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 Friday, December 16, 2016
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo has just enhanced its popular and critically-acclaimed Mirrorless Mover camera bag collection by offering three new color ways: Pewter, Dark Blue, and Deep Red. Scaled to fit today’s smaller mirrorless cameras, the Mirrorless Mover collection is available in five sizes; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which will accommodate a camera, lenses, accessories and an iPad.
 
“The new color ways are about personal expression and quality,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer. “These bags use metal hardware instead of plastic buckles, high quality fabrics, YKK zippers and a new, magnetic closure. The Mirrorless Movers offer photographers quality in their camera bags worthy of their investment in these sophisticated camera systems.”
 
Gear Profiles
 
  • The Mirrorless Mover 10 fits one medium size mirrorless body plus one to two lenses and additional accessories. It is sized for the Leica V–Lux, Olympus OM–D E–M5, Panasonic G3, GF5, GH2, Samsung NX5, NX11, NX210, Sony NEX–5, NEX–6, NEX–7, or similar sized/smaller bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 20 fits one medium size mirrorless body plus two to three lenses and additional accessories. The bag is sized for the Leica V–Lux, Olympus OM–D E–M5, Panasonic G3, GF5, GH2, Samsung NX5, NX11, NX210, Sony NEX–5, NEX–6, NEX–7, or similar sized/smaller bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 25i fits a Sony A7 with 55mm f/1.8 ZA attached (hood reversed), 24-70mm f/4 ZA (hood in position), 35mm f/2.8 ZA (hood in position), plus an iPad mini, or a Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 attached (hood reversed), 14mm f/2.8 (hood in position), 60mm f/2.8 (hood in position), plus an iPad mini.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 30i fits one medium to large size mirrorless body plus two to four lenses, iPad, and additional accessories or a small size DSLR and one to three small telephoto lenses or primes. It is sized for the Fuji X–Pro 1, Leica M8, Panasonic GH3 or similar sized/smaller bodies. Small DSLRs: Canon Rebel, Nikon D3200/D5200, Sony SLT–A55/A37 or similar sized bodies.
Key Features
 
  • Designed specifically for mirrorless equipment
  • High quality YKK zippers and metal hardware
  • Multipurpose divider with smart phone slot and two SD card slots (excluding smallest size)
  • Dedicated iPad pocket (Mirrorless Mover 30i)
  • Easily accessible front organizer pocket
  • Stretchable side pockets fit accessories
  • Padded non-slip flexible shoulder strap (Mirrorless Mover 30i)
  • Poly-ballistic fabric ensures durability
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included in front pocket
  • Internal mesh pocket on lid for batteries or other accessories
Materials
 
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with a DWR coating while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK RC zippers, 1680D ballistic polyester, 600D brushed polyester, Ultra-stretch pocket, antique nickel plated metal hardware, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: Removable closed-cell foam dividers, 200D polyester, laminated non-woven backed nylex liner, polyester 190T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Specifications
 
Mirrorless Mover 5
 
  • Internal Dimensions: 3.5” W x 4.7” H x 3.1” D (9 x 12 x 8 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 4.7” W x 5.9” H x 3.9” D (12 x 15 x 10 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 0.4 lbs. (0.2kg)
Mirrorless Mover 10
 
  • Internal Dimensions: 4.9” W x 5.3” H x 3.7” D (12.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 5.3” W x 6.1” H x 4.5” D (13.5 x 15.5 x 11.5 cm)
  • Smart Phone Slot: 2.8” W x 4.8” H x 0.6” D (7 x 12.3 x 1.6 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 0.5 lbs. (0.2 kg)
Mirrorless Mover 20
 
  • Internal Dimensions: 8.5” W x 5.3” H x 3.7” D (21.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 8.9” W x 6.1” H x 4.5” D (22.5 x 15.5 x 11.5 cm)
  • Smart Phone Slot: 2.8” W x 4.8” H x 0.6” D (7 x 12.3 x 1.6 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 0.7 lbs. (0.3 kg)
Mirrorless Mover 25i
 
  • Internal Dimensions: 10.6” W x 5.5” H x 4.1” D (27 x 14 x 10.5 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 11” W x 6.1” H x 4.7” D (28 x 15.5 x 12 cm)
  • Smart Phone Slot: 2.8” W x 5” H x 0.6” D (7 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm)
  • Tablet pocket: 9.4” W x 5.5” H x 0.8” D (24 x 14 x 2 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 1.0 lbs. (0.5 kg)
Mirrorless Mover 30i
 
