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 Thursday, March 20, 2014

 
From Karl Taylor's YouTube Channel:

"Watermarking your images can help prevent others from using your copyrighted work without your permission.
 
Whilst there are automatic software methods for adding © Copyright logos, I have long preferred embedding my own watermarks using Adobe Photoshop to create a watermark that is effective but not too intrusive.
 
I hope you find this tutorial useful.
 
Karl"

Post Date: 3/20/2014 9:04:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From My Nikon Life YouTube Channel:

"Follow Nikon Professional Photographer Scott Woodward as he heads to Bhutan to push the limits of the Nikon D4S, putting its all-weather build, high ISO and high-speed continuous shooting functions to the test. Discover the Nikon D4S' full performance potential to deliver images and videos with uncompromising quality."

B&H has the Nikon D4s available for preorder.

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/20/2014 8:04:32 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D800E DSLR Camera
For a limited time, DigitalRev has the Nikon D800E DSLR Camera available for $2,799.00 with free shipping. Compare at $3,296.95.
 
Note: When purchased by US customers, items sold by DigitalRev are considered grey market.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 3/20/2014 7:33:35 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Samyang Hints at New Lens Announcements
According to the image above posted to Samyang's Facebook Page, it looks like we can expect three lenses to be announced on March 21.
 
Stay tuned.
Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 2:31:11 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From SanDisk:
 
MILPITAS, Calif., March 19, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the company’s common stock will be included in the NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index (Nasdaq:NQ96DIVUS), effective prior to market open on March 24, 2014. The NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index, which is evaluated on a semi-annual basis, includes up to 100 technology and telecommunications companies that pay a regular or common dividend.
 
"Inclusion in the NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index recognizes our commitment to total shareholder return," said Judy Bruner, executive vice president, administration and chief financial officer of SanDisk. "We are pleased to join this group of prominent dividend-paying technology companies."
 
SanDisk initiated its quarterly cash dividend program in the third quarter of 2013.
 
B&H carries SanDisk products.
Category: SanDisk News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 12:36:45 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver
For a limited time, B&H has the Pocketwizard Plus III (Black) and Plus X transceivers on sale for $124.00 and $85.00, respectively, with free shipping. Regularly $149.00 and $99.00.
Post Date: 3/19/2014 12:08:53 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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From DxO:
 
March 19, 2014 - DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v9.1.4 for Mac and Windows. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 9 to provide support for the Nikon D4S (Elite Edition only), as well as for three other additional cameras (Standard Edition): the new Sony A5000, the Leica X Vario (Type 107), and the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.
 
170 new DxO Optics Modules
 
DxO Optics Pro v9.1.4 has been enriched with new DxO Optics Modules: 170 new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, offering support for GoPro, Leica, Nikon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss lenses for many GoPro, Leica, Nikon, and Sony cameras.
 
Among the new lenses supported are the Sony FE Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS, the new transtandard lens in the line dedicated to the Sony Alpha 7 and 7R, and the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II.
 
DxO Optics Modules contain all of the information about the characteristics of each camera and lens so that DxO Optics Pro 9 can automatically correct distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and lens softness with an unrivaled level of quality. Nearly 18,000 camera/lens combinations are currently available.
 
Note: B&H currently has special pricing on DxO Optics Pro 9 Standard & Elite Editions:

Category: DxO News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 9:13:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens Sample Picture
A handful of sample pictures have been added to the Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens review.
 
I regard the Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS is one of Sigma's best-ever lenses. This lens is in stock at B&H.
Post Date: 3/19/2014 8:48:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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From Adobe:
 
Recurring Revenue More Than Half of Company’s First Quarter Revenue
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 18, 2014 – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2014 ended Feb. 28, 2014.
 
First Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Adobe achieved revenue of $1.0 billion, at the high end of its targeted range of $950 million to $1.0 billion.
  • Adobe exited Q1 with 1 million 844 thousand paid Creative Cloud subscriptions, an increase of 405 thousand when compared to the number of subscriptions as of the end of Q4 fiscal year 2013.
  • Creative Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $987 million, and total Digital Media ARR grew to $1.15 billion.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud quarterly revenue was $267 million, representing 24 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share were $0.09 on a GAAP-basis, and $0.30 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $252 million.
  • Deferred revenue grew by $52 million to a record $881 million.
  • More than half of Adobe’s Q1 revenue was from recurring sources such as Creative Cloud subscriptions and Adobe Marketing Cloud.
  • The company repurchased 4.5 million shares during the quarter, returning approximately $263 million of cash to stockholders.

