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 Friday, February 21, 2014
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From Adobe:
 
Please note — Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 are no longer officially supported on the following platforms: Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, Windows Vista.
 
Welcome to the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 8.4 for CS6/CC plug-in release candidate on Adobe Labs. A “release candidate” label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. Camera Raw 8.4 RC for CS6 update includes support for many new cameras and lens profiles. A release candidate build of DNG Converter 8.4 is also provided.
 
The Camera Raw plug-in provides easy access within Adobe Photoshop CS6 to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. For more information on the Camera Raw plug-in, please visit the Camera Raw pages on Adobe.com.
 
The Camera Raw team would like the community to help verify the quality of the plug-in through normal usage as this will ensure that the plug-in is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe. If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it within the Camera Raw discussion forum.
 
Download
Camera Raw 8.4 for CS6: Windows (ZIP, 150 MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 129 MB)
Camera Raw 8.4 for CC: Windows (ZIP, 106 MB) | Macintosh (DMG, 69 MB)
 
For a limited time, Adobe has the Photoshop Photography Program available for $9.99/mo (with 1 year commentment) without previous ownership requirements.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 2/21/2014 5:43:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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B&H has special in-cart pricing for many popular Canon lenses. Most lenses come with free shipping and 2% Rewards.
 
Update: Some of the deals have gotten even better since we posted about the in-cart discounts a week ago.
 
A Few Lenses with In-Cart Pricing

ItemReg. PriceIn-Cart Price
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II$125.00$99.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM$399.00$339.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM$419.00$359.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM$599.00$549.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM$1,699.00$1,548.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM$879.00$829.00
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II$299.00$247.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM$2,499.00$2,359.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM$1,349.00$1,298.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM$1,599.00$1,429.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM$649.00$514.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM$1,699.00$1,549.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM$1,339.00$1,269.00

The list above isn't an exhaustive list – there are even more lenses with special in-cart pricing. Look for the "More Details" button to distinguish which lenses have special in-cart pricing.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/21/2014 2:12:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera
eBay (via AdroamaCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm VR Lens available for $349.00 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/21/2014 12:31:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash
B&H has the Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash (White Box) (review) available for $59.49 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/21/2014 10:53:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (Body Only) (review) for an in-cart price of $599.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Regularly $699.00.
 
B&H also has the Canon EOS Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for an in-cart price of $699.00 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/21/2014 9:28:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T3i with 2 Lenses
eBay (via BuyDig) has a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with 2 Lenses & PIXMA PRO-100 Bundle available for $499.00 with free shipping after $400.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Bundle Contains:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Printer
  • Canon Photo Paper

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/21/2014 9:18:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features the story behind photojournalist John Stanmeyer’s award-winning photo of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night, their phones raised in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia. The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest recently selected his image as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The video can be found at http://blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph/
 
In the video, Stanmeyer relates that, “This is a perfect example of modern day migration and the issues of modern day migration and our ability and desire to reconnect with our loved ones back home…It’s about hope.”
 
Jillian Edelstein, jury member from the UK/South Africa said: “It’s a photo that is connected to so many other stories—it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity. It’s a very sophisticated, powerfully nuanced image. It is so subtly done, so poetic, yet instilled with meaning, conveying issues of great gravity and concern in the world today.”
 
John Stanmeyer, born in Illinois, is a founding member of the VII photo agency. Living in the Far East for over 12 years, he has witnessed throughout that time nearly every major historical event in Asia, photographing the rapid changes taking place throughout the entire region. Working globally, he has focused on the plight of refugees from the Ugandan civil war, spent months chronicling the effects of the 2004 Tsunami and documented the mental healthcare crises in Asia.
 
He has been the recipient of numerous honors including the prestigious Robert Capa award, named Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded numerous World Press, Picture of the Year and NPPA awards and in 2008 received the National Magazine Award for this in-depth essay on the global Malaria epidemic.
 
Think Tank Photo's “About a Photograph video series features some of the world’s leading photographers recounting the stories behind their images that captured global attention. Each short video focuses on the forces that led up to that perfect moment in time when subject, story, setting, equipment, and photographer converged.
Post Date: 2/21/2014 6:57:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 20, 2014
From the Canon Digital Learning Center (<---click to see video):
 
Join wedding cinematographer, Joe Simon, as he shares his views and techniques for shooting a stylistic wedding video using Canon’s Cinema EOS and HDSLR cameras. Joe also discusses his experiences using the new Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade available for the EOS C100, and how it has improved his shots by opening up the potential for more dynamic camera movement and focus effects.
 
