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 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 
From the TIME YouTube Channel:
 
We don't know their names, nor the photographer who immortalized them, but these men lunching 800 feet up show the daredevil spirit behind Manhattan's vertical expansion.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/29/2016 5:11:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.3 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
 
  • Corrects a phenomenon in which the color of images varies depending on the metering mode selected during flash shooting.
  • Improves the reliability of communication when using the EF1.4X III or EF2X III extender.
  • Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
  • Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function with EOS Utility 3.
Firmware Version 1.0.3 is for cameras with firmware Version 1.0.2 or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.3, it is not necessary to update the firmware. When updating the firmware of your camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you update the firmware. The firmware update takes approximately 4 minutes.
 
Download: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware Version 1.0.3
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/29/2016 12:00:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 28, 2016
Wex Photographic (UK) has the Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera in stock with free shipping and a free EOS M Lens Adapter.
 
Note: Unfortunately, Canon decided not to include the tripod mount foot with the EOS M Lens Adapter. I'm still scratching my head over that one. (thanks Andrew)
 
In Stock at Wex
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/28/2016 2:31:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Kickstarter:
 
GearEye is a smart gear management system for on-the-go professionals. It enables you to manage your equipment through thick and thin: organization, tracking, and making sure you always have everything you need whether at home or on the job. GearEye is a game-changer for anything from the smallest messenger bag to the largest camera suitcase.
 
The bond between professionals and their work equipment is special: anyone who’s experienced this can tell you that there are few things worse than losing your essential gear. We’ve been there too, and that’s why we created a system to put an end to this problem. Simply place the RFID GearTag on your gear, and voilá! Everything in your bag can now be easily accounted for, with a simple tap on your smartphone.
 
GearEye is more than just a safety net: it enables you to organize your most important equipment into gig specific groups - so that you always have exactly what you need when you need it. This way, you can quickly and easily make sure you have what you need for today’s studio session (not last week’s beach shoot).
 
Learn more on Kickstarter.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/28/2016 9:45:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality results have been added to the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens Review.
 
We'll be loading 1Ds III results for this lens soon, but here is the comparison to the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens, the 12-24 Art's predecessor, using the 5Ds R.
 
The Sigma 12-24 f/4 Art Lens vs. the Canon 11-24mm f/4L Lens was the first comparison on my list. All of the facts you need to know are not in yet, but ... would you pay $1,200.00 USD more for the Canon than the Sigma based on this comparison? Let us know what you think in the comments.
 
B&H has the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/28/2016 8:08:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, November 27, 2016

 
From the Kaiman Wong YouTube Channel:
 
After 7 years of working on DigitalRev TV, this is me officially checking out.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/27/2016 11:18:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 24, 2016
Today is the day that those of us residing in the USA are celebrating our "Thanksgiving" holiday. As you probably guessed from the name, we set aside this day to give thanks for our abundant blessings. While thanksgiving should be a perpetual state of mind, this day can give that spirit a significant boost.
 
I know, I'm sending this wish a bit late in the day this year, but ... I've been spending the day with family, being thankful and of course eating well (also mixing in some offsetting exercise). Anyway, I want to say that I am personally thankful for you. The support you have provided over the years has made this site possible and for that, I'm very grateful.
 
My family and I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/24/2016 4:57:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, November 23, 2016
For the purposes of this post, we're going to assume that the friend, family member or loved one on your gift list already has camera, lens and a general purpose tripod (although more is always better!). With those items covered, below are a few items that can help augment just about any photographer's kit (even your own, if Santa leaves a bit of cash under the tree).
 
General Photography Accessories
 
The following tools are designed to augment a photographer's creative possibilities, protect his/her gear or simply make the life of being a photographer easier.
 
Lighting Accessories
 
At its core, photography is all about capturing light. Being able to add light to or modify the existing light in a scene allows for the ultimate means of creative expression.
 
Photography Novelties
 
As if the EOS 5D Mark IV and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM hanging around your neck weren't enough to inform others of your chosen profession/hobby, there's always the following:
 
Do you have any suggestions for accessories that we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/23/2016 10:08:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced two holiday special offers on their award-winning camera bags. The first is their Outlet Center, which is chock full of huge discounts. And second, through December 31st, whenever you buy a Think Tank rolling camera bag you will receive Road Warrior Kit for free. The Road Warrior Kit features 10 Red Whips cable ties, a Cable Management 10 pouch, an AA Battery Holder and a Travel Pouch. That’s $54.50 worth of accessories FREE!
 
And don’t forget, with our special relationship with Think Tank you will also receive a free gift and free shipping when you use our special URLs on an order of $50.00 or more.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/23/2016 8:55:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Nikon has submitted a patent for a Cross-type AF system using a two-layer sensor.
 
