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 Friday, September 22, 2017

 
From the tutvid YouTube Channel:
 
In this Photoshop tutorial, we will break down five different techniques that you can use to change the color of any object in Photoshop. We will look at the simple masked Hue/Sat adjustment layer, the Color and Hue blend modes, converting white (or black) to a color, targeting an individual color channel, and using the LAB mode readout to use Curves and change a color to exactly match what you want. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a whole bag of tricks that you will be able to use to change the color of anything while working with Photoshop.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 9/22/2017 12:46:56 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From AlexOnRAW:
 
Today Phase One released Capture One Pro 10.2. We are used to seeing a number of new features in such major updates, but Capture One 10.2 is developed to support the new Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital back and Phase One iXG camera. That doesn’t sound pretty exciting; however, there are few additional reasons not to skip the new release.
 
First of all, Capture One 10.2 delivers lots of bug fixes, that’s always nice! Plus there is quite a noticeable improvement to Styles tool, regardless of it not being mentioned in the official release notes. Now it works faster and smoother. You will also find support for new cameras (Canon 6D mkII, Nikon D850, yay!) and new lenses in Capture One 10.2.
 
Phase One iXG camera support
 
If you think that Phase One is a Capture One company, you have missed the lion’s share of their production that prepared a base for a such a fantastic RAW processing app.The point is that besides the software, Phase One are developing medium format cameras, digital backs and professional solutions for industrial and cultural heritage photography.
 
The new iXG camera was built for work in museums and archives, where the quality and accuracy of the image is everything. That’s why the processing in Capture One delivers such a stunning result; it was developed not by the software-only company, but with a strong hardware background as well.
 
New Cameras Support
 
  • Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic
  • Phase One IQ3 100MP Achromatic
  • Phase One iXG 100MP Achro
  • Phase One iXG 50MP
  • Phase One iXU-1000 Achro
  • Phase One iXU-RS1000 Achro
  • Canon 200D
  • Canon 6D mkII
  • Canon 77D
  • Canon 77D support
  • Canon 800D support
  • Canon M6 support
  • Leica M Monochrome
  • Leica M10 (Preliminary)
  • Leica M-P
  • Nikon D7500
  • Nikon D850
  • Olympus TG-5
New Lens Support
 
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM
  • Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8 ASPH
  • Leica Summilux-M 21mm f1.4 ASPH
  • Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 ASPH
  • Leica Super-Elmar-M 18mm f3.8 ASPH
  • Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH
  • Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH
  • Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH (H-X012)
  • Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH (H-E08018)
  • Panasonic LUMIX G Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH Power OIS (H-NS043)
  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA1003004A)
  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200)
  • Pentax DA 18-50mm f4-5.6 DC WR RE
  • Sony E 18–200 mm F3.5–6.3 OSS LE (SEL18200LE)
  • Sony FE 12-24mm f4 G (SEL1224G)
  • Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM (SEL1635GM)
  • Sony Vario-Sonnar T DT 16–80 mm F3.5-4.5 ZA (SAL1680Z)
Bug fixes Capture One 10.2 Mac
 
  • Fixed an issue where mounted Network shares caused performance issues
  • Various crashes and hangs
  • Various Localization errors
  • Capturing tethered error due to “/” in capture naming
  • ‘Including existing adjustments’ is broken while importing in a catalog
  • Live View with CMOS IQ back behaves strangely between Fit and <100% • If filtering by a keyword then removing that keyword the filter remains active • Lens correction movement tool has no effect • Sub folder path does not work in 10.1 process tokens • Rotation adjustments are not saved in user styles • Event log viewer’s list view flows under the detail panel • Localization errors • Clicking a token in Naming Format gets a black line around it • Default workspace not saved after closing CO • Cursor tool shortcuts are lost when using a custom keyboard shortcut set and switching licenses • Catalog Import imports trashed pictures • Moving all variants to Trash, no warning • Catalog has “Empty Session Trash” in File menu • Duplicated styles do not reflect same adjustments • Saving a Style disables orange tick mark on applied Style • If Recipe text watermark contains /, upon relaunch the / is removed • Before/after slow with masks • Create album from rating does not work in localized versions • Import Counter starts at 2 • Processing a RAW to Tiff 16bit results in no thumbnail and black preview
Bug fixes Capture One 10.2 Windows
 
  • Various crashes and hangs
  • Path Loss when Moving sessions / Moving a session makes images appear on-line
  • Lens correction movement tool has no effect
  • If filtering by a keyword then removing that keyword the filter remains active
  • Customized Workspace tools not remembered on first save
  • Watermark cursor tool does not work initially
  • Dragging & dropping a single style into CO does not work
  • Slow performance when applying a style with a lot of adjustments
  • The video links in the help menu don’t point to the right URLs
  • Unable to empty catalog trash if files are not available / Empty trash fails
  • Mask displaying while drawing a gradient even though “Never display mask” set
  • Saving an User Style collapses all style folders
  • Input and output values not updating correctly in Curves window
  • Save Workspace does not save multiple identical tools in the same tool tab
B&H carries Phase One Capture One Pro 10.
Post Date: 9/22/2017 8:09:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Macphun, creators of Aurora HDR 2018, are offering preorder customers a discount ahead of the software's September 28 release date.
 
