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 Friday, January 29, 2016
Nikon Japan issued a press release yesterday warning of scheduled price increases on DSLR lenses and Speedlites in the Japanese region because of the rising cost of raw materials. Many of the price increases (scheduled for March) are relatively modest, but a few products will see more significant price hikes.
 
Click on the image below to open the .PDF with the exact details on Nikon Japan's revised pricing, or check out the Google Translate version.
 
Nikon Japan Price Increases March 2016

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/29/2016 6:39:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
In its Daily Deal special, B&H is offering substantial discounts on both Datacolor Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE today.
 
Datacolor Spyder5PRO has been discounted by $80.00 for a final price of $109.00 with free shipping. The Spyder5ELITE is discounted even more - $105.00 - for a final price of $174.00, also with free shipping.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 1/29/2016 2:04:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 28, 2016
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera available for $769.99 shipped. Compare at $1,096.95 new after $100.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This factory refurbished item comes with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty (not a 1-year warranty which is currently listed in the product page).
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/28/2016 10:51:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 70D DSLR Camera (review) available for $649.00 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00 after $200.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and technically not eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/28/2016 8:06:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Professional Network:
"British photographer Tim Flach uses his technical and artistic skills to capture almost-human moments from a wide variety of creatures. His work helps us look at our animal cousins in more profound ways, as he explains to CPN Editor David Corfield..."
See the entire article and intriguing animal images at the Canon Professional Network.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/28/2016 7:55:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Acer 15.6" V3-575T-7008 Aspire V 15 Multi-Touch Notebook available for $499.95 with free shippping. Regularly $799.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core
  • 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 15.6" Full HD IPS Multi-Touch Display
  • 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • SD Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / HDMI / VGA
  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 1/28/2016 5:23:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Adorama has the Lowepro Pro Runner BP 450 AW II Camera Backpack available for $149.95 with free shipping. Regularly $249.95.
 
Freedom to Work Your Way
Pro Runner BP 350 AW II Organize the gear you need for your workflow. The high capacity of the Pro Runner means you can bring the tools which give you flexibility and creative freedom.
 
All Your Creative Tools at Hand
Pro Runner BP 350 AW II Space for up to three screen devices means you don't have to choose between your laptop, Wacom tablet and iPad. Bring them ALL safely. Each in a dedicated pocket.
 
Top-quality Materials
Sturdy YKK "kissing" zippers will provide smooth operation and allow for a TSA lock (not included) to secure your bag.
 
Convenient Pockets
Two tall zippered slash pockets give you space and quick access to small items during travel.
 
Carry Your Pro Tripod
Sturdy and adjustable tripod straps combine with a SlipLock tripod cup to hold a pro sized tripod.
 
Safe from the Elements
The built-in All Weather AW Cover provides a way to protect expensive gear in inclement weather.
 
Comfortable Carry
Thick 3D mesh padding on the back panel and contoured shoulder straps deliver comfort for heavy loads.
 
Easy Carry Options
Two robust, padded grab handles let carry bag two ways and get leverage when stowing in vehicle or airline overhead compartment.
 
Flexible Support
The padded belt adds comfort and stability when carrying heavy loads and is removable for times you want to be more nimble.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 1/27/2016 4:07:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adobe has released its latest version of Camera RAW which includes a fix for the Sigma 50 ART misidentification bug as well as a new Boundary Warp feature. [Sean]
 
From Adobe:
 
Camera Raw 9.4 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.
 
As mentioned in an update to our camera support policy here, Camera Raw 9.4 is only available in Photoshop CC or later. Customers using older versions of Photoshop can utilize the DNG Converter for continued camera support.
 
Introducing Boundary Warp
 
Stitched panoramas often have non-rectangular boundaries. There are several ways to handle irregular boundaries. The most common approach is to apply a rectangular crop. This is straightforward, but important image details near the boundary may be lost due to cropping. Another approach is to use Content Aware Fill (in Photoshop) to fill in the transparent areas outside the boundary. This can be effective, but may require multiple attempts to obtain a satisfying (smooth, artifact-free) result. It can also be expensive and requires rendering out the panorama to an output-referred format. Boundary Warp is a feature that provides another approach to handling the irregular boundary of panoramas. The feature analyzes the boundary and warps the image so that its edges fit a rectangular frame. Here’s a visual example of the feature:
 
Adobe Camera RAW Boundary Warp.gif

New Camera Support in Camera Raw 9.4
 
  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Leica M (Typ 262)
  • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS60 (DMC-TZ80, DMC-TZ81, DMC-TZ85)
  • Phase One IQ150
  • Sony ILCA-68 (A68)
Additional Updates in Camera Raw 9.4
 
  • Nikon 1 J4 Camera matching profile support added
  • The panorama merging process should complete roughly twice as fast as ACR 6.3
  • Improved quality when applying Auto Straighten and Upright “Level” mode.
  • Metadata is added to merged panoramas to support Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • DNG Converter 9.4 now supports HiDPI displays on Mac
New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.4
 
MountName
Canon EFBower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EFBower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EFBower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EFBower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EFBower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EFRokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EFRokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EFRokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EFRokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EFRokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EFRokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EFSamyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EFSamyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EFSamyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EFSamyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EFSamyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EFSamyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-MCanon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon EF-MRokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-MRokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-MRokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-MRokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-MSamyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-MSamyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-MSamyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-MSamyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Canon EF-MSamyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF-MSamyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-MSamyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-MSamyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Nikon FBower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon FBower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon FBower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon FBower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon FBower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon FNikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
Nikon FRokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon FRokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon FRokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon FRokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon FRokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon FRokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon FSamyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon FSamyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon FSamyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon FSamyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon FSamyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon FSamyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC

For a full list of the new lens profiles, click here.
 
