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 Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Post Date: 4/29/2014 12:39:55 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through May 4, use coupon code PXMOM30 at AdoramaPix to get 25% off your order.
Moms always love to get pictures of kids, grandkids and family portraits. Why not save some money while getting the gift she'll love? :-)
Post Date: 4/29/2014 12:11:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sony 16GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
B&H has the Sony 16GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card available for $12.49 with free shipping. Regularly $19.90.
Post Date: 4/29/2014 11:46:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs/measurements and product images have been added to the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Lens review page.
One interesting comparison to make is the Sigma 50-500mm OS Lens compared to the Tamron 150-600mm VC Lens. Select the focal length and aperture to base your comparison on.
Post Date: 4/29/2014 8:47:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From DxO:
New Optics Modules available
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.5 also benefits from the addition of new DxO Optics Modules: 472 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, which today counts more than 18,000 available DxO Optics Modules.
Produced in the laboratory, DxO Optics Modules contain copious information about the characteristics of each camera and each lens so as to be able to automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality.
The capacity of DxO’s laboratories enables DxO Optics Pro 9 to quickly offer support for the latest models — for example, DxO will support the Panasonic Lumix GH-4 and the Sony A6000 in the very near future.
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.5 now available
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.5 also benefits from the addition of new camera/lens combinations for automatic correction of distortion in JPEG and TIFF images.
Both DxO Optics Pro v9.1.5 and DxO ViewPoint v2.1.5 are now available at photo resellers.
List of new DxO Optics Modules:
Canon | Nikon | Nokia| Olympus| Panasonic| Sony
B&H carries DxO Optics Pro v9 and DxO Viewpoint v2.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 4/29/2014 8:41:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through May 1, you can save 25% on gift certificates from
Want a quick Mother's Day gift? Spend $60.00 and receive a gift certificate for $80.00 worth of glass prints. You can even print out the gift certificate right at home.
Post Date: 4/29/2014 8:18:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 28, 2014
Samsung Pro Series 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 SDHC Memory Card (3-Pack)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
B&H has the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Retail Box Version available for $109.95 with free shipping. Regularly $144.95.
Something to consider: Through May 31, Adobe has the Photoshop Photography Program (Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5) available for $9.99/mo (with 1 year commitment) with no previous ownership requirements. So for a little more than the deal above, you could get access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for an entire year. I've been a Photoshop Photography Program member since September and really enjoy it. I believe it's an excellent value at $9.99 per month. [Sean]
Post Date: 4/28/2014 11:16:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
Through May 31, you can save up to $400.00 with Nikon's DSLR / Lens Bundle instant rebates. The Nikon D3200, D3300, D5200, D5300, D7100, D610 and D800/D800E all qualify for some sort of lens bundle rebate.
Some of the cameras even qualify for a body-only rebate:
D5200 ($100.00), D5300 ($50.00), D7100 ($100.00), D610 ($100.00) & D800 ($200.00)
Check out B&H's dedicated Nikon Rebates page for more information.
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Post Date: 4/28/2014 11:01:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From B&H:
In this segment from B&H's "Wedding Event of the Season" seminar, recorded live at the New Yorker hotel, Ryan Brenizer walks us through the business side of being a wedding photographer.
Post Date: 4/28/2014 9:26:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender
Just posted: ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender Review
For a modest cost, the Rogue FlashBender system can transform the light quality coming from your speedlite into something special.
Check out the entire line of Rogue FlashBenders at B&H.
Post Date: 4/28/2014 8:03:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Profoto B1 Off-Camera Flash
From Profoto:
Profoto releases the first firmware upgrade for the B1 off-camera flash and the AirTTL system, enabling TTL metering with Canon EOS-1D X.
April 28, 2014 – When launched in November 2013, the Profoto B1 off-camera flash caused such a buzz in the photographic community that the company’s website crashed. The B1 was the world’s first cordless monolight with TTL. The words “game changer” have appeared in reviews and forums ever since.
The TTL metering is made possible with Profoto’s patent-pending AirTTL system. Already at launch Profoto promised to continuously update the AirTTL system. One of the most frequently requested features is TTL metering with Canon’s flagship model: the Canon EOS-1D X. Today, this feature is made available free of charge through an easily installed firmware upgrade.
Note that it is not the B1 off-camera flash itself that needs to be upgraded; it is the small radio transmitter that is mounted on the Canon camera’s hot shoe: the Air Remote TTL-C.
The process is very simple:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in with an existing My Profoto account or create a new one.
  3. Register your B1 and your Air Remote TTL-C.
  4. Download the upgrade.
  5. Open the software and follow the simple instructions.

That is it. You can do all of this without having to contact a service station.
“Enabling photographers to do the upgrades themselves is a great step in our quest for providing Profoto users with the best in class customer support,” says Göran Marén, Product Manager at Profoto. “This is something we will strive to provide for all new products.”
This is the first of many planned upgrades for the B1 off-camera flash and the AirTTL system. Profoto is currently working on a firmware upgrade for 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.
B&H carries the Profoto B1 battery powered off-camera flash.

Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 4/28/2014 8:11:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 Canon AE Lens
From Samyang (translated):
Samyang is proud to announce new lenses that will be available soon – the 35mm f/1.4 Canon AE, 300mm f/6.3 Mirror DSLR and a series of VDSLR lenses: Samyang 10mm T3.1, 12mm T2.2 and 7.5mm T3.8.
The new new 35mm f/1.4 Canon EF mount version will feature AE (Auto Exposure), which has so far been exclusively reserved for lenses with the Nikon F bayonet lens mount. The optical construction of the lens has not changed with excellent image quality and mechanical operation. The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 is designed for use with Canon digital SLR cameras, compatible with full frame and APS-C sensor cameras.
Samyang will also offer a lightweight and compact lens 300mm f/6.3 Mirror UMC CS in DSLR mounts Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A and Micro 4/3. The optical construction has 8 elements in 8 groups. The lenses feature multi-layer coatings (UMC) to minimize glare and increase contrast. A large focal length, exceptionally affordable price and small footprint (lens weighs only 260g) means this lens will become a constant companion for SLR users "in the field".

Samyang 300mm f/ 6.3 Mirror UMC CS Lens

The Samyang 10mm T3.1 12mm T2.2 Cine and Cine will also be available soon. Samyang VDSLR lenses have aperture and focus rings designed to work with Follow Focus systems. The deeply ribbed rings allow whisper-quiet and smooth changes of these parameters during filming.

Samyang 10mm T3.1 Cine Lens

The Samyang 10mm T3.1 and 12mm T2.2 Cine lenses feature a nanocrystalline anti-reflective coating (NCS) which provides better light transmission, greater resistance to glare and higher contrast, producing excellent image quality.
Samyang 12 mm version of the photo and film lens, designed for APS-C sensor cameras, fills the need for a wide-angle lens paired with a wide aperture. The lens is designed for cameras equipped with high-resolution sensors (over 24MP). Samyang Optics has earned a reputation of providing excellent quality lenses at an affordable price. The latest set of lenses live up to Samyang's storied reputation. The 10mm and 12 mm, which in terms of mechanical construction and optical capabilities, can successfully compete with the best wide-angle lenses available on the market today.

Samyang 12mm T2.2 Cine Lens

The product range is further complemented by the Samyang 7.5mm Fish-eye T3.8 Cine lens. This is a film version of the precisely designed fisheye lens, giving a diagonal field of view equal to 180 degrees. Though small in size, Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Cine can get get unique shots with excellent performance and exceptional visual creativity, and features a minimum focusing distance of just 0.09 meters.

Samyang 7.5mm Fish eye T3.8 Cine Lens

B&H carries Samyang Lenses.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 4/28/2014 7:51:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, April 27, 2014
SanDisk Extreme 64GB SDXC Memory Card
Adorama is having a one day sale on select SanDisk SDHC/SDXC memory cards. See below for details.

ItemOrig PriceSavingsSale Price
SanDisk Extreme 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card (45mb/sec)$29.50$5.55$23.95
SanDisk Extreme 64GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card (45mb/sec)$62.58$13.63$48.95
SanDisk Extreme 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Memory Card (45mb/sec)$33.95$9.00$24.95
SanDisk Extreme 64GB Class 10 microSDHC Memory Card (45mb/sec)$65.95$16.00$49.95

Post Date: 4/27/2014 12:22:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 25, 2014
SanDisk Ultra Plus Solid State Drive
eBay (via Newegg) has the SanDisk 128GB Ultra Plus Solid State Drive available for $69.99 with free shipping. Compare at $89.99.
Post Date: 4/25/2014 2:14:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Transmitter
Amazon is featuring the PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Transmitter for Nikon TTL Flashes as a Lightning Deal and is available for $169.99. Compare at $199.00.
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Post Date: 4/25/2014 12:04:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

From SmugMug Films:
Joel Grimes is a commercial advertising photographer whose composite portraits stretch the limits of imagination and fantasy. His secret for success in the art and photography world is simple - hard work, passion, and the courage to be yourself, even if it takes sacrifices.
Read our interview with Joel:
See more from Joel at
Category: SmugMug Films
Post Date: 4/25/2014 10:20:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 24, 2014
Memory Card Cases
That became a pertinent question for me lately as the SDHC/SDXC memory cards I've most recently purchased came without the little plastic case included. While I think the manufacturers should include the inexpensive cases by default, none have yet asked me for my opinion. The other problem is that I've started to accumulate a variety of memory card case sizes that have become at least slightly annoying to deal with.
I was looking for something very compact but wanted at least a little protection for the cards. My memory cards are usually kept in other cases or my pocket where they have an additional layer of protection afforded them.
For me, the right solution was found on eBay. For $6.95 with free standard shipping, you get 10 small plastic cases just large enough to comfortably hold SDHC cards. I purchased two lots and now have all of my cards neatly stored in much less space than the pre-latest-purchased cards consumed.
If you prefer the more protective, larger case size or if you need to store CompactFlash/CF cards, this eBay auction may have the cases you are looking for. Same seller and same price.
For more rugged and larger capacity memory card cases, check out B&H's memory card case category. Notable entries include those from Ruggard, Pelican and Think Tank Photo.
Post Date: 4/24/2014 1:09:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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