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 Monday, October 19, 2015
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Lens and ... Sometimes Clear Blue Skies are Just Fine
When presented with clear blue skies, I often avoid having significant sky coverage in my frame. But sometimes, blue is beautiful.
With a bright, evenly-colored background, the top of the mountains being hit by the morning sunlight creates a strong, eye-catching line. The strong contrast of the mountain shadow creates a second strong line. Take a great scene and reflect it to get symmetry with the result often being greater than twice as good as the image without a reflection.
The choice of focal length is always very important for composing an image. In this case, the twin peaks of the Maroon Bells were of primary interest to me. A focal length that makes these peaks large in the frame will best emphasize their over 14,000' size. I captured many frames using longer focal lengths, but I also liked seeing the bigger picture. With a mirror-calm water surface large enough to reflect the entire scene, I took advantage of the wider angle focal lengths available in the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens on this morning.
When not to use a circular polarizer filter: at sunrise or sunset, with a wide angle focal length being used and large amounts of blue sky in the frame, it is unlikely that I have a CPL filter mounted on my lens. A CPL filter used with a low sun angle and lots of evenly-toned blue sky in the frame is a perfect recipe for very uneven darkening of the sky, a look that is generally not appreciated.
This is a complicated HDR image based on three differently-exposed source images. Removed from this image was a line of other like-minded photographers.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, 500px and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Post Date: 10/19/2015 9:37:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

From the Phlearn YouTube Channel:
In today's episode, we show you how to stylize a magazine cover in Photoshop!
Note: I tried something very similar to this a few years ago. It was a fun personal project and a great way to help hone my Photoshop skills. [Sean]
Suburban Rapper Magazine February 2012 by Sean Setters

Post Date: 10/19/2015 9:07:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5Ds R DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Caon EOS 5Ds R DSLR Camera available for $3,049.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,899.00.
You can also purchase a 5Ds using the drop down box from this same auction for $2,649.00. Compare at $3,699.00.
Note:This is likely a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/19/2015 8:32:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens page.
I hope to have a full review of this lens completed by midweek or early next week at the latest. Stay tuned!
B&H has the Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens in stock.
Post Date: 10/19/2015 8:08:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 4x6 100 Sheets
The Canon Store has a "Buy 1, Get 4 Free" deal on select Canon photo paper packs with free 2-day shipping. As a bonus, use coupon code P151001 to get 50% off your order!
Note: Qualifying papers will show "Buy 1 Get 4 FREE" below the Add to Cart button. Once added to cart, the free paper will be displayed in your cart along with a promo code entry box.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/19/2015 7:55:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the Elinchrom YouTube Channel:
After 10 years and over 400,000 Skyport units sold, Elinchrom decided to not only raise the bar but also leap way over it with the launch of the EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS, (or Skyport HS for short).
The most advanced Skyport ever, it gives Elinchrom users the ability to control and visualize power settings across all their lights directly from the Skyport transmitter plus the ability to shoot at speeds up to 1/8000s in Hi-Sync mode.
EL-Skyport Plus HS Features:
  • Large LCD with unique, real-time display of remote flash power settings
  • Easy access buttons and Digital Dial for fast setup and control
  • 20 Channels*, 4 Groups for Normal and Speed Sync Modes
  • Hi-Sync, up to 1/8000sec with Canon and Nikon cameras
  • Extended working range up to 656ft (200m)
  • AF Illuminator and sure-lock mounting foot
  • USB port for future-proof upgrades
B&H carries Elinchrom products.
Category: Elinchrom News
Post Date: 10/19/2015 6:18:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash
B&H has the Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT in stock with free expedited shipping. (thanks Emory)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/19/2015 5:26:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens
For a limited time, B&H has the Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Selective Focus Lens available for $48.95 with free shipping. Regularly $89.95.
Product Highlights
  • 50mm Lens with Fixed f/5.6 Aperture
  • Sweet Spot Selective Focus Lens
  • Multi-coated Optical Glass Doublet
  • Compatible w/ Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Compatible w/ Lensbaby 37mm Lenses
  • Focus from 13" to Infinity
  • Manual Focus
Post Date: 10/19/2015 5:18:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, October 18, 2015
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM Lens
Amazon has the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM Lens available for $1,099.00 after a $380.00 price drop. Regulalry $1,479.00. (thanks Brian)
This is an obvious move to clear out old inventory after the 35L II's introduction. With a savings of $700.00 over its successor, the price-for-performance ratio makes the older lens a pretty good deal. [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/18/2015 7:53:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto MK293A3-D3Q2 Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
For a limited time, B&H has the Manfrotto MK293A3-D3Q2 Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head available for $109.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $179.88.
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 62.1"
  • Min Height: 17.9"
  • Folded Length: 25.4"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.4 lb
  • 3-Way Quick Release Head
  • Folding Handles for Compact Packing
 Saturday, October 17, 2015
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 & 2 Lenses Kit
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel SL1, 2 Lenses & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $450.00 with free shipping after $350.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $799.00 after $300.00 instant rebate.
Bundle Includes
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Caon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets
  • Corel Digital Organization Creativity Software Kit
    Includes PaintShop Pro X7, AfterShot Pro 2, Nuance OmniPage 18, FileCenter Standard 7
  • Lexar 32GB Class 10, 200x Platinum II Series Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
  • Canon 100-ES EOS Shoulder Bag (Black)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/17/2015 7:22:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag
Adorama has the Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW Shoulder Bag available for $14.95 with free shipping. Regularly $39.95.
Post Date: 10/17/2015 7:13:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 16, 2015
Adobe Logo
From the Adobe Lightroom Journal:
Lightroom 6.2 Import Update
I’d like to thank our customers for their patience while the team reviewed several options for restoring import workflows and addressing quality in Lightroom. We can now confirm that, in our next dot release, we will restore the previous import experience. We are still working on details and timing. In the meantime, if you need to restore previous import functionality prior to the next update, please refer to this document on how to roll back to Lightroom 6.1.1.
We will continue to investigate ways to improve the ease of use of our photography products and will do so via an open dialog, with both existing and new customers.
Tom Hogarty
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/16/2015 8:12:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Canon UK is offering cashback on select cameras, lenses and flashes through February 14, 2016. See below for details.
Eligible Canon ProductsCashback
EOS 6D£100
EOS 70D£60
EOS 750D£50
EOS 760D£50
EOS 700D£50
EOS 100D£30
EOS 1200D£20
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM£150
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM£110
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM£75
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM£75
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM£45
EF 10-22mm f/3.5-5.6 USM£45
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM£45
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM£20
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM£20
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM£20
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM£20
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM£20
Speedlite 600EX-RT£50
Speedlite 270EX II£20

Wex Photographic is an authorized Canon UK retailer. You can find details about the cashback program here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/16/2015 11:59:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens available for $1,069.00. Compare at $1,249.00 after $100.00 instant savings.
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/16/2015 9:27:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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