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 Monday, June 22, 2015
Super Clamp (T-handle) with Arca-type QR Clamp used as Remote Camera
by Sean Setters
 
Let's face it – photo gear is expensive. Most gear purchases require a significant amount of planning, saving and consideration before pressing the "Add to Cart" button. However, there are a few pieces of gear that are, in my opinion, worth much more than you pay for them.
 
Here are five inexpensive (less than $20.00) tools that no photographer should be without:
 
  1. Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool ($8.95 - $11.95) – If you own a DSLR and ever change your lens (that includes most of us), this tool is indespensible in keeping your sensor clean. For stubborn stuck-on dust and debris, you'll need to peform a more expensive wet cleaning, but the Rocket Blaster is the best (and cheapest) first line of defense against dust spots showing up in your images. It's also a great tool for cleaning the exterior of cameras and lenses which can lessen the time involved in post-processing product shots (and why Bryan uses this tool substantially more than I do).
     
  2. Filter Wrench ($4.95 - $8.95) – Have you ever stacked filters on your lens? If so, you may already know how valuable this cheap tool can be. I often stack filters – ND + ND, CPOL + ND – and inevitably, they become stuck together. The problem is especailly bad when using a circular polarizer becaues the area you have to grip is significantly smaller than with other filters. In this case, a filter wrench can save you from the time consuming and frustrating headache induced by trying to separate stuck filters.
     
  3. Super Clamp ($19.95) – The possible list of uses for this handy little tool would likely equal the text found in a small novel. While this particular tool isn't terribly useful on its own, it expands what's capable when used with other tools (many of which you may may already own). For example, I've used them to put shoe-mount flashes in hard to reach places (using an umbrella swivel). I've used them to help secure a battery pack to a lightstand (using a hook adapter accessory). I've even used them as a camera platform when shooting in urban environments or as an easy way to mount a remote camera as seen in the image above (using a quick release clamp attached to the top). For what it's worth, I like version with the T-handle best (it's easier to pack as it takes up less room). And by the way, don't carelessly throw away the wedge insert (like I did with my first super clamp); it's used to allow the clamp to be easily and safely mounted to flat surfaces.
     
  4. Microfiber Cloth ($1.59 - $8.95) – I have approximately a dozen of these stuffed into various camera bags and drawers but I'd never complain about having more of them. They are the best tool for keeping your front element/front filter clean. As such, they should never be out of arm's reach.
     
  5. Gaffer Tape (starting at $1.95) – The beauty of this tape is how well it holds in place and how easily it can be removed without leaving a sticky residue. If the list of uses for a super clamp could fill a small novel, the list of uses for gaffer tape could likely fill the pages of War and Peace. I could not begin to describe all the ways I've used gaffer tape. If you don't currently have a roll in your gear bag, get one now; you won't regret it.
Post Date: 6/22/2015 11:07:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, June 21, 2015
Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW (Black)
Today only: B&H has the Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW (Black) on sale for $34.95 (originally $99.95 – save $65.00).
Post Date: 6/21/2015 12:58:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 19, 2015
Amazon is featuring the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon/Nikon as a Lightning Deal and is available for $199.99. Compare at $239.00.
 
Note from Sean: I have this lens and take a walk with it when I'm needing some creative inspiration. In fact, I used the lens this past weekend for the shot below.
 
Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Example Old Car
Post Date: 6/19/2015 10:42:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through tomorrow, use coupon code BBQ50AFF at CanvasOnDemand.com to receive a 50% discount on your canvas print order.
Post Date: 6/19/2015 8:12:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens
From Sigma:
 
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce that we are going to introduce the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art, the world's first large-aperture full-frame wide-angle zoom lens offering F2 brightness throughout the zoom range.
 
While offering the premier optics of the Art line, this lens covers 24mm, 28mm and 35mm focal lengths. Incredible performance overturns the conventional perception of a zoom lens.
 
SIGMA was determined to create a zoom lens that offers the same brightness and resolution as a fixed focal length lens: in other words, the highest level of optical performance. The result of this challenge was the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, the world’s first zoom to offer a fast F1.8 aperture value throughout the zoom range. Building on this concept, SIGMA has developed the new SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art for 35mm full frame sensor. It allows photographers to carry one lens to do the work of three fixed focal length lenses, a 24mm, 28mm and 35mm — with F2 brightness and top optical performance. One package delivers flexible functionality and high convenience. In particular, at the 24mm and 35mm focal lengths, this lens offers the performance that is equivalent to that of two prime lenses in the Art line. Instead of changing one high-performance fixed focal length lens for another, simply zoom. This is a new zoom lens for 35mm full frame sensor SLRs that offers the quality of a fixed focal length lens at various angles of view.
 
