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 Thursday, October 09, 2014
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From Photoshelter:
 
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Download your copy of The Ultimate Guide for Starting Your Photography Business today!
Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:47:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Nikon Asia YouTube Channel:
 
Take a look into the innovative technology that goes into NIKKOR lenses and see why professionals around the world settle for nothing less than NIKKOR lenses.
 
B&H carries Nikon lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/9/2014 11:25:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Netherlands Hints at Unreleased PowerShot Zoom
In the same way it has teased us about upcoming DSLR announcements, Canon Netherlands has posted a video that hints at an upcoming PowerShot zoom announcement ("grote" means "large" in Dutch). You can find the page that contains the video here (scroll down near the bottom of the page).
 
In my opinion, this type of marketing was certainly appropriate for big-time DSLR announcements – but teasing a PowerShot zoom seems to be a little over-the-top for me.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/9/2014 8:19:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photos DJI Dividers
From Think Tank Photo:
 
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA – With the Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit, photographers can easily convert a Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator backpack (sold separately) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack. On point with the new era of photographic possibilities and needs, the adjustable dividers offer multi-compartment convenience to hold every key component and accessories of a quadcopter plus supplies for the day’s outing. With its durable and changeable storage dividers, all of their gear and personal items are safe, organized, and at the ready.
 
The base Airport Accelerator backpack integrates quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins. It meets international carry on size requirements. Its light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support. The air mesh paneling keeps backs cool. The height-adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit. A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/ monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend its versatility.
 
The Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit enables not only new backpack divider configurations, but opens the door to a whole new breed of packing strategies.
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • Custom divider set to fit the DJI Phantom 2, including accessories
  • Adjustable dividers allow you to customize the fit of accessories and gear
  • Accommodates 7” HDMI LCD Monitor on Devlcam Camera-Top
  • Rotor mount thread protectors
  • Polyurethane underside coating
  • Fits WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries
  • Superior water resistance with water repellant coating
  • High density closed cell foam dividers for added protection
MATERIALS
 
210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex, closed cell foam and polyethylene reinforcement, 3–ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Exterior Dimensions: 6.7” W x 13.4” H x 2.8” D (17 x 34 x 7 cm)
Weight: 0.7 (0.34 kg)
 
Don't forget: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
 
B&H carries the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter.
Post Date: 10/9/2014 7:35:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 08, 2014

 
Larry Becker of B&H got his hands on a 7D Mark II for two whole weeks. While most of the information in this video has been covered before, Larry does a good job of enumerating the high points in a reasonable amount of time (a little over 11 minutes).
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/8/2014 2:41:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
Devin Graham has posted a beautiful look at several popular destinations in Italy. While the handheld shots were filmed with a RED Epic Dragon, the timelapse portions of the video (by Parker Walbeck) were captured with the following gear:
 
Post Date: 10/8/2014 12:11:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens available for $1,518.38 with free shipping. Compare at $1,886.95.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/8/2014 11:06:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review) available for $2,649.99 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: 10/8/2014 11:03:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 1DX DSLR Camera (review) available for $5,079.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,799.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/8/2014 11:01:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tascam DR-60DmkII 4-Channel Portable Recorder
B&H has the Tascam DR-60DmkII 4-Channel Portable Recorder in stock with free expedited shipping.
Post Date: 10/8/2014 10:15:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
B&H has the Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review) available for $734.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,149.00 new.
 
Sean's Take: I'm amazed at how often I use this lens. It's long focal range – from wide to medium telephoto – coupled with IS makes it my go-to lens for a myriad of situations. If you don't have a general purpose lens for your full-frame camera, this deal is for you. [Sean]
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/8/2014 7:46:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Channel:
 
The Photoshop CC 2014.2 update has arrived. Check out features like New Doc Presets, New Guide Layouts, Layouts based on a shape, Smarter smart guides, Overscrolling preference, Creative Cloud libraries, and Extract.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Post Date: 10/8/2014 7:24:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3300 + 18-55mm VR II Lens
Use coupon code RULEOF3RDS ($50.00 off) at BuyDig.com to get the Refurbished Nikon D3300 + 18-55mm VR II Lens for $419.00 with free shipping. Compare at $546.95 new.
 
Note: This deal comes with a free copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/8/2014 6:57:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon CF-DC7 Soft Case
To users of the Nikon Semi-Soft Case CF-DC7 – this Service advisory to be applied in the United States only.
 
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your imaging needs.
 
In Semi-Soft Case CF-DC7, we have found possible cracking or stickiness of the flap of the case may occur after several years.
 
Nikon CF-DC7 Soft Case Flap
 
Identifying affected products:
 
If you own a CF-DC7 semi-soft case, please check the tag inside this case shown in the photo below. If there is a white dot on the back of this tag (also shown below), your case is not affected and you are able to use it with confidence.
 
Nikon CF-DC7 Soft Case Tag
 
Nikon will extend a free replacement CF-DC7 case to those customers who have purchased units that are affected.
 
To have your affected CF-DC7 case replaced free of charge, please follow the below steps:
 
  1. For more information regarding this matter, contact Nikon Customer Relations by phone at 1-800-Nikon US (1-800-645-6687), 9AM–8PM EST, Monday to Friday (closed certain holidays) or online here.
  2. Work with a Nikon customer service representative to confirm you have an affected CF-DC7, and you will be sent a pre-paid UPS return shipping label to send your case to Nikon for replacement
  3. Nikon will replace the affected CF-DC7 cases free of charge and return it to the customer. The entire process, including shipping time, should take between 7-10 business days
Nikon thanks you for making our brand an integral part of your photographic system and regrets any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/8/2014 6:43:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Photoshelter
From Photoshelter:
 
Light plays a huge role in creating the mood in environmental portraiture, and with your subject in the right light, you can nail the shot. In this webinar, co-sponsored by Manfrotto, award-winning NYC based photographer Tony Gale will deliver lighting techniques and tips you can take with you to your next shoot.
 
From this webinar you'll walk away with advice about how to enhance the mood in your images by using strobes, softboxes, and Tony's favorite: the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra. He'll touch on metering, why using a color checker is an important tool for a better shot, and how to scout for the best locations for telling your subject's story.
 
This hour will cover:
 
  • Choosing the right location for your shoot
  • Using a meter for a more enhanced shot
  • Indoor and outdoor lighting tips and set ups
  • Using a color checker for a more accurate image
Register Now
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:42:42 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Throgh 10/12, CanvasPeople has the following standard gallery wrap canvas sizes on sale:
 
SizeReg. PriceSale Price
8x10$49.99$10.00
11x14$69.99$15.00
16x20$93.99$20.00
20x30$128.99$30.00
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:24:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS Lens
Adorama has a Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS Lens Bundle available for $3,599.00 with free shipping after $550.00 in mail-in rebates.
 
Bundle Includes:
 
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (review)
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens (review)
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer
  • SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19" (50 Sheets)
  • Slinger Bag 200 ,Black
  • Flashpoint Wave Remote Intervalometer
  • Flashpoint Wave Release Cable with RS-60 N3 Accessory Port (Canon)
  • Lexar 32GB Class 10, Professional 400x SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
Want the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM instead? B&H has a bundle just for you – only $3,449.00 after rebates.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 2:04:18 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash (review) available for $49.99 shipped.
 
While this tiny flash was targeted towards EOS M customers, it's Master Flash capabilities make it an especially useful tool on current full-frame DSLR bodies without a built-in flash – like the EOS 5D Mark III and 6D.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/7/2014 1:04:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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