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 Sunday, February 18, 2018
Getting one wild animal in ideal position for a photograph is challenging and getting multiple animals simultaneously-posed definitely ups the game. Especially when using a long telephoto lens, depth of field becomes one of the challenges. I love the subject-isolating shallow depth of field look created by these lenses, especially when used at their widest apertures, but keeping that look with multiple animals in the frame further increases the challenge. This bull and cow elk in the Moraine Park meadow cooperated very nicely for me.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
Post Date: 2/18/2018 6:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, February 17, 2018
Adorama has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens currently on sale for $259.00 - $319.00, depending on the mount. Compare at $339.00 - $379.00.
 
Want a full-frame compatible, super wide angle lens for not a lot of money? The Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 could be a great choice. It's the lens I use for creating 360-degree panoramas (setup). [Sean]
Post Date: 2/17/2018 1:21:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
San Luis Obispo, CA, 16 February 2018 – Really Right Stuff, LLC (RRS) is pleased to announce it is moving its manufacturing operations and headquarters to Lehi, Utah by the end of summer 2018. The move to a new, 2 ½ times larger building enables continued growth and allows RRS to better serve its customers.
 
CEO Joseph M. Johnson, Sr. commented, “Continually rising costs in California make it tough for a small business to compete in the global economy. We love beautiful San Luis Obispo, but our employees can’t afford to buy a home. The business-friendly environment and low cost of living in Lehi, Utah made it a clear choice for us to best serve our customers and employees long-term. I’m happy to see most of our employees coming with us, keeping our RRS family largely intact.”
 
Located 35 minutes south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front of the Rocky Mountains, Lehi is an ideal location for Really Right Stuff. It is the fifth fastest growing city in the country at the center of the high tech “Silicon Slopes.” Lehi’s beautiful natural surroundings provide easy access to hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, skiing, hunting, and, of course, excellent outdoor photography that spurred the birth of RRS. Six national parks are within a 4-5 hour drive from Lehi, including Yellowstone and Zion.
 
B&H carries Really Right Stuff Gear.
Post Date: 2/17/2018 12:54:39 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a very limited time, use coupon code RUSHMORE during checkout at BuyDig.com to get the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens for $1,099.00 with free shipping after $100.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $1,399.00.
 
Note: The coupon code discount will be shown on the final confirmation page.
Post Date: 2/17/2018 9:25:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For a very limited time, use coupon code RUSHMORE during checkout at BuyDig.com to get the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for $1,069.00 with free shipping after $100.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $1,299.00.
 
Note: The coupon code discount will be shown on the final confirmation page.
Post Date: 2/17/2018 9:09:12 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 16, 2018
Are you an accomplished photojournalist who is good at writing, very interested in politics and can work nights and weekends? If so, this is the job for you.
 
The New York Times has posted a job opening for a White House and Capitol Hill photographer.
 
Here are the details:
The New York Times is seeking a staff photographer who will primarily cover the White House and Capitol Hill. The ideal candidate is an experienced photojournalist committed to visual storytelling of all kinds, and must possess a deep interest in and understanding of American politics and government.
 
The position will be based in Washington, D.C., but will entail national and international travel.
 
The ideal candidate is a versatile visual journalist who is technically adept and open to working in a wide array of visual approaches and formats. This position requires diplomacy, ingenuity, and the ability to convey the world of Washington to our readers with images that go beyond press briefings and photo sprays. The ideal candidate will excel under deadline pressure and will also possess excellent reporting and writing skills, as he or she will be expected to provide not only imagery, but accurate and thorough captions and accompanying reporting.
 
The candidate should be an excellent collaborator and should be able to generate and execute story ideas and project proposals.
 
This Guild job is based in Washington, D.C., and may include night and weekend work.
 
The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.
You can apply for the White House Photographer Position on the New York Times website.
Post Date: 2/16/2018 2:03:37 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3" 128GB Multi-Touch Tablet (2017, Silver) available for $799.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $999.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-7300U (Dual-Core)
  • 4GB of RAM | 128GB SSD
  • 12.3" PixelSense 10-Point Touch Display
  • 2736 x 1824 Screen Resolution (267 ppi)
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5MP Front Camera | 8MP Rear Camera
  • USB 3.0 Type-A | Mini DisplayPort
  • microSD Card Slot
  • Windows 10 Pro

 
The Canon USA recently uploaded an EOS C200 and C200B Video Training Series to its YouTube channel.
 
