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 Monday, January 9, 2012
B&H is now accepting Canon PowerShot G1 X preorders.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 1/9/2012 4:09:40 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
It did not take Corel long to bring the Bibble Labs software under the Corel brand name:
Corel® Releases New Photo Workflow Solution: Corel® AfterShot™ Pro
Delivers Unrivaled Speed, Flexible Photo Management and RAW Power on Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux®
Las Vegas, Nevada - January 9, 2012
Corel is pleased to announce the exciting expansion of its digital photography portfolio with the introduction of Corel® AfterShot™ Pro. The total photographic workflow solution for professional and enthusiast photographers will be displayed today at Pepcom®’s Digital Experience!® and tomorrow at Showstopper® at CES. Providing complete RAW workflow, flexible photo management, advanced, non-destructive editing and breakthrough performance, AfterShot Pro offers a powerful and affordable alternative to products like Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® and ACD Systems ACDSee™ Pro. Based on technology from Corel’s acquisition of Bibble Labs, Corel AfterShot Pro provides Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux® users with the tools they need to get the most out of their photos.
“Today’s photographers, whether they’re professional or enthusiast, are coming from shoots with hundreds, if not thousands of photos,” said Chad Kinzelberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Corel. “They want to be able to bring in their photos and get right to work finding their best shots and making them better. With AfterShot Pro we are delivering a powerful RAW workflow solution to help photographers power through their photo workflow and get back to doing what they love – taking great pictures.”
Flexible Workflow Gives Photographers Great Results - Fast
Fully multithreaded and optimized for multi-core and multi-CPU computers, Corel AfterShot Pro delivers fast RAW processing and incredibly color-accurate images with regular support for an ever-increasing number of major camera manufacturers and models. Unlike current competitors, AfterShot Pro offers workflow capabilities that enable you to work with photos virtually any way you want, such as quickly accessing images from existing file folders or memory cards or importing them into searchable catalogs. Corel AfterShot Pro’s powerful, non-destructive editing tools let you make your photos look their best, while unique selective editing capabilities provide incredible control over image adjustments by letting you apply them exactly where you want them. Corel AfterShot Pro key features include:

  • Breakthrough Performance: Corel AfterShot Pro is designed for speed and allows those with and without the latest hardware to process their images fast. AfterShot Pro is fully multithreaded and optimized for multi-core computers by taking advantage of every CPU at its disposal to maximize the speed of onscreen preview, adjustment and output generation.
  • RAW power: Corel AfterShot Pro is designed to help you make the most of the extra detail and data in your RAW images by offering fast RAW processing and incredibly color-accurate images.
  • Flexible photo management: Whether reviewing, adjusting or exporting RAW, JPEG or TIFF images, Corel AfterShot Pro gives you the freedom to work the way you want. Create custom or even portable catalogues that can be moved to another computer, or if you already organize your photos in folders on your computer, you aren’t required to catalogue them at all. Work with photos wherever they are, whether they are in folders on your hard drive or on a memory card.
  • Robust Metadata tools: Browse and search your photos with ease using the powerful metadata features in Corel AfterShot Pro. Easily find your images with automatically imported EXIF data such as camera settings, lenses and dates. Add your own keywords, ratings, labels and tags or use industry-standard IPTC Metadata, such as captions and copyright. Tailor metadata sets to display only the information you want to see or use AfterShot™ Pro Presets to attach information to your photos for easy searching.
  • Advanced, Non-destructive editing: With the non-destructive editing tools in Corel AfterShot Pro, refine and enhance your photos without ever altering your original image. Apply intelligent automatic or manual adjustments—including complete exposure and tone control, color correction, white balance, noise reduction, curves and levels, lens correction and many more—knowing you can always revert to an earlier version of the image at any time.
  • Selective editing: The unique Regions and Layers capabilities in Corel AfterShot Pro give you incredible control over image adjustments by letting you apply them exactly where you want them.
  • Easy Photo-Editing Software Integration: When you’re ready to get into deeper photo editing and advanced image manipulation, Corel AfterShot Pro lets you to bring your image into Corel® PaintShop™ Pro, Adobe® Photoshop® or the image editor of your choice from directly within the application.
  • Batch processing: Corel AfterShot Pro saves you time with some of the most advanced and flexible batch processing tools available. Use them to rename multiple files, apply adjustments to groups of similar files with the same settings, or convert and export files to one or more pre-defined image formats and sizes.
  • Speed to output: When you’re ready to create image files to print, share online or access in other applications, Corel AfterShot Pro offers lightning-fast output generation. Plus, use Batch Output to quickly process images according to predefined output settings like JPEG and PDF, create contact sheets or standard print sizes, and more. It’s easy to modify Batch settings or create a custom Batch process that suits your workflow.

