Just Posted: Spider Camera Holster Review
The Spider Camera Holster is easily one of the best camera carry systems available. Check it out.
The Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Instruction Manual is now available for download in several versions:
Canon EOS 6D Manuals:
Gitzo are proud to inform you of the launch of two updated models in the Traveler tripod range.
Traveler tripods have always been the most compact in the Gitzo range without compromising on stability and sturdiness.
Now we’ve added flexibility to the range integrating a ser. 1 and a ser. 2 traveler without head with a shorter column so to be capable to attach your own compact head.
All updated Traveler tripods are made from 6X carbon fibre with Gitzo’s traditional “noir décor” paint finish used on cast components.
The Traveler range now comprises the following models:
Just posted: Think Tank Photo Glass Limo Review.
The Glass Limo is an ideal carry/storage solution for a 500mm f/4 lens with a DSLR camera mounted. Or for a wide variety of smaller combinations and accessories.
The results of our recent Vertical Grip and Quick Release Poll are in:
|DSLR Vertical Grip Usage||Answer Chosen||% of Total|
|My DSLR does not have a vertical grip||238||45%|
|My DSLR has a vertical grip - I seldom use it||34||6%|
|My DSLR has a vertical grip - I use it sometimes||57||11%|
|My DSLR has a vertical grip - I use it frequently||205||38%|
|DSLR Camera Quick Release Plate Usage||Answer Chosen||% of Total|
|I do not use quick release plates||101||19%|
|I use an Arca-Swiss compatible quick release plate||170||32%|
|I use a Manfrotto compatible quick release plate||188||35%|
|I use another brand quick release plate||75||14%|
Thanks to all that participated!
From Think Tank Photo:
TWO NEW CREDENTIAL HOLDERS RELEASED!
For you sports and event photographers who need quick access to your credentials, smart phones, pens and other items, we just released two new credential holders. They are the Credential Holder V2.0 and the Credential Holder Tall V2.0, which is designed to hold larger credentials.
The new credential holders feature large clear windows, multiple pockets, including a zippered pocket for business cards, and a belt attachment loop. They also have a wide, soft, adjustable neck strap, YKK zippers, a large pocket that holds most smart phones, another large front pocket underneath the flap and behind the credential area, two pen holders, and a credential area secured by hook and loop.
The all fabric exterior is treated with a DWR coating while the fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. They are made with 210D black nylon, 250D Shadow rip-stop nylon, clear PU, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
We don't think there's a more feature packed, robust credential holder on the market. We just couldn't stop adding features and we think you'll be hard pressed to find anything missing
Credential Holder V2.0
External Dimensions: 5.5 W x 7" H (14 × 17.8cm)
Credential Dimension: 4.8" W x 3.5" H (12.2 x 8.9cm)
Weight: 0.1lbs (0.1 kg)
Credential Holder Tall V2.0
External Dimensions: 5.5" W x 9.4" H (14 × 23.9cm)
Credential Dimension: 4.8" W x 7.2" H (12.2 x 18.3cm)
Weight: 0.1lbs (0.1 kg)
112 new lens / camera combinations have been added to the DxO Optics Modules library, providing supports for Canon, Lumix, Konica Minolta and Sigma lenses, for Canon, Sony and Konica Minolta cameras.
Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce its official partnership with the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) at the 11th FINA World Championships to be held from December 12 to 16, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
As an Official FINA Partner, the Nikon logo will appear at the venue on photographers' bibs and around the pool.
Furthermore, for professional photographers covering this event, the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) depot in the media center will provide support and services, including equipment inspections, cleaning, minor repairs and the loaning of equipment.
The FINA World Championships is a prestigious biennial aquatic sports event hosted by FINA, which has 202 member federations.
Nikon first partnered with FINA in 2007 and has supported the FINA World Championships and the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) ever since.
Because of Nikon's respect for athletes, who continuously challenge their own limits, and its wish to enhance its presence worldwide, it will continue to support international sporting events.
When the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens was announced, we understood that the lens hood and pouch were not included. As usual for a non-L lens.
On November 21, we published a news announcement noting the apparent inclusion of a lens hood and case with the purchase of this lens. The accessories were (and still are) listed in the "What's in the Box" section of the product page at both B&H and Adorama. A B&H rep informed us that this information was sourced directly from Canon.
Yesterday, via PetaPixel, Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon USA advised otherwise:
"EF35mm f/2 IS USM lenses imported by Canon USA will not be supplied with lens hood or pouch, as confirmed by our sales group. If the dealers in question are offering the lens with these accessories in the box, it would most likely be a gray market item."