Download the Full Press Release and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (112 KB, PDF).
 
Note: The Photoshop Photography Program special – $9.99/mo for Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 with no previous ownership requirements – is set to expire March 31. Be sure to take advantage of this deal before time runs out!

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 3/19/2014 8:30:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Post Date: 3/19/2014 7:54:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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From Photoshelter:
 
Use Facebook to get people talking about your work!
 
In The Photographer’s Guide to Facebook, we break down tactics to help you increase awareness about your photography, engage potential clients, and encourage word-of-mouth referrals.
 
Learn how you can use Facebook to attract followers by:

  • Showcasing your personality with a behind-the-scenes look at your latest shoot.
  • Sharing great blogs, stories, and videos from outside sources that your audience will enjoy.
  • Asking interesting questions to inspire conversation on your page.
  • Offering giveaways and coupons to get people fired up about your products and services.

We also share some great examples of pages from photographers who have successfully used Facebook to build and grow their audience - and their client base - using simple, low cost strategies from posting regularly to showcasing images in a compelling way.
 
Download the free guide.

Post Date: 3/18/2014 3:22:33 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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AdoramaPix is celebrating their newly christened facility with 40% off sitewide. Through March 31, use coupon code PXWELCOME to get 40% off everything except prepaids, memberships and gift cards.
 
AdoramaPix Services

Post Date: 3/18/2014 12:46:19 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm VR Lens
eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm VR Lens available for $389.99 with free shipping. Compare at $496.95.
 
Note: This camera is likely a grey market item and not eligible for a Nikon USA warranty.
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Post Date: 3/18/2014 11:16:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Sample Picture
A handful of sample pictures have been added to the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens review.
 
This lens continues to see demand exceeding supply. Preorder now at B&H.
Post Date: 3/18/2014 9:10:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Nikon D4 DSLR Camera
From Nikon:
 
IMPORTANT
 

  • 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.
  • Do not load settings data saved with A:1.05/ B1.03 or earlier using the Save/ Load settings option in the setup menu after updating D4 firmware to A:1.10 / B:1.10. Settings data saved with D4 A:1.05/ B:1.03 or earlier is not compatible with D4 A and B firmware Ver. 1.10.
  • When transferring images recorded to a memory card with a capacity greater than 128 GB to a computer using a card reader or similar device, be sure that the computer's operating system and the card reader support capacities greater than 128 GB. If they do not support capacities greater than 128 GB, it may not be possible to transfer images in this way. As support for memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB is provided with D4 A:1.10 / B:1.10 firmware, images may be transferred by connecting the camera to a computer via USB cable.

Updates included with this release A:1.10 / B: 1.10 - dated March 18, 2014

  • Custom Setting f17: Assign Remote Fn Button has been added * .
  • Support for CompactFlash memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB has been added.
  • When an XQD memory card and one of certain CompactFlash memory cards were inserted in the camera at the same time, "Err" was displayed in the top control panel. This issue has been resolved.
  • When AF-ON only was selected for Custom Setting a4 (AF activation) and the AF-ON button was pressed to initiate autofocus during viewfinder photography, focus remained locked even after the user took their finger off the button, and the shutter could be released at any time. However, specifications have been modified so that the shutter cannot be released under the following conditions if the camera fails to focus.
  • Autofocus mode is set to AF-S (single-servo AF)
  • AF-area mode is set to Single-point AF
  • Custom Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection) is set to Focus

* - We have prepared a supplementary user's manual that covers this function. Click here to download the supplementary user's manual [T-D-P.com Note: Preceding link from Nikon was broken this morning]. Adobe's Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer to view this file.
 
Download:
Nikon D4 Firmware A:1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
 
B&H has the Nikon D4's successor, the D4s, available for preorder.

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Post Date: 3/18/2014 7:54:59 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Samyang Notification of New Upcoming Products
Samyang dropped a not-so-subtle hint on its Facebook page letting us know to expect announcements in the very near future.

"New stuff from Samyang coming soon, really soon. Stay tuned!"

What do you think it is? Let us know in the comments.

Category: Samyang News
Post Date: 3/18/2014 7:33:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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