Pricing and Availability
Corel AfterShot Pro is available in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese immediately as an electronic download (ESD) from Box versions will be available from Corel's global resellers later in January 2012. North American pricing is $99.99 (US and CDN). The upgrade version is available for $79.99 (US and CDN). To be eligible for the upgrade you must own a previous licensed version of: Bibble Pro or Lite 5, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® Photo X2 or higher, Adobe® Lightroom® or Apple® Aperture®.
To download a free fully-functional trial version or for more information about AfterShot Pro, please visit
B&H carries Corel products.

Category: Corel News
Post Date: 1/9/2012 3:54:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan just started accepting Canon PowerShot G1 X Preorders.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 1/9/2012 2:54:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H just started accepting Nikon D4 preorders.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon Preorders
Post Date: 1/9/2012 2:34:53 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama is accepting Canon PowerShot G1 X preorders.
I don't know how strong the initial G1 X inventory will be, but I expect demand for this camera to be quite strong.
Adorama is also accepting Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS and Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS preorders.
B&H has the Canon PowerShot G1 X product page live.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 1/9/2012 11:24:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon PowerShot G1 X, ELPH 520 HS and ELPH 110 HS Digital Cameras have been announced.
You definitely want to read about the large-sensored Canon PowerShot G1 X.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/9/2012 9:44:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/9/2012 9:23:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Lexar:
Lexar Introduces SDHC and SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards to Enhance Performance for Photographers and Videographers
New 600x and 400x SDHC and SDXC UHS-I Cards, Including the First 128GB SDXC UHS-I Card, Offer Blazing-Fast Speeds and Outstanding Reliability
Lexar 64GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
Key Messages:

  • Range of high-speed, high-capacity memory cards, including the industry’s first 128GB SDXC™ UHS-I memory card, improve the experience of capturing, storing, and transferring high-quality photos and 1080p HD videos
  • Professional SDHC™ and SDXC™ UHS-I memory cards offer high-speed performance, with 600x (90MB per second) and 400x (60MB per second) minimum guaranteed transfer speeds*
  • Include the latest version of award-winning Image Rescue® software to help recover lost or deleted photo and video files, even if they’ve been erased or the card has been corrupted**

Fremont, CA, 9 January, 2012 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today introduced new Lexar® Professional 600x and 400x Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC™) and Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC™) Ultra High Speed I (UHS-I) memory cards, including the industry’s first 128GB SDXC UHS-I card. The cards offer outstanding performance, reliability, and compatibility for professional and enthusiast photographers and videographers alike, maximizing the digital workflow experience of capturing and managing large volumes of high-quality images and extended lengths of 1080p full-HD video.
The Lexar Professional 600x and 400x SDHC and SDXC cards leverage UHS-I technology, and offer an impressive 90MB per second and 60MB per second minimum guaranteed transfer speed, respectively.* Compatible with all SDHC and SDXC devices, the cards help accelerate the digital photography workflow, helping clear the camera’s buffer for uninterrupted shooting and quickly transferring images and video from the memory card to the computer, especially when paired with a compatible card reader, such as the Lexar® Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader. The Lexar Professional 600x UHS-I cards are offered in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, and the new Lexar Professional 400x UHS-I cards are available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, making them great solutions for capturing sustained, rapid-fire images and extended lengths of 1080p high-definition (HD) video with an SDXC- or SDHC-enabled camera.
“The speed of my workflow is a top concern since it can ultimately impact my business. How efficiently I take and edit my images determines how quickly I can deliver them to my clients,” said Lexar Elite Photographer Chris McLennan, who is world-renowned for his travel and adventure photography. “Lexar Professional memory solutions have always been a critical part of my workflow, and they enhance my capture and post-production experience while keeping my images safe. If you’re a professional looking for the combination of speed, capacity, and reliability in a memory card, the Lexar Professional 600x and 400x SDXC and SDHC UHS-I memory cards are great options.”
“Professional and hobbyist photographers and videographers are always seeking ways to improve how they capture, store, and transfer their captured content,” said Pachi Chen-Wong, senior product marketing manager, Lexar. “Lexar Professional 600x and 400x SDXC and SDHC UHS-I memory cards offer high-performance read and write speeds, making them great options for shooters who need solutions that help them shorten the process of capturing, managing, and editing content, so they can focus more of their time and energy on getting great images and video.”
The cards include the latest version of Image Rescue® 4 software to help with the recovery of lost or deleted photo and video files, even if they’ve been erased or the card has been corrupted,** as well as a limited lifetime warranty and free, dedicated professional technical support. All Lexar product designs are tested in the Lexar Quality Labs to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability with more than 800 intended digital devices.
Lexar Professional 600x UHS-I cards will have MSRPs of $74.99 (16GB), $124.99 (32GB), and $269.99 (64GB). The 16GB and 32GB Professional 600x UHS-I cards will be available in February, and the 64GB capacity will be available in March. Lexar Professional 400x SDHC and SDXC UHS-I memory cards will be available in February with MSRPs of $34.99 (8GB), $49.99 (16GB), $79.99 (32GB), $179.99 (64GB), and $299.99 (128GB). For additional information about Lexar Professional products, visit
B&H carries Lexar products

