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 Thursday, February 27, 2014
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From Sigma USA:
 
LAS VEGAS– Feb. 27, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, will be exhibiting at the Wedding & Portrait Photography International Conference + Expo (WPPI) at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas at booth 521 from March 3-5.
 
At the booth, Sigma will be showcasing its entire camera and lens product lineup, including several recently announced lenses and accessories from the manufacture’s Global Vision Line like the improved and redesigned 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM and 50mm F1.4 DG HSM lenses, as well as the 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM, 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | ART lenses and USB Dock.
 
“We look forward to the opportunity every year to interact with wedding and portraiture shooters at WPPI,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Attendees who stop by our booth will get a first look at some of our new Global Vision products like the 50mm F1.4 and 24-105mm F4 lenses, and learn how Sigma is bringing the most innovative gear to the market.”
 
Sigma is also pleased to be sponsoring the WPPI University event taking place on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1. Two of Sigma’s Pro Photographers, Lindsay Adler and Jennifer Rozenbaum, will share their photography tips and tricks during a speaking session on Friday afternoon, and event attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in our shooting station during the hands-on workshops, and interact and work with Lindsay and Jennifer on their photography skills.
 
Sigma Corporation of America’s WPPI activities will include:

  • WPPI In-Show Lens Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win one of four different lenses throughout the show. Sigma fans that visit the booth and participate in the Sigma Shooting studio each day will be entered for a chance to win a different lens each day of the show, including either the 85mm 1.4 EX DG HSM, 35mm 1.4 DG HSM Art, 24-105mm f4 DG HSM OS Art or 50mm 1.4 EX DG HSM. Attendees must participate at the shooting station each day for a chance to win, and one winner will be chosen randomly each day. Three lenses will be given away, one each day, plus a grand finale winner on the last day. Stop by the booth to learn which lens is being given away each day.
  • WPPI Online Lens Giveaways: For Sigma fans that are unable to attend the show, Sigma will be offering them a chance to win a different lens each day by entering online. Fans can enter by submitting their best wedding and/or portrait photos to Sigma’s Facebook page using the hashtag #WinSigma or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WinSigma. The hashtag must be used in order to account for all entries, and a winner will be judged and selected for each day of the show plus a grand finale winner. Submission period begins March 3 9am PST and end March 5 4pm PST. Winner names will be announced March 21, 2014. For more information, visit our social channels or website each day to see which lens will be given away!

B&H carries Sigma lenses.

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/27/2014 1:46:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens available for $209.95 with free shipping. Compare at $396.95 new.
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Post Date: 2/27/2014 12:00:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon D4 DSLR Camera available for $5,495.00 with free shipping. Compare at $5,996.95 new.
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Post Date: 2/27/2014 10:14:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Quick-Draw Strap and the Quick-Draw Strap S, two new products developed in cooperation with world-renowned American camera accessory manufacturer, BlackRapid.
 
Overview:

Nikon BlackRapid Quick-Draw Strap

Nikon BlackRapid Quick-Draw Strap S

The Quick-Draw Strap and Quick-Draw Strap S were developed based on quick-draw straps invented by photographer and BlackRapid founder, Ron Henry, and popular throughout the market for their incredible convenience. The straps have been further refined to offer even greater convenience.
 
Along with the great mobility offered by BlackRapid products through specifications that enable on-the-go shooting with a mechanism that allows the camera to slide diagonally up and down the shoulder strap, a system that utilizes the camera's tripod socket so that the camera hangs upside down for a smooth grip, a shoulder pad that effectively distributes weight for less burden, and an under-arm tether that holds the strap firmly in place, these two new straps offer an even greater sense of security with a safety strap that prevents the camera from falling in the unlikely event the fastener comes loose, and a cover that prevents the carabiner that connects the strap to the camera from scratching the camera body.
 
The Quick-Draw Strap, with a wider shoulder pad, is suited to use with digital SLR cameras. The Quick-Draw Strap S, with a narrower shoulder pad, is suited to use with Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses and Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras.
 
B&H carries BlackRapid straps.

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Post Date: 2/27/2014 9:28:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera w/ 10-30mm VR Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera w/ 10-30mm VR Lens (Black) available for $149.00 with free shipping. Compare at $239.99 new.
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Post Date: 2/27/2014 8:16:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Shutterstock:
 
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 – Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, recently announced that it has paid over $200 million in royalties to contributors since the company’s founding in 2003. With artists in over 100 countries, the milestone illustrates the dynamic global marketplace the company has built, and its ability to connect more than 55,000 artists to nearly 1 million image buyers around the world. Each time a customer licenses an image from Shutterstock, the contributing artist receives a royalty. More than 100 million images were licensed in 2013.
 
“This milestone is testament to the quality of content being created by Shutterstock’s contributors,” said Shutterstock’s VP Content Scott Braut. “Businesses of all sizes need images and we’re proud to provide opportunities for photographers, illustrators and videographers to earn money licensing their work through our marketplace.”
 
Shutterstock currently has over 33 million images and more than 1.5 million high-quality video clips, including a growing 4K video collection available for license. Last year, the company launched Shutterstock Stories: Profiles in Creativity, an artistic grant program that celebrates the work of its contributors. To see the winning entries, visit shutterstock.com/stories.
Post Date: 2/27/2014 7:52:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens
Image quality, flare, distortion and vignetting test results along with some product photos have been added to the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Review page.
 
The Tamron 150-600 VC Lens vs. Canon 100-400mm IS Lens comparison is what many of us have been waiting for.
 
Especially for the price, I think that you are going to be very pleased with the image quality this lens delivers. I hope to have a full review of this lens completed in the near future.
 
