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 Friday, October 21, 2016

 
In yet another ambitious project, photographer Benjamin Von Wong and his team trek miles through a wasteland to find active lava surface flows for his shaman shoot bringing awareness to climate change.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/21/2016 5:40:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 20, 2016
Just posted: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens Review
 
It's a keeper.
 
B&H has the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens in stock.
 
This lens is also in stock at:
 
Adorama | Amazon | Beach Camera | BuyDig.com | Canon Store | eBay | WEX Photographic
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2016 9:40:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:
 
Cine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses begin shipping on December 9 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD
 
New York, NY – October 20, 2016 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that the Cine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses will begin shipping on December 9, 2016 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD. Born from the new Sigma Cine family of products, the High Speed Zoom lenses leverage the outstanding optical design of the company’s world-renowned Global Vision still photography lenses. Combined with the 100% new mechanical lens body design, the Cine lenses meet needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production with the core optical quality DNA that has defined the Sigma benchmark of imaging excellence.
 
See the Sigma Cine Family of Products at PDN/PPE 2016 Expo
Demonstrated for the first time to the public in the United States, attendees to the 2016 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE), held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016, can see first-hand the new Sigma Cine family of lenses:
 
Cine High Speed Zoom Line - 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2
The high speed zoom line, which is compatible with the Super35 image size standard, offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range with superior optical performance that is capable of high-resolution 6K-8K shooting. Delivering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom is ergonomically compact and designed for E, EF and PL camera system mounts.
 
Cine FF Zoom Line - 24-35mm T2.2 FF
Compatible with a full-frame image sensor, the FF Zoom’s outstanding optical performance also supports 6K-8K shooting. Because so few lenses cater to the requirements of the latest digital cinema cameras’ image sensors, this line provides a rare option for cinematographers. The FF Zoom is designed for E and EF camera system mounts.
 
Cine FF High Speed Prime Line - 20mm T1.5 FF, 24mm T1.5 FF, 35mm T1.5 FF, 50mm T1.5 FF and 85mm T1.5 FF
The Cine High Speed Prime lineup features lenses ranging from 20mm to 85mm, with all five touting an aperture of T1.5. Highly compact and compatible with full-frame sensors, these lenses offer superior resolution. They bring a consistent level of light to the production, offering greater consistency to any film’s color, contrast and overall look before it enters post-production. The FF High Speed Prime line is designed for E, EF and PL camera system mounts.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 10/20/2016 8:57:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet Special Edition available for $279.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $379.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 8.8 x 5.5" Active Area
  • 2048 Levels of Pen Pressure Sensitivity
  • Multi-Touch Support, USB Interface
  • Express View Display, Touch Ring
  • 8 Programmable Express Keys
  • Included Wireless Kit
  • Mac & Windows Compatible
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/20/2016 8:23:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, filmmaker Tom Antos demonstrates how to repair a damaged 1/4"-20 (tripod) thread.
 
Product Used
 
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/20/2016 7:46:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Lens for Canon available for $449.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $549.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Canon EF Mount Lens/Full Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus, Manual Aperture Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6'
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm
  • Removable Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2016 7:30:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Through October 30, you can save 31% on a new SmugMug pro package using this promotional link.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/19/2016 11:37:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 19, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to announce the addition of two new photographers to its renowned Explorers of Light program, Stephanie Sinclair and Jeremy Cowart. These new members add to the already impressive ranks of Canon’s program, expanding to align with a wide range of talented professionals that impact imaging culture and influence the way their audiences see the world. These new Explorers of Light will be on hand at the Canon Booth (#121) at PhotoPlus Expo 2016, October 20-22 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. For a full schedule of events in the Canon booth, please visit usa.canon.com/photoplus2016.
 
