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 Thursday, April 17, 2014

 
From Nikon Europe:
 
Get ready for summer. If there's any camera that can capture your summer adventures just as they ought to be - it's the Nikon 1 AW1!
 
Waterproof to 15 m, shockproof from heights up to 2 m, freeze-proof and dustproof, the amazingly resilient Nikon 1 AW1 is the one for you. From epic adventures to everyday action, the Nikon 1 AW1 will capture your summer adventures exactly as it should be captured.
 
Music: 'Welcome home' by Radical Face
 
B&H carries the Nikon 1 AW 1 Waterproof Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/17/2014 9:31:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon Australia:
 
Welcome to the amazing life of #CanonMaster Darren Jew: underwater nature photographer. Find out more:
http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Professional-Imaging/Masters/Darren-Jew
 
Darren Jew has photographed the planet's landscapes and wildlife from Antarctica to Zambia over his incredible 30-year photography career - on mountain peaks, desert plains and beneath the ocean's surface.
 
Darren's particular passion for photographing whales brings him back to Tonga year after year, where Untitled Filmworks' Abraham Joffe joined him in 2013 to capture his journey.
 
Darren shoots on the Canon EOS 1DX, with lenses EF 16-35 f/2.8L II and EF 8-15mm f/4 L fisheye, plus Nauticam underwater housings.
 
Video shot on:
Canon EOS 1DC Cameras in 4K resolution.
Canon lenses 14mm 2.8 L, 16-35mm 2.8 L II, 24mm 1.4 L, 24-70mm 2.8 L II and 70-200mm 2.8 L II.
 
B&H carries the EOS 1D X and EF 16-35 f/2.8 L II and EF 8-15mm f/4 L fisheye lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/17/2014 8:42:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Eyefi:
 
Newly captured photos now instantly available on smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 17, 2014 – Eyefi, the global leader in digital camera connectivity, today unveiled Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes newly captured photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV. Eyefi Cloud was designed for photo enthusiasts who require the superior image quality provided by digital cameras but are frustrated with the time-consuming processes required to enjoy those photos on multiple devices. Eyefi Cloud, along with the Eyefi Mobi wireless SD card and Eyefi Mobi apps, makes every picture taken organized and instantly accessible, anytime anywhere—to enjoy, curate and share securely and privately.
 
In June 2013, Eyefi pioneered simple, instant image transfer from digital cameras to mobile devices with the launch of Eyefi Mobi wireless SD memory card. Now Eyefi adds a new cloud service, Eyefi Cloud, as well as all new mobile apps for iOS and Android based smartphones and tablets. When used together, Eyefi's product line-up combines camera quality and mobile convenience with the power of the cloud for the over 500 million digital camera owners throughout the world. Until now, digital camera owners had to manually transfer photos to see them on their smartphone or tablet. With Eyefi, the highest quality images are as accessible as photos captured using a smartphone and can be shared and enjoyed on the preferred viewing device.
 
"Photo lovers know that life's most important moments should be captured using a digital camera but it's difficult to access those shots until long after the images are taken," said Matt DiMaria, chief executive officer of Eyefi. "Eyefi Cloud makes those highest-quality shots available within seconds of them being captured, so photographers can immediately enjoy quality images on the beautiful displays of their smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV."
 
The Eyefi Mobi SD memory card begins the image transfer process within milliseconds of a photo being captured on a digital camera. Images are automatically and securely transferred to Eyefi's new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. Eyefi apps intelligently organize and transfer the images, in full-resolution, to Eyefi Cloud. Now, any device with the Eyefi apps or with a browser-enabled device can be used to view, share and manage the entire photo collection.
 
The new Eyefi offerings include a full range of photo related services including:

  • Transfer – Add wireless functionality to any digital camera, and easily send images from camera to mobile device or desktop.
  • Organize – Sort and tag images as they are taken, so they are easy to find later – for sharing, printing, and all the other wonderful ways photos are used.
  • Sync – Automatically synchronize photos to all devices so that users can view, edit, and manipulate photos both on and offline, anytime, anywhere.
  • Share – Invite friends and family to view photos and albums without requiring registration. Photo collections are "live", so any additions to an existing collection will generate a notice to recipients that new images have been added.