B&H is taking preorders for the Tamron 150-600mm VC Lens.
Post Date: 2/27/2014 7:32:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
RØDE has created a short film competition where you could win your share of the $70,000 in prizes seen below.

RODE 2014 Short Film Prizes

Enter your email address on the competition page to get started.
 
B&H carries RØDE microphones and accessories.

Category: RODE News
Post Date: 2/27/2014 7:01:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Flash
eBay (via PhotoVideo4Less - 99.7% Positive feedback) has the Nikon SB-910 Speedlight Flash available for $455.00 with free shipping. Compare at $546.95.
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Post Date: 2/26/2014 2:53:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Men's Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Black)
For a limited time, B&H has select Freehands Men's Gloves available for 30% off with free shipping.
Post Date: 2/26/2014 2:28:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Broncolor Mobil A2L One-Lamp Travel Kit with LiFe Lithium Battery
B&H has the Broncolor Mobil A2L One-Lamp Travel Kit with LiFe Lithium Battery available for $1,900.00 off – now only $2,885.34 with free shipping.
 
Product Highlights:

  • 1,200W/s Power Pack, Sync Cord
  • LiFe Lithium Battery
  • Multi-voltage Charger
  • MobiLED Lamphead
  • MobiLED Continuous Light Adapter
  • Carrying Case
  • 200 Full Power Flashes
  • Continuous Video Light Mode
  • 1,200 Charge Battery Life

B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter
B&H has the B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer MRC Filter available for $89.99 with free shipping. Regularly $119.99.
 
How important are circular polarizers? Check out Bryan's Circular Polarizer Review to see why you need one.
Post Date: 2/26/2014 12:44:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack
B&H has the Kata Minibee-110 PL Compact Backpack available for $89.99 with free shipping. Regularly $179.99.
Post Date: 2/26/2014 12:37:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens
eBay (via BestPriceOptics - 99.8% Positive feedback) has the Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens for Canon/Nikon available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $449.00.
Post Date: 2/26/2014 11:35:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800E DSLR Camera
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon D800E DSLR Camera available for $2,839.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
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Post Date: 2/26/2014 9:05:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From DxO:
 
February 26, 2014 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.3 for Mac and Windows. This upgrade means that DxO Optics Pro 9 now supports the Nikon D3300, the brand’s latest entry-level DSLR, along with the Canon EOS M2. Of note, too, is that DxO Optics Pro v.1.3 also now works with the Panasonic DMC-FZ70 and the Samsung NX1000 and NX1100, thus completing support for the entire hybrid camera range.
 
Nearly 270 new DxO Optics Modules added
 
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.3 has been enriched with new DxO Optics Modules: 264 new cameral/lens combinations have been added to the library, which today counts 17,400 available DxO Optics Modules.
 
Among the new lenses supported is the NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II — the upgraded standard zoom found in most of Nikon’s entry-level DSLR kits, as well as the Samsung NX 20-50mm F3.5-5.6 ED II.
 
DxO Optics Modules contain all of the information characterizing each camera and lens, thus enabling DxO Optics Pro 9 to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
 
Availability and prices
 
The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.3 for Mac and Windows are immediately available at photo resellers at the following prices:

  1. DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard Edition: $169
  2. DxO Optics Pro 9 Elite Edition: $299

B&H carries DxO Optics Pro 9.

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 2/26/2014 8:18:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D4S Official Sample Picture
Nikon Europe has posted several D4S sample pictures to its Flickr account. Each image can be viewed at full resolution for closer inspection.
 
B&H has the Nikon D4s available for preorder with 2% Rewards.
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Post Date: 2/26/2014 8:07:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your imaging needs.
 
Affected Products:
Nikon D600 Digital SLR Cameras
 
Some users of Nikon’s D600 D-SLR camera have reported the appearance of tiny spots on certain of their images. Not all users have experienced this issue. Nikon has thoroughly evaluated these reports and has determined that these spots are caused by dust particles which may become visible when the camera is used in certain circumstances and/or with certain settings. It is a well-known fact that the presence of dust particles cannot be completely avoided when using a D-SLR camera even after normal sensor cleaning procedures, because of a number of factors including components moving at high speeds when images are taken, the use of interchangeable lenses, and the different environments in which a D-SLR camera may be used. As part of its customer-service commitment, Nikon is providing a customer-service measure to reduce the potential impact of dust particles on images taken by its D600 D-SLR cameras.
 
The solution: Nikon is making available to all owners of D600 cameras (even if Nikon’s product warranty has expired) this customer-service measure, which includes the inspection, cleaning and replacement of the shutter assembly and related parts of your camera, FREE OF CHARGE as well as the cost of shipping D600 cameras to Nikon and their return to customers. Once again, please understand that regardless of this service, your D600 camera as is the case with all D-SLR cameras, will continue to require normal periodic sensor cleanings.
 
To have your D600 camera serviced free of charge please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the Schedule Free Service link below.
  2. On the following pages, you will need to provide the serial number of your D600 camera and your contact information.
  3. Then, you will be prompted to create and print your Pre-paid UPS Return label and packing slip.
  4. In shipping, please secure the D600 camera in a plastic bag inside the shipping box with several inches of quality packing material on all sides of the D600 camera. Please send your D600 camera and packing slip only. Do not include any lenses, batteries, memory cards or other accessories. Please do not ship in the original display box (It will not be returned)
  5. Drop the shipping box off at any UPS facility. (Visit https://www.ups.com/dropoff for hours and locations.) You may also arrange to have your shipment collected by a UPS driver.

Schedule Free Service

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Post Date: 2/26/2014 7:00:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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