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 Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Through May 18, use coupon code P20FINDYOURTECH on eBay to save 20% (up to $50.00) on an large assortment of already great-priced gear.
 
Note: Retail Price values below do not include current instant rebate discounts. However, without exception, the full eBay prices shown are lower than any of retail prices with applicable rebates included. Items may be grey market, but are typically covered with a comparable warranty by the seller. Look at the auction details closely or contact the seller for full warranty information.
 
Update: It seems there was a max $50.00 limit on the discount. I have modified the "w/ Promo" prices to reflect the maximum discount for the appropriate items.
 
ItemSellerRetail PriceeBay Pricew/ Promo Code Price
Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55 IS STM Lensredtagcamera$799.00$499.95$449.95
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lensredtagcamera$399.00$279.95$229.95
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lensredtagcamera$125.00$109.95$87.96
Nikon D7200 DSLR redtagcamera$1,096.95$779.95$729.95
Nikon D5300 DSLR with 18-55mm VR II Lensritzcameras$696.95$499.95$449.95
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lensredtagcamera$216.95$189.95$151.96
DJI Phantom 4 Pro with Remote Controllerredtagcamera$1,421.00$1,399.95$1,349.95
MeFOTO Carbon Fiber Roadtrip Travel Tripodritzcameras$349.00$299.99$249.99
Post Date: 5/16/2017 11:31:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code EXTRADAY at LensRentals to get 1 free rental day when your gear arrives 5/22 - 5/26 and is kept through 5/29.
Post Date: 5/16/2017 10:37:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For those who are unaware, GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a free and open source Photoshop-like program for image editing. The recent update includes bug fixes and performance enhancements. [Sean]
 
From GIMP:
 
We are releasing GIMP 2.8.22 with various bug fixes.
 
All platforms will benefit from a change to the image window hierarchy in single window mode, which improves painting performance when certain GTK+ themes are used.
 
This version fixes an ancient CVE bug, CVE-2007-3126. Due to this bug, the ICO file import plug-in could be crashed by specially crafted image files. Our attempts to reproduce the bug failed with 2.8 and thus the impact had likely been minimal for years, but now it is gone for good.
 
Users on the Apple macOS platforms will benefit from fixes for crashes during drag&drop and copy&paste operations. On the Microsoft Windows platforms, crashes encountered when using the color picker with special multi-screen setups are gone, and picking the actual color instead of black from anywhere on the screen should finally be possible.
 
Check out the full list of fixed issues since 2.8.20.
 
The source code, the Microsoft Windows installer and the Apple Disk Image for GIMP 2.8.22 are available from our downloads page; so yes, this time we made an effort to publish everything in one go.
 
Download: Gimp v.2.8.22
Category: GIMP News
Post Date: 5/16/2017 8:59:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Porta Brace PB-2750F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue) available for $179.00 with free shipping. Regularly $245.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Video, Audio and Photo Equipment
  • TTX01 High-strength Resin Case
  • Cubed Foam Interior
  • Hard Rigid Grip Handles
  • Retractable Handle
  • Built-in Wheels
Note: Several other Porta Brace hard cases are also marked down.
B&H has the PNY Technologies 128GB Elite UHS-I microSDXC Memory Card available for $49.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $69.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-I / U1 / Class 10
  • Max. Read Speed: 85 MB/s
  • Includes SD Memory Card Adapter
Through the end of today Eastern Time, B&H has the Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Gray) available for $64.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • X/Y Stereo Mic
  • Records WAV and MP3 up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Records to microSD/SDHC
  • 3.5mm I/O
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Built-In Speaker
  • Uses 1 AA Battery
  • Threaded Tripod Mount Socket
 Monday, May 15, 2017
Adorama has the Induro GIT204 Grand Series 2 Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $209.00 with free shipping. Regularly $388.87.
 
Product Specs
 
MaterialCarbon fiber
Leg Sections3
Leg Lock TypeTwist
Head Mount Thread Size3/8"-16
Foot MountUNC 3/8-16
Foot TypeRemovable Rubber-Spiked
Load Capacity44.1 lb (20 kg)
Maximum Height53.9" (137.0 cm)
Minimum Height4.9" (12.5 cm)
Folded Length21.3" (54.0 cm)
Weight4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
B&H has the Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Flash Recorder available for $269.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
  • Records 24-bit/48kHz WAV to MicroSDHC
  • Easy-to-Use Menu System and LCD Display
  • Fully Adjustable Gain in 1dB Increments
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre System
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • 10 Hours of Battery Life
  • Detachable 3.5mm Gold-Plated Audio Cable
  • Standard-Size Shoe Mount
  • Lightweight All-Metal Construction

 
From the Photos in Color YouTube Channel:
 
Everything you need to know about photography in one simpler (funny) song. We all know the song the 12 days of christmas right? Well this is the 12 days of photography and yes it gets faster, more crazy and Ed Gregory has a hard time keeping up.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 10:29:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens Review.
 
