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 Friday, May 09, 2014

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Bob Harrington Photography: http://www.robertharringtonstudios.com
 
In this special on Wedding Tips, wedding photographer Bob Harrington dropped by the B&H studio to discuss some pointers on delivering detail shots to clients.
Post Date: 5/9/2014 12:46:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via PhotoVideo4Less) has the Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera available for $384.95 with free shipping.
 
Note: This is likely a grey-market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/9/2014 12:38:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon Professional Network:
 
Most EOS digital cameras offer Custom Functions. These allow you to alter the way the camera operates to suit your own personal needs. Exposure, focusing and flash are just some of the areas covered by the functions. Each function has a factory-defined default setting, plus one or more alternative settings.
 
Custom Functions are set through the camera menu system. Find and select ‘Custom Functions’ and you will bring up a screen with each Custom Function number displayed. Select the appropriate number and you will be taken to a screen where you can select from the various options for that custom function.
 
[...snip...]

Custom Functions options on EOS DSLRs
  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Total
  Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No.
EOS-1Ds Mark III Exposure 15 Image /
Flash exposure /
Display
9 Autofocus/Drive 17 Operation/Others 16 57
EOS-1D Mark IV Exposure 17 Image /
Flash exposure /
Display
10 Autofocus/Drive 19 Operation/Others 16 62
EOS 40D Exposure 7 Image 3 Autofocus/Drive 7 Operation/Others 7 24
EOS 50D Exposure 7 Image 4 Autofocus/Drive 7 Operation/Others 7 25
EOS 60D Exposure 7 Image 3 Autofocus/Drive 5 Operation/Others 5 20
EOS 7D Exposure 7 Image 3 Autofocus/Drive 13 Operation/Others 4 27
EOS 5D Mark II Exposure 7 Image 4 Autofocus/Drive 8 Operation/Others 6 25

Custom Functions options on the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III
  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Total
  Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No. Name No.
EOS-1D X Image 7 Image 7 Drive 3 Display/
Operation
4 Operation 5 Others 5 31
EOS 5D Mark III Exposure 6 Display/
Operation
5 Others 2 Clear N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 13

Check out the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/9/2014 10:09:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM F/SIGMA and F/NIKON are scheduled to start the shipment towards the end of this month.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 5/9/2014 9:31:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2TB External Hard Drive
Adorama has a WD My Passport Ultra 2TB External Hard Drive with Samsung 64GB microSDXC Card Bundle available for an in-cart price of $109.99 with free shipping. Compare at $119.00 without 64GB microSD card. (thanks madduffy)
 
Bundle Includes

  • WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • Samsung Pro Series 64GB Class 10 microSDXC Card ($50.00 value)

Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
From Nikon:
 
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that four of its products—the Nikon D4S, Df, and D3300 digital SLR cameras, and the Nikon 1 AW1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses—are recipients of the globally prestigious TIPA Awards 2014 for photographic and imaging products.
 
At four, Nikon received more awards for its digital cameras than did any other camera manufacturer. This is proof of just how well received the advanced technological capabilities, superior basic performance and convenient operation shared by Nikon digital cameras are. In addition, the innovation and superior functionality of the Nikon 1 AW1, the world's first (at the time it was released) waterproof, shockproof digital camera with interchangeable lenses, has also been recognized.
 
The best photographic and imaging products released over the past year in a number of categories were selected for the TIPA Awards 2014 through voting by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
 
See the following website for further information on the TIPA Awards 2014.
 
TIPA - TECHNICAL IMAGE PRESS ASSOCIATION
 
Reasons the Nikon D4S was selected for the Best Digital SLR Professional Award
 
The new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor, and an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels enable capture of images that exhibit stunning sharpness, and enhanced depth. Recording of full-HD movies at a variety of frame rates is also possible. The D4S supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to 25600, as well as expansion up to the equivalent of ISO 409600. In addition, the new Group-area AF brings the number of AF-area mode options to five, and collaboration with the high-speed continuous shooting function, which supports shooting at approximately 11 fps with AF and AE tracking, enables a faster photographic workflow.
 
