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 Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Through 10/31, SmugMug is offering a 31% discount on Pro Packages for new members.
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Post Date: 10/5/2016 6:27:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the Pelican 1650 Case with Foam Set available for $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Unbreakable, Watertight, Hard Case
  • Ultra-high Impact Structural Copolymer
  • Foam Set Included
  • Built-In Automatic Purge Valve
  • Watertight to 30'
  • Oversized Folding Handle
  • Top Handle
  • Retractable Extension Handle
  • Built-In Wheels
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
Note: B&H also has the Pelican 1610 Case with Foam Set on sale for $169.95. Regularly $209.95.
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Post Date: 10/5/2016 5:03:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 4, 2016
From Adobe:
 
The Elements team is excited to announce the release of Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15.
 
Over the years, the Elements products have emphasized easy photo and video organization, editing, creation, and sharing. Elements combines powerful behind-the-scenes technology magic adapted from our professional apps with a user friendly UI and modes for every level of user to deliver an ideal mix of power and ease-of-use for creating and sharing your special moments.
 
For this release we focused on further automating the organization and editing process so that Elements does the heavy lifting and you can focus on creating and sharing. We’ve also expanded our selection of Guided Edits so it is even easier to get started and continue to bridge the gap between photo and video editing by bringing familiar photo features and terminology to life in Premiere Elements As you’ll see, there are a number of exciting new features and enhancements to make your photos as amazing as your memories.
 
Here’s what’s new:
 
Adobe Elements Organizer 15
 
  • Touch Enabled – Touchscreen laptops and desktops continue to grow in popularity, and our elements3Organizer and Quick Edit mode are now touch friendly so that you can simply tap to do all your finding, sorting, and quick enhancements.
  • Enhanced Search – Finding the right photo and video is always a challenge and with Elements 15 we’re making it a whole lot easier. Now you can find the exact photos and videos you’re looking for by searching on a combination of things, including places, events, and other favorite subjects.
  • Smart Tags – Elements now automatically tags your photos based on subjects like sunsets birthday, dogs, cats and more. As a result, you’ll spend less time tagging and more time creating.
  • Enhanced Instant Fix – And speaking of saving you time, we’ve enhanced the instant fix functionality so that you can quickly and easily edit a batch of photos at one time.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
 
  • New Guided Edits – Guided Edits transform seemingly complex tasks into easy to follow step-by-step instructions that guide you to fantastic results. Photoshop Elements now offers 45 Guided Edits, including five brand new ones in this release.
    • Photo Text: Now you can easily transform any photo into cool visual text and add an embossed look and drop shadows to really make it pop. It’s great for anyone creating collages, scrapbook pages, cards, signs, and more.
    • Painterly: Convert your photos into unique works of art. Painterly teaches you how to paint an effect over your subject and then add textures and color themes—perfect for sharing on social media or as a printed keepsake.
    • Effects Collage: get artistic by adding multiple effects to a single photo. Tap into multiple templates and themes to choose one that suits your style.
    • Speed Pan: Don’t know how to or weren’t able to catch the perfect speed-pan action shot? No problem. This new guided edit adds a motion blur behind your subject to create the dramatic effect.
    • Frame Creator: A new way to create your own custom frames to complement your favorite photos and they can be added to the existing frame library.
  • Adjust Facial Features – Turn frowns upside down, adjust squinting eyes, and make other quick tweaks so everyone in your photos looks their best.
  • Enhanced Filter Gallery – Filters are a great way to try on new looks and show off your creativity, and now it’s even easier to choose the best filter for your photo and fine-tune the details.
Adobe Premiere Elements 15
 
  • Layer Adjustment Guided Edit – Another opportunity to impress people with your editing chops. This new Guided Edit makes it easy to give your movie a signature look by applying effects across multiple clips or your entire movie at once.
  • Haze Removal – You loved it in Photoshop Elements and now we’re bringing it to Premiere Elements. New Haze Removal enables you to easily remove haze to make the background of your scenes as crisp as what’s up front.
  • Remix – We’ve eliminated the frustration of matching different length music files with your video clips. Pick any music file, and it can be easily remixed to match the length of your movie with a natural sound and transition so you never lose the soul of your audio.
  • Face Detection – We’ve added face detection to Smart Trim, Favorite Moments and Pan and Zoom, giving priority to footage of what matters most – the people in your videos – when suggesting places to trim. With face detection, you’ll get a great movie of friends and family without that unnecessary footage.
  • Video Collage – create dynamic collages with photos and videos that show many memories at once. A fun and creative way for sharing on Facebook, YouTube, and other social sites.
These are just some of the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15. For a complete list of what’s new and improved, please visit here. Be sure to check out project tutorials here and follow us on Facebook.
 
