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 Thursday, May 18, 2017
From Canon USA:
 
Service Notice: Remote shooting with Camera Connect App with camera running Firmware Version 1.1.1
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running Firmware Version 1.1.1, which version was released on April 27, 2017, in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
 
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers, and we ask for your ongoing patience.
 
Phenomenon
 
Remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
 
Affected Product
 
EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera: Units that have been updated from Firmware Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Firmware Version 1.1.1
 
*This phenomenon will not occur if the camera meets either of the two conditions below:
 
  • If the camera has been updated from Firmware Version 1.1.0 to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
  • If the camera was already equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.
We are currently making preparations to correct this phenomenon with the release of a firmware update in early June. In the meantime, please use the workaround method described below.
 
Workaround
 
  • Firmware Version 1.1.1 will no longer be available for download, and Firmware Version 1.1.0 will be made available for download again.Users whose camera is affected by this phenomenon are asked to download Firmware Version 1.1.0 and install Firmware Version 1.1.0 onto the camera. Download Firmware Version 1.1.0 from the Canon USA website.
  • If you want the improvements and fixes provided in Firmware Version 1.1.1* applied to your camera, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region and make a request for your camera to be re-updated to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
  • *Improvements and fixes provided in Firmware Version 1.1.1:
    • Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A.
    • Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
    • Corrects the very rare phenomenon in which the shutter can no longer be released.
    • Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.
Support
 
If you have not already done so, please register the EOS 7D Mark II. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/18/2017 1:13:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
While a bare flash can work well in certain situations, more often than not, obtaining the best results will require shaping, restricting or coloring the light coming from your flash (whether it be the shoe-mount or studio variety).
 
Let's look at our Top 10 Light Modifiers to explore all the great possibilities available for crafting the perfect light.
 
Impact 5 in 1 Collapsible Circular Reflector with Handles 42in

1. Collapsible Reflector
 
Collapsible reflectors come in a variety of shapes, sizes and surfaces, and are used to reflect a light source (sun, Speedlite or studio flash) onto your subject. Simple, convenient, inexpensive and easy to pack are hallmarks that have made collapsible reflectors ubiquitous in the photography industry. Popular reflective surface options include white, silver and gold (including combinations of those surfaces).
 
Don't have a collapsible reflector but need something in a pinch? Use a piece of white foam core board or a suspended bed sheet for near-similar results.
 
Westcott 7 Foot Parabolic Umbrella Bundle

2. Umbrella
 
Like collapsible reflectors, umbrellas also come in a variety of shapes (really), sizes and reflective surfaces. The most common umbrellas are white (which can be used in reflected or shoot-through orientation) ranging in size from 43 - 60", though larger and smaller versions can easily be found. Umbrella surfaces mirror those found in collapsible reflectors, mainly the aforementioned white, silver & gold, and oftentimes umbrellas come with a fixed or removable black backing to prevent light spillage (of course, limiting the umbrella's use to reflective orientation only with the black backing in place). Some black backed umbrellas are compatible with removable front diffusion panels for even, softbox-like light quality (more on that later). Mimicking the shape of the sun, a traditional umbrella produces a natural looking round catchlight in the subject's eye(s) unless the umbrella spokes are are clearly discernable (especially a possibility when shooting closer headshots). An umbrella makes a great outdoor flash modifier, with one caveat. Be sure to heavily sandbag your light stands when using umbrellas outside. The umbrella's round, concave shape means that a slight breeze can easily cause your rig to topple over if not properly secured.
 
Surprising to some is that photographic umbrellas can vary significantly in shape. For instance, parabolic umbrellas are deeper than traditional ones and tend to be more efficient at bouncing light with the tradeoff of a more focused projection. Some umbrellas can be made square by adjusting segments of their support frame while other umbrellas feature a rectangular design that makes them better suited for shooting in locations with low ceilings.
 
Considering how inexpensive most umbrellas are, and how easily they can dramatically improve the light falling on your subject, there's little reason not to have one (or several) in your lighting toolkit.
 
Impact Luxbanx Large Rectangular Softbox 36 x 48in

3. Softbox
 
Generally speaking, a softbox is a rectangular, box shaped light modifier with one (or more) diffusion panels covering the face of it. A softbox is typically affixed to a light via a proprietary speed ring, so be sure to select a compatible model when purchasing your softbox. Because of the diffusion panel(s), softboxes generally produce a very even lighting over the entire surface of the front diffusion panel. Softboxes work especially well in studio conditions because they produce a very soft yet directional light (especially when fitted with an optional grid). A rectangular or square softbox creates a catchlight in the subject's eyes that is reminiscent of a window pane, though the catchlight of a softbox + grid combination may appear conspicuously artificial.
 
