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 Tuesday, April 5, 2016
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
We've highlighted how the EOS 80D is a great choice as a step-up camera in an earlier article on Canon USA’s Digital Learning Center. And, how that applies whether you’re an experienced DSLR user who’s working with an older camera, or a first-time but well-informed DSLR customer who’s looking to move beyond today’s lightweight, entry-level models.
 
One aspect of the advanced possibilities a camera like the EOS 80D offers is extensive fine-tuning and control of its continuous autofocus for moving subjects, called AI Servo AF. In a far less expensive package than Canon’s high-end models — such as the EOS 5D series or even the EOS-1D X models — the EOS 80D offers the action photographer a truly extensive array of in-camera adjustability and control. We’ll discuss what’s available in the EOS 80D in this article, and explain how it might be used in various real-world shooting situations.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 80D in stock with free expedited shipping.
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Post Date: 4/5/2016 10:00:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through Apirl 12, use coupon code PXPOSTER15 at AdoramaPix to receive a 50% discount on poster prints (frames and mounting not included).
 
Note: The Kodak Endura Metallic has been my preferred printing paper. It features a wonderful metallic-like sheen and works especially well for images with vibrant color. [Sean]
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Post Date: 4/5/2016 8:39:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Tamrac 3445 Rally 5 Camera Bag available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • D-SLR with 6" Lens, 70-200mm f/2.8, Flash
  • Holds iPad or 10.1" Netbook
  • 600 Denier PolyTek Exterior
  • Completely Foam Compartment
  • Exterior Pockets
  • Carry Handle
  • Shoulder Strap with Foam Pad
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Post Date: 4/5/2016 7:10:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the Senal CL6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone available for $69.96 with free shipping. Regularly $129.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Miniature 0.16" Diameter Mic Head
  • Optimized to Accurately Capture Speech
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Low Handling Noise
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Spiral-Shielded Twisted-Pair Cable
  • Includes Windscreens
  • Various Mounting Clips
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Post Date: 4/5/2016 6:03:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Focus Camera has a Canon EOS Rebel T6, 2 Lenses & PIXMA PRO 10 Printer Bundle available for $549.00 after $350.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $549.00 for the Rebel T6 & EF-S 18-55mm Lens only.
 
Keep in mind this isn't the normal PIXMA PRO-100 bundle; this bundle includes the more expensive PIXMA PRO-10. The retail price of the printer alone is $699.99. [Sean]
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets
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Post Date: 4/5/2016 7:03:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 4, 2016

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
Lin & Jirsa Photography shares their secrets to achieving unique and creative wedding imagery in this behind-the-scenes video series. Learn how they use Profoto Off-Camera Flash to control light to match their creative vision and overcome wedding day challenges.
 
B&H carries the Profoto B2 and OCF Beauty Dishes.
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Post Date: 4/4/2016 10:13:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photographing amazingly-colored wood ducks has been on my bucket list for a long time and, when I located some potential subjects, I dropped everything and made the 6-hour round trip drive to photograph them.
 
While I had done some intelligence gathering (via a friend), I went prepared for the full range of bird photography scenarios. This included taking the just-reviewed Canon EOS 80D mounted to a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens and a Canon EOS 5Ds R mounted to a Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens with a Canon EF 1.4x III Extender behind it in a MindShift Gear FirstLight 40L Backpack.
 
Upon arrival, I was able to quickly locate the wood ducks. However, they proved to be a big challenge to photograph due to their constant, often-quick movements and the ideal lighting angle required, minimally, for their iridescent colors to show.
 
I ended up using the 600 with 1.4x on the 5Ds R the entire time due to the distance and rather small size of the ducks. The 840mm focal length gave me a deep ideal subject framing distance. I captured environmental portraits when the birds were distant and tight portraits when they came close, a logical tactic that provided a variety of subject framing in the take-home.
 
