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 Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera available for $284.95 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/14/2014 7:23:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR & AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III
From Nikon:
 
Excellent mobility with better image quality in a lighter package. A fast, super-telephoto fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 compatible with the Nikon FX-format. A 1.4x teleconverter that offers rendering performance close to that of the master lens
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR, a super-telephoto, fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm and maximum aperture of f/2.8 compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras, and the AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III, a 1.4x teleconverter with a new optical design, which is capable of rendering performance close to that of the master lens at maximum aperture.
 
The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR is a fast, 400mm super-telephoto lens for which fluorite lens elements , ED lens elements , and Nano Crystal Coat have been adopted for superior optical performance. In addition to the fluorite lens elements, components made of a magnesium alloy have been adopted for the barrel to make the lens lighter, while a tripod collar ring utilizing bearings ensures smooth transitioning between horizontal and vertical shooting, as well as greater durability. The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR is also equipped with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism that contributes to better auto-exposure stability with high-speed continuous shooting, and a vibration reduction (VR) function that offers compensation for camera shake equivalent to a 4.0-stop* increase in shutter speed. What's more, the lens is equipped with a SPORT vibration reduction mode optimized for tracking subjects exhibiting intense movement that can be predicted, such as athletes participating in sporting events, by compensating only for camera shake. The AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR is a lens that responds to the demands of professional photographers who demand the ability to capture decisive moments with on-site sports and press photography.
 
In addition, meniscus protective glass with a fluorine coat, produced using a process exclusive to Nikon for greater durability and superior resistance to water and oils, has been adopted for the extreme front lens element.
 
The AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III is a 1.4x teleconverter with a new optical design that enables rendering performance close to that of the master lens with shooting at maximum aperture. The same fluorine coat used for the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR has also been adopted for the extreme front and rear lens surfaces.

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR Primary Features

  • A super-telephoto fixed focal length (prime) lens with a focal length of 400mm*1 and a maximum aperture of f/2.8 compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras
  • Superior optical performance from a new optical design with which fluorite lens elements , ED lens elements , and Nano Crystal Coat have been adopted
  • A lighter weight from the adoption of fluorite lens elements and components made of a magnesium alloy
  • Adoption of a tripod collar ring utilizing bearings
  • Equipped with an electro-magnetic aperture mechanism for more stable auto-exposure with high-speed continuous shooting
  • Equipped with a vibration reduction (VR) function for camera shake compensation equivalent to a 4.0-stop increase in shutter speed
  • Adoption of SPORT VR mode
  • Adoption of meniscus protective glass with a fluorine coat, produced using a process exclusive to Nikon for greater durability and superior resistance to water and oils, for the extreme front lens element

AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III Primary Features

  • A 1.4x teleconverter capable of rendering performance close to that of the master lens with shooting at maximum aperture
  • Adoption of a fluorine coat, produced with a process exclusive to Nikon, for the extreme front and rear lens surfaces

B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens and Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/14/2014 12:00:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 S2 Mirrorless Camera (Yellow)
From Nikon:
 
Capture of images as intended, with simple operation, even for those new to interchangeable-lens cameras. Moving-subject tracking performance that enables the world's fastest* continuous shooting rate of approximately 20 fps with AF tracking, and simple operation.
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the new Nikon 1 S2, the latest addition to the S series of Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that propose new forms of imaging expression.
 
The Nikon 1 S2 is the latest model in the Nikon 1 S-series, developed for those using an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses for the first time. The S2 enables capture of beautiful images, with simple operation and performance with tracking of moving subjects that exceeds that of digital SLR cameras, as well as a variety of functions, all in a compact and lightweight body that offers the superior portability that is a primary feature of Nikon 1 cameras.
 
