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 Friday, September 23, 2016
From Phottix:
Another Phottix First!
Anything Goes
Phottix presents the first studio light system compatible with Canon’s radio flash system. The Indra TTL was the next generation of Phottix’s innovative TTL products–the Indra500LC takes that one step further – incorporating the radio control and triggering the Canon RT and the Phottix Laso triggering systems. The Indra500LC gives photographers 500W/s of TTL power, opening up new possibilities and allowing photographers to shoot in shutter and aperture priority modes with incredible power.
High Speed Sync
With the Phottix Indra500LC TTL’s High Speed Sync function photographers can shoot at higher sync speeds* allowing wider apertures while still being able to control ambient light. In manual mode the Indra500LC offers 8 stops of power adjustments - from full power to 1/128 in 1/3rd stop increments. With Stroboscopic Mode, the Phottix Indra can be used for special effect and creative shooting with flash frequency of 1-100HZ and flash counts of 1-100 times.
Built-in Triggering
The Phottix Indra500LC TTL has the power and control of the Canon RT and Phottix Laso triggering systems built-in. Switchbetween TTL and Manual modes, adjust EV and manual power levels and use high speed sync, all from the Canon ST-E3, compatible Canon RT Speedlites and the Phottix Laso Transmitter - no extra hardware is needed
Supports older Canon non-RT flashes
One of the best things of the Phottix Laso Triggering system is it’s ability to incorporate older non-radio Canon flashes into your workflow. There’s no need to set aside your 580 EXII – add a Phottix Laso Receiver and have the ability to control and trigger it, and add it your other Canon RT-enabled flashes – and the Phottix Indra500 LC.
The Indra500 LC comes with a Li-Ion battery, cables, charger, carrying bag and a new, smaller 5” reflector to make the Indra500 LC easier to pack and take on location.
*On compatible cameras.
A 500W Studio Light Compatible with Canon’s RT flash system
Phottix Laso System launched a year ago to much industry buzz and acclaim. It provided something sorely lacking in the Canon RT flash system – backwards compatibility with legacy non-RT-flashes.
Phottix’s is continuously developing new user-friendly products that provide efficient and innovative solutions to photographers and is proud to announce another industry first – a Phottix Laso and Canon RT compatible version of the award-winning Phottix Indra500. The Indra500LC offers Phottix Laso and Canon RT system users another tool in their lighting arsenal.
Fully compatible with the Phottix Laso and Canon RT ETTL System
  • Control and trigger the Indra500LC directly from the Phottix Laso Transmitter, Canon ST-E3, compatible Canon RT-enabled Speedlites.Empower Canon Speedlites with a more powerful Big Brother: Take lighting to the next level.
  • Augment the power of Canon Speedlites with the Indra500LC, featuring 500W/s of power, high speed sync up to 1/8000s and remote control and triggering.
Improved Accessories and functions
  • 5” Reflector: Smaller and easier to take on location with a reflective angle of 135 Degrees.
  • Smaller Gear Bag: More convenient for photographers that want to travel light-weight.
  • Real-Time Control Details: Changes made on the Laso or other control device are displayed on the Indra500LC display.
Pricing and availability to be announced.
B&H carries the Phottix Laso TTL Flash Trigger Transmitter & Receiver.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Phottix News
Post Date: 9/23/2016 7:44:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon KeyMission 360 and Keymission 170 action camera preorders currently qualify for a free accessory pack valued at $149.95.
Free Accessory Pack Includes
  • Tabletop Tripod
  • Extension Arm
  • Extra EN-EL12 Battery
  • Zippered Carrying Case
Nikon KeyMission 360 Product Highlights
  • Capture Spherical Video in UHD 4K at 24p
  • Dual-Lens Capture and Internal Stitching
  • Also Record 1080p24 and 1440x960p25/30
  • 100 ft Waterproof Without Housing
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction (1080p)
  • 29MP Still-Image Capture
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lens
  • Control & Playback App for iOS/Android
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
Nikon KeyMission 170 Product Highlights
  • Capture UHD 4K 25/30p with 170° View
  • 1080p at up to 120 fps; Hi-Res Stills
  • 720p at Super-Slow-Motion 200/240 fps
  • 33ft Waterproof without Housing Required
  • Built-In Vibration Reduction (1080/720p)
  • Nikon Nikkor Glass Lens
  • 1.5" Real-Time Monitoring & Playback LCD
  • Control & Playback App for iOS/Android
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Shockproof, Freezeproof, and Dustproof
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/23/2016 6:42:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
Please find the following notes on the usage of SIGMA interchangeable lenses for EOS, when attached to Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that is released on September 8th.
  • MO (Manual Override) function is unavailable with this camera (Full-time Manual function can be offered).