Not all softboxes are rectangular. A subset of softboxes, called octaboxes (or octagonal softboxes), are more rounded with 8 sides instead of 4. These particular softboxes provide the benefits of traditional softboxes (less light spill) with the round(ish) shape benefits of an umbrella.
 
Standard Reflector and Beauty Dish

4. Standard Reflector/Beauty Dish
 
A standard reflector is a relatively small, metal, silver-lined, narrow bowl-shaped device that is generally included in a studio light kit. Standard reflectors feature a port for simultaneous use with umbrellas (somewhat limiting spill). When used without an umbrella, the standard reflector produces a hard (clearly defined), somewhat harsh quality of light (similar to sunlight on a clear day). While this type of light may not be optimal for most main light portrait needs, the standard reflector can provide a great on-location rim light or background light.
 
On the other end of the studio light reflector spectrum, a beauty dish is a special type of reflector designed specifically for portraiture which produces a circular shaped, semi-hard quality of light with soft edges. Typical beauty dishes are wide bowl shaped reflectors ranging in size from 16-28" (the most common sizes being 20-22"), are silver or white lined and are optimally used relatively close to the subject (a distance between 1x and 1.5x the diameter of the dish). Prices for beauty dishes vary widely, and my particular favorite – the Mola Demi – is not inexpensive, but having owned and used one for several years (with Opal Diffusion Glass), I can say without hesitation that it is a great investment.
 
Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter

5. Ring Light
 
A ring light is, as the name suggests, a circular shaped light that is more often than not used with the camera lens shooting through the middle of it. Ring lights can either be specifically designed studio lights, macro lights or ring light modifiers.
 
Because the light is positioned around the lens, a ring light produces a very flat, non-directional type of lighting. If used as a main light, it's generally more flattering than an accessory hot shoe flash pointed straight at your subject, but it really shines (pun intended) as an "invisible" fill light when used with other light sources. By "invisible," that is to say that the fill light doesn't leave tell-tale shadows that indicate its use aside from a subject-shaped shadow (halo) around your subject with an unlit background close behind your subject. Note that a ring light does produce a rather conspicous circular catchlight in the subject's eye(s).
 
ExpoImaging Rogue Gels Universal Lighting Filter Kit

6. Color Gel
 
Color gels can be used to change the color of your flash to a) match the ambient light or b) add a creative color to your image. The former, referred to as "color correction" gels, allow you to calibrate your flash's light output with the color of the ambient light, thereby making simple global color corrections seamless in post processing. Otherwise, if the color of your flash's output does not match the ambient, obtaining correct color balance in post processing can be a tricky and time consuming task (and sometimes, nearly impossible).
 
The latter group, "creative" gels, allows you to change background colors or add interesting color to your subject lighting. Using color through the use of gels is a great way to differentiate your work from other photographers, and considering the low cost of color gels (both color correction and creative), every flash wielding photographer should have a myriad of gels in their lighting kit.
 
Vello 1 4in Honeycomb Grid for Portable Flash

7. Grid
 
A grid is simply a set of tube-like structures affixed to the front of a flash (as demonstrated above) or otherwise attached to the front of another light modifier (such as a softbox). The purpose of a grid is to restrict the light output to a smaller area, allowing for more finite control over the light's spread. Grids with circular tubes like the one shown above will produce a round spotlight with moderately soft edges and work great as subject-to-background separation tools when directed at the background (especially when combined with colored gels). Grids are also great for hair/special emphasis lights when reducing light spillage is a priority.
 
Impact Snoot for Select Impact Bowens S Mount Strobes

8. Snoot
 
Like a grid, a snoot is designed to restrict a light's output to a smaller area. However, unlike a grid, the edges of the light pattern projected by a snoot will have a hard edge. Uses for snoots mirror uses for grids, with the the hard edge being the main differentiator.
 
Flag Gobo and Cuculoris Cookie

9. Flag/Gobo & Cuculoris/Cookie
 
A flag (or gobo) is simply a device (typically black) that blocks light from hitting a certain area of your composition. Flags come in variety of shapes and sizes and commonly feature an arm that is designed to be held by a grip head and/or grip arm making positioning with a light stand an easy task.
 
Don't have a professional gobo handy? Try using a creatively mounted piece of black foam core board.
 
A cuculoris/cookie is a special type of flag which has a pattern cut out of it. When placed in front of a light source, a cookie will create a decorative shadow pattern on surfaces and/or subjects in the path of the light. Cookies are often used to simulate light filtering through window panes or foliage, but abstract patterns are very common as well.
 
