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 Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 
MotoCrane is scheduled to launch a universal automotive camera crane system this year with the following specifications:
 
Max Speed: 80 MPH
Max Acceleration: 1g lateral, longitudinal
Lens Height from Roof: 3' above, 3' below
Boom Length: 6' from center, 9' total
Max Controlled Speeds: ARMA: 4 sec 360º Swing | ACRO: 1 sec 360º Pan
Operating Temp: MIN: -30ºF, MAX: 120ºF *Over-heat protection
Weather: Water resistant
 
Unfortunately, there's no word yet on pricing or expected availability, but it's bound to be less expensive than the widely used Russian Arms.
Category: MotoCrane News
Post Date: 1/11/2017 1:32:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Professional Network:
 
Canon has released a new update to its popular Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP4) software. Version 4.5.20 adds support for older cameras including EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 40D, EOS 30D, EOS 20Da, EOS 20D, EOS 400D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital X / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi), EOS 350D DIGITAL (EOS Kiss Digital N / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT), PowerShot G15, PowerShot S110, PowerShot S100, and PowerShot S100V along with support for the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens
 
Since its launch in 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 has grown to support over 50 DSLR and PowerShot cameras. As well as supporting all the current professional full-frame DSLRs in the Canon range, this latest update now supports a wider range of older models and addresses a few other issues such as:
 
  • Improved accuracy of the lens data of Digital Lens Optimizer for EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lenses.
  • Fixed the problem where it takes time to display a preview image on the high resolution display.
  • Fixed the phenomenon on the Mac OS in which RAW images imported via remote shooting are not displayed for preview in some cases.
Commenting on this latest DPP4 update, Mike Burnhill, Canon Europe’s Professional Imaging Technical Support Programme manager, told CPN: “DPP continues to prove itself as a popular workflow tool for those photographers dedicated to maintaining an all-Canon workflow from capture to print. Canon developed DPP to work seamlessly with Canon cameras and we are delighted more and more users are discovering its workflow benefits. We have been listening to customers and expanding support for new and existing models within DPP.”
 
Download: Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.5.20
 


Picture Style Editor 1.17.20
 
Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.17.20:
 
  • Supports PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Download: Canon Picture Style Editor 1.17.20
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/11/2017 9:47:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
ISO noise test results have been added to the Canon EOS M5 Review.
 
The word was that the M5 would have identical image quality to the Canon EOS 80D. Looking at the EOS M5 vs. 80D comparison, I see some slight differences. When I first loaded and compared the M5 results, I thought that I miss-focused the lens. Five tests later, I concluded that the M5 was turning in very slightly softer results than the 80D. However, it is likely the RAW processing is what is different. In DPP's Quick Check window, the M5 results are slightly sharper than the 80D results. In DPP's Edit window and in the processed TIFF files, it is the 80D that appears sharper.
 
What I think I like better is the EOS M5's reduced high ISO noise grain.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS M5 in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/11/2017 7:50:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Richard Curtis, Adobe Systems UK Principal Solution Consultant in Digital Imaging, writes exclusively for CPN on how to get the best from Adobe’s Lightroom for mobile app.
See the entire article and video on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/11/2017 6:29:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 10, 2017
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
The Canon Par Excellence Award recognizes imaging excellence through cooperation between Canon USA, Inc, and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Announced in 2008 at Imaging USA in Tampa, FL, this award represents the pinnacle of achievement at the PPA regional level.
 
Canon USA is committed to recognizing and supporting the photographic efforts of the Professional Photographers of America. The criterion for this award set it well above awards initiated by other corporate sponsors, and make it highly sought after. It serves as both an inspiration and an honor to participating members of the PPA.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/10/2017 1:01:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The following cameras have been added to the site's Camera Comparison Images:
 
  • Canon EOS M5
  • Canon EOS M3
  • Canon EOS M10
  • Sony a7R II
B&H carries the Canon EOS M3 / M5 / M10 and Sony a7R II mirrorless cameras.
Post Date: 1/10/2017 7:59:27 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
January 9, 2017 — Melville, NY — Nikon began celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2017 with its return to CES. Its latest digital imaging technologies were demonstrated at Nikon’s booth and at areas throughout the show floor.
 
Visitors to the Nikon booth had the opportunity for hands-on time with the newest Nikon products. These included the connected, compact D5600 DSLR and the KeyMission action camera line.
 
They also heard from Nikon professional photographers at the Nikon School Theater. Other experiences on the show floor included the return of Project HeliX powered by Nikon and an interactive VR (virtual reality) area featuring content captured with the KeyMission 360.
 
