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 Tuesday, January 5, 2016
B&H has the Manfrotto MH055M0-Q6 Magnesium Ball Head with Q6 Top Lock Quick Release available for $129.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $274.88.
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • Quick Release with 1/4"-20 Camera Plate
  • Working Height: 5"
  • Weighs: 2 lb
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • Friction Adjustment
  • Lateral Tilt: -100° / +40°
  • 3 Spirit Levels
  • 90 - 105 Degree Portrait Angle Selector
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
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Post Date: 1/5/2016 8:08:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
At $299.00, the CamRanger is not necessarily an inexpensive option for wirelessly controlling your DSLR. From all accounts though, the device seems to work extremely well.
A new kid on the block is hoping to offer a similar experience for less than half the price – meet CamFi.

  • Wireless remote capture and live view
  • Browse and view photos on the camera via iOS/Android device
  • Display photos on an LCD TV (compatible hardware required)
  • View RAW files in about 5 seconds
  • Ability to print photos automatically after capture
  • Advanced time-lapse
You can download the CamFi apps here.
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Category: CamFi News
Post Date: 1/5/2016 7:00:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Focus Camera has the MeFoto RoadTrip Travel Tripod Special Edition (Red/White/Blue) available for $99.99 with free shipping. Compare at $154.99.
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Folded Length: 15.4"
  • 360-degree Panning
  • Two Leg Angle Positions
  • RecessedCenter-Column Hook
  • Separate Head and Pan Lock
  • Integral Bubble Level
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Post Date: 1/5/2016 5:49:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Nanuk 945 Case for DJI Phantom 3 in select colors available for $179.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $219.99.
Product Highlights
  • Designed to Absorb Shocks / Protect Gear
  • Phantom 3 & Accessories Foam Insert
  • Removable Gimbal Foam Sleeve
  • Impact-Resistant NK-7 Resin
  • Thick Wall Construction/Rounded Corners
  • Waterproof (3 ft / 30 min)
  • Nanuk PowerClaw Latching System
  • Two Padlockable Hasps Molded Into Case
  • Stackable
  • Optional Shoulder Strap Supported
Note: I have one of these cases sitting in my studio right now and it appears to be a very well made, durable case. And if you want the case to do double duty, you can purchase the Padded Divider Insert accessory for storing camera gear. [Sean]
If you prefer a backpack case, B&H also has the Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak available with a $40.00 discount.
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Post Date: 1/5/2016 5:27:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 4, 2016
When posting my latest image to Flickr, I noticed that the EXIF shows that I took the image using the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Sigma 50mm f 1.4 Art Misidentified as Zeiss Milvus 50 f 1.4 Lens

However, the image was actually taken using the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.
"Hmm...," I thought to myself, "We have a problem here."
I did a little investigating and traced the incorrect lens identification bug back to the latest version of Adobe Camera RAW (v.9.3.1). It seems that ACR is misidentifying images taken with the Sigma 50mm Art. This bug will be especially problematic for those who use automatic lens profile corrections when importing RAW images into both Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC as the wrong lens profile will be applied.
To counteract the issue, when using the Sigma 50mm Art be sure to manually choose the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM A014 lens profile from the drop down list if a correction profile is desired. Also note that images saved and converted by Photoshop will display the incorrect lens in the EXIF even if no lens profile correction is applied.
Update: Adobe has let us know that they are aware of the issue and that it will be fixed in the next release of Adobe Camera RAW.
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 1/4/2016 9:59:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review.
This lens has no fear of the dark.
B&H has the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 1/4/2016 8:10:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for a 24-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens.
Description of Patent
  • Patent Publication No. 2015-215438
    • Published 2015.12.3
    • Filing date 2014.5.9
  • Example
    • Focal length 24.70 101.33 292.01
    • F number 3.50 4.59 5.87
    • AOV (degrees) 41.22 12.05 4.24
    • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 202.71 232.50 288.71
    • BF 38.78 43.69 75.66
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Post Date: 1/4/2016 5:52:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Vello FreeWave Aviator Transceiver & Receiver Kit for Canon available for $149.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $309.90.
Product Highlights
  • 1x FreeWave Aviator Transceiver
  • 1x FreeWave Aviator Receiver
  • AA Batteries, Cables, Lanyards
  • Full TTL with Flashes
  • 4 Channels, 3 Groups
  • TTL Pass-Through
  • High Speed Sync up to 1/8,000 Sec.
  • On-Camera Hot Shoe
  • USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
Extra receivers can be purchased here.
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Post Date: 1/4/2016 5:14:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, January 3, 2016
The Canon EOS C100 and C100 Mark II are currently marked down significantly. There's no word on how long these discounts will last.
Canon EOS C100 Deals
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Post Date: 1/3/2016 8:17:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
I actually held onto this press release for a few days hoping a better version of it would surface (the release looks like it was authored in another language and run through Google Translate). Unfortunately, a more eloquent version never appeared. [Sean]
DECEMBER 28, 2015 – Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the new AT-X 14-20 F2 PRO DX.
The fast F2.0 Zoom lens of Tokina
Since the maximum aperture of F2.0 is given this lens, it's possible to support the low sensitivity photography used ISO64 and ISO100 setting. The maximum aperture of F2.0 shows its power for the photography using the blur feeling and photography with the low brightness (In the room, In the night).
Adopt highly precise Plastic Aspherical lens
The 2nd lens group in this lens is adopted the plastic aspherical lens which improved surface accuracy, and is given antireflection coat. This lens is designed tough against ghost flare.
Arrange highly precise Glass molded Aspherical lens
2 pieces of super low dispersion glass molded aspherical lens is located in the back goup of the lens, and various aberration are corrected by these lenses.
Compact Body and Excellent Operability
Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF/MF simply by sliding the focus ring, forward side for AF and back toward the camera for MF. This lens is designed as the fast aperture F2.0 in all focal range, but it is a compact body. This lens has a thread in the front frame, so it’s possible to attach filters of 82mm size.
The new Tokina AT-X 14-20 F2 PRO DX is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the DX(APS-C) size, and has the maximum aperture of F2.0. In low brightness situation, use it demonstrates its preeminent power
Focus distance: 14 - 20mm
Brightness: f/2.0 Canon
Format : APS-C
Minimum aperture: f/22
Lens configuration: 13 elements in 11 group
Coating: Multilayer film coating
Angle of view: 91.68° ~ 71.78°
Filter size: 82mm
Shortest Object Distance: 0.28m
Macro maximum magnification: 1:8.36
Focus method: Internal focus
Number of Aperture blades: 9
Maximum diameter: 89.0mm
Full length: 106.0mm
Weight: 725g
Hood (Attached) : BH-823
Above mentioned specifications are for a Nikon mount.
There is no indication when the lens will be available for preorder.
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Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 1/3/2016 5:47:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 1, 2016

