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 Monday, October 23, 2017

 
In the above video, photographer David Flores explains how to capture multiple exposure images using Fuji, Canon and Sony cameras. Note that while Flores explains that previewing your multiple exposure before capture is a benefit of mirrorless cameras, Canon DSLRs offer the same benefit through the use of Live View during multiple exposure capture.
 
If you own a camera with the ability to capture multiple exposures, you should definitely give the feature a try. You can create multiple exposures with the following Canon cameras:
 
Below is an image of my former neighbor I created using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. [Sean]
 
Multiple Exposure Neighbor

Post Date: 10/23/2017 7:29:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera (Condition: 8+) available for $4,242.50 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $5,496.95 new after $1,500.00 instant savings.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 51.4MP CMOS Sensor - 43.8 x 32.8 mm
  • Prime III Image Processor
  • Anti-Alias Filter-Less Design
  • 3.2" 1037K Dot Tiltable Air-Gapless LCD
  • Full HD 1080 60i/30p/24p Video Capture
  • ISO Sensitivity Range of 100 - 204,800
  • SAFOX II TTL 27 Point Autofocus System
  • 3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Weather Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Pentax Flucard and Eye-Fi Compatible
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System available for $129.95 with free shipping. Regularly $599.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Small Cameras Up to 5 lb
  • Create Smooth, Elegant Shots on the Fly
  • Folding Design
  • Ergonomic 3-Axis Gimbal Handle
  • Quick-Release Dovetail Plate
  • Secure Gimbal Lock for Precise Tuning
  • Adjustable Lens Support Platform
  • Large Easily Adjustable Knobs
 Sunday, October 22, 2017
Baar, Switzerland, October 20th, 2017 – The TH Swiss company would like to announce the expansion of its range of Irix accessories with the Edge 100 series filter system. Among new products, there will be a versatile holder – the IFH-100 - with dedicated adapters and a wide choice of 100x100mm and 100x150mm filters.
 
The Irix Edge IFH-100 filter holder
The Irix IFH-100 is a universal filter holder designed for size 100mm filters. Its lightweight compact construction and bayonet adapter are created especially for the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens, allowing the use of two filters at the same time without any vignetting effect. The construction of the filter holder base on the removable adapters allows for quick and easily attachment to the lens, along with free rotation around the optical axis when using the graduated or polarizing filters.
 
The ability to use removable adapters with thread diameters from 67mm to 82mm means that the holder can be used with lenses produced by Irix in the future, along with other brands. Each adapter has an additional thread for attaching the cap to the lens.
 
The filter holder is made of an aluminium alloy, which guarantees the high strength and stiffness of its structure. This has enabled to get an extremely compact size while keeping wide functionality, along with an aesthetic design together with the whole Irix product line. It is worth mentioning that the IFH- 100 is the lightest holder of its class. The front surface of the filter holder is covered with a lightabsorbing velvet fabric that blocks access to the side light, what is especially important when using high density optical ND filters.
 
The Irix Edge 100 filters
With the introduction of the IFH-100 filter holder, the Edge 100 series filters will also be available in two formats. The first, size 100x150, will contain gradual filters with a soft and hard transition, and also a reversed gradual filter dedicated to taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets. These rectangular filters will be available in ND4, ND8 and ND16 versions. In the square format, Neutral Density filters with densities ND32, ND128, ND1000, ND1000K will be available for the 100x100mm, along with a polarizing filter. There are future plans by the manufacturer to introduce filters which reduce light pollution.
 
Edge 100 series filters have a thickness of 2mm and are made from high quality optical glass which is also used in the production of the optical elements in lenses. Filters are coated on both sides with an anti-reflective nano-coating to keep high contrast and natural colours in pictures. The additional water and oil repellent coating also ensures easy cleaning of the surface.
 
The premiere at Photo Plus Expo 2017
The Edge series will be available at the Irix booth (No.929) during the Photo Plus Expo in New York City on October 26-28, 2017.
 
The full range of new Irix Edge accessories, along with pricing and availability information, will be published in the near future.
Category: Irix News
Post Date: 10/22/2017 1:14:05 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
LEE has developed a range of reverse ND filters which are scheduled for release in the very near future. Watch as landscape photographer Mark Bauer demonstrates the usefulness of such filters.
 
B&H has the LEE Reverse ND filters available for preorder.
Post Date: 10/22/2017 1:06:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera with Storage Kit available for $2,398.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $2,898.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • 0.5" 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0" 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • ISO 102,400 and Silent Shutter Mode
  • Durable Reduced-Vibration Shutter Design
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 4TB External Hard Drive
Are you interested in picking up a Sony a7S II instead? Right now you can get one with a $300.00 instant rebate and a free 4TB External Hard Drive.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 10/22/2017 12:58:07 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Revisiting a classic: I shared an image similar to this one some time ago, but a publication needed this scene in a 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning that a wider-angle capture was required. Since I was making the effort to process another image from that trip (and it is fall), I thought I'd share here as well. I'm also sharing this image because the Maroon Bells Scenic Area is one of the most beautiful locations I've seen.
 
