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 Friday, February 3, 2017
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello HSA-PVU Hot Shoe Adapter with Safe Voltage Conversion available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $39.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Compatible with Flashes up to 60V
  • Protects Camera's Circuit
  • PC Terminal
  • Battery Check Button & Indicator Light
  • Runs on Replaceable CR2032 Battery
Post Date: 2/3/2017 5:29:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Lumu Light Meter for iOS Devices available for $49.99 with free shipping. Regularly $149.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Incident Light Meter for iOS 8.2 & Later
  • Digital Silicone Photodiode
  • Hemispherical Diffuser
  • Measuring Range: 0.15-250,000 lux
  • Repeat Accuracy: ±0.1 EV
  • 3.5mm Headphone Connection
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Powered by iOS Device
  • Lumu Light Meter iOS App
  • Storage Pouch Included
Post Date: 2/3/2017 5:20:25 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 2, 2017
Adobe is citing higher-than-expected currency fluctuations for its plan to raise Creative Cloud rates in the UK and Sweden starting March 6, 2017.
 
From Adobe UK:
Adobe and currency fluctuations
 
Currency exchange rates have fluctuated significantly over the last few years. Like many US-based global companies, Adobe is making pricing adjustments in a number of countries to offset fluctuations in foreign exchange rate. Starting on March 6, 2017, the price of Adobe products in the United Kingdom and Sweden will be increased. Existing customers will receive information about their subscription pricing directly from Adobe.
 
When do the product prices increase in the United Kingdom and Sweden?
 
The increased prices are effective starting on March 6, 2017.
 
I have an existing membership. Is my monthly fee going up?
 
If you have a month-to-month plan, you will see the price increase on your statement at the next billing date. If you have an annual plan, the new price goes into effect at the end of your annual term.
On the one hand, I hate to see a monthly rate increase for any service that I subscribe to. On the other hand, I can certainly understand how a company with such a global reach may have to periodically adjust prices based on drastic currency fluctuations. I only hope that these periodic adjustments will include price reductions if the exchange rate goes in the other direction. [Sean]
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 2/2/2017 11:45:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Syrp:
 
Genie Firmware Version 2.8.0 Fixes
 
  • Fixed issue of the Genie occasionaly dropping off the connection screen in the Syrp Genie App during Pan Track or 3 Axis movements.
  • Improvements in distance accuracy for longer tracking movements.
Download: Syrp Genie Firmware Version 2.8.0
 
B&H carries the Syrp Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device.
Category: Syrp News
Post Date: 2/2/2017 10:28:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon is featuring select Logitech Mice and Keyboards as a Gold Box Deal of the Day.
 
Note: The link for the Logitech deals can be found under the webcam picture on the page linked above.
 
Coincidentally, the mouse I'm using right now – the Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse – is one of the discounted items. [Sean]
Post Date: 2/2/2017 8:39:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Polar Pro Hard Case for DJI Mavic Pro available with free expedited shipping.
Post Date: 2/2/2017 8:20:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Resolution and noise test results along with specifications have been added to the Sony a7R II Review page.
 
Creating perfect apples-to-apples comparisons between different systems is very difficult and I ask you to use careful discernment as you make such comparisons. In the Sony a7R II vs. Canon EOS 5Ds R noise comparison, I see more noise in the higher resolution camera (a higher pixel density sensor showing more pixel-level noise is expected), but the difference is slight and partially due to the Canon noise details being rendered slightly sharper (sharpening the noise).
 
I don't have under and overexposed examples available for the EOS 5Ds R in the noise comparison tool (at least not yet), but do have them for the EOS 5D Mark IV. In this case, the Canon has lower pixel density (and resolution) to its pixel-level noise advantage. With that difference in mind, the a7R II vs. 5D IV comparison shows the 5D IV results having slightly less noise and less grain to the noise when exposures are pushed 3 stops. Whether the less-grain difference is positive or not is a bit of a personal preference and the processing of the RAW images may come into play here.
 
Here is the Sony a7R II vs. Canon EOS 5Ds R resolution comparison. And, here is the Sony a7R II vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV resolution comparison.
 