Reasons the Nikon Df was selected for the Best Premium Camera Award
 
The Df is a digital SLR camera with a subtle design reminiscent of traditional Nikon film SLR cameras, and offers intuitive dial operation. A magnesium alloy was adopted for the elegant body, and the combination of FX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, and an effective pixel count of 16.25-million pixels ensure superior image quality. What's more, the camera is also equipped with a 2016-pixel RGB sensor, a 39-point AF system, a high-speed continuous shooting function capable of approximately 5.5 fps, and an optical viewfinder utilizing a glass pentaprism. The Df supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to12800, with maximum expansion to the equivalent of ISO 204800. The Df allows users to enjoy expressing themselves in a variety of ways with the combination of support for older non-AI NIKKOR lenses and cutting-edge technologies.
 
Reasons the Nikon D3300 was selected for the Best Digital SLR Entry Level Award
 
The Nikon D3300 is an entry-level model offering an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. It supports a range of standard sensitivities from ISO 100 to 12800, and is capable of high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 5 fps. Measuring approximately 124 mm wide, approximately 98 mm high, and approximately 75.5 mm deep (body only), the D3300 is nearly as small as a compact digital camera. This makes it easy for users to take the camera with them wherever they go. For those new to digital SLR cameras, the built-in Guide Mode provides step-by-step instructions for achieving the intended results, and the ability to attach and use the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (sold separately) enables wireless transfer of images to a smart device.
 
Reasons the Nikon 1 AW1 was selected for the Best Rugged Camera Award
 
In addition to offering the unique characteristics of all Nikon 1 cameras, including a compact size and high-speed performance, the Nikon 1 AW1 is the world's first digital camera with interchangeable lenses to be waterproof to a depth of 15 m and strong enough to withstand the shock of falls from up to 2 m. It is equipped with a number of functions convenient for use in outdoor situations, including GPS functions, altimeter, depth gauge, electronic compass, and virtual horizon. What's more, the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b (sold separately) can also be attached and used with the camera. The AW1 has a built-in flash that can also be used underwater, is equipped with a super high-speed AF CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3A image-processing engine, and offers an effective pixel count of 14.25-million pixels. The camera supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 160 to ISO 6400, for crisp, clear imaging with very little noise at high sensitivities, whether shooting still images or recording movies. All 1 NIKKOR lenses can be used with the camera, including the 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8, the world's first water- and shock-proof lenses, released at the same time as the Nikon 1 AW1.
 
B&H carries the Nikon D4s, Df, D3300 & 1 AW1 digital cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/9/2014 7:55:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From C&A Marketing Inc:
 
OAK BROOK, Ill. & RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – C&A Marketing Inc., the New Jersey-based company who recently purchased Calumet Photographic announces the grand reopening of the Oak Brook store on Sunday, May 11. Calumet is an iconic, 75 year-old Chicago-based photo/imaging chain that was forced into bankruptcy in March.
 
“We realize some people may be surprised at how fast we have moved to reopen this store, however we did due diligence before we stepped in to bid on the brand—and in the process realized the Oak Brook location was the best representation of the thinking Calumet should have deployed chain-wide,” explained Chaim Pikarski, C&A Marketing’s Executive Vice President. “From a business perspective, we know what’s needed, we have the resources to ensure that inventory is in place and the key staff that ‘built” this location is intact and ready to work. Even more important is that our customers want us there, so why wait?”
 
The Oak Brook store was one of the chain’s newer locations and also the most forward thinking and successful. When it reopens this Sunday, it will be with the inventory Pro’s expect, the staff consumers are used to and the services, including rental, intact.
 
C&A Marketing views the Calumet acquisition as a key component to expanding their brand profile, with Calumet providing the pro & “prosumer” photography professionals the best in products and services. For 75 years, Calumet defined “photo retailing to professionals” and C&A is determined to rebuild the brand as quickly and efficiently as possible. C&A will make further reopening announcements shortly.
 
The Oak Brook store is located at 1600 W 16th Street, Oak Brook, IL and can be reached starting on Sunday at 630-860-7458. The store will be open Sunday from 12pm to 5pm and Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm.
Post Date: 5/9/2014 7:25:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Nikon USA's YouTube Channel:
 

"One of the biggest challenges for photographing any child is getting them to smile naturally! Nikon Ambassador, Tamara Lackey shares her methods for working with children to capture a portrait with beautiful authentic expression."

