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 Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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AdoramaPix is having a 20x20 Wall Art Sale where you can save 30% on 20x20 poster, acrylic, metal or canvas prints using special promotion codes.
 
Promo Codes

MediumCode
PosterPX2020PS
AcrylicPX2020AC
MetalPX2020MT
CanvasPX2020CN

Post Date: 7/29/2014 7:43:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 28, 2014
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
B&H has receive limited stock of the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera. Don't wait to Add to Cart if this item has been on your Wish List.
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Post Date: 7/28/2014 3:44:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Overton County Fair 2014
Now is the time that the annual fair rolls into towns across in middle Tennessee. This year I finally remembered to bring my camera and tripod.
 
The beautiful array of colorful lights combined with the predictable motion of the rides creates the perfect opportunity for a long exposure. Here are a few tips:

  • Pack your widest focal length lenses and a tripod.
  • Arrive at the fair well before sunset. Scout out the midway and find the optimal spots for shooting your images.
  • The best opportunity for capturing images will come moments after sunset where the ambient light level and the amusement ride lights are well balanced. Have your gear set up for your first shot as the sun is dropping below the horizon.
  • Work fast. You may only get about 15 -25 minutes of optimal working time if hoping to capture detail in the sky.
  • Although somewhat counter-intuitive for low-light photography, use a narrow aperture and a low ISO allowing for the use of a relatively long shutter speed. The long shutter speed will allow the ride lights to blend together and will also allow people moving directly in front of your camera not to be recognizably recorded.

EXIF for the image above this article:
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
f/16, 3.2 sec, ISO 50
 
Post processed with Photoshop CC.

Post Date: 7/28/2014 8:07:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Fracture Logo
From FractureMe.com:
 
A unique opportunity to save on your next Fracture order.
 
Lots of companies have Christmas in July sales. Not us. We think of ourselves as "the rest of us" so indeed, we must have Festivus.
 
Saving During Our Festivus Sale is Easy
 
You choose a voucher amount that makes sense for you. You have 3 choices:

  • $75 voucher for only $50
  • $150 voucher for only $100
  • $300 voucher for only $200

For the next three months that voucher is worth 50% more than the price you paid for it (must use voucher by October 31st). After October 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST, voucher values roll back to your purchase price.
 
This is the perfect time to ensure big savings when you print those amazing summer, graduation or back-to-school photos.
 
Get your voucher at FractureMe.com.

Post Date: 7/28/2014 7:11:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens
Through July 31, use promo code 1SGMAJUL99 at Adorama to receive instant savings (up to $130.00) on select Sigma lenses.
 
Select Sigma Lenses with Promo Savings

LensReg. PriceCoupon
Price
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (review)$969.00$850.00
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO OS HSM (review)$869.00$739.00
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM (review)$399.99$350.00

Post Date: 7/27/2014 11:47:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 25, 2014
CanvasPeople Logo
CanvasPeople is having a "Christmas in July" sale with 80% off all canvas prints.
 
Large canvas prints are a great way to fill blanks spaces on your walls. I have a 20x30 CanvasPeople print in my living room proudly displaying one of my favorite shots. [Sean]
 
Canvas Print Sale Prices

SizeStandard
Wrap
Thick
Wrap
8x10$9.80 -
11x11$13.80 -
11x14$14.00 $18.00
16x16$16.60 -
9x27$17.40 -
16x20$18.20 $22.80
18x24$21.00 $25.00
20x30$25.80 -
24x36-$27.80
20x48-$28.80

Post Date: 7/25/2014 1:10:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Cactus V6 Radio Transceiver
The Cactus V6 Radio Transceiver is now available in the Amazon Marketplace (via Adorama Camera).
 
Key Features

  • Wireless Manual Power Control to a list of current and previous Canon, Pentax, and Nikon compatible flashes.
  • Flash profiles are included for some of the most popular flashes on the market. More can be added later via updates.
  • Full manipulation of power levels to 1/10, 1/3, 1/2 EV stops.
  • LoPower Mode fires flash for extremely short duration of time.
  • Absolute Power Mode benchmarks power output of different flash models to same light intensity.
  • TTL pass-through with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax and Fujifilm viaone single unit.
  • Built-in Optical Trigger enabling pre-flash triggering.
  • Group Control up to 4 groups
  • Relay Mode triggers camera shutter and flash in sync
  • Delay Timer configurable from 1ms to 10 seconds
  • Mini-USB port for optional power supply and firmware update
  • Flash Profiles:** Yes you can mix brands and types in one setup*
  • Pentax Profiles: Cactus AF 45P, AF 50P Metz 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 58AF-2, Pentax AF360FGZ, AF540FGZ
  • Canon Profiles: Canon: 320EX, 430EX, 540EZ, 580EX2, 600EX Cactus: AF 45C, AF 50CMetz: 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 52AF-1, 58AF-1, 58AF-2, Nisson Di866, MG8000, Godox 860c, Sigma EF-500, Youngnuo 568EX2 (568EX works also)
  • Nikon i-TTL Profiles: Nikon :SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB900, SB910, Cactus: AF-45N AF-50N, Metz: 36AF-5, 44AF-1, 50AF-1, 58AF-2, Nisson: Di700, Di866, Sigma: EF530
  • Nikon A-TTL Profiles: Nikon: SB-24, SB28

