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 Friday, February 27, 2015
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From the ZEISS Blog:
 
Over the course of time ZEISS has published a lot of interesting technical articles about the physical basics of camera lenses. However, after some years not every article can be found that easily. That’s why we decided to publish them all in one blog post to give you easy access.
 
Relevant Camera and Lens Technical Articles (PDFs)
 
Check out Bryan's ZEISS lens reviews for more information on these high quality lenses.
 
B&H carries Zeiss lenses.
Category: Zeiss News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 9:59:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Sigma:
 
SIGMA 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art F/CANON and SIGMA fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the middle of March.
 
SIGMA 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary F/CANON fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the middle to end of March.
 
B&H lists an expected availability date of March 20 for the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens and 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon.
Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 2/27/2015 7:08:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 26, 2015
Nikon D800 DSLR Camera
Cameta Camera has the Refurbished Nikon D800 DSLR Camera available for $1,779.00 with free shipping.
 
Note: This item includes a 1-year warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/26/2015 7:43:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library at Tennessee Technological University
While trees that are full of leaves are quite attractive, they can block the view of many homes and buildings. As the cold weather sets in and deciduous trees lose their leaves, buildings typically blocked by foliage can be seen in their entirety. Use this time to capture views of buildings otherwise unobtainable when greenery dominates the frame.
 
Be sure to take advantage of winter breaks and other periods of desolation to avoid distracting elements in your architecture photos. The shot at the top of this post was taken at a local university during the school's winter break. Otherwise, cars and pedestrians would likely been in the frame when photographing the massive library. The shot below was taken on a Sunday morning when all the pictured and surrounding businesses were closed.
 
Broad Street with Cream City Sign
 
If snow is blanketing the ground, then buildings (or various man-made structures) can provide an excellent subject for your imagery. Snow can make rather mundane, uninspiring places look interesting. Take full advantage of freshly fallen snow by setting out early before the blank canvas has been disturbed by those having snowball fights or making snowmen.
 
Walnut Park Gazebo in Snow
 
And if the frigid conditions make outdoor photography less ideal for you, try photographing architectural interiors in the comfort of climate control. Personally, I like photographing interiors just after sunset so that the cool ambient light outside the windows is prominent.
 
Veterans Barber Shop 360-Degree Panorama
 
Wide angle, ultra-wide angle and tilt-shift lenses will be your best bets when photographing architecture. All of the shots in this post (aside from the panorama) were taken with the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift lens and a B+W circular polarizer. The panorama was captured using the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens and my 360-degree panoramic setup.
 
In short, use the winter months to get a fresh, clean look at architecture – inside and out!
Post Date: 2/25/2015 8:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 24, 2015
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer
Hot Deal: Right now, B&H has the DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer available for $500.00 off – now only $2,499.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,999.00.
 
Features:
 
  • Supports Cameras up to 16 Pounds
  • Precision of Control: ±0.02°
  • Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control
  • Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System
  • Assistant Software for iOS and Windows
  • Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup
  • 15mm Rods + Mount Points for Accessories
  • USB and PowerTap Power Outputs
  • Gimbal Tuning Stand Included
  • Included Hard Case Holds Gimbal and More
Post Date: 2/24/2015 11:01:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
ikan IFD576-S Featherweight Daylight LED Light
For today only (or until supplies last), B&H has the ikan IFD576-S Featherweight Daylight LED Light available for $249.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 5,600K Color Balance
  • Multi-Voltage AC Adapter
  • Uses 14.4V Batteries with AB Plate
  • LCD Touchscreen Controller
Post Date: 2/24/2015 9:50:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens has just seen a significant price drop – $1,001.10, to be exact. The lens is now $5,647.90 with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/24/2015 6:48:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, February 23, 2015
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens (review) available for $715.00. Compare at $799.00.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Post Date: 2/23/2015 7:17:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, February 22, 2015
Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
Live Again: eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Nikon D810 DSLR Camera available for $2,299.99 with free shipping. Compare at $2,996.95 after $300.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not eligible for Nikon USA warranty or service.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/22/2015 10:32:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, February 21, 2015
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From PocketWizard:
 
