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 Monday, November 11, 2019
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Condition: 8) available for $919.95 with free shipping. Compare at $1,160.00 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Max Height: 68.8"
  • Min Height: 4"
  • Folded Length: 24.4"
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
B&H has the Pelican 1510TP Carry-On Case with TrekPak Divider System (Black) available for $189.71 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $252.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Watertight, Dustproof Case
  • Made of Ultra-High Impact Copolymer
  • Three-Piece Foam Set is Included
  • ABS Double Throw Latches
The GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera is in stock at B&H and Adorama with free shipping.
 
Prouct Highlights
 
  • Supports 4992 x 2496 360° Video
  • Photo Resolution up to 5760 x 2880
  • Wide 8.9mm Focal Length
  • HyperSmooth Digital Stabilization
Post Date: 11/11/2019 4:55:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Nikon Z 50 with 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens is in stock at B&H and Adorama with free shipping.
 
Prouct Highlights
 
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/11/2019 4:47:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Dracast LED500 Plus Series Daylight LED Light available for $269.95 with free shipping. Regularly $559.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 512 LEDs with CRI of >95
  • Color Temperature: 5600K
  • Beam Angle: 45°
  • Dimming from 0-100%
  • DC or AC Operation
  • 12 x 6 x 2" Panel; Weighs 4 lb
  • DMX Input and Output
  • Digital Display & Aluminum Chassis
  • Gold Mount and V-Mount Battery Plates
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/11/2019 4:41:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, November 9, 2019
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 Friday, November 8, 2019

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Battery powered flashes are great for shooting portraits on location. There's plenty to choose from and they vary between small speedlights and bigger, more powerful monolights. In theory more power means more light and that's usually a good thing for location portraits but can a speedlight be used to light location portraits like a monolight? That's the question Gavin Hoey puts to the test in this video.
 
Gavin sets each flash the challenge of being used as a simple fill flash, creating dramatic skies by "over powering" the ambient light and finally getting some beautiful shallow depth of field portraits using HSS (high speed sync) flash. The results might surprise you!
 
Products Used
 
Post Date: 11/8/2019 6:17:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From MAC Group:
 
White Plains, NY USA – Today Benro announced the S PRO series of video fluid heads. S PRO is the successor to the original S series of flat base video fluid heads which grew popular among wedding filmmakers, documentarians, and other small video crews.
 
Built for a range of video cameras and accessories, the S PRO series supports up to 17.6 lb./8kg. Equipped with a flat base, the S PRO video heads are a versatile creative tool allowing you to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs, or monopods. Each video head includes two accessory mounts for attaching monitor arms or audio recorders directly to the head. The S PRO also feature metal ratchet style knobs and an improved CNC machined aluminum sliding camera plate.
 
S8 PRO
 
Built for a range of video cameras and accessories, the S8 PRO video head supports up to 17.6 lb./8kg. Equipped with a 75mm flat base with a 3/8"-16 thread, the S8 PRO is a versatile creative tool allowing you to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs, or monopods. Other features include: pan & tilt lock, continuous pan & tilt drag, 8-step counterbalance (0-7), illuminated bubble level and two 3/8"-16 accessory mounts for attaching monitor arms or audio recorders directly to the head. This allows you to attach accessories without needing a cage or rig to do so. Tilt range for the S8 PRO is +90°/-75°. The forward 90 degree tilt helps with table top setups. The S8 PRO also features metal ratchet style knobs and an improved CNC machined aluminum sliding camera plate.
 
Features
 
  • 75mm Video Head – The S8PRO is a 75mm head with continuous tilt drag, pan drag, tilt lock and pan lock.
  • Two Accessory Mounts – Two 3/8”-16 mounts for attaching accessories.
  • Flat Base Versatility – Can be used on other flat surfaces with its 3/8”-16 mounting thread such as sliders, jibs and half ball adapters.
  • 17.6lb/8kg weight capacity – Supports cameras both large and small.
  • 8 Steps of Counterbalance (0-7) – The S8PRO has 8 individual steps of counterbalance to help properly balance your camera rig.
S6 PRO
 
Ideal for a small video cameras and mirrorless rigs with accessories, the S6 PRO video head supports up to 13.2 lb./6kg. Equipped with a 65mm flat base with a 3/8"-16 thread, the S6 PRO is a versatile creative tool allowing you to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs, or monopods. Other features include: pan & tilt lock, continuous pan & tilt drag, 6-step counterbalance (0-5), illuminated bubble level and two 1/4"-20 accessory mounts for attaching monitor arms or audio recorders directly to the head. This allows you to attach accessories without needing a cage or rig to do so. Tilt range for the S6 PRO is +90°/-75°. The forward 90-degree tilt helps with table top setups. The S6 PRO also features metal ratchet-style knobs and an improved CNC machined aluminum sliding camera plate.
 
Features
 
  • 75mm Video Head – The S6PRO is a 65mm flat base (will pair with 75mm half ball) head with continuous tilt drag, pan drag, tilt lock and pan lock.
  • 6 Steps of Counterbalance (0-5) – The S6PRO has 6 individual steps of counterbalance to help properly balance your camera rig.
  • 13.2lb/6kg weight capacity – Supports cameras both large and small.
  • Flat Base Versatility – Can be used on other flat surfaces with its 3/8”-16 mounting thread such as sliders, jibs and half ball adapters.
  • Two Accessory Mounts – Two 1/4”-20 mounts for attaching accessories.
S4 PRO
 
Despite its small size, the S4 PRO is a versatile video head with additional counterbalance. The S6 PRO video head supports up to 8.8 lb./4kg. Equipped with a 60mm flat base with a 3/8"-16 thread, the S4 PRO is a versatile creative tool allowing you to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs, or monopods. Other features include: pan & tilt lock, fixed pan & tilt drag, additional counterbalance (1-2), bubble level and two 1/4"-20 accessory mounts for attaching monitor arms or audio recorders directly to the head. This allows you to attach accessories without needing a cage or rig to do so. Tilt range for the S4 PRO is +90°/-75°. The forward 90-degree tilt helps with table top setups. The S4 PRO also features metal ratchet-style knobs and an improved CNC machined aluminum sliding camera plate.
 