Canon EOS C200 and C200B Video Training Series
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS C200 and C200B Cinema Cameras.
Post Date: 2/16/2018 8:32:23 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Vello Eyecups for Canon/Nikon/Sony/Pentax/Fuji available for $9.95 with free shipping. Regularly $17.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Large Eyecup for Eyeglass Users
  • Blocks Stray and Extraneous Light
  • Soft Rubber Won't Scratch Glasses
Note: Canon users with a 1-series, 5-series or 7-series camera will need the 22mm eyepiece; those with other cameras will need the 18mm version.
Post Date: 2/16/2018 5:30:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the ikan Explorer Bag available for $59.95 with free shipping. Regularly $139.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Fits 1-2 Pro D-SLR Cameras Kit
  • Holds Laptop with a Screen up to 17"
  • Cotton Canvas Exterior
  • Removable Padding in Compartment
  • Removable Tripod Holder
  • Removable Rain Cover
  • Backpack Shoulder Straps
  • Wide Adjustable Waist Belt
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Post Date: 2/16/2018 5:14:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 15, 2018
From ProGrade:
 
Former Lexar Executives Start New Company: Pledge to Focus on Developing and Marketing Products of Superior Performance, Quality and Reliability
 
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb 15, 2018 8:00 am EST — ProGrade Digital, a new company founded on a mission to provide the highest quality, professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions available, today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely fill the needs of today’s high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a selection of card readers, starting with a CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow Reader that boasts a USB 3.1, Gen. 2 transfer protocol. ProGrade Digital’s new memory cards and card readers will become available in the month of February Amazon.com and B&H Photo and Video.
 
ProGrade Digital was founded by former executives from Lexar who held management or technical leadership positions at the company recognized as the pioneer in memory card development for digital photography. The team has more than 60 years of combined experience in the design, development and manufacture of memory cards gained while working for Lexar, SanDisk and other firms. Leveraging its experience and industry relationships, the team will focus exclusively on developing and marketing memory cards, card readers and software optimized for use within professional cinema and photography markets.
 
“Our goal is to be the professional’s source for top performing, professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions,” says Wes Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. “We will be committed to focusing our efforts on the digital imaging pro who is meticulous about his equipment and workflow—delivering the best service, plus best product quality and reliability.”
 
Key Features of ProGrade Digital Memory Products
 
Imaging experts who shoot RAW, RAW HD video, 4K, 8K, 3D and 360-degree video may rely on ProGrade Digital’s high-performance storage cards and workflow accessories.
 
Memory Card Key Features
 
  • Professional-level capacities for CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II memory cards
  • Optimized controllers specifically designed for use in professional-grade cameras
  • Rigorous full-card testing with serialized tracking of key components and manufacturing
  • ta for the highest quality control
  • Component-level testing down to individual memory chips for optimal quality
  • 3-year warranty
Card Reader Key Features
 
  • Dual slot reader for CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II card formats
  • USB 3.1 Gen. 2 transfer speed of up to 10Gb/second
  • Supports concurrent full-speed flow of data from cards in each slot
  • Portable and compact
  • Includes two 18” connection cables: one for Type A to Type C and one for Type C to
  • pe C
  • Magnetized reader bottom firmly connects reader to laptop (using included metal
  • unting plate)
  • 2-year warranty
Card FormatSpeedCapacitiesPricing
CFast 2.0 550MB/sec128GB, 256GB, 512GB$229.99, $349.99, $699.99
SDXC UHS-II, Class U3200MB/sec64GB, 128GB, 256GB$54.99, $94.99, $189.99

ReaderSupported MediaInterfaceSpeedPricing
CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow ReaderCFast 2.0, SDXCUSB 3.1 Gen. 2 Up to10Gb/sec79.99

ProGrade Digital memory cards are designed to provide the highest levels of performance, quality and reliability in high-end DSLRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony and Blackmagic.
 
ProGrade Digital cards and card readers are available online at Amazon.com and B&H Photo and Video.
Post Date: 2/15/2018 6:26:09 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
In October 2017, Macphun announced that it would be changing its name to Skylum. Four months later, the name change is officially complete.
 