Key features
 
1. The world’s first large-aperture full-frame zoom lens offering a wide open aperture of F2 throughout the zoom range
A large-diameter zoom lens covering the full frame image sensor. Optical performance equivalent to a fixed focal length lens throughout the entire zoom range. These are the concepts the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM embodies. It covers three of the most commonly used prime lenses, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm all in one lens. In order to achieve an attractive bokeh effect at wide aperture, we have developed the world's first zoom lens for the 35mm full frame sensor with an F2 aperture value throughout the zoom range.
 
2. Outstanding optical performance of the fixed focal length lenses in SIGMA’s Art line
The SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM builds on the concept of the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art, the world’s first zoom lens to offer F1.8 brightness throughout the zoom range. Thanks to the outstanding optical performance, the lens provides the quality of high performance fixed focal length lenses in the Art line
 
3. Covering the range of three fixed focal length wide-angle lenses
Delivering excellent functionality and convenience, one lens offers the equivalent quality of three high-performance fixed focal length lenses at F2 brightness: 24mm, 28mm and 35mm. With a minimum focusing distance of 28cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4, this lens is suitable for close-up shooting, portraits with an attractive bokeh and deep-focus landscape photography. Photographers have access to the angle of view equivalent to that of three wide-angle lenses without having to switch them. While achieving the desired background effect can be difficult with a conventional wide-angle lens, the large diameter of this lens allows photographers to open the aperture wide and use the shallow focus to achieve stunning results.
 
4. Incorporating SIGMA’s latest technologies
To realize a large-diameter zoom lens for full frame cameras with F2 brightness, SIGMA designed each and every part with uncompromising care and quality. The lens incorporates large-diameter aspherical lens elements, which require advanced technologies to manufacture, one FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass and seven SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, of which two are aspherical lenses. The advanced optics and optimized lens power distribution minimize spherical aberration, axial chromatic aberration and field curvature, resulting in outstanding optical performance. Even at widest aperture, this lens delivers breathtaking image quality.
 
5. Convenient handling
The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, enhancing the lens' stability and allowing use of Circular Polarizing filters. This specification is particularly convenient for shooting video.
 
Other features
 
Minimum focusing distance of 28cm
With a minimum focusing distance of 28cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.4, this lens is excellent for close-up photography.
 
Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.
 
Hyper Sonic Motor ensures High AF Speed
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. By optimizing the AF algorithm, smoother AF is achieved. Also, this lens offers full-time MF by rotating the focus ring of the lens while auto focusing. Without changing the AF/MF Focus Mode Switch, it allows faster focus adjustment.
 
Rounded Diaphragm
The 9 blade-rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.
 
Brass bayonet mount
This lens incorporates a brass bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.
 
Applicable for the Mount Conversion Service
As an experienced lens manufacturer that has been creating a diverse range of interchangeable lenses, we have started the innovative "Mount Conversion Service". With this chargeable service, the mount of your current SIGMA lenses can be changed to another mount of your choice. It gives new life to your favorite lenses when you wish to use them on a different camera body.
 
Art line delivers high-level artistic expression
SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art, and Sports, where each line has a distinctive concept. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line delivers high-level artistic expression. With the astonishing rendering performance that meets the highest standard, along with landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, close-ups, and general snaps, they are perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture and starry skies and many other scenes.
 
Customization and flexible adjustment for convenience or a specific purpose is possible. SIGMA USB DOCK that is designed exclusively for the new lens line-ups.
With the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, you can update your lens firmware, adjust focus points and customize Full-time MF function settings as well as the timing to operate the Full-time MF function. By attaching this lens to a SIGMA USB DOCK, which is connected to a computer, the dedicated software "SIGMA Optimization Pro" offers various types of customization and adjustment.
 
New product lines from SGV concepts that are setting new benchmarks for image quality.
 
Design Concept
With the new product lines, supplied hoods incorporate rubber for the connected part. Lens caps and AF/MF switches are also newly designed in order to improve usability. For the internal parts, various metals and a new material called TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which works well with metal, are located to achieve products with high accuracy. The lens barrel includes the year of release, engraved for users to recognize when the lens was released.
 
