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 Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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CanvasPeople is celebrating its 5th birthday with 11x14 Standard Thickness Canvas Prints for $8.09 + shipping. Regularly $69.99.
 
Note: All other canvas print sizes are 50% off.
Post Date: 8/5/2014 9:43:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate
Amazon is featuring Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate as a Gold Box Deal of the Day and is available for $29.99. Compare at $69.00.
Post Date: 8/5/2014 7:44:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Spydercheckr 24 Color Calibration Target
From Datacolor:
 
Affordable, portable target offers photo and video professionals an on-the-go solution for color control
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – August 5, 2014 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced Spydercheckr 24, a new addition to the Spydercheckr product line, which includes the flagship 48 patch Spydercheckr. Spydercheckr 24 is a precise and versatile camera color calibration and white balance target for photo and video color control for on-the-go professional photographers and videographers. Portable and affordable, Spydercheckr 24 is designed to color manage camera and scene for both still and motion imaging workflows.
 
Spectrally engineered with 24 pigment patches, Spydercheckr 24 offers the accuracy of a full size, large patch photo target in a thin, compact design. Spydercheckr 24’s gray face provides in-camera and post-process white balance and exposure adjustment, while the color face allows users to color correct capture automatically in Adobe Photoshop ACR, Adobe Lightroom, Hasselblad Phocus, and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.
 

 
“The biggest advantage of the system is that camera calibration is not limited to RAW files but can also be applied to JPEGs and video too,” said Lee Varis, professional photographer and digital imaging artist. “For imaging professionals who shoot a combination of still and motion, especially site photography and videography, Spydercheckr is a game changer.”
 
The Spydercheckr 24 is available immediately for $49.00 USD at photo and video retailers.
 
B&H has the Datacolor Spydercheckr 24 available for preorder.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 8/5/2014 7:17:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800E DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D800E DSLR Camera available for $2,399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 8/5/2014 6:59:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 04, 2014
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Bummed that Apple has decided to cease Aperture support? Want to migrate to Lightroom? Adobe has you covered with a free informative guide.
 
From Making the Switch from Aperture to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom:

"At Adobe, we’re working on a migration tool to help you bring your photos into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from Aperture, but if you’re eager to switch before the tool is ready, this guide can help ease your transition. We recognize that this migration may be a challenging process and offer the following resources and methodology to help get you up to speed with Lightroom and provide a road map for successfully migrating your photos.
 
The first challenge is that the terminology, layout, and controls of the two applications are different. It’s a good idea to start processing photos in Lightroom and become familiar with it before you migrate your photos from Aperture. You can do so by taking some new photos, importing them into Lightroom, and then using Lightroom.
 
Here are some resources to get you started with Lightroom:

We are providing a workaround solution for the second challenge of switching: Aperture and Lightroom use different image-processing engines, which means that Lightroom cannot read adjustments made in Aperture. For any photos you have edited in Aperture, you should transfer the original plus a .tiff file with adjustments applied. Then, in Lightroom, you can organize the original and the .tiff file so that they appear alongside each other.
 
In addition, Lightroom cannot read Aperture color labels, flags, or custom metadata fields. So, before you export your originals, use Smart Albums or the search filter to find images by those attributes, and apply corresponding keywords (for example, Color-red, Flagged, or Meta-ModelRelease-Yes).The steps that follow provide a generalized method for migrating your photos from Aperture to Lightroom. Please keep in mind that this guide outlines a basic workflow: you may need to tailor the steps to fit your particular setup."