We hope you’re as excited about this release as we are and look forward to your feedback.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15.
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 10/4/2016 9:09:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
October 4th, 2016 - Huntington Beach, CA - HOYA USA introduces SOLAS, a new series of IRND (Infrared Neutral Density) filters for photo and cinema cameras. Through the use of advanced materials and precision Japanese manufacturing the SOLAS series maintains neutral color transmission throughout the 1 to 10 stop density range while suppressing infrared contamination.
 
Hoya understands that today’s digital sensors are increasingly sensitive to all forms of light making it necessary to use neutral density filters to create the desired creative effect during exposure. Using a ND filter that maintains a consistent color balance throughout the density range is critical to the post-production process, saving time and money for photographers and cinematographers alike. The Solas series not only maintains a consistent color balance it also suppresses infrared radiation which often presents itself in the form of red noise or difficult to correct color-shift in the shadow areas of the exposed image.
 
Exclusive to the USA, the Solas IRND fitlers are available in the following densities and sizes:
 
0.3 (1-stop) – 49mm ~ 82mm
0.6 (2-stop) – 49mm ~ 82mm
0.9 (3-stop) – 46mm ~ 82mm
1.2 (4-stop) – 49mm ~ 82mm
1.5 (5-stop) – 49mm ~ 82mm
1.8 (6-stop) – 46mm ~ 82mm
2.7 (9-stop) – 49mm ~ 82mm
3.0 (10-stop) – 46mm ~ 82mm
 
Retail pricing starts at $48.90 and are available in stores and online retailers now.
 
B&H carries Hoya SOLAS IRND filters.
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Category: Hoya News
Post Date: 10/4/2016 5:06:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, October 3, 2016
It seems that Canon has renewed its mail-in rebate program even though there's no information available on Canon USA's website (that I can find). However, B&H photo has the mail-in rebate details available for download.
 
I have updated our rebates post from this morning to reflect the mail-in rebate availability.
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Post Date: 10/3/2016 1:26:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
by Eric Stoner
 
If you’ve ever made an online purchase, you know images matter! Strong, impactful photography is super important to make your products stand out to buyers. It differentiates you from the competition, it shows the condition of the product along with its unique details and it can tell a story – a picture is worth a thousand words and maybe a thousand dollars!
 
In this multi-part series of articles, I’m going to start by sharing some quick tips to help you get the quality of your photography to a higher level so your products look their best. Then, I’ll share several techniques to get you started VERY inexpensively. Finally, I’ll progress into other techniques that require some investment – but are totally worth it to make your product photos truly stand out to potential buyers.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
See our Canon Macro Lens Recommendations to find out which macro lens is best for your needs.
 
B&H carries Canon macro lenses.
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Post Date: 10/3/2016 10:57:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
As mentioned in a previous post, Canon decided to publish their upcoming rebate program a little early. While the former and now current programs were nearly identical, there are still a couple of published finer details which may help lead to wise purchasing decisions in the near future.
 
For instance, the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM rebate will increase from $100.00 to $150.00 on October 9. Want the lens? Wait until next week and enjoy a nice meal out as your reward for your patience.
 
Also, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM does not currently qualify for a rebate. However, on October 9 it will qualify for a $100.00 rebate through October 29.
 
One confusing thing about the new rebate programs is that Canon hasn't updated the eligibility dates on the documentation for the EOS 7D Mark II, 80D and 70D rebates. However, a quick check at various retailers indicates the older rebates indeed remain in the new program.
 
The new rebates run from October 2 - 29, excluding the exceptions listed above.
 
Update: The mail-in rebates have indeed been extended. To qualify for a mail-in rebate, you must purchase two eligible lenses (lenses that come in a camera kit do not count, and neither does multiple purchases of the same lens). See below for eligible lenses.
 
