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 Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens review.
 
Probably the most notable difference between the 7D II and the 1Ds Mark III is the crop sensor camera's reduced vignetting as a result of utilizing the center-most part of the image circle. Otherwise, image quality is impressively close wide open between the two bodies.
 
The world awaits the comparison between this lens and the just-announced Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens. This comparison will be a top priority once Sigma's newest "Art" lens lands in our hands.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/25/2015 9:57:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
While trees that are full of leaves are quite attractive, they can block the view of many homes and buildings. As the cold weather sets in and deciduous trees lose their leaves, buildings typically blocked by foliage can be seen in their entirety. Use this time to capture views of buildings otherwise unobtainable when greenery dominates the frame.
 
Be sure to take advantage of winter breaks and other periods of desolation to avoid distracting elements in your architecture photos. The shot at the top of this post was taken at a local university during the school's winter break. Otherwise, cars and pedestrians would likely been in the frame when photographing the massive library. The shot below was taken on a Sunday morning when all the pictured and surrounding businesses were closed.
 
Broad Street with Cream City Sign
 
If snow is blanketing the ground, then buildings (or various man-made structures) can provide an excellent subject for your imagery. Snow can make rather mundane, uninspiring places look interesting. Take full advantage of freshly fallen snow by setting out early before the blank canvas has been disturbed by those having snowball fights or making snowmen.
 
Walnut Park Gazebo in Snow
 
And if the frigid conditions make outdoor photography less ideal for you, try photographing architectural interiors in the comfort of climate control. Personally, I like photographing interiors just after sunset so that the cool ambient light outside the windows is prominent.
 
Veterans Barber Shop 360-Degree Panorama
 
Wide angle, ultra-wide angle and tilt-shift lenses will be your best bets when photographing architecture. All of the shots in this post (aside from the panorama) were taken with the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift lens and a B+W circular polarizer. The panorama was captured using the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens and my 360-degree panoramic setup.
 
In short, use the winter months to get a fresh, clean look at architecture – inside and out!
Post Date: 2/25/2015 8:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,149.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: The 6D deal listed here is not advertised as coming with a Canon USA warranty and this camera may be a grey market item. The auction indicates that a warranty is included, but that warranty may be a BigValueInc warranty. If such, BVI's warranty only covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days. Canon USA has been known to provide warranty service for gray market items, but you are at-your-own-risk with that assumption.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/25/2015 6:35:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the George Lepp for the Canon Professional Network:
"We’ve had the ability to capture time-lapse images with Canon EOS cameras for some time. What was needed was an interval timer to attach to the camera to fire it at a regulated interval. This interval could be as short as 1 second to as long as days. To do this, you needed to purchase an interval timer (intervolameter) and carry it with you. Canon’s answer for advanced DSLRs is the TC-80N3 Timer/Remote Controller. It has several functions beyond being an interval timer and is usually found in my camera bag. But there have been numerous times that I’ve been out photographing and didn’t have all my tools with me, including the TC-80N3, and I was out of luck when it came to time-lapses.
 
The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II has the interval timer built into the camera. Access the 4th Red Menu on the camera’s LCD and follow the procedure below. You will have the option of setting the number of captures from 1 to 99 or set to “Unlimited.” The time between each exposure can be set from 1 second to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds."
See the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/25/2015 6:23:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 24, 2015
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer
Hot Deal: Right now, B&H has the DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer available for $500.00 off – now only $2,499.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,999.00.
 
Features:
 
  • Supports Cameras up to 16 Pounds
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control
  • Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System
  • Assistant Software for iOS and Windows
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup
  • 15mm Rods + Mount Points for Accessories
  • USB and PowerTap Power Outputs
  • Gimbal Tuning Stand Included
  • Included Hard Case Holds Gimbal and More
Post Date: 2/24/2015 11:01:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
ikan IFD576-S Featherweight Daylight LED Light
For today only (or until supplies last), B&H has the ikan IFD576-S Featherweight Daylight LED Light available for $249.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 5,600K Color Balance
  • Multi-Voltage AC Adapter
  • Uses 14.4V Batteries with AB Plate
  • LCD Touchscreen Controller
Post Date: 2/24/2015 9:50:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera (review) available for $749.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/24/2015 8:25:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens review.
 
There is a reason that Canon is showing this lens mounted to the new Canon EOS 5Ds. This lens has the resolution needed to take advantage of high density sensors.
 
Canon EOS 5Ds Front with 24 70mm Lens
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/24/2015 7:28:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens has just seen a significant price drop – $1,001.10, to be exact. The lens is now $5,647.90 with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/24/2015 6:48:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 23, 2015
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body (review) available for $1,999.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/23/2015 10:43:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens (review) available for $715.00. Compare at $799.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 2/23/2015 7:17:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, February 22, 2015
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
Live Again: eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,299.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not eligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/22/2015 10:32:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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 $607.49 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/22/2015 9:05:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 21, 2015
PocketWizard Logo
From PocketWizard:
 
Latest TTL firmware update further expands extensive list of compatible cameras
 
February 20, 2015 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and flash power control with Sekonic light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Firmware version 3.800 for Nikon includes compatibility with the recently released D750. Additionally, firmware version 6.800 for Canon now provides TTL compatibility with the Canon 7D Mk II. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility. PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later is required before installing this update.
 
“This firmware release makes us compatible with most current Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras. Once we receive our pre-ordered Canon 5DS and 5DS R, our Engineers are geared up to get a firmware update out for these cameras as fast as possible,” said Heather Ambrose, Marketing Director at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products.
 
For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection and to view current release notes for Nikon firmware update version 3.8 and Canon firmware version 6.8 visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
 
For a complete compatibility list, please visit:
http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/index.php?title=Canon_Compatibility
http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/index.php?title=Nikon_Compatibility
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 2/21/2015 12:19:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 20, 2015
Nikon Logo
From Nikon:
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 AW1 firmware to A:1.10 / B:1.10:
 
  • This software allows for simultaneous upgrade of both A and B firmware to the latest version. If this latest firmware version is already installed on your camera, you need not proceed with download or installation of this Firmware upgrade.
  • This software is provided to those who agree to the terms of the software license at the bottom of this page. When the user selects the I agree - Begin download option outside of the frame, agreement to the terms of the software license is inferred and the user is bound by the terms of the Nikon Corporation (hereafter “Nikon”) License Agreement.
  • NOTE: The camera's internal clock may be reset when the firmware is upgraded. Should this occur, set the clock to the correct date and time after the firmware has been upgraded using the Time Zone and date itme in the setup menu.
  • Be sure that you have read and understand the terms of the license agreement before initiating download of this software.
Updates included with this release
 
  • Support for the FULL/LIMIT focus limit switch on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 has been added.
  • When camera firmware is updated to this version, autofocus does not function when an FT1 running L firmware Ver. 1.10 or earlier is used. Users of the FT1 must update FT1 L firmware to Ver. 1.20 at the same time camera firmware is updated.
  • An issue that prevented reading of .MOV data contained in folders numbered 256 or higher on the memory card inserted in the camera by an application such as the Wireless Mobile Utility used to connect a device via PTP/IP has been resolved.
  • An Underwater flash option has been added to the shooting menu to support use of the Underwater Speedlight SB-N10.
  • An issue that caused images captured using a non-CPU lens with the Mount Adapter FT1 to be underexposed has been resolved.
Download: Nikon 1 AW1 Firmware A:1.10 / B:1.10
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/20/2015 9:57:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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