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Edelkrone Pocket Rig - Videographers Portable Shoulder Stabilizer



There are many options out there when it comes to DSLR rigs. But they are either large and expensive, or small, cheap, have few features. The Edelkrone Pocket Rig looks like it has the the best of both worlds.

So the Edelkrone Pocket Rig is just about the size of a battery grip, but it also houses a shoulder stock and 15mm rods to mount a follow focus. This makes it compact and portable.

You can find the Edelkrone Pocket Rig at their website for $299.


Continue reading for more videos and information about the Edelkrone Pocket Rig.

Review: Gary Fong GFLSC01 Lightsphere Collapsible Flash Diffuser


Review: Gary Fong GFLSC01 Lightsphere Collapsible Flash Diffuser

Overview : The Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible has provided photographers with the ability to achieve studio-style lighting effects at weddings and other location shoots with one simple diffusion tool. The Lightsphere Collapsible’s illumination pattern is designed around a 360-degree concept. It’s conical shape and translucent material disperses the light up, down and side-to-side as well as being targeted towards the subject. The Lightsphere illuminates the area surrounding the subject including the background and fits almost any flash.

Features :
  • Collapses down to a 1½ inch thick ring allowing for easy storage
  • Utilizes patent pending sizing ribs that provide an equally tight fit to several sizes of flashes without the need for straps or banks
  • Equivalent output to a half cloud
  • The Inverted Dome is included with every lightsphere collapsible purchase
  • Works with your existing accessory domes, amber dome and chrome dome (not included)
  • One Size Fits All - including: Nikon SB600/700/800/900, 430ex(II)-580ex(II) Canon, Leica SF-58, Olympus FL-36-40, Pentax AF540FGZ, Sony HVL-F42/56/56am/58/58AM, Sigma EF530-610, Sunpak PZ42XS, Bower SFD Series Flashes, Vivitar DF383-400, Metz 44-58AF, Nissin Di622-866 + hundreds more.

Deal: Crumpler 8 Million Dollar DSLR Home Shoulder Bag $100 at Amazon



Amazon with Adorama has the Crumpler 8 Million Dollar DSLR Home Shoulder Bag (Red) for $100 with free shipping. Features a configurable divider, laptop sleeve, and a lifetime warranty.

Think Tank Photo Announces Airport 4-Sight Four-Wheel Roller



Airport 4-Sight

In May, Think Tank Photo will release the photography industry's first four-wheeled rolling camera bag, the Airport 4-Sight™. The Airport 4-Sight meets international airline carry-on standards. The roller's weight has been reduced dramatically through innovative design and by a strict focus on the features that you and your fellow photographers find most beneficial.

Airport 4-Sight Canon With professional photography gear not getting any lighter, Think Tank set out to design a more ergonomic roller to reduce fatigue and strain on traveling photographers. Walking a four-wheeler alongside one's self is easier than pulling it behind or carrying it over a shoulder. Putting the bags weight on four-wheels eliminates arm strain and makes rolling effortless.






Airport 4-Sight Nikon Four-wheelers are superior on many smooth surfaces. On thick carpet, the Airport 4-Sight leans over to perform as a traditional two-wheel roller. It has the added benefit of rolling sideways on two wheels to easily navigate tight spaces, such as airline aisles.








Features Include:
  • High capacity. Holds Pro DSLRs with four to five lenses.
  • Integrated removable Think Tank Cable Management organizer.
  • Side hinged lid opens bag completely for quick and unencumbered access to gear.
  • Two-position locking handle for comfort and ergonomics.
  • Zippered top pocket for boarding pass.
  • Lockable zipper sliders on main compartment.
  • Reinforced bottom panel for increased durability.
  • User replaceable handle and wheels.
  • Seam sealed rain cover included.
  • YKK RC-fused™ zippers.
Specifications:
Internal Dimensions: 12.3" W x 16" H x 5-6.7" D (31.2 x 40.6 x 12.7-17 cm)
External Dimensions: 14" W x 19.5" H x 8" D (35.6 x 49.5 x 20.3 cm)
Weight: 7-8.9 lbs (3.2-4 kg)

To be notified of when the bag will be available for purchase, be sure to use this LINK. You can also preorder from Adorama.

Don't forget, if you purchase your ThinkTank Photo gear from our links, you'll receive a FREE GIFT!

