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  • Eclipse Photo Contest

    Celebrate the upcoming Eclipse with us by participating in our Eclipse Photo Contest! A panel of judges consisting of guest judges from Fujifilm, Olympus and the Cleveland Metroparks will pick winning photos from one of four categories:

    Grand Prize: Best Overall Photo

    Runners Up: Best Landscape | Best Documentary Style | Most Creative

    Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on 8/27/2017. Judging for all categories will take place the week of 8/28/17.

    Please follow the below rules to ensure we receive your entry:

    1. Experience and photograph the Eclipse on August 21st!
    2. Post your photos to Facebook and or Instagram using the following two hashtags: #DoddCamera #SolarEclipse2017
    3. Submit a high resolution digital copy of your photo using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/47zR7GSFJzgyur2C3
    4. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see who won!
  • Fujifilm GFX Trade In Program

    Have you been thinking about making the switch to Medium Format? Now is the time with Fujifilm's GFX Trade In Program! For a limited time, save $650 on a Fujifilm GFX 50s medium format camera body when you trade in any eligible camera (see the list below).

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  • Tamron Lens Rentals at Dodd Camera

    Need a lens for an upcoming shoot, but not ready to buy? Our rental department has you covered with the latest Tamron lenses!

    Call or visit your local Dodd Camera store to reserve a lens today.

    Tamron Lens Rental Rates (Daily):

    Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II - $25

    Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 Di I VC USD - $35

    Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II VC - $25

    Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD - $35

    Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 - $35

    Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD - $25

    Tamron 150-600mm F/5.6-6.3 Di VC USD G2 - $35

    Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-5.6 Di II VC PZD - $25

    Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-5.6 Di II VC PZD - $25

    Tamron 28-300mm Di VC USD PZD - $25

    Tamron 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD - $25

    Tamron 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD - $25

    Tamron 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD - $25

    Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro - $25

  • Spring EXPO at Dodd Camera Cleveland

    Join us on June 9th and 10th for our Spring EXPO in Cleveland.

    The Spring EXPO is your chance to visit with representatives from your favorite brands, test out the latest gear, attend free seminars, and win prizes. Did we mention that nearly everything in store will be on sale?!

    This year, we will be offering FREE SENSOR CLEANINGS (one per customer) to all attendees. Several vendors will be offering free tech sessions including hands-on time with the brand new medium format mirrorless cameras from Hasselblad and Fujifilm. We will also have EXPO long raffles that include SKB cases, Think Tank Bags, a Sigma lens, and $1000 worth of gift cards!

    Tech Session Schedule:

     

    Friday:

    10:00 AM - Phottix System Overview

    Phottix welcomes you to come and explore the options of firing cameras remotely and flash units off camera wirelessly. Come and learn the differences of what is required to shoot Wireless Hi Speed Sync and learn why you would want to.

    11:00 AM - Sennheiser DSLR Audio and Microphone Overview

    Ricardo from Sennheiser will discuss the importance of high quality audio and how it enhances high quality video. We will discuss the legacy of Sennheiser in the audio world, from it's past, present and future. Sennheiser makes it easy to deliver dynamic high quality with ease of use combined with robust reliability.

    12:00 PM - Fujifilm GFX System Overview

    Have you been waiting to get your hands on the new medium format mirrorless camera from Fujifilm? Here is your chance to come meet Fujifilm Technical Specialist, Jackie Hillyer and get a firsthand tour of the Fujifilm GFX 50s! Jackie will be guiding us through all of the amazing features and answering any questions you have. She will also be showcasing the much anticipated X100F, X-T20, and other Fujifilm X Series products.

    1:00 PM - Hasselblad X1D System Overview

    Hasselblad Sales Manager Steve Goldsmith will demonstrate the world's most compact medium format mirrorless camera, the X1D-50c. You will learn how to interact with the X1D via it's ultra-intuitive touch screen user interface. We will discuss the advantages of the leaf shutter system that all Hasselblad products use and why this is superior to HSS or HS flash technology used with DSLR cameras. You will see how to connect and control the X1D-50c from both a computer and an iPad giving you tethered workflow in both the studio or in the field. We will conclude with some hands on time with the X1D-50c.

