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 Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 Splash Screen
From the Canon Professional Network:
 
Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, which now supports – in addition to its current range of full-frame DSLRs – the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 700D and EOS 100D.
 
Launched in September 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 was Canon’s first sweeping change to its popular RAW processing software since its original launch. The latest version of DPP – version 4.1.50 – is a response to feedback from owners of older full-frame and APS-C cameras who are looking for the very latest RAW workflow solution.
 
Additionally, DPP 4.1.50 supports the recently launched EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses, the profiles for which are now available for use with the Lens Correction function.
 
Commenting on the update, Mike Owen, European Professional Imaging Communications Manager, Professional Imaging Department, Canon Europe, said: “DPP 4.0 has proved incredibly popular with our customers and this latest update further extends its appeal to a wider range of users, such as those using the highly successful EOS 5D Mark II. Canon remains firmly committed to offering a complete range of products to photographers and increasingly its software solutions are playing a vital role in delivering the ultimate in image quality from capture to output.”
 
DPP 4.1.50: KEY FEATURES
 
  • Faster, real-time adjustments.
  • Improved RAW file workflow.
  • Better, more approachable user interfaces.
  • Compatible with 64-bit native environments.
  • Colour adjustments for specific colour gamuts.
  • Improved highlight recovery provides expanded tonality.
  • Improved shadow recovery function.
  • Support for movie playback.
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer can be applied to JPEG images.
  • Better integration with EOS Utility.
You can download DPP 4.1.50 now, free of charge, from Canon Europe’s support site here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.1.50 from the software options to download.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 10:14:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Nikon D810 firmware C:1.02
 
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date December 17, 2014
 
  • When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved.
  • When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved.
  • Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other than Off has been reduced.
Download: D810 firmware C:1.02
 


Nikon D750 firmware C:1.01
 
Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date December 17, 2014
 
  • When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting menu, images were sometimes over-exposed. This issue has been resolved. (Enabling auto FP high-speed sync: Select 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) for Custom Setting e1: Flash sync speed)
  • When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved.
  • Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other than Off has been reduced.
Download: Nikon D750 firmware C:1.01
 
B&H carries the Nikon D810 and D750 DSLR cameras.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 9:22:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Just posted: Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
 
Is the 24-105 STM a lens introduced before its primary purpose?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm IS STM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 8:04:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Zeiss OTUS 85mm f/1.4 Lens
B&H has the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 Lens for Nikon in stock with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 7:42:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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For today only, use coupon code PXDEAL12 at AdoramaPix to get 16x20 poster prints for only $6.95 per prints. Regularly $9.60.
Post Date: 12/17/2014 7:17:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
X-Rite i1Display Pro Color Calibration System
For today only, B&H has the X-Rite i1Display Pro Color Calibration System available for $129.00 with free expedited shipping after $25.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $249.00.
Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:59:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera available for $2,364.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,799.00 after $300.00 mai-in rebate.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IIII.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:54:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Airport Helipak Bag for Quadcopters
From Think Tank Photo:
 
In February, we will release the most travel friendly, comfortable, and reasonably priced backpack for users of DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or other similar sized quadcopters. The Airport Helipak will easily hold a drone plus a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries, and a Delvcam Camera-Top 7" HDMI LCD Monitor, while still complying with airline carry-on size requirements.
 
Movable dividers allow users to customize the fit of their gear in this fully featured backpack. The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support and articulated air-channel, the adjustable sternum strap, and the removable padded waistbelt allow for extreme comfort even while trekking by foot or mountain bike into remote areas.
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • The custom divider set, designed specifically for the DJI Phantom series, allows you to reconfigure your bag.
  • International and domestic carry-on size compatible
  • Dedicated 15” laptop pocket
  • Protective rotor thread caps included.
  • Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: rotor blades, screwdriver, cables, etc.
  • Deluxe organizer for smart phone, wallet, pens, keys, business cards, etc.
  • Water bottle pocket on side
  • Height adjustable sternum strap
  • Elastic pockets on shoulder strap for phone, energy bar, GU pack, and more.
  • Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks, etc.
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, big hole air mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: Removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 × 52.1 × 22.9cm)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13” W x 18.8” H x 7.6” D (33 × 47.8 × 19.3cm)
  • Laptop: 9.4” W x 9.8” H x 0.6”D (24 × 25 × 1.5)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:27:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tamrac 5374 Adventure 74 Backpack
B&H has the Tamrac 5374 Adventure 74 Backpack available for $59.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $109.95.
 
