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 Monday, February 19, 2018
From Life Pixel:
 
With this filter you will be able to capture images like never before! After years of research and developement, we are able to bring forth a new chapter to the infrared market. The world leader in infrared conversions is once again leading the way into a new exciting experience!
 
What Makes This Filter So Special?
 
  • In Camera White Balance – That's right! No more being forced into the manufacturer's RAW software. Use your in camera white balance setting (even kelvin!) and get a vast variety of tones in your images. Then bring them into photoshop, lightroom, or any other editing software you like and you are set! No color manipulation, no extensive post-production, no channel mixing! Oh yeah, we forgot to mention you can have EVEN MORE control of your black and white images with this filter!
  • Natural Looking Skin – With infrared, portrait work is incredible! Skin looks creamy smooth and can make anybody look great out even without post production. The one drawback, is sometimes you want a more natural looking skin tone, well, now you got it! Portrait work is probably the strongest point with Hyper Color. Achieve more natural looking skin tones, whilst still capturing IR light to give foliage and the sky a dreamy effect.
  • The Most Versatile Filter – With Hyper Color, you are really getting the most adaptable infrared filter out there! Stack on any other of our infrared filters (except Super Blue) on your Hyper Color converted camera and you will be able to achieve the exact look those filters are known for. From our Super Color (590nm) to our Deep B&W (830nm), you'll be able to take advantage of any of these styles as they will overpower the internal filter and give you the desired result without long exposure times.
Ready to try it out? Click the following link to get started: Life Pixel Hyper Color IR Conversion
Category: Life Pixel News
Post Date: 2/19/2018 11:02:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has a Used Gitzo GT1545T Series 1 Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head (Condition: 9) available for $800.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $949.98 new.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 64.4"
  • Min Height: 12.6"
  • Folded Length: 16.7"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3.2 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubes; Reverse-Folding Legs
  • Traveler G-Lock Leg Lock System
  • Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
  • Short Center Column & Shoulder Strap
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 E-Image EG05A2 Two-Stage Aluminum Tripod with GH05 Head (75mm) available for $179.95 with free shipping. Regularly $338.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 6.6-17 lb Payload/3-Step Counterbalance
  • GA752 Tripod Legs with Mid-Spreader/Feet
  • GH05 Fluid Head with QR Plate & Pan Bar
  • Tilt Range of 90°/45°
  • 32 - 67" Height Range (with Head)
  • Mono-Lock Twist Knob Leg Locks
  • Soft Carry Case
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount available for $149.00 with free shipping. Regularly $229.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Broadcast Quality Condenser Microphone
  • Rycote Lyre Shockmount
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Lightweight
  • Lower Noise and Higher Sensitivity
  • 9V Battery Powered
  • 1/8" Mini-Jack Output
  • Two-Step High Pass Filter
  • Three-Position Level Control
  • Includes Camera Shoe Mount
See today's full list of B&H Deal Zone Deals for excellent savings opportunities.
 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
From Sony:
 
Tokyo, Japan — Sony Corporation today announced that it has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function*1. The newly developed pixel-parallel analog-to-digital converters provide the function to instantly convert the analog signal from all pixels, simultaneously exposed, to a digital signal in parallel. This new technology was announced at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) on February 11, 2018 in San Francisco in the United States.
 
CMOS image sensors using the conventional column A/D conversion method*2 read out the photoelectrically converted analog signals from pixels row by row, which results in image distortion (focal plane distortion) caused by the time shift due to the row-by-row readout.
 
The new Sony sensor comes with newly developed low-current, compact A/D converters positioned beneath each pixel. These A/D converters instantly convert the analog signal from all the simultaneously exposed pixels in parallel to a digital signal to temporarily store it in digital memory. This architecture eliminates focal plane distortion due to readout time shift, making it possible to provide a Global Shutter function*1, an industry-first for a high-sensitivity back-illuminated CMOS sensor with pixel-parallel A/D Converter with more than one megapixel*3.
 
The inclusion of nearly 1,000 times as many A/D converters compared to the traditional column A/D conversion method*2 means an increased demand for current. Sony addressed this issue by developing a compact 14-bit A/D converter which boasts the industry's best performance*4 in low-current operation.
 
Both the A/D converter and digital memory spaces are secured in a stacked configuration with these elements integrated into the bottom chip. The connection between each pixel on the top chip uses Cu-Cu (copper-copper) connection*5, a technology that Sony put into mass production as a world-first in January 2016.
 
In addition, a newly developed data transfer mechanism is implemented into the sensor to enable the high-speed massively parallel readout data required for the A/D conversion process.
 
*1: A function that alleviates the image distortion (focal plane distortion) specific to CMOS image sensors that read pixel signals row by row.
*2: Method where the A/D converter is provided for each vertical row of pixels in a parallel configuration.
*3: As of announcement on February 13, 2018.
*4: As of announcement on February 13, 2018. FoM (Figure of Merit): 0.24e-·nJ/step. (power consumption x noise) / {no. of pixels x frame speed x 2^(ADC resolution)}.
*5: Technology that provides electrical continuity via connected Cu (copper) pads when stacking the back-illuminated CMOS image sensor section (top chip) and logic circuits (bottom chip). Compared with through-silicon via (TSV) wiring, where the connection is achieved by penetrating electrodes around the circumference of the pixel area, this method gives more freedom in design, improves productivity, allows for a more compact size, and increases performance. Sony announced this technology in December 2016 at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco.

 
For more information, click here.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 2/16/2018 11:30:27 AM 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
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