Maroon Bells has many great landscape image components. Start out with a pair of tightly-positioned fourteener mountain peaks (Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak) with great character. Mix in some of the most-brilliantly-colored trees on the planet along with beautifully color-contrasting and photogenically-shaped spruce trees. Add light from a clear-sky sunrise just reaching the mountain peaks while the namesake maroon rocks remain in the shade with the cooler lighting emphasizing their color. Take all of that and double it with a reflection in the clear, often-still Maroon Lake that also happens to have some bright green algae growing in it.
 
Capturing the image was easy. The lake is only a short trek from the parking lot. Setup the tripod, focus and switch to manual focus mode, establish final scene framing, lock down the ball head and capture a burst of exposure bracketed images (the burst strategy is helpful because that sun line is moving down the mountain faster than it may seem). That sounds easy (and it was), but capturing the exposure stack was just the final bit of effort required to capture this image.
 
Getting a position for one's tripod at the side of Maroon Lake during peak leaf color at sunrise is far more challenging. This particular location gets one of the largest crowds of photographers I've seen outside outdoors. An extremely early alarm is required after, for most of us, a long trip to get to the Aspen, Colorado area in the first place. While photographing alone in the wilderness may seem more appealing to you, the folks on the lake shore (most of them at least) are very friendly and fun to hang out with as daybreak unfolds.
 
Another challenge awaits your arrival home. Manually processing the HDR stack of a scene with brightness ranging from direct sunlight transitioning immediately to shade on into deep shade (such as within the spruce trees) is a remaining challenge required for this image.
 
As so often is the case with photography, all of the challenges were worth conquering to get the image, many of them in this case.
 
A reflection can double the beauty of a scene and a second camera setup can often double (or at least significantly increase) the number and variety of images captured at the optimal time of day. When photographing a scene such as this, one that requires significant effort and has a high reward potential, I generally have two cameras on tripods simultaneously capturing the moments. In this case, the lenses mounted were two of my favorites, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. While the choice of a "wider-angle" image may lead your guess to the model used here, both had the 24mm focal length used here available to them and I didn't have much reason to choose one over the other for this specific image.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 10/22/2017 8:10:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, October 21, 2017
For rentals arriving Oct. 23 - Oct. 31, use coupon code BOO20 at LensRentals to save 20% on your rental.
Post Date: 10/21/2017 12:39:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 20, 2017
Adorama has the Sirui 77mm Ultra Slim S-Pro Nano MC Circular Polarizer Filter available for $30.94 with free shipping. Regularly $85.94.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Perfect for reducing reflections, enhancing colors and increasing contrast.
  • Extremely thin and measures only 3.8mm.
  • Thin profile eliminates vignetting even with wide angle lenses.
  • German manufactured Schott plate glass B270.
  • Multi-layer, anti-reflective and protective coatings for high image quality.
  • Available in 67mm, 77mm and 82mm.
B&H has the Used Really Right Stuff TVC-44 Versa Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Condition: 9) available for $1,099.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,418.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 100 lb
  • Max Height: 74.8"
  • Min Height: 7.1"
  • Folded Length: 25.9"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 6.5 lb
  • Twist Locks
  • Bubble Level, Rubber Ball Feet
  • Ratcheting Angle Stops
  • Made in the USA
B&H has the Gitzo GT4533LS Systematic Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long, Open Box) available for $779.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $939.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 55 lb
  • Max Height: 61.4"
  • Min Height: 4.3"
  • Folded Length: 27.2"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 5.1 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubes
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • 50mm Rubber Feet
  • Easy Link Attachment Thread
This item comes with a full manufacturer warranty.
B&H has the Used Canon EOS 5Ds R DSLR Camera (Condition: 8+) available for $2,899.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $3,699.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
 
This item comes with a 90-Day B&H Used Warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2017 11:40:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sold: B&H has a Used Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens (Condition: 9+) available for $1,449.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,649.00 new after $150.00 instant savings.
 
This lens comes with a 90-Day B&H Used Warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2017 11:35:31 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sold: B&H has a Used Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens (Condition: 9+) available for $1,477.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,699.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
 
This lens comes with a 90-Day B&H Used Warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/20/2017 11:31:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Sold: B&H has a Used Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens (Condition: 9+) available for $1,638.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $1,999.00 new after $200.00 instant savings.
 
This lens comes with a 90-Day B&H Used Warranty.
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