Canon Instant Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS-1D X Buy$700.00
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5Ds R Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $500.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS M3 Buy$200.00 - $550.00
Canon EOS M10 Buy$150.00 - $170.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy$20.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$30.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash Buy$50.00

Mail-in Rebates (must purchase 2 to qualify)
 
Canon LensMail-in
Rebate
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM$100.00
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM$25.00
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM$25.00
EF 11-24mm f/4L USM$100.00
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM$100.00
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM$100.00
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM$100.00
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM$25.00
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM$50.00
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS$25.00
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM$100.00
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM$100.00
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM$25.00
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM$100.00
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM$100.00
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM$100.00
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM$100.00
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM$100.00
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM$100.00
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM$25.00
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM$50.00
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM$100.00
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM$100.00
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM$100.00
TS-E 17mm f/4L$100.00
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM$25.00
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM$100.00
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM$25.00
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II$100.00
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM$25.00
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM$25.00
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM$100.00
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM$100.00
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM$25.00
TS-E 45mm f/2.8$25.00
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM$100.00
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM$50.00
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM$50.00
MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo$25.00
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM$100.00
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM$50.00
TS-E 90mm f/2.8$25.00
EF 100mm f/2 USM$25.00
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM$100.00
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM$25.00
EF 135mm f/2L USM$100.00
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM$100.00
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM$100.00
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM$100.00
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM$100.00
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x$100.00
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM$100.00
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM$25.00
EF 400mm f/5.6L USM$100.00
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM$100.00
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM$100.00
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM$100.00

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Post Date: 10/3/2016 6:44:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami blog, Canon has filed a patent for a CN-E 60-800mm f/4-5.6 optical formula.
 
Patent Details
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-173529
  • Published 2016.9.29
  • Filed 2015.3.18
  • Zoom ratio 13.33
  • Focus distance 60.00 300.00 800.00
  • F-number 4.00 4.00 5.60
  • Field of view (degrees) 14.53 2.97 1.11
  • The total lens length 465.36 465.36 465.36
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Post Date: 10/3/2016 5:33:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, September 30, 2016
Canon USA typically waits until a rebate program ends before publishing details of the next rebate program (if there is one). However, in this case Canon has published details of the next round of rebate before the current programs have ended.
 
What does this mean for you? Well, if you're interested in a new piece of gear, you can compare the two programs to see if the rebate changes. If that particular piece of gear's rebate is higher in this rebate period, it's best to jump on it before tomorrow ends. Otherwise, if the item qualifies for a higher rebate program in the future, then all you need to do is wait a couple of days for the new program to go live.
 
Below you can see the current rebates which are set to expire October 1.
 
September Canon Instant Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5Ds R Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $500.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS M3 Buy$200.00 - $550.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy$20.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$30.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash Buy$50.00

In addition to the instant rebates found above, Canon is also offering mail-in rebates on a huge selection of lenses when qualifying DSLRs are purchased at the same time.
 
Qualifying DSLRs
 
September Mail-In Rebates
 
LensMail-in
Rebate
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS $25.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x $100.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L $100.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II $100.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM $50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo $25.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $50.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM $25.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM $25.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM $100.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III $25.00
Canon Extender EF 2x III $25.00

With that infromation, you should be able to compare September's rebates to October's rebates (found below) to see which program serves you best. The following rebates are live either from Oct 2 - 29, Oct 2 - 8, or Oct 9 - 29.
 
October Canon Rebates
 
Canon EOS-1D X II / 5Ds / 5Ds R / 5D III / 6D Instant Rebates
 
Canon EOS 7D II / 80D / 70D Instant Rebates
 
Canon EOS Rebel Instant Rebates
 
Canon EOS M3 / M10 Instant Rebates
 
Lens Instant Rebates (Program 1)
 
Lens Instant Rebates (Program 2)
 
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Post Date: 9/30/2016 2:55:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Post Date: 9/30/2016 2:32:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
By Liza Gershman
 
Making the everyday magical in your photography can often seem like a daunting challenge, but with a little shift in perspective, some technical tips, and a bit of creative inspiration, you can turn "normal" into "extraordinary."
 
