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 Monday, April 28, 2014
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

Watch as Chris Newman's drone seemingly malfunctions and gets lost in the Amazon while filming the Treehouse Lodge for Animal Planet.
You can see the final product of their filming efforts on Vimeo.
Post Date: 4/24/2014 10:00:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From SmugMug Films:
Devin Graham's viral videos of the world's largest rope swing (among other jaw-dropping adventures) have garnered over 300 MILLION views since Devin started posting them on YouTube in 2010. All the more amazing when you learn that Devin once broke his back (and leg) while shooting a video. Watch this video profile to get an inside look at what drives one of the world's most popular filmmakers.
Want more? Read our exclusive interview with Devin:
Check out Devin's SmugMug profile or YouTube Channel to see all his exciting videos.
Devin's Essential Gear:

Post Date: 4/24/2014 9:16:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera Kit
eBay (via BuyDig) has a Refurbished Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm VR , 55-200mm VR Lenses & Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $596.95 new without Adobe Lightroom 5 software.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens
From Tamron:
Cutting-edge eBAND Coating and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior imaging performance, the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation) system broadens users' horizons in achieving sharper handheld photographs, and a speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) enables high-speed AF (Autofocus).
April 24, 2014, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the release of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011), an innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm, for Nikon mount.
Expected Availability
April 30, 2014
B&H has the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD for Nikon available for preorder.
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Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 4/24/2014 7:28:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 23, 2014

From SmugMug Films:
Water photographer Sarah Lee ( loves the unpredictability of nature and creates art that captures the interplay of people, water, and light. Unlike other forms of photography, where pixels are painstakingly crafted, Sarah embraces what she can't control and uses her photography to find beauty in the chaos.
Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Marie Claire and more.
Want more? Read our exclusive interview with Sarah:
Get water photography tips from Sarah Lee:
Category: SmugMug News
Post Date: 4/23/2014 4:18:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Logo
From Nikon:
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of four new photographers to the Ambassador Program, a collective initiative dedicated to recognizing the most influential leaders in modern photography. The four additions include commercial shooter Blair Bunting; wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell; wedding photographer Doug Gordon; and lifestyle and family photographer Tamara Lackey.
“These four photographers are an exciting addition to the program and bring with them a collective energy as well as a diverse range of talents and shooting styles,” said Mike Corrado, NPS manager, pro relations and product marketing, Nikon Inc. “They embody the essence of the Ambassador Program, which is to act as inspirational leaders and educators to other professional photographers, and those looking to further their craft.”
The addition of these accomplished photographers further expands the styles and photographic disciplines represented in the program. Already considered mentors, they exemplify the founding ideology of Nikon’s Ambassador Program, which is to empower photographers through education and inspiration, and work directly with Nikon to communicate the needs of an evolving photo industry.
The new additions to Nikon’s Ambassador Program include:

  • Blair Bunting – Bunting is known for his invigorating automotive photography as well as his portraits of professional athletes. Based in Southern California, Bunting has an impressive roster of clients for his commercial photography.
  • Bambi Cantrell – Cantrell is a San Francisco based portrait photographer, who is well known for her wedding, engagement and boudoir imagery. This award-winning photographer is considered a highly influential storyteller with a distinct photographic style.
  • Doug Gordon – Gordon is a Long Island, NY based wedding photographer and instructor. Gordon is recognized by his energetic and lively presentation style, and has created a multitude of resources for educating photographers on the art of posing and creative portrait photography.
  • Tamara Lackey – A North Carolina based family and lifestyle photographer, Lackey is a celebrated author, instructor and speaker, with a flair for delivering an authentic portrayal of her subjects. Whether photographing children’s portraits, families, celebrities or dignitaries, Lackey’s image style conveys the genuine emotion that makes her a trendsetting photographer.

To learn more about Nikon’s Ambassador Program, please visit the website at

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Post Date: 4/23/2014 11:34:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

Nikon Japan posted this video a few days ago. I get the feeling I've seen it before – but maybe it just reminds me of Sigma's promotional manufacturing plant videos (video 1, video 2). Either way, enjoy this brief look into the production of NIKKOR lenses!
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Post Date: 4/23/2014 10:35:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Camera with 10-30mm VR Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon 1 J1 10-30mm VR, 30-110mm VR Lenses available for $199.99 with free shipping. Compare at $299.00 new.
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Post Date: 4/23/2014 7:52:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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