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 Monday, February 8, 2016
From Adobe:
 
We are excited to announce that over 100,000 native 4K video assets have been added to our ever-growing content collection on Adobe Stock. The collection already includes over one million video assets and over 45 million images and graphics.
 
4K is increasingly becoming the new standard for video production, and demand for higher resolution content, sometimes referred to as UHD, is growing quickly. For precision post-production work, 4K provides significantly more image detail than HD, giving you options you wouldn’t have at lower resolutions. 4K gives you the room to crop, reframe, pan, or add camera moves and effects to your footage, even if your final output will be in HD or 2K resolution.
 
Adobe Stock 4K content is native, meaning that it was shot in 4K or, in the case of computer-generated media, rendered in 4K, which offers more precise edges when creating mattes or for other compositing tasks.
 
Adobe Stock video content is available for licensing on stock.adobe.com and can also be searched and purchased directly from the Creative Cloud Libraries panel in Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC and from there dragged directly into an open project. Whether you need video clips for corporate or commercial use in videos, commercials, television shows or websites, Adobe Stock will have the video content you need.
 
These new 4K assets are available today for $199.99. While standard license terms apply, there is no limitation to the number of impressions. (HD versions of the 4K clips are available for $79.99).
 
We can’t wait to see what you make with Adobe Stock.
 
Adobe Stock assets are accessible via the Creative Cloud Libraries panel in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and Dreamweaver CC.
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Post Date: 2/8/2016 5:24:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the SmallHD AC7 OLED SDI On-Camera Monitor available for $599.00 with free shipping. Regularly $999.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Rich-Color 7.7" OLED Display
  • Produces True Blacks, High Color Gamut
  • Gorilla Glass Screen
  • 1280 x 800 Resolution
  • SDI, HDMI, Analog Inputs; SDI Output
  • Focus, Exposure, and Framing Tools
  • Push-In Scroll Wheel Menu Control
  • Two Assignable Function Buttons
  • Weighs Less than 1 lb
  • Supports V-Mount/Gold-Mount/DV Bracket
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Post Date: 2/8/2016 5:11:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 6, 2016
Roger has posted a very objective, well thought out article on lens quality and manufacturing tolerances. It's definitely worth a read if you have a few minutes to spare.
"After we published a number of posts about copy-to-copy variation, people were quick to say that this company or that needs to 'just' improve quality control. I totally agree but realize most people don’t have a clue what ‘improving quality control’ would really look like. I think they have some vague idea of hiring a guy named Joe to sit at the end of the assembly line, check all the lenses, and reject all the bad ones. Optical quality control for lenses is way, way more complicated than that."
Check out the LensRentals Blog for more info.
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Post Date: 2/6/2016 9:38:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 5, 2016
From Samyang Optics:
 
A global optics brand, Samyang Optics, has announced the release of 2 new lenses: XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5. These two lenses, along with the existing 24mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 lenses, create a perfect balanced five-lens-set for filming video and cinema with the outstanding image quality from resolving power for 4K+ production.
 
XEEN is a specialized brand in professional video-cine lens launched by Samyang Optics in 2015. The XEEN lenses are designed with Samyang Optics' know-how and have outstanding optical performance for 4K+ with the X-Coating Technology, ensuring maximum image quality to create a cinematic look.
 
The 24mm x 36mm negative size allows XEEN to not only work with full frame cameras, but also with Super 35, APS-C and APS-H cameras. The lenses are available in five different mounts - PL, EF, F, E, and MFT and two different focus scales - metric and imperial units. Also, the aluminum metal housing is known for its reliability in various shooting conditions.
 
Most of XEEN lenses come in a bright T1.5 aperture. The lenses deliver high quality footage with clear contrast and impressive colors, even under less-than-optimal lighting conditions. The large aperture also creates a pleasing bokeh effect for a cinematic look.
 
“Thanks to the rise of multi-channel networks, the demands for video creation is internationally surging and the expectation of video quality is also increasing,” stated by a XEEN official. He continuously said, “to satisfy the international needs, we have completed the first perfection of XEEN lenses with five lenses which deliver a high-quality cinematic image.” As an answer to the future product plan, he carefully disclosed that two more XEEN lenses will be announced in the second half of the year.
 
Created to deliver infinite possibilities, XEEN 14mm and 35mm lenses will be globally available in early March. The recommended retail price of each lens is USD $2,495.00.
 
B&H carries Samyang/Rokinon XEEN lenses.
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Post Date: 2/5/2016 7:38:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
It's Friday, so let's have a little fun this morning. I captured a single exposure of this plastic, Christmas-themed jar last night.
 
The question is – can you figure out what technique and / or tools I used for lighting the jar?
 
Note: The only editing I did in Photoshop was add the watermark and apply a small Brightness/Contrast adjustment.
 
Submit your answer in the comments. I'll let you know if you're right. [Sean]
 
The Reveal
 
Site visitor Nancy just emailed us the correct answer (she said she forgot her Disqus password so was unable to comment).
"Possibly cross-polarized (polarizing filter on lighting, polarizing filter on lens, set at right angles to each other to eliminate the facing-forward reflections).
Clue - rainbow stress marks on the plastic."
Indeed, she is right. I first opened up a blank / white document in Photoshop giving me a large blank white background via the laptop's WLED screen. The clear plastic jar was placed on a black laminate board on top of my laptop's keyboard (I used a couple of books to raise the height a bit).
 