  • When using a SIGMA interchangeable lens for EOS, setting the corrections to [Disable] is recommended, as “Lens Correction” functions of the camera, such as Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Diffraction correction and Distortion correction are not supported.*
* If those functions are activated, the performance of lenses may not be accurate.
* This is not only for EOS 5D Mark IV, but also for other camera bodies with the same function.
We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 9/23/2016 5:27:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 22, 2016

From the B&H YouTube Channel:
Just out of reach of the longest selfie stick and the lowest hovering helicopter, drones are the hottest technological force of the 21st century. The ancient human desire to take flight and see the world from a towering perspective is now available to the masses. So, how can you communicate a soaring visual story and elevate your artistry to new heights? Join award-winning photographer Chase Guttman, author of the upcoming Handbook of Drone Photography, as he guides you through the airspace of the newest photographic frontier.
Note: Shown above is the highlight reel from the event. The full version can be found here.
B&H carries aerial imaging platforms, aka drones.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/22/2016 12:50:29 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Introduced in 2012, the EOS 6D became Canon's affordable, entry-level full frame DSLR with the 5D III sitting right above it in feature set and price. With the release of the Canon 5D Mark IV, the gap between the 5D-series of cameras and the EOS 6D has widened significantly.
While we have no knowledge of an EOS 6D Mark II in the works, considering Canon's development history it's relatively safe to assume one is coming in the not-so-distant future. So we want to know – what specifications and features would you like to see in an EOS 6D Mark II?
Let us know in the post's comments.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/22/2016 7:55:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

Join us at 11:30am EDT on September 27th, 2016 to see how DJI is going to change your world again.
Learn more:
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/22/2016 5:27:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

From the B&H YouTube Channel:
Color calibration is an important process when taking and editing photos. With the Spyder5CAPTURE PRO bundle, it only takes a few steps to ensure perfect, consistent color in all your shots. The kit includes, the SpyderCHECKR to give your photos a color reference, the SpyderLENSCAL, to adjust autofocusing, the SpyderCube, to obtain perfect exposure, and the Spyder5Elite, for accurate monitor calibration.
B&H carries the Datacolor Spyder5CAPTURE PRO which currently qualifies for a $100.00 instant savings.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/21/2016 2:58:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code SPORTS15 at to save 15% on your Canon / Nikon supertelephoto lens or EOS 1D X II / D5 rental arriving before this month's end.
To support this site, navigate to the appropriate product review and click the Rent button.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/21/2016 10:07:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through 9/26, Adorama has the Tascam DR-60D MKII Portable Recorder for DSLR available for $124.99 with free shipping after $30.00 mail-in rebate. Compare at $173.00.
Product Highlights
  • Four-track WAV or BWAV recording up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • Designed to attach to DSLR camera with top and bottom tripod mounts
  • Easy-to-use interface with switches instead of menus
  • Dual record mode captures a safety track so there's a backup in case of overload
  • High-quality microphone preamps, analog/digital converters, and recording format (BWAV) - much better than the camera audio specs
  • Improved microphone preamp with up to 64dB of gain
  • Camera output pads down to mic level so it doesn't overload the camera
  • Records to SD card media
  • Individual headphone and line outputs
  • Slate function plays a tone for easier syncronization with camera audio
  • Two XLR/1/4" combination jacks plus stereo 1/8" mini jack
  • Powered via AA batteries or USB input
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/21/2016 5:44:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the Ikigai Large Rival Backpack with Camera Cell available for $129.99 with free shipping. Regularly $299.99.
Product Highlights
  • Holds DSLR, up to 9 Lenses & Accessories
  • Removable Camera Cell & Laptop Sleeve
  • Padded Touch-Fastened Interior Dividers
  • Top, Left, Right & Front Access to Gear
  • Top Storage Pockets for Fast Access
  • Side Pockets for Accessories
  • Shoulder Straps, Waist Belt & Top Handle
  • Trolley Handle Strap
  • Detachable Tripod Carrying System
  • Removable Rain Cover
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/21/2016 5:37:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 20, 2016
From Photoshelter:
How do you get a rep’s attention and seal the deal?
Having a photo rep may mean access to new clients, help with marketing, negotiating, accounting, and an overall support system. But how do you lock this partnership down?
To help demystify the world or representation, we’re tackling it head on in our latest guide, Tips to Getting a Photo Rep.
Inside, check out interviews from photographers who share:
  • How to get you (and your work) ready for pitching agencies
  • How to determine if a rep is a good fit for you
  • Tips to get on a rep’s radar and ink a deal
  • How to work with a rep day-to-day
Also hear from reps at Jed Root, Glasshouse Assignment and NatGeo Creative who talk through how they find new photographers and what it’s like to work with someone for the first time.
