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 Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 
From the ExpoImaging YouTube Channel:
 
Erik Valind demonstrates how to capture a portrait with soft light using only one speedlight, one window, and a Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System.
 
B&H carries the Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro.
Post Date: 5/5/2015 3:29:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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May 5, 2015, Commack, New York – Tamron USA Inc. announces its 2015 eBook series, with the first installation in the series already available for free download at http://www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/ebooks.php. Expansive, breathtaking photographs serve as the visual backdrop for each 12-page-plus eBook, accompanied by descriptive commentary and hands-on techniques and tips for each book's specific photographic theme, genre, or location.
 
First in the 2015 series is "Road Trip Across the Southwest," a gorgeous pictorial journey with photographer Ken Hubbard through the mountains, tufa towers, and slot canyons of the American Southwest. In this edition, Hubbard and fellow Tech Team colleague André Costantini take the Tamron Tailgate Tour van on a side trip to test-drive the new Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC lens, the world's first F/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with image stabilization. The second eBook, "Sports Photography: A Guide to Camera Setup and Exposure" with Tamron Pro Photographer, Jillian Bell, was also posted last week. Four more eBooks are in the works and will be posted in May, June, July/August and September.
 
Featured eBook authors are members of Tamron's exclusive Tech Team, a highly skilled group of photographers, educators, and experts in Tamron lenses and lens technology. Tamron's eBook authors hone their craft behind the lens every day, then share that photography expertise with beginners, serious amateurs, and professionals across the country through visits to dealers, schools, camera clubs, and photography shows.
 
The 2015 eBooks will be companion pieces to the eBooks already available at http://www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/ebooks.php, including Close-Up Photography by Jillian Bell; Nighttime Photography by Jeff Allen; Sunrise/Sunset Photography by Rob Moody; Travel & Landscape Photography by Ken Hubbard; and Natural-Light Photography by André Costantini.
 
B&H carries the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens.
Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 5/5/2015 3:18:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Use coupon code PXPOS2030 at AdoramaPix to get poster-sized 20x30" prints for only $10.99 + shipping.
 
I'm currently combing through my archives to see which images I want to have printed. At this price, 20x30" prints on metallic paper are simply too good to pass up. [Sean]
Post Date: 5/5/2015 10:41:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello Shutterboss II Timer Remote
B&H has the Vello Shutterboss II Timer Remote available for $39.95 with free shipping. Regularly $49.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Wired Remote Controller
  • Power Off and Reset Options
  • Set Timer Delays & Intervals
  • Set Number of Shots/Unlimited Shooting
  • 4-Line Backlit LED Display
  • Take Photos without Camera Shake
  • Great for Time-Lapse Recording
  • Powered by Two AAA Batteries
Note from Sean: I have the Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 which serves the same purpose as this product (but at a significantly higher price point). It's an excellent tool to have on hand and has earned a permanent place in my gear bag. I use it to create time lapses and long exposures as well as to reduce camera shake for my architecture and panoramic photos.
 
Considering the Shutterboss offers the same functionality with a significantly lower price, this is a great opportunity to add an intervelometer/cable remote to your kit if you don't already have one.
Post Date: 5/5/2015 9:41:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
X-Rite ColorMunki Photo & ColorChecker Passport
B&H is featuring reduced in-cart pricing on the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Color Management Solution and ColorChecker Passport. See below for details.
 
ItemReg PriceIn-Cart Price
X-Rite ColorMunki$459.00$359.00
ColorChecker Passport$99.00$59.00
Post Date: 5/5/2015 7:29:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
X-Rite i1Display Pro
B&H has the X-Rite i1Display Pro available for an in-cart price of $174.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Advanced Filter and Optical Systems
  • Works On All Modern Display Technologies
  • Field-Upgradeable for Future Technology
  • Rotating Diffuser Arm / Tripod Mount
  • Basic and Advanced Modes
  • Ambient Light Measurement/Smart Control
  • Flare Correct
  • Intelligent Profiling for Color Accuracy
  • Automatic Hardware Adjustment
Post Date: 5/5/2015 7:13:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Oben CT-3521 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-106T Ball Head
For a limited time, B&H has the Oben CT-3521 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-106T Ball Head available for $189.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $379.95.
Post Date: 5/5/2015 6:45:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 4, 2015

 
From the Joe McNally YouTube Channel:
 
With the help of two amazing Cirque du Soleil performers, Joe showcases the strength and stability of Gitzo Tripods.
 
B&H carries Gitzo tripods.
Post Date: 5/4/2015 10:19:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vello FreeWave Stryker Lightning & Motion Trigger
For a limited time, B&H has the Vello FreeWave Stryker Lightning & Motion Trigger available for $79.95.
 