Stephanie Sinclair is a New York-based photojournalist who has gained international acclaim for her attention to human rights issues. Through her photography and her Too Young to Wed foundation, she has shone a spotlight on issues such as child marriage, female circumcision, war and polygamy. “Throughout my career, I’ve used the power of images to tell stories that weren’t being told,” Sinclair remarked. “I’m honored to join Canon’s Explorers of Light program and eager to get more involved in speaking to the next generation of photographers to teach them how to do the same.” Jeremy Cowart is an accomplished portrait photographer who has captured iconic images of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. In addition, his humanitarian work has taken him to places such as Rwanda and Haiti where he has created photo essays that helped tell the stories of those whose lives had been ravaged by war and tragedy. “I’ve always been passionate about teaching, because it is my belief that art can change the world,” said Cowart. “I’m so proud to join the Explorers of Light program and be part of such an amazing team of professional photographers who share my enthusiasm for spreading the joy of imagery.” “For over 20 years, the Explorers of Light program has enabled Canon to align with amazing professional photographers that use the power of the image to educate and inspire, and Jeremy Cowart and Stephanie Sinclair will help us to do both in new and impactful ways,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon’s Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields, garnering awards and accolades for their work. These individuals work with Canon extensively as representatives, ambassadors, educators, and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and personal appearances throughout the United States.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 10/19/2016 8:51:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a large number of Photo Plus Expo 2016 Specials that are curently live.
 
Special pricing on select items may require promo code PPEBH16 to be entered at checkout.
 
A Few of the Promo Code Items
 
ItemPromo Code
Savings
Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (12 Month Subscription, Download Card)$20.00
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video$15.00
X-Rite ColorChecker Classic Card$15.00
X-Rite i1Display Pro$50.00
WD 3TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive$15.00
Pelican 1654 Waterproof 1650 Case with Dividers (Black)$30.00
Pelican 1510SC Studio Case (Black)$40.00

Another item that's currently discounted is the Miops Camera Trigger (no promo code required). This is a great device and I highly recommend it for those interested in lightning photography.
 
Lightning Over Savannah GA June 28 2016

Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/19/2016 8:24:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Canon has submitted a patent for a sensor featuring magnetic variable curvature.
 
Only time will tell when (or if) we'll see this technology in future Canon camera systems.
 
Patent Details
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-173496
  • Published 2016.9.29
  • Filing date 2015.3.17
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/19/2016 7:39:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Amazon:
 
  • Bringing valued memories together, Family Vault creates a private, easily-accessible home for photos and videos from multiple family members and devices
  • U.S. Prime members can now invite up to five people to join their Family Vault and access the benefits of unlimited photo storage, at no additional cost
  • Quickly find and rediscover your favorite moments across an entire photo collection with smart search technology
SEATTLE – Oct. 18, 2016 – Amazon today introduced new features to the Prime Photos service in the U.S., designed for Prime members and their family. Prime members can now invite up to five family members or friends to join their Family Vault, which includes access to Prime Photos benefits including unlimited storage of photos, plus an additional 5 GB for videos and other files. With the all-new Family Vault, bringing family photos together is as easy as one-click or swipe from a computer or mobile device.
 
Amazon Prime Photos - Family Vault (Graphic: Business Wire)
 
“Prime members love the benefit of unlimited photo storage but often struggle to collect and organize photos across multiple devices and accounts into a single, shareable archive,” said David Nenke, Director of Prime Photos, Amazon. “We launched the Family Vault to make it easy for family members to safely store and share all their favorite moments.”
 
New Prime Photos features include:
 
  • Family and friend access to Prime Photos, at no additional cost: To ensure all the great moments and memories are preserved, regardless of who captured them, Prime members can now share their Prime Photos benefit of unlimited photo storage and 5 GB for videos and other files with up to five family members or friends.
  • Simple, private sharing through the Family Vault: Family Vault members can add their favorite photos and videos individually with a click or swipe, or set their account to automatically add all their photos and videos to the Family Vault.
  • Smart search technology: Prime Photos’ new search technology makes finding photos based on people, places, or things a snap. Gone are the days of customers wading through thousands of photos to find a specific image. Looking for pictures from a vacation or wedding? Search for “sunset” or “wedding” and relevant photos will show up. Customers can also browse photos of individual family members and friends in the People view as well as search and filter by location or date.
  • Photo printing with free delivery for Prime Members: Customers can now order photo books, cards, and prints directly on the web from their Prime Photos account. Offering a variety a ways to preserve memories, Amazon Print products start at just nine cents a print, and ships with free delivery for Prime members. Customers can learn more and order prints today by visiting www.amazon.com/printing.
More to Prime
 
Tens of millions of Prime members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S., that includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 metro areas and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas. In addition to fast, free shipping, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.
 
