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 Sunday, September 30, 2012
Good news: The Canon Summer 2012 DSLR, Lens & Flash Instant Rebate Program has now stretched deeper into the fall season. The rebates have been extended until Oct 27th.
Also check out the new Canon PowerShot Camera rebates in effect from Sep 30th through Oct 27th. Save up to $80.00 on cameras including the G12, S100 and SX40 IS: B&H (note: B&H's site is not yet showing the new rebate amounts) | Adorama
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/30/2012 12:00:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, September 29, 2012
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Update is available for download. From Adobe:
Adobe Photoshop update for Adobe Photoshop CS6
For convenience and reliability, we highly recommend that you apply this update directly from within Photoshop. To do so, choose Help > Updates in Photoshop CS6 and apply all of the updates listed under Adobe Photoshop CS6 in the Adobe Application Manager.
This update applies to all languages of Adobe Photoshop CS6.
The Adobe Photoshop update includes many critical fixes improving security, stability and performance while also addressing a number of high priority bugs with 3D, Crop, Type, Painting, Paths, and Shapes.
Multiple Languages: Windows
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/29/2012 8:04:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 28, 2012
From the Adobe Blog:
We love hearing from Photoshop users, and one fan’s story in particular really stood out when she told us about her forearm-long tattoo. Megan Orsi, now known across the web as “the girl with the Photoshop tattoo,” is a Sr. Lead Web Designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Megan discovered her passion for arts as a sixth grader, attended the Pittsburg High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and later graduated from college with a degree in Specialized Technology. She’s also a wife and mother to an 18-month-old son.
Read entire article...
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/28/2012 8:46:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PMA:
JACKSON, Mich.PMA, the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces The Big Photo Show, a not-to-be-missed event that will bring suppliers, retailers, labs and service providers together with consumers who are passionate about photography and videography.
The inaugural event will be held from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. on May 4-5, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California.
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to present and demonstrate their products and services to the most valuable customers in the imaging industry – those whose purchases are driven by an unbridled enthusiasm for photography and videography.
Attendees will get the chance to try new products, discover tips and tricks from professional photographers, improve their skills, experience the latest photo and video innovations, learn about new imaging services, find communities of like-minded enthusiasts, and even bring their own images to be framed or restored onsite.
“The Big Photo Show is all about passionately promoting the growth of photography, videography and photo printing,” said Allen Showalter, president of PMA. “I could not be more excited about this event, and the opportunities it will bring to exhibitors, attendees and our membership.”
Companies interested in exhibiting or in sponsorship opportunities at The Big Photo Show can contact Jeff Frazine at for more information.
Post Date: 9/28/2012 7:16:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 27, 2012
A shipment of the hard-to-find Nikon D800E FX DSLR is scheduled to arrive at Abe's of Maine in 2-3 days. They assured me the expected shipment exceeds their current preorders.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/27/2012 10:57:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Camera Museum just published a technical report on the new EOS M mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
B&H has the Canon EOS M available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 9/27/2012 9:37:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto KLYP Case + ML240 LED Light

From Manfrotto:
Acknowledging the market trend towards smartphones as serious image capture devices, and the huge number of videos and stills taken on the iPhone, Manfrotto, the market leader in photo and video accessories, have taken their first step into making products for those that want images from their iPhone. KLYP offers a stylish, functional method of attaching supports and additional lights to your phone, allowing you to make images, FaceTime and video capture better and easier.
Five KLYP kits
KLYP comes in five distinctive kits: as a case alone with two adaptor clips to enable use of your own supports and lights, one with the Manfrotto ML240 LED light for videography, Facetime and photography in low light situations and another one with the ML240 and the Manfrotto Pocket tripod for supporting the case when out and about. The more compact ML120 LED light is also available as an option in place of the ML240 in both options.
The KLYP case is made of a rigid polycarbonate with a quality feel soft touch coating giving it a silky smooth appearance. The KLYP features a felt inlay to enable smooth fitting of the two parts to the phone without possibility of damage and it clips together positively.
Stylish looks with the added design input of people who understand supports and lighting, KLYP is optimised to allow the attachment of a tripod and Manfrotto LED light without detracting from its appearance.
What makes KLYP unique?
By using two cleverly designed removable accessory “clips”, Manfrotto have developed the KLYP case with a patented rail system, which enables the case to remain sleek and have no protrusions to detract from its appearance. The accessory “clips” can be attached to any of four different points around the case to allow landscape and portrait images to be taken with ease, and in darker conditions, to add a Manfrotto LED light in the optimum position to fill in shadows when shooting stills or video in low light. When using the iPhone’s FaceTime feature, the continuous light can be turned 180 degrees to light the user in a soft pleasing way.
Key Features

