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 Thursday, November 20, 2014
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens available for $429.99 with free shipping. Compare at $599.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/20/2014 9:28:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
B&H has the Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens available for $199.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
Sean's Note: This is a really fun lens. It's one of the lenses I throw on my 7D/7D II when I just want to be creative. Viewing the world through a fisheye lens enables you to see relatively mundane subjects in a whole new way.
 
Example Using Rokinon 8mm Fisheye
 
Rokinon 8mm f 3.5 Fisheye Example Image - Tree
 
Post Date: 11/20/2014 11:59:30 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 $637.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,149.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Deals
Post Date: 11/20/2014 11:36:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review page.
 
If you are like me, the 24-105mm STM vs. L lens comparison is the one you are most interested in. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/20/2014 11:27:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Trout Surfacing in Alta Lakes, Telluride, CO
The drive to the abandoned mining camp at Alta Lakes in the Uncompahgre National Forest just south of Telluride is a treat – if you have a high-clearance 4x4 vehicle and you know how to drive off-road. The AWD crossover SUV I had rented was marginal in meeting that first qualification, but I'm apparently at least somewhat qualified for the second requirement as I managed to navigate the vehicle to Alta Lakes. Unquestionable is that the drive to this amazing scenery was worth taking.
 
When at a high elevation, strong wind is generally what you find. OK, more like always what you find. Even at about 11,000' of elevation, there was no wind on this day and the Alta Lakes (3 of them, Upper is shown here) were absolutely calm.
 
Give me a mirror-smooth lake with something attractive behind it and I can be entertained for hours. OK, more like days. The snow-covered Wilson Mountain easily qualified as "attractive".
 
There was one exception to the mirror-smooth water surface and that was the occasional trout feeding on the surface, sending rings of ripples across the lake surface. When this happened, I would pause my shooting until the lake was again smooth. Then the nicely-time trout rise happened.
 
I was shooting HDR images to insure that I had lots of flexibility in final image brightness. One frame was exposed to hold the highlights, preventing the brightest clouds from becoming blown (pure white with no detail). The second frame was exposed to maintain the shadow details including those in the evergreen trees. The third frame included a trout's jump that synched perfectly with my 2 second self-timer release. I find the trout, though small in the frame, to add a positive element to an image that I already liked.
 
I generally share images because I like them. It seems that images with clean frame borders very frequently bubble up in my selection process and this image again has this trait. From a compositional perspective, placing the horizon in the middle of the frame with a reflective lake in the foreground virtually guarantees a perfect vertical balance to the image.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Google+, Facebook and Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/11.0  1/25s  ISO 100  5760 x 3840px
Post Date: 11/20/2014 9:55:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic
B&H has the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic available for an in-cart price of $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.95.
 
Note: Special savings only show up in-cart. If the in-cart price is not discounted, then you may have to apply promo code SHOPEB30.
Post Date: 11/20/2014 10:06:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Nikon USA:
 
“I AM Generation Image” Will Include Inspiring Content and Encourage Others to Share Their Own Passions Through Authentic Imagery
 
MELVILLE, NY (November 20, 2014) Today, Nikon Inc. has announced its new “I AM Generation Image” integrated campaign, which is the imaging leader’s new platform to amplify the voices of individuals who want to stand out in a world of visual noise. The brand campaign aims to reinforce confidence in the entry-level and enthusiast DSLR markets, and inspire people to create images far beyond just “good enough,” to have their stories heard. “I AM Generation Image” will officially start today, with the launch of an immersive website featuring the content of a select group of creative individuals representing some of the eyes and voices of this generation.
 
“Each day we upload tens of thousands of images, making us the first generation to truly embrace pervasive visual communication. Whether it’s love, laughter or a call to act for the greater good, the feeling you get when you look at a photo or watch a video should reflect the intent and emotions of the person behind the lens,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “Generation Image was created to answer this need, and celebrates the stories of our lives and the important role that imagery plays in telling them, while inspiring users to capture more, and capture better using Nikon.”
 

