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 Friday, December 9, 2016
B&H has the Tenba Photo/Laptop Messenger Bag (Mini, Burnt Orange) available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $93.95.
 
Note: The Plum Purple version of this bag is also discounted.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits D-SLR Camera 2-3 Lens Kit
  • Holds iPad or Up to 13" MacBook Pro
  • 1000 Denier Nylon Exterior
  • Two Padded Compartments
  • Many Pockets
  • Padded Carry Handle
  • Removable Shoulder Strap
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/9/2016 6:04:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Pelican 1510 Carry On Case with Dividers available for $149.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $189.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra High Impact Copolymer
  • 11-Piece Divider Set is Included
  • ABS Double Throw Latches
  • Built-in Purge Valve
  • Front Large Folding Haul Handle
  • Large Side Folding Haul Handles
  • Retractable Extension Handle
  • Polyurethane Wheels with SS Bearings
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/9/2016 5:50:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap available for $58.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $73.95.
 
This is my absolute favorite camera strap. I highly recommend it. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds SLR Camera with Lens Attached
  • Worn Under Right Arm
  • Under Arm Safety Tether
  • 1/4"-20 Fastener
  • Ballistic Nylon with Cordura Nylon
  • 1.0" Nylon Webbing
  • Lockstar Carabiner Protector Included
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/9/2016 5:46:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Pelican 1535WD Air Wheeled Carry-On Case with Padded Dividers available for $229.95 with free shipping. Regularly $288.75.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Up to 40% lighter than other polymer cases
  • Super-light Proprietary HPX2 Polymer
  • Honeycomb structural elements that are actually stronger than solid polymer
  • Maximum airline carry-on size
  • Quiet rolling stainless-steel bearing wheels
  • Extending trolley handle
  • Padded Dividers
  • With Wheels
Through 4:00pm Eastern Time today, B&H has the Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders (Black) available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits DSLR/Lens/Camera Shoe-mounted Flash
  • Protects DSLR from Rain, Dust, Mud
  • See-Through Portal for LCD Screen/Finder
  • Full Access to DSLR Controls/Viewfinder
  • Can Be Used with Lens Hood
  • Zipper Closure
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Water-Resistant Nylon Outer Shell
  • Fleece Lined for Scratch Protection
  • Drawstring, Storage Pouch Included
From Nikon:
 
KeyMission 170 Firmware v.1.1
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.0 to 1.1
 
  • Fixed an issue that in rare cases caused the camera to display a message stating that certain memory cards could not be used.
  • Fixed as issue that in rare cases caused the camera to stop responding when HDMI cables were connected or disconnected.
Download: KeyMission 170 Firmware v.1.1
 


KeyMission 360 Firmware v.1.1
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.0 to 1.1
 
  • Added support for iOS 10. Users of iOS 10 will also need to upgrade the SnapBridge 360/170 app to the latest version, which supports iOS 10.
  • Improved connectivity when pairing with the SnapBridge 360/170 app.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in spherical 360° images not displaying as spherical 360° images when uploaded to Facebook.
  • Files recorded using Loop recording are now divided into a maximum of 6 parts rather than 5.
Download: KeyMission 360 Firmware v.1.1
 
B&H carries Nikon Keymission action cams.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/9/2016 5:29:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 8, 2016
Want the ultimate digital photo frame? Or possibly just a TV upgrade for the upcoming Super Bowl? Then this deal might be for you.
 
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Samsung JU7100 Series 65" Class 4K Smart LED TV available for $1,199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $2,999.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 LED Panel
  • Clear Motion Rate (CMR) 240
  • Contrast Enhancer Technology
  • UHD Dimming and Upscaling
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Screen Mirroring
  • Access Samsung Smart Hub & Apps
  • 4 x HDMI / 3 x USB
  • Built-In Quad-Core Processor
  • 3D-Ready with Optional 3D Glasses
  • Includes One Connect Mini & Smart Remote
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 6:36:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom CC 2015.8
 
Introducing Reference View
 
Reference View is a new view mode available in the Develop Module that allows you to compare 2 different images in order to make them visually consistent. This is helpful when making a group of images from a single event look similar or setting the white balance appropriately in mixed lighting conditions.
 
