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 Friday, October 23, 2015
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens in stock with free expedited shipping.
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Post Date: 10/23/2015 9:35:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Garbage Bag Camera Rain Cover
When I left for my Alaska trip, I was packing on the end of a 90+ hour work week and was still actively fighting against a DDOS attack on the site as I was going out the door. With major distractions, I left without a key piece of kit that I expected to need on this trip – my Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia 300-600 v2.0 rain cover. When I remembered what I had forgotten, it was too late to recover from my mistake.
As it turned out, I was shooting with my Canon 600mm f/4L IS II Lens on a Canon EOS 5Ds R in light rain about 50% of the time I was in Katmai National Park. While this lens and lens combo is weather sealed, I don't like to test the limits of this sealing.
What saved me? Minimally, from anxiety? A simple garbage bag. Having needed to use this backup plan before, I knew what to do. Place the makeshift rain cover (I usually carry at least two in my larger cases) over the camera and lens. Then tear a small hole in the bag, with the opening just large enough to tightly stretch over the lens hood. The plastic stretched around the hole holds the bag tightly to the lens hood, providing a seal between the gear and the makeshift rain cover.
A hole can also be made for the viewfinder, but I often use the bag's normal opening when shooting. My ball hat brim provides some protection for the exposed back of the camera and I pull the bag completely over the camera when not actively shooting.
This solution is not nearly as elegant as the TTP rain cover. The one problem with this setup is that wind can swiftly blow the bag off of the camera, generally turning it inside out and into a flag blowing from the snug-fitting tear/cut hole hold holding onto the lens. Wrapping some tape (carry a small, perhaps self-made, roll of gaffer tape) around the back of the lens can be enough. Other securing options abound, including the use of ball bungies.
Forget your garbage bags? Garbage bags are ubiquitous; they can be found at most household supply, grocery and camp stores. Your hotel can likely give you one if there isn’t a good one to be found in your room. If your hotel happens to provide shower caps, that is another rain cover option.
Garbage bags have many uses beyond camera and lens rain protection. Use them as a drop cloth/ground matt to keep you and/or your gear clean and dry. You can even put your camera case/backpack in a bag. Use a garbage bag as a makeshift raincoat for yourself (important: allow for fresh air to prevent suffocation). You can of course use the bags for their namesake purpose. Carry a load of trash out of the location you are shooting in.
Choose your bag size and its duty-level based on your need. While a super telephoto lens works great with a full-size garbage bag, smaller lenses work better with a kitchen-sized garbage bag or smaller. When used as a ground cloth, my preference is for very heavyweight contractor bags, though I find lighter weight garbage bags easier to work with as a camera rain cover. I often have various size and material weight selections at my "disposal."
While it is your choice, I highly recommend "unscented" bags. :)
Garbage bag are cheap, readily available and incredibly useful. Put some garbage bags in all of your camera bags now, before you forget. And, add this useful accessory to your packing lists.
Post Date: 10/23/2015 9:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From Canon USA:
"The Rusted" is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student's Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 23, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, "The Rusted," as part of Canon's Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon's Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games") chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for "The Rusted," a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler ("Hellion") starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone ("The Hunger Games").
"The Rusted" is a film about a brother and sister's attempt to renovate their childhood home into a recording studio, but strange happenings force them to deal with memories from their past. The global premiere of the film took place via a livestream with AOL BUILD, giving consumers everywhere a chance to experience the film, and will now be available at imagination.usa.canon.com.
"I'm honored to continue this journey with Canon, seeking inspiration from those around us and urging everyone to tap into their creative souls and bring stories to life," said Ron Howard. "It's truly been a delight to collaborate with Josh Hutcherson who challenged himself to star in a role that was unlike any he has done to date."
"Working with Canon, Ron and Kat have given me a great creative outlet to flex my filmmaking muscles," said Josh Hutcherson. "I feel so fortunate to bring the vision of Mark's trailer to life and work alongside Jena to create this beautiful film. I'm excited for everyone to see it."
Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy of Freestyle Picture Company as well as Josh Hutcherson and Michelle Hutcherson produced the film.
