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 Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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From DxO:
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2 is enhanced by the addition of new DxO Optics Modules for automatically correcting distortion in JPEG and TIFF images. DxO FilmPack v4.5.1 brings with it improved stability to provide photographers with an even more comfortable work experience.
 
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2, the indispensable companion to wide-angle lenses
Indispensable companion to wide-angle lenses, DxO ViewPoint restores even the most complex perspectives, and easily reestablishes the natural shapes of subjects located on the edges of images.
 
Benefitting from all of DxO Labs’s optical calibration know-how, the software corrects barrel, pincushion, and fisheye distortion in JPEG and TIF images. DxO ViewPoint works with all equipment, much of which also benefits from automatic correction using DxO Optics Modules. More than 17,000 camera/lens combinations are currently available in its library.
 
With a single license, DxO ViewPoint can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and as a standalone application for OS X and Windows.
 
DxO FilmPack v4.5.1, the reference for creative photography software
Praised by professionals for the fidelity of its analog film renderings, DxO FilmPack lets photographers apply to their digital images all of the characteristics of the analog films that have made photo history, as well as numerous original looks, filters, tonings, and visual effects.
 
Thanks to DxOLabs’ exclusive calibration technologies, DxO FilmPack 4 provides a palette of analog film renderings whose quality is unrivaled in the field.
 
Available in two editions, Essential and Expert, DxO FilmPack can be used as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, DxO Optics Pro, and also as a standalone application for OS X and Windows — all with a single license.
 
Availability
DxO ViewPoint v2.1.2 and DxO FilmPack v4.5.1 are immediately available at photo resellers.
 
B&H carries Dxo ViewPoint 2 and FilmPack 4.
Category: DxO News
Post Date: 1/22/2014 9:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
B&H has the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens available for $139.00 shipped. Compare at $289.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/22/2014 8:36:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
CanvasPeople
CanvasPeople is offering Free 11x14 Standard Gallery Canvas Wraps during their pre-Valentine's Day sale (shipping not included).
Post Date: 1/22/2014 8:02:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens (review) available for $609.00. Compare at $699.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/22/2014 7:19:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Samyang:
 
Samyang Europe introduces a new product to its lineup – the SFH-14 filter holder designed specifically for the Samyang 14mm 1:2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens. In addition to the holder, three rectangular filters manufactured by Cokin company will also be released.

Samyang Filter Holder SFH-14

Samyang filter holder SFH-14 has been designed from scratch for the Samyang 14mm lens in standard and V-DSLR cine versions. The new filter holder solves the common problem of mounting filters on a lens that has been designed without filter threads. The holder is made of lightweight and durable ABS plastic. In order to eliminate internal reflections, its interior has been flocked giving it a velvety black color. The holder comes with two filter slots so two filters can be used simultaneously. The Samyang filter holder features a rotating mount so that filters can be used in both vertical and horizontal orientation.
 
Three kinds of rectangular filters will also be made available, each 161 x 139 x 3 mm in size, specially designed and manufactured by the renowned Cokin company. The three filters will include the 154 ND8, 121M ND4 and 123s. Model 154 ND8 is a neutral gray filter of ND8 opacity that will allow for slower shutter speeds thereby enabling the blurring of moving objects (e.g. clouds, water, traffic). It can also be used by filmmakers who want to achieve a shallow depth of field in strong sunlight. The graduated 121M ND4 gray filter is mainly designed for landscape photography and architecture. It allows for a reduction in contrast between light and dark portions of the frame. The third filter available, the Cokin 123S, is a graduated blue filter that can be used to obtain or accentuate a blue sky effect in the landscape photography.
 
Samyang SFH-14 Holder Specifications:

  • Material: ABS plastic, metal
  • Weight: 115 g (weight without filters)
  • Dimensions: 180 x 168 x 45 mm
  • Price: 32 €

Cokin Filter Specifications:

  • Material: optical resin
  • Dimensions: 161 x 139 x 3 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Price (RRP):
  • Cokin 154 ND8 – 63 €
  • Cokin 121M ND4 – 68 €
  • Cokin 123S – 68 €

B&H carries Samyang Products.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 1/22/2014 7:06:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
B&H has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for an in-cart price of $1,749.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Regularly $1,899.00.
 
