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 Monday, August 24, 2015
E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod
For a limited time, B&H has the E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod available for $179.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Product Highlights
  • 17.6 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Tripod Head
  • Sliding Balance Plate with Safety Lock
  • Spring Loaded Counterbalance System
  • Fixed Tilt and Pan Drag
  • 75mm Claw Ball
  • 2 Stage Tripod with Mid Level Spreader
  • 31 to 63" Height Range
  • Independent Leg Adjustments
  • Removable Anti-Slip Pads / Spike Covers
  • Travel Soft Case
Post Date: 8/24/2015 5:11:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, August 23, 2015
Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
B&H has the Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter available for $69.95 with free expedited shipping after $30.00 mail-in rebate.
Product Highlights
  • Provides 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Rotating Ring to Choose Degree of ND
  • Eliminates Buying Many ND Filters
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Use With Film or Digital
  • Wide Outer Ring Reduces Vignetting
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty
Post Date: 8/23/2015 7:33:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, August 22, 2015
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter
eBay (via BuyDig) has the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone + $150 Visa Gift Card available for $999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00 without gift card.
Post Date: 8/22/2015 6:11:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 21, 2015

From the Nikon USA YouTube Channel:
Nikon Ambassador and naturalist Ron Magill shares his advice on wildlife photography from Zoo Miami.
B&H carries Nikon cameras and lenses.
Post Date: 8/21/2015 12:08:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through September 30, Gitzo is offering a $150.00 rebate on tripods in its Systematic family of triods. See below for qualifying tripods.
Gitzo Tripods Eligible for $150.00 Rebate:
  • GT4552GTS - Systematic Series 4 carbon tripod, giant 5-section, overhead
  • GT5562LTS - Systematic Series 5 carbon tripod, super-compact 6-section
  • GT5532S - Systematic Series 5 carbon tripod, 3-section, standard level
  • GT3532S - Systematic Series 3 carbon tripod, 3-section, compact level
  • GT2532S - Systematic Series 2 carbon tripod, 3-section standard level
  • GT3532LSV - Systematic Series 3 carbon tripod, long 3-section, for video
  • GT2542S - Systematic Series 2 carbon tripod, 4-section, compact level
  • GT2542LS - Systematic Series 2 carbon tripod, long 4-section, eye level
  • GT4552TS - Systematic Series 4 carbon tripod, super-compact 5-section
  • GT5562GTS - Systematic Series 5 carbon tripod, giant 6-section, overhead
  • GT3542XLS - Systematic Series 3 carbon tripod, x-long 4-section overhead
  • GT4542LS - Systematic Series 4 carbon tripod, long 4-section, eye level
  • GT3532LS - Systematic Series 3 carbon tripod, long 3-section eye level
  • GT5532LS - Systematic Series 5 carbon tripod, long 3-section, eye-level
  • GT3542LS - Systematic Series 3 carbon tripod, long 4-section, eye level
  • GT5542LS - Systematic Series 5 carbon tripod, long 4-section, eye-level
Post Date: 8/21/2015 9:05:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Arris Surfboard SBG6580 DOCSIS 3.0 Modem-Router
If you've been renting your modem from the cable company, this Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day is just for you.
For today only, select Refurbished Arris Surfboard Cable Modems are heavily discounted over their non-refurbished counterparts. Be sure to verify that modems will be compatible with your internet provider before purchasing (they very likely will be).
Post Date: 8/21/2015 7:36:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x
B&H has the VisibleDust Quasar Sensor Loupe 7x available for $47.70 with free shipping. Regularly $97.70.
Product Highlights
  • Improved Focusing System
  • Identifies Smallest Spots on Sensor
  • Extra-low Dispersion K9 Optical Glass
  • Six LED Lights /Vari-Angled Orientation
  • Creates 3D Image of Dust Particles
  • Fluorine Coated / High Resolution
  • Reduces Chromatic Aberration
  • Also Used for Inspecting Negatives
  • Easy On/Off Operation
  • Includes Two Lithium Batteries and Case
Post Date: 8/21/2015 6:57:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 20, 2015
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Lens
An official notice has appeared on Nikon Japan stating that the release date for the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, initially scheduled for August 27, 2015, will be pushed back to "October, 2015."
B&H has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/ 2.8E ED VR available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/20/2015 3:10:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Mars InSight Boarding Pass
This may be a little off-topic for our target audience, but it seemed too cool not to post it.
Through September 8, NASA is offering to send your name written to a microchip bound for Mars. That's right – your name can be immortalized on the red planet, and it's absolutely free.
Simply obtain a "Boarding Pass" for the Mars InSight launch by entering your first and last name, postal code and [optionally] your email address (to track your Frequent Flyer points).
And as an added bonus, the Boarding Pass you get looks pretty nice! :-) [Sean]
Category: Nasa News
Post Date: 8/20/2015 11:08:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
B&H has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens in Canon mount in stock. Nikon mount version is available for preorder (expected in stock Aug 24th).
Post Date: 8/20/2015 8:59:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW and 250 AW Bags
From Lowepro:Lightweight Daypack Provides Ideal Protection and Quick Access for Compact Cameras and TabletsPetaluma, Calif. – August 19, 2015 – Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today announced the latest generation of its urban daypack series, Slingshot Edge. The redesigned series caters to the urban photographer by combining protective compartments and easy access with added storage for tablets, slim design and a stylish exterior.
“Ease of use is paramount for photographers on the move,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “There are few things more disappointing in photography than missing a great shot because you couldn’t get to your gear in time. The new Slingshot Edge series rethinks the sling design for fast, optimized access to a compact DSLR or compact system camera, while putting an added emphasis on trusted gear protection and style.”