Project Imagination: The Trailer contest launched in February 2015 and was open for submissions through April 29th. Based on the concept that anything in life can be a movie, and every movie starts with a trailer, Canon invited all consumers - even those who have never picked up a camera before - to turn everyday photos and video footage into a creative movie trailer with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks. Consumers of all skill levels were encouraged to create and submit trailers of their everyday moments using Canon's Trailer Editor tool. One winning trailer was then selected by Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/23/2015 8:25:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14
For a limited time, B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 available for $89.00. Regularly $149.00.
Post Date: 10/23/2015 7:58:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera
eBay (via redtagcamera) has the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,896.95 after $400.00 instant savings.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore ineligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/23/2015 6:39:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
BlackRapid Arca-Style Plates & Locking Bert Extender
From BlackRapid:
Replace an existing arca-compatible plate with the Tripod Plate 50 or 70. This product allows you to switch from your tripod to your R-strap effortlessly, without having to unscrew the plate. Comes with our FastenR Tripod screw and fits all 1/4-20 sockets. It is available in two sizes 50 and 70mm.
Technical Specifications
  • High grade aluminum alloy
  • Lengths: 50mm | 70mm
  • Width: 40mm
  • Weight: 31g | 40g
FastenR Tripod (FR-T1):
  • Stainless steel
  • Length: 1.4cm
  • Length of screw: 0.8cm
  • Width of handle: 2.5cm
  • Width of screw cap: 1.5cm
  • Net Weight: 14g
BlackRapid’s Locking Bert extender is a great solution to lengthen your R-Strap. This option lets you add an extra 15 inches (38cm) on your sling to ensure the best fit. Comes in a locking version and a Non-locking (original) version for Curves and Doubles without the locking buckle on the back.
Technical Specifications
  • Black: 2.5cm (1”) Nylon Webbing
  • Orange: 2.5cm (1”) Polypropane Webbing
  • Length: 38cm (15”)
  • Net Weight: 23g
B&H has the BlackRapid Arca-Style Tripod Plates and Locking Buckle Bert Camera Strap Extension available for preorder.
If you already have an Arca-style L-bracket on your camera, you can use this method to make it compatible with a BlackRapid strap. [Sean]
Category: BlackRapid News
Post Date: 10/23/2015 6:31:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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For a limited time, B&H is celebrating PhotoPlus 2015 with deals on popular photography equipment. See below for details.
Deals that Caught our Eye
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens - $279.95 Shipped (Reg. $329.95)
VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x - $57.70 Shipped (Reg. $97.70)
Miops Camera Trigger with Wireless Dongle- $208.95 Shipped (Reg. $258.95)
Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA - 2-Channel Active XLR Adapter - $299.00 Shipped (Reg. $399.00)
20% Off Vello FreeWave Aviator Flash Triggers
20% Off Vello Shutterboss Version II Timer Remotes
20% Off Elvid Optical Viewfinders
Post Date: 10/23/2015 5:56:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamrac 5592 SpeedRoller Big Wheels Rolling Case
For a limited time, B&H has the Tamrac 5592 SpeedRoller Big Wheels Rolling Case available for $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $399.95.
Product Highlights
  • Holds 2 DSLRs, 5-7 Lenses, 17.3" Laptop
  • Two Oversized Wheels for Better Mobility
  • Ballistic Nylon Outer Shell
  • Plastic-Armored Walls
  • Push-Button Telescoping Pull Handle
  • QuickClip Tripod Attachment System
  • Mesh Accessory Pockets
  • Adjustable Internal Padded Dividers
  • Uses Tamrac's Modular Accessory System
Post Date: 10/23/2015 5:13:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 22, 2015
Think Tank Photo Lily Deanne Tutto Shouder bag
From Think Tank Photo:
10/22/2015 – Two of the photo industry’s most tenured women, Lily Fisher, a senior camera bag designer, and Deanne Fitzmaurice, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, collaborated to create the ideal camera bags for female photographers. After a decade interviewing female professional photographers and a year-and-a-half developing the bag, the result is the Lily Deanne shoulder bag line from Think Tank Photo — the perfect marriage of function and style.
Make no mistake, Lily Deanne bags are serious camera bags designed for quick access to pro-size camera bodies and lenses through the oversized zipper opening. The rare-earth magnetic closures on the main flap and front pockets allow for silent access while protecting delicate clothing. The adjustable non-slip shoulder pad is cushioned for all day comfort.
