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Adorama Deals 2014-07-29

Tue July 29, 2014

Adorama Deals:

Fujifilm FinePix JZ250 16MP Digital Camera w/ HD Video
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Contests, Press Releases

Sigma Canada Photo Contest Announces Winners

Mon July 28, 2014
Niagara Winter Blues © Doug Hagardorn

Niagara Winter Blues © Doug Hagardorn

Sigma Canada celebrates Canadian photography by awarding Doug Hagardorn of St. Catherines, Ontario and Henry Wong of Vancouver, British Columbia, two grand prize trips to Japan. Both Hagardorn and Wong submitted their photos in the Sigma Canada photo contest that launched in December. Selected from thousands of impressive images, both winners have earned a seven-day, six-night trip for two to Japan. Please join us in congratulating them!

The winning photos, which include the monthly regional winners selected by random draw, are posted online at www.sigmacanada.ca/photocontest.

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SIGMA CANADA’S PHOTO CONTEST CELEBRATES CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH TWO GRAND PRIZE TRIPS TO JAPAN

TORONTO, ON., July 28, 2014 – Gentec International, the exclusive distributor of Sigma products in Canada, is pleased to announce that Doug Hagadorn of St. Catherines, Ontario and Henry Wong of Vancouver, British Columbia have each been awarded one of two grand prize trips to Japan in the Sigma Canada photo contest that launched last December.

Doug’s photo, shot with his Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens and entitled Niagara Winter Blues, was selected out of thousands of impressive entries submitted in the consumer category by talented Canadian photographers who shoot with Sigma lenses. Henry used his Sigma 150–500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM lens to create Wheat Land, his winning entry in the sales associate category, which was open to Sigma retailers across Canada.

Both Doug and Henry have earned themselves a seven-day, six-night trip for two to Japan that includes a tour of the world-famous Japanese Cherry Blossom Gardens, a traditional Japanese green tea ceremony, a Sumida River cruise, a ride on the Hakone Ropeway, and much more.

The winning photos, which include the monthly regional winners selected by random draw, are posted online at www.sigmacanada.ca/photocontest.


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2014 American Road “The Birds” Photo Contest: Submit Entries Before 11:59 P.M. US Eastern Time on Sept.30

Mon July 28, 2014
Enter The American Road® "The Birds" Photo Contest.

Enter The American Road® “The Birds” Photo Contest.

“Send us your favorite “Birds” themed road trip photo!
Photographs must incorporate the theme of “Birds.” For example, photos can be live birds, plastic flamingos, winged roadside sculptures–whatever: If it has wings and feathers, it flies!”

American Road magazine

Prizes

  • A Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including US $300,and his/her winning photograph will be published in American Road magazine.
    • A panel of American Road staff will select a finalist from all eligible entries based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”): Creativity (50%) and photographic quality (50%) — in accordance with the contest theme.
  • A runner up may also be selected, in which case that individual will receive US $100, and his/her winning photograph will be published in American Road magazine.
  • Judges reserve the right to award up to four ‘honorable mention’ prizes, in which case each honorable mention will have his/her photograph published in American Road magazine.

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Pompidoo Lima Camera Bag Is Stylishly Functional And Perfect To Carry Your Mirrorless Camera

Sun July 27, 2014

Under the tag line “We make functional things stylish,” the 4 Pompidoo girls have struck again with another camera bag for women photographers that not only looks unabashedly elegant, luxurious and stylish but stays solidly functional.

The new Pompidoo Lima Camera Bag features two padded, removable dividers to hold 1) a compact camera, 2) a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera or a mid-sized DSLR, with lens attached, and 3) one additional lens. Additionally, it contains 4) a cellphone pocket, 5) an inside zipper pocket to hold keys, personal items or money, and 6) slots for credit cards. The exterior walls and bottom of the bag are padded to provide added impact protection.


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FEARLESS: How Women In India Are Speaking Out Against Rape Culture Through Photos And Illustrations

Fri July 25, 2014

It is not easy to speak out against a culture of rape and misogyny, but many in India have done so. Shilo Shiv Suleman, an “llustrator, Animator, Storyteller,” started a Facebook site to do just that and have invited people around the world to contribute to “Fearless”, the poster collective to make their voices heard.

“Fearless”, the poster collective Posters made by a host of illustrators and designers from across India and more that AFFIRM fearless femininity. While we need to keep sharing these links and letting these stories be heard so that it remains in the nations consciousness, We also need to keep reaffirming fearlessness and channel all this energy somewhere. We need to keep going out at night, taking public transport, wearing what we want, dancing, singing, being beautiful.