  • Internal Dimensions: 10.6” W x 8” H x 3.9” D (27 x 20.5 x 10 cm)
  • External Dimensions: 11” W x 8.9” H x 5.7” D (28 x 22.5 x 14.5 cm)
  • Smart Phone Slot: 2.8” W x 5” H x 0.6” D (7 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm)
  • iPad pocket: 9.8”W x 8.1”H x 0.9” D (25 x 20.5 x 2.3 cm)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 1.0 lbs. (0.5 kg)
B&H carries Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover bags.
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Post Date: 12/16/2016 6:12:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, December 15, 2016
B&H has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens in stock with free expedited shipping. The Canon ET-74B Lens Hood is also in stock.
 
If you were a B&H preorder customer, your lens is likely already on its way.
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Post Date: 12/15/2016 5:04:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center.
By Michael Joseph
 
Earlier this year, Canon published my two-part series of articles geared toward photographers that are either working pros or aspiring to eventually make a living in photography, “Photographing People & Pets for the Advanced Amateur or Aspiring Pet Photographer” and “MJ's List of Top 10 Professional Tips on Photographing People and Their Pets.”
 
This article is geared to help an even larger segment of the population… sharing some practical tips with anyone that would love to do a better job at photographing their four-legged members of the family!
 
Let's say you have a camera or two and you obviously love your pets just as if they were members of the family. And try though you may, you have the toughest time getting the results you would ultimately like to have. You try and try and your patience runs short… so, you throw in the towel and just give up. Or, maybe you haven't completely given up but you would admit that you are not totally satisfied with your results and realize that there is plenty of room for improvement. If you fall into either one of these two categories or even somewhere in between, please read on and you just might eventually find yourself doing a much better job at photographing your four-legged members of the family... and creating better images without having to accumulate a bundle of equipment, attend classes or apprentice with an expert! Sort of a no fuss-no muss, approach… here we go!
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/15/2016 2:29:38 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., December 15, 2016 – Proof that good things do come in small packages, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today four new PIXMA TS-series Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printers. The PIXMA TS5020, PIXMA TS6020, PIXMA TS8020 and PIXMA TS9020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printers are more compact than their predecessors, but pack a big, high-quality punch for users. Perfect for tech savvy gadget lovers, creative crafters, passionate image makers, family projects and household printing needs; these small, sleek and sophisticated printers can fit in with any home décor.
 
“Canon U.S.A. is excited to bring a new series of PIXMA printers into families’ lives, helping to make their day to day more productive than ever” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “By decreasing the size, but increasing efficiencies and delivering crisp and clear results, we’ve made the printers in this series must-haves for every home.”
 
While these printers preserve what is valued from the previous series of PIXMA All-In-One printers, the new models are easy-to-use and cost-effective delivering print reliability and high-quality images. Additional new and exciting features make these printers:
 
Easy!
 
  • The new user interface (UI) includes a large, simplistic touch LCD screen making it easy to read and select functions such as copy, scan or print.
    • PIXMA TS9020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer – 5 inch screen with touch panel and on-screen buttons
    • PIXMA TS8020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer – 4.3 inch screen with touch panel and on-screen buttons
    • PIXMA TS6020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer – 3 inch screen with touch panel and off-screen buttons
    • PIXMA TS5020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer – 3 inch screen with off-screen directional pad and start/stop buttons
Compact!
 
  • The size of each new PIXMA model has been minimized, making the printer easy to store and take up less space on a desk.
Fast!
 
  • Each new PIXMA model in this series will be ready to print six seconds after it is turned on and the command is sent over from your laptop, smartphone or tablet. This is half the time than on select previous models.
Smart!
 
  • Wireless printing means you don’t have to plug in to print. Each printer in this series features cloud printing capabilities through a compatible smartphone or tablet device, so PIXMA owners can print using the Canon PIXMA Cloud Link from virtually anywhere to link with various cloud services they use to print photos and documents. Further adding to the overall wireless capabilities of the PIXMA line of printers is Google Cloud Print, which allows users to send Gmail messages, file attachments and select Google Docs to the printer from any compatible devices.
  • After scanning a document or photo, the PIXMA TS9020, TS8020, TS6020, and TS5020 printers will show a reminder on the LCD screen to take the document with you to avoid misplacing important information.
  • The PIXMA TS9020 and TS8020 models are also able to print directly through NFC via Android devices further adding to the overall ease of use of these machines.
Helps foster your creativity!
 
