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 Thursday, April 10, 2014
Nikon COOLPIX S810c Digital Cameras
From Nikon:
 
The Next Generation Full-Featured Social Camera Helps Users Step Up Their Photo Sharing With Stunning Images and Instant Access to Their Favorite Apps
 
April 10, 2014 – MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new COOLPIX S810c, which combines Nikon’s powerful camera imaging technologies and the vast capabilities of the Android Operating System (OS). Whether photographing friends dancing into the night or fast-action sports, the 16.0-megapixel COOLPIX S810c helps users never again settle for sharing a sub-par cell phone photo to their social networks.
 
“The COOLPIX S810c combines the best parts of a Nikon camera and the limitless possibilities of the Android Operating System, so users can seamlessly integrate their digital lives with their creative passions,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “Nikon COOLPIX S810c users will be able to stay connected and share everyday moments with ease through Full HD video and amazing stills.”
 
Capture and Share Photos, Without Sacrificing Image Quality
 
The new Nikon COOLPIX S810c provides users with the power to capture high quality images in low-light or from a distance, delivering the results that would otherwise be a challenge to capture with a smartphone. The COOLPIX S810c features a 16.0-megapixel, backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for excellent low-light ability, and a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens (with24x Dynamic Fine Zoom) to get the sharp shots from up close or far away. Further bolstering the low-light capability of the S810c, the camera has an ISO range up to 3200, as well as Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) to help banish blurry photos, even while shooting handheld. To capture those special moments, the camera also has a fast continuous shooting mode.
 
Stay Connected, Share Effortlessly With Built-in Wi-Fi
 
Whether liking a status or tagging a photo, COOLPIX S810c users can seamlessly share their most memorable moments with friends and family with the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. When accessing Google Play, users have access to endless apps including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other apps where they can share photos and stay connected. With the Android OS, users can surf the web, read their latest emails, browse through their friends’ photos and videos, navigate with maps as well as many other functions offered by Android apps. The built-in Wi-Fi capabilities of the S810c provide a simple way to directly share photos instantly with friends and family. When no external Wi-Fi network is available, users can also connect to a compatible smartphone or tablet via the dedicated “Connect to S810c” app*(1) in order to transfer, share and view their images on that smart device. Additionally, the COOLPIX S810c has built-in GPS for location-based apps, as well as a stereo headphone jack, which allows users to operate their camera as a mobile media player device. With the COOLPIX S810c users can easily navigate to their dinner date, while listening to their favorite playlist, and then shoot and share their entrée as well as the night’s details with friends, all with the same device.
 
Proven Nikon Technologies and Features
 
Whether sharing, swiping, composing or navigating, users will appreciate the wide and bright 3.7-in. touch-screen LCD monitor with 1.2 million-dot resolution, as well as the ability to capture Full 1080p HD video. Additionally, COOLPIX S810c photographers can explore their creativity with a variety of special and creative effects including user-friendly modes and features like Easy Panorama, which lets the user simply sweep the camera to create an ultra-wide panoramic image. Furthermore, the camera also features a new enhanced battery, allowing users to stay connected longer.
 
Price and Availability
 
The Nikon COOLPIX S810c will be available in early May 2014 in Black or White for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $349.95.
 
B&H has the Nikon COOLPIX 810c Digital Camera available for preorder.
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Post Date: 4/10/2014 3:11:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens
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Post Date: 4/9/2014 7:52:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Barcroft TV YouTube Channel:
 
Cute Meerkats Use Photographer As A Lookout Post
 
Check out all the delightful Meerkat images at Burrard-Lucas's Blog.
 
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From Photoshelter:
 
Use Twitter to get people excited about your work!
 
In our latest guide, "The Photographer’s Guide to Twitter," we’ve partnered up with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) to give you tips to get your name out there, engage with potential customers, and advance your photo career.
 
In this guide, you’ll also learn:

  • 10 ways to grow a Twitter following and increase engagement - including sharing behind-the-scenes photos and tweeting about what’s trending
  • Top Twitter features for businesses that will help you market your work better
  • Legal considerations before using Twitter, plus best practices to help keep your work safe
  • Tips to measure your success and determine if your efforts are working
  • Plus more!