Evaluation with SIGMA's own MTF measuring system "A1"
We used to measure lens performance with an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors. However, we've now developed our own proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of our quality control inspections. All SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM lenses will all be checked using "A1" before they are shipped.
 
Made in Japan
All SIGMA's manufacturing – right down to molds and parts – with a few exceptions, are carried out under a single integrated production system, entirely in Japan. We are now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely "made in Japan". We like to think our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. We pride ourselves on the authentic quality of SIGMA products, born of a marriage between highly attuned expertise and intelligent, advanced technology. Our sophisticated products have satisfied professionals and lovers of photography all over the world, because our manufacturing is based on genuine craftsmanship, underpinned by the passion and pride of our experts.
 
Specifications
Lens Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups | Minimum aperture: F/16 | Filter size: 082mm | Angle of view (35mm): 84.1°-63.4° | Minimum focusing distance: 28cm/11.0in. | Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 087.6mm x 122.7mm/3.4in. x 4.8in. | Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.4 | Weight: 940g/33.2oz.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/19/2015 6:50:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 18, 2015
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The Nikon D810A DSLR camera user's manual is now available for download.
 
B&H has the Nikon D810A DSLR camera available for preorder.
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Post Date: 6/18/2015 10:47:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via RedTagCamera) has the Nikon D750 DSLR Camera with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens available for $1,949.00 with free shipping. Compare at $2,696.95 after $900.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore ineligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
 Wednesday, June 17, 2015

 
In today's world, photographers sometimes have to be more than photographers. Sometimes we have to be film producers, creative directors and graphic designers (just to name a few) in order to keep our services relevant in today's competitive labor environment.
 
It's nice to know that Adobe is keeping that in mind as they make Photoshop more versatile than ever. [Sean]
 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
The 2015 release of Photoshop CC is full of great features for graphic designers and illustrators. New features include Artboards that allow you to create multiple layouts in one Photoshop document and Linked Assets in Creative Cloud Libraries where when a change is made to an asset, you and your team members have the option of updating it across any Photoshop, Illustrator or lnDesign projects where it's used. Adobe Evangelist, Paul Trani, gives a rundown of these features and more, all starting from a layout created on a mobile device.
 
Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography Plan (USD$9.99 per month) includes Lightroom CC across desktop, web and mobile, Photoshop CC and Photoshop Mix (for iPhone and iPad).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/17/2015 12:40:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
ikan iLED312-SP On-Camera LED Spot Light
B&H has the ikan iLED312-SP On-Camera LED Spot Light available for $179.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $279.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 312 LEDs, 5600K Color Temperature
  • 30° Beam Angle
  • 10-100% Dimming
  • Brightness Level & Battery Life Readout
  • Removable Barn Doors
  • 2x Sony L-Series Batteries & Duo Charger
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Mounting Hole
  • Swivel Shoe Mount
  • Diffusion & CTO Filters Included
  • Soft Carry Case
Post Date: 6/17/2015 10:31:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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For orders arriving June 29 and 30 (Monday and Tuesday, 4th of July week), use coupon code JULY15 to save 15% on your rental order.
 
This might be a great opportunity to rent the 5Ds / 5Ds R and/or a new lens to capture the inevitable fireworks that will be illuminating the skies on July 4th.
 
To support this site, navigate to the appropriate product review and click the Rent button.
Post Date: 6/17/2015 10:26:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
InFocus IN3126 3D Capable Projector
For a limited time, B&H has the InFocus IN3126 3D Capable Projector available for $449.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $1,299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 3D Capable for PC-Based Content at 720p
  • WXGA 1280 x 800 Resolution
  • 4000 Lumens
  • 3000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • HDMI, VGA and USB Connectivity
  • Standard Mode Lamp Life 2000 Hours
  • Integrated 20W (2x 10W) Stereo Speakers
  • Display Over USB, LAN or Optional WLAN
  • 30-300" Diagonal Projection Size
  • Network Manageable
Category: InFocus Deals
Post Date: 6/17/2015 9:52:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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As reported yesterday, LensProToGo was robbed of roughly $500,000.00 worth of camera gear.
 
They have now compiled a serial number database of the stolen gear for reference when purchasing used gear. You can download an excel version of the spreadsheet here.
 
LensProToGo requests that you please take a look at this list and be wary of any used camera items for sale in the coming months. Always ask to see serial numbers before purchasing.
 
