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 Friday, February 24, 2017

 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 2/24/2017 5:36:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,499.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,896.95 new after $100.00 instant savings.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/24/2017 5:30:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From Sony:
 
World’s fastest SD Card for writing speeds up to 299MB/s, for burst mode shooting and 4K video with DSLR
 
Sony has applied years of experience in professional media to expand the current high performance memory card line up with an ultra-fast speed model that will maximise your camera performance. Introducing the world’s fastest SD card, the SF-G series is the perfect accompaniment for your high-performance DSLR or mirrorless camera, offering up to 299MB/s write speeds, contributing to longer high-speed continuous burst mode shooting for high-resolution images with cameras supporting UHS-II.
 
Available in 32GB, 64GB or 128GB storage capacity, this memory card’s blazing-fast write speed also allows for a shorter buffer clearing time, making sure you will never miss those life-changing moments or shots.
 
A Sony developed algorithm prevents loss of speed in data writing even after repeating burst shooting, and contributes to the camera’s speed of burst shooting – this is an SD card you can rely on.
 
Another brilliant feature of this SD card is the ultra-fast read speed of up to 300MB/s. Paired with a memory card reader, the cards can transfer large volumes and file sizes to a computer very quickly, contributing to a more efficient workflow for professionals.
 
“As the continuous shooting of higher-resolution images and adoption of 4K video with DSLR and mirrorless camera increases, the inherent need for larger, faster and more reliable cards becomes apparent. Thanks to the SF-G series, we continue to show our commitment to providing a full range of extremely high performance media devices to professional photographers and enthusiasts, maximising their camera performances” said Romain Rousseau, European Product Marketing Manager.
 
The perfect back-up
 
Sony’s SD products are highly reliable and durable and offer such features as water proofing and anti-static protection which help keep your precious contents safe. But when you are out all day shooting fast with time at a premium, accidental deletion of images can happen. With Sony’s free downloadable File rescue software, you can quickly recover deleted images or videos, including RAW images and 4K XAVC-S video files.
 
MRW-S1, the fastest card reader for SF-G series
 
In conjunction with SF-G series, Sony is introducing a new memory card reader, model MRW-S1, the perfect solution to drastically improve workflow efficiency after shooting by quickly transferring large data from SF-G series SD cards to a PC. This compact card reader offers an in-built SuperSpeed USB (USB3.1 Gen.1) standard A port for cable-free PC connection, so that your files can be copied faster than copying through the SD slot on a PC.
 
The new SF-G series SD cards will be available in stores in March 2017 and the MRW-S1 card reader will be available in stores in April 2017.
Category: Sony News
Post Date: 2/22/2017 1:31:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the DJI YouTube Channel:
 
The only true winter round – a classic Rally Sweden will be characterised by frozen roads lined with snow banks, low temperatures and the iconic Colin's Crest jump. Driven in ice cold Sweden and Norway, WRC's winter festival puts drivers, cars and the DJI crew to the ultimate winter test.
 
Multicopter operations were conducted by professional pilots in coordination with manned aircraft pilots and authorities. Relevant permissions were obtained prior to filming, and filming was conducted in compliance with local regulations. Please always fly responsibly and follow the local regulations.
 
B&H carries DJI drones.
Post Date: 2/22/2017 10:19:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Today only, use coupon code BIGTHANKS at Amazon to receive an $8.62 discount on a purchase of $50.00 or more. The only exclusions appear to be digital content, video games and Amazon Gift Cards.
 
Just in case you're interested, here's the story behind the discount:
Seattle – February 22, 2017 – For the second straight year, Amazon ranked #1 in the annual Harris Corporate Reputation Poll. Amazon has now ranked in the top 10 for nine straight years and this year earned a record-high score of 86.27 for the 18-year survey. The survey, conducted by Harris Poll, surveys more than 23,000 people across the U.S. on six dimensions of corporate reputation–Emotional Appeal, Workplace Environment, Products & Services, Financial Performance, Vision and Leadership, and Social Responsibility–and respondents rated Amazon "excellent" in all six. To thank customers, Amazon is offering a discount today of $8.26 on orders of $50.00 or more. Customers can take advantage of the discount by entering the code BIGTHANKS at checkout.
Terms and Conditions
Today only, get $8.62 off your purchase of $50 or more when you apply promo code BIGTHANKS at checkout. (Actually, we’ll round up from 8.627, so your discount will be $8.63.)
 
  • Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) 2/22/2017.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content, video games, or Amazon Gift Cards.
  • Offer does not apply to orders placed through Alexa, Prime Now, Amazon Restaurants, or any mobile application other than the Amazon Shopping App.
  • Offer limited to one per customer and account.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
  • Taxes, shipping and handling, and gift wrap charges do not apply when determining minimum purchase amount.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to discounted promotional items.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
Post Date: 2/22/2017 7:49:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The snow line usually marks the elevation above which there is snow, often forming snow-capped mountains. On this morning, the snow line was below the mountain top.
 