Features
 
  • 60mm Video Head – The S4PRO is a 60mm flat base (will pair with 75mm half ball) video head with fixed tilt drag, pan drag, tilt lock and pan lock.
  • 2 Steps of Counterbalance (1-2) – The S4PRO has 2 individual steps of counterbalance to help properly balance your camera rig.
  • 8.8lb/4kg weight capacity – Supports cameras both large and small.
  • Flat Base Versatility – Can be used on other flat surfaces with its 3/8”-16 mounting thread such as sliders, jibs and half ball adapters.
  • Two Accessory Mounts – Two 1/4”-20 mounts for attaching accessories.
S PRO Heads: Common Features
 
  • Flat Base Versatility
  • Improved Counterbalance
  • Two Accessory Mounts
  • New Camera Plate
  • Refined Design
B&H has the Benro S PRO Video Fluid Heads available for preorder.
Category: Benro News
Post Date: 11/8/2019 6:06:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Profoto:
 
Because how much gear you have to carry — matters. How much space you for set up and to work in — matters. Being able to move fast, get in and out, and most of all, get the shot — matters. All that, and more inspired the Profoto B10 and the B10 Plus. Both are a big lights in a small package.
 
Now, we got a special end of the year campaign - when purchasing a B10 or a B10 Plus, you will get Light Shaping tools to the value of 500 USD*. Go for the Duo Kit and get Light Shaping tools to the value of 1000 USD*. Offer valid until December 31.
Post Date: 11/8/2019 5:05:57 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Pelican 2640CB Heads-Up Headlamp available for $15.95 with free shipping. Regularly $34.95.
 
A headlamp like this can be a huge convenience when nighttime shooting is on the agenda.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 4 AA Halogen/LED Hybrid Flashlight
  • Hands-Free Light with Rotating Head
  • LED and Halogen Modes
  • Lightweight Battery Pack
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/8/2019 4:45:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello Universal IR Selfie Trigger Plus available for $7.95 with free shipping. Regularly $13.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Nikon, Canon, Sony, & Pentax Cameras
  • Range: 16'
  • Remote Triggering of Camera's Shutter
  • Multiple Selectable Functions
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/8/2019 4:42:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, November 7, 2019
A lot of camera kit for the price: B&H has the Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses and Accessories Kit on sale for only $396.95 (Save $450.00).
 
Bundle Includes

  • Nikon AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens
  • SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Card
  • Corel PaintShop Pro 2020 Ultimate

Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/7/2019 9:37:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the SanDisk 1TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD available for $229.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $319.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • Read Speed of up to 1050 MB/s
  • Ruggedized Design & Aluminum Body
Post Date: 11/7/2019 5:17:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Pinnacle Studio 22 Ultimate (Box) available for $49.99 with free shipping. Regularly $129.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Comprehensive Consumer Editing System
  • Supports up to UHD 4K Resolution Video
  • New Full-Featured Color Grading
  • 6-Camera Multicam Editing
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/7/2019 4:42:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Interfit S1N AC/DC HSS TTL Monolight available for $379.99 with free shipping. Regularly $499.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 1 x S1N 500Ws Flash Head
  • 1 x Li-Ion Battery and Charger
  • 1 x Bowens-Mount Reflector
  • Optional Canon/Nikon/Sony Transmitter
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/6/2019 5:00:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di Lens for Canon EF/Nikon F available for $369.00 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • XR and LD Elements
  • Internal AF Motor, Manual Override
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 13"
  • Maximum Magnification 1:3.9
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/6/2019 4:54:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 5, 2019
This image was one of my Katmai National Park goals. I wanted a straight-on, tightly-cropped bear face image and the image shared here was my favorite from this trip.
 
The bear was huge. The September coat was beautiful. The pose was almost perfectly straight-on with some catchlights in the eyes. The water drops falling from the bear's snout show that it is active. No, that is not lipstick and yes, it is looking at me. Fortunately, these bears like the taste of salmon and not that of people.
 
I could have made use of a 1.4x extender behind the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for this image but didn't have time to install it. Fortunately, the Canon EOS 5Ds R resolution is so high that this heavy crop still has adequate resolution. A Wimberley Gimbal Head made controlling the large lens effortless and sitting on a small stool makes the time with the bears quite comfortable.
 
Picture yourself sitting alongside a remote creek in Katmai National Park filling memory cards while photographing these giant bears catching salmon, playing, fighting, etc. That's the opportunity I had and that is the opportunity you have in September 2020! Plan on joining me for the Brown Bear Chasing Salmon, Remote Katmai National Park, Alaska instructional photo tour.
 
Plan to increase your wildlife photography skills while capturing portfolio-grade images on this bucket-list-grade trip! Learn more here.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 11/5/2019 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the Tascam DR-07X 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Audio Recorder available for $119.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $149.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Speech, Sound Effects & Music Recording
  • Onboard Adjustable Unidirectional Mics
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input w/ Plug-In Power
  • Built-In Tuner, EQ & Reverb
B&H has the Sony 128GB CFast 2.0 G Series Memory Card available for $209.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $289.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 128GB Storage Capacity
  • Video Performance Guarantee-130
  • Max Read Speed: 530 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 510 MB/s
Post Date: 11/5/2019 5:51:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Pam Clark (Adobe Blog):
 
Photoshop, now available on your iPad; Adobe Fresco available on your iPad and Windows devices; the Creative Cloud Desktop app; Adobe Aero; the new cloud documents system; and a major update to Photoshop on your desktop.
 
I am thrilled to invite you to join us at the beginning of something new. The official debut of Photoshop on the iPad and the cloud documents system, a major new release of Photoshop, a new AR app called Adobe Aero; Adobe Fresco on Windows; and quite a lot more.
 