    2:00 PM - Westcott "Bleeding Edge LED Lighting"

    "Bleeding Edge LED Lighting" presented by Westcott's National Accounts Manager, David Piazza, is a seminar that will take some of the mystery out of today's LED lighting that seems to be advancing at breakneck speed.

    A discussion of the emerging technological advances and different types of light and what lighting solutions are best in different situations, along with tips on how to control those lights with easy to use modifiers.

    The latest LED technology and Westcott's wildly popular Ice Light and Flex LED will be featured along with light modifiers that help produce the most desirable lighting in photography, filmmaking and corporate video with digital capture.

    3:00 PM - Olympus "Landscape Made Easy"

    Come spend some time with Olympus Camera Representative Mike Amico as he covers the basics of landscape photography and showcases some of his landscape work taken with the Olympus Micro 4/3 camera system. Mike will cover some of the key equipment choices and accessories that help to keep him mobile in the field. He will also cover some of the key settings he utilizes in order to capture some of these images that are only available with the Olympus system! Everyone is welcome to attend this class, regardless of which camera system is used.

    Saturday:

    10:00 AM - Olympus "Landscape Made Easy"

    Come spend some time with Olympus Camera Representative Mike Amico as he covers the basics of landscape photography and showcases some of his landscape work taken with the Olympus Micro 4/3 camera system. Mike will cover some of the key equipment choices and accessories that help to keep him mobile in the field. He will also cover some of the key settings he utilizes in order to capture some of these images that are only available with the Olympus system! Everyone is welcome to attend this class, regardless of which camera system is used.

    12:00 PM - Fujifilm GFX System Overview

    Have you been waiting to get your hands on the new medium format mirrorless camera from Fujifilm? Here is your chance to come meet Fujifilm Technical Specialist, Jackie Hillyer and get a firsthand tour of the Fujifilm GFX 50s! Jackie will be guiding us through all of the amazing features and answering any questions you have. She will also be showcasing the much anticipated X100F, X-T20, and other Fujifilm X Series products.

    1:00 PM - Hasselblad X1D System Overview

    Hasselblad Sales Manager Steve Goldsmith will demonstrate the world's most compact medium format mirrorless camera, the X1D-50c. You will learn how to interact with the X1D via it's ultra-intuitive touch screen user interface. We will discuss the advantages of the leaf shutter system that all Hasselblad products use and why this is superior to HSS or HS flash technology used with DSLR cameras. You will see how to connect and control the X1D-50c from both a computer and an iPad giving you tethered workflow in both the studio or in the field. We will conclude with some hands on time with the X1D-50c.

  • 5 Things We Love About the Panasonic Lumix GH5!

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    This week, Panasonic tech rep Jack Salamanchuk visited our Cleveland and Cincinnati stores for in store training and a Panasonic Lumix GH5 Launch Event! Our store staff had the opportunity to get their hands on the GH5 and learn about some of the exciting new features that this camera offers. We put together a list of 5 things that we love about Panasonic's Lumix GH5 for anyone that wasn't able to make it to the event!

    5 Things We Love About the Panasonic Lumix GH5

    10 Bit Color:

    The Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers 10-Bit color in video recording mode. This is huge because most cameras today only offer 8-Bit color video recording. The addition of 10-Bit color means that you can capture many more shades of color in your video compared to what 8-Bit recording can offer. To put it simply, 8-Bit recording captures 16,777,216 different colors. 10-Bit color offers you the ability to capture over a billion different colors, or 64 times the number that 8-Bit allows.

    Dual I.S. Image Stabilization:

    We did a live comparison between the GH4's image stabilization and the Panasonic GH5's Dual I.S. Image Stabilization and were blown away! There is a night and day difference between the two, and the Dual I.S. system allows you to create ultra smooth handheld video without the use of gimbals or any other stabilizer. Panasonic's Dual I.S. image stabilization is incredible.

