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 Friday, January 24, 2014
Nikon D800E DSLR Camera
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon D800E DSLR Camera available for $2,839.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
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Post Date: 1/24/2014 7:23:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 23, 2014
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From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with version 2.13.0

  • Support for the D5200 has been added.
  • When the focus area displayed in the Camera Control Pro 2 live view window is double-clicked with autofocusing in live view mode, the camera will now focus automatically*.
     
    * The camera will not focus automatically with the following cameras when Hand-held is selected for Live view mode: D3-series cameras, D700, and D300-series cameras

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Compatibility with 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise has been added. However, under 64-bit versions, this software operates as a 32-bit application.

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • Support for OS X version 10.8 has been added.
  • Support for Mac OS X version 10.5 has been eliminated.

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Camera Control Pro v2.13.0 - Windows | Macintosh

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Post Date: 1/23/2014 11:32:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 sp Ballhead
Last week we posted about Arca-Swiss's change in manufacturing which now makes their ballhead quick-releases non-replaceable (at least by the consumer). According to the Arca-Swiss representative we spoke to, the only way to replace the quick-release clamp on a newly manufactured Arca-Swiss monoball (like my Z1) and keep the warranty intact was to have Precision Camera Works perform the replacement. We were told there was a $30.00 flat fee for the procedure.
 
However, Precision Camera Works has just updated their Arca-Swiss QR clamp replacement policy. The updated policy means you may qualify for a QR clamp replacement at no charge. Details are as follows:

  1. If the user supplies the replacement clamp and the ballhead is one of Arca-Swiss's newly manufactured designs, then Precision Camera Works will discount the service if the user forfeits the ballhead's existing clamp. The value of the discount may fluctuate depending on the condition of the existing clamp, but the maximum value is a free replacement ($30.00 value).
     
  2. If you buy the replacement clamp from Precision Camera Works for your newly designed ballead, the QR replacement is free. You may elect to forfeit your current clamp for [up to] a $30.00 credit. Again, the condition of the current clamp will affect the value of the credit that is offered.
     
  3. If you have one of the old style Arca-Swiss ballheads with a captive clamp mechanism (distinguishable by a bolt that does not have a hexagonal/allen wrench fitting on top), there is a $98.00 QR replacement fee. The increased fee is due to the ballhead needing to be fully disassembled (and reassembled) for clamp replacement.

While on the subject of Arca-Swiss ballheads, Precision Camera Works wanted me to reiterate an important point – never use lubricants, cleaners (like WD-40), acetone or alcohol on your ballhead. Doing so will damage the head and void your warranty. For more information on how to care for your monoball, check out Precision Camera Works's page titled "The Care and Feeding of Your ARCA-SWISS Monoball Head."
 
Also, if you decide to send in your Arca-Swiss Monoball for a QR clamp replacement or for service, be sure to include your full contact information and return shipping address on the inside the box (I almost forgot to include my own return shipping address). Failing to do so will certainly delay the usually speedy service. ;-)

Post Date: 1/23/2014 10:31:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon Europe:
 
It has recently become clear that in some very rare cases, if the camera is subjected to a strong shock such as being dropped or struck, heat may be generated from inside the camera and the top cover of the Nikon COOLPIX L25 may become deformed and a small gap may be visible near the shutter-release button. This may occur regardless of whether the camera is turned on or off. There is no danger of fire.
 
Area where the camera may be deformed and/or a small gap may appear after a strong shock is shown below.

Nikon COOLPIX L25 Service Advisory (Image 1)

What to do if your camera is subjected to a strong shock
If your camera has received a strong shock, remove the batteries immediately to prevent further problems. It is possible batteries may become hot, handle them with caution.
 
Free inspection / modification service
In order to ensure users' peace of mind, we will be offering a free inspection and modification service to prevent the possibility of this problem from occurring. Please contact Nikon customer support (Europe/USA) for further advice on how to return your product to a Nikon Service Center.
 
How to identify products that have already been inspected / modified
Products that have already been inspected and/or modified have a white identifying mark on the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera. The free inspection / modification service is not necessary or offered for products with the white mark.
 
Identifying mark for products already checked / modified is shown below.

Nikon COOLPIX L25 Service Advisory (Image 2)

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause you.

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Post Date: 1/23/2014 8:41:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe is offering Creative Cloud for Students and Teachers for $19.99 per month or $199.00 with a pre-paid annual membership (approx. $16.58 per month). Compare at $49.99 per month.
Post Date: 1/23/2014 8:13:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens
B&H has the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens for Canon/Nikon available for $199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $359.00.
Post Date: 1/23/2014 6:56:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Lens
B&H has the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Lens for Canon/Nikon available for $449.00 with free shipping. Compare at $489.51.
Post Date: 1/22/2014 2:30:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk Extreme 64GB MicroSDXC Memory Card
For today only, B&H is featuring special pricing on select SanDisk Extreme microSD memory cards and flash drives.
Post Date: 1/22/2014 1:28:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From DxO:
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2 is enhanced by the addition of new DxO Optics Modules for automatically correcting distortion in JPEG and TIFF images. DxO FilmPack v4.5.1 brings with it improved stability to provide photographers with an even more comfortable work experience.
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2, the indispensable companion to wide-angle lenses
Indispensable companion to wide-angle lenses, DxO ViewPoint restores even the most complex perspectives, and easily reestablishes the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images.
 