The subjects were in constant motion and that means AI Servo AF mode was required to keep them in focus. Specifically, a focus point needed to be constantly placed on the wood duck's eye. I shot in Case 1 (general purpose) and Case 5 (instant adjustment for erratic motion) AF Modes on this day with Case 1 showing the best results. I also used the 5 fps burst drive mode, in part because birds blink with some frequency. Capturing minimally a few frames at a time usually results in at least one fully opened eye.
 
In the end, the daytrip was very worthwhile, with hundreds of keeper-grade images resulting from the effort.
 
As seems often the case (I think that Murphy has a law to cover this), the image with my favorite pose had some minor motion blur due to the drake raising its head rapidly. To counter this, I reduced the overall size of the image (down-sampled) modestly. Along with some modest cropping, the remaining 5Ds R-captured image still has about 15 megapixels of resolution, an adequate amount for many uses. I used a layer mask to darken the background modestly, helping to place emphasis on the drake.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
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Post Date: 4/4/2016 9:19:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just posted: Canon EOS 80D Review
 
The feature-packed EOS 80D is a very nice follow-up the very popular EOS 70D and a great general purpose DSLR choice.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 80D in stock.
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Post Date: 4/4/2016 7:44:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
APRIL 04, 2016 – Benro announced today they will be introducing 75mm and 100mm video hi-hats for filmmakers at NAB 2016. Both sizes will be on hand for live demonstrations at Central Hall Booth #C1307.
 
Both the 75mm and 100mm hi-hats feature a small footprint that allows them to be used in tight spaces and on smaller surface areas. These aluminum leg/magnesium bowl hi-hats can be placed low to the ground, on stairs or even secured to a wooden board.
 
Each leg can be independently positioned at one of the three locks located on the outside of the bowl. In addition, each leg features oversized rubber twist locks and telescoping sections for height adjustments. When combined, these two features allow for easy set up on uneven terrain and stairs.
 
Accepts Video Heads & Half-ball Adapters
 
The 75mm version will accept a 75mm video head and includes a 3/8"-16 low profile, tie-down adapter for getting low to the ground shots. A 75mm half-ball adapter (BL75) can be added to mount any standard 3/8"-16 flat base video head or photo head.
 
Likewise, the 100mm version will accept a 100mm video head and also includes a 3/8"-16 low profile, tie-down adapter for getting low to the ground shots. A 100mm half-ball adapter (BL100) can be added to mount any standard 3/8"-16 flat base video head or photo head.
 
Both models feature large rubber feet attached to a metal ball joint for quick positioning, which can be removed for attaching the included metal spiked feet. The feet also have pre-drilled holes for securing to wooden octagon boards when using on top of apple boxes or securing the board to the top of a ladder. There are three accessory mounts on the outside of the bowl so you can attach monitor arms. Each 3/8"-16 male to 1/4"-20 female insert can be used to convert any standard 1/4"-20 screw to 3/8"-16 in addition to being removed for attaching 3/8"-16 accessories. Transporting the hi-hat is easy with the included carrying case.
 
Needing no special setup or tools, the Benro Hi-Hat has been engineered to smoothly fit the workflow of today's on-the-go filmmakers straight out of the box.
 
B&H has the Benro Hi-Hat Tripods available for preorder.
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Category: Benro News
Post Date: 4/4/2016 7:18:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photographers Can Fit Lighting Equipment and Large Light Modifiers in One Rolling Bag with Think Tank Photo’s New Production Manager 50
 
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo has released the largest rolling photography equipment case on the market, the Production Manager 50. Designed to hold an immense amount of gear, including lighting equipment and large light modifiers, one photographer will now be able to transport what it used to take up to at least two assistants. It is easy to move, carry, work out of, and stack among other gear.
 
This large rolling bag features stabilizing, wide-set, shock-absorbing wheels that roll smoothly and hold up under the toughest conditions, the ability to lock the main compartment and secure the bag with the included lock and cable, and a fully customizable interior with dividers to protect small and large lighting equipment including c-stands and large modifiers.
 
