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 Thursday, August 4, 2016

From the DJI YouTube Channel:
The 24 Hour Race in Nürburgring is one of the most challenging endurance tests any racer can experience. Of course, we at DJI were there to capture aerial shots of this high velocity event.
Multicopter operations were conducted by professional pilots in coordination with manned aircraft pilots and authorities. Please always fly responsibly and follow the local regulations.
Note: The DJI Inspire 1 PRO Quadcopter with Zenmuse X5 4K Camera has recently been reduced in price; it's now $3,399.00 (was $3,899.00).
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/4/2016 8:32:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has released its financial results for the first quarter of the year ending March 2017 [August 4, 2016].
From Nikon:
Financial Results (PDF:270KB)
Financial and Business Data (PDF:87KB)
Presentation Material (PDF:992KB)
Want the abridged version? Here's a screenshot from page 7 from the Presentation Material:
Nikon Financial Results Imaging Q1 2017

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Post Date: 8/4/2016 7:42:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Westcott Omega Reflector Kit available for $99.90 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $119.90.
Product Highlights
  • Innovative 10-in-1 Design, 38 x 45"
  • White, Silver, Sunlight, Black Surfaces
  • 1-Stop Diffusion Core
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/4/2016 6:48:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the DJI Ronin-MX 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer in stock with free expedited shipping.
Product Highlights
  • Supports Cameras up to 10 Pounds
  • Compatible with Matrice 600
  • Robust Magnesium Construction
  • Radio Controller for Second Operator
  • iOS / Android App-Based Control
  • SmoothTrack Technology
  • Upright, Underslung, and Briefcase Modes
  • Supports Mounting of Second DJI Battery
  • USB and D-Tap Power Outputs
  • Universal Mount for Jibs, Car Mounts
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/4/2016 5:20:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Canon 100ES EOS Shoulder Bag available for $9.99 with free shipping. Regularly $29.95.
Product Highlights
  • SLR camera bag has non-slip adjustable shoulder strap and carry handle
  • Holds a DSLR & 1-2 Lenses & Accessories
  • Water-repellent, rugged nylon for durability and comfort
  • Large Weather Flap with Buckle
  • Padded dividers for secure storage and easy access
  • Shoulder Strap with Sliding Pad
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/4/2016 5:10:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 3, 2016
From Canon USA:
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 3, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will be bringing their service and support expertise to Brazil to help maximize the uptime and performance of its users' professional imaging equipment. From pro DSLR cameras and EF lenses to broadcast television lenses, Canon's award-winning service and support staff will be providing preventative maintenance and repairs to help professionals who have put their trust in Canon imaging equipment.
Canon's team of over 70 highly trained technicians and support staff will be in Brazil for nearly a month to support professional photographers and broadcasters, just as they do throughout the year. Canon Professional Services (CPS) is set to provide comprehensive equipment maintenance and repairs, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support.
"Canon is proud to offer professional photographers and broadcasters high quality image-making solutions that are thoughtfully designed and versatile so that they can capture sharp, clear, detailed images and video," said Elizabeth Pratt, director, Professional Client Development and Support, Canon U.S.A. "Knowing that iconic images will be captured, seen and shared by people around the world really drives Canon to provide professionals with not only high quality equipment but the customer support they need to help ensure they never miss a beat if anything happens to their equipment."
Canon EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses are the camera and lenses of choice of a majority of the top U.S.-based news agencies and professional sports photographers.
The Associated Press will be using Canon cameras and lenses exclusively, including cameras which are integrated with advanced robotics systems. The robotic camera systems can be mounted both in the rafters high above a field of play and underwater in pools, all fully controlled remotely over a network. "High-speed and high-performing digital imaging solutions like the EOS-1D X Mark II camera and L-series EF lenses are key to our team's success," said Santiago Lyon, vice president and director of photography, Associated Press. "Canon provides innovative technology and world-class optics that give us the solutions we need to create compelling images."
A majority of Reuters photographers from around the world will be using Canon DSLR cameras and lenses and trust Canon products and award-winning support team to keep them up and running. "Photographing large sporting events for thousands of news outlets and an audience of billions requires meticulous planning and technical resilience. The staff and engineers from CPS help ensure that the Canon cameras used by the world's top sports photographers receive precision treatment that allows them to take pictures that capture key moments and illustrate the spirit of competition," said Kevin Coombs, editor-in-chief for Thomson Reuters.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera and ultra-wide zoom EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens were selected to be used for Getty Images' new high-tech, remote-controlled underwater robotic system. The camera provides Getty Images with a fully networkable solution that features precise white balance, a blazing fast frame rate and impressive low-light capabilities, which make the camera ideal for capturing fast action. When combined with the durable and rugged EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens, the system will allow Getty Images to capture images at extremely wide perspectives with incredible sharpness and minimal distortion from the center of the image to the periphery, all across the entire zoom range. "As the world's leading visual communications company, we believe that our world class sports photographers must have the most up-to-date photographic technology that empowers them to do their job, and to do it exceptionally well. Getty Images is using Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II cameras and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lenses in a unique, remotely-controlled underwater camera system that gives us the flexibility to follow and capture action from beneath," said Ken Mainardis, vice president of Sport at Getty Images. "We recently used the new underwater system and the images were remarkable. We're looking forward to using our Canon gear to capture more fantastic underwater imagery."
"The European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) will have a photographic team of 40 capturing incredible moments. Months ago, EPA's entire U.S. contingent switched over to the Canon EOS System," explained Gernot Hensel, EPA's long-standing head of sports and deputy editor-in-chief. "The EPA team is comprised of colleagues from all over the world, and the majority of them will be using Canon equipment, including robotic systems, to capture the action."
Simon Bruty, an award-winning sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light is one of the best sports photographers in the world. "As a professional photographer, I have to be able to capture every moment of the action because a hundredth of a second can mean the difference between capturing or missing the winning moment or race finish, and Canon cameras, like the new EOS-1D X Mark II, deliver the stunning image quality and speed I need while working," said Mr. Bruty. "The 14 frames per second that the EOS-1D X Mark II camera can capture, which enables over 12 seconds of continuous RAW shooting without buffering, means that I could shoot an entire 100 meter dash without taking my finger off of the shutter release. If I shot in JPEG mode and have a large enough memory card, I could do it for the entire 2+ hours of a marathon race!"
For more information about CPS:
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Post Date: 8/3/2016 9:02:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has an open box model Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Dual XQD Slots) available for $6,100.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $6,496.95 new.
Product Highlights
  • 20.8MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 102400, Extend to ISO 3280000
  • 12 fps Shooting for 200 Shots with AE/AF
  • 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • 14-Bit Raw Files and 12-Bit Raw S Format
  • 1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/3/2016 8:51:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Nanuk Case with Foam Insert for DJI Ronin-M available for $209.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $249.95.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/3/2016 8:43:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through September 30, B&H has the Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter for PocketWizard available for $349.00 with free expedited shipping after $50.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $399.00.
Product Highlights
  • Flash Power Control & Radio Triggering
  • Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash
  • Range: -2 to 22.9 EV at ISO 100
  • Cine Setting: Frame Rate & Shutter Angle
  • 2.7" Color Touchscreen LCD
  • Flash Analyzing Function
  • Filtration Compensation Mode
  • Illuminance/Luminance Measurements
  • Contrast Function & Memory Mode
  • Custom Exposure Profiles & Calibration
Other versions of the Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR also qualify for the $50.00 instant rebate including the Elinchrom EL Skyport and Phottix Strato II compatible versions.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/3/2016 8:37:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