Latest TTL firmware update further expands extensive list of compatible cameras
 
February 20, 2015 – LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, the world leader in wireless control of cameras, flash lighting and flash power control with Sekonic light meters, announces today a new update to its ControlTL firmware for both Nikon and Canon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios. Firmware version 3.800 for Nikon includes compatibility with the recently released D750. Additionally, firmware version 6.800 for Canon now provides TTL compatibility with the Canon 7D Mk II. Any current owner of the ControlTL system can easily install this version via USB and update for free using the PocketWizard Utility. PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later is required before installing this update.
 
“This firmware release makes us compatible with most current Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras. Once we receive our pre-ordered Canon 5DS and 5DS R, our Engineers are geared up to get a firmware update out for these cameras as fast as possible,” said Heather Ambrose, Marketing Director at LPA Design, the company that manufacturers PocketWizard Photo Products.
 
For more information on how to update PocketWizard products via USB connection and to view current release notes for Nikon firmware update version 3.8 and Canon firmware version 6.8 visit: http://www.pocketwizard.com/support/downloads/
 
For a complete compatibility list, please visit:
http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/index.php?title=Canon_Compatibility
http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/index.php?title=Nikon_Compatibility
 
B&H carries PocketWizard products.
Post Date: 2/21/2015 12:19:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 20, 2015
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From Nikon:
 
This service provides software for upgrading Nikon 1 AW1 firmware to A:1.10 / B:1.10:
 
  • This software allows for simultaneous upgrade of both A and B firmware to the latest version. If this latest firmware version is already installed on your camera, you need not proceed with download or installation of this Firmware upgrade.
  • This software is provided to those who agree to the terms of the software license at the bottom of this page. When the user selects the I agree - Begin download option outside of the frame, agreement to the terms of the software license is inferred and the user is bound by the terms of the Nikon Corporation (hereafter “Nikon”) License Agreement.
  • NOTE: The camera's internal clock may be reset when the firmware is upgraded. Should this occur, set the clock to the correct date and time after the firmware has been upgraded using the Time Zone and date itme in the setup menu.
  • Be sure that you have read and understand the terms of the license agreement before initiating download of this software.
Updates included with this release
 
  • Support for the FULL/LIMIT focus limit switch on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 has been added.
  • When camera firmware is updated to this version, autofocus does not function when an FT1 running L firmware Ver. 1.10 or earlier is used. Users of the FT1 must update FT1 L firmware to Ver. 1.20 at the same time camera firmware is updated.
  • An issue that prevented reading of .MOV data contained in folders numbered 256 or higher on the memory card inserted in the camera by an application such as the Wireless Mobile Utility used to connect a device via PTP/IP has been resolved.
  • An Underwater flash option has been added to the shooting menu to support use of the Underwater Speedlight SB-N10.
  • An issue that caused images captured using a non-CPU lens with the Mount Adapter FT1 to be underexposed has been resolved.
Download: Nikon 1 AW1 Firmware A:1.10 / B:1.10
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/20/2015 9:57:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D810 DSLR + 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
For a limited time, B&H has the Nikon D810 DSLR with 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens available for $3,696.95 with free expedited shipping after $900.00 instant rebate. Regularly $4,596.95.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 2/20/2015 9:06:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 19, 2015
Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base
B&H has the Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head with Flat Base available for $124.99 with free expedited shipping after $75.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $199.99.
Post Date: 2/19/2015 12:09:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Azden SGM-1000 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Microphone
B&H has the Azden SGM-1000 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Microphone available for $124.00 with free expedited shipping after $25.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $249.00.
Post Date: 2/19/2015 12:05:47 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Spyder4 Colorimeter
For a limited time, B&H has the Datacolor Spyder4Pro Colorimeter available for $129.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $169.00.
Post Date: 2/19/2015 11:53:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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Through tomorrow night, use coupon code FILM30 at CanvasOnDemand.com to receive a 30% discount on your canvas print order.
Post Date: 2/19/2015 11:09:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From Adobe:
 