Also get a list of Twitter FAQs to address specific questions you might have, plus a glossary to stay on top of commonly used Twitter jargon.
 
Download "The Photographer's Guide to Twitter"

Post Date: 4/9/2014 12:10:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tiffen Variable Neutral Density
B&H has the Tiffen 77mm and 82mm Variable ND Filters on sale with free shipping. See below for reduced pricing details.
 
Tiffen Variable ND Specials

ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter$148.95$40.00$108.95
Tiffen 82mm Variable Neutral Density Filter$179.95$60.00$119.95

Post Date: 4/9/2014 11:56:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
B&H has the Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle Lens (all mounts) available for $299.00 with free shipping. Regularly $379.00.
 
Note: I have the Rokinon version of this lens and absolutely love it. The distortion is a bit heavy, but with the right software it's not too difficult to correct. I use the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens for all my 360-degree panoramic images.

Rokinon 14mm Pano Example Hospital Lobby

Post Date: 4/8/2014 11:54:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Through April 15, use coupon code SPRING2014 at FractureMe.com to save 30% on your Fracture glass print.
 
Note: I received a Classic-sized (10.8" x 14.4") Fracture this week and I really like it. It's an impressive, unique way to display your best work. Unfortunately, there's a fairly lengthy turnaround time for prints (mine took a little more than 2 weeks to land on my doorstep) – so order now if you plan on gifting a Fracture for this coming Mother's Day. [Sean]
Post Date: 4/8/2014 10:12:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk Extreme 64GB SDXC Memory Card
B&H has select SanDisk Extreme SD and MicroSD memory cards on sale. See below for details.
 
Select Products on Sale

ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
SanDisk 32GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card$37.95$13.00$24.95
SanDisk 64GB SDXC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card$69.95$20.00$49.95
SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card$23.49$5.54$17.95
SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card$34.29$9.34$24.95
SanDisk 64GB microSDXC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card$65.99$16.04$49.95

Post Date: 4/8/2014 9:16:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens
Just Posted: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Review
 
With excellent image quality and a moderate price, the Sigma 150 OS is a great option for a long focal length macro lens.
Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:59:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From Adobe:
 
Photoshop Lightroom 5.4
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 update includes these enhancements:

  • Support for Lightroom mobile, a new service to access, organize, edit and share your images from mobile devices
  • Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5
  • Camera support for many new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon D4s, and DJI Phantom quadcopter

Download:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 - Windows | Macintosh
 

 
DNG Converter 8.4
 
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.4.
 
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format.
 
Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (*)
  • Nikon 1 V3 (*)
  • Nikon COOLPIX P340
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (*)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX mini (*)
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

(*) Preliminary support
 
Download:
Adobe DNG Converter 8.4 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:53:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Adobe:
 
Creative Cloud Photography Program Now Includes Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile for $9.99 per Month; Seamlessly Syncs Edits Between Mobile and Desktop
 
April 08, 2014 – SAN JOSE, Calif. Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, a companion app to Lightroom desktop software, only available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials – such as non-destructive processing of files – and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free professional-class photo editing from the confines of the desktop. Lightroom mobile is built on a powerful synchronization architecture, designed specifically for photos, and provides the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web.
 
Lightroom mobile is available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop Photography Program. For USD$9.99 per month, photographers have access to Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC on the desktop as well as Lightroom mobile on iPad.
 
“With the launch of Lightroom mobile, we’ve unlocked professional-class photographic workflows from the confines of the desktop,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Lightroom and Photoshop redefined digital photography on the desktop and now, photographers can perfect images, wherever they are and, via Creative Cloud, seamlessly synchronize them back to their desktop catalog.”
 
