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|| News Item: Posted 2009-09-03

September News From Adorama
By Jeff Snyder

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A selection of 1.5" x 3.25" correction and effect lighting filters for speedlight flash units.
Wow, September already? Lots of rumblings on the "net" about new cameras from the big boys, but as of this writing, I have not a word to tell you. Funny thing is, I hear about the new gear at the same time you all do...I'm guessing by the time this article is published a few more new cameras will have been leaked, so stay tuned.

Here are a few new exciting products
THE STROBIST COLLECTION---Rosco, the worldwide leader in color filters has assembled the essential collection of filters for use with your on-board flash. Rosco has been manufacturing color filters since 1910 and our Cinegel range of color filters has earned two Academy Awards™. Working with David Hobby, the founder of, The Strobist Collection contains the Cinegel filters photographers need, properly sized (1.5" x 3.25") to fit most shoe-mount strobes. There are 20 different colors inside with multiple pieces of each color for a total of 55 pieces of filter. I'm accepting orders now for The Strobist kit! It's going to only be $9.95!!!!

Five each: Cinegel #3202 Full CTB - Cooling Filter Cinegel #3204 1/2 CTB - Cooling Filter Cinegel #3208 1/4 CTB - Cooling Filter Cinegel #3401 Sun 85 CTO - Warming Filter (Converts 5500° Flash to 3200° Tungsten) Cinegel #3408 Sun 1/2 CTO - Warming Filter Cinegel #3409 Sun 1/4 CTO - Warming Filter Roscolux #08 Pale Gold - Warming Filter (With a small amount of pink for skin tones) Cinegel #3304 Tough Plusgreen - Adds green to flash to match cool white fluorescent bulbs 2 each Cinegel #3415 N.15 Neutral Density Cinegel #3403 N.6 Neutral Density Cinegel #3404 N.9 Neutral Density 1 each Roscolux #12 Straw (Yellow) Roscolux #23 Orange Roscolux #26 Light Red Roscolux #33 No Color Pink Roscolux #39 Skelton Exotic Sangria (Magenta) Roscolux #358 Rose Indigo (Purple) Roscolux #80 Primary Blue Roscolux #375 Cerulean Blue (Cyan) Roscolux #90 Dark Yellow Green

My REALLY COOL product of the month
Soon to arrive is Nikon's new Coolpix S70--Just saw one today, and played with it, and saw some incredibly sharp images, shot via the "Touch Shutter", LOVED that the charger is a USB Cable that plugs into your computer for charging or downloading, or you can use the wall charger!

• 12.1 Mega-pixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches.

• 5x Wide-angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens lets you zoom in on all the action.
New Beautiful, Bright 3.5-inch High Resolution TOUCH PANEL OLED employing Clear Color Display with anti-glare coating that enables easy touch control to all camera functions.

• Sensitive Response Touch Panel display enables effortless use of touch panel by ensuring sensitive response to even the lightest tapping and touch for smooth operation.
With the swipe of a finger users can scroll through images and use a pinching motion with two fingers to zoom in or out on displayed images.

• NEW! Touch Shutter and Auto-focus simply tap the OLED display to have the camera focus and even shoot the picture.

• Scene Effect Adjustment by using the touch screen sliders in various scene modes images can be modified as necessary.

• 5-way VR Image Stabilization System:

• Nikon's Hybrid Optical and Electronic VR Image Stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake for sharper, clearer pictures.

• Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
High ISO up to 6400* capability helps give you sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. *(ISO 3200 and ISO 6400 are available at 3MP or lower resolution.)

• Nikon's original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image. HD movies with sound compatible with 720p HD movies for high image quality. Enjoy HD playback on your computer.

• PLUS So much more! Take a look here for more info:

AdoramaPix, our in house all Digital Lab, has recently announced two new sizes of PhotoBooks. They are now available in 12x12 and (x12 (Portrait Orientation) sizes, both perfect for your Portfolio's...Introductory Special is 25% off, using Coupon Code PXBKSP12 Read much more about our PhotoBooks as well as our printing services here:

Adorama's Workshops have quickly become some of the most popular educational programs throughout the country, receiving accolades from near and far.
Here are some of the upcoming events. Most seminars are $25, and when you arrive that evening, you'll receive a $25 Adorama Store Coupon.

To see the entire line-up of upcoming workshops, click here:

Sept 15: Canon Seminar "Shooting for Business"
Practical tips

Sept 17: Sigma Seminar "The Magic of Photography: When it All Comes Together"
Inspirational with Joe DiMaggio

Sept 22: Nikon Seminar "The Art of the Deal: Pricing, Negotiating, Licensing An Evening with John Harrington (Sports Shooter member)"
Practical pro tips from the author of the best-selling "Best Business Practices for Photographers"

Sept 24: Adobe Seminar "Introduction to Adobe Production Premium: Video Solutions for Today's Workflow"
Practical tips for those shooting/thinking about shooting with: RED, P2, XDCAM EX and HD, and AVCHD

From the description:
Capture valuable XMP metadata from your camera, and accumulate key information throughout the production process for intelligent media management
Use new Speech Search technology in Adobe Premiere® Pro and Soundbooth® to turn spoken dialog into metadata, making it easy to find particular clips and make video assets searchable. Edit audio and eliminate unwanted noise and sounds easily.

Sept 29: "The Business of Photography: A Panel Discussion with Top Industry Photographers Agents"
Moderator: Louisa Curtis - Chatterbox Enterprises
Neil Binkley - Wonderful Machine
Patrick Casey - Marge Casey & Associates
David Laidler - Aurora Select
Frank Meo - Meorepresents
Laura Reid - Redux Pictures
Tricia Scott - MergeLeft Reps
Oct 27: SanDisk Seminar "Marc Silber Presents: Tips from the Masters of Photography" Practical ind inspirational

From the Adorama TechTock Blog & Podcast Department:
Jack Howard's recent podcast guests have included sports shooter Andrew Kornylak (,) who talks about his still motion video projects, documentary projects and a lot more, as well as underwater photographer Jason Heller (, and Reuters staffer Mike Segar talking about shooting the US Open Tennis tournament (

Jack also compares the Think Tank Pixel Sunscreen V2.0 and the new Hoodman laptop shades, ( and takes the Orbis ringflash (created by fellow Sports Shooter member James Madelin, by the way) out for a spin (

Mason Resnick talks about the slowdown of mega-pixel madness ( And just for fun, we recently hosted a Gaffer Tape Haiku challenge (

As always, If you've got a suggestion for a product to review, or an upcoming feature to suggest, or a photographer to nominate for the podcast, drop Jack a line via his Sports Shooter page:

(Contact Jeff Snyder directly at email:; AIM: JSnyderAdorama or phone 301-652-4896; Fax 301-652-4971.)

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