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 Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Nikon ViewNX-i Software Overview
Nikon's new image browsing software – ViewNX-i – is now available for download.
 
ViewNX-i Features
 
  • Quick switching between the browser, map display, and Web services using tabs
  • An Output Toolbar that enables quick access to easy-to-use functions, including image editing with Capture NX-D, movie editing with ViewNX-Movie Editor, printing, and image upload
  • A variety of display formats, including vertical and horizontal thumbnail display and display of two images for comparison, that can be easily used as needed
  • Simple shooting information display with a layout familiar to users of digital SLR cameras
  • Photo Tray function in which still images and movies from multiple folders can be temporarily stored for quick and easy access
  • Smooth upload of files to Facebook, YouTube, and NIKON IMAGE SPACE
  • Flexible RAW development and image adjustment using Capture NX-D, which can be accessed directly from ViewNX-i (collaboration between the two applications will be strengthened with the addition of a button that returns operation to ViewNX-i to Capture NX-D Ver. 1.2.0 and later)
  • Support for the sidecar file format for movies enables the application of ratings and specification of playback range without modifying the original movie file
  • Movie editing functions that enable creation of original movies, movie trimming, combining of multiple photos and movies into a single movie, and saving of individual movie frames as still images with simple operations (collaboration with ViewNX-Movie Editor)
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon ViewNX
Post Date: 3/17/2015 7:59:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro Fastpack 150 and 250 AW II Backpacks
PETALUMA, Calif., March 16, 2015 — Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today unveiled the next generation of its trusted, travel-centric camera and laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. These versatile packs are designed to provide the modern traveler with quick, easy access to their camera, laptop and other devices while maximizing storage space and device protection for travel.
 
“Our trusted Fastpack series is designed to give avid travelers easy access to their laptops and camera gear in addition to the growing number of other devices they want available on the road,” said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. “Photography and device enthusiasts trust Fastpack’s easy-access compartments and well-designed organization to fulfill all their needs from business trips to events, personal excursions, day trips or extended travel. The latest generation of the Fastpack series improves device protection and provides increased utility essential for modern travel.”
 
The Fastpack II series includes two new packs for the DSLR photographer: the Fastpack 150 AW II and the Fastpack 250 AW II. Each pack features a padded easy-access compartment for a DSLR camera with lens. New additions to this generation include an all-weather protective cover to keep gear safe no matter the weather or destination, and the ability to secure the pack to rolling trolleys for easy airport maneuvering. The Fastpack 150 AW II is designed to hold up to an 11-inch laptop in a dedicated, padded device zone, and one to two extra lenses or flashes in the camera zone; and the larger Fastpack 250 AW II can hold a 15-inch laptop, plus up to three additional lenses or flashes. Both packs come complete with a padded, removable waistbelt for extra comfort that can be stashed during travel.
 
Additional features of the Fastpack II series include a device zone with CradleFit tablet protection, an open zone for additional equipment and a tall stretch-mesh side pocket that can secure tripods. Each pack can safely hold smartphones, headphones, keys, accessories and a hard drive in addition to a camera, laptop and tablet.
 
B&H has the Lowepro Fastpack AW II backpacks available for preorder.
Category: Lowepro News
Post Date: 3/17/2015 7:36:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, March 16, 2015
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens
eBay (via BestStopDeals) has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens available for $139.99 with free shipping. Compare at $176.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty or service.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/16/2015 2:27:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Google Doodle honoring Botanist Photographer Anna Atkins
Take a closer look at today's Google Doodle and you may notice that it pays tribute to early botanist photographer Anna Atkins (today is Ms. Atkin's 216th birthday). Some sources claim she is the first woman to ever create a photograph.
 
To learn more about Anna Atkins, simply click the Google Doodle on the Google Homepage.
 
Note: Depending on your specific region, the Google Doodle highlighting Anna Atkins may note be shown on the homepage. Click here for a link to the Doodle if your region does not display it automatically.
Category: Google News
Post Date: 3/16/2015 1:01:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 3/16/2015 11:48:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sandisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 SDXC Memory Card
Post Date: 3/16/2015 8:41:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
AdoramaPix Logo
Through this week, use coupon code PXSAVE60 at AdoramaPix to receive 60% off photo books.
Post Date: 3/16/2015 7:19:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
UDI RC U818A-1 Discovery Quadcopter with HD Camera
For a limited time, B&H has the UDI RC U818A-1 Discovery Quadcopter with HD Camera available for $59.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 720p HD / 30 fps Flight Camera
  • Takes JPEG Still Photos
  • One-Button Aerial Flips
  • Up to 8 Minutes Flight Time
Post Date: 3/16/2015 7:14:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, March 15, 2015
Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Shoulder Bag
For a very limited time, B&H has the Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Shoulder Bag available for $149.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds Pro DSLR, 5 Lenses, Flash
  • Fits 15" Laptop or Kindle-Type Tablets
  • Durable VX-21 Sail Cloth Material
  • Unzips to Expand 2" for Extra Capacity
  • Removable Photo Insert
  • Cell Phone, Key Document, Cable Storage
  • Concealed Real Handle Slot
  • Less Than 4 lb with Insert
  • Water Bottle Pocket
  • Trolley Sleeve
Post Date: 3/15/2015 7:33:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, March 14, 2015
Think Tank Photo CF/SD + Battery Wallet
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Sometimes all you need is just enough storage to hold one back-up battery and a CF or SD card. In April, we will release the CF/SD + Battery Wallet, a lightweight, secure, and convenient wallet for carrying a spare memory card and battery. No more fumbling for essentials, it’s all here in this compact package. Its organization makes this a must-have for anyone seeking small accessory management.
 