Today marks a significant evolution of Photoshop. This includes:
 
  • Photoshop on the desktop– We are shipping a major update to Photoshop today with many fabulous performance improvements, new Sensei AI and machine learning magic, new industry-leading editing capabilities, and an integrated cloud documents system to seamlessly save your PSDs across all your devices with Photoshop, with no importing or exporting required. This is the same world class Photoshop that powers your creative work, with lots of new added goodness. Download here.
  • Photoshop on the iPad– Version 1.0 launches today. This is just the beginning of our journey to expand Photoshop to devices, increasing your choices on how to work using Photoshop. We are launching the first version on the iPad, starting with Photoshop’s top workflows, compositing, masking and retouching, with more to come. Over time, we’ll add more capabilities and workflows as we learn more about how customers use Photoshop on a mobile device. With Photoshop on the iPad, you can open and edit your PSDs anytime, anywhere. You can see and edit your layered documents and create with many of your favorite Photoshop features using mobile and touch. It is reimagined with a new user experience completely redesigned for the iPad with touch and mobility top of mind. Photoshop on your iPad seamlessly connects to Photoshop on your desktop through the new integrated cloud documents system. More info here.
  • Cloud documents– Cloud documents undergoes a major expansion today to support the PSD format. This is a new system that first launched in Adobe XD last year. Today’s evolution enables you to seamlessly save your PSDs among your Photoshop apps and Adobe Fresco, and adds support for Adobe Aero, the new Creative Cloud desktop app and Assets.Adobe.com. For Photoshop, you can access and edit the same document across surfaces without unnecessary imports, conversions, quality loss or exports- no pixel destruction!Also shipping today and connected to Photoshop via cloud documents:
    • Adobe Fresco– the new painting and drawing app for the iPad that also uses PSDs and links to Photoshop and the cloud documents system. Today it also launches on Windows. (Download on Windows | iPad)
    • Adobe Aero– a new mobile iOS app for designers to create, share and view interactive, immersive experiences set in Augmented Reality. Make your layered PSDs interactive starting today! Whaaaaat? Try it out! Download here.
    • Creative Cloud Desktop– the new desktop application that is a portal to your Creative Cloud world of apps, services, collaboration and more.
For the product team, shipping our first version of Photoshop on the iPad and the cloud documents system is a huge milestone that comes after more than a year of intense work. It is a great burst of energy for us into the world. For you, the customer, this first 1.0 version is just the starting line. We plan to shape this new experience together with you, our customers.
 
Here’s more about the Photoshops, the cloud document system, and the associated apps that we are releasing today:
 
The journey begins with Photoshop on the iPad
 
When we started this project, it was hard for me to envision how we would reimagine the Photoshop desktop interface into a beautiful, performant experience optimized for pencil and touch on a smaller screen, while also retaining the power, depth and flexibility of Photoshop.
 
Photoshop on the iPad is built using the same code base as Photoshop on the desktop. This means you can open and edit the same PSD in Photoshop on your desktop or iPad without worrying about conversions, compressions, imports or exports. Photoshop on the iPad supports large files and many, many layers, just like Photoshop on your desktop, preserving your data across devices. The edits you make, whether making layer adjustments, masking, or spot healing, will produce the same results across devices because the app is powered by the same desktop engine.
 
One very important thing to note: This is the beginning. The first version of Photoshop on iPad is focused on compositing, basic retouching, and masking, common tasks and workflows that we know will be useful for most Photoshop users. Over time, we’ll add more capabilities and workflows as we learn more about how customers use Photoshop on a mobile device.
 
We plan to add new capabilities as quickly as possible on a regular cadence of releases, which will begin after MAX 2019. We’re releasing with a set of features we know all Photoshop users will need and plan to add capabilities as we see how customers use Ps on the iPad. While leveraging the same code base helps accelerate development, we’re also deeply committed to rethinking every experience for the pencil and touch screen to give you the best Photoshop experience possible no matter what environment you work in. We know we have more work to do and we encourage you to share what’s important to you after you’ve tried the product.
 
To orient you, the standard Photoshop toolbar is on the left, modernized for touch. Layers are on the right, modernized for a smaller screen to maximize canvas space. You can also see a detailed layers panel, just like desktop if that’s your preference.
 
All your work is automatically saved to the cloud using a new system we are also introducing today that we call cloud documents (details on that below). All your cloud documents are PSDs and are automatically saved across all your Photoshops and available to edit everywhere Photoshop is. So whether you flip over to check your email, head back to the home screen, or walk away from your iPad, you won’t lose your work.
 
We have some in-app tours and video tutorials to get you started and a new home button that takes you to where you can continue existing projects or start new ones. Currently you can export to PNG, JPEG, PSD, TIFF.
 
The help icon, which is the ? in the top right corner, takes you to help and community forums where we’d love for you to participate.
 
Today, Photoshop on the iPad is available to all Creative Cloud customers who have a subscription to Photoshop.
 
  • Existing Photoshop subscribers: Simply download Photoshop on your iPad from the iOS app store (also on your iPad), log in with your Adobe ID and take it for a whirl. It is included in your subscription.
Cloud documents
 
Cloud documents provide a streamlined method to work, share and manage creative documents across devices. This system is deeply integrated into Photoshop on the desktop and iPad, Adobe Fresco and Adobe Aero. Cloud documents enable you to work on your projects seamlessly across apps. Instead of exporting and importing files, simply connect to the internet, open your PSD from the app Home Screen and pick up where you left off. If you’ve been using Adobe XD, this workflow will be familiar as we use the same system for XD files. We are thrilled to integrate the cloud document capabilities into Photoshop and expand our support to PSDs today. (When a PSD is in the cloud, we’ve changed the extension to PSDC, “C” for cloud. It retains all the same characteristics and capabilities of an offline PSD.) Saving your creative work as cloud documents will enable exclusive benefits:
 
  • Work from anywhere and access your creative work across devices like Photoshop on your desktop, iPad and Adobe Fresco and Adobe Aero
  • Work on one PSD file on Photoshop on your desktop, on Photoshop on your iPad and Fresco on your iPad, with all your edits seamlessly saved to that file from these apps via autosave
  • Easily find creative files directly from within your application’s Home
  • Peace of mind. Your documents are automatically saved and you are using the most up-to-date version
Home is easy to navigate to in Photoshop on the desktop, iPad and Fresco with similar tools and capabilities in all the apps.
 
