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 Monday, April 14, 2014
The Big Photo Show Logo
From The Big Photo Show:
 
April 12, 2014 - Coming from as far away as Australia, many of the best and best-known photographers in the world will be in Los Angeles May 17-18, teaching photo enthusiasts, advanced amateurs, and even other pros how to hone their photography skills at The Big Photo Show.
 
Best of all, most of these 40-plus exciting courses are included in the $25 registration fee – offered to attendees at no additional charge.
 
Among more than 20 top instructors are:

  • Jefferson Graham, author of “Video Nation: A DIY Guide to Planning, Shooting and Sharing Great Video,” technology columnist for USA TODAY, and the host and producer of USA TODAY’s Talking Your Tech and Talking Tech video series.
     
  • Peter Read Miller, Sports Illustrated photographer who has also shot for Time, Life, People, Money, Playboy, Runners World, Newsweek, USA Weekend and The New York Times. In addition to covering 8 Olympic games and 34 Super Bowls, Peter has shot 14 NBA finals. He has covered the Stanley Cup Finals, The World Series, The Kentucky Derby, The NCAA Basketball Final Four, Men’s and Women’s World Cup Soccer Finals and the World Championship of Freestyle Wrestling in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
     
  • Kevin Gilbert, former White House photographer, chief photographer for The Washington Times, commercial photographer for The Discovery Channel, and photographer for Mark Burnett Productions’ “Eco Challenge,” “The Apprentice,” “The Contender,” and many others.
     
  • Erin Manning, host of the DIY Network’s The Whole Picture, who has also appeared on NBC’s TODAY, CBS’ The Early Show, and That Morning Show on E!. She is the creator and host of the popular Digital Photography 101 DVD series and is the author of Portrait and Candid Photography and Make Money with Your Digital Photography.
     
  • Lee Varis, Hollywood photo illustrator and commercial photographer, whose work has been featured on movie posters and CD covers, and in National Geographic and Fortune magazines, among many others. He is also author of the bestseller Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies.
     
  • Glynn Lavender, one of Australia’s leading professional photographers and head of premier photography education company Creative Photo Workshops, which provides dynamic photography training to photographers in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout North America.

These are just a few of a stellar lineup of highly acclaimed photographers and educators who will bring an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to attendees.
 
In addition to this remarkable opportunity to learn and enhance your photography skills, The Big Photo Show will also offer more hands-on education in the Photo Shooting Zone and Learning Centers — and so much more, including live model shoots led by top photographers from Popular Photography and American Photo magazines; the Creative Product Zone, where you can discover everything you never knew was possible to do with your images; breathtaking framing and design techniques; and the Photo Doctors, where you can have equipment problems “diagnosed,” and discover how to take full advantage of everything your camera can do.
 
All of this and more will be happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 17-18. Register for The Big Photo Show, and learn what else you can do at this thrilling photography event, at www.thebigphotoshow.com.
 
The Big Photo Show is a series of photography events for the millions and millions of U.S. consumers who consider themselves photo enthusiasts. The Big Photo Show will have exhibits from imaging suppliers, retailers and service providers; as well as an array of educational opportunities for attendees offered by professional photographers, framers and other experts. Among many other things, attendees will learn how to take better photos; what new innovations are available in equipment and services; and the coolest new ways to creatively display their images.
 
For more information, check out The Big Photo Show webiste.

Post Date: 4/14/2014 9:15:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Profoto Webinar Host, Photographer Jared Platt
From Profoto:
 
Profoto introduces renowned photographer Jared Platt as the new host for the Profoto webinar. Starting April 23, Jared will once a month present a tricky lighting challenge and a powerful yet simple lighting solution.
 
April 14, 2014 - Profoto has supported the photographic community with free webinars for several years now. Over the years, the webinars have grown to become a monthly event with thousands of live viewers and tens of thousand watching the recorded video version.
 
Today, Profoto presents the next step in this evolution. Starting April 23, the Profoto webinars will be hosted by renowned wedding and lifestyle photographer Jared Platt. Jared will take the webinar series in a new problem-solving direction. The series’ title is On Location with Jared Platt. Each episode will start with him presenting a tricky lighting challenge. Then he will present the solution.
 