Looking at things with different perspectives is a key to making the everyday extraordinary. The proverbial "stop and smell the roses" expression isn't for nothing. It really can change your average day into something exceptional when you slow down, calm your mind, and see the details in life. Looking towards the small elements, the nuances, you can see true beauty. When the large picture becomes clouded and full of chaos or appears dull, take a moment to slow down and find beauty in the details with the following helpful tips.
 
How do we find ourselves in the normal? Start by seeking out authentic moments. Once you become an observer and allow life to happen around you, you can begin to see extraordinary things. There is no need to force this. The more relaxed and aware you can become, the more creative and beautiful your images will become.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
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Post Date: 9/30/2016 11:37:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter Announcement stated that accessory would be available "early September 2016." Because a firmware update was necessary for compatible DSLRs to utilize the adapter, we expected a 7D Mark II firmware update would appear around the same time (which it did, September 8). But as September draws to a close, the W-E1 still hasn't shipped to preorder customers (myself [Sean] being one of them).
 
The lack of product availability begs a couple of questions, like...
 
  • What caused the W-E1's delayed release?
  • When can we expect the W-E1 to be available?
Unfortunately, there has been no official word from Canon pertaining to the delayed product availability. Therefore, we have no idea why the Wi-Fi adapter was not released at the beginning of September as scheduled. However, after numerous inquiries to various contacts over the past two weeks, I finally received word from two independent sources that the W-E1 would likely be available the last week of October (according to one source) or the first week of November (according to the other).
 
Regardless of whether the W-E1 is available at retailers the last week of October or the first week of November, all indications are that preorder customers will be waiting another month before Wi-Fi adapters land on their doorsteps.
 
B&H has the Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter available for preorder.
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Post Date: 9/30/2016 9:05:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon and Nikon in stock with free expedited shipping.
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Post Date: 9/30/2016 8:48:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
As I mentioned in our Infrared Camera Conversion Review, having an infrared camera at hand greatly increases the "great light" portion of the day. It's well known that golden hour (shortly after sunrise and just before sunset) provides the greatest opportunities for capturing scenes with beautiful, interesting and/or compelling light in traditional photography. Typical landscape scenes don't as good in the middle of the day. And since there are a lot more hours in the day that aren't golden hours, that presents a bit of a problem from an inspiration standpoint for landscape photographers.
 
As landscapes captured in IR typically look best with a lot of hard, midday sun, getting an IR-converted DSLR can provide ample opportunities to capture beautiful landscapes with the sun right overhead.
 
Sometimes I'll simply grab my Super Color IR-converted EOS 7D and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM and/or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM and walk around my neighborhood to see what piques my interest. Typically speaking, my neighborhood isn't very inspiring from a landscape photography perspective. However, there are a few spots nearby that tend to draw my eye. This large oak tree in the middle of a field is one of them.
 
When it comes to IR landscapes, I typically set my camera to aperture priority (Av) mode at f/8, ISO 100 and let the camera choose the shutter speed (dialing in exposure comensation if needed). Considering that IR landscapes are typically captured at times with an abundance of ambient light available, using f/8 allows me to achieve near maximum sharpness (though the setting is just slightly above the camera's diffraction limited aperture, or DLA) while typically keeping everything in focus (assuming the point of focus exceeds the hyperfocal distance for the situation).
 
For the shot above, I used the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM and the exposure settings were f/8, 1/160 second and ISO 100.
 
I first inverted the red and blue color channels in post processing and then desaturated the yellow hues to achieve the traditional IR white foliage look while maintaining the blue color captured by the Super Color IR sensor. Click on the image above for access to a higher resolution version.
 
Learn more about infrared photography and IR conversions in our Infrared Camera Conversion by LifePixel Review.
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Post Date: 9/30/2016 8:17:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
As usual, B&H will be closing in observance of Rosh Hashana. Below are the closing details.
 
SuperStore & Offices
B&H will be closed starting at 1pm ET on Sunday, October 2 through Wednesday, October 5.
We will reopen at 9am ET on Wednesday, October 5.
 
Online Orders
Online ordering will pause beginning at 6:30pm ET Sunday, October 2 until 7:45pm ET on Tuesday, October 4.
 
Shipping
Orders placed before 12am ET on Sunday, October 2 will be processed prior to the Holiday closing.
Orders placed after this time will be processed when we reopen on Wednesday, October 5.
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Post Date: 9/30/2016 6:12:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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