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 Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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From Nikon:
 
Updates included with 1.1.0
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions:
 
  • Support for the D5500, COOLPIX S3700, S2900, L32 and L31 has been added.
  • When Capture NX-D is used to edit files that were once edited with Capture NX 2, additional adjustment of editing performed with Capture NX 2 is now possible.
  • However, only items in the Develop section of the Capture NX 2 Edit List can be adjusted with Capture NX-D. In addition, images that have been edited using Color Efex Pro may be edited after settings are reverted to their original values.
  • A PF Flare Control item has been added to the Camera and Lens Corrections palette.
  • This item can be used to reduce flare (ring flare, circular flare, etc.) caused by bright light sources in images captured with compatible lenses.
  • A Revert to Last Saved State option has been added to the Adjust menu.
  • This option resets adjustments applied with Capture NX-D.
  • A Launch Camera Control Pro 2 option has been added to the Tool menu.
The following issues have been resolved.
 
  • When images to which Distortion Control has been applied are opened, edges were fringed with color.
  • When Noise Reduction was applied, the application would quit unexpectedly.
  • When a RAW image captured with a camera that does not support the Picture Control system (D2XS, D2X, D2HS, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70S, D70, D60, D40X, D40) was displayed, the icon indicating that the image had been edited was displayed, even if the image had not actually been edited.
  • When Quick Adjust was applied to RAW images captured at a Picture Control setting of Neutral, Flat, or Monochrome, and for which Recorded Value was selected in the Picture Control palette, the Quick Adjust value reverted back to "0.00" when the images were again displayed in Capture NX-D after the application was once closed and then launched again.
  • A Noise Reduction setting of Better Quality 2013 could be selected for JPEG and TIFF images.
Additional modifications to the Windows version
The following issues have been resolved.
 
  • Multiple images in the My Pictures folder could not be selected to copy or move under Windows 7 or an earlier operating system.
  • When files were saved with different file names using the Convert Files function, the new file names were not accurately reflected.
Additional modifications to the Macintosh version
 
  • Support for OS X version 10.10.1 has neen added.
  • OS X version 10.7.5 is no longer supported.
Download Nikon Capture NX-D 1.1.0
Post Date: 1/27/2015 2:37:23 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens (review) available for $699.99 with free shipping. Compare at $799.99 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 1/27/2015 1:50:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
Canon rebates are scheduled to end soon – January 31, to be exact. Be sure to taked advantage of the rebates while you still can!
 
The following Canon DSLRs qualify for a mail-in rebate when purchased alone or in a standard lens kit:
 
The following Canon DSLRs qualify for special lens combination rebate of $250.00 when purchased with the EF 70–300mm f/4–5.6 IS USM:
 
The following Canon DSLRs qualify for a $300.00 mail-in rebate when purchased with the PIXMA PRO-100 printer:
 

Full Canon Rebate Table (some camera rebates require qualifying lens purchases)
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 1D X Buy$800.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$250.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$250.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS 7D Buy$250.00 - $600.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS 60D Buy$250.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$50.00 - $150.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$140.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$80.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy$20.00
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens Buy$30.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$30.00
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/27/2015 11:18:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 6D + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM available for $1,749.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,099.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not techically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 1/27/2015 10:53:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens
Post Date: 1/27/2015 10:37:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Refurbished Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
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Post Date: 1/27/2015 10:06:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through Jan 31, use coupon code BLDOW at BorrowLenses to get 25% off your rental of the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM II Lens (review).
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Post Date: 1/27/2015 9:03:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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ESPN Films has created a great documentary about one of photography's most exclusive clubs – those photographers that have photographed every Super Bowl. The film features John Biever, Walter Iooss, Mickey Palmer and Tony Tomsic as they recount their experiences and most memorable moments as history unfolded before their eyes year after year.
 

