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 Thursday, July 17, 2014
PocketWizard Multimax Transceiver
From PocketWizard:
 
South Burlington, VT - July 17, 2014 - The PocketWizard MultiMAX, our venerable flagship radio product, is being retired effective immediately.
 
The MultiMAX was born in early 2001 and is just a little older than Windows XP. One of the first digital transceivers in the photo industry, the MultiMAX became the professional choice for over a dozen basketball seasons, seven Olympics, and countless portraits and weddings. Its special mix of technology enabled it to survive the industry’s transition from film to digital. Some of its features, like Custom IDs, True Trigger Confirmation, and Equalization, have never been duplicated. Certainly, the MultiMAX has earned its place in the history of photography.
 
Today, key parts are no longer being manufactured. Case in point is the LCD which was based on an early flip phone (the Motorola StarTac of the late 1990’s). So, regrettably, we can no longer market the MultiMAX.
 
Fortunately, the PocketWizard Plus III radio carries on the primary features of the MultiMAX, like 32 channels, Quad-Zone Triggering, Long Range Mode, and Auto-Relay and is fully compatible with the MultiMAX and the entire PocketWizard line.
 
Stock:
Final orders have shipped. Check with your dealer or distributor for retail availability.
 
Warranty Repairs:
PocketWizard will honor warranties and perform customer repairs for the next few years. If warranty repairs are unable to be performed due to parts depletion, we will make reasonable efforts to help photographers maintain PocketWizard compatibility by offering alternative product at a special value.
 
Custom IDs:
The Custom ID service for the MultiMAX will remain available for MultiMAX owners. We will investigate the possibility of implementing Custom IDs in the Plus III or a future radio.
 
Special Accessories:
All PocketWizard remote camera and flash cables will remain in the product line. MultiMAX specific accessories like PW-CC (Confirmation Cable) and PW-AC-MX (AC Adapter for older 6-pin radios) will no longer be produced, but may still be available at retailers.
 
If you have a moment, please share your MultiMAX stories on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pocketwizards
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 7/17/2014 11:43:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,559.99 with free shipping. Compare at $3,199.00 after $200.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 10:39:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D4s DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D4s DSLR Camera available for $5,149.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,496.95.
 
Note: This may be a grey market item and not technically eligible for Nikon USA service or warranty. However, the item is advertised as having a 3-year warranty. Check out the auction page for details.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 10:02:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Digital Learning Center
The Canon Digital Learning Center has published a lengthy Quick Tips page for Underwater Photography.

"With its richly colored landscapes and fascinating sea creatures, there are few places more beautiful to photograph than the underwater world. Whether you’re scuba diving among sharks or snorkeling along a reef, the photographic possibilities are endless and intriguing.
 
Of course, underwater photography can be a little intimidating since it presents unique photographic challenges. But you’ll get immediate feedback with your digital SLR, so you can make adjustments when necessary and it won’t be long before you’ll be showing off images of your underwater adventures to fellow divers, snorkelers and land-locked shutterbugs. To help you gear up and grab those once-in-a lifetime shots, here are some guidelines and tips to get you started."

Check out the Underwater Photography Tips on CDLC for a tidal wave of information. :-)

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 9:11:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Nikon:
 
Camera Control Pro - 2.18.0 Update
 
Precautions

  • This updater software updates Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 -2.17.0 to 2.18.0.
  • Camera Control Pro 2.13.0 - 2.17.0 must be installed before running this software.
  • When this updater software is run, it may be necessary to enter the product key again to confirm ownership of a previous version of the software.
  • On a Macintosh running Mac OS X version 10.7-10.9, run this updater software and then enter the application’s product key.
  • Turn off all virus-scanning software and exit Camera Control Pro 2, or any other application that may be running, before proceeding with this installation.
  • You must have Administrator authority to run this updater software on a Windows computer. You must enter the Admin password to run this updater software on a Macintosh computer.
  • This updater software cannot be used to install a different language version, or to modify the language version, of the application currently installed.

Updates included with this release, 2.18.0
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the D810 has been added.
  • Highlight-weighted has been added to Metering options in the Exposure 2 tab (available only when the D810 is used).
  • Metering options have been added to the Movie tab (available only when the D810 is used).
  • Flat has been added to Picture Control options in the Image Processing tab. (available only when the D810 is used).
  • A Clarity setting has been added to the adjustment dialog displayed when the Edit... button in the Image Processing tab is clicked. (available only when the D810 is used).
  • A Show Capture NX-D option has been added to the Tools menu.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Windows XP is no longer supported.

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • Mac OS X version 10.6 is no longer supported.

Download Camera Control Pro - 2.18.0 Update – Windows | Macintosh
 
Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.5.1
 
Precautions
 
Modifications enabled with version 1.5.1
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for the D810 has been added.
  • Support for the Communication Unit UT-1 Firmware Ver. 2.1 has been added.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • Windows XP is no longer supported.

Download Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.5.1 – Windows| Macintosh
 
B&H has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 8:37:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
The site's first tested Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens was provided by Sigma. That Sigma could have handpicked a superior lens was questioned, so I picked up a retail copy of this lens to verify the image quality this lens model delivers.
 
The image quality results from the second lens are now included in the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review. The first link loads a comparison between the two lenses with the new lens shown on the left (sample "1"). I would say that the second lens is even slightly sharper than the already-impressive first lens. AF consistency for the second lens is the same as the first.
 
Image quality test results from the EOS 60D are also now included for this lens.
Post Date: 7/17/2014 8:16:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
FreeFly MoVI's biggest competitor, the DJI Ronin, is set to be available beginning next month. DJI's stabilizer seems to equal FreeFly's in every way except for price – the Ronin can be preordered for only $2,999.00 (compared to $4,995.00 for the MoVI).
 