Spiffy Gear Light Blaster Strobe Based Projector

10. Projector (Light Blaster)
 
With a lens attached to the front, the Spiffy Gear Light Blaster is able project a scene printed on transparent film onto a surface. The creative possibilities for devices such as these are endless, yet using them effectively takes a bit of know-how. For instance, if using the Light Blaster to project a scene onto the background, optimal results can only be obtained if the light hitting your subject is restricted from hitting the background (using some of the other tools listed above and careful positioning). See our full review for more details on the Light Blaster.
 
You can also find old carousel slide projectors on eBay for similar results, without the ability to vary the light output (unless ND filters are used).
 
So there you have it, our list of the Top 10 Light Modifiers for Off-Camera Flashes & Studio Lights. Did we miss something important? Sound off in the comments.
Post Date: 5/18/2017 11:15:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Update: The I AM NIKON Blog is live again.
 
The I AM NIKON Blog page has been suspended (see screenshot above). Going to the site results in a page that lists the possible reasons for the suspension:
 
  • This is a new domain name and you have not yet validated your contact details.
  • This domain has recently been modified or transferred and you have not yet validated your contact details.
  • An annual validation email was sent to your contact details but you have not responded.
As the blog has been active for quite some time, that basically rules out the first possible reason. My guess is that someone at Nikon forgot to respond to the annual validation email. :-) [Sean]
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/18/2017 11:09:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Photoshelter YouTube Channel:
 
Travel and landscape photographer Ken Kaminesky answers our Question of the Week: "How do you keep your love of photography alive?" For Ken, it's all about finding inspiration and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
Post Date: 5/18/2017 6:45:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Benro KB2 Triple Action Ball Head available for $69.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $139.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 26 lb
  • Max Height: 4.6"
  • Weight: 1.5 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible Clamp and QR Plate
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • Friction Control
  • Safety Lock
  • 90° Notch
  • Panoramic Scale
  • Bubble Level
The Benro KB1 (1.1 lb, 22 lbs capacity) is also on sale for $10.00 less (reg. $119.95).
Post Date: 5/18/2017 5:29:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED1000 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate available for $299.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,074.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature
  • 16 x 7.8 x 1.8" Panel, Weighs 4.0 lb
  • 45-Degree Beam Angle
  • AC or DC Operation
  • 100-0% Dimming
  • CRI: 95
  • Low Power Draw: 60W
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter Included
  • 4-Leaf Barndoors
  • Carry Case
 Wednesday, May 17, 2017
From Sony:
 
New 16-35mm F2.8 GM Completes the E-mount F2.8 G Master “trinity”; 12-24mm F4 G covers widest angle among all full-frame E-mount lenses
 
SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2017 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced two new additions to their growing lineup of full-frame E-mount lenses.
 
The new lenses include the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM large aperture wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1635GM) and the FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle zoom lens (model SEL1224G). The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens brings the incredible high-resolution and beautiful bokeh of Sony’s flagship G Master series to a wide 16-35mm focal length for exceptional landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and more, while the 12-24mm F4 G, Sony’s widest full-frame E-mount lens to date, offers a dynamic new perspective for all Sony E-mount shooters. In total, Sony’s full-frame E-mount lens lineup now covers from ultra-wide 12mm to super-telephoto 800mm (with teleconverter) focal length range.
 
New FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
 
The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM wide-angle zoom joins the acclaimed FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS to round out Sony’s lineup of F2.8 large aperture zoom lenses. Equipped with a variety of Sony’s most advanced lens technologies, it is the first wide-angle G Master model, making it ideal for an extensive variety of shooting situations - landscapes, architecture, close up portraits, sports, action and much more. It is also exceptionally lightweight and compact, maximizing portability and usability.
 
The new lens features exceptional corner-to-corner sharpness, with an optical design that includes five aspherical elements, two of which are Sony’s original XA (extreme aspherical) elements that reduce aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom and aperture range. The front XA element on the FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is the largest XA element ever produced, ensuring optimum quality. Additionally, two ED (Extra-low-Dispersion) glass elements keep chromatic aberration to a minimum while maximizing resolution, and Sony’s original Nano AR coating suppresses internal reflections to ensure excellent image contrast and clarity.
 
The lens features a near circular aperture shape at all settings, and the combination of the aforementioned XA element with its 11 blade aperture design produces images with sharply focused subjects and beautifully defocused backgrounds or “bokeh”. It also has two DDSSMs (Direct Drive SSM) that compose a floating focusing system and ensure that AF acquisition is speedy and quiet, making it an ideal choice for shooting still images as well as movies.
 
The FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM is also dust and moisture resistant1, has a fluorine coating on the front lens that helps to both prevent dust or grease marks and remove them easily if they do become a trouble. There is also a customizable focus hold button and a hood release button.
 
New FE 12-24mm F4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
 
A uniquely designed ultra wide-angle zoom lens, the new FE 12-24mm F4 G lens produces outstanding image quality in a compact, lightweight design, weighing in at approximately 20 oz. Sony’s widest full-frame E-mount lens, it offers a dynamic perspective for landscape, architecture and interior photography, and is well-suited for both stills and video shooting.
 
The lens features an innovative optical design with four aspherical elements that ensure excellent corner to corner sharpness and resolution. Additionally, the lens has three ED glass elements and one Super ED glass element that minimize chromatic aberration throughout the entire image, and also includes Sony’s original Nano AR coating.
 
The new FE 12-24mm F4 G lens includes a DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) for fast, quiet and precise AF performance, plus a customizable focus hold button and focus mode switch. It is also dust and moisture resistant1.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Wide-angle Zoom Lens will ship this August and will be sold for about $2,200 US and $3,000 CA. The new FE 12-24mm F4 G Ultra wide-angle Zoom Lens will ship this July sold for about $1,700 US and $2,300 CA.
 
B&H will carry the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and FE 12-24mm f/4 G lenses.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 5/17/2017 11:21:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System available for $129.95 with free shipping after a $470.00 instant savings. Regularly $599.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Small Cameras Up to 5 lb
  • Create Smooth, Elegant Shots on the Fly
  • Folding Design
  • Ergonomic 3-Axis Gimbal Handle
  • Quick-Release Dovetail Plate
  • Secure Gimbal Lock for Precise Tuning
  • Adjustable Lens Support Platform
  • Large Easily Adjustable Knobs
From the LensRentals Blog:
By Roger Cicala
 
Yes, I’m sick of filter articles, too. But I come today not to educate you, but to mock others. Because yes, people continue to try to save a few bucks by putting a cheap filter in front of their $1,000 lens. And also because they buy what they think are good filters off of Fleabay or some used place and these filters aren’t what they think. This can particularly happen when you purchase a brand that makes different filters of differing quality.
 
How bad can it be, you ask? Well, today we’ll show you. Because someone had a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens that had been nice and sharp and then returned it because it suddenly got soft. They were kind enough to return it with their protective filter in place.
See the entire article on the LensRentals Blog.
 
Note from Sean: We've often advised site visitors not to skimp on their filter purchases. From our perspective, it doesn't make sense to invest in an expensive (often L-series) lens just to negate its high end performance with a cheap, low quality filter affixed to the front of it.
 
If you want to protect a lens and retain its image quality, be sure to use high quality filters with it, like B+W XS-Pro filters (our personal favorites).
From Canon USA:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
We have determined that some EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lenses exhibit an AF operation-related malfunction. The details of the phenomenon and Canon’s service policy are described below.
 
We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue. Going forward, we will spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers can use our products with confidence.
 
Phenomenon
 
At the wide-angle end, focus is not achieved properly when a peripheral AF points are selected, regardless of the AF area selection mode.
 
Affected Lenses
 
If the first two digits in the serial number (see the image below) of your lens are ”48”, ”49”, ”50” or ”51”, then your lens MAY POSSIBLY be affected.
 
Canon EF 24 105L IS II USM Service Advisory Serial Number Image

How to check if your lens is affected:
 
  1. Click the search link below to display the serial number input screen.
  2. Input your lens’ serial number (10 digits) and then click the [Submit] button.
    * Please double check the serial number you entered before you click the [Submit] button.
  3. One of the following three messages will be displayed.
    • “Your lens is NOT an affected product”
    • “Your lens is an affected product”
    • “Invalid number”
Search Serial Number
 
Support
 
As soon as preparations have been completed, we will inform users about the start date for accepting support requests for lenses affected by this issue.
 
Potentially affected products will be inspected and repaired free of charge. If you own one of the potentially affected products please contact our Customer Support Center.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/17/2017 8:15:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon UK:
 
Canon UK commissioned the research to mark the launch of its 365 Days of Summer competition to find a storyteller to spend a year identifying and living 365 new stories across the globe as part of its new Live For The Story brand positioning.
 
Roald Dahl, the creator of classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach has topped the poll of the greatest authors, songwriters, artists and photographers. Visual storytellers including graffiti artist Banksy, Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg and legendary cartoonist Walt Disney also featured in the top 50.
 
The research also showed a staggering 94 per cent of adults enjoy a good story with the average adult telling four stories a day, through words, conversation and with photos.
 
