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 Thursday, September 24, 2015
Nikon D750 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera available for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a Nikon USA warranty or repair service.
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Post Date: 9/24/2015 10:41:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
TSA Master Keys Compromised
A story by the Washington Post entitled "The secret life of baggage: Where does your luggage go at the airport?" briefly showed a picture of a TSA agent holding his set of master luggage keys. A France based individual going by the name Xylitol created CAD drawings of the master keys and made them freely available for download. And in the age of 3D printing, that's all it took to bring the TSA lock system to its knees.
Soon after the CAD drawings were made available, Bernard Bolduc of Montreal downloaded the files and 10 minutes later had created a 3D printed master key that opened his TSA lock. The result is staggering – millions of TSA locks are now [practically] useless as anyone with a 3D printer can churn out TSA master keys at will.
Photography is a powerful medium. It has ability to influence public policy or be the catalyst for war. On that note, a camera can be used as an instrument of great intentions or alternately, a dangerous weapon; be careful what you point it at. [Sean]
Post Date: 9/24/2015 7:01:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod
For a limited time, B&H has the Steadicam Solo Stabilizer & Monopod available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping after $100.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $499.00.
Product Highlights
  • Converts between Steadicam and Monopod
  • 3-Axis Gimbal
  • 10 lb Weight Capacity
  • Telescopically Extends to Four Sections
  • Includes QR Plate and Counterweights
  • Folds to a Portable 24"
  • Supports Optional Arm and Vest
Post Date: 9/24/2015 5:05:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review.
Great lens. B&H has the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens in stock with a $300.00 instant rebate available.
Post Date: 9/23/2015 9:12:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

I love these types of photography lighting walkthroughs. In this video, Karl Taylor explains each light's role in creating the final exposure and then builds the image up one light at a time so you can see exactly how each light fits into the equation.
If you are interested in lighting or product photography, this is definitely worth a little more than 5 minutes of your time. [Sean]
From the Karl Taylor YouTube Channel:
In this video Karl Taylor demonstrates with Urs Recher his techniques for carefully and precisely lighting a product image of a designer brand mens shoe. With delicate positioning and accurate lighting a stylish image is created using broncolor's range of 'Picolites' for product photography.
B&H carries Broncolor gear.
Post Date: 9/23/2015 10:00:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro ProTactic Series
From Lowepro:
Three Shoulder Bags and Small Backpack Added to Six-Piece Series for Mission-Critical Access to Compact Gear
Petaluma, Calif. – September 22, 2015 – Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today launched four new models designed for compact camera setups – three shoulder bags and one backpack – as part of its award-winning ProTactic series. The urban-inspired, six-piece collection offers high performance and mission-critical access to professional photographers and enthusiasts who need a bag that delivers on all fronts: accessibility, versatility, comfort and organization.
“We received tremendous, positive feedback on our ProTactic series when it first launched a year ago,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “Our design team couldn’t wait to expand the series to mirrorless kits as well as professional DSLRs, creating trustworthy bags as powerful as the compact gear carried by journalists, street photographers and enthusiasts.”
The first generation of the ProTactic series launched last year with the 350 AW and 450 AW. The expanded line now includes:
  • ProTactic SH 120 AW – A small but robust shoulder bag with room for a mirrorless kit, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1, with attached lens, extra lens or flash, smartphone and personal essentials.
  • ProTactic SH 180 AW – A mid-sized shoulder bag that fits a standard DSLR, such as the Nikon D750, with a 24-70mm lens attached, one to two extra lenses, a tablet, smartphone and small personal items.
  • ProTactic SH 200 AW – A modern, photojournalist-style shoulder bag designed to fit a professional DSLR with a classic 70-200mm lens kit, two to three extra lenses or speedlights, up to a 13-inch laptop and tablet, smartphone, and accessories.
  • ProTactic BP 250 AW – A scaled-down pack that protects a complete mirrorless kit with a 12-40mm lens attached, space for three to four extra lenses or flashes, an 11-inch MacBook Air, smartphone and accessories.
ProTactic shoulder bags include cinch straps and zippered accessory pouches to expand the amount of gear as needed, SlipLock attachments and built-in memory card pockets. The SH 180 AW and SH 200 AW include a water-resistant top-zip opening as well for fast access to gear.
The new ProTactic BP 250 AW offers multiple modular accessories and cinch straps; back-entry access for easy setup and extra security; a convenient, turret-style top opening; two fast-access side pockets; and Lowepro’s ActivZone harness for targeted comfort and support.
The ProTactic line expansion also includes the photographer-friendly features of the first-generation packs, such as the patent-pending MaxFit system of padded and fully adjustable dividers for fine-tuning gear fit; a multiple-strap build for easily adding capacity; and a patented, built-in All Weather AW Cover to protect gear from the elements.
The ProTactic SH 120 AW (US MSRP $99.95), ProTactic SH 180 AW (US MSRP $129.95), ProTactic SH 200 AW (US MSRP $169.95) and ProTactic BP 250 AW (US MSRP $189.95) are available at select retailers.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 9/23/2015 6:27:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
TriggerTrap Logo
From Triggertrap:
  • This October, Triggertrap is calling on the global photography community to help create an epic timelapse movie of the city they love.
  • Triggertrap are holding events in London, Cape Town, New York City, San Francisco, and Milan to create a crowdsourced timelapse snapshot of a single day in each city.
  • The events will bring together photographers of all experiences and include talks from timelapse professionals.
This October, Triggertrap – creators of the world’s most powerful timelapse photography tools – is calling on photographers from around the world to create timelapse movies featuring the cities they love. The timelapse clips will then be combined to create a powerful crowdsourced timelapse film - the biggest international timelapse project ever attempted.
Following the success of 2014’s LapseLondon event, in which London-based photographers teamed up to create a stunning timelapse film of their city, Triggertrap are calling photographers to action in cities all over the world in a bid to create an incredible international timelapse story of urban life. The timelapse events will take place in London, Cape Town, New York City, San Francisco, and Milan, kicking off with this year’s LapseLondon event on 11 October 2015. The events will all be free to attend.
Bringing together photographers of all skill levels and backgrounds, Triggertrap hopes to pool those collective skills and local insights to create the biggest and best internationally crowdsourced timelapse film yet. With footage being shot by teams of photographers in each city and a final film that spans continents, the end result will be a city symphony not to be missed.
Featuring timelapse tips from top photography experts, participating photographers from all backgrounds will be given the tools and the knowhow to create high quality, innovative timelapse footage.
From famous monuments to bustling crowds to office blocks, Triggertrap wants photographers to capture the local views that matter to them, and paint an honest picture of the photographer’s environment. This project is about uniting these photographers across the world with the common goal of celebrating urban life through timelapse photography.
The finished timelapse films and documentary of the events will be available online in November via Triggertrap’s Vimeo page and website.
Additional information
For more information on the events and participating cities, see here:
Sign up to a timelapse event here:
Triggertrap Mobile information:
Triggertrap Timelapse pro app:
Post Date: 9/23/2015 5:17:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
eBay (via MRPhotoStore) has the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens available for $557.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,296.95.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore ineligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
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Post Date: 9/22/2015 10:48:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Quadcopter with 1080p Camera
B&H has the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ v2.0 Quadcopter with 1080p Camera available for $679.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,159.00.
Product Highlights
  • Camera with 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Takes 14MP Still and 1080p Video
  • Wi-Fi Downlink for Smartphones
  • iOS/Android App for Monitoring/Control
  • Up to 25 Minutes Flying Time
  • GPS-Based Autopilot with Return to Home
  • Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
  • Stationary Hover with GPS Attitude Mode
  • LED Indicators & Low Voltage Protection
  • Self-Tightening Prop Design
Post Date: 9/22/2015 6:31:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,099.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not eligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
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Post Date: 9/22/2015 5:26:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
X-Rite i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport Bundle
For a limited time, B&H has the X-Rite i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport Bundle available for $199.00 after $50.00 mail-in rebate with free expedited shipping. Regularly $349.00.
Bundle Includes
  • i1Display Pro
  • ColorChecker Passport
Product Highlights
  • i1Profiler Software - Wide Compatibility
  • Unlimited White Point, Luminance Control
  • Broadcast Video Standards Support
  • Ambient Light Measurement, Control
  • Profile Optimization: Custom Patches
  • Creative Enhancement Target
  • Classic Target
  • White Balance Target
  • Camera Calibration Software
  • Protective Pocket-Sized Case
Post Date: 9/22/2015 5:13:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 21, 2015