For photographers with multiple cameras, Eyefi Cloud automatically merges their photos into a single, well-organized collection where they can be enjoyed together and further curated. The entire collection is then available on all the user's devices.
 
For customers that do not wish to transfer images over the Internet, Eyefi also introduced Eyefi Desktop Transfer apps for the PC and Mac platforms. Eyefi Desktop transfer sends images directly from a digital camera equipped with Eyefi Mobi SD memory card to a PC or Mac without the need for a physical cable. Transferred images are stored on the user's PC or Mac in a file location of their choice where they can be enjoyed, edited or archived.
 
Along with Eyefi Cloud, the company today unveils a new logo, aligned to the sleek simplicity of its products.
 
Eyefi Mobi wireless SD memory card pricing begins at $49 for the 8GB edition. Customers will find the new Eyefi Mobi apps in the Apple app store, Google Play app store and Amazon Kindle app store. Included with the new apps, is a three-month membership to the Eyefi Cloud once they activate a new account. Existing Eyefi Mobi card customers can simply download the new apps and will also receive a three-month membership. Twelve-month memberships start at $49 for an unlimited number of photos.
 
B&H carries Eyefi wireless memory cards.

Category: Eye-Fi News
Post Date: 4/17/2014 7:03:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Radiopopper Sekonic Module
From RadioPopper:
 
The RadioPopper Sekonic Module – Easy, reliable triggering of your RadioPopper Receivers from your Sekonic light meter.
 
Seamlessly outfit your studio with the world’s most reliable radio triggering products! The new RadioPopper Sekonic Module allows a photographer to use a Sekonic Light Meter to quickly and easily trigger Nano and JrX receivers for quick and easy metering!
 
The RadioPopper Sekonic Module is compatible with all Sekonic L-758, L-358 and C-500R light meters. It will allow the Sekonic meter to wirelessly trigger Nano and JrX Receivers on any RadioPopper radio channel.
 
Installation takes moments and setup is quickly done through your Sekonic Light Meter menu.
 
Buy a RadioPopper Sekonic Module now and save up to $20.00 on each Nano triggering unit.
 
How Does the Rebate Work?
 
Step 1: Buy A Sekonic Module
Step 2: Buy some Nanos
Step 3: Fill out / Mail the form
Step 4: RadioPopper sends you money!
 
2-3 Nano Units = $10 each
4-5 Nano Units = $15 each
6+ Nano Units = $20 each!
 
Rebate offer ends April 30, 2014.
 
Adorama carries the RadioPopper Sekonic Module and Nano Triggers and Receivers.
Post Date: 4/16/2014 12:48:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon Professional Network:
 
Canon France, in association with Images-Evidence, has announced that the 14th annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is open until 26 May 2014 for submissions from female photojournalists of any age and nationality.
 
This year, for the first time, the award is supported by Elle Magazine and Canon France will grant the winning female photojournalist €8,000 to help her to continue and complete a photojournalistic project on a social, economic, political or cultural subject.
 
A jury made up of top photography and press professionals will select the winner in June. Entrants will be judged both upon the presentation of their project and their previous work. Among the selection criteria are the quality of the photographs, the journalistic thought processes and relevance of the chosen subject.
 
The award will be presented to the winner during the Professional Week (1-7 September 2014) of the 2014 Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, and the winning photojournalist will then continue with a project which will lead to an exhibition or screening at the Visa pour l’Image festival in 2015.
 
An exhibition of the work of the 2013 award winner – US photojournalist Mary F. Calvert (Zuma Press) – showing images from her project on sexual violence in the US military will feature as part of the exhibition programme of the 2014 Visa pour l’Image festival.
 
