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 Friday, July 10, 2015
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Post Date: 7/10/2015 9:55:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
Roberts Camera is currently selling the following Nikon Factory Refurbished cameras on eBay:
 
The items come with a 6-month warranty via Roberts Camera.
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Category: Nikon Deals
Post Date: 7/10/2015 9:00:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon 7D Mark II and 100-400 L II Capture a Willet Standing on One Foot
Under a cloudy sky, the lighting was right at any subject angle and throughout much of this day at Blind Pass in Captiva, Florida. This giant softbox-like lighting permitted me to maneuver to the ideal angle for this subject (from the side) and the NatureScapes Skimmer Ground Pod II allowed me to comfortably work from right on the sand.
 
This low perspective caused the background content to be farther away. That distance, combined with a long focal length and close primary subject, meant that the background became significantly blurred. When it becomes a blur, the background's color and shapes become the primary concern.
 
In this case, the ocean was my background. The wave patterns, including breaking waves, supply the gently-changing color and shapes.
 
When the ocean is in your frame, shutter release timing often matters as the ocean is constantly changing. A wide variety of waves shapes worked well for this situation, but my final selection included not only the willet with ideal head and body angle, but also with most breaking waves (white color and shape) avoiding the bird's outline.
 
As I've said before, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens make a great birding combo.
 
The Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens was released many months ago, but has been out of stock for most of that timeframe. B&H has this lens in stock at this moment.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, 500px and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
400mm  f/5.6  1/320s
ISO 100
5472 x 3648px
Post Date: 7/10/2015 8:30:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From Apple:
 
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X Yosemite:
 
  • Canon EOS M3
  • Fujifilm X-T10
  • Fujifilm XQ1
  • Fujifilm XQ2
  • Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • Nikon 1 J5
  • Nikon D810A
  • Olympus STYLUS SH-2
  • Olympus STYLUS TG-4 Tough
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7
For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476.
 
Download: Apple Digital Camera RAW 6.05
Category: Apple News
Post Date: 7/10/2015 8:37:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Epson:
 
San Francisco Gallery Created Using the Epson SureColor P600 and P800 Wide-Format Printers
 
July 09, 2015 – Epson today announced it has partnered with DJI, the market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, to create photographic prints for the upcoming “Perspectives by SkyPixel” gallery. Leveraging the exhibition-quality prints of the Epson SureColor P600 13-inch and P800 17-inch printers and Epson Signature Worthy Exhibition Canvas Natural Gloss media, the upcoming gallery features photos and stories from the SkyPixel community, a platform dedicated to the art of aerial photography. The exhibit will run from July 11-19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the La Boutique, l’Art et la Mode in San Francisco, Calif. The prints will be auctioned off at the completion of the gallery, with proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
 
“DJI aerial photography solutions empower artists to elevate their craft, both literally and figuratively, and this gallery captures images and perspectives that were once out of reach, highlighting the artistic capabilities of creators who see the world from a different angle,” said Reed Hecht, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The SureColor P600 and P800 take advantage of the exceptional print longevity of Epson UltraChrome HD ink to preserve the legacy of the print and deliver gallery-quality art with outstanding color reproduction, making them a perfect match for showcasing photography that pushes the limits of what is thought possible.”
 
The “Perspectives by SkyPixel” exhibit is touring art galleries in leading cities in the United States, Europe and Asia. The galleries will consist of aerial photos and stories submitted by its community of users – offering the world a glimpse into the photographer’s vision and how it was captured. Select aerial photos and stories will be displayed at galleries during the tour, and will then be auctioned off to benefit local charities.
 
“The Epson printers were an ideal choice for this gallery, as they produce exceptional output that accurately conveys a photographer’s vision,” said Romeo Durscher, Director of Education, DJI. “In addition, the UltraChrome HD ink offers color stability and exceptional print permanence so we are confident in auctioning off the prints to benefit charity, knowing the photos will last for years to come.”
 
For additional information about the “Perspectives by SkyPixel” gallery and upcoming cities and locations, visit SkyPixel’s website or Facebook page.
 
B&H carries the Epson P600 and P800 wide-format printers as well as DJI products.
Categories: Epson News, DJI News
Post Date: 7/10/2015 8:19:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
In this travel-related video produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer Art Wolfe talks about what it takes to become a successful travel photographer. Topics include art education, the connection between painting and photography, developing and pursuing personal interests, the logistics of travel photography, and techniques for creating dynamic travel photographs.
Post Date: 7/10/2015 8:00:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
DigitalRev has the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (Canon/Nikon) available for $829.00. Compare at $1,199.00 after $100.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Check out Bryan's full review of the only 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens with built-in image stabilization.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 7/10/2015 7:25:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, July 9, 2015

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
"What's the Difference?" is a series of video lighting tutorials. Each episode responds to a single question. In this episode, Jared Platt compares the B2 Off-Camera Flash to three speedlights.
 
Note from Sean: Being a long-time flash user, I can sympathize with anyone carrying around a light stand with three speedlites mounted on top of it. While this video demonstrates one particular speedlite setup, you could sacrifise recycle time and use flashes with radio triggering built-in (like 600EX-RTs) to reduce the complexity and awkwardness of the setup. However, even then I think the B2 would be a more convenient lighting rig to use.
 