Deal: B&H Photo SanDisk Extreme & Extreme Pro One Day Sale with Free Shipping


B&H Photo is having a SanDisk Extreme & Extreme Pro ONE DAY SALE with Free Shipping. The one day sale ends on April 25, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

32GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMASale Price  $84.95
Original $153.95

32GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash CardSale Price $138.95
Original $ 238.95

32GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10Sale Price $38.95
Original $59.90

Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Service Advisory Recall



Today, Nikon recalled some of the EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion batteries ($64.95 - Amazon / B&H Photo / Adorama) that are used with the Nikon D7000, D800, D800E and Nikon 1 V1 cameras. The reason for the recall is because of overheating. There were no overheating cases reported from users but the problem was discovered during the manufacturing process.

How to check your battery - check the 9th digit of the lot number. If the 9th digit of the lot number is E or F, you must replace your battery.

Continue reading for more detailed information.

Canon Announces 5D Mark III "Light Leak" Resolution



A few days ago, we reported that Canon acknowledged the "light leak" issue on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Today, Canon USA has released a resolution...
To Users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Concerning the EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera, when the LCD panel illuminates in extremely dark environments, the displayed exposure value may change. Canon has concluded the investigation of this phenomenon, and this announcement informs you of our findings as described below.

Phenomenon
In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change. However, based on the results of extensive testing this change in exposure value will not noticeably affect the captured image.

Affected Product
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
*Products whose sixth digit in the serial number is 1 or 2 are affected.
For example, "xxxxx1xxxxxx" or "xxxxx2xxxxxx" ([x] represents any optional number.)

Support
Under almost all shooting conditions (including dark environments) this phenomenon will not affect your captured images. However, if you would like Canon to inspect your camera, we will provide this service free of charge upon request beginning in mid-May. Please contact Canon using the information below to request service.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.

Adobe Announces Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended



SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 23, 2012— Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended software, major releases of the undisputed standard for professional digital imaging. Packed with new features and enhancements, the software includes groundbreaking innovations and unparalleled performance breakthroughs that expand the frontiers of imaging science, and deliver new levels of creativity and increased efficiency. Photoshop CS6 Extended integrates the state-of-the-art editing, compositing, and graphic design capabilities of Photoshop CS6, as well as advanced tools for 3D design*, image and video editing, and quantitative analysis which address the unique needs of the graphic design, video, Web, architecture, medical, manufacturing and engineering industries.

“Creativity is at the very center of our efforts – both in developing exceptional tools, and enabling our users to create beautiful imagery that stands out from the visual clutter around us,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Photoshop CS6 is unrivaled in capabilities and power and – as we have seen from the astonishing reception of our recent public beta – has once again captured the imagination of the worldwide creative community. ‘Photoshop magic’ is alive and well with CS6.”

Since Photoshop CS6 was released as a public beta on March 22 for Mac OS and Microsoft® Windows® platforms, there have been nearly one million downloads of the software worldwide – surpassing any public beta in Adobe’s history. With this launch, Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended can be purchased as stand-alone applications, key components of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 family (see separate press release), and now as part of Adobe’s revolutionary Creative Cloud™ offering, also announced today (see separate release).

Create with Imaging Innovation and Peak Performance
Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended deliver unparalleled speed and power combined with the creative tools necessary to perform advanced image manipulation, design, motion‐based content editing, and compositing. The software helps users to patch images with control for exceptional results; edit with real-time interactions and a fluid feel powered by the new Mercury Graphics Engine; easily edit video; perform automatic tone mapping and sharpening; and use improved design tools for better results with fewer steps. Creative customers will be able to take advantage of an efficient, modern UI that puts all focus on images, and sync settings and preferences for consistent workflows across multiple devices via Adobe Creative Cloud.

“Adobe Photoshop CS6 gives Trek powerful design tools to help bring our creative vision to a reality faster and with greater control than ever before. The responsiveness of the new Mercury Graphics Engine is simply breathtaking and being able to see the results instantaneously helps us keep to our extremely tight timelines," said Eric Lynn, creative director, Trek Bicycle. "We often work with large files that include more than 500 layers and being able to search them all – and continue working while saving a large document – is invaluable to our workflow and a huge time saver for us.”

