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 Friday, February 21, 2014

 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features the story behind photojournalist John Stanmeyer’s award-winning photo of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night, their phones raised in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia. The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest recently selected his image as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The video can be found at http://blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph/
 
In the video, Stanmeyer relates that, “This is a perfect example of modern day migration and the issues of modern day migration and our ability and desire to reconnect with our loved ones back home…It’s about hope.”
 
Jillian Edelstein, jury member from the UK/South Africa said: “It’s a photo that is connected to so many other stories—it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity. It’s a very sophisticated, powerfully nuanced image. It is so subtly done, so poetic, yet instilled with meaning, conveying issues of great gravity and concern in the world today.”
 
John Stanmeyer, born in Illinois, is a founding member of the VII photo agency. Living in the Far East for over 12 years, he has witnessed throughout that time nearly every major historical event in Asia, photographing the rapid changes taking place throughout the entire region. Working globally, he has focused on the plight of refugees from the Ugandan civil war, spent months chronicling the effects of the 2004 Tsunami and documented the mental healthcare crises in Asia.
 
He has been the recipient of numerous honors including the prestigious Robert Capa award, named Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded numerous World Press, Picture of the Year and NPPA awards and in 2008 received the National Magazine Award for this in-depth essay on the global Malaria epidemic.
 
Think Tank Photo's “About a Photograph video series features some of the world’s leading photographers recounting the stories behind their images that captured global attention. Each short video focuses on the forces that led up to that perfect moment in time when subject, story, setting, equipment, and photographer converged.
Post Date: 2/21/2014 6:57:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 20, 2014
From the Canon Digital Learning Center (<---click to see video):
 
Join wedding cinematographer, Joe Simon, as he shares his views and techniques for shooting a stylistic wedding video using Canon’s Cinema EOS and HDSLR cameras. Joe also discusses his experiences using the new Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade available for the EOS C100, and how it has improved his shots by opening up the potential for more dynamic camera movement and focus effects.
 
In this video you will also learn:

  • One-shot AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • Continuous AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • AF Lock and unlock functionalities, and how to take advantage of them
  • Joe's approach to camera setup for filming the ceremony and first dance
  • Which camera support systems Joe uses for weddings, and why

B&H carries the Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and the EOS 70D DSLR Camera.

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Post Date: 2/20/2014 3:30:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:

"As photographers, our goal is to recreate the scene before us using both light and color. As advanced as digital cameras are these days, they don’t yet match the complexity of the human mind so we have to work with a few technical limitations when trying to record a scene as our eye sees it. Snow covered winter landscapes, in particular, can present some very specific challenges when it comes to getting accurate looking colors.
 
If you’ve ever looked at one of your winter images and thought that things look a little blue, then you’ve discovered one of the challenges of photographing snow: getting the right white balance or color temperature. White balance is a fundamental camera setting that adjusts color rendition to give a neutral appearance, without any obvious overall color tints or shifts. Cameras come with several White Balance presets (Daylight, Tungsten, Flash, etc.), but difficulties can arise when there are mixed light sources all adding their own color cast. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be a direct source either because all reflected light will have a color cast that’s dependent on the color of the object the light just bounced off of. If there are objects in your image (quite likely!) then you’ve got multiple color casts, in some way."

Check out the entire article on the CDLC Blog.

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Post Date: 2/20/2014 2:17:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $489.00 with free shipping. Compare at $539.00 new.
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $839.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,399.00.
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Post Date: 2/20/2014 11:24:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $5,649.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item. If so, it would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 2/20/2014 10:09:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Just Posted: Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review
 
There are a huge number of tripods availabe right now. The Oben CT-2491 is a better choice than most.
Post Date: 2/20/2014 8:09:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has written two very information blog posts explaining how you can optically evaluate lenses at home. The posts should allow you to detect a "...decentered or optically maladjusted lens in 10 minutes or so."
 
Part three of the series (expected in the next few days) will provide several examples of "problem lenses."
 
Posts:

If renting from LensRentals, support this site by clicking on the appropriate product review and then clicking the "Rent" button on the item's review page.

Post Date: 2/20/2014 7:55:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $549.95 with free shipping. Compare at $699.00 new.
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From Canon UK:
 
London UK, 20th February 2014 – Canon will be demonstrating its imaging solutions for the broadcast industry at BVE 2014. A full cine and broadcast camera range, shooting studio, DSLR bar and EF lens line up will be available at the event, allowing visitors to get a real hands-on experience (Stand G05).
 
Canon’s shooting studio will feature a kitchen set up, with chefs baking and decorating cakes during six live sessions throughout the day. Nine cameras from the cine and broadcast range will be positioned around the action studio to demonstrate the camera capabilities in a broadcast environment.
 
At the DSLR bar, visitors will be able to test shooting video using Canon’s range of DSLR cameras, which have already revolutionised the way that professional video is shot. A low light area will also feature on-stand to demonstrate how the EOS range performs when light levels fall.
 
Canon’s EF lens line up will be available to enable visitors to experiment with Canon’s wide selection of studio, field and portable lenses.
 
Austin Freshwater, Director – Professional Imaging Group at Canon UK and Ireland, said: “Canon is constantly updating the way it develops and manufactures its products to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place in the broadcast industry. By showcasing our offering at an event like BVE we can show first-hand how we are supporting videographers in capturing the highest quality footage in a huge range of environments.”
 