 
Defining “I AM Generation Image”
 
The concept of “Generation Image” was born from a desire to understand people’s relationships with their images. After extensive research, it became clear that the number of images captured and shared every day is significantly increasing, and that quality is critical to celebrate and purposefully represent the motivations of this new generation of image makers. Across the country, people are using their cameras as a tool to share what is important to them and each have the potential for significant impact. From families or hobbies, personal causes to accomplishments, this new segment of creative individuals enjoys expressing and sharing what they are passionate about through photos and videos. On social media channels, the hashtag #IAMGenerationImage is a rallying cry. It echoes the desire to deliver the best images possible, in order to convey emotions and passions that rise above the noise.
 
“I AM Generation Image” reminds us that we are all part of this generation, and Nikon will enable our stories to ring loud, true and authentic. The campaign will help to define this generation as the first to overwhelmingly express themselves through images en masse and on a global scale. The successful “I AM” international campaign has acted as a worldwide catalyst for millions of fans to self-identify with the Nikon brand. The new campaign builds upon the “I AM” architecture to make imaging a personal experience for North America.
 
Campaign Elements
 
In North America, the campaign begins today in the United States with an experience site that features content from a select group of extraordinary individuals who document their own passions through imagery. This group of visual storytellers will capture content that will be seen through an immersive experiential website that acts as a portal, offering a glimpse into their fascinating worlds. These individuals are a diverse group of personalities who are not professional photographers; they represent a wide range of stories from entrepreneurs, philanthropists, comedians and more. The online portal will also act as a hub for the campaign, offering followers a chance to become personally invested with the lives of this imaginative group as they share content in real-time. Formal participants in the campaign will share imagery under the hashtag “#IAMGenerationImage” and Nikon will encourage widespread consumer participation through its social channels.
 
The “I AM Generation Image” Campaign will be driven by non-traditional media, including video advertisements, digital media on relevant websites, rich media and social paid promotion. Additionally, a series of videos defining the campaign will drive to the branded microsite. Consumers will see an immersive experience through rich media advertisements, and both mobile and desktop users will enjoy an interactive experience with high production values for video and sound. Users will also be encouraged to interact with the campaign by tagging their own visual stories with #IAmGenerationImage for the chance to be incorporated into the campaign. Advertisements will run through the end of 2014 and the Spring of 2015 to support the various aspects of the campaign. The integrated campaign was created and will be executed by Nikon’s agency partners, McCann Erickson, ID Media, MRM / McCann, Initiative Media and MWW.
 
B&H carries Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/20/2014 9:33:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
On November 19, Profoto and Jared Platt did a live webinar on how to mix ambient light with strobes. Did you miss it? Don't worry.The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.
 
In this webinar, Jared Platt show you how to mix ambient light with strobes in different situations on a trip to Barcelona. You will also get to see what tools Jared is using.
 
Gear Used
 
Budget Alternatives
 
Post Date: 11/20/2014 8:00:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,412.91 with free shipping. Compare at $1,699.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. However, the auction advertises a 3-year warranty comes with the camera. Check the aution page for more information.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2014 2:40:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H Holiday Deals 2014
B&H has posted a selection of popular products with special savings this holiday season.
 
Select Deals
 
ItemReg. PriceSale Price
Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Canon EF-S$479.00$299.00
Toshiba 512GB Q Series Internal SSD (OEM)$329.00$199.00
Toshiba 32GB FlashAir II Wireless SD Card$65.99$31.99
Post Date: 11/19/2014 12:42:13 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Photoshelter Logo
From Photoshelter:
 
What are your plans for 2015?
 
It’s hard to believe 2014 is coming to a close. As PhotoShelter gears up for next year, we’d like to invite you to participate in our third annual survey, The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015.
 
This survey will help us better understand your goals as a photographer, how you plan to spread the word about your work in 2015, plus any challenges you anticipate in the coming year.
 
Take the Survey
Post Date: 11/19/2014 12:40:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens - $154.99 Shipped (Compare at $196.95)
eBay (via PhotoVideo4Less) has the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens available for $154.99 with free shipping. Compare at $196.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/19/2014 12:02:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D610 DSLR Camera available for $1,199.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,596.95 after $400.00 instant rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market/import item and therefore would not qualify for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/19/2014 10:34:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
"Blood Brother is one of those films that lingers with you for a long time after the credits roll. In part, of course, this is due to the truly heart-wrenching, soul-searching and thought-provoking content. But also present in the mind’s eye are the images – truthful, sad, scary, and yet uplifting and enlightening.
 