  • Through the LCD screen, the PIXMA TS9020 printer allows users to enhance their images with creative filters including options such as Monochrome, Antique, Sepia and Cinema Style. The PIXMA TS5020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer, PIXMA TS6020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer and PIXMA TS8020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer can utilize the same creative filters through the free Easy Photo Print+ web based software.
  • Through PIXMA Cloud Link on the Canon PRINT app and the LCD screen on select models, Canon users can de-stress with a creative release by printing from over one hundred and twenty coloring pages available.
  • All of the printers are compatible with the new 5 inch by 5 inch paper option available today which is ideal for square prints and printing images from Instagram.
  • Along with the coloring pages available through PIXMA Cloud Link on the Canon PRINT app3, all Canon PIXMA wireless inkjet printers come with My Image Garden software. My Image Garden offers a variety of features designed to inspire and enhance creativity while empowering the sharing of images.
The PIXMA TS5020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $99.99 MSRP and the PIXMA TS6020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $149.99 MSRP. Both are available in black, white and gray. The PIXMA TS8020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $179.99 MSRP and is available in black, white, red, and brown and the PIXMA TS9020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer is $199.99 MSRP and is offered in two-tone red/black and white/black.
 
B&H has the following in stock:
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/15/2016 12:52:26 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Thank you for using Canon products.
 
It has come to our attention that there are instances of counterfeit EF 50mm f/1.8 II lenses for digital SLR cameras being brought into Canon service centers for repair. These counterfeit products have neither been designed nor manufactured by Canon, yet they fraudulently display the Canon logo and other Canon trademarks, and, as illegal products, they infringe on Canon Inc.'s trademark rights. Canon has taken a strong stance in eradicating these counterfeit products which infringe on the intellectual property rights of our company.
 
While the exterior of the counterfeit EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens elaborately imitates the exterior of the genuine lens, the parts and electric circuits used inside the counterfeit lens are different from the those used inside the genuine lens. As such, these counterfeit products do not satisfy the safety standards of various countries and the safety/quality standards of Canon. Please note that Canon cannot be held liable for any malfunction, phenomena, damage or injury that occurs due to the use of these counterfeit products, so please exercise caution when making your purchase.
 
We truly appreciate your continued patronage of Canon products.
 
Exterior differences
 
See below for the differences between genuine and counterfeit products that have been confirmed as of now and that can be identified by customers.
 
Please review the location of the Company Name on the mount with the lens cap removed as indicated in the image below.
 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Counterfeit Identification Location



Genuine Lens
 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Genuine Lens

There is a space between “CANON” and “INC.”
 
The company name is shown in either printed or molded letters (two types exist).
 


Counterfeit Lens
 
Canon EF 50mm f 1.8 II Counterfeit Lens

There is no space between “CANON” and “INC.”
 


If you have not already done so, please register your Canon Product. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
 
This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
 
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc
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Post Date: 12/15/2016 11:48:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Canon USA:
 
Firmware Version 1.0.4 is incorporated with the following correction.
 
  • Enhances the effects of image stabilization when using the EF24-105mm F4L IS II USM with the EOS 5D Mark IV at a shutter speed between 1/100 sec. and 1/160 sec.
Firmware Version 1.0.4 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.0.3 or earlier.
 
Lenses whose third digit in the serial number is "0". (xx0xxxxxxx)
 
If the lens' firmware is already Version 1.0.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware. The lens firmware can be checked through the menu on the EOS 5D Mark IV.
 
Preparations for the Firmware Update:
 
In the folder you downloaded are the firmware (file name: EF012104.lfu / file size: 1,441,844 bytes), and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese).
 
Before starting the firmware update operations, please be sure to carefully confirm your understanding of these instructions.
 
