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 Tuesday, August 9, 2016
B&H has the Vello FreeWave Fusion Wireless Flash Trigger & Remote Control (Canon/Nikon versions) available for $44.95 with free shipping. Regularly $89.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.4 GHz Reduced Interference Frequency
  • Range Up to 320' (100m)
  • Individual/Group Wireless Flash Trigger
  • Up to 3 Light Groups/7 Grp Combinations
  • Flash Sync Speed of Up to 1/320s
  • Dual-Function Shutter Release Button
  • LED Indicators
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Post Date: 8/9/2016 5:30:15 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 8, 2016

 
Speaking as a guy who loves capturing outdoor portraits with strobes while underexposing the ambient, I thought this was a fairly neat trick. That said, setting up an 8x8 diffusion frame, hanging the net and then sandbagging the whole thing means that Joel Grimes (and crew) probably spent just as much time (or more) setting up this scrim as I would setting up a strobe, power pack and light modifier. Also, this doesn't look to be a very flexible option as moving the setup would take a lot of time and work.
 
That said, a diffusion panel and net would be a more reliable solution as there aren't any electronic components to fail and battery power is not required. And compared to a high-power monolight solution, the scrim is probably a less expensive option. [Sean]
 
From the F.J. Westcott YouTube Channel:
 
Have you ever had trouble shooting in full sun? World renowned commercial portrait photographer Joel Grimes discusses how to cut bright sunlight and backgrounds in this portrait tutorial.
 
B&H carries Westcott Scrim Jim Cine products.
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Post Date: 8/8/2016 2:13:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Profoto US YouTube Channel:
 
Lin & Jirsa Photography shares their secrets to achieving unique and creative wedding imagery in this behind-the-scenes video series. Learn how they use Profoto Off-Camera Flash to control light to match their creative vision and overcome wedding day challenges.
 
B&H carries the Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flashes.
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Post Date: 8/8/2016 9:41:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
I recently mountain biked to a nearby wildflower field and spent a very enjoyable end of day with the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens (and a large black bear that also showed up). The Samyang 135 is not a macro lens (it's not a good bear lens either), but this lens is great at creating a strong background blur and that is precisely what I wanted this evening.
 
The sun had set, giving me even, low contrast lighting, and the wind had practically stopped, allowing sharp images to be made without clamping the flower stems in place. I worked along the edge of the field (to avoid damaging the flowers), looking for compositions that could work. This white-trimmed brilliant red poppy caught my attention and I found an angle and background combination that I liked.
 
When photographing people and wildlife with shallow depth of field, the eye(s) are nearly always the right focus point. When there are no eyes, more difficult decisions sometimes need to be made. In this case, I set the lens to its minimum focus distance and moved in so that the front edge of the upper set of petals was in sharp focus. I later second-guessed my decision and focused on the top edge of the closer flower petal, but ... in the end, I liked the first choice best. The very shallow depth of field covers more of the flower and the stem (also known as a leading line) is more prominent in this version.
 
The Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens performed excellently for me this evening. This lens holds lots of creativity-unleashing potential (and it is a very good value).
 
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Post Date: 8/8/2016 8:43:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Samyang:
 
Explore Your Wideness
 
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC is a wide angle manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras with full frame sensor size. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance.
 
The bright f/1.8 aperture secures a fast shutter speed even under the restricted lighting conditions to offer best quality images. It will brighten up your everyday snapshots. Also it creates an outstanding out-of-focus look by highlighting the main object effectively. In between ultra-wide 16mm and wide-standard 24mm, 20mm lens is a perfect fit to explore wide angles not only for shooting indoor images such as concerts and interior photos but also street snaps. The 0.2m of minimum focusing adds versatility to the lens.
 
Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and two aspherical lenses and three extra-low dispersion have been included among 13 glasses in 12 groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.
 
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 is compatible with 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony E, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.
 