Gear Used:

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/9/2014 7:16:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 08, 2014
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $678.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/8/2014 2:00:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this 100+ minute video, Jamie Waller explains what products and techniques are necessary for maintaining color accuracy throughout your workflow.
 
If you don't have almost two hours to devote to learning all the ins and outs of color management, try sending the YouTube clip to your TV using Chromecast and let it play for good background noise. You just might just pick something up while only half paying attention to it. :-)
 
From B&H's YouTube Channel:

"In this intermediate to advanced seminar, you'll learn exactly how to create the ideal digital imaging workflow to ensure you're getting the best possible prints."

Products Discussed

Post Date: 5/8/2014 8:54:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm VR Lens available for $289.00 with free shipping. Compare at $405.00.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/8/2014 7:50:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive
eBay (via BeachCamera) has a Western Digital My Passport 2TB External Hard Drive + 16GB Flash Drive Bundle available for $89.99 with free shipping. Compare at $120.49 without additional flash drive.
 Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Kit
B&H has a Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with 2 Lenses Bundle available for $599.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Regularly $799.00.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • Rebel Gadget Bag
  • SanDisk - 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/7/2014 1:06:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Calling all thrill seekers!
 
We’ve partnered up with the folks at G Adventures for our latest guide, Building Your Outdoor & Adventure Photography Business: Tips from the Pros. Learn how award-winning photographers turn their passion for adventure and the outdoors into a career - including how they market their work, master storytelling, develop a solid workflow, and attract the clients they want.
 
In this guide, you’ll also discover:

  • How to use social media to showcase your brand & grow a following
  • Strategies to embrace a backup plan while on the job
  • 5 of the most unique places on earth to photograph
  • 9 tips to transition from still photography to motion
  • What National Geographic wants from photographers
  • Plus more!

Learn from the pros including award-winning photographers Corey Rich, Scott Markewitz, Krystle Wright, Lucas Gilman, and Jody MacDonald to help transform your passion for adventure into an exciting photo career. Download your copy today!
 
Download the Free Guide

Post Date: 5/7/2014 12:16:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,847.82 with free shipping. Compare at $3,399.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey-market camera and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. 6ave's auction states, "Our products are covered by a warranty of 1-year parts and 90-days for labor. If you need more information, please contact our customer service department for warranty info."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/7/2014 12:04:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Devin Graham is a master at creating videos that make you want to be wherever he is and doing whatever he and his friends are doing. His latest video is no exception. Check out this great video called "Aruba: 19 Miles of Happiness." [Sean]
 
Filmed by Devin Graham using a Canon 1D C, 5D Mark III, Glidecam HD 4000 for stabilizing and various lenses.
Post Date: 5/7/2014 11:31:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
Adorama has a Canon EOS 70D DSLR with EF-S 18-135 IS STM & PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Bundle available for $1,187.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards after $400.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $1,347.00 after rebate.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS 70D (review)
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13x19", 50 Sheets
  • SanDisk 16GB Class 10, Extreme Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
  • Green Extreme LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack for the EOS 70D
  • Adorama Slinger Photo Video Bag

Directions:

  1. Go to the EOS 70D + 18-135mm IS STM Kit page.
  2. Click the link under "Buy Together and Save"
  3. Choose the radio button beside the PIXMA PRO-100 printer.
  4. Click "Add to Cart."
  5. Checkout total will be $1,587.00. Redeem $400.00 mail-in rebate for a final price of $1,187.00.


 
From B&H Photo's YouTube Channel:
 
Mel DiGiacomo, a versatale photographer whose background ranges from sports to documentary photography, sits with B&H to discuss his journalist approach to shooting weddings.
 
"What I want out of a wedding is real life. I want some kind of truth: whether it's my truth or their truth." - Mel DiGiacomo
 
Check out more of Mel's Videos:
 
Lessons From a Veteran Wedding Photographer
http://youtu.be/ojdHsMqGJz8
 
Street Photography with Mel DiGiacomo
http://youtu.be/wHRoOMZjoE0
 
Visual Literacy: A Conversation with Mel DiGiacomo
http://youtu.be/PLnFOG5O3Mw
Post Date: 5/7/2014 7:52:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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