I had just spent two hours in the tractor cab taking care of snow removal duties and was then able to concentrate on capturing some fresh snow images. My studio overlooks a valley and a small mountain ridge. The snow came with a strong wind from the opposite side of that ridge and above the ground line, the windswept trees remained bare while the lower elevation trees, protected by the mountain, were heavily snow-laden. The snow/no-snow line was strong and I was drawn to the contrast.
 
The mountain was roughly 1,500 yards (1,500m) away and I could see over a mile (1.6 km) of it in width. This meant that the primary interest for me was strongly horizontal. I could photograph using a wide angle focal length and crop the top and bottom off to get just the strong line of bare trees over the snow line, I could capture multiple frames at a longer focal length to later stitch into a panoramic image or I could go with a telephoto focal length and frame tightly. I chose the telephoto lens option and began isolating specific areas of mountain.
 
My lens choice was the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens and mounted it to the being-reviewed Canon EOS M5 via the EF-EOS M Adapter.
 
The storm was clearing and periodically, the sun was shining through breaks in the clouds. The areas of snow in the direct sunlight became especially bright and the partial illumination created additional interest within the already interesting scene. When available, the partially lit portions of the scene were my focus.
 
Often, photographing scenes this far away results in details being strongly affected by heat waves, but on this crisp, clear morning, the M5 behind the 100-400 L II delivered very sharp image quality, even at this distance. Notice that photographing subjects from very long distances always results in a compressed look with less perception of depth (trees farther away appear similarly-sized as closer trees). This attribute can be good or bad depending on the scene, how the composition comes together and the viewer's taste.
 
While the circular polarizer filter was not making a noticeable effect, I had it mounted in case blue sky opened up and I note its use for those questioning the exposure settings.
 
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
182mm  f/5.6  1/500s
ISO 100
6000 x 4000px
Post Date: 2/22/2017 8:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter (review) in stock.
 
Some have [justifiably] complained that RAW transfers are relatively slow while using the W-E1 (especially if using a 5Ds/5Ds R), but I still think this is a very valuable device considering its low cost. I especailly enjoy creating focus stacks using the W-E1 and DSLR Controller app. [Sean]
 
Coffee Beans Focus Stack Using Canon W E1 Wi FI Adapter

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/22/2017 7:33:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 2/26, use coupon code PXHUDSON40 at AdoramaPix to save 40% on premium Hudson Albums.
Post Date: 2/22/2017 6:51:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Update: Congrats to site visitor Jacob for being the first to respond. The promo code has been forwarded. If you were interested in picking up a new Sony a7R II at a significant savings, don't fret! You can still send in an older lens to receive your own $480.00 coupon code from B&H. Combined with the still-live $300.00 instant savings, that gives you a combined savings of $780.00.
 
Original Post:
 
We have one coupon code for $480 Off of a Sony a7R II to give away. This camera already has a $300.00 instant rebate available. Add $480 to that and the savings jumps up to a hefty $780.00!
 
There are only three conditions to qualify for this giveaway:
 
  1. You must be ready to buy the Sony a7R II within 24 hours.
  2. You must use our B&H link to make the purchase.
  3. If you are ready to commit to the first two qualifications, all that is left is to be the first to request this code via email at Info@The-Digital-Picture.com.
Sound simple? It is! We will provide the person who's email is received first the coupon code. We'll also update this post after the coupon code has been redeemed.
 
Not first? Pull out a lens that you are not using (perhaps something very old?) and send it to B&H. Get the details here.
Category: Sony Deals
Post Date: 2/21/2017 9:49:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Select Zeiss lenses have been discounted [rather heavily in some cases] in celebration of Presidents' Day. All of these lenses come with free expedited shipping and 4% Rewards at B&H.
 
Post Date: 2/21/2017 8:45:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
February 21, 2017, Commack, NY - Tamron, a comprehensive manufacturer of optical equipment, has redesigned its corporate logo. The new logo will be progressively rolled out in the U.S. starting February 21, 2017.
 
The Story Behind The Change
 
In September 2015, to coincide with the revamp of its SP series of interchangeable camera lenses that represent the ultimate pursuit of high performance, Tamron embarked on a renewal of its product branding for the domestic and global markets. As part of these activities, Tamron developed a new logotype that would embody the brand in its products, and has since introduced the logo in new models on a sequential basis.
 
Now Tamron has made the decision to progressively roll out use of the logo as its new corporate logo.
 
Design of the New Logo
 
The existing logo has been in use for 39 years since its development in 1978. In the intervening years, Tamron has undergone significant expansion as an extremely unique company through its ability to engage in the integrated manufacture of lenses from development to production. During the same period, Tamron has extended the reach of its business activities in Japan and around the world.
 
The new "TAMRON" logo was designed to present a global perspective while inheriting qualities of the original design. Tamron has developed a fully upper-case logotype and incorporated greater legibility compared with the previous logo, allowing the company name to be identified in a clearer and more understandable way. Moreover, the meticulously designed logo embodies Tamron's recognizable presence as simple and powerful, with renowned reliability and technical prowess.
 
Renewal of the Corporate Website
 
To coincide with changes to the corporate logo, the corporate website has been redesigned to provide customers with the information they need in a more accessible way. The website employs a layout that is easy to view whether from a PC, smartphone or tablet device. Looking ahead, Tamron looks forward to disseminating appropriate information to its customers and stakeholders through the new corporate website.
 
