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 Thursday, May 28, 2015
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From Nikon:
 
What’s New with Version 1.27.0
 
  • The codec now supports NEF (RAW) photos shot with the D810A and Nikon 1 J5.
  • Fixed issue in which NEF (RAW) images could no longer be displayed after file info had been edited in the “Details” tab of the Explorer “Properties” window.
Download: Nikon NEF Codec Version 1.27.0
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/28/2015 1:25:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cabela's Gift Card
eBay (via svmgiftcards) has a $50.00 Cabela's Gift Card for only $40.00 with free shipping.
 
Note: If you found yourself chilled while photographing this past winter, you may appreciate the great outdoor clothing and gear that Cabela's carries.
Post Date: 5/28/2015 12:28:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
B&H has the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $599.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2015 12:18:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens
From the Lomography Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens Kickstarter Campaign:
 
Swirl to Freedom with the World’s First Petzval Bokeh Control Lens
 
Bokeh Like a Boss
Using the Bokeh Control Ring on the New Petzval 58, you’re totally free to determine the strength of the swirly bokeh in your photos. You can now get the characteristic swirly bokeh effect in ways it has NEVER been possible before. This revolutionary component is the first of its kind on a Petzval lens!
 
58mm Focal Length and Maximum f/1.9 Aperture
The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.9 and is a 58mm lens, which is a fantastic all-round focal length for portraits, landscapes and photos of your cat doing jumping jacks. We promise you will love shooting every scene with your New Petzval 58 in hand.
 
Premium Russian Glass Optics in a Beautiful Brass Body
The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens features the finest quality Russian glass optics. Available in a brass or black finish, it’s designed to perfectly mirror the look of original 19th century Petzval lenses.
 
Look Back to the Future
Joseph Petzval invented his revolutionary Petzval optic in 1840 — a hugely popular portrait lens that changed the world of photography. Now, 175 years later and building on our success with the Lomography New Petzval 85mm Lens in 2013, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens is here to join the growing Lomography Art Lens Family. The lens has been specially developed to work with modern analogue and digital cameras and is available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts (it’s also compatible with multitudes of other cameras such as the Sony A7, Fuji X-Pro 1 and Micro 4/3 Cameras using adapter mounts).
 
For more info, check out the Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens Kickstarter Campaign.
Post Date: 5/28/2015 11:49:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"This year marks the 10th anniversary of the EOS 5D DSLR series cameras and to celebrate the occasion, we've rounded up some helpful tips, tricks and tutorials related to this impressive series that can help you take your imagemaking skills to the next level"
Here is a list of the links in the EOS 5D series 10th anniversary article:
 
EOS 5D Mark II
 
  • John Pope on filming "Blood Brother"
  • EOS 5D Mark II On-Camera Tutorials
  • EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update
  • EOS 5D Mark II: Movie Mode Basics
  • EOS 5D Mark II: How to Use Manual Video Exposure
  • Shooter's Insight: EOS 5D Mark II, with Tyler Stableford
  • Shooter's Insight: EOS 5D Mark II, with David Leeson
  • EOS 5D Mark II Shoots House M.D. Season Finale
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: The Last Three Minutes
  • EOS 5D Mark II: The Making of The Last Three Minutes
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: A Portrait
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: A Three Act Play
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: Reverie
  • EOS 5D Mark II Video: Voyage
EOS 5D Mark III
 
  • Multiple-exposure photography with the EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 5D Mark III On-Camera Tutorials
  • Rapid Switching Between AF Point Functions
  • Shooting on-location: How to prep for a multi-camera shoot
  • Utilizing the Multi function Lock Switch in the EOS 5D Mark III
  • In-Camera Culling with the EOS 5D Mark III
  • Adding a Magnification Button location on the EOS-1D C and 5D Mark III with Custom Controls
  • Christian Oth: Wedding Photography with the EOS-1D X and 5D Mark III
  • An overview of the Intelligent Viewfinder Display system in the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III
  • Silent Control during video recording
  • Understanding EOS HD Compression Options
  • EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Update: Clean HDMI Output and AF Improvements Explained
  • Using multiple AF points in the EOS-1D X and 5D Mark III
  • New HD video features in the EOS 5D Mark III
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the EOS 5D Mark III
  • Multiple-exposure shooting with the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X
  • EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III AF Menu System
  • User-friendly AF Adjustment with the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III AF Configuration Tool
EOS 5DS & 5DS R
 
  • Introducing EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
  • From the EOS 5D Mark III to EOS 5DS/5DS R -- What's New
  • Getting the most out of EOS 5DS and 5DS R files
B&H carries the 5D Mark III and has the 5Ds / 5Ds R available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2015 10:40:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,499.00 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This appears to be a grey market item. As such, it would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty. For warranty questions, please contact the seller.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2015 10:26:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B+W 82mm XS-Pro UV Haze MRC-Nano filter
Amazon is featuring the B+W 82mm XS-Pro UV Haze MRC-Nano filter as a Amazon Lightning Deals and is available for $76.99. Compare at $96.00.
 