Patent Details
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-192645
  • Published 2016.11.10
  • Filing date 2015.3.31
  • 2-layer sensor
  • Phase difference detection direction of the first imaging device and the second imaging element differs
  • The second imaging device receives the complementary color wavelength components
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/23/2016 7:24:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Capture NX-D 1.4.3
 
Changes from Version 1.4.2 to 1.4.3
 
  • Added support for the D5600.
  • Added a Size of Text and Icon option to Preferences > View.
  • Preferences > Open With Application now offers the following Conversion Format options for images opened using the selected application: JPEG, TIFF (8 Bit), and TIFF (16 Bit).
  • The print dialog now offers Use thumbnail data (draft mode) and Specify color profile options.
  • The Print information item in the print dialog now offers User Comment and Lens options.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Adjustments saved using the Register Updated Adjustments option in the Adjustments section of the Edit panel would not be correctly applied if the saved adjustments were selected after Capture NX-D was restarted.
    • NEF (RAW) images saved to NAS could not be edited.
    • The colors in images opened in Capture NX-D would differ from those of images opened in other applications such as Capture NX 2 or View NX 2.
Download: Capture NX-D 1.4.3
 


ViewNX-i 1.2.4
 
Changes from Version 1.2.3 to 1.2.4
 
  • Added support for the D5600.
  • Print > Advanced Print Information Settings now offers a Lens option.
  • The colors of the Map pins have been changed to make them easier to see.
  • The Convert Files and Contact Sheet options, formerly accessed via Export in the output bar, have been given their own icons.
  • The KeyMission 360/170 Utility can now be launched from the output bar.
  • Photos and movies shot with the KeyMission 360 are now identified with different icons.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in the Folder Naming option not being applied when sub-folders were created in the destination folder for the Convert Files option.
Download: ViewNX-i 1.2.4
 


Picture Control Utility 2.2.2
 
Changes from Version 2.2.1 to 2.2.2
 
  • Added support for the D5600.
Download: Picture Control Utility 2.2.2
 


Camera Control Pro 2.24.0
 
Changes from Version 2.23.1 to 2.24.0
 
  • Added support for the D5600.
  • Added support for Custom Setting d3: Limit release mode selection on D5 cameras.
  • The lens type (G, E, D, etc.) for lenses mounted on an FT1 is no longer included in the lens name when a Nikon 1 V3 camera is connected.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in type E lenses mounted on Nikon digital SLR cameras being listed as type G.
Download: Camera Control Pro 2.24.0
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/23/2016 5:45:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon USA:
 
Join Canon USA Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the added features and functionality that come with the new firmware update for the EOS C300 Mark II and the EOS C300. The firmware will be available for download on December 13th at usa.canon.com.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/23/2016 5:32:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Earlier than ever, you are being bombarded with Christmas ads. There is a reason for this and the day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday for a reason. Retailers rely heavily on the strong Christmas shopping season sales surge that occurs at this time of the year and we want to take a moment to remind you that starting your shopping with the links on this site is what provides the much-needed support needed to keep us here serving you.
 
For example, click on any of the site's B&H links and buy a camera, lens, TV or ... anything. Or, click on an Amazon link and buy a case of diapers. Using the links costs you nothing extra, but provides the valuable support necessary to keep us working for you. We are very grateful for that support and count it a privilege to work for you!
 
I'll again share my now-annual warning: Many of products shown in the sales flyers and/or emails you will receive or have already received are not going to be great deals. Just because a picture of an item along with a price does not mean that the item is a great deal.
 
Before jumping on these "deals", always first check the price at B&H, Adorama, Amazon or any of the other reputable retailers included on the Support the Site page. You might be pleasantly surprised to see the price you find. Most of the online retailers we work with have already started their Black Friday deals and many very good deals are currently available. You will find the links to these deals on the retailer's home pages and the deals we have shared on the news feed are worth reviewing.
 
Shop online and skip the line. You will have more time to spend with family and friends and, of course, more time to spend behind the camera. Get started now and thanks for your continued support!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/22/2016 7:01:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 21, 2016

 
From the Photoshop Tutorials YouTube Channel:
 
There are a lot of ways to process photos in Photoshop. But not everyone uses Photoshop in the most efficient way. In this tutorial, you’ll learn common mistakes photographers make and why you should avoid it.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 11/21/2016 10:18:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Review
 
This was a highly anticipated lens. Did it meet expectations? Read the review.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens available for preorder and very recently in stock in the 5D Mark IV kit.
 
The 24-105 L II is in stock in the EOS 5D Mark IV kit at: Adorama and The Canon Store.
 
This lens is currently available individually on eBay (for a premium price) and is also available there in the 5D IV kit.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/21/2016 8:20:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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