The previous round of Tamron rebates ended at the beginning of this month. The good news is that Tamron has another rebate program in place runing from March 1 to April 30. The bad news – many of the previous mail-in rebate values are lower than before.
The one review for the item seemed to have issue with the fact that its 60Hz refresh rate was not ideal for gaming. However, the 4K TV would likely work well as a wall-hanging digital picture frame. :-) [Sean]
SDA introduces fastest high-quality video speed class at CP+2016
SAN RAMON and PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Japan - CP+ BOOTH G-O6 - Feb.25, 2016 - The SD Association (SDA), a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards, today launched its fastest speed class, Video Speed Class, which also delivers real-time multi-file recording for many applications and supports the highest video resolutions and qualities available today. With Video Speed Class, 4K, 8K, 3D and 360 degree video recordings are now assured and accessible to consumers and professionals alike.
Consumers will easily capture memories at their devices’ best quality by following device manufacturer recommendations and matching the Video Speed Class mark on their device to an SD memory card with the same Video Speed Class mark. The new marks will appear on SDHC and SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards.
The new Video Speed Class maintains the tradition of ensuring guaranteed minimum performance levels as the familiar Speed Class and UHS Speed Class systems do today. Minimum speeds will range from 6MB to 90 MB per second.
The fastest options, V60 and V90, support 8K resolution, while V6, V10 and V30 capture high-definition and 4K resolution. All speed classes guarantee minimum video recording speeds to ensure smooth video playback, so actual recording performance may be even faster.
“With Video Speed Class, SD device and memory card manufacturers can offer the highest-quality video recording to consumers and professionals that keep pace with the awesome video resolutions not only offered today, but anticipated tomorrow,” said Brian Kumagai, president of the SDA. “New products leveraging the capabilities of Video Speed Class will be based on the high storage capacities offered by SDHC and SDXC memory cards.” Video Speed Class, part of the latest SD 5.0 specification, gives SD manufacturers flexibility in using the latest flash memory technology to support a range of current and expected video applications. SDA anticipates and encourages market transition to the newly introduced Video Speed Class as the choice for future applications. The SDA expects video recording device and card manufacturers will offer the first products supporting Video Speed Class soon.
Video Speed Class marks will be located on supporting devices and memory cards, product manuals or packages so consumers will know what type of card should match their device, assuring their video is recorded at their devices’ highest quality with the best playback.
A new white paper, “Video Speed Class: The new capture protocol of SD 5.0,” outlines how the latest SD specification enables Video Speed Class. Download the white paper here.
Visit the SD Association at CP+2016 in Booth G-O6 Thursday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 28, to discuss the Video Speed Class for the next SD memory cards and video recording devices. SDA members will also demonstrate applications currently in the market, including UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices, wireless SD memory card data transfers, TransferJet technology and more.
Lightroom 2.2 for iOS is here, and brings a bunch of improvements, including an oft-requested feature: full resolution output.
With version 2.2, we added in the ability for Lightroom mobile to output full resolution files for any file that was either captured on the device or added to the device, either through the camera connection kit, transferred via Wi-Fi from a camera directly, or transferred to the device via services like email, Dropbox, or Google Drive. Additionally, any files that were added directly to an iPhone or iPad are transferred in full resolution to other mobile devices signed into the same account. This way, files captured with your iPhone are available for further editing and exporting from your iPad, in full resolution and vice-versa.
One of my favorite workflows is shooting with my camera and transferring to my iPhone for quick editing and sharing. The photo in this post was shot the last time I was in Japan for cherry blossoms, and after reading about how cherry blossom season is going to be extra early this year, I felt it was finally time to finish the image. I transferred the file via Wi-Fi to my iPhone, imported it into Lightroom mobile, edited the file, and exported. Of course, our blog then down sampled the image, but that’s a different story…
The full list of improvements are:
New: Full resolution output. Now, export and share photos that were captured on your device or that you added to your device at full resolution.
Updated: 3D Touch support in the Camera Roll browser view. Quickly preview your image with Peek & Pop when browsing Camera Roll photos in the app.
Fixed: Issue that lead to a potential crash.
Improved: Various bugs and issues.
Lightroom mobile 2.2 is available immediately for iPhones and iPads from the App Store.
21 Photographers Share Why Shooting Tethered is a Game Changer
We’ve partnered up with Tether Tools for a new guide, Better When You Tether. Inside, get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the industry’s best and brightest who share why shooting tethered has improved their workflow and strengthened communication with clients.
Inside, you’ll discover:
Tips from 21 photographers who are shooting tethered to improve their workflow
A list of tethering gear to keep your workflow efficient and your clients happy
Firsthand interviews with PhotoShelter members like Joe McNally, Lindsay Adler and Steve Boyle who share how tethering has impacted their business
Tethered photography has changed photographers’ workflow both in the studio and on location - and it’s not just about the technology anymore. It’s completely revamped the experience of working directly with art directors, brands, and clients to see images in real time. The result? You improve communication with your client, make decisions more efficiently, and look like a total professional.
Tuesday, 1st March 2016, Sydney Australia – Leading pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is excited to announce 'My RØDE Reel' is back for its third year and is bigger and better! With close to 5,000 video submissions from 89 countries, 'My RØDE Reel' has not only become the world's largest short film competition, but has also established itself as a staple amongst the global filmmaking community.
RØDE Microphones launched 'My RØDE Reel' three years ago to huge international engagement. The competition returns in 2016 with an increased total prize pool of more than $300,000 and more awards than ever before.
From amateur to professional – all filmmakers are encouraged to take part and tell their story. To enter 'My RØDE Reel', people are required to create a short film of three minutes or less, as well as a behind-the-scenes reel that features a RØDE product being used during the production of the film. The entry kit is available now at www.myrodereel.com.
