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 Friday, May 13, 2016
When the clouds become turquoise, you are probably in a great place.
 
The day started out with no clouds in the sky. After having photographed for 6 days straight prior with good results, I was looking for more than what a clear sky would deliver, so some scouting was the task at hand. The selected location for the day was Wild Cow Run, at the end of Middle Caicos. From my base location in Whitby Beach, North Caicos, this meant a drive through most of North Caicos, across the causeway and through most of Middle Caicos. Then, at the end of the road, a 4x4 road was traversed until going further becomes impossible.
 
Your reward for this drive is one of the most beautiful beach locations in the world with seldom another person seen. I had hiked about a mile out when some nice clouds began forming on the horizon. Seeing great images beginning to materialize, I ran and swam back to the vehicle, grabbed a Canon EOS 5Ds R with an EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Lens mounted, threaded a circular polarizer filter onto the lens and put the setup in an EWA marine underwater housing.
 
I know, an underwater housing does not make sense for capturing an above-water image of beach, water and clouds, but ... you may have noted the "swam" part when returning to the vehicle. I had to swim (fins, snorkel and mask) through a channel with a swift tidal current to reach the island with the beach I was targeting. I was not using the camera underwater, but the housing was perfect for the water transportation to the scene.
 
Once across the water, I removed the camera from the housing, stowed the housing (and snorkel gear) high on shore and hiked over sand and shallow water to reach the desired location. The huge expanse of sand and shallow water had my greatest attention. I was looking for angles and heights that would work best while keeping the clouds in pleasing locations within the frame. The clouds were moving in rapidly and I was shooting quickly, monitoring mostly my manually-set exposures from time to time, keeping the brightest parts of the clouds nearly blown.
 
What I wasn't noticing was that, as the clouds came closer, they began reflecting the amazing fluorescent turquoise colored water behind the reef, which was located a distant 1.4 mi (2.25 km) from shore at this location. Upon uploading my images for the day, I realized that the clouds, as they came in closer than the reef, had picked up a very strong color reflection from the water below. The result was something I had not captured before, turquoise-colored clouds.
 
Photography (usually) rewards effort – effort pays off. It was definitely worth the effort of a round trip to the vehicle to add this (and many other similar) images to the collection. I'll leave the "foresight to take the camera with me the first time" topic for another day.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
16mm  f/9.0  1/125s
ISO 100
8827 x 5885px
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Post Date: 5/13/2016 8:53:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
And speaking of seeing the world from orbit, Canon is giving you a behind the scenes look at filming A Beautiful Planet from the International Space Station.
 
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
 
Learn about how IMAX shot A Beautiful Planet from space from Director Toni Myers, DP James Neihouse and Astronaut Marsha Ivins. For more information, visit: abeautifulplanet.imax.com
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C500 and 1D C cinema cameras.
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Post Date: 5/13/2016 8:01:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
While scrolling through Google's app recommendations a while back, one app in particular – ISS onLive – caught my eye. After playing around with it for about a month, I think it's a worthwhile download/install for anyone with even a moderate interest in NASA and the International Space Station.
 
The app allows you to view two different live video streams from the ISS, as well as watch the official NASA TV channel. As I write this, the NASA TV channel is airing a live interview with the ISS crew (it's pretty cool). And with Chromecast, you can even watch the live feeds on your TV. The app also features a map so that you can see exactly where the space station is at any one time, and it can be set to display up to 5 orbit paths.
 
Another nice feature about the app is its ability to warn you whenever the ISS will be flying overhead. By turning on the alarm feature, the app will tell you when the ISS is scheduled to make its next pass near your location and will alert you 5 minutes ahead of time. And while the ISS far above you traveling at 17,150 mph, you can use the app to take a full-screen snapshot of the live feed looking down at your home.
 
Here's another look at the app (screenshot taken this morning):
 
ISS onLive Screenshot Current

And with the next-pass information at hand, you can also use the app to help you plan a photo capturing the ISS streaking across the night sky.
 