As a courtesy, we have posted the full list of stolen gear and serial numbers below.
 
Stolen Gear Serial Number List
 
Product NameSerial Number
AlienBees ABR800 Ringflash16469SY
Canon 1.4x III Extender9340000281
Canon 1.4x III Extender8000001036
Canon 1.4x III Extender8000001042
Canon 1.4x III Extender8200002875
Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.597106619
Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.591602080
Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.591602081
Canon 100 f/2.8 Macro84072662
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5960416
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5960395
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5750321
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5974405
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro5354943
Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro4861684
Canon 11-24 f/4L2600001435
Canon 135 f/2.0L240018
Canon 135 f/2.0L239975
Canon 135 f/2.0L239052
Canon 135 f/2.0L239280
Canon 135 f/2.0L207205
Canon 135 T2.2 CN-E L F Cine Lens93211034
Canon 14 f/2.8L II4865055
Canon 14 f/2.8L II5036989
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5509202
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5182697
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5189916
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5229033
Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II5010376
Canon 16-35 f/4L IS1600001758
Canon 17 f/4L TS-E Tilt Shift44997
Canon 17-40 f/4L5402726
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS16072089
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS94703468
Canon 18-200 IS2192500990
Canon 18-200 IS472517397
Canon 180 f/3.5L Macro60547
Canon 2.0x III Extender1580000125
Canon 2.0x III Extender1170000781
Canon 2.0x III Extender970000975
Canon 2.0x III Extender1170000779
Canon 2.0x III Extender9440001207
Canon 200 f/2 L IS11725
Canon 200-400 f/4L IS800000161
Canon 200-400 f/4L IS400000088
Canon 24 f/1.4L II4522703
Canon 24 f/3.5L II TS-E Tilt Shift60160
Canon 24 T1.5 CN-E L F Cine Lens92910733
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5737297
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5891795
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5927256
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5742550
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5390919
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS5251084
Canon 24-105 f/4L IS4984205
Canon 24-70 f/4L IS100012658
Canon 24-70 f/4L IS100009948
Canon 24-70 f/4L IS9600006147
Canon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS104802
Canon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS91088
Canon 300 f/4L IS153166
Canon 35 f/1.4L170465
Canon 35 T1.5 CN-E L F Cine Lens93710597
Canon 35 T1.5 CN-E L F Cine Lens93710217
Canon 400 f/2.8L IS II8100000067
Canon 400 f/4 DO IS II2500000016
Canon 400 f/5.6L139840
Canon 400 f/5.6L133716
Canon 430EXII Flash83817
Canon 430EXII Flash48425
Canon 430EXII Flash82263
Canon 430EXII Flash92642
Canon 50 f/1.2L5824230
Canon 50 f/1.2L58244446
Canon 50 f/1.2L5904128
Canon 50 f/1.2L5520535
Canon 50 f/1.2L5520529
Canon 50 f/1.2L4530118
Canon 50 f/1.2L4736116
Canon 50 f/1.2L4847757
Canon 50 f/1.2L4737566
Canon 50 f/1.2L4903543
Canon 50 T1.3 CN-E L F Cine Lens93011171
Canon 500 f/4L IS II9520000085
Canon 500 f/4L IS II8800000197
Canon 600EX-RT Flash2606110610
Canon 600EX-RT Flash1705107073
Canon 65 f/2.8 MP-E 1-5x Macro133625
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II2140004128
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1030004115
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1130005914
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1130005911
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II1130005886
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II630004448
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8890002153
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8990006461
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8990005788
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II8990006394
Canon 70-200 f/4L IS566449
Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 DO IS83010020
Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 DO IS78800007
Canon 8-15 f/4L Fisheye9221000264
Canon 8-15 f/4L Fisheye9031002049
Canon 85 f/1.2L II259166
Canon 85 f/1.2L II259179
Canon 85 f/1.2L II258700
Canon 85 f/1.2L II259558
Canon 85 f/1.2L II262500
Canon 85 f/1.2L II233119
Canon 85 f/1.2L II218590
Canon 85 f/1.2L II233445
Canon 85 T1.3 CN-E L F Cine Lens93111088
Dynalite Jackrabbit II Power Pack for Canon812373
FujiFilm X-T1 Mirrorless Camera41a05995
FujiFilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 R LM OIS WR48a01046
FujiFilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 R LM OIS WR48a00665
FujiFilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 R LM OIS WR48a01122
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for Canon33146
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for Canon35525
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for Canon35551
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon21781
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon18327
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon17092
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Canon15505
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 for Nikon18307