Sean's Note: This is probably one of the most exciting – and economical – flash triggering products that I've ever seen. If I were just getting into off-camera, manually controlled flash right now, this would likely be the device I'd invest in.

Post Date: 7/25/2014 10:06:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens (review) available for $714.00. Compare at $799.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 7/25/2014 6:55:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 24, 2014
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D610 DSLR Camera available for $1,474.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,896.95 new.
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Post Date: 7/24/2014 3:00:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens
eBay (via BestStopDeals) has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens available for $159.99 with free shipping. Compare at $196.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/24/2014 2:55:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250 Backpack (Black)
B&H has the Lowepro CompuDay Photo 250 Backpack available for $49.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $84.95.
Post Date: 7/24/2014 1:30:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lexar 64GB S73 JumpDrive USB 3.0 Flash Drive
B&H has a Lexar 64GB S73 JumpDrive USB 3.0 (2-Pack) available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.90.
Post Date: 7/24/2014 1:24:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
AdoramaPix
Use promo code PXBELIEVE at AdoramaPix to get an 8x8 Photo Book for $8.99. Regularly $22.80.
Post Date: 7/24/2014 1:16:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
DigitalRev has the Nikon D4s DSLR Camera available for $5,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $6,496.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/24/2014 12:13:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013
B&H has the Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 [Product Key] available for $151.99. Regularly $189.95.
 
Includes:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Outlook

Post Date: 7/24/2014 11:58:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
I Dropped My Canon 5D Mark III into the Caribbean Sea
That's right. I dropped my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with an EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens attached into the Caribbean Sea. Fortunately, it was in an Ewa-Marine U-B 100 Underwater Housing.
 
As I have mentioned, my landscape photography plans did not work out as well as planned on my recent St John, USVI photo trip, but I had a backup plan. St John has some of the world's best snorkeling locations, and as I am sure that you are aware of by now, I have a problem with seeing something amazing and not being able to capture it photographically. The Ewa-Marine underwater housing is a very cost-effective way to make high quality underwater photography possible using your existing DSLR kit. The UB-100 model fits most DSLR cameras and small to medium-sized lenses with 77mm or 82mm filter threads.
 
Underwater snorkeling photography is both physically demanding and skill-challenging. I have never deleted as many bad pictures as I did on this trip, but I have no regrets and look forward to the next opportunity to shoot underwater as it is great fun and also rewarding.
 
Imagine swimming through a school of little fish so thick that you can't clearly see beyond several feet (with motion sickness becoming a real issue) – until a 3-4' (1m) tarpon shows up, clearing a path around it. As the fish appears, you dive down to attempt a level perspective and attempt to get good framing as the huge fish passes close by. Occasionally, you get it right and have a unique image to add to your portfolio.
 
Watch for an upcoming review of the Ewa-Marine U-B 100 Underwater Housing along with underwater snorkeling photography tips.
 
This housing has been difficult to find in stock, but it is available right now at B&H.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
22mm  f/11.0  1/500s  ISO 1600  5760 x 3840px
Post Date: 7/24/2014 10:48:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
RODE NT-USB Microphone
From RODE:
 
RØDE is excited to announce its newest microphone, the NT-USB -- a studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface. The NT-USB is fully compatible with MacOS, Windows and iPad.
 

 
While RØDE’s Podcaster USB microphone was released in 2007, its primary focus is to provide broadcast-quality voice recording, with its end-address configuration. The NT-USB on the other hand is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over.
 
The microphone is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit.
 
The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows users to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.
 
A premium pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positioning the filter the ideal distance from the capsule to minimise plosives (hard ‘B’, ‘T’ or ‘P’ sounds that produce a harsh sound) during singing or speech. Also provided is a high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8” thread, desktop tripod stand that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone when not in use.
 
The NT-USB is supplied with an extended 24 month warranty, which is free of charge to customers that register their microphone.
 
B&H has the Rode NT-USB USB Microphone available for preorder.
Category: RODE News
Post Date: 7/24/2014 7:16:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens available for $1,550.53 with free shipping. Compare at $1,886.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/23/2014 10:57:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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