  • Easy to fit “always-on” two piece casing offering iPhone protection
  • Soft felt insert to avoid damage when fitting
  • Silky smooth soft touch coating gives the case a high quality appearance
  • Designed to have no protruding parts for comfortable carrying
  • Four points to attach tripods and additional lighting for flexibility and performance
  • Unique clip and rail system for simple secure fixing

Key Benefits

  • Designed to allow additional lighting to be fitted for better quality video and stills in low light
  • Compact size, even with LED light fitted. Can be taken anywhere you would take your phone. Always with you!
  • The ML240 LED light adds soft light giving natural skin tones to your videos and stills in low light
  • The ML120 LED light provides a more portable solution, with lower light output, ideal for FaceTime or Skype conversations

B&H carries Manfrotto products.

Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 9/27/2012 7:41:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Just posted: Part 1 (the major part) of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Review.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/26/2012 7:18:01 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From the BBC:
The world's first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years.
The discovery is a breakthrough in cinema history.
Michael Harvey, from the National Media Museum, and Bryony Dixon, from the British Film Institute, talk about the importance of the discovery.
The previous earliest colour film, using the Kinemacolour process, was thought to date from 1909 and was actually an inferior method.
The newly-discovered films were made by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March 1899.
The story of Edwardian colour cinema then moved to Brighton. Turner shot the test films in 1902 but his pioneering work ended abruptly when he died suddenly of a heart attack.
Now the film has been restored by the National Media Museum and is being shown to audiences for the first time. (thanks Stewart)
Post Date: 9/26/2012 2:44:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Amateur Photographer:
Westfield London Travel Event 26-28 October 2012
Join Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera for special photography activities at Westfield London as part of the Westfield Travel Event taking place on 26-28 October.
Amateur Photographer will be running Photography Masterclasses* and talks with AP Editor, Damien Demolder - demonstrating ‘seeing the shot' and ‘top tips for travel photography'.
e What Digital Camera editorial team will also be on hand in the ‘What Digital Camera Clinic' answering your queries - and giving you ‘advice prescriptions' - whether it be the best camera to take away with you or the best lens to achieve the ultimate shot.
The Travel event is themed across the three Sun, Snow and City zones, and will provide you with the chance to find out more information about a whole range of inspiring destinations to visit and photograph as you consider your next trip abroad or within the UK.
It's the perfect event for all the family - and there's the chance to win some great holidays!
1) Masterclasses with Amateur Photographer's Damien Demolder
Friday and Saturday: 9am - 11am
Sunday: 11am - 1pm
*Sessions are free of charge, and are pre-bookable. To book: email stating WESTFIELD TRAVEL in the subject line. Please include Full name and a contact mobile number for the day.
2) Expert Sessions Drop in Clinic - City Zone
Friday and Saturday: 12pm & 4pm
Sunday: 2pm & 4pm
What Digital Camera's editorial team will be on hand to help you with all your camera and kit dilemmas before you go on holiday.
3) Expert Sessions Drop-in Talks - Sun Zone
Friday and Saturday: 1.30pm & 4pm
Sunday: 3pm & 4pm
How to work with the sunlight to take a great holiday photograph. Our experts will talk through images on a screen to look at ways of using different lenses in the sun, how to take great panoramic shots, action shots of kids playing on the beach and lots more!
Post Date: 9/26/2012 8:08:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 25, 2012
From Samyang:
United Kingdom, September 25th 2012 - Samyang Optics is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Samyang VDSLR family, the 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR lens.
The 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens joins the four existing Samyang VDSLR lenses, the 8mm, 14mm, 24mm and 35mm.
Optical construction is the same as a standard version of the 85mm lens. However this new VDSLR version is designed specifically for cinematography. As such it features focus gearing (allows control of the focus with the aid of a follow focus system) and a silent aperture ring.
Product pricing, available mounts and release date will be confirmed at a later time.
B&H carries Samyang lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 9/25/2012 10:41:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
Revamped User Interfaces and Innovative Features Make Photo and Video Editing, Organizing and Sharing Easier
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sept. 25, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 11, newly designed versions of its No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software*. Photoshop Elements 11 offers a complete solution for editing, organizing and sharing photo creations while Premiere Elements 11 offers easy creation of engaging home movies with professional flair. Available as stand-alone products, Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 can also be purchased together in a low-priced bundle, providing powerful, easy-to-use tools that simplify editing and turn everyday snapshots and videos into sensational photos and home movies, creating memories that can instantly be shared with friends and family. Both solutions are available for Windows® and Mac.
“Photos and videos allow us to capture and share moments in time,” said Lea Hickman, vice president products, Creative Consumer Business, Adobe. “Powerful – yet friendly and easy to use – Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 inspire creativity and help consumers make the most of remembering and sharing these personal memories.”
Create Great Photos with Powerful, Intuitive Tools in Photoshop Elements 11
Make photos look their best with editing options that offer virtually everything from quick fixes to a number of creative possibilities:

