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 Friday, March 14, 2014
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash
Right now, B&H has the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash (review) for $449.00 with free shipping. Regularly $549.00.
 
Alternately, you can purchase a Canon RT Speedlite Bundle that includes (2) 600EX-RTs and (1) ST-E3-RT for $1,079.95 with free shipping. Regularly $1,179.95.
 
But don't wait - both these deals end tomorrow!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 1:45:43 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150AW
B&H has the Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150AW available for $149.95 with free shipping. Regularly $279.95.
 
Product Highlights:

  • 1-2 DSLRs,70-200 Lens,3-4 Lenses, Flash
  • Holds Up to 11" Laptop/Tablet
  • Room for Extra Batteries, Memory Cards
  • Front Storage Pocket
  • Padded, Adjustable Main Compartment
  • Trolley System with Telescoping Handle
  • Side Carry Handles
  • YKK Zippers Accept Optional Lock
  • Optional Replaceable Wheels
  • All Weather Cover

Post Date: 3/14/2014 1:35:01 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
Focus Camera has a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens + Adobe Lightroom 5 Bundle available for $180.00 with free shipping. Compare at $247.00 for the lens without additional software.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 1:08:41 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera
The Nikon COOLPIX AW120 User's Manual (English - PDF, 13.9 MB) is now available for download.
 
B&H carries the Nikon COOLPIX AW120 Waterproof Digital Camera.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 12:40:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
eBay (via 6ave) has the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (review) available for $1,499.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,749.00.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market camera and not technially eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 10:55:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Vanguard BBH-200 Ball Head
Just Posted: Vanguard BBH-200 Ball Head Review
 
This Arca-Swiss quick release plate-compatible ball head has great looks coupled with great functionality including a very smooth and strong ball and locking mechanism. It is one of the best heads I've used and is another contender for your kit.
Post Date: 3/14/2014 9:55:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 9:13:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From RØDE:
 
RØDE is excited to announce that it has commenced shipping its new Stereo Bar for precision microphone mounting in stereo arrays.
 
Spacing between the microphones is clearly indicated on both sides at 10cm, 15cm and 20cm, as well as the critical 17cm distance for ORTF stereo technique. In the middle of the Stereo Bar there is an angle indicator displaying both 90 degrees for X-Y stereo arrays and 110 degrees for ORTF placement, removing the need for guesswork and allowing the recording engineer to set up precision stereo arrays every time.
 
Constructed from durable PC-ABS plastic the bar can easily support the weight of two large diaphragm microphones at a capsule distance of up to 20 centimetres (7 3/4”). Microphones are mounted via two removable 3/8” threads that slide along the bar, with spacers mounted below the bar that can easily be relocated to the top of the bar to configure stacked microphone pairs.
 
When combined with RØDE’s Pivot Adaptor accessory the Stereo Bar can be tilted through 210 degrees for optimal versatility.
 
B&H carries RØDE products.
Category: Rode News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 8:57:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Nikon:
 
Nikon Goes On Location with Leading Pro Photographers to Educate and Inspire Passionate Photo Enthusiasts with New Video Series and Online Community
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 11, 2014 – Nikon Inc. today launched the “Nikon Behind the Scenes” video series, dedicated to empowering and entertaining intermediate level photographers by equipping them with the skills they need to take their photography to the next level. The video series follows a diverse group of leading photographers into the field, including Nikon Ambassadors Joe McNally and Corey Rich and Nikon Professional Photographer Tamara Lackey. These pros provide insight on subjects ranging from lighting, lensing, posing models, shooting landscapes, working with different subjects and gearing up for a shoot.
 
“Nikon is committed to engaging our fans with interesting and informative content, and the ‘Nikon Behind the Scenes Video Series’ is an entertaining way to fulfill this promise,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “From the moment someone picks up their camera, they have in their hands unlimited creative possibilities and we hope this inspires them to make amazing images and videos. With this video series and the new community on Google+, Nikon is there to support photographers as they explore visual storytelling and tap into their creative potential.”
 
Nikon Behind the Scenes Starting with Nikon Ambassador and lighting expert Joe McNally, each featured photographer will focus on their area of expertise. In “Nikon Behind the Scenes: Light It Up with Joe McNally,” McNally will be exploring what is possible with Nikon Speedlights and off-camera flash techniques. Over the course of five videos, he will show viewers how to make the most of lighting in whatever situation a photographer may find themselves in.
 