On the downside, the live video feeds are not always available. The app description even warns, "Sometimes video is not available by transmission problems. Be patient, in few minutes (sometimes hours) the transmission will return." But when the ISS's feed is working, and it's on the daylight side of the planet, you'll be treated to a view of Earth that you can't get anywhere else.
 
Download: ISS onLive for Android
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Post Date: 5/13/2016 7:04:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo now has their Video Workhorse Shoulder Bags in stock. While not yet in stock (but expected soon), B&H has the TTP Video Workhorse Shoulder Bags available for preorder with free expedited shipping.
 
If you'd like to know more about the Video Workhorse Shoulder Bags, check out the full press release.
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Post Date: 5/13/2016 5:59:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Sigma has patented an optical formula for the 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports lens.
 
Patent Description
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-75828
  • Published 2016.5.12
  • Submitted 2014.10.8
  • Zoom ratio 2.67
  • Focus distance 72.41 118.50 193.38
  • F-number 2.92 2.92 2.92
  • Field of view 2h 33.58 20.51 12.56
  • Image height Y 21.63 21.63 21.63
  • The total lens length 250.00 250.00 250.00
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Post Date: 5/13/2016 5:31:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Axler Robin Pro 40 Stabilizer L available for $169.95 with free shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 15 lb Maximum Payload
  • Two-Axis, Multi-Piece Counterweights
  • Height-Adjustable Gimbal
  • 2-Stage Center Column
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • Adjustment Knobs for Fine-Tuning Balance
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Camera Screws
  • Carry Case Included
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Post Date: 5/13/2016 5:09:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, May 12, 2016
From the Canon Professional Network:
Few wildlife photographers have made a bigger splash than Andy Rouse. CPN writer Mark Alexander finds out how this Canon Explorer is using the new EOS-1D X Mark II to reach even greater heights...
 
In the realm of image-making, Andy Rouse is one of those rare individuals to achieve almost celebrity status. His name has become inextricably linked with the world of wildlife photography with demand for his unique views never seeming to wane. The 50-year-old photographer’s images have graced the covers of magazines across the world and he has picked up a clutch of prestigious awards for his efforts. As professional photography goes, Rouse is a success story. And yet, despite his prominence in the wildlife arena, you get a sense that the Englishman has come to a crossroads in his career. As he packs for his next expedition to India to photograph tigers, he reveals his latest venture into aviation photography is as much to do with changes at home as it is about trying something new.
See the entire article on the Canon Professional Network.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II available for preorder.
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Post Date: 5/12/2016 1:12:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has a Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash with Blast Power Pack Bundle available for $349.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $519.95 if purchased separately.
 
Bundle Includes
 
  • Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Flash
  • Flashpoint Blast Power Pack BP-960 - (Li-polymer, 4500mAh)
  • Flashpoint Wireless Remote
  • Flashpoint Wireless Receiver for StreakLight Flash
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Post Date: 5/12/2016 8:47:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Samsung:
 
Combined high performance and capacity, this memory card solution provides consumers with up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video storage
 
May 10, 2016 10:49 AM – SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., an expert provider of advanced memory solutions, today unveiled its newest memory card globally – the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card. The EVO Plus 256GB offers the highest capacity for a microSD card in its class, delivering fast speeds and an expanded memory storage for use in premium smartphones and tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras, and drones. Consumers can now record up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video or 33 hours of Full HD videoon their mobile device or action camera without needing to change or replace the memory card, allowing them to experience more and worry less about running out of memory.
 
The EVO Plus 256GB raises the bar for capacity and performance of microSD cards thanks to Samsung’s advanced V-NAND technology, offering high read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively. This level of performance will provide general consumers and professionals with superb user convenience for storing heavy-loaded, high-resolution photography and 4K video recording, as well as graphic intensive multimedia like virtual reality (VR) and gaming.
 
