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 Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED500 Silver Series Bi-Color LED Light with Dual NP-F Battery Plate available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $499.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 3200-5600K Variable Color Temperature
  • Works with NP-F Batteries
  • 10 x 10.4 x 1.8", Weighs 2 lb
  • 45-Degree Beam Angle
  • AC or DC Operation
  • 100-0% Dimming
  • CRI: 95
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter Included
  • Carry Case
 Monday, February 13, 2017
From Canon USA:
 
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Data Recovery to Canon CarePAK PLUS! The cost-effective and easy-to-use CarePAK PLUS accidental coverage plan provides up to four years of service and support from the date of purchase for Canon products including cameras, binoculars, camcorders, printers, and projectors.
 
Now, with every purchase of a CarePAK PLUS plan for cameras and camcorders that utilize a removable memory card, Data Recovery is also included – designed to retrieve irreplaceable images or videos otherwise lost or corrupted. And, as always, all CarePAK PLUS plans offer protection from accidental damage as well as additional hardware coverage for excessive wear and tear.
 
The addition of Data Recovery to CarePAK PLUS provides Canon customers with a unique coverage plan not available from other providers. With CarePAK PLUS, Canon customers also enjoy service performed by Canon factory technicians using only genuine Canon parts, which no other service plan can offer.
 
The additional value of Canon CarePAK PLUS provides peace of mind, so life can go right on being picture-perfect. You can find additional details about Canon CarePAK PLUS here.
 
CarePAK PLUS Benefits Include
 
  • Protection from Accidental Damage
  • Additional Hardware Coverage
  • Data Recovery
  • Priority Service and Free Returns
  • Service & Support Directly from Canon
  • $0 Deductible
  • Transferable
Eligible Canon Products
 
B&H is an authorized Canon retailer.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 2/13/2017 2:08:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
by Sean Setters
 
Over the Valentine's day holiday this year, the National Retail Federation estimates that consumers in the US will spend roughly $2 billion on floral arrangements. As such, I think it's safe to say that many of our site visitors will be purchasing flowers very soon (or have already done so) to show appreciation for a special loved one on this special occasion.
 
Unfortunately, unless a potted plant is gifted, the floral arrangement will not likely look as pristine and beautiful in the days/weeks following February 14th as the effects of time takes its toll on each once-vibrant petal. Yes, you may put a preservative in the water to stretch the life of your floral gift as long as possible, but ... that solution is not nearly as long-lasting as another available to you.
 
Your camera holds the easy solution for extending the practical life of your floral gift. By using your camera, you can capture the fleeting beauty of your loved one's flower arrangements and immortalize your thoughtfulness in the form of a print. A print represents the physical manifestation of a memory – in this case, a very good one – that can pay heartwarming dividends year-round.
 
You can employ your DSLR and a general purpose lens, a large window (or strobes) and a collapsible/muslin background to create a traditional still life photo of your bouquet. Otherwise, you can attach your macro lens to commemorate the beauty of a single flower. The possibilities are endless, and your loved one will likely enjoy displaying their new sentimental print on a prominent wall.
 
Make plans now to photograph the flowers you are going to give (if they will not remain available to you) or have already given. Pick out your favorite (or a few of them) and get those prints on order for the second wave of gifting.
Post Date: 2/13/2017 12:25:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
by Joe Papeo
 
When am I am on assignment to cover a concert, I am generally photographing two bands, the opener and headliner, and usually get to shoot the first three songs of each act. Photographers tend to wait inside venues longer than they are taking photos, unless they are shooting directly for the band. We are usually anticipating the start of the show, trying to do things to pass the time. Sometimes we know other photographers there on assignment, but not always. And that gives you a chance to meet new people. Usually, it’s the fans standing against the rail waiting for their favorite band to start who strike up a conversation with you. They have waited for hours outside on the entrance line, sometimes in extreme heat, or extreme cold, to get the best spot up front. But then about 15 minutes before show time someone like me walks in, and gets right in front of them. And they want to know how…why…who they are.
 
So we strike up a conversation. These die-hard fans love music, and they, lots of times, have some type of camera on them, taking photos to keep as memories and to share with their friends on social media. And the question I always get from these fans is “How do I do what you do? How did you get started?” So today I am here to tell you the best way to be on my side of the rail.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/13/2017 11:41:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Notice of Recognition of Extraordinary Loss
 
This is to announce the recognition of extraordinary loss for the nine months ended December 31, 2016 (from April 1 to December 31, 2016), as below.
 
Recognition of Restructuring Expenses
 
As announced in “Notice of Restructuring” released on November 8, 2016, Nikon Group is currently under a fundamental company-wide restructuring to improve its corporate value as shifting from a strategy pursuing revenue growth to one pursuing profit enhancement.
 
In accordance with this restructuring, the Group recorded extraordinary loss of 29,790 million yen, mainly incurred from inventory write-downs/write-off in Semiconductor Lithography Business, as restructuring expenses for the nine months ended December 31, 2016.
 
Also, restructuring expenses in Imaging Products Business and the expenses related to “Results of Solicitation for Voluntary Retirement,” which is released today, are expected to incur in the fourth quarter of this fiscal year.
 
As a result, the total amount of restructuring expenses for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 will be approximately 53,000 million yen, which is 5,000 million yen increase from the previous estimate of approximately 48,000 million yen in “Notice of Restructuring” released on November 8, 2016.
 
