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 Monday, June 13, 2016

 
From the COOPH YouTube Channel:
 
Watch photographer Benjamin Von Wong detail how to level up your epic photography game!
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Post Date: 6/13/2016 1:44:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the ExpoImaging YouTube Channel:
 
Erik Valind demonstrates how to fill in shadows with ambient light using the Rogue Super Soft Silver/Natural White reflector and shows the difference between standard silver reflectors and the new Rogue Super Soft Silver Reflector.
 
Note from Sean: A reflector is an inexpensive, simple piece of gear that every portrait photographer should have at his/her disposal. If you are new to photography and want to explore portrait lighting, investing in a reflector is a good place to start. And if you do not have an assistant to help you hold/position the reflector, consider picking up a light stand and reflector holder as well.
 
B&H carries the Rogue Collapsible 2-in-1 (Super Soft Silver/White) Reflector.
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Post Date: 6/13/2016 6:37:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, June 12, 2016

 
From the BBC YouTube Channel:
 
Look at the photo in the clip. From a picture that contains no colour our brains are able to construct a full colour image.
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Post Date: 6/12/2016 4:05:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 10, 2016
From Nikon:
 
A Helpful Resource for Any Walt Disney World Vacation, Nikon’s “Unforgettable Memories” Page on NikonUSA.com Showcases Iconic Photo Spots and Curated Tips from Nikon Ambassadors
 
MELVILLE, NY – Recognizing the millions of magical memories made and captured at Walt Disney World Resort every year, Nikon Inc. and Disney have collaborated to offer park guests a guide to capturing precious moments in amazing quality. Located in the “Learn & Explore” area of NikonUSA.com, Nikon’s new “Unforgettable Memories” page is a resource for guests and their loved ones to document their adventures at Walt Disney World Resort and preserve their memories for generations to come.
 
On the “Unforgettable Memories” page, Nikon, the Official Walt Disney World Camera and the Official Disneyland Camera, lends its expertise in the world of imaging to offer highlights of “must-have” shots at a variety of locations throughout the resort, alongside practical photography tips that will allow guests to capture the people and things they love with confidence. Also included are real-world how-to videos curated by Nikon Ambassadors, an elite group of influential visual artists and leaders in modern photography, that will help even novice photographers get the most out of their vacation photos.
 
“A Walt Disney World vacation is a magical experience for visitors from around the world and Nikon remains as committed as ever to giving them the tools to capture and share the love and happiness of the vacation in the quality they deserve,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “Building upon our alliance with Walt Disney World Resort, the ‘Unforgettable Memories’ page serves as a one-stop destination for helping families preserve precious moments that can last a lifetime.”
 
The site showcases the most iconic locations to document one’s journey throughout Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Visitors can also access a complimentary photography checklist, curated by Nikon, to take with them on their next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.
 
In 2013, Nikon Inc., Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort announced a multi-year strategic alliance, bringing together a global leader in imaging and the world’s leading family vacation destinations. Through the relationship, Nikon was named the “Official Walt Disney World Camera” and the “Official Disneyland Camera” and the brand has become fully integrated in the parks through Nikon-branded Picture Spots and Disney PhotoPass Service, where Disney PhotoPass Photographers are exclusively equipped with Nikon cameras and accessories. Disney Fine Art Photographers at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons, as well as Adventure Guides with Adventures by Disney, are also exclusively outfitted with Nikon cameras.
 
For full details on how to help capture “Unforgettable Memories” at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit: www.nikonusa.com/disneyparks
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Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 6/10/2016 6:19:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Elvid OptiView 50 3.2" LCD Viewfinder available for $29.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits Most 3.0" & 3.2" LCD Screens
  • Compatible with 3:2 & 4:3 Aspect Ratios
  • Magnifies Display by 300%
  • Blocks Light from Hitting Screens
  • Soft Eyecup Can be Used with Either Eye
  • Multi-Coated Optical Glass
  • Removable Rear Half
  • Aluminum Mounting Frame with Adhesive
  • Lanyard Included
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Post Date: 6/10/2016 6:11:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 9, 2016
B&H has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon with AE Chip available for $399.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood
  • Chip Allows Focus Confirm, Auto Modes
Note: The non-chipped version of the lens is available for $329.00.
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Post Date: 6/9/2016 11:38:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Benro COM48CL Combination Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $320.00 with free shipping. Regularly $500.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 55.1 lb
  • Max Height: 58.3"
  • Min Height: 6.3"
  • Folded Length: 22.4"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 5.3 lb
  • Replaceable Flat Plate, No Center Column
  • Flip Locks
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Post Date: 6/9/2016 8:41:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use promo code DADSDAY16 ($100.00 off) at B&H to get the [recently reviewed] Transcend CFX650 256GB CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card for $499.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $599.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 256GB Capacity
  • 510 MB/s Read Speed
  • 370 MB/s Write Speed
  • MLC NAND Flash Chips
  • Designed for 4K & Full HD Cinematography
  • Built-In Error Correcting Code (ECC)
  • RecoveRx Photo Recovery Software
Note: You can use the same code to get $50.00 off the 128GB version of the card.
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Post Date: 6/9/2016 7:16:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, buy a new DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter at B&H and get expedited shipping and a spare battery ($169.00 value) for free.
 
