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 Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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With at least one week's notice on your rental scheduled to arrive before 10/16, use promo code FALL15 at to save 15% on your order.
Fine Print
  • Must use code FALL15 at checkout
  • Order must be placed 7 or more days before the selected arrival date
  • Arrival date must be 10/16/15 or earlier
Want to try the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM? They have it...
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Post Date: 9/29/2015 2:43:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced + 2 Free WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Drives
eBay (via BuyDig) has a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced + 2 Free WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Drives Bundle available for $999.00 with free shipping.
The Phantom 3 typically sells for $999.00 on its own but the included WD portable hard drives are worth about $160.00 [total] and provide lots of space to store HD videos.
Post Date: 9/29/2015 6:29:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 28, 2015
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From now until October 6, use coupon code APX25 at AdoramaPix to receive 25% off your order (all products qualify for discount).
Please note that AdoramaPix is currently closed for holiday break and will reopen for business on October 7. Orders placed now will begin processing once the AdoramaPix staff returns.
AdoramaPix Products
  • Prints
  • Photo Books
  • Collages
  • Cards
  • Calendars
  • Canvases
  • Metal Prints
  • Acrylic Prints
Post Date: 9/28/2015 12:21:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the Nikon Asia YouTube Channel:
Go behind the scenes of the Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia series with filmmaker, Mike Rogers. Find out how he and his crew set up and establish the scenes using a range of Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses.
Watch the entire series here:
Lenses Used for Filming Mongolia Series
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
B&H carries Nikon NIKKOR lenses.
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Post Date: 9/28/2015 11:05:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
Through October 12, the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens qualifies for a standard $30.00 mail-in rebate and an additional $30.00 Columbus Day mail-in rebate for a total savings of $60.00.
Post Date: 9/28/2015 10:03:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

Phottix has introduced a new wireless triggering system called Laso which consists of a radio-enabled wireless trigger and receiver, both of which communicate using Canon's 2.4GHz radio standard.
That means you can use a mix of 600EX-RTs, 430EX III-RTs and older non-radio enabled EX flashes while controlling them all from the camera without the experiencing limitations of line-of-sight optical triggering.
You can even use the Phottix Laso Trigger in place of the more expensive Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter in an all-RT kit with full functionality.
B&H has the Phottix Laso Trigger and Laso Receiver available for preorder.
Category: Phottix News
Post Date: 9/28/2015 7:04:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, September 27, 2015
Tamrac 5546 Adventure 6 Backpack
For a limited time, B&H has the Tamrac 5546 Adventure 6 Backpack available for $44.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
Product Highlights
  • Holds DSLR with 2 Lenses, Flash
  • Bottom Padded Compartment for Gear
  • Top Compartment for Personal Items
  • Mesh Side Pockets for Quick Access
  • Lash Tabs on Bottom for Compact Tripod
  • Weather Flap & Weather Protection
  • Foam-Padded Backpack Harness
  • Adjustable Waist Strap & Sternum Strap
Post Date: 9/27/2015 8:19:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 25, 2015
With the moon as close to Earth as it gets, we'll be treated with a total lunar eclipse, or Blood Moon, this Sunday evening. Those in the mid-to-Eastern United States, South America, Western Africa and Western Europe will be able to see every stage of the total lunar eclipse (about 3 1/2 hours total), with other areas seeing the eclipse during various stages.
This is an especially important event because:
  • A total lunar eclipse occurring during a supermoon is a rare event. The last time it happened was 1982; after Sunday, it'll be 2033 before it happens again.
  • There will not be another opportunity to see (or photograph) a total lunar eclipse anywhere on Earth until 2018.
So charge your batteries, put memory cards in your cameras and get ready to capture this especially rare event.
Key Times for Total Lunar Eclipse, Sept. 27–28, 2015
Penumbra first visible0:408:40 p.m.7:40 p.m.
Partial eclipse begins1:079:07 p.m.8:07 p.m.7:07 p.m.
Total eclipse begins2:1110:11 p.m.9:11 p.m.8:11 p.m.7:11 p.m.
Mid-eclipse2:4710:47 p.m.9:47 p.m.8:47 p.m.7:47 p.m.
Total eclipse ends3:2311:23 p.m.10:23 p.m.9:23 p.m.8:23 p.m.
Partial eclipse ends4:2712:27 a.m.11:27 p.m.10:27 p.m.9:27 p.m.
Penumbra last visible4:5512:55 a.m.11:55 p.m.10:55 p.m.9:55 p.m

You can find more details regarding the eclipse at
For tips on photographing the event, check out Nikon USA's Learn and Explore Article, "How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse."
Post Date: 9/25/2015 11:40:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
35mm f/1.4 Lens Comparison
The 35 L II has grown physically over the 35 L I, but as illustrated in this comparison image, most will not likely find the new size to be a differentiator when comparing like-specification lenses. The new lens' weight is also higher, but again, not likely higher enough to influence decisions.
ModelWeightDimensions w/o HoodFilterYear 
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens26.8 oz(760g)3.2 x 4.2"(80.4 x 105.5mm)72mm2015
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens20.5 oz(580g)3.1 x 3.4"(79.0 x 86.0mm)72mm1998
Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens21.2 oz(600g)3.3 x 3.5"(83 x 89.5mm)67mm2010
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens23.3 oz(660g)3.3 x 4.4"(83 x 111mm)77mm2011
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens23.5 oz(665g)3.0 x 3.7"(77 x 94mm)67mm2012
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZE Lens29.7 oz(840g)3.1 x 3.9"(78 x 99.3mm)72mm2010