“The artistry in Blood Brother is one of the things I'm most proud of,” says Blood Brother’s cinematographer John Pope. 'It might not be the most classically beautiful film. From a cinematography standpoint, it’s sloppy at times, it has such a raw edge to it, but I like that. Those moments of rawness are beautiful. They lend themselves perfectly to the character and human element of the film.'"
See the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2014 10:19:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review page.
 
My expectation was for this lens to be a great bargain – similar to the nearly-identical Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens. If I directly compare these two lenses on the same camera body (with a very low sharpness setting), my initial impressions are that my expectations have been realized. You will see more distortion in the 24 (the barrel variety), but these two lenses are otherwise more similar than different in this comparison. That is a lot of image quality for a nicely-built pocket lens costing only $149.00.
 
Order your Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens now at B&H.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/19/2014 8:46:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Crumpler Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag - Large (Brick)
B&H has the following Crumpler Kashgar Outpost Camera Bags on sale with free shipping:
 
ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
Crumpler Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Large, Brick)$144.95$85.00$59.95
Crumpler Kashgar Outpost Camera Bag (Medium / Midnight Blue)$119.95$70.00$49.95
Post Date: 11/19/2014 6:33:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe News
From Adobe:
 
Adobe Lightroom 5.7
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 update includes these enhancements:
 
  1. Support for the ability to add or read feedback provided on Lightroom web.
  2. Ability to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom.
  3. Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5.
  4. Camera support for additional new lenses and cameras.
Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.7
 
  • The crop overlay displayed an intermediate step when progressing through images in the filmstrip with overlay displayed.
  • The lens profile for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 would not auto-select when using Lens Profile Corrections.
  • ICC profiles resulted in incorrectly clipped shadows and blacks in Lightroom. Note that this is related to the issue identified here and only occurs on Mac OSX 10.9 and later
  • Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
  • Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.
  • Context menu (right click on PC or control+click on Mac) was disabled for images contained in Lightroom mobile collections.
  • Fixed issue that prevented Lightroom 5 from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries.
  • Cover images set by Lightroom mobile were sometimes incorrectly reset by Lightroom desktop.
  • Sync with Lightroom mobile sometimes stalled when asset is added to same album on both LrM and LrD and later deleted
  • Resolved issue that caused Lightroom to crash when creating a Print and saving it to a mounted DVD directly inside Lightroom.
  • Publishing images to Behance using the Behance Publish Service has been restored.
Download
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 - Windows | Macintosh
 

DNG Converter 8.7
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.
 
  1. Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  2. Canon PowerShot G7 X
  3. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
  4. Nikon D750
  5. Casio EX-100PRO
  6. Fujifilm X30
  7. Fujifilm X100T
  8. Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver
  9. Leaf Credo 50
  10. Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
  11. Leica M-P
  12. Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
  13. Leica X (Typ 113)
  14. Olympus PEN E-PL7
  15. Olympus STYLUS 1s
  16. Panasonic DMC-CM1
  17. Panasonic DMC-GM1S
  18. Panasonic DMC-GM5
  19. Panasonic DMC-LX100
  20. Pentax K-S1
  21. Pentax QS-1
  22. Samsung NX1
  23. Sony ILCE-5100
  24. Sony ILCE-QX1
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.7
 
MountName
Canon EFSIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Canon EFSIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Canon EFTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
Canon EFZeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR
Nikon FSIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Nikon FSIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Nikon FTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
Nikon FVoigtlander SL 40mm F2 Ultron ASPHERICAL
Nikon FVoigtlander SL 40mm F2 Ultron ASPHERICAL Close-up Lens
Nikon FZeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZF.2

 
Download
DNG Converter 8.7 - Windows | Macintosh
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is a great deal at only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 11/19/2014 5:45:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Freehands Stretch Thinsulate Gloves
B&H has Freehands Stretch Thinsulate Gloves (Men's/Women's, all sizes) on sale for $22.95 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
Post Date: 11/18/2014 12:02:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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