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 Monday, November 04, 2013
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (review) available for $319.00 with free shipping. Compare at $649.00 new.
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Post Date: 11/4/2013 12:54:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm & 55-200mm NIKKOR DX Lens Bundle
Adorama has a Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm & 55-200mm NIKKOR DX Lens Bundle available for $496.95 with free shipping and 4% Rewards.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Nikon D3100 14.2 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera
  • Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens
  • Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens
  • Green Extreme EN-EL14 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Lexar 16GB Class 10, 200x Platinum II Series SD Memory Card

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/4/2013 12:06:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Spencer Boerup (creator) and the MagMod Kickstarter Page:
 
MagMod is the simplest, easiest, strongest, and fastest speedlite modifier system for Canon + Nikon hot-shoe flashes, period.
 
Over the past 8 years of my photographic career I’ve seen my share of bulky, awkward, and cheap flash modifiers. Each has their own unique problems and flaws.

  • Velcro isn’t very strong and, quite frankly, is ugly and annoying.
  • Straps, bands, brackets and knobs can easily get lost and each additional component adds complexity to your system.
  • Flimsy gels are awkward to attach and are practically disposable.
  • Some products are even designed to only fit a specific flash!
  • Modularity and ease of use are almost nonexistent.

None of this is an exaggeration, and if you're a working photographer you're probably nodding your head because you've experienced this too!
 
Don’t you think it’s time we have something better?
 
That's why I decided to make the best flash modifier system ever, and this is MagMod.
 
MagMod is a magical flash modifier system that frees your speedlite flashes from velcro, straps, and adhesives by geniously incorporating the invisible powers of magnetism. Each modifier is a single molded piece of high-quality silicone rubber that is sleek, compact, easy to use, and dead simple.
 
Get more information on the MagMod Kickstarter Page.

Post Date: 11/4/2013 10:20:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 11/4/2013 9:20:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From AdoramaTV:
 
Adorama Photography TV Presents Photo on the Go with Joe McNally. In this episode, Joe demonstrates how to capture a portrait by lighting two surfaces with one light.
 
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Post Date: 11/4/2013 9:25:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

If the above embedded viewer doesn't work for you, try this:
Flash Enabled Viewer | HTML5 Viewer (for mobile devices)
 
Benjamin Von Wong is an exciting photographer that I've been following for quite some time on YouTube. His images are usually very striking and creative - and he typically provides behind-the-scenes videos that are interesting and informative.
 
For his latest project, Von Wong was asked to do something a little different – create the world's largest real-life "Where's Waldo" scene for the town of Traunstein, Germany. The amount of planning, preparation and work that went into this shoot is significant to say the least. But the resulting image is a lot of fun to browse. I did notice a few ghosting/stitching errors, but overall I think it's a great image and significant achievement in logistics and coordination.
 
By the way – I found Waldo. Can you?
 
Behind the Scenes Video
 

 
You can also check out Von Wong's behind-the-scenes blog post for more information.

Post Date: 11/4/2013 8:20:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens available for $1,099.00. Compare at $1,199.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/4/2013 7:48:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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The Canon Store is running another "Shop and Save" promotion where the savings increase with the more you buy. Considering refurbished cameras, lenses & flashes are already priced attractively, anything extra is just icing on the cake. ;-)

PurchaseReceive
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Post Date: 11/4/2013 6:49:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, November 03, 2013

"This is The-Digital-Picture.com's Weekend Recap for the week ending November 2nd, 2013.
 
In the news...
 
On Tuesday, Google added Analog Efex Pro to its NIK software bundle. The Analog Efex Pro plug-in was designed to allow users to replicate the look and feel of classic, vintage cameras. The plug-in features Classic Camera, Vintage, Wet Plate and Toy Camera presets, as well as the ability to customize each one.
 
Unfortunately, the Analog Efex update – automatically pushed by Google – caused crash issues for some users in Photoshop CS 6. See our post for a possible remedy to the situation.
 
