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 Friday, March 17, 2017
From Adobe:
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2017 ended March 3, 2017.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.68 billion in its first quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.80 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.94 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.14 billion, with record Creative revenue growing to $942 million.
  • Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $4.25 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $265 million.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud achieved record revenue of $477 million.
  • Operating income grew 52 percent and net income grew 57 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 40 percent and net income grew 42 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was a record $730 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.1 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2.2 million shares during the quarter, returning $238 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
“Whether you’re a designer, student, enterprise or government agency, reimagining your customer experience has become a critical part of every digital transformation strategy,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe. “Adobe’s mission to help our customers design and deliver great experiences has never been more relevant as is reflected in our outstanding Q1 results.”
 
“Adobe achieved record revenue, profit and cash flow in Q1," said Mark Garrett, Adobe executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Our solid execution and business momentum combined with strong market tailwinds give us confidence in our ability to continue to deliver strong financial results. We remain bullish about our prospects for the rest of 2017 and beyond.”
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/17/2017 8:05:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
NORTH WHITE PLAINS, NY – Sekonic Corporation, the leader in design and engineering of Professional Photographic and Filmmaking Light Meters, announced their latest advancement in metering, the NEW Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D. With it’s 2.7” color touch screen and truly innovative and sophisticated features, the L-858D leads the way to the next generation of light measurement control.
 
Sekonic has combined over 60 years of experience in the image-making world with cutting edge technology to create the SPEEDMASTER L-858D. The meter has undergone a significant design change and was built with a comprehensive feature set sure to meet and exceed the demands of today’s image-makers.
 
A pioneer in the space, the L-858D now offers flash duration measurement, providing critical flash data needed to calculate proper ambient-flash exposure. Also, as it’s name implies, the SPEEDMASTER L-858D has the capability to measure the brief flash bursts of High Speed Sync (HSS) for precision flash exposure control, making it an essential tool for photographers utilizing this game changing technology.
 
Break Through Boundaries The L-858D builds off the popular L-478D series features and function sets that enable photographers to break through the boundaries of ISO sensitivity, flash and ambient shutter speeds, as well as frame rates (f/s) and shutter angles for cinematographers.
 
Filmmakers and landscape photographers will appreciate the L-858D’s increased sensitivity for both incident and reflected-spot measurements giving them the ability to obtain extreme low light level readings. The L-858D also offers optional wireless triggering modules for Elinchrom and Phottix in addition to PocketWizard brand radio triggering devices, giving photographers utilizing strobes ultimate control over their lighting workflow.
 
“The Sekonic SPEEDMASTER L-858D is a perfect example of a great brand being responsive to its fans and responding to how popular high speed sync is. The Sekonic engineers have developed an incredible tool that combines flash duration measurement, an intuitive touchscreen interface and many other advances to address the needs of the most demanding photographers and filmmakers.” — Jan Lederman, MAC Group President
 
Note: Apparently, the Sekonic Speedmaster L-858D Light Meter was announced in September 2016, but I missed seeing the press release at the time. The light meter has just now started showing up at retailers. [Sean]
 
B&H has the Sekonic Speedmaster L-858D-U Light Meter in stock with free expedited shipping.
Category: Sekonic News
Post Date: 3/17/2017 6:47:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 12MP / 4K Camera
  • OcuSync Transmission Technology
  • Up to 4.3 Mile Control Range
  • Up to 27 Minutes Flight Time
  • GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • DJI GO App-Based Control and Monitoring
  • Top Speed of 40 mph in Sport Mode
  • ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
  • Tap- and Gesture-Based Commands
Post Date: 3/17/2017 6:35:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is now available for preorder.
 
We expect high demand for this lens. Preorder early to avoid initial lack of supply delays. And when preordering, please remember to use our links below to support this site!
 
Preorder: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art – B&H | Adorama
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 3/17/2017 12:00:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 16, 2017
Update: B&H has changed the information on their website regarding the scheduled Sigma preorders. It appears the only lens that will be open for preorders tonight is the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens.
 
Preorders will go live tonight at midnight Eastern Time for Sigma's latest batch of Global Vision lenses.
 
We expect demand to be very high for all of the new Sigma lenses. Preorder early to ensure your shipment arrives as soon as possible. And when preordering, please remember to use our links to support this site!
 
We'll make another post at midnight tonight when preorders become available.
 
Preorder: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art – B&H | Adorama
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 3/16/2017 8:07:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
B&H is proud to present its Women of Influence series. Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer who specializes in fantastically surreal self portraiture. In this episode of Women of Influence, Brooke details how she maintains such a high level of creativity, and how she came to produce such beautiful images.
 
