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 Monday, March 23, 2015
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From ZEISS:
"ZEISS has been producing camera lenses for more than a century – and the tradition of creating major innovations has continued to this very day. For example, the current ZEISS Otus SLR lenses are setting new standards in image quality. The first camera lenses left the Jena production facility on 21 March 1890."
Check out the entire article to learn more about the history of ZEISS camera lenses.
 
To find out more about currently produced ZEISS lenses, check out Bryan's ZEISS lens reviews.
 
B&H carries ZEISS lenses.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 3/23/2015 8:55:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X7 Video Editing Software
B&H has Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X7 Video Editing Software for Windows available for $19.99 with free shipping. Regularly $69.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Edit Up to 4K (4096 x 2304) Resolution
  • Import from File-Based Camcorders
  • Capture from Digital Tape Camcorders
  • Upscale HD Video to 4K
  • FastFlick 3-Step Movies and Slideshows
  • Multi-Track and Storyboard Editing Modes
  • Audio Editing Tools
  • DVD and Blu-ray Disc Creation
  • Mobile Device Export Presets
  • Seven 64-Bit Effects Apps Included
Post Date: 3/23/2015 8:37:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R Ultra-High Resolution DSLR Cameras
This is the moment so many of us have been waiting for – the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R preorders have just gone live!
 
If you want one of these cameras in your hands when June rolls around, preordering now will help ensure you receive one of the first available units.
 
Preorder Links
 
Canon EOS 5Ds – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5Ds R – B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 3/23/2015 12:01:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, March 22, 2015
Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR Camera
Reminder: The ultra-high resolution Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R will be available for preorder at midnight tonight. We expect this camera to be in high demand – preordering at midnight will be the best way to ensure your camera arrives ASAP when shipping begins in June.
 
Please keep us in mind tonight. This site depends on support received from purchases you make using the links on our site. Please to navigate to B&H using our links when preordering:
 
Preorder the Canon EOS 5Ds
Preorder the Canon EOS 5Ds R
 
Preorders are also going live at Adorama (5Ds | 5Ds R) and Amazon.
 
UK Preorder Links (already live)
 
Canon EOS 5Ds at Wex Photographic
Canon EOS 5Ds R at Wex Photographic
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 3/22/2015 6:06:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 20, 2015
Tenba DNA 11 Messenger Bag (Graphite)
For a limted time, Adorama has two Tenba bags on sale. See below for full details.
 
Tenba Bags On Sale
 
ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
Tenba DNA 11 Messenger Bag (Graphite)$129.95$30.00$99.95
Tenba Shootout Backpack LE (Black)$159.95$40.00$119.95
Post Date: 3/20/2015 12:42:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Canon Europe YouTube Channel:
 
David Noton, Canon Explorer, is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer. He shares his experience of working with the new Canon EOS 5DS - an ultra high resolution full frame DSLR.
 
B&H will have the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R available for preorder on Monday.
Post Date: 3/20/2015 12:17:49 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens review.
 
This is an incredible lens, perhaps the best field sports lens made. The price, though very significantly lower than at its introduction, remains a limiting factor.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/20/2015 9:22:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From Sigma:
 
Nine loyal fans will receive choice of lens, be featured on Sigma website
 
RONKONKOMA, NY — March 4, 2015 – Are you a loyal Sigma camera and/or lens owner? Sigma Corporation of America is giving away nine lenses to its super fans from now until December with the launch of its #SigmaSuperFan contest.
 
The #SigmaSuperFan contest is open to all Sigma camera and/or lens owners, and entrants will be asked to share “what motivated you to buy a Sigma product and why are you a super fan?” for a chance to be a monthly winner of their choice of three lenses. Winners may choose from the Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary, 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary or the 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, and will be notified on or about the first day of each month by a Sigma representative.
 
“As part of the contest, we’d like to hear from all of our loyal Sigma fans about their first encounter with Sigma, and how the relationship evolved into being a super fan,” said Christine Moossmann, Director of Marketing for Sigma Corporation of America. “Our family-owned business owes much of its success to the devotion of these photographers, and we’re using this contest as a way to engage with our community and thank them for their loyalty.”
 