From the B&H YouTube Channel:
In this B&H Event Space Highlight Janko Puls talks about and shows sample images on the 10 rules he followed when producing his book – A Visual Game of the City You Think you Know.
The full version of this talk can be found here.
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Post Date: 1/1/2016 12:16:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Although Tamron's previous rebate period ended Dec. 31, their new rebate promotion – valid Jan. 1 through Feb. 29, 2016 – shows an increased mail-in rebate for the ever-popular SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD which now qualifies for a $120.00 mail-in rebate bringing its final price to only $949.00.
Tamron Lens Rebates
ModelRebate Amount
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy$130.00
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Buy$100.00
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Buy$120.00
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro Lens Buy$150.00
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Post Date: 1/1/2016 10:02:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
Happy New Year from Bryan and me! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and memorable New Year’s Eve gathering with friends and family. With each new year, we have the opportunity look back at what we've accomplished in the previous year while also looking forward to what we want to accomplish in the year ahead.
With that in mind, we want to know – What are you focusing on this year? (pun intended)
We want to know about your photography goals for 2016. Are you going to attempt an up-until-now unexplored branch of photography like landscapes, architecture, portraiture, or macro? Or is it your goal to refine and hone your skills to become a recognized master in your already-chosen specialty?
Do you want to check off some of your bucket list locations and travel to far-flung destinations? Or do you want to concentrate your efforts on documenting family events, immortalizing a child's growth and youthful exuberance? Maybe your goal is to shoot more, possibly even every day?
As for me, my goal is to use my photography equipment to complete more video projects this year. With that in mind, I have purchased a Tascam DR-40 to augment my audio recording capabilities and I'm planning on getting a DJI Phantom 3 in the not-so-distant future. We'll see how that goes...
So, what is your focus for 2016? Let us know in the comments.
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Post Date: 1/1/2016 9:11:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store is still offering discounts on select refurbished DSLR cameras, lenses and Speedlite flashes with savings of 15% or more on top of the already reduced refurbished pricing. See the in stock deals below.
Note: The refurbished EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R are in stock but do not qualify for additional discounts.
Reduced In Stock Refurbished Gear (as of 8:20 AM ET)
Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body2,239.20340.201,899.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II + EF-S 18-135 IS STM1,719.20370.201,349.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II1,439.20340.201,099.00
Canon EOS 6D Body1,359.20360.20999.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6s + EF-S 18-135 IS STM959.20109.21849.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM799.99200.00599.99
Canon EOS Rebel T6i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM719.99100.00619.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM639.99240.00399.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5i Body519.9960.00459.99
Canon EOS Rebel T5 + EF-S 18-55 IS II439.99210.00229.99
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM1,279.20191.881,087.32
Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM639.9996.00543.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM439.9966.00373.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.9960.00339.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99210.00349.99
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM799.99120.00679.99
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM1,959.20293.881,665.32
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II199.9930.00169.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM239.99110.00129.99
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.20167.88951.32
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM1,079.20161.88917.32
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.9978.00441.99
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM1,359.20203.881,155.32
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM431.9964.80367.19
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.9948.00271.99
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT439.9966.00373.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9930.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9918.00101.99
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Post Date: 1/1/2016 7:18:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $799.00 after $200.00 instant savings with free expedited shipping and 10% rewards ($79.90 in B&H credit).
After rewards, the total cost is only $719.10 which makes this great deal considering the 24-70 f/4L IS's general purpose focal range, durable build quality, impressive image quality and unparalleled maximum magnification for a zoom.
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Post Date: 1/1/2016 6:48:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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