Monthly Archives: November 2014

onOne Software – 50% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday

Don’t miss this opportunity – click on the banner to get your discount and support this site.

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Happy Thanksgiving


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Perfectly Clear Plug-ins 45% off, Olympus OM-D E-M1 update and more Goodies

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PERFECTLY CLEAR – Starting today, Save 45% with Early Access to the Black Friday Sale

BUY NOW by clicking on the banner above.

Enjoy early access to this limited-time offer. Why wait for Friday? Starting now my friends at Perfectly Clear are giving away 45% off on their newly enhanced v2 Plug-Ins. So if you want to see Perfectly Clear in action and start correcting photos faster than ever, today is your day! Learn more

Hurry – sale ends soon! and there is a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not fully satisfied, simply let Perfectly Clear – know anytime with 30 days of your purchase, They will refund your money with no questions asked.


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Another great Black Friday deal with FLIXEL – you get a whopping 40% off on Cinemagraph Pro or Plus when you use the discount code SHIV – click on the banner above to go to the Flixel site to order.

In addition you can save $60 when you order the LED Light Cube – $659, now $599 – once again use the coupon code SHIV on the LED Light Cube site

LAUNCH of  The Lume Cube, a powerful and ultra-portable LED lighting tool that will open new creative possibilities for photographers of any skill level whether they are looking to cast some light on late night selfies or experiment with new techniques for professional-caliber portraits. Lume Cube has launched a Kickstarter campaign just in time for the holidays.

The Lume Cube is a compact and versatile, app-controlled LED light for capturing both stills and videos, and is compatible with smart phone cameras, action cams as well as more traditional digital cameras. Measuring only one-and-a-half inches, the water resistant Lume Cube produces 1,500 lumens of light in both video mode, for a continuous light source, or in strobe mode. Encased in a colorful rubber shell the Lume Cube can magnetically attach or suction to just about any surface making this light-weight LED ready to deliver on just about any creative impulse.

Click her for the Kickstarter page

OLYMPUS has released a firmware update to the OM-D E-M1 morror-less camera – the latest version is 2.2. Download the Olympus Digital Camera Updater to update your firmware.

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Topaz Photography Collection – Black Friday Sale

From November 28th through December 1st, Topaz Labs is  offering their Topaz Photography Collection (all 15 products) for only $249.99. That is a huge discount. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered.  Please use the banner link above and them make sure you use the Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAY2014

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Black Friday Offerings from Think Tank Photo

CityWalker Series

For the very special yet crazy Black Friday Think Tank Photo have announced a couple of fun special offers that are good through the end of the year.  [Don’t forget, Think Tank offers free FedEx Ground shipping on all orders.]

They have lowered the prices on their popular CityWalker messenger bags.  Extremely lightweight, the bags feature a high quality silver-toned nylon liner, RC Fuse External/YKK zippers, and antique nickel plated metal hardware.  They have a sound silencer on the main flap (a great feature for wedding photography), extra flaps for smaller lenses with a fully lined velex insert for maximum customization, internal pockets that fit a pro-size flash, and a removable padded insert.

Click here for this CityWalker special offer.

And, when you buy a Think Tank Photo rolling camera bag you are eligible to receive their new “Road Warrior Kit,” a $44.98 value, for free!  The kit consists of ten Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder (holds up to eight AA batteries), and a Small Travel Pouch.  Click here for these exceptional roller bags.

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As Canon and Nikon continue to sleep – Medium Format enters the mirror-less era.

The A-Series 250 (Image courtesy of Digital Transitions)

The A-Series 250 (Image courtesy of Digital Transitions)

Phase One in collaboration with ALPA are readying the A- Series medium format camera.  The camera can use an iPhone as a wireless viewfinder in a mounted (as shown) or as a infinitely articulating remote device. The system comprises Phase One Digital Backs, Rodenstock optics, and ALPA bodies.  When formally announced there will be three configurations – details can be found on the Digital Transitions web site.

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PICO – A New Smartphone Programable Time-Lapse Intervalometer

Pico modes

PICO is the latest Kick-Starter project by Mindarin — the company behind the Astro time-lapse and motion control — Pico is a small simple device capable of executing  robust time-lapse capabilities.

Planned for availability in July 2015 it will be inexpensive and easy to used time-lapse trigger, capable of working with or without your smartphone and makes capturing time-lapses as easy as it can be.

You use the free smartphone app to create a program and send it to Pico. After transferring your settings, you can unplug it from your smartphone and Pico will save the program in its memory. Then, connect Pico to your camera using the included adaptor cable, and Pico will take control to create the time-lapse sequence. (Most popular DSLR and Mirror-Less cameras are supported)

With the smartphone app, you have the ability to create professional time-lapse sequences:

HDR (High Dynamic Range): Take time-lapse sequences by bracketing at varying exposure levels based on the dynamic range of the scene.

Bulb Ramping: A technique used to compensate for natural changes in light. It is ideal for seamless day to night sequences.

Speed Ramping: You can adjust the speed of time within the time-lapse to add a cool slowing or accelerating effect.

If you do not have a smart phone on hand Pico offers a manual mode. Simply plug Pico into your camera’s remote cable, hold the button down, and listen for beeps — each beep represents a one second delay between shots, let go and pico will start triggering the camera at the set interval, and continue to do so until you unplug it.

Pico is small and light. weighing in at under .5 ounce (.4 to be exact or 11 grams for my friends across the pond) it takes no room in your camera bag. With improved battery technology, Pico can operate your camera for a whooping 8 years of continuous operation.

The kick starter projects is in full swing and you can support the development at Pico: Time-lapse made simple

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Photo Plus Expo 2014 and Lumix Lounge


Spent three fantastic days in NY City at the Photo Plus Expo.  Saw some great stuff that I will be blogging about soon.  The mirror-less world continues to pick up steam and there is a lot happening with this lighter better world of photography.  Trending – HYBRID – animated stills and more.

Was honored to be invited and to be interviewed in the Panasonic Lumix Lounge by none other than Frederick Van Johnson.  Click here for the interview.

Panasonic had an awesome booth with lost of gear for visitors to test out, demos, 4K TVs and the fantastic new LX100 – I want one.  Use the link to check it out.

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