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 Wednesday, November 14, 2018

 
From the B&H YouTube Channel:
 
There is nothing better than turning your passion of photography into a money making profession. Whether it is a part time proposition or a full time effort, Jeff Cable will give you advice on making the transition from hobbyist to professional. To be successful in the photography business, it is much more than taking great photos. Even though Jeff will talk about his equipment recommendations, he will really focus on the business aspects and what can help you get started and grow your business.
Post Date: 11/14/2018 10:29:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images have been added to the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens page.
 
With a general purpose focal length range, moderately wide max aperture, small size and light weight, this lens is sure to be a popular favorite for Nikon Z-series camera owners.
 
The Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/14/2018 10:11:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From 5DayDeal:
 
As stated on the sales page, your email receipt, the pre-purchase FAQs, and the Terms & Conditions agreed to at checkout, you have until November 30, 2018 to download all your digital products and access/register for all online products. Log into your customer account to complete your downloads and access/register for products.
 
The clock is ticking, as all the links provided to you as a part of the bundled product will expire November 30, 2018.
 
Some of the products you received require a discount code/license in order to claim the item. Check your e-mail receipt for those unique codes. You can also access your 5DayDeal Customer Account to get your unique code - just click 'orders' and then the order number.
Category: 5DayDeals
Post Date: 11/14/2018 8:50:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the New York Times:
 
It takes time, passion and obsession to make great work. But you also need the opportunity to have your work seen in the first place. And since we at Lens believe only the quality of work should matter — not your connections or bank account — we are again bringing together 160 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners and video producers, for the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review on March 30 and 31 in New York City.
 
Applications are now open for the free (as always) review, which is produced by The New York Times Lens column, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and United Photo Industries. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old, and all types of photography will be considered. But remember, the deadline is Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
 
Now a mainstay of photo events in the United States, the review convenes the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
 
The first session, on Saturday, March 30, will be for photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. The second session, on Sunday, March 31, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as free workshops on how to best present, promote and publish photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday.
 
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply. Those who attended once in previous years can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work. Those who have already attended the review twice cannot apply.
 
Once photographers are selected, they will submit their top choices for reviewers of their work. We will match participants with as many of those reviewers as possible.
 
To enter, send no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form here. The files should be JPEGS, 1,200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. We will inform those who are accepted by Jan. 15, 2019. Be sure to triple-check the email address you submit, because in past years some people were accepted into the review, but couldn’t be contacted with the good news because of a typo in their address. Don’t be that person.
 
Below the submission form is a partial list of reviewers who will be at the New York Portfolio Review.
Post Date: 11/14/2018 7:48:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, November 13, 2018
From Canon USA:
 
Bringing DIY to the Fingertips of Consumers with New Photo Paper Options, Including Restickable and Magnetic Photo Paper
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., November 13, 2018 – Coco Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” and to encourage the spirit of originality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today three new consumables for select PIXMA series printers. Restickable Photo Paper, Magnetic Photo Paper and Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches, provide a myriad of opportunities for users to create and decorate their personal space.
 
"The art of expression is a person's most valuable asset in life," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Therefore, we felt it was imperative to provide consumers with the opportunity to bring their own imaging creations to life, ones that feel authentically unique to their individual personalities with the new line of consumables.”
 
Ideal for decorating personal gadgets, labeling items throughout the home or adding a little decorating “zhuzh” to a classroom or college dorm, Restickable Photo Paper is that extra detail that can stick and re-stick. Available in 4 inches x 6 inches, the restickable photo paper is compatible with Canon’s inkjet printers released from June 2013, including the new PIXMA TS9521C, PIXMA TS9520, PIXMA TR4520, PIXMA TS9220 and PIXMA TS6220 Printers, allowing users to print their own photos, graphics or text to fit their restickable needs.
 
The force is strong with Magnetic Photo Paper. Available in 4 inches x 6 inches size, users can stick their creative prints onto any magnetic surface throughout the home, in the office or even a school locker. Compatible with Canon inkjet printer models manufactured from June 2013 through today, magnetic photo paper provides users the ability to step away from the traditional picture frame and create imaginative ways to display their memories.
 
The Photo Paper Plus Glossy II makes it hip to be square and perfectly mimics your social media pages, bringing them to life. The square photo paper is 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches – eliminating the need to cut down traditional photo paper to fit square spaces – making it ideal to decorate throughout the home, attach to notebooks and even to your personal gadgets – which is #nifty. The Photo Paper Plus Glossy paper is compatible with the Canon PIXMA TS8220, TS6220, TS9520 and TS9521C Printers.
 
The new consumables are currently available for purchase at an estimated retail price of $5.99 for the Restickable Photo Paper, $7.49 for the Magnetic Photo Paper and $7.99 for the Photo Paper Plus Glossy II.
 
B&H has the following products available for preorder:
 
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/13/2018 9:26:05 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Image quality test results have been added to the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens page.
 