    Expandability

    Panasonic has created several accessories to expand the capabilities of the GH5. The two must have accessories are the XLR  Audio Adaptor and the V-Log L Firmware Upgrade Kit.

    The XLR Audio Adapter is a must have for anyone looking to produce professional level video with their GH5. It offers two XLR audio inputs with an output of up to 96 kHz at 24 bits. The adapter is powered by the camera through the hot shoe, and has a built in pre-amp.

    The V-Log L Firmware Upgrade Kit is another must have for anyone looking to produce professional level video with the GH5. This expansion provides the ability to capture 12 stops of dynamic range for better highlight and shadow details in your video. Please note: utilizing this accessory will provide video that requires color grading and other professional level file handling.

    2 Card Slots

    A first for the Lumix G Series cameras, Panasonic has added a second card slot to the GH5. You can utilize the second card slot in multiple ways including; backup, overflow, and RAW + JPeg.

    Unlimited Record Time

    Gone are the days where you have to re-start recording every 15-30 minutes! The Panasonic GH5 allows you to record until your card is full or the camera battery dies. This means that you can record a full wedding ceremony or event from beginning to end without missing any moments!

    Pre-Order Your Panasonic Lumix GH5 here or visit us in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati and Chicago to for more details!

  • Sony Alpha Savings Event

    Dodd Camera - Sony Alpha Savings Event - January - March 2017

    Get up to a $480 Bonus on select Sony a7 series cameras and FE lenses.

    Now through March 4th, 2017, receive a bonus trade-in IR when you trade any working DSLR, mirrorless camera, or camera lens toward your purchase of a new Sony a7 series camera or E-Mount Full Frame Lens! (Trade-in offer valid in-store only).

    These trade in bonuses stack on top of our current Instant Rebates, as well as the trade in value of your gear, providing you with huge savings opportunities! For example: if you bring in a camera with a trade in value of $500, you will receive $500 for your trade plus any applicable Instant Rebate and Bonus Savings that apply to the Sony product that you purchase. In this case, your total savings would be $1,280 on a Sony a7r Mark II body (purchased on 2/7/17).

    Below is a list of eligible models with bonus trade-in savings:

    Sony a7 Mark II (Body Only): $265 Trade In Bonus

    Sony a7 Mark II w/ FE 28-70mm OSS Lens: $300 Trade In Bonus

    Sony a7r Mark II (Body Only): $480 Trade In Bonus

    Sony a7s Mark II (Body Only): $450 Trade In Bonus

    Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS Lens: $202 Trade In Bonus

    FE 24-240mm F/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens: $150 Trade In Bonus

    FE 24-70mm F/2.8 GM Lens: $150 Trade In Bonus

    Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F/4 ZA OSS: $180 Trade In Bonus

    FE 28-70mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens: $75 Trade In Bonus

    FE28mm F/2 Lens: $67 Trade In Bonus

    Distagon T* FE 35mm F/1.4 ZA Lens: $240 Trade In Bonus

    Sonnar T* FE 35mm F/2.8 ZA Lens: $120 Trade In Bonus

    Planar T* FE 50mm F/1.4 ZA Lens: $225 Trade In Bonus

    FE 50mm F/1.8 Lens: $37 Trade In Bonus

    FE 50mm F/2.8 Macro Lens: $75 Trade In Bonus

    Sonnar T* FE 55mm F/1.8 ZA Lens: $150 Trade In Bonus

    FE 70-200mm F/4 G OSS Lens: $225 Trade In Bonus

    FE 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens: $180 Trade In Bonus

    FE 85mm F/1.4 GM Lens: $180 Trade In Bonus

    FE 90mm F/2.8 Macro G OSS Lens: $165 Trade In Bonus

    FE PZ 28-135mm F/4 G OSS Lens: $375 Trade In Bonus

  • Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II Launch Event - Cleveland

    Be one of the first to get your hands on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II at our launch event in Cleveland January 28th!

    Dodd Camera will be hosting an event with Olympus representative Mike Amico on Saturday, January 28th between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM. The event will provide the opportunity to take the E-M1 Mark II for a test drive at several shooting stations that will demonstrate the tremendous speed as well as other functions of this impressive camera!