The Slingshot Edge series is designed for urban photographers, day trippers and travelers looking for a slim and versatile camera bag to keep things light and easy. Two sizes are available, each featuring padded, dedicated compartments to keep camera gear, a tablet and other essentials organized and safe. The Slingshot Edge 150 AW is designed to hold a mirrorless/compact system camera with attached lens, a second lens, a small tablet and personal items. The larger Slingshot Edge 250 AW can accommodate a compact DSLR camera with attached lens, an extra lens, flash, full-size tablet and additional personal gear. Both bags come complete with a built-in All Weather AW CoverTM to protect from rain, snow or dust, as well as external bag straps that allow the attachment of a small tripod or other equipment.
The Slingshot Edge 150 AW (US MSRP $89.95) and 250 AW (US MSRP $109.95) are now available for purchase at a number of retail locations
B&H carries the Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW and 250 AW.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 8/20/2015 6:16:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack
For a limited time, B&H has the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ Backpack available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Product Highlights
  • Holds 2 DSLRs, 4 Lenses, Accessories
  • Holds up to a 500mm f/4 Lens
  • Holds 15" Laptop; MacBook Pro 17"
  • X-21 Sail Cloth Material/Tear-Resistant
  • Butterfly Flap Opening
  • Tuck-Away,Adjustable Foam Harness Straps
  • Removable Waist Belt / Vented Back Panel
  • Tripod Attachment
  • Top/Side Grab Handles
  • Rain Cover
Post Date: 8/20/2015 5:41:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Summer Photography Tips: Plant for Butterfly and Flower Pictures
Few natural subjects surpass flowers and butterflies in colorfulness. Planting flowers that attract butterflies takes advantage of both and planting them in your yard means fast access to these great subjects.
Don't have a garden of your own? Don't want to do the work? Others love gardening. Find someone who has this passion and share your photography passion with them in the form of images and prints. Alternatively, find a public garden.
Coneflowers are one of my favorite flowers and a small garden of them behind the house provided hours of distraction (I mean "gear evaluation") for me this summer. The shape of the flower permits full view of the butterfly and the working area keeps the butterfly busy long enough to get the photo. Because these flowers are planted on a bank, I can shoot horizontally across the flower tops (to get blurred blooms in the background) without lying on the ground. A raised planting box offers a similar advantage.
Most macro lenses work well for flowers, but butterflies are sometimes not comfortable with a lens close to them. Longer focal lengths permit longer working distances. In this case, the spangled fritillary butterfly was quite tolerant of my presence and I was able to utilize the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro Lens at a close distance.
I'm still struggling to retrain my brain to frame slightly wider with the extreme resolution of the Canon EOS 5Ds R available, allowing minor cropping to achieve perfect framing during post processing. The result in this case was that the butterfly's antenna was slightly closer to the right edge of the frame than I wanted. Fortunately, I had taken multiple photos and was able to add a small strip to the right side of this image, with ideal wing position, from one of the others for a 52.9 megapixel final image size.
I used a Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash with a camera exposure that balanced the ambient background lighting. Because the coneflower petals were closer to the flash than the butterfly, they were slightly brighter than I wanted. I decreased the brightness of the RAW file and overlaid the darker flower petals on the brighter butterfly and background.
What is in your flower bed? If the ideal flowers are not there, add them! Then get ready for your summer color.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, 500px and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Camera and Lens Settings
100mm  f/4.0  1/160s
ISO 100
6092 x 8688px
Post Date: 8/19/2015 12:28:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan Flickr Group
We've had Community for several years now and it has become a great venue for photographers to socialize, ask questions, share their images and compete in weekly contests.
One disadvantage to a forum-based system is that the images shared by the members appear in numerous different (themed) threads, meaning that viewing all the latest images posted is a rather tedious and time consuming process.
Therefore, we created Flickr Group to serve as a repository of Community (and non-Community) members where site visitors can share their images in a centralized location.
So what are you waiting for? Go check it out and feel free to add some of your favorite [family friendly] images (up to 5 per day).
Category: Site News
Post Date: 8/19/2015 12:38:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From SanDisk:
SanDisk SSD Concierge Service provides full support during SSD upgrade process
MILPITAS, Calif., August 18, 2015 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the first SSD upgrade service with live video support. The SanDisk SSD Concierge Service offers full support for SanDisk solid state drive (SSD) installations and is designed to simplify upgrades for consumers of all technical backgrounds.
“Many customers understand the benefits an SSD can bring to an aging laptop but they also feel anxious about performing an upgrade by themselves,” said Philippe Willams, director of product marketing, SanDisk. “The SanDisk SSD Concierge Service’s step-by-step live support will give consumers the confidence to install an SSD and enjoy the benefits of speed, performance and reliability.”
Upgrading an aging laptop with an SSD can greatly improve performance and is more cost effective than purchasing a new one. With advanced flash memory storage and significantly faster speeds, SSDs outpace traditional hard-disk drives (HDDs) in every performance category. In addition, SSDs run cooler, create less noise, and use less power, which helps extend laptop battery life, and reduce the strain on limited system resources.
Through the SanDisk SSD Concierge Service, consumers will have all of the tools required to upgrade their laptop successfully. This includes the hardware and software necessary to migrate data as well as install the new SSD. Once data has been successfully migrated, consumers will have the ability to schedule a video conference via mobile device with a SanDisk technician, who will walk them through the final steps of removing the existing storage device and installing their new SSD. The SanDisk SSD Concierge Service will support all SanDisk consumer SSDs.
Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk SSD Concierge Service is available through Amazon for $39.99*.
* SSD not included; sold separately.
Category: SanDisk News
Post Date: 8/19/2015 8:58:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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