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Vistek Exclusive: the Canon EOS 7D launch party is coming to Ottawa!

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That’s right – if you’re in our nation’s captial and want to see the new Canon EOS 7D in action, you have 4 opportunities to do so. We’ve got demonstrations taking place Thursday, Oct. 9 at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 pm. And, like the Toronto show, space is limited, so make sure you register in advance. Canon representative Neil Stephenson and pro photographer Errol McGihon will be on hand to put the new Canon powerhouse through its paces & answer any questions you may have. What: Ottawa VIP Event | Download the Invite PDF When: Thursday, October 29, 2009,…

Vistek Exclusive: Canon EOS 7D launch party!

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Join us Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6 – 9pm for an exciting evening of fun, food and refreshments at 47 Booth Avenue Studio. Canon representative Neil Stephenson will kick things off. Then pro photographer Mario Miotti and pro videographer Sean Manton will demonstrate how the 7D performs. On one stage, Mario will photograph models in different lighting and, on another stage, videographers will capture the action in HD video. Catch it all on huge 1080p screens, and on outputs from a Canon pro printer. Vistek staff will be on hand with the 7D set up in different formats so that…

Redrock Micro to star at Indie Lounge

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The Indie Lounge will again play a prominent role in the Grand River Film Festival, southwestern Ontario’s not-for-profit film event. And this year, Redrock Micro is cast in a starring role. The Indie Lounge will feature advanced workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions and guest speakers discussing independent film and video creation and distribution. Included in the conference is the seminar, An Introduction to Redrock Micro digital 35mm Cinematography”. Event Overview This seminar will discuss the benefits and challenges of using the Redrock 35mm Depth-Of-Field Adapter in concert with your HD video camera. With the right tools and knowledge, the Redrock Micro…

Upcoming Seminars you do NOT want to miss!

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Vistek Toronto has a couple of exciting seminars taking place in the next few weeks that shouldn’t be missed. Next Saturday’s (Sept. 26) Getting the Most from your Epson Photo Printer is for entry level to intermediate photographers interested in producing truly professional photo prints. This 3-hour seminar will teach you the proper techniques for getting effective, consistently perfect prints from Epson Pro Photo Printers. You’ll learn: • Step-by-step printing tutorial, including tips for monitor calibration • How to optimize your digital images for printing • Using the Epson printer driver for maximum results • Discussion of different media types…

Drawn to Develop: Be part of the story

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Vistek is proud to be a sponsor of Drawn to Develop’s Gala Evening of photography, hope, entertainment, food and drinks this October 15. The event – held at the beautiful & picturesque Distillery District’s Fermenting Cellar in Toronto, is part of the Drawn to develop initiative to help facilitate positive change in the lives of youth around the world. The spectacular evening will take place between 7:30 pm – 1 am and will offer guests the opportunity to take home an original, stunning piece of art while also making a meaningful contribution that will help transform someone’s life. You can…

Leica M9: the world's smallest full-frame system camera

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Leica revealed, today, the M9 –  a full-frame digital rangefinder camera with a Kodak-developed CCD sensor.  The 24 x 36mm, 18 megapixel sensor features improved offset microlenses to optimize performance at the edges of the frame along with a sensor cover with improved filtering of infrared light so lens-mounted IR filters are no longer needed. Featuring the Leica viewfinder / rangefinder system, the camera’s high-resolution, full-format image sensor fully exploits the performance of the complete Leica M system lenses. The one-piece full-metal housing is made of a high-strength magnesium alloy, combined with a solid brass top and bottom plate that…

S2 System Launch: See the new Leica at Vistek first!

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On Friday, Sept. 11, Vistek is offering you the opportunity to get an advance look at the new Leica S2 – part of the digital S-System that’s perfect for professional use – BEFORE it officially launches worldwide. With 37.5 million pixels on a 30x45mm surface, the Leica S2 sensor is actually 60% larger than full-frame 35mm – as large as some medium format sensors. And there’s much more. This is a rare opportunity to meet Amy Kosh, Leica S2 product specialist, presenting the new Leica in a special Vistek-only FREE seminar. Spots are limited to 50 seats, so book yours…

Outdoor Portrait Lighting Seminar with Gary Goldberg

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Don’t miss out on this one, folks! Looking to brush up on your portrait skills? Join Gary Goldberg at his upcoming Outdoor Portrait Lighting seminar where you’ll be shooting outdoor portraits of a model using a variety of lighting techniques. Taking place Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2pm, this 3 hour adventure in portrait photography will take place on location at the architecturally stunning Toronto Waterworks building (Queen St. East near Victoria Park Ave). You’ll learn: Basic fill flash with on-camera strobes for better results Modifying light with reflectors and diffusers Using a portable battery-powered studio system like the Profoto Acute…

Colorama finds a new home

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The folks at Colorama have launched their newly-renovated website (complete with a spankin’ new URL — colorama-photo.com). This means their previous home of coloramaphotodisplay.co.uk is no longer operational… and it currently has no redirect, so don’t go there as you won’t be instantly transported to their new digs. The new site is sleek and clean and offers a more comprehensive view of Colorama’s products and services. They’ve even included an instructions section. In addition to their renowned selection of background paper, you can easily check out new product and browse for paper based on their intended use. Have a look…

Colorama finds a new home

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The folks at Colorama have launched their newly-renovated website (complete with a spankin’ new URL — colorama-photo.com). This means their previous home of coloramaphotodisplay.co.uk is no longer operational… and it currently has no redirect, so don’t go there as you won’t be instantly transported to their new digs. The new site is sleek and clean and offers a more comprehensive view of Colorama’s products and services. They’ve even included an instructions section. In addition to their renowned selection of background paper, you can easily check out new product and browse for paper based on their intended use. Have a look…

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