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 Wednesday, July 13, 2016

 
From the X-Rite YouTube Channel:
 
Join fashion photographer Lindsay Adler as she walks you through the exciting process of bringing a fashion shoot to life. Lindsay covers concept development, gathering a creative team, considerations on the day of the shoot, color management, retouching basics, file delivery and more. This webinar is a great overview and introduction of exactly what it takes to create a successful fashion image from one of the world's most renowned fashion photographers.
 
B&H carries X-Rite color calibration products.
 
Note: Being red-green colorblind, I've come to rely on the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo for color balancing when working with various clients. It allows me to take a technical approach to color balancing rather than relying on my own perception. [Sean]
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Post Date: 7/13/2016 8:23:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 series Firmware Ver.1.1
 
  • The maximum printable height of custom paper size will be lengthened to 25.5-inch (647.70mm) with specifying in the printer driver.
imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 series Printer Driver Ver.1.02
 
  • Concerning printer paper size, the maximum height of [Paper Size] in [Custom Paper Size] is enlarged from [594mm/23.39inch] to [647.70mm/25.5inch].
    When you use the enlarged paper size, use the printer with firmware version 1.110 or later.
Download: imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 series Firmware v1.1 & Printer Driver v.1.02
 
B&H carries the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer which currently qualifies for a $100.00 mail-in rebate through August 31.
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Post Date: 7/13/2016 7:48:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
According to the Egami Blog, Tamron has patented the optical formula for a 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC.
 
Description of Patent
 
  • Patent Publication No. 2016-126295
  • Published 2016.7.11
  • Submitted 2015.1.8
  • Focus distance 103.00 247.29 389.05
  • f-number 4.51 5.81 6.53
  • Field of view 11.68 4.88 3.11
  • Negative positive negative
  • Rear focus (Group 5)
  • Anti-vibration (third group)
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Post Date: 7/13/2016 5:16:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the X-Rite ColorMunki Display available for $103.98 with free shipping. Compare at $164.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Perfect for quick & easy display calibration with professional level results - edit, share and print your images with confidence
  • Equipped with the same hardware and color engine technology found in X-Rite's industry leading professional level i1 display calibration solutions
  • EXCLUSIVE X-RITE TECHNOLOGY! Mobile Friendly - Compatible with X-Rite ColorTRUE mobile app for calibrating Apple iOS and Android mobile devices
  • Incorporates technologically advanced filter and optical systems, fast measurement speed, and unrivaled color accuracy on all modern display and projector technologies, such as LED, Plasma, RG Phosphor, OLED and Wide Gamut
  • Future Proof - spectrally calibrated, making it field-upgradeable to support future display technologies
  • EXCLUSIVE X-RITE TECHNOLOGY! Flare Correct measures & adjusts display profile for reduced contrast ratios caused by flare light (or glare) falling on surface of display
  • Intelligent Iterative Profiling - an adaptive technology that measures and analyzes the color capabilities of each unique display for increased color accuracy
  • Ambient Light Smart Control: measurement, compensation and ongoing monitoring of ambient light conditions
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the X-Rite ColorChecker Classic available for $49.00 with free shipping. Regularly $69.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Industry standard 24 patch Classic target used to create custom camera profiles and as a visual color reference
  • Color patches remain the same as the light changes for professional-quality consistency - each square reflects light in a similar way as its real-life counterpart in all parts of the visible spectrum, under any illumination, and with any color reproduction process
  • Used by professional photographers around the world for consistent, reliable color - since 1976
  • Creates professional, custom camera profiles in minutes, check images, correct white balance and perform color correction
  • Filmmakers can use for color grading; check cameras and lights
  • Designers can check any printing or proofing process
  • Supported by several 3rd party software programs
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 1:03:23 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Pelican 1690 Case with Foam available for $278.99 with free shipping. Compare at $349.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Pelican cases are kept watertight through the use of a tongue and groove fit and a polymer o-ring.
  • Pelican cases come standard with an Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve which releases built up air pressure while keeping water out.
  • Pelican's Pick N'Pluck foam lets you customize the interior.
  • Stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors
  • Interior Dimensions (inches): 30.01 x 25.02 x 16.01
  • Watertight crushproof and dust proof
  • Open cell core with solid wall design - strong light weight
  • Pressure equalization valve
  • Large 2-person fold down handles
  • Retractable extension handle
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 12:59:12 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Rokinon Cine 35mm T1.5 Lens for Canon available for $398.99 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 35mm fixed focal length; t/1.5-22 aperture range; Manual focus; Lens not zoomable
  • Features the same outstanding optical quality as the highly rated Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 lens
  • Features de-clicked aperture to reduce noise and to allow more specific manual aperture settings
  • Lens is follow focus compatible to enable the user to focus and use the aperture ring without interrupting video shooting
  • Includes front and rear lens caps, removable hood, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty
  • High-speed, single-focal-length, wide-angle lens
  • Ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and street scenes in low-light conditions
  • Full-metal body and a snap ring that enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 12:56:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro for Canon available for $439.20 with free shipping. Regularly $549.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full frame compatible with a 24.8 degree angle of view on full frame cameras and a 15.4 degree angle of view on APS-C cameras
  • Constructed of 15 Glass Elements in 12 Groups and boasts a minimum focusing distance of only 1.0 ft.
  • Aperture range of f/2.8 - f/32 with 9 diaphragm blades
  • Ultra Multi-Coated (UMC) Glass
  • Includes lens caps, removable lens hood, lens pouch, instruction manual & 1 year warranty
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 12:46:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Vanguard ABEO Plus 363 Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $199.99 with free shipping. Regularly $429.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load capacity: 35.27 lbs
  • Legs individually adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
  • Anti-spin center column
  • Anti-shock ring
  • Accessory hook and low angle adaptor
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 11:40:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Lens for Canon/Nikon available for $899.00 with free expedited shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $1,399.00.
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 11:02:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon France has the Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon available for €539.90. Regularly €699.00.
 