The S2 is equipped with 135 densely packed focus points, and also boasts the world's fastest* high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 20 fps with AF tracking. This ensures fast and accurate focus acquisition, even with moving subjects. Equipped with an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels, a super high-speed AF CMOS sensor with no low-pass filter, the latest EXPEED 4A image-processing engine, and support for a broad range of sensitivities, from ISO 200 to 12800, the S2 is capable of capturing sharp and clear images exhibiting very little noise, even with shooting in dark surroundings
 
An intuitive and clear GUI has also been adopted to make the camera easier to use. The S2 is also equipped with a Creative Palette that allows users to freely change imaging effects with simple operation of the rotary multi selector. A variety of movie functions, including support for recording of 1920 x 1080/60p full-HD movies and Auto Image Capture during movie recording, as well as new advanced movie functions such as Fast Motion, Jump Cut, and 4-second Movie stimulate user's creative intent.
 
What's more, the seamless exterior inherited from Nikon 1 S1 has been refined for a more elegant design in a body that is slimmer and lighter. In addition to the standard white, black, and red, the S2 is also available in a distinct yellow.
 
Nikon 1 S2 Primary Features

  1. Moving-subject tracking performance superior to that of digital SLR cameras
  2. High-quality still images and movies
  3. A variety of movie recording and editing functions
  4. Intuitive and simple operation and shooting functions that are easily mastered
  5. A compact and lightweight body available in a variety of distinct colors

B&H has the Nikon 1 S2 Mirrorless Camera available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/14/2014 12:00:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date May 13, 2014

  • Custom Setting f13 has been changed to Assign Movie Record Button.
  • With Custom Setting f13 changed to Assign Movie Record Button, Assign MB-D12 AF-ON is now Custom Setting f14.
  • Custom Setting f15: Assign Remote Fn Button has been added.
  • The following functions have been added or renamed when the D800 is used with the Communication Unit UT-1 running firmware Ver. 2.0. A Network (UT-1) option has been added to, and Wireless transmitter has been renamed Wireless transmitter (WT-4) in, the setup menu.

Function that has been added:

  • HTTP server mode - Use to view the pictures on the camera memory card, or to take photographs, from the web browser on a computer or iPhone.

Functions that have been renamed:

  • FTP upload mode (previously Transfer mode (FTP)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to an ftp server.
  • Image transfer mode (previously Transfer mode (PC)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to a computer.
  • Camera control mode (previously PC mode) - Use to control the camera from a computer running Camera Control Pro 2 (available separately) and save photos and movies directly to the computer.
  • Support for the updated version of Communication Unit UT-1 firmware has been added.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To enable support for these functions, Communication Unit UT-1 firmware must be updated to Ver. 2.0 or later, and the Wireless Transmitter Utility must be updated to Ver. 1.5.0 or later. When camera firmware is updated, network profiles specified with earlier firmware versions cannot be used. Network profiles must be created again.

  • Support for CompactFlash memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB has been added.
  • When AF-ON only was selected for Custom Setting a4 (AF activation) and the AF-ON button was pressed to initiate autofocus during viewfinder photography, focus remained locked even after the user took their finger off the button, and the shutter could be released at any time. However, specifications have been modified so that the shutter cannot be released under the following conditions if the camera fails to focus.
  • Autofocus mode is set to AF-S (single-servo AF)
  • AF-area mode is set to Single-point AF
  • Custom Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection) is set to Focus

  • When values for 12 or 18 lenses were stored with AF fine-tune > Saved value in the setup menu, only some of the lenses for which values had been stored were displayed under List saved values. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the live view selector was set to live view photography with Custom Setting g4 (Assign shutter button) set to Record movies, a value for preset manual white balance could not be measured. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the built-in flash was set to Commander mode, remote Speedlights sometimes did not fire. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some rare cases, the memory card access lamp remained lit for longer than usual, and some time was required before any operations could be performed. This issue has been resolved.

Click here for the D800/D800E manual addendum reflecting changes made with this firmware update.
 
Download:
Nikon D800 Firmware A: 1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon D800E Firmware A: 1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
 
Communication Unit UT-1
 
Updates included with this version
 
The following functions have been added or renamed when the UT-1 is used with the D800 / D800E (firmware 1.10).
 
Function that has been added:

  • HTTP server mode - Use to view the pictures on the camera memory card, or to take photographs, from the web browser on a computer or iPhone.