    Schedule of events:

    Breakfast With Olympus

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a breakfast and presentation from Olympus about the incredible technology that they put inside of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera. Breakfast will be served at 9:30, followed by a presentation by Mike Amico.  Seating is limited. Registration is required to reserve your seat. Click here to register.

    Hands On With The E-M1 Mark II

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Put the Olympus E-M1 Mark II to the test with at our shooting stations designed to capture the speed and image quality that only the E-M1 Mark II can capture!

    Olympus Product Demos

    1:00 - 3:00 PM

    Test drive the entire Olympus product lineup and get your questions answered by Olympus representative Mike Amico during this portion of our launch event.

  • CES 2017: A Sneak Peak at Nikon's Latest Cameras

    CES 2017 is off to an impressive start with new product announcements! Nikon has refreshed their camera lineup with two new point and shoot cameras and a new DSLR.

    Nikon D5600

    The Nikon D5600 is Nikon's latest DSLR in their D5000 series camera line. It boasts a 24.2 megapixel sensor, improved ISO sensitivity (100 - 25,000), a 39 point autofocus system and a 3.2-inch vari-angle touch screen LCD screen. Nikon has also added their impressive SnapBridge technology to the D5600 giving the camera the ability to be constantly connected to a user's smart device and automatically sync images to their phone!

    Nikon is offering the D5600 in several package options that include body only, an 18-55mm lens kit, and an 18-140mm lens kit. The Nikon D5600 is available for pre-order today: Click Here to Pre-Order Yours!

    Nikon has also released two new point and shoot cameras at CES: the Nikon Coolpix A300 and Nikon Coolpix W100. Just like Nikon's D5600, both of these cameras have Nikon's SnapBridge technology built-in.

    26519_A300_frontThe Nikon Coolpix A300 offers high performance Vibration Reduction (VR), paired with a 20.1 megapixel image sensor, to ensure that you are capturing ultra-sharp photos and smooth HD videos! It's slim and stylish design make it the perfect everyday camera to capture and share life's moments!

    The Nikon Coolpix A300 is available for pre-order today: Click Here to Pre-Order Yours!

    26516_W100_frontThe Nikon Coolpix W100 offers a 13.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with 3x optical zoom. It is designed to be waterproof down to 33 feet, shockproof up to 5.9 feet, and freezeproof down to a temperature of 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Priced at only $159.95, the W100 is the perfect camera to take with you on vacation!

    The Nikon Coolpix W100 is available for pre-order today: Click Here to Pre-Order Yours!

  • Winter Show & Sale in Cleveland

    Winter-Show-Blog Our Winter Show & Sale has become an annual tradition at our East 30th store in Cleveland. It presents us with the opportunity to connect our customers with manufacturer representatives as well as offer in store specials on the latest photography equipment!

    This year, we are adding excitement by offering the first 25 customers each day an envelope that includes Dodd Dollars valued up to $100! Plus, we will be offering customers free sensor cleanings (one sensor cleaning per customer). FREE Tech Sessions will be taking place in our classroom (arrive early - limited seating). These Tech Sessions will provide you with an opportunity to learn new skills, including audio recording, lighting techniques and creative lens techniques. A complete list of Tech Sessions with descriptions can be found below:

     

    Tech Session Details:

    The New Sennheiser MKE440 Microphone! Sponsored by Sennheiser

    Sennheiser is proud to present a session on the AVX system from Sennheiser and their new MK440. The best of both worlds combine .Crystal clear, professional audio brought by a stellar, reliable company that continues to be an innovator in the industry as it has for the past 50 plus years. Combined with immense ease of use and an matched performance, this session will enable you to add fantastic audio quality to superb visuals , completing your masterpiece for years to come. This session will be presented by Ricardo Hurtado, fun, informative and interactive! “

