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 Tuesday, May 3, 2016
B&H has their Vello Wireless ShutterBoss II Remote Switches marked down $25.00 - $35.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Range: 250'
  • Channels: 99
  • Number of Shots from 1-999 or Infinite
  • Long Exposures up to 99 H 59 Min 59 Sec
  • Delay Setting and Multi-Exposure Mode
  • Dual-Function Release
  • Interval Control
  • Backlit LCD and LED Indicators
  • Functions Wired or Wirelessly
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/3/2016 8:45:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Use coupon code MOMDAY16 ($60.00 off) at B&H to get the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon for $279.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $339.00.
 
The promo code should be automatically applied to your shopping cart when using the link above.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses -- Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood
This is a really fun lens to use and my go-to favorite for creating 360-degree panoramas. Being a manual focus, manual aperture lens means that there are fewer variables to consider when creating a panoramic image. Put the camera on a tripod, set the aperture on the lens (f/8 looks great), manual focus (using Live View 10x) and set the camera to manual mode and you're good to go.
 
This is also a great lens for real estate/architecture and was used for the image below. It can make a small space look comfortably roomy – a desirable trait when used for real estate images.
 
Real Estate Image Taken with Rokinon 14mm f 2.8 Lens

PTLens is my preferred program for removing the Rokinon 14mm's rather noticeable "mustache" distortion. [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/3/2016 7:16:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The next generation Skyport is here and allows you to take full control of your flashes from the palm of your hands.
 
North White Plains, NY – May 2, 2016 – The EL-Skyport Plus follows the successful launch of the EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS for Canon and Nikon, for those shooters requiring Hi-Sync. The new EL-Skyport Plus system is compact and robust, using readily available AA batteries. The Skyport Plus offers an extended range of up to 656 feet (200 m) and controls the power of all Skyport enabled Elinchrom flash units. With eight individual frequencies and the choice of standard and speed protocols, there are 16 frequency options, each with four groups. The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus is compatible with almost every camera. The transmitter head folds down for reduced profile and easier subject viewing while shooting.
 
Compatible with Most Flash Systems
 
The EL-Skyport Receiver Plus will trigger almost every flash system and features a built-in hot shoe to trigger speedlights, while enabling them to also be conveniently mounted onto a lighting stand.
 
When used in conjunction with a Skyport HS Plus Transmitter, most speedlights set at full power can also be incorporated into Hi-Sync applications (using high shutter sync speeds to freeze motion and control ambient light).
 
“Elinchrom has long prided itself on providing as much control as possible to its photographers. The new Skyport Plus continues that tradition by allowing shooters to take and maintain complete control no matter what they are shooting. When it comes to Living Light, no company does it better than Elinchrom.” said Jan Lederman, MAC Group President.
 
The Elinchrom Skyport Plus system is retro compatible with the existing Skyport Speed system, and forward compatible to the additional frequencies offered by the latest Elinchrom ELB and ELC units.
 
B&H carries the Elinchrom Skyport Plus system.
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Elinchrom News
Post Date: 5/3/2016 6:59:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Lowepro Photo Sport Sling 100 AW (Orange) available for $34.99 with free shipping. Regularly $99.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, Lens, Flash, Phone, Personals
  • Dual Compartment Design
  • Side Access Pocket for Sling Operation
  • Ultra-Lightweight Construction
  • Reflective Piping for Trail Safety
  • Multiple Accessory Attachment Points
  • Built-in Rain Cover
  • Molded Airflow Backpad
  • Lifetime Warranty
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/3/2016 6:20:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 available for $24.95 with free shipping. Regularly $89.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 10 NewBlue and ProDAD Effects Plugins
  • Supports UHD 4K in XAVC S Codec
  • Balance Background and Foreground Audio
  • Built-In Screen Capture Tool
  • Includes Royalty Free Soundtracks
  • Media Management Library
  • Storyboard / Timeline Editing Modes
  • FastFlick 3-Step Easy Editing
  • Supports GPU Acceleration
  • Works with Windows XP and Later
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/3/2016 5:38:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Industry acclaimed i1Display Pro Brings a More Accurate Color Viewing Experience to SmallHD Production-Monitors
 
Grand Rapids, MI – X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, with subsidiary Pantone today announced partnership with SmallHD, the creator of durable production monitors for creative video, filmmaking, and broadcast professionals. SmallHD to bundle and support industry acclaimed X-Rite OEM i1Display Pro to seamlessly manage color calibration for their first-ever line of daylight-viewable, full-HD display with flexible power production-monitor models 1703-HDR, 2403-HDR and 3203-HDR.
 