The camera comes with the following Free Accessories:

  • SanDisk - 16GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
  • 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag
  • Watson - LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
  • Oben - ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/21/2014 3:58:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
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Post Date: 1/21/2014 2:12:32 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via RytherCamera) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,869.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,233.00.
 
Note: The auction listed above does not specify that the camera includes a USA warranty and is likely a grey market/import item.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/21/2014 1:46:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera
eBay (via tri-state1) has the Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera available for $299.00 with free shipping. Compare at $349.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/21/2014 12:48:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Datacolor:
 
Webinars Hosted by Datacolor Color Experts Explore New Photography Techniques, Offer Ideas for Managing Color and Step-by-Step Techniques to Create Stunning Images
 
Lawrenceville, NJ – January 21, 2014 – Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today its winter 2014 line-up of free color management webinars. Continuing its popular webinar series, Datacolor is partnering with new co-sponsors and offering a variety of webinars to demonstrate new techniques and help photographers enhance their skills. The webinars will cover an assortment of important photography topics for varying skillsets with the help of notable imaging companies including SanDisk, MyPix2, Zenfolio, Red River Paper and Moab.
 
Hosted by David Saffir, Datacolor expert and noted landscape and fine art photographer, the webinars focus on managing color using tools in both capture and processing stages, and mastering techniques such as high-resolution panorama photography. Each webinar includes step-by-step demonstrations using Datacolor’s line of Spyder color calibration devices, and in-depth discussions on how photographers can effectively use the right tools and techniques to improve upon their existing skills or venture down a new creative path.
 
“By continuously partnering with the top companies in the photo and video industry, we are able to provide the newest technology and techniques to photographers at every level,” said David Saffir. “Our Winter 2014 webinar series has something for everyone. From capturing breathtaking panoramic landscapes to printing fine art masterpieces, novice and professional photographers alike will learn techniques to take their work to the next level.”
 
Upcoming topics for the Datacolor color management webinar series to include:

  • January 28, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST: High-Resolution Panorama Photography
  • February 13, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST: Color Management for Indoor Photography
  • February 26, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST: Printing Success with Fine Art and Custom Paper
  • March 13, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT: Screen to Print Match
  • March 26, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT: Custom Printmaking for Fine Art Paper

Those interested in attending can register in advance for the free webinars. Attendees will be given discount codes for Spyder products and/or products from co-sponsors and automatically be entered to win a Datacolor Spyder product as well as products from co-sponsors. Guests will have the ability to interact with the speakers in a Q&A format, and get first-hand input about applying color management effectively within their workflow. Register now at spyder.datacolor.com/freewebinars.
 
B&H carries Datacolor products.

Post Date: 1/21/2014 12:23:03 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens
B&H has the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens available for $899.00 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $1,069.00.
Post Date: 1/21/2014 11:24:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
BlackRapid to Arca-Swiss Style Plate/Clamp Conversion
As I mentioned a few days ago, I recently upgraded to Arca-Swiss style plates and clamps. That left me with one problem, though – how do I modify my BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme and RS-4 camera straps to be compatible with Arca-Swiss plates?
 
The first product I stumbled across was the Acratech Swift Clamp. In fact, the product is endorsed (and sold) by BlackRapid.

Acratech Swift Clamp

For all intents and purposes, the Swift Clamp looks like the most secure solution to my problem. But at $149.95, the clamp would more than twice as expensive as either of the straps it would be used on. Converting both straps using the Swift Clamp would require a $300.00 investment. To me, that seemed a bit excessive. Therefore, I looked for an alternative solution.
 
