is now shipping the Nikon D810 DSLR Filmmaker's Kit
with free expedited shipping. Nikon D810 Filmmaker's Kit Includes:
- Nikon D810 DSLR Camera
- AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens
- AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens
- AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens
- Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder
- ME-1 Stereo Microphone
- Tiffen 58mm Variable ND Filter
- Tiffen 67mm Variable ND Filter
- HC-E1 18" HDMI Cable
- Two EN-EL15 Li-Ion Batteries
Eric Stoner has written an informative article
for the Canon Digital Learning Center with helpful tips for capturing better cycling photos.
From the Canon Digital Learning Center
As a cycling enthusiast, I also really enjoy the opportunity to photograph a pro cycling event. Since 1985, there has been a pro cycling race in my hometown of Philadelphia every June. It’s sort of a yearly ritual for me to photograph the event and this year was no exception.
Preparation is a major key to great sports photography and it certainly pays to do your homework before an event like this. Learning the road course BEFORE the race is the key to knowing where the best shots may occur. Knowing where the sun will be at certain locations on the course will prove valuable, so driving the race route will allow you to pre-visualize your shots..."
Read the entire article at the Canon Digital Learning Center
has a new, wonderfully fun and useful page dedicated to learning about Canon lenses. It's called... The Canon Lens Experience:
Stories from the Masters & Interactive Learning Tools
On the page you'll find 5 sections:
- Virtual (Focal Length, Aperture, Tilt-Shift, Image Stabilization & Macro)
- Lenses (Prime, Special & Zoom)
- Why Canon
In the Experiences
section, B&H interviews professional photographers in various photographic genres. One of my personal favorites was an interview with Gregory Heisler on portrait photography, but many other well-known photographers are included covering architectural to wildlife photography and everything in between.
The Virtual section
allows the user to see how various aspects of a lens can make or break a shot. See how scenes change as the focal length, aperture or tilt is varied. You can also see a demonstration of the helpfulness of image stabilization and the benefits of using macro lenses.
section allows you to scroll through Canon's vast number of lenses and see a short summary of each lens. The product line is organized into three parts – Prime, Special & Zoom lenses.
The Why Canon
section is simply a link to a previously published B&H Explora article called "Everything You Need to Know about Canon Lenses."
. The article does a good job explaining the design elements of a lens and the significance of various things such as coatings, fluorite glass, aspheric lenses and diffractive optics.
And as you might have guessed, the Glossary
provides a resource for explaining all those obscure sounding words related to photography. Abbe Number, anyone?
Overall, the The Canon Lens Experience
page is an enjoyable way to learn about Canon lenses. Take a look – I think you'll agree!
And for a more in-depth look at specific lenses, you might want to check out this handy resource
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
Canon STM lenses capture great photos and even better videos. They’re named after a new kind of technology called a Stepping Motor, which lets the lenses focus smoothly and quietly.
Want more? Check out the "Day in the Life - Behind the Scenes"
video. Relevant Reviews:
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
Following up on Jeff’s “The 15 Features of the DSLR That Every Photographer Should Know”
, and “The 15 Features of Photoshop That Every Photographer Should Know”
, this presentation discusses 15 of the most common mistakes that people make when taking photos. Jeff will discuss composition, proper use of flash, good focus technique and much more. As always, with Jeff, we know that his stories will be as much fun as his photos. Learn the techniques that pro sports photographers use to get better photos.
The following Nikon firmware updats are now available:
All of the firmware updates contain the following modification:
Note: Camera firmware must be updated before distortion control data can be updated to Ver. L: 2.000 or later.
- Support for distortion control data Ver. L: 2.000 and later has been added.
You can download the firmware updates using the links above. B&H
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From Nikon: IMPORTANT
Updates included with this release C:1.10 - dated August 26, 2014
- If you have a Lexar 400x or 1000x CompactFlash memory card, please click this link for information regarding compatibility with your camera.
- The firmware cannot be upgraded when Network > Network connection in the Setup menu is set to ON. Be sure to set Network connection to OFF before attempting to upgrade the firmware.
- Please be sure to use a FULLY charged EN-EL18 battery or EH-6 AC Adapter with EP-6 Power connector to perform this update
- When SPORT VR mode, built into the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, is selected, the same continuous shooting rate available when OFF is selected is now possible.
- When memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB were formatted with the camera, they were formatted using the FAT32 file system. They are now formatted using the exFAT file system.
- Operation has been changed so that when menus are displayed during movie live view and the movie-record button is pressed, the menu display disappears and display returns to movie live view. To begin movie recording, press the movie-record button again.
- The Zoom on/off option for playback mode with Custom Setting f1: Multi Selector Center Button can now be used to zoom-in on images with zoom display centered on the active focus point, even if they were captured with live view photography. However, the focus point will not be displayed.
- The Help explanation provided for the Preset focus point option under Custom Setting f19: Lens Focus Function Buttons has been revised.
- The following issues have been resolved.
- When NEF (RAW) recording > Image size in the shooting menu was set to RAW S (Small), the number of shots possible with uninterrupted shooting (buffer capacity, C-REM) displayed by the camera differed depending upon the NEF (RAW) recording > NEF (RAW) bit depth setting selected.\
- When Camera Control Pro 2 was used to take pictures with Record set to PC+CARD, and Secondary slot function in the camera's shooting menu set to Overflow, the shutter could not be released when the memory card in the primary slot became full.
- When Image review in the playback menu was set to On, images were sometimes not displayed in the monitor when the shutter was released while exposure meters were off.
- When images were output to an HDMI device, resolution seemed insufficient with display in full-frame playback mode (did not apply to playback zoom display).
- When images, captured with Image review in the playback menu set to On, and Auto distortion control in the shooting menu set to On, were automatically displayed in the monitor immediately after capture, auto distortion control was sometimes not applied.
- When the multiple exposure function was used to capture images with Image review in the playback menu set to On, and Auto distortion control in the shooting menu set to On, auto distortion control was not applied to the recorded images.
- When an image to which an image comment had been added was copied to White balance > Preset manual, only the first 24 characters of the image comment were copied.
- If log-in to the FTP server failed when network settings were applied with Wired LAN selected for Network > Choose hardware in the camera's setup menu, and FTP upload selected as the connection type and IP address acquisition set to Obtain automatically with the Connection Wizard, the IP address displayed when the camera tried again to obtain it automatically was "000.000.000.000".
- When a movie recorded at a frame rate of 30p, 25p, or 24p was played back on a TV to which the camera was connected via HDMI with HDMI > Output resolution in the the camera's setup menu set to 1080p (progressive), display on the TV was distorted.
- When a file containing an IPTC preset (IPTC information) that included double-byte characters in its profile was copied to the camera, the camera froze when attempting to view the contents of the IPTC preset.
- When Add items was selected for My Menu, OK was displayed even for items that cannot be added.
- When Language in the setup menu was set to Arabic, text and icons in some menu displays overlapped, and text was positioned too far to the right.
Nikon D4S Firmware C:1.10 - Windows
Update Instructions (English) - Windows
| Macintosh B&H
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This video was apparently uploaded to the Canon YouTube Channel back in July. However, it's an unlisted video – meaning it doesn't show up in the channel content or in searches. I stumbled across it on the CDLC
From the Canon USA YouTube Channel:
Join Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield as he shows how to use the various AF Modes built into the Canon EOS 70D when recording video. B&H
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