On Wednesday, we reported on Canon USA’s plans to start packaging EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lenses with 5D Mark IIIs. Many regard this as a hint of Canon’s plans to abandon the long-offered EF 24-105mm L in camera kits. Canon USA has stipulated – at least for the near future – that both lens kits will be available.
 
The 5D Mark III with 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is available now for preorder.
 
Also on Wednesday, we found out that Adobe’s security breach was more serious than first thought. Instead of affecting approximately 3 million user accounts as first reported at the beginning of October, Adobe now says that 38 million user accounts were compromised. According to an Adobe spokesperson, the investigation is still on-going.
 
In site news and reviews...
 
On Thursday, we gave a first-hand account of Sigma USA’s Repair Service. Even though turnaround was relatively fast and our overall experience good, we were a bit concerned with Sigma’s lack of communication regarding the repair. Hopefully Sigma’s dedication to revamping their service department will bring better communication in the future.
 
And, for our deal of the week…
 
On Saturday, we published an eBay deal from BuyDig where you could get a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens for $749.00 with free shipping after $150.00 mail-in rebate. That’s a $150.00 savings off the normal after-rebate price.
 
This has been the The-Digital-Picture.com’s Weekend Recap. Thanks for listening, and as always, happy shooting!"

Category: Weekend Recap
Post Date: 11/3/2013 2:27:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removeable Hood for Canon available for $199.99 with free shipping. Compare at $279.00.
 
I have the original Rokinon 8mm Fisheye (the one without the removable hood) and love it. It's a very fun lens to use. [Sean]
Post Date: 11/3/2013 7:21:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 02, 2013
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens
Hot Deal: eBay (via BuyDig) has the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens (review) available for $749.00 and free shipping after $150.00 mail-in rebate. (thanks Mark)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/2/2013 2:20:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera available for $1,099.00. Compare at $1,199.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
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Post Date: 11/2/2013 9:40:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 01, 2013
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens (review) available for $344.00. Compare at $537.00.
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Post Date: 11/1/2013 1:11:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Tamron has extended their October mail-in rebates. The new rebates will be active from November 1 - December 31.
 
Click here to download the new Tamron rebate form.

ModelRebate Amount
Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens Buy$50.00
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II Lens Buy$20.00
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy$70.00
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 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 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro Buy$100.00

Post Date: 11/1/2013 12:38:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
More than 150 Innovations Added to Creative Cloud Video Products and Adobe Anywhere for Video
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 31, 2013 — Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of major new updates to the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud, including new capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
 
Important updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere for video, to enable a range of tasks from ingest and logging to visual effects collaboration for large teams. A new Adobe Anywhere iPad app enables editors to browse shared productions and play media and sequences from the Adobe Anywhere Server on their iPads.
 
Today’s updates, which were initially previewed in September at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), include a direct link color pipeline between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe SpeedGrade CC, expanded native support for brilliant visuals including 4K high frame rate content, a new mask tracker in Adobe After Effects, the Adobe Prelude CC Live Logger iPad app and many other feature enhancements.
 
“We’ve seen many broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals adopt our video apps in Creative Cloud and Adobe Anywhere as they look for a toolset that allows them to thrive in the face of reduced budgets and demanding production timelines,” said Bill Roberts, director, video product management, Adobe. “The new features and services give our customers the streamlined workflow they have been asking for, while also continuing our commitment to provide significant innovations frequently for Creative Cloud members and Adobe Anywhere users.”
 
Creative Cloud offers video professionals a membership-based service that provides users with unlimited access to download and install flagship Adobe professional video desktop applications as well as the full range of Adobe desktop applications for design, Web and photography. With Creative Cloud membership, users also have access to publishing services to deliver apps and websites, the ability to synch cloud storage, and new products and exclusive updates as soon as they’re released. This offers more efficient ways to share work with colleagues and the creative community; and enables more innovation, collaboration and efficient productions from post to broadcast. Key new updates to the video tools in Adobe Creative Cloud include:

