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 Tuesday, December 27, 2016
From Canon USA:
New PIXMA G-Series MegaTank Printers are Ideal for Users Seeking Convenient, Maintenance-Free Printing
MELVILLE, N.Y., December 27, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the new PIXMA G-series MegaTank Printers; PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Single Function Printer, PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer, PIXMA MegaTank G3200 Wireless All-In-One Printer and PIXMA G4200 MegaTank Wireless All-In-One Printer. This new line of printers is ideal for high-print volume printing environments within home offices, dorm rooms or anywhere a user needs a low-maintenance printer with enhanced connectivity and convenient, high-quality printing.
Each of the PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers feature a front-facing, built-in refillable ink tank system that makes it easy for users to monitor ink levels and refill when needed. Paired with the ink bottle’s spill-resistant tops, the system is designed to provide seamless and clean usability at home and in the office. This new hybrid integrated system of replenishing ink is cost-effective and offers higher page yield than the prior generation of PIXMA printers. The black ink provides up to 6,000 pages per bottle and the total color ink combination provides up to 7,000 pages2. The PIXMA G-series printers’ easy-to-use refillable ink bottles offer substantial ink capacity with 135 ml in the black bottle and 70 ml in each color ink bottle. Another value-added feature for the new PIXMA G-series printers is the initial quick installation set-up timeframe (for ink installation only) which is approximately six minutes.
"Our PIXMA G-series printer models offer smart design inside and out,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Expanding the line of PIXMA printers with the added benefit of a built-in refillable ink tank system highlights Canon’s commitment to continuing to enhance the printing experience in businesses and in the home with genuine Canon print reliability.”
Convenient, Customized Printing
One of the key features of the PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers is their overall size and ability to save space. Rather than having bulky side-mounted refillable tanks, all of the printers feature an integrated front-facing refillable ink tank system, allowing users to check ink levels and to refill as needed. Furthermore, the PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer provides users with the option to print and scan while the PIXMA G3200 and PIXMA G4200 printers have similar functionality, with the PIXMA G4200 model offering an LCD screen and fax option, making it even easier for users to get the most out of their printing experience. The PIXMA G4200 printer also features an automatic document feeder to easily copy and scan multiple documents without having to load them one page at a time.
Brighter, Borderless Photos…Faster
Utilizing new pigment and dye hybrid inks, the PIXMA G-series printers provide crisp and pronounced black text and vibrant colors for visually impactful printing. Each of the G-series models offers print speeds of up to 8.8 images per minute (ipm) in B/W and 5.0 ipm in color and can produce a borderless 4 x 6-inch photo in approximately 60 seconds. In addition, the printers offer a maximum color resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi.
Smart, Enhanced Usability
With Wi-Fi1 capabilities, both the PIXMA G4200 and G3200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printers can help users increase their productivity by allowing users to print from almost anywhere. By simply using a smartphone and the Canon PRINT app, users can easily access PIXMA Cloud Link to print photos and documents from popular online social platforms and services, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, as well as from Canon Creative Park. The PIXMA G4200 and G3200 printers also support Google Cloud Print, for printing from Gmail and Google Docs on a compatible mobile device, and from the Google Chrome browser for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome computers.
The PIXMA G-series printers are available today with the PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Single Function Printer available for $249.99, the PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $269.99, the PIXMA G3200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $299.99 and the PIXMA G4200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer available for $399.99.
The Canon Store has the Canon PIXMA G-series MegaTank Printers in stock.
Post Date: 12/27/2016 11:46:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just Posted: Lastolite Magnetic Background Support Review
For simplifying the use of collapsible backgrounds, this lightweight and easy-to-pack accessory has become and invaluable part of my kit. [Sean]
The Lastolite Magnetic Background Support can be purchased at:
B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Wex Photographic
Post Date: 12/27/2016 10:35:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through tomorrow, use coupon code NEWYEAR15 at AdoramaPix to save 15% sitewide.