Robert P. Luckett, a Canon Public Relations Specialist, has confirmed this news for us:
"We have double checked and confirmed that Canon U.S.A. is not providing a soft carrying case, or lens hood with the 35mm F/2 IS lens."
While everyone is still not on the same page, we are going to go with Chuck and Rob on this one. Oh well...at least we are still getting center-pinch lens caps!
Changes to PhotoStitch 3.1.23 Updater for Windows
Changes to PhotoStitch 3.2.6 Updater for Mac OS X
Download the PhotoStitch Updater for Windows or Macintosh.
Datacolor Helps to Make the Season Bright with 25 Days of December Giveaways
Celebrate the Joy of Giving with Datacolor’s Holiday Stocking Stuffer Webinar and Daily Prizes Awarded at Datacolor.com
Lawrenceville, NJ – Nov. 27, 2012 –– Datacolor® (www.datacolor.com), a global leader in color management solutions, today announced 25 days of giveaways during the month of December. Beginning December 1, Datacolor will be awarding daily prizes through its website at http://spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway. The holiday celebration will be preceded by a free webinar, “Holiday Stocking Stuffer List by Datacolor,” on November 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. This presentation in the series of free webinars will focus on ideal gifts for photography lovers chosen by Datacolor experts.
The 25 Days of December Giveaways will include prizes from the Datacolor Spyder line such as Spyder4PRO and SpyderCAPTURE PRO, as well as products from partnering brands like Wacom, DxO, SLR Lounge, Joby, Lowepro, B&H, Zenfolio and many more. Enter to win each day by visiting http://spyder.datacolor.com/holidaygiveaway.
“With 25 days of giveaways, Datacolor is celebrating the joy of giving photographers the tools they need to help make their photos merry and bright – with correct color calibration,” said David Tobie, global product technology manager for Datacolor.
Prior to the start of its December celebration, Datacolor will present a webinar November 28th, focusing on gift ideas for the special photographer in your life. Datacolor experts David Saffir and C. David Tobie will provide suggestions on Spyder products, lenses, tripods, lens filters, camera bags, memory cards and more. Throughout the presentation, there will be an interactive Q&A to address participant questions. One lucky webinar guest will win a free Spyder4PRO. To register, visit http://spyder.datacolor.com/en/webinars/.
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date November, 27, 2012 (A:1.03 / B:1.02)
Just posted: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review.
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Purchase the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens at:
For a short break from holiday shopping, check out the new Rebel T4i commercial from Canon:
The 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Fit Flash Drive is also available for $8.99.
From Think Tank Photo:
Most professional and serious photographers will admit that they have “too much stuff.” To aid them in organizing their cables, accessories, and odds-and-ends, Think Tank has released the Cable Management 10 V2.0, Cable Management 20 V2.0, and the Cable Management 30 V2.0.
The new Cable Management pouches feature a clear window, a wide opening, and a large capacity. The Cable Management 10 is designed for power adapters and cables; the Cable Management 20 fits external hard drives and cables; and the Cable Management 30 holds two pro-size flashes.
Additional features include:
Their all fabric exterior is treated with a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) coating while the fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. They are made with 210D silver-toned nylon, 210D black nylon, clear Polyurethane (PU), nylon webbing, nylon cord, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Cable Management 10 V2.0
Cable Management 20 V2.0
Cable Management 30 V2.0
From Canon Global:
TOKYO, November 21, 2012 — Canon Inc. announced today that the company will sponsor four of the International Skating Union's most prestigious figure skating competitions, spanning the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons.
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2012 logo
Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships: the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. As part of this sponsorship, Canon will provide products, technologies and services to contribute to the success of each event.
At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon has provided behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these events, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans. To further improve on-site media support at all eight Canon-sponsored competitions spanning the two seasons, the company is planning to establish a camera service center at each event to assist the numerous journalists and sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world.
Through the use of Canon products and technologies, the company will continue contributing to the advancement of sports.
2012 - 2013 Schedule
|ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2012||Dec. 6-9, 2012||Sochi, Russia|
|ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2013||Feb. 6-11, 2013||Osaka, Japan|
|ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2013||Feb. 25-Mar. 3, 2013||Milan, Italy|
|ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013||Mar. 10-17, 2013||London, Canada|
2013 - 2014 Schedule
|ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013||Dec. 5-8, 2013||Fukuoka, Japan|
|ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014||Jan. 20-26, 2014||Taipei, Taiwan|
|ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014||Mar. 10-16, 2014||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|ISU World Figure Skating Championships 20142013||Mar. 24-30, 2014||Saitama, Japan|