Once at the main page, search for "B00DBL0NLQ".
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 10:49:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Pelican 1650 Case with Foam available for $194.99 with free shipping. Compare at $244.78.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Pelican cases are kept watertight through the use of a tongue and groove fit and a polymer o-ring.
  • Pelican cases come standard with an Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve which releases built up air pressure while keeping water out.
  • Pelican's Pick N'Pluck foam lets you customize the interior.
  • Stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors
  • INTERIOR (L X W X D): 28.57" x 17.52" x 10.65" (72.6 x 44.5 x 27.1 cm) ; EXTERIOR (L X W X D): 31.59" x 20.47" x 12.45" (80.2 x 52 x 31.6 cm)
  • Retractable extension handle
  • 4 strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
  • Watertight, crush-proof and dust-proof
  • Easy open double throw latches
  • Open cell core with solid wall design - strong, light weight
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 10:31:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon has the Ricoh Theta M15 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera (Blue) available for $153.00 with free shipping. Compare at $246.95 after $50.00 instant savings.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 360 Degree Spherical Panorama images, dedicated viewing apps available for download
  • Spherical Videos up to 3 minutes in duration
  • Video tool in app allows changes to size, shape and composition
  • Upload videos (up to 5MB) to theta360.com or share on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr
  • Fast Wi-Fi transfer, wireless sharing, equipped with an SDK - allows users to develop their own APPs
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 9:38:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens (also branded as Rokinon/Bower) page.
 
Looks like a decent lens from an optical perspective. Full disclosure: we returned our first copy of this lens due to a likely decentering issue.
 
B&H has the Samyang 16mm f/2 Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 9:23:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Pelican 1610 Case with Foam available for $158.99 with free shipping. Compare at $199.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Pelican cases are kept watertight through the use of a tongue and groove fit and a polymer o-ring.
  • Pelican cases come standard with an Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve which releases built up air pressure while keeping water out.
  • Pelican's Pick N'Pluck foam lets you customize the interior.
  • Stainless steel reinforced padlock protectors
  • Interior Dimensions (inches): 21.78 x 16.69 x 10.62
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Post Date: 7/12/2016 8:24:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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