Note from Sean: I bought this little device late last year and I've been having a blast with it. Here's my favorite shot taken with the lightning trigger:
 
Lightning over Derryberry Hall
Post Date: 5/4/2015 9:52:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Use promo code BHOPTIC15 ($20.00 off) at B&H to get one full year of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom CC) for only $99.88. Regularly $119.88.
 
Note from Sean: I've been an Adobe CC Photography Plan customer ever since it first became available. It is undoubtedly one of the best investments I make each month and well worth the normal price of $9.99 per month. However, at this price ($8.32 / mo), it's an absolute steal. [Sean]
Post Date: 5/4/2015 9:32:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Oben CT-2391 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
For a limited time, B&H has select Oben Carbon Fiber Tripods on sale for 15% off.
Post Date: 5/4/2015 9:23:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Spring 2015 Canon Big White L Lens Family Picture (with Hoods)
With the arrival of the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II, it seemed like a good opportunity for the Canon family to sit down for the Big White Lens spring 2015 family picture (download larger images below).
 
Canon Big White Lens Family Picture Spring 2015 without Hoods Post Resolution

 
Featured in these pictures, from left to right, are the following lenses:
 
Download Larger Images
 
Download larger images for your wallpaper, physical wall – or just to get a closer look (grab a tissue to catch the drool):
 
FHD (1920x1080): No Hood | Hood
Retina (2880x1800): No Hood | Hood
Post Date: 5/4/2015 8:35:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
For a limited time, B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for Mac and Windows (DVD) available for $44.95 with free shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Advanced Image Enhancement Tools
  • Additional Quick Edit Effect Variations
  • Integrated Learning Channels
  • Enhanced Direct Social Network Sharing
  • Friendly and Intuitive Editing Interface
  • Blend Facebook Profile and Cover Photos
  • Crop and Composition Tools
  • Black and White Photo Effects
  • Easily Mix and Merge Multiple Images
  • Efficient Tagging and Searching Tools
Post Date: 5/4/2015 7:34:28 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Westcott Ice Light 2
The Westcott Ice Light 2 LED light is an enhanced version of its predecessor built on the wish lists of photographers in the field. Ice Light 2 is engineered with patented new LED technology offering 50% brighter output than the original Ice Light and 1,740 lumens of beautiful daylight-balanced light while maintaining a compact housing. Weighing a mere 20 ounces, the Ice Light 2 can be easily operated with one hand, giving photographers and filmmakers the ability to simultaneously shoot and light their subjects.
 
Unlike traditional LED panels, the Ice Light has a built-in diffuser that is custom-designed to protect the LEDs and provide a vast 73° beam angle. This casts a large spread of incredibly soft quality light.
 
The Ice Light 2`s LEDs feature the advantages of high efficiency and colour purity with low energy consumption and long lifetime. Daylight-balanced at 5500K and rated for 50,000 hours with a stunning Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of 96 meaning the subject will be presented in near perfect light also the Ice Light 2 provides flicker-free output and stable light consistency perfect for photographers and videographers alike.
 
A removable Lithium-ion battery is yet another Ice Light 2 refinement. A 2.5-hour charge gives you 60+ minutes of runtime with the convenience of being able to charge a backup battery outside the unit. Affordable replacement batteries are available for prolonged use.
 
The Redesigned Handle offers a dedicated on/off power slider with an 18-step flicker-free range and a light output memory which remembers your last power setting between uses. Battery indicator displays the current battery level using illuminated blue lights. Both ends of the Ice Light 2 include 1/4"-20 thread`s to mount to a light stand, tilter bracket or tripod.
 
Ice Light 2 is designed for the future with built-in Bluetooth with USB connectivity that will allow use with smart device apps and is compatible with all existing accessories including the original Ice Light barn doors, tungsten gels, two-way connectors, and more.
 
Product Features
 
  • 50% Brighter Than Original Ice Light
  • CRI: 96
  • 73° Beam Spread
  • Digital Display 18-Step Dimming
  • Wireless Bluetooth Technology
  • Removable 60 Minute Lithium-ion Battery
  • 100-240 VAC Charger
  • 50,000 Hour LEDs
B&H carries the Westcott Ice Light 2.
Category: Westcott News
Post Date: 5/4/2015 6:53:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Professional real estate photographer Scott Hargis walks us through the gear he takes with him on every shoot in this video spanning 17+ minutes.
 
While I've compiled a list of the gear below, it's worth watching the video to catch his great tips about packing your gear for ease of use and airline travel. [Sean]
 
Photography Gear Used:
 
Lighting
 
Prep Tools
 
Transportation
 
Post Date: 5/4/2015 6:34:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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