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 Thursday, March 14, 2013
Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Support for the D7100 has been added.
  • The following cameras can be used at this time to upgrade the UT-1 firmware: D7100

Only the camera(s) indicated above can be used to upgrade UT-1 firmware. Firmware updates can also be perfomed for you at Nikon service centers.
 
Confirming the firmware version (using the D7100)

  1. Connect the UT-1 to a camera via USB cable, and turn the camera and UT-1 on.
  2. Press the camera's MENU button and select Network > Options > Firmware version from the setup menu. The WT-4's firmware version will be displayed.
  3. Turn off the UT-1 and the camera.

Download the Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit 1.1 firmware update: Windows | Macintosh
 
Firmware installation instructions (English, PDF): Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon UT-1 Communication Unit.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/14/2013 8:29:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller Transceiver
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with this firmware upgrade

  • Camera settings can now be viewed and changed using the WR-1 when the WR-1 is used as a transmitter and the WR-R10 is connected to a D7100 for use as a receiver.
  • Support for the Release Hold Time function built into the WR-1 is now supported when the WR-1 is used as a transmitter and the WR-R10 is used as a receiver.
  • To make remote operation using the WR-1 function that allows for division of multiple units into groups (A, B, C, D) more convenient, the group specified with the WR-R10 is now fixed at group A rather than all groups (A, B, C, D) with transmission. With reception, the group is fixed at group A with firmware versions 1.00 and 2.00.
  • The following cameras can be used at this time to upgrade the WR-R10 firmware: D7100

Only the camera(s) indicated above can be used to upgrade WR-R10 firmware. Firmware updates can also be perfomed for you at Nikon service centers.
 
Confirming the firmware version

  1. Connect the WR-R10 to a camera
  2. Turn on the camera
  3. Press the camera's MENU button and select Firmware version from the setup menu.
  4. The WR-R10's firmware version will be displayed with a "W".
  5. Turn off the camera.

Download the Nikon WR-R10 2.00 firmware update: Windows | Macintosh
 
Firmware installation instructions (English, PDF): Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries the Nikon WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller Transceiver.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/14/2013 8:13:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Aerial Photograph
Just added to the Photography Tips section of the site is a page about Helicopter Aerial Photography.
 
If you ever get the opportunity to photograph from a helicopter, the insights and experience shared on this page should be helpful to you. You may also find this page motivating your next photo trip.
Post Date: 3/13/2013 9:31:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 3/13/2013 4:54:51 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sandisk Extreme Solid State Drive (SSD)
Today only (March 13), Adorama has the SanDisk Extreme 240GB Solid State Drive available for $164.00 with free shipping. Compare at $209.99.
Post Date: 3/13/2013 4:23:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3x DSLR Camera
Adorama has the Nikon D3X DSLR Camera available for $5,999.95 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Compare at $6,699.00.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/13/2013 4:18:14 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera Kit
B&H has let us know that they will indeed be shipping the Nikon D7100 DSRL Camera and Nikon D7100 with 18-105mm Lens Kits tomorrow, March 14.
 
Note: Until March 30, there is a $100.00 instant rebate available for the Nikon D7100 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX Lens Kit. You can save even more money by purchasing a lens or flash at the same time - check out the "Buy Together and Save" link within the product page.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/13/2013 4:03:44 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera with 10-30mm VR Lens (Red)
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera with 10-30mm VR Lens (Red) available for $199.00 with free shipping and 2% Rewards. Compare at $396.95 new.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i (650D) DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS Rebel T4i (650D) DSLR Camera available for $546.87 with free shipping. Compare at $648.00.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/13/2013 12:01:23 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Camera with free SanDisk 16GB 400X Extreme CF Card available for $6,289.99 with free shipping. Compare at $6,728.99
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/13/2013 11:48:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon Logo
From Nikon:
 
Modifications enabled with Ver. 2.4.1
 
Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D7100 has been added.
  • An Auto2 option has been added to New WB under White Balance in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette. This option is available with RAW images taken with the D7000. However, colors will differ slightly from those achieved with the camera's White Balance set to AUTO2 Keep warm lighting colors.

The following issues have been resolved:
 
Issues resolved with both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • When some color profiles were used as the monitor (or display) profile, colors were extremely blue.
  • When the Selection Control Point was dragged, an error was sometimes displayed and Capture NX 2 would quit unexpectedly.

Additional issues resolved with the Windows version

  • When some color profiles were used and the Soft Proof feature enabled, colors were sometimes strange or an error may have been displayed.
  • When attempting to print images with which this issue occurred, Capture NX 2 sometimes quit unexpectedly.
  • When editing images, a "The drive that the Temporary Folder is on is nearly full." error message was sometimes displayed.
  • When performing batch processing on a large number of images, blue lines sometimes appeared in images.

