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 Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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
 Monday, July 21, 2014
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR Lens
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED VR Lens available for $279.99 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
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Post Date: 7/21/2014 4:57:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera Kit
Use coupon code BCD500PX at BuyDig.com to get the Refurbished Nikon D3300 DSLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens & Adobe Software for $499.00 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new without Adobe software.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Refurb. Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera
  • Refurb. Nikon NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 12

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon/Nikon (review) available for $349.00 with free shipping. Compare at $399.00.
Post Date: 7/21/2014 12:31:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
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.
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Post Date: 7/21/2014 8:24:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, July 20, 2014
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR Lens available for $889.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,046.95.
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Post Date: 7/20/2014 8:35:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro Lens (for Canon/Nikon) available for $249.99 with free shipping. Compare at $349.00.
Post Date: 7/20/2014 8:30:27 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
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D610 DSLR Camera available for $1,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,896.95.
 
Note: The auction advertises a 1-year warranty (parts and labor) through the seller – not Nikon USA.
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Post Date: 7/18/2014 6:54:19 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
Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D4s DSLR Camera available for $5,149.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,496.95.
 
Note: This may be a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. However, the item is advertised as having a 3-year warranty. Check out the auction page for details.
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Post Date: 7/17/2014 10:02:17 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.

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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
 Wednesday, July 16, 2014
HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5
B&H has the HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive available for $149.00 with free shipping. Regularly $179.00.
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From Photoshelter:
 
Are you using Instagram the right way?
 
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  • 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.
 
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Post Date: 7/16/2014 1:35:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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