To celebrate the finalization of its name change, Skylum is offering special discounts on Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 through February 26 when you use our special promo code, THEDIGITALPICTURE.
 
Luminar 2018
 
  • Current users of Luminar may upgrade for $39 with coupon code
  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for $59 with coupon code
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase
Bonuses:
 
  • 2 E-books from Andrew Gibson: "The Creative Photographer" and "Mastering Exposure"
  • Ultra Violet LUTs by Richard Harrington
  • Ultra Violet Preset Pack by Richard Harrington
  • Futuristic Preset Pack
Aurora HDR 2018
 
  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade for $49 with coupon code
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 for $89 with coupon code
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase
Bonuses:
 
  • "Accelerate Your Photography" Ebook by Anne McKinnell
  • Deep dive Video Tutorial from Trey Ratcliff
  • Warm & Beautiful Preset Pack
Download Trials:
 
Skylum Luminar 2018
Skylum Aurora HDR 2018
Category: Skylum News
Post Date: 2/15/2018 11:18:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Canon available for $549.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $629.00.
 
Note: The Nikon version is also reduced.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 16-28mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Designed For Full Frame (FX) Canon DSLRs
  • Silent DC Motor With GMR Sensor
  • 15 Elements in 13 Groups
  • Aspherical, Super-Low Dispersion Glass
  • Easily Switch From Auto to Manual Focus
Post Date: 2/15/2018 10:31:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Lensbaby:
 
Portland, OR (February 15, 2018) - Lensbaby—makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories—announces the launch of an entirely new kind of creative effects lens, the Burnside 35.
 
The first ever wide angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design, this 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh; all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.
 
Lensbaby Burnside 35 Sample Image

Burnside’s 35mm focal length lets you capture a scene at a normal-wide perspective with a dimensionality that makes your subject jump off the page. This lens opens up a new world of creative possibilities for those shooting street photography, landscapes, environmental portraits and more.
 
“The Burnside 35 is one of the most versatile Lensbabies we’ve made,” said Lensbaby Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder Craig Strong. “It gives you the ability to have a strong or subtle creative effect in a single lens, a lens you might just keep on your camera all day long.”
 
Adding to the Burnside 35’s versatility is the radical, new effect slider that can be used to add center brightness, in-camera vignette and adjust bokeh detail. You can toggle the gold-anodized effect slider on the barrel of the lens to create variable balance and harmony between center brightness, bokeh and vignette. The effect slider features a four-stop range of vignette and bokeh enhancement so you can dial in the exact look that appeals to you.
 
Burnside 35 joins Lensbaby’s lens lineup as an all-metal, non-tilting lens similar to their bestselling Velvet series. Made specifically for full frame and crop sensor cameras, this lens is compatible with Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Micro 4/3, Sony E, Fuji X and Samsung NX.
 
Burnside 35 Product Specs:
 
  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-16
  • 6 blade internal aperture
  • 8 blade secondary internal aperture for the effect slider
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 6 inches
  • Maximum Focus Distance: Infinity
  • 62mm filter threads
  • Focus type: Manual
  • Size/ Weight: 13.2 oz (374.21g)
  • 6 multi-coated glass elements, in 4 groups
The Burnside 35 is now available for purchase on lensbaby.com and select Lensbaby-authorized retailers for $499.95.
 
B&H has the Lensbaby Burnside 35 available for preorder.
Category: Lensbaby News
Post Date: 2/15/2018 6:55:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Godox AD600Pro Witstro All-In-One Flash in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
If I were building an outdoor lighting kit today, this high power, battery-operated flash would definitely be on my short list. If you don't already have a compatible wireless trigger, check out the AD600Pro Wistro flash/wireless TTL trigger bundles. [Sean]
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Built-In 2.4 GHz Wireless X System
  • Compatible with Most TTL Systems
  • 600Ws, 1/256 to 1/1 Power Output
  • Runs on Lithium Battery or AC Power
  • Up to 360 Full-Power Flashes
  • Flash Duration: 1/220 to 1/10,100 Sec
  • 1/8000 Sec High-Speed Sync
  • 0.01-0.9 Sec Recycling Time
  • 38W Modeling Lamp
  • Stable Color Temperature Mode
Post Date: 2/15/2018 5:41:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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