For more information, visit www.amazon.com/prime.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Amazon News
Post Date: 10/19/2016 7:21:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Extraordinary Next-Generation AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Sets a New Standard for Pro Telephoto Workhorse Lenses, While New PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is Nikon’s Widest Ever Tilt-Shift NIKKOR Offering
 
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. has announced two exciting FX-format additions to the storied NIKKOR lens lineup, designed to achieve amazing optical performance for the most demanding professional and enthusiast photographers. An evolution of one of Nikon’s most versatile and popular pro-zoom lenses, the newly redesigned AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sports an updated optical formula capable of amazing image quality, while optimized for high-speed shooting. Also introduced today is Nikon’s widest perspective control lens to date, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens, which helps photographers effortlessly control perspective when capturing architecture, interiors, fine art, product photography and landscapes.
 
“Nikon continues to raise the bar of optical excellence, and our newest FX-format NIKKOR offerings provide experienced photographers with powerful tools to help ensure brilliantly sharp images, whether capturing a high-speed photo finish or creatively framing an architectural marvel,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “While the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR builds upon the success of its predecessors to offer a true all-around NIKKOR optic, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED will provide fantastic perspective control for a variety of challenging wide-angle applications.”
 
The Ultimate Workhorse Lens for Seasoned Photographers
Long considered an essential lens in the bag of professional photographers, this updated AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, taking image quality and handling to the next level. An indispensable and powerful tool for nearly any photographic scenario, the NIKKOR 70-200mm remains the professional’s choice with a wide f/2.8 constant aperture that is ideal for capturing sports, weddings, stunning portraits and more, even in low-light.
 
The next generation design of the lens helps ensure the very best in image quality, speed and low-light performance, while offering balance and handling that is nothing short of superb. Nikon’s new 70-200mm provides up to four stops1 of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, an improvement from its predecessor that helps users to eliminate blur and camera shake even when shooting handheld or in challenging light. During burst shooting, the lens takes advantage of an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent auto-exposure control. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast and quiet AF operation with seamless manual focus override. Discerning photographers will also appreciate assignable function buttons on the lens barrel that offer customization, perfect for engaging pre-set autofocus or other focusing options.
 
A new optical formula consisting of six ED elements, one Fluorite element, a high refractive element and Nano Crystal Coat helps make for a lighter and more versatile lens, while reducing chromatic aberration and helping to all but eliminate distortion, ghosting and flare. Ready for even the most rugged of assignments, the magnesium alloy lens barrel features superior weather-sealing that achieves anti-dust and waterdrop-resistance, while Fluorine coating on both the front and rear glass facilitates easy cleaning. Whether shooting with a camera like the Nikon D5, D810, D750 or D500, capturing sports or weddings, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a fantastic lens choice for experienced photographers.
 
Seamlessly Control Perspective with the New Super-Wide PC NIKKOR Lens
Also new from Nikon is the latest perspective control lens (designated PC) in the NIKKOR lens lineup, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED, a tilt-shift offering that will help photographers master perspective and depth-of-field. For storytellers who yearn to capture optically-challenging subjects like cityscapes and architecture, interiors or unique landscapes, this lens offers 97° of coverage - the widest focal length of any PC lens in the NIKKOR family. Tilt the lens to sharpen focus throughout a scene or create a miniature effect, or shift2 to adjust perspective in-camera, create panoramas or eliminate converging lines. For the first time with a NIKKOR PC lens, the direction of tilt operation can be made parallel or perpendicular to shift, offering users nearly unprecedented ability to control perspective, focus and depth-of-field, without having to lock and unlock to make adjustments.
 
Sporting a super-wide 19mm focal length, the lens provides a unique perspective ideal for shooting horizontal or vertical panoramas, or even filmmaking. With this ultra-wide angle in mind, the latest FX-format NIKKOR offering was crafted with three ED and two aspherical elements that help combat distortion and glare, while virtually eliminating chromatic aberration and coma, even at the widest aperture settings. The lens also features core NIKKOR technologies such as Nano Crystal Coat to combat ghosting and flare, an electromagnetic diaphragm for fast auto-exposure control, as well as a Fluorine coat that helps resist dirt, water spots and smudges. Ready for a variety of challenging ultra-wide applications, the PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED is a powerful tool for discerning photographers looking for full creative and perspective control. It joins three other Gold Ring Series PC lenses in Nikon’s line-up; the PC-E NIKKOR 24mm F3.5D ED, PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED and the PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D.
 