Distortion and flare results along with standardized product images are now available on the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens page.
On a side note, the complete range of standard results and measurements (sans product images) are now available on the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens page.
Post Date: 9/25/2015 8:46:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Amazon is offering a 1-year Prime Membership for only $67.00 for new customers, a nice discount from the regular $99.00 annual fee. The sale ends tonight at midnight Pacific time.
To see the deal, go to the link above and follow the link that says:
"Today only, join Amazon Prime for $67 (normally $99) and save $32 on your first year’s membership. Offer valid through 11:59pm PT on Friday, September 25th. To sign up, click here."
I've been an Amazon Prime customer for a couple of years now and I believe the benefits far exceed the cost (even at the normal price). With a prime membership, you get the following benefits:
  • Free 2-Day Shipping
  • Prime Photos
  • Prime Videos
  • Prime Music
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library
If you shop from Amazon half as much as I do, the free 2-day shipping alone will make the annual membership a good investment. [Sean]
Post Date: 9/25/2015 8:26:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14
From the Adobe Blog:
September 24, 2015 – If you’re like most people, there’s a lot going on in your life. In addition to work and other day-to-day activities, you’re busy with back-to-school events, weekend outings, sports, hobbies, holidays and gatherings with friends and family. And since you always have your smartphone or tablet with you, you’re probably taking more photos and videos than ever before.
It’s great that you can easily capture these moments, but since you’re living the moments, too, you don’t want to have to worry about things like lighting, composition and trying to get the perfect shot or video. That’s why the Elements team is excited to announce the release of Photoshop Elements 14 & Premiere Elements 14. We built this version with the goal of helping you stay in the moment, enjoy your memories and make the most of your precious time. Elements 14 software uses content intelligence, automated features and a friendly interface to help you effortlessly turn your quick snapshots and video clips into amazing photos and movies.
We’ve created some great new features and we’ve enhanced existing ones to make them better and easier to use. Here’s a quick look:
What’s new in the Elements Organizer
Find and organize with ease: We’ve revamped the Elements Organizer so you can more quickly find the photos and videos you need. The enhanced People view does an even better job recognizing the faces in your photos, and it stacks them by person during import so it’s easy to find photos of specific people later.
The enhanced Places view makes it easier to assign locations to your photos and videos, and view them right on a map based on where you took them. And in the Events view, your media is clustered by date range making it easy to apply an Events tag to that cluster.
What’s new in Photoshop Elements 14

Bye-bye, camera shake: We call Shake Reduction “your selfies’ best friend,” but it’s great for any photo shot with a handheld camera. Just click to remove the camera shake blurs that come from unsteady hands.
Never a hazy day: Ever notice that, when you take a photo of an outdoor landscape, moisture in the air can cause the background to look hazy? Now you can use Haze Remover to make the background as crisp as what’s up front. De-haze in one click, or use sliders for more control.
Speed Guided Edit for action shots: Whether your photo captures a ball in flight, a bike zipping by, or some other cool moment, now you can get step-by-step help amping up the action by adding cool motion blurs.
Resize in seconds with a new Guided Edit: Want your photo to fit a certain picture frame or spot on a website? With step-by-step help, resizing has never been easier.
Select hair in a snap: It used to be a real chore to select hair, pet fur and other fine details in photos. Now you can just paint loosely over the area you want to select, and Elements detects the edges and does the rest with the Fine Detail Selection option.
Get custom looks to fit any photo: Want to give a photo some extra style, but not sure which effect will look best? Elements analyzes the subject, color and lighting and Smart Looks gives you five effects that fit perfectly.
Quick edits made easier: Quick Edit mode is now even friendlier and easier to use, letting you rotate photos and make quick fixes faster than before.
What’s new in Premiere Elements 14

Tell dazzling stories with motion titles: When you’ve made a great movie, why not start it off right? Grab attention with new, professional-looking motion titles. Premiere Elements makes it easy to animate text and graphics using built-in presets.
Color Pop Guided Edit for instant wow: Color Pop for photos was a big hit last year, so we added a Guided Edit for Premiere Elements this year. Create some visual drama by popping one or more colors in a scene and pushing everything else to black-and-white. You can fine-tune for hue, saturation and luminance, too. Elements walks you through it step by step.
Play with time using Guided Edits: Get step-by-step help creating slow-motion effects that add emphasis, suspense or drama. Or, get guidance with adding fast-motion effects that speed up your story and create energy, excitement or fun.
Go beyond HD with 4K: If you’ve got a 4K Ultra HD video camera and/or TV, you know what all the fuss is about. Now you can use Premiere Elements to edit and view 4K movies for the ultimate cinematic experience.*
Sound your best: Audio sets your movie’s mood, and now it’s easier than ever to fine-tune your sound. We’ve brought all of the audio features together in one place so they’re easy to find, and a new toggle screen lets you focus on just audio or video parts of a clip as needed.
Easily export optimized movies in multiple formats: Now when you’re ready to export your movie, Premiere Elements recommends settings for you. That way you get a movie that looks great on whatever device or screen you choose, from iPads, iPods and other smartphones to big-screen 4K and HD TVs.
B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 available for preorder.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/25/2015 5:28:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 24, 2015
Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Mirrorless Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Mirrorless Camera with 11-27.5mm Lens available for $429.95 with free shipping. Compare at $696.95 new after $100.00 instant savings.
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Through September 30, use coupon code FALL15 at to save 15% on your Fracture (glass print) order.
Post Date: 9/24/2015 12:04:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag
Adorama has the Lowepro Nova Sport 17L AW Shoulder Bag available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $47.95.
Post Date: 9/24/2015 11:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a Nikon USA warranty or repair service.
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Post Date: 9/24/2015 10:41:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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