Some key details about cloud documents:
 
  • You can also choose to save your Photoshop desktop PSDs locally on your computer or in a different cloud storage location, exactly the same as in prior versions of Photoshop.
  • You can use Photoshop on your desktop or iPad while offline. For Photoshop on the desktop, working offline is exactly the same as in prior versions of Photoshop.
  • Cloud documents in Photoshop desktop and Photoshop on the iPad and Fresco are auto-saved.
  • All documents in Photoshop on your iPad and Fresco are default cloud documents and default auto-saved to the cloud. You can export them to your device or other storage locations any time.
  • Cloud documents, like libraries and synced files, are part of the Creative Cloud services ?included with your membership and count toward your Creative Cloud storage?allocation.
For more info, click here and here.
 
Photoshop
 
Learn even more about what’s new in this version of Photoshop here.
 
On February 19, we will celebrate Photoshop’s 30th birthday. We now have many customers who were born after Photoshop and have never been without it. I’m so incredibly proud to be part of a product that continues to be the tool used by millions of creative people worldwide to bring their imaginations to life. Today that tool gets even better.
 
First, you will be thrilled with some of the improvements we’ve added using our Sensei technology of artificial intelligence and machine learning- particularly new capabilities in the Object Selection Tool and Content-Aware-Fill.
 

Many aspects of the user experience and engine have been re-architected for speed including places like the Home screen where you can see and open your PSDs; and the File > New dialog, which now launches almost instantaneously. Opening files on the Mac is also speedier now.
 
The home screen looks different because we’ve added things like access to cloud documents. We also have a “What’s new” tour so you can very easily see what we’ve added to each release as we are now constantly shipping new capabilities.
 
Properties Panel
 
We’ve cut out steps to navigate through multiple panels and dialogs by repackaging top tasks into a central location. These properties are shown contextually for the given content selected. This includes:
 
  • Document properties like canvas size, color mode, background fill, and toggles for rulers, grids and guides.
  • Pixel layer properties like transform options, alignment options, background removal and select subject shortcuts.
  • Type properties like selecting tracking, leading, aliasing options, OpenType features and more.
We’ve also added new quick action buttons to accelerate common tasks. For example you can now one-click to remove background or select subject while in the pixel layer properties panel or quickly convert text layers into a frame or shape.
 
Preset Panels: Swatches, Gradients, Patterns, Shapes and Styles
 
Preset workflows have received a complete overhaul. These improvements make up some of the all-time top requests across all customer types. You get:
 
  • New beautiful, modern default content like gradients and patterns (we know you’ll miss the old ones).
  • New, dedicated panels for gradients, patterns and shapes.
  • Manage your presets by organizing them into groups. Drag and move to rearrange and re-order.
  • New behaviors, like drag and drop gradients, patterns and swatches onto the canvas.
  • Quickly try different looks by clicking through your presets to see a live preview on canvas.
Don’t like the changes? The familiar legacy presets can still be accessed and loaded via the contextual panel menu item “Legacy presets.”
 
Object Selection Tool
 
This tool has been promoted to the top spot under the magic selections tool icon. We use Sensei AI machine learning to enable you to automatically select single, multiple or parts of objects in an image; speeding up complex selections.
 
Select subject Select Subject gets better edges, is faster on a Mac and we’ve reduced the size of the Sensei AI machine learning model on disk without reducing quality so we can also run it on Photoshop on iPad and achieve identical results on both platforms (this feature coming to iPad soon).
 
Content-Aware-Fill Enhancements
 
We’ve added three ways to identify where in your image you want it to look for source pixels as fill content.
 
  • Auto: intelligently select source pixels by analyzing pixels near the selection
  • Rectangular: Chooses pixels nearby
  • Custom: gives you full control. You identify exactly which pixels to fill from
Smart Object Convert to Layers
 
Convert a Smart Object back into its component layers to fine-tune your designs—and do it all in one place, without having to switch between document windows. Right-click any existing Smart Object and use the menu item ‘Convert to Layers’ to unpack the layers.
 
This is a specific response to requests from some of our power users and we worked very closely with them to get it right.
 
Lens Blur
 
Now you can take better advantage of the depth maps coming out of your camera. You can set a focal point to choose what to blur and keep in focus (foreground, background, etc). We’ve also made it speedier with GPU improvements.
 
Transform Warp Enhancements
 
We’ve added much more flexibility and control to transform warp with the ability to drag with bezier curves. We’ve added preset grids: 3×3, 4×4, 5×5 defaults. You can also create your own custom-sized grids (20×4 for example) and add and move your own new gridlines and anchor points.
 
There’s also a new keyboard shortcut (option/alt). This supports multiple undos to remove gridlines as you add them. And you can shift/drag to select multiple points for more control over creative warping.
 
32-Bit HDR Images
 
We’ve added adjustment layers for curves and brightness / contrast for 32-bit images.
 
Consistent Transform Behavior
 
You spoke. We listened. Proportionally transform multiple layers, regardless of the type, without using Shift. However, if you prefer the legacy behavior, simply click the link in the transform option bar to revert back to legacy behavior (all layers free transform by default). With a single click, you can set up Photoshop to your preferred transform behavior.
 
Smart Object and Layer Comp Tracking
 
Now save the variation of a Layer Comp within a Smart Object to save time from manually setting each variation.
 
