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 Thursday, February 22, 2018
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Freehands Ragg-Wool Men's Gloves available for $12.95 with free shipping. Regularly $24.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 50% Wool / 50% Nylon Shell
  • Thinsulate Lining
  • Ribbed Cuff
  • Dotted Palm
  • Magnetic Finger Tips
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/22/2018 11:26:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
'Through The Lens' is a web docu-series presented by ADORAMA. TTL is a look at the evolving aesthetic of photography as seen through this generation's creator class.
 
Check out the companion article, 6 Tricks to Bring Your Food Photography to the Next Level, on the Adorama Learning Center.
Post Date: 2/22/2018 8:06:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Amazon is featuring select Storage and Networking Products as a Gold Box Deal of the Day.
 
Discounted products include SSDs, external/portable hard drives and Asus/Netgear/TP-LINK routers and Wi-Fi extenders.
Post Date: 2/22/2018 7:39:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Tamron:
 
New f/4 telephoto zoom lens featuring superb optical performance and a lightweight and compact body for easy portability
 
February 22,2018, Commack, New York – Tamron announces the launch of the 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034), a compact telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Model A034 provides superb optical performance throughout the entire zoom range and features a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1, the highest in its class.* The design includes an internal zoom mechanism that provides solid mechanical construction and stable, reliable operation. Model A034 also employs a Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) design, which enables high-speed and high-accuracy AF performance as well as powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization for flexible and versatile use in various situations. For dependable outdoor use, the new telephoto zoom is equipped with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction. The lens will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts in April at $799.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
1. High-performance telephoto zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of F/4
Leveraging Tamron's years of knowhow developing telephoto zoom lenses, Model A034 achieves superb optical performance with high contrast and resolution. The optical construction (20 elements in 14 groups) uses three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements to effectively compensate for axial and transverse chromatic aberrations, thereby ensuring crisp and crystal-clear image quality across the entire frame. Furthermore, Model A034 features a constant maximum aperture of F/4 throughout the entire zoom range, thus providing superior control over depth-of-field and excellent bokeh. Compared to large aperture telephoto zoom lenses, the new A034 is lighter with a weight of just 30.3 oz. and is more compact with a total length of only 6.8 in. for excellent portability. The lighter weight and smaller size make this new lens easier to carry and instantly spring into action.
 
2. Class-leading magnification ratio and MOD (Minimum Object Distance)
Model A034 boasts the highest-in-class maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1 and the shortest-in-class* MOD of 37.4 in. The shorter working distance enables photographers to capture close-up images of small objects like flowers while using a telephoto zoom. *Among 70-200mm F/4 class interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras (as of January 2018: Tamron)
 
3. Highly reliable internal zoom mechanism
Thanks to an internal zoom mechanism, the physical length of the A034 does not change during zooming, thereby minimizing changes in the center of gravity and providing more stable use and operation. In addition, it's not necessary for the photographer to move backwards even when shooting space is limited, for instance, when photographing through a wire mesh fence at a zoo. So-called "zoom creep" is impossible because the overall length never extends. Furthermore, the design provides a very robust and sturdy feeling, and the non-rotating front element makes the use of polarizing filters much easier.
 
4. High-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system delivers responsive autofocus performance plus outstanding VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization
The Dual MPU system includes two high-performance MPUs (micro-processor units) dedicated to VC processing and lens system control. Both MPUs have a DSP (Digital Signal Processing) block that provides high-speed digital signal processing, improving the computing power of the entire system. This new control system achieves high-speed and precise AF performance as well as assured VC effects.
 
Excellent autofocus performance
Model A034's AF drive system uses a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type ultrasonic motor for outstanding responsiveness and to ensure fast, precise focusing. Plus, the new zoom is equipped with a Full-time Manual Focus override mechanism that enables a photographer shooting with AF to instantly make fine manual focusing adjustments without switching the AF-MF mode switch.
 
Outstanding vibration compensation effects
The new A034 is equipped with Tamron's proprietary VC system and achieves the CIPA image stabilization performance level of 4 stops.* Even in low light or with slow shutter speeds, photographers can enjoy shake-free handheld shooting with ease and comfort.
*CIPA Standard Compliant. For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used; for Nikon: D810 is used.
 
5. Fluorine Coating
The surface of the front element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that has excellent water-and oil-repellant qualities. The front surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture or oily fingerprints, allowing for much easier maintenance. The coating also provides an enhanced level of durability, and will sustain its effectiveness for years.
 
6. Moisture-Resistant Construction
Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops to provide Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature affords an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.
 
7. Compatible with Tamron teleconverter
The new lens is also compatible with the TELECONVERTER 1.4x (Model TC-X14) and TELECONVERTER 2.0x (Model TC-X20), which increase the focal length of the lens to 1.4 times and 2 times the original, respectively. Both teleconverters are carefully designed and constructed to provide outstanding high image quality.
 
8. Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory
The new A034 is compatible with the optional TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product that provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling users to easily update a lens's firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.
 
9. Optional tripod mount compatible with Arca-Swiss style quick release plates
For rapid attachment to a tripod, an Arca-Swiss style tripod mount is available as an optional accessory. Featuring a hinge-type ring section, connection is easy even when the lens is mounted on a camera. To maximize the advantages of the small and lightweight F/4 zoom lens, the tripod mount is made of lightweight, sturdy magnesium alloy.
 
10. Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lenses
An electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now employed in Nikon-mount lenses.* More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a built-in motor through electronic pulse signals.
*Available only with cameras compatible with the electromagnetic diaphragm
 
Specifications
 
ModelA034
Focal Length 70-210mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Angle of View (diagonal) 34°21' -11°46'(for full-frame format)
23°01' -7°46'(for APS-C format)
Optical Construction 20 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Object Distance 37.4 in
Maximum Magnification Ratio13.1
Filter Size67mm
Maximum Diameter 76mm
Length*for Canon6.9 in.
for Nikon 6.8 in.
Weight** for Canon 30.3 oz.
for Nikon 30 oz.
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperturef/4-F/32
Image Stabilization Performance 4 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon : EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon : D810 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon

Preorder: Tamron 70-210mmf/4 Di VC USD: B&H | Adorama
Post Date: 2/22/2018 7:06:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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 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.
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