Download: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Firmware Version 1.0.4
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/15/2016 7:57:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Cinema EOS C300 (with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied) v.2.1.8.1.00
 
Firmware Version 2.1.8.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:
 
  1. With the CN7x17 KAS S/E1 *1, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS, or CN20x50 IAS H/E1 *1 attached, the following functions are available:
    • Autofocus using Dual Pixel CMOS AF is possible (with the exception of CN20x50 IAS H/E1)
    • Metadata, such as the model name and focal distance of the lens attached, can be acquired and displayed on the camera. *2
    • Peripheral illumination correction is supported. *2
    • Aperture can be adjusted manually by operating the camera's Control Dial. *2
    • Settings can be made so that the zoom can be operated using the joystick on the grip unit of the camera.
    • The zoom/focus*2/iris*2 can be operated using the separately-sold RC-V100 Remote Controller.
    • The focus and iris can be operated via Wi-Fi Remote. *2
    • The automatic aperture and Push Auto Iris functions can be used.
  2. Support for the WFT-E8 has been added.
  3. Support for peripheral illumination correction when the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is attached has been added.
*1 The firmware of the lenses also need to be updated.
*2 For CN7x17 KAS S/E1, support has already been provided in Firmware Version 2.1.7.1.00 or later.
 
Download: Canon EOS C300 Firmware Version 2.1.8.1.00
 


Canon Cinema EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL Firmware v.1.1.8.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.1.8.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:
 
For EOS C300 EF only
 
  1. With the CN7x17 KAS S/E1 *1, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS, or CN20x50 IAS H/E1 *1 attached, the following functions are available:
    • Metadata, such as the model name and focal distance of the lens attached, can be acquired and displayed on the camera. *2
    • Peripheral illumination correction is supported. *2
    • Aperture can be adjusted manually by operating the camera's Control Dial. *2
    • Settings can be made so that the zoom can be operated using the joystick on the grip unit of the camera.
    • The zoom/focus*2/iris*2 can be operated using the separately-sold RC-V100 Remote Controller.
    • The focus and iris can be operated via Wi-Fi Remote.*2
    • The automatic aperture and Push Auto Iris functions can be used.
  2. Support for peripheral illumination correction when the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is attached has been added.
For EOS C300 EF/PL
 
  1. Support for the WFT-E8 has been added.
*1 The firmware of the lenses also need to be updated.
*2 For CN7x17 KAS S/E1, support has already been provided in Firmware Version 1.1.7.1.00 or later.
 
Download: Canon Cinema EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL Firmware v.1.1.8.1.00
 


Canon EOS C300 Mark II / EOS C300 Mark II PL Firmware Version 1.0.6.1.00
 
Firmware Version 1.0.6.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:
 
  1. Support for the OLED Electronic Viewfinder EVF-V70 *1 has been added.
  2. Shutter Angle Priority has been added. A constant shutter angle can now be maintained, regardless of any other camera settings being changed.
  3. Support for the WFT-E8 has been added.
  4. Zebra Range Expanded Below 65%.
    • The range of the Zebra 1 setting has been expanded to between 5% (±5%) and 95% (±5%) in steps of 5%.
    • The range of the Zebra 2 setting has been expanded to between 5% and 100% in steps of 5%.
  5. Built-in Mic Audio Off
    • The internal microphone on the camera body can now be turned off.
  6. In Browser Remote, the focus guide frame can now be displayed.
  7. 2K Crop Audio Recording
    • Audio can now be recorded when the camera is set in 2K crop mode.
  8. Support for CFast cards (VPG130) has been added. *2
  9. Support for peripheral illumination & chromatic aberration when the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens is attached, has been added.
  10. Metadata related to the XF-AVC range has been corrected.
    • The range of Canon Log/Log2/Log3 has been corrected to full range.
  11. The quality of autofocus has been enhanced.
  12. The operation reliability after changing the recording mode has been enhanced.
*1 When using the EVF-V70, magnification and the function to display the camera's live view image on the Browser Remote screen cannot be used while recording.
*2 For detailed information about CFast cards that have been verified to work with this camera, please visit Canon's Web site.
 
Download: Canon EOS C300 Mark II / EOS C300 Mark II PL Firmware Version 1.0.6.1.00
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C300 and C300 Mark II.
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Post Date: 12/15/2016 6:30:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the ExpoImaging YouTube Channel:
 
Tom Bol demonstrates how to create a creative and unique portrait for a stylized shoot with two speedlights and some Rogue FlashBender 2 Gear. Flash photography lighting video tutorial, techniques and tips.
 
