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 Wednesday, March 2, 2016
From Polaroid:
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
  • Intelligently integrated, freely rotating, tubular tungsten filter in wrap-around design ensures perfect lighting balance
  • 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.
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Post Date: 3/2/2016 8:55:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

DJI has just announced their next generation consumer drone – meet the Phantom 4.
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K Camera
  • 12MP RAW / JPEG Still Photos with HDR
  • Visual Sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Streamlined Shell / Magnesium Unibody
  • Top Speed of 44.7mph in Sport Mode
  • DJI Go App for iOS and Android
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • TapFly Touch-Based Flight Control Mode
  • Cine-D / D-Log Professional Video Modes
  • Up to 28 Minutes Flying Time
Other videos:
B&H will carry the DJI Phantom 4.
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Category: DJI News
Post Date: 3/2/2016 6:46:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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.
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.
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 12:48:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Announced back in October of 2015, the PocketWizard Plus IV Transceiver is finally available for preorder. The item is expected to be available next week.
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Category: Preorders
Post Date: 3/1/2016 10:38:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Standard test results, including specs and measurements, have been added to the Nikon 24mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens page.
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.
B&H has the Nikon 24mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 8:26:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $189.00.
Product Highlights
  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case
The Datacolor Spyder5Elite is also currently discounted right now at $50.00 off.
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 7:52:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag (Blue Slate) available for $69.75 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $174.75.
Product Highlights
  • For 1 Pro DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8
  • For 1 Pro DSLR Body, 2-4 Lenses
  • Sound Silencers Eliminate Opening Noises
  • Main Flap Covers Bag / Hides Gear
  • Inside Organizer Pocket for Accessories
  • Customizable Interior Dividers
  • Expandable Exterior Pocket for DSLR Body
  • Rear Storage Paper Pocket/Side Pockets
  • Rain Cover
  • Web Loops Accept Optional Pouches
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Post Date: 3/1/2016 5:19:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 29, 2016
For today only, use coupon code LEAPDAY50 at to get 50% Off your entire order.
Fine Print: Campaign is valid until 02/29/16 at 11:59 PM EST. Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes the purchase of gift cards. Discount does not apply to shipping rates. We reserve the right to change this promotion at any time.
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Post Date: 2/29/2016 7:44:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, February 28, 2016
For a limited time, B&H has the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest with Side Holster (Green) available for $69.95 with free shipping. Regularly $189.95.
Product Highlights
  • Holds 1 or 2 Cameras/One-Size Fits All
  • Wear Side Holster on Vest, Belt or Pants
  • Eliminates Neck Strain
  • Secure Locking System/Quick Release
  • 1680-Denier Polypropylene
  • Lexan Camera Receptacle
  • Good for Sports, Nature, Weddings
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 2/28/2016 7:23:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 27, 2016

From the B&H YouTube Channel:
In this video, Chase from Zacuto briefly demonstrates cinematic lighting set ups that filmmakers can use for 4 popular film genres: Noir, Romance, Horror and Sci-fi. Starting with sci-fi, the team creates a colorful, other-worldly look with textured backgrounds and multiple lights. For noir, they demonstrate what can be done with just one powerful light along with careful placement of light modifiers to create a classic look. The romance look teaches the importance of soft, high-key light, and how to turn set pieces into diffused light sources. Lastly, the horror look shows how to create a frightening atmosphere with shadows and fog, plus you’ll get to see a clever practical light trick.
As you might ave guessed, B&H carries most of the supplies needed for these cinematic lighting setups.
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Post Date: 2/27/2016 6:50:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 26, 2016