The other previous winners of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award were:
 
2012 – Sarah Caron
2011 – Ilvy Njiokiktjien
2010 – Martina Bacigalupo
2009 – Justyna Mielnikiewicz
2008 – Brenda Anne Kenneally
2007 – Axelle de Russé
2006 – Veronique de Viguerie
2005 – Claudia Guadarrama
2004 – Kristen Ashburn
2003 – Ami Vitale
2002 – Sophia Evans
2001 – Magali Delporte

 
To find out more about the 2014 Canon Female Photojournalist Award and download the rules and an application form to enter, please click here.
 
Please note: the final deadline for entries is 26 May 2014.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/16/2014 9:12:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Lens (Sigzilla)
Do you want a huge focal range with a wide, f/2.8 constant maximum aperture? Don't feel like spending $25,999.00 on a new lens?
 
Well, you're in luck! LensAuthority (the outlet for LensRentals' used inventory) has a used Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Lens for Canon (affectionately named "Sigzilla") available for more than $11,000 off the retail price – now just $14,995.00.
 
The condition of the 34.54 lb behemoth is rated at 9.5 out of 10. The LensRentals logo has been removed since this product photo was taken.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/16/2014 7:49:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon 100D DSLR Camera and EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens White Edition
United Kingdom, 16 April 2014 – Canon today introduces a new white edition of the world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR , the EOS 100D, as well as a new white version of its EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom lens. Ideal for first time users looking to explore the world of DSLR photography, the new editions to the EOS range make it easy for anyone, whatever their skill level, to capture and relive special moments in stunning detail.
 
Measuring just 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm, the EOS 100D is compact enough to always carry with you and features an 18 MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor and a range of simple controls and automatic shooting modes, making capturing stunning images and Full HD movies effortless. The incredibly lightweight and compact body provides a traditional DSLR shooting experience while the large 7.7cm (3.0”) ClearView II touch screen, makes it easy to adjust settings and review images straight after capture.
 
The white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is the perfect partner for the new EOS 100D, providing the flexibility to capture everyday subjects from sweeping landscapes to close-up portraits. An Optical Image Stabilizer ensures images are captured with impressive detail and clarity, while the near-silent STM technology also ensures noise is kept to a minimum whilst focusing in movies.
 
White EOS 100D – key features:

  • 18.0 Megapixel Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor
  • Compact, portable design
  • Simple shooting with Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Optical viewfinder and large touch screen
  • Full-HD movies with Hybrid CMOS AF II
  • Creative Filters and Extra Effect Shot
  • Built-in Feature Guide
  • EOS System of lenses and accessories

White EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM – key features:

  • Versatile focal length range
  • Compact design
  • Four-stop optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smooth focusing with STM motor
  • 0.25m closest focusing distance
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Non-rotating front element
  • Manual focus ring
  • Circular seven-bladed aperture

Pricing and availability
The EOS 100D White will be available from May 2014 with an MSRP of £499/€599.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/16/2014 12:04:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for autofocusing when mounted on the Nikon 1 V3 has been added.

Download
Mount Adapter FT1 L Firmware 1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
 
Installation Instructions: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon Mount Adapter FT1 L.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/15/2014 11:33:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From MicrosoftNL YouTube Channel:
 
From today on Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP. The one thing everybody will always remember of Windows XP is desktop image 'Bliss', with it's green rolling hills and bluer than blue sky. Doesn't the most viewed picture of all times asks for a worthy goodbye? We certainly think so! That's why we hopped on a plane to Los Angeles and went to visit the photographer Charles O'Rear.
 
He told us the incredible story behind the famous desktop image of Windows XP.
Post Date: 4/15/2014 3:47:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
4/15/2014 - In this week's Pulitzer announcements, John Tlumacki's photograph from the Boston Marathon bombing was named as a finalist in the Breaking News Photography category. The photograph was also part of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize winning Breaking News Reporting team coverage. In our newest About A Photograph video, located at blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph, he describes his instincts as a photojournalist to run towards the bomb instead of away.
 