B&H carries the ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro and Rogue Gels.
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Post Date: 12/15/2016 6:02:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 
How fast do you need your memory card order? How about 30 minutes or less? No problem – Amazon's drone is headed your way.
 
It may be just that easy in the not-so-distant future for those customers within range of an Amazon Prime Air facility.
 
From the Amazon YouTube Channel:
 
Amazon Prime Air has begun private trials in England, and the first customer delivery by drone recently took place. Check it out!
 
http://amzn.to/primeair
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Category: Amazon News
Post Date: 12/14/2016 12:03:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality results from a third lens have been added to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens Review.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 12/14/2016 8:36:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From Syrp:
 
With 5-10 stops of adjustable exposure control, the Syrp Super Dark Variable ND Filter is a must-have tool for any photographer's gear bag and is available for pre-order from today, with a planned shipping date of the 15th of December. The Super Dark is available in two sizes and includes hard stops at the minimum and maximum ends for reducing X-pattern.
 
Long exposures are fundamental to landscape photography as they capture the effect of time passing, giving your images an expressive and often surreal look. They also add a creative element to your time lapses making them more fluid and giving them a dreamy effect. Silky smooth waterfalls or glassy lakes can be captured in full day light with just a simple twist of the filter to allow you to slow your shutter speed and record long exposures.
 
Both the Small and Large Filter Kits come with a genuine leather carry case to house the filter and ensure it stays protected from dust and scratches. Our Super Dark Variable ND Filter provides exposure reduction of 5 (ND32) to 10 (ND1024) stops using a smooth, adjustable front ring. The filter also has a front thread so you can easily stack filters if needed and will fit your regular lens cap.
 
Included in each Filter Kit are two step up rings for maximum compatibility with the range of lenses in your kit. The Large Kit (82mm) has 77-82mm and 72-82mm rings and the Small Kit has 58-67mm and 52-67mm rings. An invaluable tool for time-lapse, the Super Dark creates a more natural and fluid transition between frames, reducing the appearance of moving elements' flickering and stuttering.
 
B&H has the Syrp Super Dark Variable ND Filter available for preorder.
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Category: Syrp News
Post Date: 12/14/2016 8:53:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the National Geographic YouTube Channel:
 
Of the many ways Earth is polluted, light pollution may be the least talked about. It's not an illusion; astronomers measure it from one to nine on the Bortle scale, and earlier this year, one study suggested that light pollution may be causing spring to come earlier. This short film, shot mainly in California by Sriram Murali, goes through all the levels of the scale, showing how the view of the cosmos gets better in less light-polluted areas.
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Post Date: 12/14/2016 8:35:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The girls were my support staff on this trip and we rolled into Whistler late in the afternoon after a challenging 10 hour drive through western Canada. We checked into the hotel, unloaded, drove to the other end of the village to park in the free lot and began walking back through the village to find dinner. The girls were a bit vague about what we were doing on this end of our trip ("Whistler" wasn't a location they knew much about) and they were quite awestruck as we came into the beautiful and impressively-designed Olympic village. Fitting were the Olympics rings being one of the first sights seen in the village as the 2016 summer Olympics were scheduled to begin a few days later. To be at one of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics venues was very fun to them.
 
I knew that our schedule was tight (and I was really tired and hungry), so I tried to keep moving them along (vs. stopping at every shop we were walking past). We finally found a restaurant (with reasonable prices and still open), ate and went back to the hotel. It was nearly midnight until we got to bed and that meant the morning was not going to be an early one as I needed enough sleep to drive to Vancouver the next night.
 
By the time we packed in the AM, finished breakfast and waited in line for lift tickets, it was afternoon and we arrived near the top of Whistler at about 2:00 PM. As we got off of the gondola, we noticed a sign stating that the last lift ride down was at 5:00 PM. While it would have been nice to know that piece of information before heading up the mountain (and even better to know it the night before), the 6 mile (9.5km) High Note Trail was a high priority and we were determined to make loop trail hike happen. We had another line and chair lift to go before hitting the trail head and we proceeded. So, we were left with about 2.5 hours to do the moderately difficult hike with photos of course being the primary goal.
 
Although I had the MindShift Gear BackLight 26L loaded with several lens options, I mounted the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and left the pack on my back for the duration of the hike, due to the time constraints. That lens mounted to the Canon EOS 5Ds R worked great for the scenery encountered on this hike. I hadn't brought a tripod along and, with image stabilization doing its job, I didn't need one.
 
