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 Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The weather on much of this day in Banff National Park ranged from poor to terrible (including wind and strong thunderstorms). I knew that, if the rain at least mostly stopped, this was the perfect time to visit Johnston Canyon. The ground would be wet and colors would appear very saturated with a circular polarizer filter cutting reflections. The lighting would be void of hard shadows and ... would (somewhat) reach into this cave.
 
Johnston Canyon is typically packed during the short summer tourist season, but a late-in-the-day arrival timed just after a heavy thunderstorm (waited in the SUV for it to pass) meant that the trail nearly void of people. Also of course, few people venture down the steep, slippery (at least when wet) slope to this cave and very unique land formation at the bottom of the canyon. A downside of the late day start meant that I had to run most of the trail, stopping only long enough to grab the occasional photo.
 
My initial plan (if I could find the cave in the first place) was to include the top of the interesting chunk of land in the frame, but that view included a bit of sky in the background. I went ahead and captured that set of images, but was undecided about the extreme difference in brightness the sky created. To eliminate the sky from the frame, I moved back/up into the large but shallow cave until the top of the cave blocked the sky.
 
As I find so often to be the case, the Canon EOS 5Ds R and the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens were the perfect combination for this landscape situation.
 
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Post Date: 8/31/2016 9:12:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
Nikon D500 Firmware v.1.10
 
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.02 to 1.10:
 
  • Added support for the iOS version of SnapBridge.
  • Changed some help text.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Images would not display correctly if playback zoom was used during image review.
    • The focus point display would not light if the shutter-release button was pressed halfway after the standby timer had expired.
    • The camera would stop responding if a command dial was used in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU > f Controls > f1 Custom control assignment > Movie record button + menu.
    • If an option other than Off was selected for Active D-Lighting in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU, pictures taken with an optional flash unit in auto aperture (AA), non-TTL auto (A), or distance-priority manual (GN) flash mode would be underexposed.
Download Nikon D500 Firmware v.1.10
 


Nikon D3400 Firmware v.1.10
 
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10:
 
  • Added support for the iOS version of SnapBridge.
Download: Nikon D3400 Firmware v.1.10
 
B&H carries the Nikon D500 and has the D3400 DSLR available for preorder.
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Post Date: 8/31/2016 5:22:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Want a blast from the past? The Boston Public Library has uploaded thousands of old photos and postcards to its Flickr photostream with albums featuring:
 
  • Accidents: Aviation
  • Accidents: Miscellaneous
  • Accidents: Train & Trolley
  • Aerial Photographs
  • Animals: Farm & Domestic
  • Aviation: Charles Lindbergh
  • Alabama Postcards
  • Alaska Postcards
  • Arizona Postcards
  • Arkansas Postcards
Those are just some of the interesting albums I found before getting to the albums starting with "b." Have fun killing an afternoon perusing the seemingly endless supply of interesting images.
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 10:25:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
My pre-trip research placed Peyto Lake, along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, high on my to-photograph list. With a strong glacial flour flow in the summer, this lake takes on an amazing turquoise color, with Caldron Peak and Mt Patterson providing exclamation marks behind it.
 
To get the high sun position required to light up the lake color, a late morning or early afternoon-timed shoot was determined to be best. Of course, summer is the peak tourist season for this location and tourists come here in droves (and buses) ... and this time of day seems to be best for many non-photographers as well.
 
Combine this common timing with a relatively small viewing area at Bow Summit and, even though a hike is required, the place was packed. Upon working my way to the front corner of the platform, I took some photos but soon determined that somewhere below deck would work better. Even down there was challenging with people sometimes walking up and sitting right in front of the camera. Patience paid off when a thunderstorm rolled in and created some great drama in the sky and contrast on the lake. No, even the approaching thunderstorm did not chase the crowds away, but patience and my position worked out for the capture of an image that I was happy with. Then, I ran back to the safety of the SUV.
 
The Canon EOS 5Ds R and the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens were the perfect combination for this location. The Gitzo GT1542T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod (now GT1545T) and Acratech GP-s Ball Head were my choice for their light weight, small size and rigid support. As usual for middle-of-the-day landscape photography, I was using a circular polarizer filter for this capture.
 
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 8:22:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the AXRTEC AXR-A-1040DV Daylight LED Light available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $749.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Remote with 164' Range
  • 1040 LEDs with CRI of >95
  • Color Temperature: 5600K
  • Beam Angle: 45°
  • Dimming from 10-100%
  • Physical Dials; Aluminum Chassis
  • DMX512 Support via RJ45 Input & Output
  • V-Mount Battery Plate & AC Adapter
  • RJ45 to 5-Pin XLR DMX Adapter
  • Diffusion Panel; Barndoors; Soft Case
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 6:03:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Joe McNally YouTube Channel:
 
Big Lights, Big City! A behind-the-scenes video (shot with Nikon’s D5) about creating a photo portfolio for a beautiful young dancer who just arrived in NYC. Follow Joe as he uses two new additions in Nikon’s line up, the D500 camera and the SB-5000 Speedlight, as he photographs this dynamic subject around town, in the studio and on stage.
 