“Our aim is to show powerful yet simple lighting techniques for photographers working in less than ideal situations,” says Jared. “While some episodes will be more elaborate in scope, many will deal with lighting challenging locations with limited time and resources. In most of our webinars we will take the viewers on location with us in a behind the scenes look of various photo shoots.
 
The first On Location with Jared Platt webinar will be broadcasted on April 23. In this, Jared will head out into the Arizona desert. The desert is an uncommon shooting location, for sure. But the tips and tricks Jared will share are useful for any photographer wanting to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions.
 
“If you can light it in the Arizona desert, you can light it anywhere,” says Jared.
 
Photographers looking into learning more about creating a beautiful light in harsh conditions can sign up at www.profoto.com/webinar
 
B&H carries Profoto equipment.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 4/14/2014 9:00:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From B&H Explora:
 
Successful wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his strategies and tips for making unique and dynamic engagement portraits for his wedding clients. Brenizer, whose approach to wedding photography is to show up for work with a fresh approach and a unique style, emphasizes the engagement portrait session as an important step in building trust with his clients, as well as coaching them to feel comfortable in front of the camera—a position in which most people are not immediately at ease.
Category: B&H Explora
Post Date: 4/14/2014 8:40:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto Video Pro Monopod with Sliding Camera Plate
Adorama has the Manfrotto Video Pro Monopod with Sliding Camera Plate available for $84.95 with free shipping. Compare at $124.95.
Post Date: 4/14/2014 8:08:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,613.82 with free shipping. Compare at $1,899.00.
 
Note: This camera is not advertised as being eligible for a USA warranty; it is likely a grey market item.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/14/2014 6:49:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, April 13, 2014
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon available for $265.00 with free shipping. Compare at $309.00. (thanks Greg)
 
Note: This is a lens that I own and use very often. For the price, it's an excellent introduction into ultra wide-angle lenses. [Sean]
 
Update: This deal has expired. The price has been increased. (thanks Aboud)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/13/2014 6:07:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/13/2014 8:17:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, April 11, 2014
Samsung 64GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card (3-Pack)
Adorama has a Samsung 64GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card (3-Pack) available for $99.99 with free shipping. Regularly $174.00.
 
This deal comes with a free card reader.
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D4 DSLR Camera available for $4,249.00 with free shipping. Compare at $5,495.00 (refurbished).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 2:57:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samsung Pro Series 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDXC Memory Card with Adapter (3-Pack)
Adorama has a Samsung Pro Series 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDXC Memory Card with Adapter (3-Pack), available for $99.99 with free shipping. Compare at $58.00 per card.
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens
From Tamron:
 
Incorporates PZD (Piezo Drive) and Tamron's exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation) system to further enhance the real-world performance of this next-generation "all-around lens", which makes taking photographs more convenient and enjoyable.
 
April 11, 2014, Commack, NY - Tamron USA, Inc.announced today the release date of its new advanced All-In-One zoom lens, designed exclusively for DSLRs with APS-C size image sensors, that provides an amazing 18.8X zoom ratio. The lens will be on sale in the USA starting May 15, 2014 at a street price of $629. The Canon and Nikon mount models will be launched simultaneously. The launch date of the Sony mount model will be announced at a later date.
 
Since the launch in 1992 of the 28-200mm (Model 71D) high-power zoom lens - which featured a revolutionary compact, lightweight design - Tamron has been continually expanding its portfolio of world-class optics to benefit consumers.
 
Tamron previously launched an 18-270mm (Model B008) All-In-One zoom lens exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors that features a 15X zoom ratio, superior image quality, swift, quiet AF, and Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, in an ultra-compact package. This ground-breaking lens has won major plaudits throughout the world.
 
Responding to consumers' demand for expanded focal lengths both at the wide-angle end of the zoom range and the telephoto end, Tamron developed a completely new All-In-One zoom lens design that provides an impressive focal length range extending from 16mm true wide-angle to 300mm super-telephoto.
 
