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 Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera with AF-S 24-85mm Lens
The following Nikon firmware updats are now available:
 
All of the firmware updates contain the following modification:
 
  • Support for distortion control data Ver. L: 2.000 and later has been added.
Note: Camera firmware must be updated before distortion control data can be updated to Ver. L: 2.000 or later.
 
You can download the firmware updates using the links above.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D610 and D7100 DSLR cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/26/2014 10:49:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
IMPORTANT
 
  • If you have a Lexar 400x or 1000x CompactFlash memory card, please click this link for information regarding compatibility with your camera.
  • The firmware cannot be upgraded when Network > Network connection in the Setup menu is set to ON. Be sure to set Network connection to OFF before attempting to upgrade the firmware.
  • Please be sure to use a FULLY charged EN-EL18 battery or EH-6 AC Adapter with EP-6 Power connector to perform this update
Updates included with this release C:1.10 - dated August 26, 2014
 
  • When SPORT VR mode, built into the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, is selected, the same continuous shooting rate available when OFF is selected is now possible.
  • When memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB were formatted with the camera, they were formatted using the FAT32 file system. They are now formatted using the exFAT file system.
  • Operation has been changed so that when menus are displayed during movie live view and the movie-record button is pressed, the menu display disappears and display returns to movie live view. To begin movie recording, press the movie-record button again.
  • The Zoom on/off option for playback mode with Custom Setting f1: Multi Selector Center Button can now be used to zoom-in on images with zoom display centered on the active focus point, even if they were captured with live view photography. However, the focus point will not be displayed.
  • The Help explanation provided for the Preset focus point option under Custom Setting f19: Lens Focus Function Buttons has been revised.
  • The following issues have been resolved.
  • When NEF (RAW) recording > Image size in the shooting menu was set to RAW S (Small), the number of shots possible with uninterrupted shooting (buffer capacity, C-REM) displayed by the camera differed depending upon the NEF (RAW) recording > NEF (RAW) bit depth setting selected.\
  • When Camera Control Pro 2 was used to take pictures with Record set to PC+CARD, and Secondary slot function in the camera's shooting menu set to Overflow, the shutter could not be released when the memory card in the primary slot became full.
  • When Image review in the playback menu was set to On, images were sometimes not displayed in the monitor when the shutter was released while exposure meters were off.
  • When images were output to an HDMI device, resolution seemed insufficient with display in full-frame playback mode (did not apply to playback zoom display).
  • When images, captured with Image review in the playback menu set to On, and Auto distortion control in the shooting menu set to On, were automatically displayed in the monitor immediately after capture, auto distortion control was sometimes not applied.
  • When the multiple exposure function was used to capture images with Image review in the playback menu set to On, and Auto distortion control in the shooting menu set to On, auto distortion control was not applied to the recorded images.
  • When an image to which an image comment had been added was copied to White balance > Preset manual, only the first 24 characters of the image comment were copied.
  • If log-in to the FTP server failed when network settings were applied with Wired LAN selected for Network > Choose hardware in the camera's setup menu, and FTP upload selected as the connection type and IP address acquisition set to Obtain automatically with the Connection Wizard, the IP address displayed when the camera tried again to obtain it automatically was "000.000.000.000".
  • When a movie recorded at a frame rate of 30p, 25p, or 24p was played back on a TV to which the camera was connected via HDMI with HDMI > Output resolution in the the camera's setup menu set to 1080p (progressive), display on the TV was distorted.
  • When a file containing an IPTC preset (IPTC information) that included double-byte characters in its profile was copied to the camera, the camera froze when attempting to view the contents of the IPTC preset.
  • When Add items was selected for My Menu, OK was displayed even for items that cannot be added.
  • When Language in the setup menu was set to Arabic, text and icons in some menu displays overlapped, and text was positioned too far to the right.
Download:
Nikon D4S Firmware C:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
 
Update Instructions (English) - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon D4s DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/26/2014 9:21:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
This video was apparently uploaded to the Canon YouTube Channel back in July. However, it's an unlisted video – meaning it doesn't show up in the channel content or in searches. I stumbled across it on the CDLC this morning.
 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Join Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield as he shows how to use the various AF Modes built into the Canon EOS 70D when recording video.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 70D.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/26/2014 7:17:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Lens
B&H has the Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 8/26/2014 6:50:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 25, 2014
Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera
Focus Camera has a Canon PowerShot S110 with PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundle available for $165.00 after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $249.00 without printer bundle.
 
Bundle Includes:
 
  • Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • 50 Sheets of 13x19 Canon Luster Photo Paper
  • 16GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
  • Digital Camera Case
  • Optics Cleaning Kit
  • Memory Card Wallet
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2014 11:36:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,699.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00.
 