The Lily Deanne Lucido holds one standard size DSLR with one to three lenses and accessories, or a complete Mirrorless camera system with three to four lenses and accessories. An 8” tablet fits inside a dedicated compartment. The Lily Deanne Mezzo holds one standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached, plus two to three additional lenses and 10” tablet or 11” laptop inside a dedicated compartment. The Lily Deanne Tutto holds one gripped DSLR with mid-range zoom lens attached and two to five additional lenses and 2 flashes, or one standard-size DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 attached and two to five lenses in its main compartment and 2 flashes, and a 15” laptop inside a dedicated compartment.
Lily Deanne bags come in two colorsChestnut Brown and Black Licoriceand in three sizes: Lucido (sleek); Mezzo (middle); and, Tutto (everything). A professional photographer can now look stylish with the full-grain Dakota Leather flap and accents, metal hardware with chrome finish, and the Robin’s Egg blue liner.
Lily Deanne bags are ideal for wedding and event photography, portraiture, editorial, corporate and commercial photography.
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance, full-grain Dakota leather, chrome plated metal hardware, neodymium (rare-earth) magnets, highest quality YKK RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420 high-density nylon, nylon seatbelt webbing, 320g airmesh, silicone non-slip screenprint, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Interior: 210D turquoise-toned RC stripe nylon lining, polyurethane-backed Velex liner and dividers, closed-cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Product Dimensions and Weight
Lily Deanne Lucido
Internal Dimensions: 10" W x 8.5" H x 4.5" D (25.5 x 21.5 x 11.5 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 11.4" W x 8.9" H x 5.3" D (29 x 22.5 x 13.5 cm)
8” tablet compartment: 9.3” W x 7.7” H x 0.6” D (23.5 x 19.5 x 1.5 cm)
Weight: 1.9 lbs (0.8 kg)
Lily Deanne Mezzo
Internal Dimensions: 12.2" W x 9.4" H x 5.3" D (31 x 24 x 13.5 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 13.8" W x 9.8" H x 6.1" D (35 x 25 x 15.5 cm)
Laptop/tablet compartment: 11.8” W x 8.9” H x 0.8” D (30 x 22.5 x 2 cm)
Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Lily Deanne Tutto
Internal Dimensions: 15.4” W x 10.2” H x 6.7” D (39 x 28 x 17 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 16.9” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D (43 x 29 x 21 cm)
Laptop compartment: 15” W x 10.4” H x 0.9” D (38 x 26.5 x 2.3 cm)
Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Think Tank Photo has the Lily Deanne shoulder bags available for preorder.
Post Date: 10/22/2015 3:28:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
For a limited time, B&H has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens (review) available for $799.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $899.00.
Post Date: 10/22/2015 3:26:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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It seems I missed these updates when they hit Canon USA last week. (thanks for the heads up, Peter!)
Digital Photo Professional 3.15.0
  • Supports EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, EF50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

Digital Photo Professional 4.3.31
  • Newly supported EOS M10, PowerShot G9 X, PowerShot G5 X, EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D, and PowerShot SX60 HS.
  • Supports EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, EF50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.
  • Adds a function that enables playing back movie files on EOS MOVIE Utility (Ver. 1.4 or later).
  • Fixes a malfunction that occurs rarely when "Distortion" is ticked off during the editing of RAW images shot with EOS 8000D / EOS REBEL T6s / EOS 760D or EOS Kiss X8i / EOS REBEL T6i / EOS 750D.

EOS Utility 2.14.20a
  • Supports EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, EF50mm f/1.8 STM.

EOS Utility 3.3.0
  • Supports EOS M10.

Picture Style Editor 1.15.30
  • Supports EOS M10.

EOS MOVIE Utility 1.4
  • Adds a function that displays saved images on Digital Photo Professional (Ver. 4.3.20 or later).
  • Supports vertical image playback for vertical movies.
Download: Software Updates at Canon USA
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Post Date: 10/22/2015 3:24:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R On-Camera Light
B&H has the Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R On-Camera Light available for $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $379.95.