Is there a new leader of the APS-C wide angle zoom lens class?
 
The Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 5/15/2017 8:57:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Profoto:
 
Ever since Profoto redefined the on-location flash with the creation of the B1, it has become the benchmark. Now the benchmark is about to be set again with the launch of the Profoto B1X.
 
This is more than an update, it is a significant replacement with improvements in three important areas: power, power and power. A more powerful modelling light, a more powerful battery and extended HSS power range. And when we talk about power in all the right places, we really mean it. Like its predecessor, the B1X is the ultimate on-location flash.
 
The B1X features a new LED modelling light which adds 80% more light output, while increasing color rendering (CRI) beyond 90. The additional power and improved color rendering make it even more useful as an on-location modelling light, while also becoming an extremely efficient main or effect light, helping you to enhance natural light in dull conditions.
 
It’s not unusual for shooting days to go on for longer than expected so you need a battery that can do the same. The new battery pack holds an impressive 50% more energy with no extra size or weight. It also fits existing B1s and B1 chargers. And now, in HSS mode, the B1X has the same power range as in normal flash mode - 9 f-stops for all compatible cameras! That makes it the widest HSS range available on any flash so it’s even easier to shape light with flash in all light conditions including sunrise, broad daylight and sunset (existing B1 owners can download and install this as an upgrade free of charge from the Profoto website).
 
Speaking of power, we’re also launching two new OCF reflectors that add lots of punch and direction to overpower the sun. Adding hard light to the shaping palette of Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools, the OCF Zoom Reflector and the OCF Magnum Reflector are compact and lightweight, making them ideal for shooting on-location. The OCF Zoom Reflector is so portable it even fits into the B1 case while mounted on the B1 or B1X - a handy timesaver when packing up.
 
The OCF Zoom Reflector doubles the effective light output at a two meter range, while the slightly larger OCF Magnum Reflector adds even more effective power output making it perfect for throwing light over long distances without being overpowered by natural light. Both reflectors also offer a wide beam angle adjustment range that further extends light shaping opportunities.
 
The B1X and the two new reflectors continue our dedication to on-location shooting alongside the B2 and our existing range of OCF Light Shaping Tools. In addition, we’ve recently also extended our camera TTL compatibility to four major brands with AirTTL remotes now available for Canon and Nikon, and official Profoto partners Sony and Olympus.
 
Truth is the only people who can improve on an original are the people who made the original. Born of the B1 come the all new B1X and new Profoto OCF Light Shaping Tools. No matter where you’re shooting, you’ll have power in all the right places.
 
Features B1X
 
  • Shoot with AirTTL or manual mode and connect wirelessly with other AirTTL flashes.
  • Cordless design and wireless controls allow you to shoot without any restraints.
  • 10 times as powerful as the average speedlight, with 500Ws adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments over a 9 f-stop power range.
  • Quickly exchangeable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides up to 325 full-power flashes and tens of thousands at lowest power.
  • Fires up to 20 flashes per second, with flash durations of up to 1/19,000s and fast recycling times of 0.05-1.9s.
  • Control ambient light with HSS and create crisp images without motion blur at shutter speeds up to 1/8,000s.
  • Can be wirelessly controlled from up to a 300 m range with any optional Air Remote.
B&H has the Profoto B1X available for preorder and will have the new reflectors in stock soon.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 5/15/2017 5:33:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through almost midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Lenovo 14" ThinkPad T460s Ultrabook available for $1,099.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,849.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6600U Dual-Core
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 256GB Opal 2 SSD
  • 14" 2560 x 1440 Anti-Glare IPS Display
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 | Mini DisplayPort | HDMI
  • Windows 7 Pro + Windows 10 Pro License
Post Date: 5/15/2017 5:14:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium) available for $74.95 with free shipping. Regularly $139.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 51.2"
  • Min Height: 17.3"
  • Folded Length: 12.6"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Two Leg Angle Positions
  • Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
  • Separate Ball and Pan Locks
  • Carrying Case Included
Post Date: 5/15/2017 5:08:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, May 12, 2017
B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for $99.90 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
Post Date: 5/12/2017 12:32:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, standard product images and eye candy have been added to the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens page.
 
Here is a visual size comparison you might find interesting.
 
The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Post Date: 5/12/2017 8:20:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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