Photoshop CS6 features include:
  • Content-Aware Patch – Allows greater control by letting users choose the sample area used to create a patch.
  • Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine – Takes advantage of the graphics processing unit in modern hardware to speed up imaging and editing tasks, and process large images faster.
  • New and Re-engineered Design Tools – Type styles enable consistent formatting; vector layers apply strokes and add gradients to vector objects; custom strokes and dashed lines are easily created; quick layers search and more.
  • Intuitive Video Creation – The full range of familiar Photoshop tools and an intuitive set of new video tools to create and enhance any video clip.
  • Blur Gallery – A simple new interface with on-image and in-context controls allows users to quickly create photographic blur effects including tilt-shift effects, blur everything with one focal point, or vary the blurriness between multiple focal points.
Photoshop CS6 Extended includes all Photoshop CS6 features and:
  • Mercury Graphics Engine for 3D – Increased power and speed via engine optimized for 3D imaging.
  • New 3D Controls – UI improvements for more efficient 3D workflows.
  • New 3D Effects – Reflections and “drag-able” shadows to enhance images.
Adobe Creative Cloud and Digital Imaging
Adobe Creative Cloud gives creative customers a new option for purchasing and experiencing Adobe software innovation, including Adobe Photoshop CS6:
  • Creative Cloud membership provides designers with access to download and install every new Adobe CS6 application announced today and two new HTML5 products, Adobe Muse™ and Adobe Edge preview.
  • Creative Cloud powers the integration of creative tablet applications, such as Photoshop Touch, into everyday work – seamlessly synchronizing and storing files in the cloud, for sharing and access on any device.
  • Creative Cloud members will be able to easily deliver mobile apps to iOS and Android marketplaces and publish, manage and host websites.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud members will receive access to application upgrades, including new Photoshop features – before they are launched as part of a major update, as well as inventive new products and services, as they emerge. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 4 will be offered as part of Creative Cloud membership in the future.
Live Streamed Webcast
The launch event for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 will be streamed live beginning at 10 a.m. PT, April 23 at www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event.html and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT on April 23. An on-demand version will be available at http://tv.adobe.com beginning April 24.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, Adobe Creative Suite 6 editions and Adobe Creative Cloud are scheduled to be available within 30 days and can be pre-ordered now. Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended will also be available through Adobe Authorized Resellers, the Adobe Store and Adobe Direct Sales; estimated street price for Photoshop CS6 is US$699 and US$999 for Photoshop CS6 Extended. Upgrade pricing is also available to eligible customers. Subscription pricing for Photoshop CS6 is US$19.99 per month for an annual contract and US$29.99 for a month-to-month contract. For more detailed information about features, OS support, system requirements, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit www.adobe.com/photoshop.

Adobe Creative Cloud membership for individuals is US$49.99 per month based on annual membership and US$74.99 per month based on month-to-month membership and includes access to Photoshop CS6 Extended. A special introductory offer of US$29.99 per month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual customers is also available. Learn more at www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud.

Source: Adobe

Sneak Peek: Custom SLR M-Plate Pro with Hand Strap Attachment Retail Packaging



Look at what we just got in the mail...Custom SLR M-Plate Pro and Hand Strap Attachment! We first reported the M-Plate a couple months ago and a sneak peek of a prototype. Now we have the final retail packaging in our hands.

We're going to set this up on our Nikon D7000 and test this out for a bit. We'll have a full review of this new product once we give this a thorough test.

Who saw this and is picking it up? Waiting for our review before deciding?

Didn't get in on the Kickstarter? It's not available yet but will be available real soon. You can purchase the M-Plate Pro from Custom SLR, B&H Photo or Adorama — $74.95. You can purchase Hand Strap Attachment from Custom SLR, B&H Photo or Adorama — $12.95.

REVOLVE: The Versatile, Portable and Affordable Camera Dolly



I guess you can consider us as photography gear whores. We love camera gear! We love it even more when entrepreneurs and small start up companies bring new photography items to the market. Sure, we have big name photography companies that make great accessories but sometimes, its photography/videography enthusiasts that come up with the greatest products without hurting our wallet. Jeremy Canterbury, designed and built the Revolve camera dolly which offers a low-cost, modular alternative to more conventional camera equipment.