Just in case there wasn't enough evidence that the Pokémon craze is taking the world by storm, the video title says it all. [Sean]
From the Caters Clips YouTube Channel:
This press photographer will go to any length to catch them all, even using downtime during a football match to play Pokémon Go.
During the first half of New York Cosmos versus Jacksonville Armada there was a stoppage in play allowing the snapper to play the hit mobile game.
After one wild Pokémon appeared on the pitch the photographer takes four attempts until successfully landing his pitch-invading prey.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/3/2016 7:28:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

From the Aperture YouTube Channel:
In this week's episode, we discuss the practical ways to shoot and light a car scene. Most scenarios require actors in a car to focus on the scene, not the road, so the safest way is to shoot the car scene inside a stationary vehicle. See Hollywood examples and learn from our guest expert Julia Swain on how you can light a car scene without ever leaving the garage.
B&H carries video lighting equipment.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/3/2016 6:23:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a limited time, B&H has the Sekonic C-700 SpectroMaster Spectrometer available for $999.00 with free shipping. Regularly $1,499.00.
Product Highlights
  • Measures LED, HMI, & Fluorescent
  • Measures Tungsten, Flash, & Natural Light
  • 4.3" Touchscreen with 9 Display Modes
  • Displays Rosco, Lee, Fuji, Wratten Names
  • Displays CRI, White Balance Compensation
  • Multiple Light Comparison
  • CMOS Sensor and Linear Variable Filter
  • Stores 99 Full-Data Measurements
  • Reads Color Temp. from (1,600-40,000K)
  • Reads 0.09 to 18,600 fc (1-200,000 lux)
If you're interested in knowing the color of ambient light but a ballpark figure will do, you might want try a smartphone app (Android|iOS) instead.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/3/2016 5:18:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, August 2, 2016
From LensRentals:
As the kids go back to school and wedding season starts to wind down, why not try some new gear to spice up your portfolio? Place your order to arrive between now and August 16th and get 20% off! Just use code BACKTOSCHOOL.
*Order must have arrival date between 8/2/16-8/16/16. Must use code BACKTOSCHOOL.
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Post Date: 8/2/2016 12:09:52 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the Refurbished Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens available for $899.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,096.95 new.
eBay (via 6ave – 99.2% Positive feedback) has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon available for $710.99 with free shipping. Compare at $899.00.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore inelibible for a Sigma USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/2/2016 9:43:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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