KEY STORAGE
 
  • The same place for 1 back–up battery and 1 CF or SD card
  • Clear window helps to identify empty vs. full cards
  • Hook/loop closures keep your valuables secure
  • Attachment loop
  • Premium, long lasting materials
  • Durable, water-repellant coating
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has 420D diamond rip–stop nylon, 420D high–density nylon, nylon binding, and 3–ply bonded nylon thread.
Post Date: 3/14/2015 8:48:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 13, 2015
Wex Photographic Logo
In honor of The Photography Show 2015, Wex Photographic has several promo codes that can help you save a decent amount of cash on your photography gear purchases. But don't wait – these codes expire after this weekend.
 
Note: These deals are for UK residents only.
 
PromotionPromo Code
10% OFF DJI QuadcoptersQUAD315
35% OFF Kenko FiltersKEN35F
30% OFF Select Memory CardsMEM20C
20% OFF Manfrotto Camera BagsMAN20B
10% OFF Select LensesLENSES10
£50 OFF PocketWizard Plus III Twin SetPWP350
Post Date: 3/13/2015 12:54:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
CanvasPeople Logo
CanvasPeople is celebrating Easter by offering their standard and thick wrap canvas prints at 70% off.
 
Canvas Sale Prices
 
SizeStandard Wrap
Sale Price
Thick Wrap
Sale Price
8x10$15.00 -
11x11$20.70 -
11x14$21.00 $27.00
16x16$24.90 -
9x27$26.10 -
16x20$28.20 $35.40
18x24$32.70 $38.70
20x30$38.70 -
24x36-$59.98
20x48-$65.98
Post Date: 3/13/2015 12:22:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
DigitalRev has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon/Nikon (review) available for $809.00. Compare at $899.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 3/13/2015 8:03:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Prolite Bouncer Kit with Cinch Strap
B&H has the Prolite Bouncer Kit with Cinch Strap available for $12.90 with free shipping. Regularly $35.90.
Post Date: 3/13/2015 6:26:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Flashpoint Announces Battery-Powered Ring Li-on Ring Flash
From Flashpoint:
 
Flashpoint’s Ring Li-on is a lithium-powered, self-contained ring flash system designed for on- and off-camera photography
 
New York, NY – March 12, 2015 – Flashpoint, a leading manufacturer of professional photography and video equipment, is now selling the Ring Li-on ring flash, the newest addition to its Flashpoint lithium ion family of on- and off-camera strobes. The Flashpoint Ring Li-on is a 400ws lithium powered, self-contained ring flash system optimized to meet the ever-innovative professional photographer’s vision.
 
As photography expert Gavin Hoey suggests in his tutorial video on the Adorama Learning Center, photographers can take advantage of numerous unique benefits when using a ring flash, and the Ring Li-on is a groundbreaking spin on the typical model. It produces even illumination and shadow-free light – a necessity for nature and field shooters in macro and close-up situations. Its shape also provides a creative bonus for fashion or portrait shooters who want to add circular catch lights in their subjects’ eyes. A compact, cordless flash system, the Ring Li-on can easily be used with any DSLR or medium format camera equipped with lenses up to 3.5 inches in diameter.
 
With a crystal clear LCD panel on the rear of the flash, photographers can easily view a number of settings on the Flashpoint Ring Li-on, such as indicators for battery level, LED model/video lamp power, audio confirmations and mode selection (manual, intelligent and standard optical slave, and stroboscopic). Photographers can also view power levels on the large panel, which are adjustable in third stop increments from full (400ws) to 1/128th power (3ws). The Ring Li-on’s sleek body also includes built-in overheat protection guards against setting the repetitive flashes too high, safeguarding against damage to the advanced flash head during shooting. An included diffuser provides even softer effects, and the remote power control Flashpoint Commander allows users to wirelessly change their flash power output on the fly from 150+ feet away for off-camera work.
 
Thanks to its generous internal interchangeable 11.1-volt lithium ion battery, this model from Flashpoint can deliver approximately 450 full power flashes per charge with a recycle range of .05 to 2.8 seconds. An excellent light source for fashion sequences and specialty lighting requiring edge-to-edge illumination, the Ring Li-on is a spectacular option with a solid guide number of 82 (ft. @ ISO 100) – rare power for portable ring flashes.
 
