X-Rite’s Free Webinars for October

X-Rite is offer three free webinars in October.

On Tuesday, October 2 at 10AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video. You can register for this free webinar via the links below.

On Thursday, October 4 at 11AM and 3PM EDT, X-Rite will offer Simply Amazing Color, Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!.  You can register for this one with the following links:

On Thursday, October 18 at 11AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6.  You can register for this free webinar at the following links:

Sony CLM-V55 Portable Monitor In-Stock

The sweet little 5-inch monitor that Sony introduced at CES 2011 is now in stock and shipping for $399.

The CLM-V55 has a clip-on attachment for mounting on Sony Alpha hot shoes or a standard hot/cold shoe as found on other DSLRs and camcorders.  The 5-inch display has a 800 x 480 resolution and offers a 1:1 zoom to full HD images. It connects via HDMI and sports a headphone jack so you can monitor audio as well.

Find the CLM-V55 here on B&H.

Manfrotto & Datacolor Offering Free Monitor Calibration Webinar This Week

Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor will be putting on a free webinar on monitor calibration.  It’s coming up on Wednesday, June 16 from 2-3PM EDT.

The course will be hosted by Datacolor’s education manager, Josh Fischer, as well as Manfrotto Distribution product manager, Will Holowka. Together, Will and Josh will cover the importance of calibrating one’s monitor as well as the how-to’s using Datacolor’s Spyder3 solutions.

Attendees will have a chance to win some Datacolor Spyder products as well.  You can register here.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Deal Alert: Monitors, Tripods & More

Induro Tripod

B&H has some Induro Tripods at significant discounts.  B&H confirmed to me that these tripods were still new, but were just listed in the used section of the site.  If you look at the tripods outside the used section of the site, they are substantially more.  I’m not sure how many are in this section, but it looks like a pretty good deal for a tripod and head combo, if you like a panhead.

Induro APO Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $89.95

Max load is 10.3 lbs. This one is normally $136.

Induro AP1 Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $104.95

Max load is 12.8 lbs. This one is normally $159.

Induro AP2 Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With 3-Way Panhead – $119.95

Max load is 18.7 lbs. This one is normally $181.

(2) Kingston 4GB SD Cards from Buy.com – $19.49

These are great for point and shoot cameras or entry-level DSLRs with low frame rates.  I own a stock pile of these things.  Free shipping is included.

Samsung 25.5″ HD Monitor from Buy.com (this one expires in just a few hours) – $299

I bought one of these the last time they were on sale.  It doubles as an HDTV since it has a built in tuner.  It has DVI and HDMI inputs, and 1920 x 1200 pixels is a nice thing for web browsing though.  You can really multi-task with this thing.  It’s not the best in terms of color, so I don’t recommend it as a primary display for photo editing, but if you just want a lot of screen real estate, this is a cheap way to get there.

Samsung 23″ Monitor from Buy.com – $219

This is a widescreen monitor with a 1920 x 1080 max resolution and a DVI input. Free shipping to boot.

Weekend Deals at Buy.com

Here’s the latest and greatest deals from Buy.com. This weekend, Canon printers seem to be the sale of choice. I can vouch for the deal on the MX310 printer. I recently picked one up for my home office from Amazon and paid about $15 more there.

Canon Pixma MX700 Office All-in-One Printer
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List Price: $179.99
You Save: (38%) $68.00
Buy.com price: $111.99
*(limited qty)

Canon PIXMA MX310 Multifunction Photo Printer
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List Price: $109.00
You Save: (36%) $39.01
Buy.com price: $69.99
*(limited qty)

Canon PIXMA MP480 Color Inkjet All-In-One Photo Printer
List Price: $99.99
You Save: (20%) $20.00
Buy.com price: $68.89

The following deals end on January 19th:

Westinghouse 26″ Widescreen 1080P LCD Monitor, 1920X1200, HDMI/HDCP, 60Hz – Black
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $699.99
SAVE 61%
Buy.com price: $269.99

Verbatim 250GB USB Portable Hard Drive
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $140.78
SAVE $72.99
Buy.com price: $67.79

Wacom Intuos3 4×6 Widescreen Pen Tablet PtZ431W
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING
List price: $229.99
Buy.com price: $199.00
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.00 After Rebate