Functions that have been renamed:

  • FTP upload mode (previously Transfer mode (FTP)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to an ftp server.
  • Image transfer mode (previously Transfer mode (PC)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to a computer.
  • Camera control mode (previously PC mode) - Use to control the camera from a computer running Camera Control Pro 2 ( available for purchase separately) and save photos and movies directly to the computer.

Download:
Communication Unit UT-1 Firmware 1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon D800, Nikon D800E and Communication Unit UT-1.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/13/2014 3:37:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Logo
Nikon has released its financial results for the year ending March 2014.
 
From Nikon:
 
The Year ended March 2014 [May 13, 2014]

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/13/2014 2:42:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Fracture Logo
Due to manufacturing and expansion costs, FractureMe.com will be raising prices on half the glass print sizes they offer starting May 16. Through May 15, use coupon code TDPSAVE20 to get 20% off your order at the current price for an especially good deal.
 
From FractureMe.com:
 
Fracture’s mission is simple: to redefine how the world prints and displays its favorite images.
 
That means we strive to provide incredible photo products at prices you can afford. We love how frequently we get comments from first-time customers just like you who say “WOW, I didn’t realize that such an amazing product could be so affordable”.
 
However, as we continue to grow and encounter the realities of being a fast-growing young company, we need to make that we can cover our costs and be certain that we’re able to stick around for a long time, so we can be there for you and your favorite memories for years to come.
 
Because of that, starting on May 16th, we’ll be raising prices on some Fracture sizes.
 
Raising prices is never easy, but above all it’s important that we communicate with you. Good news or not, you deserve to know what’s going on, and why we make important decisions like this that can affect you.
 
We’re raising prices for these two reasons:

  1. As the Fracture team continues to grow, we must ensure that we’re able to provide for them as they continue to work incredibly hard to build the amazing Fracture experience you enjoy.
  2. Our costs to custom-make each Fracture here in the U.S. are increasing - our explosive growth demands that we prepare for the future and that means purchasing new equipment, scaling our facilities, and adding more team members.

While we’ve done everything internally to operate in as lean a fashion as possible, the new pricing reflects our best additional effort to offset the cost increases listed above as we continue to provide the high quality products and services that we are known for.
 
Which sizes are increasing in price?
 
We are happy about the fact that we were able to limit price increases to only half of our current Fracture sizes. New pricing will be applied to the following sizes:

  • Small rectangles
  • Medium rectangles
  • Classic rectangles
  • Large rectangles

Prices will NOT increase for the following sizes:

  • X-large rectangles
  • Small Squares
  • Medium Squares
  • Large Squares

You mean the world to us and we mean that. Without customers like you, we simply wouldn’t exist. We wanted to give you an opportunity to place any orders now before May 16th and enjoy our current pricing. Upload your latest photos and Spring time memories and we will get to work printing them for you!

Post Date: 5/13/2014 12:48:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $677.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2014 11:23:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens (White Edition)
Along with the new lens announcements, Canon also announced that it will be offering a special white edition of its tiny EOS Rebel SL1 in the US market at the end of June. It will carry the same MSRP as the regular black model ($749.99).
 
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (White) available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 5/13/2014 9:20:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
It has been 2-days short of a year since the last Canon L lens announcement (for the ultra-expensive, but amazing, EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens), so you are not likely surprised to hear that I have been experiencing ever-increasing new-L-Lens withdrawal symptoms. Well, that anxiety has just been lifted. The long Canon pro gear drought has just ended thanks to the announcement of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens.
 
The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens review page contains a preview of the lens including:

With a moderate price tag and an impressive-looking MTF chart, I highly recommend that you preorder this lens immediately at B&H to preserve your place in line. This will likely be a very in-demand lens and has the potential to be hard to get for some time. You can always cancel a preorder, but getting a good place in line is far harder to accomplish later.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2014 12:01:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Those on a tight budget and/or those who want a small, light, image stabilized, video-ready ultra-wide angle zoom lens have not been forgotten in today's Canon announcement. The just-announced Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS STM Lens aims to fill these needs.
 
Canon USA Press Release (same as the EF 16-35 L IS lens press release)
 
B&H is accepting preorders for this lens.
 