LitePanels 1x1 Daylight LED Flood 5600K1030102765
LitePanels 1x1 Daylight LED Flood 5600K3896667
Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art 85 f/2.2 Lens for Canon EF12613
Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art 85 f/2.2 Lens for Nikon F10450
Manfrotto MVM500A Video Monopod426124
Mitakon 50 f/0.95 for Sony E1121
Nikon 1.4x TC III Converter204801
Nikon 10-24 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX ED2085624
Nikon 10-24 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX ED6024388
Nikon 105 f/2.8G AF-S VR IF-ED Micro6039239
Nikon 105 f/2.8G AF-S VR IF-ED Micro6040083
Nikon 105 f/2.8G AF-S VR IF-ED Micro6035266
Nikon 105 f/2.8G AF-S VR IF-ED Micro6035270
Nikon 135 f/2D AF DC510613
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED508169
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED508197
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED501239
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED417624
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED399935
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G AF-S ED402816
Nikon 16-35 f/4G ED AF-S VR268958
Nikon 16-35 f/4G ED AF-S VR200830
Nikon 17-55 f/2.8G AF-S DX IF-ED452771
Nikon 17-55 f/2.8G AF-S DX IF-ED450791
Nikon 17-55 f/2.8G AF-S DX IF-ED450059
Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR II461724539
Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR II46067331
Nikon 18-300 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX VR76007506
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter277175
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter260586
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter268714
Nikon 2.0x TC III Converter202809
Nikon 20 f/1.8G ED208079
Nikon 200 f/2G AF-S ED VR II200615
Nikon 200-400G f/4 AF-S ED VR II204480
Nikon 200-400G f/4 AF-S ED VR II203940
Nikon 200-400G f/4 AF-S ED VR II204399
Nikon 24 f/1.4G AF-S ED605992
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift204640
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift213872
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift208201
Nikon 24 f/3.5D PC-E Tilt Shift203370
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66039271
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66039273
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66025450
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66021414
Nikon 24-120 f/4G AF-S ED-IF VR II66017098
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED1047531
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED1027621
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED901978
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED637548
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED786904
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G AF-S ED621480
Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S ED VR6001076
Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S ED VR6004462
Nikon 24-85 f/3.5-4.5G AF-S ED VR6004466
Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR56067508
Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR56042007
NIKON 300 F/4E AF-S PF ED VR202565
Nikon 35 f/1.4G AF-S606582
Nikon 35 f/1.4G AF-S606581
Nikon 35 f/1.4G AF-S606476
Nikon 35 f/1.4G AF-S606506
Nikon 35 f/1.8G EDLPTG104468
Nikon 35 f/1.8G ED203356
Nikon 400 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR205931
Nikon 45 f/2.8D ED PC-E Tilt Shift208118
Nikon 45 f/2.8D ED PC-E Tilt Shift207804
Nikon 45 f/2.8D ED PC-E Tilt Shift204550
Nikon 50 f/1.8G Special Edition206189
Nikon 50 f/1.8G Special Edition205176
Nikon 50 f/1.8G Special Edition204258
Nikon 500 f/4G AF-S ED VR205160
Nikon 58 f/1.4G201114
Nikon 58 f/1.4G201461
Nikon 58 f/1.4G201429
Nikon 600 f/4 G AF-S ED VR206948
Nikon 600 f/4 G AF-S ED VR201711
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20386504
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20388664
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20383050
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20383007
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20383010
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20385440
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20350042
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II20334739
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Post Date: 6/16/2015 1:33:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
B&H has the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System available for $299.95 with free expedited shipping. 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
Post Date: 6/16/2015 1:47:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Our new Trifecta backpacks, the Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack and the Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack, are specifically designed for serious photographers’ three workhorse lenses: their ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lenses. Available for DSLR and Mirrorless systems, these innovative backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right. They are the perfect carrying solution for any shooter on the move who doesn’t want to have to take off their backpack to access their gear. The rear panel opening offers complete access to gear. The slim silhouette is comfortable and appealing, and helps photographers easily navigate through crowds.
 
