Canon and Nikon News for Jul 2016 (Page 7) Report News & Deals  ►

 Tuesday, July 12, 2016
From Nikon:
 
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.01 to 1.02
 
  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused errors with certain UHS-II SD memory cards. As we were able to confirm that these were read errors arising not in the camera but in the cards themselves, we addressed the issue with a work-around that switches temporarily to UHS-I mode when a card-side error occurs in UHS-II mode. The camera switches back to UHS-II mode when turned off and then on again or when the standby timer restarts. Card-side read errors may still occur after the update, albeit very infrequently.
Download: Nikon D500 Firmware v.1.02
 
B&H carries the Nikon D500.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 7/12/2016 9:28:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 8:24:33 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Lensbaby Velvet 56 for Canon EF available for $399.00 with free shipping. Compare at $499.95.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/12/2016 6:46:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the X-Rite i1Display Pro Display Calibration available for $188.98 with free shipping. Compare at $249.00.
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon available for $270.99 with free shipping. Compare at $339.00.
 
Note: The Nikon-version with AE chip is available for $299.99. Compare at $379.00.
Lightning Deal: Amazon has the Pelican 1560 Case with Foam available for $134.99 with free shipping. Compare at $169.95.
 
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): 20.37 x 15.43 x 9.00
  • Watertight, crushproof and dust proof construction
  • Retractable extension handle
  • Wheels with stainless steel bearings
  • Double throw latch system
  • O-ring seal
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 6:25:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon Prime Day has finally arrived and is promised to be the "Biggest Global Amazon Event Ever" with highly-anticipated deals every hour.
 
Want to jump straight to the discounted camera gear? Go to the page linked above and scroll down a little until you see the section on the left labeled "All Prime Day Deals" and checkmark the "Camera & Photo" option.
 
Having just filtered the deals as such, I noticed a couple of very good deals on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for Canon and Joby GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod. Those deals won't likely last very long, but more good deals are bound to appear throughout the day.
 
And of course, keep in mind that there are many Prime benefits that make being a member worthwhile, so if you're not a member, now may be a good day to sign up.
 
Prime Benefits Include
 
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping
  • FREE Same-Day Delivery (in eligible zip codes)
  • Prime Video
  • Prime Music
  • Prime Photos
  • Prime Pantry
  • Amazon Elements
  • Amazon Dash for Prime
  • Prime Early Access to Lightning Deals
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library
  • Kindle First
  • Video Add-On Subscriptions
  • Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family
  • Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games
  • Prime Now
  • Restaurant Delivery
  • Membership Sharing
You can read more details about the benefits here.
 
Of all the benefits, I enjoy free two-day shipping and Prime Video most. FYI: The last season of Downton Abbey is now free on Prime Video.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 5:49:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the E-Image EK60AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod available for $169.95 with free shipping. Regularly $349.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 17.6 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Tripod Head
  • Sliding Balance Plate with Safety Lock
  • Spring Loaded Counterbalance System
  • Fixed Tilt and Pan Drag
  • 75mm Claw Ball
  • 2 Stage Tripod with Mid Level Spreader
  • 31 to 63" Height Range
  • Independent Leg Adjustments
  • Removable Anti-Slip Pads / Spike Covers
  • Travel Soft Case
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/12/2016 5:19:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, July 11, 2016

 
From the Barbie YouTube Channel:
 
When you enter Dreamtopia with sisters Barbie and Chelsea, you wake up to a world of dreams. Watch as a Mattel Creative Services team captures that magic on set and on camera. These gorgeous Dreamtopia dolls -- mermaids, fairies and princesses -- are a dream to shoot. Go behind the scenes to meet the photo team, dive into the details and watch as they make work look fun. Fantasy background? Check. Perfect hair? Check. More glitter? Check. What else might this photo shoot need?
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/11/2016 3:14:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
It actually all began after meeting a new friend at a part-time job in the Philadelphia suburbs. Nick was a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography and his neighbor, Bill, a Purina Chow rep, challenged us to come up with a promotional photography event program. For about the next two years, on numerous weekends, we traveled from Boston to Baltimore photographing family pets, usually no people unless requested. We created a compact, double wide studio set-up, purchased watches that could be custom set to alarm every three minutes after hitting the set button. The idea was to handle about an average of 12 sessions per hour in each of our two set-ups. We quickly learned that in order to handle the volume of customers that showed up at these stores, we had to learn how to stay on time, get the attention of the subject, make the right noise and move them off the set for the next subject. On any given Saturday, we would photograph 100-125 sittings... each!
 
The experience and education in learning the breeds, how to get their attention, how to position and light them and the speed required to get the shot helped prepare me for what was about to unfold. In a companion to this article, “Part 1,” there will be a “Part 2” that expands on the technical how-to’s of what you're reading.
Read more at the Canon Digital Learning Center.
The America Civil Liberties Union has created a free resource which outlines photographers' rights and tips on what to do if those rights are infringed upon.
 