To get started,
 
  1. Go to the Develop Module
  2. Click on Reference View. Its on the Toolbar, and you may need to show the Toolbar if hidden
  3. Drag and Drop your Reference Photo onto the left pane. You can change your Reference Photo by either dragging a different image onto the left pane or using the “Set as Reference Photo” context menu in the Library Module.
  4. Edit the active photo. Use the Reference Photo to guide your editing decisions.
Click here for more information on Reference View.
 
Performance Improvements
 
Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8 includes ‘under-the-hood’ changes designed to improve the responsiveness of your Lightroom experience. You should notice improvements in image editing responsiveness when background tasks (such as Preview Generation) are running, moving files between folders, running catalog backups.
 
Fit/Fill Improvements
 
You can now zoom to fit and zoom to fill. Particularly when using ultra high-resolution (i.e. 4K and 5K) monitors, prior versions of Lightroom would not completely fill the Loupe window.
 
Additional Features
 
  • Ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them.
  • Export a Collection Set as a new catalog.
New Camera and Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8
 
See here.
 
New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC (2015.8) / 6.8
 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Released a new set of Camera Matching Profiles for Canon 5D Mark IV.
  • Improved support for Canon 5D Mark IV dual pixel raw images. Please see this note for further details.
  • Lightroom would show an error dialog when attempting to open an image in Photoshop. Please note that this only occurred on Windows and only when selecting “Open in Photoshop” as a Post-Processing item in the Export dialog.
  • Fixed issues relating to the Point Curve as reported here and here
  • Fixed some memory leaks.
  • Library collection panel scrolled unexpectedly when you duplicate/rename/delete a collection set
  • Problem with watermark opacity in export slideshow
  • Will not export both portrait and landscape oriented pictures as a slideshow video in 720 or 1080
  • Slideshow not working, only getting black screen
  • Selected Published Folder or Collection is not deselected if a folder is selected
  • Background images in Slideshow sometimes appeared pixelated.
  • Allow image panning by holding down space bar and then swipe with two fingers when local correction tool (such as the Local Adjustment Brush or Radial Filter) is activated.
  • Resolved inconsistent preset sorting issue.
  • Resolved issues when importing from an Apple iPhone or iPad using USB.
  • Video files from Sony cameras were not being imported into Lightroom.
  • Opening photos in Photoshop from Lightroom using Edit In does not work correctly for some operations
  • Map and Web modules do not work correctly with 4K UHD monitor
  • Sort by capture time doesn’t always work on 2015.7 / 6.7
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 


Lightroom Mobile Updates
 
Lightroom for iPhones includes a new edit experience, a new info section, a new capture interface with a brand new professional mode, support for all of the latest cameras and lenses provided in today’s Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom releases, as well as bug fixes and improvements. Lightroom for iPads adds in the new capture interface, camera and lens support, and bug fixes, and Lightroom for Android provides support for new cameras and lenses as well as bug fixes. To download Lightroom for iOS and Android, tap here.
 
The teams for both Lightroom for iPads as well as Lightroom for Android are also working on adding in the new edit and info experiences and we hope to release those updates soon.
 
Check out the new series of videos our very own Julieanne Kost has made covering Lightroom Mobile from end-to-end, including these new features, by clicking here.
 
In Lightroom for iPhones, you’ll find the following updates:
 
New Edit Interface
 
Lightroom mobile 2.6 represents a significant evolution of editing on mobile devices. We wanted to improve the ability to quickly find and access tools and ensure the fastest way to enhance and edit images on a phone. Our design team reached out to photographers of all skill levels to help us figure out how people edit with Lightroom mobile, what’s missing, and how we could make it even better. This update represents our first release taking advantage of this research.
 
Finally, we built ways of expanding the interface so that additional groups of functionality could be added in, like the often requested ability to add in titles, captions, and copyright from mobile devices. This new interface extensibility means we can continue to deliver on the features that photographers have been asking for, turning their mobile devices into more and more capable image processing devices.
 
New Capture Interface and Professional Mode
 
Version 2.6 also adds in a brand new capture interface (the same that Android users received earlier this year) that provides access to a new professional mode that provides control over all aspects of your camera’s exposure and focus. This new mode makes it easy to dial in exactly the exposure you need to capture the shot you want.
 