New Shortcuts
 
  • Paint/erase with the same brush: Use the (~) key to toggle between painting and erasing with the same brush tip. This is a popular customer request also available on the iPad.
  • Faster layer navigation: Option/single click on a layer and zoom to that layer to help with faster navigation, especially with complex layered-documents.
  • Quickly rotate the brush tip by using the left and right arrow keys when a brush tool is active.
And So Much More
 
…Document tab improvements, native animated GIF support, better handling of scratch disks out of space…
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 11/5/2019 5:17:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Case Logic DSLR Compact Backpack (Indigo) available for $19.99 with free shipping. Regularly $39.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds DSLR, Lens and Accessories
  • Dedicated, Padded, Rear iPad Compartment
  • Padded, Touch-Fastening Dividers
  • Personal Gear on Top, Cameras on Bottom
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/5/2019 4:47:30 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Azden WLX-PRO+i VHF Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System for Smartphones (169 & 170 MHz) available for $109.00 with free shipping. Regularly $149.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For Vlogger, Mobile Journalist
  • EX-503 Omnidirectional Lav Mic
  • Bodypack Transmitter
  • Lightweight Camera-Mount Receiver
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Monday, November 4, 2019
Use coupon code HAPPYTIERS (one use per customer) at LensRentals.com to save 10% off anything, 15% off over $250, or 20% off over $500 on orders arriving by 11/15/2019.
 
Renting is a great option for trying new gear or getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for short periods of time.
Post Date: 11/4/2019 8:21:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Tamron:
 
November 4, 2019, Commack, NY - Tamron USA, Inc. announced Holiday Instant Savings on nine lenses including its G2 Fast Zoom Trio and its popular ultra-telephoto zooms. The Instant Savings start Monday, November 4th.
 
Instant Savings Details
 
Tamron's Holiday Instant Savings starts Monday, November 4th and runs through Sunday, January 5th. Purchasers save up to $200 on the following lenses:
 
LensInstant
Rebate
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (model A041)$100
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (model A032)$100
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (model A025)$100
Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (model A034)$200
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (model A035)$100
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (model A022)$100
Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (model F013)$200
Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (model B018)$50
Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di 1:2 Macro (model A017)$20

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Tamron USA's new VIP Club rewards users who have registered their eligible Tamron lenses through our online warranty registration system since May 2011. There are three VIP Club levels: Silver for those having registered four purchased lenses; Gold for those having registered five purchased lenses; and Platinum for those having registered six or more purchased lenses. Club membership will be evaluated each year to include new members who qualify and to increase the status level of current members if applicable. Get complete rules and program details at here.
 
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Post Date: 11/4/2019 5:04:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Easern Time, B&H has the Auray CFP-68B Carbon Fiber Telescoping Boom Pole with Internal Cable & Bottom XLR Base (7') available for $149.95 with free shipping. Regularly $279.95.
 
The 8', 12', and 16' versions of this boom pole are also on sale (and accessible via the links above).
 
Product Highlights
 
  • For ENG and EFP Recording Projects
  • Sturdy, Lightweight Carbon Fiber
  • Extends from 1.9 to 6.8'
  • 6 Telescoping, Locking Sections
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 & 545B Dual-Leg Tripod System with Half Ball Adapter & Bag available for $449.88 with free shipping. Regularly $1,099.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Nitrotech N12 Fluid Head
  • 26.4-Pound Load Capacity
  • 8.8 to 26.4-Pound Counterbalance Range
  • 75mm Flat Base
  • Left Side Controls
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
  • 545B Legs with 100mm Bowl
  • System Height Range: 29.3 to 66.9"
  • Half Ball Leveling Adapter, Padded Case
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 Sunday, November 3, 2019
A new Sony promotion just opened. Save $200 on the Sony a7 III (and get free bundled gear from the retailer) at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Read our Sony a7R III review for more information.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/3/2019 6:45:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 1, 2019
Image quality test results have been added to the Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens page.
 
Here are some comparisons to get you started:
 
Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens compared to the Rokinon SP 85mm f/1.2 Lens
 
Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens compared to the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens
 
Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens compared to the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens
 
Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens compared to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
 
Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens compared to the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Lens
 
Save up to $150.00 instantly on this lens. The Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens from Lensrentals.
 
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Post Date: 11/1/2019 7:28:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Adobe Photoshop YouTube Channel:
 
Here’s a sneak peek at an intelligent, Adobe Sensei-powered feature headed to Photoshop soon. Meredith Stotzner shares how the new Object Selection Tool speeds up your selection workflow by snapping to the object you want to select using machine learning technology.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 11/1/2019 6:04:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Vello White Balance Card Sets (Small, Medium, and Large) available for $19.99 with free shipping. Regularly $34.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Achieves Optimal Color Balance
  • Accurately Exposed Images
  • White, Black, and 18% Gray Balance Cards
  • Black and White Points for Post-Editing
B&H has the Mackie ProFX8v2 8-Channel Sound Reinforcement Mixer with Built-In FX available for $139.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $219.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 8 Input Channels
  • 4 Low-Noise Mackie Vita Mic Preamps
  • USB Recording to Computer (Mac & Win)
  • 16 FX Including Reverb, Delay & Chorus
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the miggo Agua Versa Backpack 90 available for $99.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $199.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 3-in-1 Carry Configuration Backpack
  • Conventional, Crisscrossed Strap & Sling
  • Holds DSLR and 2 to 3 Lenses
  • IPX3 Water Resistance Rating
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 11/1/2019 4:40:20 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 31, 2019
Image quality test results have been added to the Rokinon SP 85mm f/1.2 Lens page.
 
Here is the Rokinon SP 85mm f/1.2 Lens vs. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens comparison. Of course, the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens is Canon's best 85mm lens (it's awesome). Here is that comparison.
 
Try all of the other 85mm comparisons available.
 
Save $200 instantly on this lens! The Rokinon SP 85mm f/1.2 Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Rent the Rokinon SP 85mm f/1.2 Lens from Lensrentals.
 