With a little more research, I stumbled across this YouTube video (by Lee, Enthusiast Photographer) that described using a standard Arca-Swiss style clamp affixed to the BlackRapid FastenR-3 D-ring that comes standard with all BlackRapid straps. The video also noted that you can use an OP/TECH USA Uni-Loop to connect the BlackRapid ConnectR-2 to your L-bracket for added security (shown below). If you aren't using an L-bracket but you are using a battery grip, you can also connect the Uni-Loop to the battery grip's hand strap mount.

BlackRapid to Arca Swiss Conversion Close-Up

Products Used:

* Note: This clamp is drilled for a 3/8"-16 screw and comes with a 1/4"-20 adapter bushing. The adapter bushing is required to fit the clamp to the BlackRapid D-ring. While I haven't noticed any problems using the adapter bushing, I'd suggest getting a clamp threaded for a 1/4"-20 screw instead (like the Kirk QRC-1, Sunwayfoto DDC-26 or possibly a larger clamp with a 1/4"-20 thread size).
 
For even greater security, you can use Loctite between the BlackRapid D-ring and your clamp to ensure they don't work themselves loose. So far, I've been very happy with this setup. It seems more than adequately secure (even without the Loctite) as well as being cost-effective.
 
Make sure all of your parts and connections are solid as these setups are used at your own risk.

Post Date: 1/21/2014 10:24:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S NIKKOR ED VR Lens
1SaleADay has the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S NIKKOR ED VR Lens available for $259.99 with free shipping. Compare at $396.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/21/2014 8:58:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Nikon Df
 
Updates included with this release - C:1.01

  • When Press for Custom Setting f4 (Assign Fn button) , f5 (Assign preview button) , or f6 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button) was set to Preview, and the camera's Fn button, Pv button, or AE-L/AF-L button was pressed, while viewfinder shooting using a Speedlight SB-800, a preview was not displayed in the camera monitor and a modeling flash was not fired. This issue has been resolved.
  • When a Speedlight that does not support Auto FP high-speed sync was used with Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed) set to 1/250 s (Auto FP), the maximum shutter speed was 1/200 s. This issue has been resolved.
  • When images captured with Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu set to Off were displayed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2, Auto (ISO XXX) was incorrectly displayed for ISO Sensitivity in Metadata. This issue has been resolved.

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Nikon Df Firmware version C:1.01: Windows | Macintosh
 
Nikon D5200
 
Updates included with firmware C: 1.02

  • The camera now supports display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism ( e.g., AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II ) are used. An error message is displayed and the shutter cannot be released when the lens barrel is retracted.
  • Display of focal lengths in 35mm [135] format recorded in image Exif data has been corrected.
  • The following issues have been resolved.
  • The camera would sometimes freeze when adding options to My Menu ( Add items ).
  • Under certain conditions, the camera would sometimes not focus automatically when the AE-L / AF-L button was pressed with AF-ON operation assigned to the button.
  • When shooting with High Dynamic Range (HDR) enabled, noise in the form of a line would sometimes appear at bottom right in images.

Download
Nikon D5200 Firmware version C: 1.02: Windows| Macintosh
 
Nikon D3200
 
Updates included with this release - C:1.03

  • The camera now supports display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism (e.g., AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II) are used. An error message is displayed and the shutter cannot be released when the lens barrel is retracted.

Download
Nikon D3200 Firmware version C:1.03: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon Df, D5200 and D3200 DSLR cameras.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/21/2014 8:14:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 20, 2014
Nikon D600 DSLR Camera with AF-S 24-85mm ED VR Lens
B&H has the Refurbished Nikon D600 DSLR with AF-S 24-85mm ED VR Lens available for $1,699.95 with free shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/20/2014 2:46:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
BuyDig.com has a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens - White Box (review) available for a checkout price of $689.00 with free shipping. Compare at $1,099.00.
 
Note: You must go all the way through checkout to see special pricing.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/20/2014 2:25:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
eBay (via BestStopDeals) has the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens available for $139.99 with free shipping. Compare at $263.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/20/2014 10:22:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lexar Professional 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card 1000x (2-Pack)
B&H has a Lexar Professional 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card 1000x (2-Pack) available for $104.95 with free shipping. Regularly $149.95.
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