebook
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/1/2011 11:27:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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