  • A new Direct Link Color Pipeline between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe SpeedGrade CC provides an integrated workflow that allows users to share multi-track timelines seamlessly back and forth; open Adobe Premiere Pro CC sequences in Adobe SpeedGrade CC quickly; and see the results as effects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC that are managed by the Lumetri Deep Color Engine.
  • Expanded native supportfor 4K and higher resolutions,high frame rates and RAW formats, enables editors to work with footage from the hottest new high-res cameras, including the 6K Red Dragon, natively – without having to wait to transcode and re-wrap files.
  • The Mask Tracker in Adobe After Effects CC enables video professionals to create masks and apply effects that track automatically frame-by-frame throughout a composition to save countless hours of tedious work.
  • A more streamlined editing environment provides editors with new definable metadata capabilities including a new monitor overlay along with enhanced multi-cam support that makes it easy to turn individual camera angles on or off as you edit.
  • The Adobe Prelude CC Live Logger iPad app, which enables users to log notes, events, and other data on their iPad while shooting, including the ability to sync with timecode on set via supported wireless timecode systems, and then sync metadata to footage via Creative Cloud for faster editing.
  • Advanced color grading with the new SpeedLooks in Adobe SpeedGrade CC offers dedicated camera patches. This allows users to match the color spaces even across different camera formats. New multiple masks and linked mask layers capabilities also enable Adobe SpeedGrade CC users more control over complex looks.
  • Adobe Anywhere Support for Adobe After Effects CC enables visual effects and motion graphic artists using Adobe After Effects CC to collaborate with other production team members, without the need to learn new software.
  • Adobe Anywhere iPad App that enables users to view productions and play back sequences on the Adobe Anywhere server from the field or a remote location.
  • Better media management enables users to find and load video assets with the new Media Browser in After Effects, improved workflows when linking back to source content with Link and Locate in Adobe Premiere Pro and automated image processing for customized media output with Adobe Media Encoder

Sign up on the Adobe Creative Cloud Website.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/1/2013 10:51:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens
From Samyang:
 
Responding to the increasing demand for high-quality cine optics for cameras and camcorders, Samyang has prepared a special offer aimed at professional filmmakers, enthusiasts and film schools. Four kits of cine lenses with dedicated "hard" cases will be released on the market at the beginning of November.
 
Samyang Cinema Kits include selected V-DSLR lenses and cases to protect them against accidental mechanical damages and unfavourable atmospheric conditions, such as dampness or dusting. Depending on the contents of a selected kit, the cases will be offered in two sizes. Smaller (330×310×148 cm) which weighs 1.65 kg and houses up to three lenses, and larger M case (400×320×180 cm) which weighs 3.2 kg and houses up to six lenses.
 
Samyang Cinema Kit 1
Wide-angle kit for 35mm and Super 35mm cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Cinema EOS, RED Digital Cinema, Sony Professional Cameras S35.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS AS UMC
  • Samyang S Case

Samyang Cinema Kit 2
Standard kit for 35mm and Super 35mm cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Cinema EOS, RED Digital Cinema, Sony Professional Cameras S35.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS AS UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC
  • Samyang S Case

Samyang Cinema Kit 3
Kit for APS-C or for smaller sensor size cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 8mm T3.8 UMC Fish-eye CS II
  • Samyang V-DSLR 16mm T2.2 AS UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS UMC
  • Samyang S Case

Samyang Cinema Kit 4
Wide-angle kit for 35mm and Super 35mm cameras and camcorders, e.g., Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Cinema EOS, RED Digital Cinema, Sony Professional Cameras S35.

  • Samyang V-DSLR 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 35mm T1.5 AS AS UMC
  • Samyang V-DSLR 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 500mm F6.3 DX Mirror
  • Samyang M Case

Estimated retail prices of Samyang Cinema Kits will be announced later.
 