B&H carries the following gear used for the video:
 
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 5:44:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Benro Series 1 iStudio Aluminum Tripod with IH2 Ball Head available for $74.95 with free shipping. Regularly $149.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Max Height: 62.8"
  • Min Height: 15.4"
  • Folded Length: 24"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3.7 lb
  • One Leg Converts to a Monopod
  • Arca-Type Compatible QR Plate
  • Foam Grip on Tripod Leg
  • Carrying Case
Note: The same tripod with a 3-way pan/tilt head is also discounted.
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 5:17:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 29, 2016
The Canon Professional Network** has published an article featuring fashion and beauty photographer John Swannell. It it, Swannell recounts a story of a bag he purchased from a thrift store for a couple of pounds.
We pause to reflect on Helmut Newton, an abrasive character to many, but to Swannell a bit of a diamond in the rough. “I once spent four days with Helmut on a shoot in the south of France and he took a shine to my camera bag.”
 
“I’d found the bag in a charity shop in London for a couple of quid and really loved it because it had lots of pockets. But Helmut wanted it and wouldn’t take no for an answer. He kept on offering me money for it during the shoot and went up to $500 and still I wouldn’t sell it to him.”
 
Swannell laughs at the recollection: “This made him really grumpy with me and on the last day, as we were walking across the tarmac to board the aircraft, he turned round to me and said ‘there must be something of mine you want, I have to have that bag!’ so I replied ‘OK, sign me a print from the cover of your book White Women’ and you can have it. He said ‘you must be mad, that’s about $3000!’
 
“He was so mean, was Newton, and wouldn’t have it. But I held my ground and said that was the price of the bag. And then suddenly, in front of everybody, he took my bag off me and tipped all my stuff onto the tarmac, and marched off with it. I turned to his wife Alice [Springs] and said ‘you are my witness!’ And a few days later, a signed print arrived. Ten years later I sold that print for £32,000. So that old bag wasn’t a bad investment...”
From Canon Professional Network.
 
** Because the gallery showcase images featured in this article contain nudity, we have chosen not to link directly to the article.
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Post Date: 8/29/2016 8:51:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight, use coupon code AUGUST50 at CanvasOnDemand.com to get 50% off your entire purchase (excludes shipping).
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Post Date: 8/29/2016 8:30:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, August 28, 2016
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurb. Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Compare new at $1,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is a refurbished item from an authorized Nikon dealer and comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 8/28/2016 4:48:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 26, 2016
B&H has the Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Messenger Bag available for $59.75 with free shipping. Regularly $164.75.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 Attached
  • Holds 2-4 Lenses / Holds 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Separate Padded 15" Laptop Compartment
  • Sound Silencer Front Flap / Front Buckle
  • Removable Main Insert
  • Front Zippered Accessory Pocket
  • Expandable Front Pocket
  • Business Card Under Front Flap
  • Non-Slip Shoulder Strap/Top Grab Handle
  • Rain Cover
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 5:40:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 24, 2016
From Digital Imaging Reporter:
 
August 23, 2016—Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto Distribution Inc., Lino Manfrotto +Co S.p.A., Mamiya America Corporation (MAC Group) and Benro Precision Industrial Co., Ltd., announced that they have resolved Manfrotto’s patent infringement lawsuit.
 
The lawsuit had been pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
 
Manfrotto and Lino Manfrotto had sued both MAC Group and Benro. They contended that Benro’s GoClassic and GoTravel tripods infringe Manfrotto’s U.S. Patent No. 6,164,843. That patent is for a photographic tripod providing support in various axes.
 
Consequently, MAC Group and Benro denied that their tripod products infringe the patent. Additionally, they countered that the Manfrotto patent was itself invalid.
 
Manfrotto is dismissing the litigation with prejudice. As a result, Benro and MAC Group have agreed not to import or sell the accused product in the United States until the expiration of the ’843 patent. The patent will expire on November 12, 2018. The terms of the settlement are otherwise confidential.
 
B&H carries Manfrotto and Benro tripods.
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Post Date: 8/24/2016 2:04:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the SKB iSeries 3i-19148DSLR Pro DSLR Waterproof Case available for $179.99 with free shipping. Regularly $279.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 2 DSLR Bodies, Lenses, Accessories
  • Removable, Adjustable Foam Sections
  • Patented Trigger-Release Latch System
  • Waterproof, Airtight, Submersible Design
  • Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
  • Locking Loops For Added Protection
  • Rubber Over-Molded Grip Handle
  • Pull Out Handle & Wheels
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Post Date: 8/24/2016 6:49:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Tamron has filed a patent for a 115mm f/1.4 VC lens.
 
This would be a very interesting portrait lens if it ever came to fruition.
 
Patent Details
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-151661
  • Published 2016.8.22
  • Submitted 2015.2.17
  • Focal length =113.000
  • F-number = 1.456
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Post Date: 8/24/2016 6:35:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has Miops Camera Triggers available with a $70.00 discount and free shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Trigger Camera and/or Flash
  • Lightning, Laser, & Sound Trigger Modes
  • Smartphone App / Bluetooth Compatible
  • Time Lapse Function
  • HDR Function
  • External Port
  • Adjustable Sensitivity
  • Color LCD Screen
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
The Miops camera trigger has become an important part of my kit. With the ability to trigger the camera via light (lightning, laser) and sound (bottles breaking, balloons popping), the creative possiblities are endless. [Sean]
 
River Street Lightning Bolt Miops Trigger

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Post Date: 8/24/2016 5:57:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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