Download the free guide today!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/20/2016 2:00:06 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Genaray SpectroLED-14 Light (100-240VAC/12VDC) available for $229.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
Product Highlights
  • Daylight Balanced 5,600K
  • AC or DC Operation
  • 10 - 100% Dimming Control
  • Optional Remote Dimmer
  • Beam Pattern: 60° Flood
  • Includes 3/4 Stop Diffusion Sock
  • Multi-voltage Power Supply/Adapter
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/20/2016 1:50:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Listec Teleprompters Listec PromptWare PW-04 available for $179.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $239.00.
Product Highlights
  • Handheld or Tripod Mount
  • Use Droid as Prompting Source
  • Use iPhone, iPod Touch as Source
  • Compatible with DV Prompter App
  • 9 Lens Adapters
  • Remote Control
Note from Sean: If interested in this product, you may also want to check out the Parrot Teleprompter V2. I own the first version of Parrot Teleprompter and it has severed me very well when employing it.
Below is a video where the Parrot Teleprompter was used for the subject's college homework assignment:
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/20/2016 11:18:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK:
We would like to make our customers aware that Canon Inc. Headquarters in Japan have announced a number of compatibility issues with the new Operating System macOS 10.12 (Sierra) which will affect a selection of our products and software packages (please see below for a full list of affected models).
If you own an affected product or software item listed below, then we strongly advise that you do not upgrade your operating system until confirmation of full functionality has been provided.
Canon is planning to provide further information by the end of September and we apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.
Affected Products and Software
The software items that are experiencing compatibility issues with macOS10.12 (Sierra) are listed below
  • Camera Window DC
  • EOS Utility 2
  • EOS Utility 3
  • Map Utility
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/20/2016 8:57:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 are now available. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support and lens profile support, and to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.
Please note that this version of Lightroom contains compatibility fixes for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and also requires macOS 10.10 and greater.
We recommend you update to Lightroom CC (2015.7) and Lightroom 6.7 prior to updating to macOS 10.12 (Sierra).
Publish to Adobe Stock Contributor Site
You can now submit images directly from Lightroom CC to the brand new Adobe Stock Contributor Site using the included Adobe Stock Publish Service. By contributing to Adobe Stock, you have the opportunity to showcase your work to millions of customers directly inside Creative Cloud applications.
Updates to “All Synced Photos”
We’ve made it easier to access your Lightroom CC images on the go with Lightroom for mobile and Lightroom for web.
You can now drag images directly to the “All Synced Photographs” collection in the Catalog panel. By doing so, the image syncs with the Creative Cloud, and ensures that you’ll be able to edit, organize, or share the photo on the go with Lightroom across your devices.
Smart Previews for Faster Performance
You’ve always been able to use Smart Previews in the Develop Module as a way to edit photos without having access to the original images on disk. Astute customers reported faster performance in the Develop Module when using Smart Previews and keeping their original images disconnected from their computer. Now, you can set a Preference in the Performance tab so that Lightroom will always use Smart Previews in the Develop Module, if they are available, even when the original files are also available.
To do so,
  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences dialog, select the Performance tab.
  3. In the Develop section, select Use Smart Previews Instead Of Originals For Image Editing.
  4. Click OK and then restart Lightroom.
New Camera Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7
  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7? (wifi and cellular)
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV*
  • Casio EX-ZR4000 (EX-ZR5000)
  • GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Hasselblad H6D-100c
  • Nikon D3400
  • Panasonic DMC-G8 (DMC-G80, DMC-G81, DMC-G85)
  • Panasonic DMC-LX9 (DMC-LX10, DMC-LX15)
*Please note that we support the import and editing of jpegs, raw files and dual pixel raw files from this camera model. We do not support any specific dual pixel raw functionality. If you are planning to use Dual Pixel raw files, please read Limitations with Canon Dual Pixel raw files in Camera Raw and Lightroom.
**We added new versions of Adobe Standard color profiles for the Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R cameras. These versions are denoted as V2, and the v2 profiles have lower contrast than the original Adobe Standard (v1) camera profiles.
New Tethered Shooting Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D500
New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC (2015.7) / 6.7
Customer reported issues resolved
  • Selected Published Folder or Collection is not deselected if a folder is selected
  • Adjustment brush stops working after deleting photo
  • Collections with counts greater than 5 digits are truncated
  • Exporting with a watermark changes white point.
  • White Balance Loupe displays incorrect RGB values
  • Error message about not being able to import photos when in fact the issue is due to the destination folder is read only
  • Fuji E X2 file imported as DNG is unreadable “The File Appears to be unsupported or damaged”
  • Keyword suggestion for a word having &(ampersand) is incorrect
  • Vignette correction for Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 too aggressive
  • Improved performance when using the Temperature and Tint slides for adjusting White Balance
  • Fixed issue where Panorama merge failed when using source files from a Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • Fixed issue where the SIGMA 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM lens for Pentax mount was not being auto recognized
Installation Instructions
Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
Give us feedback
Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.
Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:
Report bugs and suggest features
Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Adobe Logo
Post Date: 9/20/2016 8:48:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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