Sigma is encouraging all U.S.-based photographers who own two or more Sigma products to enter the contest. Entries will be accepted from March 3 to November 16, 2015 on the Sigma website, and participants will be asked to fill out and submit a brief entry form. Each participant can only submit one entry, which will remain a submission throughout the duration of the nine-month contest.
 
Sigma encourages all fans and photographers who enter into the contest to share why they are a Sigma super fan, and photos of what they have shot using their favorite Sigma product on their social channels (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using the hashtag #SigmaSuperFan.
 
For a full list of terms and conditions for the Sigma Super Fan contest, please visit here.
 
B&H carries Sigma lenses.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 3/20/2015 9:20:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Body (review) available for $359.00. Compare at $399.00 after $150.00 instant rebate.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/20/2015 9:14:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 19, 2015
Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R DSLR Cameras
B&H has changed the status of the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R to read, "Item will be available for purchase on Mon, Mar 23 12AM".
 
That means midnight between Sunday and Monday, you should be able to preorder the highest resolution full-frame camera ever produced in whichever flavor you prefer.
 
Keep in mind – this site depends on support received from purchases you make using the links on our site. Please to navigate to B&H using our links once the preorders go live:
 
Preorder the Canon EOS 5Ds
Preorder the Canon EOS 5Ds R
 
Update: For those in the UK, it looks like the cameras are already available for preorder from Wex Photographic:
 
Canon EOS 5Ds at Wex Photographic
Canon EOS 5Ds R at Wex Photographic
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon Preorders
Post Date: 3/19/2015 3:24:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From LensRentals:
 
We'll be at the 2015 NAB Show, April 11th-16th. Stop by Booth #C10418 or our table outside of Post | Production World and get our show special: $250 off any rental order of $750 or more.
 
Register using code LV8838 and attend the show for free!
 
We'll be hosting a private event for our customers during NAB week (details TBA). If you're attending please let us know and sign-up for an invitation. We'd love to spend time with you!
Post Date: 3/19/2015 2:15:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From the Adobe Lightroom Journal:
 
Camera Raw 8.8 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. DNG Converter 8.8 is provided for all Lightroom customers and Photoshop customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6.
 
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.8
 
  • Casio EX-ZR3500
  • Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i) (*)
  • Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D) (*)
  • Fujifilm X-A2
  • Fujifilm XQ2
  • Hasselblad Stellar II
  • Nikon D5500
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71)
(*) denotes preliminary support. Camera Matching color profiles for these models will be added in a future release.
 
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.8 (only Canon / Nikon mount lens profiles shown here)
 
MountName
CanonCanon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM
CanonCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
CanonTAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Nikon FNikon AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon FNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon FNikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 AIS
Nikon FTAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012N
Nikon FVoigtlander SL II 20mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar Aspherical
Nikon FVoigtlander SL II 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical
Nikon FVoigtlander SL II 58mm f/1.4 Nokton

 
Release Notes
 
Bug Fixes:
 
  • Fixed issue with magenta highlights when processing Canon EOS 70D raw files at some ISO settings
  • Fixed issue where vignette correction introduced banding for Voigtlander VM 21mm f/1.8 Ultron
  • Fixed vignette overcorrection at certain focus distances for Pentax FA645 MACRO 120mm F4
  • Fixed issue where vignette correction introduced banding at wider focal lengths for Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • Fixed EXIF name for Zeiss OTUS 85mm f/1.4 (Canon and Nikon mount)
  • Fixed vignette overcorrection for Zeiss Distagon T 1,4_35 ZM
  • Updated lens profile to reflect firmware changes to SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
 
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
 
Lightroom Customers –
 
If you’re using one of the newly supported cameras listed above, please download the DNG Converter. We’re working to add support to these cameras and they will be added in the next Lightroom release.
 