As the WLED is a polarized light source (no filter required for it), I was able to use a polarizing filter on the 24-105 f/4L to block all light coming directly from the screen. However, the light passing through the plastic gets diffused (and changes directions, rendering it unpolarized), so the light passing through it is visible.
 
Here's a picture using the same exact exposure settings with the CPOL turned so as not to block the light coming from the screen (you can see my framing actually caught the left edge of the screen):
 
Glowing Christmas Jar TDP Not Polarized

Once the polarizer was rotated to block the laptop's WLED light, the shot atop this post was the result. Here was the simple setup:
 
Glowing Christmas Jar TDP Setup

Thanks to everyone who participated! I enjoyed reading the responses and I think there were some great ideas presented.
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Post Date: 2/5/2016 6:45:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Sigma has filed a patent for a 20mm f/1.8 optical design earmarked for their Contemporary lineup.
 
If / when this lens is released, it will likely be the first prime lens in Sigma's Contemporary series of lenses.
 
Description of Patent
 
Patent Publication No. 2016-12034
 
  • Published 2016.1.21
  • Filing date 2014.6.30
  • Focal length 20.70 21.01
  • F-number 1.84 1.95
  • Full angle of view 2? 93.42 90.34
  • The image height Y 21.63 21.63
  • Overall length of the lens 139.73 139.73
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Post Date: 2/5/2016 5:23:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 4, 2016

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
Note: The sound is extremely low on this video, so low that it may be hard to hear for some.
 
With that in mind, here's the tip – you can use the CAPS LOCK key to cause Lightroom to auto advance to the next image after rating. [Sean]
 
The Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC & Lightroom CC) is an excellent value at only $9.99/month.
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Post Date: 2/4/2016 1:13:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Federal Aviation Administration:
 
The Federal Aviation Administration is launching a new public service announcement to let people know the airspace around Levi’s Stadium is a No Drone Zone during the Super Bowl.
 
Temporary Flight Restrictions will prohibit certain aircraft operations, including unmanned aircraft operations, within a 32-mile radius of the stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on game day. The restrictions will be in effect from 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7.
 
The FAA produced a 20-second video that tells people to bring their lucky jerseys, face paint and team spirit to the game–but leave their drones at home because the stadium is a No Drone Zone. The agency is promoting the video on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the FAA website.
 
“With so many drones being sold for recreational use, we want to do everything we can to get the word out that the game is a No Drone Zone,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We’re working closely with our safety and security partners to spread this message as widely as possible.”
 
The FAA is committed to working closely with its unmanned industry partners to educate people about how to fly safely. Two of our key initiatives are the unmanned aircraft registration requirement and the Know Before You Fly campaign.
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Post Date: 2/4/2016 12:46:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Focus Camera has a Sony 128GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC Memory Card (4-Pack) availabe for $99.99 with free shipping. Compare at $207.80 ($51.95 x 4).
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Post Date: 2/4/2016 12:23:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the Bolt VM-160 LED Macro Ring Light available for $59.00 with free shipping. Regularly $109.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Guide Number: 69' / 21 m at ISO 100
  • Eighteen High-Output LEDs
  • Six Levels of Brightness Adjustment
  • Constant Light & Flash Modes
  • Left & Right Only Illumination Modes
  • 1.6" Backlit LCD Display
  • Clear, Frosted, Blue, & Amber Diffusers
  • Eight Adapter Rings from 49-77mm
  • Stand/Tripod Mount Inclu
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Post Date: 2/4/2016 7:49:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Originally slated to hit retail shelves next month, the Nikon D500's ship date has been delayed until late April.
 
In a press release posted this morning, Nikon Japan stated that it could not produce a sufficient number of cameras (and other accessories) to fill demand for the originally scheduled April release date.
 
Products Delayed
 
  • D500
  • D500 16-80 VR lens kit
  • Wireless Transmitter WT-7
  • Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D17
  • Semi-Soft Case CF-DC8
  • Strap AN-DC17
  • USB cable for the terminal cover UF-7
  • Stereo mini-plug cable for the terminal cover UF-8
B&H has the Nikon D500 available for preorder.
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Post Date: 2/4/2016 6:46:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Post Date: 2/4/2016 5:44:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 3, 2016
B&H has the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black) available for $249.88 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $349.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 13.4"
  • Folded Length: 15.75"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.4 lb
  • Independent Leg Angle Selector
  • Quick Release Ball Head
  • QR Plate Included
  • Fitted Case
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Post Date: 2/3/2016 1:56:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Westcott 26" Rapid Box Octa available for $139.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $169.90.
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Post Date: 2/3/2016 1:48:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter available for $149.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.99.
 
Note: The Heliopan 77mm High-Transmission Multi-Coated CPOL is also on sale.
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Post Date: 2/3/2016 1:42:24 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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