To get this project started, Jeremy needs funding and this is where you and Kickstarter step in. If you haven't heard of Kickstarter, you'll be hearing about more often. Kickstarter allows entrepreneurs and inventors show off their products for everyone to see. If you like the product, you simply "pledge" funds. Depending on you pledge, you usually get the item at a discounted price. Once the goal is met at the end of the campaign, it goes into production and once its finished, its sent out to those who pledged. If the goal is not met, no money is taken from your or given to the entrepreneur. You can find out more information about Kickstarter here.

The Revolve dolly is $70 and will go into production after the funding period ends on May 6th, 2012. It's also compatible with a wide range of add-on accessories (including a ball mount, monopod, friction arm, and an inexpensive rail kit) that can be added to your pledge ranging between $20-$40.

Here is their Kickstarter video and short demo:



Revolve Kickstarter link: http://kck.st/GP4NYB
Revolve Website: www.revolvecamera.com

Press Release: Nikon announces entry-level 24MP D3200 and optional WU-1a WiFi adapter



Nikon has announced the D3200 24MP entry-level DSLR that can be used with an optional WU-1a Wi-Fi module. The camera can now shoot up to 1080p30 video (rather than the D3100's 24p) and has a 920k dot LCD, up from 230k dots. Other than what we just listed and improved continuous shoot rate despite the pixel-count hike, the biggest change is the ability to add the Wi-Fi unit. The WU-1a will sell for a recommended sale price of $59.95 and will be able to broadcast to smartphones over a 49ft range. The D3200 is expected in late April at an MSRP of $699.95.


The WU-1a will be available in late May and will initially support image upload and remote viewing/shutter release with a free app for Android phones (version 2.3 and newer). An iOS version of the app will follow later in the year. Details are vague but the app allows full-sized or VGA images to be transferred from the camera and that a live preview is available on the phone, but with only the ability to fire the trigger, not change camera settings.

You can pre-order the Nikon D3200 from:
You can pre-order the WU-1a WIFI adapter from Amazon, B&H Photo or Adorama.

Continue for full press release...

Think Tank Announces New Retrospective 7 and Blue Slate Color



Retrospective 7In May, Think Tank Photo will release their new Retrospective® 7 shoulder camera bag in three color options:  Retrospective 7 Pinestone, Retrospective 7 Black, and in a new color, Retrospective 7 Blue-Slate. Designed for standard DSLR systems, its classic design along with modern improvements create the perfect shooter's bag. This lightweight shoulder bag comes in fabrics that offer a sense of "retro" style that appeals to many. A rear pocket has been designed to hold an iPad or an 11" MacBook Air.

Ergonomically designed to conform to the body, the bags are comfortable to walk with, provide quick access, and are inconspicuous to avoid unwanted attention. With broad appeal, the Retrospective series has quickly become one of the leading bag collections in the industry.

“Working pros to vacationers all will find the Retrospective 7 to be the most useful and functional bag for a day’s outing,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s co-founder and lead designer. “It combines the broad appeal of the Retrospective design with the perfect size for carrying camera gear and your laptop or iPad.”

The Retrospective 7 will retail for $154.75. To be informed of when its available so you can purchase, click on this LINK.

Features include:
  • iPad/MacBook pocket
  • Cushioned and padded nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort.
  • Sound Silencers™ to turn off the front flap hook and loop for silent operation.
  • Organizational and zippered pockets for accessories.
  • Removable divider set for custom layouts.
  • Convenient carrying handle for grab and go.
  • Seam sealed rain cover.
  • Expandable front pocket for DSLR body or accessories.
  • Business card slot under the front flap for identification.
  • High quality YKK zippers.
Specifications:
Exterior Dimensions: 13” W x 9” H x 7” D (33 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm)
Interior Dimensions: 12” W x 8.5” H x 5” D (30.5 x 21.6 x 17.8 cm)
Laptop: 11.8” W x 8.2” H x 0.7” D (30 x 20.8 x 1.8 cm)
Weight: 2.3-2.75 lbs (1-1.2 kg)

Retrospective 5 Blue
Also in May, you will be able to order the Retrospective 5 ($137.50 - shown), Retrospective 10 ($157.75), Retrospective 20 ($167.75), and Retrospective 30 ($187.75) in the new Blue Slate color. This is in addition to the existing black polyspun or Pinestone canvas colors.

You can read our full review on the Retrospective 10 here.