As a design, manufacturer and distributor, SmallHD seeks to continue being an innovator, leading the on-camera monitor industry by bringing filmmakers affordable quality, durability and functionality to their professional monitor-displays. Known for outstanding customer support, SmallHD is driven by the needs and requests from their customers and filmmakers alike.
 
“It’s an exciting time to be a filmmaker, as camera technology evolves more rapidly than ever before. With demand for visual content at an all-time high, so is competition. The modern filmmaker needs confidence in knowing if the shot is in focus and that the color being displayed is accurate. It’s working more efficiently than ever before and having fun in the process. Our production monitors boost the confidence for content creators that find themselves in various indoor/outdoor shooting environments.” states SmallHD CEO, Weston Phillips. “Our partnership supporting X-Rite i1Display Pro for our new line of production displays, including our first-ever line of daylight-viewable HDR production monitors, supports our commitment to give customers a more accurate, professional color viewing experience.”
 
With a century of color theory science behind the X-Rite brand, the i1Display Pro is the ultimate solution for creative professionals who demand speed and flexibility to attain color accuracy. Accurate color representation on screen is paramount for the video and film industries, the i1Display Pro delivers fast measurement speed and unrivaled color accuracy on all modern display technologies. These benefits are especially important whether capturing or editing footage. i1Display Pro includes video color standards, for a more accurate color workflow.
 
“We are very excited to have our OEM i1Display Pro bundled across the new line of SmallHD Production-Monitor displays to enhance viewing accuracy. The announcement aligns with SmallHD recently released larger daylight-viewable HDR production monitors,” said X-Rite Vice President of Product Marketing Chris Winczewski. “The partnership with SmallHD demonstrates our focused commitment for the expansion of X-Rite’s photo and video products into the video, filmmaking and broadcast markets.”
 
B&H carries X-Rite and SmallHD products.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/3/2016 5:33:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, May 2, 2016
B&H has a shipment of Canon EOS 1D X DSLRs in its warehouse and is in the early stages of shipping preorders. Because of the long hiatus, preorders may take a few days to ship.
 
Note that the free 64GB CFast 2.0 memory card and reader deal ($300.00 value) was scheduled to end once the camera came into stock. B&H has yet to change the camera's stock status, so there's still time to take advantage of the great bundle deal.
 
Update: Adorama has the 1D X II Premium Kit (with free memory card) listed as in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 5/2/2016 6:03:36 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
In addition to the $300.00 - $500.00 instant savings* already offered on the cameras, B&H is offering a free battery grip with a purchase of the following Nikon DSLR bodies:
 
Cameras that Qualify for a Free Battery Grip
 
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon D810A
  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon D610
The battery packs range in value from $225.00 to $369.00, and the promotion will run through June 4, 2016.
 
* The Nikon D810A – optimized for Astrophotography – does not currently qualify for an instant savings.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/2/2016 2:33:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
As we originally reported on Friday, Canon's CarePAK Plus program is returning today. Unfortunately, the EOS 80D that we speculated might be covered in the new program did not make the eligibility list. The new program runs from May 1, 2016 through July 30, 2016. See below for full details.
 
From Canon USA:
 
Canon CarePAK Plus Special Free Promotion Turns ‘Whoops’ Into Whoopie!
 
Accidents happen all the time. One minute you’re embracing your creativity and capturing amazing photos and the next minute you’re staring down at what’s left of your Canon camera after its been dropped off a cliff, smashed by an overeager toddler, knocked off the picnic table and into the pool, or had an extra-large latte (no whip) spilled all over its LCD screen. Talk about a creativity buzz kill.
 
Canon U.S.A., Inc. wants you focused on taking great photos, not on worrying how much it will cost to get your camera repaired. Beginning May 1, 2016 and running through July 30, 2016, Canon U.S.A. is offering a complimentary CarePAK Plus Protection Plan good for a 13-month period from time of purchase, when you purchase an eligible camera or lens product at a Canon Authorized Dealer.
 