Fixed Bugs and Other Changes:
 
  • Fixed issue where vertical panoramas created using Merge could appear with the wrong orientation.
  • Addressed a bug that would ignore model-specific custom default settings for some cameras, including some Leica and Sony models.
  • Corrected occasional crash using Crop tool after a Merge operation completed.
  • Fixed an issue where state of HSL controls would be rendered incorrectly in GPU mode when applying Contrast or Saturation local control adjustments.
  • Addressed the issue of the SIGMA 50mm f1.4 ART lens incorrectly identified as Zeiss Milvus 50mm f1.4.
Download Links
 
Camera Raw 9.4 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.
 
Direct download links: Mac | Win
 
Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:
 
http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
 
DNG Converter 9.4: Mac | Win
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 1/27/2016 1:08:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $595.00 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/27/2016 10:26:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Like the Nikon D3300, the D5300 and D5500 have recieved firmware v.1.01 updates to address similar issues.
 
Nikon D5300
 
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.01
 
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G lenses are now supported. Vibration reduction can be enabled or disabled using the new Optical VR option in the photo SHOOTING MENU, which is displayed when an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is attached.
  • The following issues have been addressed:
    • Choosing negative values for Exposure compensation in the RETOUCH MENU > NEF (RAW) processing display did not have the desired effect.
    • Continued scrolling of the menus for some languages would cause the camera to freeze.
Download: Nikon D5300 Firmware v.1.01
 


Nikon D5500
 
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.01
 
  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G lenses are now supported. Vibration reduction can be enabled or disabled using the new Optical VR option in the photo SHOOTING MENU, which is displayed when an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is attached. The CUSTOM SETTING MENU now contains an a5 Manual focus ring in AF mode option that can be enabled or disabled when an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G VR or AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55?mm f/3.5-5.6G is attached.
  • The following issues have been addressed:
    • Noise would occur at four-second intervals in audio output to external recorders connected via HDMI in movie live view.
    • Choosing negative values for Exposure compensation in the RETOUCH MENU > NEF (RAW) processing display did not have the desired effect.
    • Selecting ON for Exposure smoothing during interval timer photography would result in all shots after the first being overexposed.
Download: Nikon D5500 Firmware v.1.01
 
B&H carries the Nikon D5300 and D5500.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/27/2016 10:01:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon USA:
 
You’re invited to the DSLR event of the year!
 
Come experience the future of DSLR performance.
 
You’re invited to join us at select Nikon dealers nationwide and be among the first to experience Nikon’s thrilling new flagships, the D5 and D500. These game-changing DSLRs introduce a new era of speed, accuracy, image quality, video capabilities and low-light performance. Test drive the cameras, speak with Nikon product experts, dealer staff, fellow photographers and more.
 
Seating is limited at each event, so don’t miss out!
 
receive a special gift exclusive to this event!
 
Sign up to attend an event.
 
B&H has the Nikon D5 and D500 available for preorder.
Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 1/27/2016 8:04:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Dubai360:
Burj Khalifa Pinnacle 45 Gigapixels
 
"To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Dubai 360 going live, we are delighted to present to you a new record breaking gigapixel from the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa! Now 45 Gigapixels in size - the largest photograph ever taken in Dubai - you can explore Dubai in more detail than ever before.
 
The Burj Khalifa is the ultimate symbol of Dubai’s growth and ambition. It’s a towering icon rising 2,722 feet that dominates the city skyline – and a dazzling architectural wonder, which affords the ultimate view of a bustling metropolis. The skyscraper, which officially opened on January 4, 2010, rises above it all. Soaring 160 stories, its record-breaking achievements include the world’s tallest building and highest outdoor observation deck. Step inside this centerpiece of Downtown Dubai to explore the At The Top observation decks; dine at the exclusive At.mosphere; and stay in the signature Armani hotel. Or, explore this panoramic view from the pinnacle of the tower – which has a symmetrical three-petal footprint based on the desert flower hymenocallis – and witness a skyline that blends nature and engineering, history and the future.
 
From the azure shores of the Arabian Gulf to the man-made waterways and Palm islands, from the timeless beauty of Bastakiya to the distinctive sail-shaped Burj al Arab – this view from the very top leaves a lasting impression."
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 1/27/2016 7:10:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the AXRTEC AXR-A-1040BV Bi-Color LED Light Panel with V-Mount Battery Plate available for $499.95 with free shipping. Regularly $899.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 3200 to 5600K Variable Color Temperature
  • 13 x 8.26 x 1.9" Panel Size
  • 45° Beam Angle
  • 100 to 10% Dimming
  • Integrated Barn Doors
  • V-Mount Battery Plate
  • DMX Adapter
  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Remote Control
  • 100-240 VAC Power Adapter
  • White Diffuser
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 1/27/2016 5:29:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has released their financial results for the 2015 fiscal year. As usual, the presentation material will likely be the easiest method for digesting the information.
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/27/2016 5:21:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Just posted: Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review | Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review.
 
I certainly can't claim timeliness on these reviews, but ... I have some insights to share with you including an emphasis on image quality. These are two very good cameras.
 
Note that, since the T6i and T6s are mostly the same, the T6s review focuses exclusively on the model differences.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T6i and Canon EOS Rebel T6s in stock with kit instant rebates ranging from $150.00 - $300.00.
 
For a great deal, select one of the with-printer kits to qualify for a $350.00 MIR, bringing the potential rebate total to $650.00. This brings the final camera and lens cost down to as low as $649.00. Use the links above to find these.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/26/2016 10:15:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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