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 Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens for Nikon
B&H has the Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens for Nikon in stock with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/22/2014 2:03:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Kingston SSDNow v310 Solid State Drive
From Kingston:
 
Features:

  • New V310 Solid-State Drive Joins SSDNow V Series Family
  • Boosts System Responsiveness and Speed
  • Large 960GB Capacity Allows To Migrate Entire Hard Drive

Fountain Valley, CA – July 21, 2014 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series, the V310. The Kingston SSDNow V310 solid-state drive dramatically boosts system responsiveness while also offering 960GB capacity to store all movies, music, games, files and applications.
 
The new SSDNow V310 is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive1. Powered by a Phison 3108 ccontroller, the drive achieves 450MB/s read and write speeds2. With no moving mechanical parts, SSDNow V310 is shock-proof, uses less energy and stays cool making it more reliable and less likely to fail than standard hard-disk drives. The large capacity of the SSDNow V310 allows enough space for a true HDD replacement so users can migrate their entire hard drive over with storage to spare.
 
“Since 2009, our V ‘Value’ series solid-state drives have delivered the best price to performance ratio as possible to enable consumers on a budget or entry-level users to experience the benefits of SSD technology. Our new V310 continues that along with providing the biggest capacity ever in a Kingston SSD," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston." SSDNow V310 with its large 960GB capacity is the perfect upgrade to an existing system as it improves boot speeds and application load times helping maximize one’s computer investment.”
 
SSDNow V310 is available in 960GB as a stand-alone drive or as all-in-one kits that include all the accessories needed plus software to clone files and OS to make for an easy install. SSDNow V310 is backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.
 
B&H carries Kingston Solid State Drives.

Category: Kingston News
Post Date: 7/22/2014 9:50:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
In this episode of Prospectives, Tim Cooper visits the B&H studio to discuss some realistic uses for HDR photography. He takes us through a few HDR composite examples and outlines the reasons for shooting high dynamic range images.
Post Date: 7/22/2014 9:01:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens
Just posted: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens Review
 
The 12mm extreme-wide-angle rectilinear focal length makes this lens unique and gives the photographer the ability to capture very unique images.
 
B&H has the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens in stock.
Post Date: 7/22/2014 8:00:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Hoya EVO Antistatic Filter
From THK:
 
JULY 22, 2014 – Huntington Beach, CA. - (July 22, 2014) - Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is proud to introduce the new Hoya EVO ANTISTATIC series of professional photographic filters.
 
Hoya engineers have developed a new ANTISTATIC coating that acts like a force field around the filter to repel dust. Perfect for environments where dust is common, these filters require less frequent cleaning and maintenance than traditional filters. Additionally, the hardened, antistatic top-layer is water repellent, stain and scratch resistant, and cleans easily when smudges or fingerprints are introduced to the surface.
 
The new EVO ANTISTATIC professional filters are made in Japan using hand selected silicates that are carefully smelted and blended to yield high performance optical glass. Hoya then uses extreme care and precision to apply the Improved 16-layer Super Multi-coating formula which greatly reduces or eliminates reflections on the surface of the glass and yields a 99.8% light transmission rate. This means the filter has virtually no effect on the color balance, contrast, or clarity of the final image.
 
The filters in the new EVO ANTISTATIC series* utilize a lightweight, one-piece, low-profile aluminum frame to house the glass. This one-piece design allows the filter to maintain perfect parallel alignment to the sensor plane for maximum sharpness, while the low-profile frame eliminates vignetting when used on ultra-wide-angle lenses.
 
The new EVO ANTISTATIC series of filters consist of a Protector, UV, and Circular Polarizer in common sizes ranging from 37mm to 82mm.
 
Hoya EVO ANTISTATIC filters were developed in conjunction with Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. and intended solely for the USA distribution.
 
For a video introducing the EVO ANTISTATIC filters please go to: http://youtu.be/TwAYU0JlWP0
 
The EVO ANTISTATIC filter will be available in mid-August.
 
B&H carries Hoya filters.
Category: Hoya News
Post Date: 7/22/2014 7:14:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
This is an older video that slipped under my radar late last year. But it begs the question – what would you do with 50 EOS 1D X DSLR cameras?
 
From Canon Suisse:
 
With the support of Canon Switzerland, the Swiss Radio and TV SRF produced two elaborate Bullet Time Shots for the programme "Sommer-Challenge". 50 Canon EOS-1D X cameras were used in one indoor and one outdoor shooting.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 1D X.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2014 7:05:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 21, 2014

 
Walk Through a Wedding is a year long video series in which Profoto follows wedding photographers Justin & Mary as they set out to capture a young couple's most special day.
 
In this episode, the couple describes how to create an iconic bridal party image when the originally scheduled outdoor plan falls through because of rain.
 
Gear Used:

You can find all of the Justin and Mary Wedding Walkthough videos here.