“Nikon Behind the Scenes: High Altitude Adventure with Corey Rich” will focus on Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich’s techniques for shooting portraits, time lapse, action stills and video while high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Whether suspended from a sheer cliff face or braving the elements, Rich’s penchant for adventure can inspire others to capture their extreme shot.
 
Finally, the series is rounded out with Nikon Professional Photographer Tamara Lackey, “Nikon Behind the Scenes: All in the Family with Tamara Lackey.” Lackey is well known for her family photography, and shares some of her secrets to a successful portrait, whether it’s coaxing an elusive smile from a rambunctious toddler or capturing a couples’ true personality.
 
The first video in the series will be go live on March 11 on the Nikon YouTube channel and the new NikonUSA Google+ page. A new video on a different topic will be posted every couple of weeks to both the YouTube channel and Google+ page for viewers to check out. The new Google+ page will feature work from Nikon Ambassadors and Professional Photographers, and serve as a hub for passionate photographers to share favorite photos, insights on techniques and behind the scenes stories. On this page, Nikon aims to help advanced, professional and aspiring photographers looking to further their craft and take their passion to the next level. Please find the official NikonUSA Google+ page at: plus.google.com/+NikonUSA
 
Video Series Schedule (subject to change)

Launch DateVideo SegmentPro Photographer
Tuesday, March 11Nikon BTS: Reading LightJoe McNally
Thursday, March 20Nikon BTS: Golden Hour ExpeditionCorey Rich
Tuesday, April 1Nikon BTS: Photos with the Family and PetsTamara Lackey
Monday, April 14Nikon BTS: Small Lighting, Big ResultsJoe McNally
Thursday, April 24Nikon BTS: Extreme Action ShootingCorey Rich
Monday, May 5Nikon BTS: Capturing an Authentic SmileTamara Lackey
Thursday, May 15Nikon BTS: Using Light to Tell a StoryJoe McNally
Monday, May 26Nikon BTS: Packing for an Outdoor ShootCorey Rich
Thursday, June 5Nikon BTS: Romantic PortraitsTamara Lackey
Monday, June 16Nikon BTS: Dramatic Portrait LightingJoe McNally
Thursday, June 26Nikon BTS: Starry Night Time-LapseCorey Rich
Monday, June 30Nikon BTS: Little Kids, Big PersonalitiesTamara Lackey
Thursday, July 10Nikon BTS: Advanced lightingJoe McNally
Monday, July 21Nikon BTS: Action with VideoCorey Rich
Thursday, July 31Nikon BTS: Lenses for Great PortraitsTamara Lackey

B&H carries Nikon cameras, lenses and flashes.

Posted to: Nikon News
Category: Nikon USA News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 7:37:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Logo
Canon has updated Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor to provide support for new cameras as well as fix a couple of minor bugs. See below for more information. [thanks Marco]
 
From Canon USA:
 
Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.14.15
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.14.15 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
  • Supports Windows 8.1.
  • Fixes the phenomenon where the shutter speed value and the aperture value indicated for an image displayed in the [Large thumbnail] mode may differ from the actual values if the image has been converted to the JPG or TIFF format from the RAW file (CRW file) format of the EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS KISS DIGITAL / EOS DIGITAL REBEL / EOS 300D DIGITAL or EOS 10D.

EOS Utility 2.14.0
 
Changes for EOS Utility 2.14.0 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2.
  • Supports the CN-E35mm T1.5 L F.
  • Supports Windows 8.1.

Picture Style Editor 1.14.10
 
Changes for Picture Style Editor 1.14.10 Updater for Windows:

  • Supports EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2.
  • Supports Windows 8.1.

Canon USA has the software updates available for download.
 
B&H carries the newly supported Canon EOS T5 DSLR camera.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/14/2014 6:56:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, March 13, 2014
Calumet Photographic Logo
Calumet Photographic announced via its Facebook Page this morning that all of its stores in the United States would be closing.

"After 75 years of business it is with a heavy heart that we announce our immediate closing in the United States (our European stores will continue). It has been a joy to share our passion for photography with you all of these years. We'll miss each other and we'll miss all of our customers. Thank you for everything."

