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EISA Awards Recognize Tamron’s 24-70mm VC, Olympus E-M5, and Many Other Obvious Candidates

EISA, the European Imaging and Sound Association, have released their winners for the 2012-2013 photo category. For those of you who don’t know, every year the EISA gives awards to what they feel to be the best products introduced that year. This year’s winners are chock full of obvious choices– including Lightroom 4 (the subject of our upcoming class), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D800, Nikon D4, and the Fuji X-Pro 1–products whose excellence was all but assured before they even hit shelves.

Among the other winners, however, notable are the new Tamron 24-70mm f.28 VC, and Olympus’ incredibly well-reviewed OM-D E-M5.

The inclusion of the Tamron is nice to see. I’ve recently obtained one for my own D700 kit, and I simply can’t say enough good things about it. The lens is a solid knockout, a reliable performer, and the first 24-70 f2.8 to acknowledge there’s a market for image stabilized standard zooms. And, from personal experience, the lens can easily deliver on 4 stops advantage.

Also nice to see is Olympus’ newest m4/3 body, with a redesigned sensor, weather-sealed magnesium body, OLED display, built-in EVF, and the first sensor-based 5-axis stabilization system. We figured it’d make it there, the camera has received nothing but glowing reviews since it hit, but as a former Olympus shooter, it’s still nice to seem them getting some due recognition for what they do.

You can hit the source link below to see all of this year’s photo category winners.


Roberts Is Pleased To Announce Used Photo Pro

Roberts Announces Launch of New Used Camera Division

Indianapolis, Indiana, March 21, 2012 -

Roberts Camera, Indy’s premiere photo store, is very excited to announce their further expansion into the used camera market. Roberts is grossly expanding their inventory by acquiring used photography equipment worldwide.

This equipment is restored to beautiful condition in their downtown Indianapolis store and resold in the downtown location or online, and can be found at or – the new online store for Roberts used equipment.

This used camera inventory will make Roberts extremely competitive in both price and availability. Used equipment is a cost effective way for everyone from professionals to the general market to be able to afford the best of the best! In an industry where new models are launched quite frequently, the used camera market is a great place to find something “old” and “new.” The variety of equipment and economical prices are only two of the reasons to check out this ever-changing supply. Visit or to find the latest in-stock items.

“We are really proud of this new venture,” said Roberts Director of Operations, Corey Reinker. “This expansion is going to allow us to carry a huge supply of used equipment and sell it through multiple channels. Between our Roberts Camera website, the UsedPhotoPro website and other avenues, we are hoping to reach people not only nationwide, but internationally as well. I think people who are on the hunt for used equipment are going to be really impressed with what we have to offer.”

Founded in 1957, Robert’s has become the Midwest’s premiere source for photo, video and electronics equipment. Roberts Camera is family owned and operated. Roberts has two brick and mortar locations serving the greater Indianapolis area: Downtown at 255 S. Meridian Street and in Carmel at 12761 Old Meridian Street.