B&H has the Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens available for preorder.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 12:15:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
The Canon Store currently has the Refurbished Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens in stock. (thanks Felix)
 
Refurbished In-Stock Cameras

Refurbished ItemRefurb. Price
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS1,439.20
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS1,359.20
Canon EOS 7D Body1,199.20
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-135 IS STM839.20
Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135 IS 767.36
Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM679.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM599.99
Canon EOS 60D Body575.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S 18-55 IS479.99
Canon EOS Rebel SL1479.99
Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS359.99


 
Refurbished In-Stock Lenses & Flashes

Refurbished ItemRefurb. Price
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM1,839.20
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM1,199.20
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM919.20
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM383.99
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM2,151.20
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM 1,999.20
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM519.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM187.99
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III159.99
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM407.99
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM439.99
Canon EF 35mm f/2255.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM159.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM319.99
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II100.79
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro239.99
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM1,759.20
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM335.99
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM479.99
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM1,159.20
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM519.99
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM639.99
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM703.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM 439.99
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS399.99
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS559.99
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II239.99
Canon Speedlite 430EX II239.99
Canon Speedlite 320EX199.99
Canon Speedlite 270EX II135.99
Canon Speedlite 90EX119.99

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
From Sigma:
 
New, prime Art lens on US shelves for $949 in late April
 
RONKONKOMA– April 11, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that the newest addition to its Global Vision Art camera lens lineup, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, will be available late April for the street price of $949.
 
The much anticipated 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is a pro-level performer for full-frame DSLRs and is ideal for many types of videography and photography, including portraits, landscapes, studio work and still-life. It has been redesigned and re-engineered with SLD glass and has been optimized for rich peripheral brightness, with improved large aperture performance by positioning wide elements into the front groups.
 
Other updates to this new lens include an optimized autofocus algorithm for smoother focusing and a floating focusing system to reduce lens movement while focusing. Under the Global Vision line, it features a new matte finish, an updated AF algorithm and every lens undergoes Sigma’s proprietary modulation transfer function (MTF) “A1” testing before being shipped. It has 13 elements in eight groups, compared to the previous eight elements in six groups, and it also has improved close focusing at 15.7 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6.
 
“Our Art lenses, such as the 35mm F1.4, 24-105mm F4 and 18-35mm F1.8 have been incredibly well received to date, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the excitement around the news of this upgraded 50mm F1.4,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Clearly, the industry is hungry for reasonably priced, powerful, high-quality, multi-purpose lenses – and they’ve seen the image quality that’s being produced by our new Global Vision lenses. There are no sacrifices with these products, and the new 50mm F1.4 is sure to be another star in our lineup.”
 
The 50mm F1.4 was first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. It incorporates Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) system to produce quiet, high-speed auto focus. In addition, it includes Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and to ensure the highest-quality images. The 50mm F1.4 DG HSM lens is also compatible with Sigma’s USB dock and the company’s Mount Conversion Service.
 
The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG will be available in Sigma, Sony (D), Nikon (D), and Canon mounts.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for preorder. I submitted my preorder at 2:15am CDT. ;-) [Sean]
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 7:49:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H Logo
From B&H:
 
Our NYC SuperStore and Offices will close in observance of the Passover Holiday from Monday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 22. We will reopen on Wednesday, April 23 at 9:00 am EDT.
 
Place your order by Sunday, April 13 by 12:00 pm Noon EDT in order to ship before the Holiday. Orders placed after this time will be processed when we reopen.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
Post Date: 4/11/2014 7:29:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma Logo
From Sigma:
 
Along with the launch of SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, the Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that we are going to update SIGMA Optimization Pro very shortly.
 
The version will be 1.2.0, and it will offer following additional customization when it is used with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM.
 
[Setting Full-time MF Function]
 
It is possible to select the Full-time MF Function ON / OFF.

  1. Full-time MF will be in operation when it focused in the Single Shot AF mode.
  2. Regardless of the AF modes of the camera, Full-time MF is activated by rotating the focus ring if auto focusing in operation.
  3. It is possible to adjust the timing to operate Full-time MF function.

* This customization of Full-time MF function is only available for the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM.
* There may be limitations in the function depending on cameras.
 
Expected Date of Service:
From April 18, 2014
 
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download
 
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens available for preorder. They also carry the Sigma USB Dock (review).

Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 4/11/2014 7:07:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens
B&H has the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens available for preorder for $949.00 with free shipping. Preorder now to get one of the first available copies!
 
Mounts Available for Preorder: Canon | Nikon | Sigma | Sony
Post Date: 4/11/2014 2:12:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, April 10, 2014
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera
DigitalRev has the Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera available for $675.00. Compare at $796.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/10/2014 7:27:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D5200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $557.82 with free shipping. Compare at $746.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/10/2014 5:40:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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