Note: - This appears to be a grey market item. For warranty questions, please contact the seller.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2014 11:21:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Lens
From Samyang (translated):
 
The Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC has been designed for cameras with full-frame sensors or smaller. The lens offers a field of view of 46.2 degree, and due to the wide T1.5 (f / 1.4) aperture, it allows users to shoot in low light while providing excellent image quality and a shallow depth of field. The optical lens design consists of nine lenses arranged in six groups (including one aspherical and one hybrid aspherical). To ensure high contrast and faithful color reproduction, lenses are covered with anti-reflex multilayer coatings UMC.
 
Strengths
The Samyang 50 mm T1.5 features a beautifully smooth bokeh. With an eight-bladed aperture, objects outside the depth of field are extremely soft, which professional filmmakers and photographers specializing in portrait photography will especially appreciate.
 
The new Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine Lens will be first unveiled at Photokina 2014. Samyang cordially invites you to visit its booth No. A-025 in hall 2.1 at the fair in Cologne on 16 - 21.09.2014.
 
B&H carries Samyang Cinema Lenses.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 8/25/2014 7:56:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Stingray on Caribbean Ocean Floor
Underwater photography is very challenging, but with some tips, that challenge is minimized. Check out the just-posted Underwater Photography Tips for Snorkeling to jump start your learning.
Post Date: 8/25/2014 7:34:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, August 24, 2014
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From Canon Professional Network:
"It’s that time of year again, when millions of children leave the comforts of home to start a new school year. For parents with children going to school for the first time, this is an important milestone they will want to remember for years to come. Even for an older child, documenting them at the start of each year, or when they start new legs of their education (such as entering Junior High, and High School) is a rewarding project.
 
Luckily, great back-to-school photos are easy to take – with little more than a basic digital SLR (for greater imaging control) and some attention to details.
 
Here are a few tips that will elevate what may have been just a quick snapshot into a truly meaningful portrait:"
Check out CPN's Tips for helpful information on School Portraits.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/24/2014 10:07:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $799.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,096.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/24/2014 9:19:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 22, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel T5 Kit
Adorama has a Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera Bundle on sale for only $399.00 after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Shipping is free. Compare at $499.00 after $50.00 rebate without the printer.
 
The bundle includes:
 
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens ($499.00 value)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer ($398.00 Value)
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets ($38.41 Value)

 
This deal expires 8/30/2014.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2014 10:53:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
PhotoShelter
PhotoShelter is offering a free How to Sell Prints Guide via email.
 
From PhotoShelter:
 
Get tips to sell prints & increase your profits
 
In this guide, How to Sell Prints, learn how to sell and market your photography, price your work right, plus get tips to sell everything from products to self-published books.
 
In this guide, you’ll also learn:
 
  • Insights from a master fine art printer on which prints sell best
  • How to identify which audiences are most likely to purchase prints
  • How to calibrate your monitor and manage color profiles to ensure quality printing
  • How to draw in more print sales through incentives, coupons and discounts
  • Plus more!
Also get tips from photographers succeeding with prints sales. Get their insights to market your work better, and learn why having your prints set up for sales online can make all the difference.
Post Date: 8/22/2014 8:53:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Congrats to B&H Photo - Video for recently being named Digital Imaging Reporter’s 2014 E-tailer of the Year. Digital Imaging Reporter, an imaging industry magazine, has a couple of articles about B&H on their site:
 
Digital Imaging Reporter’s 2014 E-tailer of the Year: B&H Photo – Video – Pro Audio
Strategy Session: So What Does B&H Really Stand For?
 
That B&H won the award does not surprise me – B&H is definitely my favorite retailer. You can visit their website here.
Post Date: 8/22/2014 8:20:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash
Amazon (via Another Deal Site) has the Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash (White Box) available for $41.42. Compare at $59.49 (White Box).
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash for more information.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/22/2014 7:26:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm VR Lens and Adobe Lightroom 5 available for $429.99 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/22/2014 7:22:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
From Sigma:
 
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Firmware v1.02
 
Autofocus is supported at any aperture value when used with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C100.
 
Note: Before upgrading the firmware of 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013, please first update your SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0.
 
Download the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Firmware v1.02.
 
B&H carries the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 8/22/2014 7:17:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 21, 2014
CPN EOS-1 History
Want to know the story behind the first EOS-1 series camera?
 
From the Canon Professional Network:
Canon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EOS-1 series, the company’s flagship range of SLR cameras, which began with the launch of the EOS-1 film SLR in 1989. CPN recently got the unique opportunity to talk to two of the key men behind the development of the EOS-1 series and EOS System – Tsunemasa Ohara and Yoshiaki Sugiyama of Canon Inc. in Tokyo. In two exclusive interviews they reveal the secrets behind the historical development of the EOS-1 SLRs
Read the entire article on Canon Professional Network.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/21/2014 9:37:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
eBay (via FocusCamera) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens (review) available for $1,949.00 with free shipping after $200.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $2,099.00 after rebate.
 
Note: Scroll down the auction page to find a $150.00 discount on the item. The discount is applied when you add the item to your cart.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/21/2014 8:23:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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