Included Free Accessories (Value $104.95)
  • Switronix 9-Channel Remote Control for TorchLED Bolt 220R
  • Switronix Bolt Battery Kit
Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R Product Highlights
  • 220W Equivalent Light Output
  • 3200 to 5600K Variable Color Dial
  • Full 0-100% Dimming
  • 13W Power Draw
  • Accepts Sony L-Series Batteries
  • Separate On/Off Switch
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Hole
  • Swivel Shoe Mount & PowerTap Cable
  • Snap-On Filter Tray & Diffusion Filter
  • Optional Remote Control with 250' Range
Post Date: 10/22/2015 3:23:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver
From PocketWizard:
New Auto-Sensing Transceiver allows photographers to combine on-camera TTL flash with remote manual flash.
So. Burlington, VT – October 21, 2015 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in reliable wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and light meters, announces the new PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver. The new Plus IV includes all the features and reliability of the Plus III and adds key new functionality. When used as a transmitter, its top shoe provides on-camera TTL compatibility with most Canon, Nikon and Panasonic cameras and flashes. And although testing is not complete, we are optimistic it will work with some Fuji, and Olympus gear. When used as a receiver, you can easily mount and trigger virtually any speedlight in the shoe, set to a manual power level.
“Photographers love the Plus III, but they’ve expressed their desire for a Plus III with a top shoe. So we designed one. We took it a step further and added TTL pass-through for an on-camera flash, and a metal foot. It’s like a Plus III on its side, with the most-requested features added in,” comments Heather Ambrose, PocketWizard Marketing Manager. “The Plus IV is by no means a replacement for the Plus III. They complement each other. An ideal set-up might be a Plus IV for on-camera flash in TTL mode, another Plus IV with a speedlight mounted in manual mode and two Plus IIIs connected to studio lights. The Plus IV features the same Quad-Zone Triggering as the Plus III so you can easily turn any one of those remote flashes on or off directly from the camera, and either create different looks or work in different areas.”
The Plus IV has the performance enhancing features of the Plus III including Long Range and Repeater Modes to help photographers tackle the most challenging shooting environments, opening the door for never-attempted image ideas. All features, channels and zones can be easily set using the soft-touch keypad and are clearly displayed on the backlit LCD display.
The versatile new PocketWizard Plus IV is compatible with all other PocketWizard radios and virtually every popular flash and professional digital SLR camera system. The standard ISO compatible hot shoe can accommodate almost any speedlight for simple manual triggering, including newer Sony models. It also communicates with all PocketWizard-enabled photo gear including select Profoto, Dynalite, Norman and Photogenic flash systems and Sekonic light meters.
The new Plus IV will be demonstrated at the PocketWizard Booth (#663) at PhotoPlus 2015 in New York City, NY, October 22 – 24, 2015. The product is expected to be available at retail in January 2016.
Post Date: 10/22/2015 3:22:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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From Canon USA:
Program to Include Influencers from Emerging Imaging Markets
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 21, 2015 – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its Explorers of Light Program, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it is welcoming new members into the program, including: Lindsay Adler, David Bergman, Jimmy Chin, Charles Glatzer, Joel Grimes, Peter Hurley, and Roberto Valenzuela. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon's program, expanding to align with a wide range of talented personalities that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. Many of these new Explorers of Light will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2015, October 22-24 at the Javits Center in New York City. For a full schedule of events in the Canon booth, please visit pro.usa.canon.com/photoplus2015.
The new ambassadors for the Explorers of Light Program go beyond the boundaries of still photography by sharing their work through gallery prints, the silver screen, Facebook, Instagram and more. These influential talents are constantly advancing their craft and helping to create new ways in which our world is visually captured and shared. The program brings these creative individuals together to offer their knowledge, photographic passion, and technical expertise while also acting as a conduit of two-way communication between Canon and various developing imaging markets.
"Our world is constantly changing, and Canon prides itself on being at the forefront of change. For 20 years the Explorers of Light program has enabled us to align with amazing professional photographers that educate and inspire, and now these new luminaries will help us to engage in meaningful two-way communication with exciting and emerging imaging markets," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon's Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields, garnering awards and accolades for their work. These individuals work with Canon extensively as representatives, ambassadors, educators, and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and personal appearances throughout the United States.
For more information about the Explorers of Light program, visit: http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/explorers_of_light/eol_home.shtml
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/21/2015 12:02:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Connect Station CS100
B&H has the Canon Connect Station CS100 in stock with free shipping.
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Post Date: 10/21/2015 11:58:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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