If photographing landscapes during the middle of a sunny day, I nearly always have a circular polarizer filter installed and did on this day. By cutting reflections, these filters significantly increase saturation, making colors "pop".
 
The hike ended up being mostly a run with stops for photos while trying to resist some of the constant photo temptations along the way (for time reasons). At about 7,000' (2,133m) in elevation, the view over the valley 5,000' (1,524m) below (including the turquoise-colored Cheakamus Lake seen in this image) was continuously spectacular. The timing of this trip, to coincide with wildflower season, was also perfect. I captured numerous images I liked and, though exhausted, made it back to the lift in time to ride down. That was a very good thing as hiking the 3 mi (5 km) down the steep mountain would have been rough at this point.
 
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
24mm  f/11.0  1/50s
ISO 100
8688 x 5792px
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Post Date: 12/14/2016 7:54:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From the LensRentals Blog:
By Chase Reynolds
 
If you’re at all like me, you’re the designated photographer for your family and friends. If there’s a family photo, you take it. At some point on New Year’s Eve, you’ll have 4 or 5 random iPhone in your hands at once, taking the group shot for everyone to post on social media. Have you ever been invited to an event, or even a wedding, and it’s casually suggested that you bring a camera along? If they ever refer to you as the one with the “nice” camera, it can be a little annoying. Most of the time, though, people are asking because you know stuff and they trust you to do a good job. You are the photographer. This means that eventually you will get asked to build a photo booth.
 
One of the popular questions we get asked from customers that call and email us, is that they need to build a photo booth for an event they’re either working or hosting, and want our expertise on how to create an effective booth using some of the gear we have available. It’s a tough question because there is no right answer, but we wanted to give you a headstart on how to go about it, for any upcoming holiday parties you may have planned.
 
I’ll pretense, and tell you that I’ve never made the same exact photo booth twice. There are a hundred ways of doing it and I’m constantly changing my mind based on the location, type of event, gear at hand, or maybe a fleeting creative inspiration. At the core, however, all photo booths have the same basic requirements. It’s a camera, locked off on tripod or stand, taking photos of people standing in front of a backdrop. So I’d like to start by describing the different areas of setup you should think about.
Read the entire article on the LensRentals Blog.
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Post Date: 12/14/2016 7:47:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Just a few weeks ago, Apple revealed the all new MacBook Pro featuring a breakthrough new interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. We’ve been working hard to build custom support for the Touch Bar, and I’m pleased to announce that, as promised, it is available in today’s update to Photoshop.
 
I’ve had a chance to use the Touch Bar a bit and I find it exciting for two reasons. First, the Touch Bar is useful for surfacing a contextual “next step”. This is helpful both for a beginner who might not know how to navigate Photoshop, and for an experienced user in giving them speedier access to the desired next action. Second, the Touch Bar is useful for accessing controls in a new way, especially controls that were sometimes clumsy with a keyboard and mouse.
 
In designing the interaction with the Touch Bar, we imagined three distinct categories of functions that would be useful to our customers: Layer Properties, Brushes, and (true to Photoshop’s ethos) your customizable Favorites.
 
Adobe Photoshop CC MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support Example.gif

Inside the Layer Properties section, you can quickly access common actions like place a Smart Object, clip Layers, and open Select & Mask. Controls for changing the blend mode and scrubbing through the history are especially nice to use on the Touch Bar Retina display because of a visual preview of the result.
 
The Brushes section gives you quick access to brush color, size, hardness, opacity and flow. Each of these commands has a movable slider to pick just the right value.
 
The Favorites sections allows you to configure your own set of favorite actions. This includes any combination of actions from the previous sections, or other commands like Full screen mode, Flip Horizontal/Vertical, and launching the macOS share menu.
 
More details on of the new Touch Bar capabilities are available here.
 
It’s an exciting time in computing, bringing all new ways to interact with your content and control your device. The Photoshop team is constantly evaluating new technologies and thinking of ways to make our customers more productive. As we continue to evolve our support for the Touch Bar and other alternative input methods, we would love to hear your feedback. Please let us know your feedback and suggestions here.
 
To install the update, choose Help > Updates… More info here.
 
For a complete read me including fixed customer issues, see here.
 
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Post Date: 12/14/2016 7:28:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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