Monday, December 17, 2007

Photography Soup Monday December 17, 2007)

More than just rumors of Canon announcing on January 24, 2008, a new spotlight segment featuring local camera shops, a tour of the blogosphere, a dive into the pool, a pool full of photographic competitions, and a recap of this noisy blog are on the menu in today's installment of the Photography Soup.

Hot Stove: The PMA 2008 rumors are heating up!

  • No human growth hormone or steroids, but we do drink coffee before we post about rumors and speculations ;-)
  • Photography Bay reports on Canon announcing new products on January 24, 2008, according to an interview with a Canon vampire at Swedish site Also discussed at Photography Blog.
  • Amin's Photo blog discusses rumors of a new small "normal prime" by Olympus at PMA. Rumors from the dpreview forums.
  • Blog reader "Lensnut" submitted a rumor found in the dpreview forums of Canon introducing a new version of their 17-85 IS lens.
  • For lots more, be sure to visit our long post full of rumors and speculation for PMA 2008 and beyond. As the title and the text explains, the post is a blend of rumors, speculation and predictions! Unless a camera has been officially announced (or officially leaked), please treat everything you read there as rumors, speculations and predictions.
  • The above giant post was featured today in David Ziser's Digital Pro Talk rumor mill round-up. Thanks Dave!

    Local Camera Shop Spotlight
    Starting today, in this segment, we will be featuring the local camera shops listed in our Support Your Local Camera Shop Initiative page. Each episode of the Photography Soup will be featuring one local camera shop. They will be presented on a first-come first-served basis in the order they were listed. If you want to add your local camera shop(s) to the list, just let me know! If you have any other ideas on how to promote local shops online, just let me know as well!

    Our first featured local camera shop is Madison Photo and Summit Photo in suburban northern New Jersey. They have 9 Internationally Certified Photographic Consultants on their staff and they have been in business close to 60 years. So if you are in the area, be sure to pay them a visit, or visit their website.

    Nikon D300 In-Stock Alert

    The Nikon D300 is making a guest "in-stock" appearance at Amazon at this moment (1pm New York City time). This time it is bundled with the 18-200 DX VR lens and offered for $2560 through Cameta Cameras on Amazon. It is also available as body only for $1850 also through Cameta on Amazon.

    Fuji please make a digital version of this camera!
    Amin Photo has almost found their dream camera, almost - it's a limited edition film camera from Fuji Japan, the Fujifilm KLASSE S.

    The camera is available for import/purchase from Japan through eBay at a hefty price of $700+: Fujifilm KLASSE S on eBay.

    Around the Photo-blogo-sphere
  • DCresource posts their latest 2007 Buyer's Guide
  • Imaging Resource has posted their review of the Sony Cybershot T2, Sony's new camera with 4gb on-board memory. Read on to find out what they found out! No spoilers here :)
  • Formatting cards the right way, rumors, great pictures and tips and lots more at David Ziser's Digital Pro Talk blog
  • Strobist has an informative article on how to balancelight with continuosly moving light sources
  • The Online Photographer advises you to go towards the light.
  • More on that from the Digital Photography School
  • The Photolibrary responds to improper stock photography practices allegations. Story at The PDN Pulse.
  • Pop Photo goes behind the lens with Jasin Boland,.
  • Scott Kelby discusses the photography book of the year! What is this book you ask? It's Joe McNally's The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters (Amazon, 272 pages, New Riders, $35 pre-order with pre-order price guarantee). And why the hype? Why is it already #1 on the Photography How-To list at Amazon even though it's only in pre-order status? Scott Kelby explains.

    Discover New Sites and Blogs:
    PhotoCompete is a website that will be of great interest to people who like to enter in various photographic competitions. Because that's exactly the focus of Photo Compete. They scour the net for you finding photographic competitions, so all you have to do is visit Photo Compete or sign up for their RSS feed, and you will have a one-stop shop for all your competitions. Some of the competitions you will find mentioned there include Strobist, Canon babies, water/underwater, nature, erotic, travel, outdoors, and lots lots more. As of this moment there are 45 active contests. So be sure to visit and bookmark

    1001 Noisy Cameras Flickr Photo Pool: Showcase your pictures
    We do not have a picture competition here at 1001 Noisy Cameras, but we have created a Flickr Photo Pool so our readers can spotlight some of their pictures on this blog. More details on our Flickr Group and Flickr Photo Pool. Here are two pictures from the pool, randomly selected by the Flickr computers. Each time you visit this page you will see a set of two different pictures:

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    Bargain Hunter's Corner
  • Be sure to check the top of the main column for the latest bargains we find!
  • Special offers on Adobe products (directly from Adobe)
  • Canon 30D, body only $750, sold by Cameta Cameras and Adorama on Amazon ($50 price drop!)
  • Panasonic LX2S (silver) for $300 (new low price!).
  • Also Panasonic LS75 $100 (Amazon). A throw-away camera or gift for kids or absolute beginners. Keep it in the car, in the truck, in your backpack, in your handbag!
  • Canon Digital Rebel XT, body only, $395 at B&H Photo
  • SmugMug Pro Account
  • Web only specials at Calumet Photo
  • Also Sale & Clearance Center @ Calumet
  • OneCall Clearance Store, coupon HOLIDAY07 (exp. Dec-17)
  • More Bargain Hunter's Corner

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