Brooke Shaden
https://www.instagram.com/brookeshaden/
http://brookeshaden.com/
Post Date: 3/16/2017 5:36:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Canon Professional Network has been adding to their Digital Photo Professional 4 Video Tutorials with more to come in the following weeks. Already posted videos include:
 
  • Getting Organized
  • Recover Missing Shadows
  • Levels and Curves
  • Counteract Color Casts
  • Improve Composition (Crop & Level)
Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 is compatible with following cameras:
EOS Kiss X9i / EOS REBEL T7i / EOS 800D, EOS 9000D / EOS 77D, EOS M6, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D C, EOS M5, EOS M3, EOS M2, EOS M10, EOS M, EOS Kiss X8i / EOS REBEL T6i / EOS 750D, EOS Kiss X80 / EOS REBEL T6 / EOS 1300D, EOS Kiss X7i / EOS REBEL T5i / EOS 700D, EOS Kiss X70 / EOS REBEL T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D, EOS Kiss X6i / EOS REBEL T4i / EOS 650D, EOS Kiss X50 / EOS REBEL T3 / EOS 1100D, EOS Kiss X5 / EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D, EOS Kiss X4 / EOS REBLE T2i / EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X3 / EOS REBEL T1i / EOS 500D, EOS Kiss X2 / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi / EOS 450D, EOS Kiss F / EOS REBEL XS / EOS 1000D, EOS Kiss Digital X / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi / EOS 400D DIGITAL, EOS Kiss Digital N / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT / EOS 350D DIGITAL, EOS 80D, EOS 8000D / EOS REBEL T6s / EOS 760D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 70D, EOS 6D, EOS 60Da, EOS 60D, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5DS, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 50D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot S120, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100V, PowerShot S100, PowerShot G9 X Mark II, PowerShot G9 X, PowerShot G7 X Mark II, PowerShot G7 X, PowerShot G5 X, PowerShot G3 X, PowerShot G16, PowerShot G15, PowerShot G1 X Mark II, PowerShot G1 X
Download: Canon Digital Photo Professional 4
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/15/2017 10:00:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Adobe recently debuted "Make It Now," a series of short videos which demonstrate how to accomplish various tasks with Adobe Creative Cloud tools. "How to Make a Double Exposure in Photoshop," can be seen above while the remaining videos released thus far can be seen below.
 
How to Create a Composite in Photoshop
 

How to Create an Animated GIF in Photoshop
 

How to Make a Poster from a Template in Photoshop
 

B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 3/15/2017 6:58:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the DSLR Video Shooter YouTube Channel:
 
You will need these items for the smoke machine:
 
BATTERY
I would suggest a 15w battery or higher. That will give you plenty of smoke. The one I used in the video was an Eleaf iStick 50W which a friend gave to me. Turned out to be way overkill so 15+ watts would be fine. The battery I used charges via USB but some units will need one or two 18650 batteries.
 
TANK
There are tons of tanks out there but I used an Nautilus Atlantis tank.
 
LIQUID
Again, many different kinds/brands. I went with a no nicotine version.
 
NOSE SUCKER
I grabbed a pack of 3 here.
Post Date: 3/15/2017 5:47:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 14, 2017
B&H has the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens for Nikon in stock with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/14/2017 2:45:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review.
 
Find out how well this big, beautiful lens performs!
 
The Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens is in stock at: B&H | Amazon | Adorama
 
BTW, the tripod shown here is a Really Right Stuff TP-243 Ground-Level Tripod. It is a compact, rock solid support that does not flinch at even lenses bigger than this one.
 
The tripod head is a Wimberley Tripod Head II. It is ideal for lenses such as this one.
Post Date: 3/14/2017 8:05:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Irix 11mm f/4 Firefly and Blackstone Lenses are available for preorder at the following retailers: B&H | Adorama
Categories: Preorders, Irix News
Post Date: 3/14/2017 7:18:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 13, 2017
B&H has the just-released Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
How will the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens compare to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens? We plan to find out – a full review of this lens is planned. Immediately obvious is the Tamron's attractively lower price.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/13/2017 10:53:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images have been added to the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone Lens Review page.
 
A full review of this lens is coming soon. Note that the upper right corner shown in the image quality tool is sharper than the other three corners.
 
Amazon has the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone Lens in stock. This lens will be arriving at B&H and Adorama soon.
Post Date: 3/13/2017 7:59:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
Do your travel photos look like everyone else’s? What makes an impactful travel image beyond the postcard photos? They say (and it’s a myth) that the average person uses only 10% of their brain. Photographers use a very small percentage of their camera’s and computer’s brain.
 
In this seminar Jack Reznicki will show you where we can leverage the functions of our cameras and the richness of post processing, to give your travel photos more impact, beyond the postcard.
 
Topics Include:
 
  • Auto ISO
  • Auto Focus
  • Focusing Modes
  • Metering Modes
  • Cropping and composition
  • Scale
  • GPS and Why
  • Camera bag choices - Packing your gear for puddle jumper flights
  • Camera model choices
  • Lens choices – why to use what
  • And more
Post Date: 3/13/2017 6:44:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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