These updates are all available now, tap here to download.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 11:49:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Camera Raw 9.8
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.8
 
  • Canon EOS M5
  • Fujifilm X-A3
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Hasselblad X1D
  • Leica TL
  • Nikon D5600
  • Olympus E-M1 Mark II (*)
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2500 (DMC-FZ2000 and DMC-FZH1)
  • Pentax K-70
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Sony Alpha a6500 (ILCE-6500)
  • Sony Alpha a99 II (ILCA-99M2)
  • Sony DSC-RX100 Mark V
(*) Denotes preliminary support.
 
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.8
 
MountName
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6 Plus
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Macro Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Superfish Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Tele Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6s (DNG + JPEG)
AppleMoment Wide Lens for iPhone6s Plus (DNG + JPEG)
Canon EFSIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
Canon EFSIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
Canon EFSIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016
Canon EFTAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E
Canon EFTAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E x1.4
Canon EFTAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022E x2.0
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2.8/18 ZE
Canon EFZeiss Milvus 2/135 ZE
GooglePixel (DNG + JPEG)
GooglePixel XL (DNG + JPEG)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Linear FOV)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Medium FOV)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Narrow FOV)
Go ProHERO5 Black (Wide FOV) (raw + JPEG)
Leica MLeica SUMMARON-M 28mm f/5.6
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED
Nikon FSIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
Nikon FSIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM A016
Nikon FSIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
Nikon FSIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016
Nikon FTAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N
Nikon FTAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N x1.4
Nikon FTAMRON SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N x2.0
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2.8/15 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2.8/18 ZF.2
Nikon FZeiss Milvus 2/135 ZF.2
RicohRicoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge Rear Camera (DNG + JPEG)
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S7 Rear Camera (DNG + JPEG)
SigmaSIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM A016
SigmaSIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016
SigmaSIGMA 500mm F4 DG OS HSM S016

Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • Released a new set of Camera Matching Profiles for Canon 5D Mark IV – this set of profiles are more similar to past cameras of the same generation.
  • Improved support for Canon 5D Mark IV dual pixel raw images. Please see this note for further details.
  • Fixed issue related to memory corruption in the DNG Converter.
  • Fixed bugs related to crashes and abnormal app exits.
Installation Instructions
 
Camera Raw 9.8 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest Camera Raw update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to this.
 
Adobe DNG Converter 9.8
 
Download: Windows | Macintosh
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 10:45:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 2:00pm Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Daylight LED Light with 2x L-Series Battery Plates available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $499.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Daylight Color Balance: 5,600K
  • 10 x 10.4 x 1.8" Panel, Weighs 2 lb
  • 45-Degree Beam Angle
  • AC or DC Operation
  • 100-0% Dimming, CRI: 95
  • Low Power Draw: 29W
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter Included
  • Carry Case
The obvious reason to use high speed burst mode to photograph wildlife is because wildlife moves and you want to capture the ideal body position and behavior. Use your fastest frame rate to capture the frame with the perfect body/angle/leg/wing positions against the best possible background. When the wildlife is in fast action, that motion is obvious and further discussion is probably not warranted. But, the motion can be more subtle – I'll call it "micro-motion" – and micro-position differences matter.
 
One of the most frequent subtle wildlife motion issues I encounter is blinking and birds especially cause me grief in this regard. The bird may appear completely motionless, allowing you to take your time to set up for and capture the perfect shot. The image looks great on the LCD, but when you get home and load the images, you realize that the nictitating membrane is covering half of the eye (this is not technically "blinking", but the problem is similar). While this issue can sometimes be remedied in post processing, correction is challenging and time consuming even on the easiest repairs. If 5 or 10 images of the same scene had been captured in rapid succession, the odds are very good that at least one of them would have had a clear eye.
 
Another issue I find problematic is animals chewing their cud. Even when I'm aware that this is happening, it can be quite challenging to capture a single frame without the animal's fast-moving lower jaw in a strange and usually detracting position. Ear position is a similar issue. Certain ear positions are often preferred and since these features are often moving, a burst can help capture the optimal positions.
 
Sometimes it only takes a subtle movement to make a big difference in the desired catchlight in the subject's eye. One of the frames captured in a burst may have this key difference, giving that particular image the extra sparkle needed for greatness.
 
Did you ever have an image degraded by something passing through the frame? This is often a photobombing insect or bird that shows up at just the wrong time. While these can sometimes be removed in post processing, that is not always the case and even if removal is possible, the process may prove time consuming. Grasses blow in light wind, passing into out of ideal positions. Leaves on trees do the same. A frame burst may contain an image void of the undesired objects.
 
