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  • Cincinnati Customer Appreciation Festival

    Join Us in Cincinnati on October 13th & 14th for our Customer Appreciation Festival!

    Dodd Camera Cincinnati: 6475 East Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Phone Number: 513-791-3333

    This weekend marks our 5-year anniversary in Cincinnati. We've made so many friends over the last five years that we feel like celebrating! We've put together a fun-filled weekend complete with entertainment for photographers and their families. In addition to having nearly everything in the store on sale, you can also take advantage of free sensor cleanings, free seminars, free entertainment, free refreshments, a DJI New Pilot Experience, giveaways, and more!

    5 Year Anniversary Sale and Trade Show

    Friday, October 13th 10AM-6PM
    We’re celebrating our 5 year anniversary by putting everything in the store on sale! Take advantage of extra in-store savings and bonus rebates this weekend only. We’re also welcoming Tamron, Fuji, Profoto, and Manfrotto to our showroom to take part in this special occasion. 
    Free Sensor Cleanings
    Dodd Camera will be providing free sensor cleanings this weekend (Friday & Saturday). Bring your camera to drop off for cleaning and pick it up same day! No registration required, one camera per person please.
    Free Seminars
    Join Bob Sims from Tamron as he presents two free seminars!
    • Which Lens? Choosing the right lens for your subject — 12:00PM
    • Portraits 101 - Learn the basics of portraiture — 4:00PM
    Trade Show & Sale
    Join us as we welcome our sponsors Tamron, Fuji, Profoto, and Manfrotto to kick off our Customer Appreciation Weekend. Take advantage of extra savings on your favorite brands. Nearly everything in the store is on sale this weekend!
    Contests & Giveaways
    We’ll be running giveaways throughout the day to show appreciation to our customers. Be sure to stop by to see what you can win from Dodd Camera!

    Family Fun Festival

    Saturday, October 14th 10AM-4PM
    Our customer appreciation weekend continues! We’ve brought in entertainment from the Cincinnati Circus Company along with a petting zoo from Honey Hill Farm for the kids to enjoy. We’ll have an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, arts and crafts, snacks and refreshments, and more! You can also learn to fly with DJI as they are offering a new pilot experience workshop complete with a hands-on lesson. Bring the whole family as we celebrate what makes us great — you!
    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly a drone? Maybe your considering the brand new, state-of-the-art Mavic or Spark from DJI? Learn to fly safely and unlock your creativity by attending the DJI New Pilot Experience.
    Following an informative indoor session, participants will get hands-on flight experience with Mavic Pro and Spark from experienced instructors outdoors. Pilots will also have the chance to win prizes by completing the exciting NPE Challenge.
    Call 513-791-3333 or email [email protected] for more info or to register.
    Free Sensor Cleaning
    We’re continuing to clean sensors on Saturday! Don’t forget to bring in up to two cameras and we’ll clean them for free! No registration required.
    Free Family or Business Portraits
    We’re opening up our photography studio and giving away a free 10-minute portrait session, perfect for the business professional who needs a new headshot or a quick family photo for this year’s holiday cards. Participants will receive one free 8X10 print along with the digital files. 
    Call 513-791-3333 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot. Walk-ins will receive the next available time slot.
    Free Entertainment for the Family
    We’re providing free entertainment for the family all day!
    • Magicians, jugglers, & LED light spinners
    • Inflatable bounce house
    • Mobile petting zoo
    • Face paining and instant photo booth
    • Arts & Crafts
    • and more!
    Mark your calendar and don't miss this fantastic event!
  • Announcing The NEW Profoto A1 On Camera Flash!

    The Profoto A1 is designed with light shaping capabilities; it has a unique round head with a soft, smooth fall-off that makes it easy to create a natural and beautiful light. It also includes a smart magnetic mount and three dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools that click on and off quickly and easily – a Dome Diffuser, Wide Lens and Bounce Card. They can be stacked for more creative options. The A1 also offers a built-in LED modeling light that makes it easy to set the light and understand how light and shadows work together.

    And it’s extremely easy to use. The user interface is large, clean and clear. Like all Profoto products, it’s intuitive to use and you don’t need to read a long instruction manual to understand how it works. AirTTL remote is also built in to the A1. With AirTTL and HSS you create professional results fast and easy and with the remote you can seamless connect to other Profoto flashes and control them easily from the A1.

    Profoto A1 is not only an on-camera flash, it’s also very effective off-camera as a standalone unit. The A1 has its own Li-Ion high capacity battery built-in that lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade, and a facility to recharge quickly. So you can shoot for longer with confidence. A1 can keep up with you because it recycles four times faster than other on-camera solutions – that’s 1.2s at full power. Put simply, you’ll never miss a shot.

    Features

    • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off.
    • AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image fast.
    • Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1 Light Shaping Tools.
    • Dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools available.
    • LED modeling light integrated to the head.
    • Air Remote built-in.
    • Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery.
    • 1.2s recycling time.
    • TTL/MAN switch.
    • Built in motor-zoom with hand control.
    • Auto focus (AF) assist.
    • Large Hi-Res display.
  • Photographing the Eclipse with #DoddPro Roger Mastroianni!

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    #DoddPro Roger Mastroianni spent some time in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday experiencing and photographing the Eclipse. We sat down with him to discuss his experience and check out his work!

    What expectations did you have about photographing the eclipse?

    I thought photographing the eclipse would be more of an event for astronomers with their telescopes on equatorial mounts and wanted to stay away from the crowds and traffic jams because of all the hype and interest in the solar event. I was a little concerned about the weather and in the end was lucky enough to get the shot just before the clouds moved in.

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    Why did you decide to travel to see and photograph the eclipse?

    Seeing the Total Eclipse of the Sun is something that I've wanted to experience since I witnessed a partial eclipse in 1994. The fact that you could choose from so many locations across the United States made traveling a no brainer. I chose St Louis, Missouri to shoot the eclipse because my daughter is a student at Washington University in St Louis and it was an opportunity to visit with her. I'm more familiar with St. Louis and knew it would be easier to get around than Nashville or the Western United States.

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    How did you photograph it?

    I arrived early to claim a spot that I had scoped out the day before. I waited in the 99 degree heat, tracking the sun with my solar glasses until 1:18 PM CST when the Eclipse occurred. I had chosen the St. Louis Arch because I knew the eclipse would be at such a high elevation in the sky and needed something to frame it with.

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    What equipment did you use, and why?

    I used the Sony A9 and the new Sony 100-400mm F/4-5.6 Lens with an 18 stop ND filter for the partial eclipse and then no filter during the total eclipse. I chose a Sony mirrorless camera because of their live-view capabilities, which offered me extra eye protection when compared with an optical viewfinder. I did use a Nikon D810 and the PhaseOne Fx for the wide views.

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    What was your experience? Was it profound, or not?

    Experiencing the eclipse was a profoundly moving experience. Being able to be in the right spot at the right time as predicted by science and witnessing the moon block out the sun, watching the street lights turn on in the middle of the day and hearing the crickets chirp confused by the darkness was an other worldly experience.

    #DoddPro Roger Mastroianni

  • 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.

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