DJI Phantom 4 Highlights
 
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K / 12MP Camera
  • Visual Sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Streamlined Shell / Magnesium Unibody
  • Top Speed of 44.7mph in Sport Mode
  • Maximum Control Range of 3.1 Miles
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • Up to 32.8' Vision Positioning Altitude
  • TapFly - Fly With a Tap of the Finger
  • Avoids Obstacles When Returning Home
  • Up to 28 Minutes Flying Time
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Post Date: 6/9/2016 5:17:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Now through June 20, the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens (review) qualifies for a $120.00 instant savings bringing the final cost of the lens down to $949.00 with free expedited shipping at B&H.
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Post Date: 6/8/2016 12:41:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Lightroom CC 2015.6 and Lightroom 6.6 are now available. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. This release also includes a new Guided Upright feature for Creative Cloud members.
 
Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.
 
Introducing Guided Upright
 
We included Upright as a tool that helped Lightroom customers easily straighten images, fix horizons, and reduce or eliminate the keystone effect in buildings. Upright works well when there are prominent vertical and horizontal lines. Not all images contain prominent lines, limiting the effectiveness of Upright.
 
Starting with Lightroom CC 2015.6, Guided Upright allows you to provide ‘hints’ that enable Upright to work its magic. You draw the vertical and horizontal lines directly on the image and Upright will automatically transform the image. Here’s how to get started.
 
  1. Select an image and click on the Develop Module.
  2. Enable Lens Profile Corrections. Upright works better with Lens Profile Corrections.
  3. Notice that there is a new “Transform” Panel. Transform includes both Upright and the manual perspective correction sliders together in a convenient place.
  4. Within Transform, click on the “Guided” button.
  5. Draw 2-4 guides on the image. Upright will transform the image once you draw at least 2 guides.
  6. Fine tune the results (if needed) with the manual transform slides, including the new X and Y transform sliders. They can be used for repositioning/moving the image within the canvas after applying strong perspective corrections to choose which part of the (warped, non-rectangular) image to show within the rectangular canvas.
Adobe Lightroom CC Guided Upright Tool

Check out this great video by Julieanne Kost to learn more about Guided Upright!
 
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6
 
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • Nikon COOLPIX B700
  • Panasonic DMC-GX85 (DMC-GX80, DMC-GX7MK2)
Also please note that Lightroom CC 2015.6/6.6 also includes camera matching color profiles for the Pentax 645Z, Pentax K-1, and Pentax K-3 II cameras.
 
Additional Updates in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6
 
  • Merge to Panorama and HDR now works with Smart Previews. Previously, Lightroom required the use of original images for the Merge to Panorama or HDR features.
  • The Preferences -> Lightroom mobile section now contains a “Pending Sync Activity” section. This area is useful for helping identify any potential issues related to image sync across the Lightroom family of applications (desktop, mobile and web).
Tethered Camera Support for the following cameras:
 
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 1300D / Canon Rebel T6
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.6 / 6.6*
 
MountName
Canon EFCanon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EFCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x
Canon EFCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +2.0x
Canon EFTAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016E
Canon EFTAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017E
Canon EF-MRokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-MSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Canon EF-MSamyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF-MSamyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Canon EF-MSamyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC
DJIPHANTOM 4 FC330 (RAW + JPEG)
Nikon FTAMRON SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD F016N
Nikon FTAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di MACRO VC USD F017N
Nikon CoolpixNikon COOLPIX B700

* The list has been filtered to only display Canon, Nikon and DJI compatible lenses. The full list can be found here.
 