If you missed the post earlier this week, the Sony a7R II Review page has a brief discussion on the Sony RAW converter and processing settings decision process.
 
B&H has the Sony a7R II with a $300.00 rebate. As I said before, to get a huge bargain, trade in any camera or lens (even something of very low value) and get an additional $480.00 off of this camera (in addition to the trade-in value) or a significant amount off of many other Sony products.
Post Date: 2/2/2017 7:59:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
On January 31, Triggertrap's founder Haje Jan Kamps announced in a blog post that the company will be shutting it doors in the very near future. The failure of its failed Redsnap/Ada Kickstarter campaign as well as competition from products such as the Miops Camera Triggers proved too difficult to overcome.
Post Date: 2/2/2017 6:45:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
B&H is now carrying Wine Country Camera Filter Holders and Filter Vaults.
 
Wine Country Camera Filter Holder Features
 
  • Filter Holder Rotates 360°
  • Holds 3 Filter Vaults & Polarizer Filter
  • Aluminum-Alloy, Rosewood Construction
  • Two Wine Country Camera Filter Vaults
  • For 100x100x2mm or 100x150x2mm Filters
  • Limit Stray Light, Protects Filter Edges
  • Keeps Filter Surfaces Flat
  • Circular Polarizer Rotates Independently
Post Date: 2/2/2017 6:24:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Glow 31 x 31" Quick Softbox with Shoe Mount S-Type Flash Bracket available for $39.94. Regularly $47.94.
 
Note: I use several similar collapsible (albeit smaller) softboxes on a daily basis because of their low cost, easy setup/teardown and flattering – yet well-controlled – light they produce. If you've been experimenting with off-camera flash and have yet to pick up a softbox, pick up this deal to see what you've been missing. [Sean]
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Mount available for $59.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Mount Combines Fat Gecko Original & Mini
  • Works on Smooth, Non-Porous Surfaces
  • Three-Point Mount Increases Stability
  • Three Industrial Locking Suction Cups
  • Features Six Adjustable Points
  • Slide & Lock Design Secures Connection
  • Adjusts to Contours of Shooting Surface
  • Features a Standard 1/4"-20 Tripod Head
  • Rubber Washer Dampens Vibrations
  • Supports DSLRs & Camcorders Up to 12 lb
Note from Sean: I've recently been testing a similar (but more robust) product and have been having an absolute blast with it.
 
Self Portrait with RigWheels RigMount X4 Magnet Camera Platform 1

Post Date: 2/2/2017 5:36:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
As many people know, our National Parks are seeing ever increasing numbers of visitors which means traffic jams, long waits, and huge crowds at the better known photo spots. The good news is that almost everyone disappears after the sunset fades. Chris and Lance are two of the five instructors that make up National Parks at Night, and they will show you how to make the most of your visit to any national park and experience them in ways that most people never do. National parks have some of the darkest skies in the country, which means they are filled with amazing views of the Milky Way.
 
Lance has been photographing at night for 30 years, and has almost 20 years experience teaching night photography, and Chris literally wrote the book on photographing national parks. Together they will share their experiences photographing the night sky in Parks like Acadia, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Zion, and many others. They will also present general tips on night photography, including techniques and gear for working in natural light situations.
Post Date: 2/1/2017 2:37:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-113T Ball Head available for $199.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Max Height: 61.3"
  • Min Height: 8.9"
  • Folded Length: 17.1"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.5 lb
  • Detachable Leg and Column Form Monopod
  • Rubber Feet & Metal Spikes
  • Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate
  • 2 x Bubble Levels
Through tomorrow, use coupon code PXLOVE20 at AdoramaPix to save 20% on your Valentine's Day photo gifts.
Post Date: 2/1/2017 12:27:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From now until April 21, you can get a free Air Remote with the purchase of a Profoto B1 or B2 kit.
 
With the purchase of a B1/B2 kit, you can bundle one of the following (ranging in value from $311.00 to $419.00):
 
  • Profoto Air Remote Transceiver
  • Profoto Air Remote TTL-C for Canon
  • Profoto Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon
  • Profoto Air Remote TTL-S for Sony
Post Date: 2/1/2017 12:23:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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