Stock Up On
  • Photo Prints
  • Photo Collages
  • Photo Books
  • Hudson Albums
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
  • Metal, Canvas & Acrylic Prints
Post Date: 12/27/2016 8:28:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Have you been kicking yourself because you missed one of B&H's great Deal Zone deals? If so, you're in luck.
B&H has its most popular Deal Zone items on sale again in its Flashback and Save promotion.
Here are just a few of the deals that stood out to me (see links above for complete listing):
Elinchrom Quadra Living Light Kit - $634.00 (Reg. $999.00)
G-Technology 8TB G-RAID External HD Array w/ Thunderbolt - $369.95 (Reg. $499.95)
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon EF - $269.95 (Reg. $329.95)
Raya SDR-400 Alpha Monolight - $169.95 (Reg. $299.95)
X-Rite i1Display Pro - $159.00 (Reg. $249.00)
Zoom H4nSP 4-Channel Handy Recorder (2015) - $139.99 (Reg. $199.99)
X-Rite ColorMunki Display - $89.95 (Reg. $169.95)
Lumu Light Meter for iOS Devices (Silver) - $69.95 (Reg. $149.95)
Vivitar 1.4x Teleconverter - $64.95 (Reg. $99.95)
B+W 95mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter - $64.95 (Reg. $99.95)
Lensbaby Spark Duo - $59.95 (Reg. $139.95)
Polsen VM-180M DSLR/Video Microphone - $59.95 (Reg. $119.95)
JPEGmini Pro Photo Optimization Software - $59.95 (Reg. $149.95)
B+W 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer MRC Filter - $49.95 (Reg. $89.95)
Vello Wireless ShutterBoss II Remote Switch with Digital Timer - $49.50 (Reg. $99.50)
BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap - $39.95 (Reg. $73.95)
Post Date: 12/27/2016 7:09:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
Changes from Firmware Version 1.0 to 1.1
  • Improved the reliability of photo and movie transfer using the SnapBridge app.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in location data added using the SnapBridge app not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that would in rare circumstances cause photographs to be recorded in black-and-white.
Download: Nikon COOLPIX B700 Firmware v.1.1
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/27/2016 6:18:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 12/27/2016 5:38:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 26, 2016
The Canon 10x42 L IS WP Image Stabilized, Water Proof Porro Prism Binocular are currently marked down $500.00 and available for $999.99 with free overnight shipping. Regularly $1,499.99.
Retailers: B&H | Adorama
Product Highlights
  • Canon's first waterproof IS Binocular
  • High performance L Lens
  • Wide angle rating from an apparent angle-of-view of 65
  • One touch IS usage
  • Body components feature metallic coating to prevent fogging
  • Distinctive, easy grip design
  • 10x42mm
Through January 2nd 2017, the Canon UK Store is offering special pricing on select DSLR and mirrorless camera kits.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/26/2016 11:37:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the IAMNIKON Blog:
@TastyAsHeck, she has made a big splash on the platform with her colourful and enticing food photography.
Heike’s channel has grown incredibly over the past three years and she has learnt a lot along the way. She now reveals how to boost your channel following, improve your social presence and those little food photography tips and tricks to help you succeed when posting food pics on Instagram.
See the entire article on the IAMNIKON Blog.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/26/2016 6:26:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the wolfcrow YouTube Channel:
Newcomers are easily confused between F-stop and T-stop markings on lenses. In this video I explain when each is used for apertures, and why one is used in photography while the other is predominant in cinematography.
Post Date: 12/26/2016 6:17:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for a 135mm f/2 optical design containing two apodization filters.
From Wikipedia:
Apodization is an optical filtering technique, and its literal translation is "removing the foot". It is the technical term for changing the shape of a mathematical function, an electrical signal, an optical transmission or a mechanical structure. In optics, it is primarily used to remove Airy disks caused by diffraction around an intensity peak, improving the focus.