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Post Date: 10/31/2019 8:41:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a Used DJI Ronin-S (Condition: 9) available for $559.95 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $748.76 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Three-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Holds DSLR or Mirrorless Cameras
  • Eight-Pound Payload Capacity
  • Trigger and Mode Buttons for Control
  • Offset Roll Motor for Screen Visibility
  • One-Handed Operation
  • Battery Grip Lasts up to 12 Hours
  • Camera Control via Included Cables
  • Includes Focus Wheel
  • Additional Functions via Android/iOS App
B&H typically offers a 90-day warranty on used items. Please check the product listing above to verify.
Post Date: 10/31/2019 5:51:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the DJI YouTube Channel:
 
Introducing DJI’s most compact and portable drone yet. At just 249 grams, the ultralight Mavic Mini delivers a 30-minute max. flight time, 4km HD video transmission, and powerful safety features. Capture every vivid detail in 2.7K Quad HD video and enjoy simplified recording and editing with the new, hyper-intuitive DJI Fly app. Whether you’re trekking through the mountains, enjoying a day at the beach, or just lounging in your own backyard, Mavic Mini was made to elevate the experience.
 
B&H has the DJI Mavic Mini available for preorder.
Category: DJI News
Post Date: 10/31/2019 5:11:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Angler CatchLight Reflector available for $149.90 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $299.90.
 
Included Free: Angler White Fabric for CatchLight Panel (value $43.95)
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Curved Reflector Matches Contour of Eyes
  • Captivating, Seamless Catchlights
  • For Portrait, Fashion & Beauty Photos
  • Use w/ Flash, Constant Light or the Sun
  • Fills in Harsh Overhead Shadows
  • Reflective Silver Fabric
  • White Fabric Replacement Available
  • Tilt/Swivel Bracket
Post Date: 10/31/2019 5:03:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens available for $149.00 with free shipping. Regularly $199.00.
 
Available mounts include Canon EF, Nikon F, Fujifilm X, Sony E, and MFT.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Magnification Range: 4.5x to 4x
  • Minimum Working Distance: 0.8"
  • Manual Focus Operation
  • Metal Lens Barrel
  • 3-Blade Diaphragm
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 10/31/2019 4:46:58 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Really Right Stuff TVC-44 Versa Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Condition: 9+) available for $1,249.95 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 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 Sirui N-2204X Carbon Fiber Tripod available for $199.95 with free shipping. Regularly $399.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 33.1 lb
  • Max Height: 65"
  • Min Height: 6.7"
  • Folded Length: 18.1"
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 10/31/2019 4:40:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, October 30, 2019
KelbyOne invites you to "Unlock Your Photographic Genius".
 
Check out the huge library of courses available with plan costs starting at free.
 
Use coupon code KELBYSPOOKY at checkout to get $30 off the "Pro Annual Plan".
 
A link to KelbyOne has been added to our support page for future reference.
Post Date: 10/30/2019 12:11:33 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality test results have been added to the Rokinon (Samyang) 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC Lens page.
 
Create your own comparisons.
 
This lens currently has an instant rebate of, depending on the mount version, up to $160.00.
 
The Rokinon (Samyang) 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Rokinon (Samyang) 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC Lens from Lensrentals.
Post Date: 10/30/2019 9:58:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From DJI:
 
Take To The Skies With Mavic Mini, DJI’s Lightest And Smallest Foldable Drone
 
The ultra-light Mavic Mini makes drone flight easier and safer than ever
 
October 30, 2019 – DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today opens a new frontier in drone possibilities with the DJI Mavic Mini, an ultra-light folding drone designed to be the everyday FlyCam. Weighing just 249 grams, Mavic Mini is portable, easy to fly, designed for safety and perfect for everyone who wants to experience the fun of flying.
 
Mavic Mini builds on the technological innovations in DJI’s renowned series of folding Mavic drones, from the original Mavic Pro through Mavic Air and Mavic 2, to pack professional-quality drone features into the lightest possible frame. That puts Mavic Mini in the safest drone category, which in many areas exempts it from regulations that apply to other, heavier drones. Drone pilots must always understand and follow local laws and regulations.
 
Mavic Mini’s high-grade camera captures compelling footage in high definition, and its new DJI Fly app’s suite of creative features seamlessly transforms photos and videos into professional-quality productions. Its enhanced, stable flight performance provides more opportunities to explore using one of the longest flight times for a drone of its size. Users can unleash their imagination with Mavic Mini’s exciting accessories, including a DIY Creative Kit and a 360° Propeller Guard for added safety.
 
“To design a drone as lightweight, compact yet capable as Mavic Mini was one of the most challenging projects we’ve ever tackled at DJI,” said Roger Luo, President, DJI. “Distilling top-of-the-line features into a palm-of-your-hand drone is the culmination of years of work, and we are ecstatic to bring a new class of drone to the DJI lineup. Mavic Mini’s long flight time, ultra-light weight and high-quality camera makes it DJI’s everyday drone – and most importantly, it’s easy to fly, no matter your experience level with drones.”
 
DJI Mavic Mini in Hand
 
Portable and Safe
 
Mavic Mini is the smallest and lightest DJI drone ever made, and is the perfect creative tool for life’s daily adventures, whether seeing your everyday world from a new perspective or capturing incredible views of your getaways with friends and family. Mavic Mini incorporates DJI’s renowned safety technology, including geofencing to help drone pilots avoid restricted areas; AeroScope remote identification to help protect sensitive locations; built-in altitude limits; and automatic return to the launch point if the drone loses connection to the controller or reaches critically low battery level.
 
Mavic Mini is the first DJI drone to weigh below 250 grams, which aviation regulators around the world consider to be safest category for drone flight. In many countries, drones below 250 grams are considered safe enough that they can be used in new and exciting ways. Users should consult their country’s drone laws and regulations to learn more about what they can do there with Mavic Mini.
 
An Optimal Flight Experience
 
Created to be the drone for everyone, even those new to drones, Mavic Mini is simple to operate and fly using the dedicated remote controller. The ultra-light design and high-grade motors provide Mavic Mini with up to 30 minutes of flight time, giving users with more time to explore and capture content. A Wi-Fi transmission signal[1] delivers stable control and an HD live feed for a clear, confident flying experience. GPS receivers and downward visual sensors detect the ground below Mavic Mini, enabling precise hovering, stable flying and accurate landing both indoors and out.
 
Quality Content Captured with Ease
 
Mavic Mini offers pilots the ability to capture high-quality footage including 2.7K video at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 60 frames per second, or 12-megapixel photographs using the 1/2.3-inch sensor. A three-axis motorized gimbal supports and stabilizes the camera, ensuring the footage is smooth and cinematic, making it perfect for sharing on social media.
 
