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 Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
DigitalRev has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon/Nikon (review) available for $739.00. Compare at $899.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 7/7/2015 1:23:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Flashpoint 198 LED Bi-Color on Camera Light
For today only, Adorama has the Flashpoint 198 LED Bi-Color on Camera Light available for $50.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $100.00.
 
Flashpoint CL-198B Features
 
  • Advanced 198 LED lamp count in a sturdy lightweight unit.
  • Delivers flicker free Daylight 2429 and Tungsten 2242 lux at 50cm.
  • Dimmer Control from 10-100% with shift free color.
  • BiColor dial stepless from 3200K to 5500K matrix bulb array.
  • Sony or Panasonic type 7.4v Lithium battery power or 6 AA's.
  • Beautiful wrap around 60 degree angle emission.
  • Constructed of super tough black ABS.
  • Link up to 4 units symmetrically through dovetail shoe.
  • Renders at least 85% of total spectral value.
  • Keeps subjects and gear cool and comfortable when used close up.
Post Date: 7/7/2015 10:27:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,099.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not eligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
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Post Date: 7/7/2015 8:26:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not eligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
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Post Date: 7/7/2015 7:32:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 6, 2015
For a limited time, B&H has the Senal SCS-98 DSLR/Video Stereo Microphone available for $79.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Designed for Video & DSLR Cameras
  • XY Stereo Capsules for Accurate Imaging
  • Integrated Shock Mount with Shoe Mount
  • Dual Shock Mount Design
  • Adjustable Gain (-10 dB, 0 dB, +10 dB)
  • High-Pass Filter at 80 Hz
  • Durable Coiled Cable
  • 3.5mm Stereo Output Connector
  • Runs on Single AAA Battery
  • Power LED
Post Date: 7/6/2015 6:39:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 5, 2015
LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer Kit with Cinch Strap
For a limited time, B&H has the LumiQuest 80-20 Pocket Bouncer Kit with Cinch Strap available for $14.90 with free shipping. Regularly $31.90.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For On-Camera Flashes
  • 80-20 Pocket Bouncer
  • Passes Through 80% of Light
  • Bounces 20% of Light Forward
  • Cinch Strap
Post Date: 7/5/2015 7:50:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 3, 2015

 
From the Nikon Europe YouTube Channel:
 
Shooting abandoned places can lead to surprising results. You'd never guess David's shot 'The Mothership' is actually Linnahall: a former concert hall in Tallinn, Estonia. Check out what he has to say about it and take a closer look at the shot here http://bit.ly/1LFfGB9
 
From the photographer, David de Rueda:
"Linnahall is a former concert hall in Tallinn, Estonia. With a two minute exposure, I could reveal the architecture of the place, which otherwise sat in darkness. The central framing gives the photograph its power, drawing the eye right to the centre. To me, it almost looks like a spaceship."
To see more of David's work, check out "Project Spotlight: Abandoned spaces."
 
B&H carries the Nikon D810 and AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens.
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Post Date: 7/3/2015 2:05:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D4s DSLR Camera Body available for $3,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $5,996.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore ineligible for a Nikon USA warranty or service.
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Post Date: 7/3/2015 12:40:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon UK Free Battery Grip Promotion
Nikon UK is offering free battery grips to those who purchase D7200 and D610 DSLRs. See below for more information.
 
From Nikon Europe:
 
Details:
 
  • The Nikon Battery Grip promotion 2015 runs from the 2nd July 2015 to 2nd September 2015 (inclusive).
  • All claims must be made by 30th September 2015 (inclusive).
  • The free battery grip availability is as stated below:
Camera PurchasedBattery Grip
Entitlement
Nikon D7200 D-SLR (body or Kit)MB-D15
Nikon D610 D-SLR (body or Kit)MB-D14

How to claim
Once you have purchased your new Nikon product/s, you will need to follow the simple claim process below. To enable us to complete your claim, we will need to see supporting documentation. This can be in the form of a hard copy or a digital copy with an online claim.
 
Please follow the steps below to make a claim.
 
  1. Please read the terms and conditions and ensure that you have understood them fully before applying to make a claim.
  2. Find your Nikon Europe Service Warranty document for all products. This will either have already filled in Nikon UK Ltd or Nikon Europe BV (Please see image below).
  3. Fill in your name and address details on the Nikon Europe Service Warranty document for all products (if applicable).
  4. Make a photocopy or a digital copy of the Warranty documents for all products claimed for, and retain the originals for your records. This could be in the form of a scan or photograph.
  5. Please make a digital copy or a photocopy of your receipt/invoice ensuring that the date of purchase is clearly visible. This could be in the form of a scan or photograph. These documents will need to be uploaded during the claim process or sent via post. NB: Original receipts/invoices should not be sent in with your application as Nikon will not return the original documentation.
  6. Complete the online claim form by clicking on the "Claim Now" button or by following other cues to claim throughout the site.
Once completed either upload your digital copies of your invoice and warranty documents, or print the copy of the confirmation and send with the documents above to Nikon Battery Grip Promotion 2015, PO Box 246, Alton, GU34 9BL. If you require a hard copy of the claim form please ring +44 (0)1420 525 506.
 