“With the upward trend of consumers using high-performance, high-capacity mobile devices, our new, V-NAND-based 256GB microSD card solution allows us to deliver the memory card consumers have been craving,” said Un-Soo Kim, Senior Vice President of Brand Product Marketing, Memory Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our EVO Plus 256GB microSD card, will provide consumers with large capacity, and high read and write speeds. We are excited to offer our customers convenient and seamless multimedia experiences when they access, store and share all of the content they create and capture.”
 
The EVO Plus 256GB microSD card provides advanced protection, capacity, and performance with long-term reliability needed to get the most out of today’s electronics, making it an ideal companion for high-end smartphones and tablets with a microSD slot, even in the most extreme conditions.
 
Samsung will offer the EVO Plus 256GB microSD card with a limited 10-year warranty in more than 50 countries, including the USA, Europe, China, and other regions starting in June 2016 for $249.99 (Manufacturer’s suggested retail price).
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Category: Samsung News
Post Date: 5/12/2016 5:28:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For today only, B&H has the Impact PowerSync16 DC Radio Slave System available for $79.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $159.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Radio Remote Control
  • Includes Transmitter, DC Receiver
  • Effective to 590' Indoors, 200' Outdoors
  • Sync Up to 1/250 sec
  • Transmitter Uses One 3V CR2450 Battery
  • Receiver Uses 2 AA Batteries (Included)
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Post Date: 5/12/2016 5:11:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, May 11, 2016
B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for $94.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $119.90.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Innovative 10-in-1 Design, 38 x 45"
  • White, Silver, Sunlight, Black Surfaces
  • 1-Stop Diffusion Core
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Post Date: 5/11/2016 3:04:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Canon USA:
 
Watch this sample video captured with the amazing and compact EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens. This remarkable little lens opens up a whole new world or macro for beginner and advanced users
 
B&H has the Canon EF-M 28mm Macro IS STM available for preorder.
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Post Date: 5/11/2016 2:23:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From LensRentals:
 
This time of year is full of weddings, festivals, and vacations. Plan ahead to get the gear you need, and save 10% on your rental! Place your order at least a week in advance and use code EARLYBIRD10.
 
To support this site, navigate to the appropriate product review and click the Rent button.
 
Fine Print:
  • Order must have arrival date on or before June 30th, 2016
  • Must use code EARLYBIRD10
  • Order must be placed at least 7 days in advance of delivery date
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Post Date: 5/11/2016 12:18:21 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through tomorrow, select PocketWizard radio triggering products are on sale at B&H. See below for more information.
 
Discounted for a Limited Time
 
ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver$149.00$27.50$121.50
PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter$199.00$46.90$152.10
PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver$219.00$51.60$167.40
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Post Date: 5/11/2016 12:10:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Canon’s engineers changed the digital SLR landscape with the Speedlite 600EX-RT and its revolutionary, built-in radio-based wireless flash capabilities. Introduced in 2012, this flash has become a gold standard in the industry, and has enabled many serious photographers to “raise their game” in off-camera flash capability, while preserving the option of E-TTL automatic flash exposure control, through the camera.
 
In the ensuing four years, Canon has listened to feedback from serious enthusiasts and professionals, and with that input has created the next-generation, top-of-the-line Canon E-TTL flash unit: the Speedlite 600EX II-RT.
 
In this document, we’ll give an overview of what’s new and different, and likewise paint a picture of what remains unchanged. As the product name might suggest, this is an evolutionary update, and not a radical new product introduction. The Speedlite 600EX II-RT will replace the 600EX-RT in the Canon line-up, upon its introduction to the market later in 2016. Parenthetically, unlike the 600EX-RT, this newly-updated 600EX II-RT will not have a companion “non-RT” version for sale in limited parts of the world… only a radio-compatible 600EX II-RT is being introduced, world-wide, at this time.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
B&H has the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT available for preorder.
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Post Date: 5/11/2016 11:01:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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