Adorama carries Samyang Cinema Lenses.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 11/1/2013 8:45:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Use promo code PXHALFOFF at AdoramaPix to get 50% off 8x8 photo books.
Post Date: 11/1/2013 8:37:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
A complete collection of original photos by photographers active around the world
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the completion of "Eyes of Nikon" (published by D.D.WAVE Co., Ltd.), a collection of images by photographers active the world over, as part of activities commemorating the 80th anniversary of NIKKOR photographic lenses. "Eyes of Nikon" will feature images in which the unique characteristics of individual lenses are maximized by distinguished photographers, as well as explanations of NIKKOR lenses by developers themselves with the history, background, intent, and technologies behind the design and development of those lenses.
 
At the same time, "Masters of the Light", a collection of artistic images photographed with digital cameras and lenses, and created with the full cooperation of Nikon, will be available around the world through D.D.WAVE Co., Ltd.
 
Based on the theme, "ART meets TECHNOLOGY makes HISTORY", the international photographers contributing to these two photo collections have aimed for the ultimate in photo quality and made the most of NIKKOR lens technologies cultivated over the past 80 years to express the world of photographic art. All images in the two collections were captured using Nikon cameras and lenses.
 
What's more, a photo gallery tied to "Eyes of Nikon" will be launched on the global brand site, "nikkor.com" to coincide with release of the photo collection (scheduled for December). "nikkor.com" offers online contents created to share the appeal of NIKKOR lenses with the world. The website continuously offers insight into the epoch-making technologies Nikon has developed with artistic images and explanations of the lenses used to capture them, allowing visitors to the site to get to know NIKKOR lenses from a variety of angles.
 
Throughout its long history of developing and utilizing optical and other advanced technologies for use in the development and manufacture of cameras and lenses, Nikon has proposed many ways to enjoy photography. Nikon will continue offering varying lenses that will further enhance the reliable quality of our cameras equipped with new technologies.
 
Photo collection release overview
 
"Eyes of Nikon"
 
A collection of original photos by twenty photographers active around the world, as well as explanations of the NIKKOR lenses.
 
Publisher: D.D.WAVE Co., Ltd.
Release: Scheduled for release on December, 2013
Availability: Japan, the U.S., and countries in Europe, Asia and other regions around the world
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
Specifics: 210 x 297 mm, 192 pages, soft cover
Contributing photographers: Ahn Jun, Andrea Bruce, Bob Martin, Colston Julian, Craig Jones, Daisy Gilardini, Donald Miralle, HASHi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Kabo, Marcelo Gomes, Keith & Mark Sutton, Norihito Ogata, Phil Knott, Taisuke Koyama, Takao Fujita, Tomoko Suwa-Krull, Topaz Leung, Yoi Kawakubo, Yuhki Touyama
 
"Masters of the Light"
 
A collection of artistic images photographed with digital cameras and lenses
 
Publisher: D.D.WAVE Co., Ltd.
Release: Scheduled for release on December, 2013
Availability: Japan, the U.S., and countries in Europe, Asia and other regions around the world
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
Specifics: 250 x 300 mm, 192 pages, hardcover
Contributing photographers: David Bailey, Hanayo, Ichigo Sugawara, lwan Baan, Juergen Teller, Marcelo Gomes, Michael Kenna, Phil Knott, Ryan McGinley, Wing Shya
Art director: Neville Brody
 
Primary "nikkor.com" contents
 
History: Contents outlining the history of NIKKOR lenses. Introduction of the optical technologies and other advanced technologies adopted for past lenses. Launch scheduled for December 2013.
 
Technology: Introduction of unknown stories and design intent that gave birth to NIKKOR lenses through interviews with designers, developers, and those who manufactured the lenses at the Tochigi factory. *Launch scheduled for December 2013
 
Eyes of Nikon: Photo gallery tied to the "Eyes of Nikon" photo collection. Photos by the world's top photographers with explanations of the NIKKOR lenses used to capture the photos by developers of the lenses. *Launch scheduled for December 2013
 
NIKKOR — The Thousand and One Nights: Tales by Nikon engineers detailing the unique characteristics of NIKKOR lenses, as well as their past, present, and future.
 
Adorama carries Nikon Nikkor Lenses.
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Post Date: 11/1/2013 7:29:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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