Don't forget, if you purchase your ThinkTank Photo gear from our links, you'll receive a FREE GIFT!

Unboxing Videos of Gary Fong Lightsphere Collapsible and PowerSnoot


We received our Gary Fong products in the mail about a week ago and made an unboxing video for the Lightsphere Collapsible Flash Diffuser and Lightsphere PowerSnoot. We'll have a full review of these soon.

Gary Fong GFLSC01 Lightsphere Collapsible Flash Diffuser:
Buy from Gary Fong / Buy from Amazon / Buy from B&H Photo / Buy from Adorama


Gary Fong LSU-PS Lightsphere PowerSnoot Universal Spotlight:
Buy from Gary Fong / Buy from Amazon / Buy from B&H Photo / Buy from Adorama

Canon Acknowledges 'Light Leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III



Canon published a product advisory acknowledging the existence of a 'light leak' issue on the EOS 5D Mark III. Users of the camera have reported that in dark conditions, switching on the top-LCD's back-illumination or shining a light on it alters the 5D Mark III's metering, suggesting a 'light leak' inside the camera body that is reaching the metering sensor. The company says it is investigating the problem and possible countermeasures and will make further announcements once a decisions has been made on resolving the issue. Petapixel.com reported on the issue and has linked to user videos which illustrate the problem.
To Users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Thank you for using Canon products.

The phenomenon described below has been confirmed when using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera.

Canon is now examining the countermeasures and once the countermeasures are decided, we will post the information on our Web site.

Phenomenon
In extremely dark environments, if the LCD panel illuminates, the displayed exposure value may change as a result of the AE sensor’s detection of light from the LCD panel.

Affected Product
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera

Support
Once the preparations are complete, we will be making an announcement on our Web site.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register the EOS 5D Mark III. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available. If you already registered, please ensure you are opted-in to receive the notification.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support

Press Release: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D C Digital SLR Camera Featuring 4K Hi-Res Video Capture


Newest Addition to the Canon Cinema EOS Product Line Combines the Convenient Form Factor of a Digital SLR Camera with Full HD and 4K Video Recording up to 4096 x 2160-Pixel Resolution

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 12, 2012 – Continually advancing the frontiers of digital high-resolution motion-image capture for film, television, and other industries, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS-1D C digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera.* Delivering outstanding video performance, the compact, lightweight EOS-1D C provides video recording at 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) or Full HD (1920 x 1080-pixel) resolution to support high-end motion picture, television production and other advanced imaging applications.

Equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor, the camera records 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K video to the camera’s CF memory card at 24 frames-per-second (fps) or Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at selectable frame rates from 24p to 60p, making it possible for next-generation visual expression with even higher image-quality and resolution performance.

“The Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR camera was designed in response to the needs of filmmakers, television producers, and other high-level motion-imaging professionals,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Not only does it combine 4K and Full HD video capture with a convenient design, its use of dual CF cards also offers an efficient workflow compatible with today’s post-production requirements.”

Creative Control
The Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR camera incorporates Canon Log Gamma to enable the recording of high-quality video with rich gradation expression, making possible the type of impressive image quality required in motion pictures by maximizing both highlight and shadow detail retention while also providing a high level of color-grading freedom. The EOS-1D C’s full-frame 24 x 36mm 18.1-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor makes possible a wide range of creative imaging expression, such as image-blur effects. Additional features include an expanded sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600 for exceptional motion-imaging results with reduced noise even in low-light settings. The camera’s ability to record 8-bit 4:2:2 4K and 8-bit 4:2:0 Full HD video to CF cards eliminates the need for an external recorder and enables workflows with increased mobility. If desired, however, captured video (excluding 4K video) can be output from the camera’s HDMI terminal to an external recorder using an uncompressed YCbCr 8-bit 4:2:2 signal.

4K video is captured by an approximately APS-H-sized portion of the full image sensor, while Full HD video can be captured in the user’s choice of two different imaging formats:

The standard Full HD setting captures the full 36mm width of the CMOS sensor to achieve the largest possible angle of view for any compatible lens.

An optional Super 35 crop setting enables cinematographers to match the industry-standard imaging format and angle of view achieved by traditional motion picture cameras. This enables video footage from the EOS-1D C camera to more closely match the look of footage from other cameras in multi-camera shooting environments.