“Pro photographers usually travel by car or van to where they are going to shoot,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and Lead Designer. “Once a shoot is completed the set needs to be torn down and moved to the next location. Often times, there can be a time crunch where all the gear has to be loaded quickly. Carrying these bags up and down stairs and over rough terrain can be very cumbersome and often takes two people. The Production Manager 50 makes this time-sensitive, cumbersome process easier and quicker.”
 
KEY ADDITIONAL FEATURES
 
  • Large front zippered pocket for reflectors, umbrellas, extension cords, cables, etc.
  • Attachments for lightstands or tripods on both sides (straps included)
  • Rigid shell and stiffened dividers ensures gear protection
  • Robust handles on four sides for easy loading and unloading by two people
  • Heavy-duty aluminum side-frame protects axle from impact
  • ID plate can be registered on the Think Tank site that may allow lost or stolen bag to be returned
  • YKK RC Fuse zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon, and super-stick velex (interior) contribute to one of the most robust products on the market.
  • Large interior mesh pockets for organizing pocket wizards, gels, cords, tape, batteries, and other accessories
  • Ergonomic top handle for rolling or carrying by two people.
  • Velex wrapped dividers for extra durability and longevity.
  • Adjustable lid straps keep bag open and accessible
  • Rear skid rails and custom wheel housings allow for loading and unloading from a vehicle with ease
  • Business card holder for easy identification on top panel
  • User replaceable wheels & hardware
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
MATERIALS
External: All fabric exterior treated with DWR while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, 1680D ballistic nylon, YKK RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, custom designed extra tall skid plates, replaceable custom-designed wheels, antique nickel plated metal hardware, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread
 
Internal: 210D silver-toned nylon, PU backed velex liner & dividers, 2x PU coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, closed cell foam & PE board stiffened dividers, belly-o mesh pockets, 3-ply bonded nylon thread
 
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Exterior Dimensions: 17.3” W x 53.1” H x 12.6” D (44 x 135 x 32 cm)
Interior Dimensions: 15.6” W x 49.2” H x 10” D (39.5 x 125 x 25 cm)
Weight: 20.7 – 29.8 lbs (9.4 – 13.5 kg)
 
Think Tank Photo has the Production Manager 50 in stock.
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Post Date: 4/4/2016 5:18:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 1, 2016
Adorama has a Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash with Blast Power Pack Bundle available for $349.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $519.95 if purchased separately.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash
  • Flashpoint Blast Power Pack BP-960 - (Li-polymer, 4500mAh)
  • Flashpoint R1 Flashpoint Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set for Streaklight
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Post Date: 4/1/2016 9:29:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the OpenTable YouTube Channel:
 
Tasting is believing. Try lickable photos before you book. Exclusively available on the OpenTable app. Download for free for iOS & Android. #lickablephotos
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Post Date: 4/1/2016 6:07:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Google Blog:
 
Putting the “real” in “virtual reality”
 
March 31, 2016 – Virtual reality has brought us to places ranging from the bottom of the ocean to the surface of Mars. But as good as VR is, it’s never been quite as real as, well… real life. Google Cardboard Plastic, launching today, changes all that. It’s our latest step toward truly immersive technology—a new viewer that lets you see, touch, smell and hear the world just like you do in real life.
 
Cardboard Plastic is the world’s first actual reality headset, complete with 4D integrated perspective, 360° spatially accurate sound, 20/20 resolution, and advanced haptics for realistic touch sensations. Expertly crafted from polymethyl methacrylate, Cardboard Plastic is lightweight, waterproof, and engineered to last a lifetime—no batteries, no wires. And unlike other VR headsets, it integrates seamlessly into your life—so you’ll never miss a thing. Unless you blink.
 
Find more about Cardboard Plastic at google.com/cardboardplastic. The future is clear.
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Category: Google News
Post Date: 4/1/2016 5:11:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via NewEgg) has the SanDisk Ultra II 2.5" 240GB SATA III SSD available for $64.99 with free shipping. Compare at $74.99.
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Post Date: 4/1/2016 4:57:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Youube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
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Post Date: 4/1/2016 4:35:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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