Post Date: 7/21/2014 9:40:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
DigitalRev has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera in stock and ready for shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/21/2014 8:24:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, July 18, 2014
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From Adobe:
 
Adobe Camera RAW RC 8.6 Modifications
 
Features

  • Improve performance when batch processing images (via the Save button in Camera Raw) and when converting images to DNG (via DNG Converter). This performance improvement is only available on 64-bit systems.

New Camera Support

  • Nikon D810
  • Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

New Lens Profile Support

Lens NameLens Mount
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STMCanon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USMCanon
Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6Nikon
Schneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6Phase One A/S
Sony 28mm f/2.8Sony Alpha
Sony 100mm F2.8 MacroSony Alpha
Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6Sony Alpha
Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3Sony Alpha
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8GSony Alpha
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSMSony Alpha
Zeiss Touit 2.8/50MSony Alpha

Download:
Adobe Camera RAW 8.6 RC for Photoshop CC & CC 2014
Adobe Camera RAW 8.6 for RC Photoshop CS6

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/18/2014 9:10:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon Professional Network:

"Modern action movies are generally packed with computer-generated imagery (CGI), resulting in production budgets that have soared into the stratosphere. But when director Scott Waugh enlisted Shane Hurlbut as Director of Photography on the movie spin-off from the ‘Need For Speed’ game franchise he wanted to buck the trend and shoot the action as close to live as possible, which called for a special camera. CPN writer James Morris spoke to Shane Hurlbut to discover how and why Canon’s EOS C500 Digital Cinema Camera satisfied all the important requirements for shooting live action at 150 miles per hour."

Check out the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C500 Cinema Camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/18/2014 6:54:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 17, 2014
PocketWizard Multimax Transceiver
From PocketWizard:
 
South Burlington, VT - July 17, 2014 - The PocketWizard MultiMAX, our venerable flagship radio product, is being retired effective immediately.
 
The MultiMAX was born in early 2001 and is just a little older than Windows XP. One of the first digital transceivers in the photo industry, the MultiMAX became the professional choice for over a dozen basketball seasons, seven Olympics, and countless portraits and weddings. Its special mix of technology enabled it to survive the industry’s transition from film to digital. Some of its features, like Custom IDs, True Trigger Confirmation, and Equalization, have never been duplicated. Certainly, the MultiMAX has earned its place in the history of photography.
 
Today, key parts are no longer being manufactured. Case in point is the LCD which was based on an early flip phone (the Motorola StarTac of the late 1990’s). So, regrettably, we can no longer market the MultiMAX.
 
Fortunately, the PocketWizard Plus III radio carries on the primary features of the MultiMAX, like 32 channels, Quad-Zone Triggering, Long Range Mode, and Auto-Relay and is fully compatible with the MultiMAX and the entire PocketWizard line.
 
Stock:
Final orders have shipped. Check with your dealer or distributor for retail availability.
 
Warranty Repairs:
PocketWizard will honor warranties and perform customer repairs for the next few years. If warranty repairs are unable to be performed due to parts depletion, we will make reasonable efforts to help photographers maintain PocketWizard compatibility by offering alternative product at a special value.
 
Custom IDs:
The Custom ID service for the MultiMAX will remain available for MultiMAX owners. We will investigate the possibility of implementing Custom IDs in the Plus III or a future radio.
 
Special Accessories:
All PocketWizard remote camera and flash cables will remain in the product line. MultiMAX specific accessories like PW-CC (Confirmation Cable) and PW-AC-MX (AC Adapter for older 6-pin radios) will no longer be produced, but may still be available at retailers.
 
If you have a moment, please share your MultiMAX stories on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pocketwizards
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 7/17/2014 11:43:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Digital Learning Center
The Canon Digital Learning Center has published a lengthy Quick Tips page for Underwater Photography.

"With its richly colored landscapes and fascinating sea creatures, there are few places more beautiful to photograph than the underwater world. Whether you’re scuba diving among sharks or snorkeling along a reef, the photographic possibilities are endless and intriguing.
 
Of course, underwater photography can be a little intimidating since it presents unique photographic challenges. But you’ll get immediate feedback with your digital SLR, so you can make adjustments when necessary and it won’t be long before you’ll be showing off images of your underwater adventures to fellow divers, snorkelers and land-locked shutterbugs. To help you gear up and grab those once-in-a lifetime shots, here are some guidelines and tips to get you started."

Check out the Underwater Photography Tips on CDLC for a tidal wave of information. :-)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 9:11:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Camera Control Pro - 2.18.0 Update
 
Precautions

  • This updater software updates Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 -2.17.0 to 2.18.0.
  • Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 - 2.17.0 must be installed before running this software.
  • When this updater software is run, it may be necessary to enter the product key again to confirm ownership of a previous version of the software.
  • On a Macintosh running Mac OS X version 10.7-10.9, run this updater software and then enter the application’s product key.
  • Turn off all virus-scanning software and exit Camera Control Pro 2, or any other application that may be running, before proceeding with this installation.
  • You must have Administrator authority to run this updater software on a Windows computer. You must enter the Admin password to run this updater software on a Macintosh computer.
  • This updater software cannot be used to install a different language version, or to modify the language version, of the application currently installed.