Other useful video-related features on the EOS-1D C DSLR include a built-in headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, and the ability to view the camera’s LCD even when the HDMI port is connected to an external monitor. The EOS-1D C camera uses the same LP-E4N battery pack as the EOS-1D X, and it can also be powered by an optional AC Adapter Kit.

The EOS-1D C camera ships with Canon software applications including EOS Utility, which enables various camera settings to be adjusted from a PC, and Picture Style Editor. These two personal computer applications enable users to view the camera’s live output on an external monitor1 and adjust the image in real-time to maximize shooting and post-production efficiencies. The software also ensures no loss of quality for 4K/Motion JPEG and full HD/60p video displayed on the external monitor, and it enables video shot with Canon Log Gamma to be output on the monitor with video gamma applied.

Versatility and Value
The Canon EOS-1D C camera can be used to capture still images with more than 60 interchangeable Canon EF and EF Cinema Lenses, all of which are designed to deliver exceptional image quality to maximize the potential for creative visual expression. The compact size and lightweight design of the camera make it easy to carry so it is highly mobile for convenient shooting inside automobiles and other confined spaces. Its compact size also enables peripheral equipment such as rails and cranes to be more compact, which can facilitate smoother handling and reduced costs on-set. The camera’s low-light capabilities can also help to minimize lighting costs and increase versatility for lighting. For added usability, record start/stop can be remotely controlled by EOS Utility Software via an optional Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter.

Realizing the same exceptional still-image performance as the recently introduced Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR camera, the camera provides a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 for outstanding still-image results with reduced noise, even in dimly lit settings. Incorporating high-performance Canon Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors, the EOS-1D C delivers high-precision AF and AE performance while also enabling high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 12 fps. In the ultra-fast continuous shooting mode, the EOS-1D C provides a continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 14 fps (mirror remains raised during shooting; JPEG images only).

The Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available within 2012 at a suggested retail price of $15,000.

Review: PIXEL Flashgun Cable for Nikon Canon Sony DSLR Camera


Review: PIXEL Flashgun Cable for Nikon Canon Sony DSLR Camera

Overview : FC-311 is Canon EOS series camera and flash off-camera cable. It connects the camera and flash to precede off-camera sync flash; same as putting the flash top off the camera. It supports all functions of EOS series and flash TTL function.

FC-312 is Nikon camera and flash off-camera cable. It connects Nikon camera and flash to precede off-camera sync flash. Its support AF assists focus function, which same as putting the flash on top off camera. It also supports high speed sync shooting and creative lighting system, included I-TTL, BL, FP and shutter speed up to 1/8000S.

FC-313 is Sony camera and flash off-camera cable. It connects Sony camera and flash to precede off-camera sync flash. It can be used in high speed sync shooting; suitable to use figure, product or some special shooting.

Features :
  • Canon Flash - 580EXII, 580EX, 430EXII, 430EX, 270EX, 220EX
  • Nikon Flash - SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400
  • Sony Flash - HVL-F56AM, HVL-F42AM, HVL-MT24AM, HVL-RLAM

Press Release: Canon Announces EOS 60Da for Astrophotography


Today, Canon has announced a new camera...the 60Da! This is the successor to the EOS 20Da that is mainly used for astrophotography. This caters to astronomers and doesn't seem like a successor to the Canon EOS 60D.

You can place your preorder with B&H Photo and Adorama for $1499.
NEW CANON EOS 60Da DSLR CAMERA FOR ASTRONOMY ENTHUSIASTS CAPTURES THE TRUE COLORS OF THE COSMOS

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 3, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera, a long-awaited successor to the EOS 20Da that is optimized for astrophotography. This DSLR caters to astronomers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the beauty of the night sky by offering a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. These modifications allow the camera to capture magnificent photographs of “red hydrogen emission” nebulae and other cosmic phenomena.

“The EOS 60Da is a testament to the constant desire to meet the needs of every customer, including those in specialized fields,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “This new camera enables an accurate depiction of a part of our solar system which is hard to achieve with conventional cameras but should be enjoyed and celebrated.”

The Canon EOS 60Da camera packs a powerful 18-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C) that produces sharp and high-contrast images of astronomical objects, a major enhancement over the EOS 20Da model’s 8.2-megapixel sensor. The improved infrared-blocking filter is a modification suited specifically toward astronomy enthusiasts to achieve a hydrogen-alpha light sensitivity that is approximately three times higher than that of a normal Canon DSLR camera. This produces a 20-percent higher transmittance of Hydrogen Alpha line, or Hα wavelength, allowing astronomers to capture crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae.