Calumet would later go on to say:

"Stay tuned, as we are exploring opportunities to reopen select locations to keep serving our customers. We will post any updates here if there are any."

There are reports that the Chicago-based photographic retailer has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. For the time being, there are no official plans to close Calumet stores outside of the US.

Post Date: 3/13/2014 1:03:15 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Peak Design Capture Camera Clip System
B&H has the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip System with Arca Plate available for $49.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
Post Date: 3/13/2014 12:45:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Gitzo GT1542T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod
Amazing is how strong and rigid such a small tripod can be: Gitzo GT1542T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Review
 
B&H recently lowered the price on the GT1542T by about $100.00.
Post Date: 3/13/2014 10:20:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon 1 V3 with 10-30mm PD-Zoom & 70-300mm VR Lenses
From Nikon USA:
 
MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact, yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. Designed to make no sacrifices when it comes to speed, performance and image quality, the blazing fast V3 sports an impressive Hybrid AF system and the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate*(1) at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus, a speed that outpaces even pro D-SLR cameras. Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, the new Nikon 1 V3 offers a top-class feature set that includes an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, a new EXPEED 4A image processor, 1080/60p Full HD video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity*(2) and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display. Whether searching for a compact interchangeable lens camera that can do it all or a D-SLR companion camera for moments when time is of the essence, the V3 can satisfy the needs of the enthusiast or professional.
 
Further expanding on the growing stable of 1 NIKKOR lenses, Nikon has also introduced the new 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lenses, providing even more impressive lens options for Nikon 1 shooters.
 
“The versatile Nikon 1 V3 allows the photographer to capture even the fastest moving subjects with clarity and ease,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “With an incredible feature set, a newly crafted ergonomic design and sporting the elite high-speed performance that has become a hallmark of the Nikon 1 System, the V3 is ready to help users make amazing images and HD video.”
 
Capture the Shots That Matter With Uncompromising Speed and Quality
 
The Nikon 1 V3 makes no sacrifices in terms of speed, performance and image quality, as Nikon continues to innovate and invigorate the Nikon 1 System. The camera sports the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at a blazing fast 20 frames-per-second (fps), faster than other mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and ideal for capturing fast-moving action and sports. Combined with an outstanding Hybrid AF System, every fleeting moment can be captured with incredible precision and accuracy. With 171 contrast detect focus areas and the center 105 areas supporting phase detection AF, the V3 provides super-fast AF response and accuracy when capturing still images or HD video in addition to exceeding the AF abilities of many D-SLR camera offerings.
 
The Nikon 1 V3 also features elite imaging specifications that help ensure superior image and HD video quality and impressive low-light performance, including the addition of a high-resolution 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor and new EXPEED 4A image processing engine. Together, they help render true colors and incredible detail, whether shooting an exotic safari or the local swim meet. The V3 also carries an ISO range of 160-12,800 with high ISO noise reduction, providing the versatility to effortlessly capture images in difficult low-light shooting scenarios.
 
Exceptional Video Performance and a Dynamic Feature Set
 
When still images are not enough, the Nikon 1 V3 sports an outstanding number of video features that today’s multimedia photographer can take advantage of. The V3 is capable of recording Full HD video at 1080/60p with Movie e-VR (Electronic Vibration Reduction) which helps to eliminate camera shake to record smooth and clear movies. Full-time continuous AF is also possible during video recording, helping maintain critical HD focus, while the versatile CX-format sensor assists in creating video with a beautiful shallow depth of field. The V3 can also capture slow motion video at an impressive 120 frames-per-second (fps) in high quality 720p HD. Additionally, users can capture full resolution still images during video recording, rounding out an impressive and comprehensive stable of video features at the user’s disposal.
 
In another first for the Nikon 1 series, the V3 features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity*(2), helping users seamlessly share every unforgettable moment. Connect to a compatible smart phone or tablet and share precious photos with friends and family by uploading them to social networks. The Nikon 1 V3 also empowers the user to unleash their creativity, with fun and unique shooting options for all levels of photographer. The V3 offers a wealth of creative modes previously found in models like the Nikon 1 AW1 and Nikon 1 J3, including Miniature Effect, Easy Panorama and Selective Color, in addition to new modes like Creative Palette, Toy Camera and Cross Process, for a truly customized photography experience. Mainstay Nikon 1 System features such as Slow View, Live Image Control and Motion Snapshot return in this iteration of the V-Series, further enhancing a dynamic and versatile feature set for even the most demanding of photographers.
 