As well as the four marquee awards featured in previous years - Judges' Film award for the best short film, Judges' BTS award for the best behind-the-scenes reel, publicly voted People's Choice award for the most popular short film, and the Young Filmmaker award for the best short film by an entrant under the age of 18 – RØDE is excited to announce the introduction of the Female Filmmaker award. This award, selected by the judging panel, is designed to encourage and celebrate women in the film community. Each of these award winners will be presented with an enviable production filmmaking kit valued at more than $30,000.
Additional technical and genre awards are available for Best Sound Design, Best Soundtrack and more, with a prize pack being awarded for each. And for the first time in 2016, RØDE has introduced a new genre award 'Music Video' to acknowledge filmmaking's many and expanding forms.
RØDE Microphones has brought together the most respected brands in filmmaking, to assemble an incredible prize pool valued at more than $300,000. This includes equipment from Adobe, Angelbird, Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Blastwave FX, Bright Tangerine, F&V, FilmConvert, Freefly, G-Technology, KesslerCrane, Miller, Movcam, Music Bed, New York Film Academy, NiSi, Paralinx, Red Giant, Sachtler, Shane's Inner Circle, SmallHD, Story & Heart, Teradek, ZEISS, and of course RØDE.
“We're extremely excited to launch My RØDE Reel for 2016.” commented Scott Emerton, RØDE's Global Marketing Manager. “Over the past two years we've seen the global filmmaking community really get behind the competition and create some incredible cinematic experiences.”
“Historically entries have been largely male dominated, however we're aiming to correct that this year with the addition of a Female Filmmaker award specifically designed to encourage women of all ages to get behind the camera and take part in My RØDE Reel.” he continued.
Entries for 'My RØDE Reel' are open from March 1st and close June 1st 2016. RØDE has provided a free entry pack, which is available now by registering at www.myrodereel.com.
Perfect for photographers, videographers and more, the Polaroid brightsaber pro LED lighting wand with integrated rotating tungsten filter provides outstanding lighting for stunning results
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – March 1, 2016 – The Polaroid brightsaber pro LED lighting wand is the easiest and most affordable way to get a perfectly lit shot, whether on set, in the field, or anywhere in between. The highly portable lighting solution can be comfortably handheld or mounted to a tripod for studio setups, and comes with an integrated rotating tungsten filter to give photographers, videographers, event planners, set decorators and more the light they need to create a beautiful look.
Polaroid Brightsaber Key Features
Includes infrared lamp and camera shutter remote; rechargeable battery pack
Professional-grade LED lamp driver chip enhances consistency and lighting stability
Ergonomically designed, the 1.7” diameter multi-purpose grip provides maximum comfort during handheld use, while a built-in threaded tripod mount enables studio setups
Array of 298 powerful, efficient, low-heat 5600k LED bulbs rated at >50,000 Hours
Your Work in a Different Light…and Lots of It The Polaroid brightsaber’s 298-piece LED bulbs deliver true daylight color 5800K, and have been engineered to be in optimal proximity to the gently frosted light diffuser, resulting in a soft yet powerfully projected and evenly dispersed shine. Photographers can easily set the light to a rapid or slow flash with the press of a button. Offering the pros extra versatility, the Polaroid brightsaber features a tungsten color temperature filter in the form of a 3200k sleeve, giving users the ability to add dramatic lighting effects without the need for additional devices.
Video or Still, Pro or Prosumer, It’s All the Lighting You Need Getting a well-lit shot is easy with the Polaroid brightsaber, eliminating the need for lighting umbrellas, stands, mounts and sweat-inducing spotlights. At just 22 ounces, the Polaroid brightsaber is super lightweight, portable and overall refreshingly manageable. Even so, it provides a full range of powerful and sophisticated “studio-level” features professionals will appreciate in the studio and on location.
Infrared Remote Helping photographers stay focused on set, the Polaroid brightsaber comes with an innovative multi-function IR remote. This handy device gives users full control over the lighting, while doubling as a remote shutter release for virtually any Canon, Nikon or Pentax camera.
Pricing and Availability The Polaroid Brightsaber Pro is available now on Amazon for $162.29 USD and ships with a lamp, filter, remote control, battery, AC power adapter, case and manual.
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
In July of 2015, we announced that the shutter in some Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 may not function normally, sometimes resulting in shading of a portion of images. Since that time, we have learned that the same issue may also affect D750 cameras manufactured from December, 2014 through June, 2015.
For those who have already purchased a D750 and would like to have their camera serviced for this issue, Nikon service centers will service cameras as indicated below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
Identifying affected D750 cameras To check whether or not your camera may be one of those affected by this issue, click the Check Your Serial Number button (found here) and enter your D750's serial number as instructed. . If your D750 camera is one of those that may be affected, instructions for obtaining service will be displayed. If your D750 camera is not one of those to which this issue may apply, rest assured that service to your D750 camera as to this issue is not necessary and you may continue using your D750 camera without concern for this issue.
Resolution If your D750 camera may be affected, as confirmed with the serial number check above, you will be provided with the necessary information to obtain service for this issue free of charge. Once your D750 camera is received by Nikon, your D750 camera’s shutter will be examined and replaced, and your D750 camera returned to you free of charge, even if your D750 camera warranty has expired.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you.
Nikon will continue to take all possible measures to further improve product quality. Therefore, we hope that you will continue to choose Nikon for your photographic needs.
The price of the Nikon 24mm f/1.8G is only about $100.00 less than the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art with both performing similarly at their widest apertures. The Sigma has a 2/3-stop wider aperture to its advantage; however, the Nikon 24mm's AF is likely more accurate.