Matthew Searle – Country Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: “You can’t beat a good story, whether it’s words in a book, photographs, film or simply through conversation. Roald Dahl in particular may be well known for his words, but the images which accompanied many of his children’s books have helped to paint a picture for children for generations.
 
“As technology evolves, stories are now so much more than just the written word and people today have a variety of ways to tell their story and make sure it lives on. Whether they are to inform, relay a message or just to entertain, there are stories which will go on to be told for generations to come. At Canon we celebrate storytelling in all its forms and with the launch of our Live For The Story campaign we want to encourage people to tell their story and live every experience to the fullest no matter how insignificant.”
 
Canon is looking for someone to fill a very unique position as it begins its search for the ultimate storyteller. The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories. Applications for this unique role will be taken via Instagram and judged by actress, producer, musician and storyteller, Zoë Kravitz.
 
The successful candidate will chase summer all over the world, visiting destinations from Lisbon to Melbourne to Brazil, curating their own story of the summer.
 
Those who think they have what it takes to inspire people to find their own stories can apply by sharing their most memorable summer story on Instagram with the story behind it (no more than 50 words), tagging @CanonUK and #liveforthestory. Submissions will be judged on a number of elements including storytelling ability, visual appeal, originality and inspirational qualities. The successful candidate will be required to travel the world chasing summer in order to identify 365 inspiring stories throughout the course of the job. The role is all expenses paid and, of course, offers a holiday allowance of 365 days per annum.
 
Canon’s storyteller will be tasked with identifying 365 new summer stories throughout the year, bringing back the art of storytelling and inspiring people to make the most of every moment in their life. The journey they choose is for them to decide, it will be their story to create and inspire.
 
Matthew Searle – Country Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: “Every moment has the potential to be important, even more so in the summer when we are open to new challenges and experiences. We are on the hunt for someone to inspire us, to help us ‘Live For The Story’ every day and ensure none of us miss those special moments.”
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 5/17/2017 7:08:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Sigma:
 
Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
 
We would like to announce the availability of a new firmware update for the following Canon mount lenses. The lens firmware updates improve the AF accuracy when it is mounted on the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, and offers the improved usability for video shooting.For customers who own the following applicable products and the SIGMA USB DOCK, please update the lens firmware using SIGMA Optimization Pro.
 
Applicable products
 
  • SIGMA 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM | Art CANON
  • SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
  • SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
  • SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary CANON
Benefits of this firmware update
 
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is attached with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11.
    * It is necessary to use the SIGMA USB DOCK for Canon ver.1.02 or later to update the firmware.
    *For customers who own SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, it is necessary to update this to the latest firmware ver. 1.05.
  • It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when attached with the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and used for video shooting.
  • It has improved the AF accuracy when the lens is used for video shooting as well as with Live View mode of EOS DIGITAL SLR cameras.*1
  • It has reduced the operating sound of the lens diaphragm blades when the lens is used for video shooting on EOS DIGITAL SLR cameras. *1
  • It has become compatible with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C300 Mark II.
*1 The degree of improvement may differ depending on the camera used.
 
Before updating the lens firmware, please ensure SIGMA Optimization Pro has been updated to ver. 1.4.1 or later for Windows, and ver. 1.4.0 or later for Macintosh from the following download page.
 
SIGMA Optimization Pro Download page
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/17/2017 6:55:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.3 to 1.4
 
  • Fixed an issue that could result in rapid depletion of the battery if the camera was left unused after being fully charged using the supplied charging AC adapter and USB cable.
Download: Nikon COOLPIX W100 Firmware v.1.4
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/17/2017 6:50:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Dell 15.6" XPS 15 9550 Multi-Touch Notebook available for $1,399.00 with free shipping. Regularly $2,099.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD
  • 15.6" 3840 x 2160 Infinity Edge Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • SD Media Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 | HDMI | Thunderbolt 3
  • Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Post Date: 5/17/2017 5:15:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, May 16, 2017
B&H has the GoPro HERO4 Black available for $299.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $449.00.
 
Free Included Accessories (Total Value: $128.99)
 
  • GoPro LCD Touch BacPac
  • GoPro Dual Battery Charger with Battery for HERO4
GoPro HERO4 Black Highlights
 
  • Supports 4K30, 2.7K60, and 1080p Video
  • Capture 12MP Photos at 30 fps
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens + SuperView
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 131'
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Video and Photo Time-Lapse
  • Protune Mode for Video and Photo
  • One-Button Operation with QuikCapture
  • Auto Low Light and Night Photo Modes
  • Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts Included
Post Date: 5/16/2017 2:48:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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