Features:
 
  • This filter uses our XS-Pro Digital mount which is especially suited for DSLRs with wide angle and zoom lenses. It has a front thread for additional accessories. All XS-Pro Digital mounts are made of brass and are matte black to prevent reflections.
  • MRC Nano has an improved outer (8th) layer over regular MRC. The nanotechnology based characteristic (lotus effect) produces a better beading effect with water making the cleaning of this filter even simpler and faster than ever before.
  • Manufactured from Water-White Schott Glass
For what it's worth, B+W's XS-Pro lineup has become a personal favorite of Bryan's. They feature a ring that's thin enough not to cause noticeable vignetting on most wide-angle lenses yet still thick enough to be compatible with standard lens caps.
Post Date: 5/28/2015 9:08:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon Professional Network:
"Canon Ambassador Richard Walch recently shot a film for Quant cars with the EOS C100 Mark II and EOS 70D DSLRs. He explains to CPN Editor David Corfield the shoot’s unique requirements and why he chose these two cameras to get him the results he required..."
See the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C100 Mark II and EOS 70D cameras.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2015 8:54:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens
Image quality results from a second lens have been added to the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens review page.
 
The results from the first Tamron 28-300 VC we tested were ... not good. The second lens is "clearly" superior to the first and the results from this lens are now shown as the default sample "1". Here is a comparison between the two Tamron 28-300mm VC PZD lenses.
 
Here is an interesting image quality comparison: Tamron 28-300mm VC PZD Lens compared to the Canon 28-300mm L IS Lens.
 
Specifications, measurements and standard product images along with a variety of on-camera imagery are also now available for this lens. Here is an interesting size comparison: Tamron 28-300mm VC PZD Lens vs. Canon 28-300mm L IS Lens.
 
The price differential is nearly as large. B&H has the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens in stock.
Post Date: 5/28/2015 8:46:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lowepro Pro Runner 200 AW Backpack (Pine Green)
For a limited time, B&H has the Lowepro Pro Runner 200 AW Backpack (Pine Green) available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $69.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits D-SLR Camera, 3-4 Lens Kit
  • Weather-resistant 600D Ripstop PU
  • Moisture-Wicking Backpad
  • Hideaway Tripod Mount
  • Padded Inserts / Adjustable Dividers
  • All Weather AW Cover and Rain Flaps
  • SlipLock Attachment Loops
  • Exterior and Interior Pockets
  • Backpack Harness
  • Tuck-away Waist Strap
Post Date: 5/28/2015 7:13:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
For a limited time, B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for Mac and Windows (DVD) available for $62.99 with free shipping. Regularly $92.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Advanced Image Enhancement Tools
  • Additional Quick Edit Effect Variations
  • Integrated Learning Channels
  • Enhanced Direct Social Network Sharing
  • Friendly and Intuitive Editing Interface
  • Blend Facebook Profile and Cover Photos
  • Crop and Composition Tools
  • Black and White Photo Effects
  • Easily Mix and Merge Multiple Images
  • Efficient Tagging and Searching Tools
Post Date: 5/28/2015 6:58:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon USA:
 
One will inspire a short film starring Hutcherson
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2015 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, along with Ron Howard (two-time Academy Award Winner) and Josh Hutcherson (star of "The Hunger Games" franchise), have announced the names of 15 finalists in the Project Imagination: The Trailer contest. The contest, which drew a flood of submissions, encouraged people of all skill levels to turn their photos and video footage into movie trailers with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks.
 
The public is now able to vote through June 10 on the 15 finalists at imagination.usa.canon.com and then Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson will select one winning trailer based on its overall impression, inspiration and imagination. The film is set to go into production this summer and will be written and directed by Kat Candler ("Hellion").
 
"As a veteran filmmaker, I appreciate the value of edge-of-your seat creativity in filmmaking, and that's what Project Imagination: The Trailer is all about," said Howard. "Josh and Kat are the perfect complements to what's sure to be an exhilarating exploration into the inspirational value of trailers."
 
"What's most exciting about this process is that I don't know what to expect," said Hutcherson.
 
"We were thrilled by the number of truly creative trailers that were submitted," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "And, we know that Ron, Josh and Kat will honor the power of everyday moments to inspire something really fascinating."
 