Read the entire guide for full details.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/4/2014 3:31:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D4 DSLR Camera available for $4,399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $5,499.96 refurbished.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty. The auction advertises that a 3-year (third party) warranty is included; check the auction listing for details.
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Post Date: 8/4/2014 12:11:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $1,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95 new.
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Post Date: 8/4/2014 11:32:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash available for $259.00 with free shipping. Compare at $326.95 new.
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Post Date: 8/4/2014 7:27:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera available for $549.99 with free shipping. Compare at $609.95 refurbished.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/4/2014 7:20:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
eBay (via BestStopDeals) has the Nikon D610 DSLR Camera available for $1,399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,896.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 8/4/2014 7:11:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 01, 2014

 
From B&H's YouTube Channel:
 
Join landscape photographer and Canson Infinity ambassador Robert Rodriguez Jr as he shares advanced workflows in the Lightroom 5 Develop module.
 
Creatively developing images in Lightroom is more than just optimizing tonalities and color, it entails careful interpretation of the raw file to effectively convey the essence of the image. Selective detail, subtle use of color, and local adjustments are some of the things Robert demonstrates using the tools in the develop module. He also explain why these adjustments are important and how they can contribute to better images. This is not about pre-sets, but rather being open to your personal creative vision.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
Post Date: 8/1/2014 9:13:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 31, 2014

 
Karl Taylor has posted a three-part video intereview series where he explains the lighting setups for several of his images. He does a good job of explaining the motivation behind his light modifier choices and placement.
 
Even though the series was sponsored by Broncolor to promote their specific lighting products, you can apply many of these lighting techniques using whatever flash gear you're currently using (assuming you have similar modifiers).
 
B&H carries Broncolor gear.
 
Interview Series

Post Date: 7/31/2014 9:37:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Transcend 128 GB Class 3 UHS-3 SDXC Memory Card
Amazon is once again featuring select Transcend memory products as its Gold Box Deal of the Day.
 
Products Include

  • SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
  • Micro SD Memory Cards
  • USB Flash Drives
  • External Hard Drives
  • Storage Expansion Cards for Macbook Pros
  • RAM

Notable Deals

ItemCompare AtSale Price
Transcend 32 GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card (up to 45 MB/s, 300x)$22.99$13.99
Transcend 64 GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDXC Memory Card (up to 45 MB/s, 300x)$37.40$24.99
Transcend 64 GB UHS-3 SDXC Memory Card (up to 95MB/s)$44.99$37.99
Transcend 128 GB UHS-3 SDXC Memory Card (up to 95MB/s)$89.99$79.99

Post Date: 7/31/2014 8:39:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
Lightroom 5.6 Release Notes
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.6

  • Nikon D810
  • Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.6

MountName
CanonCanon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
CanonCanon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
CanonTamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E
CanonTamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DiIII VC B011EM
NikonNikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5 – 5.6
NikonTamon 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N
PentaxSigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Phase One A/SSchneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6
Sony AlphaSigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Sony AlphaSony 28mm f/2.8
Sony AlphaSony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Sony AlphaSony 100mm f/2.8 MACRO
Sony AlphaSony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony AlphaSony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony AlphaSony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony AlphaSony 70-200mm f/2.8G
Sony AlphaSony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony AlphaSony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
Sony AlphaSony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony AlphaSony 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF
Sony AlphaSony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II
Sony EZeiss Touit 2.8/50M

Please note – the profile for the newly added Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is not automatically located when applying lens profile corrections. This is a bug and we will fix it in a future release. The workaround is to:

  • Manually select the profile and choose “Save New Lens Profile Defaults” in the Setup menu on the Profile tab. From then on, the lens should automatically select when the profile is enabled.

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.6

  • Collections with a custom sort order would sometimes not properly sync with Lightroom mobile.
  • Updated the “Adobe Standard” color profile for the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacts customers who used Camera Raw 8.6 or DNG Converter 8.6 to convert NEF raw files from the D810 to DNG
  • Star ratings set in Lightroom mobile did not properly sync to Lightroom desktop. Please note that this only occurred on images that were added to Lightroom mobile from the camera roll
  • Resolved the issues causing the persistent “Syncing … images” state that some of our customers have reported.”
  • Star ratings would sometimes not sync from Lightroom desktop to Lightroom mobile. Please note that this only occurred when attempting to sync a Collection that contained more than 100 photos that already contained star ratings.
  • Added information to the “System Info” dialogue to help designate if the customer installed Lightroom from the Creative Cloud.
  • Unable to open sRaw files from the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacted customers that converted D810 sRaw files to DNG in either Camera Raw 8.6 RC or DNG Converter 8.6 RC.
  • Images with invalid GPS coordinates would not properly sync with Lightroom mobile
  • Lightroom occasionally crashed when changing image selection on Windows. Please note that this only occurred on the Windows platform.
  • JPEG files exported from Lightroom would not open or be available to edit within Canon Digital Photo Professional application software.
  • Lightroom would run in reduced functionality mode when it should not.