From the ACLU:
Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply.
To find out more, check out the ACLU article "Know Your Rights: What to Do If You Are Stopped or Detained Taking Photographs"
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/11/2016 11:58:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
I recently posted the TDP Canon Lens Popularity Rank. A friend of the site expressed interest in seeing the 3rd party lenses included in this list and ... that sounded interesting to me also. So, today I share the extended list.
 
Once again, I caution you to use discernment as you view the list. There are a lot of factors that can influence a lens' popularity (such as search engine referrals) and popularity can be measured in a variety of ways. Also, not all Canon-mount 3rd party lenses are included on the site and of those listed, not all have full reviews (which could either hurt or help a lens' popularity). With those cautions in mind, here is a rough look at the popularity of current (on retailer shelves) Canon-mount lenses.
 
As always, leave your comments below.
 
  1. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy
  2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  3. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  4. Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  5. Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  6. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C Lens Buy
  7. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  8. Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  9. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  10. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  11. Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  12. Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  13. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy
  14. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy
  15. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  16. Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  17. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  18. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  19. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  20. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  21. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens Buy
  22. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy
  23. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy
  24. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy
  25. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Buy
  26. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  27. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  28. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  29. Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  30. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy
  31. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy
  32. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy
  33. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy
  34. Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens Buy
  35. Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy
  36. Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Buy
  37. Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  38. Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy
  39. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Buy
  40. Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens Buy
  41. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Buy
  42. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  43. Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy
  44. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens Buy
  45. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  46. Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  47. Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens Buy
  48. Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Buy
  49. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Buy
  50. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens Buy
  51. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  52. Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  53. Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  54. Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  55. Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy
  56. Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  57. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  58. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy
  59. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Buy
  60. Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens Buy
  61. Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  62. Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  63. Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Buy
  64. Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  65. Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  66. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Buy
  67. Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Buy
  68. Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens Buy
  69. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy
  70. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens Buy
  71. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Lens Buy
  72. Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  73. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy
  74. Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy
  75. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy
  76. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  77. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Buy
  78. Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy
  79. Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy
  80. Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy
  81. Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Buy
  82. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  83. Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy
  84. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  85. Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy
  86. Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  87. Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens Buy
  88. Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy
  89. Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  90. Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  91. Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens Buy
  92. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens Buy
  93. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Buy
  94. Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  95. Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy
  96. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  97. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Buy
  98. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Buy
  99. Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  100. Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy
  101. Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  102. Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens Buy
  103. Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens Buy
  104. Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  105. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens Buy
  106. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  107. Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  108. Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens Buy
  109. Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM C Lens Buy
  110. Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy
  111. Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Buy
  112. Zeiss 135mm f/2.0 Apo Sonnar T* Lens Buy
  113. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II Lens Buy
  114. Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  115. Zeiss 100mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* Lens Buy
  116. Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens Buy
  117. Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Buy
  118. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Buy
  119. Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens Buy
  120. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  121. Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens Buy
  122. Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* Lens Buy
  123. Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  124. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens Buy
  125. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens Buy
  126. Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM C Lens Buy
  127. Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens Buy
  128. Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS C Lens Buy
  129. Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy
  130. Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Milvus Lens Buy
  131. Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Milvus Lens Buy
  132. Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens Buy
  133. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens Buy
  134. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens Buy
  135. Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Buy
  136. Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  137. Zeiss 28mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Buy
  138. Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* Lens Buy
  139. Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Lens Buy
  140. Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Buy
  141. Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* Lens Buy
  142. Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Milvus Lens Buy
  143. Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  144. Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  145. Tokina 14-20mm f/2 AT-X Pro DX Lens Buy
  146. Zeiss 100mm f/2M Milvus Lens Buy
  147. Sigma Dock Buy
  148. Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  149. Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  150. Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Buy
  151. Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens Buy
  152. Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens Buy
  153. Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Di Macro Lens Buy
  154. Samyang 24mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Buy
  155. Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Buy
  156. Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro Macro Lens Buy
  157. Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens Buy
  158. Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  159. Tamron 60mm f/2.0 Di II Macro Lens Buy
  160. Zeiss 50mm f/2M Milvus Lens Buy
  161. Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  162. Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens Buy
  163. Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/11/2016 10:01:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From Canon Australia:
 
An average image doesn't cut it for Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright. In 'The Shot' she pushes herself and her gear to absolute extremes to capture something exceptional.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and 600EX RT flashes.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/11/2016 8:07:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the DJI YouTube Channel:
 
DJI’s new Geospatial Environment Online system, or GEO for short, is a best-in-class flight information system that helps drone operators make smart decisions about where and when to fly. It combines up-to-date live airspace information, a warning and flight-restriction system, and a mechanism for authorized users to unlock flight restrictions in certain locations.
 
B&H carries DJI quadcopters.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 7/11/2016 6:19:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 7/11/2016 5:58:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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