Elegant Styling, Superior Operability
 
The Nikon 1 V3 has been ergonomically designed to allow the user to shoot comfortably and confidently in a variety of shooting scenarios. The extremely compact yet sophisticated body sports conveniently placed external controls with two programmable function buttons, allowing the enthusiast to tailor their camera to their own personal shooting style. An additional function button is added with the optional GR-N1010 grip, a lightweight option that provides steadier handling, as well as an additional shutter button and sub-command dial that will be familiar to D-SLR shooters.
 
Another innovative addition to the Nikon 1 Series is the V3’s new tilting, touch-panel 3-inch LCD monitor that allows photographers to compose brilliant images and HD video from various new angles. This thin and versatile monitor is a convenient tool for adjusting settings on the go, affording the user the ability to quickly trigger the shutter when capturing a photo or change the focus point when capturing video by simply touching the screen. Playback is seamless and a new Highlight Display function helps the user to spot washed-out highlights after shooting. Additionally, a Virtual Horizon feature with pitching detection helps frame landscapes and architecture with rich detail and beautiful focus.
 
As part of the versatile Nikon 1 System of advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is compatible with eleven 1 NIKKOR lens options ranging from ultra-wide-angle to telephoto, while users can also employ their arsenal of NIKKOR glass using the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter. Users can also take advantage of the Nikon 1 System’s 2.7x crop factor for increased range when shooting sports or wildlife, making it an ideal companion for the D-SLR shooter. Nikon also offers an optional external high resolution 2359k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), the DF-N1000, and optional multi-accessory grip, the GR-N1010, alongside the Nikon 1 V3 for increased control and handling. The V3 also maintains compatibility with Nikon 1 external flashes and the ME-1 external microphone (with the AS-N1000 Multi Accessory Port Adapter).
 
Go Farther with New 1 NIKKOR lenses
 
Announced alongside the Nikon 1 V3, Nikon has introduced two new 1 NIKKOR lens offerings. Kitted with the V3, the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is an evolved compact zoom lens, ready for nearly any situation. Sporting a useful 3x zoom (27-81mm equivalent), the new 10-30mm lens is equipped with a unique power drive zoom dial that allows for simple and smooth zoom capability, ideal for capturing sharp and steady HD video.
 
Additionally, Nikon has also introduced a powerful new telephoto zoom lens option that takes Nikon 1 users farther than ever before. The new 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens features a super-telephoto focal range (189-810mm equivalent) that can get the photographer up close to sports action or wildlife from a distance. The first 1 NIKKOR lens crafted with Super ED Glass, the 70-300mm lens is equipped with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nano Crystal Coating to prevent ghost and flare.
 
Price and Availability
 
The Nikon 1 V3, kitted with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, the DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and the GR-N1010 Grip will be available in April 2014 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,199.95. The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses will also be sold separately for $299.95 and $999.95 SRP, respectively.
 
Preorder Opportunities:
 
Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm Lens - B&H
Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens - B&H
Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens - B&H
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/13/2014 5:59:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Canon EOS 60D
eBay (via Canon-authorized FocusCamera) has the Canon EOS 60D DSLR body for $579.99 with free shipping (compare at $699.00). Read the listing for full details.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 3/12/2014 9:21:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Super Wide Angle Lens
BuyDig.com has the Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Ultra Wide Angle Lens available in most mounts for an in-cart price of $309.00 after coupon c1142121951 is automatically applied.
 
The lens alone is typically priced at $324.95. A free Digpro Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag and a couple of other small accessories are also included in the deal.
 
Note that the in-cart price for the Nikon mount version is slightly higher at $325.00.
Post Date: 3/12/2014 6:53:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Plus Lightroom 5 Bundle
Use coupon code POSTPRODUCTION100 to save $100.00 on an already good deal for a WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive bundled with Lightroom 5 at BuyDig.com.
 
Get two great products for a great deal price of $129.00 with free shipping.
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens
Tamron has the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Owner's Manual (English - PDF, 459KB) available for download.
 
B&H carries the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens.
Post Date: 3/12/2014 9:47:49 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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