In the video, Tlumacki remembers: “I just reacted instinctively and ran forward. As I ran forward the second bomb went off and that’s the picture I made of the three police officers reacting to the runner, Bill Iffrig, who fell on the ground in front of me…I wasn’t really thinking about my safety at that point. I just think it’s my training as a journalist.”
 
Tlumacki has photographed 20 marathons during his 33 year career as a Globe general assignment staff photographer. He was named the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2014 Photojournalist of the Year (Larger Markets). He was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in photography for his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and he was the Boston Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year in 2011 and then again last year, in 2013.
Post Date: 4/15/2014 11:50:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:

"With its 180-degree field of view, fisheye lenses give a unique view of the world. Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski shows some examples of the amazing images you can capture with Canon lenses like the 8-15mm lens."

Other videos in the EF 101 video series:

Relevant Reviews:

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/15/2014 9:15:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Image quality, vignetting and distortion test results along with specs/measurements and product images are now available on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens review page.
 
Here are some direct comparisons you might be interested in:
 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens (at f/1.8)
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens (not the "Art" version)
Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon Lens
Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* Lens
Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens
 
The Nikon 50mm lens results are also available, but they are captured using a Nikon DX3 vs. the Canon EOS 1Ds III. Use your discernment in making these comparisons.
Post Date: 4/15/2014 7:54:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon Capture NX 2
From Nikon:
 
Updates included with 2.4.7
 
Updates that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 V3 and COOLPIX S810C has been added.
  • The following issues have been resolved:
  • Auto distortion control was not applied to images captured with some cameras, and Auto Distortion in the Camera & Lens Corrections section of the Edit List palette was not displayed.
  • When RAW images captured with some cameras and saved using Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.5 or earlier were opened, white balance effects sometimes changed.

Download Nikon Capture NX 2.4.7 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Nikon Capture NX 2.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/15/2014 8:28:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 V3 Camera
The Nikon 1 V3 User's Manual (English, 12.1 MB) is now available for download.
 
B&H has the Nikon 1 V3 available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/15/2014 7:21:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Updates included in this 2.9.2 download
 
Updates that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions:

  • Support for the Nikon 1 V3 and COOLPIX S810C has been added.

Additional changes to the Windows version:

  • Support for Windows XP has been eliminated.

Download Nikon View NX 2.9.2 - Windows 32 bit | Windows 64 bit | Macintosh

Category: Nikon View NX
Post Date: 4/15/2014 7:09:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 14, 2014
10 Stop Neutral Density Filter
Just posted: 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter Review
 
Learn what I consider to be the ultimate 10 stop neutral density filter and why.
 
I have a drop-everything review to work on right now, but with a lot of work done on the black filter review, I'm going to turn it loose. These filters are very useful and can easily turn mundane images into impressive ones. I intend to revisit this review with samples pictures and more suggestions.
Post Date: 4/14/2014 9:13:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From The Big Photo Show:
 
April 12, 2014 - Coming from as far away as Australia, many of the best and best-known photographers in the world will be in Los Angeles May 17-18, teaching photo enthusiasts, advanced amateurs, and even other pros how to hone their photography skills at The Big Photo Show.
 
Best of all, most of these 40-plus exciting courses are included in the $25 registration fee – offered to attendees at no additional charge.
 
Among more than 20 top instructors are:

  • Jefferson Graham, author of “Video Nation: A DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Sharing Great Video,” technology columnist for USA TODAY, and the host and producer of USA TODAY’s Talking Your Tech and Talking Tech video series.
     