Enhanced Features
Crisp images of the stars and planets can be viewed on the EOS 60Da’s improved 3.0-inch Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots for detailed focusing. The flip-out Vari-angle screen allows photographers to adjust the screen for easy viewing without straining even while the camera is mounted to a telescope via a third-party T-ring adapter. Optimized for stargazing with friends or in an educational setting, astronomy enthusiasts can connect the camera to a TV with the provided AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Video Cable and display the night sky on a TV monitor using the camera’s Live View mode. Moreover, the EOS 60Da’s Live View mode is equipped with a Silent Shooting feature that eliminates shutter-induced vibration for maximum camera stability when the camera is mounted to a telescope or super-telephoto EF lens.

Enhanced noise reduction on the EOS 60Da sensor offers photographers the ability to experiment with the wide array of ISO settings and increased ISO speeds up to 6400 expandable to 12800. Other features include an intelligent nine-point autofocus system, full manual controls, and RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG image recording capabilities.

Accessories
The EOS 60Da helps capture the wonders of the night sky with its use of Canon’s award-winning EF and EF-S lenses along with other EOS accessories. Additionally, the EOS 60Da is packaged with Canon’s RA-E3 Remote Controller Adapter, providing the ability to connect a Canon Timer Remote Control such as the TC-80N3 (optional accessory). The TC-80N3 is ideal for controlling time exposures longer than 30 seconds as well as capturing a series of consecutive time exposures that can be composited during post-processing for improved image quality. This is especially useful when the camera body is connected to a telescope[i] or an EF super telephoto lens.

Canon has also included an AC adapter kit with the EOS 60Da, allowing the camera to be powered through an AC wall outlet or a battery-powered inverter, ideal for long exposure image or video capture at home or in the field.

Availability
As a specialized product, the EOS 60Da is only available to order from select authorized dealers. The estimated retail price is $1,499.00 and it is expected to be available this month.

Tutorial: How to Install Herringbone Heritage Leather Hand Strap Video Tutorial


A couple days ago, we posted our unboxing video of the Herringbone Heritage Leather Hand Strap. As shown in the video, the manual is in Korean. And who reads manuals these days especially for accessories?

But today, we have for you a step by step video tutorial on how to install the Herringbone Heritage strap on to your camera whether its a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, etc.

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Deal: Think Tank Photo Free Pro Speed Belt Offer



Just in time for Spring, Think Tank Photo announces a special offer on their popular StreetWalker™ backpacks. When you buy one of Think Tank’s spacious and comfortable StreetWalker® Pro or StreetWalker® HardDrive backpacks by April 30, 2012, you will receive a padded Pro Speed Belt™ ($39.75) for free!

The Pro Speed Belt makes the StreetWalker backpacks even more comfortable and provides greater support for the weight on your back. This padded belt also allows you to attach Think Tank’s modular bags to the belt line. In doing so, you will have quick access to your lenses or accessories instead of having to take the backpack off to retrieve your camera gear.

With Think Tank’s StreetWalker backpacks’ slim vertical profile, you can navigate crowded places while still being able to access professional photographic equipment. The backpacks include a monopod/tripod mounting system, a contoured harness and air channel, and lots of pockets and organizers. Women in particular will appreciate the StreetWalker’s very narrow and vertical profile, especially when combined with the shoulder harness design.

StreetWalker Pro ($169.75) – Holds most 400 f2.8 lenses with a pro size DSLR camera body attached or a pro size DSLR and 70-200 2.8 attached. Lens hood can also remain attached in shooting position. Bottom front pocket can be used to carry a tripod or monopod. A pop out tripod cup is built in for carrying a larger tripod. Removable seam-sealed rain cover included.

StreetWalker Harddrive ($189.75) - Holds most 15” laptops. Carry a pro size DSLR and 70-200 2.8 attached with hood in position or a Nikon 400 f2.8 attached to a pro size DSLR body. Bottom front pocket can be used to carry a tripod or monopod. A pop out tripod cup is built in for carrying a larger tripod. Removable seam-sealed rain cover included.

Free Padded Belt
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