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Gentec News: New Compact series from Manfrotto sets the benchmark for entry-level tripods and monopods

Thu July 24, 2014

Manfrotto has announced a new line of compact tripods especially targeted to the mirrorless and light DSLR cameras. The Manfrotto Compact series tripods and monopods come in a range of colours.

The Compact Light is the lightest tripod, perfect as a travel companion. The Compact Action is targeted to both movie makers and photo enthusiasts; it has a joystick head with scroll-wheel locking to ensure stability and is available in black, white and red. The Compact Advanced is able to handle entry level DSLR’s with lenses up to 200mm; it offers independent pan, tilt and level controls for framing and accuracy, and is available in black and white.

The Compact Monopod is very portable and features a universal camera attachment, protective cap and wrist strap. The Compact Advanced Monopod provides an innovative rotating disc to ensure easy and fast camera attachment.

MRSP: Compact Light $89.95, Compact Action $99.95, Compact Advanced $139.95, Compact Monopod $39.95 and Compact Advanced Monopod $54.95.

[All prices quoted in Canadian dollars]

NEWS RELEASE

NEW COMPACT SERIES FROM MANFROTTO SETS THE BENCHMARK FOR ENTRY-LEVEL TRIPODS AND MONOPODS

TORONTO, ON., July 24, 2014 – Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto photo and video products, announces the launch of the new Compact series of stylish tripods and monopods from Manfrotto. Devoted to those approaching photography for the first time, the Compact family is characterized by a brand new design, innovative and intuitive features, plus an expanded range of colours to address the diverse personalities of photo enthusiasts.

Manfrotto’s Compact tripods help you take better pictures
The supports in the Compact range are not just tripods, but extensions of your creativity. Photo enthusiasts can easily achieve precise, shake-free images, ready to be shared with the world. Step away from the lens and be part of shots with friends and family; frame new memories with creative long exposures and sharper, brighter pictures.


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Thu July 24, 2014

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Adorama Mirrorless Deals 2014-07-24

Thu July 24, 2014

Adorama is running a 3 day promtion of $100 off select Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Cameras using coupon code SUMMERSAVE at checkout. The cameras also currently have instant rebates of up to $300. All deals below also include 4% back in Adorama rewards and have free 2 day shipping.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera – Body only (Black)
Regular Price $1097.99
- $100 instant rebate
- $100 using coupon code SUMMERSAVE at checkout
Final price $897.99
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6KK 16MP Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens
Regular Price $747.99
- $50 instant rebate
- $100 using coupon code SUMMERSAVE at checkout
Final Price $597.99
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Olympus OMD E-M1 16.8MP Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera (Body Only)
Regular Price $1,399
- $100 instant Rebate
- $100 using coupon code SUMMERSAVE at checkout
Final Price $1,199
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Olympus OMD E-M1 16.8MP Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera – Bundle – with Micro ZuikoDigital 12mm-40mm F/2.8 Zoom Lens
Bundle includes: Olympus OMD E-M1 Camera, Olympus Micro Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Zoom Lens ($999 value), SanDisk 16GB Class 10, Extreme Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card, Olympus Mini-Messenger Bag, Mini Multi-Card Reader, 6′ High Speed Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable, Tiffen Dfx Essentials Software, 62mm Multi Coated UV Ultra Violet Filter, & Cleaning Kit.
Regular Price $2,399.00
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Final Price $1,999
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Fujifilm Updates X-mount Lenses Roadmap (July 24, 2014)

Thu July 24, 2014

Today, Fujifilm released an updated roadmap for X mount interchangeable lenses.

The XF90mmF2.0R large-diameter medium telephoto lens appears for the first time on the XF lens roadmap for first half of 2015. The next available lens will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R OIS WR weather resistant lens designed to partner the X-T1. Other updates include the approximate timing for the XF16mmF1.4 R ultra-wide angle lens (mid 2015), the XF16-55mmF2.8 WR lens (Spring 2015) and the (as yet unnamed) super telephoto zoom lens (Winter 2015).

PRESS RELEASE

Fujifilm releases a new roadmap for X-mount lenses

July 24, 2014

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to release an updated roadmap for X-mount interchangeable lenses.

Following the June announcement of the XF18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR weather-resistant lens, the next lens introduction will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R OIS WR lens; the second weather-resistant lens designed to partner with the Fujifilm X-T1 camera.

A new addition to the developmental roadmap includes a large-diameter medium tele-photo prime lens; the XF90mm F2.0 R, planned for mid 2015.


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