Patent Details (Google Translated)
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-218444
  • Published 2016.12.22
  • Submitted 2015.5.20
  • Focus distance 130.98
  • F-number 2.06
  • AOV 9.38
  • Like high 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 159.05
  • BF 53.99
  • Good blurred image at all angles, even if there is a vignetting
Post Date: 12/26/2016 5:43:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo available for $49.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
Product Highlights
  • Creative Enhancement Target
  • Classic Target
  • White Balance Target
  • Protective Pocket-Sized Case
  • Camera Calibration Software
  • Accurate Consistent Color
Post Date: 12/26/2016 5:09:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, December 25, 2016
An 85mm lens is usually not my first choice for bird photography, but ... I can be an opportunist. When this shot presented itself, I saw the opportunity for demonstrating this lens' minimum focus distance combined with the look of the 85mm focal length and f/1.4 aperture. The shallow depth of field makes the tufted titmouse stand out in an image containing many potentially distracting details.
Aligning the edge of the bird within the gold ribbon also aids in isolating the subject and the Christmas-decorated basket "ties" the image into the season.
My family and I wish you a warm, joy-filled and very merry Christmas! We consider you part of our family and hope that your Christmas is filled with great meaning, great memories and, as always, great images And, may all of your camera cases be overflowing.
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Camera and Lens Settings
85mm  f/1.4  1/200s
ISO 200
8688 x 5792px
Post Date: 12/25/2016 7:20:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, December 23, 2016
What would a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens review be without a sample portrait? The problem was that the schedules of my most-potential subjects were crazy and the weather had been mostly not very nice since the lens arrived.
When I saw my best opportunity, time was short, it was raining lightly and with the associated heavy cloud cover, outdoor lighting from the massive overhead softbox was very flat. Fortunately, the giant softbox makes lighting easy (and the f/1.4 aperture means that the low light levels were a non-issue). All that was needed was a form of shade to give some direction/shape to the light. I simply had my subject stand at the edge of a porch roof. The white columns and white window trim background was able to be melted away with the aid of the shallow depth of field this lens can produce.
The diffusely-blurred and neutrally-colored background does not compete for attention with the primary subject and the red scarf adds just a touch of Christmas color.
When capturing portraits with a very shallow depth of field, the closer eye minimally needs to be in focus. If the subject is looking directly at the camera, both eyes can be in focus, but if there is any other head angle, a decision needs to be made and the closer eye should get priority. At this lens' minimum focus distance with the maximum aperture in use, even the eyelashes will not be sharp when ideal eye focus is achieved. Pushing the plane of sharp focus to the closer iris or very slightly farther away will give the best look to the image (shifting focus slightly closer makes the eyelashes sharper, but the more-distant eye becomes even more blurred).
The camera height for this portrait was slightly higher than the subject's head angle. This camera angle keeps the subject's mouth (mostly) in focus (another desirable goal) and usually provides an ideal portrait look. Having the subject shift their head toward the camera slightly helps tighten the skin around the jaw line and un-squishes the neck area. At least for female subjects, I often ask for a slight head tip as also seen here.
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art lens is an awesome choice for portraiture. It makes a great look easy to capture.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Camera and Lens Settings
85mm  f/1.4  1/250s
ISO 100
8688 x 5792px
Post Date: 12/23/2016 10:51:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, December 22, 2016

From Redbull:
Hopefully by now you've seen the incredible imagery created when Mick Fanning went to Norway and surfed beneath the spectacular Northern Lights. The shoot took place in Lofoten, a far flung speck of a town on Norway's smashed plate of a coastlne. The surf is consistent, the aurora borealis is anything but.
Fanning teamed up with Norwegian photographers Emil Sollie and Mats Grimsæth as they sought to capture that one elusive moment of surfer and natural phenomenon squaring off, and no one ever said that was going to be easy.
See the entire article on the Redbull website.
Post Date: 12/22/2016 9:05:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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