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
 
  • Dividers convert from right-handed to left-handed access
  • Additional top compartment fits lunch or other essentials
  • Convert one or both side compartments to fit personal gear or a large water bottle
  • Included tripod attachment strap secures a tripod to the front panel
  • Stretchable front pocket for a water bottle
  • Robust shoulder harness with adjustable sternum strap for all day comfort
  • Contoured back panel provides targeted cushioning as well as overall breathability.
  • Top compartment mesh pockets help to organize small items
  • Internal organizer pockets give you quick access to filters, batteries, cards, etc.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
WHAT FITS:
 
  • Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack: 1 medium to large Mirrorless body with lens attached, 2–5 additional lenses, up to an 8” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Sony a7 with 70–200mm f/4 attached, 24–70mm f/4, 16–35mm f/4, and an iPad mini or a Canon Rebel t5i with a 55–250mm f/4–5.6 attached, 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS,18–55mm f/3.5–5.6, 50mm f/1.8, and an iPad mini.
  • Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack: 1 standard size DSLR body with lens attached, 2–4 additional lenses, up to a 10” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Nikon D810 with 70–200 f/2.8 attached, 24–70 f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8 and an iPad or a Canon 5DMIII with 100mm f/2.8L macro attached, 85mm f/1.2L, 50mm f/1.2L, 35mm f/1.4L, 24mm f/1.4L and an iPad.
You can find the Think Tank Photo Trifecta bags on Think Tank Photo's website. And, as a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more!
Post Date: 6/16/2015 12:54:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Camera Raw 9.1 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.
 
As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes. The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC.
 
New Features
 
  • Dehaze
    • Many outdoor scenes have some amount of haze due to atmospheric conditions. Dehaze is a new feature for removing/adding haze and fog from pictures.
    • The user can control how much haze to remove by adjusting a new slider in the Effects panel in the Dehaze section. This feature can also be used in the other direction to increase the amount of haze.
    • Recommended Workflow – Adjust the white balance of the image before applying the Dehaze control.
  • Local White and Black Adjustment Sliders
    • Available with all 3 local adjustment tools: Gradient Filter, Radial Filter and Local adjustment brush
    • Useful for fine-tuning tonality near the brightest and darkest parts of the picture. For instance, they can be used to increase the contrast of highlights.
    • Recommended Workflow – Make your global adjustments first and then use the local adjustments to fine tune. Use the clip warning indicator to help avoid clipping highlights and shadows.
New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.1
 
  • Fujifilm X-T10
  • Nikon 1 J5
  • Nikon D810A
  • Panasonic DMC-G7
  • Pentax K-S2
  • Pentax K3 II (*)
*Preliminary support. The multi-shot Pixel Shift Resolution and HDR features are still under investigation.
 
New Lens Profiles in Camera Raw 9.1
 
MountName
CanonCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
CanonCanon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
CanonTokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
DJIPHANTOM 3 FC300S (RAW + JPEG)
DJIPHANTOM 3 FC300X (RAW + JPEG)
LeicaVoigtlander VM 15mm f4.5 Super Wide Heliar III Aspherical
NikonNikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm f/4-5.6
NikonNikon 1 NIKKOR VR PD-Zoom 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6
NikonNikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
NikonTokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX
PentaxHD PENTAX-DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
PentaxHD PENTAX-DA L 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE
PentaxHD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW
Sony AlphaSony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony AlphaSony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony AlphaSony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Fixed Bugs:
 
  • Reduced “color blur” artifacts when processing Fujifilm X-Trans raw images. In collaboration with Fujifilm, we are still investigating methods to improve fine detail rendering and overall edge definition.
  • The “Remove Chromatic Aberration” checkbox is now enabled by default for all Fujifilm cameras.
  • Fixed crash when reading some JPEG images.
  • Fixed bug where Camera Raw Filter would incorrectly show a soft-proofed image.
  • Improved quality of display color management on some wide-gamut displays when GPU acceleration is enabled.
  • HDR and Pano Merge: Cleared in-camera crop before merging rather than destructively applying it prior to merging.
  • Pano Merge: Fixed a Pano blending issue specific to Leica M9.
  • Fixed a bug with Panasonic LX100 – extended ISO 100 was too bright and Magenta Highlights have been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug with Nikon Coolpix P7800 NRW raw files that showed only Matrix as camera profile.
Download Links
 
Camera Raw 9 – Please use the update mechanism in Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud app.
 
DNG Converter 9.1: Mac | PC
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 6/16/2015 11:38:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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