The 15 chosen finalists are:
 
  • JR Poli of North Lauderdale, Fla., with "Everything is Mean"
  • Anna Fuller of Louisville, Ky., with "A Reader and a Writer"
  • Jan Garcia of Union City, Calif., with "The Life and Times"
  • Ben Alagna of Los Angeles, Calif., with "Siren"
  • Ryan McDowell of Campbell, Calif., with "Borderless"
  • Mina Park of Los Angeles, Calif., with "Calling Card"
  • Rachel Bingham of Sandy, Utah, with "Ninja School"
  • Zack Murray of Odessa, Fla., with "Spin"
  • Jonathan Spencer of Charleston, Mass., with "The 18-Hour Proposal"
  • Matt Sconce of Oakhurst, Calif., with "The Hunt"
  • Ryan Lawson of Chicago, Ill., with "Bubbles"
  • Giordan Moore of Springfield, Mass., with "The Clumsy Shoveler"
  • Marc Geiger of Lancaster, Calif., with "Stuck"
  • Mark Mukherjee of Tampa, Fla., with "Tainted Water"
  • Nic Thorson of Sherman Oaks, Calif., with "Project Six"
For the third iteration of Project Imagination, Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy of Freestyle Picture Company are once again producing the film, this time with Josh Hutcherson.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 5/28/2015 6:53:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Celebrates 10-year Anniversary
From Canon:
 
TOKYO, May 28, 2015 — Canon Inc. announced today the celebration this year of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Company’s EOS 5D series of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D enabled advanced-amateur users to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to digital SLR cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame sensor, which, at the time, primarily targeted only professional-level users.
 
At the time of its launch in September 2005, full-frame CMOS sensors were only made available in professional-level models. In addition to being the first advanced-amateur digital SLR camera to incorporate a sensor of this size, the EOS 5D was offered at a competitive price, contributing to the popularization of full-frame-sensor cameras.
 
Furthermore, in November 2008, Canon launched the second-generation model in the series: the EOS 5D Mark II. The camera, which was the first in the EOS series to include a function enabling the capture of Full HD video, facilitated the widespread adoption of digital SLR cameras as a tool for capturing video. The EOS 5D Mark II made big waves in the motion picture and video production industries by delivering the exceptional image quality and impressive subject background blur unique to SLR cameras, while also allowing users to take advantage of Canon’s rich interchangeable EF lens lineup spanning over 64 models, enabling a wide spectrum of imaging expression possibilities.
 
In March 2012, Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark III, featuring dramatic improvements in still-image and video quality as well as enhanced AF precision and a faster maximum continuous shooting speed. Since its launch, the EOS 5D Mark III has garnered high acclaim in the market and, as the Company’s core advanced-amateur digital SLR camera, has come to serve as a driving force for the EOS series.
 
Canon, through the in-house production of all key parts for its EOS series digital cameras, has made possible a highly robust lineup, ensuring that each and every model within the series, including EOS 5D-series models, is equipped with the optimal sensor. To support the diverse needs of users, Canon will further strengthen its entire EOS-series interchangeable-lens camera lineup, including the EOS 5D series, which enjoys the widespread support of professional and advanced-amateur users alike, with the aim of contributing to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture.
 
B&H carries the 5D Mark III and has the 5Ds / 5Ds R available for preorder.
 
Update: Check out the B&H Explora article covering the 10th Anniversary of the 5D series cameras.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/28/2015 6:43:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D4 DSLR Camera available for $2,995.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $5,996.95 for a new Nikon D4s (next model).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/27/2015 12:51:26 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon USA:
 
As Part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, Nikon Will Offer Free Newlywed Portraits Outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau Captured by Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally
 
MELVILLE, NY – On June 4 and June 5, Nikon will bring the Nikon Wedding Truck Studio to New York City Hall (Office of the City Clerk), offering couples getting married the timeless keepsake of amazing images to help commemorate the start of the next chapter in their story together. Nikon is working with famous photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally to convert a truck into a fully functional photo studio, where couples getting married at the Office of the City Clerk that week are invited to get a professional portrait session at no cost.
 
“One of the most memorable and marvelous experiences l have had was capturing the wedding of my friends getting married at City Hall. People of all types were there to announce and share with the world that this was their beloved,” said McNally “Working with Nikon to bring this pop-up studio to life gives us a chance to celebrate this real emotion and provide couples with a stunning set of wedding photos to help remember their special day.”
 
The Nikon Wedding Truck Studio is part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, which inspires people to make their stories stand out through incredible imagery. Nikon will provide participating couples with high-quality portraits to keep and share with friends and family to remember their wedding day. McNally will be shooting with the Nikon D750 DSLR camera, NIKKOR lenses and Nikon Speedlights, giving couples the highest quality images as wedding-day keepsakes.
 
“A wedding is a joyous occasion and deserves to be documented, so that our children and grandchildren can experience the happiness and true emotions of a couple’s special day. High-quality images help to re-tell the story of that day to later generations, as if they were actually there,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “With the help of amazing images captured by Joe McNally, these newlyweds will receive beautiful images that will stand the test of time.”
 
The event will take place on June 4 and June 5 outside of the Office of the City Clerk, near 141 Worth Street in New York City. The portrait sessions will be free of charge, provided on a first come-first serve basis. Couples will leave with their images so that they can be shared with their loved ones.
 
Participating couples must have a valid New York State marriage certificate validating that they were married at City Hall during the week of June 1 to June 5 2015.
 
B&H carries Nikon DSLR camera equipment.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 5/27/2015 12:21:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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