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 Thursday, February 22, 2018
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Syrp Magic Carpet 5.2' Long Track Kit with Carriage, End Caps, and Soft Bag available for $249.00 with free shipping. Regularly $458.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 5.2' Slider Track
  • Carriage with Brake and Bubble Level
  • Quick Release End Caps with Legs
  • Soft Carry Bag
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Wednesday, February 21, 2018
B&H has the Rokinon SP 50mm f/1.2 Lens for Canon available for preorder with free expedited shipping.
 
Of course, the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 is a North & South American region-branded version of the Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2 Lens announced yesterday.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One Aspherical Element
  • One High Refractive Index Element
  • Ultra Multi-Coating
  • Manual Focus Design
  • Aluminum Lens Housing
  • Nine-Blade Diaphragm
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 2/21/2018 3:56:30 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens available for $399.99 with free shipping. Compare at $549.00 new.
To be a successful commercial photographer (in whatever capacity), producing high quality images should be your number one priority. However, your second priority should likely be building a brand and marketing strategy. A good place to start? Your logo. It will ideally be featured on your website, letterhead, business cards and image watermarks.
 
In this Adobe Blog post, the Creative Cloud team offers some solid suggestions to consider when designing your logo.
 
Want to create a unique shape for your logo? Adobe Photoshop CC's paint symmetry feature may help. [Sean]
 
From the Adobe Blog:
Skim the pages of any fitness magazine and you’re likely to see a Nike Swoosh. Glance up at a billboard and you might see Mastercard’s dual circles staring down at you. Do you recognize these brands? Of course. What makes their logos work? First, recognize a logo on its own is not a brand identity, but just one part of it. Think of all the pieces of your identity together and how they can be aligned visually with your logo to make up a cohesive and effective brand identity.
 
Whether you’re trying to establish a new brand or get creative with one that’s already well-known, an effective logo is key. Context and style may vary from year-to-year, but the principles and best practices that guide logo design remain unchanged.
 
When we think about the elements of effective logos, here are some things to keep in mind.
See the entire article on the Adobe Blog.
Post Date: 2/21/2018 12:03:58 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Condition: 9+) available for $3,822.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $4,498.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 24.2MP Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • 693-Point AF System & 20 fps Shooting
  • Blackout-Free Quad-VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF
  • Internal UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • ISO 204,800, Silent Electronic Shutter
  • Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, Dual SD Slots
  • Integrated LAN and PC Sync Terminals
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 2/21/2018 11:21:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens (Condition: 9) available for $7,648.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $8,999.00 new.
 
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/21/2018 11:05:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Canon BG-E16 Battery Grip for EOS 7D Mark II (Condition: 9) available for $149.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $209.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Comfort and Control in Vertical Position
  • Vertical Position Shutter Release Button
  • Vertical Position Control Buttons & Dial
  • Extends Shooting Time
  • Holds Two LP-E6 Batteries
  • Also Works with 6 AA Batteries
  • Accepts ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/21/2018 11:01:09 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Learn how to use Variable Radial Symmetry in this week's new episode.
 
Note: Try it – it's fun! :-) [Sean]
 
Mandala Symmetry by Sean

B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 2/21/2018 7:46:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Nikon:
 
Changes from Version 1.0.3 to 1.1.0
 
  • Images can now be zoomed in and out in smaller increments.
  • The standard aspect ratio for spherical 360° content is now 16:9. When images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are viewed at 4:3, the right and left edges will not be displayed.
  • Loop playback is now available with movies.
  • The movie editing progress bar is now easier to use.
Download: Nikon KeyMission 360/170 Utility v.1.1.0
 
B&H carries Nikon KeyMission Action Cameras.
Post Date: 2/21/2018 7:19:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
To be perfectly frank, I was less impressed by the results of the third installment of "Character Portraits" by Joe McNally and Daniel Norton (I thought Episode 1's portaits were more striking). However, there was a very interesting tip covered in this video. In order to create a gradation on the background, Joe and Daniel place a V-flat over a studio light placed on the ground. After that, the background gradation was controlled by simply changing the angle of the V-flat and its relative distance to the background. [Sean]
 
Other Character Portraits
 
B&H carries Profoto lighting tools.
Post Date: 2/21/2018 7:08:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From X-Rite:
 
New “Data Save” Workflow adds efficiency and flexibility
 
North White Plains – February 20, 2018 – X-Rite Incorporated, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies, is pleased to announce key features and updates for its recently launched i1Studio, the start-to-finish color management solution for photographers, filmmakers and designers of all levels. Perfecting your prints starts with creating the best possible printer profiles. This initial process takes time but the result is worth the effort.
 