With Canon CarePAK Plus Protection your camera is repaired by Canon factory trained technicians using only Genuine Canon Parts. No third parties. No confusion—just the promise of protection from accidental damages, for a 13-month period— absolutely free. Any camera repaired under this promotion will receive priority service, free return shipping and support direct from Canon. And once the 13-month period is completed, Canon camera and lens owners have the opportunity to purchase an extended CarePAK Plus Plan.
 
Eligible Canon DSLR camera bodies include the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 7D Mark II. Eligible lenses include the EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 70-20mm f/2.8L IS II USM, and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. All eligible product(s) must be registered on the Canon website, www.usa.canon.com/protection within 30 days of purchase date to take advantage of this special promotion.
 
Accidents do happen— but with Canon CarePAK Plus Protection life can go right on being picture-perfect.
 
Learn more about this promotion at usa.canon.com/carepak-plus.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 5/2/2016 1:43:16 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Today only, use coupon code 50SPRING at Canvas On Demand to save 50% on your canvas print order.
 
Fine print: Campaign is valid until 05/02/16 at 11:59 PM EST. Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes the purchase of gift cards. Discount does not apply to shipping rates.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/2/2016 1:23:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via QuickNDone) has the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon available for $768.88 with free shipping. Compare at $1,199.00 after $100.00 mail-in rebate.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and may not qualify for a Tamron USA warranty. The header image shows the Canon-compatible version of the lens.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 5/2/2016 12:14:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Zeiss has posted a teaser image via Facebook which seems to indicate the announcement of three new lenses next week.
 
Hmm....looks intriguing, doesn't it? [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 5/2/2016 11:05:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/2/2016 10:29:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From B&H:
 
The second year edition bringing you inspiration, technique, and equipment for imaging of travel, wildlife, landscape and adventure photography brought to you by B&H and Lindblad Expeditions.
 
OPTIC 2016 is four days of presentations, events, live demonstrations, portfolio reviews, gallery exhibitions, cocktail parties, sunset cruises and a Central Park photo expedition along with a giant two day long trade show. Please see each day for a complete schedule of the many activities that OPTIC offers that you can choose from, to customize your experience. The main stage on day one and day two will be live streamed. All lectures will be available to view at a later time, so you can relive OPTIC and not miss a single exciting presentation!
 
All OPTIC trade show and lectures are open and free to the public, however we request each attendee register to attend either in-person, or for the Livestream (you will receive an email notification with the link at the start of the Livestream).
 
Click here to see the full 4-day schedule.
 
Keynote Speaker: Michael Kenna
 
Other Speakers:
 
Sven-Olaf LindbladGabriel Biderman
Robert Rodriquez JrMatt Hill
Brenda TharpChris Nicholson
Jay DickmanDavid Brommer
Krista RossowLance Keimig
Katrin EismannRoman Kurywczak
Erika LarsenKevin Gilbert
Flip NicklinIra Block
Ralph Lee HopkinsOmar Z Robles
Vincent VersaceClay Taylor
Charles ChesslerJohn Paul Caponigro
Ron MagilSteve Simon
Sara Cedar MillerStephen Mallon
Posted to: Canon News,
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 5/2/2016 9:21:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Profoto YouTube Channel:
 
Sometimes the ambient light is just perfect. But usually it’s not. It’s too bright. It’s too dark. It’s the middle of the day when you want a glowing sunset.
 
That's why we use flash. With flash you’re in full control. If it’s too bright you use it to overpower the sun. If it’s too dark you light up your subject. If it’s the wrong time of day you add an orange color gel and create your own sunset.
 
The trick is to make it look natural. People shouldn’t be able to notice the flash light. They should pay attention to the image, not the technique behind it.
 
In this video, commercial photographer Adam Angelides shows you how. He uses color gels to recreate warm sunlight. He uses a large and deep umbrella as fill light. He uses High Speed Sync to control the ambient light. He uses gels to create a flare. All this in under five minutes.
 
B&H carries the following products:
 
Note: For a limited time, the Profoto B1 comes with a free Profoto OCF Beauty Dish and Speedring.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 5/2/2016 8:25:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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