Category: Lexar News
Post Date: 1/9/2012 10:51:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, January 8, 2012
 Saturday, January 7, 2012
J&R just opened their Nikon D4 preorder line.
J&R is also taking Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens preorders.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon Preorders
Post Date: 1/7/2012 6:57:17 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan has posted an interview with Masaya Maeda, Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Image Communication Products Operation at Canon Inc., discussing the natural disaster setbacks Canon has been dealing with along with new product plans including mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The Japanese to English translation (by Bing) is rough (painful may be a more accurate descriptor). (thanks Kaz)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/7/2012 1:08:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Tiffen/Domke:
The world's most recognizable photography bags and clothing on display at the big show; highlights include new RuggedWear bag designs
Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2012 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, is showcasing its new line of Domke® RuggedWear™ and Domke clothing products at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at booth 31133. "The Domke quality, comfort and functional versatility are legend among photographers," said Steven Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. "No line of camera bags in the world is held in higher esteem by a wider variety of photographers and video shooters than Domke. These practical, supremely durable bags offer more than just a great way to protect and organize your shooting equipment. Their extraordinary accessibility transforms them from being mere cases into active photo accessories that actually help you take better pictures more conveniently. That's why Domke bags are the top choice of so many who use them for everything from nature, sports, reportage, street and outdoor adventure photography to creating memories of the family vacation or covering their kids' soccer games."
Domke RuggedWear Camera Bags
Domke's new RuggedWear lineup includes a wide range of courier bags, slings and satchels, ergonomically designed for comfort and performance. Like other Domke bags, the RuggedWear collection is durable, roomy, lightweight and versatile. Bags are designed to provide photographers with a solution that is easy to work with while providing the utmost protection. Features include the following:

  • High-quality, weather-tough cotton canvas treated with special non-solvent, environmentally friendly waxes that give the fabric a lifelong resistance to inclement weather as well as a unique, distressed look
  • A soft, well-padded interior that protects camera lenses from scratches
  • A flap and oversized YKK zipper for quick and easy access, while steel hardware keeps the shoulder strap safely secured
  • Twin tracks of high-friction rubber woven into the thickest, toughest cotton webbing, allowing it to cling to the shoulder
  • Interior and exterior pockets for additional storage for accessories

A complete list of RuggedWear™ bags with specifications can be found at
Domke Jackets and Vests
Made of durable cotton with multiple pockets that provide plenty of room for camera accessories, Domke jackets and vests offer photographers the perfect combination of function and fashion. As versatile as the camera bags, the jackets and vests offer plenty of pocket storage, ventilation, waist adjustments tabs and more. The jackets are equipped with zip-off sleeves and a stowaway nylon hood that make them usable in almost any type of weather, perfect for photographers who travel and work year-round.
For Domke clothing, visit (jackets) and (vests)
All Domke bags, products, jackets and vests and the RuggedWear collection are made in the USA.
About Domke
Domke bags have been the premier choice for photographers and videographers since 1975, when Jim Domke created the original Domke bag, designed specifically for the needs of a photojournalist on the go. Now, more than 30 years later, the Domke line of products includes Domke Classic Bags, backpacks, camera satchels, J-Series Camera Bags, accessory bags, padded inserts, add-on pouches, accessories, vests, jackets and the RuggedWear line of products. Domke produces the official bag of the White House News Photographers Association. All Domke bags and products are made in America of the highest-quality materials.
For more information on Domke, please visit
About Tiffen
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for over 70 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as an Emmy® Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec™ teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry.
For more information on Tiffen, please visit:
Tiffen is a registered trademark of The Tiffen Company. All other trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
B&H carries Domke and Tiffen products.

Category: Domke News
Post Date: 1/7/2012 10:31:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, January 6, 2012
In a forum post, Jeff Stephens has announced the release of Bibble 5.2.3 - and that Bibble Labs has been purchased by Corel. Check out the forum post for the details.
Post Date: 1/6/2012 10:52:25 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama is now accepting Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens preorders.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon Preorders
Post Date: 1/6/2012 6:31:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adorama has the Datacolor Spyder4 Express & Elite available for preorder.
Post Date: 1/6/2012 5:40:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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