Benefitting from all of DxO Labs’s optical calibration know-how, the software corrects barrel, pincushion, and fisheye distortion in JPEG and TIF images. DxO ViewPoint works with all equipment, much of which also benefits from automatic correction using DxO Optics Modules. More than 17,000 camera/lens combinations are currently available in its library.
 
With a single license, DxO ViewPoint can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and as a standalone application for OS X and Windows.
 
DxO FilmPack v4.5.1, the reference for creative photography software
Praised by professionals for the fidelity of its analog film renderings, DxO FilmPack lets photographers apply to their digital images all of the characteristics of the analog films that have made photo history, as well as numerous original looks, filters, tonings, and visual effects.
 
Thanks to DxOLabs’ exclusive calibration technologies, DxO FilmPack 4 provides a palette of analog film renderings whose quality is unrivaled in the field.
 
Available in two editions, Essential and Expert, DxO FilmPack can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, DxO Optics Pro, and also as a standalone application for OS X and Windows — all with a single license.
 
Availability
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2 and DxO FilmPack v4.5.1 are immediately available at photo resellers.
 
B&H carries Dxo ViewPoint 2 and FilmPack 4.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 1/22/2014 9:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
CanvasPeople
CanvasPeople is offering Free 11x14 Standard Gallery Canvas Wraps during their pre-Valentine's Day sale (shipping not included).
Post Date: 1/22/2014 8:02:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Samyang:
 
Samyang Europe introduces a new product to its lineup – the SFH-14 filter holder designed specifically for the Samyang 14mm 1:2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens. In addition to the holder, three rectangular filters manufactured by Cokin company will also be released.

Samyang Filter Holder SFH-14

Samyang filter holder SFH-14 has been designed from scratch for the Samyang 14mm lens in standard and V-DSLR cine versions. The new filter holder solves the common problem of mounting filters on a lens that has been designed without filter threads. The holder is made of lightweight and durable ABS plastic. In order to eliminate internal reflections, its interior has been flocked giving it a velvety black color. The holder comes with two filter slots so two filters can be used simultaneously. The Samyang filter holder features a rotating mount so that filters can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientation.
 
Three kinds of rectangular filters will also be made available, each 161 x 139 x 3 mm in size, specially designed and manufactured by the renowned Cokin company. The three filters will include the 154 ND8, 121M ND4 and 123s. Model 154 ND8 is a neutral gray filter of ND8 opacity that will allow for slower shutter speeds thereby enabling the blurring of moving objects (e.g. clouds, water, traffic). It can also be used by filmmakers who want to achieve a shallow depth of field in strong sunlight. The graduated 121M ND4 gray filter is mainly designed for landscape photography and architecture. It allows for a reduction in contrast between light and dark portions of the frame. The third filter available, the Cokin 123S, is a graduated blue filter that can be used to obtain or accentuate a blue sky effect in the landscape photography.
 
Samyang SFH-14 Holder Specifications:

  • Material: ABS plastic, metal
  • Weight: 115 g (weight without filters)
  • Dimensions: 180 x 168 x 45 mm
  • Price: 32 €

Cokin Filter Specifications:

  • Material: optical resin
  • Dimensions: 161 x 139 x 3 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Price (RRP):
  • Cokin 154 ND8 – 63 €
  • Cokin 121M ND4 – 68 €
  • Cokin 123S – 68 €

B&H carries Samyang Products.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 1/22/2014 7:06:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
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Post Date: 1/21/2014 2:12:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Datacolor:
 
Webinars Hosted by Datacolor Color Experts Explore New Photography Techniques, Offer Ideas for Managing Color and Step-by-Step Techniques to Create Stunning Images
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – January 21, 2014 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today its winter 2014 line-up of free color management webinars. Continuing its popular webinar series, Datacolor is partnering with new co-sponsors and offering a variety of webinars to demonstrate new techniques and help photographers enhance their skills. The webinars will cover an assortment of important photography topics for varying skillsets with the help of notable imaging companies including SanDisk, MyPix2, Zenfolio, Red River Paper and Moab.
 
Hosted by David Saffir, Datacolor expert and noted landscape and fine art photographer, the webinars focus on managing color using tools in both capture and processing stages, and mastering techniques such as high-resolution panorama photography. Each webinar includes step-by-step demonstrations using Datacolor’s line of Spyder color calibration devices, and in-depth discussions on how photographers can effectively use the right tools and techniques to improve upon their existing skills or venture down a new creative path.
 
“By continuously partnering with the top companies in the photo and video industry, we are able to provide the newest technology and techniques to photographers at every level,” said David Saffir. “Our Winter 2014 webinar series has something for everyone. From capturing breathtaking panoramic landscapes to printing fine art masterpieces, novice and professional photographers alike will learn techniques to take their work to the next level.”
 