USA TODAY photographers Robert Hanashiro and Dan MacMedan give us the scoop on what it takes to shoot the Oscars--from red carpet arrivals to emotional moments backstage.
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Post Date: 2/26/2016 1:29:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Focus Camera has the Tamrac 28-Inch ZipShot Mini Compact Camera Tripod available for $14.95 with free shipping. Compare at $24.95.
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Post Date: 2/26/2016 10:51:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
TOKYO –February 23, 2016 – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of its renewed online photo sharing service, "NIKON IMAGE SPACE". This latest version of the service was launched on February 22, 2016.
Originally launched in January, 2013, "NIKON IMAGE SPACE", the name of which expresses the fact that it is a space for sharing and appreciating images, is a free online image sharing and storage service open to anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies.
With this renewal, we have made "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" easier to use and more practical.
We have equipped "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" with three new modes that allow users to enjoy photos from a variety of angles. "View" mode supports intuitive browsing of photos, and the new "Report" mode enables analysis of aspects such as photographic tendencies from shooting information for uploaded photos and feedback on shared photos. "Organize" mode (computer version only), also available prior to the renewal, has been improved to enable easier and more natural photo organization with a left-and-right pane layout.
Photo sharing functions have also been improved. Users can specify a period of time for which images are shared (share duration), and the service has also been equipped with a function for receiving applause from those with whom images are shared. In addition to the ability to set the share duration, images can also be password protected. What's more, a browsing function that enables automatic display of photos to which the same tags have been attached, much like an album, has been added.
We plan to offer collaboration with SnapBridge, our new app announced in January, 2016, that enables constant connection between a Nikon digital camera and a smart device using Bluetooth low energy. This will enable automatic upload of an unlimited number of 2-MP images to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" from SnapBridge with a registered Nikon ID.
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Post Date: 2/26/2016 6:13:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the National Geographic YouTube Channel:
Franz Josef Land is the northernmost archipelago in the world, only 560 miles (900 kilometers) from the North Pole in the Russian Arctic. It is uninhabited by humans—except for a few scientists working in the nature reserve—and the wildlife population is robust. The rugged environment is home to thousands of walruses, whales and polar bears.
Photographer Cory Richards joined the Pristine Seas expedition to Franz Josef Land as a natural history photographer. When it came to making an image of the mighty polar bear, it was trial by fire. "I've been working for over a month to try to capture something that both celebrates the power of this animal, but also celebrates intimacy and gets us in close. This is my first time trying to actually photograph a polar bear in its natural environment. I'm learning. I'm learning every single second."
On one of his final attempts to photograph a polar bear, he decided to get out of the boat and go onto the shore, where he saw a polar bear in the distance. The plan was to set up a camera on the beach and hope that the bear would come over, Richards said. "As I get out of the boat, I'm thinking, 'First of all, this is stupid. There have been fatal attacks on these islands. People have lost their lives here. I'm willfully jumping onto the beach, with a very hungry bear, who has lost the opportunity to escape with the ice pack. I'm now food. I'm part of the food chain. And I'm certainly not the top of it.'" Richards set up a time-lapse camera on the beach, as well as a small video camera. "All that matters right now to me is making an image that has a lasting impact." But the bear was not paying attention to the team or coming any closer—until they launched a drone.
The team quickly got back in the boat to let the bear be, and the bear's curiosity led him right toward the camera on the beach. Richards got the images he was hoping for. "I think polar bears are one of the most special species that we can be looking at right now. Their life, in every way, is threatened. Climate change is affecting their environment. Photographing a polar bear, in the current state of the world, is not only beautiful but deeply important and deeply impactful."
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Post Date: 2/26/2016 5:55:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone available for $109.00 with free shipping. Compare at $134.65.
Currently (11/2015) this Microphone is compatible with the following Nikon Cameras
  • D3s, D4, D300S,
  • D600, D750, D800, D800E, D810,
  • D3200, D3300,
  • D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500,
  • D7000, D7100, D7200,
  • Coolpix P7000, Coolpix P7100, Coolpix P7700, Coolpix P7800 ,
  • Nikon 1 V1, Nikon V2, Nikon 1 V3
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/26/2016 5:40:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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