Visit Canon at BVE from 25th – 27th February 2014 at Stand G05 at ExCel London.
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Post Date: 2/20/2014 6:59:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Case Logic SLMC-202 Compact Systems Camera Medium Kit Bag (Black)
Amazon has the Case Logic SLMC-202 Compact Systems Camera Medium Kit Bag available for $5.99. Compare at $17.50.
 
This bag may work well for those who have taken advantage of an EOS M deal in the past year.
Post Date: 2/20/2014 6:42:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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The Canon Store's Refurbished DSLR Camera, Lens & Speedlite Flash inventory is at nearly unprecedented levels. Expect like new gear at great prices!
 
Refurbished DSLR Cameras In Stock

Refurbished ItemRefurb. Price
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body1,759.20
Canon EOS 6D Body1,519.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM839.20
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS575.99
Canon EOS 60D Body575.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Body511.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i Body399.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.99

Refurbished Lenses & Flashes in Stock

Refurbished ItemRefurb. Price
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM1,359.20
Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM671.99
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM1,839.20
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM1,199.20
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM2,151.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM1,159.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM567.99
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM1,119.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM1,279.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.99
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM1,359.20
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM1,399.20
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM479.99
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II1,759.20
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.99
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM439.99
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM1,183.20
Canon EF 35mm f/2255.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM1,295.20
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.79
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro239.99
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro839.20
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM1,759.20
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM839.20
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.99
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 Macro USM1,263.20
Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM4,799.20
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM5,839.20
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM1,159.20
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM1,071.20
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM11,199.20
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.99
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM703.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.99
Canon EF 2x III Extender399.99
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender399.99
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash439.99
Canon Speedlite 580EX II399.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.99
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.99

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Post Date: 2/19/2014 6:46:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Learn from one of the world’s foremost authorities on Digital Asset Management, Peter Krogh.
 
In this webinar, Peter Krogh will answer the photographer's plea “Just tell me what to do!” when it comes to storing, organizing, and optimizing your workflow within Adobe Lightroom.
 
Peter will focus on how to maximize your use of Lightroom as an image cataloging tool. This is for those looking to tame their out-of-control, unorganized file system and truly understand Lightroom’s organization power.
 
In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • How to approach image file storage in a simple and safe way
  • The advantages of the DNG file format
  • What to do when you’ve outgrown your photo library
  • How to organize your photos with metadata tags, apply them to entire shoots, and when to use custom tags
  • Finding images quickly using filters
  • How to use Lightroom Projects to create photobooks, slideshows, web galleries, videos and more
  • About the publishing service within Lightroom

Peter will also be giving away free copies of his book, Digital Asset Management for Photographers, to 10 lucky attendees!
 
Register Here

Post Date: 2/19/2014 3:38:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro Pro Messenger Bag 160 AW
B&H has the Lowepro Pro Messenger Bag 160 AW available for $99.95 with free shipping. Regularly $174.95.
Post Date: 2/19/2014 3:32:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Custom SLR Hand Strap
From Custom SLR:
 
First introduced in an exclusive pre-release opportunity during Custom SLR's Air Strap Kickstarter campaign, the Hand Strap brings a new way for photographers to carry their camera with added flexibility and security.
 
February 19, 2014 – Custom SLR, a photography accessories company in Silicon Valley, today launched its latest product, the Hand Strap, providing a new way for photographers to carry their camera without putting stress on their neck and shoulders.
 
“We are excited to expand our strap line beyond camera sling straps and continue to create products that improve the shooting experience,” said Ivan Wong, chief operating officer of Custom SLR. “The hand strap is a highly requested product from photographers who want the added security of a strap without having to wear anything on their shoulders.”
 
The Hand Strap allows photographers to carry their camera in their palm with a comfortable and secure grip. By keeping their finger close to the shutter button, photographers have easy access and instant engagement. With its added flexibility and security, the Hand Strap is perfect for those who are constantly on the move. Some other features include:

  • Ergonomic fit and design
  • Silicone prints on the back for better grip
  • Made from a comfortable neoprene material
  • Works with most SLR cameras with hand strap mount or battery grip
  • Compatible with the Custom SLR C-Loop Strap Mount
  • Easily transitions to a tripod with the M-Plate Pro + Hand Strap Attachment

The Hand Strap was first introduced through an exclusive pre-release opportunity during Custom SLR’s successfully-funded Air Strap Kickstarter campaign. The Hand Strap is now available to the general public for purchase on CustomSLR.com for $14.95.
 
B&H carries Custom SLR products.

Category: Custom SLR News
Post Date: 2/19/2014 1:28:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Delkin Devices SensorScope 3 Cleaning Kit
B&H has the Delkin Devices SensorScope 3 Cleaning Kit available for $69.95 with free shipping. Regularly $104.95.
Post Date: 2/19/2014 1:26:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens
B&H has the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens for Canon available for $239.00 with free shipping. Regularly $329.00.
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Post Date: 2/19/2014 10:25:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash
Canon has not provided an abundance of information on the new flash, but the images now available on the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash Review page will enlighten you at least somewhat. The new LCD control panel is an obvious major improvement.
 
You will also find a link to CPN's MR-14EX II page at the bottom of the review page. This page has perhaps the most MR-14EX II information found anywhere.
 
I have and occasionally use the Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Flash. I did not get a full review of this flash completed, but will try to get the version "II" review done more expediently.
 
B&H is taking preorders for the MR-14EX II.
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Post Date: 2/19/2014 9:16:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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