 
If you enjoy sports and photography, don't miss seeing this film. For DirectTV subscribers, set your DVR for Channel 209 (ESPN2HD) Thu, 1/29, 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET.
Category: ESPN News
Post Date: 1/27/2015 8:15:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Nikon Ambassador Andrew Hancock talks about the fundamentals of sports photography and how to capture sharp images in the low light of an indoor gymnasium.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D4s and the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.
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Post Date: 1/27/2015 7:55:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PNY Elite Performance 256GB High Speed Class 10 SDXC Memory Card
Amazon has the PNY Elite Performance 256GB High Speed Class 10 SDXC Memory Card available for $89.99. Compare at $109.95.
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera (review) available for $859.99 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and technically not eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 1/27/2015 6:33:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 26, 2015
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop - 99.4% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,299.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 1/26/2015 12:59:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $644.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 1/26/2015 12:55:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm VR II Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has a Refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm VR II Lens and Adobe Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95 without Adobe Lightroom software.
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Post Date: 1/26/2015 11:57:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Hot Deal: eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $2,699.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Thyme with Frost Macro
Lingering bitter cold with grey overcast skies can really put a damper on photographic aspirations (especially if you enjoy shooting lush, vivid landscapes). The solution? Try shooting macros!
 
If you can stand the cold, then there are lots of wonderful outdoor subjects that are likely very close by and just begging to have your camera pointed at them – icicles, frost and snowflakes, just to name a few. The image at the top of this post is from an herb garden on my front porch.
 
Black Peppercorns Macro
 
If you'd rather avoid the cold entirely, setting up a small indoor macro studio doesn't require much space. In fact, you could easily use your dining room table or similar [even smaller] surface. And there are tons of things in your home that would work well as macro subjects – spices (like sea salt, peppercorns, etc.), toys and flowers are only a few examples. And as Bryan has noted before, buying flowers will likely make your wife or significant other very happy. By the way, an off-camera flash paired with a small softbox makes an excellent tool for macro photography.
 
Dollar Coins Macro
 
Want a real challenge? Try your hand at shooting jewelry. With gemstones and curved, metallic, mirrored surfaces, jewelry can be an especially challenging subject to illuminate attractively (Hint: using several well-placed white (or other colored) reflectors can help accentuate jewelry's appearance).
 
Want to take your macros a step further? Try focus stacking (my technique can be found midway down the post).
 
Recommended Gear
 
  • DSLR Camera – Just about any modern DSLR will work just fine. One feature that can be especially useful for macro photography is 10x Live View as it can really help you achieve critical focus when your depth of field is very small.
  • Macro Lens (or Extension Tubes at the very least) – Check out Bryan's Canon Macro Lens Recommendations to figure out which macro lens is right for you (if you don't already have one). If you're on a tight budget, or you'd like to expand your macro capabilities, you might want to try using extension tubes to increase the magnification of your current lens collection (we recommend the budget-conscious Kenko extension tubes).
  • Tripod – A good, solid support system is essential for many types of macro shooting. A tripod will allow you to use longer shutter speeds while maintaining a sharp image. It will also allow you to lock down your framing of static subjects so that you can achieve the ideal composition.
  • Flash and Small Softbox (optional) – It's true that with a stable platform you can capture [static] macro images with just about any light source. However, a flash with a small softbox will open up many creative possibilities while also allowing for faster and easier image capture.
Shooting macros can be a fun and fulfilling activity when other types of photography are less enjoyable or satisfying. So be creative and have fun with small, everyday things!
Post Date: 1/26/2015 8:24:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Review.
 
This is one of my favorite portrait lenses. The look that this lens can deliver is very unique (in a good way). The 7D II's high density sensor is showing the limits of this lens' wide open capabilities.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 1/26/2015 8:32:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Oben CT-3431 Carbon Tripod With BE-108T Ball Head
For today only, B&H has the Oben CT-3431 Carbon Tripod With BE-108T Ball Head available for $179.95 with free shipping. Regularly $399.95.
Post Date: 1/26/2015 6:59:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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