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 Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Lexar 32GB SDHC 600x UHS-1 Class 10 (2 Pack)
B&H has a Lexar 32GB SDHC 600x UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card (2 Pack) available for $72.95 with free shipping. Compare at $89.95.
Post Date: 3/25/2014 10:03:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens
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Post Date: 3/25/2014 10:00:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Polyphemus Moth
In the latest tips article to be added to the site, I explain How to Calculate Lens Working Distance.
 
While this distance is easy to calculate with a tape measure or other distance measurement tool, you can also use the site's Lens Specifications and Measurements tool to obtain this information without leaving your seat.
 
Those having read the yesterday-posted Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Review will recognize the discussed formula.
Post Date: 3/25/2014 9:49:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From JOBY:
 
New flash accessory lets photographers use a stop sign, a fence or a door to dramatically improve photo lighting
 
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2014 – To create more dramatic lighting effects, photographers use off-camera flashes to avoid the flat images that often result from built-in camera flashes. In order to create more interesting lighting angles, a photographer often requires bulky tools or an assistant to hold the flash in place. With the JOBY Flash Clamp & Locking ArmTM photographers can now quickly place off-camera flashes at unique angles for a more professional look.
 
"We often see awkward setups with off-camera flashes, such as people holding their flash in one hand while holding their camera with the other, or people wrestling with a light stand or pole. We think that JOBY’s tools, with their ability to adapt to their environment, make for a much more fun and imaginative way of positioning your flashes." said Michael Jue, director of product design at JOBY.
 
The JOBY Flash Clamp & Locking Arm innovates with a clamp that lets users quickly secure their Canon Speedlite 430 EX II Flash, Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight i-TTL Flash, PocketWizard Plus III, or any other wireless flash to any surface less than two inches (5.08 centimeters) in width. Now, a stop sign can hold the primary key light. To bring more details to shadows, a fence can mount a fill light. To separate the subject from its background, the top of a door can be a backlight platform. The locking arm also has two fully articulating ball joints that position the flash at any angle needed while providing a long-lasting hold. The Flash Clamp & Locking Arm comes with a removable Universal Flash Shoe that can be used on any tripod with a 1/4"-20 screw.
 
"To achieve good lighting, it’s critical to create the best angles," said Noah Balmer, lead designer at JOBY. "Some people see everyday objects at the shoot as nuisances and obstacles. At JOBY, we see them as photography platforms. Combine a few Flash Clamp & Locking Arm with our GorillaPod Hybrid or SLR-Zoom, and now, the whole world becomes your flash mount."
 
The JOBY Flash Clamp & Locking Arm retails for $39.95 (US MSRP) and is available for purchase at popular photospecialty retailers and consumer electronics stores. The Universal Flash Shoe can also be bought separately for $4.95 (US MSRP).
 
B&H carries the JOBY Flash Clamp and Locking Arm and the Universal Flash Shoe.
Category: Joby News
Post Date: 3/25/2014 7:23:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 24, 2014

 
From the Vocative YouTube Channel:

Kirill Oreshkin likes taking photographs. Selfies, landscapes, the usual stuff—except his shots are captured atop some of the world's tallest buildings.
 
Once Oreshkin gets as high as the stairs or elevator will take him, he often scales up scaffolding or other parts of the structure. The tallest building he has climbed to date is the Mercury City Tower in Moscow. At 338 meters (about 1,109 feet), it's the tallest in Europe. Oreshkin is one of Russia's extreme urban climbers, known to hang off the edge of buildings by only his fingers. He does all this unsupervised and without any safety gear.
 
"Using safety measures changes something—no one is going to recognize that you really risked your life," Oreshkin says, adding that he knows what he's doing is dangerous.
 
Oreshkin's hobby started in 2008, when he began climbing to the roofs of homes and buildings in his neighborhood. He still doesn't do any particular physical training, since he says it's all about having the right mentality. He claims he was nervous about heights at first, and had trouble standing on the edge, which he now does with ease.
 
"It's no longer about overcoming myself," he says. "I just really like doing it. I like to look and study the city from different viewpoints."
 
Climbing has become second nature to him. "What's going through my head when I'm up there? Nothing special," he says. "I just try to think about hanging tight and staying alive."

Want to see more of Kirill Oreshkin's work? Check out his his 500px page for more photography from atop Russia's highest buildings.

Post Date: 3/24/2014 2:06:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens
eBay (via TopElectronicDeals) has the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Lens (Canon / Nikon) available for $249.97 with free shipping. Compare at $349.00.
Post Date: 3/24/2014 1:30:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Flash
Through March 27, B&H has the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Flash available for $100.00 Off – now $1,895.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,995.00.
 