Speaking of the blowing, most wildlife photography takes place outdoors and there are many factors out here trying to reduce your image sharpness, including wind. Not every frame may be sharp, but an increased number of images brings an increased chance that sharp images are in the mix.
 
On occasion, I find that I need to merge two or more images from a burst to get the ideal subject framing. Especially when using a long telephoto lens not locked down on a tripod, I often get a modest variety of subject framing in a burst set. While the differences may not be big, I sometimes find it optimal to add a side of one frame to another image to provide the ideal framing or to expand the frame. This is an especially good option to use if the focal length is too long and the scene is being cropped too tightly.
 
Even when not moving fast, wildlife is often moving. Capturing just the right point in time can make a big difference in wildlife imagery and using the camera's burst mode may be all that is necessary to bump your image quality up a notch.
 
In this regard, a camera with a faster frame rate has an advantage over those with a slower rate. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV used for this capture has a faster frame rate than any 5-Series predecessor, but the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon EOS 7D Mark II make the 5D IV seem slow.
 
Using a high frame rate-capable camera in high speed burst mode greatly increases the volume of photos captured. Be ready for this and be heavy handed when selecting down the keepers. It is OK to delete good images (and far better to have too many good images than missing the optimal one). You probably can't use them all – keep only the best.
 
Humor has a value in wildlife imagery and a high speed burst rate is advantageous for capturing humor. I photographed this pronghorn having a sit-down dinner (it was eating the green plant in front of it) in Grand Teton National Park in very heavy wind. This wind was so strong that I was having trouble keeping the animal in the 600mm frame. Yes, I had the hood on the lens, increasing the wind load, but it was raining lightly and rain was hitting the front lens element even with this giant hood in place. By using burst mode, I came away with a very satisfying set of sharp, well-framed keepers from this encounter, including this humorous one.
 
I can still hear him saying "Is that a Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II Lens?!"
 
A larger version of this image is available on SmugMug, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
600mm  f/4.0  1/1600s
ISO 1600
5847 x 3898px
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 9:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Amazon has the BESTEK Waterproof Canvas DSLR Camera Shoulder Bag (Khaki) available for $25.22. Regularly $39.99.
 
Note: This is a Lightning Deal, so it won't last long.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • BESTEK Advantage: Great compartments for various things, DSLR camera, 2 lenses, flash, phone, chargers, tablet, etc.
  • Canvas material, durable and waterproof to protect your belongings from raining
  • Front iPad Tablet Magazine Pocket, 2 small button-down pockets & internal zipper pocket
  • Waterproof Canvas Bag with top flap and over one shoulder or cross-body strap for comfort on the go
  • Shockproof Padded Camera Insert allows you to repose or remove dividers to accommodate your gear
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 6:32:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the ikan CV600 Chrome View Spectrometer available for $999.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Exposure and Color Meter for Imaging
  • Designed for LED Lights
  • Measurement Range: 70-70,000 lux
  • Wavelength Range: 380-780nm
  • CCT, CRI, TLCI, and More Color Options
  • EV, A, and T Modes for Exposure Readings
  • Flicker Detection up to 100 kHz/sec
  • 3.5" Color Touchscreen LCD
  • Runs on Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • SD Card Slot & USB 2.0 for Data Transfer
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 6:11:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Today Only: Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Canon available for $799.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,069.00.
 
Update: It looks like the Nikon version is also reduced today.
 
Other Deals
Azden SGM-1X - Professional Shotgun Microphone - $109.99 (Compare at $158.99)
Datacolor SpyderCUBE RAW Calibration Tool - $29.00 Shipped (Reg. $49.00) [Ends 9:00am ET]
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/8/2016 5:44:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Adorama has the 3Pod P4AFH Aluminum 4-Section FlatFold Tripod with K3 BallHead available for $69.95 with free shipping. Regularly $149.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Unique flat-travel folding design for compact storage & stacking
  • Lightweight aluminum construction, perfect for carrying outdoors
  • 2 built in bubble / spirit levels on ballhead
  • K3 Hydraulic Ballhead & sliding quick-release plate
  • Made of Aluminum
  • Ballhead
  • Still & Video Tripod with Head
  • 4 Leg Sections
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/7/2016 6:38:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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