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 Wednesday, April 09, 2014

 
From Barcroft TV YouTube Channel:
 
Cute Meerkats Use Photographer As A Lookout Post
 
Check out all the delightful Meerkat images at Burrard-Lucas's Blog.
 
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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash (review) available for $459.99 with free shipping. Compare at $549.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey-market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. 6ave says the item is covered "...1-year parts and 90-days for labor."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/9/2014 2:09:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Use Twitter to get people excited about your work!
 
In our latest guide, "The Photographer’s Guide to Twitter," we’ve partnered up with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) to give you tips to get your name out there, engage with potential customers, and advance your photo career.
 
In this guide, you’ll also learn:

  • 10 ways to grow a Twitter following and increase engagement - including sharing behind-the-scenes photos and tweeting about what’s trending
  • Top Twitter features for businesses that will help you market your work better
  • Legal considerations before using Twitter, plus best practices to help keep your work safe
  • Tips to measure your success and determine if your efforts are working
  • Plus more!

Also get a list of Twitter FAQs to address specific questions you might have, plus a glossary to stay on top of commonly used Twitter jargon.
 
Download "The Photographer's Guide to Twitter"

Post Date: 4/9/2014 12:10:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tiffen Variable Neutral Density
B&H has the Tiffen 77mm and 82mm Variable ND Filters on sale with free shipping. See below for reduced pricing details.
 
Tiffen Variable ND Specials

ItemReg. PriceSavingsSale Price
Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter$148.95$40.00$108.95
Tiffen 82mm Variable Neutral Density Filter$179.95$60.00$119.95

Post Date: 4/9/2014 11:56:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens
Focus Camera has a Canon EOS Rebel T3, EF-S 18-55mm IS II, Printer & Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $449.00. Compare at $449.00 without printer or Lightroom 5 software.
 
Bundle Includes:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Adobe Lightroom 5
  • Canon PIXMA MG6320 Wireless Color All-in-One Inkjet Photo Printer

Update: This deal ends April 11.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/9/2014 11:55:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens available for $1,100.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,599.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty. 6ave states that the item is "...covered by a warranty of 1-year parts and 90-days for labor."
 
Relevant Reviews: Canon EOS 7D | EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EOS 6D with Lens Kit
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Kit available for $2,099.95 with free shipping. Compare at $2,499.00 new.
 
Related Reviews: EOS 6D DSLR Camera | EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens
DigitalRev has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $1,319.00. Compare at $1,599.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/9/2014 7:08:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 08, 2014
EOS Rebel T3 Digital Camera and 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital Camera and 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit available for $299.95 with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/8/2014 1:34:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle Lens
B&H has the Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle Lens (all mounts) available for $299.00 with free shipping. Regularly $379.00.
 
Note: I have the Rokinon version of this lens and absolutely love it. The distortion is a bit heavy, but with the right software it's not too difficult to correct. I use the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens for all my 360-degree panoramic images.

Rokinon 14mm Pano Example Hospital Lobby

Post Date: 4/8/2014 11:54:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Through April 15, use coupon code SPRING2014 at FractureMe.com to save 30% on your Fracture glass print.
 
Note: I received a Classic-sized (10.8" x 14.4") Fracture this week and I really like it. It's an impressive, unique way to display your best work. Unfortunately, there's a fairly lengthy turnaround time for prints (mine took a little more than 2 weeks to land on my doorstep) – so order now if you plan on gifting a Fracture for this coming Mother's Day. [Sean]
Post Date: 4/8/2014 10:12:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens
Just Posted: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Review
 
With excellent image quality and a moderate price, the Sigma 150 OS is a great option for a long focal length macro lens.
Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:59:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From Adobe:
 
Photoshop Lightroom 5.4
 
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 update includes these enhancements:

  • Support for Lightroom mobile, a new service to access, organize, edit and share your images from mobile devices
  • Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5
  • Camera support for many new cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T1, Nikon D4s, and DJI Phantom quadcopter

Download:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 - Windows | Macintosh
 

 
DNG Converter 8.4
 
This update contains the Adobe DNG Converter 8.4.
 
The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 350 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format.
 
Digital Negative was developed to address the lack of an open standard for the proprietary and unique raw files created by each digital camera. DNG allows photographers to archive their raw camera files in a single format for easy cataloging and access in the future. With the format specification freely available, any developer can build software that supports and takes advantage of DNG. For more information, visit the Digital Negative page.
 
Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

  • Canon EOS 1200D (REBEL T5, KISS X70)
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (*)
  • Nikon 1 V3 (*)
  • Nikon COOLPIX P340
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D4S
  • Casio EX-100
  • DJI Phantom
  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Hasselblad H5D-50c
  • Hasselblad HV
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 (*)
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (DMC-TZ60, DMC-TZ61)
  • Phase One IQ250
  • Samsung NX mini (*)
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE-5000)
  • Sony Alpha a6000 (ILCE-6000)

(*) Preliminary support
 
Download:
Adobe DNG Converter 8.4 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:53:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Adobe:
 
Creative Cloud Photography Program Now Includes Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile for $9.99 per Month; Seamlessly Syncs Edits Between Mobile and Desktop
 
April 08, 2014 – SAN JOSE, Calif. Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, a companion app to Lightroom desktop software, only available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials – such as non-destructive processing of files – and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free professional-class photo editing from the confines of the desktop. Lightroom mobile is built on a powerful synchronization architecture, designed specifically for photos, and provides the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktops, mobile devices and the Web.
 
Lightroom mobile is available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop Photography Program. For USD$9.99 per month, photographers have access to Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC on the desktop as well as Lightroom mobile on iPad.
 
“With the launch of Lightroom mobile, we’ve unlocked professional-class photographic workflows from the confines of the desktop,” said Winston Hendrickson, vice president products, Creative Media Solutions, Adobe. “Lightroom and Photoshop redefined digital photography on the desktop and now, photographers can perfect images, wherever they are and, via Creative Cloud, seamlessly synchronize them back to their desktop catalog.”
 
Lightroom mobile and the photography optimized synchronization architecture puts the powerful tools from Lightroom 5 at photographer’s fingertips, including:
 

  • Sync mobile edits, metadata and collection changes back to the Lightroom catalog on a Mac or Windows computer
  • Automatically import images captured on an iPad and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop
  • Work on images, even when your iPad is offline, for a truly portable experience
  • Sync photos between Lightroom 5 and Lightroom mobile; synced photos can also be viewed from any Web browser

“Adobe Lightroom mobile transforms the way I am able to work with my photographs because now I can review and process photos when I’m comfortable and creative, and not just when I’m at my computer,” said Jeff Carlson, educator and author of The iPad for Photographers and Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go. “It also works as a malleable photo portfolio on my iPad. As I add or remove images from a collection in Lightroom mobile or on the computer, the changes stay synchronized. When I need to show my work those photos are already set up to be viewed.”
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Photoshop Photography Program (USD$9.99 per month) includes Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, Lightroom mobile and a public portfolio site through Behance. Any members of Creative Cloud complete plan or Photoshop Photography Program automatically receive access to Adobe Lightroom mobile. Lightroom mobile is immediately available for iPad 2 or later running iOS 7, from the Apple App Store and requires Lightroom 5.4 for Mac or Windows.
 
Adobe has extended their Photoshop Photography Program deal. That's Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5 and the newly announced Lightroom Mobile App for only $9.99 per month with no previous ownership requirements (offer valid through May 31).

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 4/8/2014 7:19:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From B&H:
 
Our NYC SuperStore and Offices will close in observance of the Passover Holiday from Monday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 22. We will reopen on Wednesday, April 23 at 9:00 am EDT.
 
Place your order by Sunday, April 13 by 12:00 pm Noon EDT in order to ship before the Holiday. Orders placed after this time will be processed when we reopen.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
Post Date: 4/8/2014 6:46:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, April 07, 2014
Samyang 14mm T3.1 IF ED Cine Lens
BuyDig.com has the Samyang 14mm T3.1 IF ED Cine Lens for Canon/Nikon available for an in-cart price of $319.00 with free shipping. Regularly $449.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 4/7/2014 2:42:48 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone
B&H has the Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone available for $149.00 with free shipping. Compare at $269.00.
LG 29EA73-P 29
Use coupon code C426300500 ($150.00 off) at Adorama to get the LG 29EA73-P 29" 21:9 IPS Monitor for $449.00 with free shipping. Regularly $599.00.
Post Date: 4/7/2014 10:25:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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