Advanced Features Created to Inspire
 
The new DJI Fly app is intuitively designed, simplifying the flying and content capturing experience so that pilots of all skill levels can make the most of Mavic Mini. Dedicated tutorials are included to help new pilots learn about flying, and pre-set editing templates add a new level of creativity to the footage. New pilots can choose to fly in Position (P) mode for basic operation, more experienced pilots can unlock more capabilities in Sport (S) mode, and content creators can choose CineSmooth (C) mode to lengthen braking time for smoother shots and more cinematic footage. Pilots can also choose from several pre-programmed flight maneuvers known as QuickShots. Simply tap the desired mode and Mavic Mini will automatically create stunning, cinematic content:

  • Rocket - Mavic Mini flies straight up into the air with the camera pointing downward following your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
  • Circle - Mavic Mini will circle around your subject at a constant altitude and distance.
  • Dronie - Mavic Mini flies backward and upward, with the camera tracking your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.
  • Helix - Mavic Mini flies upward and away, spiraling around your subject. Set a height limit of 40, 60, 80, 100, or 120 feet.

Get Creative with New Accessories
 
Exciting and unique accessories allows pilots to get the most out of their Mavic Mini. Customers can choose from options including:

  • 360° Propeller Guard: Provides a 360° guard for added safety.
  • Charging Base: Charge and display Mavic Mini with this unique, illuminated station.
  • Propeller Holder: Travel easier with Mavic Mini with the propeller holder that locks the props into place.
  • DIY Creative Kit: Personalize your Mavic Mini with custom stickers or draw your own design.
  • Snap Adapter: Attach a toy building brick or a mini LED display to Mavic Mini to write custom messages.
  • Mini Travel Bag: Bring Mavic Mini everywhere with the custom bag that fits Mavic Mini and the controller perfectly.
  • Two Way Charging Hub: Charge up to three Mavic Mini batteries or use the charging hub as a power bank.

Detailed information on these accessories can be found here: www.dji.com/mavic-mini
 
Price and Availability
 
Mavic Mini will be available for pre-order beginning October 30 at store.dji.com, flagship stores and authorized retailers and partners. Mavic Mini will come in two purchase options, the standard version which includes Mavic Mini, remote controller, one battery, extra propellers and all necessary tools and wires for $399 USD. Or the Mavic Mini Fly More Combo which includes all of the components from the standard version with the addition of the 360° Propeller Cage, Two-Way charging Hub, three batteries in total, three sets of extra propellers and a carrying case for the price of $499 USD. Mavic Mini will begin shipping on November 11. Accessories for Mavic Mini will be available for pre-order beginning October 30. For additional information on both Mavic Mini and its accessories, please visit: www.dji.com/mavic-mini
 
DJI Care Refresh
 
DJI Care Refresh is now available for Mavic Mini. For an additional $39 USD. DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. Receive your replacement even sooner with DJI Care Refresh Express. DJI Care Refresh also includes VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. For a full list of details, please visit: https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh
 
[1]Mavic Mini Wi-Fi system has a maximum range of 4 km when unobstructed, free of interference, and FCC compliant. Maximum flight range specification is a proxy for radio link strength and resilience. Always fly your drone within visual line of sight unless otherwise permitted and check local laws and regulations in the region being operated.
 
 
The rather affordable DJI Mavic Mini is available for preorder at B&H.
 

Category: DJI News
Post Date: 10/30/2019 8:39:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
Camera Control Pro 2 v.2.29.1
 
Changes from Version 2.28.2 to 2.29.1
 
  • Added support for the Z 50.
Download: Camera Control Pro 2 v.2.29.1
 


Capture NX-D v.1.6.0
 
Changes from Version 1.5.3 to 1.6.0
 
  • Added support for the Z 50.
  • Pictures can now be protected.
  • Text can now be entered in text boxes even when multiple color control points are selected.
  • The mouse wheel can now be used to position control point sliders in the preview display, allowing fine adjustments to be made a click at a time.
  • Users can now prioritize speed or quality via Preferences > View > View Images.
  • The drop in thumbnail display speed for cropped images can now be addressed by selecting speed priority.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in changes in hue when NEF images edited using Capture NX2 were saved in other formats.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the focus point to move if images were cropped or straightened with the focus point hidden.
Download: Capture NX-D v.1.6.0
 


ViewNX-i v.1.4.0
 
Changes from Version 1.3.3 to Version 1.4.0
 
  • Added support for the Z 50.
  • Added keyword-entry assist for XMP/IPTC Information > Tags > Keywords.
  • Folder and file names can now be up to 110 characters long.
  • Larger font sizes are now available via Options > View > Size of Text and Icon.
Download: ViewNX-i v.1.4.0
 


Wireless Transmitter Utility v.1.9.0
 
Changes from Versions 1.8.1 to 1.9.0
 
  • Added support for the Z 50.
  • The Z 7 and Z 6 can now be paired with the computer even if the Wireless Transmitter Utility is launched before a Wi-Fi connection has been established. The same is true of the Z 50.
  • On completing pairing, users can now choose a destination folder and the application used to display transferred images.
  • Added support for online help.
Download: Wireless Transmitter Utility v.1.9.0
 


Picture Control Utility 2 v.2.4.3
 
Changes from Version 2.4.2 to 2.4.3
 
  • Added support for the Z 50.
Download: Picture Control Utility 2 v.2.4.3
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 10/30/2019 5:22:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the TP-Link HS105 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini (2-Pack) available for $26.90 with free shipping. Regularly $39.99.
 