Note from Sean: I own and use one of these backpacks all the time. When I want to carry most of my gear, I take the Tamrac 5588 Expedition 8x. But for all other times, I pack what I need into a Tamrac 5374 and hit the road running. It's been a very good bag for the outings that require less gear.
 
Don't get me wrong, though – you can stuff quite a bit into one of these bags. For my latest trip to Atlanta, GA, I planned on filming our family Christmas get-together with my DSLR gear yet I also wanted to be prepared to capture static images as well (just in case). Here's what I packed into the Tamrac 5374:
 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Battery Grip
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Battery Grip
  • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift
  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  • Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
  • Canon 580EX Speedlite
  • Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote
  • BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Strap
  • ND Filter and Step-up Rings
  • Flash Gels
  • Gaffer Tape
  • Microfiber Cloth
As you can see, this backpack can hold a decent amount of gear. ;-)
Post Date: 12/16/2014 2:10:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $699.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00 new.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/16/2014 1:05:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From LensRentals:
 
Do your holiday plans or New Year's resolutions involve photography? If you've been excitedly waiting to use a certain piece of gear, now is the best time to try something for the first time.
 
Use promo code HOLIDAYS to save 25% off any rental this season from December 23rd to January 2nd.
 
Details:
 
  • Orders must have a delivery date between 12/23/14 - 1/2/15
  • Can not be combined with any other offers
  • Limit- 2 rental orders per person
To support this site, click on the appropriate product review and then click the Rent button beside the camera/lens you want to rent.
Post Date: 12/16/2014 11:26:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Europe Warns of Fraudulent D800E Cameras
From Nikon:
 
Notice regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR (fraudulently modified D800) cameras
 
We have confirmed that there are cases in which D800E digital SLR cameras were received for repair, only to find that the cameras were actually fraudulently modified D800 cameras whose covers had been replaced with D800E covers. It seems that these fraudulently modified products are in circulation via Internet auctions and the like. As the Nikon warranty does not apply to fraudulently modified products, Nikon will not inspect or repair such products. In addition, Nikon cannot be held responsible in any way regarding the use of fraudulently modified products. Please take all necessary precautions to ensure the authenticity of a camera before purchasing one.
 
Identifying these fraudulently modified cameras
Display an image captured with your camera in the camera monitor. When the overview* display option is enabled in full-frame playback mode, the name of the camera used to capture the image is displayed in the top right corner. If "NIKON D800E" is displayed, your camera is an authentic D800E. If any other name is displayed, your camera is a fraudulent D800E.
 
Nikon D800E Verified Through Menu.gif
 
*See the D800/D800E User's Manual for instructions on enabling overview display.
 
For more information regarding this matter, please contact Nikon Customer Support.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 12/16/2014 11:21:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through Thursday, use coupon code PXHDEAL11 at AdoramaPix to receive 35% off your custom calendar order.
Post Date: 12/16/2014 9:38:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for preorder.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Innovative 10-in-1 Design, 38 x 45"
  • 2:3 aspect ratio removable center frame
  • White, Silver, Sunlight, Black Surfaces
  • 1-Stop Diffusion Core
Post Date: 12/16/2014 7:25:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base
B&H has the Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base available for $130.49 with free expedited shipping after $45.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $175.49.
Post Date: 12/16/2014 7:11:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer
B&H has the DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer available for $2,699.00 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: 12/16/2014 6:57:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light
For today only, B&H has the ikan IB500 Dual-Color LED Studio Light available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $494.00.
 
Product Features:
 
  • Digital Color Adjustments
  • 3200 - 5600K
  • Built-In Dimmer
  • Integrated Barn Door Intensifiers
  • Wide Angle Beam Pattern
  • Solid Metal Construction
  • Multi-voltage
  • AC/DC 12-24V
  • Optional Anton Bauer, V-Mount
  • Low Power Draw: Only 36W
Post Date: 12/16/2014 6:19:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, December 15, 2014
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From Canon:
 
Affected Product
EOS 6D Digital SLR Cameras
 
Details
Firmware Version 1.1.6 incorporates the following fixes:
 
  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera may not first use the center AF point to focus, when the AF point selection is set to automatic in AI Servo AF mode.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which focus cannot be finely adjusted with specific lenses when shooting remotely with EOS Utility software.
  3. Corrects some Ukrainian language displayed on the menu for ISO Setting.
Firmware Version 1.1.6 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.4. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
 
Please note: After the firmware update has been performed the following setting will be reset to default.
Menu > Custom Function> C.Fn II: Autofocus > AF Microadjustment> 1: All by same amount
 
When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
 
Support
Download Firmware Version 1.1.6 for the EOS 6D Camera
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/15/2014 7:14:26 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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