The Canon EW-73C Lens Hood is not included, so you might want to preorder that item also.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 12, 2014
Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens
eBay (via PhotoVideo4Less) has the Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Canon available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $349.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/12/2014 10:58:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/12/2014 9:51:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash Location Kit
From Profoto:
 
Profoto releases the B1 Location Kit, making the highly portable B1 off- camera flash even easier to bring to an on-location shoot.
 
May 12, 2014 – Ever since its release in November 2013, the B1 off-camera flash has flown off the shelves as fast as Profoto has been able to deliver it to the stores. The most attention-grabbing features have always been the B1’s TTL metering and its cordless operation. Both of these convey the same message: the B1 is not a studio flash. It is an off-camera flash designed for on-location photography.
 
With the release of the B1 Location Kit, the B1’s portability is taken to the next level. The kit contains two B1 off-camera flashes, two batteries, a Fast Charger that recharges the battery in one hour, and a Car Charger that plugs into any standard car cigarette connector and recharges the battery in two hours. The gear is packed and delivered in a comfy backpack with room for additional gear not included in the kit, such as stands and lenses.
 
The B1 Location Kit comes with a streamlined price. Sold at €2950/$3950, the kit offers roughly €250/$200 discount compared to buying the included items separately.
 
The B1 Location Kit is the latest addition to Profoto’s growing and evolving off-camera flash concept. In November 2013, the B1 and its many accessories were launched. In April 2014, the first firmware upgrade was released, enabling TTL metering with the Canon EOS- 1D X.
 
Profoto is now working on a firmware upgrade that will enable high-speed sync (HSS). Profoto is also busy developing the new Air Remote TTL-N that will enable TTL metering with Nikon cameras. Both the HSS upgrade and the Air Remote TTL-N are expected to be released in 2014. New Light Shaping Tools, optimized for off-camera flashes, are also on their way.
 
B&H has the Profoto B1 Location Kit available for preorder.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 5/12/2014 8:41:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmittter
Through June 30, PocketWizard has rebates on all of its radio triggers. See the table below for full details.
 
Be sure to check out the already-reduced PocketWizard Plus III (Black) – it's only $104.00 after mail-in rebate. Regularly $149.00.
 
PocketWizard Mail-In Rebates

ItemRebate
PocketWizard Plus X$10.00
PocketWizard Plus III (Black, Colors) $15.00
PocketWizard MiniTT1 C $25.00
PocketWizard MiniTT1 N$25.00
PocketWizard FlexTT5 C$25.00
PocketWizard FlexTT5 N$25.00
PocketWizard Plus X – 2 Pack$20.00

Post Date: 5/12/2014 7:42:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard Plus X Transceiver
B&H has the PocketWizard Plus X Transceiver (review) available for $89.00 with free shipping after $10.00 mail-in rebate.
Post Date: 5/12/2014 7:14:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
DigitalRev has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $5,780.00. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/12/2014 6:50:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via allnewshop - 99.3% Positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,574.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00. (thanks Chuck)
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/12/2014 6:40:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, May 11, 2014
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens
A few items that haven't been in stock during the current Canon Store's 15-50% off sale just hit the shelves. Check out the in stock list below to see if the camera/lens/flash on your wish list is now available.
 
Refurbished Items in Stock

Refurbished ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
Canon EOS 6D Body1,519.20227.881,291.32
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20287.841,151.36
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20271.841,087.36
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20239.84959.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM839.20167.84671.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99136.00543.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99120.00479.99
Canon EOS Rebel T4i + EF-S 18-55 IS575.99115.20460.79
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.9996.00383.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.9996.00383.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.9972.00287.99
Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L USM671.99100.80571.19
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM1,199.20179.881,019.32
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20137.88781.32
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99115.20268.79
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99156.00363.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.9928.20159.79
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.9948.00111.99
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM1,359.20203.881,155.32
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.9948.00111.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.7930.2470.55
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.9978.00441.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.9996.00543.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.9966.00373.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99120.00279.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99168.00391.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.99120.00119.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM279.9942.00237.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.9936.00203.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.9930.00169.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.9920.40115.59
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.9918.00101.99

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/11/2014 6:43:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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