Nikon showcased several new products. They were headlined by the lightweight D5600 DSLR. The D5600 features easy sharing using Nikon SnapBridge technology, a 24.2MP sensor and an intuitive touch-screen, vari-angle LCD monitor.
 
Also announced were two additions to Nikon’s Coolpix compact, point-and-shoot camera line. The everything-proof W100 adventure camera exhibited along with the A300. The Coolpix A300 has a 20.1MP sensor, 8x optical zoom lens, vibration reduction (VR) image stabilization and also SnapBridge connectivity.
 
Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies. Guided by a corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity,” Nikon provides a range of products and services globally by harnessing advanced opto-electronics and precision technologies.
 
Nikon 100-Year Anniversary Book
 
As part of the anniversary celebration, with the cooperation of Uli Koch, one of the most prominent Nikon collectors, the company released the Nikon – 100 Anniversary hardcover book.
 
Beside cameras, lenses and matching accessories, the book also contains binoculars, microscopes, industrial lenses and other technical instruments going back to 1917. With many never-seen-before details, the 416-page book has nearly 2,200 color photos. nikonusa.com
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/10/2017 7:11:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, January 9, 2017
Just letting you know that the Determining the Age of a Canon Lens Using Serial Numbers and Date Codes page has been updated with serial numbers and date codes for 2017.
 
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens was the latest Canon lens I've checked. It bears a serial number starting with "47", indicating that this lens was likely manufactured in the November 2016 timeframe, which is very likely the case. Note: The image above does not show the serial number for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens.
 
Also note that I continue to get the occassional report of a recently-produced lens having the older-style date code. This table remains available with the new year included in it.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/9/2017 7:20:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 6, 2017
GoPro's Karma drone was recalled in November of last year because several of the drones were dropping from the sky like stones after the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) lost power in flight. To say GoPro's first venture into the UAV market was "a little bit bumpy" would be un understatement for sure.
 
However, a GoPro CES 2017 press release indicates that the Karma will once again be hitting store shelves later this year, though GoPro is [understandably] a little vague on the re-release details.
 
From the press release:
Karma will re-launch in 2017. GoPro withdrew Karma from the market in November 2016 after a small number of instances of power loss due to a mechanical issue related to securing the drone's battery. GoPro is completing its testing, and in early February, will provide more detail for the global relaunch of Karma in 2017.
With the DJI Mavic Pro still in short supply, every day that the GoPro Karma is unavailable is another opportunity lost to fill orders in the new foldable drone market segment.
Category: GoPro News
Post Date: 1/6/2017 6:49:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted an EOS 5D Mark IV Tutorial video series narrorated by Rudy Winston.
 
Topics Covered
 
  • AF Area Select Button
  • AF Area Options
  • Built-in GPS
  • Custom Quick Control Menu
  • Basics of 4K Video
  • Video AF: Operation and Features
  • New Auto White Balance Otions
  • Lens Aberration Correction
  • Adding and Using IPTC Information
  • AF with EOS iTR
  • Live View AF
B&H carries the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/6/2017 5:45:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 5, 2017
From Photoshelter:
 
Use this workbook to lock down your 2017 game plan
 
It’s time to swing into action and get planning! That means taking a hard look at your photo business, including what’s working and what’s not. How can you market yourself better? Can your finances be more organized? What's the best way to get more work from old clients?
 
Thankfully, The 2017 Photo Business Plan Workbook is a step-by-step guide to help you answer these questions and create a killer plan.
 
Get the free guide!
Post Date: 1/5/2017 10:47:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
XUME Adapters, the magnetic quick release system for lens filters, was [seemingly] quietly acquired by Manfrotto in September of last year. When I contacted XUME to ask whether Manfrotto had taken over the brand or if it was simply a distribution partner, a spokesman (David) for the company said:
"XUME is a Manfrotto product as of September 2016. They haven't done a lot of press yet but will be doing an official re-launch soon."
So what will this acquisition mean for the XUME brand? If I had to guess, I'd say that XUME products may benefit from increased promotion and wider availability in the months to come. Though, only time will tell. [Sean]
 
B&H carries XUME Adapters.
Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 1/5/2017 10:35:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
The B&H Video Team got a chance to play after hours in the B&H store with some of your favorite vloggers - Sara Dietschy, John Hill, Sam Sheffer and Erik Conover! They all got a chance to create a vlog while skateboarding throughout the store after it was closed yesterday night!
Post Date: 1/5/2017 10:34:34 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Review.
 
Does the price:performance ratio make this lens the right choice for many?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/5/2017 9:36:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon in stock with free expedited shipping.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/5/2017 7:41:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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