B&H carries the Profoto B2 and the B1 off-camera flashes.
Post Date: 7/9/2015 1:50:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Manfrotto Introduces Off Road Hiker 20L Backpack (Red)
From Manfrotto:
 
The new Off road Hiker 20L has been specifically designed for hiking and photography with quick side-access to your camera. Thanks to the Manfrotto Protection System, the removable camera case is highly protective.
 
It holds a mid-size DSLR with kit lens and an additional lens. The backpack converts into a total hiking backpack by unzipping the internal divider and removing the camera bag. The innovative camera strap featured on the front of the backpack allows the camera to be kept secure on the chest when it is carried, avoiding neck strain.
 
The bag has been designed with high-quality premium materials and careful attention to ergonomics and comfort.
 
The Off Road Hiker 20L Backpack is available now at authorized retailers for a suggested retail price of $159.99.
 
B&H carries the Manfrotto Off Road Hiker 20L Backpack.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 7/9/2015 9:54:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Summer Photography Tips: Get Your Camera Wet
Summer is perhaps best known for heat and when the heat is great, it is most comfortable to be in an air-conditioned building or ... to be wet. The latter sounds more fun to me, but ... water and electronic camera gear are at odds with each other. Unless you have a waterproof housing for that gear.
 
While the high end dedicated rigid housings are very nice and may produce better image quality, a PVC underwater housing such as those made by EWA-Marine are far more affordable while still allowing unique photo opportunities.
 
In this photo, I was standing near the side of the pool with camera ready. Because capturing the perfect position of a normally thrown tennis ball is very challenging, I opted for a toss-straight-up technique. The dog wanted the ball, but didn't want to jump into the water to get it. I tossed the ball straight up so that it stopped moving at the ideal height and just far enough out so the dog couldn't reach it. The latter part mattered because it was game-over when the dog caught the ball and ran away with her prize.
 
Make this the summer that you waterproof your camera. Add wet shots to your portfolio. Capture the fun memories of the summer water activities. Get an underwater housing.
 
Read also: Underwater Photography Tips for Snorkeling.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+, 500px and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
22mm  f/6.3  1/1250s
ISO 400
5184 x 3456px
Post Date: 7/9/2015 9:21:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From Nikon:
 
To users of the Nikon D750 digital SLR camera - possible image shading from shutter
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
 
It has come to our attention that the shutter in some Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 does not function normally, sometimes resulting in shading of a portion of images. We have decided to take the following measures regarding this issue.
 
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
 
Identifying affected products
To check whether or not your camera is one of those affected by this issue, click Affected Product Serial Numbers below and enter your D750 serial number as instructed. Your camera's serial number will be checked against those of applicable products. If your camera is one of those affected, instructions for requesting repairs will be displayed. If your camera is not affected by this issue, rest assured that repairs to your camera are not necessary and you may continue using your camera without concern for this issue.
 
Affected Product Serial Numbers
 
Nikon D750 Serial Number Location

 
The camera's serial number is the 7-digit number indicated by the red frame in the image above.
 
Resolution
If your D750 camera is affected, as confirmed with the serial number check above, you will be provided with the necessary information to obtain service to correct this issue free of charge. Once your D750 camera is received by Nikon, your D750 camera’s shutter will be examined and replaced, and your D750 camera returned to you free of charge, even if your D750 camera warranty has expired.
 
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you.
 
Please be assured that Nikon is continuously working and taking measures to further improve the quality of its products. Once again, thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
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Post Date: 7/9/2015 8:39:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From now until July 31, use coupon code 100KTHANKS at FractureMe.com to save 15% on your glass print order.
 
Details
 
  • Promotion starts July 8th and ends July 31st at 11:59p EST.
  • "100KTHANKS" coupon code cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts, promotions or offers.
  • 15% discount can only be applied to Fracture prints and not gift certificates.
  • Limited to one use per customer.
Post Date: 7/9/2015 8:09:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 7/9/2015 7:12:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the CyberPower BRG1000AVRLCD Uninterruptible Power Supply available for $89.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $114.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1000VA/600W Simulate Sine Wave UPS
  • Line-Interactive Topology
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • 10 Outlets / USB Port / RJ11 Protection
  • Two USB 2.1A / 5 VDC Charging Ports
  • Multifunction LCD Panel
  • GreenPower UPS Bypass Technology
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Surge Protection and Battery Backup
  • PowerPanel Personal Edition for Windows
Note from Sean: I was post processing some images two nights ago when the power went out causing me to lose about 20 minutes worth of work on one image. If I had been using an uninterruptible power supply, I would have had enough time to save the image before shutting down the computer. This little device can save you some frustration when inclemete weather results in a loss of power.
 
And speaking of power outages, here's another excellent item to have on hand for when the power goes out.
Post Date: 7/9/2015 6:55:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 8, 2015
For a limited time, B&H has the Sony 128GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $64.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 128GB Capacity
  • Class 10 / UHS-I
  • Max. Read Speed: 40 MB/s
  • Min. Write Speed: 10 MB/s
  • Waterproof
  • Withstands Extreme Temperatures
  • Downloadable File Rescue Software
Note: If you'd like a faster memory card, I'd suggest picking up the PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC 90MB/s Memory Card at just $52.99 after $10.00 instant savings.
Post Date: 7/8/2015 6:47:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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