Please also note the following:
 
  • A maximum of one claim can me made per person on each model included in the promotion.
  • For online purchases an order confirmation is not sufficient for a claim.
If you experience any problems and/or are unable to complete the online claim form, please ring our Claim Line on +44 (0)1420 525 506.
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Post Date: 7/3/2015 12:32:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon/Nikon (review) available for $699.00. Compare at $799.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 7/3/2015 9:00:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DigitalRev has the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $829.00. Compare at $1,199.00 after $100.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the only 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens with built-in image stabilization.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 7/3/2015 8:56:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5Ds Sample Photo of Black Bear
Obvious is that the Canon EOS 5Ds is a much higher resolution camera than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Because the 5Ds has more pixels in the same amount of sensor space as the 5D III, camera and subject motion causes subject details to cross over pixels at a faster rate, potentially resulting in blur and a loss of pixel-level sharpness. Because of this, you may find that a faster minimum shutter speed is necessary for handholding this camera (and that image stabilization becomes more important). Similarly, fast-moving subjects may require faster shutter speeds to avoid pixel-level motion blur.
 
This is the 5Ds change with the biggest learning curve. But, get the shutter speed wrong and you may have a fallback option available.
 
The momma black bear showed up and I sprung into action. With the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II Lens mounted to the 5Ds (the "R" in this case), I quickly estimated the manual exposure needed. Black bears rendered large in the frame tend to be overexposed in auto exposure modes and I was able to dial in the right manual exposure setting just as fast as determining any exposure compensation needed. I made one quick ISO setting change after seeing the first image on the histogram and began rapidly capturing frames.
 
Unfortunately, most of my shots from this 2 minute session were throwaways, primarily due to the bear's constant fast movement creating poor head positions. Some of the better-composed images were not as sharp as desired due to motion blur.
 
Hindsight is usually clear and I know that I should have opted for a higher ISO setting and shorter shutter speed, but I was hoping that the bear would pause occassionally, affording me the opportunity for sharp images at 1/320. When modestly blurred images happen, the fall-back option available is to reduce the final image dimensions until it is the desired sharpness. Reducing the final image dimensions to those of the 5D III (or similar) will give you the about same sharpness results as if the image had been captured on that lower resolution camera.
 
Here is the full resolution crop example showing what I was not satisfied with:
 
Full Resolution 5Ds Sharpness
 
Take this image down to 5D III pixel dimensions and ... I have an image I can be happy with:
 
Reduced to 5D III Size Sharpness
 
In the case of my bear photo, 5D III dimensions result in an acceptably sharp image (the DOF is centered closer to the eyes, leaving the teeth slightly out of focus). While I would rather have the full 50.6 megapixel image be sharp, having this image sharp at 22 megapixels does not leave me with big regrets.
 
I know, the bear is not looking at me. I always recommend taking a tastier (and slower) friend along when photographing bears. The bear was looking at her. I'm kidding of course. :)
Post Date: 7/3/2015 7:25:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Manfrotto Agile-II-Sling-Bag-(Star-White)
For a limited time, B&H has the Manfrotto Agile II Sling Bag (Star White) available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $74.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR with 24-120, 2 Lenses, Flash
  • Holds Tablet or 11" Laptop
  • Roomy Main Compartment
  • Side & Top Access to Gear
  • Interchangeable Dividers
  • Side Tripod Straps
  • Water-Repellant Fabric
  • Fits Standard for Carry-On Luggage
  • Favorite bag of Storm Troopers everywhere*
* I may have added that last product highlight. :-) [Sean]
Post Date: 7/3/2015 6:57:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 2, 2015
Lowepro Photo Sport 12L Shoulder Bag (Purple/Gray)
Adorama has the Lowepro Photo Sport 12L Shoulder Bag (Purple/Gray) available for $14.95 with free shipping. Regularly $39.95.
 
Product Features
 
  • Multi-use, outdoor-inspired and discreet design fits camera and personal gear offers 40% of interior space for camera gear and 60% of interior space for personal items
  • Customizable and removable camera insert provides padded camera protection and versatile divider system that adjusts to fit a DSLR or CSC kit and includes a storm-flap closure and grab handles; remove insert to convert the shoulder bag into a fully functional day bag
  • Flexible camera box may be positioned at front, middle or back of bag allowing you to distribute and carry weight just where you want it
  • Multiple storage options provide plentiful space for all types of day gear - interior fits lunch, light jacket, 10" tablet with its protective case, sunglasses etc.; roomy exterior pocket; 2 exterior zippered pockets and 1 interior mesh zippered pocket for smartphone
  • Lightweight, weather-resistant fabrics offer a comfortable, all-day carrying solution that provides protection from light moisture, dust and sand
  • Roomy exterior water bottle pocket provides a convenient spot to keep hydration at hand
  • Adjustable, wide-webbing shoulder strap with cam lock buckle offers a comfortable way to wear bag over shoulder or across body, high or low
Post Date: 7/2/2015 10:31:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 7/6, Adorama has the Panasonic Eneloop "AA" 2000 mAh Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery (8-Pack) available for $14.99 with free super saver shipping after $8.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $22.99.
 
Product Features
 
  • Recharge up to 2,100 times
  • Ready to use after five years in storage
  • Suitable for temperatures as low as -20°C
  • Pre-charged by solar energy
  • Nominal voltage of 1,2 V
  • Rating Capacity: 2000 mAh
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