In addition to its easy on-camera setup, the Flashpoint Ring Li-on can be mounted to a tripod for simple and sturdy hands-free studio setups. An extremely versatile solution, photographers can use the easily affixed umbrella bracket to add an umbrella for even more lighting options. Plus, the included ¼ x 20” screw mount allows users to add a handle grip for balance when on the move. The Flashpoint Ring Li-On also offers constant LED lighting with three levels of output settings for modeling use or as a constant source for video light at a maximum 440 lux (0.5m). A smart flash, the LED lamps even feature auto shut-off to prevent excessive battery drain.
 
The rugged, streamlined Flashpoint Ring Li-on lights beautifully in any situation, be it macro detailing, fashion shooting, portrait placement or traditional softbox/umbrella applications, and with its on- and off-camera capabilities, it can be transported anywhere and everywhere for consistent, gorgeous lighting assistance.
 
Pricing and Availability
The Ring Li-on Ring Flash is now available for just $499.95 USD, exclusively from Adorama.
Category: Flashpoint News
Post Date: 3/13/2015 6:19:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 12, 2015

 
From the Creative Cloud YouTube Channel:
 
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop, CreativeLive asked 8 Photoshop experts to try their hand at Photoshop 1.0.
 
Big thanks to Dave Cross, Jared Platt, Ben Willmore, Chris Orwig, Julieanne Kost, Aaron Nace, Tim Grey, Matt Kloskowski, Jason Hoppe! And thank-you Adobe for 25 years of unleashing creativity!
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 3/12/2015 4:24:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB Wireless SDHC Memory Card
From Eyefi:
 
Advanced wireless image transfer features, photo apps and integrated cloud service deliver ultimate convenience for all photographers.
 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 12, 2015 — Eyefi, the global leader in digital photo apps and services, today launched Eyefi Mobi Pro, a new 32GB WiFi SD card — the most powerful WiFi SD card ever. Mobi Pro is the latest in the company's product portfolio and combines advanced wireless transfer features with photo apps and integrated cloud services for photographers who appreciate speed, power and convenience. Eyefi Mobi Pro builds on the success of Eyefi Mobi — the leading WiFi SD card — that combines the quality of a digital camera with the convenience of a smartphone and the power of the cloud.
 
"Mobi Pro is the foremost product from Eyefi that builds on the state-of-the-art wireless image transfer and syncing we pioneered with Eyefi Mobi and Eyefi Cloud," said Matt DiMaria, CEO of Eyefi. "By adding RAW wireless transfer and workflow features demanded by photography customers around the world as well as powerful, automated photo categorization and search features it is now easier than ever to find, access and enjoy all your photos on any device at any time."
 
The most advanced WiFi SD card for image transfer
Simple and fast to set up, Mobi Pro provides photographers with unequalled power and flexibility when capturing images.
 
  • Selective transfer. Gives photographers control over which images transfer from their camera to their mobile device or to their computer for editing, sharing and syncing.
  • Wireless RAW & JPEG file transfer. Fast, wireless transfer of both RAW and JPEG give photographers the flexibility to work the way they want using the tools they want. Send JPEG images to your mobile device for instant preview, quick editing and sharing with others. Send RAW files directly to desktop for post-processing with tools such as Adobe Lightroom.
  • Infrastructure and direct mode network support. Images are securely and automatically transferred whether shooting on location, at home or in a studio. Away from home, Mobi Pro creates its own WiFi hotspot to enable instant transfer. At home, Mobi Pro connects to a local network to transfer images at high speeds.
Integrated apps and services speed workflow
Every Eyefi Mobi and Mobi Pro WiFi SD card includes fully integrated mobile and desktop apps that work from the moment of capture, speed workflow and make it easy to find and access photos anytime, anywhere. With the launch of Mobi Pro, powerful new capabilities have been added to Eyefi Cloud and apps.
 
  • Instant image compare. Advanced photo visualization tools let photographers quickly compare photos and view detailed image data such as shutter speed and aperture settings (EXIF data) to further enjoy their images and improve their skills.
  • Pictures in your pocket. Eyefi mobile apps work with Eyefi Cloud to intelligently retain original resolution images while rendering the best image for the viewing device. As a result, photographers can enjoy their entire photo collection on all their devices at any time. With Eyefi photo-uploading, photographers can even add all their computer-stored photos to their collection and enjoy them on any device.
  • Intelligent image categorization. Eyefi Cloud uses advanced image analysis to automatically classify images for instant organization, sharing and search by category. In addition to basic date, time and geo locations, images are automatically identified by subject area such as food, indoor, outdoor and dozens of other attributes making it fast and easy to find photos.
Pricing and availability
Mobi Pro is available worldwide through online and specialty retailers. Priced at $99.99 the card comes with 1 full year of membership to Eyefi Cloud with unlimited syncing and storage — a $49.99 value.
 
B&H carries the Eyefi 32GB Mobi Pro.
Categories: Eyefi News, Eye-fi News
Post Date: 3/12/2015 11:03:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
eBay (via RobertsCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D610 DSLR Camera available for $1,199.88 with free shipping. Compare at $1,496.95 after $500.00 instant savings new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/12/2015 10:18:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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