I have three of these smart plugs and they work very well. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Remotely Turn On/Off Two Devices
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Scheduled Usage
  • Away Mode
  • iOS and Android Apps
  • 100 to 120 VAC Input and Output
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
Post Date: 10/30/2019 4:46:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Rotolight Anova Pro 2 Bi-Color Standard LED Light available for $994.99 with free shipping. Regularly $1,679.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 50-Degree Beam Angle
  • 70% Brighter than Anova Pro 1
  • Bi-Color: 3150 - 6300K, CRI: 96
  • Constant Light Plus HSS Flash Function
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 10/30/2019 4:38:48 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Feiyu AK4000 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer available for $299.00 with free shipping. Regularly $499.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 8.8 lb Payload
  • Angled Motor Arm
  • 360° Pan, 230° Tilt, 360° Roll Motion
  • Handwheel for Camera Movement/Focus/Zoom
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 10/30/2019 4:32:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Post Date: 10/29/2019 8:51:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
After getting to the Vessel, located in Hudson Yards near the Jacob Javits convention center in Manhattan, New York City, getting in is the next step (though photographing the exterior of this structure is also fun) and getting in requires a ticket. Vessel Tickets are free, but they must be sourced for a particular entry time slot. Tickets are available online, beginning 14 days in advance, and on site (though they can sell out). Reasonably-priced Flex Pass tickets are available up to 6 months in advance and permit one-time entry at any time on that day. If making a big effort to get to this location, it might be worth spending a bit to get this ticket.
 
Once inside, plan on walking a LOT of steps with 2,500 of them available in 154 flights connected to 80 landings. Even when circling the Vessel at the same level, one must go down and up stairs almost continuously.
 
From a compositional perspective, the higher the shooting position (the more stairs you climb), the more that stairs and landings are seen in the compositions (as you are inclined to shoot more downward at higher levels). The lower the shooting position, the more that the copper color and reflections tend to be seen. The hexagonal shapes created by the flights of stairs and landings appear largest when photographed with a level camera. A wide range of focal lengths can be used, but ultra-wide-angle focal lengths are really fun to use here. The 15mm focal length was not too wide and I would have used wider if I had it available (the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens would be especially fun here).
 
Note that this is a "Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted" location. I didn't have a problem with the selfie stick limitation but would have much appreciated having a tripod to work from. A small amount of (sloped) space available on hand rails enabled use of a Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra Pocket Pod and that along with a BC-18 Microball worked very well, though very close attention was required to ensure the rig did not tip over the edge. There is a conventional round handrail throughout the structure, but it is lower than the sloped edge rail, making the RRS clamp I had along unworkable due to the obstructed view.
 
I love symmetry in compositions and while this structure makes symmetry available, it is a challenging pursuit. My advice is to frame the scene as symmetrically as possible or make it look like you didn't try to do so. Either can look great, but a nearly symmetrical image can appear sloppy. Centering the camera on a landing (watch the floor and railing tiles for centering clues) and ensuring that it is level is a good start to obtaining symmetry. Fine-tuning may still be required and even if great care is taken in the field, fine-tuning may still be required during post production.
 
This location can be photographed at any time of the day. However, the later the night got, the more I liked the results. The black sky allowed reflections on the structure to pop. Aircraft (a police helicopter is landing in this image) and vehicle lights can be streaked through the frame after dark. Fewer people were visiting and the longer exposures permitted by the darkness allowed the people still there to be erased via their movement. Using strong ND filters is a good mid-day option for obtaining long exposures. Especially on the higher levels, there are vibrations from people walking, especially when going up and down stairs. Long exposures can be surprisingly sharp when the vibrations are a short percentage of the overall exposure.
 
Another strategy for removing people from the composition is to capture multiple images, later blending them to show portions of the frame without people. Perhaps visiting on a bad weather (think cold, rain, etc.) weekday might gain solitude. Additional options include embracing the naturally occurring people and taking someone along that you want in your photo (environmental portraits).
 
If the sun is visible, capture it peeking through the structure using a narrow aperture to create a star effect (wide aperture lenses often work best for this). I planned to capture the sunset in the background on this afternoon but ... heavy clouds canceled that show.
 
The elevator rails will likely end up in your wide-angle images, so use them compositionally. Try centering the rails and also angling them through the side of the frame. Observe the buildings in the background varying as the structure is circled. Give consideration to what they look like in the composition. The blue lights shining upward from the bottom of the structure can be utilized in the frame. In this case, a narrow aperture turned them into a rather wild-looking bright blue star.
 
I managed to spend 4 hours at the Vessel before a phone call pulled me away from the fun. The take-home from this shoot was very good and it was difficult to select one image to share.
 
The image I've chosen here simply would not be the same if captured at 16mm. I carried the Canon EOS R and RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens, the only combination I ended up using, along with some other options in a MindShift Gear BackLight 18L. This backpack was perfect for this need.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
15mm  f/16.0  30s
ISO 100
6696 x 4464px
Post Date: 10/29/2019 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon:
 
SB-5000 Firmware v.14.004
 
Changes from Firmware Version 14.003 to 14.004
 
  • In support of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, the product can now display an aperture of f/0.95.
Download: SB-5000 Firmware v.14.004
 


WR-1 Firmware v.1.03
 
Changes from Firmware Version 1.02 to 1.03
 
  • In support of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, the product can now be used to set aperture to, and to display an aperture of, f/0.95.
Download: WR-1 Firmware v.1.03
 
Post Date: 10/29/2019 5:15:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Hot Deal: B&H has the Angler BoomBox for Shoe-Mount Flashes (26") available for $59.99 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $149.00.
 
This is a fantastic lighting kit for the price. Not only is it significantly marked down, but this compact octabox for shoe-mount flashes comes with two awesome accessories, a deflector plate (for creating beauty dish-like results) and a fabric grid. Also, this particular octabox features a tiltable stand mount (some do not), making it significantly more positionable without having to buy an additional accessory (umbrella swivel) to gain that capability. [Sean]
 
I used a similar octabox as the main light for this studio portrait:
 
Miss International Grand Latina 2018 Headshot 1

Product Highlights
 
  • Opens and Closes Like an Umbrella
  • Deflector Plate for Extra Soft Light
  • 5/8" Receiver with Adjustable Bracket
  • Aluminum Rods and Supports
  • High-Output Silver Interior
Post Date: 10/29/2019 5:08:29 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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