Updates included with this release, 2.18.0
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the D810 has been added.
  • Highlight-weighted has been added to Metering options in the Exposure 2 tab (available only when the D810 is used).
  • Metering options have been added to the Movie tab (available only when the D810 is used).
  • Flat has been added to Picture Control options in the Image Processing tab. (available only when the D810 is used).
  • A Clarity setting has been added to the adjustment dialog displayed when the Edit... button in the Image Processing tab is clicked. (available only when the D810 is used).
  • A Show Capture NX-D option has been added to the Tools menu.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Windows XP is no longer supported.

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • Mac OS X version 10.6 is no longer supported.

Download Camera Control Pro - 2.18.0 Update – Windows | Macintosh
 
Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.5.1
 
Precautions
 
Modifications enabled with version 1.5.1
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the D810 has been added.
  • Support for the Communication Unit UT-1 Firmware Ver. 2.1 has been added.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Windows XP is no longer supported.

Download Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.5.1 – Windows| Macintosh
 
B&H has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 8:37:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
The site's first tested Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens was provided by Sigma. That Sigma could have handpicked a superior lens was questioned, so I picked up a retail copy of this lens to verify the image quality this lens model delivers.
 
The image quality results from the second lens are now included in the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review. The first link loads a comparison between the two lenses with the new lens shown on the left (sample "1"). I would say that the second lens is even slightly sharper than the already-impressive first lens. AF consistency for the second lens is the same as the first.
 
Image quality test results from the EOS 60D are also now included for this lens.
Post Date: 7/17/2014 8:16:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
FreeFly MoVI's biggest competitor, the DJI Ronin, is set to be available beginning next month. DJI's stabilizer seems to equal FreeFly's in every way except for price – the Ronin can be preordered for only $2,999.00 (compared to $4,995.00 for the MoVI).
 
Only time will tell if the DJI Ronin is as good as the ground-breaking MoVI; the lower price will certainly make the Ronin very alluring for a lot of filmmakers.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 7:47:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 July 2014 – Canon today announces the details of its presence at IBC, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An IBC exhibitor for more than three decades, Canon will be showcasing its entire line-up of broadcast solutions and technologies, including the recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.
 
With growing consumer demand for Ultra High Definition content, there’s never been more focus on the industry to provide the equipment and services required to move professional broadcasting to the next generation. To reflect this, visitors will be able to experience Canon’s full range of cutting-edge solutions as well as live demonstrations including 4K output from studio camera configurations and live colour grading enabled by its 4K reference monitors.
 
“We’ve already seen some dramatic shifts in the industry this year and Canon’s presence at IBC 2014 is a reflection of changing times,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The bar for quality content is rising every year. Canon is at the forefront of the creative industry, providing products and solutions that professionals need to craft outstanding content, whether in HD or 4K. Helping our customers to capture and tell stories has never been more important. The portfolio of products, and expertise, we’re displaying this year is a demonstration of the tools that they are using to set new standards every day.”
 
Highlighting the company’s commitment to providing an unrivalled choice of creative products and solutions, attendees can experience Canon’s extensive range of professional lens and camera technologies, including the full power of its optics portfolio. Broadcast professionals will be able to get hands-on with over 100 lenses and a vast array of focal lengths and types, from ENG to cinema to EF lenses. The stand will also display the entire line-up of Canon’s X-series camcorders, providing visitors the opportunity to touch and try the recently announced XF205 and XF200, as well as the company’s pioneering range of Cinema EOS products.
 
In addition to Canon’s on-stand experts, a selection of independent industry professionals will also be on-hand to present on an exciting array of topics, sharing their experiences of using Canon products and answering visitors’ questions.
 
Canon’s stand location at IBC 2014 will be Hall 11, Stand E50.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 7:20:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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From Photoshelter:
 
Are you using Instagram the right way?
 
In our latest guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram, get tips to make the most of this powerful marketing tool to showcase your brand, build your audience, and even generate revenue.
 
In this guide, you’ll also learn:

  • 10 ways to win at Instagram and take advantage of all its features
  • Ideas to organically build your audience faster and smarter
  • Why Instagram is a must-use tool to connect with photo editors
  • Tips to measure your success
  • Plus more!

Also get advice and inspiration from photographers having success on Instagram, amassing followings up to 830,000. How’d they do it? We asked and found out.
 
Download the free guide!

Post Date: 7/16/2014 1:35:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens for Nikon
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/16/2014 12:30:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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