The moderately wide angle 35mm focal length is a favorite of many photographers, making the Z 35mm f/1.8 S an ideal candidate for the Z-mount's prime lens debut.
 
As these are the first results posted using the Z 7, Z 7 image quality is also under the microscope here. The f/5.6 test nicely shows off Z 7 image quality. Looks very good. The Nikon Z 7 vs. D850 comparison shows the two essentially the same.
 
The Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/13/2018 8:19:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Tokina opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Lens in Canon or Nikon mounts is in stock at B&H and Adorama.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three Super-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • ELR Coating
  • Ring-Shaped Ultrasonic AF Motor
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
Post Date: 11/13/2018 8:09:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 12, 2018

 
Whenever you do commercial work (product or art photography), accurate color balancing is essential. I highly recommend incorporating an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport into your workflow whenever accurate color is a priority. [Sean]
 
From the Adorama YouTube Channel:
 
Welcome to Ep 141, in this episode David Bergman shows you how to use a gray card and a color checker to get accurate color in your images.
 
Related Products at Adorama:
 
Post Date: 11/12/2018 1:08:50 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
In this video, Benjamin Warde demonstrates how to use Lightroom Classic CC's soft proofing option to [help] ensure prints look like they do on your screen.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 11/12/2018 9:58:10 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Just posted: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens Review.
 
When you know which lens you should use, it will quite often be this one. When you are not sure which lens you need, this one will often get the job done.
 
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2018 7:54:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Tokina:
 
Thank you for using Tokina lenses.
 
We have thoroughly tested all current Tokina interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount) with the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and the Canon EF-EOS R mount adapter.
 
The results confirm that the current Tokina lens models showed no issues in general operations, with the following exception:
 
Issue: the image Cropping/Aspect ratio would be fixed at "1.6x (Crop)" and cannot be set at "Full (3:2)".
 
We are currently preparing a firmware to fix the issue, which will be specifically notified about in due time.
 
Furthermore, when using Tokina APS-C format lenses (Tokina DX lenses), in case the Cropping/Aspect ratio is set otherwise, it is necessary to reset it on "1.6x (Crop)" manually. When shooting with a different Cropping/Aspect ratio setting, vignetting is likely to occur.
 
For any questions about compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras, please contact us via contact form.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/12/2018 7:11:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 9, 2018
B&H has the newly released Gura Gear Kiboko 2.0 Backpacks in stock with free expedited shipping.
 
Sizes available: 30L (shown above), 22L & 16L
 
For the backstory, Gura Gear acquired Tamrac in 2014 and redesigned/rebranded its bags as the Tamrac G-Elite series. Many photographers felt the G-Elite series didn't live up to quality/durability of Gura Gear's original bags, so the Kiboko series has been revamped and released under the Gura Gear brand with a "2.0" label.
Post Date: 11/9/2018 10:55:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Nikon has released its financial results for Q2 2019 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. As for the year-over-year results for the imaging side of its business, Nikon says:
"Imaging Products Business decreased its profit because of the initial cost for new products such as full-frame ML cameras and lenses launched in September."
The full details can be found below.
 
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 11/9/2018 10:45:07 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
For those familiar with Photoshop, you'll feel right at home with Photopea, a photo editing solution that has many of the same basic tools as Photoshop but runs in your internet browser window.
 
Photopea Screenshot

Using Photopea, you can open and edit PSD, XCF, Sketch, XD, CDR as well as popular image file formats and save them as PSD, JPG, PNG or SVG files. And yes, it supports layers and masks.
 

I must admit to being very skeptical when I was first introduced to this in-browser editor, but it didn't take long for me to be impressed by its functionality and design. Of course, it's not as full-featured as Photoshop CC, but it's still one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. I highly suggest you bookmark the page and keep it handy for those times you need to do some quick editing on a machine where Photoshop isn't (or otherwise can't be) installed. [Sean]
Post Date: 11/9/2018 9:15:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From X-Rite:
 
X-Rite, the leading brand of color management solutions for the photography and video, announces an exclusive offer in partnership with MZed. Consumers will receive either a free full course ($199 value) with the purchase of an i1Display Pro, i1 Filmmaker Kit or ColorChecker Video XL; or free course module ($79 value) with the purchase of a ColorChecker Passport Video or ColorChecker Video. Both the full course and the modulecan be streamed or downloaded. Offer expires December 31st, 2018.
 
To claim a free course/module from MZed, just follow these simple steps:
 
  • Go to http://www.xritephoto.com/mzed-promo.
  • Fill in required info and upload a proof of purchase.
  • Once verified, an email will be sent with a special link.
  • Click the link to get your course or module and download/stream through MZed for free.
The Mastering Colorfull course (or module) will be free to use with no subscription charges. Customers will have 45 days from their purchase date to submit a redemption request. This offer is available in the U.S. and Canada until December 31st, 2018.
Category: X-Rite News
Post Date: 11/9/2018 8:12:17 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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