Product Highlights:

  • Optional Remote Control with Air TTL-C
  • Full E-TTL II with Canon Cameras
  • 500W/s, 9-Stop Power Range
  • Lithium-ion Battery Powered
  • Up to 220 Full-Power Flashes
  • Flash Duration: 1/19,000 - 1/1,000 Sec
  • LED Modeling Lamp
  • 20 fps Burst Mode
  • 0.1 - 1.9 Sec. Recycling
  • Fan Cooled, Built-in 77° Reflector

Post Date: 3/24/2014 10:15:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Bolt Cyclone X PP-600 Compact Power Pack
B&H has the Bolt Cyclone X PP-600 Compact Power Pack available for $299.95 with free shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
Features:

  • Li-Ion Battery, 5-Pin Connector
  • 1 Sec. Recycle Time with Most Flashes
  • Up to 900 Full Power Flashes
  • LED Charge Level Indicators
  • 100-240VAC Charger
  • Charges in 4 Hours
  • Removable Belt Clip
  • Quick Release Shoulder Strap
  • US, UK and European Plug Adapters

Note: With most compatible flash units, an additional flash cable is required to connect the battery pack to the flash.

Post Date: 3/24/2014 10:03:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tascam DR-100 Mark II 2-Channel Linear PCM Recorder
Through March 27, B&H has the Tascam DR-100 Mark II 2-Channel Linear PCM Recorder available for $199.00 with free shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Post Date: 3/24/2014 9:47:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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B&H is hosting "The Wedding Event of the Season" featuring a live broadcast of wedding photography specialists nearly all day.
 
MORNING SESSION

9:00am - 9:30amIntroduction, State of the Industry and Trends
with WPPI's Jason Groupp
9:30am - 11:30amBack to the Basics: Wedding Photography from the Heart
with Joe Buissink
11:45am - 12:30pmCapturing the Emotion
with Mel DiGiacomo

AFTERNOON SESSION

1:15pm - 3:00pmWedding Video Integration with Canon Digital Cinema and the C100
with Adam Forgione
3:15pm - 4:45pmPerfect Portrait, Venue Lighting and Posing
with Moshe Zusman
5:00pm - 6:15pmBalancing a Sustainable Business with Creative Drive
with Ryan Brenizer
7:00pm - 9:00pmSimplified Workflow for the Wedding Photographer in Adobe Lightroom 5
with Tim Grey

Post Date: 3/24/2014 9:11:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Gitzo GT3530LSV Carbon Fiber Tripod
Doing some fundraising: I have my Used Gear for Sale page up and loaded.
 
Check it out to see if there is anything you can use.
Post Date: 3/24/2014 8:37:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Sample Picture
Just posted: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Review
 
This is a nice lens with great image quality. And it has a huge $300.00 instant rebate available right now, making it a bargain.
 
B&H has the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens in stock.
Post Date: 3/24/2014 8:11:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
On March 19, Profoto and Mark Wallace did a live webinar on high-key and low-key lighting. Did you miss it? No worries. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.
 
Profoto hosts free webinars once a month. Click the link to sign up, and we'll send you a friendly reminder when the next one is about to start: http://www.profoto.com/webinar
 
Note: Be sure to check out Mark's uses of a gobo around the 32 minute mark. It's pretty amazing to see what a few holes in Rosco Cinefoil can do for you.
 
B&H carries the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery Powered Flash and other Profoto products.
Post Date: 3/24/2014 7:41:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 21, 2014
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens
Use promo code LWZOOM ($140.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens for Canon/Nikon for $429.00 with free shipping. Regulary $569.00.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM for more info.
Post Date: 3/21/2014 2:58:46 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
CanvasPeople
CanvasPeople is running one of its best deals of the year. Right now, you can get any available Canvas Print for 80% Off.
 
Available Sizes and Sale Prices

SizeStandard
Gallery Wrap
Thick
Gallery Wrap
8x10$10.00 -
11x11$13.80 -
11x14$14.00 $18.00
16x16$16.60 -
9x27$17.40 -
16x20$18.80 $22.80
18x24$21.00 $25.00
20x30$22.40 -
24x36-$27.80
20x48-$28.80

Post Date: 3/21/2014 2:14:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Today, allotting time to your online marketing efforts is essential, so don’t waste the precious time you do carve out for it. Rather than taking guesses about what you should post, implementing a well thought-out strategy and solid plan will help yield a larger online audience, and ultimately drive more business.
 
In this webinar, professional photographer and digital marketing expert Rosh Sillars will join Allen Murabayashi to discuss tips, tricks, and secrets on how you can create a killer social marketing strategy, reaching new audiences and engaging your followers.
 
Rosh will answer your questions such as:

  • How do I develop a proper workflow for my social media channels?
  • Is Facebook still worthwhile?
  • Why use Twitter vs. Instagram vs. Facebook?
  • Is spending on Facebook ads worth it?
  • What kind of content should I share with my online audience?
  • What tools can I use to optimize my online workflow?

Date: Wednesday, March 26th
Time: 4:00pm Eastern
 
Register Now for the free webinar.


 
Last month B&H posted a great video by the Chicago-based Bob & Dawn Davis Photography called "Speedlites: The Power and Possibilities." Somehow this video initially slipped under my radar – so I'm really glad I found it today.
 
The video is about 2 hours long but is certainly worth watching if you've got a pair of Canon Speedlites and you're looking for inspiration.
Post Date: 3/21/2014 12:57:54 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens
Standard product images for the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens have been added to the comparison tool.
 
The link will show the big Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens beside the medium-sized Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens and the smaller Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens.
 
The Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens review page has addition on-camera product images.
Post Date: 3/21/2014 11:36:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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