Customer reported issues resolved
 
  • The “As Shot” White Balance showed different values when using the Adobe Standard color profile and other camera matching color profiles. Please note that this only occurred with the Canon EOS IDx MKII, Canon EOS 80D, and Canon EOS Rebel T6 cameras
  • Error: “The file appears to be damaged” When opening a Pano merge result from HDR merge sources
  • DNG Flat Field plug-in would not work if the source image contained GPS metadata
  • Added support for automatic lens profile corrections for Tokina and Tamron lenses on Canon and Nikon camera bodies
  • Exif version info is removed while exporting
  • Unable to export user-created / custom Develop presets. Please note that this only occurred on Mac
  • Unable to create panoramas using Smart Previews when originals are unavailable or offline
  • Tethered shooting with Canon 5D did not work on MacOS 10.11 El Capitan
  • Unable to see the New Folder preview inside the Destination panel within the Import Dialog
  • “Print to File” feature does not work if the default filename was changed by the customer. Please note that this only occurred on Mac OSX 10.11.3
  • Removing Virtual Copy Smart Preview also deleted original’s smart preview
  • Older files expanded using the Recover Edges plug-in fail to merge with “Unknown Errors”
  • Scrollbars missing from book module. Please note that this only occurred on Windows
  • Lightroom would crash when using tethered shooting with certain Canon camera models
  • Removing face tags causes photos to get stuck in “To Be Republished” state when using Publish Service Plugins such as Smugmug
  • Inconsistent dialog behavior when using full-screen mode in Mac OSX 10.11
  • Text overlays within the Slideshow Module appeared fuzzy
Installation Instructions
 
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Post Date: 6/8/2016 12:19:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
  • Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • Nikon COOLPIX B700
  • Panasonic DMC-GX85 (DMC-GX80, DMC-GX7MK2)
Download: Adobe DNG Converter 9.6 – Windows | Macintosh
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Post Date: 6/8/2016 12:04:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the The Jungle Diaries YouTube Channel:
 
We wanted to get a photo of a jaguar... it didn't go so well. The ants had their way. Click subscribe to see more jungle adventures!
 
If you anticipate leaving a camera in the Amazon rainforest for any length of time, Amazon carries plastic food storage containers. :-)
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Post Date: 6/8/2016 11:23:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Review.
 
When a newly introduced lens has no equal on the market, it is probably exciting.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 6/8/2016 9:06:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Think Tank Photo:
 
We have released the most well thought-out, comfortable, and protective backpack for users of DJI Inspire or other similarly sized quadcopters. The Helipak for DJI Inspire easily holds a DJI Inspire (parked with gimbal and rotors detached), Zenmuse gimbal with 3 lenses, 6x batteries, 2x controllers, 2 x 8” tablets, lots of extra propellers, and a 17” laptop and charger
 
Movable dividers allow users to customize the fit of their gear in this fully featured backpack. The contoured tuck-away harness with lumbar support, cut-away air-channel, the adjustable sternum strap, and the removable padded waistbelt allow for extreme comfort while trekking into remote areas or simply pulling it from the car.
 
ADDITIONAL KEY FEATURES
 
  • Large front pocket fits auxiliary items for the day’s outing: light jacket, 17” laptop pocket or a large tablet
  • Lockable zippers
  • Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: propellers, screwdriver, cables, etc.
  • Deluxe organizer for smart phone, wallet, pens, keys, business cards, etc.
  • Water bottle pocket on side
  • Height adjustable sternum strap
  • Elastic pockets on shoulder straps for phone, energy bar, etc.
  • Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from airline overhead bins, car trunks, etc.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover helps to protect gear and stows away inside backpack when not in use
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: 6mm ABS twinwall, removable closed cell foam dividers with PE board reinforcement, 200D polyester, polyurethane-backed 3-layer velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Exterior Dimensions: 19.3” W x 24” H x 9.4” D (49 × 61 × 24cm)
Interior Dimensions: 17.3” W x 21.7” H x 7.9” D (44 × 55 × 20cm)
Laptop Compartment: 12.6” W x 16.9” H x 1.2” D (32 × 43 × 3cm)
Weight (with all accessories): 8.5 lbs. (3.9 kg)
 
B&H has the Think Tank Photo Helipak Backpack for DJI Inspire 1 available for preorder.
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Post Date: 6/8/2016 7:48:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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