In this video you will also learn:

  • One-shot AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • Continuous AF improvements with the Dual Pixel AF feature upgrade
  • AF Lock and unlock functionalities, and how to take advantage of them
  • Joe's approach to camera setup for filming the ceremony and first dance
  • Which camera support systems Joe uses for weddings, and why

B&H carries the Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and the EOS 70D DSLR Camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/20/2014 3:30:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:

"As photographers, our goal is to recreate the scene before us using both light and color. As advanced as digital cameras are these days, they don’t yet match the complexity of the human mind so we have to work with a few technical limitations when trying to record a scene as our eye sees it. Snow covered winter landscapes, in particular, can present some very specific challenges when it comes to getting accurate looking colors.
 
If you’ve ever looked at one of your winter images and thought that things look a little blue, then you’ve discovered one of the challenges of photographing snow: getting the right white balance or color temperature. White balance is a fundamental camera setting that adjusts color rendition to give a neutral appearance, without any obvious overall color tints or shifts. Cameras come with several White Balance presets (Daylight, Tungsten, Flash, etc.), but difficulties can arise when there are mixed light sources all adding their own color cast. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be a direct source either because all reflected light will have a color cast that’s dependent on the color of the object the light just bounced off of. If there are objects in your image (quite likely!) then you’ve got multiple color casts, in some way."

Check out the entire article on the CDLC Blog.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/20/2014 2:17:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $489.00 with free shipping. Compare at $539.00 new.
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm VR Lens available for $389.99 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/20/2014 1:55:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
eBay (via AdoramaCamera) has the Refurbished Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (review) available for $839.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,399.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/20/2014 11:24:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $5,649.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item. If so, it would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/20/2014 10:09:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Just Posted: Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review
 
There are a huge number of tripods availabe right now. The Oben CT-2491 is a better choice than most.
Post Date: 2/20/2014 8:09:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has written two very information blog posts explaining how you can optically evaluate lenses at home. The posts should allow you to detect a "...decentered or optically maladjusted lens in 10 minutes or so."
 
Part three of the series (expected in the next few days) will provide several examples of "problem lenses."
 
Posts:

If renting from LensRentals, support this site by clicking on the appropriate product review and then clicking the "Rent" button on the item's review page.

Post Date: 2/20/2014 7:55:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens
Adorama has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens available for $549.95 with free shipping. Compare at $699.00 new.
Nikon AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G NIKKOR ED VR DX Lens
eBay (via BuyDig) has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G NIKKOR ED VR DX Lens available for $209.95 with free shipping. Compare at $396.95 new.
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From Canon UK:
 
London UK, 20th February 2014 – Canon will be demonstrating its imaging solutions for the broadcast industry at BVE 2014. A full cine and broadcast camera range, shooting studio, DSLR bar and EF lens line up will be available at the event, allowing visitors to get a real hands-on experience (Stand G05).
 
Canon’s shooting studio will feature a kitchen set up, with chefs baking and decorating cakes during six live sessions throughout the day. Nine cameras from the cine and broadcast range will be positioned around the action studio to demonstrate the camera capabilities in a broadcast environment.
 
At the DSLR bar, visitors will be able to test shooting video using Canon’s range of DSLR cameras, which have already revolutionised the way that professional video is shot. A low light area will also feature on-stand to demonstrate how the EOS range performs when light levels fall.
 
Canon’s EF lens line up will be available to enable visitors to experiment with Canon’s wide selection of studio, field and portable lenses.
 
Austin Freshwater, Director – Professional Imaging Group at Canon UK and Ireland, said: “Canon is constantly updating the way it develops and manufactures its products to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place in the broadcast industry. By showcasing our offering at an event like BVE we can show first-hand how we are supporting videographers in capturing the highest quality footage in a huge range of environments.”
 
Visit Canon at BVE from 25th – 27th February 2014 at Stand G05 at ExCel London.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/20/2014 6:59:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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