Specifications
 
Samyang 20mm f 1.8 ED AS UMC Lens Specifications

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.
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Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 8/8/2016 7:47:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 (DVD or Download) available for $49.99 with free standard shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Versatile Photo Editing Software
  • Camera Shake Reduction
  • Haze Removal
  • Quick Edits and 34 Guided Edits
  • Refined Hair and Pet Fur Selections
  • Application-Based Resizing Guides
  • Content-Aware Move and Fill Tools
  • Auto Smart Tone and Creative Effects
  • Built-In Social Media Sharing
  • For Mac OS X 10.9-10 & Windows 7, 8, 10
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Post Date: 8/8/2016 5:04:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 5, 2016
Adorama has the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter with Extra Battery available for $898.99 with free shipping. The extra battery is valued at $118.49.
 
It wasn't that long ago that the retail price of the Phantom 3 Professional was $1,259.00 without an extra battery. Of course, the introduction of Phantom 4 was the catalyst for the lower Phantom 3 prices we're seeing now. But make no mistake – the Phantom 3 Pro/Advanced models are still extremely capable (and fun) machines.
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Post Date: 8/5/2016 11:25:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma has firmware updates available for the following lenses:
 
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
  • Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
  • SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports
All three firmware updates resolve an underexposure issue when the lens is used with a Nikon D500. The 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports firmware update is only required if using a TC-1401 or TC-2001 teleconverter with the lens.
 
Sigma Global Vision lenses (like the ones above) can be updated using Sigma USB Dock. Before updating, be sure to download and install the latest version of Sigma Optimization Pro.
 
If you do not own a USB Dock, you can send your lens to a Sigma Service Center and have its firmware updated free of charge. However, considering the cost of shipping a lens insured and the universal nature of the dock, simply buying the USB Dock seems to be the most practical way to update your lens' firmware.
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Post Date: 8/5/2016 7:37:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Post Date: 8/5/2016 6:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 4, 2016
The DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter – which debuted at $1,399.00 – is now $1,199.00 with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K / 12MP Camera
  • Visual Sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Streamlined Shell / Magnesium Unibody
  • Top Speed of 44.7mph in Sport Mode
  • Maximum Control Range of 3.1 Miles
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • Up to 32.8' Vision Positioning Altitude
  • TapFly - Fly With a Tap of the Finger
  • Avoids Obstacles When Returning Home
  • Up to 28 Minutes Flying Time
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Post Date: 8/4/2016 9:04:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the DJI YouTube Channel:
 
The 24 Hour Race in Nürburgring is one of the most challenging endurance tests any racer can experience. Of course, we at DJI were there to capture aerial shots of this high velocity event.
 
Multicopter operations were conducted by professional pilots in coordination with manned aircraft pilots and authorities. Please always fly responsibly and follow the local regulations.
 
Note: The DJI Inspire 1 PRO Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5 4K Camera has recently been reduced in price; it's now $3,399.00 (was $3,899.00).
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Post Date: 8/4/2016 8:32:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has released its financial results for the first quarter of the year ending March 2017 [August 4, 2016].
 
From Nikon:
 
Financial Results (PDF:270KB)
Financial and Business Data (PDF:87KB)
Presentation Material (PDF:992KB)
 
Want the abridged version? Here's a screenshot from page 7 from the Presentation Material:
 
Nikon Financial Results Imaging Q1 2017

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Post Date: 8/4/2016 7:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for $99.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $119.90.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Innovative 10-in-1 Design, 38 x 45"
  • White, Silver, Sunlight, Black Surfaces
  • 1-Stop Diffusion Core
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Post Date: 8/4/2016 6:48:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the DJI Ronin-MX 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Supports Cameras up to 10 Pounds
  • Compatible with Matrice 600
  • Robust Magnesium Construction
  • Radio Controller for Second Operator
  • iOS / Android App-Based Control
  • SmoothTrack Technology
  • Upright, Underslung, and Briefcase Modes
  • Supports Mounting of Second DJI Battery
  • USB and D-Tap Power Outputs
  • Universal Mount for Jibs, Car Mounts
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Post Date: 8/4/2016 5:20:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 3, 2016
B&H has an open box model Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Dual XQD Slots) available for $6,100.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $6,496.95 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 20.8MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 102400, Extend to ISO 3280000
  • 12 fps Shooting for 200 Shots with AE/AF
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • 14-Bit Raw Files and 12-Bit Raw S Format
  • 1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
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Post Date: 8/3/2016 8:51:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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