Lightroom mobile and the photography optimized synchronization architecture puts the powerful tools from Lightroom 5 at photographer’s fingertips, including:
 

  • Sync mobile edits, metadata and collection changes back to the Lightroom catalog on a Mac or Windows computer
  • Automatically import images captured on an iPad and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop
  • Work on images, even when your iPad is offline, for a truly portable experience
  • Sync photos between Lightroom 5 and Lightroom mobile; synced photos can also be viewed from any Web browser

“Adobe Lightroom mobile transforms the way I am able to work with my photographs because now I can review and process photos when I’m comfortable and creative, and not just when I’m at my computer,” said Jeff Carlson, educator and author of The iPad for Photographers and Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go. “It also works as a malleable photo portfolio on my iPad. As I add or remove images from a collection in Lightroom mobile or on the computer, the changes stay synchronized. When I need to show my work those photos are already set up to be viewed.”
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Photoshop Photography Program (USD$9.99 per month) includes Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, Lightroom mobile and a public portfolio site through Behance. Any members of Creative Cloud complete plan or Photoshop Photography Program automatically receive access to Adobe Lightroom mobile. Lightroom mobile is immediately available for iPad 2 or later running iOS 7, from the Apple App Store and requires Lightroom 5.4 for Mac or Windows.
 
Adobe has extended their Photoshop Photography Program deal. That's Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5 and the newly announced Lightroom Mobile App for only $9.99 per month with no previous ownership requirements (offer valid through May 31).

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:19:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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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: 4/8/2014 6:46:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 07, 2014
Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone
B&H has the Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone available for $149.00 with free shipping. Compare at $269.00.
LG 29EA73-P 29
Use coupon code C426300500 ($150.00 off) at Adorama to get the LG 29EA73-P 29" 21:9 IPS Monitor for $449.00 with free shipping. Regularly $599.00.
Post Date: 4/7/2014 10:25:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
I really enjoy Profoto's "Light Shaping with Andrea Belluso" series. In this video, Belluso demonstrates different ways for using the Profoto WideZoom Reflector for portraiture.
 
I don't typically use such hard lighting for shooting portraits, but Belluso's work has me reconsidering my techniques. [Sean]
 
B&H carries the Profoto WideZoom Reflector.
Post Date: 4/7/2014 8:08:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon Europe YouTube Channel:
 
Never lose a moment of summer fun with the Nikon 1 AW1. Life doesn't have a replay button, so the AW1 can go with you everywhere.
 
Waterproof to 15 m, shockproof from heights up to 2 m, freeze-proof and dustproof, the amazingly resilient Nikon 1 AW1 is the one for you. From epic adventures to everyday action, this versatile camera means you can unleash your summer fun without any worrying.
 
B&H carries the Nikon 1 AW1.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 4/7/2014 7:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor SpyderHD Color Calibration Bundle
From Datacolor:
 
Integrated color management tools for imaging professionals seeking an all-in-one solution
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – April 7, 2014 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced SpyderHD, the premiere color calibration suite for advanced and professional photographers and videographers. SpyderHD is designed to color manage photo and video workflows, from scene, camera and editing, to final output.
 
SpyderHD includes the new Spyder4ELITE HD integrated display calibration application; the first of its kind, with calibration functions for computer displays, video reference displays, and TVs, all within a single application. SpyderHD also includes the innovative SpyderWEB, a universal mounting system that securely mounts the Spyder for calibration of most screens up to 70”.
 
“As a photographer who has been calibrating for a long time, I understand the value of color calibration. SpyderHD is my preferred solution for tonal linearity in computer display calibration, and beats my personal calibration technique for video reference display calibration,” says Lee Varis, renowned Hollywood photographer.
 
In addition to display calibration offerings, SpyderHD includes two important camera solutions: the SpyderCHECKR, a powerful color reference and gray card system, and the portable SpyderCUBE, which provides white balance, exposure, black level and highlight references in any lighting condition. Combined, these tools enable photographers and videographers to capture consistent color day-to-day and camera-to-camera, enhancing their entire digital workflow.
 
“There is nothing else like the SpyderCUBE; the value of it is hard to over-emphasize for defining the light sources in a shot,” continued Varis. “Also, I find the SpyderCHECKR to provide all the camera color correction I need, for both photo and video.”
 
SpyderHD is available immediately for $349.00 USD at photo and video retailers. For more information, visit www.datacolor.com/spyder-hd-pr.
 
B&H carries the new Datacolor SpyderHD Color Calibration Bundle.
Category: Datacolor News
Post Date: 4/7/2014 6:41:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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