Pricing
 
  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49 ($59 MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 at a special pre-order price of $89 ($99 MSRP)
  • A collection of bonuses will also be included with every purchase.
Preorder Bonuses
 
  • Trey Ratcliff Deep Dive video (HDR Training by Trey Ratcliff)
  • Travel Photography Tutorials by Matt Granger (2 hours of tips, tricks and techniques to capture the best travel photos)
  • Source Brackets (5 sets of HDR brackets)
  • 3-month Zenfolio Pro website, including a complementary design consultation. $60 value.
While the software will retail for $99.00 after Sept. 28, the total value of the software and bonuses when preordering is $249.00, making the $89.00 preorder price an especially good deal.
 
Preorder Aurora HDR 2018
Post Date: 9/20/2017 2:31:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
We mentioned yesterday that B&H had several camera plates for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II available for purchase (although most are on backorder at the moment). However, I forgot to mention a clever design feature of the Kirk L-bracket which allows full functionality of the 6D II's vari-angle LCD screen.
 
The L-bracket's side port features a pivoting mechanism which enables the side plate to swing out of the way of the LCD (shown in the video above).
 
B&H has the Kirk L-Bracket for Canon 6D Mark II available for purchase with expected availability in 7-14 days. Note that if you plan on using the BG-E21 battery grip with your 6D Mark II, you'll need to purchase the Really Right Stuff BG-E21 Base and L-Plate Component. In the RRS design, the L-plate can be removed entirely for full access to the LCD.
Categories: Kirk News, Preorders
Post Date: 9/20/2017 7:28:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From Adobe:
 
Strong Cash Flow and Earnings Highlight Third Quarter Results
 
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2017 ended Sept. 1, 2017.
 
Financial Highlights
 
  • Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.84 billion in its third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which represents 26 percent year-over-year revenue growth.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.84 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.10 on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Digital Media segment revenue was $1.27 billion, with Creative revenue growing to $1.06 billion.
  • Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) grew to $4.87 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $308 million.
  • Adobe Experience Cloud achieved revenue of $508 million, which represents 26 percent year-over-year growth.
  • Operating income grew 48 percent and net income grew 55 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 43 percent and net income grew 46 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
  • Cash flow from operations was $704 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.20 billion.
  • The company repurchased approximately 2.1 million shares during the quarter, returning $298 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
 
Executive Quotes
 
“Adobe delivered another record quarter with stellar year-over-year revenue growth of 26 percent,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe. “The imperative to deliver intelligent, intuitive and effective customer experiences is key to the C-suite agenda of digital transformation, and Adobe’s cloud offerings are critical to that business mandate.”
 
“Our results in Q3 once again reflect the leverage of our financial model, with record revenue driven by our cloud-based subscription offerings, strong earnings and cash flow from operations," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 9/20/2017 6:51:56 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís are both visionary photographers, currently living in Valencia Spain. These two photographers both have a unique style that features story telling, precision, humor, creativity and an amazing aesthetic.
 
Both Daniel and Anna are inspired by architecture, clean lines, and shapes. Mostly, the two just love to have fun while they are working.
 
See more Through The Lens: Season 4 videos here.
Post Date: 9/20/2017 5:22:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Manfrotto MK290LTA3-BHUS 290 Light Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head available for $99.88 with free shipping. Regularly $149.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 16.4"
  • Folded Length: 23.2"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 3.6 lb
  • Tension-Adjustable Flip Locks
  • Rubber Leg Grip
  • Friction Control Ball Head with QR Plate
 Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 
The team at LensRentals has produced a humorous series of videos explaining why Lens Rentals is different than their competition. One such example can be seen above.
 
If you're looking to rent gear in the near future, LensRentals is an excellent choice. To support this site, navigate to the appropriate product review and click the Rent button.
Post Date: 9/19/2017 11:48:47 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has the Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 80 Optic available for preorder.
 
The Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic (without Composer Pro II) is also available for preorder.
Category: Preorders
Post Date: 9/19/2017 11:22:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a good selection of Used Nikon D810s in stock ranging in price from $2,099.95 (8+) to $2,299.95 (10). Compare at $2,796.95 new after $200.00 instant savings.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 9/19/2017 7:56:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has select Westcott Light Modifying Products, including a few from their popular Apollo series, nicely discounted for a limited time.
Post Date: 9/19/2017 7:00:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the SmugMug Films YouTube Channel:
 
The roar of the engine. The curves of the body. The power behind the wheel. Easton Chang captures the heart, soul, and beauty of automobiles through his photography. Get an eyeful of gorgeous cars through his lens, but buckle up tight first.
Post Date: 9/19/2017 6:47:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From Profoto:
 
The Profoto A1 might be the smallest flash we’ve ever made, but it’s still built to the same impossibly high standards we’ve set ourselves over the last fifty years.
 
Our focus with the A1 was to create a flash that delivers a truly high quality of light, which is why it features a round head which delivers light that's both natural and beautiful with a pleasing soft-smooth fall-off, that blends seamlessly with the ambient light.
 
Thanks to a smart magnetic mount built into the head, light shaping tools and modifiers can be clicked on and off quickly and easily. Within seconds you're being creative with light, shaping it. It also has a zoom function that allows you to make fine adjustments to the spread of light by simply twisting the zoom ring on the head, and for accuracy it has a modeling light built-in to the head – so you can see what you're going to get before you press the shutter.
 
We made it our mission to make A1 the first on-camera flash that's easy to use from the box. The user interface is simple and intuitive with a large high-contrast display at its center. The less time you spend learning and fiddling, the more time you'll spend shooting. And that's ultimately what counts. Despite its size, or lack of it, the A1 punches above its weight in a good number of key areas.
 
Battery life is key when a photographer is right in the thick of the action, because the last thing they need to have to stop mid flow to change the batteries. The A1 has its own Li-ion high capacity battery built-in which lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade. So, you can shoot for longer with confidence.
 
And this is a flash that can keep up with you because it recycles four times faster than other on-camera solutions – that's every 1.2 seconds at full power. Put simply, you'll never miss a shot.
 
And while it's true to say the Profoto A1 is our very first on-camera solution it's also just as effective off-camera as a standalone unit, and integrated into a larger system of lights. That level of versatility is possible because Air Remote is built-in, which means the A1 offers seamless connectivity with freestanding lights like another A1 or bigger Profoto lights like the B1X.
 
And with AirTTL you'll get a perfect exposure super-fast. Better still, you can lock the exposure with a single 'click' while still being free to fine tune that exposure in manual, giving you even greater control.
 
So, this is so much more than our smallest flash yet. This is shooting on the move, shooting with confidence and shooting with light shaping excellence. This is shooting off-camera and for the first time with Profoto, on-camera. This is the Profoto A1 – the world's smallest studio light.
 
Features A1
 
  • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off.
  • AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image fast.
  • Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1 Light Shaping Tools.
  • 5 dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools available.
  • LED modeling light integrated to the head.
  • Air Remote built-in.
  • Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion battery.
  • 1.2s recycling time.
  • TTL/MAN switch.
  • Built in motor-zoom with hand control.
  • Auto focus (AF) assist.
  • Large Hi-Res display
  • Support for Canon, Nikon and later for Sony
Specifications
 
Profoto A1 Flash Specifications

B&H has the Profoto A1 Flash available for preorder.
Category: Profoto News
Post Date: 9/19/2017 5:37:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter available for $69.95 with free shipping after $20.00 mail-in rebate. Regularly $129.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Provides 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Rotating Ring to Choose Degree of ND
  • Eliminates Buying Many ND Filters
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Use With Film or Digital
  • Wide Outer Ring Reduces Vignetting
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty
Post Date: 9/19/2017 5:15:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, September 18, 2017
B&H will be closing for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday. If you need something soon, order it now to avoid a delayed shipment.
 
SuperStore & Offices
B&H will be closed starting at 1pm ET on Wed Sep 20 through Sat Sep 23.
We will reopen at 9:30am on Sun Sep 24
 
Online Orders
Online checkout will be available until 6:45pm Wed Sep 20.
Regular checkout will resume at 8:15pm Sat Sep 23.
 
Shipping
Orders placed before 11am Wed Sep 20 will be processed prior to the holiday closing.
Orders placed after this time will be processed when we reopen on Sun Sep 24.
Category: B&H News
Post Date: 9/18/2017 2:53:28 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
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