Impact on Consolidated Financial Forecast
 
The impact of the recognition of restructuring expenses has been reflected in the consolidated financial forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, as announced today in “Revision of the Financial Forecast for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017”.
 
Related Material
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/13/2017 10:53:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
TOKYO – February 13, 2017 – Nikon Corporation announced today that sales of the long-awaited DL series of premium compact camera, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be canceled.
 
A June, 2016 release was originally planned for the DL series. However, with the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.
 
Since then, everyone involved has worked very hard to develop products with which our customers will be satisfied. However, it has been decided that sales of the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.
 
We sincerely apologize to all those affected by this decision, especially those customers who waited so long for the cameras to be released, retailers and others whose business will be affected, for the inconvenience this decision may cause.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/13/2017 10:36:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
What sets a professional photographer apart from everyone else is the ability to create the perfect light. Los Angeles-based portrait photographer Sue Bryce has spent decades creating contemporary fashion-inspired portraiture that makes everyday women look like Vanity Fair fashion models. And she built an international reputation using natural light almost exclusively. Recently, though, she has fallen in love with the Profoto B1.
 
“I started seeing studio lights the way I see, use and master natural light. I bounce and zig-zag it the same way I do with natural light. The B1 is extraordinary, and it has the ability to dial down to low, soft light with big modifiers so I can create the exact same daylight I have been working with for the last 27 years. I can shoot at any time of the day and still control the light”.
 
B&H carries the Profot B1 Off-Camera Flash.
Post Date: 2/13/2017 8:34:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight, use the following coupon codes to save on canvas prints at Canvas On Demand Pro.
 
Coupon Codes
 
  • HEART65 – Save 65% on Premium Canvas Prints
  • LOVE55 – Save 55% on Traditional Canvas Prints
Post Date: 2/13/2017 7:54:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through the end of today, use coupon code PXLGPRINT1620 at AdoramaPix to get 16x20" prints for only $5.99. Regularly $11.99 - $16.99.
Post Date: 2/13/2017 7:13:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has a large selection of Nikon Refurbished DSLRs and Lenses available with free expedited shipping.
 
Refurbished items from Nikon come with a 90-day manufacturer's warranty.
 
Nikon Refurb. Deals
 
ItemRefurb. PriceCompare at
New
Nikon D5 (XQD/CF)$5,495.95$6,496.95
Nikon D500$1,599.95$1,996.95
Nikon D610$1,099.95$1,496.95
Nikon D750$1,499.95$1,896.95
Nikon D810$2,295.95$2,796.95
Nikon Df w/ 50mm f/1.8$1,849.95$2,996.95
Nikon D7100$599.95$696.95
Nikon D7200$799.95$996.95
Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E$749.95$1,066.95
Nikon 24mm f/1.4G$1,549.95$1,996.95
Nikon 500mm f/4E$8,995.95$10,296.95
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/13/2017 6:45:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Promise Technology Apollo Cloud 4TB Drive available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $299.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4TB Storage Capacity
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • USB 3.0 Port for Backup
  • Personal Cloud Storage
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
  • Works with Apollo Cloud App
  • Supports up to 10 Users
  • Ethernet and Power Cables Included
  • Supports iOS and Android Devices
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
Post Date: 2/13/2017 5:10:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Mackie 402VLZ4 4-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer available for $69.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Sound Reinforcement Applications
  • 2 x Onyx Microphone Preamps
  • 2 x XLR Microphone Inputs
  • 2 x 1/4" Line Inputs
  • 2 x RCA Tape Inputs and Outputs
  • 2-Band EQ
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • 8-Segment Stereo LED Meters
  • 1/4" Headphone Output
The Mackie 802VLZ4 8-Channel Ultra-Compact Mixer is also discounted today.
 Saturday, February 11, 2017
eBay (via 6ave – 99.2% Positive feedback) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $646.93 with free shipping. Compare at $899.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/11/2017 5:34:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Camo) available for $49.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $73.95.
 
As I've mentioned this several times, this is my favorite camera strap and one that I use on a daily basis. I highly recommend it. And if you want to modify your BlackRapid strap for Arca-style plate compatibility, here's what you'll need. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds SLR Camera with Lens Attached
  • Worn Under Right Arm
  • Under Arm Safety Tether
  • 1/4"-20 Fastener
  • Ballistic Nylon with Cordura Nylon
  • 1.0" Nylon Webbing
  • Lockstar Carabiner Protector Included
 Friday, February 10, 2017
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Written by Ken Sklute and Dave Henry
 
North America will experience a wonderful astronomical event on August 21, 2017 - a total eclipse of the sun. This hasn’t happened in the United States in 38 years and is the first one to race across the entire country since 1918! This will be the first total eclipse in North America in the digital photography era, and that means that everyone from novice to professional photographers will be able to photograph it.
 
We are embracing this rare phenomenon and will publish articles, photos and videos between now and August to give you the necessary photographic skills and background information to capture this eclipse.
 
Considering the path of totality and partial eclipse phases, almost a half billion people will have the opportunity to view at least a partial eclipse. Millions will undoubtedly travel to the narrow path of totality stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. It’s estimated that about 225 million people live within a day’s drive of the path of totality.
 
Areas north and south of the totality path will see a partial eclipse. The partial eclipse will be visible as far north as the Arctic, and to the south as far as Ecuador and Brazil.
 
You don’t need to be a seasoned pro. Anybody will be able to shoot this with the proper precautions but if you really want to do it up right, you’ll need to plan ahead.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Post Date: 2/10/2017 1:12:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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