Only time will tell if the DJI Ronin is as good as the ground-breaking MoVI; the lower price will certainly make the Ronin very alluring for a lot of filmmakers.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 7:47:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
Hot Deal: eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera (review) available for $4,999.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and would not technically qualify for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 7:23:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Canon UK:
 
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 July 2014 – Canon today announces the details of its presence at IBC, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An IBC exhibitor for more than three decades, Canon will be showcasing its entire line-up of broadcast solutions and technologies, including the recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.
 
With growing consumer demand for Ultra High Definition content, there’s never been more focus on the industry to provide the equipment and services required to move professional broadcasting to the next generation. To reflect this, visitors will be able to experience Canon’s full range of cutting-edge solutions as well as live demonstrations including 4K output from studio camera configurations and live colour grading enabled by its 4K reference monitors.
 
“We’ve already seen some dramatic shifts in the industry this year and Canon’s presence at IBC 2014 is a reflection of changing times,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The bar for quality content is rising every year. Canon is at the forefront of the creative industry, providing products and solutions that professionals need to craft outstanding content, whether in HD or 4K. Helping our customers to capture and tell stories has never been more important. The portfolio of products, and expertise, we’re displaying this year is a demonstration of the tools that they are using to set new standards every day.”
 
Highlighting the company’s commitment to providing an unrivalled choice of creative products and solutions, attendees can experience Canon’s extensive range of professional lens and camera technologies, including the full power of its optics portfolio. Broadcast professionals will be able to get hands-on with over 100 lenses and a vast array of focal lengths and types, from ENG to cinema to EF lenses. The stand will also display the entire line-up of Canon’s X-series camcorders, providing visitors the opportunity to touch and try the recently announced XF205 and XF200, as well as the company’s pioneering range of Cinema EOS products.
 
In addition to Canon’s on-stand experts, a selection of independent industry professionals will also be on-hand to present on an exciting array of topics, sharing their experiences of using Canon products and answering visitors’ questions.
 
Canon’s stand location at IBC 2014 will be Hall 11, Stand E50.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon UK News
Post Date: 7/17/2014 7:20:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 16, 2014
HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5
B&H has the HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive available for $149.00 with free shipping. Regularly $179.00.
Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera
Right now, B&H the Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camera available for $2,000.00 off its normal retail price.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/16/2014 1:46:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Photoshelter:
 
Are you using Instagram the right way?
 
In our latest guide, The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram, get tips to make the most of this powerful marketing tool to showcase your brand, build your audience, and even generate revenue.
 
In this guide, you’ll also learn:

  • 10 ways to win at Instagram and take advantage of all its features
  • Ideas to organically build your audience faster and smarter
  • Why Instagram is a must-use tool to connect with photo editors
  • Tips to measure your success
  • Plus more!

Also get advice and inspiration from photographers having success on Instagram, amassing followings up to 830,000. How’d they do it? We asked and found out.
 
Download the free guide!

Post Date: 7/16/2014 1:35:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via BeachCamera) has the Refurbished Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm VR Lens available for $319.99 with free shipping. Compare at $476.95 new.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/16/2014 1:06:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
SanDisk Extreme 64GB CompactFlash Memory Card 160MB/sec
B&H has many popular SanDisk CompactFlash memory cards on sale with significant savings.
Post Date: 7/16/2014 12:43:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens for Nikon
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/16/2014 12:30:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Top View
Canon EOS 60D Image quality results have been added to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens review.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens in stock. Check out the rave reviews this lens is getting from B&H customers. This feedback matches what I am hearing from you.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/16/2014 10:06:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
After a rather large EOS 6D On-Camera Tutorial Series, Canon is expanding its HD Video Tutorial Series with the relase of two new videos – Using Filters and Tripod Systems.
 
Current List of HD Video Tutorials

B&H carries DSLR video gear.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/16/2014 7:21:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From PDN:
 
Registration is now open for the 2014 PhotoPlus Conference + Expo.
 
Register now for the best seminars, most popular speakers, and special events, including our keynote presentations, new Photo Walks and intimate Master Classes.
 
Join us at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Conference will be held October 29, through November 1, 2014 and the Expo will be held October 30 through November 1.
 
The event will feature over 80 educational seminars, a dozen intimate Master Classes, plus a major display of new products and creative solutions to touch, try and compare from over 200 exhibitors. You’ll also see inspirational photo galleries and enjoy evening networking events, all designed to help you expand your expertise, your business, and your passion for photography, digital imaging and filmmaking, surrounded by the many attractions of New York City.
 
And now is the Best Time to become a Photo Group Member (PDN, PhotoServe.com, & WPPI). All the great perks, discounts and advantages got better, just in time for PhotoPlus.
 
Members save up to 30% on ALL conference seminar passes: Full Conference Pass, One Day Conference Pass, A-la-Carte Passes, and Master Classes. You can even purchase your membership while registering for PhotoPlus and take full advantage of all the savings.
 
A PhotoGroup Membership includes:

  • Discounts on PhotoPlus and WPPI Conference seminars
  • Subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder magazines (print, online, and digital editions)
  • Listing on PhotoServe.com portfolio display site with hot links and up to 10 searchable specialties
  • 30% discount on all entry fees for PDN and Rangefinder photo contests and select WPPI competitions
  • Vendor / association discounts (TCP Insurance, ASMP, Agency Access, BlinkBid) and more

Relevant Links

Post Date: 7/16/2014 6:42:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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