B&H carries Tamron lenses.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 2/21/2017 8:27:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak Backpack for Quadcopter available for $119.75 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.75.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Hold DJI Phantom 4 / 3DR Solo or Similar
  • Hold Spare Batteries and Charger
  • Hold Transmitter and Range Extender
  • Hold 15" Laptop and 7" Monitor
  • Hold GoPro-Sized Action Camera
  • Hold Miscellaneous Accessories
  • Hold 32 oz Water Bottle
  • Handles on Three Sides
  • Contoured, Adjustable Harness
  • Durable Water-Repellant (DWR) Coating
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Vello Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter available for $149.00 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera
  • Full-Frame Lenses to APS-C Format Camera
  • Increases Aperture by 1 f/Stop
  • Increases Angle of View by 0.71x
  • Enables Autofocus and Auto Exposure
  • Retains Image Stabilization Functions
  • Control Aperture from Camera Body
  • Transfers Exif Data to Camera
  • Removable Tripod Foot and 1/4"-20 Socket
  • Matte Black Interior; Metal Construction
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/21/2017 5:37:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
February 21, 2017 – Sigma Corporation today announced its brand new Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses to be introduced at the 2017 CP+ Camera + Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo, Japan.
 
  • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art - World’s first F1.8, ultra-wide, full-frame prime lens designed for high resolution cameras; ideal for shooting architecture, astrophotography, documentary and landscapes.
  • 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art – Formidable telephoto prime with high-speed aperture; ideal for shooting weddings, concerts, events and studio/location portraiture.
  • 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art – Fast, constant-aperture zoom workhorse upgraded to the exacting standards of the high performance Sigma Art series.
  • 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary - Highly versatile, lightweight and compact super zoom touting strong IQ and image stabilization.
Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art
 
Debuting the world’s first 1.8 wide-angle lens, the 14mm F1.8 Art incorporates the same groundbreaking aspherical element as Sigma’s critically acclaimed 12-24mm F4 Art. Boasting outstanding image quality from center to edge, the 14mm F1.8 Art features the largest glass mold (80mm) in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide prime with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Three lens elements are made with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to calcium fluorite in performance, and four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, which reduce chromatic aberration. In addition to the great IQ from edge to edge, the new 14mm F1.8 offers a superfast and efficient AF system.
 
With a minimum focus distance of 10.6 inches at 14mm, photographers can compose incredible close-up shots with expansive backgrounds.
 
The all new Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm. Pricing and availability for the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens will be announced later.
 
Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art
 
Boasting outstanding sharpness and great IQ from edge to edge, the 135mm F1.8 Art lens enters the market as Sigma’s new premiere mid-range telephoto prime lens. Ideal for events such as concerts, indoor sports, conferences and press events, the 1.8 F-stop delivers greater “shallow depth of field” and isolation of subjects. The outstanding compression effect makes it equally as powerful for up-close and full-length portraits. Its new large hyper sonic motor (HSM) provides ample torque to the focus group for optimal speed while the acceleration sensor detects the position of the lens for compensation focus groups for factors including gravity, producing faster and more responsive AF. Equipped with a focus limiter, the 135mm F1.8 Art can be easily optimized for a variety of distances and situations.
 
The all-new Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm. Pricing and availability for the Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art lens will be announced later.
 
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art
 
Featuring a brand new OS and highly efficient and fast AF system, the revamped 24-70mm F2.8 Art embodies all the technical qualities and finesse that define the high-performance Sigma Global Vision Art series. Covering a wide range of shooting scenarios, the 24-70mm workhorse DNA includes three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The 24-70mm F2.8 Art aspherical elements use Sigma’s groundbreaking thicker center glass design and highly precise polishing process, delivering stunning images and bokeh effects. The lens’ purpose-built structure boasts a new metal barrel for optimal durability with TSC composite internal moving components designed to resist thermal contraction and expansion.
 
The newly revamped Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm. Pricing and availability for the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens will be announced later.
 
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary
 
Boasting outstanding reach and performance value, the new 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary telephoto zoom lens offers great IQ and usability with its lightweight, compact, dust- and splash-proof design. Equipped with the newly released Sigma OS and AF, the lens provides exceptional performance at lower shutter speeds. Highly versatile, the 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary also features Sigma’s unique macro function (1:3.8 ratio) for perfecting close-ups and distance shots, and push/pull focal zooming for ease of use.
 
The all-new Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm. Pricing and availability for the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary lens will be announced later.
Post Date: 2/21/2017 5:18:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 20, 2017

 
From the DJI YouTube Channel:
 
Meet French aerial-wedding photographer Helene Havard, who works in Tahiti, French Polynesia. When Helene first arrived on the island, she quickly discovered a thriving yet highly competitive photography industry. In order to distinguish herself and her work to get noticed, she started to shoot from above. Watch how Helene reimagines the art of wedding photography with her own inimitable signature style.
 
B&H carries DJI drones.
Post Date: 2/20/2017 2:23:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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