    Easy Continuous Lighting for Portraits Sponsored by Westcott

    Westcott representative Pete Fox will demonstrate step-by-step techniques to show how easy portraits can be made with a value priced continuous light setup. Pete will show you how to set-up for flattering images with lighting that shows you the results of the light even before you take the photograph. Learn how modifiers like softboxes, umbrellas and reflectors can enhance your lighting with any light source. Level-Beginner

    Creating Portraits that Stand Out Sponsored by Westcott

    Westcott representative Pete Fox will show how to take your portrait images to the next level using a Beauty dish, specialty reflectors and a line of modifiers that has an ability to create a variety of looks from your light very quickly.  Level-Intermediate +

    DSLR Audio - Microphone Selection & Application Sponsored by RODE

    This class will be an overall run-through of microphone options for DSLR cameras.  Presenting each type of microphone used for on camera recording to DSLRs and external recording devices.  Briefly discussing a microphone’s design and educate on the science behind it.  Finally, going over the most common applications for each type of microphone. Presented by Product Specialist Ryan White

    How to use the Creative Filters and Exposure Modes built into the Olympus Camera System

    Learn how to use those creative filters that are already built into your Olympus camera system! Olympus Sales Representative Mike Amico will cover just what filters are available, how to find them and how to use them to unleash your creative potential! Mike will also show some example images that showcase what these features can do to enhance your next Photography outing!

    Reigniting your Creativity with Lensbaby with Ben Hutchinson

    Do you love the act of photography - experimenting, tinkering, opening yourself up to surprising results? Are you looking for new tools to add something special to your images and your vision? Lensbaby makes award winning creative lenses to help you discover the wonder of photography. Embrace the vintage timelessness of the brand new Twist 60. Redefine distortion and capture beyond what the eye can see with the ultra-wide 185° Circular Fisheye. Create emotion with the film-like, organic qualities of the Velvet 56 classic lens with macro capabilities. Spotlight specifics with a dramatic sweet spot of focus with the Composer Pro with Sweet 50. Whether your favorite camera is your interchangeable lens camera or your phone, Lensbaby will remind you why you fell in love with photography in the first place.

    Off-Camera Flash Sponsored by Phottix

    This program will deal with the ability to remove your flash from your camera, coordinate that flash with camera functions, and create beautiful imagery of studio like quality with a simple off-camera flash set up. Modern radio controls and state of the art electronics have made this process easier than ever. Why settle for flat lighting and or poor quality lighting when for a minimal investment you can have studio quality lighting almost anywhere. Doug will show you how to think like a pro-studio photographer on a budget and capture images through the use of manual as well as ETTL setting. a discussion of the lighting ratio setting and how to use them will allow you to go into the field with confidence. By the end of this program you will have gained the knowledge necessary to step into the world of professional off-camera flash photography. Yes this can be challenging, yes it is technical, and yes it produces results that every photographer dreams of. Presented by Photographer Doug Hansgate

  • What's New: A Tour Of Our New Online Store

    Over the last several months, we have been hard at work on a new online store and online photo ordering system. We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite new features, and invite you to check them out for yourself!

    Dodd Camera's Online store:

    Search and Navigation:

    Our number one goal was to make it easier for you to find the products and information that you are looking for. Our new search engine makes it extremely easy for you to search for products, as well as information throughout our website. When you are in the mood to browse the store, the new navigation bar is broken down by product category to make it easy!

    Filtering:

    We have improved the filters that you can use when browsing for products. This allows you to sort product categories and search results by brand, price, product features, and more!

    Blog:

    We are beyond excited to connect with you through the new blog on doddcamera.com! We will keep you updated on what's new in the photography world, as well as offer tips and tricks from our staff.

    Dodd Camera's Photo Finishing Store:

    Customizations:

    Dodd Camera's new online photo finishing store brings improved usability and endless customization to your photo projects. Working with a template but want to change the position of a photo? Simply click and drag to reposition the photo. You can even resize and add more photos to any template!

    Projects & Albums:

    One of our favorite new features of the new photo finishing store is the ability to save projects. We understand how much time you put into your photo projects and understand that it sometimes takes multiple sessions at the computer to get things just right. With our new photo finishing store, you can save projects and get back to them at your convenience!

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