Price and Availability
Both the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED will be available starting in November 2016 for suggested retail prices (SRP) of $2,799.95* and $3,399.95*, respectively.
 
Preorders
 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR – B&H | Amazon
Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED – B&H | Amazon
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/19/2016 5:54:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the Westcott Recessed Mega JS Apollo (50 x 50") available for $79.90 with free shipping. Regularly $169.90.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Largest in Apollo Line
  • Recessed Front Edge
  • Fits Virtually Any Studio Light
  • No Adapter Ring Required
  • Pairs with Speedlights
  • 104° Light Spread
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/19/2016 5:29:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 18, 2016
From Manfrotto:
 
Upper Saddle River, N.J. (October 18, 2016) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, will debut their newest line of products at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo in Booth No. 555 from Oct. 20-22, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
 
Also on display will be the latest products from their affiliated brands: Gitzo, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Avenger, Xume Adapters, Bowens, Gossen, Metz and National Geographic Bags.
 
New products that will be featured include:
 
  • Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+ family for Photo & Video: first-of-its-kind Full Fluid Base bringing fluidity to all three axes for the ultimate smoothness in an extremely compact solution, allowing hybrid functionality for still pictures and video footage.
  • Manfrotto Befree Live: the smallest, most versatile on-the-go video head & kits in the Manfrotto range to date.
  • Manfrotto Befree Colors: Four new colors with larger feet and a center column hook for added stability.
  • Manfrotto Advanced & Street Compact System Camera (CSC) Bags: five highly functional, lightweight and stylish bags designed to comfortably carry CSCs, compact DSLRs, lenses and equipment.
  • Manfrotto Pro Light Reloader-55 Roller Bag: a highly protective, stylish international carry-on bag perfect for traveling photographers and videographers.
  • Manfrotto Pro Light 3N1 Backpacks: three-in-one comfortable carrying solutions dedicated to commercial photographers & videographers on the go.
  • Manfrotto Lifestyle Windsor Collection: four stylish photography carrying solutions featuring genuine leather trim, premium fabric and metal details.
  • Manfrotto TwistGrip for Smartphones: the new, game-changing accessory for taking awesome smartphone images and videos.
  • Gitzo Systematic Tripods & Monopods: featuring new ultra-stable feet, this is the high-end choice for photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras.
  • Xume Adapters: with a patented magnetic system, Xume Quick Release Adapters enable photographers to quickly and safely lock the required filter on a lens, exactly when they need it.
  • Metz: M400 Flash, announced at Photokina, is 30 percent smaller than traditional flashes and includes continuous adjustable LED and new easy-to-use interface.
  • Bowens Generation X: two new flash systems: XMT – an all-in-one battery unit for location lighting and XMS – engineered to be the go-to system for photographers who need a function-rich and completely reliable flash in the studio.
Live studio demonstrations of Manfrotto, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Bowens, Metz and Gossen will be happening each day by Manfrotto Ambassadors Tony Gale and Michel Leroy.
 
This year the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo will host the Lucie Technical Awards. The Manfrotto Pro Light RedBee-210 Backpack and Lastolite by Manfrotto Ezybounce Bounce Card have both been selected as 2016 finalists for the Camera Bag and Light Modifier categories, respectfully.
 
“Manfrotto continues to be the true innovator in the imaging accessory business,” said Adam Mirabella, President, Manfrotto Distribution USA. “At PhotoPlus, we’ll showcase products that professionals everywhere can count on like our XPRO series. You will also see products from us that speak to the CSC user, for professionals and hobbyists alike. In fact, we have a whole line of bags designed in Italy for the CSC photographer. In addition, we are shattering perceptions people have about smartphone photography by introducing cutting-edge support accessories like TwistGrip that take everyday images to new heights. And, we are announcing Manfrotto’s first travel video tripod kit – the Befree Live. Visit us in Booth No. 555 to see the future of imaging accessories!”
 
B&H carries Gitzo, Lastolite, Avenger, Xume Adapters, Bowens, Gossen, Metz and National Geographic Bags.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 10/18/2016 2:08:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images have been added to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens page.
 
I'm nearly finished with this lens review – hopefully it will be posted this week.
 
B&H has the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens in stock.
 
This lens is also in stock at:
 
Adorama | Amazon | Beach Camera | BuyDig.com | Canon Store | eBay | WEX Photographic
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/18/2016 8:26:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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