Upcoming topics for the Datacolor color management webinar series to include:

  • January 28, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST: High-Resolution Panorama Photography
  • February 13, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST: Color Management for Indoor Photography
  • February 26, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST: Printing Success with Fine Art and Custom Paper
  • March 13, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT: Screen to Print Match
  • March 26, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT: Custom Printmaking for Fine Art Paper

Those interested in attending can register in advance for the free webinars. Attendees will be given discount codes for Spyder products and/or products from co-sponsors and automatically be entered to win a Datacolor Spyder product as well as products from co-sponsors. Guests will have the ability to interact with the speakers in a Q&A format, and get first-hand input about applying color management effectively within their workflow. Register now at spyder.datacolor.com/freewebinars.
 
B&H carries Datacolor products.

Post Date: 1/21/2014 12:23:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens
B&H has the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens available for $899.00 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $1,069.00.
Post Date: 1/21/2014 11:24:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
BlackRapid to Arca-Swiss Style Plate/Clamp Conversion
As I mentioned a few days ago, I recently upgraded to Arca-Swiss style plates and clamps. That left me with one problem, though – how do I modify my BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme and RS-4 camera straps to be compatible with Arca-Swiss plates?
 
The first product I stumbled across was the Acratech Swift Clamp. In fact, the product is endorsed (and sold) by BlackRapid.

Acratech Swift Clamp

For all intents and purposes, the Swift Clamp looks like the most secure solution to my problem. But at $149.95, the clamp would more than twice as expensive as either of the straps it would be used on. Converting both straps using the Swift Clamp would require a $300.00 investment. To me, that seemed a bit excessive. Therefore, I looked for an alternative solution.
 
With a little more research, I stumbled across this YouTube video (by Lee, Enthusiast Photographer) that described using a standard Arca-Swiss style clamp affixed to the BlackRapid FastenR-3 D-ring that comes standard with all BlackRapid straps. The video also noted that you can use an OP/TECH USA Uni-Loop to connect the BlackRapid ConnectR-2 to your L-bracket for added security (shown below). If you aren't using an L-bracket but you are using a battery grip, you can also connect the Uni-Loop to the battery grip's hand strap mount.

BlackRapid to Arca Swiss Conversion Close-Up

Products Used:

* Note: This clamp is drilled for a 3/8"-16 screw and comes with a 1/4"-20 adapter bushing. The adapter bushing is required to fit the clamp to the BlackRapid D-ring. While I haven't noticed any problems using the adapter bushing, I'd suggest getting a clamp threaded for a 1/4"-20 screw instead (like the Kirk QRC-1, Sunwayfoto DDC-26 or possibly a larger clamp with a 1/4"-20 thread size).
 
For even greater security, you can use Loctite between the BlackRapid D-ring and your clamp to ensure they don't work themselves loose. So far, I've been very happy with this setup. It seems more than adequately secure (even without the Loctite) as well as being cost-effective.
 
Make sure all of your parts and connections are solid as these setups are used at your own risk.

Post Date: 1/21/2014 10:24:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S NIKKOR ED VR Lens
1SaleADay has the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S NIKKOR ED VR Lens available for $259.99 with free shipping. Compare at $396.95.
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Post Date: 1/21/2014 8:58:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Nikon Df
 
Updates included with this release - C:1.01

  • When Press for Custom Setting f4 (Assign Fn button) , f5 (Assign preview button) , or f6 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button) was set to Preview, and the camera's Fn button, Pv button, or AE-L/AF-L button was pressed, while viewfinder shooting using a Speedlight SB-800, a preview was not displayed in the camera monitor and a modeling flash was not fired. This issue has been resolved.
  • When a Speedlight that does not support Auto FP high-speed sync was used with Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed) set to 1/250 s (Auto FP), the maximum shutter speed was 1/200 s. This issue has been resolved.
  • When images captured with Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu set to Off were displayed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2, Auto (ISO XXX) was incorrectly displayed for ISO Sensitivity in Metadata. This issue has been resolved.

Download
Nikon Df Firmware version C:1.01: Windows | Macintosh
 
Nikon D5200
 
Updates included with firmware C: 1.02

  • The camera now supports display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism ( e.g., AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II ) are used. An error message is displayed and the shutter cannot be released when the lens barrel is retracted.
  • Display of focal lengths in 35mm [135] format recorded in image Exif data has been corrected.
  • The following issues have been resolved.
  • The camera would sometimes freeze when adding options to My Menu ( Add items ).
  • Under certain conditions, the camera would sometimes not focus automatically when the AE-L / AF-L button was pressed with AF-ON operation assigned to the button.
  • When shooting with High Dynamic Range (HDR) enabled, noise in the form of a line would sometimes appear at bottom right in images.

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Nikon D5200 Firmware version C: 1.02: Windows| Macintosh
 
Nikon D3200
 
Updates included with this release - C:1.03

  • The camera now supports display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism (e.g., AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II) are used. An error message is displayed and the shutter cannot be released when the lens barrel is retracted.

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Nikon D3200 Firmware version C:1.03: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon Df, D5200 and D3200 DSLR cameras.

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Post Date: 1/21/2014 8:14:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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