  • A completely refreshed, user-friendly interface featuring the same engine as Adobe Photoshop - the industry standard for digital imaging - includes easily-navigated Quick, Guided and Expert editing modes; one-click options; a helpful Action bar; and big, bold icons to help users get the most from their shots
  • Organize photos based on people, places (via Google maps geo-tagging) or events easily and intuitively
  • New Guided Edits make pro-level effects like tilt-shift, vignettes and high and low-key easy to create
  • New filters – Comic, Graphic Novel and Pen & Ink – inspire creativity by turning photos into stunning illustrations
  • Intelligent Photoshop technology makes it easy to extract objects from different photos
  • Easily share photos via email, Facebook, YouTube™, Vimeo® and more†

Pro-quality Videos Made Easy with Premiere Elements 11
Create attractive, pro-level videos with automated moviemaking options to take the work out of editing:

  • An entirely new and improved user interface including many of the same updates found in Photoshop Elements 11
  • Add polish with a wide range of great-looking effects, transitions, themes, titles, disc menus and professional-level effects and sound
  • Give videos Hollywood movie styles with FilmLooks; easily apply slow and fast motion effects; dial-in colors with slider controls; effortlessly integrate blends for seamless transitions; and make adjustments with Quick Presets
  • Show off finished creations with integrated video sharing on Vimeo†

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 software for Windows and Mac is available now at, and will soon be available at retail outlets such as, B and H Photo and Video, Best Buy, Costco, New Egg, Office Depot and Staples. The Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle is available now for a suggested retail price of US$149.99, with upgrade pricing of US$119.99. Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 are available individually for a suggested retail price of US$99.99, with upgrade pricing of US$79.99.
Information about other language versions, as well as pricing, upgrade and support policies is available at For free training videos, visit Adobe TV.
Education pricing for students, faculty and staff in K-12 and higher education is available from Adobe Authorized Education Resellers and the Adobe Education Store. Visit for more information about education volume licensing for higher education and K-12 institutions.
B&H has the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 available for order.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/25/2012 6:53:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 24, 2012
Artist PJ Linden has created a one-of-a-kind Canon EOS 7D covered in candy. It may not be practical, but it looks delicious!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/24/2012 9:09:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.12.0 Updater is now available for download.
Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Reverse indicators options have been added to the General tab in the Options dialogue box (Tools menu > Options...), allowing users to reverse indicator display

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • PowerPC models are no longer supported.
  • Reverse indicators options have been added to the General tab in the Preferences dialogue box (Camera Control Pro 2 menu > Preferences...), allowing users to reverse indicator display.
  • When the computer entered sleep mode with a camera connected and Camera Control Pro 2 running, camera connection was sometimes not recognized when the computer recovered from sleep mode. This issue has been resolved.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/24/2012 6:42:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 21, 2012
Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder, has partnered with Canon for “Project Imaginat10n,” encouraging consumers to submit photos to inspire a short film he will direct. Under the tutelage of two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, Biz joins four other celebrity directors in this creative endeavor - Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem).
Biz is now looking for inspiration for his directorial debut and will ask the public that Monday to tweet photos with a hashtag. In the meantime, consumers can submit at Biz will then review and comment on photos LIVE in public at Biz's Project Imaginat10n Tweet Station, responding with personal tweets as to what inspires him. The event will showcase how Biz is considering photos to craft the story for his film and the customized activation will also allow consumers to learn about and interact with Canon’s campaign.
Post Date: 9/21/2012 9:45:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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