The new Data Save Workflow feature in i1Studio works with your schedule. This exclusive feature is now available in i1Studio v1.1 and enables users to start the printer profiling process, pause it any time and resume automatically where they left off, providing a more efficient and flexible workflow.
 
i1Studio 1.1 release also includes:
 
  • Ability to save ICC profiles in either Version 4 or Version 2
  • Profile Reminders to keep display profiles current
  • Optimized sepia look for Black & White profiling
  • Several usability improvements and minor bug fixes
The i1Studio package comes with:
 
  • i1Studio device – The all-in-one i1Studio spectrophotometer is the only device color perfectionists need to profile their monitors, scanners, projectors, mobile devices and printers.
  • i1Studio software – The i1Studio software, based on X-Rite’s award winning i1Profiler software, provides an easy to navigate interface that delivers expertly calibrated and profiled monitors for both photo and video as well as projectors, scanners and printers.
  • ColorChecker Classic Mini Target – the industry standard 24 patch target can be utilized for creating both scanner and camera profiles
  • ColorChecker Camera Calibration Software – Combining the included Classic Target together with the Camera Calibration software provides photographers the ability to set a custom white balance and create a custom camera profile for virtually any lighting situation.
  • ColorTRUE Mobile App for iOS Devices – A simple way to calibrate Apple iOS mobile devices utilizing the i1Studio hardware for a true mobile to desktop color match of all images.
B&H carries X-Rite i1Studio Spectrophotometers.
Category: X-Rite News
Post Date: 2/21/2018 6:40:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the ikan Mylo MB4 Mini Bi-Color Portable Field LED Light available for $119.99 with free shipping. Regularly $299.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 420 Total LEDs, Variable Color Temp
  • Built-In Dimmer
  • Digital Color Temp Display & Batt Gauge
  • 50° Beam Angle
  • Accepts 2 x Sony L-Type Batteries
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Mounting Hole
  • Multiple Units Stackable
  • 300W Incandescent Equivalent
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The previous Canon instant rebate programs ended on February 17, but a new set of rebates are in place through March 3. Following are noteworthy changes from the previous rebate programs:
 
Canon Instant Rebate Changes
 
  • Rebel T7i body only and a few kit rebates eliminated; the (3) qualifying kits now all feature a $150.00 instant rebate
  • Rebel SL2 rebate range changed from $50.00 - $200.00 to $150.00 for an 18-55 IS STM + 55-250 IS STM bundle
  • Rebel T6 rebate range changed from $100.00 - $250.00 to $150.00 for an 18-55 IS STM + 55-250 IS II bundle
No Longer Qualify for Instant Rebates
 
  • EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
  • EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
  • EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
The Rebel T5i is still unofficially being offered with a $200.00 instant rebate. The PIXMA PRO-10 and PIXMA PRO-100 Printer Mail-in Rebates are still live through March 31.
 
Canon Instant Rebates
 
ModelRebate AmountAuthorized Retailers
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5Ds R Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Buy$200.00 - $400.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Buy$100.00 - $300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 6D Buy$400.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$300.00 - $500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 77D Buy$100.00 - $450.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Buy$150.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D Buy$100.00 - $400.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$100.00 - $250.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M5 Buy$50.00 - $230.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M6 Buy$100.00 - $280.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M100 Buy$50.00 - $170.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$70.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Roger Cicala and the LensRentals team opened up Sony's latest high resolution MILC – the a7R III – to see what weather sealing design improvements have been implemented compared to its predecessor, the a7R II.
 
From the LensRentals Blog:
The Sony A7R III has been out for quite a while. Generally, it’s a superbly popular camera with excellent reviews. We were busy moving to a bigger office, and then catching up from moving when it was released, so doing a teardown wasn’t high on our list of things that needed doing. And the good folks at Kolarivision did an excellent teardown, so we didn’t feel any need to rush.
 
We’ve dealt with a number of water damaged A7 cameras in the past and have a bit more knowledge of where the leaks have occurred, so we wanted to look for ourselves. Plus, we wanted just see all the complicated goodness inside. Now that things have slowed down we decided to take a look.
 
This will end up being a useful post for those of you who need to venture out into the elements with your camera. Sony has, as they said, markedly improved the weather resistance on this camera. They also left a screaming ‘leak here’ gap in the sealing that you can probably address yourself.
See the entire article on the LensRentals Blog.
 
Want to try out a new piece of gear? Give LensRentals a try.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 2/20/2018 12:58:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: The Canon Store has the Refurbished Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens available for $149.99 with free shipping. Compare at $299.00 new.
 
Have you been interested in exploring Canon's mirrorless system? If so, the Refurbished EOS M5 is currently reduced and only $698.99. Compare at $929.00 new after $50.00 instant savings.
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