From the SmugMug Films YouTube Channel:
After a devastating motorcycle crash almost took her life, Renee Robyn turned to Photoshop to create surreal and mysterious worlds that stretch the boundaries of imagination. Though her body was immobile, her mind was free to fly. Get tips for how to create epic digital art at Browse Renee's photography on SmugMug:
Post Date: 9/21/2015 10:30:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
2015 InfoTrends US Mobile Imaging Study
From PMANewsLine:
"Generations have a significant influence on consumers’ digital and mobile photography habits. According to an InfoTrends’ report, Digital and Mobile Photography in 2015: Millennials vs. Gen X and Boomers, older Millennials, age 23-34 years old, are the most photo-active group when it comes to use of a digital camera and the number of photos taken, writes Ed Lee in an InfoTrends blog post. On the other hand, young Millennials, age 15-22 years old, are most likely to use a smartphone as their primary camera and capture the most photos on their phones."
Read the entire article at PMANewsline.
Post Date: 9/21/2015 8:48:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens page.
Based on the requests we have been receiving for test results, the new Tokina 11-20mm has the interest of many. This APS-C format-only lens appears similar in build and specs to the shorter focal length range Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens. While an image quality comparison between these two lenses (and many others) is available, discernment between test cameras models must be made.
B&H has the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens in stock with a $50 instant rebate available.
Post Date: 9/21/2015 8:18:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

Airnef is a Windows/Mac OS/Linux based open-source utility that allows Nikon users to download images from their Wi-fi enabled cameras (built-in or via WU-1a/WU-1b adapters). It even works with Wi-fi enabled Canon devices, too (though Canon's EOS Utility has much of the same functionality, but not all).
From the TestCams YouTube Channel:
Airnef is a free, open-source utility for wirelessly downloading images and videos from your WiFi-equipped Nikon and Canon cameras. airnef runs on the Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems. Go to for more information and download links.
  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:45 - Selecting basic method for choosing which images to download
  • 00:56 - Selecting images in the camera for download
  • 02:14 - Configuring Windows to automatically switch to your camera's network
  • 03:07 - What happens after clicking 'Start Download' for images selected in the camera
  • 03:55 - Transfer Report after downloads have completed
  • 04:37 - Select images on the computer for download
  • 06:02 - Automatically skipping files you've already downloaded
  • 07:30 - Previewing which files will be downloaded based on selected criteria
  • 08:06 - Using verbose logging to see information about skipped files
  • 08:32 - Fault tolerance and automatic recovery from failed connections
  • 10:40 - Conclusion
Post Date: 9/21/2015 7:03:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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