  • Peter Read Miller, Sports Illustrated photographer who has also shot for Time, Life, People, Money, Playboy, Runners World, Newsweek, USA Weekend and The New York Times. In addition to covering 8 Olympic games and 34 Super Bowls, Peter has shot 14 NBA finals. He has covered the Stanley Cup Finals, The World Series, The Kentucky Derby, The NCAA Basketball Final Four, Men’s and Women’s World Cup Soccer Finals and the World Championship of Freestyle Wrestling in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
     
  • Kevin Gilbert, former White House photographer, chief photographer for The Washington Times, commercial photographer for The Discovery Channel, and photographer for Mark Burnett Productions’ “Eco Challenge,” “The Apprentice,” “The Contender,” and many others.
     
  • Erin Manning, host of the DIY Network’s The Whole Picture, who has also appeared on NBC’s TODAY, CBS’ The Early Show, and That Morning Show on E!. She is the creator and host of the popular Digital Photography 101 DVD series and is the author of Portrait and Candid Photography and Make Money with Your Digital Photography.
     
  • Lee Varis, Hollywood photo illustrator and commercial photographer, whose work has been featured on movie posters and CD covers, and in National Geographic and Fortune magazines, among many others. He is also author of the bestseller Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies.
     
  • Glynn Lavender, one of Australia’s leading professional photographers and head of premier photography education company Creative Photo Workshops, which provides dynamic photography training to photographers in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout North America.

These are just a few of a stellar lineup of highly acclaimed photographers and educators who will bring an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to attendees.
 
In addition to this remarkable opportunity to learn and enhance your photography skills, The Big Photo Show will also offer more hands-on education in the Photo Shooting Zone and Learning Centers — and so much more, including live model shoots led by top photographers from Popular Photography and American Photo magazines; the Creative Product Zone, where you can discover everything you never knew was possible to do with your images; breathtaking framing and design techniques; and the Photo Doctors, where you can have equipment problems “diagnosed,” and discover how to take full advantage of everything your camera can do.
 
All of this and more will be happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 17-18. Register for The Big Photo Show, and learn what else you can do at this thrilling photography event, at www.thebigphotoshow.com.
 
The Big Photo Show is a series of photography events for the millions and millions of U.S. consumers who consider themselves photo enthusiasts. The Big Photo Show will have exhibits from imaging suppliers, retailers and service providers; as well as an array of educational opportunities for attendees offered by professional photographers, framers and other experts. Among many other things, attendees will learn how to take better photos; what new innovations are available in equipment and services; and the coolest new ways to creatively display their images.
 
For more information, check out The Big Photo Show webiste.

Post Date: 4/14/2014 9:15:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Profoto Webinar Host, Photographer Jared Platt
From Profoto:
 
Profoto introduces renowned photographer Jared Platt as the new host for the Profoto webinar. Starting April 23, Jared will once a month present a tricky lighting challenge and a powerful yet simple lighting solution.
 
April 14, 2014 - Profoto has supported the photographic community with free webinars for several years now. Over the years, the webinars have grown to become a monthly event with thousands of live viewers and tens of thousand watching the recorded video version.
 
Today, Profoto presents the next step in this evolution. Starting April 23, the Profoto webinars will be hosted by renowned wedding and lifestyle photographer Jared Platt. Jared will take the webinar series in a new problem-solving direction. The series’ title is On Location with Jared Platt. Each episode will start with him presenting a tricky lighting challenge. Then he will present the solution.
 
“Our aim is to show powerful yet simple lighting techniques for photographers working in less than ideal situations,” says Jared. “While some episodes will be more elaborate in scope, many will deal with lighting challenging locations with limited time and resources. In most of our webinars we will take the viewers on location with us in a behind the scenes look of various photo shoots.
 
The first On Location with Jared Platt webinar will be broadcasted on April 23. In this, Jared will head out into the Arizona desert. The desert is an uncommon shooting location, for sure. But the tips and tricks Jared will share are useful for any photographer wanting to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions.
 
“If you can light it in the Arizona desert, you can light it anywhere,” says Jared.
 
Photographers looking into learning more about creating a beautiful light in harsh conditions can sign up at www.profoto.com/webinar
 
B&H carries Profoto equipment.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 4/14/2014 9:00:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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