Download
Adobe Lightroom 5.6 - Windows | Macintosh
 



 
Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.6

  • Nikon D810
  • Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.6

MountName
CanonCanon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
CanonCanon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
CanonTamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E
CanonTamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 DiIII VC B011EM
NikonNikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5 – 5.6
NikonTamon 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N
PentaxSigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Phase One A/SSchneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4.0-5.6
Sony AlphaSigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A013
Sony AlphaSony 28mm f/2.8
Sony AlphaSony 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Sony AlphaSony 100mm f/2.8 MACRO
Sony AlphaSony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
Sony AlphaSony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony AlphaSony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Sony AlphaSony 70-200mm f/2.8G
Sony AlphaSony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony AlphaSony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM
Sony AlphaSony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony AlphaSony 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] STF
Sony AlphaSony 300mm f/2.8 G SSM II
Sony EZeiss Touit 2.8/50M

Please note – the profile for the newly added Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is not automatically located when applying lens profile corrections. This is a bug and we will fix it in a future release. The workaround is to:

  • Manually select the profile and choose “Save New Lens Profile Defaults” in the Setup menu on the Profile tab. From then on, the lens should automatically select when the profile is enabled.

Release Notes
 
Camera Raw 8.6 adds camera matching color profiles for the following camera models:

  • Sony DSC-RX100 III
  • Sony A7S (ILCE-7S)
  • Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2)

Camera Raw 8.6 introduces the following new features for Photoshop CC customers:

  • Improved performance when batch processing images via the Save button (in Camera Raw) and when converting images to DNG (in DNG Converter). The performance improvements are available only on 64 bit systems.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crash on launch in some cases on Hi DPI (Retina) systems.
  • Fixed crash when opening some Sigma SD9 raw files.
  • Fixed issue with JPEG images saved by Camera Raw not readable in some external applications.
  • Fixed automatic lens profile selection for Leica M (Typ 240) when using most recent firmware version.
  • Fixed issue with some Hasselblad H5D-50c and H5D-60 3FR raw images appearing slightly too dark. Unfortunately, this fix may affect the appearance of existing images captured with this combination of settings. It is recommended that you (1) purge the Camera Raw cache via the Camera Raw Preferences dialog, and (2) review previously captured images for unexpected brightness changes.
  • Fixed bug with converting Nikon D810 and Nikon D4S sRaw files to DNG.
  • Tweaked and updated the Adobe Standard color profile for the Nikon D810. Please note that this only impacts customers that used Camera Raw 8.6 RC with the Nikon D810.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
 
Download
DNG Converter 8.6 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Adobe Lightroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 7/31/2014 5:46:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic and Lensbaby 5.8mm Circular Fisheye Lens
B&H is featuring special pricing on two popular Lensbaby products:
 
Lensbaby Products on Sale

ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens$299.95$50.00$249.95
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic$379.95$80.00$299.95

Post Date: 7/30/2014 12:29:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $819.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,096.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/30/2014 12:04:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Red)
B&H has the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive available for $99.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $129.99.
Post Date: 7/30/2014 7:34:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Petrol PD332 D-SLR Cam 'n Go Backpack
B&H has the Petrol PD332 D-SLR Cam 'n Go Backpack available for $119.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $277.10.
Post Date: 7/30/2014 6:56:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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