Additional issues resolved with the Macintosh version

  • When some color profiles were used and the Soft Proof feature enabled, colors were sometimes strange.
  • When a large number of color profiles were registered with the computer, Capture NX 2 was sometimes unable to open images.

Download the Nikon Capture NX 2.4.1 Update: Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H carries Nikon Capture NX 2.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/13/2013 9:26:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Datacolor Spyder4 Display Calibration System
Use promo code 2505524955085 at B&H to get special pricing on select Datacolor Spyder4 Display Calibration products.
 
Note: Links below should work to trigger the promo field.

ItemRegular PriceSale Price
Datacolor Spyder4Pro Display Calibration System$169.00$149.95
Datacolor Spyder4Elite Display Calibration System$249.00$219.95

Post Date: 3/13/2013 8:23:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sandisk 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme Pro 600x UDMA
Use promo code 2505524955085 at B&H to get special pricing on select SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Cards.
 
Note: Use one of the links above (first) to activate the promo code field in checkout.

ItemRegular PriceSale Price
SanDisk 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme Pro 600x UDMA$79.95$68.95
SanDisk 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme Pro 600x UDMA$129.95$119.95

Post Date: 3/13/2013 8:07:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica)
Adorama has the Lowepro Passport Sling Camera Bag (Mica) available for $44.95 with free shipping. Compare at $59.95.
Post Date: 3/13/2013 7:43:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Think Tank Photo Retrospective Lens Changer 3 (Black)
Through March 19, Adorama has a few Think Tank Bags (Retrospective, Airport 4-Sight, & Change Up) on sale with free shipping.

ItemRegular PriceSale Price
Think Tank Retrospective Lens Changer 2 (Black)$109.75$75.00
Think Tank Retrospective Lens Changer 2 (Green)$109.75$75.00
Think Tank Retrospective Lens Changer 3 (Black)$129.75$90.00
Think Tank Retrospective Lens Changer 3 (Black)$129.75$90.00
Think Tank Change Up Shoulder Bag$136.75$99.75
Think Tank Airport 4-Sight Four Wheel Roller$249.75$199.75

Post Date: 3/13/2013 7:33:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Canon 5D Mark III
The trip to Hawaii was my first major photo trip using Canon 5D Mark III bodies.
 
The Canon 1Ds Mark III and Canon 5D Mark II were my primary camera bodies on prior trips. On these prior trips, I would typically need to clean each camera sensor (2 or 3 of them) every two or three days - and invariably would end up with dust in most landscape pictures. It was not unusual for me to spend days cloning dust spots out of my images after each trip.
 
Not this time. I took two 5D III bodies, shot intensely for over two weeks, and had no sensor dust the entire time. I hate sensor dust, I hate cleaning sensors and I find having to clean sensor dust from my images to be a waste of my time (but necessary). To me, the 5D III and other similar recent Canon DSLR cameras are worth the upgrade cost for the improved sensor self-cleaning features alone.
 
I also made great use of the 5D Mark III's built-in horizon level on this trip. Photographs with water against the horizon are unforgiving in revealing how level your camera was. And rotating an image to correct levelness is destructive at the pixel level. Not all of my images from this trip are perfectly level, but a much higher percentage are.
 
Two days into my trip, while perched on a high, narrow, very dry piece of volcanic rock to get a better angle for shooting waves, I took a major hit from a rogue wave. The wave came completely over me, the 5D III and the Canon 70-300mm L Lens I was using. A major amount of water was running off of the camera, the lens and me - like a waterfall.
 
I fortunately maintained my balance, but I was not pleased to see the significant amount of salt water on my gear. I quickly ran to the car and dried everything with a towel (I typically have one along when shooting in such an environment). I didn't expect to have any problems and was relieved to find the camera and lens to be working fine. That camera body and lens continued to work fine the duration of the trip - even after shooting in the rain on a few occasions. Weather sealing has definite value.
 
That strong wind makes sharp image capture a challenge was driven home on this trip. IS definitely helps, but ... sometimes faster shutter speeds rule. I would seldom trade high ISO noise for subject motion blur. Just sayin.
 
The Canon 70-300 L and Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS were my two primary lenses used on this mostly-landscape photography trip. Both performed very well.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/12/2013 7:51:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Westcott 26
B&H has the Westcott 26" Rapid Box Octa available for $149.90 with free shipping. Regularly $169.90.
Post Date: 3/12/2013 3:35:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Impact Collapsible Reflector Disk Soft Gold/White
Use promo code 2505524955085 at B&H to get 20% off any Impact Collapsible Reflector in stock.
Post Date: 3/12/2013 2:49:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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