Adobe Photoshop Turns Twenty-Five – A Cultural Icon, Photoshop Shapes the Way We View the World
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 19, 2015 — Adobe Photoshop, the imaging software that continues to redefine creativity in the digital age, turns 25 today. Photoshop touches virtually all the inspirational imagery that surrounds us: the high-impact logo on your morning cup of coffee; the new app you download on your iPhone; the sleek design of your running shoes; the Hollywood blockbuster that you’ll see tonight. Photoshop continues to blaze a trail, with amazing new features added in every release and new mobile apps that extend the power of Photoshop to iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
 
“For 25 years, Photoshop has inspired artists and designers to craft images of stunning beauty and reality-bending creativity,” said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe president and chief executive officer. “From desktop publishing, to fashion photography, movie production, website design, mobile app creation and now 3D Printing, Photoshop continues to redefine industries and creative possibilities. And today that Photoshop magic is available to millions of new users, thanks to Adobe Creative Cloud.”
 
Photoshop is one of the most recognized software brands in the world with tens of millions of users, and is the go-to application for digital image manipulation across all media: from print, to film, to the Web. Photoshop features — such as Layers, The Healing Brush, Content Aware Fill and Camera Raw — have empowered creatives to produce their best work. Photoshop technology is also at the heart of Adobe Lightroom, essential software for both professional and amateur photographers. And to meet the needs of today's visual artists, Photoshop and Lightroom mobile apps enable creatives to work on image files seamlessly across desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.
 
Photoshop’s success helped Adobe deliver the creative industry’s most comprehensive set of tools. No other company serves the creative industry with such a wide range of products and services. In addition to Photoshop, applications like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver and others have pushed creativity forward, no matter what the media. And today Adobe Creative Cloud services, such as Behance and Creative Talent Search, are helping a new generation of creatives find a global audience and market for their work.
 
The secret of Photoshop’s massive popularity has been its constantly evolving capabilities and an incredible pipeline of deep image science. This pipeline of innovation is now getting to customers faster than ever before, with Photoshop and Lightroom desktop and mobile apps constantly updated, as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
 
To celebrate this Photoshop milestone, Adobe is showcasing 25 of the most creative visual artists under 25 who use Photoshop. To be considered, artists upload their projects to Behance and use the tag “Ps25Under25.” In the coming months, those selected will take over the Photoshop Instagram handle (@Photoshop) for two weeks and present their work for the world to see. Fredy Santiago, a 24-year old Mexican-American artist and illustrator based in Ventura, California will be the first to display his incredible images, beginning today.
 
The company is also launching an advertising campaign, “Dream On," for The Academy Awards — as a tribute to 25 years of amazing art created in Photoshop. The TV commercial includes incredible work from Photoshop artists and iconic images from major motion pictures that used Photoshop in the making, including Avatar, Gone Girl, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Shrek. The spot can be seen here.
 
Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program is only $9.99 per month (Photoshop CC + Lightroom).
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 2/19/2015 7:19:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens
B&H has the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens available for $229.95 with free shipping and 4% Rewards. Regularly $299.95.
 
Product Highlights:
 
  • Full-Circle Image
  • Wide 5.8mm Focal Length
  • Aperture Range of f/3.5-22
  • APS-C & Full Frame Compatibility
  • Close Focusing from 0.25" to Infinity
  • 185° Angle of View
  • Focus Distance & DOF Scale
  • Smooth Manual Focusing
  • Creative Flare Effect
Post Date: 2/19/2015 6:47:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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