Download Links
 
DNG Converter 8.8: Win | Mac
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 3/19/2015 2:05:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Reikan FoCal v2 Splash Screen
From Reikan:
 
Reikan has released a major update to its fully automated autofocus tuning software FoCal which provides autofocus fine tuning for both Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras. Version 2 includes a unique ability for users to compare test results directly against results from other FoCal users around the world, helping to answer the age old question, "Is my camera/lens a good copy?".
 
Other highlighted features for Version 2 are routines to determine lens optical performance with an astigmatism metric and a large number of changes to the user interface to make calibration faster and FoCal easier to use.
 
Headline Features
 
  • Compare your results with other FoCal users – With FoCal 2, you can now compare the results of your tests with the results from thousands of other FoCal users to see how your equipment is really performing.
  • Review your previous tests – You can review the detailed results of previous tests you’ve run for comparison. This includes most of the tests you’ve run with FoCal 1 as well.
  • Improved Reports – The reports are now more concise, grouping relevant information together and showing more information that matters.
  • Faster Results – Get accurate results in less time with the new analysis algorithms in FoCal 2.
  • More Information – You can dig deeper into the performance of your camera and lens with the extra information such as Astigmatism Factor, as well as reviewing more details about each shot taken.
  • User Interface Improvements – the user interface is easier to understand, with new tabbed windows, more logical operation and comprehensive keyboard control.
  • Voice Prompts – FoCal 2 even talks to you! Calibrate any camera without needing to sit looking at the computer screen – any changes you might need to make at the camera are spoken out loud.
  • Free Upgrade – When fully released, FoCal 2 will be a free upgrade for all holders of a FoCal 1 license, so there’s nothing more to pay to get all these new features!
Find out more about FoCal v2 on the Reikan website.
 
Note: The software is currently only available for those who have FoCal v1.x Pro licenses.
Categories: Reikan News, FoCal News
Post Date: 3/19/2015 9:33:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens review.
 
As with yesterday's lens, the 18-135 STM is a decent performer, especially for the cost when purchased in a DSLR kit, refurbished or white box.
 
B&H has the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/19/2015 8:53:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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For today only, use coupon code MADNESS50 at CanvasOnDemand.com to get 50% 0ff your canvas print order.
 
Canvas prints provide a striking way to display your favorite shots. They also make great gifts.
Post Date: 3/19/2015 7:27:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 
Check out this great time lapse video created by photographer David Crewe of the Chicago River turning green in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Post Date: 3/18/2015 10:15:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Through March 28, B&H has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, PIXMA PRO-100 & Paper Bundle available for $2,249.00 with free expedited shipping after $300.00 instant rebate and $250.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $2,799.00.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • SanDisk - 32GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
  • Ruggard - Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
  • Watson - LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/18/2015 10:08:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Total Solar Eclipse Mock-up
Residents of Norway and the Faroe Islands will be fortunate to see a solar eclipse on March 20. The eclipse will start at 07:41 UTC and run through 11:50 UTC with the maximum eclipse occuring at 9:45 UTC.
 
Some cities where at least part of the total eclipse will be visible:
 
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Faroe IslandsBarentsburg, Svalbard, Norway
Klaksvík, Faroe Islands, Faroe IslandsLongyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway 

Some cities where partial eclipse will be visible:
 
Lisbon, PortugalBerlin, Germany
Madrid, SpainCopenhagen, Denmark
Dublin, IrelandOslo, Norway
Paris, FranceStockholm, Sweden
Nuuk, GreenlandAlert, Nunavut Territory, Canada
London, England, United KingdomTallinn, Estonia
Douglas, Isle of ManHelsinki, Finland
Brussels, BelgiumRovaniemi, Finland
Reykjavik, IcelandMoscow, Russia
Amsterdam, NetherlandsBelushya Guba, Russia

You can learn more about total solar eclipses at timeanddate.com or get tips on photographing them via Nikon's Learn and Explore.
Post Date: 3/18/2015 9:50:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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